FT CAN HAVE OWN WA­TER DE­PART­MENT: ONGKILI 1.2M MO­TOR­CY­CLISTS WITH­OUT VALID LI­CENCE

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THE plan for Fed­eral Ter­ri­to­ries (FT) to have their own wa­ter de­part­ment will not vi­o­late the wa­ter agree­ment with the Se­lan­gor gov­ern­ment. En­ergy, Green Tech­nol­ogy and Wa­ter Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Max­imus Ongkili said it will be bet­ter if FT can have their own sources of wa­ter with­out hav­ing to rely on other states. He said the agree­ment be­tween the fed­eral and Se­lan­gor gov­ern­ment does not place any re­stric­tion on FT if they want to utilise their own wa­ter source. “Any at­tempt by FT to find (us­able) wa­ter sources will not go against any reg­u­la­tions or agree­ment,” he told re­porters when met at the Par­lia­ment lobby. ABOUT 1.2 mil­lion Malaysians are rid­ing mo­tor­cy­cles with­out pos­sess­ing a valid li­cence, Deputy Trans­port Min­is­ter Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi said. He said statis­tics showed that only 7.6 mil­lion Malaysians have valid mo­tor­cy­cle li­cences, while as of Dec 31 last year, a to­tal of 12.09 mil­lion mo­tor­cy­cles were reg­is­tered in the Road Trans­port De­part­ment data­base. “The cost of get­ting a li­cence is not seen as the main fac­tor for teenagers, es­pe­cially stu­dents, for rid­ing with­out a li­cence. It is at­trib­uted to their at­ti­tude and lack of aware­ness of the dan­ger of rid­ing with­out a li­cence as well as scant re­gard for their per­sonal safety when on the road,” he said in re­ply to a ques­tion from Datuk Jo­hari Ab­dul (PKR-Sun­gai Pe­tani).

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