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Power failure hits S. Kalimantan, residents told to be patient

  • Amahl S. Azwar and Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

Nusa Dua/Jakarta   /   Tue, October 16 2012   /  09:13 am

Residents in South Kalimantan and neighboring areas have been complaining about the frequent blackouts that have hit the province in the last couple of days, urging state-owned electricity company PT PLN to immediately fix the problem.

On Monday, residents in some parts of South Banjarmasin and Teluk Tiram remained in the dark after power went out across the regions. Similar conditions also hit the neighboring province, Central Kalimantan.

Forum Peduli Banua (FPB) or the Banua Care Forum, staged a rally, urging the central government to settle the electrical problems in South Kalimantan.

Abah Ali, a resident from South Banjarmasin said the blackouts were affecting his business as he had to close his kiosk as there was no light.

“I hope that these [blackouts] only last for a while,” said Abah as quoted by tribunnews.com.

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