Malaysian Lead Consumerist: MH370 Lets Be Transparent, Accountable, Professional & Ultra-Sensitive Before Pointing Fingers Or Wild Accusations!

Dato Jacob George

Malaysian Lead Consumerist: MH370 Lets Be Transparent, Accountable, Professional & Ultra-Sensitive Before Pointing Fingers Or Wild Accusations!

‘We must be corrupt free, truly sensitive and uphold the highest state of professionalism, good governance, transparency in addressing this tragedy!

Anything short of this, robs dignity, and brings abomination to the lives lost, the lives torn apart from losing loved and dear ones in this tragedy and present dangers to future safety of air passengers!’

Consumerist: MH370 Lets Be Transparent, Accountable, Professional & Ultra-Sensitive Before Pointing Fingers Or Wild Accusations!

I am at all not surprised since I have been monitoring this tragedy from day one in London and taking part in several talk shows on the same from there and ground zero!

I have always held the premise that until all the facts are in, we must be fair and professional in our claims, utterances, statements and public outcries as not to hurt the sensitivities of those who mourn not knowing where their loved ones are – even after more than 100 days!

I concur that a close examination of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) report into MH370’s disappearance has revealed that Malaysia Airlines only twice attempted to make phone contact with flight MH370 over six hours following its disappearance from radar, a news portal reported today.

I agree as the lead consumer advocate in the region and British trained lawyer that this had caused vital clues to its final location to be lost and resulted in a woeful picture of air safety in the region.

No disagreement there. MH370 is the ‘mother of all cork ups!’

It is the classic handbook of complex and complete idiocy, incompetence and blatant stupidity and in that order!

I agree that had the ground control contacted the inundated MH370 with phone contact attempts it would have given a clearer picture of where the plane went down.

Satellite provider Inmarsat and investigators had calculated the early Indian Ocean search areas based on automatic satellite “handshakes”, initiated by an Inmarsat ground station in Perth, but also from phone calls made from the ground to the cockpit satellite phone that went through the same ground station.

I fully agree that if they had called the plane, the satellite would have tried to log on and the aircraft pinger would have tried to respond!

Instead, after pilots made their final contact at 1.22am, Malaysian time, on March 8, it would be another hour and 17 minutes before ground staff first tried to ring the plane’s satellite phone?

The cork up of all scales in human history is despite receiving no initial response, no one tried to ring the plane again for another five hours. The next call came at 7.13am Malaysian time, after the flight was supposed to have landed.

These ‘professionals’ or basic ‘idiots’ – were not aware that 5 hours is a long time in such scenarios?

But I am certain those in Vietnam may have alerted at some stage other jets within 300 nautical miles to attempt to make contact with MH370 and warning other aircraft that a jet was potentially off-course!

And since there was a report to that effect?

And finally, until all the facts are in, I admonish anyone who are stonewalling or withholding facts, spinning, distorting truth as public interest is paramount here – or tries to blame this tragedy on a ‘rogue pilot’ as that is not how natural justice works!

   

Consumerist: Who Is This Man & Others Like Him To Threaten Other Malaysians With May 13?

Dato Jacob George

Any problem should be solved amicably. We have the law to protect everyone and let's respect the law.Why should this man use May 13 incident to threaten? What is the law going to do about this?
Hello – Lu Siapa?
GE13 pun kalah!

If there are any issues in this country or problems we should solve them amicably.

That was the formula of the founding fathers and the British who gave us independence in 1957!

We have the law to protect everyone and let’s respect the law.

Why should this man use May 13 incident to threaten?

What is the law going to do about this?

All Law Abiding, Religious & Peaceful Malaysians are watching and waiting to know!

   

CASSA Slams ‘NGO’ In Wild Allegations Against Top Cop!

Dato Jacob George

‘Here we have a media exposure first where allegations are been made in the public domain, which is vulgar.

It violates the very tenet of Natural Justice and fair play!

It is obvious the intentions here are not address an alleged wrong doing but attacking someone who is not given an opportunity of rebuttal before issues go public!

Where is the fair play, accountability and good governance!

Where is the natural justice?’

CASSA Slams ‘NGO’ In Wild Allegations Against Top Cop!

I have no issues if, one wants to address any form of public interest issues in a professional manner.

IF the intention is to address a ‘problem or wrong doing’ as there are various ways and avenues to do it IF, again, the objective is to address a public interest issue!

Here we have a media exposure first where allegations are been made in the public domain, which is vulgar.

It violates the very tenet of Natural Justice and fair play!

It is obvious the intentions here are not address an alleged wrong doing but attacking someone who is not given an opportunity of rebuttal before issues go public!

Where is the fair play, accountability and good governance!

Where is the natural justice?

By their allegations the entire Police fraternity is put on notice and a smear and that is unethical and to me criminal!

Worst, the Home and Prime Minister are roped in this public conversation when this is absolutely not necessary and when this is politicized and will be alleged by others as ‘a continuation of a campaign to intimidate and tarnish the Malaysian Police Force for a personal political agenda!’

I am not saying there are no issues – but like any other professional outfit there are the good, the bad and the ugly.

And IF the intention is to address a wrong and it must be a wrong and not something which is personal to the beholder, then like I stated there are mechanisms and SOPs in place – to address the alleged wrong but here it is obvious that there is a political agenda and abuse!

   

Use Of Mining Pool Water – Sue The Selangor State Govt Say Malaysia’s Leading Consumerist!

Dato Jacob George

Sue the Selangor Govt’ for use of water from mining ponds, says leading consumerist
Puteri Sabira Tuesday, June 24, 2014

George says that people should take a legal action against the State Government as they failed to heed public’s grouses over the safety of water mining pools.

KUALA LUMPUR:

Consumers Association of Subang and Shah Alam (CASSA) president Datuk Dr Jacob George said the public should take legal action against the Selangor Government as it has failed to protect consumers’ rights and interest over the safety of water sourced from disused mining pools.

He said the legal action against the State Government should be pursued as it had failed to heed grouses raised by consumers and putting them in a situation that could be hazardous to their health.

Speaking to The Mole in a recent telephone interview George said studies conducted on the suitability of mining pond water being used as reserves for consumption purposes, have placed excessive worry on Selangor residents.

This is especially when there are reports that water treatment plants would not be able to treat the traces of heavy metal it contained.

“We have warned them not to source water from any mining pools as it is dangerous for consumers but they (the Selangor Government) did not listen to us due to their arrogance,” George said.

He also said that many consumers and non-govermental associations have expressed their disappointment over the State Government’s failure to be transparent on the safety of water sourced from the mining pools.

“We have been consistent that mining water is not safe for consumption and that it had been contaminated.” George added.

George added that the matter should be looked into thoroughly as the water content could endanger public health.

“Mine water normally contains heavy metal ions. So, as a consumer, the public will want to know whether the water that they get is safe for consumption.” he added.

Last Friday,Selangor exco member Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi said according to the Health Ministry they ensured that the parametres of sampling done were within the standards set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and sampling methods were in detail, taking into account the depth of each pond too.

George said the public still have no confidence in Dr Ahmad Yunus’ statement as he is not an authority to declare whether the water from disused mining pools is safe.

“We should not attempt to use the water sourced from disused mining pools until an independent party from the US and Australia can shed some light on the safety of water from the disused mining pools,” he added.

George also challenged the Selangor Government leaders to drink the water sourced from the mining pools before it being distributed to consumers.

The New Straits Times reported that one of the nine mining pools intended for use by Selangor state government to pump water into the state river may have been contaminated with traces of arsenic and is above the recommended level by the Health Ministry.

In a report, it stated that based on a sampling exercise conducted by the state health department and Selangor Water Management Authority (Luas) on May 20, traces of arsenic was found in the water from Hang Tuah 6 pool at a limit above those prescribed by the ministry.

The health ministry then conducted a test on June 5 at the same pool where the result yielded negative and contradicted the earlier test.

Health Minister Datuk Dr Subramaniam waded into the issue and advised the Selangor government against using disused mining pools as a source of water, stating inconsistent levels of heavy metal from one pool to another.

George also reminded the authorities should collaborate together to hinder the Selangor Government from using water from disused mining pools as a source.

“I have been in this industry for at least 40 years and I am very disappointed to see such a sad scenario in Malaysia,” George added.

“We don’t want to put people’s life at stake as the water can cause chronic poisoning,”

It was reported that experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Singapore will be roped in to study the contents of water, including that from disused mining ponds and rivers being supplied to treatment plants in Selangor.

The State Government would also seek the service of experts from Singapore, based on their experience in managing its water source, especially in producing recycled water (Newater).

Prior to that Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim in a report said that water extracted from disused tin mining ponds in Selangor are safe for consumption.

“We are very happy to open up because we are checking every week and the results will be uploaded (on Luas – Selangor Water Management Board) website so there is no need to sue,” Khalid was quoted as saying.

Khalid had been facing growing pressure on the safety of water mining pools and even his Pakatan Rakyat ally, DAP’s MP for Klang Charles Santiago had threatened to sue the State Government if the results of the studies on the tin mining pond in Bestari Jaya were not revealed.

Santiago insisted that water from abandoned mining ponds were a health hazard if consumed, adding that it would also pollute the Selangor River as the existing treatment plants were not equipped to remove the traces of heavy metals from it.

Consumerist: PM & AG Asked – Is There No Law In Malaysia?

Dato Jacob George

‘We have had rogue agents and thugs threatening, gatecrashing into assemblies, burning religious pictures and books of other religions, making seditious utterances, race and religious baiting and hate mongering!

We have the constant seizing of Bibles, snatching dead bodies, attacking transgender persons at a Muslim wedding, blatantly refusing to adhere to an order of the court regarding the custody of children born out of civil wedding?’

Consumerist: PM & AG Asked – Is There No Law In Malaysia?

Alamak!

I am just shocked!

Is there no rule of law in this country?

Have we begun to really drift into or already in a state of anarchy?

We have had rogue agents and thugs threatening, gatecrashing into assemblies, burning religious pictures and books of other religions, making seditious utterances, race and religious baiting and hate mongering!

We have the constant seizing of Bibles, snatching dead bodies, attacking transgender persons at a Muslim wedding, blatantly refusing to adhere to an order of the court regarding the custody of children born out of civil wedding?

And while the circus unfolds we have those expected to uphold law and order and paid by the taxpayers (and who are these taxpayers – go check!) taking no action or maintaining an elegant silence!

Worst, some making pronouncements that are bizarre which is contempt!

In this episode of refusing to return the seized Bibles as ordered by the AG – a outright defiance of the Attorney General Malaysians ask – what is next?

Is Malaysia drifting into a state of anarchy?

Is this behavior a religious virtue?

Is this what religion is teaching us?

How can we expect others to respect us and our religion IF one behaves like this?

Is this the result of a compromised ******-up National Leadership as many allege?

The fact is – when the offices of the national leadership is compromised, the entire system is, and history will teach us that it is these type of leaders who will contribute to the downfall of nations and even empires.

Some people don not care!

All they care about is getting a minute from the Minister so that they can have contracts and government tenders, make millions and live bourgeoisie lifestyles in the name of race, religion and political party affiliation and boast of all these connections and their ‘questionable’ wealth in the society pages of magazines and Facebook!

Shameless creatures!