Pahang bauxite

Miners to Pay Cost for Dedicated Road in Pahang

Miners to Pay Cost for Dedicated Road in Pahang

The Kuantan government decided last week that the cost of constructing a dedicated road for transporting bauxite from Bukit Goh to the Port of Kuantan will be paid by the mining operators. Pahang’s Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob indicated that, based...

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 […]

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 of July. The Malaysian government indicated that its reasons for extending the ban […]

Pahang Miners Point to Compliance and Seek Resumption of Bauxite Trade

The Pahang Mining Operators Association (PPMNP) said Tuesday that it has submitted standard operating procedure proposals on bauxite mining to Pahang’s Mentri Besar (chief executive) and Kuantan Port authorities, but they have yet to receive a response. PPMNP’s vice president, Yap Soon Huat, explained further that association miners have also set up pollution-prevention equipment at […]