MALAYSIA NEEDS A CIVIL RIGHTS AND RACE RELATIONS ACT TO ADDRESS DISCRIMINATION SAY MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE!

MALAYSIA NEEDS A CIVIL RIGHTS AND RACE RELATIONS ACT TO ADDRESS DISCRIMINATION SAY MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE!

Malaysians are aware that it is illegal under U.S. federal law to discriminate against an employee, either intentionally or through a disparate impact, on account of his or her race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

It is also illegal to harass an employee on account of these protected characteristics or to retaliate against an employee because he or she complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by this body of federal law, as are most labor unions and employment agencies.

It does not end there!

There are indeed remedies put in place such illegalities!

U.S. employees who believe they have been unfairly discriminated against may seek redress in various federal, state and local administrative agencies, and the U.S. federal and state courts. Individuals who assert federal discrimination claims (and some state claims) must first file a charge of discrimination with the federal EEOC or the relevant local agency before bringing a lawsuit against the employer in court.

In the federal system, the agency will then investigate and determine whether or not there is reasonable cause to believe that discrimination occurred.

If the agency finds that there is reasonable cause, it will attempt to reach a voluntary settlement with the employer.

In some cases, the agency will file a lawsuit in federal court on the employee’s behalf. The employee can only sue the employer in court if the agency does not find reasonable cause or cannot obtain recovery for the individual.

In the U.S. again, if the court finds that a termination was the result of unlawful discrimination, the employee may be entitled to reinstatement (rarely granted), monetary damages and attorneys’ fees.

Interestingly, the issue of discrimination in whatever forms, from politics, life style issues, education, housing, job opportunities, health, religion has a place central to law and order and their national and state discourse there and it is entrenched accordingly.

So forgive me when I fell off my chair laughing that the Malaysian government is looking at introducing legislation to curb racial discrimination when landlords lease or rent out a property.

I am concerned, because Housing and Local Government Minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin was reported to have stated that the government viewed racial discrimination in property-related matters seriously and wanted to introduce an internationally recognized law as a deterrent here.

As lawyers, we are certainly aware there is a law called Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) which is internationally recognized!

It basically provides protection against any racial discrimination for either parties — the tenants and landlords!

I have no issues with the legislation.

But I am more concerned at the perceived hypocrisy and double speak, when the sitting newly minted minister’s statement seems to limit addressing and confining discrimination in the Malaysian Eco-system, just to matter involving property leasing?

Why being selective despite the elephant in the room?

Why the need too, for the state apparatus to intervene in what is a private arrangement between two parties which does not involve the state apparatus or for that matter, public monies?

Basically, is the government being a busy body here when there are more urgent and real issues to deal with as a national agenda?

Is the same minister courageous enough to put her political life line to facilitate the enactment of legislation similar to the United States of America’s Civil Rights Act or the much needed, Race Relations Act in Malaysia?

It is no secret that daily Malaysians face all forms of discrimination, tolerating each and every, despite hurt holding on to their dignity and keeping their decorum!

The hypocrisy here is, it was the same minister who had made statements which were considered racists, rightly or wrongly, when there was a discourse on the selection of a political candidate for an expected by-election?

On the same note of in sensitiveness and double speak; I was in a meeting recently when the chairman could not help bring in the issues of “race and religion” when addressing a consumer discourse!

Never in my training as a consumer advocate with a track record of 40 years, have I either being trained or addressed any advocacy issues with race and religious optics!

Perhaps, for such individuals, it is difficult when one is religious evangelist but holding reins in the addressing of public policy discourses not to bring faith issues into the public policy initiatives!

But the goodness is, we are all today trained to tolerate such a discourse despite being uncomfortable!

Now returning to the proposed conversation on the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) honesty is required!

What the nation needs is a Race Relations Act and a Civil Rights Legislation!

Anything less only confirms one’s hypocrisy and political two face, when calls to address a national need is sidestepped with non-issues such as the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA)!

REVISITING MH370 NARRATIVES AND POSITIONS IN 2014/15 & RADICAL SHIFTS BY PLAYERS TODAY IS MIND BOGGLING!

REVISITING MH370 NARRATIVES AND POSITIONS IN 2014/15 & RADICAL SHIFTS BY PLAYERS TODAY IS MIND BOGGLING! DJG CALLS FOR EVIDENCE GATHERING VISITS TO AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST AT WEST SUMATRA AND THE ANDAMAN!

It is sad when political games are played.

It is worse, when there are shifts in positions and statements made, that gives an impression that someone must do the heavy lifting and find a huge aircraft or what is left of it, by private means to denote “credible evidence” before some will get off their backsides and attempt to address witness accounts and with visits to specific GPS site ordinance and sites of interest!

Then these idiots can steal the media spotlights and claim how professional and driven they are, having found what is left of an aircraft, they should have found years ago, if only, they had a common sense attitude, visited comprehensively areas and sites denoted both in the Straits of Malacca, the Western Sumatra waters and the Andaman instead of relying on allegedly certain governments, industry and private interests?

It is not too late, after two failed searches in the SIO, to now visit the other areas where there were concerns immediately post March 8th 2014 for evidence gathering!

In 2014 and thereafter, there were individuals falling over themselves, enjoying the media limelight, making stupid remarks, statements and claims, many now torpedoed as insane and misleading?

And there were then, great statements by private individuals as well, asking the powers that be to: “revisit the witness account of Kate Tee off Phuket, a café owner Hasbi from Aceh Indonesia and Mike McKay who was on an oil rig in the South China Sea.”

The individual added and I thought that was a great statement as well:

”that all other information that is not related to the Inmarsat data will be reviewed and those locations flagged by this are searched with the same resources and effort afforded to the South Indian Ocean.

I would add, that we need to revisit what happened that morning as well, with the eye witness accounts then of a loud bang heard by villagers, a low flying aircraft with its lights as full as a coconut, oil in the South China Sea, an aircraft seen ‘on fire’ in an apparent turn back, a sighting on the West Coast of a shining aircraft (was fuel being dumped in preparation for an emergency landing in Penang of an aircraft in distress)in descend as the Mobile Phone of the co-Pilot was picked up by Telco’s followed by an attempt to land in Penang abandoned, for reasons from both pilots been dead or unconscious or the severely damaged aircraft was breaking up (?) (Remember witnesses claim, loud bang, fire, fuel dumping, thick black smoke and pungent acidic smell in the atmosphere) is ditched in Sumatran/Andaman waters!

An area of great interest in view the number of eyewitness from the area!

We do not forget the claims either of one individual on a flight back from her pilgrimage in Mecca, who allegedly saw an aircraft sitting on the waters below which collaborates and links all the eye witness narratives!

That was not all, as there are reports of an acoustic event on the West of Sumatra!

This image was put up as well, which my team found interesting in the gathering evidence stint!

This was highlighted by an individual, who now has changed her position, sadly,

Linking all these narratives, a reasonable person, would initiate a revisit for EVIDENCE GATHERING of these sites of interest, where the water in comparison to the SIO, is much shallow.

There were two extensive searches in the SIO without success!

Is our appeal for at least one detailed and comprehensive sweep of EVIDENCE GATHERING – of the oceans close to Sumatra and the Andaman not justified?

What is the fear really?

And whose is stopping this EVIDENCE GATHERING – and for what reasons?

I had put my case across to a former minister who was in the thick of this matter, post the tragedy, before I facilitated the recent Press Conference, of Indonesian witnesses to share their account!

It is our belief, that we should examine all other accounts and possibilities since the SIO narrative failed and failed miserably!

The said former minister did not doubt the area I wanted visited for EVIDENCE GATHERING, neither the claims of the witnesses!

He did not say that I was stupid, that I was being financially paid by operatives in a plot to divert searches or that I was a government operative out to block the truth or wasting my time or what DJG is up too – trying to read my mind, when they themselves are so obsessed with the SIO, which to date, produced absolutely Nothing!

In the light of two extensive failed searches, many today are justified to question and that the SIO is a diversion as well!

As for this former minister – all he said was – “Why did they not come see me before?

And – “How deep is the water there?”

He ended up by saying – “Since it’s you who is pushing this narrative, the corridors of power today should listen and facilitate.

We have nothing to hide or lose. We have the assets and the support needed to rope in our counterparts in Indonesia!
Keep pushing!”

More importantly, my question is – is there a political will to find that aircraft, or are we pussy footing by saying one needs “credible evidence” before mounting an EVIDENCE GATHERING VISIT in the backwaters close to Malaysia

ALL OPTIONS MUST BE ON THE TABLE AND EXAMINED PERIOD!

Anything less, or continued infighting, malicious attacks,  vulgarities, defamation, tit for tat, by special interest groupings, a travesty of justice and only plays into the hands of those ( see 4 Monkeys above!) who do not want that aircraft – 9M-MRO found!

MH370: ALL OPTIONS & LEADS SHOULD BE ON THE TABLE AND NOT RUBBISHED UNLESS INVESTIGATED AT PLACE OF INTEREST SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

MH370: ALL OPTIONS & LEADS SHOULD BE ON THE TABLE AND NOT RUBBISHED UNLESS INVESTIGATED AT PLACE OF INTEREST SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

CASSA Malaysia lauds the national and international media for working closely with us to finding a closure to the world’s greatest aviation mystery.

The recent CASSA exposure has gravitated and resurrected the spiraling down interest in the MH370 narratives in recent times, despite recycling and conspiracy theories continuing by certain desperadoes!

It is a fact now in 2019 that earlier spread narratives, conjectures, fake news, recycling and formulas that no one understands nor debated nor the malicious lies perpetuated by so called “experts” has brought us any traction, breakthrough, or closer either to the truth or found what is left of MH370 (9M-MRO)nearing five years in March!

Only one foolish, stupid and recalcitrant and having a personal and private agenda would continue to flog a dead horse South India Ocean (SIO) narrative and continue with a “Western horse manure” script totally rejected now by new findings and claims.

It is time to re-examine eyewitness accounts and Police reports made (if any)on March 8th 2014 from the East and West coast of Peninsula Malaysia and the Sumatran (East & West) and Andaman area!

This despite the favorite past time and malicious intent of a few, who want to ‘command and control’ this MH370 narrative and anyone, who dares go elsewhere, is literally accused, ganged up upon, bullied, smashed to smithereens, vulgarities or accused with malicious lies and fake news!

Another method monitored recently by Malaysian intelligentsia, is the attempt at journalistic and media diversionary tactics by overzealous silos vision individuals with statements like the latest media claims and blitz is “ludicrous MH370 theory which has been debunked” and by the way, “ludicrous and debunked by whom?”

A reservoir of stupidity!

In my country we call such – ‘Bodoh Sombong!”

Go figure!

The world is smaller than one thinks and we too have our sources in the Australian media both electronic and print and know who’s worth their salt and who’s trying hard yet failing and has to write rubbish to stay afloat!

This is not all.

We also have another candidate based in Perth, WA, and her UK side kick, who has been actively indulging in both fake news, rants of vulgarity and malicious defamation in the social media against Malaysian leaders and this writer!

Her most recent defamatory statement, now screenshot is with our Malaysian and Australian lawyers and soon, with the Malaysian Police, in view police reports initiated by those mentioned in that vicious defamation, who are considering legal action as well!

Just to inform her, that this is no bluff – her statement starts after comments by two others with,

“Erik its rubbish……(and ends with) they must be well paid because…..”

Of course, my name is in the thick of it as well!

And where she is, her sidekicks, not far away, with their rant as well!

But if anyone wants to charge me with any legislation, real or imagined, I am ready for it!

By the way – this is not my first rodeo!

And of course, if the anti fake news is going to be used, which I doubt, as this is no fake news, I am sure those recycling old debris as new, may be accused by the same legislation and benchmark, but, after a comprehensive investigation?

I am ready to be investigated are they?

Lets bogie!

Then, there are comments basically generalizations by others, even certain NOKs who should know better!

But I always say to the team that that is to be expected, as we have many groups of NOK and not all are on the same band wave nor aligned, some emotionally compromised, others having their own agenda and response protocols?

I replied to one saying after his very misleading and cavalier statement which does no justice to the witnesses who have come onboard now!

My response read:

“These individuals have made a vow over the holy Koran which is strictly serious in Islam!

Only another Muslim or one who read Islam at college will realize the gravity, implications and seriousness of that act.

In all fairness the powers that be, are now working close with the team.

Let us pray that something positive comes from all these instead of being negative, alleging and trying to get into the minds of those who now have gone on record, for that is for the Malaysian & Indonesian security apparatus to pursue.

They have already started. Unless, it is easier to keep recycling “old debris” as new, and, pressuring searches where the aircraft is certainly, not?

May the Almighty help us all!”

The situation today is like what my dear friend, an Australian principle research scientist stated.

“At this moment in time everyone has a lottery ticket with its possibilities but there will be only one winner!”

Which means anyone sane, who is seriously committed and dedicated to finding the aircraft, with no ulterior motive or agenda, from book writing, movie production, self-propagation and other acts at financial enrichment, will keep all options on the table, work with all parties, even those considered “foes” and only negating sites after a comprehensive search!

Is this too much to ask for?

MH370 (9M-MRO) – FAKE NEWS PRODUCERS WELL FINANCED TO ATTEMPT DERAIL THE MALAYSIAN RESPONSE SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE!

MH370 (9M-MRO) – FAKE NEWS PRODUCERS WELL FINANCED TO ATTEMPT DERAIL THE MALAYSIAN RESPONSE SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE!

From the start, I cried out, that there are shenanigans, political and media Trojan horses, ‘aviation experts’ and fake news producers and stations and individuals allegedly paid millions to derail the Malaysian response (our response) to the MH370 tragedy!

So expect new out of the blue news narratives, claims, conspiracy episodes, perhaps, even debris planted or found!
More claims and counter claims!

I am told already of the plot and that some of those I had trusted were actually betrayed and two timed me which was disgraceful!

The intelligence community and world is small and it usually comes out!

This is not about a group of international shenanigans well-funded and supported against this Malaysian effort but about an aircraft which we lost March 8th 2014 with 239 people on board and my team and I using our own financial reserves to make a difference!

But they have taken our challenge personally as we stand in their way to fame and fortune of writing books, co-producing movies, tour lectures and huge payouts allegedly one already made in the tune of US$2 Million to discredit me?

But the good to come out of this is there are some among our early critics who now see us for what we really are and sympathize with us and I thank them for communicating with me after all these years!

So watch the media, the TV stations, paid journalistic articles, spook stories where MH370 is, what happened really and other fake news and conspiracy theories coming out in sequence!

And uphold us as well, as we do what is right in the sight of God and man!

JOY & PRAISE AS PALACE ANNOUNCES HRH TENGKU ABDULLAH AS PAHANG SULTAN SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE!

JOY & PRAISE AS PALACE ANNOUNCES HRH TENGKU ABDULLAH AS PAHANG SULTAN SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE!

Finally, it is joyous to hear that HRH Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang on Jan 15, replacing Sultan Ahmad Shah, according to palace announcement!

I had alluded to this in my earlier blog posting yesterday.

It has also been widely speculated that HRH Tengku Abdullah, who had been serving as the Regent of Pahang, would succeed his father.

Many indications pointed to this like last night’s shouts of “Daulat Tuanku” (“Long Live the Sultan”) being heard towards the end of a three-hour meeting of the Pahang Royal Council.

That meeting, as I am advised by sources was to seek the council’s consent for Tengku Abdullah, who has served as regent for over two years, to be proclaimed as the Sultan.

The proclamation of Tengku Abdullah as sultan paves the way for him to be appointed the next Yang di-Pertuan Agong, following the decision by Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan to step down as King on Jan 6.

Going by the rotation system, the Sultan of Pahang is next in line.

As I stated yesterday, HRH Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will make a great 16th Malaysian King bringing his academic and administrative skills, vision, experience and of corporate governance when he leads the nation!

May the ALMIGHTY continue to guide, protect and bless HRH in all these tasks and responsibilities!