TNB: Faulty wiring to blame for blackouts at polling stations

TNB: Faulty wiring to blame for power disruptions at polling stations
TNB: Faulty wiring to blame for power disruptions at polling stations

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — Power disruption experienced by four polling stations on election day last Wednesday was due to internal wiring problems.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), in a statement today, said the relevant authorities were able to fix the problem and restore the power supply at the affected stations.

These stations were Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (SJK) Tamil Raja Muda Musa, Pandamaran; Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Pelabuhan Klang and Sekolah Rendah Agama (SRA) Bandar Melawati, all in Selangor, and SK Taman Bersatu, Alor Setar, in Kedah.

The statement added that only four of the 6,000 polling stations had disruption of power sourced from TNB but they were all restored within an hour.

He said TNB had also mobilised a task force to monitor and ensure that the electricity supply remained stable.

A total of 165 sets of mobile generators were stationed at the vote counting centres, which did not face any power disruption while 240 portable power units were used in certain centres based on local needs. — Bernama

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