I saw a peaceful demonstration outside one of Kuantan’s Maybank branches yesterday. At least 20-30 people (some of which are Maybank’s staffs) were seen holding cardboards and singing slogans. Some of the writings include, “Bank Rompak Bonus Kami” and “Pihak Pengurusan Kurang Ajar…”. Bank staff members are also seen wearing badges that say, “Bank Rompak Bonus Kami”.
At least 5 police officers were seen at the incident. They are probably there to make sure things don’t go out of hand and to keep the traffic moving. I really wanted to take photos of the incident but realized I did not bring my camera along. Not even a camera phone! BAH!
I saw a Sinar Harian car some where nearby. I have no idea if they will be reporting this news in their papers today. I checked their website and found a similar demonstration was held in Alor Setar just a few days ago. It seems like the bank isn’t paying their 3 months bonus. That is a lot of money.