A transmission line near Sultan Ismail Power Station in Paka, Terengganu tripped at 5:17pm causing all power stations in Peninsular Malaysia to collapse resulting in a massive power failure. Supply was back to normal by 11pm.
The weekend power outage was the third in the past four years, and the worst since a 1992 blackout left Malaysia without electricity for up to two days. In the wake of that capacity-related stumble, the government moved to allow five independent power producers to enter the electricity-generation business. After this blackout, utility giant Tenaga Nasional's stock fell considerably.