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)
Monday, 3 December 2012
” 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 !
的[拯救大马] – 团结就是力量！
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.
HIMPUNAN HIJAU IS NO. 4
2 December 2012
Top Trending Searches on Yahoo! of the week
The following are the top trending searches on Yahoo! of the week in Malaysia, according to Yahoo! Search Trends.
1. AFF Suzuki Cup – The Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup
2. Rita Rudaini – Controversies continue to arise from the court processings of the 36-year-old actress and her 25-year-old footballer husband, Aidil Zafuan Radzak.
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.
5. Gangnam Style – South Korean Psy’s music video “Gangnam Style” officially became the most watched on YouTube on 24 November. Where Justin Bieber’s “Baby” took more than two years to hit its 800 million views, “Gangnam Style” reached that milestone in just over four months.
HIMPUNAN HIJAU SUPPPORTS DR PHUA KIA YAW AND BANG SEE PENG
Saturday, 1 December 2012
Balai Polis Kuantan. (2:41 pm, 1/12/12).
The anti-Lynas supporters are still there in spite of the rain. (2:41 pm, 1/12/12).
Lebih 100 RAKYAT kuantan DI depan balai polis Kuantan utk menyokong Dr Phua Dan Seet Ping yg disiasat polis bawah Akta Himpunan Aman.
Two patrol cars parking just besides the anti-Lynas supporters. (2:38 pm, 1/12/12).
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.
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.
Friday, 30 November 2012
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!
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!
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。
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
THURSDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 2012
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 ….
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.
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.
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
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.
MONDAY, 26TH NOVEMBER 2012
11.00am GONE AWAY!
Core members of the Green Walk group took a bus to return Kuantan.
Malaysiakini has a [Green March photo album]….
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.
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?
…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.
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
Free Malaysia Today
14 reps pledge support for green motions
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.
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.
MONDAY, 26TH NOVEMBER 2012
11.00am GONE AWAY!
Core members of the Green Walk group took a bus to return Kuantan.
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.
WAITING FOR NAJIB…..
BREAKING NEWS FROM MALAYSIAKINI:
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
No Najib but lots of policemen!
Polis!! Polis!! Polis!!
WILL NAJIB COME?
Sesi gambar bersama Semua yang berjalan Dan support team. Minta maaf sebab iPad x dpt amik yang penuh. Orang Asal pun x masuk lagi.
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
Tweets on 20,000 patriotic Malaysians at Dataran Merdeka …
blog.limkitsiang.com/2012/11/25/tweets–on-20000… – Cached
Drive to recruit anti-Lynas ‘green vanguards’
WILL NAJIB COME?
Admin baru bangun. Kami telah menunggu sampai matahari terbit!
Good morning everyone, Salam Hijau Lestari. Which side is the real Malaysia & the genuine Merdeka Square?
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.
“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.
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’
THE 13TH DAY, SUNDAY, 25TH NOVEMBER 2012
AT DATARAN MERDEKA
Come over Dataran Merdeka for various self-organised activities. Spend a night with us until dawn.
Dato Ambiga sudah sampai untuk memberi solidariti kepada kami!
Ceramah kelompok sedang berlangsung.
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.
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.”
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!
Anti-Lynas protesters say will occupy Dataran for the night
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.
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.
THERE ARE NOW 15,000!!! (No, 20,000! See report above..)
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.
Dataran Merdeka:Wong is addressing reporters now.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Malaysiakini: Latest estimate: 10,000.
Malaysiakini Reporting by Lee Long Hui, Zulaikha Zulkifli and Lu Wei Hoong.
Unit Amal Hijau sedang berpegang tangan bersatu padu para pahlawan.
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.
The participants are now in the Chow Kit area and are inching their way closer towards Dataran Merdeka.
Berada di Jalan Ipoh sekarang.
The latest estimate is 5,000. The weather appears to be holding up. They are expected to arrive at Dataran Merdeka at 4pm.
3.25pm – Jalan 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.
3.04pm – Jalan 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.
2:15pm– Sentul – PKR vice president Nurul Izzah Anwar was spotted at the Batu PKR division open house event and is seen mingling with the march participants.
2.20pm – Sentul – 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.
Himpunan Hijau marches on despite barricades at Dataran Merdeka
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.
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?
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.
12.22am – Sentul – 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.
12.49pm – Sentul – 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.
THE LIES THAT PEOPLE (IN AUTHORITY) TELL….
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.
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.
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.
The Green Walk (Final Day, 25/11/12).
Just arrived from Kuantan.
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
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?
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