SHAH ALAM: Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has warned water concessionaire Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd's (Syabas) that it risks having its water concession deal cancelled if it fails to provide treated water supply to stakeholders in the state.
His warning comes after Syabas' apparent failure to provide clean water supply to 79 developers throughout the state last week, which halted some projects.
"Under the terms of the concession deal, the state is authorised to cancel the deal altogether if Syabas fails in its duty to provide water," Abdul Khalid said.
The state had already sent a warning letter to Syabas over the incident, and will apparently haul the company to provide and explanation during a meeting tomorrow.
Syabas had previously said there were not enough water treatment plants in the state to provide clean water to developers.
"It's funny you have floods in the state but you don't have water for the people," Abdul Khalid said sarcastically.
He said the administration would be entitled to take over water treatment management for the state if the concession deal is cancelled.
On separate matter, state exco member Ronnie Liu fired a salvo at MCA for "politicising" the recent floods in Klang.
"The MCA should know that the Drainage and Irrigation Department is under the Natural Resources and Environment ministry and they should not blame the state government for the floods," Liu said.
He also accused the federal government for not approving flood mitigation funds for JPS which have been allocated for the state.
"In fact, when I took over as Pandamaran assemblyman, the federal government immediately cancelled a RM6-million flood mitigation allocation for the area," he said.
"Though it is not the state's responsibility, we still have taken the efforts to allocate RM200 million for flood mitigation over the past four years."