When the opposition coalition Pakatan took over the Selangor state government following the 2008 general election, it set out to bring about a pro- and people friendly administration.
It has largely succeeded, offering to help for example Selangor students starting their college or university life by granting those in need initial financial assistance. It also offers Selangor residents who have lost an elderly family member Rm2,500.00 in funeral expenses, something never done before in Malaysia.
The Pakatan state government also offers free water for the first Rm11.00 worth of use and has been trying for a number of years already to buy over the various privatised water entities to try to streamline and rationalise the production, management and distribution of water in the state with a view to further bring down the cost of water for Selangor residents.
However, it seems that certain quarters are not too happy about it and are trying to frustrate the Pakatan state government, even though it has offered over Rm6 billion to buy over the water entities
, a sum many feel is more than reasonable and fair, considering that some of the water entities' financial health is allegedly anything but rosy.
Now it seems that the Federal government is trying to bail out the state water entities to the tune of billions of Ringgit.
If true, it will be another black day indeed for Selangorians in particular and Malaysians in general, for it seems that the rakyat's welfare always takes a back seat to vested interests.
Is it more of the same old crap from the Basrisan led Federal government?