PUTRAJAYA, July 19 (Bernama) -- The Selangor Government has given the energy,
green technology and water ministry two weeks for ''watertight answers'' over
its intention to take over the management of water concessionaire Syarikat
Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas), said state executive councillor Dr Xavier
"As they have already announced a Cabinet commitee to be formed (to
discuss the water crisis issue), and National Water Services Commission (Span)
has also been called for the discussion, it means, they are quite serious about
"So, I think within two weeks, we should have some kind of concrete answers
from the ministry about this," he said.
He was speaking to reporters after handing a letter to the federal government
over the state government''s intention to take over the management of Syabas at
the ministry here today.
The letter was received by Nicholas Yii, a senior private secretary of the
minister, Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui, following the Selangor exco meeting
yesterday, which decided to send the letter to the federal government.
Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the state
government felt it was important that the water issue be resolved immediately,
for the sake of the people in Selangor, in particular.
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