Malaysia

Though Malaysian Bauxite Ban Extended Indefinitely, Pahang Miners Hold Out Hope For Prompt Resolution

Though Malaysian Bauxite Ban Extended Indefinitely, Pahang Miners Hold Out Hope For Prompt Resolution

Although the moratorium on bauxite mining in place since early 2016 in Malaysia has been extended indefinitely, bauxite miners in Pahang continue to remain hopeful that operations will begin again in the very near future. Pahang Iron Ore Operators Association president Tengku...

Events

Australia Passes on Imposing Countervailing Duty on Aluminium Extrusions from Vietnam

The Australian government has chosen not to impose a countervailing duty on aluminium extrusions shipped from Vietnam according to an announcement made by the Viet Nam Competition Authority (VCA) on Tuesday. According to the VCA, the Australia Anti-Dumping Commission (ADC) made the determination after a brief investigation into allegations of dumping leveled at Malaysian and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Illegal Mining Continues in Pahang Ten Months After Ban Began

Although the Malaysian government enacted a ban on bauxite mining two weeks into the year, according to settlers in Felda Bukit Kuantan the moratorium has done little, if anything, to put the brakes on the abusive mining practices of irresponsible miners in the area. “At first, I thought the lorries are clearing the remaining stockpiles […]