Authorities cut illegal power lines in Sandakan

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  • Thursday, 06 Aug 2015

ESSCOM and SESB staff checking details of a settler in Sandakan

KOTA KINABALU: A three-day operation to track down and disconnect illegal power connection started in east coast Sandakan.

The operation started with staff of Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) pairing up with Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) disconnecting illegal connections at a squatter colony behind the Sandakan municipal council in the morning.

The operation came after the death of 25-year-old fireman Apolos Jeromos who was electrocuted while putting out a bush fire not far from the area recently.

Earlier, ESSCOM commander Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun said they were ready to render full support and assistance to SESB in tackling illegal power connection problems especially at squatter colonies.

He said it was time for all security agencies to work together to solve the problem that not only causes losses in terms of money but also lives.

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