TAPAH: The state government will soon provide free water to targeted groups, which is one of the 31 promises in its 14th General Election manifesto.
Discussions about the matter were being carried out with related parties, including the Perak Water Board, Mentri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu said.
“We have a very good chance to fulfil that particular promise soon.
“We will first have to give a clearer definition of the targeted groups that will enjoy the free water,” he told reporters after attending a fast-breaking event at the Masjid Jamek Ar-Rahmaniah in Chenderiang near here on Saturday night.
The Chenderiang assemblyman said that although the free water initiative was among the state Pakatan Harapan’s promises that should be implemented within the first 100 days of its administration, it would depend on the state’s financial ability.
On the protest staged by a non-government organisation against the selling of alcoholic drinks at a supermarket in Manjoi recently, Ahmad Faizal advised those involved to use the proper channels to voice their dissatisfaction to avoid any problems.
Ahmad Faizal, who is also Tambun MP, advised operators of supermarkets in Malay-majority areas to be more sensitive to the religion and culture of others. — Bernama
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