1. 3 PENAN VILLAGES RECEIVE RM60,000 WORTH OF ITEMS BY CWB7
BINTULU: More than RM60,000 worth of items have been transported to three Penan villages in Ulu Tinjar by 84 four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicles under the Charity Without Borders No 7 (CWB7) program.
Hope Place founder Kelvin Wan said about 200 volunteers from throughout Sarawak drove for 10 hours to reach the villages, while it took another two and a half hours to reach the last village, Long Liaw, via longboat.
The convoy has been leaving for Ulu Tinjar at 4 am earlier today.
Among the items to be distributed are rice, cooking oil, salt, sugar, Milo, milk powder, noodles, biscuits, stationery for the children, toys and tables for learning class.
2. POWER THEFT CAUGHT USING FAKE METER COVERS
KUCHING: An owner of a semi-detached house in Jalan Kiew Nang, Sibu was found stealing electricity during an operation carried out by Sarawak Energy’s meter inspection team, the Ministry of Utilities’ Electrical Inspectorate Unit (EIU) and the auxiliary police.
The owner has been under close surveillance by the utility company due to a history of meter tampering, with recent surveillance results prompting the team to raid the house.
Further investigations revealed that a fake meter cover was used to mask the alteration of the meter’s mechanism, leading to unrealistically low power consumption of RM60 to RM70 recorded per month against its actual consumption.
Sarawak Energy in a press release today said, the tampered meter was seized for evidence and the EIU and State Attorney General (SAG) will commence legal action against the owner under Section 33(5) of the Electricity Ordinance for stealing electricity.
3. 11 SARAWAK COMPANIES RECEIVE APS TO IMPORT SUGAR
KUCHING: A total of 11 Approved Permits (APs) to import sugar have been issued to 11 companies in Sarawak this year.
Previously, all the local Sarawak companies have no choice but to purchase their refined sugar from either MSM or CSR at a cost of RM 2.60 or RM 2.70 per kg.
Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said, now, through the efforts of the federal government, these companies can import the sugar directly from other sources at an average of RM 1.50 per kg, which helps keep their business costs low and avoid increasing the prices of products.
Yii also mentioned that Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) is part of the Special Inter-ministerial committee to review monopolies in the country’s services and supply chain across various economic sectors.