Canadian gold producer Monument Mining has appointed a new senior management team to spearhead its campaign to develop the Mengapur project in central Malaysia.

Zaidi Harun is the company’s new vice president of business development after serving in the role of vice president of exploration during the last five years. In that time, Zaidi has investigated Monument’s reserves including the Selinsing gold project, Buffalo Reef prospect, Famehub properties and Mersing project by working with local, state and federal governments and communities.

Todd Johnson has been appointed to take over the role of vice president of exploration and has more than 17 years of experience in the resource industry. He is recognized as an expert in the assessment of base and precious metal systems and has worked in the USA, Mexico and Canada.

Monument’s new senior manager of investment relations is Nickolas Kohlmann, who has 14 years experience in the division. A former exploration geologist, Nickolas Kohlmann has designed and managed programs for numerous companies including East Asia Gold, PDAC and Akrokeri-Ashanti Gold.

Monument’s chief executive officer Robert Baldock says, “These appointments represent a significant corporate move in enhancement of our management team in order to meet our commitment to shareholders to develop the mineral resources, especially the Mengapur Project, the government/community relations and shareholder communications and market exposure.”

Mengapur was first discovered by a geological survey in 1979. Four historical phases of drilling were completed at the site by its former owner Malaysia Mining. Monument is carrying out due diligence drilling and will provide data for a feasibility study. It plans to spend Can$13.4 million on drilling, metallurgical tests and topographic surveys at the site during the next year.

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