Fuziah Salleh is of course the Kuantan MP who has been vocal against the construction of the plant, especially as it is located in Pahang.
The PAS MP is Dr Che Rosli Che Mat (Hulu Langat) who is an expert in nuclear science.
He has come out in defence of the Lynas Corp rare earth plant in Gebeng, Kuantan.
He said that Fuziah has been “frightening the public” by misleading and misinforming them about the plant.
Che Rosli has had enough and feels that he has to speak up and speak out."As the issue was brought up by the PKR, I've kept quiet and even been given a warning by the PAS information department not to comment.
"I've been silent so far, but this is unfair. They've been making comments in every issue of Harakah in a tone we are uncomfortable with."
Here's the Star report:
“She is frightening the public by saying that Lynas is a nuclear plant when its function is only to process natural materials like rare earth from Mount Weld in Western Australia, which has less radiation compared to an ore mine.Che Rosli said as a PAS member, he felt embarassed by the stance taken by PKR's Fuziah.
“So, I've made the decision as a nuclear scientist to come forward to comment today,” he said in an interview over TV3 news here yesterday.
He said residents in Kuantan need not worry about the safety of the Lynas plant.
“The accusations made are unscientific and not at all academic.
“The people need not be worried. Once Lynas is built, they can go into the plant and see for themselves the safety measures put into place for both the workers and the public,” he said.
Fuziah had earlier spoken out against the project, citing health concerns and radiation fears from the rare earth plant.