The Final Part: Himpunan Hijau’s GREEN WALK, 13-25 Novenber 2012

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

1st Day: 40 people.
Final Day: 15,000 people! (20,000 according to Malaysiakini)

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

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

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Monday, 3 December 2012
7.30am

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” Persatuan Kawan Karib Kuantan branch host an appreciation tea party. The special agents are here to protect us. What a surprise! ”
Team & Fellowship building for the battles ahead !

老友联谊会茶点慰劳《绿色苦行》和远赴澳洲LYNAS股东大会抗议
的[拯救大马] – 团结就是力量!

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Malaysiakini

Police quiz at least seven on Green March

At least seven people have been hauled up for questioning over the Green March so far, Himpunan Hijau including two PKR parliamentarians, said its publicity chief Lee Chean Chung.

They are the movement’s committee members Dr Phua Kia Yaw and Bang Seet Peng, owners of an SUV used during the march – Jimmy Wong and his wife, Gombak PAS chief Ishak Surin, and MPs Tian Chua (right) and Sivarasa Rasiah.

While Kuantan police had questioned Phua and Bang only about the Himpunan Hijau 2.0 Rally on Feb 26, Lee said the timing was “puzzling”, since it has been almost ten months since the rally.

The duo had declined to answer any of the questions at the Kuantan police district headquarters yesterday.

Police quiz at least seven on Green March

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HIMPUNAN HIJAU IS NO. 4

NST

2 December 2012

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3. Siti Nurhaliza – The diva receives high-exposure from the media this week due to the marriage of her stepson, Anas Zawawi, to the daughter of Menteri di Kementerian Dalam Negeri, Datuk Hishamuddin.
4. Himpunan Hijau – The Lynas plant in Gebeng, Kuantan, has been getting strong opposition from the public since the beginning, and tension escalated when an alleged report of about 100 containers of the rare earth arrived at the Kuantan Port from Australia. As a sign of protest, the anti-Lynas group, or known as Himpunan Hijau or green movement, had endured a 13-day 300km march from Kuantan and arrived on 25 November at Dataran Merdeka, KL.
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HIMPUNAN HIJAU SUPPPORTS DR PHUA KIA YAW AND BANG SEE PENG

Saturday, 1 December 2012

7.00pm

Dr Phuah, wife and children in front of the Kuantan Police District Hq today afternoon. A crowd of Kuantan residents turned up to support them. Inset Dr Phuah & wife at a gathering in front of the Lynas factory in Gebeng earlier this year. —

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3.10pm

The supporters gathered at Seri Teruntum to listen to Dr.Phua’s briefing.(3:05 pm, 1/12/12).

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3.00pm

Dr.Phua and Seet Ping came out from Balai Polis Kuantan (2:53 pm, 1/12/12).

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Balai Polis Kuantan. (2:41 pm, 1/12/12).

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The anti-Lynas supporters are still there in spite of the rain. (2:41 pm, 1/12/12).

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Lebih 100 RAKYAT kuantan DI depan balai polis Kuantan utk menyokong Dr Phua Dan Seet Ping yg disiasat polis bawah Akta Himpunan Aman.

过百人关丹警局前声援潘家耀夫妇!停止白色恐怖!

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Two patrol cars parking just besides the anti-Lynas supporters. (2:38 pm, 1/12/12).

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Malaysiakini

Police summon two green march panel members

Two Himpunan Hijau committee members have been told to be at the Kuantan district police headquarters at 2pm tomorrow for questioning.

The two, Phua Kia Yaw and Bang Seet Peng, believe they have been summoned for questioning on the 300km green march from Kuantan to Dataran Merdeka in Kala Lumpur.

However, case investigation officer Inspector Azrulhazrin Mahiding of the Kuantan police district headquarters CID, denied that the police move has anything to do with the march.

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Azrulhazrin said it was related to a gathering held by the Himpunan Hijau committee at the MPK1 field in Kuantan, declining to provide further details.

Contacted by Malaysiakini this afternoon, Phua and Bang confirmed that they received the summons yesterday, under Section 112 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

However, nothing is stated on the  reason or the matter they are being called.

Nevertheless, they suspect that the police action is related to the green march that ended at Dataran Merdeka last Sunday.

However, Azrulhazrin maintained that the investigation was related a Himpunan Hijau gathering at MPK1 field.

“We are only in the stage of recording statements. It has not reached the stage of investigation under any law,” said Azrulhazrin, who could not recall when the gathering was held when contacted by Malaysiakini.

Police summon two green march panel members

Friday, 30 November 2012

6.30pm

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Sidang media hari ini berkenaan pihak polis yang memanggil Dr Phua Dan Seet Ping ke Balai Polis esok 2pm. Ayuh datang beramai-ramai ke IPD Kuantan!

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KITA TIDAK LUPA air mata Seet Ping apabila bertemu semula dengan anaknya selepas berpuluh hari berpisah.

KITA TIDAK LUPA Klinik Dr. Phua ditutup dan dilampir notis bahawa “Klinik ini ditutup kerana saya akan berjalan kaki dari Kuantan ke KL untuk hentikan Lynas”.

KITA TIDAK AKAN LUPA. Dan apabila mereka dipanggil Polis utk memberi keterangan di bawah Akta Perhimpunan Aman, kita tetap akan bersama memberikan sokongan.

1 Dis (Sabtu) 2 petang di IPD Kuantan (tepi Kompleks Teruntun). Turunlah bersama2!

PEMBURUAN BERMULA!
Ahli Jawatankuasa Pemandu Himpunan Hijau Dr. Phua Kia Yaw dan Seet Ping dipanggil untuk memberi keterangan 1 Dis (Sabtu) 2 petang di Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Kuantan. Datanglah beramai2 bagi sokongan!为了保护孩子,为了捍卫国土,夫妇俩走上街头,踏上《绿色苦行》。。。 我们怎忍心让他俩独自承担。请出席声援。绿色盛会委员潘家耀医生与冯雪萍被警方传召于12月1日(星期六)下午2点在关丹警局录口供。

PEMBURUAN BERMULA! Ahli Jawatankuasa Pemandu Himpunan Hijau Dr. Phua Kia Yaw dan Seet Ping dipanggil untuk memberi keterangan 1 Dis (Sabtu) 2 petang di Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Kuantan.Datanglah beramai2 bagi sokongan! In order to protect children, in order to defend the national territory, the couple took to the streets, set foot on the green of the ascetic … How can we bear to let them alone.

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According to Lim Lim Eng, the Segambut MP and a practising lawyer, the investigating officer who quizzed the couple could not name the law used to facilitate investigations.

“He even said that there was no complainant in the case… This is the first time I come across an investigation without complainant,” lamented Lim.

Malaysiakini

Green march: Cops probe SUV owner

A couple, whose SUV served as a makeshift stage for Himpunan Hijau leaders at Dataran Merdeka on Sunday, was called in for questioning today by the police.

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Jimmy Wong and his wife, who requested anonymity, were questioned for four hours at the Kepong police station. They were accompanied by Lim Lim Eng, the Segambut MP and a practising lawyer.

Speaking to the reporters later, Lim said that he believe that the police had called in the couple as part of their investigations into three figures who stood on top of the couple’s vehicle during the event on Sunday.

“They kept asking about the sami (monk), Melayu (Malay man) and (Himpunan Hijau chairperson) Wong Tack,” said Lim.

The trio had climbed on top of the vehicle to address followers during the tail end of Himpunan Hijau’s 300km march from Kuantan to Kuala Lumpur.

At the time, Dang Wangi district police chief Zainuddin Ahmad announced that organisers of the event would be subject to investigations under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.

Green march: Cops probe SUV owner

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The vehicle, sporting green banners and logos of the anti-Lynas campaign, was a regular sight during the last lap of the two-week Green Walk that began in Kuantan. It was used during the second week of the march to ferry participants who were injured or tired.

At the finale of the protest on Nov 25, Himpunan Hijau chairman Wong Tack and two others stood atop the vehicle to speak to the crowd.

Free Malaysia Today

Cops quiz two over anti-Lynas rally

Teoh El Sen | November 29, 2012

Police are investigating last Sunday’s gathering under the Peaceful Assembly Act.

PETALING JAYA: Police today questioned two people over the use of a Kia Sportage SUV during the Himpunan Hijau rally outside Dataran Merdeka last Sunday.

Property agent Jimmy Wong, 33, and his wife, a 25-year-old school teacher, are believed to be witnesses in a police investigation under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA).

Cops quiz two over anti-Lynas rally
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THURSDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 2012
11.10am

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At Kepong police station now with the Himpunan Hijau Green Walk Sportage SUV’s owner who has been instructed to present at the police station this morning. Sdr Lim Lip Eng as the lawyer ….

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Malayiakini

How to lose votes and alienate folk

The Himpunan Hijau (Green Gathering) activists are a credit to the rakyat, which is more that can be said for the Umno leaders who are green with envy that the march which started with 70 people from Kuantan, swelled to 20,000 people.

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Himpunan Hijau chairperson Wong Tack (left) attracted crowds from a wide cross-section of Malaysian society. Unlike pro-Umno gatherings, the men, women and children who joined the march were not transported in air-conditioned comfort; they walked whatever the weather. They received blisters, not fat bonuses, unlike those who participate in Umno activities.

Last July, the 11th National Cooperative Day Expo 2012 was held at the National Stadium. The organisers, embarrassed by the poor turn-out, hastily arranged for pensioners and schoolchildren to be bused in. The event was a flop and remains one of a long list of memorable political cock-ups.

So, if Prime minister Najib Abdul Razak wants to continue the art of failing the rakyat, if BN politicians want to break more promises, and if the government mouthpieces want to create more spin to deceive the people, here are some perfect ways to lose votes and alienate the people.

Blogger:
The writer goes on to suggest three ways to lose votes and alienate the people:

1 Make outrageous claims of greatness
2 Family affairs and big bucks
3 Create your own spin
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MARIAM MOKHTAR is a non-conformist traditionalist from Perak, a bucket chemist and an armchair eco-warrior. In ‘real-speak’, this translates into that she comes from Ipoh, values change but respects culture, is a petroleum chemist and also an environmental pollution-control scientist.

How to lose votes and alienate folk

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MONDAY, 26TH NOVEMBER 2012
11.00am GONE AWAY!
Core members of the Green Walk group took a bus to return Kuantan.

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Malaysiakini has a [Green March photo album]….

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Malaysiakini

Anti-Lynas march: A hopeless struggle?

Sunday was a historic day for Malaysia. It was the day when ordinary citizens participating in a march reached KL after a grueling 13-day walk from Kuantan in protest of the Lynas Rare Earth refinery project in Pahang.
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Malaysians from all walks of life are giving them total and unconditional support.

But many say the struggle against the Lynas project is a hopeless one.

Contracts have been signed, huge payments made and licenses for the project approved and awarded.

Even the rare earth concentrates have arrived and transported to the refinery in lorry loads. Are these brave Malaysians fighting a losing battle?

The government refused to listen to them before, are they going to now?
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…The scenario looks hopeless.

The only hope left is the wisdom of the people in the 13th general election and we hope that will bring good news for all Malaysians.

Anti-Lynas march: A hopeless struggle?

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Malaysian Insider photo

Veteran DAP leader Lim Kit Siang addresses the Himpunan Hijau activists gathered at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on November 26, 2012. — Picture by Choo Choy May

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Free Malaysia Today

14 reps pledge support for green motions

Leven Woon | November 26, 2012

The motions urge for an immediate scrapping of the Lynas Advanced Materials Plants in Gebeng; suspension and review of all projects deemed harmful to the nation; and assurance that all future projects are in line with the Earth Charter.

FULL REPORT

KUALA LUMPUR: The green walk group’s “people assembly” today witnessed 10 MPs and four state representatives taking pledges to support three motions for a green environment.

The motions were earlier unanimously passed by some 200 people who gathered near the barricaded Dataran Merdeka at 9am for a session meant to be the final note to the 14-day event.

The motions urged for an immediate scrap of the Lynas Advanced Materials Plants in Gebeng, Kuantan; suspension and review of all projects deemed harmful to the nation; and assurance that all future projects are in line with the Earth Charter.

The elected representatives who took the pledge were all from the opposition, including Bukit Mertajam MP Chong Eng, Bukit Bendera MP Liew Chin Tong, Taiping MP Nga Kor Ming, Sungai Siput MP D Jeyakumar, Ipoh Timur MP Lim Kit Siang and Bukit Gajah MP Fong Po Kuan.

Selayang MP William Leong, Kelana Jaya MP Loh Guo-Burne, Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun, Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai, Kota Melaka MP Sim Tong Hin, Pandamaran assemblyman Ronnie Liu, Komtar assemblyman Ng Wei Aik and Ayer Keroh assemblyman Khoo Poay Tiong also supported the motions.

The one-hour session was conducted in a carnival-like atmosphere with many flying Malaysia flags and Himpunan Hijau flags.

14 reps pledge support for green motions

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MONDAY, 26TH NOVEMBER 2012
11.00am GONE AWAY!
Core members of the Green Walk group took a bus to return Kuantan.

Star

Monday November 26, 2012 MYT 11:00:11 AM

Himpunan Hijau protesters disperse, police remove barricades

By SHAUN HO

KUALA LUMPUR: The Himpunan Hijau protesters, who camped overnight near Dataran Merdeka, dispersed just before 11am on Monday.

Himpunan Hijau chairman Wong Tack gave a short speech to the crowd. Another leader Wong Chin Huat then told the crowd to adjourn.

Among those present at Dataran were DAP leader Lim Kit Siang and Selangor executive councillor Ronnie Liu.

Police later removed the barricades along Jalan Raja. Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zainuddin Ahmad said the barricades were removed as soon as the protesters left the place.

Himpunan Hijau protesters disperse, police remove barricadesLatest News

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WAITING FOR NAJIB…..

BREAKING NEWS FROM MALAYSIAKINI:

Marchers hold ‘people’s meeting’ next to Dataran

Marchers of Himpunan Hijau are holding a ‘people’s meeting’ this morning next to the cordoned-off Dataran Merdeka to discuss three resolutions calling for the closure of the Lynas rare earth plant in Gebeng, Pahang.

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Some 200 participants of the 13-day Green March from Kuantan spent the night near the iconic square yesterday after a 300km long march, sleeping on the road just in front of the barricade set up by the police to stop them from entering the square.

This morning they were joined by some 150 supporters.

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At 9.15am, Zamri Zanal, one of the participants who completed the long march from Kuantan, read out the three resolutions.

Other than calling the government to stop Lynas, the resolutions demanded for closure or re-evaluation of all hazardous projects in Malaysia including the gold mine in Bukit Koman, Pahang, the high-tension electrical tower in Rawang, Selangor, and the refinery and petrochemical integrated development project (Rapid) in Pengerang, Johor.

They also demanded an end to the land grab of Orang asli villages.

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More than a dozen of MPs and state assemblypersons, all from the opposition, sat together with the marchers on the road and pledged to support the resolutions.

They include Lim Kit Siang (Ipoh Timor MP), William Leong (Selayang MP), Tan Kok Wai (Cheras MP), Fong Po Kuan (Batu Gajah MP), Dr D Jeyakumar (Sungai Siput MP), Chong Eng (Bukit Mertajam MP), Liew Chin Tong (Bukit Bendera MP), Nga Kor Ming (Taiping MP), Loh Gwo Bourne (Kelana Jaya MP), Fong Kui Lun (Bukit Bintang MP), Sim Tong Lim (Kota Melaka MP), Ronnie Liu (Pandamaran assemblyperson), Ng Wei Aik (Komtar assemblyperson) and Khoo Poay Tiong (Ayer Keroh assemblyperson).

Marchers hold ‘people’s meeting’ next to Dataran

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Malaysiakini

Anti-Lynas group: Najib, haven’t you read our report?

Himpunan Hijau chairperson Wong Tack has rebuked Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for saying he would act against the Lynas plant only if there is scientific evidence that rare earth refining operations are harmful.

Wong claimed that Najib has not studied the anti-Lynas movement’s report on the matter.

“This is saddening. He had made such statements since the 226 rally (Himpunan Hijau 2.0 rally on Feb 26),” Wong said last night.

“He has not read our report. Science (Technology and Innovation) Minister Maximus Ongkili should take responsibility by resigning immediately, because he should have provided the prime minister with facts and figures.”

He also said Najib is “too busy surviving”.

Wong was responding to Najib’s remarks in an exclusive interview with Sin Chew Daily, published in yesterday’s evening edition, in which he denied that the government has ignored public objections to Lynas and its upcoming operations in Gebeng, Kuantan.

Anti-Lynas group: Najib, haven’t you read our report?

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Wong Tack intends to wait here to meet the prime minister and voice his grievances against Lynas until 9.00am, but will immediately return to Kuantan to discuss the blockade plans.

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9.55am

No Najib but lots of policemen!

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Polis!! Polis!! Polis!!

9.15am

WILL NAJIB COME?

9.05am

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Sesi gambar bersama Semua yang berjalan Dan support team. Minta maaf sebab iPad x dpt amik yang penuh. Orang Asal pun x masuk lagi.

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Tweets on 20,000 patriotic Malaysians at Dataran Merdeka protesting against Lynas

Tweets by Lim Kit Siang today

PM Najib should respond positively to Kuantan/KL trek by leading a Cabinet team to dialogue with anti-Lynas activists @ Dataran Merdeka 9 am tomorrow
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Tweets on 20,000 patriotic Malaysians at Dataran Merdeka
blog.limkitsiang.com/2012/11/25/tweetson-20000… – Cached

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Malaysiakini
Drive to recruit anti-Lynas ‘green vanguards’

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WILL NAJIB COME?

8.25am

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Admin baru bangun. Kami telah menunggu sampai matahari terbit!

8.00am

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Good morning everyone, Salam Hijau Lestari. Which side is the real Malaysia & the genuine Merdeka Square?

早安~ 不独立广场~ — with Moree Ngai and 2 other

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Malaysiakini

Drive to recruit anti-Lynas ‘green vanguards’

Himpunan Hijau will soon launch a recruitment campaign to gather hundreds of ‘Green Vanguard’ volunteers to blockade the Lynas Advance Material Plant (Lamp), said the movement’s chairperson Wong Tack.

“Our website is ready and will be published soon. It is now undergoing testing.

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“We can’t be blamed for taking these measures. Our land is being occupied and the government is colluding with the corporations. There is no guarantee for the health of our future generations,” he (left) said.

Wong was speaking to reporters last night outside Dataran Merdeka, where he was spending the night after a 300-kilometre protest march from Kuantan.

He intends to wait here to meet the prime minister and voice his grievances against Lynas until 9am, but will immediately return to Kuantan to discuss the blockade plans.

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He said there is already a draft plan, but details need to be finalised with his committee members before it can be made public.

“It (rare earth metal ore) has already left the port, so now is the time to seal the factory.

“Gebeng (where the factory is located) is quite isolated and far from Kuantan so safety becomes a concern.

“Therefore we are planning to fight Lynas guerrilla-style,” he said, while declining to disclose what he meant by “guerrilla-style”.
Drive to recruit anti-Lynas ‘green vanguards’

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THE 13TH DAY, SUNDAY, 25TH NOVEMBER 2012
 AT DATARAN MERDEKA

10.20pm

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Come over Dataran Merdeka for various self-organised activities. Spend a night with us until dawn.

10.00pm

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Dato Ambiga sudah sampai untuk memberi solidariti kepada kami!

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Ceramah kelompok sedang berlangsung.

9.30pm

Together with 20k patriotic Malaysians in Dataran Merdeka today in support of 300km anti-Lynas Kuantan-KL trek

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Malaysiakini

March leaders to stay overnight near Dataran

Himpunan Hijau leaders will spend the night in open air near Dataran Merdeka in hopes that their act of protest would elicit a response from Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

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Speaking to reporters after Himpunan Hijau’s 300km protest march, chairperson Wong Tack said he hoped that Najib could meet them to listen “the voice of the people”.

Asked what would happen if the premier does not show up, he said that Najib and his administration will then lose their credibility.

“If Prime Minister doesn’t come down to meet us by tomorrow, then (it means that) the government (has) abandoned the people… the choice (of who to vote for) is ours in next general election.”

March leaders to stay overnight near Dataran

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7.00pm

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Kami telah bersurai secara aman. Selepas tiga belas hari, akhirnya kita telah berjaya! Syabas kepada semua! Malam ini, kita Akan BERMALAM di sini, Jumpa esok!


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Malaysian Insider

Anti-Lynas protesters say will occupy Dataran for the night

By Md Izwan and Ida Lim
November 25, 2012

Thousands of Himpunan Hijau supporters descend upon Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur November 25, 2012. — Picture by Choo Choy May

Himpunan Hijau chairman Wong Tack, in his brief speech to the mostly green-shirted crowd, said that he will stay overnight within the Dataran Merdeka area.

Wong was later informed by Suhakam commissioner James Nayagam that Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) would allow Himpunan Hijau protesters to stay overnight, as long as tents were not set up.

The protestors also did not breach the barricades set up directly outside Dataran Merdeka.

20,000 join green march against Lynas

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Malaysiakini

20,000 join green march against Lynas

Himpunan Hijau activists have completed their 300km journey on foot from Kuantan to Kuala Lumpur as a sign of protest against the Lynas rare earth refinery in Gebeng, Pahang.

From 70 participants, there gruadually gained momentum and by the time the group reached Dataran Merdeka, an estimated 20,000 people had joined in.

By about 5.20pm, Himpunan Hijau chairperson Wong Tack announced to the crowd that the march was a massive success because Malaysians from all walks of life participated.

“You have come forward… Malaysia has come forward… ,” he said.

Wong and a few of his comrades will be spending the night near police barricades. He said Himpunan Hijau would leave it to the public to decide whether to follow suit.

The final leg of the journey involved a 22km trek from PAS’ former headquarters in Gombak, where some 2,000 participants spent the night, to Dataran Merdeka.

6.00pm Dataran Merdeka – Wong Tack says he and a few of his followers will be sitting in front of the barricade until 9am the next morning.

“This (march) is not organised by any organisation. I am here as an individual. You are all here as individuals.

“I am responsible for myself and I will sit here. And you can all choose to sit here, or not,” he announced.

20,000 join green march against Lynas

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THERE ARE NOW 15,000!!! (No, 20,000! See report above..)

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Malaysiakini:

6.00pm
Dataran Merdeka: Wong Tack says he and a few of his followers will be sitting in front of the barricade until 9am the next morning.

He says it was up to the public whether to follow suit.

5.45pm
Dataran Merdeka:Wong is addressing reporters now.
5.37pm
Dang Wangi district police chief Zainuddin Ahmad announces through the loudhailer that rally organisers will be investigated under the Peaceful Assembly Act for failing to seek permission for the event. 

There is tension in the air as the authorities finally react.

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Sundaily: 5.17pm
The leaders move towards Dataran Merdeka with human wall surrounding them. Also spotted in the crowd are Selayang MP William Leong, Batu MP Tian Chua and Bersih leader Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan.

Malaysiakini: 5:05pm
Dataran Merdeka – Human Rights Commission member James Nayagam said the police had asked him to become the intimidatory (he means intermediary!) to talk to Himpunan Hijau supporters.

He said that the police had promised not to take action unless the barricade was breached.

Marchers press on despite Dataran closure

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Star

Sunday November 25, 2012 MYT 5:46:45 PM

Himpunan Hijau protestors stop at barricades on roads near Dataran Merdeka

By SHAUN HO

Thirteen days after departing Kuantan, members of the Himpunan Hijau movement protesting the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant in Kuantan have reached the capital and are now at police barricades on roads leading to Dataran Merdeka which is cordoned off.

Suhakam commissioner James Nayagam has told them that police would not take any action as long as the barricade was not breached.

Meanwhile, volunteers have also formed a human chain to keep marchers from going any further.

Himpunan hijau chairman Wong Tack climbed on to a parked car and urged the country’s “responsible” leaders to hear their woes

He said they would stay there until Monday morniing but would not march to parliament.

NGO members and some Pakatan leaders joined the main group at Maju Junction Mall.

Some of the members of the Himpunan Hijau movement in front of the Maju Junction Mall in Kuala Lumpur Sunday.-Rohaizat Md Darus/The Star

Himpunan Hijau protestors stop at barricades on roads near Dataran MerdekaLatest News

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Sundaily: PKR president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, PKR vice president Nurul Izzah Anwar, DAP leader Lim Kit Siang, Himpunan Hijau leader Wong Tat and Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh are reportedly spotted in the crowd.

At 5pm, the crowd has swelled to nearly 8,000. The protesters are being asked to sit down, right at the intersection in front of Dataran Merdeka.

Pakatan Rakyat leaders Lim Kit Siang, Wan Azizah, Fuziah Salleh and Nurul Izzah Anwar leading the crowd with Himpunan Hijau leader Wong Tat.

It’s a sea of bright green, undampened by the looming dark clouds. Many are carrying Malaysian flags.

Anti-Lynas group swarms Dataran Merdeka (Update 4)

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5.00pm
Malaysiakini: The police are manning two layers of barricades at the northern most point of the Sultan Abdul Samad building.

Himpunan Hijau activists are creating their own human barricade in order to create a substantial buffer between march participants and the police.

4:53pm
Malaysiakini: The crowd is swelled to well over 15,000 now and they are currently grouped up near the northern most tip of Dataran Merdeka.

It appears that Jalan Parlimen and Jalan Tun Perak, which is perpendicular to Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, has been blocked off to motorists.

This has allowed march participants and tourists to flood the streets at the very location that Bersih 3.0 was dispersed back in April 28.

The rain has ceased but the weather may not hold.

4.30pm
Malaysiakini reports that the march is now going pass Sogo shopping complex. Dataran Merdeka is just a few minutes ahead.

Bersih 2.0 co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan is spotted among the crowd. 

Police told the representative from SUHAKAM, if the public cross the blocks, they will not hesitate to use force.. Pls share to others, dun try to cross, we want peaceful ending as thr many children here! — with Moree Ngai and 2 others.

4.30pm
Malaysiakini: Latest estimate: 10,000.

Malaysiakini Reporting by Lee Long Hui, Zulaikha Zulkifli and Lu Wei Hoong.

4.15pm

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Unit Amal Hijau sedang berpegang tangan bersatu padu para pahlawan.

绿色勇士齐心协力牵手筑人墙保护大家的安全。

4.00pm Malaysiakini reports:
Jalan TAR: Participants are now taking two lanes of the busy Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and are about 2km away from Dataran Merdeka. 

3.45pm
The participants are now in the Chow Kit area and are inching their way closer towards Dataran Merdeka.

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Berada di Jalan Ipoh sekarang.

3.25pm

Malaysiakini reports:
 
The latest estimate is 5,000. The weather appears to be holding up. They are expected to arrive at Dataran Merdeka at 4pm.

3.25pmJalan Ipoh – Adam Adli is spotted leading a group of students chanting slogans.

Another participant, BC Tan, 30, from Penang told Malaysiakini that he appreciated the warm hospitality that he received at PAS’ former headquarters where he and many others spent the night.

“That place was nice. It had all the facilities we need. We were treated well,” said Tan.

Another participant that is turning many heads is one man who said he has been spinning a hula-hoop around his waist since he joined the march at Kampung Awa, Pahang.

The man, who declined to be named, said he only stops spinning during breaks.

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3.04pmJalan Tun Razak – Some participants are waiting at the Titiwangsa Monorail station for the main group to arrive.

Among them is Tan Mei Yin (right), 23, who took a 3-hour bus from Segamat, Johor, to join the rally. She says that she has prepared for police action.

“I prepared salt, towel, water… this is for the future of my children,” said Tan, who is dressed in green and also prepared a yellow scarf.

Ketibaan ahli parlimen Lembah Pantai Nurul Izzah, Selayang William Leong dan Subang R.Sivarasa.

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Malaysiakini reports:

2:15pmSentul – PKR vice president Nurul Izzah Anwar was spotted at the Batu PKR division open house event and is seen mingling with the march participants.

2.20pmSentul – Participants are on the move again, this time heading towards the Sentul KTM Komuter station and the Titiwangsa Monorail station which are designated rendevous points with other groups.

Joining the march is Nurul Izzah and Batu PAS division chief Ishak Surin.

Marchers press on despite Dataran closure

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Malaysian Insider

Himpunan Hijau marches on despite barricades at Dataran Merdeka

UPDATED @ 03:13:47 PM 25-11-2012
By Md Izwan
November 25, 2012

A tourist stands behind the barricades that were erected around Dataran Merdeka by City Hall to take a photo. — Picture by Saw Siew Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 — City Hall’s barricades at Dataran Merdeka here will not be a barrier for environmental watchdog Himpunan Hijau, now in the last leg of their 300km march from Kuantan to rally in the city against the start-up of the Lynas rare earth plant.

Dozens of policemen and City Hall officials are currently on standby there as well, but a spokesman for Himpunan Hijau said the group is undeterred by the blockade and will continue to walk towards the historic square — which had seen violent clashes between electoral reform demonstrators Bersih 2.0 and the police on April 28.

“Ya, ya, we know they have blocked off Dataran Merdeka.

“The plan to head there will continue like usual and will not be cancelled,” the group’s publicity chief, Lee Chean Chung, told The Malaysian Insider when contacted.

Himpunan Hijau marches on despite barricades at Dataran Merdeka

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1.45pm

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Tiga ribu Akan Mula berjalan pada jam 2 petang.
Kami Akan melalui ktm sentul pada jam 2ptg, titiwangsa monorail pada jam 230ptg Dan maju junction pada jam 3ptg. Di manakah anda akan menanti kami?

1.30pm: 3,000-strong!

Malaysiakini

Some 2,000 activists are bent on completing the final leg of a 300km march towards Dataran Merdeka despite the cordon around the famous landmark.

The final leg involved marching some 42 km as the group would be marching from PAS former headquarters in Gombak, where they spent the night, to the city centre.

12.22amSentul – Now approaching Jalan Sentul Pasar where many participants are buying water from petrol stations to stay cool. They are hoping to arrive at Kampung Railway – their final rest stop – on schedule before heading off again at 2pm.

12.49pmSentul – March participants were given a warm welcome at Kampung Railway at a PKR Deepavali event, organised by the Batu PKR division.

This particular stop was not part of the group’s itinerary.

The group were ushered towards the buffet lines by Batu MP Tian Chua. They are taking a short group before heading off to the Sentul KTM station, a rendevous point.

It is estimated that the crowd is now 3,000 strong.

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THE LIES THAT PEOPLE (IN AUTHORITY) TELL….

Malaysiakini

Dataran sealed again due to ‘renovation work’

Excerpts and photos from the article

The Himpunan Hijau marchers head towards Dataran Merdeka today

LIE NO. 1
DBKL has once again sealed the iconic square,saying that this is because of on-going renovations and upgrading works.

At the same time, about 100 police personnel and 30 Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) enforcement officers showed up this early morning.

City Hall have set up roadblocks at both ends of Dataran Merdeka, which connect to Jalan Tun Perak and Lebuh Pasar Besar respectively, similar to what it had done during the Bersih 3.0 rally on April 28 this year.

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A notice, issued by the Kuala City mayor Ahmad Phesal Talib himself, has been placed in the middle of the roadblock, stated that “this place is closed for any activities”.

LIE NO. 2
According to DBKL, the closure is due to renovation and upgrading works at Dataran Merdeka. A banner hung at the square provides the information that the work started from Sept 13 this year and will be on-going until Feb 11 next year.

Although the works only involve the green field and fountain next to it, DBKL has sealed the whole road which passes alongside the square.

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However, the authorities are not stopping tourists from visiting and snapping pictures at Dataran Merdeka.

LIE NO. 3
When approached, a DBKL enforcement officer said that DBKL had sealed the road since 7pm yesterday, and claimed that the road is sealed regularly during weekends.

Dataran sealed again due to ‘renovation work’

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11.45am

10.30am

10.15am

The Green Walk (Final Day, 25/11/12).
Just arrived from Kuantan.

10.00am

Tsunami Hijau Baykal berlaku.

9.55am

The Green Walk (Final Day, 25/11/12).

9.35am

A Peaceful Green Walk:

We have to keep the Green Walk PEACEFUL today as we walk towards Dataran Merdeka. We shall NOT breach any barricade erected by the Dewan Bandar KL. The barricade is a TRAP for us to breach so that they can blame the green walkers for inciting violence. We are determined NOT to walk into the trap as many did in Bersih 3.0.

As a peaceful green walker, I urge all friends NOT to breach the PLASTIC barricades which have been erected around Dataran Merdeka and the open space ( concourse) in front of the Dewan Bandar KL. The movable plastic barricades are open invitations for us to remove them. Do NOT follow any agent provocateurs ( planted trouble makers ) to walk into the barricaded areas.Please keep the Green Walk Peaceful. The whole Green Movement depends on its peaceful approach to convince fellow Malaysians that we want to change this country by peaceful means. Please help to keep the movement peaceful. We want peaceful changes for ourselves and our children. We reject planned violence by the polluters and their agents.

In peace we started this green walk; in peace we shall keep it at Dataran Merdeka today.

THE 13TH DAY, SUNDAY, 25TH NOVEMBER 2012
GETTING TO DATARAN MERDEKA

9.33am

The Green Walk (Final Day, 25/11/12).

Hari ini kami berkumpul di Maskar PAS Tarbiyah Taman Melewar bersedia menuju ke Dataran Merdeka dan berkumpul secara aman dan beratur.百里苦行反公害集合在旧回教党总部准备迈向独立广场,我们将会和平的集合。

9.15am

How will history remember today? – by Wong Chun HuatBagaimanakah hari ini akan dikenangi dalam sejarah? – oleh Wong Chin Huat历史将会怎样记载今天?- 黄进发-Sebarkan!

How will history remember today? – by Wong Chun Huat Bagaimanakah hari ini akan dikenangi dalam sejarah? -Oleh Wong Chin Huat how history will record today? -By Huang Jin-Sebarkan! (Translated by Bing)

Are they hoping for another 428 – barricades breached, tear gas and water cannons fired, conflicts triggered, citizens arrested and witch-hunted, and most of all, lies broadcast on television every night?

Click on link and read…

How will history remember today? — the 13th day of the Green Walk

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7 Responses to The Final Part: Himpunan Hijau’s GREEN WALK, 13-25 Novenber 2012

  1. Pingback: Part 2: Himpunan Hijau’s GREEN WALK, 13-25 November 2012 | weehingthong

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  3. James Yong says:

    One Hero emerges from Kuantan
    His name is Wong Tack
    About 100 follow his mission
    It swells to 2000
    More and more come
    Why on this bandwagon they jump?
    How many will meet at the rendezvous?
    More and more and more and more..
    There’s only one reason
    They Love this Nation !

    • James Hemingway Young says:

      Hero2 : “Wong Tough”
      Wong Tack! Wong Tack!
      So brave, so Tough !
      Born for this Purpose
      Meant for this Cause
      With Marchers sharing a Secret:
      Loving this Country
      Loving Malaysia
      Why, is this a Sin?
      JHY

  4. James Hemingway Young says:

    Hero3: “Hero Wong Tough”
    One Hero emerges from Kuantan
    His name is Wong Tack
    40 follow his Mission
    It swells to 2000
    More and more Come
    Why on this bandwagon they Jump?
    How many will meet at the Rendezvous?
    More and more, and more and more..
    There’s only one Reason
    They Love this Nation
    Wong Tack! Wong Tack!
    So Brave, so Tough!
    Born for this Purpose
    Meant for this Task
    They Love this Country so Much
    14 days 300km they March!
    In the Wind Bob is Singing
    The Times They Are A-Changin
    20000 share one Secret :
    They Love this Country
    Loving Malaysia
    Is it a Sin?
    If it’s a Sin to love your Country
    Sense Right Wrong is Hung!

  5. James Yong says:

    Hero Final: Gebeng Tears & Wong Tough
    Someone at the protest is Laughing
    Not Gebeng, Gebeng is Crying
    No, don’t Kill our Land
    Millions will feel Pain
    A Hero emerges from Kuantan
    His name is Wong Tack
    The journey 40 Braves Start
    Midway Train of Tears becomes 500
    Then it snowballs to 2000
    By journey’s end, 20000
    Old and Young
    Sick and Strong
    In the sun, eat dust
    In the rain, they trudge
    Thousands of cars pass by them
    Thousands witness the Downtrodden
    Still more and more Come
    Why on this bandwagon they Jump?
    There’s only one Reason:
    They Love this Nation
    How many will meet at Rendezvous?
    More and more, and more and More..
    They come from every corner, Everywhere
    But only one Country they Share
    They set out from Gebeng
    No matter how far is Dataran
    Even if it’s far, Faraway
    They must arrive by Monday
    Wong Tack! Wong Tack!
    So Brave, so Tough!
    Born for this Purpose
    Meant for this Task
    They Love this Country so Much
    14 Days 300km they March!
    In the wind Bob is singing
    The Times They Are A-Changin
    20000 share one Secret:
    They Love this Country
    To Love Malaysia
    Is it a Sin?
    If it’s a Sin to Love your Country
    Sense Right Wrong is Hung!
    At walk’s end, rest, sleep Tight
    You Will Win this Fight
    Sad people, be not Afraid
    God is on your side!

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