The state government must clarify this report and explain how hill land could be rezoned to ‘perumahan’ (housing).
Press reports are referring to an approval letter by the State Planning Committee in November 2012. The letter reportedly approved an appeal to convert the land from hill land to ‘perumahan’ (housing). See the NST report here.
Why wasn’t this conversion made public earlier, when the Botak Hill news first erupted.
Guidelines only allow property development up to a height of 72 metres (250 feet) except under special circumstances. In this case, the land clearing discovered in 2013 was well over that threshold.
This doesn’t look good at all. Whither CAT?