‘To me that is the real tragedy of 9M-MRO when a well-organized conspiracy lays all blame on an innocent person who is not here today to defend himself!’
AS 9M-MRO ANNIVERSARY APPROACHES SO WILL THE USUAL ACTORS, PRETENDERS, PREDATORS AND STORY TELLERS WARNS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE!
It was a rather long conversation I had with several members of my team in the current pandemic eco-system.
Earlier I had congratulated a dear friend who wrote a book on 9M-MRO which questioned all the laid and fabricated narratives of countless actors, pretenders, vigilantes, predators and story tellers.
I had absolutely no issues with her narrative, even her alluding to an ‘an incident over the skies on the East Coast’ before there was a U-turn and a brilliant commander using all his skills, knowledge, dedication and commitment had attempted to land his already very damaged craft in Penang, but it was not to be!
My team has already gone record where we think she went down gently.
But certainly no, not in the South Indian Ocean!
Whether she is still where she was ditched or over the course of time ‘professionally removed’ is any ones guess.
But as the anniversary approaches I am certain we will have the usual dandy actors, pretenders, vigilantes, predators and story tellers running new stories.
I will not be again surprised that new ‘debris come a floating’ into the arms of various players.
It is a strange inexplicable eerie phenomenon that as anniversary approaches things come alive again.
And so will new debris?
So will calls and orchestrated media reports spinning on new searches based on another set of inexplicable mathematical formula from the last one.
And I am reminded what an expert told me when we engaged on the suspicions of planted debris as it was not discounted at all.
Or the narratives of story tellers trying to create false narratives as if their lives are at risk with threats of death?
Eight years after, these shenanigans are still alive and will be shortly making their appearance on the social media and several platforms directly, indirectly through conduits to attack anyone who disagrees with their narrative.
As I write this piece what I cannot understand is their wanton criminal and reckless disregard to eye-witness accounts collaborated frame by frame post turn back!
And their reckless allegations that of all countries Malaysia was responsible for a cover up?
And their refusal to look at the role of their own governments in the chain of events pre and post this tragedy!
Even that inexplicable strange statement that all radar within their respective countries where 9M-MRO took post turn back was either shut down or out for maintenance?
These are grouping with deep pockets, influence, assets and enough birds up in the skies to know what really happened, whose responsible, where she was ditched, and since then what ever happened to all evidence!
Perhaps, it is easier to lay all blame (without a shred of evidence) on a commander, a decent, dedicated individual, a professional to the core who did what he could despite the odds, to protect those under his charge!
To me that is the real tragedy of 9M-MRO when a well-organized conspiracy lays all blame on an innocent person who is not here today to defend himself!
THAIPUSAM GATHERING WHAT GUARANTEES? CASSA CHIEF PROF DR JACOB GEORGE TO THE DEFENSE OF MOH DG & MINISTER!
Sadly this week sees two attempts to discredit the good work the MOH leadership are continuing to date!
First an attack against both the Minister and DG by a Sarawakian politician which was unnecessary.
Then there was that political baiting where health minister Khairy Jamaluddin is asked to declare whether it is safe for Hindus to visit holy sites for Thaipusam!
Yes, you read right!
The call was not just ridiculous but certainly political bait which no one in their right mind would or can address!
The Ministry of Health leadership, its frontliners, stakeholders, the MMA and NGOs like CASSA Malaysia working alongside can only continue our advisories which have been going on for two years to date!
That all Malaysians must conduct themselves in the ecosystem of the SOPs already entrenched.
In the current environment neither the health minister nor the ministry can babysit any quarter.
So if there is going to be an estimated two million Hindus in the country worried about their safety, they have to address the adoption of all safety procedures according to the guidelines and Sops already at play, if they are planning to going into huge crowds!
More so in the current threat of the Omicron Covid-19 variant.
So to put in a nut shell, ‘kita jaga kita’ slogan comes to life wherever any religious, community or political activities that draws crowds are happening!
No one denies that based on previous estimates there will be huge, massive crowds in Selangor, Penang, Kedah, Johor Baru and Perak.
And it is true, that in all the cited sites there is going to be huge crowds outside and they need to be policed.
And they will be with our security agencies in play.
But the onus of the duty of care falls on the organizers and the Indian leadership in the country to address and coordinate and not create a political mine-field for a political agenda by attempting to way-lay this responsibility on the MOH!
So instead of politically baiting it is pertinent that the Indian leadership meet, draw up protocols to implement end to end.
I am confident again this year Malaysian Indians will be alert and not put themselves in harm’s way in the current pandemic scenario.
They know they are responsible for their own safety.
Perhaps, the devotees can follow the religious rites through available technology online into their laptops, hand phones and others?
One final note!
The general consensus both nationally and internationally is to discourage any mammoth gatherings during the current pandemic threats.
But if the Malaysian government had taken that decision the same politicians who are asking for safety guarantees would then draw out other allegations?
That has always been the nature of Malaysian politics?
DISKRIMINASI MENJEJASKAN PERPADUAN NEGARA!