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Daily Express, Sabah (Malaysia): Shell to continue support for media

10 September, 2006

Kota Kinabalu: Shell Malaysia will continue to support the development of the media through sponsorship, workshop and education activities.

“We thank the media for their responsible, accurate and objective reporting that helped disseminate information on our role and business activities especially in the State,” said Chairman Shell Malaysia Saw Choo Boon in his speech at the Kinabalu Shell Press Awards 2006, Friday.

Saw was also pleased that the media took full advantage of Shell’s open door policy and never hesitated to look up the relevant staff when they needed information on issues related to the Shell Malaysia.

“Tonight we are celebrating 15 years of partnership in joint organising of these awards as well as the 16th edition of the Kinabalu Shell Press Awards,” he said

He said Shell Malaysia has worked together with the State Government and the Sabah Journalists Association to contribute towards building up a press corps that is excellent in the quality of its work and driven by professionalism through aptly rewarding outstanding writers and broadcasters.

Saw pointed out that after 15 years of working together towards a shared goal, the awards continue to evolve to maintain its relevance and it demonstrates the mutual respect that we all have for each other.

He stressed that this year’s awards set a number of records, including offering more than RM70,000 in prize money.

It was also the first time where there is only one winner per category. “I hope this will motivate journalists throughout Sabah to send only their best articles for judging and strive for distinction.

“I hope more of you will send in your entries to ensure the awards stay competitive as without your continued participation we cannot have these awards,” said Saw.

He also recorded appreciation for a group of veteran journalists who received special awards for forging a path of excellence for younger people to look up to as role models and to choose journalism as their career.

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