Monday, November 1, 2010

Foot-walking Japanese Promotes Natural Protection in Cambodia

AKP-Phnom Penh, Novemeber 1, 2010
By Ouk Kimseng

Yuji Miyata, 28, a Japanese national has made a nice surprise for the people of Cambodia, let alone those of Vietnam, Thailand and so on while on his long way walk to join the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

He has set the theme by himself “Celebration Earth Walk” for Peace by travelling on foot starting from Vietnam through Cambodia and Thailand to other parts of the world.

“Recently I walked, arrived at Neak Loeung (Cambodia’s ferry harbor) ! And today I just got across Mekong River. I've heard before that recently Mekong river water level is dropping …..and the big fish such as Giant Bard, Giant Dog-catfish, Giant freshwater stingray, and Giant Pangasius were menace to their lives” Miyata wrote in his weblog at(

“Therefore I would like to find out these problems on myself, but today I couldn't see these problems. During I walk along the Mekong river, I would like to see something”, he added.

“So for the Peace, for the Earth, I wish everybody think and start the Peace and environmental action, the diversity/variety of the actions for the peace for the earth will be getting bigger and could make a circulation of the Peace for the earth”, he wrote in the weblog.

During his stay in Cambodia, the Japanese guy was a nice newsmaker  when he visited several places of interest and culture like orphanage, Buddhist pagoda and took part in tree planting activities in Kampong Speu province, some 50 km, west of Phnom Penh capital.

He called Cambodia the country enriched with distinctive feature, diversity of nature, culture and people.

“we need to respect, keep, and tell our diversity of the nature, the culture and the people. There is a diversity that’s why we can make a circulation of ecosystem”, he noted.

H.E Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General has just concluded his official visit to Cambodia where he met with  Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, had audience with H.M Preah Bat Samdech Preah Borom neath Norodom Sihamoni, presided over a working session at the Extraordinary Chamber in the Court of Cambodia ( Khmer Rouge Tribunal) and visited other places of interest in the capital.

Not only the people of Cambodia but also Miyata was convincingly  attracted by the milestone visit by the Un chief.

Miyata wrote “And amazingly at same time, The Secretary General of the United Nation Ban Ki-Moon visited Phnom Penh. I thought this was the Great opportunity to send Secretary General a letter to ask for giving a hope and encouragement to the local people, and children especially orphan through planting trees together ( with local people, children, orphans ) with all our hope for Peace for the Earth”.

“Would you please to give a hope and encourage the local people and children especially orphans, through tree planting with them for Peace for the Earth”
“I don’t know if Secretary General got a message or not”.

Before leaving for Thailand Monday, Miyata had joined local people in planting 1500 trees at Wat Kiri Sophoan or known as Phnom Kvek pagoda in Pich Moni commune, Kong Pisey district, Kampong Speu province.(ends)

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