Govt to sell three-sen booklet on water row


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 20 Jul 2003

PUTRAJAYA: In a follow-up to the series of advertisements to counter Singapore’s allegations over its water dispute with Kuala Lumpur, the Government is making available to the public a booklet on the contentious issue from tomorrow. 

Titled Water: The Singapore-Malaysia Dispute: The Facts, the booklet is published by the National Economic Action Council (NEAC), which is heading the media drive. 

In a statement here yesterday, the council said the 20-page booklet was priced at three sen a copy. 

Malaysia’s media campaign, which started last Sunday with the placement of the first of eight advertisements in newspapers, is meant to counter the misconceptions and allegations made by Singapore in its publication Water Talks? If Only It Could. 

The NEAC said the booklet would be available at 90 Petronas Mesra outlets throughout the Klang Valley, the KL International Airport, KL Sentral and Petronas Twin Towers. 

The public can also get the booklet at the Mid Valley Megamall and the Kinokuniya bookstore at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. 

“The NEAC is also making arrangements with other major bookshops nationwide to sell the booklet,” the statement said. 

The Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin editions would be available by the end of next week. 

The booklet could also be downloaded from government websites at www.neac.gov.my; www.myglobal.gov.my; www.kln.gov.my; and www.kempen.gov.my 

The three-sen price tag of the booklet would surely not go unnoticed for this is the amount that Singapore is paying per 1,000 gallons of raw water sourced from Malaysia. – Bernama  

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