Only local councils with an annual revenue of less than RM5 million will receive government assistance in settling their arrears with waste management concessionaires.
This decision was made at the recent Local Government Council meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Ong was commenting on the failure by local councils to settle their arrears with the two companies.
Ong was speaking after attending the open house of Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan in Rantau yesterday.
Ong said local councils must settle their current outstanding payments as they are bound by contracts they signed with the two companies.