Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mahathir's Agenda in Supporting Lynas

On Wednesday, Mahathir Mohamad wrote in his blog that groups opposing the rare earth processing plant in Gebeng, Kuantan had a political agenda in opposing the project. On Friday, Free Malaysia Today drew attention to a claim made by Save Malaysia Stop Lynas (SMSL) that Mahathir has an ulterior motive for supporting the Lynas project.

This is not hard to figure out since SMSL spokesperson Steven Hang is basing on facts obtained from Bloomberg Businessweek that “Kencana Torsco is involved the design, fabrication, lining, supply, installation, and commissioning of carbon steel and stainless steel tanks worth RM9.1 million for the (Lynas) project.” Guess who is the CEO of Kencana Petroleum of which Kencana Torsco Sdn Bhd is a subsidiary? Yup, Mahathir’s eldest son Mokhzani Mahathir!

Hang further charged that “the only agenda the people have is for a clean and safe e
nvironment to live in.” But for the political elite and the favored business class, it's all about them raking as much money as possible before the country goes bankrupt. And in case some of us forget, it was Idris Jala who sounded this ‘bankruptcy’ warning!

Yesterday, Celtic overcame a determined Inverness Caledonian Thistle side to register a 2-0 win. Joe Ledley fired the hosts ahead in the twenty-eighth minute and then James Forrest added a second on 33 minutes.

In the EPL game between Liverpool and Wolverhampton, the former snatched the lead in fortuitous style in the 11th minute when Charlie Adam's shot was headed into his own goal by the latter’s Roger Johnson. Liverpool’s second came when Jose Enrique's long ball over the top was fired in at close range by Luis Suarez (38). Steven Fletcher cut the deficit for Wolves, tucking in Stephen Hunt's cross (49) but that was all Wolves could do as the Reds stubbornly held on to secure the hard-earned three points with this 2-1 victory.

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