Pahang bauxite

Malaysian Government Removing Seizure Order Over Pahang Bauxite Stockpiles

Malaysian Government Removing Seizure Order Over Pahang Bauxite Stockpiles

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) declared earlier this week that the seizure order covering 10 million metric tons of bauxite in Pahang has been withdrawn. MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki advised local media that the withdrawal of the order is...

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 […]

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, noting that the bauxite stockpile at the port of Kuantan actually increased since […]

Bauxite Ban Could Last Until Next General Election: Pahang Menteri Besar Adnan

Pahang’s head of government told local media this weekend that the state’s current moratorium on bauxite mining could possibly be extended through August of next year. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said that a proposal is currently being floated that would have the moratorium extended until the completion of the 14th Malaysian general election […]