Pahang bauxite

Kuantan Marchers Appeal to Malaysian Government for Better Bauxite Mining Regs

Kuantan Marchers Appeal to Malaysian Government for Better Bauxite Mining Regs

Marchers from Kuantan arrived at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur on Monday after a 350km walk to draw attention to their desire for better regulations for their region’s bauxite mining industry. The thirty marchers of Red2Green, who range in age between...

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 […]

Expert: Bauxite Pollution Can Be Fixed in Two Years

According to Malaysian Stormwater Organisation vice-president Datuk Ahmad Fuad Embi, the 1,200 hectares damaged by irresponsible bauxite mining in Pahang could be repaired in as little as two years if proper clean-up techniques are used. “Even the oil palm plantations (which have been turned into bauxite mining sites by the landowners) can be resuscitated and […]

Malaysia’s Land Department to Consider Compensation to Landowners During Bauxite Ban After It Ends

Malaysia’s Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) said on Friday that it would consider how to compensate settlers for money lost during the three-month moratorium after it ends in mid-April. FELDA’s chairman, Mohd Isa Abdul Samad, indicated that the department is awaiting the national government’s guidance on how bauxite mining would be conducted going forward before […]