The state-level launch of the 26 million trees for Malaysia is held at the Esplanade, Penang.
Penang is giving away free Tecoma plants (also known as Spring Blossom of Penang) to Penangites who are interested to plant the trees in their community. This tree, when in bloom looks like the Sakura flowers in Japan.
All Aduns and Head of Departments are invited to witness the launching and they are given a tree each to plant at the Esplanade.
When asked about the absence of UMNO, Barisan Nasional Aduns, YB Phee said their absence is obvious. Phee claimed that the Penang State Government under the Pakatan Rakyat can rise above politics to work together with the Federal Government to heed this call to green Malaysia. However, the UMNO Barisan Nasional state leaders in Penang are only interested in playing politics.
Video by Chan Lilian, Citizen Journalist