FREE BUSINESS ZONES PROJECT LAUDED BY MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

FREE BUSINESS ZONES PROJECT LAUDED BY MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

This is a great move and one that had its inception by the former MB of Negri Sembilan, Mohamad Hassan in 2014 and current UMNO deputy president.

I was among others that included former Prime Minister Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak and wife where he openly advocated a free business zone where consumers can apply for their business licenses with strict adherence to protocols of the Food Act at the Farmers Day celebrations in Negri Sembilan.

This was a brilliant move to help those financially challenged.

I am glad that yesterday the federal territories ministry also announced that residents in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan will be allowed to conduct their businesses anywhere within the three federal territories for the next five months.

Today the Kedah government announced the same for hawkers in five selected towns and city council areas where they can sell items anywhere they wished for a fee of RM10 a month starting on Sunday.

Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Nor did not say how long this would go on, but added that it would give those living within the Alor Setar, Sungai Petani, Kubang Pasu, Kulim and Langkawi city or town council limits an opportunity to make a living during these trying times.

Like others those applying for temporary business permits at RM10 per month must follow hawker rules set by the respective councils and ensure cleanliness at all times and according to the provisions of the Food Act.

Those interested among them traders will now be required to contact their relevant local authorities and provide information on their plans and where they will be conducting business, and must follow the written guidelines which will be released soon.

Today I appeal to all other states to follow the same as to facilitate and give an opportunity for our struggling communities to earn a living during these trying times of job loss, insecurity, anxiety and pandemic.

WHICH HELPS, PRAYER, SENSITIVENESS OR RIGITY, COMMUNICATION CHAOS AND USING COVID 19 FOR SELF GRATIFICATION ASK MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE?

‘These are not civil servants or politicians who never had it so good, that it is vulgar.

The alleged victims, are those struggling to keep their shops open, pay wages, behind on the rent, utility payments, payments to suppliers digging in deep to keep afloat.

So please I appeal let us all be sensitive and not rigid, heartless in applying the law unless there is abuse even after an advisory or warnings by the authorities!’

 

WHICH HELPS, PRAYER, SENSITIVENESS OR RIGITY, COMMUNICATION CHAOS AND USING COVID 19 FOR SELF GRATIFICATION ASK MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE?

Despite being on sick leave, I have had communication with senior politicians, diplomat UN officials and media friends in several Covid 19 challenged countries.

In all the cases it was clear that most important was the communication directives, the protocols that went out being consistent leaving no room for misinterpretation neither confusion.

Interestingly also the focus that the protocols initiated were to assist, advise, facilitate smooth functioning of policy not to spread rigidity, confusion, show disparities and double standards, punish or criminalize anyone.

These were not to give opportunities to the corrupt of the land to use as a platform to extract monies from society using the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 as a shield.

But there are allegations of this happening and it is not isolated.

These are not civil servants or politicians who never had it so good, that it is vulgar.

The alleged victims, are those struggling to keep their shops open, pay wages, behind on the rent, utility payments, payments to suppliers digging in deep to keep afloat.

So please I appeal let us all be sensitive and not rigid, heartless in applying the law unless there is abuse even after an advisory or warnings by the authorities!

People are suffering and nothing in the Budget 2021 has given anyone confidence that things are changing for the better neither that there is light at the end of this long dark tunnel.

There is only far too much talk!

I have asked my friends of all faiths to organize prayer sessions to call upon God’s vengeance on the corrupt and evil people of the land so that justice flows for the victims in all parts of the world.

MALAYSIA’S TV3 AND ITS SILLY, STUPID INSENSITIVE AND FACTUALLY WRONG DESCRIPTION OF US VICE PRESIDENT ELECT KAMALA DEVI HARRIS

MALAYSIA’S TV3 AND ITS SILLY, STUPID INSENSITIVE AND FACTUALLY WRONG DESCRIPTION OF US VICE PRESIDENT ELECT KAMALA DEVI HARRIS  

What a massive cork up by Malaysia’s TV3!

What a classic blunder which offers an insight on Malaysia?

TV3 has since apologised for describing United States vice-president-elect Kamala Devi Harris as “anak pendatang tanpa izin dari India” (child of an illegal immigrant from India) in its Buletin 1.30.

The Buletin TV3 segment featured Harris’ speech in Delaware following her election, where the newscaster said: “Kamala, 56, has made history in the US with her election as the first woman vice-president.

She also made history for being the first black woman and of Asian descent to hold the second most important post in America.”

“The child of a Jamaican and an illegal immigrant from India ‘broke stigma’ when she became the first woman attorney-general of California…”

It is rather silly, stupid at a time our politicians are falling over each other sending congratulatory messages trying to curry favor with the incoming 46th US President.

Despite knowledge that the incoming President has already stated in his victory speech that we should never threat our political opponents as enemies, something entrenched in the racist political flavor of several nations.

The truth about Kamala’s heritage is that Harris’ late mother Shyamala Gopalan was a biomedical scientist who had settled in the US.

This is a classic example how we do things which shows the deep embedded racism despite the cosmetics.

For the record, Kamala’s late mum was born in Chennai, India and moved to the US at the age of 19 to study at the University of California before she met and married (Harris’) dad.

But it is again obvious the prejudice, the rather crude, uncivilized reaction of actors here, and that of their unwashed, unschooled followers nailed the myth about tolerance while burying its multiracial branding for good.

Well done TV3!