PAK JIB – SACK HEALTH MINISTER – PROMOTE DIRECTOR GENERAL!

Dr Jacob George is president and legal adviser to the Consumers Association of Subang and Shah Alam (Cassa)

‘We have a health minister today who should have never being appointed to this portfolio and replaced long ago!

The public sector cannot become the largest employer and worst having a civil service that is obese and ineffective!

It is a vulgar joke and a curse!

Just compare our public sector with those in the region and you will get what I am referring to.

I remember the Malaysian healthcare system never had this much ‘pencil pushing’ politicians, administrators and managers – that it is a crude and vulgar joke!

I know that many hospitals from north to south, east to west being run so effectively with  lean mean administration in the 60’s to late 70’s!’ – Dr Jacob George

PAK JIB – SACK HEALTH MINISTER – PROMOTE   DIRECTOR GENERAL!

Only an absolute idiot will say that there is a shortage of doctors in the country!

Having addressed healthcare issues for over 37 years I can safely say that there is no shortage just a very bad distribution of this much needed expertise!

Things are far better than they were in those ‘dark days’.

But individuals still complain even when it is a non issue?

Worst, we now have housemen and house officers who are cry babies!

If they do not, their parents will! Shame on them!

And the truth is most of the doctors are in the Klang valley or in big towns and this matter needs to be addressed with so many other issues from a revamp of the Ministry of Health starting with surgically removing or getting rid of the majority of ‘managers and administrators’ we have created in the system making it obese and ineffective with all the layers and tiers of bureaucracy!

The public sector cannot become the largest employer and worst having a civil service that is obese and ineffective!

It is a vulgar joke and a curse!

Just compare our public sector with those in the region and you will get what I am referring to!

I remember the Malaysian healthcare system never had this much ‘pencil pushing’ politicians, administrators and managers – that it is a crude and vulgar joke!

I know that many hospitals from north to south, east to west being run so effectively with  lean mean administration in the 60’s to late 70’s!

A single chief clerk will manage with prefect efficiency that will make fools of today’s organizations charts, modus operanti or worst claiming to be quality certified!

Today – it is despicable and despite the huge manpower presence nothing has changed radically!

Just the healthcare budget going to salaries and the wastage in building more multi million ringgit concrete hospitals with its ‘costs over-runs, and multi million ringgit other machinery and gadgets which makes many contractors and politicians on the gravy train extremely wealthy!

But core services remain stagnant!

While – on the other end – the politicians are still playing their games of interference, the civil servants are unable to address issues administratively and professionally without the political interference, and professionalism goes out the windows!

We have a health minister today who should have been replaced long ago!

After so many years, we finally have a reformer, Director General of Health Services, a no nonsense and proactive professional individual and many quarters/politicians just cannot appreciate this! Bodoh sombong!

After many decades of ‘inaction, inactivity, being in comatose’ – he has brought about radical changes in the health ministry, stirred up imagination that things can be better and rightfully so – he is the best thing that has happened at MOH!

Yes, I am referring to DG Dr Ismail Merican! (see above left)

I am asking in fact pleading to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak for three things immediately for the health ministry!

  1. Sack the present Health Minister! Replace him with former Health Minister Dr Chua Soi Lek – the best health minister Malaysia has ever seen or had!
  2. If that is not possible, please make Dr Ismail Merican a Senator and appoint him Health Minister! Or make sure he does not leave or retire – no – not now when there are so many changes to bring about!Radical proactive changes that only he can initiate with his no nonsense approach! Whether it is the national healthcare financing, 1Clinic, the reorganization of the health ministry to become leaner and meaner and holistically professional, integrating and networking all hospitals IT, software, hardware and informational technology to be synchronized to work effectively! Initiating amendments to various outdated legislation that includes the Food Act, the Medical Act, the Healthcare Facilities and Services Act and seeking what ever happened to the Organ Tissue Act (which has not seen the light of day?) and so forth!

3.  Please increase the healthcare allocation! But I say no – to the building of MORE multi million ringgit hospitals! It is time we had more well equipped ‘state of the art’ clinics logistically distributed!


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A CONFERENCE INVITE WHICH IS A SCAM! BEWARE!

Dr Jacob George is president and legal adviser to the Consumers Association of Subang and Shah Alam (Cassa)

In the past, I have highlighted or exposed many a fraud schemes but no matter how many I expose – another hundred just is initiated by criminals in many parts of the world!

You name it – from South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Congo, in Britain, Spain, the US, Italy, Australia, China, Korea, Japan, Holland, Germany, Portugal, even in Malaysia!

They are all over – organized and many enrolled as international students or ‘tourists!’.

And every new scheme their plot is an ingenious one as you can see from the one below!

My advice – please watch out be careful!

They are looking for personal ID, information and whatever else and the reasons for it certainly not legal!

The following letter was forwarded to a dear friend asking him to participate in an international conference!

If you receive a similar email be vigilant and careful!

You have been warned!

The letter/invitation below reproduced without editing! Disclaimer – ‘Emily Jacob’ below no friend of mine! Neither a relative! Beware!

‘Dear sir/madam

My name is Miss (Emily Jacob) I am presently working with WORLD HUMAN RIGHT ORGANIZATION (WHRO) California, USA. We are inviting you to a Global Combined Conference taking place from 17th-20th February 2010 in Los Angeles-Anaheim Convention Center California, USA, and 24th-27th February 2010 in Savannah Central Hall, Dakar-Senegal, WestAfrica.

If you are interested to participate and want to represent your country, you may Contact the secretariat of the organizing committee via Email: (humanright.whro@secretary.net) for more details and Information.

You should also inform them that you were invited to participate by a friend of yours (Emily Jacob) the benevolent donors of the Organizing Committee will provide round Trip Air tickets and accommodation for the period of participants Stay in The United States, to all registered participants.

Delegates will only be responsible for their own hotel booking in Africa were the second phase of the events will be held. If you are a holder of an international passport that may require visa to enter the United States/Dakar Senegal you may inform the conference secretariat at the time of registration, as the organizing committee is responsible for all visa arrangements.

You may get back to me via (jemily82@globomail.com)

Sincerely,

Emily Jacob.’

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‘NO FAULT CLAIM’ – CASSA CAUTIONS BANK NEGARA! (Part 3)

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Kudos to Malaysian Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi for the proactive move and fast tracked changes!

Today, this matter has been handled very professionally with the needed key performance indicators (KPIs) in place.

Secondly, Tun Zaki has introduced the whole question of mediation where Judges are to fix matters for mediation to narrow down contentious issues and thereafter commerce hearings!

And it is working so when not broken, why try to fix it?

As far as the awards go there is uniformity of awards and there are guidelines for judges to follow.

And such no runaway obese vulgar awards!

So who is stirring this hornets’ nest?

So who is seeking obese vulgar profits by sacrificing Malaysian consumers?

Have the courage to go on record!- Dr Jacob George


‘NO FAULT CLAIM’ – CASSA CAUTIONS BANK NEGARA! (Part 3)

It always shocks me how government organizations and other key ministries or institutions fail by ‘shooting themselves in the foot’ by sheer arrogance or worst, incompetence!

The Malaysian demography is today crying out for participation in government policy issues and rightfully so.

But sadly, in this case of the ‘no fault claims’ or call it whatever you want – again, the glaring absence of grouping all stakeholders before drafting the script of change is grossly visible!

There is a rumor that two law firms are to be asked to participate?

I must advice Bank Negara again that if this rumor is true; asking two law firms to provide an opinion paper is not consultation with stakeholders!

The two law firms are not stakeholders for the Consumers, the Malaysian BAR, the Trade Unions, the civil society, the Attorney General’s Chambers and others who have interest in this matter!

My humble request is Bank Negara should organize an all stakeholder conference to deliberate on the issue, set up a select committee thereafter to steer the issues involved in an organized manner!

I am sure Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak would welcome such a move and deliberation rather than one that is done in a ‘cloak and dagger manner’  which will escalate into a full blown controversy and backlash when the nation is already riddled with so many massive political bush fires and now risk creating another!

More so, if it is the intention of the federal government to ‘win the hearts and minds’ of the Malaysian demography?

But I also raise the whole question of this issue the controversial – ‘no fault claim’ proposal that is now undertaken like a ‘cloak and dagger thingy?’

Is this all necessary?

Has the present system failed so badly resulting in total chaos in the courts pertaining to insurance coverage and claims?

Only an absolute idiot will say so or worst, a ‘fat cat predator’ using his political tentacles to manipulate this sector in view ‘future mergers and acquisitions’ or to ‘dog tag’ the payouts to enrich the insurance companies and their owners and senior managements who would enjoy obese profits and vulgar bonuses!

This is not right!

Is it the plan of a selected few to want to reap great profits at the expense of other stakeholders and the injured on the streets and highways of 1Malaysia!

No? Then prove me wrong!

But, hear my contentions first!

Today, this matter has been handled professionally and at great speed!

And kudos to the Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi for the proactive move and fast tracked changes!

Today, this matter has been handled in a two tier system.

First there are two courts set aside to handle tortuous cases.

This means speed being the essence!

The result I am advised by my peers that the 2008-2009 cases have been all being disposed of!

Secondly, Tun Zaki has introduced the whole question of mediation where Judges are to fix matters for mediation to narrow down contentious issues and thereafter commerce hearings!

And it is working so when not broken, why try to fix it?

As far as the awards go there is uniformity of awards and there are guidelines for judges to follow!

And such no runaway obese vulgar awards!

My friends who sit at Bank Negara and the others busy ‘pushing pencils in air conditioned rooms’ need to know that the insurance tariffs have not changes drastically here in Malaysia for the last 30 years!

So who is stirring this hornets’ nest?

Who is seeking obese vulgar profits by sacrificing Malaysian consumers?

Have the courage to go on record!

Do not be like termites or political Eunuchs, come address my concerns and that of all the stakeholders in an all stakeholder’s conference before drafting any final change!

A failure will end with one having to face the wrath of Malaysian consumers for siding with the insurance mafia’s and cartels!

Bank Negara – You have been warned!

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KLANG COUNCIL TOLD REMOVAL OF PM POTRAIT DISRESPECTFUL!

Dr Jacob George is president and legal adviser to the Consumers Association of Subang and Shah Alam (Cassa)

‘Enough politics and power plays!

Tit for tats! I am aware of the local guidelines and by-laws on banners and portraits but there are exceptions and here was the exception brother Ronnie – it was the PM of Malaysia visiting a district within the nation at a time of religious celebrations to show the world that despite our diversity we are all 1MALAYSIANS! – Dr Jacob George

Ini kerja bodoh!

This is absolutely stupid thing to do!

I cannot understand why a cloth banner with the portrait of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, put up to welcome him for the Chinese New Year celebrations, was taken down by the local council staff!

I am advised that the said celebration was set to be held in Pandamaran and the banner was put up by restaurateurs and traders who also had buntings close to their premises.

According to reliable sources the act was undertaken by Klang Municipal Council (MPK) who undertook this and others which include posters, banners and buntings around the township, meant to welcome Najib, without notice.

It was a surprise ‘thingy’ of appreciation!

I am also surprised at this as it had no political slogans.

Politicians from all divides should learn to accommodate and be cordial more so, during these festivities!

We need political maturity all around and that goes to the BN fellas as well!

If everything becomes ‘politics’ we will divide the nation at each and every corner and we cannot go forth as a nation!

After all the poster was of the Prime minister of Malaysia who was visiting the Pandamaran New Village!

So my politicians of all divides – please stop playing politics at each and every corner of our lives!

And my dear friend State exco for local government, Ronnie Liu should know better than to say that the removal of the banner with Najib’s portrait had to be done as there was no permit approval from the local council.

He is right on cue of course but brother this is different!

I am aware of the local guidelines and by-laws on banners and portraits but there are exceptions and here was the exception brother Ronnie – it was the PM of Malaysia visiting a district within the nation at a time of religious celebrations to show the world that despite our diversity we are all 1MALAYSIANS!

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MOVING ON AS 1MALAYSIANS THE TIGER YEAR!

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Malaysians are not stupid to believe the media spin and bias as we see in various talk shows and television programmes!

They are matured and know more than we think they do!

A mainstream newspaper has spanned in their front page report that more Malaysians have gone abroad for this Chinese New Year holidays because of economy recovery!

My foot!

Those who are going away are doing so to get away from the mind games and mental assaults and embarrassment the way our politicians and others in NGO positions have behaved!

They had enough of the tensions and anxiety we read and see over the mainstream media!

They see an abuse at various tiers and having enough those who can afford want a getaway from this at least over a weekend to see how other countries govern and their various institutions and civil society and media operate?

They know how low and far from the tree we have fallen that makes mockery of all the sacrifices and vision of our founding fathers! – Dr Jacob George

While I wish all my brethren celebrating the Chinese New Year 2010 which in essence is all 27 Million Malaysians as is our custom from time immemorial!

Have fun but drive safe!

If you drink please do not drive!

Public Transport – I pray we will not have the horror accidents that we are used to during long holidays and festivities!

But I would be foolish to ignore that while the spirit of cordiality is being harnessed and shared there will be those pariah newspapers among them, a racist vernacular one – known for its racist reporting!

They have so far being untouchables!

All sane and intelligent Malaysian continue to wonder why this particular pariah and racist newspaper has yet to be charged for sedition or incitement?

Of course, they are only a particular limb – we have others, that include NGO’s who are also fanning racial and religious sentiments, even a consumer group for that matter which is shocking, for we are always asked to be focused, neutral and supporting peaceful deliberations and the respect of law and order, of fair play, accountability, good governance, transparency and ethics free from racial and religious bias – ‘phew’ that’s a mouthful!

But no – that is not the case here, where political predators and others wanting political positions have penetrated even consumer groups and are using this as a platform for their personal and private agenda!

Perhaps they want to be ministers!

An analyst of their statements on print and the electronic media is a classic example!

Instead of being peacemakers they are fanning communal tensions highlighting what is different about us rather than the many similarities that should make us all 1MALAYSIANS as Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak (above left) desires!

If this was bad – look at certain political parties who lost at the General Elections now endorsing ‘acts and omission’ that makes a mockery of a democratic state and the rule of law as interpreted and practiced by responsible, intelligent and respected governments of the world!

We know of the saying that the ‘law is an ass!’ but how constitutional law is being interpreted here is a malicious assault on even ‘the mind of a 6 month of baby!’

Reading the mainstream media both print and electronic, it is clear that there is a plan of action to destabilize states that are run by the opposition by what ever means and even if it destroys the delicate race and religious unity and relations that have been fostered by painstaking previous Malaysian founding fathers!

This is an abuse and vulgar!

As for the opposition – they must themselves be professional and clean and deliver what they have promised!

Among them having dedicated, intelligent, responsible and clean politicians being selected as their representatives at state and parliamentary seats!

Your selection of council representatives was a joke in certain areas!

Your process of vetting candidates for all seats be they for state or parliament needs an overhaul!

If you do so – you will be a force having the people behind you.

Malaysians are not stupid to believe the media spin and bias as we see in various talk shows and television programmes!

They are matured and know more than we think they do!

They are also aware and embarrassed the way our politicians and others in NGO positions have behaved!

We are also aware how low and far from the tree we have fallen that makes mockery of all the sacrifices and vision of our founding fathers!

Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak is trying very hard!

He needs help from within not more problems and to fight various ‘bush fires!’

But what about others – they may need to speak less and do more work as the moment they open their mouths they only confirm to the Malaysian electorate that they are petty, foolish and absolute stupid!

Or worst that they are racist!

I hope the tiger year will bring all of us new fortunes and the nation peace, goodwill and most importantly the much needed foreign direct investments!

No matter what the spin the truth is we are in troubled waters!

We need to work, we need to get rid of corruption, the subsidy minded from the wealthy and rich, the racist, those abusing their positions for ill gotten gains!

Our government institutions must act professionally. There must be a separation of powers with well published check and balances!

They must by their actions and impartiality regain the self respect lost!

For this to happen we need to work as a team of 1Malaysians!

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