SHAH ALAM, 21 JAN: Selangor AMK seeks intervention from His Royal Highness (Duli Yang Maha Mulia – DYMM) the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah to help the Selangor Government take over water services from the Selangor Water Supply Company (Syabas – Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor).
Its leader, Azmizam Zaman Huri said that the Selangor AMK with the cooperation from Pakatan Rakyat and NGOs will mobilise a peaceful rally this Friday for the aforementioned purpose.
“The ‘Return Water Rights To The People Assembly’ (Himpunan Kembalikan Hak Air Kepada Rakyat) will be held on 25 January outside the Sultan Sulaiman Mosque in Klang after the Friday prayers.
The assembly will march to Istana Shah Alam to perform reverence and submit a memorandum to DYMM the Sultan of Selangor to use the powers given to him to resolve the water issue.
“It is to assist the Selangor Government’s efforts in taking over Syabas and to fully manage the business of supplying water to all the people of Selangor,” said Azmizam in his media statement.
This rally is following the recent water supply disruptions that affected half a million residents in the Klang Valley from 29 December 2012 to 15 January 2013.
Azmizam said that Umno-BN, through the media controlled by them, has been continuously manipulating this problem to make it seem as though it was due to the refusal of the Selangor Government in approving the Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant.
In actual fact, Syabas, that was contracted to manage the supply of treated water to the people of Selangor, has failed to carry out its responsibilities.
“It is time for us to perform reverence and seek the courtesy of DYMM Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Al-Haj to intervene in this issue.
“Selangor AMK is once again reiterating its unwavering support for the Selangor Government’s wish to take over Syabas.
“And believe that the Selangor Government, led by Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, is capable in better providing treated water to the people of Selangor with a reasonable tariff which is not burdensome,” he said.