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Approval was given in '81
Published on: Sunday, January 08, 2012
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Kota Kinabalu: Land and Survey Department Director Datuk Osman Jamal clarified that quarrying activity at the Sin On Hill in Tawau was allowed in 1981, only after getting approval from the relevant agencies and the then Chief Minister.However, since the licence for the said quarry had expired in December 2011, it was not being considered for renewal due to breach of conditions by the developer concerned.

It was found that the activity had encroached into 2.5 acres of Trig Reserve land and a notice to stop work was issued.

Although the vicinity was now private property, nature lovers and concerned residents were alarmed that the quarrying would cause the disappearance of the nearest hill which offered an unique vantage view of Tawau township.



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