Parts of Kuantan, Pekan hit by nationwide power outage

SEVERAL areas in Kuantan and Pekan, Pahang were also hit by the major blackout.

Student Aizuddin Azmi, 21, said he saw that a few traffic lights were off when he was heading back to his college after lunch at 1.30pm.

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"I went out for lunch but while travelling back to my college in Taman Pertanian, I saw a few traffic lights were not functioning. My friend was watching a movie at Kuantan City Mall but his movie was disrupted at around 12.50 because of the blackout.

Aizuddin said that his friend decided to leave as the electricity had yet to be restored by 2pm, but got stuck in a long line as the autopay machines were not functioning.

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An employee of a public university in Pekan said the blackout started at around noon and power had yet to be restored as of 1.30pm

"We had to depend on diesel generators now, but it doesn't cover the whole university," he said.

Several states were reported to have been hit by a major power supply outage.

In a statement on its official Facebook account, Tenaga Nasional Berhad said that it is aware of the blackouts.

"There has been a disruption in the electricity supply in several areas. Our technical team is currently identifying the cause and we are working to restore the power supply. We apologise for any difficulties experienced by our users due to this disruption," it said.

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