Stop putting banners on our premises, TNB tells political parties

Barisan Nasional and PKR flags are seen near a bus-stop along Jalan Ulu Klang, Kuala Lumpur April 10, 2018. — Picture by Ham Abu Bakar
Barisan Nasional and PKR flags are seen near a bus-stop along Jalan Ulu Klang, Kuala Lumpur April 10, 2018. — Picture by Ham Abu Bakar

KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — The Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has once again reminded all political parties contesting in the coming 14th general election (GE14) against putting up campaign materials on any of its premises and electrical installations due to the high risk involved.

TNB chief corporate officer Datuk Roslan Ab Rahman said resorting to such a move was dangerous as there was a risk of electrocution and flashover that could damage property and endanger lives.

He said it also violated the provisions of Section 37 of the Electricity Supply Act 1990 (Act 447) which could result in the perpetrator being charged and fined, upon conviction.

“Hence, we urge all parties to refrain from putting up campaign materials on or near electrical installations to prevent untoward incident,” he said in a statement here today.

Roslan also reminded the public not to touch the flagpole placed under any electrical installation as it could attract electrical current, thereby causing electrocution.

He said TNB via its routine patrols would remove election campaign materials which posed risk to the public.

“Those who stumble on a situation which poses the possibility of electrocution or disruption of power supply can notify TNB Careline on Facebook or call 15454 so that appropriate action can be taken immediately,” he added. — Bernama