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Jelai forest safe for now after DOE rejects EIA terms for rare earth mine
Published:  Mar 16, 2021 12:30 PM
Updated: 5:00 AM

A patch of land in Pahang's Jelai forest the size of 924 football fields is safe from being turned into a rare earth mine for now.

The Department of Environment (DOE) yesterday rejected terms proposed by a mining company for an environmental impact assessment (EIA) on the project.

Sources told Malaysiakini that the decision was reached at a stakeholders meeting chaired by DOE deputy director-general (development) Norhazni Mat Sari yesterday...

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