Stop Greed November 20, 2006Posted by elizabethwong in Environment, Malaysia, Photography, Photojournalism.
Today’s Sunday activity for the residents of Section 5 PJ, Gasing Indah and Gasing Heights, against the luxury bungalow project by Sanctuary Gasing, which will destroy one of Klang Valley’s last remaining green lung.
Some four hundred residents turned up to the protest. Present were resident association representatives, lawyers, State Assemblyman, Dr Lim Thuan Seng, Opposition leaders R. Sivarasa (KeADILan) and Ronnie Liu (DAP). Also present were rights group Suaram, environmental NGOs and thespians Mano Maniam, Naa Murad, Joanna Bassey and her family.
Instead of enjoying the cool quite lush greenery of Gasing Hill, since moving into the new house, my neighbours and I have to put up with drilling noises, explosions and trucks plying down the small lane in front of my gate.
How many more landslides and corpses do we need before the Government put a stop to development of hills and mountains? Or is quick cash more valuable than lives and the environment?
Developer: Sanctuary Gasing Pvt Ltd. (too cheap to even have a website)
Public Relations firm hired to do the nasty: Arc Worldwide (part of advertising giant Leo Burnett)