Thursday, May 03, 2007

Main Polluter of Rivers

1st take: In Malaysia, the government was trying to educate its citizens to love their rivers.
2nd take: The government has accorded the national sewerage management system to a single company called Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd ("IWK"). Initially, it was privatised and when things didn't go right, the government 'un-privatised' IWK.

SURPRISINGLY, the Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid has now claimed that IWK is the main river polluter. Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo had also identified IWK as a river polluter as well. How can that be? I remembered that IWK has sent many pamphlets telling us how good is their system in maintaining proper sewerage treatment. And when I was late in making pamynet a few times, I received their invoices in red colour, signifying late payment and warning to you before they proceed with legal suit. IWK won't hesistate in suing people who avoided paying for the sewerage maintenance fees as in the case of IWK vs. Yong Kon Fatt.

In order to avoid such complicated issues, prompt payment was made but now IWK has been identified as the main polluter of rivers in Malaysia. Does that mean that I/we have paid for services that have not been executed properly? Breach of contract? In the case of payment failure by us, can they sue us since services have not been provided accordingly?

Yesterday, the same Natural Resources and Environment Minister said that the government should catch those culprits that pollute the rivers. No need to wait anymore. IWK has been identified already. So, please go ahead and enforce the penalties and so forth!!!!! Or the government won't or unable to do it????????????
Tags: Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd, IWK, Sewerage Management, Sewerage, River Polluter, River, Environment, Pollution, Malaysia

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