KL plans law to manage water from all states

KUALA LUMPUR • The Malaysian government is planning to enact a new law to streamline water management systems in each state next year, according to Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

"There are some states having surplus rain, causing floods, while there are others that are dry. So through this new law, we can supply the surplus water to states that need it," he told reporters on Monday.

Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi said the new law would enable the federal government to provide a more consistent water management system across the different states.

"Currently, the federal government has no rights to intervene in state water management systems. However, we will study and discuss with the state governments on this matter," he said.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 29, 2017, with the headline 'KL plans law to manage water from all states'. Print Edition | Subscribe