Democratic Activists Plan Mass Protest against Government Corruption

Democratic Activists Plan Mass Protest against Government Corruption

  The movement for Democracy in Malaysia, called Bersih, has planned a major protest against the allegedly corrupt and decidedly struggling Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his administration. Called Bersih 4.0, the protest is planned for August 29-30 and arises amidst allegations that Najib smuggled some US$700m into his…

Malaysian State Revokes Bauxite Mining Licenses to Curb Pollution

Malaysian State Revokes Bauxite Mining Licenses to Curb Pollution

In reaction to rising concern over pollution caused by illegal Bauxite mining in Malaysia, the state of Pahang recently revoked the mineral ore licenses of 34 contractors. Home to 1.5 million people, Pahang is a highly populous area that is also rich in Bauxite. The heavy metal is extracted in…

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