July 28, 2022
PETALING JAYA – The power outage that took parts of the nation by surprise yesterday afternoon saw many locations in the Klang Valley feeling the brunt of it.
These included courts, shopping malls, airports and even transportation services.
In a Facebook post, Suria KLCC confirmed it was one of the affected areas and stated it was unclear how long the mall would be without electricity.
“Having said this, we would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and for not being able to provide a full level of service to our valued customers,” the post read.
The power outage, which began there at 2.30pm yesterday, lasted about 45 minutes. Electricity was fully restored at 3.15pm yesterday.
Sunway Pyramid similarly reported a 20-minute power outage lasting from 12.57pm yesterday until 1.20pm.
Even the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) was not spared as a blackout was reported through the Malaysia Airport Twitter account at 1.29pm yesterday.
“We are sorry that KLIA’s main terminal building is currently experiencing a power supply interruption. Our engineering team is communicating closely with TNB to resolve the matter.
“Please approach our airport ground team for assistance at the main touch points,” the post read.
It later reported that power returned to the main terminal a little over an hour later.
Express Rail Link (ERL) train services were also reportedly disrupted, with supply at the Bandar Tasik Selatan and KLIA stations restored at 2.05pm.
RapidKL similarly experienced rail disruptions along the Ampang/Sri Petaling LRT route due to the power outage.
“It has affected rail services, particularly on the Ampang/Sri Petaling LRT route. Passengers are advised to be patient and follow directives issued,” it said in a statement.
The disruptions lasted from 12.48pm to 1.35pm.
Telco services were also interrupted by the outage, with service providers such as Digi and TMUnifi warning users of service disruptions.
Digi stated on Twitter that users may be experiencing network disruption in some areas in Peninsular Malaysia due to the electricity supply issue and issued an apology.
Similarly, TM Unifi announced in a Facebook post that some of their equipment had also been affected by the power outage in the Klang Valley, and thus some Unifi services may also be negatively impacted in the affected areas.
Traffic lights in Kuala Lumpur were also found to be malfunctioning due to the nationwide blackout.
“Motorists are advised to exercise caution to prevent any untoward incident. DBKL traffic wardens have been mobilised to affected locations to regulate and monitor the situation,” Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) said in a statement.
The Kuala Lumpur Court Complex in Jalan Duta also faced a blackout at about 12.45pm.
It was learnt that some cases had to be adjourned, while some continued after electricity was restored at about 1.55pm.