A lawyer read the two earlier Parts of this series and wrote a message anonymously.
He claimed to be in the panel of Maybank and admitted to have been approached by Maybank staff on racial discrimination cases but have to reject potential clients due to conflict of interest. It had been going on for a long time.
The commentator said there is the same phenomenon in Maybank's Legal Department. Instead of Chinese controlled, the Legal Department is Indian controlled and generally only Indian lawyers are getting legal jobs. Allegedly, Malay and Chinese law firms are being discriminated against.
Exactly a year ago, another commentator alerted of Dato Farid Alias's poor choice of replacement for the position of CEO of Maybank's Investment Banking arm. After Farid was reassigned from that position, he was replaced by Tengku Dato Zafrul.
Zafrul then left for CIMB and he was replaced by John Chong. Same thing occcurred as one after another Chinese was hired for key position or new key position created. It is as if only Chinese are capable and Malay or Indians or Bumiputeras are incapable.
Legally, it is difficult to claim Chong made racially motivated appointments but it is heard Farid was alerted of Chong's racial bias. Maybe it is not Farid but former Shell man, Chairman Dato Megat Zaharuddin that does not care.
The first correction to be made first. The IT Department is not called so as it used to be but some fancy description called Mayban Shared Services (MSS).
In Part 2, it was mentioned of how despite two failed plans, the orang putih from a European penjajah bloodline, Geoff Stecyk could be rewarded with Share Options, and promoted.
Not only that, like a colonial master, the brown gentlemen in Maybank could just stand back and look as these descendents of our colonial master and junk owner that double crossed at the Malacca harbour slander and dishonour their breathens.
As told by sources in the IT industry, the Industrial Relation and Geoff Stecyk people were behaving like Hitler's Gestapo. Stecyk is a polish name and the poles were victim of Hitler's invasion but they were allegedly behaving like Gestapo.
The Gestapo operation allegedly is to victimised staff by slanderous fixing with cooked up allegations, answers and replies by victim with documents and proves were thrown out, and victims coerced to admit and resign by the Gestapo.
When people in major position were discriminated against and badly treated, the industry will know and talk about it.
The MSS staff of Malay and non-Malay will feel something bad happening and talk about it. IT Vendors (like IBM, Oracle, HP etc) and partners (like Tabung Haji, Pos Malaysia Bhd, etc) will realise something is going on and talk about it.
So it is just not lawyers who are discriminated against.
In one instance, there was intervention by the HR superiors and CEO to reject the 24 hours resignation secured by threat, pressure and harassment by the Gestapo gang. When a proper audit was undertaken, it turned out that the Gestapo gang insidious work were exposed and the victim was innocent.
The Gestapo gang cooked up other allegations and went on new waves of attack. This is a person that had been there for more than 20 years.
In another case, one staff of more than 25 years and dubbed to be the next CIO became a target of the Gestapo gang that he had to resign on 24 hours. No way can Maybank hide his case because it is known all through the industry.
When he left, there was an internal e-mail that reads " ... the pain point had been remved ...". It means he was the cause of the failure of MSS and ITTP. All along the Polack failed!
After these two major cases, the reign of terror by the Gestapo was more drastic as police were brought in on the most frivolous of allegations to force staff on the unemployment line overnight. Gestapo gang used trumped charges to justify suspensions.
Then it was made into a police case by making police report for matters of only alleged inefficiency and non delivery. It was merely a scare tactic on others to smoothen the forced resignation of more than 50 people later on. The police detect no wrong doing of a criminal nature.
The source was told by the staff that by having the police involvement in cases of criminal nature, the Gestapo Gang could use the opportunity to flush out the rest of the Malay staff in the PNB anchor company. It is not based on a case to case basis but merely race!
The latest harassment used to flush out the over-staffing [by Geoff Stecyk's wrong move to hire more than 300 IT workers with salary 2-3 times the original MSS staff] is by readjusting grade appraisal. The Malays were the natural victims.
One can't say they can't speak English because after in the workforce for a long time and built up their competency, they should be more competent than any fresh graduate newbies.
In 2010, 4 out 5 heads in the senior management of Maybank IT are Malays. By today, the latest structure of 11 departments had only 3 Malay Managers. That is a marked decrease from 80% to 23%. One of the head was the person slotted for CIO but harassed to resign by IR.
The Gestapo gang members from IR team are 7 of them - 6 Chinese, 1 Indian and no Malay. While Geoff Stecyk people doing the purging are 6 of them - all Chinese.
This is not about racial prejudice against Chinese or non Malays and Malay nationalism political call but about humanity.
The racially bias composition on the aggressor and victims are too distinct to ignore and not notice. The long serving Chinese staff of Maybank were equally appalled to such racial discrimination and ethnic cleansing.
Maybe one day when no Malay are in key position of Maybank, the source speculate that the chauvanist among the gestapo Gang could sabotage the Bank and PNB will be force to sell it for a song to the off springs of Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat.
If Tun Ahmad Sarji cares, he should appreciate this P Ramlee classic ...
To be continued in the final part.
In the final part, this blog will conclude to alert readers with the reality to be faced by the local IT industry. It is not about Malay vs Chinese but about globalisation. Eventually the Gestapo gang in whatever the eventual form they come in will beat up not only on the Malay as happened now but also Chinese.
Rather than get into narrow racial self interest, Malaysian should think as one to upgrade and improve themselves together because globalisation does not care one is Malay or Chinese or whatever race.