DR JACOB GEORGE (JG)
Penang born, Dr. Jacob George (52) is a Theologian & Corporate lawyer, a tireless social worker and a consumer advocate for over 37 years.
A Lawyer by profession, he has worked with the government, notably, at the Socio Economic Research Unit (SERU) at the Prime Minister’s Department, Centre of Policy Research (CPR) at Universiti Sains Malaysia, in the corporate sector, as Senior Administrator at Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) and several non-governmental organizations.
Among them, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP), Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM), and as Legal Adviser to Federation of Malaysian Consumers Association (FOMCA).
He is the deputy Chairman of the Internationally recognized NUMAN FOUNDATION which address educational & scientific studies, human rights, development and social issues, irrespective of religion, political affiliation, race or creed.
He is the Hon President and Legal Adviser of the Consumers Association of Subang And Shah Alam, Selangor (CASSA) Please check http://cassa.org.my/ which is the official CASSA Website.
Presently finalizing the publication of 4 consumer books
1. Food Safety & The Consumer
2. Tips Pengguna
3. The Civil Society & The Seafield School
4. A Critical Review of Liver Transplants in Malaysia.
A popular speaker at both national and international seminars, conferences, and television talk shows(RTM,TV3,TV2,NTV7,Astro) and contributor to various articles in both the national newspapers and award winning Malaysiakini.
Dr. Jacob George’s proactive comments and feedbacks carried
in various mainstream newspapers and Television talk shows on TV3, RTM 1 & 2, Astro, NTV7 are always a barometer assisting the government in reviewing and initiating amendments to statutes, new legislation, consumer and public policies.
In recognition of his work, Dr Jacob George was appointed as ‘Joint Chairman’ of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs Selangor State ’s Consumer Council.
He is also a member of the National Consumer Council.