Getting a much higher electricity bill than what we’re used to can be a real surprise. Imagine the shock for a man who got hit with a five-digit electric bill.
Recently, a Malaysian man was left dumbfounded by an astonishing RM21,894.03 electric bill incurred by his tenant.
“Family Tenant from Hell”
In a viral tweet from @MALAYSIAVIRALLL, they posted a picture of a staggering electric bill amount that has caught the attention of many.
“FAMILY TENANT FROM HELL leaves arrears on electricity bill of RM 21,894.03” the tweet.
The tweet quickly caught the eye of social media users, leaving them astonished by the unexpectedly high amount of money owed.
One of the users, X, also shared a similar incident that happened to her, where the bill left by her former tenant was over RM10k.
“I also got a former tenant from hell… left a bill of 10k++, and the rent was already cheap.. my late dad was too kind to them. 😭😭.. Listen, kids, if you’re kind, no one would appreciate it nowadays.. they took advantage.”
On the other hand, some netizens were curious about how TNB didn’t cut off the electric bill despite the five-digit overdue amount.
“How did the bill reach tens of thousands? Normally, if you miss payment for just two months, you’d get a disconnection notice.”
“It’s strange that the bill reached such an amount… shouldn’t it have been disconnected? It’s just strange.”
Following the viral post, TNB has commented under the post clarifying the matter.
They clarified that only Kedai Tenaga has the authority to cut off the electricity supply, emphasizing that TNB cannot enter the premises without the account owner’s permission.
“TNB (Tenaga Nasional Berhad) will not carry out disconnection even in the presence of a high outstanding amount if the premises are locked because TNB cannot intrude into the premises without the account owner’s permission.” they posted.
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Here is the full post:
PENYEWA KELUARGA DARI NERAKA tinggalkan tunggakan bil elektrik RM 21,894.03 pic.twitter.com/n2wrXbKx6v— MALAYSIA MOST VIRAL (@MALAYSIAVIRALLL) January 7, 2024