TNB: Celebrate CNY safely


TENAGA Nasional Bhd (TNB) is advising those celebrating the upcoming Chinese New Year (CNY) to not hang or assemble festive decorations on electric cables or posts to avoid the risk of electricity shocks.

TNB chief corporate officer Datuk Wira Roslan Ab Rahman said in the excitement of preparing for the Year of the Rat, consumers are reminded to prioritise safety aspects particularly pertaining to electricity.

“Hanging decorations on electric cables and posts could be hazardous as it exposes the individual to risks of electric shocks.

“It could also cause interruptions to the power supply if a flashover occurs. This dangerous act is also illegal under Section 37 of the Electricity Supply Act 1990 (Act 447), which is obstructing electrical installation,” he said in a statement recently.

TNB will be monitoring and taking down any decorations found on electrical installations if they are found to be dangerous to the public.

“We ask members of the public who see anything that threatens the safety of others or could affect electricity supply to reach us through TNB Careline’s Facebook page or call TNB Careline directly at 15454, for us to take immediate action,” Roslan added.