KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor will meet with Shell Malaysia to discuss the closure of 35 retail stations in Sabah and Labuan scheduled for next year.
“I am aware of the situation and will be meeting with Shell Malaysia chairman Siti Hurrairah Sulaiman to find out more about the situation and the fate of the affected retailers in Sabah and Labuan,” he said in a statement today.
Shell Timur Sdn Bhd, which operates Shell kiosks in Sabah and Labuan, has confirmed it will be closing several less productive retail stations in East Malaysia to sustain the company’s performance in an ongoing review.
On Tuesday, it was reported that 35 Shell petrol stations in Sabah and Labuan would be closed by January next year, and 500 people are expected to lose their jobs.
The affected stations comprise 10 in Tawau, two in Semporna, six in Lahad Datu, 12 in Sandakan, two in Labuan and one each in Likas, Telipok and Kuala Penyu. – Bernama