In the area of sustainable development and the rights of future generations, we are at the commencement of a journey and the law is lagging behind. But if more of us, with courage, determination and hope start walking in a particular direction, I have no doubt that, in time, a path will emerge for others to follow.
I am reminded of the saying that it is not the law that makes us free. It is we that make the law free. Let us then raise our voices to make sustainability a genuine priority so that we can build a nation that is greener, cleaner, wealthier and happier.
Profesor Emeritus Datuk Dr. Shad Saleem Faruqi,
Tunku Abdul Rahman Chair, University of Malaya
Starting from the top!
We called on all Members of Parliament to sign the pledge below to –
(1) recognise every person’s right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as part of our fundamental liberty in Article 5(1); and
(2) support its recognition in any –
(i) future legislation, including amendments to existing legislation;
(ii) future amendments to the Federal Constitution; and
(iii) policies and programmes that affect the environment.
MP’s that have pledged
YB Puan Fuziah binti Salleh
YB Puan June Leow Hsiad Hui
YB Puan Rusnah binti Aluai
YB Tuan Karupaiya a/l Mutusami
YB Tuan Charles Anthony Santiago
YB Tuan Sim Tze Tzin
YB Puan Nor Azrina binti Surip
YB Puan Hajah Natrah Ismail
YB Tuan Wong Chen
YB Puan Kasthuriraani a/p Patto
YB Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa
These MP’s pledged prior to the November 2022 election, and updates of their current status as MP’s of their districts may not be up to date.