Cuts enrage Klang Valley residents


PETALING JAYA: Malaysians reacted to news of yet another unscheduled water cut that will affect millions of residents state-wide because of contamination in Sungai Selangor yet again with much scorn and derision.

On The Star’s official Facebook page, many fumed at the all too frequent water interruptions and wondered when taps would flow again.

Elaine Foong lamented the sudden nature of the water cuts: “But no warning. My pipes are dry way before 6pm.”

Kavitha Kathervieloo could not contain her anger, and wondered how much more people could take: “Already frust with lockdown, can’t go back hometown.”

TY Lui did not mince his words either: “Pathetic to see this coming from a supposedly most developed state.”

Michael Leongmc was not pleased as well: “What is the state government doing about this situation? How many more times must the rakyat suffer? For God’s sake, please put an end to this mess.”

Some commentators, like Pathma Nathan, also wondered if there was an element of foul play involved in the many mishaps: “Looks like Selangor water supply is being sabotaged again and again.”

Jamieclaire Heng Vickie chimed in with similar suspicions: “Felt like someone purposely did this.

“Purposely pollute the water, maybe have intention. Cannot be so often. So fishy here.”

Jhansi Rani was one of many who called for greater punitive action: “Really fed up. Only severe punishment will stop this rubbish.”

Susan Siew said factories that pollute the rivers should be punished with a year’s closure: “Please be strict. Rakyat suffer from Covid-19 and water contamination.”

In a reply to The Star on Twitter, @theIvanLoh also called for the incarceration of the guilty parties: “Life imprisonment for the culprits PLEASE! Fines no longer work!”

Others, like @shenithagurl on The Star’s official Instagram page, were unhappy with Air Selangor due to the timing of the incident: “Why are they sooooo careless? Festival is around the corner. Looks like they don’t bother.”

Kennady Soosay echoed her sentiments and questioned the frequency of such disruptions: “Maybe there is no competent team on board... this cannot go on.

“Deepavali and many preparations need to be done. Don’t tell us again that this is caused by the illegal factories again.”

However, Haidi Rustam said that it was not Air Selangor causing the problem, as they only provide services for water treatment.

“Blame the enforcement agencies, ” he said.

Shobie Murugasapillai just wanted to see action being taken: “Air Selangor better go after the real troublemakers ASAP.”

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