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Australian environmental protester arrested in Malaysia during anti-Lynas demonstrations

An Australian environmental protester, Natalie Lowrey, is in Malaysian police custody after taking part in a protest to stop a rare earths processing plant in the country's east. Sixteen people were detained during the demonstration, but most of them [have been] released…An estimated 1,000 people turned up to blockade the entrance of the controversial Lynas rare earths processing plant in Gebeng, Kuantan in a fresh bid to have it shut down…The Lynas plant began operations in January 2013 after delays due to strong opposition from local residents and green groups, who fear radioactive contamination…

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