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  • 14 Mar 2019- 12:04 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR The Malaysian Reserve Bauxite mining and exports will not begin immediately after the expiry of the moratorium end of this month, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar. He said the government will continue to
  • 30 Jun 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia The Malaysian government on June 30th extended the ban on bauxite mining in the country by two months, to September 14th. Officials from the federal government and Pahang state cited the high existing stockpiles of the mineral as
  • 25 May 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia The moratorium on bauxite mining in Kuantan, in Malaysia’s Pahang state, may again be extended until stakeholders are able to meet all conditions set by the government, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wan
  • 15 Feb 2016- 09:24 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Insider Authorities in Pahang appear to have turned a blind eye on the far-reaching consequences of bauxite mining in the state to the detriment of the people, the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) said Saturday. Its
  • 11 Jan 2016- 08:56 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR Malay Mail Online Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has advised Kuantan residents to avoid using raw water from polluted rivers to avoid health problems. Meanwhile, the Pahang Health Department has taken measures to
  • 18 Sep 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Water concessionaire Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) said this week that is was preparing to help consumers deal with possible water rationing in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya if current hot weather
  • 3 Sep 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Central Environmental Authority (CEA) this week temporarily lifted the suspension of the Environmental Protection License for a Coca-Cola plant in Biyagama. The environmental regulator had suspended the license last week,
  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Coca-Cola’s Sri Lanka unit has had its environmental protection license temporarily suspended after an oil leak from a fuel pipe at its facility in Biyagama polluted a major river, forcing authorities to cut off water supply to
  • 20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lankan president Maithreepala Sirisena this week announced plans to meet with villagers who have been affected by construction of the $529 million USD Uma Oya multipurpose development project. The government has halted the project
  • 2 Mar 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Central Environment Authority (CEA) will hand over a report on groundwater contamination in the country’s Northern province to President Maithripala Sirisena this week. Sirisena had ordered the CEA to investigate
  • 27 Feb 2015- 10:18 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR Malay Mail Online Malaysia will study the disaster management models of disaster-prone countries, such as Philippine, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and work with the United Nations disaster management division to formulate a better disaster
  • 26 Feb 2015- 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has appointed an independent committee to carry out a full assessment of the $529 million USD Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project. The committee is headed by geologist Professor Kapila Dissanayaka, as
  • 16 Feb 2015- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government is taking steps to distribute drinking water to residents affected by groundwater contamination on the Jaffna peninsula, in the northern part of the country. The National Water Supply and Drainage Board,
  • 13 Feb 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government this week ordered the country’s Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) to carry out a scientific investigation of water contamination in the northern district of Jaffna. In the recent months, residents of the
  • 2 Jan 2015- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has temporarily restored safe drinking water supply to people affected by floods and landslides in the Badulla district in the country’s Central Province. Over 23 people were killed in the disasters, which

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