Experts warn against bauxite mining during rainy season


Sea of dust: Massive land clearing for bauxite mining has turned former oil palm plantations into barren land.

Experts believe bauxite mining areas in Pahang could cause dangerous mudslides and worsen floods if monsoon rains lash the state as expected. Even those who support the mining activities are calling for a stop until the rains go away.

KUANTAN: With monsoon rains expected to lash Pahang and some other states this week, red flags have gone up over bauxite mining here.

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