CONSUMERIST: SUBANG/OTHERS – URBAN POVERTY A REMINDER!

Dato Jacob George

CONSUMERIST: SUBANG/OTHERS – URBAN POVERTY A TIMELY REMINDER!

 

‘Have things changed since I last raised these issues and upset the status qua?

Are there still wastage and abuse and remedies not reaching the intended targets?

If so what can we do to address these disparities in 2012?’ – Dr Jacob George

 

Urban Poverty – A Timely Reminder To Local Authorities
(Posted on 11.05am Apr 16, 2001)

GOVT AGENCIES ON THE GROUND SHOULD HEED DPM’S OBSERVATIONS ON URBAN POVERTY!

As a consumer advocate with over 39 years track record, I cannot but fully support and endorse Deputy Premier Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s recent observations that a concerted effort must be made to address the growing problem of urban poverty irrespective of racial origin.

The deputy premier must be also commended for speaking “plainly from the heart” where he rightly pointed out that effective strategies and master-plans must be implemented to address the problem, from a truly “Malaysian” perspective!

His views on the eradication of a “subsidy mentality” and “racial polarization” must also be applauded.

The comments coming only weeks after the recent clashes in several “poverty stricken” areas in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor should now result in a concerted implementation immediately.

The dilapidated, harsh living conditions of the various marginalized communities clearly show that some of our elected representatives, local politicos and local government agencies may have neglected the very demograph, they were set up to address!

We should not forget that apart from Kampung Medan and its surrounding areas, there are other similar areas nationwide with their own wooden houses with rusty corrugated zinc roofs, small and illegal workshops, garbage-strewn narrow streets and dusty environment with their fair share of gangsters, drug addiction, juvenile delinquency, fights, social problems and even incests!

It is moments like this when we have to truly ask: why valuable financial resources made available by the government is not used to address to these community woes.

From time to time, we are exposed to the countless wastage of public funds on public relations activities, construction projects, cosmetic changers, the implementation of mega-projects costing millions of ringgit, which does not serve any purpose, except the “egos of certain local politicos or local government managements!”

And when community-based groups, whistle-blowers and individuals address this wastage, they are “attacked as persona non grata, self appointed do-gooders or non-residents”.

Would it not be better to instead divert valuable funding and attention to areas the likes of “Kampung Medan”?

The ‘master plan’ initiated to address the various ‘socio-economic imbalances and inequalities’, lack of adequate housing, education, opportunities for credit for business, development must be well planned and implemented to overcome racial polarization.

If implemented religiously – this holistic solution will prevent the repeat of the recent violent episodes and the possibility of these issues being exploited by a minority, whose sole preoccupation seems to be the “overthrow of a legally elected government”!

The time has come for all of us to “turun padang” and based on the ground conditions and realities to initiate various socio-economic programs that will address the larger community needs!

One final point. In view of the recent findings of the presence of foreigners in such settlements, perhaps, the time is right to conduct a Federal Census Inspection (FCI) by a government appointed task force with the assistance of community based groups to ascertain the number of such foreign and illegal colonies in the country.

And in view of the involvement of such groups in recent clashes and crime, action must be taken to immediately deport such groups in the interest of national security.

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CONSUMERIST: HFM DISEASE NOW AN EPIDEMIC?

Dato Jacob George

CONSUMERIST: HFM DISEASE NOW AN EPIDEMIC?

Hand, Foot and mouth disease!

No, it has nothing to do with corruption or the lies that come out of our politicians mouths!

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by viral infections. Symptoms include lesions around the mouth area and rashes on the extremities. Other signs include fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, and body aches.

It is commonly spread through direct contact with infected persons and bodily fluids.

One need not ask whether it is now an epidemic?

It would be politically incorrect!

But statistics state that there have been 806 reported cases in the state during the first seven weeks of 2012, which was a 278 per cent increase over the same period in 2011!

Maybe what we further need is a few hundred millions ringgit to be set aside to buy ‘specialized vehicles’ to visit the rural areas to urge members of the public to help contain the spread of the disease by maintaining high levels of personal hygiene and environmental sanitation.

This can be done by direct negotiations and awarded to a friendly company!

Go ahead industry ‘boys and girls’ –  start a working paper justifying this, get endorsements and minutes and strike it rich!

Call it 1Malaysia HFM Project!

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CONSUMERIST: MALAYSIAN POLITICIANS LIE SPECIALISTS?

Dato Jacob George

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The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.
Reinhold Niebuhr

The crooked citizenship-for-votes scam was another criminal and fraudulent method allegedly devised by a much despised and hated former leader who though claimed he has retired, continues to make all kinds and nature of political and racist comments, benchmarks a higher terms of leadership and accountability on others than that he himself has practiced while in office or now after alleged ‘retirement’ practices and worst just seeing the negative comments he receives in the comments column in online news should tell him to just shut up!

Worst instead of owning up he continues to sidetrack and instead continue to accuse his successor while the latter continues his elegant silence not wanting to open the large Pandora box of alleged criminal and fraudulent actions which will further embarrass the system of nepotism, cronyism and corruption that has been in our political life for far too long!’ – Dr Jacob George

CONSUMERIST: MALAYSIAN POLITICIANS LIE SPECIALISTS?

Lies, inconsistencies, spins, flip flops, fabrication, deceptions, betrayals, utter nonsense!

More and more cock and bull stories!

If I was not brought up by religious and God fearing grandparents in Sungei Petani, Kedah, I would have used vulgar superlatives to air my JUST anger!

The Malaysian voters both in peninsula Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak have seen it all!

Each and every possible crooked and dirty method to win elections whether it is through fabrication and distortion over the mainstream media, gerrymandering, phantom and postal votes and of late the allegation of foreigners in Malaysian documents.

The crooked citizenship-for-votes scam was another fraudulent method allegedly devised by a much despised and hated former leader who though claimed he has retired, continues to make all kinds and nature of political and racist comments, benchmarks a higher terms of leadership and accountability on others than that he himself has practiced while in office or now after alleged ‘retirement’ practices and worst just seeing the negative comments he receives in the comments column in online news should tell him to just shut up!

Worst instead of owning up he continues to sidetrack and instead continue to accuse his successor while the latter continues his elegant silence not wanting to open the large Pandora box of alleged criminal and fraudulent actions which will further embarrass the system of nepotism, cronyism and corruption that has been in our political life for far too long!

Malaysian voters are just too aware of the various scandals and fiasco and among them – Bank Bumiputra, Maminco, Bank Negara Forex, the Crooked Bridge, Sime Darby, the Scorpene submarines purchase, Matrade, Bursa Malaysia share issues, approval permits, Perwaja Steel, InventQ, the PKFZ,the PSC Naval dockyard, Bank Islam, Wang Ehsan, Valuecap, Perimeker, IMT Defence, Education Department ICT purchases, bailouts of Malaysian Airlines System, the STAR-LRT, the Putra Transport System, the Seremban-Port Dickson Highway, the Kuching Prison, Shala Alam and Queen Elizabeth hospital and other hospitals, the National Sewerage System, the double tracking project and the recent soft loan to the National Feedlot Corporation.

And we have an opportunity to make things right!

GE13 is at our door steps no two ways about it the only difference is that there is much fear and anxiety of the expected casualty and collateral damage that is going to be inflicted in the run up to retain or capture Putrajaya!

It has already started with two mentally deranged politicians whom we will call the 2H spreading lies, half truths and suspicion to tear our delicate multi religious and racial social fabric and to foster it for a political agenda that is so sickening and vulgar that it will make Adolf Hitler’s vision a child play!

As I watch this play out with the politicians, their mercenary bloggers, media, advisers, ‘NGOs’ I fear for a nation that still has so much promise so much potential to excel!

Each day I become increasingly disillusioned with the causalities that the system is leaving in its wake.

Basically it is this.

As the politicians competition gets tougher because of an enlightened voter base questioning on issues of accountability, good governance, ethics, fair play, governance and zero tolerance for abuse and corruption threatened and exposed candidates appear to take a lower and lower road and yardstick on these virtues to their nomination and election.

What I see is that the process that we, as Malaysians hold dearest, our ability to vote, has been sullied by a frontal assault on our intellect.

What should be a campaign of issues, becomes a campaign of individual vitriol. What should be a campaign of truth and honesty has now fallen casualty to lies, fabrication and deception.

Our political system is broken. Most of us do not believe any of our politicians any more. They say one thing and do another. They lie about positions that they have. They lie about their accumulated wealth directly, indirectly and through proxies!

They lie even in little things, what more, crucial ones?

When exposed they blame the media for misquotes!

They avoid discussions of issues that may diverge from party orthodoxy and racism. They have destroyed our political system that was carefully negotiated with our former colonial masters and the vision of our much loved founding fathers!

I am not sure that Malaysian voters and a population of 27 million (include the dead, the phantom voters, the duplicates but still voting and the very suspicions foreigners masquerading as Malaysians) are looking for the perfect candidate.

Whichever political divide we have here that candidate is not out there. What we get are candidates that have beliefs and positions that some Malaysians agree with and some do not!

Many should have left the political stage because of excess baggage but still cling on to under warped and vulgar deliberations and logic!

I am willing to have a candidate out there, warts and all, telling me what his or her honest positions are, than an Armani dressed or in Italian suits – perfectly coiffed candidate telling me what someone else is telling him to say.

Worst if it is a multi million paid foreign public relations consultancy at work!

Like most Malaysian voter today enlightened with the real situation of the nation I can look at all the candidates, warts and all, and decide which one is closest to my belief system.

I am reasonable enough to acknowledge that I am not going to get the perfect candidate in my eyes, but what I will get is a candidate that I believe will do what is promised. I will get a candidate who tells the truth to the Malaysian voter and people and willing to resign if they fail the voters!

I think that is far better than to vote and support or having to deal with a political system and parties that has claimed, as a casualty, truth and honesty, and reinforced it with lies and deception.

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CONSUMERIST: Ku Li – Malaysia’s next Prime Minister?

Dato Jacob George

‘And true even national policies, affirmative action and policies, that were initiated to address poverty, marginalization, social imbalance, inequality has been hijacked, bastardized, sabotaged, to create a new super breed of capitalist who survive in this artificially created and protected business environment because of nepotism, cronyism and corruption!

If through a twist of fate you Ku Li – indeed become our next premier would all these imbalance and political abominations be addressed so that we can stand tall all once again in the eyes of one another and the world without the use of multi million ringgit PR consultancy, mercenary bloggers and media pedalling their media spins and utter bullshit?’ – Dr Jacob George

 

CONSUMERIST: Ku Li – Malaysia’s next Prime Minister?


tengku razaleigh speech 110310 02
Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh bin Tengku Mohd Hamzah (born 1937) is a major Malaysian political figure from the state of Kelantan, and a former Finance Minister. He is an uncle of the current Raja Perempuan (queen) of Kelantan. Tengku is a Malay hereditary title usually translated as prince. He is fondly known as Ku Li, derived from the last syllables of Tengku Razaleigh: this is a common kind of contraction in the dialect of Kelantan.

He was also the Malaysian Finance Minister (1976–1984), the Trade and Industry minister (1984–1987), the former chairman of the World Bank, former chairman of Asian Development Bank, former chairman of Islamic Development Bank and the founder and former chairman of Malaysian oil company, Petronas. He is now the longest-serving member of parliament in Malaysia followed by Abdul Taib Mahmud. [1]

In view of the current political mess and chaos and by some strange political and divine intervention will he become Malaysia’s next Prime Minister?

The gambling man may so No!

But many who have known this man, which includes, this writer, who met him first in the 80’s at Kulim Club at a Rotary function which he officiated could not deny he had plans to transform Malaysia even then!

A young man then, I sat by him obviously star struck and excited about his vision and plans for the nation.

He spoke freely on his many transformation modules, national budget and making Malaysia competitive globally!

He also shared something else, his personal ambition.

He reminded me so much of our beloved Tunku Abdul Rahman Al Putra – the nation’s founding and much respected statesman!

‘He had an infectious smile and laughter that came on when he made a point!

If you like me are a romantic and hope for miracles then you may hope against all hope despite the hopelessness of the present situation that Ku Li becomes our next Premier and making right the many wrongs that started the rot from 1980 onwards!

Which includes as friend, Dean Johns stated as he addressed the various scandals, abuses, theft and embezzlement and among them:

Bank Bumiputra, Maminco, Bank Negara Forex, the Crooked Bridge, Sime Darby, the Scorpene submarines purchase, Matrade, Bursa Malaysia share issues, approval permits, Perwaja Steel, InventQ, the PKFZ,the PSC Naval dockyard, Bank Islam, Wang Ehsan, Valuecap, Perimeker, IMT Defence, Education Department ICT purchases, bailouts of Malaysian Airlines System, the STAR-LRT, the Putra Transport System, the Seremban-Port Dickson Highway, the Kuching Prison, Shala Alam and Queen Elizabeth hospital and other hospitals, the National Sewerage System and the recent soft loan to the National Feedlot Corporation.

This raises an important question for us – what happened to us as Malaysians?

During our late founding father’s time the still much loved Tunku, my grandfather’s dear friend and companion, Malaysians shouted together at Merdeka stadium – MERDEKA!

Today even after more than 55 years – we have one group of idiots shouting ‘Pendatang!’ and another ‘ ‘Basahkan Keris….’

Suddenly newly arrived economic migrants from Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, West Asia and Africa seem to have ‘more rights’ than I, a Malaysian born?

And true even national policies that were initiated to address poverty, marginalization, social imbalance, inequality has been hijacked, bastardized, sabotaged, to create a new super breed of capitalist who survive in this artificially created and protected business environment because of nepotism, cronyism and corruption!

If through a twist of fate you Ku Li – indeed become our next premier would all these imbalance and political abominations be addressed so that we can stand tall all once again in the eyes of one another and the world without the use of multi million ringgit PR consultancy, mercenary bloggers and media pedalling their media spins and utter bullshit?

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CONSUMERIST: Ku Li – Malaysia’s next Prime Minister?

Dato Jacob George

‘And true even national policies, affirmative action and policies, that were initiated to address poverty, marginalization, social imbalance, inequality has been hijacked, bastardized, sabotaged, to create a new super breed of capitalist who survive in this artificially created and protected business environment because of nepotism, cronyism and corruption!

If through a twist of fate you Ku Li – indeed become our next premier would all these imbalance and political abominations be addressed so that we can stand tall all once again in the eyes of one another and the world without the use of multi million ringgit PR consultancy, mercenary bloggers and media pedalling their media spins and utter bullshit?’ – Dr Jacob George

CONSUMERIST: Ku Li – Malaysia’s next Prime Minister?


tengku razaleigh speech 110310 02
Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh bin Tengku Mohd Hamzah (born 1937) is a major Malaysian political figure from the state of Kelantan, and a former Finance Minister. He is an uncle of the current Raja Perempuan (queen) of Kelantan. Tengku is a Malay hereditary title usually translated as prince. He is fondly known as Ku Li, derived from the last syllables of Tengku Razaleigh: this is a common kind of contraction in the dialect of Kelantan.

He was also the Malaysian Finance Minister (1976–1984), the Trade and Industry minister (1984–1987), the former chairman of the World Bank, former chairman of Asian Development Bank, former chairman of Islamic Development Bank and the founder and former chairman of Malaysian oil company, Petronas. He is now the longest-serving member of parliament in Malaysia followed by Abdul Taib Mahmud. [1]

In view of the current political mess and chaos and by some strange political and divine intervention will he become Malaysia’s next Prime Minister?

The gambling man may so No!

But many who have known this man, which includes, this writer, who met him first in the 80’s at Kulim Club at a Rotary function which he officiated could not deny he had plans to transform Malaysia even then!

A young man then, I sat by him obviously star struck and excited about his vision and plans for the nation.

He spoke freely on his many transformation modules, national budget and making Malaysia competitive globally!

He also shared something else, his personal ambition.

He reminded me so much of our beloved Tunku Abdul Rahman Al Putra – the nation’s founding and much respected statesman!

‘He had an infectious smile and laughter that came on when he made a point!

If you like me are a romantic and hope for miracles then you may hope against all hope despite the hopelessness of the present situation that Ku Li becomes our next Premier and making right the many wrongs that started the rot from 1980 onwards!

Which includes as friend, Dean Johns stated as he addressed the various scandals, abuses, theft and embezzlement and among them:

Bank Bumiputra, Maminco, Bank Negara Forex, the Crooked Bridge, Sime Darby, the Scorpene submarines purchase, Matrade, Bursa Malaysia share issues, approval permits, Perwaja Steel, InventQ, the PKFZ,the PSC Naval dockyard, Bank Islam, Wang Ehsan, Valuecap, Perimeker, IMT Defence, Education Department ICT purchases, bailouts of Malaysian Airlines System, the STAR-LRT, the Putra Transport System, the Seremban-Port Dickson Highway, the Kuching Prison, Shala Alam and Queen Elizabeth hospital and other hospitals, the National Sewerage System and the recent soft loan to the National Feedlot Corporation.

This raises an important question for us – what happened to us as Malaysians?

During our late founding father’s time the still much loved Tunku, my grandfather’s dear friend and companion, Malaysians shouted together at Merdeka stadium – MERDEKA!

Today even after more than 55 years – we have one group of idiots shouting ‘Pendatang!’ and another ‘ ‘Basahkan Keris….’

Suddenly newly arrived economic migrants from Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, West Asia and Africa seem to have ‘more rights’ than I, a Malaysian born?

And true even national policies that were initiated to address poverty, marginalization, social imbalance, inequality has been hijacked, bastardized, sabotaged, to create a new super breed of capitalist who survive in this artificially created and protected business environment because of nepotism, cronyism and corruption!

If through a twist of fate you Ku Li – indeed become our next premier would all these imbalance and political abominations be addressed so that we can stand tall all once again in the eyes of one another and the world without the use of multi million ringgit PR consultancy, mercenary bloggers and media pedalling their media spins and utter bullshit?

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