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(From Malaysian Business)
WATER, besides being essential to human life, is also a key component in industries from food to electronics. Only in the last few years has water grabbed the news headlines, covering issues on water quality and the need to increase water tariff to finance the capital-intensive industry.
These issues were prompted partly by the privatisation of certain areas of the water industry to improve service and water quality and more importantly, to address escalating cost of providing clean water to consumers.
As with other utilities, water has been a very sensitive issue and the masses are never in favour of price hikes. However, …