Bauxite miners still waiting for word on procedures

Source: FMT News

Excavators and lorries scramble to clear the ore stockpile at Kuantan Port before the moratorium is implemented. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri

Excavators and lorries scramble to clear the ore stockpile at Kuantan Port before the moratorium is implemented. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri

KUANTAN: Bauxite mining operators and lorry drivers are still confused about the standard procedures to be used after a moratorium on mining and exporting the mineral ends on April 15.

They claimed not to have received any official information nor given a briefing on transporting bauxite.

They are said they were unclear about the use of Pakamatic or rubbish compactor lorries required for transporting bauxite, as announced by transport minister Liow Tiong Lai recently. Read more

The Malaysian Insider News Website Blocked by Authorities for Posting ‘Unverified’ Report on Government Corruption

Source: Global Voices

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The Malaysian Insider (TMI) news website celebrated its eight-year anniversary on February 25, 2016 by creating mirror sites and updating its social media pages because it was blocked by the Malaysian government.

The order was issued by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), which accused TMI of violating Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998. The section deals with “Improper Use of Network Facilities or Network Service”, as well as media content that is “obscene, indecent, false, menacing or offensive in character with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass another person.” Read more