it seems that everyone is busy talking about race and religion issues, which doesnt really happen here in sarawak. i have always thought that the people in west malaysia can make sarawak and sabah as an example where people of different race can really mingle with each other. lets shift to an issue which is more close to home, and is happening at our own backyard.
sarawak is so known for its wildlife and forests but sadlyy, its wildlife is on the verge of extinction while its virgin forests, well, not so virgin anymore,being raped by tractors and chainsaws.
i have always known this, i went to mulu last year and while the long was it miri river?? fascinates me, i was suprised to see patches of lands being readied for big palm plantation. it really is an eyesore and kinda embarrassing since some of the foreign tourists was also,like me,shock to see such activity.
and i remember on plane coming back from west msia,and saying to myself,wow,i’m back in my motherland, and preparing my eyes to see the green pastures, but my sight was spoiled by a number of factories with thick smoke from their chimneys, in the middle on the jungle.
and i read a national geographic december issue in pustaka where it highlights the plight of borneo widlife,orang utans in particular. it really saddens me to know that the fate of the rhinos,elephants, sun bears, and the very famous orang utans.
you can check it out in natgeo mag, but knowing mirians who would rather spend their money on the latest haircuts, or latest album, i’ll give you the link
http://redapes.org/palm-oil/national-ge … -of-truth/
so here i just want tp raise awareness and to remind you all about this environment issue. it is kinda embarassing that a foreigner is the one who notices this and does research while our own people, still stuck infront their computer, either playing online games,watching pornos or inciting hatred on race and religions.
but then again, i remember what my father said, ah those orang puteh their forest can be cut down, ours cannot. they can build high buildings, we cannot. there are some truths in what he said, perhaps. i dont know, so just what is your thought on this. sacrificing motehr nature for the sake of development? remember the bukit antarabangsa landslide?that’s motther nature’s warning to us.
“the cut down the trees,put them in a tree museum,
and charge the people a dollar and a half to see them”
- coounting crows-