Safe energy practice through ‘Touchpoint’ programme
Published on: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
By: Winnie Kasmir

SANDAKAN: The Energy Commission (EC) launched a series of “Touchpoint” programme as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR). 

According to its Regional Director, Ir Amir Faisal Khamshah, the programme is aimed at assisting the local community in ensuring electrical wiring are in safe condition. 

This year, EC chose Maahad Al-Itqon, an Arabic language and Al-Quran learning institute for the programme at Mile 12 here.

“Through this CSR, a total of RM10,000 was allocated to do wiring, testing and installation of electrical appliances such as fans and lights,” he said to the media after visiting Maahad Al-Itqon. 

Based on the statistics by EC in 2018, 41 per cent from the reported electrical accidents were caused by faulty installations.

Out of the figure, 27 per cent happened at residential houses, followed by factories and high voltage overhead line utilities. 

Through this initiative, EC hoped to enhance public awareness on the importance of having safe and proper electrical wiring. 

Meanwhile, deputy chairman of the Maahad Al-Itqon, Habib Muhsin Alhamid Abdul Rahman, expressed his gratitude on the initiative implemented by EC through its programme. 

Habib Muhsin said Maahad Al-Itqon was established in 2016 and has three teachers and 30 students.

He said the new building for Maahad Al-Itqon is still under construction and it is fully funded by the generous public and individuals.


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