Consumerist: No Political Open Houses Please For Me, I Will Stay Home And Reflect!

Dato Jacob George

So spare me the ‘new propaganda’ on ‘political open houses’ and free food – I am not desperate to be there, shake hands with political ‘asses, idiots and morons’, ‘fight and struggle’ for food as if I have come out of deep famine, take pictures and upload on facebook and other social media to show how politically connected, I am. – Dr Jacob George

Consumerist: No Political Open Houses Please For Me, I Will Stay Home And Reflect!

In all my years, I have never been or attracted to those ‘political and wealth’ exposing hypocritical cosmetic events called ‘open houses!’

This year will be no different and more so, as this has been a year that has been truly ‘traumatic, hurting and haunting!’

Every day there is some ‘saber rattling’ going on, as political ‘shenanigans, monkeys, donkeys, and asses’ jockey among themselves to see who can cause the most hurt in sensitivities among communities and their religions with their still unfounded allegations, innuendos and political fallacy!

As their well planned and orchestrated attacks intensified, aided by racist, ring wing extremist, fascist elements and political terrorists carried by a racist newspaper, more hurt was caused!

If we had expected our political leaders to come across and calm the waters it never came, instead, we had an intensified elegant silence unheard in any civilized fora!

So spare me the new propaganda on ‘political open houses’ and free food – I am not desperate to be there, shake hands with political ‘asses, idiots and morons’, ‘fight and struggle’ for food as if I have come out of famine, take pictures and upload on facebook and other social media to show how politically connected, I am

I need no such things or political high!

But I will visit my immediate close and dear friends, my neighbors for all their functions because they were there for me, when the chips were down, they were there to take me to hospital, when I was in dire need, when hospitalized, they visited me brought me food,  when under religious bigots attacks, they were there to defend, pray alongside me without any form or essence difference or diversity – they are and always will be family and I will always be  part of them, they are the real 1Malaysians!

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Consumerist: Automated Enforcement System (AES) – A Necessity Or Plain Vulgar Greed? And Have The Decency to Bring Back Discounts!

Dato Jacob George

‘But I am sure corporate predators and their friends in decision making circles are not bothered about that after all who cares about public interest, accountability, good governance, transparency, ethics, governance zero tolerance for corruption when there is billions to be made directly, indirectly and through proxies over inflated procurement deals by just closing one or both eyes?’ – Dr Jacob George

Consumerist: Automated Enforcement System (AES) – A Necessity Or Plain Vulgar Greed? And Have The Decency to Bring Back Discounts!

As expected and prophesied by me, even before the much clandestine series of attempts to introduce this sophisticated speed camera (AES) to nab traffic offenders controversy spilled out between alleged contenders for the award and those ‘finally successful’ chaos continue with many double speak?

What has changed since its introduction?

Consumers fleeced more with no avenue for discounts or rebates!

Will I be wrong to say that this AES is again a project where initial initiators are allegedly sidetracked after vital input and usage and the fruits of other people’s labor is prized on a group of political lackeys – those stupid cigar smoking and jet sitting fat cats of Malaysian business who are closely linked to powerful politicians and about to retire senior civil servants?

Strangely – no honor even among thieves!

AES has indeed made an entry into the lives of Malaysians and still steeped in continuous protests and controversy!

I have seriously warned that here we have another major fallout waiting to derail governance and upbeat yet another controversy that Malaysian politicians, civil servants, policymakers and industry scrums love to dabble into?

It is the water buffalo way of life!

According to sources the implemented AES System is rather expensive and loans taken which according to sources have hit problems as this very expensive toy costs anything between RM700.00 million to over the billion mark!

It also depends how many layers of hands need to be greased and why the urgency so suddenly and obsession?

After all that was the comment that came out of a closed door consultation at Parliament house more than a year ago when irritated law makers protested fearing a backlash from voters?

Like all other toys – it is not fool proof and has had its fair share of controversies the world over!

For the record, as I indicated AES is not without its fair share of controversies, namely, problems with cameras and the software used, technical glitches as I am advised by my counterparts in Europe, the US and Australia!

Thus expect challenges in court!

The overall costs will be major!

There will be contest and controversies believe me!

But I am sure corporate predators and their friends in decision making circles are not bothered about that, after all, who cares about public interest, accountability, good governance, transparency, ethics, governance zero tolerance for corruption when there is billions to be made directly, indirectly and through proxies over inflated procurement deals by just closing one or both eyes?

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Consumerist: Politicians And Others Told – Lessons To Learn From The Animal Kingdom?

Dato Jacob George

‘It is truly enchanting to read stories like this, when mankind are acting like animals, killing, hurting maiming, destroying and defaming one another for profits, politics, greed and then make horrendous claims – they are acting for the ALMIGHTY?’ – Dr Jacob George

Consumerist: Politicians And Others Told – Lessons To Learn From The Animal Kingdom?

In the late 70s, a very young teenager I was and I met a biologist and animal conservationist, who had worked extensively in South America, Africa and South Asia.

She was one of several, among us who were in the Australian outback looking out for the return of Skylab which was supposed to come crashing down into Western Australia ‘in around’ the Kalgoorlie area in Western Australia!

As we camped alongside and chatted, on a great many topics from politics to theology, from biology, conservation and policy issues, she shared how the animal world treated each other compared to humans!

The animal world does not attack any unless it is for food and to survive.

They are after all, very protective of its own always, she emphasized!

Photo: An amazing story from the tamilfacebook news..2 puppies fell into a deep well. The mother dog alerted the owner who could only watch helplessly as beside the puppies were a long king cobra!.The cobra infact guarded the puppies so that it didnt move or fall off to the water area...Finally after 48 hours the puppies were rescued and the cobra too..rescued and left at the jungle!..In the world where mankind are acting like animals, here in the animal world, a deadly animal acting as how mankind shd act like!! Has a reverse role taken place in this world??...I think not...animals were always acting like animals..its mankind who have forgotten their identity!

This evening, another dear friend in church told me of an amazing story from tamilfacebook news.

The story revolves around two puppies which fell into a deep well.

Inexplicably, the mother dog alerted the owner, could only watch helplessly as beside the puppies was a long king cobra!.

We are told that instead of doing harm, which was what people expected in some instance, in this case the said cobra guarded the puppies so that it did not move or fall off to the water area.

Thank God after about 2 days the puppies and cobra were rescued!

The said cobra was let lose in a nearby thick jungle.

It is truly enchanting to read stories like this, when mankind are acting like animals, killing, hurting maiming, destroying and defaming one another for profits, politics, greed and then make horrendous claims – they are acting for the ALMIGHTY?

While in the so called ‘animal world’ – a deadly animal here shows protection and indeed, mercy?

Perhaps, we humans – on top of the food chain, despite all the show of religiosity, pomp and awe have truly forgotten our identity and perhaps, should learn more than one lesson from the animal world about gratitude, mercy, love and honor?

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Consumerist: Controversy & Baggage Free Halimah Sadique And Rosnah Shirlin My Pick For Wanita UMNO Chief And Deputy!

Dato Jacob George

‘Both candidates I have picked, are work and issue orientated and have no political baggage nor controversy surrounding them, an important ingredient in the selection of leaders!’ – Dr Jacob George

Consumerist: Controversy & Baggage Free Halimah Sadique And Rosnah Shirlin My Pick For Wanita UMNO Chief And Deputy!

The challenges are manifold and the office bearer has to work like never before and deliver!

They must be well read, proactive, progressive, visionary and professional! They must have a track record and DNA of being multi racial in approach!

My dear Kak Rafidah (Gosh, I miss her!) did just that, and even today, she is well respected and honoured!

She was sensational and tolerated no fools and idiots!

The political arena and environment has changed drastically post GE13 with the voters becoming critical and competent, expecting professionalism.

In that kind of atmosphere, IF I was a UMNO delegate, who would I pick to represent me for UMNO Wanita leadership?

I can safely think of two, who I have worked with and seen in action and I find them competent, professional and suffering no fools!

That augers great for a party making a massive deliberation to serve grassroots communities and a multi racial population.

Now who do I pick for UMNO Wanita Chief?

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I will pick Halimah Mohd Sadique who is a experienced Malaysian politician and is currently the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Tenggara constituency in the State of Johor.

Halimah was elected to federal Parliament in the 2008 election, having previously served in the State Assembly of Johor and on the Johor State Executive Council.

If I remember correctly, she was the first female Chairperson of the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board breaking of yet another gender glass ceiling.

There she did wonders and tolerated no fools and her policy moves were just mind boggling!

She was also the Secretary with the last BNBC team in which I had intimate involvement with!

Having worked with her, I am aware that she has the academic background, ability, capacity and competency to hold important leadership and decision-making roles.

She is currently the deputy minister of the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing & Local Government

For Wanita UMNO deputy Chief, I would pick Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin who is currently the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Papar constituency in Sabah.

She is a Deputy Minister for Works.

She was the former deputy health minister and I have only good words to describe her proactive, professional approach to problem solving and diplomacy!

He public relations skills is nice to watch and as a lawyer, she is pretty sharp and aware of the public policy issues and expectations among Malaysian voters and public!

Both candidates I have picked, are work and issue orientated and have no political baggage nor controversy surrounding them, an important ingredient in the selection of leaders!

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