Peing Tajang, the company’s upstream corporate affairs senior manager announced that the company was embarking on a survey to review the effectiveness of the games: “Shell is committed towards improving road safety education in Sarawak. Through this survey, we hope to find out whether participation in the STG has actually led to better and safer road behaviour – from specifics like obeying rules and wearing safety belts to a more general awareness of what it means to be safe on our roads.”

Peing was speaking at the closing and prize presentation ceremony of its annual STG in Samarahan today involving almost 300 students from 17 schools from the division, including a special school for hearing-impaired students. Yang Berhormat Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Assistant Minister for Housing and Youth Development officiated the event.

She added that Shell was committed towards working with its partners to create a greater awareness of road safety amongst the young people who participated in the programme.  “We hope that this social investment will make for safer road users and ultimately reduce road injuries and fatalities.”

Shell allocates over RM 1 million annually to implement STG throughout the country, out of which over RM300,000 were allocated for Sarawak. An average of about 3,000 students in the state have become ambassadors for road safety as STG alumni every year.

As part of the commemoration of the STG golden jubilee, the multinational energy company would also expand their reach in delivering road safety education in Sarawak.  “This year, we are running road safety essay writing and poster drawing competitions.  These are opened to students who are not involved in the Shell Traffic Games, so the road safety message reaches more students.”

SMK Pesantran Abd Taib Mahmud was named the champion in the secondary school category, followed by SMK Kota Samarahan and SMK Asajaya No. 2 in the second and third place respectively.  In the primary school category, SJK Chung Hua Asajaya won the first prize, while SK Dato Traoh and SJK Chung Hua Serian were placed second and third respectively.  Both the champions will compete in the state finals in Kuching in early October.

STG is run in every division in Sarawak and culminates in a state level final in which the winning schools from each division participate. State level champions go on to represent Sarawak at the national level finals, competing against other states.  

STG is run in every state in Peninsular Malaysia, in every district in Sabah and in every division in Sarawak – an average of over 20,000 students a year from throughout Malaysia participate in the programme.


Upstream Corporate Affairs, Shell Malaysia Exploration & Production

Zulkifli Baba Noor,, +6085 452277


A major educational tool in road safety awareness for the young in Malaysia, Shell Traffic Games (STG) represent Shell’s commitment towards the safety of road users particularly those in schools for over five decades.  Launched in 1957 in Malaya, STG is held annually in partnership with the Road Safety Council (Majlis Keselamatan Jalan Raya) and various government agencies like the police, education departments, road transport department and local authorities as well as auxiliary bodies.

STG started in Sarawak in 1963 and commemorates its 50th anniversary this year.  Held in most state capitals and practically every district and division in Sabah and Sarawak, STG is conducted on a specially equipped site in a safe location using pedal cars, bicycles and pedestrians.

It is estimated that more than a million young Malaysian road users have taken part in the games since its inception.  As part of the programme, participating schools are required to pass written tests on read safety.  In subsequent practical or on-road tests, participants are awarded merit points for complying with road safety regulations, or conversely given demerits and issued traffic violation summons by real traffic police officers when they break road safety regulations or commit driving offences.  Prizes are awarded to winning primary and secondary schools for the best road safety performance.


Shell is a global leader in power, energy, and gas technology and is working to meet increasing energy demand and supply challenges by delivering smarter products and cleaner energy, smarter infrastructure, smarter use, and by developing new energy sources while addressing the impact on the environment, through cleaner burning natural gas and advanced fuels and lubricants technology.

Malaysia is one of Shell’s heartlands. The history of Royal Dutch Shell in Malaysia started more than 120 years in Miri, Sarawak. Shell currently has a strong market presence in the upstream and downstream sector in Malaysia.

Being at the forefront of energy and fuel efficiency, Shell advocates for the use of energy more efficiently as the simplest and most cost-effective way to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change through driver education, fuel efficient driving behaviour, and smarter mobility collaboration and strategic partnerships to fuel the country’s progress.  

As Shell aims to meet the world’s future energy needs with a diversified energy mix and cleaner energy, we enjoin consumers and businesses to use energy better, to do more with less, and make energy conservation a way of life.

At our operations, safety is our top priority.  Our goal is to have zero fatalities and no incidents that cause harm to our people and neighbours and put our facilities at risk.  We aim to address social concerns and work to benefit local communities, protecting our reputation as we do business.


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.

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