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6pc less complaints: SESB

Published on: Saturday, December 07, 2013

Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) General Manager (Asset Management), Muhamad Nazri Pazil, said the total electrical disruption recorded as of Nov 2013 showed a decrease over the previous year.

As of November 2013 a total of 23,747 electrical interference complaints were recorded compared to 25,298 complaints recorded in for the same time period from Jan to Nov.

The decline recorded in 2013 compared to 2012 was 1,551 complaints or a decrease of six per cent from the previous year.

At the same time, users registered in Sabah and Labuan increased from 455,902 in 2011 to 508,578 as of Nov 2013.

Decrease in the number of complaints / electrical interference clearly shows the positive impact on the provision of funding allocated by the government to help SESB undertake electrical infrastructure throughout Sabah and Labuan.

At present, SESB's financial position is not strong and still need funds and support from the government and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).

The SESB is also very grateful to the government for already approving an allocation of RM265 million to strengthen the electricity supply system in Sabah and Labuan.

This provision was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak when tabling Budget 2014 recently.

Before the revision of electricity tariffs is made, the SESB can only meet 80 per cent of its operating costs per month and the new electricity tariff will be able to bridge the growing gap.