|Friday, 28 September 2012 17:04|
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government faced its third suit related to a free water scheme today, this time from 1,313 consumers in the state seeking RM748,410 in damages claiming they had not received the water subsidy as promised by the opposition during the last general election.
The group's lawyer, Kamarudin Ahmad of Messrs Kamarudin & Partners, told reporters that the suit was filed by residents from Kinrara, Puchong, Bandar Mahkota Cheras and Section 18 Shah Alam.
They named the Selangor government, Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd as the first, second and third defendants respectively.
The plaintiffs sought for a declaration to include all consumers in the state under the Free Water Scheme as promised by the Selangor government, regardless of whether they used bulk or individual metres.
They also sought RM748,410 in damages from the first or third defendants.
The plaintiffs claimed that Selangor domestic consumers were promised the first 20 cubic metres of water free on a monthly basis during the March 2008 General Election campaign.
On Sept 19, a group of 2,020 consumers filed a suit seeking RM1.15 million in damages from the same defendants.