United Overseas Bank (UOB) has released an official statement, responding to allegations that its staff was involved in a dispute with an elderly man.
In a Facebook post at around 11pm, the bank said:
"Our investigations show that the couple shown in the video is not our UOB Toa Payoh branch staff.
"While we agree with many of you that the behaviour captured is shameful and deplorable, nevertheless we need to be fair to the innocent and therefore respectfully request that any unsubstantiated allegations not be posted."
United Overseas Bank (UOB) has responded to an incident whereby a couple was caught on camera arguing with an elderly man at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market & Food Centre on Apr 21.
A clip of the incident was originally posted by Facebook user Manny Quest and went viral after it was re-uploaded by Thelocalsociety yesterday (Apr 22).
The dispute was apparently over an empty table at the hawker centre, which the couple said had been 'reserved' by them.
At one point in the video, the young man can be seen pushing the elderly uncle from behind. Fortunately, the table broke the latter's fall.
A witness also recounted what happened and said that the couple used expletives on the older man, who remained calm and polite throughout.
The incident has sparked national outrage and started an online witch hunt for the couple in question.
Several netizens claimed to have identified them and said they were employees at a Toa Payoh branch of UOB.
In response to the allegations, UOB wrote on its Facebook page today (Apr 23) after queries by Stomp:
"We are investigating the matter to ascertain the identities and determine if either or both parties in the video are members of our staff. UOB cannot condone such behaviour which neither reflects our values nor the standards we expect of all our employees."
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