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May 6, 2010
Buffalohair Boycotting Pizza Hut for the People of Borneo


Boycotting Pizza Hut for the People of Borneo


Posted in America’s, Asia with tags Borneo Pizza Hut, Boycott Pizza Hut, Boycott Yum Brands, KFC, Kota Kinabalu Pizza Hut, Long John Silvers, Pizza Hut, Pizza Hut Customer Service, Taco Bell, Wing Street, Yum Brands on May 6, 2010 by buffalohair


What would you do if you were treated like second class citizens in a restaurant and also notice hygiene was compromised by an employee who cleaned out their ears with a straw? Further, to rub salt in the customers wound, the waiting staff would ignore customers and when the patron finally got the attention from the staff they would be chastised and ridiculed. This is the case at a *Pizza Hut in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo where a group of disgruntled local customers have staged a boycott of this international fast food giant, Pizza Hut, do to their extremely poor customer service.


Kota Kinabalu is a tiny but flourishing tourist town located in Northern Borneo and it makes me wonder why the locals are being treated so poorly. Is it because they are the indigenous people of that region and not big spending tourists? Does this international corporation have a double standard for third world countries? In any event since we are going global it is time for the little people, the consumers, to flex their might and stand for these people of Borneo. Maybe we can turn the heads of at least one of the executives since this is not the image Pizza Hut wants to spread around the world and believe me, this will spread since word is getting out.


Just because Kota Kinabalu is a small community does not mean quality and customer service does not matter to these villagers. In fact this is a litmus test since there could be other tiny villages where the local inhabitances are being treated poorly in favor of the tourist in other parts of the world. This may very well be only the tip of the ice berg and now Pizza Hut has become my science project. The egregious conduct of Pizza Hut employees in Kota Kinabalu has become the face of this international corporation whether they like it or not.


If “we the consumers” stand up for these humble people against this gigantic corporation we may only affect a mere few million dollars in their corporate bottom line. But it’s a mere few million dollars that will go to some other company that treats their customers with dignity, respect and courtesy regardless of the ethnicity, creed or country they reside. I would hate to think that Pizza Hut condones racial inequities favoring customers who flash a VISA instead of local currency. Why has this total disregard for the people of Kota Kinabalu gone this far in the first place?


Just so you know, **Yum Brands is the parent company of Pizza Hut and this corporation includes Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Taco Bell, Long John Silvers, A&W Restaurants, Wing Street and Dong Fang Ji Bai, just to name a few. Their corporate headquarters is in Louisville, Kentucky with corporate offices in China, Taiwan and Thailand. So if we boycott Pizza Hut we should also pinch their corporate dollar at these establishments as well. Than maybe our friends in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo will get the customer service they rightfully deserve. The only way to deal with corporations is to strike them in their corporate bottom line. The sooner you learn this tool the sooner you will be able to cope with Globalization. We may only be consumers in the corporate eye but we also possess their life’s blood, the all mighty dollar. In fact the dollar is the International Corporation’s Achilles Tendon for without our money they are finito la musica, capice? If we don’t buy, they will die and that’s the consumer’s bottom line.

* http://www.newsabahtimes.com.my/nstweb/fullstory/38383

** http://www.yum.com/company/ourbrands.asp

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Posted: May 6, 2010 3:37pm
May 5, 2010
Buffalohair Burma: US Official P J Crowley, Open Mouth Insert Foot.

Burma: US Official P J Crowley, Open Mouth Insert Foot.

Posted in Asia with tags Burma, John William Yettaw, Mecchadihtti Than Shwe, Myanmar, P.J. Crowley, Senator Jim Webb, Tatmadaw, Thein Sein on May 5, 2010 by buffalohair

You have to wonder where this and other US political officials get their intelligence reports since it is obvious their sources are either woefully misinformed or are working directly for the junta. It is common knowledge Burma’s generals are under orders to fake retirement in order to play the 2010 Election charade in an attempt to legitimize the criminal regime of Than Shwe. Where were these politicians in 1990 when a landslide victory by the opposition elected Daw Aung San Suu Kyi? Why all of a sudden do these misinformed politicians want to open their mouths without knowing or caring for the real facts? How far beyond stupid is that?

Senator Jim Webb made an almost unforgivable error when he went to Burma to free the “Bonehead of the Lake” John William Yettaw. Then Webb horribly misquoted Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and even raised her ire when he went on to bad mouth China in her presents. Don’t get me wrong, Jim is a decorated Viet Nam veteran and has done many good things within his constituency but his trip to “save” a common criminal who should have spent time in jail was not one of them. It became clear he was totally misled by his intelligence sources. The fact about “Yettaw’s Bogus Adventure” spelled a very dark and calculated plot by the junta to keep Daw Aung San Suu Kyi out of the political arena. Yettaw succeeded in ruining any chance the National League for Democracy and the people of Burma had for reconciliation.
Senator Webb was merely a patsy and ultimately the fall guy for this horrific misadventure. Now J.P. Crowley has inadvertently taken up the reigns on behalf of the junta to legitimize a bogus election and a criminal regime. What are you thinking?


Legitimizing the election in light of all the junta chicanery and rigging of the pending election should have been a major red flag for any US politician provided they were paying attention. The obvious “retirement” of Thein Sein and other generals should have spelled the true nature of the election. The junta will maintain control regardless of who wins the election and that is the bottom line. J.P. Crowley only fanned the flames of legitimizing not only the election but also the criminal regime of Burma with his banter about the positive side to the general’s retirement. Rather than douse a fire with water he dumped a bucket of gasoline on raging flames. You must wonder what these politicos are thinking but maybe someone should get him a subscription to the Irrawaddy, Mizzima or other Burmese publications so they can get their facts straight. Even I have people on the ground inside of Burma that either verify or disclaim news stories that reach the west. Fact is I have them all over the country. Surely a US Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs would have sources as well. Or does this spell a much darker agenda? One thing is for sure, the fate of Burma rests on the shoulders of her people since it is obvious the outside world is impotent at this juncture, as usual. Petitions, sanctions, letters of disdain and everything else nations and groups have done resulted in absolute failure. Like it or not Burma has nothing, zilch, nada to show for all these fruitless efforts and that’s the bottom line. The struggle for Burma’s liberation is not about feel good speeches and petitions. The people of Burma head and read about them ad nasueam already.

Only from within Burma and surprisingly the Tatmadaw will salvation come because this is Burma’s destiny. When she wins back her nation from the scurrilous thugs who’ve tortured, raped and murdered their own people I hope she remembers all the other people who’ve betrayed her in her hour of need. Burma’s liberation is just around the corner and there is no force that can stop the inevitable collapse of Than Shwe’s criminal regime. Not even the words of a misguided politician.

* http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=18355

** http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=18388

*** http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=18386

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