Thursday, January 7, 2016

Kemana Leburnya 80 Peratus Dari RM42 Juta Levi Bauksit?


Menarik.. selain dari berjaya mentransformasikan Kuantan menjadi seakan-akan Planet Marikh, memperkenalkan 'MyVi Celup Tepung' dan Laut Merah yang real.. Bauksit juga merugikan Kerajaan Negeri Pahang yang ditadbir oleh UMNO/BN..

Kerajaan Negeri Pahang mengenakan levi RM4 bagi setiap tan bauksit yang dilonggokkan di Pelabuhan Kuantan untuk dieksport..

Tiga bulan terakhir ini berlaku peningkatan dalam eksport bahan mentah itu hinggakan Pelabuhan Kuantan terpaksa menyusun semula operasinya bagi menampung peningkatan tersebut.

Sebelum ini Pelabuhan Kuantan hanya mampu mengendalikan hanya satu juta tan bauksit setiap bulan berbanding peningkatan tiga bulan terakhir ini yang menjadi 3.5 juta tan..

Oleh itu eksport bauksit dalam masa tiga bulan terakhir ini adalah 10.5 juta tan dan levi yang sepatutnya dikutip oleh Kerajaan Negeri adalah RM42 Juta..

Malangnya menurut New Straits Times kerajaan Negeri Pahang hanya memperolehi RM8 Juta sahaja..

New Straits Times juga menganggarkan sepanjang tahun lepas sahaja, jumlah pengeluaran bauksit dari negeri itu tidak kurang daripada 27 juta tan.

Sekaligus sepatutnya membolehkan Kerajaan Negeri Pahang memperolehi sekurang-kurangnya RM108 juta daripada eksport bauksit sahaja.

Kalau kira-kira 80 peratus dari RM108 Juta itu juga dah lebur.. betapa ruginya Kerajaan Negeri Pahang..

Persoalannya disini.. 80 peratus tu dah meresap ke mana?

KUANTAN: As Kuantan continues to be ravaged by bauxite miners, both legal and illegal, the state government, among the main benefactors from the export of the resource, finds itself being severely shortchanged.

To whom they are losing the millions to, had not been established. The New Straits Times Special Probes Team has learnt that in the last three months alone, Kuantan Port, which has the basic capacity of handling some one million tonnes of bauxite each month, had tweaked its operations to facilitate Kuantan’s bauxite export of 3.5 million tonnes each month.

The state government, however, it is understood, realised that despite the spike in output during that period alone (more than 10 million tonnes), only RM8 million went into its coffers, instead of the RM40 million (from the RM4 per tonne).

If these numbers are anything to go by, some 80 per cent of the earnings have not been accounted for.

With the state government moving to revise the levy on bauxite production from RM4 to RM8 per tonne, Pahang could see itself losing more revenue from the environmentally damaging industry.

The team also established that last year, the total bauxite output from the state was no less than 27 million tonnes (26.5 million tonnes as of November).

This should have earned Pahang at least RM108 million last year from bauxite exports.

The state government, as well as those licensed to mine and export bauxite, have largely blamed illegal bauxite miners for the severe environmental degradation in the district of at least 400,000 people.

The team also understands that those illegally mining bauxite would have no problems exporting their ill-gotten gains.

The team spoke to several parties down the bauxite-export chain to establish how the state’s “stolen” resource could be easily traded, as this is understandably a factor that had encouraged them to seek land to plough, all at the expense of public health and the environment.

Kuantan Port Consortium Sdn Bhd (KPC) chief operating officer Datuk Khasbullah A. Kadir told the team that as a “support operator”, it was not for KPC to determine whether the goods the port was handling were legitimately sourced.

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