Selangor PKR Youth to rally for Syabas takeover

(The Star) – Selangor PKR Youth plans to protest against water concessionaire Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) for its failure to run operations efficiently.

The protest will take place at Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd’s office at Wisma Rozali in Shah Alam tomorrow. Puncak Niaga owns 70% of Syabas.

The wing’s deputy chief, Azmizam Zaman Huri, said they would also submit a memorandum to Syabas to protest against the proposed water rationing as well as call for the Selangor Government to take over Syabas’ operations.

“Syabas has failed to give good service to the Selangor people. We call on everyone to join the protest,” he said yesterday.

He said all political parties and non-governmental organisations were welcomed to join the protest to pressure Syabas to hand over the running of the water concession to the state government.

On July 14, Syabas said it would seek permission from the National Water Services Commission to start immediate rationing in Kuala Lumpur, Hulu Langat and Klang because of the worsening water supply shortage.

The Cabinet has also set up a committee to discuss the looming water crisis in Selangor.