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Fish breeder finds himself in a rotten situation

MALAYSIA - A cut in power supply for six hours cost a fish breeder losses of RM1 million after some 150,000 barramundi (ikan siakap putih) died when its oxygen supply was interrupted two days ago.

Relating the incident, Lim Bun Thong, 43, said on Monday at 9.30pm the power supply was suddenly interrupted in Kampung Sungai Layar Ujung here where his two ponds of fish were located.

"Knowing that the fish would only survive for three hours without oxygen, I quickly called up the Tenaga Nasional Berhad office here," he said.

"I called the office every 10 minutes to follow-up on their progress in restoring the power supply."

The power supply was down until 3.30am on Tuesday and the dead fish started floating on the pond.

?Iwas frustrated each time I called up the TNB office. The officers gave me the same answer: that the power supply problem had been resolved.