Part 1: Himpunan Hijau’s GREEN WALK, 13-25 November 2012

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Himpunan Hijau’s GREEN WALK is the longest protest walk in Malaysian history.

The Final Part: Himpunan Hijau’s GREEN WALK, 13-25 November 201

From the 7th Day, 19 November 2012, click on

Part 2: Himpunan Hijau’s GREEN WALK, 13-25 November 2012

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Watch a video of the 6th Day…

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THE 6TH DAY, SUNDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2012

7.40pm

The Green Walk to ParliamentIn spite of knee pain and dizziness due to high blood pressure (167), I will not give up but continue with this historic green walk. As advised by many concerned friends, from now onwards, I will only walk a very short distance per day.

The Green WalkWe’re one of the Anti-Lynas Husband and Wife Teams.

4.30pm

20 minutes ago
The doctor is on duty…

2.00pm

Me: Why are u here?she: Stop lynas。
多麼簡潔有力的回應 。
依琪妹妹公公婆婆是關丹人,她因為學校假期回來關丹,翌日就吵著前來參與步行,公公毅然當起義務司機載送物資,婆孫倆則互相扶持,完成了這兩日的行程。
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!

1.00pm

Rombongan Berbasikal Dari Kuala Lumpur. Datang bawa basikal, tetapi menuju ke Lanchang dengan berjalan kaki sambil menolak basikal!! Terima Kasih atas sokongan anda.一群来自吉隆坡的脚踏车骑士。骑脚车来到文德甲,却一面推脚车,一面陪我们走路,精神可嘉!!谢谢你们的支持。

12.30pm

Ramai yang makan tengah hari bersama. Cuaca sekarang panas seperti baran API kita untuk Hentikan Lynas!!正在享用午餐。炎热的天气,就好比我们心中反对莱纳斯那把不灭的火般炙热!!!

10.45am

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Generasi sekarang Dan generasi muda. Demi masa depan Semua warga Malaysia.

一家大小出动,为的只是一个更加干净、美好的马来西亚。

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Keadaan senaman pagi ini. Kita Ada jurulatih yang professional!

今天早操情况。我们的教练好专业!

9.45am

Keratan akhbar ari nie, sin chew daily. Pemilik kedai diugut supaya jangan menyambut rombongan Hijau!!星州日报东海岸版 – 招待苦行队伍茶室遭打压!

9.00am

Hampir 500 orang yang bersama kami hari ini. Rombongan sepanjang 750 meter pagi tadi!! 500人的队伍,750米长的人龙。姐姐妹妹站起来!

8.00am
THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY…

Jangan Tanya kami berapa ramai. Biar Utusan Meloya kira!,不要问我们多少人,让前锋报算!

7.45am

Lebih daripada 200 orang yang berkumpul di sini pada pagi ini. Makin Ramai!超过两百人一起做早操!

The 5TH DAY, SATURDAY, 17 NOVEMBER 2012

6.00pm

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Doktor menunggu di bawah Hujan supaya pastikan semua Selamat.
忠良医生为了确保大家的安全而淋雨。

(An hour ago)

5.20pm

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Respect dengan uncle nie. Bermain sejak pagi tadi. Hujan pun x Henti. Go go go!

倾盆大雨,这位先生还是风雨不改继续玩呼拉圈。掌声鼓励!

Gambar kami pada hari ini.

2.45pm

Sampai di Mentakab untuk berehat. Disambut Meriah Oleh penduduk setempat. LAWAN TETAP LAWAN!我们安全抵达文德甲休息。当地居民的热情是我们最大的鼓励!

Malaysiakini

Senior citizens in ‘long march’ hailed
  • Wong Teck Chi
  • 11:15AM Nov 17, 2012

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.

NONETan 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.”

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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.
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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.

Senior citizens in ‘long march’ hailed

11.45am

about a minute ago

Cuaca panas sangat! Kami memerlukan air kelapa. Sesiapa yang mampu tolong hantar ke Temerloh/Mentakad, boleh huubungi 0169611188

我们正往文德甲方向前进,天气异常炎热,谁能给绿色步行组送来椰子水呢?请联络0169611188。

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Rombongan seramai 100 orang sedang berehat. Cuaca panas, namun kami Yakima Akan habiskan juga!!!!!

超过百人在凉亭休息。天气炎热无阻大家的斗志!!!

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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.

“我将在19号交备忘录给纳吉,你会过来支持吗?"
我们将于早上10:30am 在武吉安曼警局停车场与你见面。

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“Saya bangun awal pagi ini dan menyertai Jalan kaki demi masa depan saya.”

“为了我的将来,今天我特地早起来参加百里苦行反公害。"

about an hour ago

10.15am

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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).

让我们用掌声来鼓励和支持来自关丹的马来年轻人Zamri (24岁),虽然脚已经受伤了三天,但是他靠着意志力坚强开始了第五天的行程。

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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
12:00noon End

8.50am

Senaman pagi mesti dibuat setiap pagi, supaya perjalanan lebih lancar!早操是出发前必备,才能走得更远!

8.30am

A. Samad Said wrote:

Himpunan Hijau langkah lestari
sedang bertapak setiap hari;
alam nan syahdu di sanubari,
ke Putrajaya degupnya nanti

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Free Malaysia Today

Kuantan to KL ‘Green Walk’ gains pace

Teoh El Sen | November 16, 2012

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.”
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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.

Kuantan to KL ‘Green Walk’ gains pace

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THE 4th Day, 16 NOVEMBER 2012: 8.00pm

The walkers express their gratefulness…

Himpunan Hijau 2.0: Langkah Lestari
Tomorrow walking distance from Kampung Awah to Mentakab (26km)
Our friends are coming from KL and Kuantan with —-> 70 bottles of cool herbal tea(凉茶)! 50 boxes of mineral water ! and lots of 100plus!!!! Thank you so much friends ♥´

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Perarakan Hijau Dalam Bandar Maran

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THE 4TH DAY, 16 NOVEMBER 2012

7.20pm

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Kejutan! Bas Jelajah Merdeka Rakyat di Kg. Awah untuk memberi sokongan dan menghantar barangan keperluan kepada kami.

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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.

又热又渴又饿的参与者在休息时间合影。

CUACA PANAS! Cuaca yang panas telah melambatkan perjalanan kita. Peserta ini yg baru sampai 6 pagi tadi mengkibarkan bendera supaya menyuntik semangat kepada rakan2lain!【我们来给绿】天气炎热!灼热的天气拖慢了大伙的步伐。今天的一名参与者挥动旗帜鼓舞士气,希望能够“给绿”其余的伙伴!

5.30pm

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Tidak lupa tunjuk HIJAU STYLE pagi sebelum bertolak. 🙂

早晨,出发前,先来个HIJAU STYLE!

2.20pm

Suzzane datang awal berseorangan dari Kuala Lumpur sejak 3.30 pagi ini untuk menyertai rombongan kita. Beliau juga membawa lebih 10 dozen stokin dan bahan perubatan. Dia nampak gembira bergambar dengan Auntie Mei selepas sarapan pagi.今早,苏姗特意一个人从吉隆坡驱车赶来马兰参与苦行。早餐后,和眉姐开心合照。

1.00pm

Pengarah filem Tan Chui Mui secara sukarela balik khas dari Beijing semata-mata untuk menyertai kempen berjalan kaki dari Kuantan ke Parlimen. Apa tunggu lagi? (Tan Chui Mui sedang buat senaman pagi sebelum mula berjalan 31km hari ini dari Maran-Kg Awah)陈翠梅导演特意从北京回来参与两天的苦行。不知道要说什么了。

11.15am

13 km berjalan..akan berhenti dlm 2 km lg..
Cuaca yg agak panas.
Doa kan keselamatan n kesihatan peserta .-zamri SAMM-
[16 Nov 2012] Sinar Harian, Edisi Tempatan P5. “76 Kilometer berjaya diharungi, peserta Himpunan Hijau berjalan kaki ke Parlimen tiba di Maran”.”…seorang peserta veteran yang mahu dikenali sebagai Pak Janggut, 63, berkat faktor usia tidak menghalang untuk dia berjalan kaki bagi menjayakan matlamat program itu kerana semangat untuk menyatakan bantahan mengatasi segalanya.”

10am

[16 Nov 2012] Guang Ming Daily, National A8. “5 Peserta Botakkan Kepala, Pendaki Gunung Tahan Kongsi Rahsia Atasi Cabaran”2012年11月16日,《光明日报》,第8页。

China Press National, Page 10. “Tidak takut hujan terus menuju ke Maran, Bantuan perubatan diperlukan”.《中国报》,全国版第10页。

Nanyang Siang Pao, National A8. “5 Peserta Cukur Rambut Doakan Kejayaan Perjalanan dari Kuantan ke Parlimen”.《南洋商报》全国版第8页。

Himpunan Hijau 2.0: Langkah Lestari

about an hour ago

众人的支持和鼓勵成特效藥黃德忘了腳痛.
Thank you awesome heartful supporters. Wong Tack forget the pain in his feet.

Dr. Phua memberi sedikit taklimat di Maran sebelum berjalan. Sekarang sudah bertolak.现在开始从马兰出发。
The Green WalkThe courageous little girl on the left is my ‘granddaughter’, Gabriel Gan.
She came all the way from Johore Bahru to support our cause of Stopping Lynas.
Salute to these four young green warriors!

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THE 3RD DAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2012

PREPARING FOR BED, TO REFRESH BODY AND SPIRIT FOR THE 4TH DAY

10pm

Himpunan Hijau 2.0: Langkah Lestari

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.

Inilah tempat bermalam kami di Maran, selamat malam semua. 这是今晚我们留宿的地方,大家晚安。

7pm

PHOTOS OF THE DAY…

The Green Walk (3rd Day, 15/11/12).
Tea break with Wong Tack and the pretty local Pas supporters who served us with their local delicacies. Thank you.

1.30pm

Rehat sebentar, panjang lagi perjalanan kita!休息下。我们还有很长的路要走。

10.00am

Penduduk Sri Jaya yang menyertai rombongan jalan kaki sampai Maran hari ini. 20km, semangat berjuang!来自斯里再也的居民将陪我们走到马兰。大家一起加油!
Jom! Menyertai kami di Sri Jaya.
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。
阿明和伊拉一早就前来参与绿色步行,这不是一场马拉松赛,这是为子孙未来而战的抗争。
Ayuh bertolak ! 出发咯!
Time to begin

8am

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Air yang diguna untuk mandi dan gosok gigi pagi ini.
今早用来刷牙洗脸的井水。
(It’s well water for morning ablutions.)

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Berjalan kaki dari kuantan ke parlimen (hari pertama) PART 1

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Anti-Lynas movement to reach KL by foot

Harakahdaily, 14 November 2012
Nov 14: Some seventy anti-Lynas activists have begun their long journey by foot, from Kuantan to Kuala Lumpur, in a bid to highlight the opposition on the controversial Lynas rare-earth refinery plant in Gebeng.Led by Wong Tack, chairman of the Himpunan Hijau, the movement spearheading the anti-Lynas campaign, the 300-kilometre journey was kicked off at Kuantan’s municipal Field 1, and is expected to take 10 to 13 days before participants arrive at their destination – Dataran Merdeka  – by November 25, and at the parliament the next day.400 supporters, including PKR’s Kuantan member of parliament Fuziah Salleh, PAS’s Indera Mahkota deputy chief Andansura Rabu, PAS Kuantan chief Syed Anis and NGO leaders under the Stop Lynas Coalition were present during the launch of the campaign.“We really hope that those who have time to spare give their moral support to this gallant effort of Wong Tack, with only one aim – that the government comes to its senses and halt Lynas’s operation,” said Andansura.Wong and fellow comrades are expected to cover 25 to 30 kms a day depending on their health and other factors. There are planned stopovers in Maran, Temerloh, Mentakab, Bentong and Genting Highlands.Last week, the Australian-owned Lynas was granted its Temporary Operation Licence  after the Kuantan High Court dismissed an application made by three Gebeng residents Tan Bun Teet, 64, Syed Talib Syed Sulaiman, 60, and Hasimah Ramli, 44, who pointed out that the plant is a hazard to the environment and health of nearby residents.Andansura meanwhile called on Malaysians to provide assistance and encouragement to the volunteers during their ardous journey.
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Malaysiakini

Actress lends support to Kuantan-KL green march
  • Lee Long Hui
  • 6:51PM Nov 14, 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.

Actress lends support to Kuantan-KL green march

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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.

8.45pm

《綠色苦行》的英雄心中都有一颗不灭的武侠之魂。
多么凄惶的诗意。。。讓生命的歷史留下尊嚴,
为正义的歷史留下痕跡,
2 號公路覆盖绿色脚印。
Stop Lynas !!!
Photo: 《綠色苦行》的英雄心中都有一颗不灭的武侠之魂。<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
多么凄惶的诗意。。。讓生命的歷史留下尊嚴,<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
为正义的歷史留下痕跡,<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
2 號公路覆盖绿色脚印。<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Stop Lynas !!!

Arrival at the Sri Jaya town center

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Photo: Orang Melayu berjalan, Orang Cina berjalan, Orang Asal pun berjalan; Orang muda berjalan, yang berusia pun berjalan. Mengapakah mereka susah payah berjalan 14 hari merentasi 15 pekan? UNTUK MENUNTUT KEADILAN ALAM SEKITAR supaya Lynas ditutup!

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4.30pm

3 hours ago

Hurai! Sampai stesen pertama.

12.30pm

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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!

回教党志工团报到:参与者平安的继续朝着斯里再也前进。

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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

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7.15am: GETTING READY……

Himpunan Hijau 2.0: Langkah Lestari

about an hour ago

Bangun pagi, gosok gigi, Cuci Muka, Pakai Baju, minum Susu, makan roti, pergi PARLIMEN, Jumpa NAJIB!

Photo: Bangun pagi, gosok gigi, Cuci Muka, Pakai Baju, minum Susu, makan roti, pergi PARLIMEN, Jumpa NAJIB!

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NST

13 November 2012 | last updated at 07:45PM

Indian leaders hit out at anti-Lynas group’s march

KUANTAN: Several Indian non-governmental organisations and political leaders have expressed regret at the anti-Lynas march here on Deepavali.
Excerpts:
Pahang Tamil Youth Bell Club president and Pahang Youth Council assistant secretary-general, M. Thiagaselan, “The public holiday is for us to visit our Hindu relatives and friends, not going to town protesting about some plant. A demonstration is not good even on a regular day, what more today, which is a public holiday.”
Pahang Indian Chamber of Commerce president S. Nagarajah, “We should focus on prayers and entertain their guests on that day. The group should not exploit the public holiday to incite the people to go against the government as Lynas plant in Gebeng has already been given the green light to operate.” He added that the Indian community would also benefit from the rare earth industry.
Pahang MIC Youth chief K. Sivakumar said it was an insult to the Hindu devotees and Deepavali celebrations when the march organiser held their programme yesterday.

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END OF THE FIRST DAY: IT’S BED TIME FOR THE MARCHERS

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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.

晚安,明早六点正出发前往斯里再也。希望大家可以协助我们,嚷更多人听见我们的声音,人民内心的挣扎。

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Malaysiakini

‘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.

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“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.

S’wak anti-dam group joins anti-Lynas march

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Khim Pa

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.

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Malaysiakini

70 activists embark on Kuantan-KL green march
  • Wong Teck Chi
  • 12:29PM Nov 13, 2012

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.
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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.

40 activists embark on Kuantan-KL green march

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012: 3.50pm

9 minutes ago via mobile

Morning session walking route, 8am – 11.15am

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Moree Ngai
《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。

Google Translation
“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.

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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)

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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.

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