Natural Resources and Environment Ministry

Malaysian Government Seizes 10 Million Metric Tons of Bauxite in Pahang

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...


Malaysia’s Bauxite Ban Extended Another Three Months

Malaysia’s ban on bauxite mining, set to expire next Friday, has been extended another three months according to an announcement by the government’s natural resources minister, Datuk Dr. Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. The ban will now run interrupted into the middle of July. The Malaysian government indicated that its reasons for extending the ban […]

Kuantan Marchers Appeal to Malaysian Government for Better Bauxite Mining Regs

Marchers from Kuantan arrived at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur on Monday after a 350km walk to draw attention to their desire for better regulations for their region’s bauxite mining industry. The thirty marchers of Red2Green, who range in age between 30 and 65, handed Mohd Nazif Jamaludin, principal assistant secretary of the Natural […]

Pahang Bauxite Ban Cost Industry, Area Economy Hundreds of Millions: Industry Association

The e (PPMNP) said Wednesday that the industry has sustained a loss of RM800 million (US$197 million) since the ban on bauxite mining in the region went into effect on January 15. In addition, PPMNP vice-president Yap Soon Huat said that the moratorium has caused secondary industries, like the services sector, transportation operators, restaurants, and workshops […]

Minister: Pahang Bauxite Clean-Up Progressing Satisfactorily, New Regs Coming Soon

Malaysia’s Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar briefed the press on Friday after meeting with Pahang officials and discussing the state of the bauxite clean-up in the Kuantan area. “I am happy with the progress of the bauxite clearing but it is far from done,” Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said […]