If you are about to dismantle or move your electricity meter, please be reminded that you should contact TNB first!
Tenaga Nasional (TNB) had on 2 April released a special notice today to remind Malaysians that they must notify the authorities in advance if they wanted to do anything to TNB’s facilities, including the electricity meters. Anyone who did not do so will face a fine of up to RM50,000 or even a jail term of up to 2 years, if found.
In the statement, TNB explains that if the public arbitrarily shifts the meter in an “irregular manner”, it may cause a power outage, an overvoltage accident, a short circuit, or worse, a fire in the house.
Therefore, TNB warned that any unauthorised activities near the power facility, including shifting or changing electricity meters, would violate Article 37 of the Electricity Supply Act 1990, and can be fined, jailed or both.
If in doubt, TNB advises the public to take the following steps: