24 Feb '16, 2am

Malaysian durian farmers demand mining clampdown: They are urging tighter regulations on mining they say is de...

Malaysian durian farmers demand mining clampdown: They are urging tighter regulations on mining they say is de...

Malaysian farmers of the famously pungent durian fruit are urging tighter regulations on mining they say is destroying arable land and tainting the water they need to churn out their yellow, spiky-shelled crop. Farmers in major growing state Pahang plan to spend nearly two weeks marching over 250 kilometres to parliament in Kuala Lumpur to protest the impact of bauxite mining on output of the food, sometimes described as South-East Asia’s ‘King of Fruits’. Parts of Pahang have been transformed over the last few years by a mining boom to feed China’s appetite for bauxite, a key ingredient of aluminium. There has been a public outcry over environmental damage, however, with mining blamed for polluting land and turning waters red near the state capital Kuantan. That has piled pressure on the government, prompting it to impose a three-month ban on bauxite mining in early Janua...

Full article: https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/331476

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