CONSUMERIST: ‘VIP PATIENTS’ ABUSING PUBLIC HOSPITALS!

‘The truth is this is one of the many public hospitals where Malaysian VIPs think they should be given VIP treatment at the public expense when they are financially well off to park their bodies at one of the many private hospitals in the country!

And it will continue because we have politicians instead of supporting their overworked staff instead love to politically ass lick these individuals for political expediency!

Perhaps we must make politically ass licking an heinous crime!’ – Dr Jacob George

CONSUMERIST: ‘VIP PATIENTS’ ABUSING PUBLIC HOSPITALS!

It is just unbelievable what I witnessed the last few days at a leading public hospital in the country!

As I was walking in to the hospital entrance I noticed a Mercedes WVB6655 being parked at the entrance of the walkway!

I found that strange and despicable as it impeded the walking and entrance to a hospital which could prove fatal!

I asked the security whether that car belonged to a leading specialist who ran in on an emergency to save a life?

They replied sheepishly no and that this car belonged to a ‘Datuk’ and they were frightened to do anything as they were little people!

I asked for a piece of paper and wrote a nasty piece for the owner saying that he was basically a piece of shit who was abusing his position since he had a honorific!

I also took several photographs of the said vehicle as proof of the abuse for a future press conference!

If one thought that is all for the day you are again wrong!

As I took my number and waiting for my turn with thousands of other patients I could not but witness another who claimed that she was a ‘Datin’ and should not be allowed to wait and abusing the two overworked doctors and other paramedical staff who were doing a great job trying the clear the workload!

This was what she said:

‘Do you know who I am? I am Datin *bitch bitch bitch ( *this added by me!)

I have several appointments and demand that the doctors see me immediately!’

The doctors replied that they cannot do so as this was a public hospital and they had to follow the numbers unless it was an emergency situation and in this case it was certainly not!

She refused to listen and continued to thrown her temper tantrums and I could not but feel sorry for the staff for holding back their emotions!

I refused to sit idle went up to that ‘Datin’ and told her that if she wants fast personalized politically ass licking service she should go to a private hospital and that I can suggest a few having worked in one premier hospital once!

I added that she was another embarrassment virtually a disgrace and her behaviour is only bringing contempt as members of the public watch these scenes work out!

She looked totally shocked and asked my identity and one of the paramedical told her who I was and she went red!

Just then that Datuk who had parked his car in front of the entrance had called my mobile having read the sarcastic notice I had place on his car windscreen!

He wanted to know who I was and I replied!

I cut him off by saying that I have no interest to talk to people like him and that he is another great example of individuals in this country going about using their honorific to abuse convention and accepted norms of public behavior!

I am sure you would be interested to know which hospital this is.

The truth is this is one of the many public hospitals where Malaysian VIPs think they should be given VIP treatment at the public expense when they are financially well off to park their bodies at one of the many private hospitals in the country!

And it will continue because we have politicians instead of supporting their overworked staff instead love to politically ass lick these individuals for political expediency!

It is sad the downward spiral in human behaviour in Malaysia and in particular among those carrying titles when they think they are ‘above the law and conventions’ since they carry a title they are above the rest of us – the commoners who they can abuse, shout at, ill treat, complain about or override!

And the sad thing of it all when those who are expected to protect public interest and the commoner instead prefers to ‘politically protect these abusive people’ for political expediency!

As such we see it in our public places, on the roads, in the media, in the walk of life, when they scavenge for contracts and handouts/subsidies with comments made when one thinks one can lord over others because he/she carries a title!

This is a despicable behavior and by far the two cases I have highlighted are just the tip of an iceberg of abuses!

Perhaps we must make politically ass licking an heinous crime!

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CONSUMERIST: ANOTHER POLICE REPORT AGAINST INDIA’S HUMAN TRAFFICKER IT CONMAN SATYAM TADIKONDA @ TVVS SWAMI!

CONSUMERIST: ANOTHER POLICE REPORT AGAINST INDIA’S HUMAN TRAFFICKER IT CONMAN SATYAM TADIKONDA @ TVVS SWAMI!

This afternoon another Police report was made at the Shah Alam Police Station by an Indian national against the above mentioned individual who is believed to be hiding in his home town in D No 13 9 11 WARD No 26, Naravari Veedhi Bapatla, Guntur 522101 AP, India

I am informed tomorrow another Malaysian agency will also file a report which has serious consequences for Satyam Tadikonda @ TVVS Swami if he ever attempts to return to Malaysia!

A dossier is also being prepared for the Indian High Commission in Malaysia on this individual who has cheated a number of individuals and companies since he travels using an Indian passport and is likely now to attempt to convert it for a new one in view the Police dragnet that is being initiated across the globe for him!

He is alleged to have cheated several companies promising them MSC status through his claims of high powered links there and has distributed calling cards with various designations and companies of Managing Director, CTO, Manager and even the title of Professor for India’s Vishwa Bharathi Group of Institutions in Hyderabad, India and having indulged a memorandum of understanding on that pretext with an educational body in Malacca!

The latest we heard is now he is in India trying to organize a transfer of onions to Malaysia together with another two Indian nationals who go by the name of ‘Vangala Praveen Kumar Reddy’ and ‘Ganugu’ and the former is also wanted by individuals in Malacca over certain illegal collection of monies and student visa issue?

I am expected to be in Singapore to meet the Singapore authorities on the same matter as there are allegations that some individuals and companies ‘across the border’ may also have been victims of this IT conman called Satyam Tadikonda @ TVVS Swami and ‘money laundering activities’ and IF you had a  dealing or two with him you are hereby advised to contact CASSA  Hotline at 0163261700!

Below are the photographs of SATYAM TADIKONDA @ TVVS SWAMI from India who has several Police reports lodged against him in Malaysia.

LOOK OUT FOR INDIAN IT CONMAN SATYAM TADIKONDA @TVVS Swami (Photos Below) and his many faces in Malaysia!

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CONSUMERIST: TIME FOR A FOOD HANDLERS ACT IN MALAYSIA!

TIME FOR A FOOD HANDLERS ACT IN MALAYSIA!

Yes, I sound like John the Baptist – a voice crying in the wilderness urging, appealing and screaming for a comprehensive Food Handlers Act in Malaysia!

The reasons are aplenty from the ineffectiveness of the Food Act 1985 which is outdated, to the sorry, corrupt and ineffectiveness of our enforcement and total invasion of this sector by foreigners from Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Africa, Middle East and West Asian countries to our own Malaysians!

With the re-emergence of many once eradicated diseases – we need to question and seek answers to the present problems brought about by apathy, incompetence, corruption and sheer lack of political and professional will!

So if my appeal for a Food Handlers Act is favourable –

What do they cover?

The Regulations apply to all types of food and drink and their ingredients.

But some businesses – generally manufacturers of products of animal origin, such as dairies or wholesale fish markets – follow their own product specific regulations. These regulations are listed

Identifying and controlling food hazards

As the proprietor of a food business, you are expected to:

  • make sure food is supplied or sold in a hygienic way;
  • identify food safety hazards;
  • know which steps in your activities are critical for food safety;
  • ensure safety controls are in place, maintained and reviewed.

Controls do not have to be complex. There are systems that can be used by food businesses to ensure that hazards are identified and controls are in place.

For example – Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is one of a number of such systems.

The Regulations aim to set out basic hygiene principles, which are generally not new. But their emphasis is different from previous regulations. They focus more strongly on how to identify and control food safety risks at each stage of the process of preparing and selling food.

Rather than simply following a list of rules, the Regulations let you assess the risk to food safety and then apply controls relevant to your own situation.

This will work provided you are accountable and ethical!

But in all fairness – not all the requirements for the structure and equipment of food premises will apply to you.

Some are followed by the words “where appropriate” or “where necessary”.

For example, one provision states that, “where appropriate” floors must allow surface drainage. But where you have a system to ensure water does not build up, so that there is no risk to food safety, actual floor drains may not be necessary. So there is no absolute requirement to have them.
Basic requirements for food businesses

Food premises should: (and where *Malaysian food outlets fail!)

  • be clean and maintained in good repair;
  • be designed and constructed to permit good hygiene practices;
  • have an adequate supply of potable (drinking) water;
  • have suitable controls in place to protect against pests;
  • have adequate natural and/or artificial lighting;
  • have sufficient natural and/or mechanical ventilation;
  • provide clean lavatories which do not lead directly into food rooms;
  • have adequate hand washing facilities;
  • be provided with adequate drainage.

Rooms where food is prepared, treated or processed should generally have surface finishes which are easy to clean and, where necessary, disinfect. This would, for instance, apply to wall, floor and equipment finishes. The rooms should also have:

  • adequate facilities for washing food and equipment;
  • adequate facilities for the storage and removal of food waste.

Of course, many of the Regulations are basic minimum hygiene standards which apply to every food business. But how they are applied still depends on the situation. For example, every food premises must be kept clean. But how they are cleaned, and how often, will be different for a manufacturer of ready-to-eat meals than for a bakery selling bread or even fast food outlets!

Supplies of raw materials

Do not buy or supply any raw materials if you think that even after sorting or processing they could make food unfit for human consumption. Any material which you suspect or know to be infected or contaminated with parasites or foreign substances to this extent should be rejected.

Quality of Water in food

There must be an adequate supply of potable (drinking) water, to be used whenever necessary to ensure food is not contaminated. In the vast majority of cases, this is supplied via the public water supply. But if there is any doubt about the quality of a water supply, you should seek advice from your local council Environmental Health Services.

Personal hygiene for food handlers

Anyone who works in a food handling area must maintain a high degree of personal cleanliness. And the way in which they work must also be clean and hygienic. Food handlers must wear clean and, where appropriate, protective over-clothes. Anyone whose work involves handling food should/must:

  • observe good personal hygiene;
  • routinely wash their hands when handling food;
  • never smoke in food handling areas;
  • report any illness (like infected wounds, skin infections, diarrhea or vomiting) to their manager or supervisor immediately.

If any employee reports that they are suffering from any such illness, the business may have to exclude them from food handling areas. Such action should be taken urgently. If you have any doubt about the need to exclude, you should seek urgent medical advice!

Employers must not send them to work fully knowing that they are ill as many do today!

Preventing food contamination

Food handlers must protect food and ingredients against contamination which is likely to render them unfit for human consumption or a health hazard. For example, uncooked poultry should not contaminate ready-to-eat foods, either through direct contact or through work surfaces or equipment.

Training and supervising food handlers

Food handlers must receive adequate supervision, instruction and/or training in food hygiene. Each food business must decide what training or supervision their food handlers need by identifying the areas of their work most likely to affect food hygiene.

Many of the guidelines in this guidance apply equally to food businesses trading from temporary or occasional locations like those under the tree, stalls, by hawkers, entrenched sites, canteens and so forth.

But because not all of them will be practical, there are also some slightly different requirements. However, wherever food is sold, two basic rules always apply:

  • there should be adequate facilities to prepare and serve food safely; and
  • food handling procedures should avoid exposing food to risk of any contamination.

Even some fast food and high end outlets are guilty of this from consumer feedbacks and our observations.

I have repeatedly asked those operating under such licenses to read again the conditions of their franchise from the mother company in the United States, the UK, and Spain, Germany or the cold terrains of the North Pole!

Let us say – No to any more food poisoning incidences or worst the continued increase of diseases we had at one time eradicated!

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CONSUMERIST: PKR URGED TO CALL OFF 901!

‘As an NGO leader myself I cannot but appeal to all parties not to create any unnecessary tensions and anxiety which can be manipulated by third parties and agent provocateurs to create turmoil and destabilize the nation.

Let us act statesmanlike and not behave like we are above the law of the land!’ – Dr Jacob George

CONSUMERIST: PKR URGED TO CALL OFF 901!

There is already far too many issues of late and the last thing we need is more tension on our streets and lives!

When there is an attempt to flood the capital or just any place with hundreds of thousands of people as a sign of protest there are also collateral damage in the form of the rights of the little people being violated – people who want to carry on with their lives as taxi drivers, hawkers, shopkeepers, and other walks that make various economic sense in our capital city!

They do not have the luxury of having huge bank accounts and savings to tide over if they fail to work just one day!

Let us not deprive others of their livelihood for our narrow political agenda and purpose!

This includes others in various tiers of economic life who want a peaceful hassle free drive to work on a street that is even without demonstrations a nightmare to drive in for work or from work!

As such I cannot fathom the rational why it is necessary for any quarters to bring huge numbers of people to Kuala Lumpur on the day the Anwar verdict is to be announced!

And if you want to then apply for the necessary Police permits responsibly and answering logistics and security concerns of the Police intelligently!

Already Malaysia’s infamous agent provocateurs, the racist, the political adventurers, the executive ball carriers and others are already at work making threats through speeches and statements.

The truth is this is just another high profile case and Malaysia has had her fair number of high profile cases and not each and everyone of them came to hear the verdict with hundreds of thousands in rein!

This is after all stupidity in its most profound and vulgar sense!

I thus cannot but agree with Malaysia’s deputy premier that certain political parties may feel peace is a liability and want to stroke unnecessary tensions at a time when common sense will dictate calm, statesmen like political behaviour!

So yes I fully support the nation’s top cop Ismail Omar who has directed the Kuala Lumpur police to meet organisers of next week’s planned rally to ascertain whether they are following protocols that are needed.

More so when many statements are being made but no one has had the decency to apply for any permit for the event, organised to show support for opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim over his impending Sodomy 2 verdict next Monday.

As a leader of a NGO myself I cannot but appeal to all parties not to create any unnecessary tensions and anxiety which can be manipulated by third parties and agent provocateurs to create turmoil and destabilize the nation.

Let us all act statesmanlike and not behave like we are above the law of the land!

LOOK OUT FOR INDIAN IT CONMAN SATYAM TADIKONDA @TVVS Swami (Photos Below) and his many faces in Malaysia!

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CONSUMERIST: SUPER 14 CANNOT CHANGE THE MINDSETS OF MALAYSIAN CHRISTIANS!

And why these 14?

You have to ask these 14 Christian leaders that question and they owe it to their religious constituencies an answer!’ – Dr Jacob George

CONSUMERIST: SUPER 14 CANNOT CHANGE THE MINDSETS OF MALAYSIAN CHRISTIANS!

Several journalists called me to seek my opinion on Premier Najib Razak’s hosting of a lunch for ‘14 key Christian leaders’ after the last one on May 12!’

What can I say?

The timing is just brilliant coming days before the Anwar verdict and much speculation of a snap general elections POST CHINESE NEW YEAR which is needed to give ‘political authenticity’ to this administration and position which was inherited from Abdullah Ahmad Badawi!

And since then inheriting one scandal to another, political U-turns and blatant political hypocrisy unseen or heard in the nation’s history post independence!

But why now and why these 14?

You have to ask these 14 Christian leaders that question and they owe it to their religious constituencies, an answer!

But where were these invitations when the Malaysian Christians were been verbally abused, accused of treason, undermining the nation and conspiring with opposition politicians for a new political order?

Where were these leaders who now invite us to lunch when the Church stood numerous ridicule and allegations from a media instrument that belonged to a dominating political party?

Where were these lunches when their political lapdogs and mercenary bloggers used their blogs to further undermine and abuse the Christian church and its believers with numerous allegations that has remained unsubstantiated despite Police reports!

And where were they when a racist NGO certainly an alter ego of the said political machinery were further infuriating racial and seditious statements against the Christians?

And where were they when even at the last UMNO General Assembly when Christians were attacked with unfounded allegations?

The damage has been done and this super 14 cannot change the mindsets of over 2 million Christians who have decided they will be very responsible with their vote in GE13 come what may!

Well respected – Bishop Dr Paul Tan Chee Ing (below), who is also the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia is a classic example of a man who walks the talk without fear! bishop paul tan chee ing

Well respected for standing up to the bullies and stating clearly that the recent impoundment of our holy books was a “flagrant example of the hypocrisy of people who treat the 1Malaysia concept as a vote-winning slogan rather than as a platform on which to unify the people.”

Something that all of us leaders or not, can learn from this man!

As such, I am pleased to learn that Catholic bishop, Anthony Selvanayagam of Penang and Paul Tan of the Johor-Malacca Diocese; and my colleague from Trinity College, Rev Dr Hermen Shastri, the secretary-general of the protestant Christian Churches of Malaysia (CCM) will not be there!

LOOK OUT FOR INDIAN IT CONMAN SATYAM TADIKONDA @TVVS Swami (Photos Below) and his many faces in Malaysia!

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