PETALING JAYA - A minister from Malaysia on Wednesday (April 3) urged the country's citizens to emulate Singaporeans who uses less water than Malaysians.
Referring to Singapore as Malaysia's "neighbour down south", Water, Land and National Resources Minister Xavier Jayakumar said the daily water usage per capita for Malaysia currently stood at 201 litres.
"We intend to lower the water usage per capita to 180 litres by the end of next year. Our neighbour down south only uses between 140 to 150 litres per individual.
"The savings of 21 litres may not seem much but it is very difficult to achieve if we do not have the awareness to conserve water," he said at a function organised by Malaysia's water commission, the National Water Service Commission (Span).