Saturday, November 15, 2014

Non citizen in Sabah

Probably you heard the issue of illegal immigrant in sabah is just a hoax or propaganda did by someone for their own benefit.

Nope. Its real. I am not sure why nobody bother about this but I believe this land will be own by imkigrant in the future. I pray so that will not happen but at this rate, without serious intervention by authority, it might happen eventually.

Working in a field where my customers or patient ( I am a doctor), came from everywhere does not matter they are legal or illegal. If i work in school or police station maybe i would not see such people but in hospital, eventually they will have to come for their health concern.

Most of these people live in a remote area where police or immigration officer would not dare to go. When they come to hospital, usually in bad condition because of their poor living condition. Infection is the most common causes for them to go out from hiding. I did ask one of them regarding their village, how many houses? Some even claimed more than hundred houses. They are colonizing or what?

And that is the pure illegal one. Another type would be fake legal one. I know an Iban if i see one but I once encountered a timor claiming to be iban. Have IC and all the child have birth certificates. Their father is illegal somehow, no document or what so ever. Some came looking so old but their IC show their age only 27,younger than me.

I have seen so many suspicious ic, including those who borrow ic from someone so that they can get free treatment. One time i ask history from a patient and he admitted after i ask so many times regarding his place of stay before coming to the area of my hospital ( i want to know which clinic did not give medicine for hypertension) that he came from sulawesi. So diagnosed in sulawesi. Ooh. I jot down the history and discharge him later juat to realize that he has a Blue Mykad. Correct one i double check with JPN. Why the hell he has that when he only came here to work less than a year?

If i tell more story of my strange encounter with such people,i could compile a book with 500-600 page. Even if we doctor meet with our friend doctor from other hospital  over coffee or tea, this topic is the most common topic we would chat for hours. On how we met different type of fake ic or suspicious one.

No offend but most of the suspicious ic or mykad came from sarawak i do not know why.

Nevertheless, we still have to treat anyone as long as they are human being no matter what. So be aware citizen that your tax money is somehow flowing to non citizen. Dont blame us cause we are doing our job to treat people. Not our job to arrest or find these people.

Tata

Monday, November 10, 2014

I need Mac!

I cannot do my work anymore with my phone or tab. I really think that somebody need to create a tab or a phome that can be used to get thing done....wait..someone just did that. Yes.

Microsoft has offered a new kind of tablet that can be used as a laptop. They name it surface pro. A tab that pack the power of a laptop. Running on windows 8.1 and whatever great tech thing they put inside that machine.

However, it does not come with a keyboard. Keyboard sell separately. That surface thing already cost rm3500+ and you need to buy rm350+ keyboard to go along with it. You cant buy cheap fake keyboard because they way they create the thing was already equipped with a keyboard and some jokers decided to sell they keyboard separately. Hell no.

And there is one phone that can make my work done. I have used it before but the company building that phone is going down to the ground. Its blackberry. I know a blackberry really can make stuff happen but the lack of apps and still...some limitation on document software, for example creating animation in a presentation is not possible, it is a phone not a notebook..

I really need a notebook that can be used for work but at the same time for entertainment occasionally. Most of notebook nowadays pack with hype such as touchscreen or beats audio, but most of them just concentrate on that i forget what a notebook supposed to deliver.

From my weeks of online research, i found out that a macbook is what i need. But i do not know how to get one with that......price! It is expensive compare to other windows laptop. But in term of specs, a same specs windows notebook cost more than macbook. They supposed have same power in performance. Investment in apple product does not seem to be regretful. My mom ipad 2 still working with such power that my new nexus tab can't challenges.

A macbook is the thing i need but its price can be use to buy 2 decent performance windows notebook.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Putatan Platinum Update: Moving in

I lost the war. 

That is all I Could say after a few month trying to fight for my justice regarding late payment fee from this apartment developer. 

I have paid a sum of 8000+ for the late payment fee.  Easy money for them developer.  I am pretty much broke and trying to start back from zero.  I have started to keep some money to buy furniture when all my saving before was used for the late payment fee. 

The best thing is I now already have my own home apartment.  Haha.  Moving in is on the way.  Slowly fill in the interior with some furniture and later I may live there permanently,  or,  until i found a new and better apartment.

I can see that some people still standing still and refused to pay the late payment fee.  I do not know what to say but they are right to fight for their right,  but somehow the one we are fighting is an enemy that will never be defeated.  There is a lot of them in Malaysia.  Seriously.

I am not giving up,  if there is a way for them to get their right back,  I will support and join them too.

I just hope that how easy they take my 8k.. Will also be that easy for 8k to come to me. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pregnant before marriage

Most people do not want to talk about this.  Some even try to deny the subject,  imagining a perfection in the society.  We are living in a muslim community and as a Muslim community we are perfect. 

They are not wrong but they are not completely right.  It's happening and we are no perfect than any other society.  In fact we could be worse if nobody address the issue.
I have seen a lot of pregnancy before marriage in my practice. No, not non muslim, they were muslim.  In fact half of them I non Muslim and half of them are muslim..

What religion have to do with this?  For me religion only play a small role in prevention of this subject but in reality and statically speaking they are no difference at all whether you are muslim or not.

The issue rises due to lack of education.  I'm not saying sexual education alone but all other education factor play important role here.  Even education in religion would help reducing the number of premarital pregnancy.  I m not going to talk about sexual education here.  Just want to highlight the issue so that everyone can realize the reality here.

I would not talk about prevention,  let other people talk about that.  As a medical officer working in hospital, I am more interested in addressing the management after this thing happen.  I am not supposed to tell this mother that she will go to hell for her zin in premarital sex,  or tell this mother that she has no future after this,  or cancel her wedding ceremony plan to be done soon.  I want to do best for them so that they can live as other mother would be.

So,  these mother deserve emotional and physical support ( blaming her for her sin would not change the situation). These mother deserve the same hospital care as other mother.  For me there is no different between them and any other mother. Or perhaps I don't care.

I could not say pregnancy before marriage is ok or vice versa.  I just treat them the best I can.

However,  those women out there who are planning to get married,  and you are having a regular o occasion sexual activity with your partner,  these also goes to those male,  you have to think and plan about the pregnancy first.  Pregnancy should not be an accidental one.  You will not be a good mother or provide a good care for your children if you are not ready yet.  It is a big thing.  A big decision in life to make. 

You need to have a good wedding ceremony for you and your partner to remember until the end of time and child also came with a good memory like that.  It is not memorable if you are rushing a ceremony just because you are pregnant or your partner is pregnant. 

Having a child is not as easy as having a dog or a cat.

So,  I still not supporting pregnancy before marriage. Unless you decide to do that after discussion with your partner.  I believe I am speaking for Muslim side of view so such discussion would not happen.  But please think before you do.  If you can hold sex until marriage like what you are supposed to do anyway,  then do it.  If not,  please protect yourself,  get a contraception.  Think about the future.

As I said,  Islam prohibit premarital sex but the problem is happenings it's real. So other than religious advise I need to address this issue in a different way.  No matter how much time you spent to make people adhere to Islamic teaching,  there must be somebody who will not follow. So for those who did not, get up,  think straight.  Protection first.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Sipitang: A Town Of Beauty Or Disease?

The most important thing to prevent diseases is hygiene. A single most important measure to control the spread of infection is by practicing hand hygiene. It is clearly stated from perspective of science and any religion that everyone must keep everything clean to keep germs away.

2 years in Sipitang working as a medical officer, I have witness myself that this town has an ugly side behind the beautiful beach and its culture. Diseases keep spreading even no matter how much medication we dispense from the hospital. Non communicable diseases is a norm everywhere but what bothers me is the infectious diseases that has no ending.

I came to believe that the health system in this town need to be upgraded so that we can reach more people. The more we can reach, the more I realize that infection is still a burden in this district of Sipitang. Where does the infection came from? Is it raining from the sky?

Most medical practitioner will laugh with that sentence. Rarely diseases fall from the sky. Unlike the traditional medicine practitioner who look up to the sky asking for God to chase away the demons, we usually look down to the ground and find what has been causing the illness for our patient.

One ugly truth is the hygiene of this town is totally down to 10 percent ( if there is scale for that. I am sure there is). Everywhere I can see mice running around, I can see stray dog lying around the corner, bird poops, stray cats, and the litter everywhere.

If someone still remember when a celebrity name Aizat came to perform in Sipitang, he made a controversial statement saying that this town is dirty. Not to my surprise most of respond from the internet do agree with him. This means that Sipitang community know about this problem.

This make thing more difficult. For a group of people who acknowledge that their town is dirty will cause a headache. Its better if they deny it so that someone can prove it and change them. Or just keep silence and fix themselves. But once a community agree with that statement mean that they know their town is dirty and why they did not fix from the beginning?

Nevertheless, this also show that Sipitang people are not stubborn. By acknowledging that statement, it is much easier to make a step to fix the problem.

I came to understand that the younger generation of Sipitang is quite educated and all of them want their town to change. to be more clean and free of diseases. The old generation usually will have to agree on this. I believe all the native in Sipitang will make sure their town is clean all the time. However, in my recent observation, I still can see rubbish thrown at the side of the road, the drain, at the beach and everywhere. I even saw a routine attitude of driver throwing out can of drink or a cigarettes from their car and drive like nothing has happen. I can still smell cat urine stench the wet market. I still struggle with flies everywhere you go.

Look at the beach for god sake. This town has the one of the most beautiful sunset view from its beach but look at the sea..rubbish floating everywhere!

Its chronic. This town will never make it if no change made. I can see one big poster at Sipitang Wet Market to encourage people to keep their environment clean but down below the big poster or billboard, litters everywhere.

I am an outsider here in Sipitang. Just 2 years in this town but my job permits me to see the ugly side of it. Dengue, Malaria, leptospirosis, food poisoning, all of this diseases can be prevented by keeping our level of hygine high. Maybe people in Sipitang will disagree and perhaps chase me out and ask me to keep out of Sipitang after I write this, but my intention is just to make this town better.


I have an idea to make a charity, a group event just to clean this town. A small group would help. By collecting rubbish voluntarily in maybe one or two place at a time. By those activity we can promote to people to do the same. Just collect the rubbish and put it in a proper place.

I have no idea how to start this. I just hope that some people would have the same thought as I do so that we can make a step on this.



My aim is to keep this town clean and free from diseases..


p/s: contact me at ascap23@gmail.com if you have better idea on how to make this town clean.