Going bald to protest against proposed Kepong incinerator

Lam (seated left) and his wife Chay (2nd left) decide to shave bald to protest against the proposed Taman Beringin incinerator in Kepong.

IT is not the most conventional anniversary marker, but Lam Choong Wah and wife Chay Jin Jim decided to shave their heads as part of a protest against the proposed Taman Beringin incinerator.

Both Lam and Chay, members of anti-incinerator group KL Tak Nak Insinerator (KTI), are part of a group of 15 KTI members and public supporters who went bald on Sunday at the Metropolitan Lake park in Kepong.

Park visitors and the group’s friends and families took photographs as the 15 went bald with Serdang MP Dr. Ong Kiang Ming and Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai assisting in the project.

The proposed Taman Beringin incinerator, which is supposed to be built on the extant waste transfer station, has generated controversy, as the Federal government has said that the existing Bukit Tagar sanitary landfill is reaching capacity.

Federal Territory MCA chairman Datuk Yew Teong Look also expressed his opposition to the location of the proposed incinerator inside a densely populated area such as Kepong.

“I do not think it is appropriate to locate it inside KL, and factors such as our maintenance culture and the human factors in sorting waste before incineration need to be considered,” said Yew, who had also met with the KTI activists.

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