THE Pakatan Rakyat-led Selangor government continues to battle it out with Syabas and the federal government for control over water resources. What are the key questions that need to be asked about the water issue in Selangor? Refsa maps it out for us.
Selangor, apparently, is facing a water crisis. But is that really so? Gan Pei Ling examines the intricacies and politics behind Selangor’s water woes. She also wonders why Syabas is calling on the Selangor government to expedite a multi-billion interstate water project when it can’t fully distribute all treated water and the state is still losing 32% in non-revenue water.
THE federal government has prevailed yet again in keeping secrets from the Malaysian public. On 25 Feb 2011, the Court of Appeal overturned a High Court decision compelling the disclosure of an audit report and a 2004 water concession agreement. How are the audit report and the agreement significant? And why did the Court of […]
Do we think about where we throw, what we throw, and where it ends up? Out of sight for humans doesn’t mean other creatures in our environment are not affected.
Who really caused Selangor to be in a deadlock with private water concessionaires over restructuring the water industry and ensuring that water tariffs would not be frequently raised?
PETALING JAYA, 1 July 2009: Konsortium Abass Sdn Bhd (Abass)’s acceptance of the Selangor government’s offer to buy its water-related assets for RM946 million is a sign of progress in the state’s efforts to restructure its water services industry. “The state government would like to thank Abass for its decision which has taken the state […]
PENANG, 9 June 2009: PBA Holdings Bhd (PBAHB), through its subsidiary Island Springwater Sdn Bhd, will sell bottled drinking water processed at the Tanjung Bunga water catchment area from the middle of this month. PBAHB chairperson Lim Guan Eng said initially, the drinking water would be bottled in 500ml packs and sold at RM7 per […]
PETALING JAYA, 12 May 2009: The Federation of Malaysian Consumer Associations (Fomca) today called on all water concessionaires and operators to immediately activate emergency response plans to caution consumers on the importance of water conservation during the dry spell. “The operators should begin a nationwide trial run on the plan urgently so as to gauge […]
SHAH ALAM, 29 April 2009: The federal government has agreed to work with the Selangor government to find the best solution for the restructuring of the state’s water services industry. A press statement from the Selangor menteri besar’s office said a joint taskforce would be set up to find an amicable solution to all pending […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 21 April 2009: Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) today said it had been directed by the federal government to freeze a RM2.6-billion project to replace old mains and communication pipes in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. The freeze is in view of the restructure of the water management sector in these […]