Malaysia to tighten laws on mining to tackle pollution
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.
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...