“反公害,救大马:绿色公民动起来!”讲座会 (Anti Public Nuisance, Save Malaysia: Green Citizen Movement!)

日期:2011年5月20日(星期五)
时间:晚上7点入席,7时30分点正式开始
地点:隆雪华堂大礼堂主办:隆雪华堂社经委员会

主持:周泽南(纪录片导演、隆雪华堂社经委员)

主讲:序主讲人主题

(1)陈文德(“拯救马来西亚委员会”副主席)反稀土运动的起始与进展
(2)傅芝雅(Fuziah Salleh,关丹区国会议员)稀土厂事件的争议与内幕
(3)彭发光(良好施政联盟CGG主席)直接民主与公民环境权

语文:英文、马来文

马来西亚政府批准澳洲稀土矿商公司(Lynas)在彭亨州关丹格宾(Gebeng)兴建提炼厂,引起国际关注,更令民众担心20多年前的霹雳红泥山亚洲稀土厂惨剧重演。

这项计划早在2008年传出,引起当地居民和环保组织大力反对,担心稀土废料辐射影响健康。此事于今年3月经美国《纽约时报》披露后,全球瞩目,关丹市民则自发成立“拯救马来西亚”(Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas)委员会,领导群众阻止稀土提炼厂计划投入操作。

格宾稀土提炼计划不只是关丹人的课题,它与红泥山亚稀厂、武吉公满山埃炼金一样是攸关所有马来西亚人的课题。公害事件不断,不啻显示:经历民主转型后的我国社会,面对政府的作为和企业利润至上的动机,人民所生活的环境和自然生态仍然受到很大的破坏。因此,我们坚持:人民学习透过现代社会的合法抵抗形式来保护自身的环境权益,一同打造属于人民的永续社会。对不当既定政策的抵抗权就是环境权的展现,集结力量,走上街头,就是发出异议的第一步。

反公害运动只是一个开端,环保工作更非一日可成。打造绿色乡土是我们的梦想,弱势者的力量永远不会停息。面对颟顸的行政体系及顽强的污染制造者,我们将透过讲座及各项相关活动的举办,把反公害与环境运动的理念与种子扩散至全国。

当天,也将邀请反红泥山亚稀厂、万挠反高压电及武吉公满反毒委员会等环境运动者出席交流。这是反稀土运动在雪隆地区的第一场讲座,请以行动支持“拯救马来西亚委员会”的系列活动,踊跃出席!任何疑问,请洽询隆雪华堂助理秘书谢先生03-2274 6645。

Anti Public Nuisance, Save Malaysia: Green Citizen Movement!

Date:20/05/2011(Friday)
Time:7:30 pm
Venue:The KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH)
Organizer:KLSCAH Social-Economic Committee
Moderator:Chow Z Nam(KLSCAH Social-Economic Committee member, documentary filmmaker)

Languages:English and Malay

Panel Members :
(1)Tan Bun Tee,Vice Chairman of “Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas Committee”  . Topic: “Campaign Brief”
(2)YB Fuziah Salleh,Member of Parliament for Kuantan. Topic:  “Behind the Lynas Rare Earths Plant Controversy”
(3)Jeffrey Phang,Chairman of Coalition of Good Governance . Topic:  “Green Voters and Environmental Rights”

The approval of the Malaysian government to allow Australian based mining company, Lynas Corp’s to set up its biggest rare earth refinery outside China in Gobeng, Kuantan, Pahang has raised the eyebrows of the international community.

Local residents are worried about the radioactive waste being produced, fearing a repeat of the disaster caused by Japanese-owned Mitsubishi Chemical’s Asian Rare Earth plant at Bukit Merah, Perak.

The news of the Lynas project was unveiled in 2008, and almost immediately, the local residents and environmental organizations had staged their protests.

The Gebeng plant was thrust into limelight following a New York Times report on March this year. Immediately after the report was released, Kuantan residents voluntarily set up “Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas Committee,” lobbying the government to revoke its earlier approval of the operation of the rare earth refinery.

The rare earth refinery project not only concerns the people in Kuantan but , it is the concern of all Malaysians.

Government’s thrust on profitability appears to be at the expense of the environment, public health and the safety of its citizenry.

Hence, we insist that Malaysians have every legal right to protect themselves against the hazards posed to environment. The approval given by the Malaysian authorities to the Australian based mining to start operations here  does not augur well for all Malaysians.

Anti-pollution campaign in Malaysia is just beginning. Rome was not built in one day, environment protection is the same.  Making a Green Hometown is our dream.

The voice of the marginalized should grow louder by the day. We would unleash our crusade against these administrators and the powers to be through talks and related activities, sowing the seeds of anti-pollution and green movement throughout the country.

We shall invite the aggrieved residents of Bukit Merah, Rawang and Bukit Koman to attend the talk and share with you their opinions. For inquiries, please contact Mr. Cheah 03-22746645.

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