Bauxite Mining

Environmental group calls for bauxite moratorium extension

Date of Release: 
Feb 23 2016

National Treasures Protection Society (Peka) Pahang chapter president Khaidir Ahmad said the government should consider extending the moratorium for another three months, following the failure of Kuantan port authorities to meet the phase one dateline, which ended on February 15. The moratorium began on January 15.

The first month of the moratorium should see all stockpiles cleared from the port, which had been the main cause of sea pollution, where the waters off Kuantan turned red.

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Under fire, Pahang MB says couldn’t catch any illegal bauxite miners because they ran

Date of Release: 
Jan 18 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 — Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob has sought to explain his state’s perceived inaction over the bauxite mining crisis there, insisting that his administration was doing all it can against the environmental menace.

In an interview published by the New Straits Times today, Adnan said state enforcement officers have not arrested a single illegal miner because they ran away during raids or conducted their activities in the middle of the night.

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Suspend bauxite export licenses until industry regulated, MP tells Putrajaya

Date of Release: 
Nov 2 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 — The federal government needs to step in and suspend all licenses issued to export bauxite until it can implement regulations to deal with the allegedly rampant pollution caused by the industry, Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh said today.

The PKR lawmaker claimed that everything from Kuantan’s air to its water supply and physical environment have been contaminated by the red taint of bauxite mining since it took off in a big way sometime last year.

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