Children of Cambodia
       
     
Lady worker at Angkor Wat with her daugther
       
     
Little boy at Ta Prohm
       
     
Teaching on Tonle Sap Lake
       
     
Children at Tonle Sap
       
     
COUNTRY SIDE OF SIEM REAP
       
     
COUNTRY SIDE OF SIEM REAP
       
     
Sugar Palm of Siem Reap's Country Side
       
     
Little Girl at the Old Market
       
     
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Faces of #PowerShiftMsia
       
     
Communicating Climate Change- You've got the power!
       
     
Communicating Climate Change- You've got the power!
       
     
Communicating Climate Change- You've got the power!
       
     
Communicating Climate Change- You've got the power!
       
     
EVERYONE!!! Don't let the dragon eat your shoe.
       
     
Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square
       
     
Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square
       
     
Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square
       
     
Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square
       
     
Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square
       
     
Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square
       
     
General Election - Malaysia 2013
       
     
General Election - Malaysia 2013
       
     
General Election - Malaysia 2013
       
     
General Election - Malaysia 2013
       
     
General Election - Malaysia 2013
       
     
General Election - Malaysia 2013
       
     
General Election - Malaysia 2013
       
     
Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012
       
     
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Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012
       
     
Children of Cambodia
       
     
Children of Cambodia

Lack of quality of education in schools, leading to high rates of repetition, also contributes to high dropout rates, particularly at the primary school level. Repeating grades results in a significant proportion of overage children in primary schools, preventing children from reaching the transition to secondary school at an age where it still makes sense to continue in education. 

http://www.unicef.org/cambodia/12962.html

Lady worker at Angkor Wat with her daugther
       
     
Lady worker at Angkor Wat with her daugther

The pressures of a fast-growing population contribute to poverty. Because of a lack of education and skills training, people have inadequate employment opportunities and low capabilities. They are insecure, excluded and vulnerable. They have limited access to natural resources. Poor health, lack of education, poor infrastructure and low productivity lead to deeper poverty. The cycle of poverty, ill health and high health care expenditure cripples poor Cambodian families economically.

Little boy at Ta Prohm
       
     
Little boy at Ta Prohm

The pressures of a fast-growing population contribute to poverty. Because of a lack of education and skills training, people have inadequate employment opportunities and low capabilities. They are insecure, excluded and vulnerable. They have limited access to natural resources. Poor health, lack of education, poor infrastructure and low productivity lead to deeper poverty. The cycle of poverty, ill health and high health care expenditure cripples poor Cambodian families economically.

Teaching on Tonle Sap Lake
       
     
Teaching on Tonle Sap Lake

We rest midway towards opening of Tonle Sap at a small restaurant, a visible English lesson on chalk board, teachers from NGO came regularly for home school. 

Children at Tonle Sap
       
     
Children at Tonle Sap

We rest midway towards opening of Tonle Sap at a small restaurant, a visible English lesson on chalk board, teachers from NGO came regularly for home school. 

COUNTRY SIDE OF SIEM REAP
       
     
COUNTRY SIDE OF SIEM REAP

Cambodia is still suffering from the aftermath of genocide when Pol Pot enforced a brutal brand of communism. His army slaughtered almost a quarter of the population. Anyone with an education was murdered. Doctors, lawyers, bankers and teachers were the first to go. People who wore glasses were executed just because they looked educated. When the army ran out of bullets they used plastic bags to suffocate their victims. Anyone with a trade was killed next: chefs, carpenters and builders.

Today, Cambodia still struggles with a lack of qualified academics and experienced tradespeople. Millions of Cambodians live in grinding poverty, desperate for a chance to learn and live with purpose.

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COUNTRY SIDE OF SIEM REAP

Don't get him wrong, he is not asking for 3 dollars, he was indicating "OKAY" when i was waving my camera at this little boy. 

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Sugar Palm of Siem Reap's Country Side

Sugar palm wrapping at one of the charity sponsored village of Siem Reap. 

Little Girl at the Old Market
       
     
Little Girl at the Old Market

Little girl helping her parent out at the old market of Siem Reap

#PowerShiftMsia
       
     
#PowerShiftMsia

The world is running out of time if we wait solely rely on political will to solve the climate crisis.

#Powershiftmsia
       
     
#Powershiftmsia

2015 looms as a critical year when we must act swiftly and strong if we are to have any chance of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celcius, let alone get back to the 350 parts per million of atmospheric CO2 that scientists say is necessary.

#PowerShiftMsia
       
     
#PowerShiftMsia

The Rio+20 Earth Summit in June of 2012 was meant to be the starting point for a three year push to 2015, but the summit ended in a whimper rather than a bang and 2015 will eventually follow, unless an international climate movement can generate an unprecedented level of political pressure for climate action.

#PowerShiftMsia
       
     
#PowerShiftMsia

We need a massive and sustained show of force that disrupts the status quo and captures the public imagination. This ambitious goal is within reach. With a loose collection of organizations, activists, and networks in nearly every country on earth, the climate movement has the necessary potential to facilitate this sort of global groundswell. Now it’s time for us to realize this potential.Global Power Shift (GPS) began with an international climate leaders summit of mostly young people in Istanbul, Turkey, June 24-30, 2013. The week-long summit was the chance for us to refine skills, create personal bonds and community, share a global vision for change, and strategize how to organize different actions and similar summits back home. Now, in country after country we are organizing national, regional summits.

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#PowerShiftMsia

Depending on the size of the host country, the summits bring together anywhere between hundreds or thousands of activists and partners. The national summits are opportunities to build on or launch national climate campaigns and to empower participants from around the country to return home equipped to lead local action groups. Local groups in turn educate the public about the realities and solutions to climate change, implement solutions projects and campaigns, and recruit for mass global action leading into 2014 and 2015.

#PowerShiftMsia
       
     
#PowerShiftMsia

Thus, through 2013 and beyond, together, we are creating the global power shift our world needs to effectively confront the climate crisis.
 

Faces of #PowerShiftMsia
       
     
Faces of #PowerShiftMsia

On 10th – 15th December, gather together 25 Malaysian youths, joined by experienced speakers from Malaysia’s UNFCCC climate change negotiator, NGO and community leaders. We aim to empower participants with variety of workshops like Digital Campaigning, Policy & Governance, Understanding Media and Active Activism

Communicating Climate Change- You've got the power!
       
     
Communicating Climate Change- You've got the power!

Climate change communication is a collective work of creation- about intricacies of conveying the message to the public. Imaginative and reasoning between the cold, impersonal world of climate change deniers and the much more ignorant group of people. Photography as tools of exploration, ticket to inner sanctums, instruments for change. Images are the proof that photography matters in bridging the gap of awareness, now, more than ever.

Communicating Climate Change- You've got the power!
       
     
Communicating Climate Change- You've got the power!

Communicating the urgency of climate change is particularly challenging, scientific facts and figures can be overwhelmed, but sometimes the lack of visual medium is rather prominent. To instill the beauty and fragility of nature, i hope with the communication medium of photography can illustrate the environmental challenges faced by wildlife and ecosystems due to climate change impacts. I'm intend to record the changes through events, awareness campaigns, action groups.

Communicating Climate Change- You've got the power!
       
     
Communicating Climate Change- You've got the power!

Capturing the essence of light is perhaps the greatest challenge in the very place of event/campaign action and tame intersected. My wimpy skill of photography to tell a story although this may be open to multiple interpretation of viewers. Images, to not only be the eyes but also a voice to connect people, deriving the flow of energy across a scene as creative analogy for key role enablers- message of movement.

Communicating Climate Change- You've got the power!
       
     
Communicating Climate Change- You've got the power!

In a world seemingly dulled by a daily overdose of images; i call upon Photographers with conscience, climate change can't wait, we need you, the world needs you, cut through these avalanche of images, standout and express the imperiled beauty of the world- divulge climate change- You've got the power!

CLIMATE PICNIC Sembang-Sembang! 

An unusual- Early Sunday morning of 21st Sept 2014, nearly hundred of people attended "Climate Picnic". This gathering is in solidarity with People's Climate March, to pressure Malaysia's leaders to take action on climate change now. This picnic highlights the importance of opposing climate change for the sake of clean air, water and healthy communities.

EVERYONE!!! Don't let the dragon eat your shoe.
       
     
EVERYONE!!! Don't let the dragon eat your shoe.

His favorite animals are dragon and tiger, in that specific order. He has a 3 legged dragon and a 7 legged dragon. He also love outdoors and the environment. He will ask his dragons to steal and eat those bad people's shoe if they destroy the planet. 

Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square
       
     
Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square

300km Green Walk from Kuantan to Parliament started off with 70 ascetics on the first day (13.11.2012), accumulated to at least 15,000 supporters on last day (25.11.2012). Green Walk participants marched to demand projects review on Lynas Advanced Material Plant (Rare Earth Processing Plant), Raub Australian Gold Mining Sdn Bhd (Cyanide on Gold Mining), RAPID project (Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development), and Baram Hydro-electric Dam Project (Hydro-electric Dam) fighting for the rights to live in hazardous-free environment. 

Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square
       
     
Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square

Approaching the gloomy barricaded Merdeka Square, leader of the Green Walk Movement, Wong Tack and the rest of the 15,000 participants were denied entry into the Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka). DBKL officials present that the Merdeka Square was under renovation and no activities will be allowed there, an iconic square where he wishes to have dialogue with the Members of Parliament. He was then sit outside the barricaded square with 80 (or more!) other supporters from evening until the next morning.

Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square
       
     
Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square

Monk at Green Walk march prays for ascetics

Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square
       
     
Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square

The root of belief, freedom for everyone, freedom of expressing opinions, equality, human rights, with responsibility; law and constitution? That often found contradict each other? Not only a melting pot but a sizzling cauldron! 

Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square
       
     
Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square

Portrait of the honorable Sir. Lim Kit Siang.  

Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square
       
     
Green Walk towards the Gloomy Merdeka Square

The asceticism had inspired at least 15,000 participants but the petition to review hazardous projects had turned down from the governing bodies, deemed as conflict, as chaos in the country by main stream media. Cooperation is a struggle! To a culture that makes no stranger to democracy countries, the peaceful meaning of assembly, protest, rally. To a culture of press freedom, human rights, the concept of respect for people. So, how can we do this? Why can't a declared democratic country cooperate with us, integrate with us, balance with us? 

General Election - Malaysia 2013
       
     
General Election - Malaysia 2013

Candidates, then winner of for State Legislative Assembly (DUN Semambu), YB Lee Chean Chung visiting poverty-stricken area

General Election - Malaysia 2013
       
     
General Election - Malaysia 2013

Candidate roars in a rousing speech during a debate session with national front parties. 

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General Election - Malaysia 2013

Candidate preparing speech while commuting to assembly ground

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General Election - Malaysia 2013

Convoy for campaign awareness

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General Election - Malaysia 2013

Thumb up for the candidate!

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General Election - Malaysia 2013

At times, our light goes out and rekindled by a spark from a person brightest day or darkest night, he lighted up the flame of many people

General Election - Malaysia 2013
       
     
General Election - Malaysia 2013

An emotional election night for the candidate and steering committee. My last bid of crusade for General Election, a grueling fight nonetheless. Congratulation to YB Lee Chean Chung, it was a great honor working with you.

Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012

Green Walk initiated by Himpunan Hijau chairperson, Wong Tack, for the cause of presenting memorandum in protest against Lynas Advanced Material Plant (LAMP) in Gebeng, Kuantan. He who lead the green walk, officially embark yesterday, 13th November 2012 to 26th November 2012. For about 30 Green Walkers will carry on the journey, covering 300 km in 14 days, crossing 12 villages. 

"i hope my humble action will evoke the highest spirit and build the strongest bond among the ordinary citizens of this land. It is my aspiration that when the time comes and the situation requires, we must be ready to stand at the front-line and give our all to safeguard our homeland and protect our children from harm." -Wong Tack-

If you're unable to participate in the Green Walk from Kuantan to Parliament, do show up in Green Shirt at Dataran Merdeka on 25th November 2012 to give them support!

Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012

Children frolicking under the greeting sun, how many days left before the inevitably joy and delight deprive?

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Green Walk 2012
Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012

71 year old Aunty Mei has to put a halt to her mission for time being due to hamstring. She'll rest and carry on tomorrow. 

Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012

The best way to inspire more people, might not be the media, there is nothing more powerful than one step at a time of a mighty ascetic, it relies on a human-to-human transmission to diffuse out the message, and also down-hearten, inspiring people along the way. An ascetic carries out by a group of people from 3 year-old to 72 year-old, itrecords the footsteps of the people who do not give up easily.

Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012

She tried to balance herself on the morning stretch but she kept falling, look how amused Aunty Mei is!
 

Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012

Sami Sifu warming up for another day of long stretch, Kg Awah to Mentakab. 26km.

Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012

"If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is." -Charles Bukowski- 

the profound numerous prizes and awards winner, Film Director Tan Chui Mui came all the way from Beijing to join Green Walk, pass on her support to Change!

Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012

It rains again when the participants nearing 2km to Mentakab town, but it didn't stop them go marching in!

Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012

This gentlemen from Seremban has been hula-hooping for the whole journey from Kg. Awah to Mentakab, and the rain didn't stop him at all!

Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012

"Like the spring rains water the earth, drench with soaking joy of life, embrace its nourishing roots.

Green Walk 2012
       
     
Green Walk 2012

Sacrifice is a part of life, it's supposed to be. It's not something to regret, it's something to aspire to. - Mitch Albom-

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Green Walk 2012

The inspiration of Green Walk 2012, Wong Tack.