Perak's decision on Penang water supply to be studied in detail - Anwar
IPOH - Any decision by the Perak government regarding the supply of its water to Penang will be studied in detail, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today.
He said any decision by Perak including wanting to prioritise the state's needs first before supplying water to Penang is a policy that needs to be respected.
"For Perak to prioritise the needs of the state first, there is nothing wrong with that policy.
"We will see if there really is a large surplus, the projection, as well as the needs of five years, 10 years, all of that will be studied scientifically, only then we will make a decision,” he told reporters after officiating the national-level World Water Day 2023 celebration at the Indera Mulia Stadium here.
Themed 'Accelerating Change', the event was also attended by Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.
Anwar said this when asked about Perak not being ready to negotiate with Penang regarding supplying water to its neighbouring state. - BERNAMA