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ShellNews.net: Dr Huong files broadside defence to Shell defamation action: 29 January 2006
By Alfred Donovan
Dr Huong, a former Shell geologist of almost 30 years standing was the FIRST SHELL employee to blow the whistle on the Shell reserves fraud (and other important issues relating to the discredited senior management of Royal Dutch Shell).
As a result Shell appears determined to silence him at all costs. Hence the unprecedented highly distasteful spectacle of EIGHT giant Shell companies collectively bringing a defamation action against one human being - an unemployed Malaysian who has no prospect whatsoever of finding alternative employment in his profession while the litigation cloud hangs over the heads of himself and his family.
Dr Huong has now filed a Defence which contains a staggering array of allegations, facts and evidence directed against Royal Dutch Shell Group. It represents an unprecedented indictment of Shell by a former Shell insider.
Acrobat Reader is needed to access the High Court court documents below. Please be patient when downloading as the files contain multiple pages. (To download a FREE Acrobat Reader click on the adobe link): http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html)Shell's Statement of Claim Shell's Affidavit Defence filed by Dr Huong in the High Court of Malaya 25 Jan 2006
Has there ever been a more uneven contest? David only had to fight one Goliath.
THE UNEVEN PLAYING FIELD
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL GROUP
1. SARAWAK SHELL BHD (71978-W)
2. SHELL MALAYSIA TRADING SENDIRAN BERHAD (6078-M) ?6087M
3. SHELL REFINING COMPANY (FEDERATION OF MALAYA) BHD (3926-U)
4. SHELL TIMUR SDN BHD (113304-H)
5. SHELL EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION MALAYSIA B.V. (993963-V)
6. SHELL OIL AND GAS (MALAYSIA) LLC (993830-X) check
7. SHELL SABAH SELATAN SDN BHD (228504-T)
8. SABAH SHELL PETROLEUM COMPANY LTD (993229)
A 650 strong army of in-house lawyers, plus solicitors
Dr. John Huong, unemployed. Sacked by Shell for putting shareholder interests above the machinations of Shell management.
Dr. John Huong - Shell Geologist of almost 30 years standing (Photograph Courtesy of The Borneo Post)
One lawyer (from Lee Ong & Kandiah, Advocates & Solicitors)
We will shortly publish information on how Shell shareholders and stakeholders can provide financial support for this courageous Malaysian, victimised by Shell, who has been unable to secure alternative employment because of the draconian litigation which has blighted his life.
Dr Huong made the mistake of believing in Shell's STATEMENT OF GENERAL BUSINESS PRINCIPLES and in particular the pledges of "honesty, integrity, respect for people" in all of Shell's dealings and Shell's philosophy in the new ways of working, including the promotion of trust, openness, teamwork, professionalism and pride in what Shell does. He did not realise that the pledges were purely hype and spin meant for use in global PR campaigns such as "Profits and Principles" i.e. for the consumption of gullible consumers and stakeholders.
We now know as a result of the reserves fraud that the slogan should have been "Profits and NO Principles".