KOTA BHARU: Consumers in Kelantan owe Syarikat Air Kelantan Sdn Bhd (AKSB) more than RM28.5 million in unpaid water bills as at Sept 30, the state legislative assembly was told today.
Works, infrastructure, transport and utilities committee chairman Azami Nor said that of the amount, RM18.4 million was current debt owed by domestic consumers.
“As at Sept 30, consumers still owe the company a total of RM28,543,688. This is an improvement from the RM33,212,268 owed at the end of 2021,” he said when replying to a question from Adhan Kechik (BN-Bukit Bunga).
Azami said AKSB had carried out collection enforcement activities in all districts in the state, especially in areas that did not have clean water supply problems this year, and provided collection facilities through banks as well as collection agents.
Replying to a question from Hilmi Abdullah (PAS-Guchil) on free water supply for ‘asnaf’ (tithe recipients), Azami said the state government always helped people in need.
“We have 30 lorries that distributed free water supply to asnaf across the state from April 2020 until July this year, at a cost of RM11.5 million. This is one of our social responsibilities,” he said.