Maintenance key to addressing environmental issues, says activist
Stories by TERENCE TOH
Speaking at the launch of his book Memoirs of a Malaysian Eco-Activist, the Penang-born activist said Malaysians were very good at constructing new things, but terrible at keeping them maintained. “Everyone thinks planting trees is great. But they forget that trees have to be maintained.
On the future of the nation’s environment, Gurmit Singh said he hoped the new generation would be more environmentally conscious. “My hope is that more young people will get involved with environmental issues, but with their eyes open. “If you go back and look at the new generation, they like instant results. “But environmental issues cannot have instant results. You have to look at the long-term,” he said.
Present at the launch was World Islamic Economic Forum chairman and former deputy prime minister Tun Musa Hitam. Describing their relationship as one of “constructive engagement”, Musa commended Gurmit Singh’s spirit of always speaking up fearlessly for the environment while keeping himself free of political influence.
“You (Gurmit Singh) trained me during the course of my leadership, up to the number two in the country, to be able to tolerate and appreciate feedback in the roughest way possible, the rougher the better,” Musa said in his speech. “We need more people like him in the political and social system,” he said.
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ORGANIC DAY IS COMING TO BANGSAR!
Saturday, 26 November 2016
10.00am ~ 4.00pm
Pusat Komuniti Bukit Bandaraya
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The 22 edition Hari Organik is in Bangsar for the 4th consecutive year!
Hari Organik is an event where you get to meet the farmers/producers and other organic business entities to consult on organic farming / gardening practices; wellness/health products/food that are good for your health and much more!
If you are looking for organic mattress and pillows, household and skin care products, organic compost, fertilizer, vegetable seeds and seedlings, this is the place for you! For those who are looking for FIG saplings at reasonable price, come to us as stocks are limited!
If you are concerned of how organic are those products/ produce in the market, join us for the open dialogue with the farmer/producer & Retailer.
Water! Water! How much do you Know and Care? Issues around Consumers, Government and Environment…. Engr. Gurmit Singh will be there to share with you his concerns!
An event not to be missed, so what are you waiting for?!
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Admission is Free.