After one purchases a bus or train ticket, he/she is expected to arrive and board on time so that the journey isn’t delayed. However, there will still be times where they run late by the slightest margin.
A TikTok video has recently earned the ire of netizens after it showed a passenger being left behind as he failed to get onto the bus on time by a mere minute.
M’sian bus driver leaves behind passenger who was late by 1 minute
In the 27-second video posted by @tsharissadli, it began with a man in a black jacket and cap running after the bus and tapping on the door to alert the driver.
However, he was completed ignored by the driver, who continued to drive on.
Undeterred, the passenger ran after the bus in hopes that the driver would let him onboard. Unfortunately, it proved to be ineffective and he was left standing by the road as he helplessly watched the bus drive away.
According to the caption, the bus was operated by Maraliner Sdn Bhd and was enroute to Melaka from a bus stop near the Kuala Terengganu City Council (MBKT).
Sinar Harian reported that the passenger was allegedly late by one minute to board the bus at 9pm sharp, which caused him to be left behind.
Watch the clip here:
‘Where’s your consideration?!’
The clip has since stirred the anger of netizens, who slammed the bus driver’s lack of consideration for the passenger.
‘This is so sad. Where is his (the bus driver) sympathy for others?’
‘Terrible. Not a single chance was given to the passenger. It’s not like he failed to board the bus on purpose.’
Some also said that Maraliner’s service has been poor for a long time and that its drivers often spoke to passengers harshly.
Days after the video went viral, Maraliner issued a public apology , where it said it “deeply regretted” the incident.
It also said that it had reached out to the passenger to personally apologise for being left behind by the driver.
“An internal investigation has begun and appropriate action has been taken against the driver.
“Maraliner would like to apologise to all once again and we hope similar incidents will not occur in the future,” it said.