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SESCO Procedure To Lodge Police Report For Any Meter Tampering And Threatening Case
KUCHING 15/8/2014 – Syarikat SESCO Berhad (SESCO) said that it is the Company’s policy and standard operating procedure to lodge police report when a meter and its wiring system are found tampered with. The police report will be lodged on the same day. SESCO technician also required to report any threatening case or customer offering bribe in the police report for the police to investigate. This is compulsory as meter tampering is a crime which is similar to other form of crimes. SESCO spokesman emphasized that such police report is lodged for police to investigate as well as for prosecution in court.
In the past few months, SESCO meter inspection teams have faced difficulties in carrying out meter inspection operations. There were a few threatening incidents in Miri which include vandalizing of SESCO vehicles. All these incidents have been reported to police for investigation. SESCO spokesperson added that “Police have take up the case seriously and investigated in detail. SESCO will continue to conduct meter inspection operations in the state as annual loss due to power theft is still huge amounting to RM60 million”. Apart from the financial loss, SESCO is also concerned about the safety of the tampered wiring as in many cases they have been found unsafe to the occupants and public. It can cause electrocution and even fire to the property.
SESCO will continue to work with the Electrical Inspectorate Unit (EIU) of the Ministry of Public Utilities, the Police and other government agencies including the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) in combating power theft. SESCO would like to remind the public that stealing electricity is a serious offence that should not be taken lightly as it is a dangerous crime punishable under the Electricity Ordinance Section 33(5) which carries the penalty of up to 5 years imprisonment or a fine of RM 100,000 or both.