Sunday, April 1, 2012


THE water treatment plant in Telibong in Tamparuli, near here, the latest victim of electric cable theft-its operation was affected Thursday afternoon after thieves chopped off and stole the electric cable in the substation that supplied power to the plant.

Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd Managing Director Haji Abd Razak Sallim said the incident might have happened at 2.30pm and their investigation showed the electrical equipment inside the substation involved were badly damaged and needed immediate replacement.

The total loss is estimated to be nearly RM100,000, because it involved the substation specifically meant to supply power to the water treatment plant, he said, adding the damaged equipment was replaced the same day.

Abd Razak said SESB is intensifying its monitoring and patrolling at such installations.

Since September 2009, there were 41 cases recorded by SESB related to encroachment into substations, including electric cable thefts and diesel fuel smuggling.

He said there were 18 cases recorded during the SESB financial year 2009/2010, while for the financial year 2010/2011, 16 cases.

In between September last year and February last month, seven cases were recorded throughout Sabah and Labuan. 

p/s: Begini la kalau orang sudah terdesak. Tiada kerja pigi mencuri saja kerja diorang. Nasib lah kamurang tidak kena karan.

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