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Conflict of interest concerns in proposed bauxite project, says NGO

Low Choon Chyuan

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Modified 22 Jul 2021, 8:10 am

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) president Meenakshi Raman is the latest to sound the alarm over the proposed bauxite mining site in Pahang that would cover 3,642.176ha or the equivalent of 6,806 football fields.

She told Malaysiakini there are grave concerns that conflict of interest would arise if the Pahang State Development Corporation (PKNP) is both the mining operator and the enforcer of environmental regulations.

This comes after an EIA report, prepared by KenEp Consultancy And Services, highlighted three major concerns, namely the pollution of rivers, the loss of fauna and their habitats and the pollution of local living conditions.

Should the project proceed, it is estimated that...

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