#AceWorldNews – Exclusive – South East Asia News – September 18
MALASIA:SALT Movement’s members have been keeping quite busy with their activities focusing on the land rights and environmental concerns of indigenous Malays whose lives are getting affected due to the mega-Dam projects.
SALT Movement’s Coordinator Amanda Leonie reports on this year’s event held in collaboration with grass-roots initiative SABAH Save Rivers in conjugation with the International Day of Action For Rivers. Further more,SALT is part of the coalition together with other 8 NGOs that are working on this campaign.
A successful campaign called “Rivers Are in Our Hands” was launched with the following objectives:
1. To create awareness among the public to protect rivers from pollution due to development projects.
2. To raise public awareness about the need to appreciate the water and use it wisely.
3. To celebrate the river that has sustained us.
In West Malaysia, SALT reports that SALT team collaborated with Save Rivers, BaramKini, JKOASM and TaskForce against Kaiduan Dam to hold an event focusing media activism.
The event’s audiences during the film screening, viewed three films namely Save Tasik Chini, The Sunken Grave and Stop Baram Dam.
These documentaries represent the grave issues from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak. After the film screening, audiences proceeded towards a public space for participating into an innovative activity of “Ballon-Giving” that focused on raising awareness within people about the importance of the rivers.
In SABAH: A a coalition called Sabah Save Rivers which SALT Malaysia is part of, celebrated the Action for Rivers by launching ‘Rivers Are In Our Hands‘ campaign. The event was able to draw a crowd of approximately 60 people from other districts like Kota Marudu, Kota Belud, Pitas, Tenom, Ranau, Kudat, Tongod, Keningau and Penampang.
Yet again, the goal of this campaign is to penetrate the message about the importance of rivers on environment and for protection of rivers from the industrial waste pollution due to the development projects such as Dams, to raise public awareness about the need to appreciate the water resource, to use it wisely and to celebrate the river that has sustained Malaysians.
Please check out the gallery of the events, Malaysia: Rivers Are In Our Hands
Reporting credits: Amanda Leonie, SALT Movement Coordinator, Malaysia.
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