“We Are Ready To Strike Lynas at Their Doorsteps”
“The anger is now boiling over within the community. The people of Kuantan have decided that they will bring down Lynas no matter what!” said Wong Tack, chairperson of Himpunan Hijau’s press release.
The intensity in the struggle for a clean and green environment and a society that respects human rights and life took off during Himpunan Hijau 2.0 on 26 February 2012. This intensity gained momentum, accelerated and shot off the roof during Himpunan Hijau 3.0 on 28 April 2012.
Now, at this highly critical moment, Himpunan Hijau is moved to tears to see the increasing groundswell support shown to this people’s movement by the local community. We are extremely touched to see the massive participation, coupled with intense commitment from ordinary people from all walks of life to prepare for the Himpunan Hijau ‘Occupy Balok-Gebeng 24 Hours’ from 23-24 June 2012.
“This clearly shows that the people cannot stand this issue being dragged unnecessarily on any longer.
The people have now come together in true strong spirit, cohesive grassroot bonding and firm solidarity to put an end to this hazardous issue. They are no more counting on the heartless authorities who have continuously turned a blind eye and deaf ear to their grievances and anxieties. Enough is Enough, Lynas and the authorities must know that the final decision lies in the hands of the people!” said Wong Tack.
“The massive participation from the grassroots has also proven that constant accusations by certain quarters that this struggle is confined to only a few groups are baseless and untrue”, added Wong Tack.
Himpunan Hijau is extremely appreciative that many community groups and NGOs from all across the nation have expressed their support by sending their teams on 23-24 June to stand in solidarity with us. The rock solid support from civil movements and political parties prominent leaders are also very encouraging with confirmed attendance from Mat Sabu, Pak Samad, Wong Chin Huat, Harris Ibrahim & Hishamuddin Rais.
Himpunan Hijau ‘Occupy Balok-Gebeng 24 Hours’ on 23-24 June, at Pantai Balok, Kuantan will be a campaign with the highest intensity of emotions.
“We foresee that this campaign will not only bring down Lynas but will bring about significant positive change to society and the future of this nation”, said Wong Tack.
Steering Committee of HIMPUNAN HIJAU
Members of the Himpunan Hijau Steering Committee :
Wong Tack (Chairperson), Andansura Rabu, Bang Seet Ping, Clement Chin Yee Kaing, Lee Chean Chung, Lee Chin Chen, Nasrun Amir, Ooi Boon Seng, Dr. Phua Kia Yaw and V.Arumugam.