The unregulated pig breeding farms in the Sungai Klang and Sungai Langat areas are the cause of pollution that had eventually disrupted the water supply and created hardship to the residents in Selangor.
The findings disclosed through the Auditor General’s report proves and echoed by the UMNO Malaysia Youth Exco, Shahril Hamdan denying it was an act of sabotage as claimed by the Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
Azmin had claimed earlier, they have evidence of sabotage by Barisan Nasional and UMNO on the matter of water pollution in Semenyih, refuting the state government is poorly administered.
The report further had found that the state government failed to control illegal pig farms which may further causing the water contaminants into the rivers of Selangor, causing water disruption in the Klang Valley.
The Auditor General's Report Series 2, states there are approximately 132 pig farms found in the basin of Sungai Klang and Sungai Langat compared to only 27 licenses were issued.
"The findings by the Auditor General in the Auditor General's report also prove the water supply interruption in recent years is due to management body of the state government; Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) weaknesses," Shahril told Astro Awani.
“The audit analysis found the water quality of Sungai Klang and Sungai Langat was moderately polluted (Class III) thus causing contaminants from the uncontrolled activities of the domestic and industrial pollution hence led to water treatment plants ordered to stop work.", he added.
“The Mentri Besar and state executive councillor must refrain from accusing others of sabotaging the water supply in Selangor. The state government has not only failed to manage resources in Selangor raw water supply well, but the delay to finalize the purchase of water concessionaires in Selangor hence hurting the taxpayers," he said.
Failure of LUAS to monitor and record the exact number of the owners of the farm or the industry to be licensed only proves the state government’s management weakness and leads to increased costs and time to treat raw water for consumers.