Party calls for review of water agreement

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  • Thursday, 01 Oct 2015

JOHOR BARU: Johor PKR has called on the state government to declassify the contents of the Malaysia-Singapore Water Agreement 1962.

Its chairman Hassan Karim also said the agreement, which reportedly ends in 2061, should be re-evaluated to ensure that the welfare of Johoreans is prioritised.

“The agreement should be declassified and made available to the public,” he said during a press conference.

Hassan also said the party would be forming a special committee to look into water supply issues in the state.

The committee, to be chaired by him, would study and identify the cause of water problems in Johor.

“We will submit our recommendations on ways to improve service in Johor to the state government,” he said, adding DAP and Parti Amanah Negara (PAN) would be involved.

On a separate matter, Hassan said that Johor PKR is looking to contest eight more state seats in the general election and are eyeing Permas, Gambir and Puteri Wangsa.

"I believe what we are asking for is realistic," he added.

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