I am not a politician and please try not to link me with any political parties.
A few days back a BH owner whose BH was in Kuantan Pahang called me seeking my opinion about the rare earth factory nearby.
"Pak Harry do you think the rare earth factory will affect my BH nests quality?" he asked.
A very rare and interesting question.
The first thing that I said was "I think the rare earth project is Gebeng is Politicise by some individual or groups that have an hidden motives." I told him.
The first thing is for us to use our common sense about rare earth.
Can we compare rare earth as those of uranium?
If rare earth radio activity is as little or lesser than those radiation coming from your TV screen, do you think it will affect those birds?
I don't think so but some others might think so.
I told him that those rare earth are those materials that are very rare and found mainly in Australia, China and Canada.
They are now becoming very important in electronics and telecommunication industries.
Go to : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_earth_element to see the list of rare earth that are available and their uses.
It is like a kind of blue ocean industries where they are something that are highly sought after.
We are lucky to be chosen for it to be process here and I am sure the present and future government of Malaysia will seriously monitor the factory for any possible "contamination" they will create.
As at today I still there is not a single proof that these rare earth particles will contaminate your bird nests.
Okay now how is your BH in Kuantan doing?
" A bit of stagnant. The nests number stuck to 200 for the last 2 years. What do you think I should do?" he ask.
My frank advice to him was to quickly engage a knowledgeable person to come over and conduct some kind of diagnosis. Make sure he write a balck and white report on the reasons and how to cure them.
If he could not find one let me know. I told him.
Note: Please take note that I am not a scientist or radioactive expert. I have no political motives and those of you who feel offended with my comments please my accept my apologies.
Read this article from Bernama:
Found at: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=%2F2012%2F11%2F5%2Fnation%2F20121105133859&sec=nation#.UJtMsJkCwZ4.facebook