Sunday, March 24, 2013

PR bans cyanide, BCAC Joins Pahang Green Corridor to overthrow BN Government



 
PR Pahang leaders showing Pahang Manifesto which stated PR will ban the use of cyanide in Bukit Koman gold mine when PR becomes the state government. The Pakatan Rakyat national leadership has also confirmed their consistent stand to ban the use of cyanide in gold mining and will further elaborate this position in the Pakata Rakyat 13th General Election Manifesto.

 
The Declaration of Ban Cyanide Action Committee of Bukit Koman, Raub, Pahang on the 13th General Election.

The Barisan Nasional Government Leave Us with No Other Choice But To Fight Back. The People of Raub Rise Up To Reclaim Justice!

The Ban Cyanide Action Committee of Bukit Koman Raub hereby declares that in the coming 13th General Election we shall coordinate our efforts with the Pahang Green Corridor which is a civil society initiative. We shall specifically assist the Pakatan Rakyat to win the parliamentary seat of Raub as well as the three State Legislative seats (DUN) under the said parliamentary constituency. We are determined to bring to an end the rule of Barisan Nasional.

The Ban Cyanide Action Committee has been in close consultation with the Pakatan Rakyat leaders for the past month. The Pakatan Rakyat of Pahang has agreed to include in the Pahang State Pakatan Rakyat Manifesto the banning on the usage of cyanide in gold mining. The Pakatan Rakyat national leadership has also confirmed their consistent stand to ban the use of cyanide in gold mining and will further elaborate this position in the Pakata Rakyat 13th General Election Manifesto. Such an action will help to alleviate the skin diseases and other physical illness which has afflicted the residents of Raub. It will restore green and clean homes to Raub.

The “Ban Cyanide, Protect Our Homes" movement has been going on for seven years. Every resident has suffered great physical distress and mental anguish. Not only do we have to endure the poisonous hydrogen cyanide gas, we have to travel afar to seek justice and fairness so that we may protect our environment and conserve it for our future generations. We walk from our village to another; we travel from Raub to Parliament; we sought justice at the law courts; we organised a 20,000 strong Himpunan Hijau Raub on September the 2nd 2012. The MPs and ADUN of Barisan Nasional YB Liow Tiong Lai, YB Ng Yen Yen and YB Ho Kai Mun have never help the residents in their fair and just struggle. On the contrary, they have repeatedly slandered the Ban Cyanide Action Committee by maliciously accusing us of "politicizing" the issue of cyanide in gold mining, or the committee" being used and manipulated by opposition political parties" etc. They have refused to deal with the real issue of the diseases afflicting the residents of Raub.

Under the rule of the Barisan Nasional, both the federal and state agencies have hidden the fact that the ambient air in Bukit Koman contains hydrogen cyanide gas exceeding 33 times the maximum upper limit in New York. The Federal Court had also dismissed a judicial review filed by the Ban Cyanide Action Committee in September 2012. Having exhausted all recourse in the executive, legislative and judiciary arms of the Barisan National administration, we cannot help but despair and lose confidence in the Barisan Nasional. The Barisan Nasional had left us with no other choice but to join the Pahang Green Corridor to defeat the Barisan Nasional in the coming General Election. Only when the people of Raub rise up to fight for justice, can we save ourselves!

The people of Pahang must rekindle the spirit of Mat Kilau who had bravely fought the British Colonialists to defend the interests of the local residents. We must continue to fight back and break free from the chains of oppression forcibly imposed on us. The spirit of Mat Kilau transcends not only racial identities, but also the time frames of colonialism to the present era. It augurs well for the people of Pahang to bring back to life the demand for self determination as championed by Mat Kilau and to demand for " Free and Prior Consent" of the community before any developmental project is approved. In accordance with such principle and practice, we must unite to oppose all toxic and harmful industries.

劳勿武吉公满反对山埃采金委员会大选宣言

“民联反山埃,劳勿挺民联!”

彭亨劳勿反山埃采金委员会谨此宣布,将于来临的第13届全国大选配合社运人士发起的绿色走廊计划,全力支持民联取下劳勿一国三州议席,打倒腐败政权!

反山埃委员会与民联领袖经过一个月的紧密磋商后,彭亨州民联三党已经同意将停止山埃采金作业方式纳入州大选宣言,民联全国领袖也同意将反山埃纳入13届大选宣言,彻底解决困扰劳勿尤其是武吉公满居民多年的严重皮肤及生理疾病问题,还劳勿区公民一个绿色家园

七年的“抗山埃,保家园”运动,每一个村民都走得非常心酸。我们天天遭受山埃毒气的折磨,却仍需到处奔波追求正义,为下一代的健康家园而奋斗。我们 从村里走到城外,从劳勿大街走到国会大厦,从诉诸法庭途径到举办万人劳勿绿色集会,国阵的国州议员廖中莱、黄燕燕、何启文等不但没有伸出援手,反而多次污 蔑本会“政治化山埃采金“,“被反对党利用”,无视村民所面对的实实在在毒害疾病问题。

在国阵的治理下,中央与州行政部门漠视武吉公满新村空气中山埃含量比美国纽约的标准高38倍的事实,也在卫生部证实了34%的皮肤病和 相关健康问题后,也不对金矿采取任何行动; 联邦法院也于2012年9月驳回了委员会的司法审核申请。穷尽立法、行政和司法的所有民主制度管道,我们对国阵已绝望。因此,参与绿色走廊,打倒国阵政权 是无路可走下的官逼民反,劳勿武吉公满村民唯有揭竿起义才能找到一条活路!

彭亨州人民必须重新呼唤彭亨州民族英雄末基劳(Mat Kilau)的崇高反殖斗争精神,勇敢反抗所有未经同意加诸于人民身上的枷锁与压迫。末基劳的抗争精神超越族群、也超越反殖运动的框架,所有彭亨州人民必 须拥有末基劳的人民独立自主意识,要求社区的发展计划必须遵从“自主、事先和知情的同意(Free Prior and Informed Consent , FPIC)”的原则,团结一致否决所有环境公害计划。

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