bauxite ban

Indonesian Government Confirms Plans To Ban Bauxite Exports In June

Indonesian Government Confirms Plans To Ban Bauxite Exports In June

The Indonesian government confirmed this week that it intends to go forward with a planned ban on the export of bauxite ore in June of next month in a bid to boost domestic processing of the aluminium predecessor. Indonesian’s government has a...


Bauxite Ban Notwithstanding, Exports from Malaysia to China On the Rise

Despite an eighteen-month ban on bauxite mining, reports indicate that exports of the ore to the People’s Republic of China are on the rise, provoking public ire aimed at miners who are evading the ban. Mining of bauxite was halted two weeks into 2016 due to irresponsible mining and storage practices carried out by certain […]

Bauxite Ban Could Last Until Next General Election: Pahang Menteri Besar Adnan

Pahang’s head of government told local media this weekend that the state’s current moratorium on bauxite mining could possibly be extended through August of next year. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said that a proposal is currently being floated that would have the moratorium extended until the completion of the 14th Malaysian general election […]

Malaysia’s Bauxite Ban Likely to be Extended Yet Again

Malaysia’s Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Jaafar told local media yesterday that there exists a strong likelihood that the continuing ban on bauxite mining in the country will be extended once more prior to its current expiration date of March 31. Wan Junaidi justified the probable extension by pointing out that […]

Locals Fear Bauxite Mining May Be Happening in Pahang Despite Ban

Though the prohibition against it will run for over a month at minimum, Pahang locals fear that the appearance of bauxite mining equipment mean the practice has resumed in their area. The People’s Movement to Stop Bauxite Pollution (Geram) chairman Ali Akbar Othman said residents in Beserah’s Kampung Jeram noticed the presence of two excavators […]

Malaysia’s Bauxite Ban Extended to End of Year

Citing a significant amount of ore that has yet to be cleared from Kuantan’s port, the Malaysian government extended its moratorium on bauxite mining to the end of the year. Malaysia’s Natural Resources and Environment minister Datuk Seri Dr. Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar told a press conference yesterday that, despite over three dozen approved […]