Malaysia – New electricity tariff rates may increase

The Malaysian government has finally approved the increase in retail electricity tariffs sought by the majority stateowned Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) for more than a year. But the increase formed part of an overall government package of fuel and energy price rises which left the integrated power utility little better off.

The increases are planned to come into effect on July 1, 2008 and at present apply only to peninsular, or western, Malaysia. New electricity tariff rates may, however, also be announced in the near future in the state of Sabah in eastern Malaysia.
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