dantang 2010

Reshmonu at Save Bukit Gasing Dinner April 2010

Sat. 10th April 2010 was a night that the community around Bukit Gasing and friends came together to raise funds for our fight with DBKL and Gasing Meridian Sdn Bhd. 

We had a “sold-out” night at the Community Hall at Gasing Indah. People from Gasing Heights Condos, Gasing Indah, Pantai Dalam came together to enjoyed good food and entertainment. Many representatives from groups in a similar plight as us (Tmn Melawati, Tmn Hijau, Ampang, Kota Damansara, Medan Damansara and others) together with representatives from Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and WWF-Malaysia came to support the evening. YB R.Sivarasa, YB Hee Loy Sian, YB Nurul Izzah, Adun Edward Lee and Derek Fernandez, MBPJ Ahli Majlis (Section 5 & 10) were present to show support. 

Tan Sri Dr. Salleh Mohd Nor, President of MNS, gave an inspiring speech on our need to conserve our forests and wildlife for future generations. He provided some examples of Malaysia Nature Society’s efforts to conserve and protect many of our historic forests. The recent success in having Kota Damansara Forest gazetted as a forest reserve is an example of NGOs and communities ability to make authorities recognize the importance of conservation. 

We had entertainment from enthusiastic “Bollywood” dancers, comprising children and some adult dancers, all drawn from the community in Bukit Gasing. Reshmonu took the stage with specially written song for “Bukit Gasing”. With superb support from his DJ and percussionist, he had the audience singing along to one of his songs. His excellent performance was enjoyed by both young and old in the audience. 

The “Dutch Auction” of a painting, netbook and MNS Books were enthusiastically supported with bids (money) collected to match. 

The evening was a great success in bringing together almost 300 people demonstrating their continuing support for the battle ahead in our fight for transparency and justice. The generous donations collected from the evening amply proved that the spirit of the community and its friends remain strong and we will not stray from the battle ahead. 

JACBG and Save Bukit Gasing Trust Fund wish to thank all that came to the evening and others that were unable to attend but provided donations anyway. We are very much encouraged by the many kind words and appreciation of the event expressed by many as they left the event. 

To take on the might of DBKL is not an easy one. To last the journey ahead will remain a challenge. However, with continued support from the community, elected representatives, friends and other concerned citizens, we can and must succeed in turning the tide of wanton destruction of our scarce green lung in PJ and KL. 

Gary Yeoh 

JAC for Bukit Gasing 

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