Consumerist: ‘No Woman No Drive Hits New Heights Virally! Saudi Women Protesting Driving Ban Gets Support Internationally But That News Spanned Differently In Malaysia?

Dato Jacob George

‘But what caught my eye was the brilliant manner certain vernacular media spanned and distorted the thrust of that story here in Malaysia!’

Consumerist: ‘No Woman No Drive Hits New Heights Virally! Saudi Women Protesting Driving Ban Gets Support Internationally But That News Spanned Differently In Malaysia?

Saudi women are demanding the right to drive and a campaign is effectively on despite government warnings and a heavy police presence thwarted their call for many women to get behind the wheel.

The activists say that no specific law in Saudi Arabia bans women from driving, although women cannot apply for driving licenses. Government officials say a ban is in effect because it accords with the wishes of society in the conservative kingdom.

Saudi Arabia is the only country to bar women from driving. It also forbids them from traveling abroad, opening a bank account or working without permission from a male relative.

King Abdullah has pushed some cautious reforms to give women more employment opportunities and a greater public voice but has often faced resistance from senior clergy caught in their own time warp!

Strange that they took this utter hypocrisy to new heights when some ultra-conservative clerics staged a protest outside the royal court against the campaign for women to drive.

But what caught my eye was the brilliant manner certain vernacular media spanned and distorted the thrust of that story here in Malaysia!

Meanwhile a great song goes viral supporting the women’s cause!

A Saudi video mocking the kingdom’s unique ban on female driving has gone viral, featuring a male performer singing “no woman, no drive”, an adaptation of Bob Marley’s famous song.

Nearly 3.5 million people had seen the 4:15-minute video by Monday, two days after the adaptation of the reggae legend’s “no woman, no cry” had been posted on YouTube bring great cheer!

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Consumerist: Police Urged To Arrest Those Behind Attack On Sandakan Church Immediately!

Dato Jacob George

 

Photo: Church Vandalized!</p><p>The doors of the Anglican church in the east coast Sandakan along with two vans were vandalized and police are on the trail of the vandals.</p><p>We are told that Sandakan police chief Asst Comm Rowel Marong had said the culprits had scratched both vehicles and deflated the tyres on Saturday.</p><p>He said they also wrote “provocative” words using permanent marker pens on the vans as well as the door of the church located about 10kms from downtown Sandakan.</p><p>Rowell said police are probing the incidents as vandalism.</p><p>But how can it be vandalism, IF indeed they wrote provocative words!</p><p>The provocative words would show the intentions of those behind this attack!</p><p>Intelligence seems to be a rare ingredient in Malaysia these days!

I pray it is not the historical and beautiful – St. Michael’s and All Angels Church, Sandakan! (above)

Consumerist: Police Urged To Arrest Those Behind Attack On Sandakan Church Immediately!

Christians are rather disturbed, again, that they are under siege!

This time the doors of the Anglican church in the east coast Sandakan along with two vans were vandalized and we are told that police are on the trail of the vandals.

If that is true, we welcome it immediately!

We are told that Sandakan police chief Asst Comm Rowel Marong had said the culprits had scratched both vehicles and deflated the tyres on Saturday.

He said they also wrote “provocative” words using permanent marker pens on the vans as well as the door of the church located about 10kms from downtown Sandakan.

Rowell said police are probing the incidents as vandalism.

But I beg to differ!

How can it be vandalism, IF indeed they wrote provocative words!

The provocative words would show the real intentions of those behind this attack and whether it is an isolated one or of bigger things to come!

I have complete faith in the Sabah Police to act speedily and without fear or favour to bring to book those behind this attack and those who may have aided or abetted them!

Meanwhile, I advise all churches in the Peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak to take security precautions to avoid the repeat of such heinous and vulgar attack on a house of prayer and worship!

Only a regenerate – a pariah, would stoop so low as to initiate such an attack on a house of faith, of prayer and worship!

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Consumerist: Hanya Si Bodoh Hisap Rokok Depan Orang Awam!

Dato Jacob George

Photo: Smoking facts: 9 shocking facts about smoking1. According to many scientists, a smoker will live 14 year less of his life than a Normal person.2. There are about 1.1 billion smokers in the world and 300 million of them are in China.3. According to British scientists, every cigarette you smoke can shorten your life by 11 minutes.4. Due to smoking, supply of blood to your skin reduces that can lower the level of Vitamin A in your body and also your body gets paler and full of wrinkles.5. About 3,000 deaths occurred just because of second-hand smoking, means if you are a smoker then you are a direct danger to your family, friends and relatives.6. In last one minute, about 7 people died just because of smoking, that means smoking claims 1 life every eight seconds.7. Lung Cancer, Blood Pressure, Heart Attack, Skin and Mouth Cancer are some major diseases that can be caused due to smoking.8. If a pregnant woman smokes, the chances of her miscarriage are increased.9. 90% of the lung cancer patients are smokers.

Consumerist: Hanya Si Bodoh Hisap Rokok Depan Orang Awam!

Smoking facts: 10 shocking facts about smoking

1. According to many scientists, a smoker will live 14 year less of his life than a Normal person.

2. There are about 1.1 billion smokers in the world and 300 million of them are in China.

3. According to British scientists, every cigarette you smoke can shorten your life by 11 minutes.

4. Due to smoking, supply of blood to your skin reduces that can lower the level of Vitamin A in your body and also your body gets paler and full of wrinkles.

5. About 3,000 deaths occurred just because of second-hand smoking, means if you are a smoker then you are a direct danger to your family, friends and relatives.

6. In last one minute, about 7 people died just because of smoking, that means smoking claims 1 life every eight seconds.

7. Lung Cancer, Blood Pressure, Heart Attack, Skin and Mouth Cancer are some major diseases that can be caused due to smoking.

8. If a pregnant woman smokes, the chances of her miscarriage are increased.

9. 90% of the lung cancer patients are smokers.

10. Only an absolute idiot and moron will smoke in front of non smokers!

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Consumerist: Budget 2014 – Will Honesty, Accountability To Good Governance And A Heart For The Struggling Masses Prevail?

Dato Jacob George

‘Will we also see the leadership take hefty salary and allowance cuts to identify with the masses struggling to make ends meet in a show of unity?

Will he have the courage to cut a bloated, but politically influential, civil service?

Will we see a real political will be exercised with holistic reforms, the introduction of a Goods and Services Tax (GST)?’

Consumerist: Budget 2014 – Will Honesty, Accountability To Good Governance And A Heart For The Struggling Masses Prevail?

Photo: ‘Will we also see the leadership take hefty salary and allowance cuts to identify with the masses struggling to make ends meet in a show of unity?Will he have the courage to cut a bloated, but politically influential, civil service?Will we see a real political will be exercised with holistic reforms, the introduction of a Goods and Services Tax (GST)?’Consumerist: Budget 2014 – Will Honesty, Accountability To Good Governance And A Heart For The Struggling Masses Prevail?A million ringgit question whether our premier will indeed trim the government's hefty subsidy bill, launch a new consumption tax, cut government wastage, abuse and duplication as he delivers his budget this afternoon!Will that alone help perhaps, ward off a possible credit downgrade and reassure investors over the Southeast Asian country's fast-growing debt burden?Will it result in the last we see of cheap food and fuel and an abuse of subsidies by insiders?Will we also see the leadership take hefty salary and allowance cuts to identify with the masses struggling to make ends meet in a show of unity?Will he have the courage to cut a bloated, but politically influential, civil service?Will we see a real political will be exercised with holistic reforms, the introduction of a Goods and Services Tax (GST)?Will there be holistic changes made to reassure investors, uneasy with Malaysia's shrinking current account surplus and a budget gap that is the second-biggest in emerging Asia?After decades of heavy spending, 1Malaysia’s pre-election giveaways and other colossal financial abuse as seen in the Auditor General’s yearly reports will they be addressed with a task force of audits and holding individuals to account?Will we see the trimming of subsidies, vigilance and accountability in infrastructure spending and government operating expenses from the premier downwards or will it be another budget of many goodies and over spending for a political agenda that will eventually drag the nation to couple nations like Greece, Portugal, Spain and the other fully abused financial systems of the world bankrupting us eventually?Come 2.45 pm this Friday afternoon, we will find out!

A million ringgit question whether our premier will indeed trim the government’s hefty subsidy bill, launch a new consumption tax, cut government wastage, abuse and duplication as he delivers his budget this afternoon!

Will that alone help perhaps, ward off a possible credit downgrade and reassure investors over the Southeast Asian country’s fast-growing debt burden?

Will it result in the last we see of cheap food and fuel and an abuse of subsidies by insiders?

Will we also see the leadership take hefty salary and allowance cuts to identify with the masses struggling to make ends meet in a show of unity?

Will he have the courage to cut a bloated, but politically influential, civil service?

Will we see a real political will be exercised with holistic reforms, the introduction of a Goods and Services Tax (GST)?

Will there be holistic changes made to reassure investors, uneasy with Malaysia’s shrinking current account surplus and a budget gap that is the second-biggest in emerging Asia?

After decades of heavy spending, 1Malaysia’s pre-election giveaways and other colossal financial abuse as seen in the Auditor General’s yearly reports will they be addressed with a task force of audits and holding individuals to account?

Photo: ‘Will we also see the leadership take hefty salary and allowance cuts to identify with the masses struggling to make ends meet in a show of unity?Will he have the courage to cut a bloated, but politically influential, civil service?Will we see a real political will be exercised with holistic reforms, the introduction of a Goods and Services Tax (GST)?’Consumerist: Budget 2014 – Will Honesty, Accountability To Good Governance And A Heart For The Struggling Masses Prevail?A million ringgit question whether our premier will indeed trim the government's hefty subsidy bill, launch a new consumption tax, cut government wastage, abuse and duplication as he delivers his budget this afternoon!Will that alone help perhaps, ward off a possible credit downgrade and reassure investors over the Southeast Asian country's fast-growing debt burden?Will it result in the last we see of cheap food and fuel and an abuse of subsidies by insiders?Will we also see the leadership take hefty salary and allowance cuts to identify with the masses struggling to make ends meet in a show of unity?Will he have the courage to cut a bloated, but politically influential, civil service?Will we see a real political will be exercised with holistic reforms, the introduction of a Goods and Services Tax (GST)?Will there be holistic changes made to reassure investors, uneasy with Malaysia's shrinking current account surplus and a budget gap that is the second-biggest in emerging Asia?After decades of heavy spending, 1Malaysia’s pre-election giveaways and other colossal financial abuse as seen in the Auditor General’s yearly reports will they be addressed with a task force of audits and holding individuals to account?Will we see the trimming of subsidies, vigilance and accountability in infrastructure spending and government operating expenses from the premier downwards or will it be another budget of many goodies and over spending for a political agenda that will eventually drag the nation to couple nations like Greece, Portugal, Spain and the other fully abused financial systems of the world bankrupting us eventually?Come 2.45 pm this Friday afternoon, we will find out!

Will we see the trimming of subsidies, vigilance and accountability in infrastructure spending and government operating expenses from the premier downwards or will it be another budget of many goodies and over spending for a political agenda that will eventually drag the nation to couple nations like Greece, Portugal, Spain and the other fully abused financial systems of the world bankrupting us eventually?

Come 2.45 pm this Friday afternoon, we will find out!

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Consumerist: Cameron Highlands Dam Tragedy – Charge Them With Manslaughter!

Dato Jacob George

‘If such stupidity and negligence continues, do not forget there are several other areas in the Klang Valley, also sitting precariously under similar circumstances!

Now Malaysians will ask will the management be immediately suspended while an independent inquiry is initiated and if criminal negligence is noted – manslaughter charges be filed against them?

So Apa Macam YB Menteri?’ – Dr Jacob George

Consumerist: Cameron Highlands Dam Tragedy – Charge Them With Manslaughter!

There are far too many questions! No answers as politicians and civil servants instead of coming clean with try to dodge the bullet while the political masters will come out with the most stupid statement on planet earth or worst blame ‘an act of god!’

The basic question that will be raised in a civilized, educated and law abiding country is who is to be held accountable? Who is responsible?

Will there be no answers.

This is yet another tragedy, and not surprising for a country with civil servants and politicians with third-world mentality.

My heartfelt sympathies go to the families of the victims.

This simple exercise could have been carried out safely without any casualties.

According to experts I have spoken to here and colleagues abroad it is a simple tactical matter of releasing water in an organized and competent manner!

This in Cameron Highlands was botched and had resulted in deaths.

The people have a right to raise a question or two and among them – can we trust the government and its officers in their ability and competency to deal professionally in such matters?

According to reports – within 20 minutes of the sound of the siren, a huge wave of water was released, then less than two hours later, more water was released.

Is this the modus operanti?

We know that water does not accumulate in the dam overnight from rain, but builds up over a period of many days.

Who was monitoring this?

What about back up or contingency plans to warn people residing near the dam on the impending release of water?

Water released from a dam always come in a huge deluge and will cause massive destruction.

To argue that the people stayed around the dam is illegal is irresponsible at this stage.

Now Malaysians will ask will the management be immediately suspended while an independent inquiry is initiated and if criminal negligence is noted – manslaughter charges be filed against them?

If such stupidity and negligence continues do not forget there are several other areas in the Klang Valley also sitting precariously under similar circumstances!

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