29 June 2014

Bukan pasai ayaq tak dak tapi SYABAS buat tahi...

Mesyuarat air Selangor: SYABAS hantar pekerja bawahan...

Barisan Eksekutif Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (SYABAS) tidak memberi kerjasama kepada Kerajaan Negeri ketika diminta menghadiri mesyuarat bagi membincangkan status pembangunan dan penyaluran air seluruh Selangor yang dilaksanakan setiap dua hari.

Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, berkata dalam mesyuarat yang diketuai Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri, Datuk Mohamad Kushrin Munawi itu hanya dihadiri 50 kakitangan bawahan termasuk pihak lain berkaitan tanpa pengurusan tertinggi.

“Apabila kita adakan mesyuarat tersebut, kita panggil pegawai tertinggi Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (LuAS), Suruhanjaya Perkhimatan Air Negara (SPAN) termasuk Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air, mereka semua datang tetapi lima pegawai eksekutif tertinggi SYABAS yang kita jemput tak datang.

“Mereka (SYABAS) hantar kakitangan yang purata gaji mereka tak sampai RM150,000 sebulan sedangkan lima mereka itu kumpulan gaji hampir RM3 juta sebulan tapi tidak hadir.

“Ini menunjukkan Kerajaan Negeri masih belum menguasai perkara itu,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika diminta mengulas berhubung dakwaan Ahli Parlimen Petaling Jaya Utara, Tony Phua yang menyalahkan Kerajaan Negeri berkenaan gangguan bekalan air terbaru yang berlaku di negeri itu.

Beliau berkata, pihak tertentu seharusnya memahami kedudukan Kerajaan Negeri yang tidak mempunyai kuasa untuk meminda pengurusan SYABAS bagi menyelesaikan masalah air sebelum pengambilalihan industri air dapat dilakukan.

Malah, dalam masa yang sama, katanya, semua pihak diminta memberi peluang kepada Kerajaan Negeri sekurang-kurangnya enam bulan selepas pengambilahan sebelum menimbulkan sebarang pertikaian.

“Untuk ini, kita sudah minta Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad (KDEB) untuk menyiapkan program pengambilalihan .

“Katakan bulan Julai kita ambil, kena bagi masa enam bulan untuk urus, tetapi jika kita ada masalah baru boleh kata Kerajaan Negeri tidak cerdik urus air. Kena bagi kita masa kerana dalam perniagaan juga diberi masa,” katanya.

Beliau berkata, sebelum proses sepenuhnya pengambilalihan, Kerajaan Negeri tidak mempunyai kuasa penuh kepada SYABAS.

“Kalau kita mempunyai kuasa penuh nanti bolehlah kalau nak kata Kerajaan Negeri bodoh ke tolol. Jadi, waktu ini tidak boleh kata Kerajaan Negeri tidak buat kerja,” katanya.

Sebelum ini, Abdul Khalid berkata Menteri Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air, Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili juga kesal dengan tindakan SYABAS kerana gagal memastikan pengagihan air dilakukan secara lancar. - selangorku 

Not lack of water but Syabas's distribution capabilities, says MB...

The recent water disruption in Selangor just days after the state guaranteed there would be no water rationing has left the state government red-faced.

Answering critics over the failed guarantee, Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said it was based on the state's calculations that showed there was sufficient water supply.

However, he said it is Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) water distribution capabilities, not a lack of water, which had led to the recent water cuts.

He was responding to DAP's Petaling Jaya MP Tony Pua's statement this morning which said the Pakatan state government and assemblypersons had been made to look like "fools" over the water disruption just after issuing a guarantee.

"Well, it may look bad (on us) but the state having calculated all things, there is enough water," he told a press conference in Pulau Indah, Port Klang this afternoon.

Earlier today Pua criticised Khalid's explanation yesterday attributing the unexpected water cuts to Syabas, over which the state had yet to gain full operational control in the ongoing water concessionaires takeover exercise.

"The question is - why did the state government give the ironclad 'guarantee' if it now gives the excuse of 'no control over Syabas'?

"Did the state secure a 'guarantee' from Syabas before issuing the 'guarantee' to the public?" said Pua in his statement.

'Can't sack the sweeper'

Khalid meanwhile used an analogy of hiring a street sweeper to explain the state's dilemma.

"We say we have enough money to pay the sweepers, but suddenly people start shouting that the rubbish is not being swept.

"Then we find out the sweeper has gone on leave without informing us, what are we going to do?

"We want to sack the sweeper, but we do not have the power to do it," he said.

Khalid said he had met the National Water Services Commission (Span) to demand for answers as Span had refused to allow the Selangor government to step in and takeover Syabas.

"I went to see Span. I said you didn't want to give me the power, so you better tell me what's going on.

"Span has issued a statement today that Syabas is facing problems and they should be announcing it," he said.

'Judge us after takeover'

He also flayed Syabas for refusing to send its top officials to attend the state's water briefings which are held every two days to monitor the water supply status.

"Even the ministry's secretary-general attended, but from Syabas the chairperson, the chief executive officer and its senior management do not turn up," he said.

He added the five top officials in Syabas have a combined monthly pay of RM3 million.

"This is compared to the more than 50 people whom we call for the meeting, whose total pay does not even amount to RM150,000," he said.

He asked critics to be patient while Selangor's takeover of the state's water infrastructure is in progress.

"Say if the take over happens in July, then within six months if there are still problems, then people can call the government stupid or whatever.

"If within six months from the takeover there is no resolution, only then it can it be said we have failed to do a good job," he said.- mk

Kula to file contempt proceedings against IGP...

Lawyer M Kulasegaran said he will proceed to file a case to cite inspector-general of police (IGP) Khalid Abu Bakar for contempt of court over a child custody case.

This is for failing to carry out several orders from the Ipoh High Court in relation to the interfaith custody battle, where the Ipoh Barat MP is the lawyer for the mother M Indira Gandhi.

The court orders include a committal order, an arrest warrant for Indira’s ex-husband K Pathmanathan @ Muhd Ridhuan Abdullah and a recovery order for the child Prasana Diksa.

Speaking at a press conference in Ipoh today with his client, Kulasegan chided the IGP as perhaps the only IGP in the world who would refuse to execute a warrant of arrest, and said Indira’s predicament could easily be solved if the Khalid (above) would just enforce the court orders.

There would be no need for the attorney-general (AG) to intervene either if the orders were enforced, he added.

“Today, after five long years of pain and sufferings and having obtained a court order for the child to be returned to her, Indira’s agony and trauma are not yet over due to the inaction of the IGP, the wrong advice of the prime minister and the wrong action of the AG," he said.

"The IGP Khalid has refused to enforce the committal order, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has advised that the case be brought to the Federal Court, while the attorney-general (AG) Abdul Gani Patail wants to apply to intervene in both the civil and syariah courts and suspend their orders on the police,” he said in a statement today.

In the Indira’s case and a similar interfaith custody dispute in Seremban, the civil courts have awarded mothers the custody of the children overruling previous syariah court rulings that favoured the Muslim convert fathers.

The civil courts in both cases have also issued recovery orders for the children, which the police have refused to execute.

Blaming the purportedly conflicting court orders from the judicial  systems, Khalid said the police are caught in a dilemma over which court’s order to enforce.

“So we will not be enforcing either of the court orders. That is our stand,” he said.

This is despite the Ipoh court specifically ruling that its supercedes the syariah court's.

What of cabinet decision, Najib?

Meanwhile, Kula urged Najib to speak up on whether the cabinet still stands by its April 2009 decision on such custody disputes.

“Najib cannot keep silent on this issue. He must inform the public if his cabinet is still committed to the 2009 cabinet decision on unilateral conversions of minors and if so, when will the necessary law changes be tabled in Parliament.

“If his cabinet has abandoned the 2009 decision, the prime minister must explain to the people the reasons for the U-turn and how the government is going to resolve interfaith custody matters,” he said.

Citing the conflicting court orders from the judicial  systems, Khalid said the police are caught in   a dilemma over which court’s order to enforce.

“So we will not be enforcing either of the court orders. That is our stand,” he said.

In 2009, the cabinet decided in response to Indira’s plight that unilateral conversion of minors should be not be allowed, and laws will be changed to reflect that.

To date, the necessary amendments have yet to be made and the government has dragged its feet over the matter.

Bar Council president Christopher Leong yesterday mused that the amendments may have been "quietly forgotten".- mk

Kula akan fail prosiding hina mahkamah terhadap IGP

Pemimpin & pengampu UMNO lebih memuliakan bangsa 
berbanding mempertahankan kesucian agama Islam..

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