Malaysian bauxite mining ban extended until March 2017

Malaysia has extended its ban on bauxite mining until the end of March 2017, amid concerns illegal mining of the raw material has delayed the clearing of local stockpiles, according to reports.

Approximately 2.95 million tonnes of bauxite are held in stockpiles in the port city of Kuantan, in the bauxite producing state of Pahang.

“There’s an indication that there is illegal mining going on, otherwise there would be no heap [of bauxite],” Wan Junaidi Tuanku...

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Charlotte Radford

December 22, 2016

14:44 GMT

London