pahang bauxite ban

Bauxite Ban in Pahang Extended Through Remainder of 2017

Bauxite Ban in Pahang Extended Through Remainder of 2017

Pahang will see no legal bauxite mining for the remainder of 2017, as the moratorium that was set to expire today now runs through December 31. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar made the announcement yesterday,...


Locals Fear Bauxite Mining May Be Happening in Pahang Despite Ban

Though the prohibition against it will run for over a month at minimum, Pahang locals fear that the appearance of bauxite mining equipment mean the practice has resumed in their area. The People’s Movement to Stop Bauxite Pollution (Geram) chairman Ali Akbar Othman said residents in Beserah’s Kampung Jeram noticed the presence of two excavators […]

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 […]