Kedah’s rare earths venture: What’s the deal?


Zaim Ibrahim

Deforestation and pollution are some is of the effects of rare earth mining. – EPA pic, December 12, 2020.

KEDAH, the state known as the nation’s rice bowl, has embarked on a venture to extract its valuable rare earth element (REE) deposits.

Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor recently announced the state had appointed a company to conduct mineral exploration.


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