Signatures handover for the Save Temengor Campaign
20 Sep 2011
June 11th saw the culmination of more than a year’s work on the “Save Temengor” Campaign when MNS together with partner The Body Shop Pen. Malaysia handed 82,716 signatures at the Perak Menteri Besar’s office at Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, Ipoh urging the Perak State Government to Save Temengor. MNS has been campaigning to preserve the area since 1993 having successfully campaigned for the gazettment of Royal Belum State park in 2007.
These petitions were signed mainly by customers of The Body Shop, MNS members and all friends of Temengor ranging from concerned Malaysians to everyone else worldwide through physical signature books and online petitions including Facebook.
During the handover MNS president Prof Dr Maketab Mohamed welcomed the State’s positive response to MNS’ campaign. He also mentioned that MNS is heartened by the support given by the Perak Menteri Besar and the State Exco members and hopes that a timeline can be set to permentaly protect the Temengor Forest Reserve, making it part of the Royal Belum State Park thus gazetting and protecting the forest complex as a whole.
State Exco Datuk Hamidah Osman represented the Menteri besar and added the the final signatures to the campaign and committed to taking this matter up to the State Executive council. Also present at the handover was datin Mina Cheah-Foong, Managing Director of The Body Shop Malaysia. She was pleased that something was finally being done to preserve the forest.
Former perak menteri Besar Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli Ghazali had previously indicated that logging in the Belum Temengor Forest Complex be phased out by 2008 and 2009 and concurrent to that, we all hope the current administration will take the lead in following through by having new legislations and regulations for the conservations of this natural heritage.
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