Inaugurated in 1988, this prestigious media event will be held in Kuching on 5 October 2013 and will introduce Bahasa Iban in the news reporting category, in addition to the existing languages. The annual event aims to recognise journalistic excellence and to further enhance the standard of journalism in the state.

In commemorating its 25th anniversary, KSPA will confer a ‘Tokoh Kewartawanan Kenyalang Shell’ and the Most Promising Reporter Award. ‘Tokoh Kewartawanan Kenyalang Shell’ recognizes senior journalists who have excelled in his/her journalistic career and has contributed towards the improvement of or shaped the advancement of journalism in Sarawak.  

The Most Promising Reporter award encourages quality news reporting amongst the new and young reporters who have proved their passion, dedication, commitment and quality in their 2 years of joining the profession.  The KSPA silver jubilee commemoration will also announce the best story published on the 25-year journey of Kenyalang Shell Press Awards in Sarawak.

Full time journalists, photographers and producers from the print and electronic media in Sarawak are invited to submit entries for 8 different categories of the KSPA. Only works published in newspaper dailies or electronic media between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2012 are eligible for submission.

Entry forms as well as the rules and regulations are available from the Shell Malaysia website:, Federation of Sarawak Journalists Association (FSJA), Kuching Division Journalists Association (KDJA) or the media organisations in Sarawak. Each of the submission/entry must be accompanied by a duly completed set of entry forms with a photograph of the participant. The closing date for submission is 31 May 2013 by 4 pm, and addressed to: The Secretariat, Kenyalang Shell Press Awards 2013, Corporate Affairs, Sarawak Shell Berhad, Shell Office, Jalan Shell, 98100 Lutong, Miri.

Issued by Shell Malaysia Corporate Affairs, Sarawak Shell Berhad. For any query, please email/contact Zulkifli Baba Noor;


Zulkifli Baba Noor,, +6019 3255222 / +6085 452277

Corporate Affairs, Sarawak Shell Berhad


Operating as production sharing contractors to PETRONAS, Shell Malaysia’s exploration and production companies  are  engaged  in the exploration for and efficient development and extraction of crude oil and natural gas from offshore Sarawak and Sabah, with onshore operations and offices in Miri, Kota Kinabalu, Labuan, Bintulu and Kuala Lumpur. Shell also builds and operates the infrastructure needed to deliver hydrocarbons to market.

The pioneer of Malaysia's exploration and production sector, Shell drilled Malaysia’s first commercial oil well in Miri, Sarawak in 1910. The company’s upstream base is still located in Miri after a century of operations.


Resources: Our use of the term “resources” in this announcement includes quantities of oil and gas not yet classified as Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States ("SEC") proved oil and gas reserves or SEC proven mining reserves.  Resources are consistent with the Society of Petroleum Engineers 2P and 2C definitions.

The companies in which Royal Dutch Shell plc directly and indirectly owns investments are separate entities. In this announcement "Shell", "Shell Group" and "Royal Dutch Shell" are sometimes used for convenience where references are made to Royal Dutch Shell plc and its subsidiaries in general. Likewise, the words "we", "us" and "our" are also used to refer to subsidiaries in general or to those who work for them. These expressions are also used where no useful purpose is served by identifying the particular company or companies. "Subsidiaries", "Shell subsidiaries" and "Shell companies" as used in this announcement refer to companies in which Shell either directly or indirectly has control, by having either a majority of the voting rights or the right to exercise a controlling influence. The companies in which Shell has significant influence but not control are referred to as "associated companies" or "associates" and companies in which Shell has joint control are referred to as "jointly controlled entities". In this announcement, associates and jointly controlled entities are also referred to as "equity-accounted investments". The term "Shell interest" is used for convenience to indicate the direct and/or indirect (for example, through our 23 per cent shareholding in Woodside Petroleum Ltd.) ownership interest held by Shell in a venture, partnership or company, after exclusion of all third-party interest.

This announcement contains forward looking statements concerning the financial condition, results of operations and businesses of Shell and the Shell Group. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements of future expectations that are based on management's current expectations and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements. Forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements concerning the potential exposure of Shell and the Shell Group to market risks and statements expressing management’s expectations, beliefs, estimates, forecasts, projections and assumptions. These forward looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as "anticipate", "believe", "could", "estimate", "expect", "goals", "intend", "may", "objectives", "outlook", "plan", "probably", "project", "risks", "seek", "should", "target", "will" and similar terms and phrases. There are a number of factors that could affect the future operations of Shell and the Shell Group and could cause those results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward looking statements included in this announcement, including (without limitation): (a) price fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas; (b) changes in demand for Shell's products; (c) currency fluctuations; (d) drilling and production results; (e) reserves estimates; (f) loss of market share and industry competition; (g) environmental and physical risks; (h) risks associated with the identification of suitable potential acquisition properties and targets, and successful negotiation and completion of such transactions; (i) the risk of doing business in developing countries and countries subject to international sanctions; (j) legislative, fiscal and regulatory developments including regulatory measures addressing climate change; (k) economic and financial market conditions in various countries and regions; (l) political risks, including the risks of expropriation and renegotiation of the terms of contracts with governmental entities, delays or advancements in the approval of projects and delays in the reimbursement for shared costs; and (m) changes in trading conditions. All forward looking statements contained in this announcement are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements. Additional factors that may affect future results are contained in Shell's 20-F for the year ended 31 December 2011 (available at and These factors also should be considered by the reader.  Each forward looking statement speaks only as of the date of this announcement, 20 November 2012. Neither Shell nor any of its subsidiaries nor the Shell Group undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statement as a result of new information, future events or other information. In light of these risks, results could differ materially from those stated, implied or inferred from the forward looking statements contained in this announcement.

Shell may have used certain terms, such as resources, in this announcement that the SEC strictly prohibits Shell from including in its filings with the SEC.  U.S. investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in Shell's Form 20-F, File No 1-32575, available on the SEC website You can also obtain these forms from the SEC by calling 1-800-SEC-0330.