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  • 2 Nov 2020- 10:16 by Local Press Report PETALING JAYA Free Malaysia Today Police have arrested 11 individuals, including a factory manager, in a raid on a palm oil processing factory in Rawang, Selangor, over the pollution of Sungai Kundang. Three locals and eight migrant workers were detained.
  • 26 Mar 2020- 12:16 by Staff- Water Diplomat PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The government of Cambodia has announced that the country will not develop new hydropower dams on the Mekong River for the next 10 years, putting two planned dams at Sambor and Stung Treng on pause. The decision means that Laos, which
  • 6 Apr 2019- 05:18 by Local Press Report JOHOR BAHRU Free Malaysia Today About 17,000 account holders under the Ranhill SAJ water company in Kulai faced water supply disruption which began on Wednesday morning due to ammonia contamination at Sungai Sayong. Johor International Trade, Investment and
  • 18 Mar 2019- 08:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Two separate incidents of pollution affecting water bodies in Malaysia this month have prompted authorities to begin investigations. Malaysia's Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) was notified March 14 of some visible
  • 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
  • 18 Sep 2018- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Info MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to provide additional financing of $30.5 Million USD in grant funding to help the Laos government improve water supply and sanitation. The additional financing will make it possible for the government to
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Government representatives from a number of developing and least developed countries have spoken at the General Assembly of the United Nations about challenges related to water. A number of speakers expressed concern about
  • 8 Sep 2016- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia The Malaysian government has extended its moratorium on bauxite mining activities until December 31st, Environment and Natural Resources Minister Wan Junaidi announced this week. “If come December 31 the stockpiles are not cleared,
  • 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
  • 28 Jun 2016- 09:07 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Radio Free Asia Lao prime minister Thongloun Sisoulith has ordered officials in a heavily-polluted southern province of the country to reject proposals for new mining projects in their area, citing severe damage already caused to the local
  • 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
  • 8 Apr 2016- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia The Malaysian government has extended a ban on bauxite mining in Pahang state for another three months, in order to clear stockpiles and remove the risk of contamination of the country's rivers, Natural Resources and Environment
  • 1 Apr 2016- 08:36 by Local Press Report PETALING JAYA Free Malaysia Today It has been decided that it is not economically feasible to treat millions of litres of contaminated water from the disused mining pool at the Mamut copper mine in Ranau, Sabah. Universiti Malaysia Sabah geologist Dr Felix
  • 29 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnam’s economy has been hard hit by drought and saline intrusion, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat told a cabinet meeting on March 26th. The country’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2016 is lower than
  • 18 Feb 2016- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PETALING JAYA, Malaysia Poor practices in bauxite mining have exposed residents of Malaysia’s Pahang state to water contaminated with heavy metals and other pollution, according to scientists participating in a forum on the issue this week. Speaking at

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