YOURSAY 'This is Umno-BN's true colours. The interest of the rakyat was never their priority, but that of their cronies is.'
Putrajaya stops Selangor takeover of Syabas
Sarajun Hoda: Why are we not surprised? BN has been the hidden hand behind this drama about water crisis in Selangor.
chairperson Rozali Ismail is Selangor Umno treasurer. For money, they
hold the people of Selangor to ransom so that they could sabotage the
Pakatan Rakyat government.
But this has backfired. Some things happen for the good of the people. This is one.
will take over Syabas and it is just a matter of time. Water is a state
matter - that's under the Selangor government. So whatever they do, the
federal government will ultimately lose to the Selangor people and
IVoice: BN will not cede control of water concessionaire Syabas to Selangor provided there is political mileage to gain.
have no concern for the people even if water rationing has to be done.
What is more important is whether money can be filtered through their
PaperRoses: Remember Ani Arope (AA), the former executive chairperson of TNB (Tenaga Nasional Berhad)?
part of his interview with regards to the agreement between TNB and the
IPPs (independent power producers). It tells you what Syabas is about.
Question: How was the process of negotiations with IPPs conducted?
There was no negotiation. Absolutely none. Instead of talking directly
with the IPPs, TNB was sitting down with the EPU (Economic Planning
Unit). And we were harassed, humiliated and talked down every time we
went there. The EPU just gave us the terms and asked us to agree. I said
no way I would.
Question: What about the pricing and terms of the contracts?
It was all fixed up. (They said) this is the price, this is the
capacity charge and this is the number of years. They said you just take
it and I refused to sign the contracts. And then, I was put out to
AA: (Closing remark) This job is an 'amanah' (trust).
You are entrusted with this responsibility and you carry it out to the
best of your ability. I do not want somebody to come and urinate on my
Cruel: This is clear evidence how Umno is
extremely committed in ensuring their cronies get loads of money. Still
believe the motto 'People first'?
MfM: Why is this even a surprise? BN will never cooperate with any Pakatan government.
BN does not respect the choice the people of Selangor had made. BN does not respect the people of Selangor.
is just showing exactly what they are like. They will ration water in
areas held by Pakatan but let it flow in BN-controlled areas. Wait and
Retard: Come on! If they can pass
ill-thought-out laws in Parliament in a day, why use "substantial and
procedural matters" as an excuse now?
Thetruth: First, Syabas said there will be water rationing. Now, the federal government makes a U-turn, saying no rationing is required.
Selangor state government was never even given a chance to have a say
despite that this is a state matter. This is Umno-BN's true colours. The
interest of the rakyat was never their priority, that of their cronies
Balakrishnan Nair: BN, please do not rob
the citizens of Selangor to feed your personal greed. Menteri Besar
Abdul Khalid Ibrahim is doing a great job and you are trying to throw a
spanner in the works.
P.Dev Anand Pillai: Perhaps
they should have a good read of the federal constitution - water is a
state resource and the state in which the resource emanates from will
have the sole power to determine how it is to be used and governed.
is the reason why Putrajaya formed the National Water Services
Commission (Span) to take over water management and continue to suck the
So if we want to live a clean and healthy life by
bathing and washing ourselves regularly, choose a government that values
our natural resources and manages it well.
BN be the opposition so that they can understand and learn to be humble
for once! This is the only way out. We the rakyat have to work out ways
to convince all our friends and relative that enough is enough.
is playing with fire. Every voter can relate to water. Not every voter
can relate to Felda, Scorpene submarines or even the National Feedlot
Corporation (NFC). But water?
BN will get itself burnt and
drowned at the same time if the voters are not convinced by its move.
Khalid has the upper hand and holds all the aces. BN needs to bluff
their way through, but the rakyat shall not be deceived and shall call
Anonymous #19098644: It's time for Selangor to hold a referendum on water to let the people have their say.
Syabas be returned to the people and state of Selangor or should it be
monopolised by the federal government in contravention of the
constitution for the benefit of an Umno crony?
Let the people vote. And let people's power be unleashed.
I suggest that Selangor go ahead with its decision to take over Syabas
and sack the top management. Look, it's in the contract and it is within
the state's power and rights to do so.
BN had never envisioned
that they would lose power in Selangor when the contract was prepared.
BN clearly doesn't like having a taste of one's own medicine.
Look at the bright side though, in a few month's time, BN will lose power and all this argument will just be a moot point.
Anonymous_4031: Please, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, do try to water down this water problem.
you try to do so, then the coming general election will be a watershed;
and BN will be thrown into the water when voters flood the polling
stations; and your fellow MPs will soon be drowned.
When this scenario happens, there will be no lifeboat to rescue you and your fellow component parties.
That will be the end game. Ratepayers and taxpayers do not like to play
your sort of game; and they are the kingmakers, like it or not. Never
treat taxpayers, who are also voters, as country pumpkins.
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