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“Singapore water issue a legacy of Mahathir: Malaysian minister”

In Infrastructure, Malaysia, Media on 15/11/2019 at 5:24 am

Screamed an AsiaOne (part of the constructive, nation-building SPH and stable-mate of ST) headline

The unresolved issue of the price of water sold to Singapore was a legacy of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (BN-Ayer Hitam) (pic).

He said this as he reminded a Johor lawmaker, who raised the issue when debating Budget 2020 in Parliament yesterday.

[…]

Dr Wee [reminded] it was Dr Mahathir who decided not to raise the water tariff on the sale of water from Johor to Singapore.

“As far as I know, this was done in 1987 when YB Langkawi was the Prime Minister then*.

https://www.asiaone.com/malaysia/singapore-water-issue-legacy-mahathir-malaysian-minister?fbclid=IwAR3RWjrsGs3xHhScLJAiQMQhU3aqrorDDMprK0M-aBlDeUc40-wOECKbizU

Wow! Except that the said Dr Wee is not a Malaysian minister. He’s an ex-minister who was in Najib’s cabinet. Surely not the same.

Morphing an ex-minister from a Najib cabinet into a present-day minister in a Tun cabinet sounds like fake news from our constructive, nation-building media. But I doubt, it’ll get POFMAed by the PAP govt.

Btw, in What Tun and our alt media don’t tell us about the water supply from Johor, I wrote

So funny that in 1987 when he could taken action to have the agreement reviewed, he didn’t bother. Actually to be fair to him, it seems he wasn’t told that in 1987 there was a window for review . Secret Squirrel says that there’s a view in M’sia that someone was bribed. It was not some Bumi incompetence or carelessness.


*The exchange went on

“He decided not to raise the rates. So what are your views as the fourth Prime Minister is now the seventh Prime Minister?” Dr Wee asked.

In response, Santhara said things were different now as Dr Mahathir made the decision back then when he led the Barisan Nasional government.

“But now, he sits in a Pakatan Harapan Cabinet and is the Prime Minister and Pakatan chairman.

“The thinking now is to resolve the problem, ” he said.

Dr Wee then pointed out that the time to resolve the water agreement with Singapore has since passed.

 

  1. an advice; m’sians can’t be trusted.

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