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World 07 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Insight - Punchups, kidnappings mar India's efforts to privatise power

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - It is rough being an employee of Torrent Power Ltd in the Indian city of Agra. Furious residents regularly take staff of the power distributor hostage or beat them up, stone-throwing mobs besiege the firm's high-walled compound, and one official recently had to be hospitalised after he was hit on the head with a brick.

World 07 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Insight - Punchups, kidnappings mar India's efforts to privatise power

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - It is rough being an employee of Torrent Power Ltd in the Indian city of Agra. Furious residents regularly take staff of the power distributor hostage or beat them up, stone-throwing mobs besiege the firm's high-walled compound, and one official recently had to be hospitalised after he was hit on the head with a brick.

Community 28 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Power reading goes digital

KUCHING: Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB), the state government-owned electricity provider, is in the midst of replacing electro-mechanical meters that are older than 15 years.

Community 24 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

State DAP chairman hits back at power giant over tariffs

KUCHING: State DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen has hit back at Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) over its defence of power tariffs, calling it an attempt to divert the issues brought up in the party’s “Fairer Electricity Policy” signature campaign.

Nation 30 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

TNB goes hi-tech to curb electricity theft

KLANG: The days of electricity thieves are numbered - Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has now adopted sophisticated technology to hunt them down.

Nation 25 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Rm64mil lost to electricity theft in Sabah annually

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) loses about RM64mil a year to power thefts in the state.

Community 21 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Two factories using illegal connection

KOTA KINABALU: The owners of two ice-making factories had landed themselves in trouble for electricity theft.

Sabah & Sarawak 07 Apr 2021 | 7:00 AM

Suspected electricity thief found dead

KOTA KINABALU: The body of a suspected power thief was found in a drain behind a factory at Inanam near here, prompting a reminder from the authorities that such activities are both illegal and dangerous.

Community 12 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sesco stops power to premises engaged in illegal online gambling

BINTULU: Syarikat Sesco Bhd has disconnected power supply to nine business premises here after they were found to be involved in illegal online gambling activities.