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Bauxite Mining May Resume In Pahang Next Year – LLT Group Director

Bauxite Mining May Resume In Pahang Next Year – LLT Group Director

An end to the almost three-year long ban on bauxite ore mining in Pahang may be in sight, as politicians and regulators revealed to industry leaders that it is finalizing a set of standard operating procedures (SOP) to put into place once...

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Malaysian Bauxite Ban Extended Through June 30, But Exceptions To Be Made

The official ban on bauxite mining in Malaysia will enter its second year later next month after the country’s government made the decision to extend the ban another six months on Sunday. The moratorium, which was begun fifteen days into 2016, had been set to expire with the end of the year on Sunday. However, […]

Malaysian Government Seizes 10 Million Metric Tons of Bauxite in Pahang

In a bid to tamp down ongoing graft and corruption allegedly occurring in and around the Kuantan region over enforcement of the ban on bauxite mining, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) announced yesterday that it is seizing the entirety of bauxite ore stockpiled in the entire western state of Pahang. MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]