10 firms raided over power thefts in Sabah

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  • Saturday, 08 Aug 2020

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) together with the Energy Commission has raided 10 companies for suspected power thefts.

SESB acting managing director Datuk Abdul Nasser Abdul Wahid said the three-day raids were conducted in Keningau and here from Tuesday, which saw losses amounting to RM846,589.67.

“We found that the companies, including one offering hotel and spa services, a property management firm, workshops, a wood processing factory and a car wash were stealing or tampering with the power meters.

“Some of them were repeat offenders,” he said at a press conference yesterday.

Also present was Energy Commission deputy director Ahmad Tazmin Mohd Nordin.

Abdul Nasser said these companies were believed to have been stealing power for a period of between eight months and four years.

He said checks showed the property management company was the main culprit, stealing electricity worth RM504,710.77.

“We are in the midst of getting court orders to charge those involved.

“Out of the 10 cases, four will be handled by the Energy Commission. During the series of raids, power cables and electricity meters were among the items seized,” he said.

Abdul Nasser also said they had suffered losses of over RM9.2mil to power thefts from 2017 up to August this year.

The utility company recorded a total of 1,526 cases throughout the period.

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