WHAT IS IT WITH POLITICIANS, PHOTO SHOOTS AND HOSPITALS – STOP IT SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE!

‘Why are those who claim to be the progressive literate politicians still trying to milk an unfortunate tragedy for their private and personal agenda?’

WHAT IS IT WITH POLITICIANS, PHOTO SHOOTS AND HOSPITALS – STOP IT SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE!

The Highland Towers collapse was an apartment building collapse that occurred as a result of a major landslide on 11 December 1993 in Taman Hillview, Ulu Klang, in Selangor, Malaysia.

The collapse involved Block 1 of the Highland Towers, resulting in the deaths of 48 people.

The tragedy shocked the nation and it was extremely very hot news then!

As I re-cap there were real side concerns as time was the essence in saving lives!

It was then alleged by several groups and observers, which included international rescue team heads, how work was impeded by Malaysian busybodies and politicians who kept coming in and each time they came it was alleged by the former how they had to stop work to give updates!

When I worked at a private hospital as senior administrator in the late 90s and post a first liver transplant involving a non-relative and post a political turmoil involving the then sacking of the then deputy prime minister a dear friend, many politicians used this episode for photo shoots creating so much irritation and issues all around!

Every politician wanted to be on prime news as the jostling for positions then had begun!

It was disgraceful how that transplant was abused for the photo shoot and media attention it provided!

As things changed 2018?

Almost decade’s later politicians being politicians love to harvest the most they can from TV and photo shoots and the last being no different!

We have a victim who is still in intensive care at a hospital being the site of several visits from all and sundry!

Is this necessary?

Every time you do this, you create issues with infection control as an ICU in a hospital has a different environment that will reflect the specialist medical and surgical procedures they perform.

Most ICU are fairly large sterile areas with a high concentration of specialized, technical and monitoring equipment needed to care for critically ill patients.

These areas are not public galleries!

If one needs an update go check with the physicians no need for political warm bodies to invade the sensitive area which creates distraction and unnecessary media attention!

Will this change going forward?

Or will personal obsession for photo shoots over-ride the immediate rights, interests and real felt needs of those in intensive care?

Why are those who claim to be the progressive literate politicians still trying to milk an unfortunate tragedy for their private and personal agenda?

MH370 CRASHED IN THE SUMATRAN WATERS – PERIOD SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE?

‘Yes, I have the GPS reading as well, but, it is in the interests of accountability and good governance that these witnesses are allowed to have their day with the Malaysian government and media apparatus!’

MH370 CRASHED IN THE SUMATRAN WATERS – PERIOD SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE?

It is truly sad, when those who have lost their loved ones in desperation and struggle try to keep both that memory and story alive and try to create traction of a still missing aircraft by having to collect what they believe were debris from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in 2014!

Hoping to pressure an already under pressure Malaysian government to commit to another search without any new concrete data or price sensitive information!

And debris one wish could be analyzed to ascertain if it was from 9M-MRO or flight MH370 which was on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, when it disappeared and became one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries.

Since that date, there are several theories some of conspiracies, assumptions, perceptions and of suicide/murder made without evidence whatsoever!

There have been actors, actresses, among them media players, “government and aviation experts” with their many theories but none coming close!

The most unbelievable theory is that a totally damaged aircraft ( with black smoke, moving left to right, right to left like a broken kite, emanating very strong acidic, burning stench according to eye-witness at site of ditch) descending on what is conceived a ditch maneuver could veer thousands of miles off course from its scheduled route before eventually plunging into the Indian Ocean.

Some claim the aircraft also took a tour of Western Australia and the Maldives?

Other claims that it is in the Cambodian jungle?

Such is the diverse theories since we lost that aircraft!

As for debris, there are allegations there are more than 27 pieces of aircraft debris been collected from various places around the world but only three wing fragments that washed up along the Indian Ocean coast have been confirmed to be from MH370.

Finding debris and hunting for them is one thing, so are those floating theories of “experts” for over 4 years with no ground breaking achievement or find, just super hot air of self propagation and media preservation unless you can say like one group has gone on record to say this is where we saw it hit the water – xx-xx-xxx N and xxx-xx-xxx E!

For the record, I still remember the answer when I asked a scientist in Tasmania several questions on the debris last year when I visited that scientific research station with another member of my team from Australia!

The answer to my framed question – “If the flaperon was not planted, we should find the aircraft within the 25th day of the second search!”

The second search is over.

For the record no aircraft found!

But the theories, claims, assumptions and media fake stories continue aided and abetted by very powerful conduits!

The traffic is simply unbelievable.

The fact is the only concrete evidence that has recently come up emanates from our team and eye witnesses that MH370 (9M-MRO) was ditched in the Sumatran waters!

Some points to consider however is that the area where the eye witnesses had claimed the aircraft was ditched inexplicably was also where a large Greek ship recorded debris and among them, suitcases!

Let us not forget that mystery life boat that was fished out of the water in the Malacca Strait only to “vanish” again whilst being transported to port?

Of strange coincidence is, this is again the spot and site where two high powered technological savvy surveillance ships were photographed by our partners at ground zero!
What were these ships doing there recently again?

At the same material period post loss, it is alleged that Digital Globe released military grade satellite imagery to the general public before it was legal and what it revealed, again in the site of interest at the Sumatran waters is shocking!

I am uploading them, compliments of our team who have been consistent and certain that the flight of a very damaged smoking aircraft MH370 (9M-MRO) ended at the Sumatran waters!

Where?

The impact was at – xx-xx-xxx N and xxx-xx-xxx E in the Sumatran waters and not the SIO according to the eye witnesses here!

Instead of wasting time on debris hunting those really concerned should facilitate the arrival of these witnesses to speak to both the Transport Minister and in your presence.

And allow them to hand over personally the GPS site logistics of where they claim that aircraft was ditched and sank in one piece, again in your presence!

Yes, I have the GPS reading as well, but, it is in the interests of accountability and good governance that these witnesses are allowed to have their day with the Malaysian government and media apparatus!

We owe them that dignity and respect!

Below:

Here’s a montage of why our team believe that the sat imagery we have is 9M-MRO. All sat images are lined up against it’s counterpart.

MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE SAYS MINISTER KPDNHEP STAND WELCOME!

‘But if we allow, that it will be the death of sundry shops and that will be a travesty of justice for the little people!’

MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE SAYS MINISTER KPDNHEP STAND WELCOME!

As one of the pioneering voices that fought the various cartels pushing to replace ‘Papa & Mama shops” I am super glad that my minister at Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Saifuddin Nasution Ismail went on record that the government will not allow hypermarkets to operate in fringe and interior areas, as part of efforts to help small sundry shops operate in these locations.

This after political maneuvering by cartels, those corporate huge local retailers are allowed to participate in the retail industry, especially in the interior areas!

My minister and dear friend went further that hypermarkets presently control 65% of retail trade in the country while the remaining 35% is held by small sundry shops.

I am also glad that he went on record that the powers that be, the lobbyists, shakers, cartels and opportunists really want the government to lift the restrictions so that they can also operate in the interior areas.

And glad I am that he put his foot down by saying:

“We will not allow that because it will affect the small retail industry,” when he was winding up the debate at the Budget 2019 committee level for the Dewan Rakyat.
I agree that it was a very difficult political, social and economic decision.

At one level it has to be accepted that the presence of hypermarkets in the fringe areas would provide cheaper retail items to consumers.

Economically because of the strength of the volume and logistics we cannot disagree that these cartels can buy goods cheaply, they are price-savvy, and they buy in large quantities and sell the goods at cheap prices as the minister stated!

But if we allow that it will be the death of sundry shops and that will be a travesty of justice for the little people!

HOSPITAL OR MILLION RINGGIT PASAR MALAM STALL ASK MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

‘Hospital corridors, walkways must be free from business stalls, exit areas should be kept clear from obstruction, not only for your safety but the safety of others.’

HOSPITAL OR MILLION RINGGIT PASAR MALAM STALL ASK MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

It is common sense to know that a hospital is an institution providing medical and surgical treatment and nursing care for sick or injured people.

It is a building where all and any exit within a building should be considered a potential exit to safety.

If that is so can someone from the Ministry of Health top bourgeoisie explain why many hospitals have now being turned to look like a supermarket, massage parlor, religious stall and like?

Why are such business operations allowed to operate within an hospital setting where time is of the essence in an emergency, it is crucial that infection control is a must and the importance that with these structures set up with hordes of customers operating a business in what is an hospital and in an emergency exits become invisible or forgotten about by employees and start to blend in and become more unnoticed.

Exit paths can somewhat be obstructed by items such as boxes, workstations, garbage containers and other items that can slow down the progression of getting to safety quickly in an emergency!

I am sure I need not lecture our learned health professionals and administrators at the Malaysian Ministry of Health on the importance of a clear hallway; stairwell or ramp is not realized until they have been completely inaccessible during an emergency.

Should these areas be blocked, there would be little time to remove the items in order to get to safety, especially if the items are large and require more than one individual to move them.

Also, these items could potentially be a cause of greater hazard should someone trip or fall and get injured while en route to safety.

Most of these items have simply been improperly placed or put down and forgotten about.

Hospital corridors, walkways must be free from business stalls, exit areas should be kept clear from obstruction, not only for your safety but the safety of others.

As for now I call upon the Director General of Health Services to immediately instruct that all hospitals remove business stalls and cubicles inside hospitals unless they have structured rooms where the building’s exits and exit paths and are clear to entrench life safety during any emergencies at all times.

CASSA tips for a safe exit in an emergency:

In advance, do a walk-around to find the closest emergency exits-in more than one direction from where you sit.

Be pro-active. Don’t clutter exit paths!

Verify your exit route from time-to-time, and report any obstructions to your supervisor or workplace safety committee.

Participate- Join your local security team or safety committee and hold regular fire and other emergency drills to attain a professional response skill at all tiers!

BUS & OTHER HEAVY VEHICLES ACCIDENTS & FATALITIES: YOU ARE SUPER WRONG MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE TELLS DEPUTY TRANSPORT MINISTER!

‘Most importantly, when will the Ministry of Transport launch an all-out safety check and operation nationwide to stop and check whether the drivers are under the influence of drugs?’

BUS & OTHER HEAVY VEHICLES ACCIDENTS & FATALITIES: YOU ARE SUPER WRONG MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE TELLS DEPUTY TRANSPORT MINISTER!

Though I agree that the long hours worked by express bus drivers ((Lorries, Heavy Vehicles and Goods Trucks) as well, may have contributed as a factor leading to fatal accidents nationwide but dear friend, and deputy Transport Minister has missed a golden opportunity to set the record straight!

No one disputes that their wages is criminally low.

No one disputes that most of them work several shifts to make ends meet.

But since we are all in agreement that despite the road carnage seen over the years, express buses are the most popular form of public transport for Malaysians to travel around the country.

And statistics denote quite rightly that 60% of travelers use express buses, while 26 percent traveled by domestic flights and 14 percent by rail!

Which basically means on an average more than 100,000 passengers use express buses operated by 175 companies using 2,613 buses?

Now I cannot blame the newly minted deputy minister!

But the fact is, what has happened to all the promises over the years, post road carnage involving buses to reign in bus operators, stop long working hours, micro managing the bus road worthy condition, speed control and caps, addressing the background of drivers, whether they have criminal records, their companies and individual drivers massive summons?

Most importantly, when will the Ministry of Transport launch an all-out safety check and operation nationwide to stop and check whether the drivers are under the influence of drugs?

This is a position that I have asked repeatedly over 25 years why we have not initiated such a drive when there are serious allegations that a majority of drivers of buses, trucks, heavy vehicles and other transport vehicles are serious drug and other substance abusers!

Put sarcastically – these drivers are drug addicts and they are driving vehicles in the public sphere putting innocents in harm’s way!

It is now time to address this?