CASSA CHIEF PLANS TO MEET HOME, LAW MINISTER AND CHIEF JUSTICE ON RECENT TROUBLING ISSUES ON JUSTICE DISPOSAL MECHANISMS AND SECURITY.

 

CASSA CHIEF PLANS TO MEET HOME, LAW MINISTER AND CHIEF JUSTICE ON RECENT TROUBLING ISSUES ON JUSTICE DISPOSAL MECHANISMS AND SECURITY.

I have been a human and consumer rights advocate for over 40 years.

I have addressed a wide range of issues from the late 70’s.

Neither I nor my works are strangers to the Malaysian government or others in the corridors of power within the ASEAN, APEC and other frameworks.

We are constantly on the ground, assisting, addressing, facilitating recourse and even intervening on various public policy initiatives, deliberations and shaping opinions and redress mechanisms wherever needed.

I work very closely with government agencies and their heads.

We have always been consistent, dedicated, carry ourselves with dignity and decorum.

I have received threats, death threats; there has been criminal damage on my vehicle which is all well documented.

There were many occasions where our home ministers and IGPs were worried for my safety.

We have always worked pro bono to help these threatened, marginalized and in harm’s way by ‘big bullies!’

However of late we are troubled on allegations of abuse, distortion, intimidation, falsification of documents, of rising CBT, sexual harassment, the usage of touts that are also raised.

And the usual rhetoric and lip service given by various gatekeepers which ends nowhere!

We are disturbed when dirty tactics are used to either criminalize or smear an individual seeking justice.

When concerted efforts are made to hurt the reputation of an individual who has suffered domestic violence or other tragedies over the years in its various forms.

Who may have finally gained courage to flee the abusers, make Police Reports, attain an interim protection order only to see further challenge where protocols are abused, dignity decorum waylaid, where ambush, destroy, intimidation, tarnish the victim becomes the hallmark using falsified and misleading documents.

What is shocking when some of these actors are professionals and others masquerading as “human rights ambassadors?”

Some in conflict of interest situations?

We hope to have an intimate conversation with those we love and respect as our social net, our protectors namely, the home minister, the IGP, the law Minister and our beloved chief Justice.

We will present our concerns through a dossier so that issues troubling us well documented will be at their disposal to initiate a response.

We will carry out our responsibilities with dedication, dignity, decorum and honesty.

COVID-19 FATALITIES CLIMB NO HALF MAST BUT INEXPLICABLE HIGH BUILDING BEAM COLORED LIGHTS FOR POLITICAL POSTURING SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

‘For some inexplicable reasons the Malaysian flag is still not flying at half-mast in grieving for those we have lost!

But there are towering building beaming colored lights into the night skies for a political agenda?

Is this not pathetic?’

COVID-19 FATALITIES CLIMB NO HALF MAST BUT INEXPLICABLE HIGH BUILDING BEAM COLORED LIGHTS FOR POLITICAL POSTURING SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

I am a senior citizen and a frontliner and more than a frontliner than those who broke the queue and took their shots of Pfizer vaccines with allegedly questionable dependents?

Despite been registered in February 2021 and given heads-up in November 2020, I am still waiting for my Pfizer vaccine!.

Even the media friends who daily call me for opinions of current issues were shocked when I refused to meet outside for face to face interviews highlighting that I am yet to be vaccinated.

Today the Health Ministry has reported 6,806 new cases of Covid-19.

It is the second day running that records have hit new heights.

Over 2,900 of the cases were from the Klang Valley.

I do not think anyone sane would have seriously questioned the data.

I am surprised it was still low as I witness still the continued abuse of the SOPs, by the recalcitrant communities, foreign-workers, foreigners, those still crowing around both food and business outlets.

Or the crowds at nearby banks when a bank near my home is now quarantined shut to the best of my knowledge a third time due to Covid-19!

I expect the numbers higher going forward as many who breached the borders, students who went back home, others abusing various work orders, still foreign-workers, those undocumented and economic migrants on UNHCR cards were reported to allegedly have had their gatherings despite the restrictions.

So the chickens will come back to roast!

These foreigners will attempt to self-medicate fearing exposure but how long without infecting others?

Far too many U-turns and decisions were made to political maneuvering and base interests which ran counter to medical science and data!

Ramadan and Aidil Fitri bazaars, crowded eateries, shopping, the student exodus home, the attempt by hundreds of rascals who put their families at risk in trying to drive to their heartland to celebrate the festivity and religious gatherings when there were allegedly knowledge that some were unwell have led to serious repercussions of infections and now contribute to the numbers infected and the fatalities.

Even politicians and celebrities ran foul repeatedly showing their utter arrogance and zero respect for the countries medical protocols during a pandemic!

The last count of fatalities stands at 2040.

For some inexplicable reasons the Malaysian flag is still not flying at half-mast in grieving for those we have lost!

But there are towering building beaming colored lights into the night skies for a political agenda?

Is this not pathetic?

I asked the same question why our flags were not flying at half-mast when we lost MH370 (9M-MRO) to several then ministers.

Their answer:

‘How can we fly the flag at half-mast when we do not know if the passengers are alive or dead?’

Fair comment then, we will agree to be politically correct.

So what’s stopping us flying our flags at half-mast for both MH370 and the now fallen 2040?

#MAKAN UNTUK HIDUP BUKAN HIDUP UNTUK MAKAN!

 

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!

COVID 19 – WHEN MOSQUES, SURAUS, VVIPS AND THE RECALCITRANT COMMUNITIES BREACH SOPS THE BATTLE IS LOST SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

 

‘I must again appeal to the Prime Minister to please reassign all matters which includes the vaccination process under the single authoritative framework and leadership of the Ministry of Health and under Director General of Health Services Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

COVID 19 – WHEN MOSQUES, SURAUS, VVIPS AND THE RECALCITRANT COMMUNITIES BREACH SOPS THE BATTLE IS LOST SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

There are 470,110 infected.

There are 41,889 active cases to date.

We have 1902 fatalities.

All the above numbers will change again upwards by the end of the day.

Selangor continues to lead in the head count for the infection numbers.

Today we also read about the dead being stored in containers!

And the embarrassing behavior of those expected to enforce the SOPs in religious houses, namely mosques and Suraus failing desperately by giving friendly reminders and advice rather than enforce the – Emergency (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases)2021!

In May last year was there not a total of 927 cases which were classified as patients under investigation (PUIs) for Covid-19 were found to have epidemiological links to the Seri Petaling tabligh gathering?

Did not then our Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah state that brings the number of cases linked to the cluster to 3,347, compared to 2,375 previously.

He said this was confirmed after further investigations were conducted by the state and district health departments and offices, as well as the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC).

Does it not mean that then the Seri Petaling cluster and sub-clusters contributed 48 per cent to the total number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia?

Then we have another cluster of the VVIPs, the Politicians and celebrities who think they are above the law who also break the ACT.

We still have emerging threats from the foreign workers, foreigners in the country under dubious claims, our manufacturing and construction sectors, the educational institutions and that potent threat where crowds converge for purchasing meals.

It is simply shocking to see that indifference, that arrogance, that cockiness to the tenets of the Emergency (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases 2021)!

Now with fear amounting, chaos and disarray on vaccinations, I must again appeal to the Prime Minister to please reassign all matters which includes the vaccination process under the single authoritative framework and leadership of the Ministry of Health and under Director General of Health Services Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

As lead consumer advocate with over 40 years track record I say but this that this is not the time for politicians to play political games with the lives and interests of all Malaysians.

And a double portion of love and gratitude for our front-liners at the Ministry of Health, Malaysia!

#MAKAN UNTUK HIDUP BUKAN HIDUP UNTUK MAKAN!

ARE DOCUMENTED AND UNDOCUMENTED FOREIGN WORKERS CREATING COVID HAVENS IN MALAYSIA ASK MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

ARE DOCUMENTED AND UNDOCUMENTED FOREIGN WORKERS CREATING COVID HAVENS IN MALAYSIA ASK MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

The health ministry has reported 4113 covid cases and 34 deaths in the past 24 hours.

Selangor continues to retain its supremacy at 1269 cases.

I feel very sad for our frontliners and of course the Director General of Health Service Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham bin Abdullah.

Can we put aside our politics and for once address the clear and present danger before us?

I write this piece after receiving footage on the behavior of foreigners in the country which confirms that they are and will never conform to the SOPs laid forth to address the Covid 19 spike.

Even the recent Hari Raya/Eid Mubarak celebration gatherings by them in several areas in the country raise serious concern.

And we do not need foreigners living in this country on visa masquerading as ‘consultants’ to school us how to address such issues either in our whole country.

These undocumented and documented foreigners are all over the place.

Accommodation for those documented still an issue with various stakeholders and other saying different things at different time as if we are all idiots.

We already have the Workers Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 but?

The irony as I see it is industry captains and super rich power-houses agree that the amendments to Act 446, in light of the Covid-19 outbreak, was good for the industry in enhancing the living environment that is conducive for all workers including foreign workers and ensuring a healthy and productive workforce which is a critical component to make Malaysia an advance country that adheres to the stipulated International Labour Organisation (ILO) conditions!

They reiterate that the amendments are also meant to streamline the domestic standards with that of international standards given that Malaysia is largely a trading nation and part of global supply chains but those statements are followed by a subtle – but we need more time excuse?

And has our policymakers fallen for yet again?

This is embarrassing.

Many live in flats in the vicinity of Malaysians, others in rented homes in housing estates in cramped conditions, while the undocumented ones are even daring and free as they have already created for example – ‘Bangladeshi and Rohingya ghettos’ in rural areas, some having married local girls while others in the process.

Marrying a local girl is a fast track in terms legalizing in Malaysia!

I have written extensively on this matter and the social issues that come from this and the security threats to expect in the present and future.

We have yet to seriously address the undocumented foreigners in our midst as every time we try we have both local and foreign busy-bodies creating controversies.

I have repeatedly conveyed my views at the Home and Defense Ministries.

And I have stated that in view of the current pandemic and knowing fully well that both documented and undocumented groups will not follow launched SOPs it is best to introduce the ‘the immigration catch and release doctrine!’

It is time to catch those floating the legislation and releasing them in a flight to their home country after processing.

It is also time we disallow industry captains and cartels to impact public policy by allowing the reopening of the country to new influx of foreign workers when the huge number already here certainly a clear and present danger.

As for them all they crave for is huge profits at the expense of cheap labor, the cartels huge commissions from the traffic and those who despite the danger approve I wonder what their motivations are?

MAKAN UNTUK HIDUP BUKAN HIDUP UNTUK MAKAN!