KAJANG: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the restructuring of the Selangor water industry focuses more on efforts to ensure the Langat 2 Project can be implemented, not to raise water tariff.
The Deputy Prime Minister said the MoU between the federal and Selangor governments focused more on important issues such as the date for commencing work, the acquisition of more than 75 plots of land and the appointment of the contractors.
“That (water tariff increase) I do not know, so far we are just discussing the important stage of ensuring that the problem of water shortage in the Klang Valley can be resolved immediately.
“To me, this matter is of more importance, although the question on water tariff is also important but since water management is under the purview of the state government, it’s too early for me to say there is an improvement or otherwise,” he told a media conference after chairing the meeting of the Barisan Nasional (BN) By-Election machinery for the Kajang state constituency at the Hulu Langat Umno office, here yesterday.
He was commenting on the statement by the PKR strategic director, Rafizi Ramli, yesterday that the agreement might result in a rise in the water tariff.
Commenting on the hot weather and the haze that occurred in several states now, Muhyiddin advised the public to comply with the advice issued by the Health Ministry to ensure that they remained healthy. — Bernama