Bauxite mining - Horses’ Mouths – 8 January 2016

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Bauxite mining

Alhamdulillah…but three months only?

Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, Pahang crown princess, questioning f the three-month moratorium on bauxite mining is enough, after mining operations enveloped the areas surrounding Kuantan in perpetual clouds of red dust


I believe the decision is made purely to find weaknesses and not to shut down the industry.

Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, Tengku Mahkota Pahang, calling on the federal and Pahang governments to come up with a holistic solution to the bauxite mining issue in the state


A total of RM100,000 in cash was found in a washing machine in the home of a suspect.

Azam Baki, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigations director, on arresting four Pahang land officers, including a senior officer, for asking and accepting bribes from illegal bauxite miners in the state



Ringgit weakens

The local unit also decreased in tandem with the decline in oil prices and investor worries over China's economy.

Choong Yin Pheng, Hong Leong Bank senior manager (bond and economic research), blaming the suspension in trading of China's equity market for the fall in Ringgit




Malaysia’s economy would swell by 8% as its exporters acquire an advantage over regional competitors that aren’t part of the bloc, including Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia.

Wall Street Journal, claiming Malaysia will be one of the nations that will benefit the most from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)



Amanah’s nagging

The state government doesn't care if Amanah doesn't want to accept the eight local council seats. We will hand it all to PKR, PAS and DAP to run (the state) as before. We have no time for all of this. Plus we don't want to disrupt the daily affairs of the local councils. For now, they should just accept the eight seats and we hope Amanah will cooperate for the continuation of Pakatan Harapan.

Teng Chang Khim, Selangor senior exco member, stressing the state government has no time to entertain Parti Amanah Negara's displeasure over local council seats



Najib’s reminder

In the first Cabinet meeting of 2016 that I chaired yesterday, I reminded them to spend their allocations prudently.

Najib Razak

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