A new gold mine is set to open in the eastern province of Sumatra, boosting the Malay gold production to record levels.
A new mine that has been approved by the government of Malaysia is expected to boost the countrys gold output to record heights of around 50 tonnes per year by 2020.
According to local media reports, the Gold City project will produce around 100 tonnes of gold per year and it is expected that the mine will open in 2022.
The announcement comes after the Ministry of Minerals and Metals approved a gold mine in Sumatra last year.
The project was approved by a local government, which also approved an existing mine in the same area.
The new mine is expected for an area that covers around 10,000 square kilometres (8,600 square miles) and is expected be the largest in the country, as it will provide the nation with the capacity to mine gold from the area.
A previous gold mine had also been approved in the area in 2014, which was only for the construction of an oil refinery.