Consumerist: Malaysians Urged To Reject Politicians Who Are Corrupt, Make Seditious Speeches And Race & Religiously Bait Peaceful Malaysia!

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“Zaid Hamidi’s speech in Selangor, just a day ago, had all the elements of moving together in unity! But sadly, we have politicians undermining that desire of moving forward in unity!”

Consumerist: Malaysians Urged To Reject Politicians Who Are Corrupt, Make Seditious Speeches And Race & Religiously Bait Peaceful Malaysia!

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I felt dear friend, current DPM and Home Minister Dr Ahmad Zaid Hamidi, said all the right things when he advised all quarters to initiate good ethical work to win back the trust and confidence of Malaysian voters!

I thought it was a great speech and I did SMS him on it!

A day after, we see a series of race based utterances of a bunch of political morons and idiots, trying to outdo each other in stupidity!

This is certainly putting back the clock and undermining the DPM’s statement made just a day before!

This is exactly what I alluded to a day ago when I said that they are not aligned with each selfish and corrupt politician only thinking about themselves not the nation!

They show no respect to the DPM’s statement made a day ago, in Selangor!

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It is obvious to the Malaysian voters and political analyst here and abroad that these morons speak for themselves, they do not care for the country, the institutions of governance, the federal constitution, the rule of law and all they care about is that they should continue to enjoy the ill-gotten gains under political patronage and no one should question this criminal imbalance and allege theft that is bankrupting the country?

Worst, embarrassed that Malaysians of all walks joined the rally despite the present of a political agent provocateur attempting to cause a riot or human stampede by throwing firecrackers?

The identity of this rascal has now gone viral and we all now know who are really the enemies of state – enemies of a peaceful rally, a cordial and humanized Malaysia and a nation in unity despite racial and religious and political diversity!

In this modern age of technology, liars, and political pretenders cannot hide – they can run but cannot hide, as eventually their multi colored masks will all drop off!

They will be exposed as political pretenders who love only themselves and what they can get in ‘dollars and cents’ playing this role in hypocrisy!

It is now time, to take cognizance and say and do the right thing for Malaysia and not individuals and personalities who are attempting to make Malaysia their footstool?

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Malaysia does not need such corrupt and evil political personalities in power any longer and it is time we elect and have statesman and women lead Malaysia to greater heights in common respect and oneness as our founding fathers (see above) had always wished!

                           

Consumerist: Malaysia Needs Peacemakers Not War Mongers! And We Need To Address All Forms Of Corruption!

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“We need a new team of skilled and respected individuals, not multi million ringgit costing, spin masters and lobbyists from the west!

We need these Malaysian individuals who have a track record of dedicated self-service and sacrifice to serve bring an alignment between the actors, stakeholders of Malaysian politics and the civil society – so that truly we can put aside our difference and move forward as a nation respected by all!

The old ways of threats, intimidation, Gestapo tactics will not work – it will only destroy a nation, we all worked so hard to put on the international map!”

Datuk Dr Jacob George

Consumerist: Malaysia Needs Peacemakers Not War Mongers! And We Need To Address All Forms Of Corruption!

A front page print media byline screams at Malaysians entitled – “Time To Unite!”

But how can Malaysians unite, when in the same breathe there are newly minted politicians trying to outsmart each other by issuing the most idiotic and foolish statements?

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What about another, who continues to threaten, taunt, make sweeping statements, without showing an iota of respect, to the federal constitution, the laws of the land on accountability, good governance or the tenets of the various institution of government or governance?

Let alone show tangible evidence to his many claims and comments to date after making bravo statements?

Interestingly, one’s daughter has now gone on record to slam Malaysians, who participated in the rally as stupid?

Is this a wise move?

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We live in rather interesting times, both nationally and in the global village, and UN Charters on Human Rights, so I will reserve my comments on such idiocy and arrogance!

Time will tell how it all fans out but immediately, several issues come to mind!

First, there are threats and whether these threats will result in another action that the global world will immediately recognize, as an abuse of power, if balaclava clad special forces teams are being readied to smash the doors of Bersih organizing committee members whose rally has won the admiration and respect of those in the Police Force for a rally without any form of incident that runs contrary to UN values?

What happened was a display of internationally-recognized rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

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Freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are internationally guaranteed rights, that Malaysia if she wants to remain a UN member, and bound to respect, and if those indulging in verbal diarrhea of threats need further enlightenment, we can ask the UN to provide a copy of its Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

As per the rally, it was a global event and if we decide by our narrow political mindset, and political expediency, that the interest of one overrides, the rights and interest of a nation, its institutions of governance, its Federal Constitution, the rule of law, even the nations’ central bank and it policies – we are dammed!

I will predict that the first casualty then, would be that there will be calls for international sanctions on Malaysian politicians of their travels, their investments and bank accounts in foreign banks being frozen, till there is proof on the legitimacy of their funds abroad?

Already the UK government have started looking at properties bought in the UK by politicians and it is important that this streak be continued globally!

We have already seen that threats do not work – it is time to use common sense and the ideas of proactive and holistic engagement, and for that to happen, wrongs must be acknowledged, the nation’s institutions of governance and that of rule of law must be respected!

Those who have abused our trusts and undermined the nation’s institutions must be asked to politically retire!

We cannot run a nation using Gestapo tactics, not in this age and time, even racial and religious mind games and politics!

We need a new team of skilled and respected individuals, not multi million ringgit costing spin masters and lobbyists from the west!

We need these individuals who have a track record of dedicated self-service and sacrifice to serve bring an alignment between the actors, stakeholders of Malaysian politics and the civil society – so that truly we can put aside our difference and move forward as a nation respected by all!

The old ways of threats, intimidation, Gestapo tactics will not work – it will only destroy a nation, we all worked so hard to put on the international map!

May the ALMIGHTY help us do the right thing!

                           

Consumerist: Corruption, Cartels & Collusion Killing Our Local Fishermen?

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Consumerist: Corruption, Cartels & Collusion Killing Our Local Fishermen?

It is tragic if locals are bypassed, forced aside, while foreigners take advantage in our own land and jurisdiction!

Is it not true that Malaysia’s small-time fishermen are being made harder by competition from huge trawlers encroaching their waters, and corruption in local cartels that leaves them at the mercy of foreign fishing boats.

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In fact, this is the scene affecting the fishing industry in Malaysia!

And having addressed these issues in the past, with my colleague Sonny Inbaraj, during our tenure at Friends Of The Earth, Malaysia or Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) in the late 70′s and 80′s, I cannot but feel anguish, that it continues even today, based on reports that a fishing community at the seaside village of Marang, Terengganu, found fishermen already struggling with the fact, that they will have no familial successors, for the young find the job hard and the money too little.

Sonny works now with UN agencies!

We are told that a fibreglass boat now costs RM1,500, without GST, but, the returns are little these days.

We are told that there is also massive competition from those who are more well-off in the trade and who own trawlers which catch almost every living being in the waters – squid, fish, prawns and crabs.

We are told that the small fisherman cannot compete.

We are told all he has is the camaraderie of his fellow fishermen on board and a net that has battled the elements, and can only haul in a much smaller yield.

We are told that the small-time fishermen have to stick to a designated fishing zone, closer to the shore.

This is Zone A, which begins 5km away from the land, while Zone B and C is about 3 to 5 nautical miles (about 9.26km) from land, and fishing in these waters is subject to a quota. These zones are the purvey of trawlers and bigger boats.

We are told despite zoning exercises huge well positioned and financed the trawlers do ‘gatecrash’ the waters that are meant for the small scale fisher or nelayan pinggir!

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Is there a political will to address this cry with the same passion and engagement politicians fight one another or indulge in corrupt activities?

Or is corruption and corrupt practices far too entrenched to allow a change, as we ask for draconian changes of the present chaos?

I wonder!

                           

Consumerist: Sometimes It Is Best to Leave After Clearing Yourself With Dignity & Decorum!

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“He has had it rough and my advice was fight and clear yourself, than expose the rascals, who tried to destroy you, expose their treachery and skull drudgery  and after which, smile and walk away with decorum and with your dignity intact!”

Dato Dr Jacob George

 

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Actually, few people understand what it means to really be there for somebody!

Actually, everyone uses each other! That is corporate!

Actually, some also abuse betray and fabricate, hoping that their lies will give them an extension, even if the method used is to lie, fabricate, cheat and destroy lives?

Really sometimes – People make promises when the sun is shining and make excuses when the storm comes?

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I just had a counseling session, with a dear friend, who is a senior Malaysian politician who has been in the thick of news, these days.

He has had it rough and my advice was fight and clear yourself, than expose the rascals, who tried to destroy you, expose their treachery and skull drudgery  and after which, smile and walk away with decorum and with your dignity intact!

When people make you feel unwanted, do not leave to make them feel sad or guilty, they would not!

Leave – because you no longer have a reason to stay.

And let them, face the raging storms, that is about to come – after you leave!

                           

Consumerist: Be Prayerful, Be Vigilant For The Enemy Attempts To Destroy You!

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Deliver me, Yahweh, from the evil man. Preserve me from the violent man;

140:1-7 The more danger appears, the more earnest we should be in prayer to God.

All are safe whom the Lord protects.

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If he be for us, who can be against us?

We should especially watch and pray, that the Lord would hold up our goings in his ways, that our footsteps slip not.

God is as able to keep his people from secret fraud as from open force; and the experience we have had of his power and care, in dangers of one kind, may encourage us to depend upon him in other dangers.