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KUCHING, Jan 14 (Bernama) — The Housing Development Corporation is

targeting to build 18,000 units of houses from various categories to accommodate

about 9,000 squatter families in Sarawak before 2020.

Squatters stay defiant as D-Day draws near

The Selangor Government has had enough. It has issued a final warning to about 260 adamant squatter families who have yet to vacate their homes in Kampung Rimba Jaya in Shah Alam last Thursday.

The Shah Alam City Council will demolish their homes tomorrow as the seven-day notice ends.


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) yesterday dismantled illegal power connections at more than 300 homes in five squatter colonies.

“The occupants are stealing electricity,” SESB central zone manager Yuzrian Efren Yunus told reporters after leading a crackdown on power theft in Kg Lokub, Kg Gantisan, Kg Suang Parai, Kg Padas and Kg Ratau along Jalan Sulaman near here yesterday.

He said this was the 10th operation conducted at the same squatter colonies so far this year.

“We seized between 50kg and 100 kg of an assortment of cables used in the power theft in these squatter colonies,” said Yuzrian.

He said also SESB incurred losses amounting to RM4 million annually due to power theft, particularly in Kota Kinabalu and four other major districts namely Tawau, Semporna, Lahad Datu and Sandakan.

To a question, Yuzrian said SESB had conducted 144 operations to remove illegal power connections in the five districts from January until June this year.

And according to him, power theft by irresponsible individuals caused constant blackouts which affected businessses and caused inconvenience to other power users.

Yuzrian warned that the culprits are liable to be charged under Section 37 (3) Electricity Supply Act 1990 which carries a fine of up to RM100,000 or a jail term not exceeding three years or both in the event of a conviction.

Meanwhile, he said the crackdown on power theft had significantly reduced the impact on “distribution system loss” from 14.84 per cent in 2006 to 8.27 per cent to date.

Yuzrian also urged those with information on power theft to contact the nearest SESB office or call 15454 or 088-282455.

Enforcement officers from the Power Commission, Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission (MACC) were also involved in yesterday’s power theft crackdown.

Resolve squatter issue, state urged

THE Bagan MCA Youth wants the Penang Government to solve the problem of squatter families who are living in temporary longhouses on Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth.

Its chief David Chua, who is also the Bagan Barisan Nasional coordinator, said he was aware that Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had agreed to call the developer and residents for a meeting.

“I hope Lim can resolve the issue without delaying further. The issue has been pending for the last 15 years,” Chua said during a Chinese New Year celebration dinner at Jalan Dahlia in Butterworth last Tuesday.

200 homes in Inanam squatter colony destroyed

NANAM: More than 200 squatter homes were destroyed in a fire at the squatter area near the Inaman Padi Board (Lembaga Padi Inanam), about 8.43pm on Monday.
Fire and Rescue teams from Sembulan, Lintas and Penampang, as well as Civil Defence Department personnel rushed to the scene upon receiving a distress call. The cause of fire and total losses are still being investigated.

According to a victim, the fire is believed to have started in a house that had been long abandoned.