‘It was I, who stated that we have many consumer related laws in the country and the majority are toothless Tigers because of slack, weak and no monitoring, audit and enforcement!
It was I, who stated that, we set up commissions or task force, a select committee of our ‘nominees of favorites’ and many recycled ‘same old tired old farts’ (those who are our apple polishers and boots lickers!) withdrawing the names of dedicated, honest, sincere, passionate individuals and ‘new faces’ who speak out in truth, who have an impeachable track record of esteem service to King, country and community! – Dr Jacob George
CONSUMERIST: MALAY MAIL TOLD I NOT HARJIT WHO SAID THAT!
This is the second time I am addressing an issue of the same likeness!
The fact is this!
Yesterday, Malaysian Transplant Association (MTA) president Dr Harjit Singh, Malaysian Society of Nephrology president Dr Wong Hin Seng and Hospital Kuala Lumpur’s nephrology department head and senior consultant, Dr Ghazali Ahmad and I filed a police report, urging the authorities to clear allegations that Malaysia was among several countries being used by an international syndicate dealing in ‘harvesting’ kidneys.
First the Malay Mail heading â€˜Agency needed to enforce Act on transplantâ€™ is misleading and basically erroneous!
Second, at no time did Malaysian Transplant Association (MTA) president Dr Harjit Singh say that the introduction of a National Transplantation Act will not be able to curb the illegal trade in kidneys and other human organs unless there is an agency dedicated to enforcing it!
Yesterdayâ€™s press conference and the follow up interview was solely centred on the notorious allegations contained in the Bernama report originating from a stringer in New Delhi and quotingÂ a police source in Bangladesh on a wild allegation that Malaysia is today a conduit in the illegal organ trade and transplant!
It was our intention, as for me as a consumer advocate and they as respected lead practitioners to address what was an unsubstantiated and wild allegation on the medical professional and our country Malaysia and my home state Selangor involving the illegal organ trade that is being frowned upon by law abiding masses the world over!
It is true that we all stated that we look forward to a specialized act and in this case it would be the National Transplantation Act that would be used as a weapon to challenge and address any criminal abuse seen in organ transplantation in Malaysia!
The said act would regulate this sector!
But when interviewed at night through the telephone by the said reporter I took pains to explain that while I look forward to the new legislation â€“ legislation in itself would not be sufficient to address, curb and monitor abuses!
It was I who stated that we have many laws in the country and the majority are toothless Tigers because of slack, weak and no monitoring, audit and enforcement!
I followed through that for each legislation to be effective, we need a body, a task force of individuals who are passionate about the said drive, have a track record of dedicated and honest service, reputed and respected by both peers and opponents to be nominated and appointed to sit on a task force or agency to manage and drive the issue!
I followed through that the government strategy of having a legislation for each ‘problem’ is weak and unworkable in todayâ€™s climate of challengers!
Worst, when we set up commissions or task force or a select committee of our nominees of favorites and many recycled same old tired old farts (those who are our apple polishers and boots lickers!) withdrawing the names of dedicated, honest, sincere, passionate individuals and new faces who speak out in truth, who have an impeachable track record of esteem service to King, country and community!
Yes some Malaysian politicians unlike deputy Premier Muhyiddin Yassin are only happy to have â€˜Yes Men and Womenâ€™ around them as it adds to these politicians egos which is like a bottomless pit!
They do not want to be told the truth!
They look at us, especially me, as a trouble maker, as rebel rouser not as a truthful individual, honestly wanting to make things better, a boy scout of sorts!
And they punish me by cold storage!
But, what did Dr Harjit and the rest of the learned men say?
Basically, they all welcomed and looked forward to the National Transplantation Act as it would address seepage, abuses, and target any hospitals which are not following the rules and proper procedures on organ transplants and, as such, stringent checks will be conducted and punitive sanctions on practitioners and hospitals if they become conduits in this illegal organ transplant episode!
In fact, our new Director General of Health, a no nonsense tolerating man himself, has already gone on record on this!
Thus, all our intentions are in protecting the good name of the nation, the Ministry of Health and its medical fraternity!
I believe an apology is in order by the Malay Mail towards my learned friend, Dr Harjit Singh!
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