Malaysian sand slips into India when nobody's watching

India has received its first shipment of 55,000 tonnes of sand from Malaysia, over objections the dredging of sand for export will have a harmful effect on the environment. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, October 29, 2017.

INDIA has greeted with relief the first shipment of sand from Malaysia, which regular supply is expected to reduce the acute shortage of river sand and lower the prevailing high prices for the key construction material.

Malaysians, however, are less enthusiastic about parting with the country’s sand, the loss of which could severely affect the environment.

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