15 entries enable lucky customer a Porsche win (2020)


Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah presents the grand prize to Suhaibul bin Haji Ahmad. PHOTO: HAKIM HAYAT


BY Hakim Hayat

Suhaibul bin Haji Ahmad’s 15 entries into the Brunei Shell Marketing Company Sdn Bhd’s (BSM) Shell V-Power Porsche Macan S promotion proved to be worthwhile after he was named the lucky winner to drive home a brand new Porsche Macan S during the promotion’s grand draw event last Saturday night.

The 37-year-old self-employed man from Kampong Lumapas was visibly overjoyed when he drew the right key to the Porsche Macan S, beating two other finalists during the event at 118 Residence in Kiulap.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah in his capacity as member of BSM Board of Directors was the guest of honour.

BSM Managing Director Muhammad Norshafiee bin Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Jalil said BSM believes in utilising innovation and providing better options for the public. “As a household name, BSM takes great pride in fuelling the nation and will continue to strive and commit to work hard towards improving how BSM can innovatively, effectively and efficiently give better service,” he added.

A preliminary round was carried out on July 17, where 10 finalists were drawn. The event was broadcast live on BSM’s social media accounts.

During the grand draw last Saturday evening, the 10 finalists were narrowed down to three using a random draw mechanism. They were asked to pick BSM straws containing numbers to three boxes, one which contained the key to the brand new car.

The guest of honour presented the grand prize to Suhaibul. Consolation prizes were also handed over to the other finalists, comprising of Shell Helix Power, fuel voucher and Shell V-Power merchandise.

Suhaibul in an interview said that he never thought of standing a chance to win the car, which has a current market value of over BND100,000. He said he submitted 14-15 entries during the promotion period. “Praises to Allah the Almighty for the win, and I plan to use this car for my everyday use,” he added.

Meanwhile, in the lead up towards the grand draw, 60 monthly draw winners of BND50 Shell V-Power fuel vouchers from February to June 2020 were also announced on BSM’s social media pages. The event was also overseen by an independent audit firm, PWC.

-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin