Author – Glenn Eric

Miri – Sarawak Oil Palms (SOP) Group, welcomed over 1,200 esteemed guests and employees from across Malaysia at its 56th Annual Dinner, held with grandeur and finesse. The event, hosted at Imperial Hotel Miri, not only commemorated another successful year but also marked a significant milestone with the unveiling of the magnificent SOP Tower.

Nestled prominently opposite the Sarawak Handicraft Miri in the golden triangle of Miri, the SOP Tower stands tall with 18 storeys, symbolising the Group’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the industry. This impressive structure, featuring two basements, is more than just a building; it is a testament to SOP Group’s dedication to shaping the landscape of Malaysia’s palm oil sector.

During the Annual Dinner, attendees were treated to a captivating glimpse of the SOP Tower’s amenities, which include a childcare nursery, swimming pool, event halls, and gym facilities. These additions are not just amenities but a reflection of SOP Group’s ethos of prioritising the well-being and convenience of its employees.

The evening was graced by the presence of distinguished guests, including Group Business Advisor Tan Sri Datuk Ling Chiong Ho, whose wisdom and guidance have been invaluable to SOP Group’s journey towards excellence and sustainability.

The event was not short of excitement as Wong Kiiung Sung, an employee from Building Department, emerged as the fortunate winner of the main prize: a 65-inch Samsung TV complete with complete Sony soundbar, in the Lucky Draw segment. This moment of joy added an extra sparkle to the evening’s festivities.

Additionally, SOP Group recognized excellence in its operations by presenting awards to the best-performing estates and milling units. This acknowledgment underscores SOP Group’s commitment to driving operational excellence and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

Furthermore, the company celebrated loyalty and dedication by honouring a total of 78 employees who have been with SOP Group for more than 10 years, through the presentation

of long service awards. This gesture reflects SOP Group’s appreciation for the invaluable contributions of its long-standing employees towards the company’s success and growth journey.

GCEO Paul Wong, expressed his enthusiasm for the evening’s events, stating, “The SOP Tower represents our relentless pursuit of excellence and our commitment to our employees’ welfare. It stands as a symbol of our vision for the future, where innovation and sustainability converge to create a brighter tomorrow for all. This milestone underscores our dedication to driving progress and shaping the palm oil industry’s landscape.”

The SOP Tower, expected to be completed by December 2026, stands as a beacon of SOP Group’s future endeavours, promising to redefine standards and shape a sustainable future for Malaysia’s palm oil industry.