GST: Tembelang Pakatan burukkan GST pecah

GST: Tembelang Pakatan burukkan GST pecah

Jika sebelum ini Pakatan Harapan yang diketuai DAP berdegar-degar mengatakan bahawa cukai barang dan perkhidmatan (GST) membebankan pengguna, kali ini mereka didesak untuk bersikap telus dan berhenti mengelirukan rakyat demi kepentingan politik masing-masing.

Desakan itu dilakukan oleh Persatuan Pengguna Subang dan Shah Alam (CASSA) susulan pendedahan Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi mengenai taktik orang tengah (kartel) yang bertindak me-manipulasi harga bagi meraih keuntungan berlebihan sehingga menyebabkan orang ramai menyalahkan GST atas kenaikan harga barang.

Presidennya, Datuk Dr. Jacob George berkata, Pakatan Harapan perlu membuat ‘ulang kaji’ terlebih dahulu sebelum menggunakan isu GST sebagai modal politik dan mereka juga perlu berhenti menyebarkan berita palsu mengenai pelaksanaan cukai itu.

“Saya melihat kebanyakan kenyataan pemimpin pakatan itu hanya retorik semata-mata dan langsung tidak menyentuh isu segelintir orang tengah yang memanipulasi harga barangan.

“Pemimpin Pakatan Harapan mungkin masih belum sedar dengan cabaran ekonomi dunia selain tahap kestabilan kewangan negara. Janji mereka untuk hapus GST adalah satu kenyataan tidak masuk akal,” katanya ketika dihub-ungi Utusan Malaysia, di sini, hari ini.

Menurut Jacob, beliau berharap pemimpin Pakatan Harapan mengamalkan politik bersih dan bukan dengan sengaja menanam kebencian dalam kalangan rakyat kepada kerajaan terutama menjelang Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 (PRU-14).

Katanya, pemimpin Pakatan Harapan perlu mengambil kira kepentingan rakyat dan turut membangkitkan isu kartel seperti yang dilakukan oleh Timbalan Perdana Menteri sebelum ini.

“Saya bersetuju dengan kenyataan Timbalan Perdana Menteri sebelum ini mengenai manipulasi orang tengah. Kita telah menyiasat perkara ini dan berharap agensi-agensi berkaitan memantau mereka bagi memastikan hak rakyat terbela,” katanya. – UTUSAN ONLINE

HUNT FOR MH370 (9M-MRO)- LET’S LOOK AT NORTH SUMATRA WITH GREATER URGENCY SAYS DR JACOB GEORGE!

“We are only interested to find the wreckage which by all accounts we believe there, and bring this matter to a positive close!

I must admit we cannot do this alone!”

HUNT FOR MH370 (9M-MRO)- LET’S LOOK AT NORTH SUMATRA WITH GREATER URGENCY SAYS DR JACOB GEORGE!

Partial Transcripts Of what I stated to certain foreign press who met me!

I have nothing against a rather stupid Australian former Prime Minister who single-handedly by a rather weak statement changed the focus from North Sumatra waters to the great south!

Neither the rather distasteful obsession of another to build a memorial in Western Australia unilaterally which reasonable people find grossly mischievous and premature!

As for the roller coaster ride on tracking this greatest mystery we must understand from day one we had super screw ups!

That is putting it mildly!

But responses by politicians were based on findings from global experts in a wide range of fields, including data processing, satellite communications, accident investigation, and aircraft performance, flight operations, sonar data, acoustic data and oceanography.

And those reports either rightly or with major gaps, helped formulate information on drift analysis based on more than a dozen items from the plane that have allegedly washed ashore at various locations on the east and south coasts of Africa and some islands?

But the view that MH370 (9M-MRO) crashed at a high speed rather than gliding down gently based on eye witnesses is totally flawed!

As for Australian government oceanographer Dr. David Griffin, I have only great respect for him having met and interacted with him during my recent visit to Tasmania!

David is confident the plane is in the newly identified search area.

He places his findings on extensive work on a wing fragment discovered having run computer simulations to determine where they might have originated and other tests!

But, with all humility I disagree with his findings saying that we strongly believe what is left of MH370 (9M-MRO) lies more than 100 meters deep, intact in a region we can Sumatra waters as eyewitnesses cite!

We should not forget that there are several witnesses, and among those who have spoken up on this matter was a very well decorated Police Chief from that region who has since retired?

And to the question of going forward – we have done the rather heavy lifting putting our finances and lives at risk!

Others have come forward with intelligence data, GPS, Ordinance, eye witness account that collaborate and at worst case scenario, certainly deserves an in-depth exhaustive search with the assets that can make a difference!

For now the cries for a parallel search at North Sumatra is gaining ground and growing louder and must be matched with a global effort if necessary at cloud funding to realize this endeavor as we owe it to those who need to know the truth!

We are only interested to find the wreckage which by all accounts we believe there, and bring this matter to a positive close!

I must admit we cannot do this alone!

THE HUNT FOR MH370 (9M-MRO) AT NORTH SUMATRA WATERS MUST BE REALIZED SAYS DR JACOB GEORGE!

“Those who once viewed us with deep suspicion, anger, animosity and distrust coming on board with us realizing that we have all being on the same side after all except that we took different positions some with added intelligence data and intelligence surveillance indicators!”

THE HUNT FOR MH370 (9M-MRO) AT NORTH SUMATRA WATERS MUST BE REALIZED SAYS DR JACOB GEORGE!

I realize that my team and I have made great progress from our painstaking effort for the last 4 years working under the radar at solving the greatest aviation mystery which we pray may not turn into one disgraceful because the powers that be refuse to go “that extra mile” to address entrenched and now vocal and growing view for the need for a parallel search in this waters!

More so after my arrival there and mingling with witnesses and powers that be in a carefully tailored maneuver as not to upset the sensitivities of all parties both real and imagined!

But since that day I thank the numerous and unrelenting support that we have received for this new search!

Those who once viewed us with deep suspicion, anger, animosity and distrust coming on board with us realizing that we have all being on the same side after all except that we took different positions some with added intelligence data and intelligence surveillance indicators!

But now when we initiate a re-look at the narrative post that tragic early morning of March 8th 2014 and thereon with all the witness statements, mostly different individuals from different sites and their experiences we cannot but realize we have been wrong from day one!

Now we have the GPS reading, we have witnesses, we have the logistics readings – the pertinent question is what are we going to do with it!

I sincerely cry out to all parties be they the next of kin, the stakeholders both government and industry and most importantly business interests that can finance or sponsor an expedition into this area where we have already set up a communication base and addressing other vital assets for support and security services.

So far we have used our own funds and others have come on board trusting us by assisting us but going forward we neither have the kind of funds needed to see this through!

I therefor appeal on behalf the team for support and for a meeting between individuals who are interested to join us in this parallel search and others willing to come forward to help us with the funding of this project!

This is not the time for divisions neither insensitivity but the coming of all of us both in the east and west to combine our efforts and move as one unit!

Please accept this as my personal appeal on behalf the team!

Let us meet and address this with one voice and action!