Syabas chairman: Stop pointing fingers and resolve water crisis
PETALING JAYA, Aug 8 — Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) executive chairman Tan Sri Rozali Ismail today called on the Selangor government to stop pointing fingers at other parties, including himself, in relation to the water issues in the state.
He said the Selangor government should discuss with the federal government or the relevant authorities on ways to resolve the water issues in the state for the benefit of the people.
Syabas, he said, was also prepared to discuss the matter with the Selangor government, federal government or any other relevant parties to resolve the issues.
“Syabas is always concerned with the needs of Selangor people and will always try to ensure that the people affected by water disruption would receive sufficient supply of clean water and we hope the issues can be resolved soon,” he said.
Rozali, who is the Malay Economic Consultative Council (Mapem) and the Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (DPMMS) president, said this after attending a breaking of fast event organised by Mapem and DPMMS here today. Rozali also hoped that the public would not fall for the lies spread by the irresponsible parties against him.
“I hope all quarters will not manipulate the issue concerning my salary paid by Syabas as the court has, in June, decided that this was a defamatory to me and Syabas.
“In this month of Ramadan, let’s stop spreading lies. It is important for all quarters to set aside their political sentiments and start thinking about the people who are affected by the deepening water crisis,” he said.
On June 6, the Kuala Lumpur High Court ordered Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya Utara Tony Pua Kiam Wee to pay RM200,000 to Syabas over defamatory statements. — Bernama