AS a person from West Malaysia, what has caught my eye had been the speech given by Anifah Aman in the Dewan Negara this week with regards to Labuan. READ : Macam mana nak majukan Labuan kalau bekalan air pun tak ada.
ACCORDING, to Anifah Aman, who is a special advisor to the Sabah Chief Minister as well as the chairman of Labuan Corp, the water shortage in Labuan is so critical that taking a bath via mineral water is seen as a feasible option for foreign guest cum potential investors.
WORST still, there are allegations that Malaysia's only off shore financial centre, Labuan is only graced with shop lots and have very few if any high rise buildings.
AT stake is not only, Labuan's water woes, its role as the nation's premier offshore centre but also Petronas assets, namely Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd' Labuan Gas Terminal and its surrounding exploration rights.
CAN most of us in West Malaysia, actually and honestly say that the claims coming out from Sabah are mere propaganda?
WE can't, because the honest fact is most of us actually have very little understanding of what is going on in Labuan.
PERHAPS our TV stations should provide us an eagles eye view of Labuan as well as interview the residents of Labuan so we can make a judgement ourselves on what exactly is happening at ground zero in Labuan.