Datuk Dr. Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar

Kuantan PM Fuziah Pumps Brakes On Resumption Of Bauxite Mining In Pahang

Kuantan PM Fuziah Pumps Brakes On Resumption Of Bauxite Mining In Pahang

An announcement to the contrary last month notwithstanding, it appears that legal bauxite mining will not return to Pahang at month’s end. Such was the sentiment expressed by Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh late last week. Per Fuziah’s office, the new delay is...


Illegal Bauxite Mining Continues As Usual in Kuantan: Local Media

An investigation carried out by local media uncovered continued bauxite mining in Pahang despite a ban on the activity that has been in place for over eighteen months. According to reports by Malaysia’s Berita Harian, the illicit mining was conducted surreptitiously throughout the week they monitored Kuantan. A local trader told the paper that the […]

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 in Pahang Extended Through Remainder of 2017

Pahang will see no legal bauxite mining for the remainder of 2017, as the moratorium that was set to expire today now runs through December 31. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar made the announcement yesterday, noting that the bauxite stockpile at the port of Kuantan actually increased since […]

Malaysia’s Bauxite Ban Extended Through End of June

Another chapter has been added to the ongoing saga of Malaysia’s bauxite moratorium as the government extended the ban yet again, this time to the end of June. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar made the announcement yesterday, pointing out that the decision was made with the agreement of the cabinet and […]

Anti-Pollution NGO Calls on Malaysian Government to Release Bauxite Mining SOP

An anti-pollution non-government organization in Malaysia is petitioning its government to release a standard operating procedure (SOP) for the mining of bauxite ore, citing the length of the ongoing ban on the activity as evidence that the government does not take the problem of pollution seriously. Gerakan Rakyat Hentikan Pencemaran Bauksit (Geram) [People’s Movement to […]