Last night almost 90% of Sabah area were affected with the shortage of electric power. And turn this state to the "dark ages". According to the New Sabah Times, this problem occur after the 153KV transmission line between Inanam and Karambunai tripped and subsequently triggered a tripping at the independent power plant (IPP) in Sepanggar Bay near here and many power stations in the west coast area. The problem started at about 6.45pm causing the major power system to collapse. Why so many area in Sabah is affected? "it happen because SESB is lost some 500 megawatts of power, so it affect to many consumer" say Chendramatah Sinteh, Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) corporate communications manager.
With this power cut happen yesternight, it turn KK city into darkness in it was a history the darkness night in KK after 1996 the Greg Tragedy. Many people say that, the power occur because of sabotage, But the that are the wrong info. The power cut was start from 6.45 p.m and recover again around 10.30 p.m.
Hopefully it never happen again in this coming time. If we look again, what happen last night... manu people are in trouble... business is closing early, people can't do there works and many more... Thank God because it just a temporary... So my advice here to Sabahan be prepared.