Posts Tagged ‘Green Walk

07
Jan
13

Best of the Green Walk

Best of Green Walk
Winner of Greenwalk photo contest winner:
Tan Boo Keat

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26
Nov
12

Green Walk ends near Dataran amid blockade

About 300 Green Walk marchers have decided to remain at Dataran Merdeka overnight.

FULL REPORT

KUALA LUMPUR: Thousands of Green Walk marchers today gathered along Jalan Raja after their route to Dataran Merdeka was blocked off by the authorities.

The marchers then decided to sit down by the road, facing a police barricade that stopped them from entering Dataran Merdeka which has been cordoned off since yesterday.

The police have also informed the marchers that no action would be taken as long as the barricade remained unbreached.

At the same time, the marchers also formed a volunteer team to form a human chain to keep the other marchers from breaching the barricade.

The marchers were joined by some Pakatan Rakyat leaders.

Earlier, the organisers said the marchers had gathered at the Sentul market at about 1pm today before embarking on the last leg of the 300km march from Kuantan, which started 13 days ago.

The march started on Nov 12 by Himpunan Hijau chairman Wong Tack to campaign against the controversial Lynas rare earth plant in Gebeng as well as to highlight other environmental issues.

The crowd later broke into jubilation when Wong arrived at the scene at 5.30pm.

“The people have risen, the choice is in our hand,” he said while addressing the crowd.

He said the marchers passed through 15 towns during their trek, and all along the way he saw more and more people coming forward to “defend the future of the country”.

“We are not the last generation of this country; we will take responsibility, we will make the country better,” he told the cheering crowd.

The crowd, which at one point rose to about 10,000, then dispersed soon after, leaving only about 300 marchers behind as at 6pm

Police to investigate

These marchers are planning to follow through with their original plan of camping at Dataran Merdeka for the night.

Wong said the marchers would follow instructions from the authorities but would not disperse.

“Tonight I decided to set foot here, I will talk to nature. Tomorrow I’ll be here to witness the sunlight,” he said.

However, Wong’s energetic speech was followed by Dang Wangi police chief Zainuddin Ahmad’s announcement that Wong would be investigated under Section 9(5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.

He said Wong as the organiser has failed to apply for an assembly permit as required under Section 9(1) of the same Act.

Additionally, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) also said that the marchers were prohibited from stepping into Dataran Merdeka because it was undergoing renovation.

In reply, Wong argued that he was not the organiser of the march because “everyone came on their own initiative”. He also mocked the authorities for their “hospitality”.

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Green Walk ends near Dataran amid blockade
Leven Woon
November 25, 2012 – FMT

26
Nov
12

Green Walk paints the town green

Green Walk paints town green
(courtesy: Malaysiakini)

Green Walk paints town green
(courtesy: NSTM)

Green Walk paints town green
(courtesy: via NSTM)

Green Walk paints town green
(courtesy: via NSTM)

25
Nov
12

The Green Walk in pictures 13

Green Walk 13
(courtesy: Himpunan Hijau)

Green Walk 13
(courtesy: Himpunan Hijau)

Green Walk 13
(courtesy: Himpunan Hijau)

Green Walk 13
(courtesy: SABM)

Green Walk 13
(courtesy: NSTM)

Green Walk 13
(courtesy: NSTM)

Green Walk 13
(courtesy: Malaysiakini)

Green Walk 13
(courtesy: Malaysiakini)

25
Nov
12

The Green Walk in Pictures 12

Green Walk 12
(courtesy: Himpunan Hijau)

Green Walk 12
(courtesy: Himpunan Hijau)

Green Walk 12
(courtesy: Himpunan Hijau)

Green Walk 12
(courtesy: Himpunan Hijau)

Green Walk 12
(courtesy: Himpunan Hijau)

Green Walk 12
(courtesy: Himpunan Hijau)

24
Nov
12

Green Walk to end with People’s Assembly


(courtesy: Malaysiakini) – Wong Tack: People will decide how this country will move forward

Green Walk to end with People’s Assembly

Marchers against Lynas arrive in Selangor.

GOMBAK: The 14-day cross-country march against Lynas Corp will culminate on Monday with a gathering of citizens at Dataran Merdeka that the organisers call a “people’s assembly”.

The hundreds of participants in the so-called Green Walk arrived in Selangor today in a journey that began on Nov 12 in Kuantan with one man—Wong Tak, who leads the environmental group Himpunan Hijau.

Wong said Monday’s assembly would begin at 9am and would collectively decide how to respond to yesterday’s arrival of 100 containers of rare earth ore at Kuantan Port.

“There will be a true people’s assembly at Dataran,” he told reporters. “We will show that the choice is in our hands. We will let the people to decide how we should go forward to change the country.”

He speculated that the gathering might decide to march to Kuantan to protest against the import of the ore.

He said Himpunan Hijau had decided to carry out a blockade against future imports.

“We want to give a stern warning to Lynas. You might escape this time, but you won’t be able to do it the second time. We will try every means to bring down your operations.”

He would not give details about how his group would conduct the blockade or how it would halt Lynas’ operations.

Lynas Australia has said that the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (Lamp) in Gebeng, Kuantan, would begin operating within “the coming days”.

Wong denounced Malaysian authorities and Lynas for not informing the public about the arrival of the ore.

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Green Walk to end with People’s Assembly
Leven Woon
November 23, 2012 – FMT

24
Nov
12

The Green Walk in pictures 11

Green Walk 11
(courtesy: Himpunan Hijau 2.0) – The spirit of Mat Kilau, the warrior who stood up against the British

Green Walk 11
(courtesy: Himpunan Hijau 2.0) – The Green Walk milestone hat

Green Walk 11
(courtesy: Himpunan Hijau 2.0) – Signs of the future

Green Walk 11
(courtesy: Himpunan Hijau 2.0) – Warm-up exercises

Green Walk 11
(courtesy: Himpunan Hijau 2.0) – Carnations for the Green Warriors

Green Walk 11
(courtesy: Himpunan Hijau 2.0) – The Rakyat thank the Green Warriors

Green Walk 11
(courtesy: Himpunan Hijau 2.0) – Starting on the next leg of the Green journey




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for the triumph of evil
is for good men
to do nothing.

- Edmund Burke
When the people
fears their government,
there is TYRANNY;
when the government
fears the people,
there is LIBERTY.

- Thomas Jefferson
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