Federal-Selangor Water Deal Is Off, Says Azmin

Kuala Lumpur – The water deal between the Federal and Selangor governments has lapsed today and will not be extended, said Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali.


Azmin said the Federal Government had breached the terms of the agreement and the state government would not grant a third extension.


“I will see what new terms they have to discuss with the state,” he said to reporters at the Parliament lobby here.


The deal finalised last year, saw the state government taking over the four water concessionaires in the state — Syarikat Pengeluar Air Selangor, Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor, Puncak Niaga and Konsortium Abbas; with the aim of providing the people with cheaper water.


Also included was the Selangor’s approval for the construction of the Langat 2 water treatment plant.


It also stated no changes could be made to the deal even if there were to be a change in the Selangor leadership. – NST

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