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Illicit Bauxite Miners Face Tougher Enforcement Measures: Malaysia’s Mines Minister

Illicit Bauxite Miners Face Tougher Enforcement Measures: Malaysia’s Mines Minister

Malaysia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment praised the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) late last week for its apprehension of nine enforcement agents of the Pahang Land and Mines Office who are suspected of corruption in relation to the illicit bauxite mining...

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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 […]

Wan Junaidi Notes Significant Decline in Illicit Bauxite Mining in Pahang

Malaysia’s Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar told local media on Friday that there existed a possibility that illegal bauxite mining was still occurring at Felda Bukit Goh, but he has yet to find conclusive evidence of it. Wan Junaidi said that he identified several stockpiles of bauxite ore […]

Malaysian Bauxite Ban Extended Through March

The bauxite mining moratorium enacted by the Malaysian government fifteen days into this year has been extended yet again. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar announced yesterday that the ban, whose latest extension was to expire on the 31st, has been extended through the first three months of 2017. The reasoning for […]

Kuantan’s Ports Ready to Ship Bauxite After Ban Ends

According to an interview in domestic media, Kuantan Port Consortium Sdn Bhd (KPC) says that it is prepared to begin facilitating bauxite ore shipments in the event that the moratorium on bauxite mining is allowed to expire at the end of the month. “KPC has spent a lot of money on improving facilities to ensure […]

Bauxite Ban Has Cost Pahang Government Over US$4.2 MM

Royalties from the bauxite trade paid into the Pahang government’s coffers dropped by almost US$4.2 million as a result of the bauxite mining moratorium that was implemented fifteen days into the year. Pahang’s head of government Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob told local media that the royalties received by the Pahang government in the […]