SHAH ALAM, Jan 26: The Selangor Water Supply Company (Syabas) has allegedly been using public funds for its own benefit and not for the purpose of ensuring sufficient water supply to the people.
Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said this shows the failure of Syabas to provide service to the public, as they did not do what should have been done.
According to him, Syabas should provide service to the people, which includes ensuring all equipment is in good condition.
“Three years ago they spent almost RM700 million, not to fix pipes, but to buy cars and fix offices. Offices cannot fix pipes.
“So they have been using public funds for things that they shouldn’t (be using it for),” he said in a speech celebrating the Ijok and Bandar Tun Razak electoral machinary here, last night.
The Chief Minister said Syabas had also been given adequate provision, including obtaining higher revenues from the public.
Hence, he said the State Government’s act of not channeling capital expenditure (Capex) should not be questioned.
“If Syabas does not have the funds to repair the water pipes, why should we ask them to (continue) working? They receive hundreds of millions of public funds each month, where does the money go to,” he said.
He said the State Government should be given rights in the matter and the people need to take action to correct this by changing the country’s administration.