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It was Pudu Jail, now the clock tower in Kota Kinablalu is the latest victim of negligence by our caretaker, government.

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City folk criticize 16-storey complex

by Nancy Lai September 20, 2010, Monday

KOTA KINABALU: Atkinson’s Clock Tower, the last structure that survived the Second World War, may soon be hidden from the view of residents in the city.

The historic structure at Signal Hill is expected to be dwarfed by the proposed 16-storey hotel and shopping complex planned to be built in front of it.

Kota Kinabalu residents such as social activist Datuk Patrick Sindu said the proposed complex would also destroy the peaceful charm and greenery surrounding the 105-year-old wooden clock tower.

“Why disturb an area that is already forested and expose it to landslides and erosion?

“And is Kota Kinabalu is in such dire need of yet another shopping complex and hotel that we have to sacrifice the green space that is just a minute walk from the downtown area?” he questioned yesterday.