As I always quote and believe:-
“God creates and want better mankind to nurture the green heritage just like healthy growing mangroves protecting the earth, so that we will never lose our motherland''.
This quote defined my self - expression to all mankind on how alarming is the world's environment condition today.
Before I continue further, I would like to take this opportunity to wish every one of you a Happy Earth Day (22nd April 2008), a celebration of appreciation to our Globe, our ‘Home' for all the contribution to mankind throughout these decades. I am also pleased to announce that our company, PERWIRA BINTANG HOLDINGS SDN BHD has successfully accomplished the pilot project on Shoreline Erosion Control and Mangrove Rehabilitation in Sg. Besar, Sabak Bernam, Selangor in line with our ‘Globe Savior' mission.
Earth Day is one of the events celebrated simultaneously, around the world by the people from different backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than half a billion people participate every year. Amongst our Globe Savior missions are to grow and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet. We need to comprehend and pursue our Globe Savior mission through young generation awareness, education, politics, events, and consumer activism.
At present, we understand that all kinds of disasters, contamination and wastage are taking place because of mankind. The world temperature and climate are changing from bad to worse. It is our responsibility to reverse the declining condition of the world since protecting the environment is our mission. Recent studies have confirmed that the North Pole and the South Pole have started melting . Experts have long predicted that global warming would start to melt Greenland's two-mile-thick ice sheet. According to the National Academy of Sciences, Earth's surface temperature has risen by about 1 degree Fahrenheit in the last century, with accelerated warming during the last two decades. Most of the warming over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities through the build- up of greenhouse gases.
Erosion is a major dilemma and new dreadful phenomena in the world today. Take for example; my own hometown in Sungai Besar. The coastline of Sungai Besar, at 20 over years ago was approximately 2 kilometers away from the current coastline. The erosive waves in the past years caused the erosion and the lost of mainland. The erosion will continue until an effective prevention method is created and implemented. Eye witnessing the lost of mangrove forest and land to the nature is a heartbreaking process. It takes years for a mangrove to grow and become matured but it only takes few minutes to chop it down.
This is a wake up call for us. Imagine that only less than 10 percent of the world's populations know the significance of shoreline and the reasons why it is slowly disappearing. The strong waves and the rising sea level are eroding the shorelines by the day, and in turn this phenomenon is slowly shrinking the world's land mass. The world is going to the end without the mankind noticing it. The coastline of nations today is under threat because the mangrove forest, act as natural barriers that provide protection for the soil in coastal areas is increasingly being eliminated by mankind's destructive activities.
As the founder of Globe Savior Mission, it is really a despairing looking to all this environment disasters. Day by day the earth is being torture by the cruelty and egos of mankind. It is time for us to WAKE UP ! No more tolerance in saving the world. With my Globe Savior mission statement “Cultivating humankind in appreciating the environment for the betterment of the nature. Thus, green environment will empower us Building the FUTURE with TRUST'' , I would like to voice it all to each and everyone of you pledging ourselves as earth trustees to take a minute to perceive the sacrifices done by earth today. This ‘Minute Of Peace' also is the best time for us as the mankind to meditate, pray for peace and longevity of the Globe .
I believe that we do not need to have an earth day celebration to create awareness among ourselves. We must put a target and objectives try not to make earth day once a year but make it as an everyday habit. The best and easiest way to contribute is to start practicing recycling even from our home. From there, we can learn to apply this habit as one of the strategies in business industry and development so we can help save the earth. Let us join our hand together in saving and protecting the longevity of our motherland. Let us ensure that our current and next generation will inherit the beauty of the green environment.
Thank you and May God bless us all for the savior of the earth.
Dato Tan Kar Meng
CEO, Perwira Bintang Holdings Sdn Bhd