Royal Dutch Shell Group .com Shell whistleblower, Dr John Huong, a Shell geologist of almost 30 years standing faces Shell in court today in his action for wrongful dismissal against his former employer: 15 June 2005

By Alfred Donovan

Proceedings commenced yesterday, 14 June 2005 in the Industrial Court in Miri, Malaysia, in respect of an action brought by Dr John Huong, a former Shell geologist for almost 30 years. The case went to court after all other avenues of resolving his claim were exhausted. The case continues today.

The Malaysian High Court Injunction obtained by eight companies within the Royal Dutch Shell Group regarding revelations by Dr Huong posted on this website remains in force. Dr Huong's appeal for the action to be dismissed on grounds that it was brought against him in the wrong legal jurisdiction is pending.

The Injunction is totally at odds with the claims by the Royal Dutch Shell Group about the Groups benevolent attitude to the owner of this website, the author of this article, regarding postings on his web site. With all due respect, the “Group” seems to be facing in two directions at once. Below is an extract from the relevant statement by Shell in regards to a domain name dispute.

Statement made about this website on 18 May 2005 by the Complainant, Shell International Petroleum Company Limited in the current World Intellectual Property Organisation proceedings regarding the domain name
"The Complainant and the Group it represents have been aware of the site since the beginning and whilst they would not endorse or agree with many of the comments made by the Respondent on the website, they have taken the view that the Respondent is entitled to express his opinions and to use the Internet as a medium for doing so."

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