YOURSAY 'Wong Tack's sincerity, earnestness and integrity will stand him in good stead against the spineless Liow Tiong Lai.'
Wong Tack to stand in Bentong on DAP ticket
ONG: In 2008, Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai bagged 25,134 votes, beating PKR's G Ponusamy (12,585 votes) with a majority of 12,549 votes.
For the four state seats under the Bentong parliamentary seat, three were contested by DAP and one by PAS. The total state seat votes for BN was 21,565 against Pakatan Rakyat's 16,464 votes.
Compared with the parliamentary seat, the BN's majority was only 5,105 votes (21,569-16,464). Indeed, a total of 3,879 voters (16,464-12,585) who voted for DAP and PAS in the state seats chose not to vote for PKR in the parliamentary seat.
The votes in some of the state seats were close - in Sabai, DAP's D Kamache (3,159 votes) lost to MIC's M Davendran (3,304 votes) by only 145 votes.
What happened in Bentong mirrored the situation in Gelang Patah, Johor where 7,604 who voted for DAP and PAS in the state seats chose not to vote for PKR in the parliamentary seat.
To me, the message is loud and clear: DAP is preferred by these voters. PKR leaders, especially lower level ones, should voluntarily let DAP contest such seats.
If they still claim that "the issue is yet to be resolved by the two parties", then they are either deaf or stupid.
AnakBangsaMalaysia: Himpunan Hijau leader Wong Tack may not be a career politician, but he is a genuine man of the people, a reluctant leader thrust onto the political stage by circumstances and his steadfast refusal to stand by while our environment is poisoned for profit.
Wong Tack's sincerity, earnestness and integrity will stand him in good stead against the spineless MCA deputy president Liow Tiong Lai.
China: Wong, during your coming campaign, flood Bentong with your ‘Himpunan Hijau'. When an idea has finally come, no army of men can stop it.
Wong Tack welcomes Lynas, if it uses 'front door'
MyFoot: Malaysia belongs to all its people. Let no government concludes for the people what is safe or not.
Let the people decide in a referendum on controversial projects such as Lynas. This also includes nuclear power plants. The few should not decide on behalf of all of us.
Anonymous #33877536: There is no such thing as 100 percent or 200 percent safe. Mother nature does not give guarantees. Look at what happened in Japan (Fukushima) recently and India (Bopal) many years ago.
The people there are still suffering. Why take the risk?
RAW: Once politics comes into the picture, everything becomes foggy. So when would one welcome Lynas? When it can be proven that it is 100 percent safe, 95 percent safe?
How does one prove that it is safe? Is 99.9 percent safe good enough? One just needs to see what had happened at Fukushima. The nuclear plant there was probably rated safe with a probability of something like 99.999 percent.
Himpunan Hijau would have more credibility if its chairman does not go into politics. It seems that Himpunan Hijau (Green Movement) has just changed colour to become Himpunan Bunglon (Chameleon Movement).
Eskay: Read carefully, Wong Tuck said, "If you (Lynas) prove you can comply (with the regulation, then) not just Lynas, any industry can come in. But it must go through a stringent, open and transparent process.
"In detailed environmental impact assessments, public consultation is very important. Let us go through the public consultation and ask our people whether the industry (Lynas) could be accepted - that is the first thing."
Meaning if they can't comply, they have to shut down. Even Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim said that in Australia, however it was reported by the media that he has changed his stand.
Anak JB: Wong Tack should remain as an environmentalist to lend impartiality and credence to the cause he is fighting for and for those who stick with him through thick and thin.
By turning into a politician, he lost his credibility and starts to talk political correctness. Weren't he the guy who at one stage threatened to burn down Lynas?
Anonymous_5fb: Give Wong Tack a break. We should ask ourselves, who else would sacrifice our time to fight against environmental threats?
Give him what he deserves, send him to the Parliament to fight for Himpunan Hijau causes. It's only through political influence that we can get rid of Umno's rampant abuses. Don't accuse such a noble man for being selfish.
Kazakh: I think this is a fair and realistic comment from Wong Tuck - Kuantan needs industries to provide the stimulus to generate wealth and prosperity for the rakyat but not at the cost of the long-term health of the people.
Lynas rare earth plant has great potential, but it will only be allowed to operate when it is proven to be safe. Otherwise, it must be shut down.
Sincere Citizen: I think it is best to close the plant first then ask Lynas to proof that the plant is safe with scientific facts before they can reopen it.
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