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What is LYNAS – perspective of an average dumbass.

A few hours ago, we were in a pub. G suddenly asked me if I knew what this “lynas” thing that was being mentioned so often on our Facebook and Twitter timelines. I said, “No. Can’t be bothered. Everyone’s protesting against something these days”.

So he went on Google and then told me, “Oh, it’s about rare earth”.

Huh? What?

“Rare earth. You don’t know what’s rare earth?”


“Dumbass”. And we continued drinking.

Later, we got home, watched a few episodes of Homeland (truly awesome series, btw) and now G has collapsed in bed.

For some reason, I’m still not ready to sleep. Probably has something to do with the couple of candy bars and a packet of pork scratchings I inhaled while watching TV. So I ended up googling “Lynas”.

The sites I found were https://savemalaysia-stoplynas.blogspot.com/ and https://stoplynas.org/.

The more I read what I read, the sicker I felt in my guts.


1. Lynas is basically an Australian company that’s building a $230 million rare earth processing plant in a location called Gebeng that’s about 30km from the town of Kuantan, Pahang. The project has been approved by our government.

2. So what is “rare earth”? From the little that I’ve read….oh, nothing much. Just a beautiful, politically correct name for natural occurring minerals that are RADIOACTIVE.

3. In a nutshell, what this Kuantan-based Lynas plant will do is remove radioactive elements from the rare earth minerals so that what’s left can be used in various industries, namely electronics.

4. When a part of something is removed, there will be waste. In the case of Lynas, radioactive elements will be removed from rare earth minerals resulting in a humongous amount of RADIOACTIVE waste; in the form of gas, liquid and solids.

5. Lynas is not sending the radioactive waste back to Australia, because the government of Australia forbids it. So yeap, it will be disposed in Malaysia.

6. Errrr…how will it be disposed?

7. Some said the radioactive waste will be dumped into the South China Sea. Some said it will be dumped on open ground just like what happened in Bukit Merah. Yeah, I know right, I also didn’t know that we actually had experienced radioactive disaster in our very own Malaysia too!

8. Then I immediately googled “How far does radiation spread?”. Basically, 50km radius is YOU ARE SCREWED ZONE.

9. And crap, it doesn’t stop spreading. The radioactive levels just get lesser as it gets further but THEY DON’T STOP.

10. Which means, although we are 260kms away from Lynas in the comfort of Klang Valley, we are all also at risk.

11. I have relatives in Mentakab and they are a pretty far 140kms away but for them to just be in the same negeri/state concerns me.

12. Our food sources, seafood sources, water sources….they are all at risk.

13. Let me put it this way, if the Japanese can fail to defend their own nuclear power plant, how much faith should I put into our government and in the Ozzies for ensuring a radioactive disaster-free life?

14. 5 years? 15? 25? 30 years is about the maximum and bloody hell, I should still be alive then, possibly with grandchildren.

15. Or not, cause exposure to radiation affects fertility.

I believe we should tell everyone we know what Lynas is. Read up about it. Speak out. Don’t ignore your gut feelings.

# – By the way, the Himpunan Hijau 2.0, a peaceful protest against Lynas plant is happening today at these locations:

And that’s what an average dumbass such as I, thinks about it.

So what are you? An average dumbass or just average?

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Happy 5th Birthday Nuffnang!

Yay! Nuffnang is celebrating its 5th birthday this Sunday at Neverland, KL. How time flies.

Congratulations to Timothy, Ming and all the nuffies. How proud you guys must be feeling :)

So what should Nuffnang stickman do on his 5th birthday?


I think Nuffnang stickman should celebrate his birthday by wearing a bow tie and then go on a romantic date with a Nuffnang stickwoman.

I know he’s only 5 years old but you calculate stickman age like dog years, don’t you know? You multiply by 7, so he’s like 35 now already! About time to get some action :D


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Future Music Festival Asia in Sepang on 17 March 2012.

One of the biggest music festivals in the world is making its debut outside of Australia, and its destination of choice is deng deng deng….MALAYSIA.

And they have brought in, deng deng deng…..The Chemical Brothers AND Chase & Status!!!!!

Thank you Future Music Festival Asia. THANK YOU SO MUCH T_T

Besides The Chemical Brothers and Chase & Status, there are over 60 international, regional and local acts that will be performing. Some of them include names like Flo Rida, Tinie Tempah, Kid Sister, Pendulum, Grand Master Flash, Eddie Halliwell, Cosmic Gate and many many many more.

There will be four stages to replicate the same atmosphere and set-up of Future Music Festival in Australia.

# – Epic.

It’s happening on 17 March 2012 from 2PM – 3AM at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC). Get your tickets from here: https://redtix.airasia.com/Events/FutureMusicFestivalAsia/

Better buy early cause the RM98 Early Bird tickets have already sold out and the 1st release tickets at RM138 will stop selling on 11 March and they are running out FAST.

2nd release tickets will be priced at RM158 and First Class tickets (VIP) for the high rollers are also available for sale since 20 February. Fai tit!

For more information, logon to: https://www.futuremusicfestival.asia/ or https://www.facebook.com/futuremusicasia

What: Future Music Festival Asia
Where: Sepang International Circuit
When: 17 March 2012
Time: 2pm till late

Hah! Now I can show off my awesome personal DnB dance moves. Teeheehee.

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