National Treasures Protection Society

Environmental group calls for bauxite moratorium extension

Date of Release: 
Feb 23 2016

National Treasures Protection Society (Peka) Pahang chapter president Khaidir Ahmad said the government should consider extending the moratorium for another three months, following the failure of Kuantan port authorities to meet the phase one dateline, which ended on February 15. The moratorium began on January 15.

The first month of the moratorium should see all stockpiles cleared from the port, which had been the main cause of sea pollution, where the waters off Kuantan turned red.

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