KUALA LUMPUR: Elements of corruption have been found in Pahang bauxite mining activities, said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today.
MACC in a statement said its investigations revealed corruption was practiced by several parties involved, and that it would not hesitate to take action against those involved in the graft practices and abuse of power.
MACC said that those found guilty will be charged under MACC Act 2009 following reports made by members of the public.
Earlier today, Environment and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said that all bauxite-mining activities in Kuantan will be suspended for three months starting Jan 15.
Wan Junaidi added that the government had ceased approving all Approved Permits (APs) for the mining activities last week.
The three months grace period is to allow companies to clear their stockpile as well as to give the ministry time to implement required measures and systems to better manage their operations.