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Malaysian Bauxite Mining SOP Will Be Ready By June: Wan Junaidi

Malaysian Bauxite Mining SOP Will Be Ready By June: Wan Junaidi

Though legal bauxite mining in Malaysia is still several months away, the government says it fully intends to have a set of standard operating procedures (SOP) in place by the time the ban is currently set to expire. Malaysia’s Natural Resources and...


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) […]

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 that is continuing in the region. Recognizing the continuing illegal mining still being […]

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 […]