SIDE-LINING TRUTH ADVOCATES HAS CAUSED SELANGOR DEARLY SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

‘I spoke about this with my Uncle, the late Dato Anthonysamy Savarimuthu, that brilliant and dedicated Football Association of Selangor (FAS) Secretary.

He was always a straight shooter and he just said ‘Jacob, it is their loss not yours! Keep your head high!’

SIDE-LINING TRUTH ADVOCATES HAS CAUSED SELANGOR DEARLY SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

So the Health Ministry believes that a full version of the movement control order (MCO) may be the way to go for Selangor, given the high number of new Covid-19 cases recorded in the state.

I had predicted as early as last year that it was just a matter of time that Selangor would take a major lead in the spikes and stay there for some time.

For those of us who were on the ground from day one who recorded the recklessness and wanton disregard to the Covid-19 protocols, the embarrassing lack of co-ordination and planning that started with the self-serving and selfish queue jumping by politicians, their dependents and hangers-on hereinafter referred to as the ‘new front liners?’

True, the definition of front liners took a bashing when certain quarters decided to have their own justification who gets what, when, where and why?

If you thought that as politicians and leaders they will first safeguard our medical front liners followed by the senior citizens you were wrong!

The Selangor Politicians without shame decided they are the most important on the scale of things.

They shamelessly left the most other vulnerable group of senior citizens on the onset.

As I write this piece frustrated vaccine recipients took to social media to complain to put simply – the strategic organization of the vaccination process or raising questions when these senior will have their day in for vaccination.

Today the Selangor numbers are up again.

There are reports that bodies are stacked up in cargo containers.

That quarantine centers are over-run.

Hospital facilities are running full.

There is no sign of falling infections.

The DG of Health services has already stated that cases can go up to 8000 and more soon if we fail to follow SOPs and protocols.

The traffic on Selangor roads inexplicable makes a joke of the MCO!

Is there something terribly wrong about this Selangor Government that arrogance that one sees?

Are they comfortable with truth speakers?

I have lived in Selangor for the last 27 years.

Served as the Joint Chairman for the Selangor state Consumer Council of the Ministry of Domestic trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism, an appointment by the said Minister for 5 terms, the founder and President of the Consumers Association of Subang and shah Alam, Selangor hereinafter known as Cassa Malaysia, who have worked tirelessly as a front-liner, opinion shaper, represented the state at the National Consumer Council and eventually one of the council members advising the honorable minister on current issues, response to issues, addressing the various issues on a national platform through the mainstream media both print and electronic.

So whether it is an issue on price manipulation, the escalation of costs of living and services, the lack of essential goods, pollution of our water resources, water cuts, scandals, corruption, abuse of power, the point person for the media and the intelligentsia.

An individual who was appointed to Federal Government’s council on escalation of cost of living issues and services as well.

These appointments and services pro-bono were not valued.

Only once called for consultation on a state issue and that during the tenure of MB Tan Sri Abdul Khalid bin Ibrahim.

Never in my life have I lobbied for something personal.

But will not deny my disappointment at the manner certain stakeholder isolate you from recognition in Selangor!

I spoke about this with my Uncle the late Dato Anthonysamy Savarimuthu, that brilliant and dedicated Football Association of Selangor (FAS) Secretary.

He was always a straight shooter and he just said ‘Jacob, it is their loss not yours! Keep your head high!’

Today our numbers in Selangor are 1650!

Is it not time to bring on board those who have a track record of service and in my case more than 40 years as a lead consumer advocate to address the current challenge?

#MAKAN UNTUK HIDUP BUKAN HIDUP UNTUK MAKAN!