How's that as my topic.
I really must share this article from OutSyed the Box Blogsite, guys!
"This is from The Star :
- 711 consumers file RM500,000 suit against Selangor, Syabas over free water
- SHAH ALAM: A total of 711 consumers have filed a suit, claiming compensation of almost RM500,000 from three parties including Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, over not receiving free water under a scheme implemented by the state government.
- The plaintiffs, all residents of Shah Alam, filed their suit at the registrar's office of the High Court here at 9.30am Tuesday - Bernama
The Pakatan Rasuah promised free water remember? They delivered free water for a while - but obviously not to everyone. These 711 consumers say they did not receive any free water. So now they are filing this suit in Court. 711 plaintiffs acting together is a class action suit.
Class action is recognised in American courts but n'theless I hope our Court will recognise the collective grievance here.
Well folks, please dont be childish ok. There was no such thing as free water at all.
Who pays for the aluminium sulphate that is used to treat the raw water at the water treatment plant? Who pays for the electricity to run the water treatment plants? What about the workers' salaries? Who pays for the capital costs of the machinery and equipment at the water treatment plants?
Habis macam mana depa kata 'kasi air free'?
Free kepala hotak siapa?
At the end of the day, the State had to foot the bill. Err...that is you and possibly me.
Rate payers living in Selangor have indirectly been paying for this "free water" through our cukai pintu, cukai tanah, cukai this and that.
About two years back, soon after implementing this free water thing, the State quickly started running out of cash.
They were dipping into State funds to pay the water company.
(Even if the State takes over the water treatment plants, they have to pay for the costs of treating raw water ok. Please dont be naive. Only in Kelantan that muka tin sadin fellow can tell people to dig wells behind their houses to get water. To flavour the water, they can build their toilets near the wells.)
When they realised that there is no such thing as free water, they started cutting water supply.
For the past three years, every nite we have water cuts around the Bukit Jalil and Sri Petaling areas. From about midnite till about four or five in the morning there is very little or no water. We are right at the border between Kuala Lumpur and Selangor and the pipes are all connected.
So all this 'free water' bullshit has a price to it. Someone else has to pay for it or bear the costs of the "free water". Who is that someone else? ....
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