Law prohibits disclosure of MoU, says Khalid

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the law forbade him from making any statement regarding the MoU on the restructuring of the water supply industry in Selangor.  — Picture by Choo Choy May
Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the law forbade him from making any statement regarding the MoU on the restructuring of the water supply industry in Selangor. — Picture by Choo Choy May

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KOTA BARU, March 2 — The law prohibits disclosure of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the restructuring of the water supply industry in Selangor, said Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

He said he did not inform Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leaders on the MoU as he was bound by the law.

Abdul Khalid said the law forbade him from making any statement on the matter and if needed to, it had to be done discreetly to avoid repercussions against the water concession holders whose shares were traded in the stock market.

 “The water concessionaires in Selangor are public listed companies and their affairs cannot be discussed openly,” he told reporters after the signing of an MoU between the Selangor and Kelantan governments here today.

The federal and Selangor governments on Wednesday signed the MoU pertaining to the restructuring of the Selangor water supply industry that had stalled since 2008.

The MoU between the Kelantan and Selangor governments entails cooperation in seven areas, namely education, the Islamic pawning system Ar Rahn, a halal food centre, law, cyber development, product marketing, and water.

Kelantan was represented by Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob while Selangor by Khalid. — Bernama

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