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KOTA KINABALU: A system that would allow squatters to buy water via a prepaid method is being mulled by the Sabah government amid rampant water theft in the state that has resulted in losses amounting to RM180mil.Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin said he had asked the Sabah Water Department to work out a prepaid system so that people in squatter colonies could have access to water without having to steal it through illegal connections.
MIRI: They live in expensive houses here and yet some of them will not pay an honest month’s worth of electricity consumption.
MIRI: A cold storage in Batu Niah is believed to have stolen RM1.5mil worth of electricity to power its refrigeration units for at least the past seven years.
KUCHING: Sarawak Energy Bhd (Sesco) discovered several more cases of electricity meter tampering in a recent operation at Semariang housing estates.
JEMPOL: Police have crippled a Bitcoin mining syndicate that was stealing electricity to run its operations, seizing 190 machines worth some RM380,000 in Bahau.
Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has dismissed claims that it is losing up to RM1bil a month to power thieves.
MIRI: Remote control switch planted in meters appears to be the latest preferred gadget by consumers bent on stealing electricity.