HAVE SOME SELF RESPECT. STOP BEGGING FOR POSITIONS AND RECOGNITION SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE TO POLITICIANS FROM MINORITY GROUPS.

HAVE SOME SELF RESPECT. STOP BEGGING FOR POSITIONS AND RECOGNITION SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE TO POLITICIANS FROM MINORITY GROUPS.

You know the first thing this politician did after becoming minister; he made his crony head a government position!

So, it is truly embarrassing when a component party of the BN goes a pleading that a particular state administration is biased and does not respect the friendships among Perikatan Nasional (PN) component parties.

How did this issue arise in the first place?

This particular party alleges they were not given any positions within the state government.

They want appointments as the member of the local council, the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK), and community activist (PeKT).

Interestingly they eye also positions within the state GLC which includes as a special adviser to the administrative head of state for the minority community.

The pertinent question is these sought after positions to serve the community or for self-preservation?

It would be a brilliant idea if indeed a group of NGOs seriously conduct a comprehensive study where the minority community was and are today in all fields!

And perhaps, if there was a sharp decline the reasons for it?

At the same time conduct a survey to assess the accumulated wealth of those who claimed to have represented the community then and now.

I think for far too long the community has been pawned and those who claimed to be its leaders benefited not the community!

Today the very fact that there are those pleading for positions raises an important question.

These are for the community or for person?

I say this because I am from the school of thought that the state administrations should appoint individuals outside the political sphere if we are serious about the uplifting of the community rather than political warlords and their cronies.