KUALA LUMPUR (March 13): The restriction on bauxite mining activity will only be withdrawn once all parties adhere to standard operating procedure, Malaysia’s Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources says in statement.
* Malaysia may not necessarily allow bauxite mining activity to resume once current moratorium ends on March 31
* Govt will hold public hearing on the matter on April 14
* Govt won’t issue new export licenses unless miners fulfill all the stated requirements
* Miners can’t do any mining and exporting before completing environmental impact assessment, which would take at least 6 months