Interesting point about the discussion was about the Malaysian mining authorities who think that minerals like clay would provide a good royalty value. Do the authorities know that it is such a fine line to keep the mining operation going? They have just took back the competitors land and has started collecting royalty from them thereby increasing the mining and production cost. I wonder how long before their grubby hands will lay on this mining facility that is already in the red. Apart from royalty the mining company also need to pay taxes. That's really extracting their pound of flesh if I might say so.
Anyway this is not so much my concern as my duty was to ferry them around and listen in on their discussion.