Activists demonstrate against the rare earth refinery
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Lynas: Court to rule on Malaysia rare earth plant

8 November 2012 Last updated at 01:41 GMT

A Malaysian court is set to rule on a controversial rare earth plant following multiple delays.

The facility is the largest outside China and will refine the metals, which are essential to high technology devices from mobile phones to flat screen TVs.

But the project is facing fierce opposition from environmental activists.

The BBC's Malaysia correspondent, Jennifer Pak, reports.