9 September 2020
Press statement by MCA Selangor State Liaison Committee Chairman Dato’ Ng Chok Sin
Water Disruption: 6 years of inaction by the Selangor Pakatan government
As clean water returns to households, commercial lots and places of worship in Klang Valley, we sincerely hope such cases of water disruption will not recur in the future, especially when paired with such an absurd cause. As a matter of fact, it has been revealed that the factory linked to the Sungai Gong pollution had been operating without a licence since 2014. Hence, it was these 6 years of inaction by the Selangor Pakatan state government that has caused severe inconvenience of residents and businesses alike.
The factory in question has been operating illegally since 2014 without any licence or permission from the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS), even constructing building structures within their premises. It is therefore reprehensible that the Selangor state government had done nothing to stop them; Only after tragedy struck, with thousands of taps dry, did they vow to make amends.
Furthermore, even at this point, some naysayers would still try to brush off the incident as “an accident that nobody wished for”.
If these people truly think so, it suffices to say that they are truly incompetent and unqualified for any leadership positions. Moreover, according to MPS, there are a total of 308 factories operating without permission in Selayang. Did these factories just ‘accidentally’ pop up there?
It is time for the Selangor state government to admit its mistakes, put forth constructive plans, and prevent such incidents from happening again. After all, what is the use of realising and blaming others after the issue has already caused the people to suffer? It has been 12 frustrating years of recurring water disruption under PH Selangor. It is time to UBAH away from Pakatan.
Dato’ Ng Chok Sin
MCA Selangor State Liaison Committee Chairman