Press Conference of “Stop Lynas Coalition” conducted by Kuantan MP YB Fuziah Salleh on 24th September 2011

The Press Conference was held on 24th September 2011, started at 6:30pm, at 2nd Floor, GC Curry House Seminar Hall, Jalan Air Putih, Kuantan, Pahang. The Press Conference started 30 minutes after the Strategic Planning Workshop on Stop Lynas Campaign completed. The workshop was organized by Kuantan Concern Citizen (KCC) by inviting Kuantan MP YB Fuziah Salleh as the workshop facilitator. The purpose of the workshop is to strengthen the efforts of various interest groups in ensuring that Lynas Advance Materials Plant (LAMP) is prevented from operating in Malaysia.

 

The workshop resolution is forming the “Stop Lynas Coalition” supports by NGOs, NGIs, Malaysia Medical Association (MMA), Pahang Bar Council and various interest groups.

 

List of the NGOs, professional bodies, interest groups, and political parties participated in the Strategic Planning Workshop on Stop Lynas Campaign on 24th September 2011:

  1. Badan Bertindak Anti Rare Earth Refinery (BADAR)
  2. Kuantan Concern Citizen (KCC)
  3. Gelombang Hijau
  4. Malaysian Medical Association (MMA)
  5. Pahang Bar Council
  6. The People’s Green Coalition
  7. Consumer Association Penang (CAP)
  8. Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM)
  9. Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM)
  10. Kuantan Baptist Church Kuantan
  11. Kean Tao Baptist Church Kuantan
  12. Pastor English Team Kuantan
  13. Kuantan Environmental Watch Group
  14. Cyber Research Team of Kuantan MP
  15. Penang Residents’ Welfare and Education Association (PRWEA)
  16. PKR Kuantan Division
  17. PKR Indera Mahkota Division
  18. PAS Indera Mahkota Division
  19. Save Malaysia! Stop Lynas

The Malaysian Insider – PKR calls Sabah Pakatan meet to discuss SAPP alliance

PKR calls Sabah Pakatan meet to discuss SAPP alliance

By Clara Chooi
June 10, 2011

Yong says there is no need to formalise ties between PR and SAPP. — file pic
KOTA KINABALU, June 10 — PKR will summon for a meeting with its Pakatan Rakyat (PR) partners in Sabah tomorrow to determine the pact’s final stand on a possible alliance with Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).

PKR vice-president Fuziah Salleh confirmed this with The Malaysian Insider, saying all three PR parties — PKR, DAP and PAS — will have to reach a consensus on the matter first before initiating any formal negotiation with SAPP leaders.

“We have to hold a formal meeting at the PR level first before we can decide on anything.

“The meeting will be on Saturday and we will hold a press conference after that to announce any details,” she said when contacted.

Fuziah also confirmed that she had chaired a separate meeting in Sabah yesterday with PKR’s newly-formed negotiation team for the alliance proposal.

But she declined to reveal details of the meeting, reiterating that the matter should first be raised in Sabah PR.

The Malaysian Insider understands that Fuziah also held an informal discussion with SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee here yesterday. Again, Fuziah insisted on keeping the meeting details confidential.

DAP has been actively pursuing the merger proposal with SAPP, a suggestion that both PR and the Sabah-based opposition party have been toying with since last year.

But an ultimatum issued by DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang last week riled Yong, who said that while he was keen on political cooperation, he did not think it necessary to sign any formal pact agreement.

The former Sabah chief minister, who just last year lost in his bid for the Batu Sapi seat during the by-election, is bent on sticking to SAPP’s “autonomy for Sabah” struggle.

He told The Malaysian Insider that he would not agree to a PR Sabah government but was only keen on being aligned to PR on a federal level.

“We have our formula — a state-based local party contests the majority seats in Sabah and forms an autonomous government. But at the federal level, the state government supports a PR central government.

“We do not want it to be a two-party system, meaning BN-PR. We do not want PR to turn into just another BN,” he said.

SAPP pulled out of the Barisan Nasional coalition after Election 2008 and presently has two MPs and two state assemblymen in Sabah. DAP has one MP and one assemblyman.