The electrical wiring system at more than 30 Kelantan pondok schools need rewiring and require inspection to avoid incidence of fire.

Kelantan Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) general manager (Customer Service) Md Yuslan Md Yusof said most of the pondok schools in the state were still installed with old wiring systems that had no safety features.

“TNB will work with the administrators of the pondok schools, as well as community leaders and the local authorities to carry out re-wiring work,” he told reporters at the presentation of aid under the “Back to School” at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kelaweh here today.

He said this in response to a fire which broke out at the Madrasah Muhammadiah pondok school in Beta Hilir, Kota Bharu, on Thursday.

Md Yuslan said the affected pondok schools would, however, have to engage a registered contractor to carry out inspection on the existing wiring systems at their premises.

So far, TNB had conducted re-wiring for more than 100 houses belonging to the asnaf (those eligible to receive tithe), including pondok schools, involving a cost of between RM1,000 and RM3,000 per house.-BERNAMA

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