I met up with 3 Kelana Jaya breakfast kakis. I asked them to put RM50 on the table. Nobody asked why, which is very normal amongst us good friends who trust each other.
I then asked them to pick a toothpick each. The shortest ONE wins.
Jeet picked the shortest and we are sending him to the STOP LYNAS Fund Raising Dinner on 7 January 2012 at the Shah Alam Convention Centre.
This is our way of responding to the appeal below:
Dear concerned citizens of Malaysia
Invitation to the national launching of the Stop Lynas Campaign
Lynas has announced that the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) will be ready for operation in January, despite being rejected three times in their submissions of the permanent waste management and the plant decommissioning plans. At the same time, the government continues to ignore the pleas of the rakyat to cancel this toxic plant that will bring imminent harm to us and to the many generations to come.
In these final days of desperation before the plant fires up, Pakatan Rakyat has agreed to put their weight behind the anti-Lynas campaign, which so far, seems to be confined only to the greater Kuantan area, thanks to deliberate suppression of negative Lynas news in the mainstream media. It is therefore decided that a national stop Lynas fund raising dinner is organized to fund the legal action against Lynas.
Various legal teams have explored the possible avenue to stop the Lynas project. Save Malaysia Stop Lynas (SMSL) has planned to challenge the project on technical ground which requires a trigger before the case can be lodged. Stop Lynas Coalition (SLC) has decided to go for a case based on procedural ground which can be lodged immediately provided adequate fund can be found to put the case together.
SLC will name 10 defendants: Lynas and governmental agencies which are MITI, MOSTI, Pahang MB, MPK, Pejabat Tanah & Galian Pahang, Agensi Nuklear Malaysia, AELB, DOE and PKNP. The first thing SLC will do is to seek a court injunction to stop the construction of the plant.
Unfortunately, with so many defendants, this legal strategy will be fairly expensive. We need to raise RM300,000 to initiate legal action. We seek your help for the lawsuit by supporting the national launching dinner.
Theme: Makan Malam Perdana "Dana Alam Sekitar"
Price: RM2,000 per table / RM200 per person
Date: 7 January 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 8.00 pm - 11.30 pm
Venue: Grand Shah Alam Ballroom, Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC)
To ensure accountability and transparency, all proceedings from the dinner will be held in trust by Pakatan Rakyat. The chairman of the campaign is Haji Zulkefly bin Haji Omar. He fought against the Broga incinerator for more than 5 years, and finally won in court. He is currently the chairman of the Environmental Bureau of PAS.
This campaign does not stop with the dinner. Pakatan will embark on road trips to raise awareness on this issue throughout the whole of Malaysia. We will not stop until Lynas leaves. We hope you can support us financially by purchasing dinner tickets, either as an organization or in your personal capacity.
For more details, please contact Soo Jin Hou at firstname.lastname@example.org or 016-984 1588. To purchase a ticket, please bank in your contribution to Bank Islam account number 06019010087836 to BADAR (Badan Bertindak Anti Rare Earth Refinery) and send your mailing address and bank slip to Jin Hou.
With a heartfelt thank you,
Andansura Rabu (017-986 8969)
Chairman of Stop Lynas Coalition
Got a SMS from CK about an hour ago: Let’s join Jeet! You can guess my reply, yah?
Round up your friends, can?
If you visit HERE and the other Facebook Sites, you will agree that the people of Kuantan have aggressively initiated many programs against Lynas and even on their own steam sent two delegations to Australia.
It is our turn now to give them whatever support we can!