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Decision day looms for 399 former Shell employees suing Shell Malaysia for unlawful deduction from retirement fund

399 reasons for Shell Management to hang their heads in shame


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The above photograph was taken in 2004 immediately after a Malaysian High Court ruled in favour of 399 former Shell employees known as “Team A” in a class action lawsuit. The Judge ruled Shell had acted “unlawfully” in making deductions from employee retirement pension funds.

Under a hard-hearted Shell Malaysia management, headed by Country Chairman Jon Chadwick, Shell appealed the decision and as a result has been dragging out the litigation, year-after-year (the lawsuit was filed five years ago in 2002). Shell hoped to evade its legal and moral obligations by exploiting a legal loophole relating to litigation time limits.

In the meantime, many of the relevant former employees are elderly, sick and dying.

We understand from a usually reliable source that almost 30 of the 399 have already died. We have been informed today, by the same source, that the appeal court decision will be announced this Friday in Kuala Lumpur.

Other former employees of Shell in Malaysia are also currently suing Shell on similar grounds.

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One Comment

  1. laimon says:

    it is very sad though that the 399 lost out at the court of appeal. I pray that these people should bring the case to the federal court and there is a significant probability that there case will be heard.

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