Fear of Defeat
Browsers never work the same
The Pillars of crime
A Great CWer
Blood suckers are criminals
When knowledge is no more free
Shall I buy Samsung S3 ?
The cost benefit factor
Crowds doesn't tell
\UHF for convoy
Young people & CW
Cleaning electoral roll
Too late to regret
Conflict among the Malays
Shall university education..
My next target
RM7.55 Billion corruption
Prophesy and prediction
Enjoying my streamyx
Live from W5KUB
Happy Teachers' Day
The lonely surau
FELDA and money
How about them ?
Park & Walk
Isn't it attitude ?
Who makes law ?
Let's have GE13 quick
Disunity in ham world
Legitimacy of a law
MART's repeaters are down
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BLAMING THE OTHERS
All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much
fault you find with another, and regardless of
how much you blame him, it will not change you.
- Wayne Dyer
data that negative mental states cause heart
problems is just stupendous. The data is just as
established as smoking, and the size of the
effect is the same."
--Dr. Charles Raison
many of us ever realize our own weaknesses ? We are
always right and the rest are always wrong. Though I am
too far from perfection, sometimes I cannot tolerate
such a kind of people who only throw the blame on others
when encountering numerous problems. From time to time
we were warned about dangers and the steps to be taken
to avoid heavy damage. And not everyone would heed to
the advice. When problems come they would throw curse
onto the others, blaming all but themselves.
We can't fool everybody all the time. Finally the truth
will prevail. Eventually people will know our true
colors. How long can we sustain our weaknesses and
lies. If those blamed do not fight back it is just a
lucky episode but if it is being challenged then they
will have to do the tongue twisting again.
I remember a man calling the other man senile and 'nyanyuk'.
'Nyanyuk' is quite a harsh word to indicate mental
disorder mainly due to ageing. Just a few days later I
found he himself was talking iNn a confuse manner and
forgetting to do the right things.
I think it is a form and kind of sickness like a real
stupid person calling the others stupid. I quote from a
Medicine World "Paranoid
Persons with paranoid disorder usually will have
suspiciousness, litigiousness, jealousy, and envy. A
person with this disorder may not look in to the depth
of a particular problem. The having paranoid personality
disorder will have a tendency to blame others. These
person may not have any sense of humor at all.
Here is another headline
Harboring bitterness is a prolonged 'Sakit Hati' towards
someone at time just for an unknown reasons. Truly I am
observing people with this behavior to see what will
become of them, especially their health conditions. It
may affect the other aspects of their lives.
But there is one thing for sure, 'Sakit Hati' is not a
disease harbored by a particular race. It is a global
14/06/2012 - Abdul
blaming others for their
inability to change, they not only become "blame-passer's",
but"life-wreckers" as well. Many times they
this illness to their own ...
There is no
health without mental health
FEAR OF DEFEAT
yourself; do you think Saddam or Ghadafi had ever
thought that would die a violence death and being
treated like animals ?
live in constant fear. They move and sleep with body
guards around, paid by themselves and paid by the
tax payers. They fear of their fall. Hence they will
do everything to make sure they remain in power.
Lies and corruption have become part of their lives.
They will do anything to keep the people disunited.
And they keep a strong army ready to accuse their
opponents as terrorists and the nation's enemies.
shown that no nation last forever how strong they
are. Knowing this Israel and the United States are
making sure that history will not repeat itself and
at least not in the United States and in the Jewish
states. Will they ?
looking for assurance by nearing themselves to the
invincible governments like USA and Israel. A Muslim
leader is ever willing to prostitute himself to
retain the status quo to those countries. It is safer to be under their shades
than that of Russia or China.
The fear of
defeat is not without reason. It does not happen in
England or the United States where ruling parties
keep on changing. Even there were calls to persecute
Bush for the war crime, nothing is done. But it
happened in Iraq and Libya, and the leaders were
treated worse than animals.
Do all BN
leaders are fearful of defeat ? I say NO. Those who
do not conspire to cause pain on others and those
who are free of corruptions are not. The list of the
sinners does not restrict to the mere politicians
but also those who conspire to manufacture
non-existing cases. The names could not escape any
sinners be severely punished if a new government
takes over ? I think the ordinary Malaysians are
very sensible and non-aggressive. People like Nik
Aziz will surely ask the citizens to forgive and to
leave to God to carry the punishment. Thus the fear
case may be BN will not rule forever. The doomsday
will come. The fate will follow. Only God knows.
13/06/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Future Son In Law
true that nobody should blame Najib
for his future son in law. Daniyar
Nazarbayev who was being sued for
cheating his former step father and
for fudging his records to gain
entrance to Colombia University was
engaged to Najib's daughter.
sees it as a bad omen and bad luck
for Najib and Rosmah. It is nothing
to do with politics but has
something to do with God'
the other hand many Ulamak would say
that it is always a test from God to
those whom the Almighty will elevate
to the higher level of fame and
the case were in Malaysia Daniyar;s
would have been washed out clean.
Someone in the family would surely
feel ashamed and very sad about it.
It added to the existing problem.
Aren't those sign for the defeat and
God's wrath on those who cast shame
on other people's family ?
They get big money
now, just a few hundred dollars and they forego
their bleak future. They retire with a few hundred
bucks the politicians enjoy the billions they made.
Mamak and Keling
They called Ambiga
Keling. What do they call Mahathir, Shahrizat and
others of the same feature ? Is Patail a Malay name
BROWSERS NEVER WORK THE SAME
works best with Safari and Mozilla Firefox.
throw off my Internet Explorer
laptops I enjoyed my Macbook the most. The
disply is fantastic. It is easy to use the
application. And I think it is very robust.
If you have
money it better to go for the Mac and invest a
little for the soft ware like the Iweb and the
ICloud. You will find it most fascinating.
former student messaged me asking,"Cikgu what are you
doing at the age of 65 ?"
said I do not do anything but looking at my computer
screen most of the time.
man is boring la,"she commented.
height="110" style="float: middle; ">
<param name="movie" value="prettyribbon.swf" />
<param name="wmode" value="transparent" />
<param name="loop" value="false"/>
<param name="autostart" value="true"/>
<param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" />
<param name="quality" value="high" />
<param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" />
<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"
alt="Get Adobe Flash player" />
above will be displaying a shockwave video on
the website. I put it in my server 9M2AR.COM to
display some music while surfacing my page. But
they behave differently when using different
browsers and computers. I have not tested with
UBUNTU yet. Running the same code with Apple Mac
will straight away play a song 'pretty ribbon'.
And each time we click the option button a song
of our choice will be displayed.
9M2AR.COM using Firefox will not auto start the
same song. We have to start a song by choosing
it by choosing from the option button.
Explorer would give the worst result. It
displays an icon of adobe flash player on the
start. The choice of the song is identical to
If I were to swap this
behavior will be different. Ir would work better
with internet explorer.
programming and website development aren't the
same. I never bother the website at all.
Whenever I need to do something with it, then
only I would start to search and experiment with
- Abdul Rahman Raof
below is extremely best displayed on my windows
laptop. It does not show any refresh page as in
internet explorer. ie is the hell lot of
waiting. I am sorry for the ie user.
<select name='fail1' onchange='this.form.submit()'>
<option value="Oh Carol Neil Sedaka.swf">Oh
Carol Neil Sedaka</option>
<option value="Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely.swf">Only
<option value="Los Lobos La Bamba.swf">Los Lobos
<noscript><input type="submit" value="Submit"></noscript>
- Abdul Rahman Raof
MacBook is a
little more expensive than the normal Windows
My solution to enable all the browsers to start
playing the music at the start using the same
codes is to open the main file thru another
page, redirecting it to this with sending
variable of the song I want to start.
OF OUR CRIMES
Before an election the leaders wear sarong and songkok,
visit mosque and old folks home, holding babies and
riding pillion, promising wealth and the world.
After election they will be thinking and planning the
projects, privatization, acquisition of land for
development and the division of public funds among
Need Advice ?
you can't think by yourself get the help of Ibrahim Ali
We build and erect pillars
for perpetual memories. Otherwise we would forget the most vital
goodness and achievements, or the main principles we need to
follow. The time is ripe for us to erect pillars of major crimes
Just ask the normal people
about the past crimes of our leaders. A big majority can't even
remember even 30% of them. Those crimes committed must be
recorded and published, put in archives and must be told to our
The Bank Bumiputera's death
and the murder of Jalil is unknown to the young people. It was a
heinous crime of those we still regard as statement. It was
about the person who commanded the unpaid loans to the UMNOs and
about the great swindlers. Bank Bumi is now unknown and being
replaced. These criminals are still arrogant.
The fate of Industrial
Master Plan (IMP) and what really happened to PERWAJA too is
swept under the carpet. Again the millions were stolen and
nobody was found guilty in the country where the Rule of Law
prevails. Again the criminals escaped and everybody just keep
quiet about it.
After the millions and
billions of wastage the latest is the story of Shahrizat's
family who never have any guilt at using the public's money to
build an empire to themselves and i n fact is working hard to
victimize those who exposed their misdeed.
The pillars will have to be
tall and numerous enough to carve out both the corruptions and
No crime shall escape
11/06/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
The pillar of Asoka
switched on my VHF. But the other night
I put my handy to the scanning mode. At
one point I heard there were numerous
voices using call signs like 05, Echo 6
etc. I was trying to figure out the
service. Someone said RELA is using
those one mentioned Seven Three. Of
course it puzzled me. Later I asked
Hanafi, but he was silent about it. And
I did not want to comment anymore.
As I have said
before the younger 9M2s have shown much greater skill
than the old hams with the exception of Eshee and Mazwan.
However I can't make judgment at those who have been
sleeping with the keyboard and CW decorder machines.
9M2AGC has long been in the Master class. More and more
are getting in.
When I visited
Mazwan I did comment on the superiority of some of the
young hams. Names mentioned were Iqbal, Hairie, Azman
and the most praised were Azlan and Piju. Piju sent with
constant rhythm with a good space between words, making
the copy easy. The last time I worked him was at
29 wpm. What is 29 and 32 or even 35 wpm ? Aren't they
almost the same ?
My praise is
genuine and honest. It worth more than the T-Shirt. When
my commitment was not as great as now I would usually
send those who worked me 18 wpm several times, but now I
have to reassess my financial commitment.
implant and instill a CW skill in you. Everything is up
to you. There is no such thing as subsidy mentality. You
make your own success.
Piju has made
the grade and now is enjoying the admirable class.
of these days the CWers can meet and sit together and
talk about the experience and the sweat of learning the
skill, joined together by those who intend to face the
challenge. I suggest we choose one good day where most
CWers can attend and enjoy the fun.
09/06/2012 - Abdul
CWer WITH A SIMPLE HOMEBREW KEY
Mastering CW is not a trivial matter. It has to
be a special people to qualify a Master class.
We can count the number of Malaysians who we can
call 'expert' in the Malaysian class.
9M2FK ,Eshee, is a legend. Nevertheless Malaysia
will still be in the world map of CW many years
to come. There are prmising young men whom we
can depend on to fly the Malaysian flags.
MAZWAN'S CW KID
Mazwan's kids are not interested in ham radio,
his 7 year old kid has shown promise in Morse
this hold the key impressed me very much. I see
his future, not in becoming a ham but his other
The key below is
more than RM700. It is not the key that count but the
man behind it
BLOOD SUCKERS ARE
How do we define crime
? Wikipedia's definition 'Crime
is the breach of rules or
laws for which some
governing authority (via mechanisms such as
legal systems) can ultimately prescribe a
conviction. Crimes may also result in
rehabilitation or be
unenforced. Individual human societies may each
define crime and crimes differently, in different
localities (state, local, international), at different
time stages of the so-called "crime", from planning,
disclosure, supposedly intended, supposedly prepared,
incomplete, complete or future proclaimed after the
The person who commits
it is called criminal.
There are areas of
crimes that have not been discussed but to the laymen
they are criminals. Blood Suckers are heinous criminals.
Takaful and other insurance companies are blood suckers.
People who hunted land and pushed for Land Acquisition
Act are blood suckers. People who think nothing but only
thinking of forcing people to pay for the unnecessary
services, people who used public funds the way they
want, and people who run some of the franchise are evil
The modus operandi are
almost similar. They seek friendships with the
politicians and Ministers, gave them favors and probably
money and pushed things they want. These are people with
big money, wearing gorgeous dress, broad smiling faces
and have big lawyers around them.
That's the reason why
the public had to pay millions for work not done when
the projects were scrapped. And they put the law to make
the blood sucking activities legal.
Corporations and the
people who run them are usually arrogant and immoral, no
feeling of pity and very inconsiderate. People in
Takaful Insurance need to be studied. What is the state
of their minds. They charge high premium even for
a small old car giving the unscientific excuse that old
cars have caused most accidences.
Those who are involved
in agreeing with the high insurance premium for small
old cars are also heinous criminals, may they be from
any political party.
Can't someone there
sit together and think how they could serve the
community with the minimum self gain ?
To them crime and
criminals are what the law defines. And the narrowing of
the definition sometimes allow criminals to escape
Of course the easiest
way to fight crime is to legalize them as the
marijuana in Europe and Canada. Rather
than fighting them, join them
If you choose the
wrong people to be your leaders you will have to
pay a very high price. These people will lie to
you time and again. You will fall to their lies
and promises. Listen to them carefully of what
they are saying, "We will .........at any cost."
They even use the security forces to defend the
illegal and criminal acts.
time and blue collar criminals are not unknown to us.
You rob a dollar you go to jail, you rob millions you
can are cleared They rob you in a bright daylight.
They are ready to engage lawyers to bring you to court.
They deny they robbed public funds.
When Knowledge is no more free
Knowledge is power
The best thinker
is the best thinker in Malaysia ? Answer -
Ibrahim Ali. Do look for him in the You Tube and
KNOWLEDGE IS NO MORE FREE
Sometimes things simply do not make sense. I used to get
much knowledge from the internet especially on
computing. So much so I could develop my own software.
But lately what I need are all priced. I have been
wanting to run multiple swf videos one after another the
free web page which lead to the codes and methods were
the failure due to my web browser or some kind of virus
or is it
deliberate effort to block information so that the soft
wares for many applications could meet the market ? I
tried with both Firefox and Internet explorer on my Acer
and Safari on my Macbook. The same urls could be opened.
My guess is it could not be due to my browser.
Life in the United States isn't anymore easy. People are
looking for ways to make money for daily survival.
Normal Americans have to strive hard to make a living.
There were unemployment everywhere. People were evicted
out of their own homes. And many migrated to Canada.
Since education is now costly young people cannot be
tradition said that knowledge comes from God and it must
be disseminate freely to all. What more if they are
not it been true that priests and Muslim Ulamas find
disseminating of religious knowledge gave them good
While goodness aren't anymore free there are free stuffs
on sex . There are tons of free sex videos. We have to
wonder why these are given free.
Some people really want to pay for good thoughts. They
engaged advisors and consultants to do the thinking for
them and set program and plan. Million of dollars are
allocated for this purpose.
always advice my friends and students to grab any
opportunity when people are willing to depart their
knowledge and skills without any fee. Yet many just
ignore the chance, either out of their ego or
Books are very costly nowadays
Supply Creates Demand
economists said that Demand Creates Supply which
means as people demand for a commodity, the
commodity will be produced. But today it is the
other way round 'SUPPLY CREATES DEMAND'. New
commodities unknown before are displayed and
people buy them after learning about them.
SHALL I GO FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY S3
Galaxy SIII is a great temptation. It is nicked
as 'iPhone Killer' because of it's superiority.
Millions of sets have been sold out and the
Malaysian are queuing for the stock to arrive.
It picks up at about RM2200 without a contract.
What am I
going to do with my iPhone if I buy one ? I
cannot go on hunting for more and more beautiful
women if I already got a wife though she may not
be as pretty as the others.
the Galazy SIII is superb and stay above the
iPhone. The rush will not shake me up. My iPhone
has given all what I always wanted; browsing web
sites, ;ive video chat, exchanging pictures, and
driving guides using GPS. In fact I have been
using it for logging my radio communication.
Abdul Rahman Raof
money have I spent for traveling ? At least
100K. And you can't see anything in me. I too
can't see a thing. With the same amount of money
I could have purchased a house. 30 years ago
100K was big enough for that.
better than saving. Our money multiply and
people get job out of our spending. If everybody
keeps his income, nobody want to eat-out and
spend on luxuries businesses will slow down.
much is enough ? If you want to be a Jew you can
never have enough. If I want to be myself then I
have to compute my age and the amount of money
that I have. If you think you want to live
forever then no amount is enough.
there to compute the cost and the benefit of our
spending if you know you won't go 80. I don't
want to live till that age. Imagine at the end
of our days when our strength and appetite
deteriorate we still quarrel with people and we
are being cursed like hell.
wisely. Enjoy while you live. Buy things. Make
oversea trips. Eat delicious food.
Answer Why People Are Greedy
white people I know love $ too much. All they
talk about is how they are going to make an
extra dollar. Tichhey seem to forget about the
beautiful things of life. I cant even hang out
with my white friends anymore. They make me feel
like I need to worry about $. I make good money,
but I do not feel like I need it to make me
happy. Are you guys naturally and historicly
greedy or is this something your parents teach
you? Look at all the corporations damaging the
earth....They are all run by white people.
White people, please dont beat around the
bush.....Answer this question truthfully. You
guys know exactly what I am talking about when I
say you are greedy. Please dont put your
feelings into your answer.....FACTS PLEASE! I
have posted this under pets because I know that
you people like pets more than some ethnic
root of UMNO's problem is greed. Sadly enough
nothing is done to appease the people by
repenting and stop taking people's money to
enrich one's own family. People want to see how
arrogance these people can be.
04/06/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
I won't give 1.5 million to my
business was good. I don't know where the people come from. Everything sold
out...every stall", a roti jala owner said.
Musa Must Act
What has not been said about Musa Hassan by the former
policeman md Zain, Among others Musa was involved in the
Underworld activities. Musa should act against Md Zain.
Ever wonder why a
group of Muslims called the real Muslims infidels ? They called Nik
Aziz as the Father of Infidels.
Not only that thugs were deployed to throw stones at the opposition
with a strong denial.
What's wrong with the Malays ?
The Psychological Warfar
Division in the Security Forces is to be deployed against
our enemies not against the local people. Turning them into
bloggers to discredit and lodge a constant attack on the
oppositions are not the wise move.
The enemies of the sates and our
nations are the immigrants whose generations turned out to
be great robbers.
Tell your friends that they are
all over the web sites pretending to be a one of you.
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didn't know there was the Green Gathering on Friday simply
because I cut myself from all news which I do not believe
anymore. No doubt there was already a traffic jam on Thursday
night. I was warned not to go out. I stayed put in my shack.
As usual on Friday I went out for my breakfast. There was a big
crowd at the stadium area. I thought it would be a soccer match
at night. Crowd was already swelling. As I drove I began to
notice PAS flags on the oncoming cars and around the stadium
compound. I thought it was a normal 'ceramah'. After my
breakfast I came home and glued myself to my Macbook again until
the prayer time.
midnight I opened the Facebook and there was an image of crowd
in the stadium. That was the first time I knew that it was a PAS
function. I was told that people who could not enter the stadium
were sitting outside watching the live telecast using the close
circuit system. Just now at the kenduri we tried to estimate the
size of the crowd. The minimum would be 300000 people. Bersih
could be up to 700000 or over.
kenduri table there was an UMNO youth, a strong supporter of
Mahathir, 2 fence sitters and probably a police officer. I guessed
he was a police when he mentioned he pitied the police personnel
working in Kuala Lumpur because they have to carry out so much
duty. While he mentioned the word 'anak-anak buah saya' someone
else broke the discussion with a loud greeting. I asked the UMNO
man how to cheat to make sure UMNO is in power. He did not
reply. One ustaz was narrating the Friday night events. People
from all over came and had to find places to sleep. They were
also talking about Istaz Idrus. The UMNO youth asked whether
Idrus was schooling in Vocational School. I said no. Idrus was a
student of SMK Darul Aman.
time the suspect police officer excused himself. I knew
the report accumulated. And Najib is haunted by the SB's
hearsay should not scare Najib. And Najib should not drag the
date. Extending the time just to clear people like Shahrizat
could have a reverse effect. People are getting angrier. Even
simple people could see thru the veil. And they knew the game.
These simple people are not university or college educated. The
smarter people could see the reason why Altantuya was killed,
related to Scorpene dealing.
should remember that in the last Saeawak's state election BN had
never have big crowds anywhere. The opposition always won by the
crowd. The outcome of Sarawak's election was not at all related
to the crowd size. So why wait anymore. Every moment will drain
national resources. Money will have to be pumped out or bombed
as Kadir put it. And something is bound to happen. And every
time things happen million of ringgit were spent to cover it up.
To avoid being called to France's court is never free and it
just does not come that easy. Stories would eventually leak out.
People can always put two and two together.
the Malay politicians must not be like what happened in the
history of Johor "Make me a King and you take whatever you
want", because you are sure to sell yourself and your soul away.
Crowds count in the sense that
it helps food and other businesses. Hearing the stories about
the good business with so large crowd on Friday sounds like
everything was at the peak. Every stall had to surrender and
close shop despite the additional supplies. They were talking
about a few hundred chickens sold out by each of the stall. The
Roti Jala towkey said she was so tired that she closed for two
days after the Perhimpunan Hijau.
government media reported of 20000 people they made those few
hundred thousands further confirm of the government lies. And
they would spread the news when they go back home. The policeman
at the table commented that 'you can lie to the smart people
But the taste of the pudding
is in the eating. Crowds does not indicate people's support for
the opposition. Dissolve the Parliament immediately and proceeds
with the election. I can put a bet that BN will still rule
probably with a major seats from Sabah and Sarawak. It is a high
probability that Najib will face a hard fight in Pahang. Lynas
could kill his carrier. The next PM may come from Sarawak.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
UMNO dikudai MCA
tentang bagaimana MCA telah menuggang UMNO dengan pelbagai
cara ? Tidakkah Melayu akhirny rami yang sudah menjadi
pengemis di negara sendiri ?
Kalau perjuangan semata-mata
berpaksikan wang maka akhirnya tahi ju ga yang
My queuing up took me alost an
People are patient and disciplined enough not to jump
queue. Though Tutti Frutty has been long in Kuala Lumpur it is
just starting in Kedah. My first taste was in Sungai Petani.
It is a yogurt
sold in ice-cream form with various flavor. I can't remember how
much one gram cost but my usual purchase is about RM12 per small
cup. The average price per meal is about RM20. It is expensive
Behind me were
three kids who have not taste the delicacy yet. Each brought
RM10. I warned them not to fill their cups too much."Never mind
Pak Cik, we will ask from you if we don't have enough," they
"Pak Cik is an
old man and don't have much either,"I said.
"Pak Cik used
an iPhone. Pak Cik must be loaded." The three kids are seen in
the picture with blue, white and brown T-Shirt. I took my
student's son with me.
I was darn lucky
because the owner of the shop gave me me a free treat worth
As a new food
stall opens all the existence ones will be earning lesser and
lesser. Finally someone has to close shop.
02/06/2012 - Abdul Rahman
Try to go
to some shops to buy something. Someone would use a handy to ask
for the goods to be sent to the counter especially when the
stock is kept somewhere else. UHF is very convenient and they
are found everywhere. New set would cost us between RM200 -
RM600. Products of China are the cheapest.
day when we made a convoy to Lumut I asked my student to use a
handy. She insisted on using a cell-phone. It really swallowed
seldom used by the ham operators. National link repeaters are on
VHF. If you decide the use radio sets to communicate
during a convoy UHF should be more comfortable. You can buy a
single unit of VHF but for UHF you need to purchase at least two
units. For that purpose we don't need a high powered units.
During the convoy always use low power.
I have been
using Wei-Wei VHF for more than 3 years. I find that the battery
is quite lasting. For RM210 it is a good buy.
friend's daughter is going back to Aceh I was thinking what to
buy for him. 9W2TZ already purchased the Malaysian food
specialities and I was think of a T-Shirt. Size will be a
problem. Then it came across my mind; the small radio gadget,
the VHF set.
When is my
next convoy trip ? May be in 200 years time. I am thinking hard
how to make use of couple of UHFs that I just bought.
question is how far does it go in town and city of concrete
jungles. And even in the padi field area. I think I need to test
it with Hanafi.
31/05/2012 - Abdul Rahman
|YOUNG PEOPLE ARE
SKILLFUL IN CW
tend to think that those high speed CW comes from computer. Only
last night I worked 9M2PJU at the speed of 29 wpm. I could have
set my speed to 30 or 35 wpm which I think Piju would be able to
read it. And Mazwan, 9M2ZN, could easily copy and send at 45 wpm
without error and without computer.
In the good old days when
CW was used by the
fellow Malaysians I don't remember any station went more than 20
wpm. The average was 12. And many used the straight keys. I
learn to use paddle only at the age of 60 plus.
Sending and receiving depends on neuromuscular
coordination. How fast the signal is sent to the ear to the
brain and the brain to to muscle. Though the
speed is a function
of our age it needs training as well. Athletes and sportsmen
need to train themselves too to gain the high speed. Younger
hams do have the ability which they are not aware of. The main
culprits that hinder the skill development are their minds and
sentiments. They made a
quick conclusion on themselves and
other people without any proven data.
Sometimes we wonder people
could do greater
things like lip reading and able to decipher long distant
tapping to read messages. That would be harder. Yet people could
advise those new 9M2s to continue practicing the code sending
using either a straight key or an electronic gadget. Electronic
key enabled us to go high speed CW. Constant practice will
enhance our confidence and sharpened our skill. We don't lose
anything by going on CW mode. Rag chewing with DX stations using
keys will give use greater satisfaction.
When CWers meet they
discuss CW. They don't sit down to create imaginary enemy, which
has never been any part of the ham culture before. And I always
looked closely at those who are good in it to observe the
structure of his head trying to analyze which part that made him
so good in Morse. Is it correlated to his brain or hos wide
forehead. Has it got to do with smartness or pure training ?
People like Joe, Hairie, Iqbal, Azman and Piju
have shown their skill and ability that amazed me very much. I
was not at all near their skill at their age.
CW will never die in 400 years to come.
31/05/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
|CLEANING ELECTION ROLL
If there are 5000 people above
150 years old in the election roll, how long for the EC to
delete them all ? Two months ? Four months ? At most it will
take 10 minutes including the preparation of codes. A single
line SQL would take less than a minute. Even the search for a
certain group takes a mere seconds. A smart link program can
always erase a dead government servant or retired workers
automatically. A simple line such as this will delete all those
born before 1924
delete * from database
where value(right(birthdate,4) ) < 1924
Yes it is as
simple as that. They can use other Ministry's database to
cross-check and erase unwanted data.
database is always easy to temper. The programmer can do wonders
and the data is at his mercy.
not everyday affair. What do those in the EC do during the rest
of the non-election days ? As I pointed out the search for
people of certain categories are not difficult and it does not
take days. And it does not cost anything at all. Did I hear
someone said it would cost 5 billion ringgit to do the cleaning
? What an utter nonsense.
Is it too much
to ask for the cleaning of the electoral roll ? What are the
reasons for the demonizing of people who demand for a clean and
fair election ? They called the BERSIH kotor, calling Nik Aziz
infidel and the protestors Communist, knock down the mosque and
declaring civil war for nothing. Then they engage Samseng to
intimidate and throwing stone at the opposition. These are the
people without shame, religion and morality.
program can always recall data by addresses or names and to
cross check with death records to erase the unwanted data if
they want to do it. There are thousands of volunteers who are
willing to help for free.
UMNO does not
need foreigners to win. It does not need gangsters to terrorize
the opposition. It does not need even the postal votes or vote
gentlemanly election is the best for UMNO. Najib could still be
a PM even with the clean electoral roll. No need to panic.
29/05/2012 - Abdul Rahman
TOO LATE TO REGRET
They regret but too late. When they were young
they follow their leaders blindly, listened without any effort
to assess the truth, trying to show off their greatness. Not
knowing being used as tools they shown their blind loyalty. 99%
of the rank and files of the police and security forces will
have to struggle hard to make ends meet after retirement.
Mahathir made millions they have to moonlight to make a few
hundred bucks to find finance their kid's schooling. Likewise
the UMNO samseng with no pension and work shall face darker
When I was working I had a
tough time with the parents and sport's teachers because the
kids who played soccer did not attend the classroom teachings. I
told the parents that soccer do not guarantee the kids future.
If they play for state or Malaysia it will not be more than 20
years. After 35 years old they may be useless. They pay for
their stubbornness at a very high price when they are injured at
the early age.
A great number of young
people simply do not compute their future. Those who work as a
police or an army has no choice. But at least they must think
whether they are going to retire poor as a murderer or a samseng,
or retire poor without any sin. Several suffer from mental
disorder. Domestic violence were rampant among the retired low
How much do you think
Mahathir or Shahrizat will give away to the poor retired
officers if asked ?
Committing atrocities for
corrupt individuals and will end up poorly deserve greater
punishment from God. Yet those they serve are continuing reaping
millions from government coffers or direct corruptions. We have
just to pity these poor 'nationalists (?)' and say 'serve you
right'. It was my profession as a teacher that I had witnessed
the problems of the police kids especially those who suffer
emotional instability from domestic problems.
Is it worth for a police
officer to commit atrocities for a corrupt individuals ?
Carrying out a duty does not mean kicking and ramming people
with a police car.
By the grace of God, if
something wrong happen to this country who will live and who
will escape to the foreign countries ? In one year when there
was a strong haze, Taib Mahmud escaped from Sarawak for the
fresh air and the poor Sarawakians had to suffer. How many
already had a land in Argentina and saving in a foreign banks ?
The poor Mat Rempit and the Samseng will be throwing stones at
nobody. Their masters left them in pain to suffer.
When they regret at the
later part of their lives it will be too late. That's what
happening to UMNO now. Over their long sleep they have missed
events that finally endangered them and fading of the Malays.
And the Malays feel UMNO is no more relevant.
But the most to regret are
those who protect the corrupt leaders. And those who inflict
physical pain on others will suffer a severe mental agony. I
will never forget the former policeman who had to sell nasi
lemak to finance his kid to university and cried foul before his
death. "Inilah yang saya dapat dari dediksi saya, Man," he said.
What is to become of Umi
Hafilda ? We will see together.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
AMONG THE MALAYS
see a face of an unknown Malay today I have a full of distrust
especially the younger generation. Is he a Muslim ? Is he a drug
pusher ? Is he one of those who petted eggs at public figure ?
Is he an UMNO's thug ? The term 'Orang Kita' has lost it's
spiritual essence. How could the Malays be proud of samseng and
gangsters who display their thinking ability using their butts ?
Even Khairy ( syok sendiri guy) put on stupid arguments trying
to justify the stupidity of the EC. Is he not stupid by putting
the burden on the voters and the army guys, like the policemen
saying if nobody reported robberies, drugs usage and pushers
there is no crime happening. I am not going to rebut all KJ
arguments here one by one . But I expect him to denounce all the
uncivilized actions of the Malay thugs. Otherwise he is one of
PAS has been
the opposition from the beginning of independent and has never
won a convincing victory. How many time the party had attempt to
overthrow the government or run amok ? It is good that the old
man Mahathir still live to pass a remark on the opposition
because at his age his mind is still in fear and he could not
sleep well thinking of his destiny if the government changes
hand. Have we not heard the cry for the nullship of Ambiga's
citizenship ? This is a good opportunity to null all the Mamak,
mummy and the Keling citizenshps. And certainly the Pakistanis.
We know that
UMNO wants to rule forever. By their rule of law ? The police
permits thuggery as seen in several cases. Have we not seen an
attempted murder by police car on the Bersih's crowd ? The
police kicking and beating people at random ?
brutality, and gangsterism do not put fear in people. If they
don't challenge back , they promise a revenge. We are
building up tension and hatred among ourselves. Each day the
hatred among the Malays heightened. History will repeat itself,
the battle between the White and the Red flags as the Gee Hin
and the Hai San. It looks like the future conflict among the
Malays will be very bloody, started by the UMNO's thugs and
with some of the people ? Have they gone crazy and started to
dispel with religion and throw away the remaining little
morality left ? They call each other infidels, petting eggs and
stoning the innocents, showing their butts to the whole world,
praising criminals and law breakers, accepting lawlessness, drug
pushers and addicts to be part of them. They can't identify the
civil people with the uncivil aggressors. They are shaking off
the little respect they have in them.
response we read in the blog may come from the same persons but
millions of silent majority agree with them. There is a strong
tendency for those who are oppressed chose technology to fight
the government. If the government cannot erased drugs and failed
to stop the drugs in the streets the government will also fail
to fight those who develop gears to fight. We may see this as
remote possibility but with modern oversea education anything
In the last
GE Ummi Hafilda had brought much damage to UMNO. Many people I
talked to said the decision to vote for PAS was the last minute
one. They were angry at Ummi Hafilda who was aired by the
national TV on the eve of the election night. Now she is on
again. UMNO used her to shout and yell at Anwar and his
daughter. Someone compared her to a woman who yell her voice out
during the days of our Prophet saw. Someone in his blog put THE
BITCH as her caption.
opposition send out a defense force to encounter any attack by
the thugs ? Certainly it could and if it is done the bloody
clash among the Malays may result in death. Is the government
inviting this to call for emergency rule ?
gangsterism and intimidation will smear the image of UMNO .
If UMNO denies it and Rais Yatim brags with the Rule of Law why
not they call for the arrest of the Samseng ? And had it not
been pointed out that the ex-soldiers butt dance was a show of
defiance towards the King ? I do know the Russian marines did
show their naked butts at the Americans navy. Were our military
train to follow the Russians ?
not allow PERKASA to pull him down the drain and he should study
more about Ibrahim Ali and the family tree. The deployment of
thugs does not do UMNO any good. If it continues people will
start to see UMNO individuals as thug wherever they go.
27/05/2012 - Abdul Rahman
EDUCATION BE FREE ?
Shall university education be free ? The answer is not simple
because we need to trace back to our resources. In short 'DO WE
HAVE ENOUGH MONEY ?' Laymen like us do not know how much do we
have. I believe most European countries and North America are
wealthy enough to provide free university education. But the
Americans chose to spend a large sum of it's income on military
hardware but claiming the military allocation is small. Of
course we know it is a big lie. In Belgium and some other
European countries the education is free.
Malaysia has been endowed
with natural resources for a long time. During the era of Tan
Siew Sin our money was abundance and we spent the money very
wisely. There was less or no news of the great robberies as
there are today. Today the BN members are eying on the funds and
had planned to empty the national coffer by various means. They
call them development. They provide projects to their friends
and made agreements to favor them ie to pay by the billions if
the projects are cancelled. And giving free money for unviable
projects. What we know is one NFC. Many are hidden. Billions are
wasted in PKZ and Perwaja. This continues.
If the money is not stolen
the government can surely provide free university education.
I am of a view that the
free university education cannot be given to all without quality
control. The quality of the students and the universities are
vital to meet the need of our nation. We can't afford to pay for
those who get all the Cs or Ds at the entry level and only get
2.5 CGPA all along their university days. And we can't afford to
have a university which like to give all As even to the
undeserving students. I would not finance a university that
provide courses in Greek.
Incompetent students do not
deserve any aid. A big majority of IPTS do not deserve any help
I am sure there are people
whose loans were turned into scholarships after showing
excellent achievements. Quality students in quality universities
must be given free education. Period.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
MY NEXT TARGET
you want to buy TS990S please order one for me. May be the price
is about RM30K. May be RM15K. The price was not unveiled yet at
Dayton Hamvention 2012.
200W RF output
Outstanding Rx performance
Band Independent Dual Rx
Dual TFT Color Display
built-in filters for main band
built-in Switch Mode Power Supply (European
built-in Antenna Tuner
Dimensions: W x H x D: 460mm x 165mm x 385mm
* Please note that as this product is under
development, published information is
subject to change without notice.
The rig is not out yet. It may be around
September. By then may be I could accumulate enough. Else I
would borrow from 9W2TZ, a millionaire ham who is willing to
throw some for the radio friends.
For more information
watch the clip on the left.
Nevertheless old hams
used to tell us that it is not the radio that count but the
juice is always at the antenna. Investing on the antenna system
is always a worthwhile effort.
Any 70 foot tower would
sound fine even with the cheapest rig. For about RM10K we can
have an excellent radio station.
What you see are
not see-thru skirts. They are actually prints
on the skirts to make it look as if the
panties are visible. They are the current rage in
( Wonder why the police and the army
and all other UMNO members allow such a corruption as below
takes place. Those guys made millions and millions even
after they have retired. The members of the security forces
may have to sell burgers after retirement. Even those police
who kicked and punched people will be suffering after they
left the job. And the Muslims and young Ulama are supporting
corruption of this magnitude.)
Shocking RM 7.55 BILLION Corruption !!tion !!
Shameful Corruption or
is it Shameless??
They still dare to deny
The Malaysian government
pays Deftech RM7.55
billion (RM29.4 million
each), which in turn
pays FNSS RM1.7 billion
for these 257 vehicles
(RM6.6 million each).
How would you feel as
a taxpayer if someone
tells you that our
defence ministry pays
RM7.55 billion for some
armoured vehicles that
are actually worth one
quarter of the price?
you really know what
RM7.55 billion (or RM
7,550 million) means,
you would most probably
be stunned and express
some kind of incredulity
and exclaimed: “Is our
government that bad? Are
they really so daring?”
The answer is yes; and
the drama is unfolding
right in our parliament,
not some anonymous
allegations in some
websites. Member of
parliament Tony Pua
asked Defence Minister
Zahid Hamidi in
parliament why the
ministry was paying the
exorbitant price of
RM7.8 billion for 257
vehicles, and Zahid’s
answer was that the
ministry had no
knowledge of the price
of RM7.8 billion as
claimed by Tony, as the
price was RM7.55
billion. Zahid added
that he also
about the deal
that enabled the
supplier to procure the
same armoured vehicles
from Turkey at less than
one quarter of the
But Zahid’s denial fell
flat, as Tony pointed
out that Zahid himself
witnessed the signing of
the agreement that
sealed the deal in
Angara, Turkey in
February this year
between the Malaysian
supplier Deftech and the
(which is a joint
venture between BAE
Systems Inc. of UK and
Nurol Holding of
The deal was reported in
a press release dated 3
Jun 2011 in BAE System
Inc. website as a USD559
million contract awarded
to FNSS for the “design,
manufacture of 257
DEFTECH AV-8 8x8 wheeled
armored vehicles and
for the Malaysian
The vehicle, though
tagged ‘DEFTECH’, is
“FNSS-designed PARS 8x8
This means that the
Malaysian government is
paying Deftech RM7.55
billion (RM29.4 million
each), which in turn
pays FNSS RM1.7 billion
for these 257 vehicles
(RM6.6 million each).
If you as a taxpayer are
incensed by this
daylight robbery of RM6
billion from the public
coffer, wait till
you hear of market
prices that are even
much cheaper than that
offered by FNSS.
Tony Pua in a statement
dated 9 Mar 2011 in his
blog reported the
following prices for the
vehicles transacted or
offered in the market:
paid RM4.4 million
each for the Pandur II
8x8 armoured vehicles
(EUR364 million for 353
The latest version of
Pirahan III 8x8 armoured
developed by the Swiss
MOWAG GmBH costs
each (USD1.2 million).
With these prices as
reference, it is
reasonable to expect
that, had MinDef
an open tender
and sealed the deal at
arm’s length, we could
have slashed the
purchasing price down to
no more than RM4.5
million from the present
RM30 million each,
bringing the total
contract sum to RM1.15
billion instead of
This means that the
government has hiked the
price by 6 to 7 times
through its defence
procurement policy that
LACKS transparency and
Such an astronomical
scale of artificial cost
inflation is so
mind-boggling that it is
probably unheard of
even in the most corrupt
And this armoured
is only one case
spending spree that saw
it splurging on patrol
boats and helicopters at
prices. For instance,
it is purchasing
6 offshore patrol
vessels (OPV) from
Boustead Naval Shipyard
at RM1 billion each
(total price RM6
billion), which is
5 times what the
Royal New Zealand
Navy paid for its OPV,
million) from the world
renowned BAE Systems,
which is the second
largest global defence
Similarly, Malaysia is
buying the Eurocopter
helicopters at RM190
(RM2.3 billion for 12
the same helicopters at
only RM82 million
A quick glance at the
figures for these 3
contracts alone –
patrol vessels and
helicopters – would
indicate that there
could have been a total
leakage of RM12 billion
arising from these
For this amount, we
could have provided low
cost housing for a
families, housing more
than a million
defence procurement is a
hive of corruption is
well known among
documented in a recent
exposure from Wikileaks
which revealed US
Embassy cables during
2004 – 2009 recording
relatives and agents of
prime minister (Abdullah
Badawi) and deputy prime
minister (Najib Razak).
Besides giving specific
instances of corruption,
the US cable also
alluded to such
corruption as a major
source of political
funds that sustains the
local power structure.
Unacceptable draining of
Looking at the larger
picture, the leakages of
the 3 contracts
is only a small corner
leakages that pervade
the entire procurement
system of the BN
government, as starkly
reminded by the
freshly released annual
the Auditor General.
and management failure
(some to unimaginable
extremes), serve as
regular reminders that
we have been stuck with
entrenched system of
continuously drains our
But if we were to
realize that what the
Auditor General reports
is only the tip of the
can only cover a small
fraction of the
bodies every year, don’t
we have reason
to be concerned,
And do we see any remedy
reforms under the
leadership? From the
credibility of our
isn’t it apparent that
the needed remedy is not
Only through a change of
political leadership can
we bring sweeping
reforms to the country.
21/05/2012 - Abdul
PROPHESY AND PREDICTION
I think there is a
different between prophesizing and predicting. Prophesizing has
something to do with vision that comes from some sort of super
natural power, whereas predicting is more on the causal effect,
what will follow as a result of some events.
It has been prophesize that
the world will end at the end of this year. It started from the
study of the Mayan calendar and the people was trying to relate
it to the current events. Every Muslim MUST believe in the end
of the world 'Kiamah' but there are signs before the end
I passed a bookshop and saw
a book entitled 'Najib is the last Prime Minister' . Is this a
prophesy or a prediction ? I predicted the same thing base on
the list of UMNO and government errors. But I observed that the
government is fighting very hard to control the mind of the
general public to make them forget everything except on what is
focused on the TV screen. It looks like BN is winning. People
will either forget them or just couldn't care less because they
don't feel hurt by the NFC250 million or 5.2 billion PKZ money gone or
by the missing of the jet engine.
There is nothing left for me to say. I am now
uncertain over my own prediction. That's the reason why BN plays
for time, to plan any counter attack. You do notice how the
police and the ex-police are attacking BERSIH right now. It is a
cold war within with psychological tone.
If it is a haunch then it has the essence of
divinity, a super natural power.
just have to satisfy myself with fate and destiny instead of prophesy
and prediction. There those who don't believe in all the three.
They believe the future is carved by mankind. Prophesy is a
guess of co-incidence. Prediction is the possible outcome of a
certain action. And there is is no fate because man decides his
should not fear of anything whether it is a prophesy nor
prediction. He just need to clean his party from corruption and
nepotism even after the winning.
21/05/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Price given away at the Hamfest 2012.
We are all
hunting for the cheapest phone and internet services. We don't
have many vendors in Malaysia. TMnet, Celcom, Maxis and Digi had
been told not to compete in package price. For the internet I
was first on TMnet. There were complaints of the slow speed and
people were backing out. I opted out when every time I
complained TM sent a third party vendor and charged me saying
the slowness was due to the inside cable. It could not of the
same fault every 2 or 3 months. Something fishy must be going
on. I waited to change the ISP.
for the changed began when I bought an iPhone. I needed a
broadband to be used with my Wifi router. I chose Celcom
RM138.00 package. I used the system to go mobile. With my iPhone
in my car I could Skyped or Tango my friends. I can also did the
logging using my phone when I went on the air. After several
years I decided to look for another ISP because it began to slow
down after about 5 to 10 days. Within that period my 10 Gig
would be used up. I did a lot of downloading of the Youtube on
were talking of the UNIFI. The speed was amazing. But it has not
reach Alor Setar yet. UNIFI belongs to TM. In the meantime TM
offer a new package; phone & internet. I went to register the
RM140 4 Megabit and stopped the Celcom broadband. Celcom asked
me for my termination. I said it slowed down after 5 to 10 days.
The company will refund my credit in 6 months time. I told
myself that these people want your money very quickly but they
will take 200 years to pay back to you.
a free cordless phone. Till now I haven't got it. I was asked to
pick it up after two weeks of installation. To be honest I don't
remember the installation date.
Right now I
have done plenty of downloading. The average file size is 360
MB. A few is above 1 GB. I watched as I downloaded the clips. My
external amplifier speakers are doing fantastic job. I really
Macbook to Acer laptop to download and watch movies.
9M2RB, and Hanafi, 9W2TZ, recommended the Streamyx Package for
me. Hanafi said Hairi too is using the identical system.
those companies there are bad hats who think they are serving
the customers. The customers are thinking otherwise. We are
helping them not they help us. Most workers at the kiosks have
no PR, and no communication skill. And even at the HQ workers
could be very nasty with their answers. One Indian lady at
Celcom Kuala Lumpur said that my credit was zero and my usage
had reach 10 mega bytes. I asked her to pinpoint the exact date
my record showed zero balance. It made me think about Celcom and
about an Indian because my credit was never zero.
right attitude and efficiency TM will gain back the lost
I ran away
from Maxis because of the two workers whom I would consider as
arrogant. And some time later I learned Maxis' money at the
kiosk was missing.
point of the time I would recommend you to try TM the Phone and
20/05/2012 - Abdul Rahman
LIVE FROM W5KUB
Dayton Hamvention started on 18th. May and
ends up on 20th May. There are at least Malaysians at the
festival. We go to W5KUB.com to see live transmission from the
site. Since W5KUB is selling some stuffs in his tent we can't
see the inside of the Hara Arena where the whole festival is
held. We have been hoping for 9M2RS, Rashid Sultan, to pass this
way. From yesterday till now there is no sign of Malaysians.
I planned to visit Dayton with my wife, It is
not too far from Bloomington Indiana where we stayed before for
about 1 year. We want to see the changes made to the town. But
the plan went astray after my wife had to go for kidney
treatment. The dialysis is 3 times a week.
9M2RB too had a desire to visit Dayton again
but he was surprise because Rashid did not inform him.
Dayton Hamvention is a yearly affair. You
have to start thinking now if you intend to go in 2013.
Occasionally you have to check the car rental, fuel price and
lodging cost. You also need to decide places you want to visit.
If you get the right airline you can even
stop at Honolulu for a day or two before you proceed to the
mainland, break a journey in California to enjoy Disneyland,
Universal Studio, Yellow Stone, Las Vegas and Grand Canyon.
20/05/2012 - Abdul Rahman
|NAJIB SHOULD NOT BE SCARED
Najib must not be scary of the future. Hadn't BN has a strong
team of Think Tank and able people in the Cabinet ? With all the
resources and a huge amount of goodies given to the people I
don't see how Najib could not maintain the government. Haven't
the Malays agreed to sing 'UMNO dahulu, sekarang dan
selama-lamanya ?' and showed total support for BN ?
'butt dance' and the 'Burger Sale' and the hundred thousands of
RED shirts at UMNO's rally BN should no longer postpone the GE13.
The more Najib delays the election the more the people see the
weakness of BN government. People have been saying Najib is very
scared and started to demand even the impossible.
Now that Tengku Aziz quit DAP
and called the people to give a chance to Najib I am sure the
Malays will heed to the call. There is one thing I would like to
remind that the more one talks the more one makes a fool of
oneself. Too much of publicity and pomposity can have a reverse
effect. Similarly if enough airtime is given to the
opposition the populace may get bored and may see the true
colors of the opposition by their speeches.
BN can always win by using the
brain, intellectuality and the ability. A one sided arguments
without rebuttals would not give a winning edge. It may be
a 'Syok Sendiri' stuff. Unless BN realize it may be wiped out by
dire ineptness and the uncontrolled corruptions. But sharing the
money with the public would erase any bad perception towards
UMNO as a corrupt party.
With the current momentum it
looks like BN is successful in demonizing PAS as a 'Sesat'
party, Anwar as a sex maniac and Ambiga as 'Kotor'. Had not all
Anwar Ibrahim's friends are now with the government ? With the
soaring poipularity Najib should not wait much longer. Just
dissolve the assembly.
19/05/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
TRIP IC-706 MK2 G
My Icom MK2G just gave me problem
after I took the rig going mobile to Penang. It would switch off
and on again for every 10 seconds. I checked the cable. Through
checking found it to be OK, I suspected a capacitor's fault near
the relay. I took it to an electronic shop belonging to my
former student. He dared not open up the board as it was multi
layered. He did not suspect the condenser. He asked me to take
to someone who repairs hand phone and a walkie-talkie. He
gave me the phone number.
As I only
have ten cent credit left I did not ring the number. I took it
to one phone shop. I told the young man there to change a couple
of capacitors which I bought from CB Electronic. Before he did
it he warned me that the service charge will be RM20. I agreed.
While waiting I went to have a lunch at Secret Recipe.
I went back
to the shop to pick up my good. The boy said he can't open up
the board. He showed me the parts that blocked the board. I took
back the transceiver.
these days I will open up the board and will bring it to the
phone shop to do the soldering work. I would not be able to do
it by myself even if I have the equipment. My blur sight
and shaky hands could ruin the whole board.
functions well in transmitting and receiving. At bad time it
certainly can be used in spite of it's intermittent trip.
alternative is to take it to Thailand. There is a mechanic who
seems to be good at repairing transceivers. He can't speak
English and we can't speak Thai. Nevertheless we managed to send
our messages across. It would take me almost a day's trip. The
longest wait will be at the border checkpoint.
I have yet
to make decision.
Would I buy
a new rig ? Now my financial commitment mounts. I have to spend
more than 1.5 monthly for my wife medical treatment. The
dialysis is paid by the government but the other additional
dialysis medicine, the transportation and other lab materials I
used to monitor My wife health condition. The Acu-Check strips
cost me about RM100. It also include the payment for the maid.
shrinking real income would not permit me to spend 4K to 5K for
a new equipment. I would prefer to have a high end transceiver
if I could.
price goes up I blamed the government. Who am I to blame
when the price of ham radio equipment goes up ?
18/05/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Here I quote from Free Mason "The true
Mason labors for the benefit of those who are to come after him,
and for the advancement and improvement of his race......To
plant trees that, after we are dead, shall shelter our
children.....".How would you react
to my quoting the Mason ? You have two choices to make. The
first is to attack me vigorously for quoting the phrase saying
Mason is not our culture. The second is to look at what is said
rather than who said it. The saying reflects the different
between UMNO and DAP. UMNO would not labor for the benefit of
those who are to come after him except for their own family. The
DAP does labor for the benefit of the next generation,
sacrificing themselves and willing even to go to prison, being
tortured by the police and lost the parliamentary seats.
UMNO has been living in the
comfort zone and have been sleeping for a very long time living
to the civil servants to do the job. Once the civil servants are
chosen from UMNO active members the decay began. Instead of
laboring they start to think the easy way out to make money for
themselves, play for the quick office and promotion. They don't
have time to think of the future generation. They let the Malay
youths become drug addicts and changing religious faiths,
working together with the greedy people to rob land and left
nothing for the next generation who will have to pay exorbitant
rentals of their lodgings, and astronomical price for food and
milk for their children.
There is so much different
between an UMNO and DAP's symbol, namely a Kris and a Rocket.
Isn't a kris signify a symbol of the past and a rocket the
future ? And look at UMNO's backside dancing. Saiful's giving
his backside is actually nothing strange. UMNO is broadcasting
to the world that the brain is at the bottom not at the top. For
more than 50 years a large number of UMNO members have been
sleeping like a log. And a man like Ibrahim Ali is still blind
as a bat.
When facing with problems
they would lose their minds and ran amok. If they can't foresee
the future they will not be able to do so, ever. So they would
behave like monkeys, like 'Beruk Kena Belacan'. Try to ask them
what do they see in year 2035 and hear the answers. Would they
say 'Forget the future...we will not be there anymore..' But
Mahathir will be there and all of us will die by then. DAP's
direction will not be lost. UMNO Ministers will be fugitive
running from their pursuers. A few of them will be buried in
foreign land like Argentina.
Though education does not
promise success it has to be a prerequisite to be a politician.
A chief Minister and all Ministers should be well educated and
at all time updating themselves the latest global development.
They must be taught not to think with their buts and avoid
behaving like one.
The Malays who still hope
for UMNO to protect them will be disappointed and will sadly
regret perpetually. Vultures care to eat rather than to
think. They hire people to think for them. And those thinkers
only think how to make UMNO retain the the government.
It lets Ghani Patail thinks for them. It seeks the police
help and advice.
If UMNO could have thought
straight Bank Bumi and Perwaja will not go bankrupt, Takaful
will not be sold to Hong Leong, properties will not be sold to
foreigners, the Malays will not depend on drugs to live and MAS
& PROTON would not be in CRITICAL CONDITION.
I pity the ex-police and
military personnel who had shown their devotion to the government
and end their remaining lives in hardship and poverty. High
ranking Jusa officers enjoy fat pensions and the lower rank
officers are suffering to make ends meet. One former officer
cried foul and said before he dies, "This is what I get for my
devotion." He had to sell Nasi Lemak to finance his kid to
university. And many former UMNO gangsters who get access
in a few business dealings are now finding themselves kicked
away. The new UMNO men get a new group.
Short sightedness weakened
a race. UMNO can never stop the growing power and strength of
the DAP. While one is nurturing and professing corruption the
other is nurturing ideas for the security and well being of the
future generation. The above quotation is not owned by Mason.
Mason mentioned great names including Prophet Mohammed who had
worked not for themselves but for the future of the generations
- Abdul Rahman Raof
HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY
I have retired as a teacher since almost ten
years. Everywhere I go people called me 'Cikgu' which means 'a
teacher'. Almost all the food stalls I went to eventually
addressed me with the title. My students and their children feel
comfortable with it.
Tomorrow will be the
Teacher's Day. I would like to wish all the teachers Happy
Teachers Day and work hard and love all of the students as if
they were the teachers kids. Forget the root, creed or race.
There is nothing better than becoming a dedicated teacher.
My student bought a
beautiful expensive hand bag for her kid's teacher."This is a
special peson," she told me."She is an Indian teacher." I didn't
ask her what's so special about that teacher. I know that she
must be really special and lovable not only by the students but
also by the parents.
At time I was wondering how
could a teacher make the students love them so much. I felt
sorry to myself that I am so lacking compared to these teachers.
Many long to see their teachers at Re-Union parties. While some
attended many could not make it. I could see sadness and
unhappiness in the students' faces at their teachers absent.
I was never a good teacher.
I was never kind. Yet a few remember me well. For this year I
got a John Master shirt valued at RM170 as a present from one of
On the eve of this day one
popular teacher passed away after being hit by a lorry. A few of
his students shed tears of the sad news.
I have always want my
students to be responsible citizens when they left school and
grew up, kind to their parents, honest and to stay away from bad
practices. God does not grant all of my wishes. But there are
many successful ones.
I thank those who wished me
luck. I am only an old retired teacher whose words are empty and
ideas are archaic, mind of senility. I too would like to wish
Happy Teachers Day.
THE LONELY SURAU
The Malays being poor sold
away their land. Even those middle class could not resist the
temptation. One by one chose money to land and in the end
the whole village changed hands. BUT ONE. The surau was unsold.
As the Muslims moved away the surau became empty. A few people
maintain it and later turned it into Hong Leong agent selling
Those owners of the houses
who bought the land from the Malays in turned had to move out
because big corporations used the Land Acquisition Act to
acquire the whole area for bigger businesses. PERKASA stepped in
to save the surau accusing the PAS government of property
robbing. While surrounding the surau construction is starting
the formerly holly house remained intact. It cease to be a real
surau but rather a small wooden hut for a few caretakers to make
Who is to be blamed ? PAS ?
First and foremost the Malays themselves are to be blamed for
selling their lands and houses. By the time they moved out the
surau will cease to be one because of it's emptiness. PAS ? Ask
Mahathir who passed the amendment to the Land Acquisition Act ?
Next after the UMNO
landslide victory I can assure you that this surau will
disappear. And PERKASA will say something else.
THE KRIS AND A GUN
What is the Kris doing in PERKASA ?
It can't even defend Pulau Batu Puteh. It can't defend Melaka
against the Portuguese, the Dutch and later the British
is no match for the brain and mental prowess or the gun. The
Malays can't defend on the Kris to protect and defend them. It
has failed the Malays. By now UMNO should start thinking about
the Kris symbol on it's flag.
strength owes it's power on weapons. Today it has gone beyond
the hitech. It is more than a bomb. It is using alien
technology. Economic and political power lies on the brain and
attitudes. Thinking is better than listening to hearsays.
Malays must know who are their enemies and try to shake them
off. The enemy is not the Chinese nor the Indians but the
ignorance, drugs on the streets, laziness, surrender to hardship
and difficulties, corruptions and nepotism.
always build the nation together by building up a Malaysian
unity. Quit using the Kris.
has been a great news. Really I can't write anything about
it. I never did any research. What I know is what I heard from
people. But I knew very well the beginning of government's
projects before Mahathir's era. FELDA was nothing other than to
help the very poor Malays to rescue them from poverty. The
settlers started hard and started poor. But many years later
with the booming market and more dollars rolling in problems
began to loom.
The government was controlling
the sale and income, keeping part of the money and the rest
given to the settlers. When the coffer grew up the owners demanded for the return of their money. Frustrated with the ungrateful
people, Tun Razak gave them back their money. From rags to riches many live like a Lord, purchasing
luxuries and spent the money extravagantly.
Businessmen found FELDA an
excellent ground for business. Drug pushers found FELDA as
heaven. Intoxicated with the new found wealth the parents could
not care less about their kids. There was a research done, which
might be of interest to you. You can click it
HERE to download it.
Today the settlers are having
problem with the government. And the government with them. It is believed that FELDA will be sold out like that
of Bank Bumi and Takaful. Tabung HAJI sold it's Indonesian
interest to Kuok. Takaful to Hong Leong. Someone else is ready
to buy FELDA. Najib insisted that nothing will happen. The track
record of UMNO was never good. UMNO has the track record of
selling the Malays and want to do away with monarchy. Mahathir
knows the story better.
The fun is FELDA was said
to run at a lost. It was denied. Quietly it was borrowing from EPF. AND Najib threw RM15000 each
to keep their mouth shut. And the settlers were happy
and jumping with joy. They are going to give 64 parliamentary
seats to BN to scratch Najib's back in return for the kindness.
The story of FELDA will never
end. People can still picture a man using a ten ringgit note as
a torch. Now the drug pushers are smiling with more money is
pouring in. There are always vultures everywhere preying, from
baby to king vultures. The bigger ones are looking for bigger
bites. If by destiny FELDA changed hand and the poor
settlers realize the pinch BN guys will be laughing aloud.
"Serve them right for being haughty and greedy..."
Abdul Rahman Raof
the Malaysians see a bare land they will approach the
politicians persuade for a law to possess the land for
housing trusts and business structures. They call it
development. And the government would play to the tune
of the greedy devil and made and passed the law to
Have you been to
New Zealand ? Countries like New Zealand and Turkey made
huge sum of money from the beautiful country side.
Million of tourists came to see the beauty. Foreign
currencies are flowing in. The earn whole citizens
can earn a living with honest and clean money.
Then came a
politician who looked at the beautiful land and his min
begins to spin. How could he make money for himself. He
calls his friends and discuss ways and means to get the
land for himself and share it with his friends. 'We have
to have a team to rob the land,' one would say. The
others agree. "Can we turn the land into an airport ?
Rear cows ? Build condominium ? May be the dumping
ground for Lynas ?
14/05/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
PARK & WALK
came back from a wet market. I notice people were looking for
the nearest location to park their cars. Not too a distant away
there were many empty parking space and this guy was trying hard
to squeeze in between cars. During the soccer game I saw people
park their cars some at more than 1 KM away and walked to the
stadium. I think park and walk is better than looking at the
nearest walking distant. The farther you walk the better it is
for your health.
Since we are too busy nowadays we should look
at the opportunity to exercise ourselves. Many would stay back
in their office till late night. If this goes on for months and
years it would effect our health so much. Park and walk is
one of the chances we should take.
In Alor Setar there are still free parking
areas. You can park somewhere along the railway station or in
front of the stat mosque. Walking to Pekan Rabu, banks and super
market would take us about 7 or 15 minutes depending on the
distance. 15 minutes one way plus the walk in the supermarket
would add up to about almost 60 minutes. That would be quite
ample to replace the daily exercise. And choosing ladders to
climb is always better than using the lift.
Already many people are aware of the health
benefit of the Park & Walk. Besides we don't have to waste time
looking for the best parking space. At least a dollar can be
saved, which would add to about RM90 a month. Think what you can
do with the RM90. Right now I save about RM45 for not buying
newspapers, RM50 for not using ASTRO and a little of Park &
Walk. The total amount could buy me a comfort of air
conditioning or a meal of crabs and lobsters. One friend of mine
said that I plucked money from a money tree, not knowing how
money could be saved in various ways. And he was surprise to see
me taking 'poinson' because I am a diabetic, not knowing my
blood sugar level is below 6 just by a little exercise.
Walk & Park is a little exercise, and cutting
grass is another, gardening squash our sweat out. But busy
corporate people and dedicated officers don't have time for
gardening or cutting grass. They must try to look for chances
and opportunity. If not Park & Walk then climb the ladder of the
office building. What if he is on the ground floor ? Still climb
the ladder up to 7 or 8 storey and come back down using a lift.
12/05/2012 - Abdul Rahman
HANIF FACTOR ?
We have to remember that Haniff and his
contemporaries are dying generation. They would think in the old
fashion way and could not accept what the new generations are
thinking. The word Communist is equivalent to hell and it means
Chinese to them. The best example of a very close and narrow
minded person is Ibrahim Ali. Didn't you hear him threatening
the Chinese asking the later to keep food and ready for
trouble. I would rather ask him to keep stock of food in case
trouble happens. And he does not stop barking and yelling.
Communist eh ? Thousand of
Malaysians are visiting China and Vietnam every year. We send student to
Russia and invited the Russians and the Communist for the Bahasa
Melayu Oratory contest. What has Haniff to say about it ? The
American brothers of Haniff killed more people than any Muslim
Al-Queda and the Communiist combined.
Just because he saw one
Hishamuddin Rais he concluded the whole BERSIH was Communist.
I have said before that the
police was systematic enough to photograph and video-tape
assemblies. The younger generations are doing the same and they
are sending out video clips to the world . And now our affair
has become an international interest. Our sovereignty is not an immunity to commit crime.
Why BN is trying to avoid
the real issue. Ambiga and Anwar is not an issue at all. Without
Anwar and Ambiga the fight for freedom and fairness will go on.
But it is
about a fair and clean election, cleaning of electoral roll,
about bringing foreigners to vote for UMNO, about multiple
voting, about the mysterious postal votes, about open
corruptions, the biggest of which is RM15000.
UMNO can still win a land
slide with fairness and liberalism.
We don't need a country run
by hooligans and criminals. It is indeed disturbing when UMNO is
using thugs and hooligans to pursue the ambition. And UMNO
clearly shows of it's incivility and savagery.
Is Communist our real enemy
today ? If Haniff couldn't think straight he should not be in
the panel. In fact it is a waste of public resources and time
for the government to probe into the incident. The rakyat
already knows who started the ball rolling. There are tons of
video clips that went viral. And tons of articles written by
those who were at the scene.
The new Malaysians are
different from what Haniff might have thought. They are more
smart, more educated and more liberal in their thought. They are
educated and civilize enough not to cause problems. They
would find Haniff's statement about Communist as very hilarious.
It is true that Haniff has
been one of the best IGP. criticize the government for recognizing China and have a
business deal with them
But his statement kills it all. He showed bias
from the beginning.
WHO ARE UNCIVILIZED ?
Who does Najib referred to when he said the
uncivilized would ruin the nation ?
Between the nation and the Malays who is more
important to Najib ? Who ruin Bank Bumiputera ? Who ruin Perwaja
? Who ruin MAS ? Who ruin the cow project ? Who killed Malay
Reserve land ? Who sold the F$ jet engine away ? What happen to
PKZ ? The listings are unending. They have been ruined even
before the un-civilize rule the country.
Let's say the Bersih 3 guys are un-civilize
what ethnic group they belong to ? And how about Adnan Yaacob
and his famous 'F***k' action ? How about Shahrizat's
threatening to show open her ??? by rolling her sarong up ? How
about the numerous usage of gangsters to assault opposition ?
How about the brutal murder of the Mongolian ?
Oh we know that when the red shirts were
outnumbered they dressed in yellow. They behaved like hooligans
for the press to make people think they were the Bersih people.
People has learned the trick of wolves in sheep's cloth. People
know what False Flag is.
This is an image of civility
Najib should not make enemy with the people.
They can still put him there. His enemy is the same as people's
enemy. Those are the people who robbed our national coffer by
the millions and billions. Those are the people who are working
for drug cartel, dressed in government's uniform, to kill our
future generations. Those are the people who are selling the
Malays and their properties to the foreigners.He should slash those corrupted officers
without fear, built our national integrity, inject moral and
social responsibility, built a strong and intellectual citizens.
What good of UMNO to tirelessly selling the words sex sex sex
sex. Is that civility ? People will put him there with
|ISN'T IT ATTITUDE ?
Ask several Malays
whether they tried to help the Malay businessmen. How many are
happy with their endeavors ?
I went to Malay restaurants and at least 7 out of
ten did not want me to go again. 7 out of 10 waiters and
waitresses didn't even know what smiles and sweet faces mean.
They didn't remember what you order. Bad attitude Malay workers
are to be found everywhere. May be they think the business are not
The best to run any
business is the Chinese. They know how to please their customers
and you want to go to their shops for the second time. Even in these few days I
comparing my dealing with a Chinese working in a hardware shop
the TM net people in my town. I bought a grass cutter and had to go back to
the shop two time to seek assistance. The man was friendly
and very helpful.
I went to TM point ordering
a 4 mbps Iuternet and Phone package. I was told the fixing will
be done within 48 hours. It took almost two
days for the Tm people to arrive to install the internet. I asked the
procedure to change passwords. One said that only the Wifi pass
could be changed. I must not touch the rest. About two hours
later after they went back I opened up the router with the usual
192.168.1.1 and altered the Wifi password. It resulted in the
internet failure. I could not connect to the internet anymore. I rang up the Tm guys using the phone number
on the TM document sheet.
\The boy scolded me for
changing the password. He said he would come to reinstall the
the next day. The next day came. No one came. My repeated
dialing were not answered. At about noon, I decide to go to TM Point
with the hope someone would fix the modem. At Tm Pont I asked the officer to install the
modem again. "We don't have workers to to it," he said. He asked
me to contact the group who came to fix the network. I learned
that they were the third party people, different vendor. I told
the man the software wasn't like any other modem software that I
have had used to setup several of my modems before. And I am not
going to contact those people anymore because I do not buy the
service and the package from the third party people but from TM
net. The officer rang and passed the phone to me. They promised
to come to my house at 4 pm.
At 5.30 nobody came. I
dialed 100. The reply was the same. TM asked me to contact the
vendor. I gave the identical response. I did not buy the package
from any vendor. I bought from TMnet. It is TM's responsibility to give them order.
Finally the officer agreed to call the vendor. A
little about 20 minutes later three young people came, different
from the original group. The phone number was not the one stated
on the document. I knew that the original vendor picked by TM
was given to someone else. We termed it sub and sub.
What if the Malays fail to
make the grade and business begin to decline ? Are they going to
blame the government or the non-Malays for their failures ? Or
even the customers ?
To help the Malays in
business is not to give them million of ringgit in grants. But
to teach and train them in how to handle customers and their
departments. They need to know what are the good and bad
attitudes, responsibility and listening skill, and other things
that are other than financial award.
10/05/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
|WHO MAKES LAW ?
If you are a member of a secret society, a Mafia and a group of
hooligans you have to abide by the rules and laws set out by the
group. Failing which you may even be put to death. The members
accept and obey them. The general public too needs law to
protect and to facilitate their daily transactions and
activities. The laws were enacted from time to time and their
categories were recognized by the world. Laws made by a
government is for the whole nation to obey and those made by the
societies only belong to the organization.
The strength of the law lies either on the numbers or power. By
the number it implies majority's acceptance and by the power is
the backing of the police and the army. Parliament or Congress
makes laws. The President could overwrite them. Obama, for
instant, had overwrote American constitutions.
As anybody can enact acts, rules or laws there are also people
who will not agree to those regulations. The Jews treated the
gentiles differently. Hitler suppressed the Jews. The Americans
had their own definition of terrorist. Foreclosure has never
been agreed and accepted by the poor who have been ejected out
of their own homes.
Repression occurs when people were barred to do something not
stated in any rule, regulation or law. People were caught for
wearing Yellow T-Shirt, arrested when the name Al-Tantuya was
mentioned. But repressive law is also found in USA. Some are
worse than what we have here. Those who question the 911 are
regarded as terrorists and they may be picked at 3 am from their
home by the police.
Those people would not know how the general public feel about
the abrupt regulations they made. Now let us made a rule 'No
Ministers are allowed to pass this road. The penalty for
trespassing is one month in confinement with hard labor'. And a
Minister wanted to use the pathway. You tell him of the law.
What would he feel ? If he is alone, he would turn away. If he
is with a police guard he will ram the barricade.
A law is to protect the general public, not an individual at the
expense of the whole nation. Once it is passed nobody is above
it. Do you notice in Malaysia there are several persons who are
above the law ? Mahathir would not to go to court. Once we heard
rumors that TUN has the special immunity not to present
themselves at court hearings.
Today the spirit of the law has change it's course. Unjust law
created to suit the few individuals or a political party.
The worse of the impasse had been resulted in the civil war. The
unjust law that cause the American War of Independence. The most
unjust is the law that permits the robbing of people's land
under the name of development.
07/05/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
|LONG TIME NO DXING
After dinner I called CQ on 7.043. Nobody
came back. The CW portion was full of pirates. I switched to 15
meter band. The band was quiet as a grave yard. Then I went to
20 meter. On the phone side there were several stations. I moved
to the CW and heard quite a number. I parked at 14.009 and
called CQ. After two calls HS0OAG responded. The speed was about 10 wpm because I called at that
speed with a pause to every character and a longer pause to
every word. Nipon too was using half size G5RV but with a higher
power. I was on 50 watts and he was running 100 watts. After
some time we signed off.
Immediately after that I
heard like somebody called me but a little off frequency because
I was on the narrow filter. I used my RIT to have a comfortable
copy. K6II. Cliff followed my phase and I prefer to stay at that
speed. Though this is our first QSO the chit chat was quite some
time, Steve worked with ESSO and had been to Kuala Lumpur and
Penang several time. He is now 72 years old. And I told him
about my one and half years of schooling at Bloomington Indiana
in the early 80's.
Unlike the Thai station
Cliff signed out without asking for a QSL and I too did the same.
Both stations were logged
at my server. Both can check our contact details.
I am very glad CW has been
alive and kicking. Monitoring 15 meter band in the afternoon and
early evening we can hear thousand of Japanese hams on their
|WHAT IS AN
UNJUST LAW ?
" Unjust law is no law at all"
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., "An unjust law
is a code that a numerical or power majority compels a minority
group to obey, but does not make binding on itself."
As St. Augustine said 'an unjust law is
not law at all.' In other words, an unjust law would be a
law, that takes away ones freedom, or causes harm, or
basically just causes chaos. Which is the exact opposite of
what a law is put in place to do.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
fabricate evidence, forge evidence or
taint evidence is information created or
obtained illegally, to sway the verdict in a court
case. Also, misleading by suppressing evidence
can be used to sway a verdict; however, in some
cases, suppressed evidence is excluded because it
was found hidden or locked away in areas the accused
could not be proven to know. In Britain, falsifying
evidence to convict the guilty is known as 'Noble
Cause Corruption'. Some evidence is forged because
the person doing the forensic work finds it easier
to fabricate evidence than to perform the actual
work involved. The planting of a gun at a crime
scene would be used by the police to justify
shooting the victim in self-defense, and avoid
possible prosecution for
manslaughter. The fact that the
police/prosecution, (one of the parties with a
vested interest in a trial), effectively controls
the supply of most or all of the evidence, is a
fundamental problem of the adversarial trial system.
However, the accused might have falsified some
evidence, especially if not arrested immediately, or
by having other access to a crime scene and related
areas. Falsified evidence could be created by either
the police/prosecution or the defendant(s), or by
someone sympathetic to their cause.
06/05/2012 - Abdul
remember the url where I picked up the blatant article shown
below. It is disgusting and shameful. Believe me all what is
written below is only imaginary and false.
French prosecutors: Najib
sought US$1bil for Perimekar
- Aidila Razak
- 12:45PM May 3, 2012
French public prosecutors probing shoddy deals in the
French-Malaysian arms deals found evidence that then-defence
minister Najib Abdul Razak had sought US$1 billion (RM3 billion)
for local company Perimekar from French shipmaker DCN's
According to prosecution papers revealed by NGO Suaram today, a
fax shows that Najib had asked for the amount for Perimekar as a
condition for a meeting with him on July 14, 2001.
The fax dated June 1, 2001 was from Francois Dupont, the
Malaysian representative for private company Thales Asia
International, to one D Arnaud.
The document, one of 153 shown to Suaram, was seized by French
police from the office of Henri Gide, an officer with Thales.The
actual copy of the fax was, however, not provided to media at
the press conference today as Suaram was not allowed to take the
documents out of France.
Instead, the NGO, which is pursuing a civil complaint against
state-owned DCN for allegedly paying 114 million euros in
defence kickbacks to Perimekar, provided media with notes by its
According to the notes, Dupont had in the fax detailed out
chronology of visits and future actions during a visit to
Malaysia, including details of “negotiation meetings with the
Ministry of Defence and the management members of Perimekar”.
“(In the negotiations) two contract proposals would be mentioned
(from DCNI to Perimekar as well as between Perimekar and the
“(Dupont) finally indicated a meeting with Datuk Seri Najib in
France on July 14, 2001 with the condition that DCNI offers a
maximum sum of US$1billion for Perimekar’s stay (in France,” it
read. Perimekar is owned by Najib’s associate Abdul Razak
Baginda, who was acquitted without his defence being called of a
charge of abetting in the murder of Mongolian Altantuuyaa
Razak Baginda’s company paid 360,000 euros
Suaram added that another document obtained by the prosecutors
also revealed that Terasasai Sdn Bhd was a company owned by
Abdul Razak and his father. French prosecutors had investigated
the matter following a civil complaint by Suaram against the
alleged 114 million euros (RM454 million) kickback paid by
French state-owned arms dealer DCN.
Prosecutors had on Aug 22, 2011 obtained an invoice faxed to
Terasasi Sdn Bhd on Sep 19, 2004 to then-Thales chief executive
officer Bernard Baiocco for the purpose of “success fees”.
The invoice states that the 359,450 euros (RM1.43 million) was
to be paid to a bank in Petaling Jaya, while a handwritten note
on the fax reads:
“*Razak demande si ce SF peut etre pris en compte assez vite. Le
Support Fee suit avec un rapport *(Razak is asking whether the
SF can be paid into the account quite urgently. The support fee
follows with a report.)”
However, Suaram director Cynthia Gabriel said that prosecutors
are still trying to determine if the ‘Razak’ stated in the note
refers to Najib or Abdul Razak.
‘The Great Malaysian Robbery’ Referring to the case as “the
Great Malaysian Robbery”, Cynthia said the prosecutors also
found “a slew of companies” were formed to muddy the money
trail.“More retro-commissions have surfaced allowing the misuse
of such bodies as a pilgrimage fund (Lembaga Tabung Haji) and
the military pension fund (Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera).
“The Malaysian and French people have clearly been misled,
cheated and robbed of their monies through blatant corruption
and mismanagement of
funds in the name of national safety and security,” Cynthia
As such, Suaram demanded that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption
Commission open investigation papers on these new revelations
and for the Malaysian government to cooperate with the French
It also demands that the Defence Ministry list out to Parliament
the companies involved in the procurement process involving DCN
and the commissions paid.
*...and FLOM won't be going shopping there for quite a while!*
Paris court can issue arrest warrant if subpoena rejected
- Aidila Razak
- 1:30PM May 3, 2012
An international arrest warrant can be issued by a French judge
if a witness refuses to assist in an inquiry following the
issuance of a subpoena.
[image: NONE]According to French lawyer Joseph Breham (*right*),
who is acting on behalf of Malaysian NGO Suaram on the civil
complaint on the multi-million ringgit arms kickbacks, a "red
alert" can be sent to Interpol as a last resort.
"If the witness refuses to abide by the subpoena, the court can
issue a notice *mandat d'amener*, compelling the witness to
appear before it. If the witness (still) fails to oblige, a
warrant of arrest may be issued.
"The warrant of arrest is applicable within the French
territory, and may be internationalised, if the judge deems it
Last month, Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said *neither he
nor anyone from his ministry would assist* <http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/195932>
in the French inquiry.
Zahid was named in the list of seven witnesses proposed by
Suaram, which was accepted by French investigating judge Roger
Le Loire.However, this does not mean that all seven witnesses,
including Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his associate
Abdul Razak Baginda will be subpoenaed by the inquiry.Criminal
charges soon The judge is currently in the process of issuing
[image: NONE]“The judge did indicate that Abdul Razak Baginda is
a key person (in the case),” Suaram director Cynthia Gabriel
(*left*) told a press conference today.
Reading out Breham’s explanation to media, Suaram activist and
lawyer Fadiah Nadwa Fikri added Breham was also informed that
criminal charges will be brought upon those involved in the
Fadiah said that French prosecutors told Suaram’s lawyers that
it is about to conclude criminal investigations, separate to
Suaram’s complaint, on the same matter.“The civil case has given
birth to a criminal investigation. The prosecutors have told our
lawyers that criminal charges will be brought soon,” she said,
although it is unclear who will be charged and when.The scandal
involving DCN is also linked to prominent French politicians.
05/05/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
LET'S HAVE GE13 QUICK
UMNO should stop talking about BERSIH. It
should quickly start cleaning up the electoral roll and
announce the election date. Voters are impatient to go to the
polling stations. The faster the better. After all Najib's
popularity has hit over 65% mark and continue to raise.
Mahyuddin riding a motorcycle with the kampong folks already
gave him 100% of Malay vote. Morover BN government had given
much to the rakyat and I am sure the rakyat would not forget the
There is a little chance for the Malays to
remember or aware how UMNO had sold the country and the Malay
race. And the educated would not remember the list of sinful
acts and poor management of the country that lead to the missing
jet engine, the demise of Bank Bumi and Perwaja, the failure of
drug busters, the missing billions. I am sure media has play
it's best role to control people's mind. Most of all UMNO and
WANITA has claimed the party has millions of members and
supporters. Wasn't BERSIH's rally was only a trivial matter ?
Didn't the participants said they went out just to enjoy the
BN can relax and prepare for a another win
and a big celebration.
05/05/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
I live in a
small world. I don't look outside and over people's shoulder to
find out whatever happens to the outside world. My knowledge was
gathered from the web site. Even this is confined to only
a few the
addresses. Other news came from friends and phone calls or during a
rare eyeballing. I don't have time to pay
attention to things that do not interest me and things of no
value. If you write a blog to attack and discredit me I would
not know about it and I don't care how much you demonize me. It
is of my belief that whatever bad things we say about others
will be bounced back to us. The re-bouncing effect phenomena.
May be I was designed that
way. During my college days I would stay foot at the same dinner
table wearing the same colored shirt till the end of the
If I park my radio on 7.043 I will stay there almost the whole
day no matter what.
unknown or unpopular does not strip me of anything. I don't have
to have a thousand friends to make me happy. One good friend is
better than a thousand bad ones. I don't believe in gathering
all sort of people to be friends. There are those you can
just talk and forget. There are those you can talk and bring
back home. There are people we should totally avoid .
Within my small world I
heard all sort of stories about people in amateur radio. I was
not surprise at many of them. I knew from the beginning it will
happen. When bad things happen I would trace back to the root,
the source of the problem. I would form my own opinion of
persons concerned , right or wrong. They would hide their hands
after the damage was done.
question is who was responsible for bringing MARTS to the brim of
death, pushing it into the quicksand and then walked away
leaving the society choked ? They don't have even an atom of
guilt for the major disaster they created. I heard unthinkable
and incredible stories. Were the old hams
stupid enough not to do things as what the people of today does ?
championed the radio pirates are just people who championed
drugs and gay, nothing less. People who defend
recklessness and rudeness on the band are the same as the
murderers and terrorists. In no time hams could be composed of
hooligans and normal people. They terrorize the DX band and
people they don't like. The new authority is too very
liberal to stop the vicious operators from running amok. And it
cannot sympathize with illegal operators who openly broke rules.
And societies are not in unison like the
breaking up of religious sects. Tracing the root of each new
ones they did not show a good history. They were the history of
splits and disagreements. There didn't seem to put any effort to work
for and towards the common cause namely to enhance the glory ,
the standard and the sanctity of Malaysian amateur radio, for
the general betterment of amateur radio.
Instead there is a new trend in the world of ham radio now; the
want and competition to make money out of the hobby.
pecuniary motive of ham radio is always cherished and
A HAM has the right to be a
member of any radio club and society. At any point of time he
can be at any club of his choice regardless whether we like the
not. If the two clubs or their members were having activities at
the same time, you being a member of all the clubs, have the
prerogative to join the activity of your choice. And what right
do I have to command you to attend anyone.
It is best for a ham not to
ask his friends the society and the political party they belong
to, like a teacher who don't want to know the kid's father
political belief. If you are running a free CW class you must
not restrict your students base on their society's memberships.
But you do it for the sake of amateur radio. WE CAN'T AFFORD TO
HAVE A MOSQUE FOR MARES, ONE FOR ASTRA AND ONE FOR MARTS. In one
university in USA there is a building where the Muslims,
Christians, Jews and Hindu go for the prayer.
Now that we are going to have
a SEANET again we don't want it to be a flop. It should have
been the work of everyone to organize it not a mere one society.
You just notice if it fails to be the really successful one
there will be a fierce defiance by the organizer to reject the
blame. If it turns out to be a success there will be someone who
will brag his capability and ability. I don't know whether all
the radio societies were called to discuss it.
So we have all sort of people
in amateur radio. I can't imagine what I will hear if I walk out
from my confinement and open my ears to the whole world. And
what I fear most is that the MCMC would agree to things like
people seek to change the content of the Koran to fit the new
05/05/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
by Zairil Khir Johari
The Malaysian Insider
May 04, 2012
MAY 4 — I don’t
know if the government actually noticed, but more than
100,000 people broke the law last Saturday. They did so
not only unashamedly, but also proudly and cheerfully.
The Bersih 3.0
rally on April 28 saw what is estimated to be hundreds
of thousands of Malaysians gathering at six different
locations in Kuala Lumpur before marching towards a
single destination point — Dataran Merdeka, or as some
temporarily-erected signage labelled it, Tel Aviv.
In case the
authorities have forgotten, this constitutes a breach of
the newly enacted Peaceful Assembly Act which clearly
outlaws “street protests”, legally defined as an “open
air assembly which begins with a meeting at a specified
place and consists of walking in a mass march or rally
for the purpose of objecting to or advancing a
particular cause or causes.” Which was exactly what a
few hundred thousand of us did.
I point this out
because for everything that has happened, no one,
especially those on the side of authority, seems to have
noticed this technicality. If the authorities did, then
they certainly didn’t do anything about it. In fact, the
Inspector-General of Police himself has claimed that his
officers had been instructed to give way to
Am I to understand
that our police will now facilitate law-breaking?
Perhaps, if one were to grant them the benefit of the
doubt, one could say that they were being pragmatic, or
understanding, or merely turning a blind eye. Or perhaps
it is simply that there was nothing they could
reasonably do because the law made no sense in the first
In other words, the
legitimacy of this particular legislation now comes into
question. Here, I think it is important to distinguish
between legality and legitimacy. Legitimacy hinges on
popular acceptance, while legality rests solely on
conformity and observance of the letter of the law. Just
because a law exists doesn’t make it legitimate. After
all, Hitler’s systematic subjugation of the Jewish
people was for all intents and purposes perfectly legal,
yet can we accord legitimacy to his actions?
At the end of the
day, governments and laws are considered legitimate only
if they rest on the consent of the governed and protect
basic rights. Thus, while the banning of street protests
under the Peaceful Assembly Act may be legal, the fact
that it infringes upon a basic right — that of freedom
of assembly, which by the way is constitutionally
provided for — unfortunately renders it illegitimate, at
least in the eyes of the hundreds of thousands of
Malaysians last Saturday.
Some have continued
to insist that we shouldn’t have broken the law, that
Bersih 3.0 should not have been held at Dataran Merdeka
when alternatives such as Stadium Merdeka had been
offered. As justification, they point out the incidents
of violence that occurred at the tail-end of what was
for the most part a peaceful rally.
Yes, some violence
erupted, committed by both sides. But the real question
is: why did it even have to come to that? Everything
would have gone smooth and fine had the authorities
simply allowed us to gather at a public square —
something which should not require permission in a
country with laws that make sense.
advancement of justice can only be achieved by breaking
laws. After all, if everyone obeyed all laws, even if it
made no sense and had no popular legitimacy, then change
will never happen.
Such a premise may
appear to be self-contradictory. It is in fact a
recurring one. This very conundrum was once posed to
legendary civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr,
who replied in his 1963 treatise, “Letter from
Birmingham Jail”, which states:
One may well ask:
“How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying
The answer lies in
the fact that there are two types of laws: just and
unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just
laws. One has not only a legal but a moral
responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a
moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would
agree with St Augustine that “an unjust law is no law at
government politicians are right about one thing. Bersih
3.0 had indeed been hijacked. What started off as an
event aimed at raising awareness for free and fair
elections was by the end hijacked by hundreds of
thousands of Malaysians with a variety of causes, from
electoral reform to heritage preservation to education
and even the environment. Some causes were political,
some were not, but what we all had in common was a
desire to brave the blaring sun and face the possibility
of police action, even if it meant breaking the law,
because we were determined to voice out our many
frustrations about what is wrong with our country. And
any law that prevents people from doing that peacefully
has no right to be a law.
As for me, I’ll be
damned before I let anyone tell me that I can’t hang out
with my friends at our own Independence Square.
04/05/2012 - Abdul
|MARTS REPEATERS IN
NORTHERN STATES ARE DOWN
MARTS's repeater in northern states cease to
function but one on Gunung Jerai. Kedah and Perlis could access
the National Link for quite some time. When we went to Penang
yesterday we were told even Penang is down too. I stopped using
the National Link even before it went down because there were
irresponsible people who were jamming conversations. Educational
topics seemed to be hated by those morons whom I considered a
pest. The rudeness were never known during the years before
class B. This was one of the repeaters which hams could use
English to chat.
The advantage of
using repeater is that I don't have to have complicated antenna
system and high powered rig to talk to distant stations on very
high frequency. The noise is almost nil as compared to HF
communication. The best of all people can communicate using a
small portable transceivers. The ease of mobility and
portability made repeater communication is utmost sought for.
A ham repeater when put up
can be used by any license operator . There is no question of
payment nor membership. It has to be used with courtesy, ethical
and in a civilize manner. The need of high civility that
requires hams with ethics and morality. If not there will be
unending rogue behavior disturbing the users. Ham radio would
cease to be a novel hobby.
When there is no more fun
and joy there will be lack of interest to put the kaput repeater
in order again. It will be left unfixed for years on end.
My regular contact was with
9W2KB, Khoo, from Penang. I tried to teach him CW on the
repeater starting at about 5.15 am not to disturb other
disinterested people. I stopped the session after hearing a wild
news about the abandonment of the Morse. I felt very desperate
because without it ham radio will be just like any other radio
and ready to bury my radios into the sea bed. Later I heard the
repeater went down and nothing was done till today. I lost
contact with Khoo.
ASTRA's repeater is active
and being used every minute. That keeps the repeater healthy and
hamming lively. I did not join because I felt let those other
many hams enjoying it. I have other frequencies and mode to go.
Scanning around while on
the way to Penang I found the repeater at Gunung Jerai works. My
friend 9W2TZ had been telling me that it did not produce
intelligle audio. I tried to call Khoo while mobiling and he
replied with a fair clarity. At home with a better antenna I
tried to call Khoo again. He came back with
a good audio quality without any problem.
Now when I work on my
computer I would park on 146.262.50 and 7.043 in case someone
were to find me to talk with.
May be the 9Ws are getting
matured now and would not cause deliberate disturbance and value
courtesy and ethics. If it is so we welcome the fixing back of
the National Link MART's repeater.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
Scientists, engineers, architects and many
other professions give attention to colors. Each seems to
signify a certain meaning and purpose. The whole world uses RED,
YELLOW and GREEN for the traffic light. Malaysia could choose to
be different to choose BLUE, WHITE and RED to replace the
generic traffic light colors. And RED always indicate danger.
Why not use green to indicate alertness or danger ? It can also
Once upon a time Malaysia
ban green to be used by government departments. To Mahathir then
green means a political party of PAS. He should have painted his
house and cars blue, and wear blue and white dress. I don't care
much about colors though I like bright colored shirts like red.
Lately green attract me very much.
Colors can make environment
lively or dull. I have yet to see housing estates painted in
bright red, green or blue. Buildings seem to be nice with any
light color. Police stations are painted blue. Firemen go for
red. And BERSIH go for YELLOW.
I don't know why BERSIH
went for yellow. Would it signifies something ? I don't know. I
just want to see how a web page with YELLOW-BLACK looks like. I
am in no position to judge it. How about RED-WHITE ? NO. Not
red-white because I don't want to associate it with Wanita UMNO.
I don't like Shahrizat when she said she could roll up her RED
sarong, and the rest of the women jumped with joy. Those ladies
lost their grace. Pomposity turned many men off.
Are colors quarks or
photons ? Don't we wonder what particles are there to make it
yellow, red or green ? Is it just the various intensity of white
We are made confused by
artists who told us there are cyan, rgb, pantone and others ?
What are they ? Whatever colors are beautiful. They will become
filthy when dirty people use on them
- Abdul Rahman Raof