KUALA SEPETANG, 11 Feb 2009: Newly-appointed Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, who moved into his office today, raced to the aid of Kampung Seberang folks where about 500 families have been facing water problems since last month.
Dr Zambry, who was sworn in on Friday, said such a problem should not have been prolonged and immediately directed the Perak Water Board (PWB) to resolve the matter.
“I have directed PWB to repair a broken pipe from the mainland that has disrupted water supply to the village, in the next two or three days,” he told reporters after visiting the village.
He added that the problem was raised by former Bukit Gantang Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Tan Lian Hoe who is now the Gerik MP, after receiving complaints from villagers.
The village, which has about 1,000 PWB account holders, comprise mainly of Chinese fisherfolk.
Dr Zambry said PWB informed him that it had not received any complaints from the villagers.
He added that the villagers also told him that Kuala Sepetang state assemblyperson, Tai Sing Ng, does not come to the village nor try to solve their problems. — Bernama