Malaysia must re-negotiate water deal with Singapore: Tun Mahathir, 25 Jul 2013
PETALING JAYA (July 25): The bilateral ties across the causeway is bound to turn sour with former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad calling for the re-negotiation of the sensitive water agreement between Malaysia and Singapore.
Mahathir in his blog today said the country is being “short-changed” in the raw water deal, stressing the current rate of 3 sen per 1,000 gallon was “ridiculous.”
He pointed out that in the present agreement, Malaysia will only get RM30 from selling 1,000,000 gallons of raw water.
“Malaysia can buy 12% of the raw water treated by Singapore at 50 sen per 1,000 gallons i.e for 120,000 gallons, Malaysia has to pay RM60 for this. Full story