No End In Sight To Kelantan Water Woes
KOTA BAHARU : The people of Kelantan have endured for years without access to clean water and there is still no end in sight under the PAS-led state government.
Although the federal government had given a RM600 million interest-free loan to the state government to solve the water problem, Kelantan continued to be saddled with low water pressure and water disruption.
Some villagers had resorted to digging up wells, but they were found to be not suitable for all areas like Kampung Kubang Sawa in the Tumpat district.
“We found water from the wells emitting foul odour and tasted sour. We had to collect water from public taps in the middle of the night,” said Md Yusof Wan Hitam, 73, from Kampung Kubang Sawa.
Like residents from neighbouring villagers, Md Yusof and his family had to bathe in the river. The Kelantan People’s Action Council (MTRK) has chided the state government for not being able to solve the water crisis despite ruling the state for 22 years.