pahang bauxite ban

Illegal Mining Continues in Pahang Ten Months After Ban Began

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...


Malaysia Extends Bauxite Ban Two More Months

Malaysia’s government announced yesterday that the ban on bauxite ore mining in Pahang will be extended yet again, this time for another two months. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar explained that the moratorium, slated to end in two weeks, was extended to allow for the clearance of existing […]

Kuantan Bauxite Ban May Be Extended Yet Again

Representatives of Kuantan’s government indicated this week that the moratorium on bauxite mining could be extended a third time if conditions for lifting the moratorium are still not met. Conditions that have been laid out for mining to resume in the area include abiding by the new standard operating procedures (SOP) regarding bauxite ore transportation, […]

Australia Faces Increasingly Stiff Competition in the China Bauxite Market

Australia has been a top supplier of bauxite to refineries in the People’s Republic of China for the past several years, but the country is facing increased competition for the Chinese marketplace from Malaysia and Guinea, according to a report compiled by the Australian government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, and Sydney’s Westpac Institutional […]

In Pahang, One Farmer’s Crops Show Agricultural Recovery is Possible

Questions of an agricultural future for Pahang’s Bukit Goh have been answered for at least one local farmer according to an interview in a Malaysian newspaper. Surin Deris, a 68-year-old farmer and first generation settler in Tanah Rancangan Pemuda (RTP) Bukit Goh, has a plot full of banana trees, cassava, oil palm, sweet potatoes, lemongrass, […]

Revised Bauxite Mining Regs to be Completed by End of Moratorium: Deputy Minister

Malaysia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said on Wednesday that it expected to have modified standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place by the end of the present moratorium on bauxite mining. According to remarks by Deputy Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Hamim Samuri, most details surrounding the new SOPs have been painstakingly ironed […]