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Kedah MB: 1985 agreement doesn’t entitle Penang to free water supply forever

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Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor has expounded his call for the Penang state government to make an annual payment of RM50 million in compensation for drawing water from Sungai Muda, saying that the law enacted in 1985 does not entitle Penang to an eternal supply of free water.

Referring to Kedah and Penang (Alteration of Boundary) Act 1985 which allows Penang to draw water from its side of Sungai Muda, Sanusi said the agreement was meant only to “guarantee water supply from Ulu Muda which is located in the state of Kedah”...

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