PRESS RELEASE ON LATEST WATER DISRUPTION CAUSED BY WATER CONTAMINATION IN SELANGOR
19 October 2020 (our comment in blue)
No sooner had I opened the newspapers this morning to read that water supply has been restored to 686 areas that had faced unscheduled water cuts yesterday than there was news of another water cut.
Today’s disruption in water supply was reportedly caused by odour pollution in Sungei Selangor. Incidentally, this was the same river that caused the pollution that disrupted water supply to millions of consumers less than three months ago. (they should give discounts..lots of it..to the customers for avery minute of water disruption)
This is unbelievable. This is unacceptable. This is scandalous.
It would seem that all the advice, exhortations and appeals made after the earlier disruption was water off a duck’s back. Many NGOs and concerned citizens had then called for an audit of the factories that line Sungei Selangor to ensure that they did not pollute the river. (when do they ever care about the people?)
But apparently, that was not done. Why? (because all of these arseholes makan gaji buta!)
Somebody or some authority or some agencies must be held accountable. They owe the public an explanation. An apology from them is not sufficient. (it doesn’t make any difference..they are above the law)
Who will compensate the public for the gross inconvenience, the hardship and the stress that they have had to endure needlessly? (I bet these people have no idea the hardship people had to go through)
These disruptions could not have come at a worse time. At a time when we are facing the threats of fast-spreading Covid-19 infections, we can least afford to be lax.
As part of the SOPs during this pandemic, we are exhorted to keep proper hygiene which requires us to wash our hands frequently but how does one do this without running water? (who cares..these people are accorded all privileges States can provide)
And with our movements restricted during CMCO, we cannot even go over to our friends’ houses for a shower.
It’s time that politicians got into the act and use the carrot or the stick to ensure such occurrences are not repeated. They should put their political differences aside and work together for the common good. (sorry Tan Sri..politicians are busy trying to out-maneuver each other..power grabbing is more challenging & rewarding)
Save your energies from jockeying for positions and reserve them to ease the people’s burdens. (good luck trying to persuade them..hopeless species!!)
After all, weren’t all their pre-election manifestoes about serving the rakyat? The people need them to act now. The people are not interested at this time in who runs the Government and who governs. They just want their basic needs to be met. Surely that’s not too much to ask. (what manifestoes..manifestoes were meant to hoodwink voters into believing the unbelievables..in other words, false hopes)
The rakyat are now asked to accept restrictions upon restrictions, some not avoidable and some avoidable. The restrictions due to Covid-19 are not avoidable. All other restrictions are avoidable, including those caused by the disruption of water supply. Tackle the avoidable, so that we can all concentrate on the non-avoidable. (politicians..we need long term solutions to this water woes..boleh faham ke?)
The people are fast losing patience. They have come to the end of their tether. (people..let’s not forget this come PRU15)
TAN SRI LEE LAM THYE
ALLIANCE FOR SAFE COMMUNITY