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Malaysia’s Bauxite Ban Extended Another Three Months

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...


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 […]

No Violations of Bauxite Ban: Pahang Police Chief

Pahang police chief Datuk Seri Sharifuddin Ab Ghani said that there have been no violations of the moratorium on bauxite mining instituted on January 15. The police chief indicated that the results of monitoring by several law enforcement agencies determined that all relevant parties, including bauxite truck drivers, have complied with the temporary ban. “We […]

Malaysian Government Says Affected Land Could Be Industrial Park

A representative of Malaysia’s Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) said last week that land used at the Bukit Goh palm oil plantation may be suitable for development into an industrial park if it is found to no longer be suitable for use in palm oil cultivation. State Felda affairs committee chairperson Abu Bakar Harun indicated […]

Pahang Miners: Still No Explanation of New Regs

With bauxite mining set to resume in six weeks, bauxite miners and truck drivers say they are confused as to the standard procedures they are to use going forward. Several have said that they have not been briefed on nor received written information about the new mining legal regime. Malaysia’s transport minister Liow Tiong Lai […]

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 […]