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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Briefing: Resolving the Water Restructuring Impasse in Selangor

The Selangor State Government cordially invites you to a Briefing Session entitled

“Resolving the Water Restructuring Impasse in Selangor”

at the Singgahsana Hotel, Petaling Jaya, 17th November (see location map):

The Briefing Session is organised by the Selangor State Government. The objective of the event is to allow the Selangor State Government to provide a briefing and explanation on its position in regards to the restructuring of the water services industry in Selangor, which has taken more than two years and has not yet been resolved.

The water services industry in Selangor used to belong to the state government, but over the years was corporatised and eventually privatised to four water concession companies. The Federal Government recognised the problems privatisation of such a public utility would eventually cause, and in 2006 passed in Parliament the Water Services Industry Act (WSIA). The Act, together with several other national policies, set out to reverse the wrongs of the privatisation.

Selangor is the most complex of all the states in Malaysia, as it has the most number of private water companies. Matters are also complicated because of the different coalitions in the Federal and Selangor State Government respectively. This briefing is meant to clarify the Selangor State Government’s position on the matter and allow an avenue for discussion, questions and dialogue with those present. We look forward to meeting with you.

4.00 pm : Arrival of Guests and Registration
4:15 pm : Opening Prayer
Y.B. Teresa Kok, Selangor State Executive Councillor
4.30 pm : Presentation
Y.B. Tony Pua, MP for PJ Utara (Selangor State Water Review Panel)
5.00 pm : Discussion
6.00 pm : Closing

Date : Wednesday, 17th November 2010
Time : 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Venue : Singgahsana Hotel, Petaling Jaya

Ps. Please note 17th November is a public holiday for Hari Raya Haji.

Location map: Singgahsana Hotel, Petaling Jaya



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