Floods: PM announces 100% electricity bill rebate for victims in December


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 26 Dec 2021

HULU LANGAT: Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) will give a one-off 100 per cent rebate for the December electricity bill to domestic customers affected by floods, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said a total of 72,000 domestic customers would benefit from the power bill rebate.

"This doesn't involve factories, this is for houses. This is an extension of the assistance given, so the December electricity bill is given a rebate.

"...I have also asked TNB to help B40 homes affected by the floods when the electricity supply is reconnected," he told a press conference after visiting areas affected by the floods in Hulu Langat, including in Taman Sri Nanding and Kampung Dusun Tua, where cleaning work was in progress, here on Sunday (Dec 26).

He said the utility company had been carrying out free wiring inspections at flood-affected houses in Selangor, Pahang and Kuala Lumpur since Friday (Dec 24).

Apart from that, Ismail Sabri said Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) would provide a free towing service for Perodua vehicles based on the vehicle's insurance.

He said Perodua had agreed to forego the labour charges to repair and service vehicles sent to its service centres and offer a 50% discount on spare parts.

"I was made to understand that Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz will negotiate again with other car companies such as Proton and others.

"I hope other companies can follow what Perodua is doing," he said.

Ismail Sabri said the government would increase the initial allocation of RM100 million to repair flood-damaged houses and infrastructure.

Asked about the proposed application for Bantuan Wang Ihsan to be made online, Ismail Sabri said the matter would be discussed in the first meeting of the special task force for post-flood activities chaired by Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali tomorrow.

Meanwhile, he said 332 military personnel were deployed to Maran, Raub, Temerloh, Jerantut and Kuala Lipis to assist in the post-flood clean-up process while 213 officers and members of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) were also mobilised for the same purpose.

Also present during the visit were Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani and Chief of Defence Force Gen Tan Sri Affendi Buang.

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