Shell Provides Support to the Underprivileged This Festive Season
Jun 08, 2020
Kuala Lumpur – During this uncertain time when the world is relentlessly fighting against the current global pandemic, worry and grim have engulfed us all. However, despite all these, life must go on. In the spirit of showing care and spreading joy this festive season of Tadau Kaamatan, Gawai and Hari Raya, Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd (SSPC) and Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) decided to bring a little cheer to the underprivileged communities in Kota Kinabalu and Miri.
Left to Right: Mdm Lui Yee Lan, MRCS Administrative Manager in Miri; Jong Jing Kwong, MRCS Operations Manager in Miri; Jill Chieng, General Manager, Sarawak Shell Berhad; Carolisa Ogang, MRCS Administrative Officer in Miri and Borhan Osman, Front End Engineering Manager, Sarawak Shell Berhad at Miri MRCS.
Left to Right: Jill Chieng, General Manager, Sarawak Shell Berhad; Mdm Lui Yee Lan, MRCS Administrative Manager in Miri and Borhan Osman, Front End Engineering Manager, Sarawak Shell Berhad at the MRCS homeless shelter in Miri.
Left to Right: Musti Juin, Operations Manager, Deepwater, Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd presenting the food supplies to Remy Martin Gunsalam, Chairman, MRCS in Kota Kinabalu in the presence of representatives from Shell and MRCS, to be contributed to the underprivileged families in Kota Kinabalu.
A total of 200 care packages comprising daily essentials like rice, cooking oil, sugar, canned sardines, tea and crackers were contributed to 200 families. These included underprivileged single mothers, homeless families and low-income families. The recipients were split between 100 families in Miri and another 100 in Kota Kinabalu. These contributions were distributed through the assistance of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS), at both these states.
“COVID-19 has resulted in impacting and challenging communities around us, particularly those most vulnerable. Through this donation of basic necessities, we at Shell hope to provide some relief to this impacted group of people who are experiencing additional constraints in pursuing employment and managing their households, especially during the Movement Control Order (MCO). I would also like to thank MRCS for supporting us in this initiative,” shared Ivan Tan, Vice President Shell Malaysia Upstream.
“Additionally, as an essential services provider, we will continue to support our nation in the fight against this pandemic through our consistent provision of a safe and reliable supply of energy, besides doing what we can to ease the burden of the communities we operate in,” he further added.
As the ease in MCO takes place gradually, Shell continues to do its part for Malaysians in these times. Comprehensive set of protocols and procedures are implemented to help mitigate the risk of exposure and transmission of COVID-19 at all its work locations, in line with the requirements of the government. Shell is committed to creating a clean and safe environment at its retail stations by practicing various prevention guidelines to ensure the stations are safe for customers and site staff. These include hourly disinfection of high-touch areas and ensuring restrooms are regularly cleaned.
Shell urges all Malaysians to stay safe by practicing meticulous personal hygiene as advocated by Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (MOH). Together, we can flatten the curve of COVID-19.
For more information on Shell’s initiatives, please visit www.shell.com.my/covid19.
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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, infrastructure, and by developing new energy sources while addressing the impact on the environment. Malaysia is one of Shell’s heartlands. The history of Royal Dutch Shell in Malaysia started more than 127 years. Shell currently has a strong market presence in the upstream and downstream sector in Malaysia.
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Issues Management, Shell Malaysia