Frequent water cuts affect college in Alor Gajah


WATER supply woes at Melaka Matriculation College in Londang, Alor Gajah, Melaka, is causing inconvenience for some 2,000 students.

Melaka Consumer Affairs and Environment Association chairman Murali Krishna said some of the students were refraining from going to the toilet because of the water supply disruption since Tuesday afternoon.

He said students had been spotted walking 3km to a laundry outlet in town to wash their clothes.

“This is the third time the students are facing water supply disruption this month,” he said on Tuesday.

Murali said Alor Gajah folk also voiced their concern when they saw these students walking along the main road as they were unable to get e-hailing rides.

He said water disruption frequently occurred at the college since the beginning of the year because of faulty storage tanks.

“Parents from other states have called me to check on the water supply problem as well as the

automated teller machine in the college grounds which frequently malfunctions, forcing children to go without money for stretches at a time,” he said.

He added that the college was also infested with Rove beetles, commonly known as “Charlie Ants.”

Murali hoped Chief Minister Adly Zahari would personally look into the predicament of these students.

“We hope Adly does not hand over the issue to his Education exco, who is hardly seen addressing issues related to students,” he added.

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