MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE TO PUBLISH BOOK ON MH370

‘We never forget, inexplicably old recycled debris keeps surfacing every time an anniversary comes out.’

MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE TO PUBLISH BOOK ON MH370

It is strange that we have so many narratives out there.

We also have certain Malaysians collaborating among certain narrators who have their own agenda.

MH370 (9M-MRO) has been missing since March 8th 2014!

There has been claims, counter claims, narratives, official and unofficial reports, some so bizarre that only a lunatic can present but they are all on the table!

But there has also been some great stuff which collaborated with my take to an extent.

It came from journalist Florence de Changy who was in Kuala Lumpur doing what she does best – investigative journalism!

Whether theories or not the fact is so far those who have claimed to be experts have come out real short.

It may have given those media publicity and prominence even when their narrative was a bluff.

We never forget, inexplicably old recycled debris keeps surfacing every time an anniversary comes out.

Same old names, same of faces, same old media, same old narrative even certain NOKs playing a strange game?

We are publishing our views on what happened to MH370 (9M-MRO).

It is the product of our extensive work with stakeholders and others.

The book will address the mysterious disappearance of a 777 and issues related to it – as we see it!

It will be a hard hitting exposure and certainly will upset power brokers in the industry, certain governments and others who have no interest in finding the plane but to put caveats, obstacles and personal attacks on any who rejects the official theory and version.

But we share several aspects of what journalist Florence de Changy was alluding to – among which that MH370 (9M-MRO) was the biggest hoax that was orchestrated by power-people/governments/industry players with deep pockets!

EMBARRASSING WHEN INDIAN PATRONS ABUSE SOPS AT INDIAN RESTAURANTS SAYS CASSA MALAYSIA!

‘Of late gangsters, individuals dealing with touts addressing car re-processors, retrieval of accident vehicles and the secret societies are making the same restaurants their meeting place for their ‘table talks?’’

‘I too walked out of the shop so that if they were going to physically harm me its better neither the restaurant nor its eating patrons be harmed!’

EMBARRASSING WHEN INDIAN PATRONS ABUSE SOPS AT INDIAN RESTAURANTS SAYS CASSA MALAYSIA!

This has been going on for many months!

Ordinary Indian restaurants struggling to make ends meet to pay rent and salaries during lockdowns are further impeded when challenged by patrons who are Indians.

Inexplicable, when these same Indian patrons behave when they frequent Western, Chinese and Malay outlets and the same SOPs.

This is not the only problem.

Of late gangsters, individuals dealing with touts addressing car re-processors, retrieval of accident vehicles and the secret societies are making the same restaurants their meeting place for their ‘table talks?’

Here they intimidate other patrons, workers by their bullish mannerisms loud voice and street intelligence.

Carrying their usual sling bags giving the intimidating perception of hidden weapons they are causing huge discomfort to other patrons there with family.

Owners fearing gang reprisals stay cowed and silent.

I addressed one such incident on Friday last week.

I told off the gangsters.

They replied throwing names of people with honorifics, lawyers with the opposition parties many of whom I know and war lords!

They went out of the shop regrouped making phone calls for reinforcement to intimidate me.

I too walked out of the shop so that if they were going to physically harm me its better neither the restaurant or its then eating patron not be harmed!

I just made one call and waited.

After a few minutes they left.

But what really shocked me was the behavior I witnessed after this incident at the same restaurant recently when educated looking patrons abuse restaurant workers insisting that they be allowed to seat all 5 of their family members.

Ignoring the current embedded SOP and putting the restaurant at disrepute with the authorities.

When workers insist they are verbally abused with vulgarities.

In two incidents over three days this week, I could not really understand why such despicable behavior?

I can understand the thuggish behavior of gangsters but these were educated looking, driving luxury cars using profanities to intimidate restaurant workers.

I have repeatedly told restaurant owners to lock in the local Police Station numbers to call when such incidents happen.

But they feel it is bad for business more so now in Covid 19 season where every patron counts?

But to these Indian patrons who behave such I have only one thing to say – you are rubbish despite your wealth, luxury car and pretense!

But I appeal for the return of a national operation to address organized crime, secret societies, gangsters and white collar criminals!

The next topic of interest when I meet dear friends the Home Minister and the IGP!

WELL DONE TO THE POLICE FOR ACTION AGAINST ARMED ROBBERS IN JOHOR SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

‘I am glad that no Police officers were hurt or killed in the recent incident where four suspected armed robbers were shot dead in an exchange of fire with police at Jalan Pagoh-Parit Sulong!’

 

WELL DONE TO THE POLICE FOR ACTION AGAINST ARMED ROBBERS IN JOHOR SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

On issues related to law and order I have always being consistent and supportive of our boys in blue!

There is no two ways about this.

All past IGPs and current have commended me for the support CASSA Malaysia and I have given to them.

In fact I have always pushed for Malaysian Police to adopt what several security apparatus do in regard hardcore criminals and crimes.

I am a firm supporter of encounter and spoken at length of this in national and international meets!

The face of criminals and crimes is fast changing.

Organized and cross jurisdiction crimes have new faces today!

We have to act and shown our refusal to be intimidated!

We need our citizens to be able to live and walk the street safe!

It is pertinent that our Police Officers be empowered to address this new phenomenon and threat.

We do not want to bury any more of our Police Officers out of restrain and because morons out there are always criticizing.

I am glad that no Police officers were hurt or killed in the recent incident where four suspected armed robbers were shot dead in an exchange of fire with police at Jalan Pagoh-Parit Sulong!

Respected and dear friend Johor police chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay had gone on record stating that the 3.15am incident occurred when a team from the state contingent’s Criminal Investigation Department stopped a Perodua Myvi and Toyota Avanza which were being driven in a suspicious manner.

He said the team tried to approach them for inspection, but two suspects in the Toyota Avanza suddenly acted aggressively and fired a few shots at the police.

That at the same time, two suspects in the Perodua Myvi car tried to escape before a scuffle ensued.

That the suspects also attacked the police with a machete and a dagger, injuring an officer.

It was right and justified that out of self-defence, the police then fired back at the suspects!

The suspects were believed to be foreigners; aged between 23 and 40 did not possess any personal identification document.

He said in the incident, the police also discovered a black revolver with six bullet shells, four bullets, two machetes, a dagger as well as several tools believed to be used for robbery and burglary.

Also seized were two vehicles which had been reported missing.

The Police Chief had stated that this case was being investigated under Section 307/186 of the Penal Code.

COVID 19 POLICY SWITCH A NEW LOW FOR MALAYSIA SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

‘Most importantly, that any policy must be an evidence-based, public health explanation for the government’s decision to reduce quarantine days!’

COVID 19 POLICY SWITCH A NEW LOW FOR MALAYSIA SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

I sat with a former retired Director General of Health Services.

He was flabbergasted the manner and means health policy protocols were being administered and the contentious manner from the onset it has been addressed.

One word described his feelings – disgusted!

Tak faham pei rujuk kamus!

He was not wrong as that was what millions of Malaysians from all walks of life feel!

It is the same with the medical intelligentsia and experts in epidemiology and several of my friends in high office in the World Health Organization, global frontliners and first responders.

Every day there is a member of the Cabinet who says or shares a policy initiative which goes against intelligence, logic, data, facts, Malaysian history, even those preserved in the United Kingdom’s archives!

If we thought that was bad, again come against science, consistency, clarity good governance the sitting Minister of Health Dr Adham Baba saying something completely ridiculous and stupid!

In his latest he went on record stating that the quarantine period for ministers returning from abroad to three days instead of 10.

Worst he goes to try to justify this that it is to assist the economic recovery and eventually extended to business travelers and the public.

His reasoning takes an idiotic dive when he says that is because the 10-day quarantine period had deterred investors from visiting the country, hurting the economy.

The consensus coming from the experts from the country and abroad is simply that this exemption under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Order 2021 issued by the Health Minister is a clear abuse of the provisions under the Emergency Ordinance.

It is a supreme arrogant and audacious decision to cut the quarantine period for ministers to three days from the mandatory 10 days!

Once again it confirms to Malaysians and observers this is again a self-serving, detestable, shameful, selfish, and highly irresponsible action!

Let me remind those who are suffering from short term memory loss that the current wave of Covid-19 infections was first spread by politicians zigzagging across the whole country during the Sabah state elections last year.

The result is obvious while individuals drunk with power and others using the situation for personal and political glorification we have a situation where this infection rate is out-of-control and our healthcare system is further challenged and collapsed?

The last thing we need is the situation turning dreadful with Ministers behavior and policy decisions allowing the import of more infectious strains from foreign countries for political expediency!

As I update my blog there current numbers of infection stands at 251,604 and fatalities at 923.

This number will again change by late this evening.

So any current switches of policy deliberation based on stupidity and not facts and science will create more problems for the ordinary communities in Malaysia.

Let us not forget there are still gaps and no availability of any information on our vaccination roll out plan of action!

Today the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia have gone on record that it is troubled by the introduction of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Exemption) Order 2021.

They have rightly pointed out that all standard operating procedures (SOP) must be grounded in science.

That the quarantine period for inbound travelers is set at 10 days based on research which shows that the risk of transmission is extremely low (~1%) after 10 days, with monitoring and testing in place.

That the incubation period for Covid-19 is on average five to six days, but can be as long as 14 days.

Therefore, three days is insufficient to detect symptoms.

Most importantly that any policy must be an evidence-based, public health explanation for the government’s decision to reduce quarantine days!

Politicians and Ministers should not play with the lives of the Malaysian communities based on their whims and fancy.

Like the retired Health Service Director General, I am also totally flabbergasted at the behavior of our politicians and cowed senior civil servants.

We need consistency, clarity and good governance.

We need to address issues in the country using facts, figures, data and science.

I appeal to our beloved YDPA and Royal households to intervene that such abuse of power and arrogance will be stopped and normalcy returned to this nation.

 

 

COVID 19 FALLOUTS: WORKING FROM HOME OR SLEEPING AT HOME WITH ALL EXPENSES PAID ASK MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

‘Should such agencies which are critical be opened at managed by a team of highly skilled and intelligent staff with the soft skills needed to address a barrage of questions by consumers?’

COVID 19 FALLOUTS: WORKING FROM HOME OR SLEEPING AT HOME WITH ALL EXPENSES PAID ASK MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

Now who’s doing the monitoring?

I ask this question as it was put to me by angry Malaysian consumers who are upset that their calls to various agencies went unanswered.

First several medical doctors in private practice furious when local council contractors came to paint over their rented car parks in front of their clinics.

Explanations and showing the contractors evidence of electronic payments made to the municipality were of no use!

Several calls to the respective telephone land line went unanswered.

Until contacts were made to certain officials through their personal mobile numbers and subsequent checks showed the system was not updated of the payments made!

This is incompetence at its finest!

In the second case, several calls were made to MPSJ asking their intervention to clear thick undergrowth behind Chee Wen School in Subang Jaya.

The neglected piece of property now with thick undergrowth now offers asylum and tenancy to all species of snakes, cobras, monitor lizards which are a clear and present danger to the residents of Granville in USJ1.

There is not a week that goes where these now permanent tenants (species of snakes, cobras, monitor lizards) do not cross over and pay visits to the homes causing panic and calls to the Fire Brigade for assistance.

I cannot but ask the state government what ever happened to the promise of a health clinic project on the same vacant land?

Now with the current impasse and incompetence shown lives of residents are put at risk.

Whose responsibility is it to clear that land and maintain it so that danger does not lurk and lives put at risk?

In the third case, can Social Security Organization (SOCSO) please advise us common folks why their landlines given are also not answered?

There are so many questions employers need to ask in view social security coverage not just to locals but to the foreign workers in view of the Covid 19 pandemic and medical tests.

It may include answers to reimbursements and other details.

Currently all calls made by consumers are allegedly not answered.

So one cannot but wonder – are government employees in critical support services working from home or sleeping at home?

Should such agencies which are critical be opened at managed by a team of highly skilled and intelligent staff with the soft skills needed to address a barrage of questions by consumers?

I have just cited three incidents here.

I will leave it to the respective leads to attend to these questions failing which I promise a media blitz as this is failing one’s duty of care!