Consumerist: Europe Got It All Wrong On The ‘Refugee Thingy!’

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‘Perhaps, it is now time to position the real issues on the table and planning a comprehensive plan of action, to address this mischief, sidelining those that are clouded in emotional blackmail, misguided religious norms and creeds, double standards initiated by an overly guilt conscience of the past sins of the forefathers?’

Consumerist: Europe Got It All Wrong On The ‘Refugee Thingy!’

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Would it be difficult to state, that the majority of Europeans, even those with a tinge of pure unadulterated barbaric blood, have been fooled big time by the ongoing “refugee crisis” with world bodies falling over each other unable to address the core and real reasons behind what is fast becoming the crisis of the new boat people?

For a start, who are these people we call refugees, and, where are they coming from?

The move is organized, well planned and aided and abetted by a very sophisticated professional groups!

We can be certain huge amount of monies are changing hands daily in this illegal barbaric process!

Why is this happening?

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Is there a war being fought in their lands like the Balkan conflict, across race, religion and political affiliations, where genocide was the deciding factor on all fronts?

Syria is not new, neither is Libya or Iraq!

It is not as bad as the Balkan conflicts of the 90s!

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A crisis that was so inhumane, where generations were killed, raped, mutilated, buried alive, and, where the powers that be were in comatose, purely since it was not in their political and economic interest, and neither was there oil as a lucrative commodity, for the political hawks and shenanigans!

Which then, raises the initial question, that begs an answer.

Who are these people? Are they coming from war fronts or from existent refugee camps?

Who and what are the background of these thousands, who are fleeing, families intact, aided and abetted by criminal groups who charge exorbitant monies to provide the necessary tools and passage, onto a beach front overlooking at the far end the landing beach stripes to another sovereign country?

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And why are we simply allowing this illegal trafficking of communities from one land to another, without due process, which sets a very dangerous precedents which is disruptive and now threatening the very political core beliefs, and socio-economic conditions of the region?

And while the boats come in, the arguments continue and uncertainty prevails, as pertinent questions are not raised, instead we allow vested and political interest groups and a media gone mad to lead the conversation in a typically clouded fashion!

Instead of looking at the issue face on, we are now trapped with emotions, and deeply emotionalize, the issue paving the way for the criminal cartels to continue this new lucrative commercial engagement of trafficking, under the guise of refugees!

I am indeed shocked that even well recognized media houses like the BBC and CNN have got it all wrong!

Every day this is allowed to continue, hundreds of thousands are paying the criminal black market to use this backdoor?

Even Afghanistan and Bangladeshi groups, are now cashing in the recent arrivals?

Worst, are there intelligent questions being raised in both political and community forums, what this does to the local communities and their political, racial, religious lives moving on?

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Will these new economic migrants, masquerading as refuges be a threat politically, religiously, racially to the communities that are opening their doors to them in no caveat fashion?

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Could these groups arriving have direct, indirect or proxy ties to militant groups and ideologies that will threaten these adoptive countries opening their borders, homes, hearts to them in the near future?

Let us not forget the recent attacks, in several European capitals, were the act of ‘lone wolves’, individuals, aided and abetted by international cash rich militant groups, whose families and generation were given the opportunity to reside in these their new home!

The generosity of these acts, from the locals have now been forgotten in a war of the worlds and in the name of race, religion and in God’s name!

Perhaps, it is now time, to position the real issues on the table, and, planning a comprehensive plan of action, to address this mischief, sidelining those that are clouded in emotional blackmail, misguided religious norms and creeds, double standards initiated by an overly guilt conscience of the past sins of the forefathers?

I wonder, just who will take the lead, Britain, Germany, France, as so far everyone from Europe, seem to be so defensive?

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Is it so difficult to tell economic migrants, hiding under the guise of “refugees” to use normal channels of migration instead of funding a criminal cartel?

Is it difficult to tell one’s European counterpart, I am sorry, we cannot take them!

Or is it difficult, to tell those political and media armchair critics and commentators, that they are plain stupid and indeed morons to suggest an open door policy to the piracy of modern day trafficking?

Got my drift?

                           

Consumerist: Indonesian Haze Causes Huge Economic Loss & Health Hazards To Their Neighbors!

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‘Basically the ordinary men and women are totally screwed and helpless and there are no words of comfort from those we look up to – only foolish and idiotic statements!’

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Consumerist: Indonesian Haze Causes Huge Economic Loss & Health Hazards To Their Neighbors!

By now I am certain the diplomatic advisories have already gone and arriving tourists to both Singapore and Malaysia turned off with the latest tourist attraction – haze – thanks to our good neighbor Indonesia!

While politicians from across the causeway have screamed, approached the comatose ASEAN secretariat, looked at provisions at both diplomatic and international law to address this trans-border hazard which comes on a yearly doze, the residents from both jurisdictions suffer!

It would not be mild to state that both Singapore and Malaysia could face a bigger economic impact than from their worst air pollution crisis 16 years ago if slash-and-burn fires in Indonesia continue to rage in the coming weeks, continues to turn off tourists, cause major health hazards, economic losses and extreme anger towards Jakarta’s handling of this menace!

Restaurants, tourist attractions, popular beaches and spots and some other businesses are already feeling the pain as haze envelopes the area!

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For the record, if I remember correctly, the haze crisis in 1997 lasted about three months and cost Southeast Asia an estimated $9 billion from disruptions to air travel, health expenses and other business impacts.

Analysts, political commentators, consumer advocates and economists and businesses say the costs are already mounting about a week since air pollution levels in the countries shot up to unhealthy and sometimes hazardous levels.

In many areas sales fell around 40 percent in the past week!

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It is not encouraging to hear that today much depends on how long the haze lasts and which way the wind blows the smoke that is coming mostly from fires set on palm oil plantations on Indonesia’s Sumatra island.

Now we are told by political morons and idiots that we need to wait for the rain?

I predict that thanks to Indonesia the haze this round could be worse than in 1997 if the haze drags on.

You must remember that in 1997, the level of pollution was not this severe, and on the other hand the tourism industry’s contribution to the economy was relatively smaller back!

Tourism makes up 6.4 percent of Malaysia’s economy and about 5 to 6 percent of Singapore’s. Analysts see that sector taking an immediate knock, even if they cannot quantify the damage.

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Today clear skies and relatively little pollution, would be a miracle!

I do not know about Malaysia whose ringgit is taking a free fall and consumers are hurting!

Singapore on the other hand, and its $271 billion economy cannot afford a big hit from a prolonged pollution crisis or any loss of confidence.

The economy – which is dominated by services, followed by manufacturing and construction could be hit!

In the meantime, hospitals and clinics in areas badly affected by haze in recent days had recorded a rise of more than 100 percent in asthma cases!

Patients reporting other health, respiratory problems and conjunctivitis had also skyrocketed!

Basically the ordinary men and women are totally screwed and helpless and there are no words of comfort from those we look up to – only foolish and idiotic statements!

                           

Consumerist: Aziz Bari – Stop Being Arrogantly Rude To HRH The Johor Crown Prince!

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“It was totally repulsive, malicious and a totally irresponsible, in using certain ‘crude’ language – “barking”, when addressing the Crown Prince, no matter, what your views are, and what are the views of HRH, the beloved Crown Prince.”

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Consumerist: Aziz Bari – Stop Being Arrogantly Rude To HRH The Johor Crown Prince!

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It is really sad, that despite many issues allegedly plaguing the nation, from racism, fascism, of selective prosecution, rampant and high powered corruption, race and religious baiting, Malaysian version of apartheid being propagated, a disease called double speak, which has gone pandemic – we have a Malaysian constitutional expert Abdul Aziz Bari creating unnecessary arrogant statements and one, I find totally repulsive, against Johor Crown Prince, a much admired and respected member of the Johor royalty!

Aziz Bari, you of all persons, my learned friend, should know better, when responding to issues of this nature!

It was totally repulsive, malicious and an totally irresponsible, in using certain ‘crude’ language – “barking”, when addressing the Crown Prince, no matter what your views are and what are the views of HRH the beloved Crown Prince.

Referring to HRH’s statement as “barking” – is callously rude!

And may I remind you Aziz, whether HRH the beloved Crown Price of Johor is subject to sedition law, is certainly, not your prerogative!

May I remind you, that HRH the beloved Crown Prince, is technically the Head of State, which is part of the Federation.

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He has every right, duty even, to share his many thoughts that will culminate in there being, peace, prosperity and harmony in the State of Johor and for that matter, Malaysia!

Are we not troubled, when we witness our beloved Malaysia today, far behind in all sectors, compared to nations like Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, the Philippines and Brunei?

Let us stop the pretense and ass licking stunts!

Does not present reality hit us, and put fear, create anxiety, insecurity, where we are heading, to as the spiraling down continues nationally and internationally?

Saudara Aziz Bari – in my learned mind, I believe you owe, HRH the beloved Crown Prince, a public apology for being arrogantly rude!

                           

Consumerist: Stop The Abuse Of Political Police Reports Being Made In Malaysia!

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‘It is time that the Malaysian Police take action on Police report makers and make these groups accountable if their reports are frivolous, vexatious, an abuse of process containing misrepresentation and fabrication!’

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Consumerist: Stop The Abuse Of Political Police Reports Being Made In Malaysia!

The purpose of a police report is to provide an accurate written account of a criminal incident.

The operative words being ‘a criminal incident!’

It is not for fools, idiots, political shenanigans, bogus NGOs, and racists adventurers to abuse for a photo-shoot or for financial gain or for narrow political agendas!

The Police force have better things to do with law and order situations and with the rise of all kinds and nature of criminal activities than to entertain political entertainers and political opportunists in their narrow political agenda!

Of late, the number of Police Reports being made had made a farce of this very important documentation process which is not to be played or toyed with!

The abuse seems to have a common protocol.

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A certain group comes and initiates a Police Report with a following for a photo shoot and press conference making all kinds of claims which in themselves could be a case of defamation, abuse of process and basically a criminal intent bent on mischief!

This is ridiculous and Police reports are sacred and not to be abused.

To each Police report made there is a significance!

It opens the door to the investigation of a criminal incident!

And Police reports are used by prosecuting attorneys to determine if a criminal charge will be filed. If a charge is filed, police reports are also made available to criminal defense attorneys to help them understand what occurred and prepare their defense.

Police reports are also used for further investigation prior to trial and at trial as a basis to cross-examine the police officer who filed the report.

Perhaps, in view of the abuse of this process the police administrators in the country may have to warn that punitive action will be taken against anyone abusing this process in political agenda and mischief!

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It is time we address this abuse and I will have a word with my dear friends the Home Minister and our IGP on this matter.

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It is time that the Police take action on Police report makers and make these groups accountable if their reports are frivolous, vexatious, an abuse of process containing misrepresentation and fabrication!

                           

Consumerist: Education Humps, Degree Mills Or Pure Business Outlets?

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‘In all fairness, in some countries those representing academia, have been pleased with that the abuse and misuse of public funds is finally being brought to light, but is it enough?

Despite the alarm bells ringing, with the expansion of big business education, high dropout rates, visa abuse, and warnings from within the sector, that despite international education, being abused nothing is being done to address this pervasive exploitation!’

Consumerist: Education Humps, Degree Mills Or Pure Business Outlets?

Were you aware, that fraud in international higher education, is a $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion business?

That is huge business!

And that really, good effective cutting edge fraud, in international education is not visible but it is a pervasive problem in many developing and developed countries!

Some third world banana republic’s and others corrupt, in fact, have been facilitating these pervasive rip offs saying that there is a educational hump?

The licensing and setting up of these educational setups, which really does not provide quality effective education, that will equip and provide qualifications for jobs in the real world.

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And throwing in scholarships, and, other loans, as if this is all a tied in sale?

Loans that one cannot pay back if they have no jobs!

With retiring politicians and others, joining the said institutions, in its administration, its management with huge salaries and bourgeoisie titles!

And these practices are all over and it hits all aspects of international education, from admissions to immigration rules violations!

As such, I will define here, education or tertiary fraud very broadly.

It comes in many forms, from resume embellishment on one end, to a full-scale identity fraud on the high end!

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And certainly, the recipes in-between having plagiarism, purchased test scores, purchased transcripts, purchased degrees, fake immigration records and bribery of immigration officials.

With students with educational visas not attending a day at college!

And many involved in employment illegally or scams!

And what motivates and seals this, is the economic benefit — not only to the offending student and family, but to other stakeholders as well, colleges included.

All stakeholders in these conduits, view international students as an important source of tuition revenue and the more irrespective their background the merrier, as it adds economic boom in more ways than one!

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But at the same time many countries, have begun to act to address the increasing fraud, in international education, but, are they a little a little too late?

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For example, I am alluding for example, to the move by the U.K. Border Agency to revoke the right of London Metropolitan University some time ago to enroll foreign students.

The university was accused of “systemic failures” in monitoring the attendance of international students and certifying that they meet English proficiency requirements and hold the proper visas.

The pertinent question is, does anyone care that these degree mills are churning out individuals who cannot communicate, who cannot spell, who cannot write!

These are not just the issues here!

More than that in several countries, thousands of students enrolled in many versions of private higher education colleges, which inexplicably are not registered to take recognized exams!

The fallout is, that these numbers have been benefiting from taxpayer subsidy without undertaking meaningful study thus abusing the systems locals are paying for!

In all fairness, in some countries those representing academia, have been pleased with that the abuse and misuse of public funds is finally being brought to light, but is it enough?

Despite the alarm bells ringing, with the expansion of big business education, high dropout rates, visa abuse, and warnings from within the sector, that despite international education, being abused nothing is being done to address this pervasive exploitation!

Do we have the political will to address this, nationally and internationally?