Cases For Publication (UCWC103)
Abstract

ECONOMICS OF ILLEGAL SAND MINING IN SELANGOR

Syed Omar Syed Agil and Mohd. Zahrain Mohd. Nor

Rampant illegal sand mining in Selangor has now become a controversial issue. Steps taken by the current and the then state government have been largely ineffective in curbing these illegal activities. There was a public outcry as the state government seemed to drag their heels in solving this problem. The issue has also implicated the state government-linked company, Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd (KSSB), which has been partly blamed for the emergence of small illegal mining sites and the increase in illegal sand mining activities.