Call for MACC to probe management of water in Selangor

by BERNAMA / pic by ISMAIL CHE RUS

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has been asked to investigate whether there is an element of negligence in the management of water in Selangor.

In making the call, Kuala Selangor MP Datuk Seri Dr Irmohizam Ibrahim said this was due to the water supply woes in Selangor, for which the state government had yet to nd a concrete solution to the issue.

“Perhaps, there is a hidden agenda as claimed by former Selangor Mentri Besar (Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim),” he said in a statement yesterday.

He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak’s scathing criticism against Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali over the water crisis during the Dewan Rakyat sitting last week could hardly be accepted by the Opposition.

“At that moment, the prime minister explained that the water crisis in Selangor is more critical and the country’s debts are well under control,” he said. In fact, Irmohizam said, there were rumours that the 20 cu m of free water supply for Selangor consumers was implemented by using the huge investment of the federal government.

“The Selangor government keeps on talking so proudly about the free water supply, but people actually know that a total of RM14 billion was allocated by the federal government for the restructuring of water in Selangor,” he said.