Gas explosion at CityOne Megamall eatery NeNe Chicken, Kuching: 3 dead, 41 injured…



“NeNe” means “Yes Yes” in Korean and our network of stores have been serving authentic Korean fried chicken since 1999. With over 1,200 outlets across South Korea; the nature of our business lies a sense of excitement that translates in the combination of quality produce and memorable service to fellow Malaysians. At NeNe Chicken our customers get to experience deliciously marinated, moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside pieces of chicken served with their choice of authentic Korean sauces that represents the culture’s tastebuds. Stay tuned as we are working behind the scene to bring you the exciting NeNe experience!

6 December 2018



KUCHING: NeNe Chicken Malaysia is making every effort to obtain more information on the gas explosion which occurred at CityOne Megamall on Tuesday.

NeNe Chicken Malaysia managing director Raymond Wong said the latest information from the authorities is that the investigation is still ongoing.

“We must begin by offering our condolences to the victims who were injured and the families of the three men who have tragically lost their lives,” said Wong to a press conference at a hotel here today

He added that in light of the seriousness of the horrific incident in which three lives have been lost and dozens injured, NeNe Chicken Malaysia is also joining the public in urging the authorities to expedite their investigations and to make its findings public as soon as possible.

“NeNe Chicken Malaysia’s role in East Malaysia, as far as the CityONE Outlet is concerned, is confined to providing our CityONE MegaMall Outlet Licensee the concept of the restaurant and other related plans and manuals,” he said.

He said the appointment of the contractors and other persons involved with the fitting-out of the restaurant, in particular the kitchen was wholly arranged by the CityONE Licensee, and not within their jurisdiction or scope.

“Of course, the subject of safety is always our top priority. However, because we were not involved in the fitting-out or renovation of the kitchen, we have not been included by the authorities in the investigations,” he added.

5 December 2018



KUCHING (Dec 5): Police have identified the three victims who died in the gas explosion incident at the CityONE Megamall here, comprising two men from Kuching and a woman from Penang.

Kuching District Police Chief, ACP Ng Ah Lek said they were identified as O Kui Lim, 49, and Tchee Kiom Joong, 24, who were both from Kuching.

“While the other victim, Chin Hsien Loong, 29, was from Butterworth, Penang,” he said when contacted here today.

The two dead men were believed to be workers of Nene Chicken, a restaurant in the City One Megamall.




3 dead, 29 injured in Kuching mall explosion (Updated)

04 Dec 2018 / 19:09 H.

KUCHING: Three people were killed and 29 others injured when a gas explosion rocked an eatery in CityOne Megamall in Jalan Song here today.

The blast is believed to have been due to a gas explosion triggered by renovation works at one of the mall’s commercial outlets.

According to state Fire and Rescue Department director Khirudin Drahman, one of the deceased was from Penang while another two were Sarawakians.

Fire and rescue personnel discovered the three bodies amidst debris in the badly-damaged outlet following the 3.30pm blast.

Khirudin said they were alerted to the explosion at 3.37pm.

He said the victims succumbed to their injuries after they were hit by the collapsed wall debris following the explosion.

Out of those who were injured, four were classified as seriously injured.

It is learnt that two of the deceased were employees of the same eatery, a fast food restaurant, which was undergoing final preparations for its opening day today.

Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, who was at the scene, urged the public not to make unnecessary speculations.

“We must be responsible and not spread unnecessary speculations on social media,“ he told reporters, referring to Facebook posts that the explosion was related to racial conflict.

He also appealed to the people to let the police and the Fire Department conduct their investigation.

The mall, the largest in Kuching, is located near a busy intersection between the residential area of Tabuan Jaya and the Kuching International Airport some five minutes away.

With 1.5 million sq ft of gross space spread across four storeys, the mall has some 400 retail outlets.

Following the explosion, the mall’s management said on its Facebook page that the mall will be closed with immediate effect until further notice.




4 December 2018



KUCHING: A gas explosion at an eatery in CityOne Megamall in Jalan Song here today, killed three men and injured 29 others.

According to state Fire and Rescue Department director Khirudin Drahman, two of the deceased were from Penang while another one was a local contractor worker carrying out the renovation works at the said eatery.

He said the the victims succumbed from their injuries after they were crushed by the collapse wall debris following the explosion.

Khirudin said out of those who were injured, four were classified as seriously injured.

Meanwhile, CityOne Megamall management, in a notice stated: “Due to a sudden explosion just now in one of the unit at CityONE Megamall notice is hereby given that CityONE Megamall will be closed to public with immediate effect until further notice.”








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