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SESB eyeing village in K’gau stealing power
Published on: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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SABAH Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) is checking on claims of power theft occurring at a Keningau village.

A SESB spokeswoman said its staff would have to verify this allegation.

“Should this prove to be true, we will arrange to have the illegal connection removed,” she said.

The firm has previously warned that those caught stealing electricity could be slapped with a RM100, 000 fine.

The spokeswoman said this action could be taken under the Electricity Supply Act 1990.

“Offenders also face the possibility of having to serve a prison term of up to three years,” he said.

He said those who suspected that power theft was going on in their area could contact the firm’s 15454- Customer Management Centre line for help.

MAN of Keningau said he noticed the cable running from a pole along the road passing through the village to two houses in the area.

“I reported this irregularity to the local authorities but, so far, the power-theft still persists,” he said.

“At night, fluorescent lights can be seen in these homes and the sounds of televisions can be heard from inside.”

He decried the illegal connection fashioned by the occupants as endangering the wellbeing of the others living there.

“I hope SESB will intervene before we lose our homes or our loved ones.

“A stray spark from the wiring inside the house is all it will take to set these premises on fire.”

He said this blaze could spread quickly to the other houses in the neighbourhood.

“Two homes in the village recently burnt to the ground when a fire broke out, so all of us staying here are understandably motivated to prevent this from recurring.”

The resident provided Hotline with the location of the houses in question. This information was forwarded to SESB. (SS)

 


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