Bauxite is a rock that is mainly composed of various minerals. Most importantly, bauxite is the primary ore for aluminum. Aluminum is a very crucial element as its uses are varied and diverse – such as its usage in transportation, household items, packaging, power lines, and construction.

In Malaysia, the active bauxite mine is located in Gebeng, Pahang. However, the mine – while strengthening the economy as well as serving as a lucrative source of income for many people – is also causing intense suffering to the locals. Read more