Himpunan Hijau’s GREEN WALK is the longest protest walk in Malaysian history.
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THE 6TH DAY, SUNDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2012
她靈動的雙眼，吸引了我的目光。Photo and story by: Tan Woen Tian
Ajib oh Ajib, Satu Malaysia dapat menyemai semangat sebekini? Ini baru panggil semangat perpaduan! Terima Kasih kepada unit Amal!
Generasi sekarang Dan generasi muda. Demi masa depan Semua warga Malaysia.
Keadaan senaman pagi ini. Kita Ada jurulatih yang professional!
THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY…
The 5TH DAY, SATURDAY, 17 NOVEMBER 2012
Doktor menunggu di bawah Hujan supaya pastikan semua Selamat.
(An hour ago)
Respect dengan uncle nie. Bermain sejak pagi tadi. Hujan pun x Henti. Go go go!
An independent film director has described the participation of senior citizens in the Himpunan Hijau march from Kuantan to Kuala Lumpur as a rise of civic awareness.
Tan Chui Mui (right), 32, who joined the marchers two days ago, was surprised by the active participation of a number of senior citizens in the grueling 300km trek.
“I think Malaysians have changed a lot, I can’t imagine myself seeing uncles and aunties taking a stand two years ago. They now know what they are doing,” she told Malaysiakini.
Tan, who was born in a fishing village near Gebeng, Kuantan, opposed the Lynas rare earth processing plant which is located in her home town.
She has produced a documentary film on the campaign against the plant, where many residents in the area have raised fears of radioactive waste.
“This is part of an awakening in civic awareness. Most people used to think that the country has nothing to do with them, but now they feel it’s necessary to take a stand, and I am happy to see that.”
Tan reached Maran on Thursday night and began her march yesterday with some 80 activists. They walked a total of 31km before setting up camp in Temerloh.
Tan said she decided to come back a few days earlier from Beijing, China to join the march, before attending a business meeting in Kuala Lumpur scheduled next Tuesday.
“This is an interesting movement. Even though it is very simple, it looks incredible.”
Tan urged Malaysians to contribute to the campaign as they will face the effect of the plant, one way or another.
“You must take part and it can be in any form,” she stressed.
Meanwhile, a netizen drove from Kuala Lumpur at 3.30am yesterday to deliver 100 pairs of socks sponsored by a private company so that the marchers could protect their feet.
“Everyone is taking part, so it’s not right for me to stay at home. I too have to play my part,” said Suzzane Lau, who worked as sales assistant. Lau said her boss supported her decision.
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Rombongan seramai 100 orang sedang berehat. Cuaca panas, namun kami Yakima Akan habiskan juga!!!!!
Saya akan menghantar Memorandum kepada Najib pada hari Isnin (19 Nov) minggu depan di Parlimen, adakah anda menyertai Saya? ”
Jumpa anda pada 10:30am di Tempat Letak Kereta Bukit Aman.
“Saya bangun awal pagi ini dan menyertai Jalan kaki demi masa depan saya.”
about an hour ago
Seorang pemuda dari Kuantan yang janji akan menghabiskan perjalanan sampai ke Parlimen KL walaupun kaki sudah sakit 3 hari lalu, tetapi beliau menahan kesakitan terus berjalan. Memberi tempukan kepada beliau, saudara Zamri (24tahun).
Our COMRADES along the Walk from Kuantan to Parliament, Damn the Dams Action Group, Save Sarawak Rivers Network Chairman Peter Kallang and Sarawak indigenous people will march to parliament and submit memorandum to Prime Minister and Opposition leader at parliament on 19 Nov (Monday), you are invited to join the march to show solidarity support to their struggle to stop corruption dams and save their native customary lands.
10:30am Gather at Bukit Aman Car Park
10:45am March to Parliament
11:00am Briefing for participants & Journalists
11:30am Press Conference at Parliament lobby
A. Samad Said wrote:
Himpunan Hijau langkah lestari
sedang bertapak setiap hari;
alam nan syahdu di sanubari,
ke Putrajaya degupnya nanti
Free Malaysia Today
Kuantan to KL ‘Green Walk’ gains pace
The one-man 300KM ‘green walk’ from Kuantan to KL by environment activist Wong Tack has turned into a march of 80 people who are against the Lynas plant and other projects.
PETALING JAYA: Painful blisters, rain, and limited supplies have not deterred the group of activists on a two-week trek since Tuesday to rally support against the Lynas rare earth plant and highlight other environmental issues.
Instead the march is picking up pace — having gathered 80 people to walk with them and more support from well wishers along the way, according to Himpunan Hijau chairman Wong Tack.
Today, on their fourth day, they have already journeyed a total of about 100km, which was about a third of the 300km distance between Kuantan to Kuala Lumpur.
“It is tiring, but spirits are high and everybody is sharing this energy. We are starting to recover from our initial injuries and our muscles are building up, we can continue stronger,” Wong told FMT.
He said that it was encouraging to find all sorts of new faces each day as they make their stops in towns and villages.
“There are people all the way from Muar, Johor, Klang, one artist who came back from Beijing, and we have Leong Ngah Ngah (DAP’s Triang assemblyman) with us. It is amazing, incredible, beautiful. All fares well ahead.”
Other planned stops are in Mentakan on Nov 17, Lanchang (Nov 18), Karak (Nov 19), Bentong (Nov 20), Bukit Tinggi area (Nov 21), Genting area (Nov 22), Sentul/KL area (Nov 23 and 24), Dataran Merdeka (Nov 25) and finishing off at parliament on Nov 26.
The walk was initiated by Wong, who also wanted to highlight other controversial projects like the petrochemical plant in Pengerang, the Raub gold mine, and the alleged land grab in Cameron Highlands.
The group was also joined by 10 Orang Asli villagers who are protesting the Baram and Murum dams in Sarawak. Other NGOs include the Raub Ban Cyanide Commitee and Pengerang Coalition.
Wong said that everybody has gained or learned something from the experience.
THE 4th Day, 16 NOVEMBER 2012: 8.00pm
The walkers express their gratefulness…
Perarakan Hijau Dalam Bandar Maran
THE 4TH DAY, 16 NOVEMBER 2012
Peserta yang panas, lapar dan dahaga sedang berehat di KM16 dari Maran. Peserta khas kita: ADUN Triang YB Leong Ngah Ngah, Timbalan Pengerusi DAP Pahang Cikgu Koh dll.
Tidak lupa tunjuk HIJAU STYLE pagi sebelum bertolak. 🙂
Cuaca yg agak panas.
Doa kan keselamatan n kesihatan peserta .-zamri SAMM-
Thank you awesome heartful supporters. Wong Tack forget the pain in his feet.
She came all the way from Johore Bahru to support our cause of Stopping Lynas.
Salute to these four young green warriors!
THE 3RD DAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2012
PREPARING FOR BED, TO REFRESH BODY AND SPIRIT FOR THE 4TH DAY
Peserta mendirikan khemah, dan bersedia untuk bermalam memandangkan tempat tidur yang terhad. Turut bersama, saudari Tan Chui Mui (pengarah filem) yang baru sampai Maran lewat petang ini.
PHOTOS OF THE DAY…
Tea break with Wong Tack and the pretty local Pas supporters who served us with their local delicacies. Thank you.
Irra dan suaminya Ah Meng telah sampai pagi tadi untuk menyertai rombongan kami. Ini bukan “Marathon”, ini adalah perjuangan untuk anak cucu kami.”来斯里在也与我们会合吧。
Air yang diguna untuk mandi dan gosok gigi pagi ini.
(It’s well water for morning ablutions.)
Berjalan kaki dari kuantan ke parlimen (hari pertama) PART 1
|Harakahdaily,||14 November 2012|
Himpunan Hijau’s 300km march from Kuantan to Kuala Lumpur has given a celebrity shot in the arm in form of Singaporean comedian Tay Yin Yin, who was born in Kuantan.
Tay, who stared in hit Singaporean films Where Got Ghost and Ghosts Must be Crazy, is scheduled to join the march either tomorrow or the day after.
THE SECOND DAY, 14 NOVEMBER 2012
The group of about 50 marchers march from Gambang to Seri Jaya, where they will spend the night in a multipurpose hall.
Stop Lynas !!!
Arrival at the Sri Jaya town center
Hurai! Sampai stesen pertama.
Sedang rehat dan makan di tepi jalan. Sudah berjalan untuk 18km. Semangat tinggi. Cuaca panas tidak mematahkan semangat kami! (We rest and eat on the streets. Been waling for 18km. High spirit. Hot weather does not discourage us!)
Unit Amal lapor diri: Semua peserta selamat dan sihat menghala ke Sri Jaya!
Peserta berehat di tepi KM 8 Jalan Gambang-Sri Jaya pada 9.45am. Walaupun sudah letih berjalan, semangat masih tinggi. (A short rest at KM 8 Jalan Gambang-Sri Jaya at 9.45am. Although tired, spirits are high.)
About 3 hours ago
7.15am: GETTING READY……
Bangun pagi, gosok gigi, Cuci Muka, Pakai Baju, minum Susu, makan roti, pergi PARLIMEN, Jumpa NAJIB!
13 November 2012 | last updated at 07:45PM
Indian leaders hit out at anti-Lynas group’s march
END OF THE FIRST DAY: IT’S BED TIME FOR THE MARCHERS
Selamat Malam. Bermalam di Gambang, Akan bertolak ke Sri Jaya pada jam 6 pagi nanti. Satu lagi perjalanan 30km esok. Kami berharap lebih banyak orang yang Akan mendengar kepada suara kami, rakyat jelata biasa.
‘wak anti-dam group joins anti-Lynas march
|12:13PM Nov 13, 2012|
In a show of solidarity, volunteers from the SAVE Rivers campaign will join environmental group Himpunan Hijau on a 14- day march from Kuantan to the Parliament which starts today.
“Our participation in the Green March is also our way of showing solidarity to other communities facing similar battles in their backyard,” said campaign representative Baram Protection Action Committee chairperson Philip Jau in a statement.
He noted that Kuantan is the birthplace of the Green Rally, established to stop the rare earth refinery in Gebeng, and has become a platform for other environmental concerns.
The group itself is embroiled in a fight against 12 proposed mega-dams in Sarawak, with at least one blockade ongoing at a construction site.
The first day of the National Green Walk started off with much blessings and celebration. Doa was offered, followed by a pastor’s call to bless the walk, a Budhist monk then gave a short talk. The group then go off to a Kuil to celebrate Deepavali with quite a few coconuts broken to make best wishes.
The 13 strong Sarawak team made a colourful entry with their traditional straw hats and decorations. They intend to go all the 300km to the Parliament to voice their protest against the Baram Dam and Murum Dam. The 12 mega dams will drown not only their lands but the very meaning of their life. Lands mean Life to the orang asal.
The walk pushes on in searing heat and by late after the monsoon rain baptise these pilgrims of justice. Passing Cars hooted their horns to cheer us on. By 6pm we reached Gambang to villagers waving little green flags to welcome us. We sang a few songs and settled in for a hearty meal. The night saw us sleeping in an empty shop lot on the most comfortable sleeping bags on the cement floor.
We are looking forward to the sweet dream of a new, free and green Malaysia as we slip into our sleeping bags. We love you all.
About 70 people are participating in the 300km march from Kuantan to Kuala Lumpur to pressure the government to disallow the Lynas rare earth plant from operating and highlight other environmental issues.
Led by Himpunan Hijau chairperson Wong Tack, a seasoned campaigner against Lynas, the group assembled at Kuantan’s MPK Field 1 at around 8am before departing, cheered on by some 400 supporters.
Among the participants are 12 indigenous people of Sarawak, who are protesting against hydroelectric dams project in their state. Also participating are Bersih steering committee members Liau Kok Fah and Wong Chin Huat.
At noon, the group broke for a quick lunch before resuming their journey. By about 3pm, the sky opened. A smaller group continued their walk while donning rain coats.
Tuesday, 13 November 2012: 3.50pm
Morning session walking route, 8am – 11.15am
《11•13，11.40am》已完成第一阶段的步行路程。 队伍将暂时停泊一旁休息， 直到下午时段的开始。
“11 • 13,11.40 am” we have completed the first stage of the walk. The team will be temporarily parked on the road side to rest until the start of the afternoon session.
All photos are from the albums of various people on Facebook: thanks for the use of your precious photographic documentation of this history-making event!
TUESDAY, 13 November 2012, DEEPAVALI DAY: THE GREEN WALK HAS BEGUN….
Latest photos (from the album of various people in Himpunan Hijau 2.0: Langkah Lestari on Facebook)
Setting out on their long, arduous journey…(Photos taken from the album of Dun Semambu on Facebook)
In Kuantan (Photos taken from the album of Dun Semambu on Facebook)
One participant writes, “Wong Tack began his “green walk” today (13 /11 /2012), 7am. If you are unable to participate in The Green Walk from Kuantan to Parliament, you could show up in Green at Dataran Merdeka to give them support.