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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 29 Jan 2016- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUANTAN, Malaysia The government of Malaysia’s Pahang state this week offered assurances that the raw water is it supplying to neighboring Selangor is not contaminated with mining waste. National news agency Bernama quoted Datuk Seri Mohd Soffi Abdul
  • 25 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHAH ALAM, Malaysia Raw water supplied from Malaysia’s Pahang state to Selangor state is being tested due to concerns about bauxite mining pollution in Pahang rivers. Selangor Menteri Besar (chief minister) Mohamed Azmin Ali said over the weekend that
  • 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 Dec 2015- 08:44 by Local Press Report BUKIT GOH Malaysia Kini Water from water sources near the bauxite mines in Bukit Goh, Pahang should not be used for drinking even after treatment, said water quality professor Maketab Mohamed. The Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) academic said this based
  • 8 Dec 2015- 08:21 by Local Press Report KUANTAN Free Malaysia Today Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh has expressed concern over the worsening bauxite crisis in her constituency, as its main raw water supply from the Pinang and Mabok rivers contains high mercury levels from rampant bauxite mining. Health
  • 30 Oct 2015- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHAH ALAM, Malaysia The recently completed water industry restructuring in Malaysia’s Selangor state means an end to water rationing, Selangor Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) Mohamed Azmin Ali announced this week. "With this success, I promise …
  • 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

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