Menteri Besar Khalid promised again that the Selangor government will table two white papers – the restructuring of Talam debt and water services industry – at a special session of the state assembly on Nov 19 at the latest.
The People do not know whether should believe his words or not this time as there are too many unfulfilled promises. The promise to release the Talam white paper two years, the promise to appoint 5 audit firms to audit Talam “bail out”, the promise to offer a price to acquire the water assets in commercial manner, and many more, are all empty promises.
This time, Khalid said he was awaiting the consent of the Sultan of Selangor on the proposed special session.
He said the white paper on Talam debt restructuring had been submitted to the Selangor State Assembly office along with an audit report by KPMG Transaction & Restructuring Sdn Bhd and documents related to Talam debt repayments to the state government.
On the water restructuring, the deadlock is expected to remain unresolved as Khalid’s priority now is to present to a white paper supposedly to explain how the federal government has not cooperated with his propositions.
“The white paper on water restructuring exercise entails documents on the outcome of discussions with the federal government and all correspondence that prove the state government is committed in taking over water services from concession companies,” he told reporters after chairing the state executive council meeting here Wednesday.
There have been lots of allegations against the Selangor State Government in the handling of two issues which remain unanswered. Khalid should answer the allegations without delay instead of attempting to shift the responsibility to do so to the Sultan of Selangor when he suggests that he cannot do so until the special state assembly is approved by His Royal Highness.
The People do not know what will be the next excuses for the Selangor State Government to blame others or to delay their deliverables. But one thing for sure, the creditability of the Selangor State Government had collapsed since they resorted to the strategy of distorting and manipulating the fact.