Monday, March 31, 2014

Over 8,200 Residents Object to the Degazettement

In just over 10 days, volunteers and concerned citizens helped the Coalition for the Protection of the Selangor State Park collect 8,260 signatures, demonstrating residents' objection to the proposed degazettement of forest reserves and the alignment of the KLORR-Eastern Route (EKVE) through these forests.
On 27 March 2014, a group of 20 representatives from the Coalition*, together with a representative from the Residents Association of Taman Melawati, gathered at the main lobby of the Bangunan SUK, Shah Alam to hand over the signatures collected to date.
During that handing over event, the Coalition submitted 7,292 signatures together with 207 individual objection letters to the Selangor State Government, objecting to the proposed degazettement of forest reserves and the alignment of the EKVE through these forests.  It was amazing work by everyone involved!
Original copies of the petition and individual letters were submitted to the director of Forestry Selangor, Tuan. Haji Yusoff B. Muda, while copies of the petition and individual letters were submitted to:
Representative from the MB’s office
- Tuan Haji Yasid bin Bidin,
Ketua Setiausaha Sulit Kepada Dato’ Menteri Besar Selangor
Representative from YB Elizabeth Wong's office
- Mr Danny Chan
From 28 - 30 March, an additional 968 signatures were submitted to the state government via the Selangor Forestry Department.  Also another 33 individual letters were submitted.  Furthermore, another 200 over individual objection letters were also submitted directly to the state government throughout the objection period, through the Coalition's drive.
The Selangor State Government has given no supporting argument as to why this area should be degazetted, and how these forests are no longer required as forest reserve, water catchment or as state park.  
We sincerely hope that the Selangor State government will hear our objections and NOT degazette our forest reserves. We also hope that both the federal and state governments will seek a better alternative to the current proposed alignment of the KLORR-Eastern Route (EKVE), so that the expressway will not cut through our forests, threatening critical water catchment and rich biodiversity areas.

* The Coalition for the Protection of the Selangor State Park comprises:
Malaysian Nature Society, SOS Selangor, Treat Every Environment Special and WWF Malaysia

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Only YOU can Save the Park - Help Collect Signatures

WE NEED YOUR HELP to get signatures to object against the proposed excision of 106.65 hectares of forest reserves, including part of Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor for the construction of Phase 1 of the EKVE (KLORR-Eastern Route).

Please help us collect signatures using THIS PETITION FORM .

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HOW Can YOU Help?
1.  Sign The Peition and Collect Signatures:
The Coalition for the Protection of the Selangor State Park comprising of TrEES, WWF, MNS and SOS Selangor have started a petition to enable the public,  to object against the proposed excision.

2.  Residents in Gombak or Ulu Langat district:
Copy the letter.  Email and fax your signed letter to the Selangor Forestry Department, cc to Menteri Besar and YB Elizabeth, bcc to  All government emails are in the attached letter:
SURAT BANTAHAN dalam Bahasa Malaysia

The signed petition forms have to be returned to the coalition before Friday, 21 March 2014. 
These forms will be compiled for submission to the Selangor State Government. The signed petition forms can be sent by hand or by express pos/pos laju to:

Treat Every Environment Special                OR           Malaysian Nature Society
No. 72, Jalan SS4/10                                                     JKR 641, Jalan Kelantan
47301 Petaling Jaya                                                       Bkt Persekutuan, 50480 KL
Tel No: 03-7876-9958 (Leela/Christa)                         Tel No: 03-2287-9422 (Balu Perumal)

Please contact us if you have any queries. Please return all signed petition forms before Friday, 21 March 2014.

Remember - Only YOU can help save the Park!