PETALING JAYA: A video of a man telling of his misery and depression at the workplace has surfaced hours after he crashed his car into his office and was later killed by a lorry.
Earlier today, it was reported that the man, who was recently fired, crashed into a section of his company’s premises in Perak and hurled a Molotov cocktail into the management office.
He left the building of the US-based technology company on foot and an hour later, was killed by a lorry while crossing the road.
In the video, the man, in his 50s, said he had been performing well since joining the company, earning bonuses, increments and other incentives.
This year, he said, his bonus had been delayed and he did not get an increment and other incentives.
He said he was also accused of having “performance issues”, but no evidence of his shortcomings were highlighted to him.
“If I have a performance issue, you should call me in, tell me and we need to fix that,” he was reported to have said in the video.
He claimed he requested to meet his superior but was ignored.
“My life is miserable now. I have sleepless nights,” he said.
The man says he had not needed to take any medication for the past 20 years but was on numerous medications because of stress.
“Do you know how stressed I am?”
In the video, he repeatedly thanked several colleagues for helping him with his problem.
“Maybe tomorrow I am no more, who knows?” he said, almost tearing up.
The man said the stress was not because of his work but “some of the people” he worked with.
“Please look into my case, give me a fair deal, if you think I made a mistake, point it out. I’m very depressed.”
He added that he made two police reports about what he was going through at his workplace and another on alleged racism in the company.
“Thanks a lot, I miss you guys,” he said at the end of the recording.
FMT has reached out to the company for a response and will withhold the company’s name pending comment. – FREE MALAYSIA TODAY
Man fired from job rams car into factory, dies after causing extensive damage
IPOH: A former factory manager who was fired from his job crashed his car into his workplace at the Chemor Industrial Area near here on Thursday (Nov 5).
After causing extensive damage, he tried to set fire to the building and left the area. Shortly after, witnesses claimed the 52-year-old man was killed when he walked into the path of an oncoming trailer.
Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said the man had driven his car into the factory’s office and attempted to set the building on fire in the 6.40pm incident.
“He rammed his car into the human resources department in the factory, which was about 500m from the main gate.
“He then got down from his car and threw a Molotov cocktail,” said ACP Asmadi, adding that the man then rammed his car into another room.
“The fire in the office was put out by security personnel and there were no other injuries reported,” he said.
The man then left the premises through the front entrance on foot.
“The Fire and Rescue Department was also called in,” he said, adding that the man did not carry any weapons with him.
The damage caused was estimated at RM1mil.
ACP Asmadi said shortly after, police received a report that the man had been hit by a trailer on Jalan Kuala Kangsar near the IGB Industrial Area at 7.45pm.
“There were witnesses who claimed that the man had purposely walked onto the road.
“We believe the incident at the factory was because he was unhappy for being suspended since September due to disciplinary problems,” he said.
“The case is being investigated under Section 427 and 448 of the Penal Code and Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act,” he added. – ANN
ANN / FREE MALAYSIA TODAY