Consumers Association tells off Rafizi for politisicing water issue.
Nik Hanif Fathi Thursday, February 20, 2014
“Enough damage has been done, Rafizi should stop politicising the water issue and concentrate on solving the problem instead of blaming SYABAS,” said George
KUALA LUMPUR- Consumers Association of Subang and Shah Alam (CASSA) president Datuk Dr Jacob George had urged Parti Keadilan Rakyat strategy director Rafizi Ramli to stop politicising the recent water issue in Selangor by blaming it on Selangor water supplier (SYABAS) for the frequent water disruptions in the state.
“Enough damage has been done, Rafizi should stop politicising the water issue and concentrate on solving the problem instead of blaming SYABAS,” he spoke to The Mole in a telephone interview.
George said he was disappointed with Rafizi’s action and that the latter did not do anything as an MP to solve the issue, and instead had politicise it to divert public attention from the on-going Kajang by-election.
George in his press statement yesterday sarcastically thanked Rafizi for his effort to scrutinise SYABAS on the water issue and said that Rafizi’s demands on the state water supplier should be met claiming that the latter’s concern on the issue highly appreciated.
“Due to SYABAS’s action of deliberately creating a water crisis as a result of shutting down the sewage plants, CASSA will announce to the consumers who are affected by the issue to contact Rafizi for water supplies”.
“We are confident that Rafizi will be in those areas that are affected to help SYABAS out with the process. His concern for the people is something that we highly appreciate,” he said in a press statement.
George also said that his organisation had already been doing the basic groundwork in solving the water issue by setting up a hotline for consumers to address their dissatisfaction and complaints.
“We are trying to address the issue, not politicize it,” he added.
Prior to this, Rafizi, who is MP for Pandan, in a report had lambasted SYABAS for blaming the current dry spell as the primary cause for the frequent water disruptions in the state and insisted that SYABAS should first address the problems caused by effluents, which had contaminated the water supply to residents in various areas.