Hafiz Yatim 2:27PM Feb 28, 2014 (MKini)
PAS central committee member Dzulkefly Ahmad has urged the Federal and Selangor governments to reveal the terms of the water memorandum to conclude whether it was the best resolution achieved.
Describing the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Selangor Menteri besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and the federal government led by Energy, Water and Green Technology Minister Maximus Ongkili, as a shock, he said that what is needed is transparency in the matter.
“I was made to know the negotiations failed initially on Monday. However, on Tuesday, the officers were required to attend the signing of the MOU,” he said.
“I then urged that the Selangor and Federal government reveal the details of the deal to the Selangor exco and Pakatan Rakyat leaders in the interests of transparency,” he said.
Dzulkefly who is also former Kuala Selangor MP said the settlement of the water deal has been a long awaited one.
However, he said the hurried manner in which it was concluded raises questions.
Earlier, PKR de-facto leader Anwar Ibrahim (right) who is also Selangor economic advisor had claimed to be in the dark over the deal.
It was reported on Tuesday that with the MOU, Selangor has agreed to the takeover of all four water companies, which will receive compensation of RM9.65 billion while Putrajaya will inject RM2 billion into the deal to help the state acquire the shares of the companies.