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Analysis on the Electricity theft in Peninsular Malaysia through a Case Study of "Informer Operasi Jelapang Padi"  


Abstract Category: Laws
Course / Degree: Masters/LLM
Institution / University: National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Published in: 2010


Thesis Abstract / Summary:

ANALYSIS ON THE ELECTRICITY THEFT IN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA THROUGH A CASE STUDY OF “INFORMER OPERASI JELAPANG PADI” Electricity theft is a problem commonly confronted by electricity utility companies. In Malaysia, TNB which is the biggest electricity utility company and monopoly electricity supply also confront electricity theft. Operasi Jelapang Padi’s informer (Informer) is the informer on the case of electricity theft by TNB’s consumers in Peninsular Malaysia. The accomplishment of the Operasi Jelapang Padi (Ops JP) in 1993 has established the fact of the Informer’s information. The information given by the Informer was related to means not found used by TNB’s consumers to steal electricity. Electricity Supply Act 1990 (Act 447) is a legislation regulating the electricity power industries in Malaysia. Sections 40(a) and (b) of the Act provide that proof of existence of means that could be used for stealing electricity shall be prima facie evidence that electricity has been dishonestly used. It is a statutory presumption so as to, there has been electricity theft once there is a proof of the existence of means that could be used for that purpose. These provisions are sufficiently efficient to curb electricity theft. Nevertheless, electricity theft in Peninsular Malaysia was on the increase. This research is generally aimed to analyze electricity theft in Peninsular Malaysia via the research of the Informer’s case. Besides that, this research also has specific objectives i.e. to evaluate the existing law with respect to electricity theft offences as well to appraise proofs that shall be prima facie evidence in electricity theft cases. It is also to observe the state of electricity theft in Peninsular Malaysia and further to disclose the grounds of the electricity theft. For these purposes, researcher undertakes a field works sort of socio-legal with regard to Informer’s case. By means of qualitative method, researcher undertakes a thorough observation with respect to Informer’s evidence and analyzes the existing law. From the research outcome, researcher discovers that there was a reward of gratuity grant by TNB to the Informer. This gratuity was founded from revenue that has been collected by TNB from its consumers who was found stealing electricity. In other words, once there was an electricity theft by consumer, there will be a gratuity. This research found that the Informer has not received the gratuity. These circumstances have been the basis of grand corruption in TNB and lead to the increasing number of electricity theft in Peninsular Malaysia. Therefore, the spring of this crisis should be determined to curb electricity theft in Peninsular Malaysia.


Thesis Keywords/Search Tags:
Electricity Theft, Power Theft

This Thesis Abstract may be cited as follows:
LAW LIBRARY, FACULTY OF LAW, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MALAYSIA


Submission Details: Thesis Abstract submitted by diannee ningrad nor azahar from Malaysia on 27-May-2010 02:32.
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