MIRI, Dec 8: Laku Management Sdn Bhd issued a clarification today, asserting that the Sarawak government has not initiated the supply of water to Brunei Darussalam.
This clarification came in responding to recent news report with the headline “Sarawak salur bekalan air ke negara Brunei Darussalam” (Sarawak supplies water to Brunei Darussalam).
In an official statement, Laku Management rectified the misunderstanding, stating, “The actual message we intend to convey is that Laku Management is prepared to supply water to Brunei Darussalam upon request.”
Laku Management expressed regret that the matter has caused confusion for Brunei Darussalam.
The confusion arose from a Dec 4 report by Sarawak-owned television station TVS, stating that discussions between the governments of Sarawak and Brunei Darussalam had taken place regarding Laku Management supplying water to the neighbouring country.
Minister of Utility and Telecommunication Dato Sri Julaihi Narawi expressed optimism that this will bring great benefits to Sarawak, especially in the water industry.
“This is a significant request as the government of Brunei Darussalam, particularly in the Muara district, anticipates a future demand for more water.
“Additionally, various large companies in Brunei Darussalam have requested information on our water usage capacity,” he conveyed in a speech read by Laku Management chairman Datuk Nelson Balang Rining during the Laku Management annual dinner.
Julaihi added that this as an opportunity for Laku Management to contribute to the water industry in Sarawak by extending its services to cover two countries. — DayakDaily