Sabah’s oil and gas dealt a severe blow by Shell

IGL is ready to step into the void, using the concept community owned entities (COE) to bring wealth to the local landscape. I would have called it community owned commercial kickstarters, but the acronym would have been hilaaaariuos.

Dateline 2020-10-23, The Malaysian Insight:

SHELL’S announcement on October 15 that the Plaza Shell Office at Kota Kinabalu will be closed with a relocation of all Sabah staff to the new Miri headquarters in 2021 was received with unceremonious silence.

The Kota Kinabalu office was set up in November 2015 with promises of Shell’s significant presence, strategic partnership and offer of measurable progress for the Sabah state. This change of commitments, a sad truth on change of events, draws much reservation, suspicion and unveils unprecedented break of promises from Shell to Sabah, its people and communities.

The well-set and progressive 200 Shell staff occupying four floors of the 14-storey Plaza Shell, a distinguished landmark in Kota Kinabalu being strategically located in the city’s business district may see the last of its pivotal presence very soon. Their lives, sadly, may never be the same again.

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