Selangor Water Crisis: A Half-Baked Deal is Not A Deal
[ Programme Segment: Current Affairs ]
The Special Cabinet Committee on the Selangor Water Issue has rejected the Selangor government’s proposed takeover of Syabas, saying that the state government did not comply with the concession agreement. The Committee also dismissed Syabas’ proposal for water rationing in Selangor, KL and Putrajaya, saying that it was unnecessary.Will the state run out of water by 2014 or is the water crisis a ‘manufactured one”, as the state government claims?
In the following interview, Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim shares his views on:
-why the Selangor government is looking at calling a referendum
- why the water services restructuring is difficult to implement
- the shortage of water in certain areas in Klang Valley, despite state government insisting the water crisis is a "manufactured" one
- whether the crisis could have been averted if Khalid had not insisted on his way but compromised