Pahang Fatwa Council Must State Stance on Lynas Issue


GOMBAK, 19 Dec: Pahang Fatwa Council must state their stance regarding the issue of the rare earth processing project, Lynas in Gebeng because it involves the interests of the people, especially in Kuantan, Pahang.

This is what Lecturer Dr Maszlee Malik, from the Faculty of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, said to the media after the National Seminar on Contemporary Fiqh which was held yesterday at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

“They have to engage with all parties to get the true picture regarding Lynas and provide views from the Islamic viewpoint, whether (the Lynas project) sacrifices health and lives for profit.

“Thus, they have to provide solutions from the Maqasid Syar’iyah point of view,” he said.

The Lynas project in Gebeng has experienced opposition from various parties as it is a high risk project which brings about radioactive contamination to humans and the environment.

Earlier, the National Seminar on Contemporary Fiqh managed to attract 250 participants consisting of academics and students from all over the country.

Singaporean Mufti, Dr Fatris Bakaram, Syar’iah Head Advisor of the National Bank, Dr Daud Bakar and Dean of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, Datuk Professor Dr Mahmood Zuhdi, were among those present.

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