Consumerist: Threatening Those Who Spearhead Anti-corruption Drives! (Part 2)

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‘This is a senior minister who is making the claims – and – I cannot but ask who then is that mastermind who is so powerful that even a senior minister is not naming the person despite having photographic evidence?’ – Dato Dr Jacob George

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Consumerist: Threatening Those Who Spearhead Anti-corruption Drives! (Part 2)

I just wrote on high powered corruption in the manpower industry and the threats against us directly, indirectly and through proxies!

Now dear friend, Natural Resources and Environment Minister G. Palanivel alluded to certainly corruption when he stated he knows there is a mastermind behind the illegal land-clearing in Cameron Highlands which led to the flash flood and landslides there.

While admitting the person’s existence, coupled with photographic evidence, the Cameron Highlands MP said he “cannot say much” or disclose more about the matter.

Earlier, maybe about 20 years ago, Cameron Highlands was a preserved area, there was no illegal land-clearing. The farmers did good farming, exporting to Singapore and other countries up to RM2 billion in value.

“Now, however, something is happening, I am still unable to control them,” he is reported to have told reporters?

This is a senior minister who is making the claims – and – I cannot but ask who then is that mastermind who is so powerful that even a senior minister is not naming the person despite having photographic evidence?

                           

Consumerist: Threatening Those Who Spearhead Anti-corruption Drives!

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‘If for fighting to bring holistic change to these defenseless groups will result in us been targeted, maliciously attacked or defamed – so be it!’ – Dato’ Dr Jacob George

Consumerist: Threatening Those Who Spearhead Anti-corruption Drives!

In my over 39 years of active consumer advocacy – I have had my fair share of threats, attacks, death threats, my car damaged and in one case, near death by an unidentified assailant (s) trying to drive me off a bridge!

Scary!

The Malaysian media have covered many of those reports and they keep coming in new forms because those corrupt are fearful of those having zero tolerance for what the corrupt do.

The same with those corrupt in the manpower industry – where there are enough testimony how this industry has been so tarnished by high powered corruption and the exploitation of those who are so marginalized and down trodden that they have to sell what little they have or worst, take loans from loan sharks under the representations of those who claim they are giving these individuals a new life at higher earning power in a foreign land?

At the end of it all, those taken up by these false and criminal representations are experiencing is their lives turn from bad to worse in a foreign land and many times made instant criminals by the actions and omissions of those who trafficked them or offered them nonexistent high paying jobs after taking the formers life’s savings!

I want to encourage those who take a stand that this form of behavior must be stopped and we must work to provide a place where these individuals can work with their dignity and sense of value intact and not in a dehumanized condition!

If for fighting to bring holistic change to these defenseless groups will result in us been targeted, maliciously attacked or defamed – so be it!

I am reminded the words of the Prophet Isaiah in – Isaiah 1:17

‘Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.’

                           

Consumerist: CASSA Chief Dato Dr Jacob George Offers Support for Rehabilitation Of Cameron Highlands!

Dato Jacob George

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Consumerist: CASSA Chief, Dato Dr Jacob George Offers Support for Rehabilitation Of Cameron Highlands!

As reported in the local press recently, His Royal Highness the Sultan of Pahang is understandably very concerned about the environmental and social mess that is Cameron Highlands.

Beloved Sultan of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah’s demeanor after an extended briefing with Cameron Highlands office holders was most telling.

There is no refusing that a long term plan must be in the pipeline with regard to restoring the agricultural and resort area and I fully support the beloved Sultan’s call.

Let us stop the finger pointing or blaming undocumented workers alone, for this mess – it shows only how silly and stupid we are – the truth is – all of us have failed and some more than others, but have no dignity to admit!

I have indicated my support in any way forward in this matter to dear friend, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob

Let us now get on with the work!

                           

Consumerist: Cameron Highlands – Listen To The Beloved Sultan’s Call!

Dato Jacob George

 

A beloved Sultan who loves his people!

As reported in the local press recently, His Royal Highness the Sultan of Pahang is understandably very concerned about the environmental and social mess that is Cameron Highlands.

Beloved Sultan of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah’s demeanor after an extended briefing with Cameron Highlands office holders was most telling.

I have never seen him so saddened and upset!

The last time he was in such a state was from a family bereavement decades ago!

As reported in the local press recently, His Royal Highness the Sultan of Pahang is understandably very concerned about the environmental and social mess that is Cameron Highlands. Beloved Sultan of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah’s demeanor after an extended briefing with Cameron Highlands office holders was most telling.I have never seen him so saddened and upset!The last time he was in such a state was from a family bereavement decades ago!And he wants action and high powered rehabilitation efforts initiated with Cameron Highlands regaining its former glory economically without social ills. The beloved Sultan visited Cameron Highlands on Wednesday to ascertain pressing issues which has arisen!There is no refusing that a  long term plan must be in the pipeline with regard to restoring the agricultural and resort area and I fully support the beloved Sultan’s call.I have indicated my support in any way forward in this matter to dear friend, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.

And he wants action and high powered rehabilitation efforts initiated with Cameron Highlands regaining its former glory economically without social ills.

The beloved Sultan visited Cameron Highlands on Wednesday to ascertain pressing issues which has arisen!

There is no refusing that a long term plan must be in the pipeline with regard to restoring the agricultural and resort area and I fully support the beloved Sultan’s call.

I have indicated my support in any way forward in this matter to dear friend, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.

                           

Consumerist: Worlds Largest Muslim Nation Shows the Way Forward While Others Move Back To Dark Ages?

Dato Jacob George

For the first time in 50 years, a non-Muslim will be calling the shots in Indonesia’s capital city
Sixteen years after anti-Chinese riots wreaked havoc in the Indonesian capital, newly installed President Joko Widodo has inaugurated an ethnic Chinese politician as Jakarta’s new governor.

Joko held the position until he became President