One-on-one with natural resources minister: Mining for cash

Published on 7 Dec 2019 4:49:22 PM

In July 2019, a nondescript article from an online portal touched on a big issue – that the government was looking to exploit Malaysia’s treasure trove of mineral reserves.

The value ascribed to those reserves though was an eye-popping RM732bil.

That is apparently, what Malaysia has sitting inside its grounds and the man spearheading the ambitious plan is Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar as he speaks to The Star.