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No end to blackout in Papar’s Kg Limpangau
Published on: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A PAPAR consumer has spoken out about week-long blackout which those living in Kg Limpangau-Uvai have been experiencing since the first week of January.  

SAM took Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd  (SESB) to task for the lengthy delay in restoring the power to the village.

He said his supply went off at around 10.30am on a Sunday and he was still without electricity when he contacted Hotline on Friday.

“I have not had a restful sleep since I lost the electricity in my home,” he said.

“We have been getting by on candles at night.”

Sam said he had wearied of contacting the firm to find out when he would regain his supply.

He estimated that he phoned SESB more than 10 times over the course of the blackout.

“I placed my first call shortly after the electricity first went off on January 5.

“A few days later, I called again and this time I was told that the firm was still trying to determine the cause of the disruption.”

“The person who took my call assured me that the company’s staff were working round the clock and would restore my supply as soon as possible.”

Shortly after this, Sam said he saw some of the company’s staff in the area.

“One of these personnel informed me that an electrical installation here had been damaged.

“I was made to understand a report about this problem would be given to their superiors so that the necessary action could be taken.”

Sam was at a loss to understand why the company had delayed reconnecting the supply to the village which was located about seven kilometres away from the town. 

The resident provided Hotline with the time and date of the outage.  This information was forwarded to SESB. 

A spokeswoman for the company said the administration of its office in the district would be alerted this matter.

“We will have to verify the resident’s claims, before proceeding with further action,” she said. (SS)



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