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Saturday, 12 August 2017 | MYT 9:46 PM

MACC to seize 10 million tonnes of bauxite stockpile in Pahang

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will seize over 10 million tonnes of bauxite stockpile in Pahang to facilitate investigations into illegal bauxite mining in the state.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (Operations) Datuk Azam Baki said the seizure was to prevent the bauxite from being taken out of the stockpile area for business or other purposes.

“The action to seize the bauxite will involve all bauxite stockpile on government-owned and private-owned land in the state,” he said in a statement here Saturday.

Azam said the MACC has proposed to the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry to carry out a review on the issuance of Approval Permit (AP) to bauxite mine operators and to revoke all APs issued earlier.