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'Blackouts occurring almost daily in Papar town'
Published on: Thursday, November 14, 2019

DAREN of Papar is advised to contact Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) regarding the frequent blackouts in the town.

He said the supply was disrupted “almost daily” at night for between three to four hours each time.

“This has been going on for several months,” he said.

He claimed these outages occurred so often that it cast a pall on the service provided by the company.

“Several of the electrical appliances in my home have been damaged as a result of these outages,” he said.

“I want to know whether the company will consider helping me either replace or repair these items.”

Daren said he had been living in Papar for more than a decade.

“Back then, power disruptions only happened once in a while as there were not so many new shop houses being built.

“With the increasing number of commercial and residential developments in recent years, however, outages have been occurring more and more frequently.

“I wonder if the electricity supply in the district can keep up with the growing demand for power.”

A SESB spokeswoman said more information was needed in order for the firm to assist the resident.

“He will have to specify the location of his home, as well as provide the time and date of the most recent outages, so that we can ascertain what is causing these irregularities,” she said.

She said the resident would be required to furnish SESB staff with a police report about the damage to his electrical appliances, so that the firm could begin processing a compensation claim. 

Daren should liaise with Hotline to find out whom to see about this matter. (SS)



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