Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Participants of anti-Lynas march disperse

KUALA LUMPUR: Participants who took part in the Himpunan Hijau walk dispersed after holding a meeting near the barricades at Dataran Merdeka.

They had camped overnight after completing a 300km march from Kuantan that began on Nov 13.

They unanimously passed three motions for a greener environment the immediate closure of the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant in Gebeng, Kuantan; the suspension and review of projects deemed harmful to the nation; and an assurance that future projects are in line with the Earth Charter.

Several Oppostion MPs and state assemblyman, including DAP adviser and Ipoh Timur MP Lim Kit Siang, Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun, Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai and Selangor exco Ronnie Liu, were present.

Himpunan Hijau leader Wong Chin Huat told the crowd to disperse at 11am. Many boarded buses back to Kuantan. Police later removed the barricades along Jalan Raja.

The group had called off plans to march to Parliament to hand over a memorandum to the Prime Minister.

“We have sent many memoranda but there has been no response.

“It is time for the wakil rakyat to come and meet us, not the other way around,” Himpunan Hijau chairman Wong Tack said.

Source : TheStar


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