MBKS successful in reducing electricity bill to 40 pct, says mayor

Datuk Wee Hong Seng

By Nancy Nais

KUCHING, March 25: The Kuching South City Council (MBKS) saw a steady reduction of its electricity bill by up to 40 percent within six months after Datuk Wee Hong Seng took over as mayor.

Announcing this achievement, Wee said when he took over the helm as MBKS mayor in 2019, the first thing he picked to check on was the past monthly electricity bill.

Determine to reduce their expenses, Wee instructed all his council personnel that whoever was the last person to leave their office must switch off the lights.

“On my floor, I am usually the last person to leave the office and when I do, I used to see many lights on other floors that are still on. Even if only two or three staff remain, they don’t have to light up the whole floor.

“It does not mean that if you don’t pay for the bill then you can simply leave the utilities running for the whole day and night. For me, this is an attitude problem.,” Wee said at the launch of Earth Hour 2023 Campaign tonight.

He added that from there, MBKS’ electricity bill started to drop from five percent to 10 percent and eventually 40 percent.

Beaming over their achievement, Wee said they’ve managed to maintained the current bill, but he is hopeful they can reduce it more in the future.

“It may be a small issue for some people, but I am very particular about things like this,” he said. — DayakDaily