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Kedah Ready To Discuss Water Issues With Its Neighbours

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JITRA – The Kedah state government is ready to discuss with the Penang and Perlis governments on logging issues in Ulu Muda, Sik, in an effort to protect the area and retain it as a water catchment area for common interests. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir said the discussion would also include compensation…

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Selangor Residents Fed Up With Water Crisis

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KLANG – The people of Selangor today expressed their exasperation with the state government for its inability to solve the water crisis which caused great inconvenience especially to senior citizens. A survey by Bernama around Klang found mineral and drinking water had ran out of stocks in most shops and supermarkets. A senior citizen who…

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Fresh Logging At Ulu Muda Water Catchment Area

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SUNGAI PETANI – Almost a year after rampant logging near the Ulu Muda reserve that affected the water catchment area and dam there was exposed, a new trail for timber lorries has been found. The new trail at the catchment area in the forest reserve near Sik, is believed to have been used by loggers…

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Water Level At Cameron Highlands Dam Normal Despite Non-Stop Rain

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CAMERON HIGHLANDS: The water level at the Sultan Abu Bakar Dam in Ringlet, Cameron Highlands is normal despite incessant rain since Sunday. Pahang Malaysian Civil Defence Force director Zainal Yusoff said so far the situation at the highlands was under control even though there were several incidents of landslides and flash floods reported Sunday especially…

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Some 1.8 Billion People Will Face Water Scarcity By 2025: UN

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UNITED NATIONS: By 2025, some 1.8 billion people will face absolute water scarcity, and an estimated two-thirds of the world’s population could be living under water-stressed conditions, showed United Nations (UN) statistics released on Monday. A panel discussion held at the UN headquarters highlighted that safeguarding forests is an essential way to manage global freshwater…

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SYABAS Reminds Consumers To Pay Outstanding Water Bill

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KUALA LUMPUR: Settle your outstanding bill or risk having your water supply cut off, said Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (SYABAS). In a media statement issued Monday, SYABAS said operations to disconnet water-supply will be conducted on consumers with outstanding bills in several districts here. The operations will begin on Dec 1 this year…

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Water Supply Disruption In Gombak On Tuesday

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KUALA LUMPUR – Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (SYABAS) will be conducting repair work on a leaking pipe at the Batu Dam as well as to replace critical equipment on Tuesday. According to a media statement issued by its Corporate Communications head Amin Lin Abdullah, the maintenance work, which is part of efforts to improve the…

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Liquid Water Exists On Mars, Boosting Hopes For Life There

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POTENTIALLY life-giving water still flows across the ancient surface of Mars from time to time, NASA scientists said Monday in revealing a potential breakthrough in both the search for life beyond Earth and human hopes to one day travel there. While the discovery doesn’t by itself offer evidence of life on Mars, either past or…

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Water Disruption In Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Langat On Aug 24, 25

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KUALA LUMPUR – Several areas in Klang, Shah Alam and Kuala Langat will be experiencing temporary water supply disruption following works to upgrade water supply system on Aug 24 and 25. Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) Corporate Affairs Division executive director Priscilla Alfred, in a statement on Friday said the disruption will take place over…

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Water Supply Disruption In Section 14,22, Petaling Jaya, Tonight

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KUALA LUMPUR – Water supply to several areas in Section 14 and 22, Petaling Jaya will be disrupted due to improvement works in the supply system tonight. In a statement issued today, the Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) said the disruption would be from 9 pm to 3 am on Wednesday. Among the…

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‘Water Rates Need To Be Hiked’ – SPAN

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KUALA LUMPUR – Water tariffs may be increased, and soon. National Water Services Commission (SPAN) chief executive Mohd Ridhuan Ismail said water rates now were only enough to cover operators’ running costs. “Even then, every year you’re going to get some increase in electricity, operations costs … you need a cycle of tariff increase,” he…

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Selangor Water Restructuring Cancellation: State Government Playing Politics

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KUALA LUMPUR – The cancellation of water restructuring agreement between Selangor state government and the federal government seems to be dictated by political interests rather than to fulfill the needs of the people. According to political analysts, the state government, led by Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali, does not seem to try to solve people’s…

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Water Restructuring Stalled Due To Selangor’s Refusal To Resolve Conditions In Agreement

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KUALA LUMPUR – The water industry restructuring in Selangor is stalled due to the state government’s refusal to resolve three of the eight conditions in the master agreement with the federal government, thus prolonging the water supply crisis in the state. Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister, Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili said the conditions included…

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Water Supply Disruption Continues In Petaling, Kuala, Hulu Langat, Sepang

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KUALA LUMPUR – The water treatment plant at Sungai Semenyih has not resumed operations resulting in continued supply disruption in Petaling, Kuala Langat, Hulu Langat and Sepang. Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (SYABAS) in a statement Saturday night, said that the situation was aggravated by unscheduled low pressure. “Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (LUAS) informed…

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Water Disruption To Affect Kuala Langat District: Syabas

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SHAH ALAM: Water disruptions are expected in several areas in Kuala Langat district, Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) warned in a statement today. Syabas corporate communications and public affairs general manager Priscilla Alfred said the unscheduled water disruptions are due to low water pressures as a result of declining water levels in Kolam…

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Water Supply Disruption In 27 Areas On Nov.26

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KUALA LUMPUR – Scheduled water supply will be implemented in 27 areas in Petaling on Nov 26 (Wednesday) from 9 am to 9 pm. Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) in a statement today said the measure was necessary following upgrading of water supply system works at Kolam Talu, Bandar Pinggiran Subang and Subang…

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Water Level At Sultan Abu Bakar Dam Back Tomorrow

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CAMERON HIGHLANDS – The water level at Sultan Abu Bakar Dam in Lembah Bertam is reported to be at normal level at 3,498 metres as at 10.30 am this morning. Cameron Highlands police chief, DSP Wan Zahari Wan Busu said the water level has stabilised after the heavy intermittent rain stopped last night. He added…

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400 MLD From Batu Kitang Water Treartment Plant By 2017

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KUCHING – Upgrading and rehabilitation works on the Batu Kitang Water Treatment Plant, No. 3, would be completed by 2017, according to state Public Utilities Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan. “Kuching Water Board (KWB) is in the midst of upgrading the capacity of plant 3 from 200 million litres per day (MLD) to…

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Water Cuts In Klang Valley Due To Contamination In Sungai Selangor

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KUALA LUMPUR – Seven areas are facing an unscheduled water disruption due to pollutants in the Sungai Selangor water treatment plants, said water concessionaire Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas), Sunday. They are Gombak, Klang-Shah Alam, Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor, according to its corporate communications and public affairs…

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Water Disruption In Selangor Tomorrow

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KUALA LUMPUR – Several areas in Sepang, Hulu Langat, Petaling and Gombak in Selangor will experience temporary water disruption on Thursday (Oct 9) from 9am to 9pm. Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas), in a statement today, said this was to facilitate pipe repairs by Konsortium ABASS Sdn Bhd at the Sungai Semenyih Water…

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Azmin Ali Wants A Review Of Water Agreement, Stresses ‘Good Governance’

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SHAH ALAM – New Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali on Tuesday gave the assurance that the state government administration he heads would continue to drive sustainable economic growth and distribute wealth fairly to the people. The administration would implement a concept of development of the state based on good stewardship, transparency and accountability, he…

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