(sna) Malaysia must re-negotiate water deal with Singapore: Tun Mahathir

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.

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