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Selangor water deal may be delayed further: Azmin By Nuradzimmah Daim - 7 July 2015 @ 4:08 PM KUALA LUMPUR: The Selangor water restructuring effort has hit another snag. Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali said the water deal which was supposed to be finalised soon might be delayed further. "This is because, we (state government) had received a notice from the Attorney-General's Chambers today saying that water assets listed by the state government (in the agreement) must include land beneath and over the pipes. "It was previously agreed that the assets owned by the water concessionaires listed under the deal would not include lands in the state," he said when met at the Parliament earlier. He added that he had sought help from both Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on the water restructuring exercise for the state. It was previously reported that Azmin has voiced its dissatisfaction over the Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili had said ministry was finalising the supplementary agreement, which included the revised list of assets owned by Selangor after numerous delays. Azmin was previously quoted as saying that the state government could not finalise the deal with the federal government as it did not agree to the term in the master agreement which stated that listed assets would include the land above and below the 26,000km of pipes belonging to the water concessionaires.

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