Consumerist: So Where Is That Huge Plane MH370?

Dato Jacob George

Speaking in a talk show today:

Debt-ridden Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is slashing 6,000 jobs as part of restructuring efforts unveiled by majority owner, Khazanah.

The airline has also been delisted.

Now all forms and species of corporate predators and cronies are scheming what they can steal and plunder further, from what was once, (pre-81) a very professionally run airline?

But, I am more concerned where is, what was MH370?

Don’t know, cannot tell, still spinning?

Gosh!

And I continue to hear verbal diarrhea as if after all these months – they are still as ‘blur, detached and confused’ as they were on that early morning in March when the plane disappeared!

                           

Consumerist: Self Serving Idiots Bashing PM Najib!

Dato Jacob George

‘I have never received anything from him – but – I have always been respectful and faithful to him and the office he holds and I feel saddened to see him attacked in such ferocious manner by individuals and groups (using an interesting quote of recent times) – people of low standards, educationally decrepit, introspective, chauvinistic racist thinking and bravery in numbers!

The truth is – these are the unmistakable characteristics of these fringe lunatics attempting to rewrite Malaysia’s history, misinterpret our constitution and destroying the fabric of our country’s society!’ – Datuk Dr Jacob George

Consumerist: Self Serving Idiots Bashing PM Najib!

It is sad to see the concerted manner certain groups have ganged up to admonish and attack premier Najib Tun Razak Malaysia’s sitting Premier!

The truth is they are not strangers to the Premier.

These are individuals and groups who have personally benefited over the ages by the government’s and Najib’s good favor!

When their greed and obsession wants more and it cannot be given – they turn on him as a pack of rapid wolves masquerading as nationalist, race supremacist, freedom fighters, advocates of transparency, good governance and accountability!

The truth is they are all self-serving opportunists – malicious cold blooded takers – racist, fascist and perpetrators of a formula that has gone outdated as with the times and today’s global village of International law!

And I am defending Najib and again, as I consider him a dear friend!

I have never received anything from him – but – I have always been respectful and faithful to him and the office he holds and I feel saddened to see him attacked in such ferocious manner by individuals and groups (using an interesting quote of recent times) – people of low standards, educationally decrepit, introspective, chauvinistic racist thinking and bravery in numbers!

The truth is – these are the unmistakable characteristics of these fringe lunatics attempting to rewrite Malaysia’s history, misinterpret our constitution and destroying the fabric of our country’s society!

                           

Consumerist: My Take – 10th December 2014 – Malaysia Not Ready For GST! Shelf It!

Dato Jacob George

‘Basically, I am not worried about the gravy train followers, those politically connected to the powers that be, those leading bourgeoisie lifestyles – ‘kehidupan glamour’ – you know who you are – I am worried more so now of the low- and middle-income earners who will lose a higher percentage of their income to pay for the GST compared with high-income earners!’ – Dato Dr Jacob George

Consumerist: My Take – 10th December 2014 – Malaysia Not Ready For GST! Shelf It!

Looking at the present Malaysian scenario, I humbly believe Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s argument that Malaysia should implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) because other counties already have is not right!

May I point out that the UN conference on Trade and Development Report 2012 had revealed in its report that the GST was more regressive in developing and transition economies than in developed counties.

Basically, I am not worried about the gravy train followers, those politically connected to the powers that be, those leading bourgeoisie lifestyles – ‘kehidupan glamour’ – you know who you are – I am worried more so now of the low- and middle-income earners who will lose a higher percentage of their income to pay for the GST compared with high-income earners!

And hello the transformation ‘gurus and their mantras’ – that listed out countries such as Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Cambodia to justify GST in Malaysia is also completely unsuitable because those nations do not have a good income tax system in place and their production is low.

The fact remains that Malaysia’s operating Budget is like a runaway train and is unstoppable.

Year in year out the administrative expenses is going up by at least 10%.

How much can GST help the Malaysian administration fill up the coffer and at tail end of the day it will still be unable to stop this runaway train unless the government is dead serious is converting the civil service pension to EPF contribution and curtailed on the increase in manpower intake into the civil service/public sector workforce.

And we know that will never happen based on the conversation going on Malaysian Airlines despite massive losses and an embarrassment to the history of aviation and administration let alone of inflated contracts that cannot be challenged?

Coming back to the civil service – we are probably one of the top nation in the world today with the highest number of civil service workforce against our total national population headcount.

We have yet to make or create jobs in the private and commercial sector by making our tax rate amongst the most competitive in the region or in Asia and the business environment more open, zero corruption and less bureaucratic!

True – the GST may bring in an additional RM7.0 billion but the increase in the budget spending had gone up 3 fold of the additional income to be generated.

Can someone tell me how can we balance?

Instead of a high income nation (by the way what is that? Whose mantra?) we will be a pauper nation with all these silly systems and conventions in place by 2020?

                           

 

Consumerist: Are We Doing Enough On War Against Corruption?

Dato Jacob George

‘Is it time to set up an independent NGO based Select Committee with Enforcements and legislative powers as check and balance for a more comprehensive response to this scourge that hits many countries?’ – Dato Dr Jacob George

Consumerist: Are We Doing Enough On War Against Corruption?

Yes, there is a report that Malaysia has been ranked as one of the most corrupt nation and listed as a country which is most likely to take shortcuts to meet targets when economic times are tough, according to a recent survey by Ernst & Young, signaling that the government’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) has failed in its role to transform the economy.

The report also indicates that Malaysia, along with China, has the highest levels of bribery and corruption anywhere in the world, according to the latest report, Asia-Pacific Fraud Survey Report Series 2013.

Last year’s survey polled 681 executives in China, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and South Korea.

About half of the 681 executives polled on their perception of fraud felt that China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam were the worst in bribery and corruption.

Has things changed drastically in 2014?

Is it time to set up an independent NGO based Select Committee with Enforcements and legislative powers as check and balance for a more comprehensive response to this scourge that hits many countries?

                           

Consumerist: A Day Of Shame In Malaysia!

Dato Jacob George

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A huge group of idiots brought Malaysia to new depths of embarrassment when they attacked Vietnamese supporters during a football match at the Shah Alam stadium which Malaysia lost!

So far there has been no official announcement of apologies – another first for bad diplomacy!

How did we Malaysians get here?

Has the encouraging of the burning of flags, posters, effigies, cow head demonstrations, thugs at courts, at state assemblies brought thus great a breeding of unadulterated hatred?

Where do we from here or are we now completely gone insane?