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‘Don’t steal electricity to reduce bills’
Posted on : 29 Jan 2020  Source of News: https://www.newsarawaktribune.com.my/dont-steal-electricity-to-reduce-bills/

KUCHING: Sarawak Energy will continue to work in close collaboration with the Utilities Ministry and the police to carry out meter inspections and investigation operations throughout Sarawak to curb electricity theft.

Power theft is punishable with up to RM100,000 and/or five years’ imprisonment.

In a press release, Sarawak Energy warned customers against stealing electricity to reduce their electricity bills.

Customers are also reminded not to trust service providers who claim to be able to reduce electricity bills or allow premises owners to enjoy limitless electricity through meter tampering.

The power meter inspection team dismantling the illegal and unsafe meter wirings at one of the houses.

Power thefts through illegal connections are dangerous and can lead to fire, endangering lives and damaging customers’ properties including electrical appliances.

Sarawak Energy meter inspection teams are trained to detect tampered meters, including fake electricity meter covers as part of their efforts to curb power theft.

The Ministry of Utilities and Sarawak Energy appreciate public support in curbing power theft and people are encouraged to report power theft including details of power theft service providers via Sarawak Energy’s Customer Care Centre at 1300-88-3111 or email at customercare@sarawakenergy.com. All information obtained will be kept strictly confidential.