The Water War Up North
S. Piarapakaran, President, Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia (AWER)
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A water war is brewing between Kedah, Perak, and Penang, as Kedah is asking for Penang, a state that depends on Kedah's rivers for most of its water supply, to pay RM50 million in annual raw water fees. Experts are calling for intervention from the government, amidst concerns that the states’ agricultural sectors will suffer. We get into this.
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Produced by: Natasha Fusil
Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan
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