Saturday October 13, 2012
More file suits over Pakatan’s free water promise
SHAH ALAM: Another group of Selangor consumers have gone to court over the free water scheme promised by Pakatan Rakyat in the last general election.
They have filed a suit against the Selangor state government, Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) for RM863,550 over the free water scheme.
Yesterday, the group – made up of 1,515 individuals – filed the suit through Messrs Kamarudin & Partners at the High Court registry here, making it a total of 5,559 people who have taken legal action.
The plaintiffs from Flat Putra Perdana in Sepang, Flat SPNB in Taman Medan in Petaling Jaya and Flat Seksyen 6 here claimed that during the election campaign in March 2008, Pakatan had promised them free water if they won the general election.
According to the election manifesto, each domestic water consumer in Selangor would be entitled to a subsidy of RM11.40 per month regardless if they were using an individual meter or a bulk meter.
However, the plaintiffs claimed they did not receive free water as there were no discounts in their bills issued by Syabas.
The plaintiffs are also seeking a mandatory order for Syabas to issue water bills with the rebates or discounts promised to the plaintiffs.