LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE ASKS: ARE SPECIAL INTEREST PREDATORS CASHING IN ON PEOPLES FEAR AND INSECURITIES IN VIEW WUHAN VIRUS@COVID 19.

‘But kudos and thank God for our security apparatus, the Police force and Army who have being doing a super professional job!
Thank you for the well planned and launched operations to address illegal foreigners, economic migrants, many alleged to be infected!’
LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE ASKS: ARE SPECIAL INTEREST PREDATORS CASHING IN ON PEOPLES FEAR AND INSECURITIES IN VIEW WUHAN VIRUS@COVID 19.
As I write this blog update, one group of people are running irresponsibly mad, trying to go back to their villages, townships, home states!
While others, are behaving as if the world has seen the last of this pandemic, by going crazy, shopping with their children, even infants and not following safe distancing guidelines, while a third are beating their own breast boasting that they saved a nation and a fourth cashing in on the fears of a frightened lot?
Then we have our tertiary students who violated the mandatory 14-day quarantine as reported, in the media on May 19, which I concur is an irresponsible and criminal act, that can put many others in danger of getting infected with Covid-19.
Did they not realize that they were indeed putting their own – elderly loved ones, children and those with a history of chronic diseases at serious risk of complications from Covid-19?
Looks like we have wasted our monies on educating a bunch of idiots who are UN-teachable?
But kudos and thank God for our security apparatus, the Police force and Army who have being doing a super professional job!
Thank you for the well planned and launched operations to address illegal foreigners, economic migrants, many alleged to be infected!
Thank you FOR NOT paying attention to the noise made by third parties, foreign and others, working and teaching in educational or NGO ivory towers, masquerading as if they have a monopoly on self-righteousness?
This is an internal security issue so these self appointed Vigilantes told to butt out!
On the ground, there are food security issues and of pricing and accessibility as I stated when interviewed by the media!
And shocks and shivers how private hospitals are cashing in on the fears, anxiety of patients?
And like many countries, in Malaysia there are so many versions of the truth and depends where one is positioned what are one’s political and personal greed and persuasions?
There is so much propaganda and several media houses already manipulating the news, their anchor personalities using their imagination to position themselves and their employers in front positions.
There is no regret, remorse that they have become peddlers of fake news?
For those who are politically and financially insulated, perhaps there is no need to rush back into full business operations!
These idiots want us to strategize, plan and implement changes in procedures, whatever that means to those who have suffered heavy losses and in debts to landlords, suppliers, service providers and others!
Of course it is rather cheap to advise others even if they are themselves living in ivory towers and refusing to see the rot that is entrenched within, under their own leadership?
Those I have spoken to have now accumulated financial losses running into hundreds of thousands, they had to lay off staff, and they are behind on payments!
Yesterday I sat alongside three who asked me to help negotiate a settlement with creditors and landlords.
They are walking away handing over the full furnished premise being unable to meet the demands of the creditors and landlords, most of them cash rich billionaires, who refuse to give rental breaks to their always faithful tenants, the current victims of this global pandemic!
Did you say stimulus package?
What stimulus package?
So people are struggling and you are advising them to take time to plan and do what is necessary to comply with standard procedures for their respective business sectors and abide by the new norms in the workplace, when they are staring at closure?
The poor childcare and kindergarten teachers are unpaid, the school bus driver and operators are cash strapped, the self-employed from service providers and hair-dressers still awaiting protocols like this is some rocket science awaiting the medical intelligentsia who themselves are as blur as Sotongs to give advice?
What a disconnect but I am certain no one is surprised anymore at all these double talk, hypocrisy and verbal diarrhea by our political and civil servants who have yet to step foot in the front lines?
Currently, there is only one mentally challenged group who from the onset has been selfish, self-serving and self-contained with warped ideas throwing to the wind social responsibility, discipline and compliance!
Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob has alluded to them when he cited those thousands attempting to cross state borders will be issued compounds instead of being asked to turn back, as thousands continue their bid at interstate travel.
The North-South highway is currently clogged with ‘thousands of vehicles!’
(facebook pix)
Deeply regret to state no prizes to guess who these morons and idiots are who could be the reason for a spike and second wave of infections and deaths?