Landowners laud return of bauxite mining, but hope for better enforcement


Andrew Chin

Ripin (left) and Mat Kasim Mat Min showing the land stripped by bauxite mining. They say mining companies should be allowed to finish mining before returning their land. – The Malaysian Insight pic, March 5, 2019.

FELDA Bukit Goh is an oil palm plantation about 30km from Kuantan, and is one of the largest bauxite mines in Pahang.

After the previous Barisan Nasional government imposed a moratorium on mining in January 2015, all extraction of the aluminium ore in Bukit Goh and the dozens of other area ceased, leaving plantation owners with land that could not be used for agriculture.


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  • Over to you environment minister..

    Posted 1 year ago by Kampung Boy

  • This sounds like a piece of rubbish. Have the settlers been paid to sing the tune in support of bauxite mining? Enough with the devastation. Time to end these mines and just use the land for agriculture with excess to be replanted as forest. Our agricultural sector needs reform and crop diversity. We are still operating on old assumptions that industrial crops matter and have neglected produce that will actually feed the people.

    Posted 1 year ago by K Pop