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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