Malaysia Should Not Take For Granted
Its Abundance Of Clean Water, Says Pairin
KINABALU, March 20 (Bernama) -- Malaysia, which
is blessed with abundance of clean water, should not take
for granted that freshwater will always be available as
the global warming is evidently taking its effect, Deputy
Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said.
climate change in the country had shown negative impacts
on human habitats including water resources.
will have major impacts on the availability of water for
growing food and on crop productivity in the decades to
livelihoods of rural communities as well as food security
of city populations will be at risk, but the poor people
will be the most vulnerable," he said in his speech
when opening the State Level World Water Day Conference,
who is also Infrastructure Development Minister, said the
theme for this year's World Water Day -- "Water and
Food Security" -- was timely to remind the people and
the government to take serious measures with regard to the
impacts of global warming.