Blackouts hit Kuching, Sibu and other parts of Sarawak

PHOTO: The Star/Asia News Network

KUCHING, Malaysia - Large parts of Sarawak have been plunged into near darkness Saturday evening, with a power outage occurring just after 6.30pm.

All of Kuching and Sibu, which is 500km away, appeared to have lost power simultaneously. Rural areas like Lundu, Bau, Sarikei and others have all reported blackouts.

There are no reports of power disruptions in Miri, located in northern Sarawak.

The last time a Kuching to Sibu blackout occurred was last November. That incident occurred around noon lasting until late afternoon.

Sarawak Energy Bhd, which is the state own power company, has yet to comment on the incident.