STOMPer LK received a bank application form in the mailbox which had a replica of the Singapore 50-dollar note printed on it. This is disrespectful as these forms will eventually be discarded, strewn all over the floor and stepped on, said the STOMPer.
Wrote LK (Oct 13):
"This application form was found inside the letter box today.
"The application form was for the application of an extra cash loan offered by OCBC Bank.
"What irks me was, the front of the form contains a replica of our Singapore 50 dollar note, without a 'specimen' word on it though there was a blank ad in the centre.
"The application form is in bad taste and OCBC, being one of the largest banks here, is insensitive, as the dollar note has our former president's potrait on it.
"Moreover, some of the residents would throw the application form on the floor and into the bin at the lift lobby, and the public would just step on it.
"Eventually the cleaners will be sweeping these 'notes' with our ex-President's picture on it and throw them into the bin.
"This is disrespectful to our dollar note as well as to the ex-President.
"I wonder how such advertisements are allowed.
"Recently some property agent flyers also contained the same type of advertisement with President Yusof Ishak's picture on it.
"Usage of the dollar notes to reach out to customers is not the only way; money is not everything in this world.
"However, the form found on the OCBC website itself, is slightly different as seen here and does not contain a replica of the 50-dollar note."