Pahang still drawing investors despite anti-Lynas drive, says MB
BENTONG, Aug 24 — Pahang continues to attract foreign investors despite the hype by the opposition political parties about the Lynas rare earth processing plant in Gebeng, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.
The latest development was the potential investment of about RM1 billion by investors from China to put up a factory and the expansion of Kuantan port, he said.
Pahang continued to receive investment of RM2 billion annually, which has opened up many employment opportunities for the people of the state, Adnan (picture) told reporters after an Aidilfitri reception he organised at the Bentong Municipal Council hall here yesterday.
“If the setting up of the Lynas factory is hazardous, why are many foreign investors flocking to invest in Kuantan? Even a private Chinese school is to be built in Kuantan soon.
“This only goes to show that the construction of the Lynas factory is not hazardous and has been politicised by the opposition for the general election,” he said.
Adnan said he had not received any report of people having sold their land or houses in Gebeng for fear of the Lynas factory operation.
Instead, people were coming to see him to seek recommendation for jobs and contracts at the Lynas plant and other factories, he said. — Bernama