Published: Saturday October 13, 2012 MYT 4:41:00 PM
Updated: Saturday October 13, 2012 MYT 7:44:51 PM
DPM: Langat 2 may be continued without Sígorís approval
JOHOR BARU: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has not ruled out the possibility that the Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant Project (Langat 2) might be continued even without the Selangor government's approval.
He said the government had sought the opinion of the Attorney-General's Chambers whether the National Land Code or the Land Acquisition Act would allow a project considered vital to the national interest to be built without getting the state's approval.
"As the A-G's chambers have yet to give its feedback, negotiations with the state government are ongoing in order to get them to issue a development order for the construction of Langat 2," he told reporters after attending the state-level 1Malaysia Young Teachers' assembly here on Sarurday.
Muhyiddin, who is also education minister, said the Klang Valley could face the worst water crisis ever in 2015-2016 if the Langat 2 project was shelved.
"This issue is serious and becoming more serious," he said, adding that currently six or seven out of 34 water treatment plants in Selangor were operating round the clock without stopping. - Bernama
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