Water Crisis: Shah Alam MP Says Everything Is Okay

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KUALA LUMPUR – Shah Alam MP Khalid Abdul Samad claimed that ‘semuanya baik sahaja’ (everything is okay) when asked about the water crisis in Selangor which has affected the daily routine of thousands of people in the Klang Valley.

As the MP from Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) was debating the motion of thanks for the royal address in the Dewan Rakyat today, backbencher Datuk Che Mohamad Zulkifly Jusoh (BN-Setiu) intejected and questioned him about the crisis.

“In Melaka there is Ayer Keroh, in Terengganu there is Air Sejuk, what about Shah Alam ? There is no water…. when is the problem (water supply) going to be settled? Other problems we make a hue and cry, but don’t seem to be bothered about a critical problem like this,” he said.

Khalid countered that the problem was due to maintenance work at a treatment plant before Che Mohamad Zulkifly demanded to know when it would be over.

Khalid replied that it would be over once the maintenance work was completed.

“Pity my friends in Shah Alam, they are lamenting about no water supply, have to fill up five or six drums (to tide over the crisis),” Che Mohamad Zulkifly.

However, his remarks were like water off a duck’s back with Khalid retorting: “Is that so? I go back to Shah Alam there is no problem, everything is OK, no problems about taking a shower.”

Water supply which was cut on Tuesday was due to be fully restored by Friday but it will now take up to Sunday evening because of a failure of the Surge Vessel System at the SSP3 treatment plant during the maintenance work yesterday.

Five 1,100mm diameter pipes were damaged in the incident, two of the them bursting severely, leaving five people who were onsite injured. – BERNAMA