Selangor water deadlock may go to the courts

Selangor water deadlock may go to the courts
File photo of the 2014 dry spell in Selangor.

KUALA LUMPUR - The Selangor water deadlock will end up in the courts if both the federal and state governments are unable to come to an agreement over the latest impasse.

For now, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili wants to convince the state to extend the deadline of the Master Agreement even though it lapsed on Monday.

"It can be activated even tomorrow; it is up to them to extend the timeline,'' he told The Star in an interview yesterday.

He is scheduled to meet his officers involved in the water restructuring project today to explain issues surrounding the impasse.

He hopes his officers will then clarify the matter with their counterparts from the state by the end of this week or early next week.

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