MPs urged to plant trees at Par­lia­ment

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KUALA LUMPUR: Landskap Malaysia pres­i­dent Tun Jeanne Ab­dul­lah is urg­ing all mem­bers of par­lia­ment to plant a tree each at the De­wan Rakyat com­pound.

She said the place where the Par­lia­ment build­ing stood was once a for­est and it should be made green again.

“Per­haps, if all MPs take up this chal­lenge and plant a tree, in 10 or maybe 20 years’ time, this place will be known as the Par­lia­ment in the for­est,” she said at the Hu­tan Kita@Par­li­men tree-plant­ing event yes­ter­day.

“For us to be plant­ing trees to­day is a way of giv­ing back to Mother Na­ture.

“This place where we stand to­day was a for­est once and now we have a beau­ti­ful and mean­ing­ful build­ing that has brought this coun­try to­gether.”

Present were Landskap Malaysia ad­viser and for­mer prime min­is­ter Tun Ab­dul­lah Ah­mad Badawi, De­wan Ne­gara deputy pres­i­dent Sen­a­tor Datuk Seri Ab­dul Halim Abd Sa­mad, and Par­lia­ment Malaysia chief ad­min­is­tra­tor Datuk Awang Alik Je­man.

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