Manager at Malaysian telco Maxis suspended after filmed screaming at pregnant employee

Manager at Malaysian telco Maxis suspended after filmed screaming at pregnant employee
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A woman, believed to be a manager in Malaysian telecommunications company Maxis was seen shouting at a pregnant lady and her colleague for not doing their work well.

A one-and-a-half-minute long video clip of this incident was posted on Facebook on Sept 30, amassing more than 447,000 views and over 4,700 shares on Facebook.

The woman can be heard shouting: "Sit down here and send the SMS now! Look, why can't you do as you are told?

"You! What are you good at?" she yelled at the pregnant woman.

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Posted by Malaysia News Station on Saturday, 29 September 2018

The act sparked outrage on Twitter.

Twitter user Haniff Husein wrote: "Sack her or we as Maxis customers will switch to another service provider!"

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Another Twitter user Hirolee said: "No action (taken) against this trash manager?? It's time to leave Maxis, then..."

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Maxis tweeted a statement regarding the incident: "Recently, a video was brought to our attention pertaining to a workplace incident. We regret this incident which is currently under investigation. Meanwhile, the employee in question has been suspended indefinitely.

"This incident is not reflective of the values that we uphold, which is creating a passionate, positive and collaborative workspace for all our employees. We have reached out to the affected employees and expressed our regret over the incident."

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