A plea to CM Hajiji: Halt Shell’s move to Miri

November 13, 2020

Ah, politiking continues.

Dateline 2020-10-23, FMT:

Shell’s announcement on Oct 15 that the Plaza Shell office in Kota Kinabalu would be closed, with a relocation of all Sabah staff to Miri next year, was met with silence.

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

The well established and progressive 200 Shell staff, occupying four floors of the 14-storey Plaza Shell, a distinguished landmark in Kota Kinabalu located strategically 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.