GOMBAK: Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has laughed off claims that Selangor would go bankrupt if it fails to pay off Syarikat Pengeluar Air Sungai Selangor Sdn Bhd (Splash)'s RM4.22 billion legal suit against Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas).
The caretaker Selangor Mentri Besar said the claim by state Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Tan Sri Noh Omar proved that he and the federal government failed to grasp the state and federal economic and financial issues.
"The one being sued is Syabas, not the state government. So there's no relation to the state consolidated fund. Where's the relation?
"Splash sues Syabas, so of course Syabas is the one who would take the necessary measures to defend its position in court later.
"But at the moment, there's no relation with the state government and the consolidated fund. So can you please explain this to the minister?" he told reporters after the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kampung Sri Temenggong Rumah SelangorKu, here, today.
Noh, on Sunday, questioned Azmin's silence over the matter, adding that the state was at risk of bankruptcy as the state's reserves is only RM3 billion while claim filed against Syabas is RM4.22 billion.