Malaysia ASEAN/APEC Lead Consumerist Dr Jacob George says: Travel Advisories – Every State Department’s Duty to Protect Their Own!

‘All stakeholders in Malaysia and elsewhere, must realize that in this modern global village, where time is of the essence, and where foreign countries depend more on their own intelligence gathering, and updates, diplomatic packages from their diplomats rather than rely solely on third parties who cannot even protect their own to safeguard global citizens!’

Malaysia ASEAN/APEC Lead Consumerist Dr Jacob George says: Travel Advisories – Every State Department’s Duty to Protect Their Own!

It is important for all nations to protect its own citizens whether it is the US, Australia, the UK or other European countries and their advice can be any matter from advice to its citizens to avoid eastern Sabah or for that matter even shopping, night clubs and entertainment outlets and this should be respected by all parties devoid of uncalled for sensitivities!

Some time ago it was Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Rod Smith who had reiterated their advisory would remain as long as the threat of cross-border kidnappings existed in Malaysia!

However, instead of being overly sensitive, we should be encouraged that all advisory has a function!

We cannot deny or pretend, all is well in Sabah’s east coast, where in the past few years, we have seen cases of kidnappings for ransom, carried out by Abu Sayyaf militants from the southern Philippines.

We have witnessed thefts, gruesome murders, and the agony of families pleading for the safe return of their loved ones kidnapped!

Malaysian politicians should know that irrespective of what it is the narrative in Malaysia whether it is the gruesome murder of the Mongolian model, Altantuya Shariibuu or the inexplicable presence of a convicted murderer therein now in Australia or what was exposed through the various roller coaster exchanges in that public inquiry of kidnapped Raymond Koh and perhaps soon in other cases of missing persons – Joshua Hilmy, his wife Ruth and social activist Amri Che Mat.

Malaysians are not stupid neither the international audience which includes respective intelligence units of those countries!

Irrespective of what those struggling to uphold justice, fair play, the rule of law says publicly – we cannot deny we are in the spotlight for the wrong reasons.

All stakeholders in Malaysia and elsewhere, must realize that in this modern global village, where time is of the essence, and where foreign countries depend more on their own intelligence gathering, and updates, diplomatic packages from their diplomats rather than rely solely on third parties to safeguard one’s own citizens!

Secondly, there is no legal necessity to start a dialogue, or check with any parties whosoever, before issuing any advisory, whose sole focus is the safety of one’s own citizens!

If some “juvenile stakeholders’’ fail to understand this fundamental right, one is lost in the woods and totally ignorant, how the international community and governments, are expected to act and whose felt needs and rights they are expected to protect.

Instead of getting upset and issuing defensive press releases, which is unprofessional, it is also pertinent to understand what a travel advisory is?

A travel warning, travel alert, or travel advisory is an official warning statement, issued by a government agency to provide information about the relative safety or not, of traveling to or visiting one or more specific foreign countries or destinations.

In this latest case”, the United States has issued a Warning, when they want their citizens and others, to consider very carefully whether they should go to a country at all or frequent a nightspot because of intelligence reports of “coordinated drink-spiking” cases targeting foreign nationals.

There is nothing personal or political about this!

And examples of the necessity, for such acts internationally are unstable government, civil war, ongoing intense crime or violence, or frequent terrorist attacks or an impending one – basically, a clear and present danger!

Other reasons may include, strikes, demonstrations, or disturbances; a health alert like an outbreak of H1N1; Zika, or evidence of an elevated risk of terrorist attacks or kidnappings by armed groups and terrorists, as was the case in point earlier!

In some cases, it could be an action, taken as a final straw, after being convinced that there is a total loss of confidence, competence or professionalism in some external parties handling an issue based on a “checklist of concerns” on the matter of the country issuing the advisory.

To be honest, there is absolutely no reason in law, convention or in the diplomatic rule or play book that there should be consultation of any level!

It would be foolish and out of the times, for any quarter to think like that or burst out like babies when reality bites!

It shows that we are not aligned, how others in responsible and professional positions, carry out their duties, or “duty of care”, guided by their respective constitutions, laws of the land and convention.

Instead of “mourning and groaning”, professionals in countries cited in advisories, should do some earnest soul searching, what brought this state of affairs and how to regain the trust, confidence and respect of the global community going forward!

Anything less – is running away from the core issues which we super specialize in?

MH370: FINALLY, WE MALAYSIANS TAKE COMMAND & CONTROL OF THE MH370 NARRATIVE FROM SHENANIGANS!

MH370: FINALLY, WE MALAYSIANS TAKE COMMAND & CONTROL OF THE MH370 NARRATIVE FROM SHENANIGANS!

I am extremely glad that after years of interaction, lobbying and back breaking work with dear friends in the power circles of the government did not go to ashes!

A task that started for me while in the UK when that jet disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people – mostly from China – on board.

After all the work, twists and turns today the Malaysian government agreed to pay a US exploration company if they locate the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 subject to two conditions.

At the helm today was dear friend, Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai positioning the narrative.

He stated quite rightly, that the evidence on finding MH370 must be presented in a considerable and credible manner unlike the allegations of planted debris and episodes of playing this tragedy as if it was an Indiana Jones/Jane episode of high treason, super spy, manipulation, planted debris, compounded further by frantic attacks of the worst and vicious types as third parties attempted to drive and manipulate this narrative blaming our government and others of hiding truths and of conspiracy?

The signing ceremony between the Malaysian government and Ocean Infinity took place in Putrajaya.

The process has a window period of 90 days beginning January 17th!

Policy makers advise me that this new search will cover 25,000 square kilometres.

The payment narrative is interestingly laid bare with the company receiving US$20 million (RM80 million) if the finding is made within 5,000 square kilometres in the primary search area, US$30 million (RM120 million) for the subsequent 10,000 square kilometres, US$50 million (RM200 million) in the next 10,000 square kilometres of the tertiary search area and at US$70 million (RM280 million) for the supplementary search area beyond 25,000 square kilometres.

As per command and control of the narrative, I am happy that we have two personnel from the Royal Malaysian Navy, as the Malaysian government representative on board the search vessel.

The MH370 response team is headed by another dear friend, the DCA director-general, along with officials from the transport, foreign affairs, and communications and multimedia ministries, and other agencies.

Holding other briefs and monitoring will be tasked with our Police and friends at the attorney-general‘s chambers via an operations room at the DCA premises.

My advice to the team is to take things diligently and there is no need for daily updates until there has been some form of breakthrough.

There can be a website with incoming data and information carefully positioned as not to raise far too much emotions.

We must learn from lessons of the past, both from assisting governments who made claims and announcements that fell flat while others in the form of shenanigans and Indiana Jones and Jane types doing their own ingenious stuff to propel themselves as the ’white Raja and Rani’ of this tragedy with no tangible results!

Like all my dear friends all over the world who have worked silently, quietly, with no media on tow or flash photography, I pray we will find the answers that we have been seeking for nearly four years and bring some closure to this unfortunate incident.

MH370: TROLLS MY FOOT – GOLD DIGGERS AND MENTAL RETARDS MANIPULATING MH370 NARRATIVE! (Part 2)

‘’While that drama unfolds we will see these shenanigans, the Indiana Jones/Jane types – the real Trolls (above) – make more and even more media appearances, trips, giving the appearance that they are the alpha and omega of finding MH370 as they milk this tragedy to the hilt assisted by desperate news hungry media stations insensitive to the feelings of others!’

MH370: TROLLS MY FOOT – GOLD DIGGERS AND MENTAL RETARDS MANIPULATING MH370 NARRATIVE! (Part 2)

I am very happy that our efforts and interlocutory conversations with the powers that be resulted in our Government approving another (final?) attempt to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 where it lies and with it perhaps the world’s greatest aviation mysteries?

Only a bold boy or girl scout will believe that what really happened will ever be told or revealed but that is for another day and time in history!

For now, the Americans are arriving as a US-based company to find the wreckage without which they receive no payments!

Interestingly we have an area of less than 25,000 square km where we are told is the highest likelihood of containing what is left of Malaysia’s MH370!

US-based company Ocean Infinity has dispatched the search vessel Seabed Constructor to look for debris in the southern Indian Ocean, more than three years after the Boeing 777 disappeared on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people aboard.

In the past we had that drama of the Australia, China and Malaysia ending a fruitless $200-million search almost a year ago after 1,046 days of hunting, with the final report concluding authorities were no closer to knowing why the plane disappeared, or its exact location, which my team and I and other experts believe is far from the truth in this age and time with the kind of assets in the air, ground and space?

Like many around the industry, intelligentsia, operatives, bloggers, aviation policy experts, anti-terrorist fraternities and not forgetting shenanigans, gold diggers and opportunists ’the Indiana Jones and Jane types’ who are ever ready to use and abuse tragedies for their own ends – all will be hoping for a result!

While that drama unfolds we will see these shenanigans, these Indiana Jones/Jane types – the real Trolls – make more and even more media appearances, trips, giving the appearance that they are the alpha and omega of finding MH370 as they milk this tragedy to the hilt assisted by desperate news hungry media stations insensitive to the feelings of others!

While this enfolds and will be the activity of these shenanigans and Indiana Jones/Jane types, and, believe me they will – my team and I will try to find answers to the mystery that still surrounds the case of this flight and how, why it ended up in the Indian Ocean, if it ever did?

This is pertinent!

And as a Malaysian government we are committed!

Having cited that let me add that finding what is left of MH370 is important but ever more what happened on that flight that resulted in where the plane ended up!

The flying consumer deserves this information in the public interests!

This data and information will help reinforce or make revisions to policy decisions and safeguards that is much needed in aviation going forward!

MH370: TROLLS MY FOOT – GOLD DIGGERS AND MENTAL RETARDS MANIPULATING MH370 NARRATIVE!

To our friends who are assisting us we thank them for working alongside us in this rather difficult terrain and landscape and the truth will ultimately prevail and we will know the identities of those who really worked for the truth and who for personal fame and gain!

TROLLS MY FOOT – GOLD DIGGERS AND MENTAL RETARDS MANIPULATING MH370 NARRATIVE!

I say this again – what I had suspected for long has become reality!

I had wondered why outsiders, who lost no one, neither had economic or status loss were indulging and manipulating, even driving this MH370 narrative in a form of ‘American Indiana Jones and an Australian Jane narrative?’

I had wondered why the bitterness, the fuss, the temper tantrums, the desire to paint anyone who disagrees with these three individuals and a few others, were painted as trolls – and painting us in the worst possible way, threatening us, and I cannot but ask rather sarcastically – whose are these shenanigans to question our motivations?

We lost dear friends, loved ones, who did you?

These desperate low lives who paint us as insane, allege that we are following them, photographing them, intercepting their electronic telecommunications – we are trolls that jump out of the cyber world and into one’s real world!

Just short of again alleging that perhaps that I may even know the brand and color of their favorite panties or perfume?

One super side kick states “it is scary?”

Seriously?

It is obvious that there are individuals who are manipulating this tragedy so that they will be acclaimed as those who spared no time nor resources to get at the truth and use that to seek financial contracts, a book, a movie whatsoever?

That there were several of us from day one who had quietly and silently worked to get to the truth navigating ourselves carefully with both the intelligentsia and power policymakers, without the attention of the media as these low lives – which clearly show their real intentions, so that national, cultural and religious sensitivities were observed in this episode which had both west and east as fatalities!

Now let us get back to reality!

So, the search is on again.

I am sure some know where the plane is?

We should bring this tragedy to an end by finding the wreckage, not debris, as some idiots are doing or planting evidence as some allege, making claims and allegations which could be great for a movie script but not reasonable nor appropriate in this episode!

I say this again – this is our plane, our crew, this is a Malaysian narrative, we will find the plane and bring closure to this very tragic episode.

We have lost dear friends, relatives, loved ones on that flight and we care!

To our friends who are assisting us we thank them for working alongside us in this rather difficult terrain and landscape and the truth will ultimately prevail and we will know the identities of those who really worked for the truth and who for personal fame and gain!