Walk to turn Piasau Camp into nature park

Although there is assurance by the authorities including the government, Shell and Sarawak Forestry that Piasau Camp will be preserved for Miri people as a legacy and heritage for Miri, we the people must show that we really want the camp be gazetted as a public nature park.

 

 

THEY NEED OUR HELP: Musa giving a talk on hornbills.

THEY NEED OUR HELP: Musa giving a talk on hornbills.

MIRI: The 4t Hornbill Walk, organised by Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Miri Chapter, and the Piasau Camp Nature Park Society (PCNPS) protem committee will start from former Tenby International School at tomorrow at 4.30pm.

“This walk commemorates the 50th anniversary of the formation of Malaysia,” said Forestry honorary ranger and MNS Miri Chapter chairman Musa Musbah yesterday.

Those coming are advised to bring a full-size or miniature ‘Jalur Gemilang’ and the state flag.

Those who want to support the cause of turning Piasau Camp into a hornbill nature park are urged to come.

Nature lovers and those concerned about leading a healthy lifestyle are also welcomed.

“Although there is assurance by the authorities including the government, Shell and Sarawak Forestry that Piasau Camp will be preserved for Miri people as a legacy and heritage for Miri, we the people must show that we really want the camp be gazetted as a public nature park,” he stressed.

Those wanting to show support can also sign a petition hosted at PCNPS website and help to garner more signatories, said Musa.

Meanwhile, Datuk Sebastian Ting, who is also PCNPS chairman, was happy with the overwhelming response towards the recent three-day hornbill exhibition held in collaboration with Boulevard Shopping Mall.

“A total of 3,020 people from all walks of life including foreigners and Malaysians from other states and divisions in Sarawak signed the petition. I hope they will continue to support our activities,” he said.

PCNPS is targeting to collect 10,000 signatures for the petition and will even be going to schools to achieve their target, Ting added.

Among those who signed the petition were Miri MP Dr Michael Teo, Boulevard Shopping Mall director Roland Tan and Kapitan Goh Eng Ban.

The call for the preservation of Piasau Camp is urgent as Shell will soon give back the site to the state government.

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