Wednesday, 21 November 2012

KL folk invited to join Green March on Saturday

As the anti-Lynas Green March protesters will reach the Gombak toll plaza of the Karak Highway after marching all the way from Kuantan this coming Saturday, Kuala Lumpur residents are urged to join the group until the end of the journey.

pertahankan warisan kita pc 080712 ishak surinSpeaking at a press conference today, Gombak PAS chief Ishak Surin (left) read out Himpunan Hijau’s press statement, saying that the protesters will reach the Gombak toll plaza at 2pm.

He said that the group will be welcomed by environmental NGOs and activists once they reach the toll plaza.

“We urge, welcome and invite people of all races, the people of Kuala Lumpur, to come together at the Gombak toll plaza and walk with us towards Dataran Merdeka. Stay overnight with us at Dataran Merdeka,” he said.

Ishak said that Himpunan Hijau also invited all political party leaders and parliamentarians to come and walk along with them.
Slight changes for the route

Meanwhile, the organiser, via Ishak, also announced their latest route for the final two days.

According to the original plan, the protesters were supposedly to stay at Kampung Bandar Dalam on Saturday, and continue their walk from the Malay village to Dataran Merdeka the next morning.

With the latest changes, the protesters will stay overnight at the former PAS headquarters at Taman Melewar, Gombak on Saturday.

Ishak said that they will be welcomed by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu, and PAS is planning a ceramah on the same night.

NONEThe next day, they will start walking from Gombak to their final destination, Dataran Merdeka, and plan to stay overnight at the iconic square.

The green marchers originally planned to reach Dataran on Sunday and then march to Parliament House the next morning to conclude their 300km journey for a safer Malaysia by handing over a memorandum to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, calling for the shutting down of the Lynas plant in Gebeng.

However, Himpunan Hijau chairperson Wong Tack had later announced that they will camp at Dataran Merdeka on Sunday and wait for the prime minister and MPs to meet them there the next morning.

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