Water Crisis Due To Selangor Government’s Reluctance To Seek Professionals’ Views

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SHAH ALAM, April 9 – The water supply crisis faced by Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur currently is due to the adamance of the Selangor government in accepting the views and predictions of professionals on the matter previously. Opposition Leader in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly, Datuk Mohd Shamsudin Lias (BN-Sungai Burong) said the refusal of the Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim in accepting the views of such groups caused the people having to accept the impact for the past two months. “Previously, the professional group in the water industry had expected that the people of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya would be facing a water crisis this year but this was brushed aside by the Selangor state government by saying that it (the crisis) would only occur in 2019.

“But looking at the situation today, the prediction has materialised resulting in the people facing the impact as their water supply is being rationed, whereas the state government should have looked at the problem more seriously,” he told reporters at the lobby of the State Assembly building, here Wednesday. He said the Selangor government led by the opposition pact was exposing its own weakness when no proper action plan was prepared which showed that it had still not learnt from the lesson in 2008 when a similar water crisis had occurred.

— BERNAMA

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