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State govt urged to work with Federal Govt


SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government has been told to drop its excuses and attempts to drag out the conclusion of its water restructur­ing exercise with Putrajaya.

Instead, it should put aside political difference­s and work with the Federal Government for the sake of the people to ensure uninterrup­ted supply in the Klang Valley.

Malaysian Consumer Protection and Welfare Board president Professor Datuk Seri Dr Saharuddin Awang Yahya said the ball had always been in Selangor’s court when it came to the completion of the restructur­ing.

“I don’t think it is the Federal Government that is dragging its feet. As long as Selangor gives full cooperatio­n, I am sure the Federal Government will complete it as quickly as possible.”

Saharuddin said it would be a shame to repeatedly see city folk lining up with pails to collect water from tankers.

This, he said, was unthinkabl­e given that Selangor is the most developed state.

“Selangor must play its role in speeding up the agreement on the water restructur­ing exercise as well as the Langat 2 water treatment plant.

“As long as these are not settled, treated water will never be sufficient for the people and, in the end, the people will suffer. He said the Selangor government, led by Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, must show seriousnes­s in tackling the issue.

“The Selangor government must be on the same page as its federal counterpar­t, which wants to end water woes,” said Saharuddin.

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Professor Datuk Seri Dr Saharuddin Awang Yahya

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