Monday, 12 July 2010

Response To an MCA Stalwart's "dilemma" ...

cruz! the chinese and malays have been dreaming of muti-racialism for umpteenth years but the reality works to our disadvantage as the Malays generally are not prepared to....just bcoz the alternative media is dominated and allow the English educated to speak out loud does not means that we have the real numbers>>>fact
-Ti Lian Ker

The above was Dato' Ti Lian Ker's opinion expressed on Facebook, with regard to the state of affairs of the nation - and his reason for being on the side of Umno/BN in "leading Malaysia to a bright future".
Here was my reply:-

‎"but the reality works to our disadvantage ..."

You said it right Ti - we want a truly equal society - albeit with a fair affimative action policy. But that will never happen as long as the Umno holds the reigns of power - even if they throw crumbs & slop for their "non-Bumi" allies to nibble on.

The problem is, my friend - not that the Malays are not prepared, but that is no freedom for them to know the truth about how they're being ripped-off in the name of NEP. Worse still, all Umno's allies are content to play second fiddle as long as their own rice bowls are filled.

If the Malay had freedom of information and quality education, and they weren't kept handicapped by a siege-mindset (thanks to Umno propaganda), they would've been better off today and would be able to compete on a level playing field.
If the Judiciary wasn't meddled with, we'd have world class courts dispensing justice.
If the media wasn't gagged - we would've had truth.
If we had freedom - we could have had democracy.

But of course that cannot be - as the NEP is the cornerstone of the BN Alliance of pirates & eunuchs .... and so the pillars of nationhood needed to be destroyed for pirates to prosper.
They are happy to create racist monsters addicted to the NEP opium. The saddest part of it all is - the so called allies run to their dogfathers when they jostle for power & money ... and get into the corridors of power.

The "reality" is, Ti - BN never worked for this dream you speak of: and Umno's allies didn't care a damned bit beyond their own pockets, while their rights were stripped away, while they accumulated their piece of the pie!!
They were then too chicken reassert their rights as per the Federal Constitution (beyond waving the book at some AGMs).
That's right - they were chicken!!
As such, today, they are paralysed & the laughing stock of all Malaysia!!

You wanna be a patriot? You wanna make Malaysia a melting-pot of opportunity, justice & democracy, Ti?
Stand up & be counted in a fight against the Apartheid of NEP & racist propaganda of UMNO as we know it!!

So before you go whacking the PR guys, remember one thing Ti - most Malaysians who voted PR in the last election did so because of BN, and not because of their track record (which was nothing much to shout about anyways ...) or fantastic campaign.

Take care, Ti.

"Rakyat DiUtamakan" ..... so let's just tax, eh?

Look around. The Aussies, Kiwis, Europe and Malaysia's motherland...Britain. They are all pouring a greater proportion of their resources to that little guy out there called the ...GP. Yep the General Practitioner. The GP needs to prevent and control hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, renal disease, early geriatric problems, almost anything from vaccinations to the flu before that flu becomes a full blown pneumonia.



I refer to Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai’s statement to the New Sunday Times stating that to ensure all Malaysians get adequate healthcare, wage earners will have to make scheduled monthly contributions to the proposed National Health Financing Scheme (NHFS). The self-employed, those who have an independent income as well as employers would also have to contribute.

I do hope the Pakatan Rakyat take their gloves off and beat this guy to a pulp on behalf of us tax payers before this entire scheme becomes another national shark swallowing contributors’ and tax payer’s money ripping another financial hole in our already empty treasury. The current Health Minister who has no significant support from even his own community and his hopelessly inefficient Health Ministry officials must first be made accountable for all the healthcare disasters that have made this country firmly entrenched as a third world nation in healthcare.

We can first start with all the useless hospitals built all around the country only to make the BN’s cronies rich, including the current disastrous misadventure at the Section 7 Shah Alam Hospital and in Kota Kinabalu … no hospital at all! We can then move on to why these “new” hospitals started leaking, why the government has to pay for drugs at 20 times they used to cost before, why drug label holograms have come in, why only Bumi doctors are given top specialist posts, why only Malay doctors are given specialist scholarships, why non-Bumi doctors are consistently excluded from civil service top positions and instead these positions are given to expatriates of other Muslim countries, why only Bumi companies are allowed to tender for medical equipment or pharmaceuticals.

Why almost all Health Ministry Pengarahs, DGs, Deputy DGs and Deans of Medical Schools posts are given to only Malays or Pseudo-Malays. And why Health Ministry officials involved in massive corruption deals in the Ministry like failed multibillion dollar vaccination facilities and hospital software programs resulting in massive losses to this nation remain unpunished.

Before the people of this nation are forced to cough out even more money, the Health Minister must first answer and ensure that these corrupted deeds are dealt with first. The people of this country will not pay even one cent more unless the Health Ministry or this government comes out clean on these ludicrous deals that has left this nation now saddled in deep debt for decades to come.

Let’s not even talk about how this government sweeps under its carpet the unacceptable mortality and morbidity rates caused by its poorly trained specialists and its supporting staff. It is no secret that civil service doctors literally get away with murder with tax payers having to foot the bill for negligence suits over and above the death and maiming of patients. Its specialists and doctors still remain unpunished by even the government controlled Malaysian Medical Council even though the government’s own hopelessly biased courts have made the Ministry, its DG and its doctors liable on many occasions.

Malaysia cannot implement the NHFS without first correcting the gross inefficiency of the MOH. No use putting the cart before the horse. Almost everyone in the health industry know for a fact that this government and its rather dim DG are directionless. That these fellows are still there just confirms the fact that the government is not interested in change at all. We live today in a world where life expectancy has increased and costs of healthcare of the modern human being is technologically on that very steep exponential rise.

Like it or not, the modern Malaysian man, woman or child needs maintenance. Read that as healthcare. And this maintenance with current available technology is beyond many governments' abilities, let alone a small nation like Malaysia. The zillion dollar question is, when we now have no financial resources, how do we sought this out? Do you invest in pricey acute, hospital based medicine or preventive healthcare or both?

Look around. The Aussies, Kiwis, Europe and Malaysia's motherland...Britain. They are all pouring a greater proportion of their resources to that little guy out there called the ...GP. Yep the General Practitioner. The GP needs to prevent and control hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, renal disease, early geriatric problems, almost anything from vaccinations to the flu before that flu becomes a full blown pneumonia.

And who killed the GP instead of developing them??? Yep the Barisan Nasional and its dense Health Ministry “head in the sand” health officials. To be specific this very DG, Ismail Merican and its previous DVD star Health Minister Chua Soi Lek. So you now have a situation where patients walk into ERs (Emergency Rooms) and expect to be treated even at 2am for constipation. The BN dug its own grave. They now have to lay in it.

And what of the side effects of sidelining the GP? You now have a scam specialty called Emergency Medicine with all the expensive salaries, allowances, etc etc with very very expensive ER Departments being built at almost every General Hospital. What is this? Another rip-off by the government to build giant GP clinics as part of its hospital set-up? You shouldn’t then complain if patients walk in at 3am for a flu, especially if you close your community clinics at 4pm sharp should you? Now, which dimwit came out with this idea to burn Malaysian tax payer’s dollars? And who are the bigger nincompoops who actually approved it?

There is apparently now a “war” between these substandard “Jack of all trades, master of none” ER “specialists” who now hold onto emergency patients trying all soughts of medical and surgical acrobatics before calling in the “real” specialists. The end result? Some hospitals “equipped” with these ER specialists has actually seen a 3 fold rise in mortality at its ER department. This scenario is now an open secret in the industry.

In the very first instance an experienced, alert GP could have actually counseled and treated a patient to avert a catastrophic ailment. Like please take your hypertension medication before you blow that artery out in your brain. Or how about you not taking Xanax before you drive that car. Or how about, you the bus driver, coming in for your urine amphetamine test before you drive off the cliff with 40 passengers.

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