CONSUMERIST – AUTHENTICITY OF SEX TAPE MUST BE DETERMINED SPEEDILY!

‘Any politician who engages in illicit sex and worst – stupid enough to get caught certainly @even if an entrapment – cast doubt on their credibility, morals and image as a role model for society and a candidate for high political office!

More if they have been parading themselves as ‘righteous men and women!’

They do not deserve to have the trust of the people. Since there is no track record in Malaysia except for one extremely brave politician who resigned it is clear that even when they are caught for various offences they rather accord blame elsewhere rather than admit, receive censure and resign!’ – Dr Jacob George

 

CONSUMERIST – AUTHENTICITY OF SEX TAPE MUST BE DETERMINED SPEEDILY!

azlanI have no interest in commenting on the individuals behind the sex tape exposure!

There had been enough comments, spins and over tunes on them!

I am certain the provisions of the various Malaysian Statutes will address the issue quite rightly with over 27 million eyes and the international fora eagerly watching each and every moment of the sequence of event in this vulgar case!

Of course, there have been others, some consumed with blind loyalty, some politically motivated, others taking a moral high ground while sleeping in glasshouses themselves, worst others, accusing and pointing fingers that this is another conspiracy leading right up to the corridor of power and at least one saying all these are part and parcel of gutter politics and an indication that Malaysia has plunged into such filth, moral, spiritual and political decay that it is an injustice done to our future generations!

One told me just today – that we now live in a more tolerant and liberal and relatively moral society, society may presume the private affairs of public office holders are not a barometer of anything!

That the Victorian values of prudence, self control, sacrifice, monogamy, decency, not wearing masks, of accountability, good governance, ethics and betraying voters are no more barometer of statesmanship?

Yes I am aware that adultery is immoral, but it is not illegal!

But the question lingers – Should we not judge showman and women or top performers by their private indulgence?

Do we not drop sportsmen, women and office bearers of sports fraternities when they cannot deliver or have fallen short of expectations?

So should we not sack politicians who drink and get drunk (in private), who gamble (in private), who have mistresses (in private), who dish out favors (in private) and if they are stupid enough to be caught in having sex with a woman or man?

Or do we say that as long as they perform their role well as an elected representative what they do privately should be no one’s business unless a nation’s legislation is violated?

I agree that politicians should be allowed privacy.

But since politicians are representing the people, the people have the right to be sure that the elected politicians are morally upright and are the best people to do the job.

That they are role models!

Operative words – the best people to do the job!

Any politician who engages in illicit sex and worst – stupid enough to get caught certainly @even if an entrapment – cast doubt on their credibility, morals and image as a role model for society and a candidate for high political office!

More if they have been parading themselves as ‘righteous men and women!’

They do not deserve to have the trust of the people. Since there is no track record in Malaysia except for one extremely brave politician who resigned it is clear that even when they are caught for various offences they rather accord blame elsewhere rather than admit, receive censure and resign!

This is why voters should dump such political adventurers, shenailigans and actors!

This is why in the forthcoming General Election Malaysian voters must make certain that their vote will be for individuals with political ethics and morals!

Enough of voting in cruel corrupt, vulgar and immoral politicians, who are there to plunder, steal and vulgarly ‘rape’ the nation!

And this is why in the public interest justice must be served and public interest demands that authorities having in their care and control a sex tape immediately and professionally engage foreign experts to ascertain the authenticity or lack of that recording!

Since the tape is out – gutter politics or not – is secondary!

We must know without an iota of doubt the identity of the man in that sex tape and its authenticity!

This is our right as Malaysian voters!

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CONSUMERIST – CNN INTERNATIONAL LAUDED IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING EFFORT!

‘It is a fact that despite statutes and laws engraved in stone we have numerous cases where governments say one thing and practice another!

Even when they have clear and comprehensive Anti-trafficking legislation!

And thanks to that despicable act and the ineffectiveness of the laws, thanks to corrupt policymakers, civil servants, law and enforcement and politicians – the selling of human, commercial exploitation of people for profit is rampant in each and every country!’ – Dr Jacob George

 

CONSUMERIST – CNN INTERNATIONAL LAUDED IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING EFFORT!

No one denies that the war against ‘new strains of slavery’ is important!

And certainly true since this new strain of slavery is transnational and across borders and its players well financed, politically protected, well organized and having conduits the world over!

It is a fact that despite statutes and laws engraved in stone we have numerous cases where governments say one thing and practice another!

Even when they have clear and comprehensive Anti-trafficking legislation!

And thanks to that despicable act and the ineffectiveness of the laws, thanks to corrupt policymakers, civil servants, law and enforcement and politicians – the selling of human, commercial exploitation of people for profit is rampant in each and every country!

We are advised that an estimate of 27 million people, mostly women and children, are enslaved and forced to work long hours, live in subhuman conditions, and be subjected to brutalities and sexual accosting by their “owners”.

And that human trafficking is quickly moving into first place as the most lucrative underworld “business”, outpacing drug and weapons crimes, grossing over $32 billion annually around the globe.

This is no rocket science as we all are exposed to it some time or another and realizes that the root cause of human trafficking is always related to greed and power!

Just like politics!

The victims, consideration, collateral damage call them whatever but the truth is they have many things in common.

Among them that they are poverty-stricken, disenfranchised through previous abuses, and those willing to believe lies and manipulative stories about a “better life” easily fall victim to enslavement.

In the majority of cases it is the vulnerable that are preyed upon, in forced labor, in forced criminal activity, and in forced prostitution.

It is those who do not believe they can have a better lot in life that remain enslaved out of fear of what the captors will do to them if they try to leave.

It is those who think their sacrifice will help their loved ones to be safe who are willing to give up their rights, their freedom, and their very personhood and remain under the brutal control of the pimp or debt-holder!

And as proactive and dedicated CNN International says – The fight to bring some of these people to freedom is arduous and costly.

At the same time we live in a new changing paradigm where there is a growing groundswell of support from civil society groups, grassroots organizations, and ‘born again’ political parties, focused, sincere, religious and dedicated governments!

And true we are all saying – Enough! No More!

This is why I cannot but laud the great and dedicated effort of CNN International in leading the charge against human injustice in their Freedom Project!

The Freedom Project is an in-depth look at the horrors of modern day human trafficking, with a strong call to action, declaring “it is time to put an end to modern day slavery”.

CNN International goes on record to say:

‘We go beyond borders to tackle slavery, head on; to untangle the criminal web that trades in human life; to give victims a voice; to bring captors to justice; to keep government officials to their word.  The victims can’t walk away, and neither will we.   It is time to put modern day slavery out of business, and CNN has joined the fight to bring hope and freedom’

Share below the ways that you are helping raise awareness and join the fight against human trafficking, labor trafficking, and adult and child sex trafficking.

We pray for the success of the CNN International efforts in this area!

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CONSUMERIST – MPs TOLD INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATIONS NEEDED INTO HOSPITAL WOES!

‘But instead of really tightening up quality, professionalism, investigate whether the collapse was caused by a structural, design or maintenance failure and looking critically selection process zero tolerant of crony contractors the type that gives kickbacks in the form of money luxury vehicles for one’s wives, paid holidays, exclusive club memberships and a shopping sphere around shopping destinations from Monte Carlo, France, Singapore, Hong Kong, the European Union countries, China, Italy and the US we instead say like an idiot – ‘the ministry will propose for the ceiling to be replaced by a type of ceiling that is lighter and easy to maintain?’

So what happened to all the EKRAs, KPIs, NKRAs?’ – Dr Jacob George

 


CONSUMERIST – MPs TOLD INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION NEEDED INTO HOSPITAL WOES!

The collapse of roofs in multi million ringgit hospitals after alleged suspicious cost over-runs is no cause of worry?

Certainly too when floors give way, lifts malfunction, cracks and more cracks appear?

When lifts don not work, toilets are clogged and door are broken due to substandard materials used?

These are all ‘part and parcel’ of the huge tolerance we give to Malaysian crony contractors?

What about incompetent security guards owned allegedly by a politician and sitting Parliamentary whose contract of service gets inexplicable renewed year after year?

Has there being any police reports made by members of the civil society to urge police investigations when these horrible things happen?

Are investigations and the said panel investigating having independent members from the civil society?

No?

Why not?

No, political party members certainly cannot be cooped as members!

Conflict of interest – maa..aaaaaaa?

Never heard not bothered?

So you want apple polishers and suck up specialists?

It is our entire fault for being so tolerant when business and politics mix!

And in the case of the multi million hospital or ‘white elephant’ called Serdang Hospital – we are told that the findings of the investigation on the collapse of its ceiling in the main lobby will determine the actual party that should bear the cost of repair!

The cost to repair and replace the 2,500 sq meter ceiling is estimated at RM800, 000?

But instead of really tightening up quality, professionalism, investigate whether the collapse was caused by a structural, design or maintenance failure and looking critically selection process zero tolerant of crony contractors the type that gives kickbacks in the form of money luxury vehicles for one’s wives, paid holidays, exclusive club memberships and a shopping sphere around shopping destinations from Monte Carlo, France, Singapore, Hong Kong, the European Union countries, China, Italy and the US we instead say like an idiot – ‘the ministry will propose for the ceiling to be replaced by a type of ceiling that is lighter and easy to maintain?’

So what happened to all the EKRAs, KPIs, NKRAs?

So while we are on the same subject may I give hint that another multi million hospital which is Selayang Hospital is also having its fair share of major cock ups from clogged and uncorking toilets, lifts malfunction, doors broken and other horrors associated to giving a construction to crony contractors close and intimate to decision makers?

And while I am on a run here – has the contract on Radicare been extended?

Gosh – the travesty of it all?

And what happened to the investigation into a specialist who gave out hospital contracts to companies linked to him?

And what about investigation into the stupid behavior of ‘Political Secretaries’ and other ‘unqualified individuals’ hereinafter called idiots – ‘interfering in administrative, technical, clinical management and procedures involving patients?’

Gosh – I really miss former Director of Health Services Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican!

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CONSUMERIST – NOW BULLIES THREATEN CHRISTIANS!

‘And to voice out our displeasure, sadness and hurt after decades of ‘silent tolerance’ through press statements, police reports, memorandums, meetings with the government, the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet which are all proper channels in a constitutional democracy are seen as ‘’arrogance, insensitivity, …?

According to which religious bigot?

Even worst and vulgar their actions embarrasses a Malaysian government spearheading 1Malaysia and which is telling Washington and rest of the world government’s that we are indeed a moderate Muslim country!

What a blatant abuse, arrogance and the audacity of it all?

The God fearing, religious and learned speak, discuss, chat, pray together while the bullies with an agenda – threaten, manipulate, stir up emotions with lies, more lies, and more and more distortion and lies!

Res Ipsa Loquitur!’ – Dr Jacob George

 

 

CONSUMERIST – NOW BULLIES THREATEN CHRISTIANS!

No one can stop any pressure deviant, racist group let alone political bullies from pulling out of any committee to promote inter religious understanding and harmony!

They are free to go as to come!

This is the essence of democracy the last time I checked not only Malaysia’s federal constitution but also the huge volumes on the same with various UN agencies!

But the matter becomes complicated when they issue threats, are confrontational against a group of believers protecting their constitutional position on their religion!

Remember no one has a monopoly on religion and the ALMIGHTY!

Perhaps, they have not really read the Federal Constitution?

Worst, they have closed their eyes and ears to what is happening in the world of today in relation to the rights, interests and wellbeing of minorities the world over!

Even worst and vulgar their actions embarrasses a Malaysian government spearheading 1Malaysia and which is telling Washington and rest of the world government’s that we are indeed a moderate Muslim country!

Perhaps, they need to learn many things from our neighbor Indonesia?

Perhaps, governments around the world led by the US, UK, European Union and others should immediately ban the entry of such racist groups and their leaders from their countries least they spill these same racist venom and vulgar notion in your democracies?

The next time I have an opportunity to meet US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton I will pop the question and earnest request!

Perhaps, these fascist are not aware that the laws relating to minority races and beliefs have changed drastically!

But these racist groups hiding under many a cloak must remember one thing that the days of threats, of criminal intimidation, of threats to life and limb are over!

But the beautiful thing is I am certain these threats are not from the majority of Malaysians of all religious persuasions for they are today mature and aware of the pitfalls of segregation, of racial and religious profiling, racism run wild facilitating deep cleavages in a Malaysian society already besieged by polarization!

One should also beware that there is also the maturing of the electorate in West and more importantly East Malaysia which may not come with the coming elections, but it will come as a tsunami if attitudes do not change to embrace holistic change!

Peninsula based groups should be aware that East Malaysians joined a secular Federation in 1963 and since have been rather tolerant at all the childish pranks of others but perhaps no more!

As far as I can gather my East Malaysian Christian brethren have already shocked the ruling elites in Peninsula Malaysia which includes Christians in political comatose to today challenge their paradigms and to prod them to understand that the whole of Malaysia needs to become more plural and all-embracing of its citizens.

There is no need for us to apologize for our religious beliefs and rights that is enshrined in the Malaysian Federal Constitution!

At the same time there is no place for bullies threatening harm on minorities of the land by using terminologies like ‘uncontrolled reaction!’

Worst by using the vast racist media channels these groups continue to create an atmosphere that they instead of the Christians are the victims here!

Perhaps it says a lot about the psychological makeup of these racist bigots!

The question is whose churches were recently burned?

Whose planning applications have been repeatedly stalled?

And whose religious books seized and withheld for 2 years, then insensitively, arrogantly and forcibly desecrated by the stamp of the Home Ministry?

Do the Christians no right to use their Word of God?

And to voice out our displeasure and hurt after decades of ‘silent tolerance’ through press statements, police reports, memorandums, meetings with the government, the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet which are all proper channels in a constitutional democracy are seen as ‘’arrogance, insensitivity, …?

What a blatant abuse, arrogance and the audacity of it all?

The God fearing, religious and learned speak, discuss, chat, pray together while the bullies threaten, manipulate, stir up emotions with lies, more lies, and more and more distortion and lies!

Res Ipsa Loquitur!

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CONSUMERIST – CHRISTIANS WAITING FOR JOSEPH’S APOLOGY!

‘It may be worst when political shenanigans and others of loose, crude and vulgar morality have high jacked the political process in the country and entrenched the nation into an abyss of gutter politics!

So much that we do not know fact from fiction, truth from fabrication, and gutter political culture practiced by political pariahs from one that is spearheaded by statesmen!

But as far as I know Joseph, he is a good man and a Christian who perhaps in a moment of ‘temporary loss’ said something uncalled which he perhaps, regrets, for thus hurting his brethren!

An apology is required speedily to manage and mitigate the hurt!

This is not asking too much!’ _ Dr Jacob George  

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CONSUMERIST – CHRISTIANS WAITING FOR JOSEPH’S APOLOGY!

bishop paul tan chee ingI was very reassured to hear Catholic Bishop Paul Tan Chee Ing advising Christian politicians to distinguish between their career interests and the requirements of their faith in ways that would vivify both!

It was great advice and one I pray they will reflect on and adhere to!

The outspoken Bishop of the Melaka-Johor diocese whom I hope to meet this week was like me upset at news of that ‘strange comment’ by my Christian brother, Joseph Salang Gandum, who is the present deputy information, communication and culture minister, who was reported to have said that Christians were making fools of themselves by gathering at prayer meetings over the issue of the Malay Bible, Al-Kitab in Sarawak recently!

I was really shocked myself when first told by friends both here and in Sarawak of that crude and silly remark!

It was not like Joseph as I know that he is really a nice guy, friendly, helpful and full of life!

So what happened?

Why did Joseph a Christian find it rather upsetting and distressing to witness our Christian brethren prayerfully demonstrating their concerns over the impoundment of the Al-Kitab as somehow foolish?

Was the ‘political pressure’ of it all getting too much?

It is as my former Professor Dr James Veitch once advised that it was really difficult to reconcile Christian morality, our faith and belief with today’s elements and requirements of politics but we must strive to be above the rest as our master and savior demands!

It may be worst when political shenanigans and others of loose, crude and vulgar morality have high jacked the political process in the country and entrenched the nation into an abyss of gutter politics!

So much that we do not know fact from fiction, truth from fabrication, and gutter political culture practiced by political pariahs from one that is spearheaded by statesmen!

My belief is simple that the Christian cannot stay aloof from the public political arena but he/she must know they stand and its limits!

Ultimately his/her master is – ‘Our Lord!’

Let him/her not forget this paramount truth!

So I still say my brother Joseph owes an apology to our Christian brethren for that rather crude and silly statement!

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