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DPM urges S'gor govt: Be pragmatic on water crisis
JOHOR BAHARU -- Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is urging the Selangor government to be more practical and pragmatic in facing the water supply crisis in the state.
He said the Selangor state government, under the leadership of Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, should not turn the crisis into a political issue as it would only burden the people and the country if the problem was not addressed immediately.
"This is not a concern for Selangor and the Federal Territory only, but involves a large section of the population and water consumers besides the industrial and commercial sectors.
"So, the impact is not felt within the state only but also the country. So, we ask the Selangor government to be practical and pragmatic by taking immediate action.
"Don't turn the probem into a political issue or to make nonsensical threats," he told reporters when commenting on the statement by Abdul Khalid, which was carried by the press today, giving an ultimatum to the federal government as a condition to continue the Sungai Langat Water Treatment Plant 2 (Langat 2). -- Bernama