Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Government That Cannot Provide Potable Water Or Provides Potable Water With Constant Disruptions Or Rationing Should Resign

In these days and age, if a government cannot provide portable water for its citizens, it has failed miserably and has no right to rule.

Or if it does provide portable water with constant disruptions of service or rationing, it has not done any the better.

We are not talking about a desert country but a tropical one like Malaysia with rainfall throughout the year.

There is no excuse why if we manage properly, there should be any shortage of water.

The trouble in Bolehland is politics.

Politics enriches you if you play it right.

NEVER MIND THAT THE REST GO TO HELL SO LONG AS YOU GET TO LINE YOUR POCKETS. 

This has been so since the tenure of the man some would call the Malaysian Madhatter, when most everything that could, would be privatised or rather, "piratised" to cronies, families, the privileged or the politically connected.

Essentially, what piratisation means is that profits are privatised while losses are borne by the good citizens. A surefire way to do business and make big bucks.

Of course, all is done in the name of efficiency and reducing the government's burden.

In Selangor, where we have been suffering for a while now with the baffling, hard-to-understand two days on and two days off water rationing exercise, there are at least three or four companies involved with water treatment and another with its distribution.

Nobody cares to ensure that water management is up to par and supply is adequate to meet the needs of the state at all times.

Nobody cares to ensure that there is no, or at least only minimal, wastage of water. The leakage, it seems, comes to 30 plus % which is unacceptable.

Nobody cares about maintaining the old pipes or replacing them. All they care for is making fat profits and maximising their returns.

All that we are good at is blaming the consumers for wasting water.

One month or so of dry weather and we need to ration water?

What happened to the excess water when it rained like cats and dogs for most of the other months?

Before the water management and supply were privatised, there were less trouble and disruptions.

So much for the goodness of privatisation.

Oops, or shall I say piratisation?

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