Pahang bauxite

Malaysia’s Bauxite Ban Extended Through End of June

Malaysia’s Bauxite Ban Extended Through End of June

Another chapter has been added to the ongoing saga of Malaysia’s bauxite moratorium as the government extended the ban yet again, this time to the end of June. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar made the announcement yesterday, pointing...

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 […]

Heavy Metal Pollution Found in Pahang’s Bauxite Mining Areas

An audit analysis of water quality sampling conducted by the Department of Environment (DOE) found high concentrations of heavy metals in the waters of rivers in the bauxite mining areas of Pahang. Local media reports that the sampling sought to determine the existence and amounts of three metals – heavy iron, mercury, and aluminium. Samples […]

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 […]

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 the area. “At first, I thought the lorries are clearing the remaining stockpiles […]

Malaysia’s Bauxite Ban Extended to End of Year

Citing a significant amount of ore that has yet to be cleared from Kuantan’s port, the Malaysian government extended its moratorium on bauxite mining to the end of the year. Malaysia’s Natural Resources and Environment minister Datuk Seri Dr. Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar told a press conference yesterday that, despite over three dozen approved […]