CYBERJAYA, 18 Jan — Gabungan Menentang Penswastaan Air (CAWP) mengkritik Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara (Span) kerana tidak tegas mengambil tindakan ke atas dua syarikat konsesi air, Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) dan Puncak Niaga, di atas masalah bekalan air di negeri tersebut.
We, the undersigned NGOs, support Selangor Mentri Besar Khalid Ibrahim’ decision to exercise its right to take over the operations of state water concessionaire Syabas, apparently provided for under clause 32 of the concession agreement.
Sarawak is not a poor state and it has an income that is similar to Selangor’s. But a short distance away from towns lie settlements where people do not have electricity and piped water and use pit-latrines. Where has all the money gone, wonders SD.
If children cannot be protected against an exploitative and unjust system, what is the rationale for standing in their way when they participate in actions to demand their rights, asks Rani Rasiah.
Organisers of an inter-faith forum on water filed a formal complaint with Suhakam on the conduct of the Special Branch based in Dang Wangi police station.
Representatives of the main religious groups in Malaysia came together and sign a joint declaration that reiterates that water is God's gift to the people.
Perak recently raised water tariffs even though the Perak Water Board has been making healthy profits for the past five years. Jeyakumar Devaraj writes on the turbulence sparked by the hike and the controversial move to corporatise the Board.