THREAT AGAINST SERI DELIMA ASSEMBLY PERSON MUST BE MET WITH FULL FORCE OF THE SECURITY APPARATUS SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD PROF DR JACOB GEORGE!

‘Abusing religion and attacking minorities have been the fast track method of bankrupt politicians to move up their political office for ages!

We have yet to address this serious blemish in our political system!’

THREAT AGAINST SERI DELIMA ASSEMBLY PERSON MUST BE MET WITH FULL FORCE OF THE SECURITY APPARATUS SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD PROF DR JACOB GEORGE!

It baffles my mind that despite all that has transpired post GE14 there is still operatives out there planning to cause extreme mischief and terrorize members of the Malaysian society!

Only a foolish, an absolute idiot or someone who has deep roots and clout may think he is above the law to issue threats!

And under the Criminal Code, it is an offense to utter or convey a threat to cause death or bodily harm to any person.

It is also an offense to threaten to burn, destroy or damage property or threaten to kill, poison or injure even an animal or bird that belongs to a person.

So I am indeed really disturbed that Seri Delima assembly person Syerleena Abdul Rashid had received one!

I have noticed that ever since the nation decided to clean up the nation of corrupt officials, politicians, and their entourage of families involved in the act, certain operatives have decided to initiate more challenges which have a racial, religious tone and baiting!

Sadly, these operatives have yet to be warned by their own political parties while others have taken on to attempt to terrorize not just politicians from the other divide but supporters, members of the administration and so forth!

And sadly when this happens and not checked fast track there are cries to allow the continuance of draconian laws such as the Security Offenses (Special Measures) Act 2012, Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984, Sedition Act 1948, Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca), Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 (Pota), and the mandatory death sentence.

We cannot now deny that with the possibility of both local and foreign operatives in the country the threats to the stability and harmony of a fragile society such as in Malaysia remains!

More so when those defeated in GE14 continue to race and religious bait!

And we would be foolish to think that the Harapan victory in the 14th general election has ridden our beloved nation of the narrative of super bigotry, fascism and racism!

The fragility of our society is very obvious given that race and religion have always been abused by political and religious operatives from ages!

Abusing religion and attacking minorities have been the fast track method of bankrupt politicians to move up their political office for ages!

We have yet to address this serious blemish in our political system!

And the fact remains that only security laws and an alert security apparatus have indeed kept us safe from the destructive motives of both local and foreign operatives in Malaysia bent on causing mayhem in our multi-racial, multi religious society!

In this latest death threat, it is obvious someone is testing the dedication and commitment of our security apparatus and it is time we show them what we can do with the resources we have!

This threat against Syerleena is a threat against all peaceful and law abiding Malaysians!

I urged the police and the Communications and Multimedia Commission to act swiftly to rope in the culprits!

In the national and public interests its paramount that no space be given to drag in those behind such terrorist tactics – period!

MALAYSIA, ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE SAYS – TIME TO RECALL ALL OUR DIPLOMATS BOTH POLITICAL APPOINTEES AND OTHERS REPLACING THEM WITH TRUE PROFESSIONALS!

 

‘It is time we recall third grades and do justice to our nation by only sending individuals of high and indisputable reputation, track record and integrity to represent our nation!’

MALAYSIA, ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE SAYS – TIME TO RECALL ALL OUR DIPLOMATS BOTH POLITICAL APPOINTEES AND OTHERS REPLACING THEM WITH TRUE PROFESSIONALS!

When Malaysian diplomats negotiate a treaty, attend a state dinner, or arrange a visa for a traveler or a trade delegation to spearhead trade with Malaysia, it is part and parcel of their mission—to represent the interests and policies of the Malaysia!

At least that is what is expected!

And I would not be wrong to say that beyond that the diplomats’ roles and responsibilities are immensely varied.

An ambassador is a nation’s highest-ranking representative to a specific nation or international organization abroad.

As such, to be effective, not to drop the ball, and proactive, an effective ambassador or consul general has to be a strong leader—a good manager, a resilient negotiator, and a respected representative of the nation which send them.
They will have to carry themselves with dignity and decorum!

They cannot be part of any controversy!

We cannot forget that a key role of an ambassador is to coordinate the activities not only of the Foreign Service Officers and staff serving under them but also representatives of other agencies from the same nation in a foreign jurisdiction!

At some overseas posts, personnel from many federal agencies work in concert with embassy staff.

It is a vital responsibility on foreign soil!

So are we choosing the right individuals for this posting!

Or is it of late given to any political appointee irrespective of one’s professionalism?

Or are there as in the past – an appointment given for one’s political support from one’s crony or party member?

But the Foreign Service Officers are expected to be professional, trained diplomats who represent Malaysian interests abroad under the direction of the ambassador.

All Foreign Service Officers listen to and observe what is going on in the host country, analyze it, and report to the ambassador and Putrajaya!

This facilitates policy deliberations to align one’s nation with the country of station and globally in totality!

In Malaysia’s case it is highly critical and of utmost importance that the right blend of character, academic background, experience and stature be selected in view the major issues from this part of the world from with international concerns on China’s expansion herein, to bilateral trade, trade wars, to political and state extremism, fanaticism, terrorism, corruption, trafficking issues, international money laundering scandals and so forth!

To be effective there should be five types of Foreign Service Officers and among them, Negotiators, Trade Representatives, Economic Officers, Management Officers,
Political Officers, Public Diplomacy Officers, Consular Officers!

And the pertinent question is do we have them?

Or do we have warm bodies being sent over for diplomatic functions who are more interested in kickbacks, initiating private and personal business and advocating their own financial and personal interest rather than the country as I found out in several countries I visited and confirmed with from my friends in high places in the diplomatic circle?

I am not just speaking about the countries I have personally visited in the APEC, ASEAN and South India continent but others where feedback are just so despicable and an embarrassment!

For example in the last country I visited both in Delhi and most importantly, Chennai the smell of stench far too difficult to ignore!

Why are we shortchanging ourselves by sending third rate individuals to represent a nation when all they do is look after their personal and private interest!

In Chennai, there are allegations of abuse at the highest levels!

There are allegations of the usage of the staff car and driver by the wife of an official and he instead takes the Huber?

There are allegations of no clock in and out?

When I visited the office the rest of the staff were there but not the point man!

His assisting was there a person of great integrity and decorum!

By the way, among the growing allegations, why should one bring one’s baby to office?

Have all Malaysian embassies now suddenly become baby friendly diplomatic offices, YB Minister of Foreign Affairs?

There are allegations that staff is abused verbally, their positions sabotaged, and ultimately they, victimized!

Is it true that there are some officials asking for kickbacks for tenancy agreements from local agents?

Is the allegation true that Malaysian visas are being outsourced and worked with conduits within the embassy raking in between INR1000.00 to INR5000.00 for fast track?

Who is raking in this money?

Who were the three immigration officers (as if I don’t know their names already!) who have since returned to Malaysia who are alleged to have abused their office while there and among them alleged to have brought back three or more ‘Bullet Motorbikes!”

I have their names already from sources in Chennai!

Questions are raised why is this Consulate General entertaining, singers, actors and actresses?

I have those photos as well!

In views of these allegations I immediately urge the Minister of Foreign Affairs, dear comrade Saifuddin Abdullah – to initiate an investigation and if true initiate a call back of the present Consul General at Chennai and spearhead investigations on the three immigration staff whose names are being mentioned in the corridors of other diplomats and locals!

This is embarrassing!

I will try my very best to have a word with him too during this parliamentary session privately!

It is time we recall third grades and do justice to our nation by only sending individuals of high and indisputable reputation, track record and integrity to represent our nation!

 

MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST DR JACOB GEORGE WARNS YOUTH LEADERS IN POLITICAL PARTIES TO BEHAVE AFTER TRYING TO QUESTION THE PM’S PREROGATIVE AT NAMING CABINET!

‘It is the Prime Minister who decides who will actually make up the Cabinet, and what portfolios will be assigned to each person – period!’

MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST DR JACOB GEORGE WARNS YOUTH LEADERS IN POLITICAL PARTIES TO BEHAVE AFTER TRYING TO QUESTION THE PM’S PREROGATIVE AT NAMING CABINET!

This is the problem with certain political parties youth wings!

They think they know all!

They cannot even grasp the real reasons for the victory at GE14!

They are cocky, arrogant, presumptions, unaware that the present opposition was defeated but not over-run and they still have a political life!

And if indeed the winners of GE14 keep reading the fig leaves wrongly or commit far too many U-turns and lack of political finesse they will be also replaced at GE15!

So again questioning the new Cabinet lineup for whatever reasons is foolish at best!

When one speaks of that the lineup did not reflect the “people’s aspirations” what does one mean?

Just because one party or another had won the most parliamentary seats does not make ‘Jack Shit!’ as far as the Cabinet composition is concerned!

My advice to these youth novices trying to be overnight political gladiators is just shut up!

If you are so powerful than you should have been fielded and won!

Once a Prime Minister is appointed it is his or her decision to name their cabinet!

A practice that is universally practiced!

Of course there could be discussions and advice and feedback being sought by the premier but no the final decision is entirely the premiers!

It is his cabinet!

Only a mental retard would suggest ‘practicing decision-making based on consensus under the guise that we need to build a new Malaysia new political culture at cabinet level?’

These misled vices should be careful as I asked a very pertinent quest weeks ago whether we had replaced one set of political shenanigans with another!

Seriously it is not yet 100 days after GE14 and just when you least expect it, they showed their true colors!

One wants to be foreign minister and unashamedly goes on record trying to justify it while others continue to lobby?

Perhaps, they think this is justified as the spoils of war or put in another way, the justification for most seats won?

But it is obvious their inexperience, lack of vision, ability to lead, humility begins to surface and embarrass the millions who made sacrifices to make their votes count!

Within a month that has been forgotten?

This is a disgrace indeed!

For these individuals, let me give you a quick course on the Prime Minister’s prerogative as is the convention globally unless you individuals are trying to rewrite it?

It is customary for the Prime Minister to exercise many of the powers that were formerly under the discretion of the Monarchy.

While these powers technically still belong to the Monarchy in certain jurisdictions, they are exercised completely on the advice of the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister, for example, decides when to dissolve Parliament and when to call a general election.

It is even customary for the Prime Minister to choose who will be the Governor of certain states.

As for forming the Cabinet much of that is the power enjoyed by a Prime Minister and stems from his or her authority to form the Cabinet.

It is the Prime Minister who decides who will actually make up the Cabinet, and what portfolios will be assigned to each person.

Accordingly, Ministers owe their allegiance to the Prime Minister, who can promote or demote them, ask for their resignation, and, if necessary, dismiss them from Cabinet altogether.

These powers tend to keep Ministers clean, humble, both submissive and supportive of the Prime Minister and his/her policies and priorities.

That is not all, as appointing public servants in addition to appointing Cabinet Ministers, the Prime Minister also has the power to dictate who holds many key offices in the public service.

This includes the appointment of Senators, Supreme Court judges, deputy ministers, and heads of government agencies, boards, and corporations.

The ability to exercise such power helps keep a Prime Minister’s ‘followers’ on side, while allowing a Prime Minister to impose his/her ideological stamp on much of government.

In this way, a Prime Minister who believes in a particular vision of how government should function can use the powers of the Prime Minister’s Office to appoint persons of like-minded thinking to key government positions.

These are not all, as in addition to these responsibilities, the Prime Minister also has significant powers over the actual organization of government.

Subject to usual routine of Parliamentary approval, the Prime Minister has the ability to create new departments and agencies, transform or abolish old ones, and privatize or nationalize industries and corporations.

He or she also has the power to assign specific mandates and priorities to individual government departments and agencies, with or without the permission of the responsible Cabinet Minister.

Now let us get to the meat of today’s argument, lest we forget, the Prime Minister is often seen as the nation’s chief diplomat.

This is particularly true in the modern era of summit diplomacy when Heads of Governments regularly meet with one another on a face-to-face basis.

Let us as voters remind all and sundry that the number of seats won at GE14 are neither the justification nor priority for ministerial appointments but a well-rounded and experienced academic background, talent, experience, zero tolerance to corruption and humility!

I remind these political upstarts that the fact is and will remain, that without Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad coming out of retirement and doing the impossible, Barisan Nasional (BN) would have won with all the super cheating, the present ‘Prime Minister in waiting’ would be serving his full term in prison and out of politics for good and another would be serving time in prison!

Several others would have been charged for sedition and other offenses as well?

I appeal to all the winners of GE14, please do carry yourselves with dignity and decorum of office and not as political predators and scavengers treating positions in politics as the spoils of war!

 

IMMIGRATION RAIDS – OUTRAGE FROM FOREIGN & LOCALS SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST!

‘I am also aware who were the dark hands who were instrumental in Malaysia being ‘invaded’ by foreigners under various guises – students, maids, workers, ‘professionals, businessmen, investors’, Malaysia my second home, former DP10 and its replacement and not forgetting the legalization attempts gone rogue of illegals!’

IMMIGRATION RAIDS – OUTRAGE FROM FOREIGN & LOCALS SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST!

I had just congratulated the Director General of Malaysia’s Immigration for addressing the massive presence of illegals in Peninsula Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak!

Of course he did not return a response – perhaps far too busy or who knows I may be a persona non grata as far as he is concerned!

After all I have only being monitoring and addressing issues pertaining to the home ministry from the time of our former deputy prime minister now – Tun Musa Hitam from the 80s?

What would I know?

I must be pretty stupid, right?

So I am not surprised to be drawn in to feedback from both diplomats’ abroad and Malaysian industry captains, players and consumers whose employees namely maids were caught in various draw nets thrown without a common sense approach!

I even received a call from a dear diplomat friend very close to the Philippines President very concerned at the screenshots and recordings sent to them!

It is as if there is a war declared on foreigners?

Do we not care for the dignity of those legal ones caught in the raid?

I have just returned from a comprehensive visit to several Malaysian towns and namely Kuala Lumpur to know that there is no doubt in my mind that we have been ‘invaded’ by foreigners working and managing various sector work both as workers or managers!

I am aware that this is no coincidence or just a new happening!

I am also aware who were the dark hands who were instrumental in Malaysia being ‘invaded’ by foreigners under various guises – students, maids, workers, ‘professionals, businessmen, investors’, Malaysia my second home, former DP10 and its replacement and not forgetting the legalization attempts gone rogue of illegals!

I am also aware and been well updated on both the politicians, players, officialdom involved in this racket!

So yes it is convenient to place Malaysia on a ‘war footing’ against illegals without going to the source and also at the same real time sacking officialdom who are and have been involved in this racket from time immemorial!

They are not just at Putrajaya both all over, even at our foreign embassies as I found out after my recent visit to India and certainly Chennai!

This has always being a multi million ringgit operation and everyone knows about it so cut the super bullshit!
I challenge anyone who disagrees with me to an official debate over the Malaysian networks!

‘Berani mari lah!’

So I am indeed saddened that once again Malaysia’s image and reputation has been damaged by an act or a series of action that were not seriously thought through, managed, driven with carefully positioned ‘Oversight Committee of respected civil society leaders!’

Resulting in an employer taking to Facebook to describe the ordeal of her Filipino helper who was reportedly detained and handcuffed by the authorities during an immigration raid on Sunday.

Lynn Townley said her helper, who was taken at the Kotaraya Shopping Complex in Kuala Lumpur along with 300 others, had a copy of her passport and a picture of her visa.

“But instead of checking the documents, they loaded everyone into buses like animals and made them wait without water for five hours,” she added.

According to Townley, her helper was handcuffed to 10 other people suspected of working illegally, who were chained together the entire time with officers even making them go to the bathroom as a group.

“They were taken to Malaysian Immigration, Putrajaya.
Several of the legal employers were present, with the original documents, desperately trying to talk to the detained individuals or officers, but were yelled at and refused to listen to the employers.

“My helper has been working for me for 10 years, always legal and a kind and caring member of our TTDI community,” Townley added.

“She was released with bruises on her wrists from the handcuffs and marker on her arms from being tagged like a criminal.

She continued stating:

‘I understand the need to check documents and tighten down on illegal workers, but this process was absolutely unnecessary and cruel.” Her post was accompanied by pictures of the marks on her helper’s arms and of the detained individuals seated on the floor behind yellow immigration department tape.

At real time her post made waves on social media, with many criticizing the way in which the detainees were treated.
This is 2018!

There are diplomats and foreigners watching the script when their citizens are being treated such!

To me this kind of official behavior is super outrageous and totally unacceptable!

I appeal to dear friend, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to set up a commission comprising of stakeholders and civil society leaders to address the whole question of foreign workers need, supply, approvals, illegals within, conduits working hand in glove with traffickers and others for financial interest and kickbacks, super corruption and certainly today, an over-supply of foreign workers in Malaysia!

Better – name and shame all those in officialdom and outside who are the conduits and shenanigans in this human trade!

MOST OF MEDIA STORY ON BANGLADESH WORKERS, BUSINESSMAN AND SYNDICATE FAKE NEWS SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST?

“There may be some ‘truths here and there’ and cases in isolation – but not the manner this story was written where the writer decided to be both architect of the story and both judge and jury!”

MOST OF MEDIA STORY ON BANGLADESH WORKERS, BUSINESSMAN AND SYNDICATE FAKE NEWS SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST?

I have been addressing the Bangladeshi workers scandal and foreign workers issues from the days of the late deputy home minister Megat Junid in the 1980s – so this is not new to me!

There may be some ‘truths here and there’ and cases in isolation – but not the manner this story was written where the writer decided to be both architect of the story and both judge and jury!

Seriously you have evidence – hard evidence that over 100,000 Bangladeshi workers paid RM20k each to syndicate involving ‘Datuk Seri’ fat cat to work in Malaysia?

I challenge you – go public with the evidence!

Name him if you have the courage!

I am flabbergasted to read a media piece certainly done in very poor taste without collaborative evidence that over 100,000 Bangladeshi workers paid RM20k each to syndicate involving ‘Datuk Seri’ fat cat to work in Malaysia?

Is that for starters a journalistic language from a mainstream media in Malaysia?

Interestingly the term ‘syndicate’ was used quite liberally without any caution to the laws of defamation?

Malaysians are told that a human trafficking syndicate, spearheaded by a Bangladeshi businessman with alleged political connections with the Home Ministry, raked in at least RM2bil in just two years from Bangladeshi workers looking to land jobs in Malaysia.

Now where is the evidence?

Please do show us the money trail?

Please do also name the said businessman so that he can initiate legal proceedings under Malaysia’s libel laws if the allegations made, printed is false!

And adding to that – speculative and utter garbage printed on a paper that is already losing readership!

Which includes the frivolous claim that “investigation” revealed that the workers paid RM20,000 each to their local agents who then paid half of the sum to the syndicate to facilitate work permit approvals and flight tickets to Malaysia.

Any legally trained person even a first year law student will be right in saying that statement in itself is suspect and speculative bordering on bias and defamation!

So who did the investigations?

Please go on record!

Where is the evidence of the money trail?

Where is the names trail of the agents and their company’s name?

It is learned that since late 2016, more than 100,000 Bangladeshi workers have been brought into the country under the system, while more than 100,000 are waiting for their turn.

What system are you alluding to?

The manner the article is worded it gives the notion that the system used is illegal and so is it?

Or is it a system well documented, approved at the highest levels of the Malaysian government?

If indeed as I put to you that it was a multi-million ringgit technology driven system – a state of the art – being also now introduced in several other countries – that was initiated after a great deal of discussions, presentations and reviews with various stakeholders in the last government, the civil servants of the Home and Human Resources Ministry!

There was also a public presentation of the state of the art technology prior to it being rolled out for stakeholders, members of the civil society and the media!

The said program’s sole agenda was to address issues and problems of illegalities, falsification of documents, of medical irregularities, bogus approvals, illegalities, needed tracking of vital documentation and the addressing to deny real syndicated involvement of both bogus agents and Bangladeshi cartels in the narrative!

If you are really honest please go public and name that “businessman” rather than use innuendos and references like “mastermind behind the organised and “legalised” multibillion-ringgit human trafficking scam.”

Only an absolute idiot will say the above when a common check with the Ministry of Home Affairs will show that the entire program was an approved program!

It is easy to make allegations and play up when one hardly knows the issue and it’s under currents!

The real motive of the article was exposed when even the personal details of the individual was whacked!

What is if the said person is married to a Malaysian?

There are thousands of such cases in Malaysia!

Why pick it to give an evil impression on one’s personal life?
Is this journalism or garbage journalism?

Can those of us who are really qualified on this issue and aware of the episode now also allege that this report seems a plot by over 1500 agents, some politicians and others connect to the dueling two premiers of that country and others who in the past have abused the Bangladeshi approvals and now using the recent change of government in Malaysia and anger issues herein to log in and play an issue that is certainly not what it is portrayed as!

Do not take my word for it go check with the officials and civil servants at the Home Ministry before writing such stuff!

One using the same analogy can also then claim certain groups sidelined are now using certain Malaysian conduits and media post GE14 anger – to play this up as a ‘pay back’ rather than for their professionalism and ethical standards in the Bangladesh manpower industry!

Perhaps let us just freeze and stop this G2G agreement then – period!