Monday, 19 November 2012

New round of SESB meter deposit upset many // 沙电电表按柜金引起不满




许多沙电的消费者纷纷前往亚庇国会议员邱庆洲办事处提出投诉,有关沙电最近提高电表的按柜金。

他们抱怨说,这已经是第三次沙电提高电表按柜金,他们希望沙行动党可以代他们出面向有关当局反映。 据说,住家的电表按柜金需要增加RM50,有的甚至高达RM300。 至于商家或工厂的电表按柜金会更加高。



The consumers of SESB filed their complaints to the Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Office concerning the new round of increase in the meter deposit imposed by the Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd.

They complained that this is not the first time that the SESB is increasing their electricity meter deposit and they hope that DAP can voice it out for them. According to them, some domestic use meter deposit had been increased by RM50 and even up by RM300. The deposit for the commercial or industrial is even more.


The people told the KK MP Hiew saying that their electricity consumption remained the same for the past few years without any increase, but still they faced the meter deposit increase. Some cases involving unoccupied houses also received meter deposit increase noticed.

The consumers said they pay the electricity bill every month without any amount due and yet they received this type of unfair treatment. We don’t owe the SESB and why they force us to pay more money to them. Are they squeezing us for more money and they want the money in their fixed deposit to grow? Is this for the benefits of their big share holders in the SESB? If that is the case they would rather not to have the electricity supply to be privatized. This is not helping the people but it is more of a “blood sucker”!

The consumers said there is no doubt has increased their financial burden and give them headaches. They want the opposition to check on this, and it is better still when Pakatan Rakyat takes over the government and becomes the people’s new managers, they should immediately abolish this unfair system and come up with a people acceptable system.

MP Hiew said the people who have received unreasonable notices of increase in the meter deposit should bring their notices to the SESB office to ask them to explain and give details on why the meter deposits have been increased to such level. He had spoken to SESB on the matter and he advises the consumers to bring all past bills to prove that the consumption had not increased at all. He also requested SESB not to issue notice of deposit without properly ask and check on the consumers. That is not fair and this type of increment should not be allowed to continue. This has upset many people and KK MP Hiew urges the SESB to suspend the exercise to increase the meter deposit even though it is under review for every six months period. SESB can wait but the people cannot afford. Please be considerate and sensible, it will be okay if the people pay their bills without long delay. Don’t forget SESB can always cut the power supply if the consumers don’t pay or delay paying the bills. What happen where there are frequent power cuts, will SESB reimburse the consumers for the losses? There must be a “win-win” situation, and not always squeezing money from the people.


KK MP Hiew King Cheu.

沙电电表按柜金引起不满

许多沙电的消费者纷纷前往亚庇国会议员邱庆洲办事处提出投诉,有关沙电最近提高电表的按柜金。

他们抱怨说,这已经是第三次沙电提高电表按柜金,他们希望沙行动党可以代他们出面向有关当局反映。 据说,住家的电表按柜金需要增加RM50,有的甚至高达RM300。 至于商家或工厂的电表按柜金会更加高。

他们告诉邱国会议员说,他们的用电量在过去的几年里是没有任何增加,一直都保持不变,但他们却面对电表按柜金的增加。 此外无人居住空置的房屋也收到提高电表按柜金的通知信。

消费者说,他们每月有支付电费,也不曾拖帐或不还,但他们却遭遇到如此不公平的待遇。他们说,我们没有欠电费,为何他们却强迫我们付出更多的钱给他们。 沙电是否在压榨人民的钱,并把这些钱作为他们的定期存款呢? 是否是因为帮助他们的大老板收取人民更多的血汗钱呢? 如果是这样的话,人们宁愿不要沙电私营化。 因为这不单没有帮助到人民,反而多了一个吸血鬼

消费者说,这是毫无疑问增加了他们的经济负担,让他们感到烦恼。 他们要反对党插手有关事件。 他们说最好的决策是当民联接管政府后,成为了人民的‘新经理’,就立即取消该不公平的制度,并施行让人人可以接受的制度。

邱国会议员说,凡是收到沙电通知信有关提高电表按柜金的人,应该立即前往沙电办事处,要求解释为何电表按柜金被增加如此高。 邱氏已经联络了沙电并提出有关问题,他建议消费者带以前的单据前往沙电办事处,以证明所有用电量并没有增加。 他希望沙电在还没有向消费者的询问和检查之前,不要随意的发出提高按柜金的通知信。这是不公平的,而此类型随意增加的事件不应该被允许继续的进行,尤其是已激怒了很多人。 虽然沙电有进行每6个月定期去监定用电量,和决定是否有需要增加按柜金,邱国会议员敦促沙电不可随意提高电表按柜金。 沙电是有社会责任,也需要体谅到有许多人民是负担不起的。 因此请为人民着想,只要他们没有延迟支付账单。如果消费者不支付或拖延支付账单,沙电是可以随时切断电源。 此外如果经常频繁的停电,沙电会补偿消费者的损失吗? 因此沙电必须要有一个“双赢”的局面,而不是一味要压榨人民的钱。