This is Part 4 for this series but it will not be the last posting on Maybank IT.
Information having been pouring in. Industry people, vendors, ex-Maybankers and various sources got in touch and some are still trying to get in touch. It will be the last for this series but it will continue to be pursued till Maybank response.
No threat of lawsuit will scare us because we don't care. It only makes us more aggressive.
Heard the Public Relation (PR) people have been asking around. It shows Maybank PR have been typically dulu, kini dan selamanya sombong, stiff lip and frigid. Maybank had always had that attitude to the masses.
The Gestapo gang (read in part 3) should go after them. Chain up these sotong and beat them up till they resign. They have not been doing their job, not been putting their ears on the ground, insensitive to the public and it's workforce, and had a brown nose attitude with media.
Never bother to engage the alternative media and now doing so for fear this issue will go viral. Rest assured it will ...
They think that by bribing the media with buka puasa and crystal present can win them votes like BR1M had been accused off by Tun Dr Mahathir and media will give coverage to their sponsored tigers at the National Zoo.
New CEO Dato Farid Alias promised to meet media but hardly answer SMS. Maybe it was blocked by the layer created between Farid and exco members in the form of a person by the name of Chief Strategist cum defacto "Group Deputy President" cum "toll operator (?)", Michael Foong?
Maybank's and any corporate's PR and communication practise is to tell the least information possible about happenings, plans and problems inside the Bank. As per 1MDB official public statement, corporate statements comes in corporate prose of and are well worded but tells you nothing.
Betcha .. they will eventually answer when Jans Lim pester Dato Megat Zahararuddin.
For whatever reason, she had been so good to him as PA that she was reassigned as Head of Compliance. Maybank was recently fined by Bank Negara Malaysia after she was head for three months. So much for compliance.
No worry for her. The IR and Gestapo Gang would go after her staff and not her. Make sure they go after the Malay ones. Megat would be upset to see Chinese victimised. That is racism and ethnic cleansing but discriminating and oppressing Malays is not racist.
Megat and Farid could only been under a long psychological trance from their days in MNCs. THey could be hypnotised by advisers and PA from functioning accordingly.
Sabotage, cover-up and blame
The point this blog is beginning to release names is to explain to a commentator that the sacked staff and managers lack "capability or qualification" that is getting them "by-passed or ignored or denied".
No only it is not true but there is a real sinister and even partisan political manouvering to discriminate and do ethnic cleansing on Malays in the Bumiputera institution-owned Maybank. It is similar process happening inside state organisation in Penang but the rough stuff have not begin yet.
If they had read the earlier Parts, they would not have described the original permanent staff in which the majority are Malays as "deadwoods and non-performers or passengers who do not contribute to the Bank's performance".
Believe their reply will be ignore the ruthless mechanism and go rhetorical. The mechanism is not based on a genuine business decision but real dirty play with the insidious intention of not making the IT development a success but was meant to fail and blame.
These comments could be coming from the Gestapo Gang cytro or supporters for ethnic cleansing. In part 2 [read here], it was described that the ethnic cleansing by Geoff Stecyk and the Gestapo Gang was done by the way it was done on the Poles in World War 2.
Most of the people he brought into his team does not have sufficient and substantial practical experience in system development but are mostly con-sultants from Accenture.
From the start they had no idea of the requirement and practical problems that can arise in IT development.
Geoff had taken them in at top ringgit with double and triple their salary as compared to the original time scale permanent staff. When LEAP30 and ITTP program failed, they were stuck with huge number of people so they carnivorise on the original staff.
Since most of the original staff and management in MSS are Malays, so naturally the Malays become a victim. So there will be justification to say it is not discrimination on the Malays.
However, the bulk of new intakes taken were mostly Chinese and non Malays, 95% of them. No Malays or Kadazan or Iban or Bidayuh or Kenyah or Bajau.
When the development was going on, the Accenture people were so typical of other Consultants in Pemandu, Khazanah elsewhere. They were merely theoretical and template thinking.
The original Maybank staff raised problems that will be encountered by their plans but it was snubbed aside and ignored. The young punk Accenture con-sultants with no experience were arrogant and refused to heed their warning.
Soon they realised that their work will fail. So what they did was for self preservation. They did repeated re-organisation exercise to position their people up on the hierarchy and the original Maybank staff are placed under to be victimised and suppressed later.
Come the time, they then point the fingers on the original Maybank staff. Like a heartless communist terrorist or Hitler's WWII German army, they turn around to say the staff were irresponsible for not highlighting the problems when all along any of their views are suppressed.
Since LEAP30 and ITTP failed, Geoff should get the chop first and followed by his kuncu-kuncu but not the ones not leading the effort.
The original Maybank staff were not responsible for the final decisions. All major decisions were made by Geoff and the gang. They should have been Gestapoed!
The new team brought in by Geoff had an amateurish manner in their planning.
IT development planning cannot be done conceptually and piecemeal basis. The whole business process must be thoroughly figured it out to the very minute detail before one takes the next step of designing the architecture, introducing the applications, data warehousing, and etc.
The front end like the web or page that one sees in front of the computer at home or kisok has a back end that is complicated and humongously large amount effort to make it easy and user friendly.
The management team were only thinking more of the front end and the gizmo they are mesmerised with but not the whole works involved. Given the budget ALL systems can be upgraded with faster speed, new applications and "toys".
In most cases, there is no need to spend on new system. It is only con-sultants and vendors that persuade to throw out previous system and buy up a new one. When new system is bought, companies have to rethink the business process and disrupt the operations.
Unfortunately, the management will always be right and Geoff had planned for it for long. Two failures by him justify his self prerservation instinct to abuse power and gang-up to blame on the original staff of Maybank.
The Gestapo Gang comes in to force them to sign up the Early Retirement Scheme (ERS). If they refuse, they will be shamed by fabricated disciplinary actions made against them. Being fired will leave a bad patch on their resume.
It goes to the point police report are made to justify suspension although police have found no wrong doing in most of the cases. One case of wrongdoing was used as an excuse to presume all are guilty despite no proofs.
Here comes the partisan part.
Having most of the new intakes as Chinese does not necessarily mean they were racist. And having most of the Malays to be fired does not mean it was ethnic cleansing.
There was one Manager under Geoff that controls the RM2.5 billion budget.
Her name was Sherene Teo and is a strong DAP supporter. She was close to Geoff's wife and that trust was developed to enable her to bring family members into Geoff's team. And she was instrumental in ensuring that 95% of the staff are Chinese.
Her contribution include manipulating and hiding the true financial status of the overspending of the ITTP. She coordinates the operations for ethnic cleansing, system sabotage, mole operation for other financial institution, and the oppression, manipulation, and threat on Malay staff.
She had been able to make them so vindictive against the former staff that they ensure that the sacked staff will not a job anywhere else. They will give bad reference of them. It reminded me of what Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim did to a friend.
For that the Malay top management promoted her to EVP.
There is more juicy story to come but this is the point.
Today these people can oppress and discard capable staff that had won awards for their effort. Eventually the expectations of the time will catch up on them.
Malaysia's IT industry will eventually be swarmed or replaced by more effective and efficient IT workers from other centres like Japan, Taiwan, and Korea. Fees are based on work completion and not on permanent employment or time spent. System's problems are solved within 3 days and not 3 weeks as happening in Malaysia.
By such unethical and discriminatory practices, Maybank will be denied true talents and experience in IT. It is an industry about knowledge and experience. The application or software or gadgets can be different or change with the times BUT it is the knowledge portion that is essentiial.
Knowldge will be lost when good CIO and experienced IT staff are sacked by fabricated charges. Knowledge could not be preserved and skills are not developed in the organisation. Malaysia loses with such inhumane practices. In the end Maybank and Malaysia loses much needed talents.
The Gestapo Gang will be not be able to keep up with the time and eventually, they will get sacked too. It will be Chinese ethnic cleansing. Then public will hear of MCA crying wolf but all along the evil doer was DAP.
Already the plan is to sack another 50 more before the end of the this month. The criteria to do so is not based on their IT or managerial capability and competency but by short listing according to age of the 50 year olds, or anyone that had worked under and dubbed as Mohd Ibrahim Senin's people or ethnic background.
Since most of the staff then are Malays so they brush off all Malays have to be exterminated from Maybank.
In the early days of IT in the late 70s to 90s, most of IT workers are Malays - be it in Maybank or GLC or IBM or other vendors. The foreign university programs and local university were generating lots of IT graduates. It wasn't just NEP affirmative action. Malay had an early start.
Upon exterminating the Malay staff, what will happen?
It is a bit early to say they will sabotage Maybank from inside to get a DAP supporting corporate player to buy out Maybank for cheap. But it is not impossible Chief System Architect, Neo Koh Teh could intentionally make system to fail and leak info to his former employer.
As for IT, they will by getting Maybank to subsidiarise the MSS or IT Department. Off course they will place their people and they will control the budget, the running and charges to Maybank.
A matter of time, they will manouvre to buy over the subsidiary. Hi-tech Padu is the off spring of PNB IT. Ahmad Sarji will just agree without winking an eyelid. By then, Maybank will be at their mercy.
Still under radar.
* Edited 9:00 AM 16/4/15