MPs urged to plant trees at Parliament
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.