Negeri Sembilan MB taken aback by free water offer

The Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar says the free water offer needs to be discussed. (Bernama pic)

SEREMBAN: Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun said he was taken aback by Syarikat Air Negeri Sembilan Sdn Bhd’s (SAINS) willingness to give free water to the people.

He noted sarcastically that SAINS must be making huge profits that it was able to make the offer.

He said the Pakatan Harapan government in the state did not have such plans and neither did PH promise to give free water in its election manifesto.

However, he said the matter should be further discussed.

He was commenting on a statement by Syarikat Air Negeri Sembilan Sdn Bhd (SAINS) director Wan Rasdi Wan Ismail who said SAINS was prepared to give free water to residents in the state.

Aminuddin, who was visiting the Tuanku Muhammad Broadcasting Complex here today, said the media had a responsibility to rebuke and give suggestions to the authorities so that the state government could give the best service to the people.

He also hoped that the media would be more open in its reports to depict the real situation taking place in the state.

“We need to have a little bit more freedom to ensure the media reports with responsibility. At the same time, the media should not sensationalise matters especially those touching on religious and racial sensitivities.

“We are not objecting to critical media reports even though they say negative things about the state government.”

Later, Aminuddin presented Aidilfitri contributions to 15 ‘asnaf’ (tithe recipients) at Surau Al-Mustofa here.