Malaysian bauxite mining ban could be extended – environment minister

The three-month ban on bauxite mining in Malaysia could be extended if miners and government agencies do not satisfactorily comply with regulations and procedures.

The ban was due to end next month with bauxite exports resuming on April 16, but the government will consider storage facilities and operations at the Kuantan port at mines, transport routes and operations at the Kuantan port, according to local press reports.

"We may request to the government to extend the moratorium depending on...

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Charlotte Radford

March 24, 2016

15:21 GMT

London