Human rights group calls out Guan Eng over statement on Botak Hill

A bald patch up the Botak Hill.

PETALING JAYA: National Human Rights Society Malaysia (Hakam) has defended non-governmental group Penang Forum for questioning the development on Bukit Relau and has called on the Penang state government not to “readily malign civil society”.

In a statement issued on Saturday, Hakam called out Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for his remarks at a press conference on Dec 13 in which he had stated that the development on Bukit Relau, also known as Botak Hill, had been approved by the previous Barisan Nasional government.

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