Three NGOs drag Splash water deal to MACC

 |Nov 15, 2016
Representatives from three NGOs lodge the complaint on Splash water deal at Shah Alam MACC office.
Representatives from three NGOs lodge the complaint on Splash water deal at Shah Alam MACC office.

Three non-governmental organisation (NGOs) has taken the Syarikat Pengeluar Air Sungai Selangor (Splash) water issue deal to Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

The three NGOs are Suara, Batas Malaysia and Gapenas.

They have asked MACC to call upon Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali, former Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim and Splash to further investigate on the dubious water deal.

Before lodging the report at Shah Alam state MACC headquarters, SUARA’s advisor Zamil Ibrahim told the newsmen that the billion ringgit Splash equity deal involves public money.

“We want to know who is talking the truth? Whether it is Azmin or Khalid.

“In the media both have come to loggerhead and gave contrasting statements.

“The Selangor people are suffering without proper water supply and both of them have been passing the bucks,” said Zamil.

Zamil highlighted the the Selangor people lately has been facing common water disruption.

Even the hotels in Shah Alam have been facing water disruption and their business affected tremendously, added Zamil.

Zamil hopes MACC will clear the air once for all pertaining to the water deal.

On top of that, Zamil also urged the MACC to further probe on the 2013 secret meeting held between Splash and former MB Khalid Ibrahim arranged by PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim who was an economic advisor then for the Selangor state government.

Zamil emphasised that after the secret meeting, Khalid was removed from the office by PKR .

He also questioned whether the RM 600 million profits raked from the water deal could be used by PKR in the next general election.

At the same time, Zamil said he will submit the letter and document to MACC which was forwarded by Khalid to PAS president Hadi Awang.

According to Zamil, the detailed document shows all the relevant information that will be useful for MACC to carry out an investigation.

Meanwhile, Batas committee member Hafizam Harun wants MACC to take a stern action and call all the relevant parties to probe on the water deal.

Nasiruddin Mahamed from Gapenas slammed the state Excos from PAS, DAP, PAN and PKR for keeping mum on the water deal.

He said the Selangor state government should clean the mess within their administration rather than pointing fingers at Putrajaya.

Earlier, Khalid Ibrahim said to have been ready to give a full explanation and refute allegations at state assembly sitting on the RM 2.7 billion equity payment made to Splash.

According to Khalid, there are some quarters unhappy with his explanation and throwing wild allegations that payment over RM 2.9 billion was paid to take over Splash.