Will you stand up to save Bukit Kiara forest?

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Will you stand up to be counted to save the forest in Bukit Kiara for future generations?

The forest lies abused and embattled

Trampled upon by bulldozers and man

Its famed trails fragmented

Its flora and fauna torn asunder

Its pristine river streams polluted

The ugly 3.6-metre-high metal fencing a grim reminder

of abuses and greed

of disrespect for the people’s interests

of contempt for the environment

The people rallied to save the forest

Ignited by the Kiara warriors

The civilian campaign spread like fire

They marched and halted the rape

They pressed for the preservation of the forest

More insincere assurances

More false hope

More concrete plans for a concrete jungle    

Less refuge and peace

Less beauty

Less joy

The forest has shrunk

The rich and powerful have expanded

Greed and arrogance have expanded

The people rallied with a Coalition of Friends of Bukit Kiara

More came from near and far

More awareness

Less apathy

Less fear

A deafening silence answered the pleas and cries of the aggrieved

The forest is shrinking further

Abuses and greed have expanded

Immorality have expanded

More ugly metal fencing

More deflowering by duplicity

Less animals and birds

Less beauty

Less harmony

Less joy

The moon lies bare and abandoned

The birds have taken flight

The forest, a national treasure, forever lost to future generations…

The great Mahatma Gandhi said, “What we are dong to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”

Will you stand up on Sept 28 at sunrise to be counted to save your joy and the forest in Bukit Kiara ?

The Coalition of Friends of Bukit Kiara comprising 47 RAs and 11 NGOs are organising a peaceful protest walk on Sept 28 at 8am, starting from Bakti Building (at the base of the Bukit Kiara jogging trail).

Other activities are also planned at Lembah Kiara Park.

Lim Chui Choo aka H20 is a child of Mother Nature.


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