Vancouver, B.C., Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY and FSE: D7Q1) (“Monument” or the “Company”)wishes to inform the market that it has broken up a gold stealing syndicate at the Selinsing Gold Mine in Malaysia. The Company has called in the Malaysian Police for an immediate investigation and engaged Gold Security Group from Perth, Australia to work with the Police and to review and strengthen security measures at the gold mine.
The Malaysian Police have made several arrests to date with the alleged suspects being held in custody. At this time the theft appears to be an organized crime involving mine employees. The local Malaysian Police, who are heading up this investigation, are working with the full cooperation of the Company and have asked the Company to limit information released to the market due to the sensitivity of the information to the investigation. The Company will therefore make no further comments until the matter is completed.
In the meantime the Company has executed an action plan to enhance gold security at the Selinsing mine and is therefore conducting its own review of its security system and its internal controls. In the opinion of the Company, this incident will not impact the production performance for the year ended June 30, 2012.
Robert F. Baldock, President and CEO
Monument Mining Limited
Suite 910- 688 West Hastings Street
Vancouver B.C. Canada V6B 1P1
For further information contact:
Monument Mining Limited: Richard Cushing, Investor Relations
T: + 1 604 638 1661 x 102
CHF Investor Relations: Robin Cook, Senior Account Manager
T: + 1 416 868 1079 x 228
Axino AG – Europe: Wolfgang Seybold, Chairman
T: + 49 711 25 35 92 40
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