Quarry operator at Tawau hill steps up blasting
Published on: Friday, December 09, 2011
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Kota Kinabalu: A quarry operator at Sin On Hill has allegedly stepped up blasting there from once or twice weekly to every alternate day, said Gary Yap."Between 9.30am-10am on Tuesday, explosions could be heard even a kilometre away," he said.

"We could see the rocks flying high and far while the nearest residents of Taman Capital could feel the earth shaking like an earth tremor," he said.

Besides the blasting, several acres of trig reserve land had allegedly been planted with oil palm.

Traditionally, where the Government had designated a ridge top site for a trig station, it usually also sets aside up to five acres of government trig reserve land around the trig station.

However, unconfirmed reports have it that the Land and Survey Department had issued a stop work notice to the quarry operator.

The report has yet to be verified though.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Hap Seng denied it has anything to do with the blasting or is linked to the quarry firm in any way.


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