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Malaysia GE13: Bank employees threaten to vote BN out if demands unmet

Published on Apr 6, 2013 6:55 PM
Customers entering a Maybank branch in Kuala Lumpur in a file picture taken in Aug 2009. -- PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

KUALA LUMPUR - Thousands of bank employees held a protest on Saturday to demand for better job security and for performance bonuses to be paid, a news portal reported.

The protesters, who gathered outside the headquarters of Maybank, the country's biggest bank, said they may vote the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) coalition into parliament if their demands are not met.

Members of the National Union of Bank Employees, who were present, also railed against the government's bias towards government-linked banks, reported The Malaysian Insider.

"This is a government that supports the oppression of lower level bank employees.. remember you need our mandate and we will vote you out and put in power those who will safeguard the welfare of bank employees," the union's vice-president Abdul Jamil Jalaludeen was quoted as saying.

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