July 30th, 2013
Tawau: Himpunan Hijau will commence its one million signatures drive to protest the Lynas project on Aug 1.
Its Chairman, Wong Tack, said they hope to garner the signatures within 100 days, adding that the official launch of the event is on Aug 24 at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.
He said he would be there until the one million signatures have been obtained.
“I am willing to stay there without going home until the mission is a success,” he said.
During the day also, he said, leaders of the Himpunan Hijau would be going to the streets and coffee shops to obtain support through signatures from the people.
Once the signatures have been obtained, it would be handed over to the Agong and Japanese Embassy before the Malaysia Day celebration.
To this, he urged the 10,000 members of the Himpunan Hijau to register voluntarily at www.himpunan-hijau.com to assist in the success of the campaign.
He said they set up operation centres in the DAP offices but stressed that the one million signatures campaign has nothing to do with the DAP.
“In Sabah, I am targeting to obtain 100,000 with 10,000 from Tawau alone,” he said.
He said that despite the Lynas project is in Pahang, Himpunan Hijau came to Sabah to garner support from Sabahans because of the State’s love for the environment.
Moreover, Wong said the issue concerns humanity and not politics.
Also present were Sri Tanjong Assemblyman Chan Foong Hin and Gary Yap of Sabah Environmental Protection Association (Sepa).