KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) is offering RM1,000 to the public to report any case of cable theft in order to curb such activity that had caused the company to incur huge losses.
TM Kuala Lumpur general manager R Manivannan
said the offer is open to all including the police, individuals and
groups who can nab the suspect involved until the case is proven guilty
"Until October this year, in Kuala Lumpur alone, TM
suffered losses up to RM891,110 involving 63 cases of cable theft," he
told the media after the launch of Cable Theft Prevention campaign
conducted in collaboration with the Kuala Lumpur police.
Manivannan said that, last year, there were 30 cases recorded causing the company to suffer losses up to about RM471,928.
He said TM had previously used I-Watch alarm system that would detect any cable theft activities, but it was less successful.
Meanwhile, City police media centre head ACP Rasdi Ramli said today's
programme would provide briefings, lectures and detailed descriptions to
participants, including policemen on types of cable, how the cable
theft was done and how to determine whether the contractors were
appointed by TM.