Tag: Bauxite mining
Exco members deny report that two companies will invest RM1.47 billion to mine bauxite in Johor over the next five years.
Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar says the SOP will impose strict conditions covering the entire chain of mining activities.
It has suggested that bauxite mining activity could be the reason for contamination of groundwater near its plant.
Minister Xavier Jayakumar says the directive to halt such activities will only be revoked once stakeholders enforce SOPs in the mining and export of bauxite.
They say the authorities must enforce regulation on all activities related to bauxite mining which could otherwise affect the environment and health of residents in Pahang.
This is being done through studying case statistics, such as respiratory infections in clinics, and monitoring traces of heavy metals in fresh water and fruits.
Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh says the government must be '100% sure' that lifting the moratorium on bauxite mining will not cause environmental problems.
Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Xavier Jayakumar says there's a strong demand for the bauxite industry in Pahang.
The water, land and natural resources ministry says large stockpiles of the aluminium-making raw material remain uncleared.
Among the problems are the failure of bauxite mining operators to comply with the time for them to carry out their activities within the stipulated period.
The suspect is said to have received a bribe of between RM250 and RM500 from illegal bauxite miners.
Minister Wan Junaidi says strengthen enforcement with the help of officers from the Department of Environment, Department of Mineral and Geoscience, Department of Land and Mines, as well as the Civil Defence Force and Royal Malaysia Police.
Leakages involving the two sectors have had a major impact on national revenue, says state MACC director.
This is to clear existing stockpiles of the aluminium-making commodity.
Ecotourism & Conservation Society of Malaysia (Ecomy) says mining should not be carried out at the risk of public health and environmental degradation.
Pahang Menteri Besar Adnan Yaakob says their mandate is up to the next general election, after which it depends on the government of the day.
People’s Movement to Stop Bauxite Pollution (Geram) says it found new digging sites in area where a contractor claimed he was only clearing pre-existing stockpile.
During the ban, Malaysia had exported 5.3 million tonnes of bauxite, he said, just a quarter of the 20 million tonnes shipped to China between January and November 2015.
Environment minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar says from his 40-minute aerial observation, bauxite stockpile shows no significant decline.
Lack of enforcement after July, lorries seen on back road at night transporting the mineral, says report.
Natural Resources and Environment Minister extends moratorium and warns that ban on bauxite mining won’t be lifted until all stockpiles are cleared by year-end.
Banana trees, cassava, oil palm, sweet potatoes and lemongrass have been growing after mining work stopped
Pahang government must also have a centralised stockpile location and improve infrastructure within Kuantan port.
The walkers want to hand over a memorandum to Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar seeking an extension to the bauxite mining moratorium
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