ANWAR IBRAHIM MUST RESOLVE WATER POLLUTION AND DEFORESTATION ISSUES IN SELANGOR

By Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 20 Oct 2020

While Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, head of the Pakatan Harapan coalition is busy trying to convince the country that he has the majority in Parliament to become the next Prime Minister, the citizens of PH-run Selangor would rather he resolves two pressing issues, namely, the never-ending water pollution in the state and the Menteri Besar’s proposed degazettement of the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve.

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WATER CRISIS – THE PRICE OF POPULISM

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 26 July 2019

Malaysia’s water industry is in “dire straits”! So says the Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister. The country is expected to see its water resources reduced by 20-25% between 2025 and 2030. The Minister added that despite that looming threat, Malaysia’s water industry is not yet equipped to effectively address the water shortage: “However, it is difficult to meet this requirement as demand is outstripping supply.”

Oh, and why is demand outstripping supply, I wonder?

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