‘I shudder with fear to know what drama will play out, controversies, high powered politics, when/if the vaccines finally arrive here in Malaysia?”
COVID 19- GLARING LACK OF FOCUS AND LEADERSHIP MORE CHAOS EXPECTED WHEN VACCINE ARRIVES SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE
My God what is coming next?
What an embarrassment!
After all the song and dance, the hero worshiping, the accolades, the gamesmanship, the vernacular media running wild, huge lifestyle portraits of individuals all over our highways telling us of made in Malaysia – Avengers, in the first quarter of 2020?
Not forgetting honorifics?
Then as always the reality kicks in not the fake narratives and the cyber troopers planted to attack commentators in online media who disagrees, questions the fake narratives.
Efforts were also made to attempt to seek the identities of commentators critical of the poster boys and girls falling over each other and others desperately using the pandemic for political and personal gratifications.
Even those we once respected and loved showing their true face in the diabolical plots that kept politics at the forefront not the people in a desperate struggle to make ends meet!
- As early as March last year, I raised many alarms as an insider, a senior and veteran consumerist involved in public policy initiatives, deliberations and the law.
- I asked that we focus on both incoming foreigners and foreign workers housing or lack of and their movements.
- I went further that illegals should be immediately deported and industry captains and their outfits penalized if not adhering to the law on housing and legalities!
- I appealed that Selangor be shut down as I predicted post Sabah we will have runaway numbers!
- I appealed that inter-state travel be disallowed.
- I cried out for a task force of eminent healthcare professionals (past and present) to be embedded to tackle all aspects of this pandemic without political bias, prejudice, and abuse, malicious intent, accountable and ethical to the call of the much published Hippocratic Oath.
- I asked that unless the daily media drama had substance and provided basic and raw data and information it be discontinued as it was turning out to be counterproductive and now an embarrassment based on the comments on online-media.
So are we surprised that the much regretted and insane decision to allow – Interstate travel and social activities have led to the rise of 14 new coronavirus clusters?
From grassroots leaders in Langkawi, Penang, Kelantan I had already received data and information the madness of arrivals and their behavior on the ground as if they were just released from prison!
Tak malu dan tak ada maruah?
So it is a reality that there were five clusters linked to inter-district and interstate travel after the activity was allowed on Dec 7.
In Pahang, there were three clusters reported, namely Intan, Semambu and Tembok Mempaga.
Kelantan and Perak have the Seragam Chepa and Ehsan Ibol clusters respectively.
Meanwhile, the emergence of nine clusters was due to social activities.
They are known as Gerbang Pongsu in Perak; Lintas Seraya (Sabah); Sungai Redan (Johor); Maringkan (Sabah), Cassia Diamond (Penang and Selangor); Paginatan (Sabah); Sungai Burong (Selangor and Negeri Sembilan); Kupi-Kupi (Sabah); and Bandar Impian (Johor, Kelantan, Perak).
What a mess, what an embarrassment at a time we are also told that our healthcare response facilities are at breaking points with now imminent changes in protocols again?
I shudder with fear to know what drama will play out, controversies, high powered politics, when/if the vaccines finally arrive here in Malaysia?
Sadly those who we had expected to show leadership and treat us with dignity, decorum and truth failed us with their political and personal greed and agenda!