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