Malaysia to tighten laws on mining to tackle pollution

By Liz Gyekye
Published: Wednesday, 19 August 2015

The Malaysian government will be making efforts to add more stick than carrot to its mining laws, as it carries out plans to tighten all mining operating licence conditions and enforce stricter controls in order to overcome pollution issues that arise from excavation activities.

Malaysia’s environment department has announced that it will review the country’s current mining act and other laws pertaining to mining activities in the country, to enforce more stringent penalties on companies who break these laws.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister, Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, said the existing...

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