Olivia Parker
Dec 13, 2018

Exclusive: WPP's 'deathtrap' Malaysia campus

After shattering windows, vermin infestations and lifts that would get stuck or plummet without warning, a terrifying blackout was the final straw that forced WPP to clear its new Petaling Jaya campus, Campaign Asia-Pacific has learned.

WPP's new office building in Empire City, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

“I’m likely to quit the company if they decide to go back. I don’t want to die.”

This quote by an employee of WPP in Malaysia, who talked to Campaign Asia-Pacific on condition of anonymity, may sound dramatic. But it speaks to the gravity of the problems that forced WPP to evacuate hundreds of members of staff from a new office block in Petaling Jaya, west of Kuala Lumpur, a month ago. These include major...

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