SEREMBAN: Negri Sembilan has recorded 8,748 cases of Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) meter installation tampering involving losses of over RM93mil from 2018 to Oct 2022.
State Urban Well-being, Housing, Local Government and New Village Committee chairman Teo Kok Seong said of the total, Seremban recorded the most at 5,986 cases with losses estimated at RM71mil, followed by Port Dickson 1,342 cases (RM13.8mil), Jempol 536 cases (RM3.4mil) and Tampin 412 cases (RM1.9mil).
"In addition, 277 cases were recorded in Kuala Pilah involving losses of RM1.5mil, Rembau 178 cases (RM847,464) while Jelebu had 17 cases (RM298,868). Of the number, 423 cases have been charged in court.
"As for water theft, 1,771 cases have been recorded involving losses of RM3mil for the same period," he said in response to a question from Chew Seh Yong (PH-Lobak) who wanted to know the number of water and electricity supply thefts since 2018 to date, during the state legislative assembly sitting Wednesday (Nov 30).
As such, he urged those who have information and were aware of such thefts to report to the authorities so that the appropriate action can be taken to prevent further losses. - Bernama