I've always had tremendous respect for people who stand up for what they believe in.
Wong Tack is one such man.
He has sworn to blockade the port to prevent rare earth coming in from Australia (gaining the attention of even New York Times), and now he has taken up a walk from his hometown in Kuantan to the parliament in KL.
It is no small feat. We are talking about 300KM, and given the Malaysian dependence on cars and the climate that we have, it is quite an extraordinary effort.
He has since been joined by about 80 others.
They are doing well so far.
“It is tiring, but spirits are high and everybody is sharing this energy. We are starting to recover from our initial injuries and our muscles are building up, we can continue stronger,” Wong told FMT.
At this point in time, I don't think it is merely the physical exertion that would be playing on their minds.
It's the mental, emotional and spiritual capacity to go on fighting against an enemy that is far stronger than they are.
An enemy that is very keen on making economical profits of epic proportions and holds strong political sway.
The question playing in their minds right now, would probably be, "Is it worth it?"
I beseech any Malaysian reading this right now, if there is any way you could contribute or give support to this effort, please do.
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