UMNO wins GE13
Malays and Muslims
UMNO wins the GE13 many anti-UMNO members will have a
big laugh probably the biggest of the century. I am not
going to say what will make them laugh so big and so
loud. The laugh will continue for a long 5 years.
Believe me it will happen.
YOU ARE DEAD WHEN YOUR MIND IS DEAD
A lady friend said
to me 'you are dead when your mind is dead'. So how to
keep our mind alert and alive ?
and watching TV can make our brain stop working if we
just believe what we read and hear. But the urge to find
out more on what we read and hear, to analyze the
validity and to reason them out will make our mind
That lady friend
told me way back before the age of the internet. Now I
realize keeping myself busy with short essays like this
will make my mind awake.
AFC CUP KELANTAN VS MAZIYA
Maziya is a team from
Maldives, met Kelantan in the AFC cup recently. Looking
at Maziya, the players looked like under-nutrition, with
bodies unlike the sportsmen. I also suspect the team is
under budget. I did not trace any import player nor any
Kelantan is superior
in any aspect, including the game play. We would expect
the Malaysian to crash Maldives by a big margin.
It did not happen that
way. It was Maziya that shot the first goal. Kelantan
equalized later and the game ended in a draw.
Hence we cannot
underestimate other people at any time. And we can't
afford to make mistakes repeatedly and get away with
Why the IKIM radio was
talking about the Malays and the Muslims. I did not hear
the total episode but the statement I briefly heard
carried weight and of some concerned.
relate the Malays and Muslims.....when Malays did bad
things people will say the Muslims did it.....'
Was the topic ever
been discussed before ? But many have expressed their
concern and shame at the behavior and actions by the
Malays especially the politicians that brought disgrace
to the religion. And it made the non-Malays distant
themselves from Islam. To them Islam is the practice and
the demeanor of the Malays.
The rouge Malays and
the leaders who preach violence and hooliganism would
not care about the image of Islam. They gave the
impression that the Muslims are looters, aggressive and
violence, robbers, cheaters and liars.
The Malays may feel
they walk tall without realizing they are being sneered.
Even the honest young people are sees as hooligans, drug
addicts and stupid.
In the Facebook we see
the Malays slashing and calling names at their political
opponents. The cursing goes on in the government media.
One ulama called the other Satan.
I watched a
documentary clip on what a Christian comments on the
Islamic conflicts and even murder of their own kinds.
Though untrue, the little bad behavior has created a big
The image of Islam is
not on what you say. It lies on the behaviors of the
Malays. The Malays cannot stop people from forming such
perceptions no matter how stringent the law and
The Ustaz can continue
talking about it. The Malays won't heed it. Their brains
are not functioning. They consult their sentiments most
of the time.
08/03/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
THE FATE OF THE ISLAND PEOPLE
We have to go
back to school to learn the history of Nusantara to
understand more on the Lahat Datu's incident. The social
history of the people and the story of the spice trade
could either be found in libraries or at universities.
What has taken
place is frustrating to all sides.
Let us be Orang
Asli who have been living in the Malayan jungle for more
than 400 years. We don't know about the Dutch and
English activities in the 19th century, who in 1824
cleverly devide Nusantara into 2 divisions. When the
British took over Malaya the whole country belongs to
them. Then after 1957 the whole country belongs to
isn't land that belong to us. The selling and buying of
land and forest to build dams and cities were done
without our knowledge or approval. Later we heard the
government is taking us somewhere, promising us a better
and modern living.
Just because we
are uneducated, stupid and ignorant people simply claim
our land as theirs.
It is our right
not to recognize the law and the government. Only if we
have a strong military power our voice will be heard and
our right may be respected. Israel's going back to the
land mentioned in the Holly Book indicates the
non-recognition of other law made by man. The Jews says
they are following the law of God.
Similarly, if a
country turned Communist, no previous and existing law
will be recognized. Even what Iraq owed us during Saddam
Hussein's era was gone astray.
It is a matter
of recognition and power. The right lies in the arms.
Digging back the
history of Nusantara could raise questions of the origin
of the people living in this region today. It may very
well mean the Suluk has more right over Mahathir.
Pakistan or India is just too far away from Nusantara.
The Moros and
other island people in the region presume the people of
similar culture are of the same stock. They thought they
can get help from Malaysian government. They seek
military training and elected UMNO's man to advise them.
While the Malaysian exposed of her involving by sending
Misari back to Manila, the Thais are running heavy
espionage network over here to trace whether Malaysia is
training the Thai Muslims. Both countries do not trust
The Orang Asli
have no place to go. They have to play by the
government's rule. Those island people at least could
stay in their islands and live by the sea. Their fate
depend much on the Manila-KL's relationship. Both may
join hands to wipe these people off the earth, which is
a happy episode for the Philippines and a tragedy for
Malayan Malays to see the Muslims are being killed.
the Suluks do not follow the teaching of Islam. How
about him ?
Most likely than
not our government will used the same psychological
approach to split the Suluks and the Moros by using
money. We will also produce plans to develop the economy
of the island people in fishing and agriculture. UMNO's
offices will be set up to overseer the economic
development. Just what the British did to us.
CHAVEZ IS DEAD AT 58
The first thing
crossed my mind when I heard of Chavez' death was he was
given a slow death poison by his arch enemy. He was an
outspoken man, smart and when he hit, he hit it hard and
right on the head. I never thought USA like him at all.
There is one thing
that we can be so sure; that Chavez never murder
millions of civilians like Bush, Vhenney and Rumsfeld
To the United States
the world is better to live in without Chavez as they
always said to those others they want to eliminate like
Osama, Gadafi and Saddam Hussein.
Lokman Noor Adam
If you want a clear
picture of what happen in Sabah do ask Lokman Noor Adam
the UMNO Youth Exco man. He is the advisor to the Sultan
The Sultan is not
without a friend in Malaysia. He has one and he is an
UMNO man. What role has Lok,an been playing and what
were his advice to the Sultan ?
It does not stop
there. MNLF, the Moro fighters, known to be trained by
Malaysians are joining the Kiram fighters. The
Philippines knows of our involvement.
Why all these
events happen now just before the GE13 ? Why not much
earlier ? I believe Lokman, the UMNO man, knows the
Before jumping to
conclusion think about it. Investigate Lokman.
The Jews said
they do not take anything from the
Palestine. They only go back to the land
that belongs to them as stated in their
holly book. The Sultan of Sulu said the same
thing. And they simply could not accept the
artificial division created by the colonial
always been urgent and critical. In West
Malaysia only the Malays who are happy to
sell their land away and the greedy are
looting people's land using the passport
created by Mahathir, the new land
A big portion
of the Filipinos are happy to get Sabah
back. Sabah was claimed by the Philippines
during the formation of Malaysia.
The issue is
a question of right; between ours and the
Sulus. Israel defies the United Nation on
settlement. The Sulus won't stop fighting.
Giving them Malaysian IC may not be enough.
ALI TO FIGHT
the time for Ibrahim Ali to show his
patriotism and go to fight with the Sulus.
Rahim Noor being an experienced high ranking
officer can plan the attacking strategy.
BOMBS TO KILL ONE INTRUDER
not take 200 bombs to kill the 200
intruders. If they split 1/2 a mile a part
and each hiding under a terrain the army has
to be about 10 - 20 meters apart following
the bombing trace. Hishamuddin does not call
it a war despite the heavy bombings.
expect a win but at what cost ? And the army
simply could not start packing home after
all the intruders are killed. Money will be
poured in this critical area against
reduce the cost we have to send emissaries
to negotiate with Sultan Sulu and the MNLF.
I believe Lokman and the group that trained
the MNLF will be sent. This time the Sultan
of Sulu must be offered with some big sum to
quiet him off and make him happy.
WIN OR LOSE -
don't negotiate with terrorist, gangsters,
drug dealers and murderers. We fight to win
without favor nor fear. I think our
authorities prefer the easy way out, giving
leeway to those whose professions were to
destroy others. If the enforcement units and
the police are afraid because they are being
threatened then evil will continue to
command and control, crimes continue to
grow, drugs will never end.
individual officer has a very difficult time
because he feels he has no protection from
the team. We still remember a young
policeman in East Malaysia who was murdered
for investigating illegal logging. He had
made reports but was advised by his police
friends not to go too far. And he was
Gangsters and criminals have upper hands
over the police. And these are things that
we have been hearing day after day as the
conflicts between retired police bloom.
the thinking people were asking was 'are the
police only used to deal with the unarmed
peaceful protestors ?'
had called the government to send the army
and stop the intruders. We heard the answer
"We know what we do...." , ".."we will
prefer negotiation to prevent bloodshed...".
When shots were fired and there were
casualties, our PM blamed Anwar. Anwar was
not the advisor of Sultan Sulu. BUT the
advisor is an UMNO strong man.
best of Tak Sin was he never negotiate with
drug pushers and dealers. He even hunted the
don't negotiate with terrorists and those
who go to destroy our society.
I was adviser to ‘real’ Sulu
sultan, says Umno Youth exco man
03:57:12 PM 04-03-2013
March 4 — Umno Youth executive
councillor Lokman Noor Adam
today denied having links with
self-professed Sulu Sultan
Jamalul Kiram III, whose brother
is leading an armed incursion
into Lahad Datu, Sabah.
There is no other
treasure in ham radio other than CW. It has been the
pride of all hams in the yester years. It was an elegant
symbol of greatness, displaying the special intellect
and the special ability. That was what make Ham Radio so
very great hobby.
Others regard terms
like 'QSL', 'ROGER', 'QRX' and ' and '73' as the
greatness and made those who mentioned them so great. In
their perspective those are very spectacular.
The pleasure of
radio communication could not excel the rest. It is more
fun to use the video chat soft wares on the computer
like Tango or Skype. But what pride has the computer
owners other than developing some fantastic soft wares ?
It is one of those entertaining gadgets that excelled
amateur radio communication.
The crisis of
amateur radio today is it is going against the
traditional norm, covering the dignity and the treasure
and making it just like any other hobby without it's
special characteristic. It is the treasure itself; the
Ticket 7.00 - 7.10
just received my ticket from MCMC. I checked the
frequency allocation and found I am only allowed from
7.00 to 7.10. Would I complain ? NO. I would not
encroach on frequency above 7.10. I am not so heroic as
some others. 7.043 is good enough for me.
A frequency is
being used by an organization, which I always monitor,
giving reports of their location.
The other day I
passed an accident area where I saw several young
Chinese men with uniform and a cap with the word UKK. I
know than it is an organization that provides a kind of
service to the community.
I applaud the
activity and the high discipline shown on the band.
There was no rowdiness, no sermon and no chatting
whatsoever. They do not use the ham band.
So the hams should
not claim that without them the world will be in chaos.
First of all I
would to apologize to my Jewish brothers. I am not
making a wild accusation on any intent of the Jews but
merely making an assessment when watching the movie
When I watched
movies which I think has any ill-intend towards Islam I
always observed the facial structure and the skull of
the actors and actresses to see whether they are of
Jewish descent. In ARGO several characters confirmed my
The intent of
the movie is to make the Americans hate the Iranians and
Islam, to push the United States to go to war against
Iran. I believe Israel will not attack Iran alone
without any of the United States backing.
I think ARGO is
a totally a Jewish movie.
I just finished
watching a movie Kabul Kid. The main character in the
movie was a taxi driver. He told the woman who left a
child in his taxi to pull off the veil because it was
too hot and his father that the beard made him look
older. It signifies the call for the change in tradition
The urge for the
modernization of Islam in Malaysia started quite some
time even before Islam Hadari. The banning of music in
Nasyid at the Koranic Reading competition was lifted.
Nasyid was later accompanied by the band.
Islam was most
attacked during Mahathir era. Sammy Veloo asked 'Can
Koran build highway ? ' The women's movement attacked
Islam for not respecting individual right and freedom.
Then there was a cry saying bathing is enough instead of
the procedural ablution.
Islam is not in the change of the content and the core
teachings. The use of technology in aiding the teaching
does not affect the contents.
Would the Muslim
change the content of Quaran and Hadith and all other
laws just to keep phase with the changing society ?
somewhere allows the congregation to drink and get drunk
and dance. More than 80% of the Swedish are Atheists.
Gay marriages have been legalized and drugs are allowed
in some countries.
Filial Piety is
almost diminished both in the West and in the East. It
has been a critical issue in Malaysia right now. The
change in value from the interest of others to
self-interest would kill the human gregariousness.
Many of the
changes are not for the better but to fulfill
self-interest and gain. Bad things will be seen as good
or normal. Once boys are scared to smoke. Students will
be sacked for smoking. Today kids smoke everywhere, even
in the school compounds. They can't even be punished.
was once regarded as an evil has now become legal. The
whole population was given money in return for a vote.
And on this event I think the anti-corruption bureau
should be abolished.
We are changing
the court decide to let
the people decide'. A murderer is not a murder if
the people says he is not. A robber is not a robber if
the people say he is not. People appeal to public
opinion instead of the law of the country.
One of the most
to change is the Malays.
A Forced Change is the change one has to
adopt because the old are no more in
production. They may be in footwear or
computer hardware. So are the procedural
changes those are required by the central
If there are choices and alternatives one
can either stay with the current status or
move to the new one. You want the
traditional dress or nudity. You want BN or
PR. The change is not forced on you.
shift to accommodate the stupid and lazy
people is not healthy for the society
and the country. School curriculum, with
degrading content, eliminating the hard
part and leaving the simplest portion
was once introduced in the KBSM.
lifting of tests and examinations would
increased the number of non-competent
part of the population.
transfer of problem staff to other
promotional post is one of the worst
practices ever in this country.
The Joy of Amateur
Radio is Over
I speak for myself.
All other old hams may not share the same view.
Before I became a
ham in the 70's 40 meter band were always full of
people. There were at least 8 active members from
Penang, 6 or more from Ipoh and the rest from Kuala
Lumpur, Melaka and Johor making themselves heard every
day. All conversations were in English as it was
regarded as an international hobby. As a beginner I used
two normal radios beating them to hear the evening
Eustace, Kuan Kew, Mal, Eshee, Leong, Feild and a few
others from Penang would join the Perak group. Avarta,
Idris, Rajamani, Tunku, Ibrahim Oxford, Ari, Phang Choo,
Bill would open another group when the number was
communication radio I bought was ICF5900W. I would take
the radio with me anywhere just to listen to them. The
fun and joy of listening was indescribable.
Every week I drove
to Eshee's and Malcom's house in Penang to talk with the
others. Ten to 15 minutes of chatting was very ecstatic.
When I became a ham
I joined the local and international group. The
international group called Kangarudarimau net consisted
of station from Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia. But
JA2AUI, Kiow San, joined as a regular member. We were
there everyday over the years. On the same day I would
return to the local net.
We discussed, told
stories and argued. 9M2GV had plenty of stories to tell.
So was 9M2DW and 9M2EG. Ari was telling me about his
grandsons learning and working in Canada and about his
cultural trip to Europe. Bill taught me about golf and
telling his travel experiences all over the world.
A man with most
stories was 9M2DW, Dato' Tan. There were stories about
court cases he attended to as he was a magistrate, his
personal life and how he combined food to eat.
A few others were
in their own group and would pop in from time to time.
CW sessions was on every Sunday. The most active was
I don't exactly
remember when Manan came in. But I remember working
regularly with Pawan Teh, his father. I and Pawan Teh
would go on both CW and SSB.
Marzuki and Lim came later but I don't remember when.
The SOP and
terminology were not a problem for me because I learned
them from SWLing. I followed the existing hams, their
ways and styles.
Before I went into
the hiding a few hams began to disappear due to sickness
or passed away. 9M2AP went a 'silent key'. He, Eshee,
Rajamani, Idris and Ari always pulled each other's legs.
9M2AT, Tunku Archibald, Kew and Chong left the world
when I was about to exit in the 80's.
My return to ham
radio was in 2002. I was shocking to find a very vast
change. People who always came to my house talking over
the radio and seek my help for many things were having
call signs, repeaters were everywhere, license B
operators had been created, new terminology were coined
and the whole ancient world changed.
I found the old joy
of amateur radio vanished and buried.
DEMOCRATIZATION OF AMATEUR RADIO
THE LIFE OF CW,
9Ms AND 9Ws
I did not bring
out this topic but it was raised by fellow hams in
Malaysia. The first statement was ' One leg of the 9Ms
are already in the grave yard....' which implies that
the 9Ms should prepare themselves for the next world.
They will die first and soon. Then another statement
came later which said that 'those who play CW are the
dying breeds and CW itself is already dead'. This also
contains identical implication.
Only when you
want to know whether CW is still on, you will hear
thousands of them. Put up a good antenna and scan the
band at the right time and the right band. It may be
true that it will die.
So let us see
who will die first CW or those who say the mode will
disappear ? Who will die first; the one who said 'one
leg of 9ms is already in the grave yard' or the person
or persons who said it ?
Hearing less and
less the ageing 9Ms on the band is not because they are
all dead. Many passed away even before the birth of the
class B hams. By the age computation the old 9Ms will go
first even before the CW is dead.
are hams and foreign hams operating overseas like to
work on CW. These stations from Kampuchea, Vietnam and
even Malaysia got a pile up. If so they are the dying
breeds then let us see who will die first.
history can cause pain. Many Malaysians do not want
facts to be recorded in the history books because they
inflict injury. But without history there can be greater
turmoil. The people who insulted the others demand the
victims to forget the past and their crime.
Who will die
first is not my topic but the voice of the others. It is
written here to recall what people may have been
forgotten. It is merely a literary exercise.
amateur radio means the right of individual to adopt
amateur radio as his hobby without any test requirement
just like the usage of any other radio equipments. The
current amateurs are of the view that ham radio is very
important to the community. It is not only for relief
purposes but also as crime busters. There is a great
effort to promote amateur radio to the Malaysians.
compartmentalization and division among the radio
operators was regarded as unhealthy and divisive. In the
amateur world there is a category called a CB ( citizen
band), the class B ham and the class A hams. The
instruments which divide them is the exam. The CB does
not need to sit for any examination and the hams have to
sit for RAE and Morse test.
operate like the hams except for the frequencies. The
members can be as expert as the ham guys. They proof
that RAE is irrelevant.
Knocking down the
wall would unite the CB and the hams, and would open up
the hobby to millions of Malaysians. Though it gives
more work to the regulatory body, the increase in
revenue would be enhanced by four or tenfold, to offset
the additional task of the government.
It is not right to
dismiss the idea by saying these new people 'don't know
this and that'. There is always a public education to
disseminate via virus media.
of the present class B amateurs for the abolishment of
CW can be globally applied. The argument also includes
the growth of a new economic sector in relation to
The motto 'I can
you can't' must be thrown off. And we can head
towards the new world of Malaysian Amateur Radio. The
abolishment of CW must go together with the RAE for the
total fairness and democratization.
The Malays no
longer respect mosques. The holly house has been
the target of theft, known to be by the Malays.
Also we saw shoes and objects were thrown to
persons they don't like in the Holy premise.
This is the result of more than 50 years of
there are numerous Malay women prostituting
themselves. How many of them are drug pushers
and gangsters and hooligans ? Are those the
respected right of the Malays ?
When a Malay
made himself so stinking
The Malays should be proud of us
The day will come
when the Malays could no longer accept a Malay as a
Prime Minister or their leaders or ruling the country.
Being a Malay does not provide them authority to lie and
rob, to commit crime or to be gagsters, to be unfair and
to sell the identity away. The behavior and act that
brought shame to the whole community could not be
As it is in the
United States the Whites are accepting the Blacks. Obama
first became popular when he promised to stop the
killings in the Middle East and the white Republican
leaders were murderous and evil. That was in Bush ad
Cheney and Rumsfeld.
Being a Malay does
not give the right to be a gangster, to fabricate
evidence and to kill.
Question has been
asked 'Are Malays so mentally savage, so crazy for power
and willing to go to any extent ?'
We don't have to
wait for the majority to reject the Malay leaders. At
the start , 10% is big enough. The number will grow as
the immorality among the Malay leaders grow. People will
prefer a descent, honest, fair and efficient leader. The
total sentiment could take immediate effect if the
non-Malay leader is a Muslim.
KACANG PUTEH DEGREE
Certificate which is equivalent to SPM today took many
persons to England to be English teachers. School
leavers in the early 60's with current PMR, LCE then,
could find jobs in government department. The numbers in
the pre-university classes were small.
In those days we
were talking about India where people with university
degrees were like Kacang Puteh. At that time we were
talking about Thailand and Indonesia with a vast
corruptions. "Everybody is corrupt," we said.
And today in
Malaysia we are beating those nations in term of
corruptions and people with Master degree spread like
wild fire. Try having conversation with these people
with Master degrees, first go through English
conversation and then ask them to analyze issues.
What is the
value of the certificate in the job market ? The
certificates could be very useless to some firms. Our
value may not lie with the paper qualification but the
university or colleges we are from. The rest of the
degrees are useless. They are just like the Kacang
thousand people are looking for jobs today ? The
expansion of firms cannot be in phase of school ad
university leavers. Government prefers privatization.
Private companies set up by government do not employ
people base on meritocracy.
If you have
money send your kids to nursing school, medical school,
aviation college to ensure of a job. Else the young
people will be joining the crowd hunting for limited
jobs. We can't even sell Kacang Puteh nowadays.
people with university degree will work in a petrol
kiosk, selling burgers and involve themselves in illegal
WHEN THEY MET
of an Invisible Empire met and discuss
POWER. What do you think they talk about ?
Our guess can never go wrong to say the
basic of their discussion was supreme
military, world financial control, and media
monopoly. Today the United States have all
the three. And each world government is
using to maintain their power.
that boost the military supremacy are
sciences and technology.
they meet they are talking about how to make
sure the rest of the world cannot rise up to
compete in those three areas.
The age of
enlightenment had reached the peak. People
are moving back towards savagery. Innocent
kids are bombed and killed. Land are robbed
and the owners are evicted from their homes.
Political leaders are becoming autocratic.
And human values are thrown away.
controlling on other people become more and
They use the
police and the military to uphold their evil
What did we
talk when we met ?
TO MAKE THE BLIND SEES
When I passed through some Malay houses I felt very sad
and dishearten because of the sight that the Malays are
very blind. When pointing to real facts to my friends
who have university education including a university
teacher I heard very frustrating answers or they dodge
One day in the history book someone will say 'SERVE THE
You can't run from
I do not buy
newspapers, watch TV news or propaganda stuff and
switched off my radio when I heard Najib's voice or his
name. It is not because I hate him but I can't bear to
see his face and expressions. Now he creeps into the
internet ad. I opened up the You tube page I saw his
face and the political slogans. That is too much. And
this one is different from all other Prime Ministers. I
won't be surprise to see Najib's face on our currencies.
WHO HAVE A HAM RADIO
Malays Cannot Progress
as the Malays are trained to use emotion and
sentiments as their guardian in life they
will never achieve the level of thinking and
intellectuality of the highest order. They
will continue to be the slave of ignorance
and stupidity. The Malays are taught hatred,
hooliganism and profanity. Universities and
colleges have been corrupted with air of
sentiments and emotions. Sciences,
mathematics and rationality are not the food
for the students and the younger
Faith No More is a famous musical group
in the West. It is also the nature of
our new society which does not have
faith in the religion and God anymore.
How do we know of their religious stadig
? It is by their acts and deeds. They
worshipped politicians who are corrupt
who lured them with money, lies thru
their teeth without any feeling of
guilt, fabricate stories and evidences
to defame and putting shame on others.
cop is just like me as far as radio operating is
concerned. The company he works for has an apparatus
assignment and he just use the apparatus. I don't have
an amateur radio license too. So are many others.
I just went to
renew my apparatus assignment but to date I have receive
nothing yet. I was told the authority issued a card
which I don't know what's written on it. If nothing is
written linking to ham license it means nobody in
Malaysia has an amateur radio license.
What does it imply
? It means anybody at all can talk over the air using
the apparatus that has been assigned by the MCMC. Put
the said radio in a club and therefore any Dick, Tom and
Harry can run it. And for a mobile or portable unit any
member of the public can go handy.
Does anyone want to
try contesting it in court ? I bet the MCMC won't
win the case. Piracy actually is not a person but the
assignment is suitable for commercial category, not for
the ham radio.
We always assume
thing. Once it is contested in court only then Malaysia
will start thinking whether to blindly follow the other
RADIO-TOTAL CHANGE OR UN-CHANGE
archaic minds like me still love what are still left in
the traditions. I still love Zapin dance, songs by Clif
Richard, Helen Shapiro and P.Ramlee. I believe changes
would kill the culture and identity. What could left in
a race is the facial features and probably the language
fight to retain and maintain their culture and
tradition; of marriage institution, social interactions
and respects, religious rites and practices, languages
and identity ?
I find there is
an aesthetic element in the tradition. It stands bold
amongst the modern environment and architecture. That
made it so very grand. The drum dance of the Koreans and
the Chinese with perfect synchronization have always
been superb and interesting to watch.
The mantra and
sounds of the Morse codes of the ham radio, not only
show the high dignity of the radio hobby, but also the
quality of the people in the hobby.
If those who
want change than choose the total change and free the
hobby from any old practices. Do away with CW and RAE.
regulations and requirements could be orgainzed.
The West always
keep phase with the changing technology, prefer NEW
things and continue with the change. Social and moral
values take a new form. What some considers sinful has
been accepted as a norm. Even the content of bibles
change to cope up with time. So we contradictions
everywhere, free sex as a symbol of freedom. Gay
marriages and drugs have been legalized by the
After decades of
hamming somebody decided the ham requirement should be
altered. The question of relevancy has taken over the
tradition and radio culture i,e Morse codes are not made
mandatory for a ham radio operator.
In Malaysia the
wind of change has been in progress from the material to
religion. From Islam to New Islam implying the religion
is outdated. The concept of social value has changed to
individual value. An individual claims he has every
right to do what he likes. Rais Yatim announced that
nobody can interfere in the private life of other people
in term sexual practices.
amateur radio is calling for the dispelling of Morse
If change that
we want than change that we call for. But let it be
total. The point of relevancy should be complete; both
the RAE and CW are not relevant anymore. I have pointed
out this point in my previous article before.
CB operators are
at the same far with their fellow hams. They reach the
whole world, exchanging QSL cards and meet in
international convention. Is it not a high time to
abolish the border and put them in the same boundary ?
Father and the Money
SHIFTING THE BLAME
The father, being a
farmer, does not buy health insurance. His several kids
are not wealthy nor holding government jobs. The padi
field is just enough to provide the family with rice for
the year. At 78 he still work hard to earn a living.
Only one kid was doing a business.
When he was diagnosed
having heart blockage by the doctors in the private
hospital it creates problem to the family. The operation
would cost RM40K. Doing or not the risk is high.
One kid was thinking
of an operation in government hospital. That may take
months for his turn.
I sensed money is a
problem. Who want to finance the operation ? I observe
the reluctance of spending even by sharing the cost
among the kids. I believe they were thinking of letting
their father dies as he is too old. What if after
spending RM40K and he passes away ?
Some modern kids are
hypocrite. They will tell people how they love their
parents but would kick their old men to their brothers
and sisters. "Take turn," they said. Or they employ a
maid to take care of their old folks. Everyone has his
For this man someone
has to sacrifice. The rest but one will not be able to
raise even 2K.The RM500 money given by Najib already
vanished in the thin air.
I hope something
positive will happen. Someone will go for the father and
sacrifice the savings.
If you are accused of committing a
crime you can always pay another person to admit
that it was him who was guilty not the accused. Crooks,
gangsters and politicians have the mean to pay for the
Public should always analyzed the
events under investigation.
Even Israel adopt this tactic by
blaming the Palestinians play with fire crackers for the
smoke, not the tear gas fired by the police. But this
one the Palestinians were not paid to shift the blame on
them unlike what is happening to political leaders
struggling for survival in some countries.
An arrest of the third person who
claims his crime has a low chance of winning for the
prosecutor. With the lack of evidence and the
probability of appeals he would finally escape. OR he
may accept a jail term in exchange for million of
There are millions of people who are
willing to go to jail for a million. Even 10 years of
jail term is too short. What about if the pay is more
than 5 millions, would you accept it ?
If you understand this game you can
discuss with your friends and let them make their own
Some people just don't believe in
SOUND OF HAM RADIO
Don't Argue With
Just before the sunrise 7MHZ CW portions gives me the
nod that ham radio is alive in the world. It is just
like the sounds of the cock crows waking us up in the
morning and the early birds chirping as the sun rises.
Without them the world is so mechanical without an
artistic beauty of nature.
Japanese gave the last go before proceeding to work, and
South American and European stations responded. Signals
were good this morning. As usual I would leave my radio
on and I went back to bed. That's what is so great about
heard friends saying they don't hear Morse on the band.
I would just stay mum but deep in my heart I was saying
that those who believe and have faith in God will feel
the God is always near them and those without will feel
thing good about the band at this time the skip
condition only allows us to hear the distant stations,
otherwise we will be deafened by the Indonesian and
is just beautiful. It is the identity of ham radio. A
race exist if the language exist. The Malays, Chinese
and the Indians exist because their languages exist.
Like Islam, a Muslim who does not pray, fast and
practice Islamic teachings, is meaningless as a Muslim.
The joy of argument is
found when the opponent is knowledgeable and educated.
Each rebuttal is always accompanied by concrete data.
Once locked there is a need to look into another new
framework to examine the truth.
When you argue with
the losers they would just throw their disagreement
without proofs, raised their voices or jump to wrong
conclusion. Less educated persons argue differently.
They do not want to listen and accept facts or data.
To be a braggadocio
one does not to have high education. An illiterate can
boast and brag, coining terms and words to satisfy the
ego. Imagine if we have only 20% of such guys in ham
radio. They always want to be number one, to be
respected and start to protrude themselves. They know
all and they want people to follow them.
Disagreeing with them
could be fatal. They will spread words about you while
I found that women
were sharp in argument. Without facts and data they
could easily pinned me.
What do we do when
hear silly people talk giving stupid idea ? If he talks
about science you ask him to explain back in detail to
make you understand. In most things just don't argue
with them. That is the best thing to do.
WHICH ECONOMIC THEORY ?
I was amused at seeing
the Malays buying plain water for more than RM80
believing it can cure them from chronic diseases. It was
even advertised on the radio channel. The water was
filled up with Koranic verses which we called 'jampi'.
As always the Malays
are easy prey to everything. They believe what
they were told without thinking and analyzing.
Each day there are
health products promoted by the radio or national TV,
which are supposed to be better than the hospital
medicines because they can cure almost every disease. On
Radio IKIM chocolate that can make you smart are heard
I am not condemning
the divinity of the magic water. Why the sick person
could not seek God's help himself.
Today even the
ordinary Malay can cheat and lie outright for money.
They steal, sell drugs, collect donations, prostituting
themselves and even commit murder.
Believing in magic
water is purely absurd. Buying them at a high price made
them more moronic.
Being stupid made the
Malays susceptible to bribery and cheat.
economists talked about population control and it's
effect. Nature controls over population through natural
disasters and calamities and people's made wars.
Freemason had set the maximum target of the world
The need to control
was because of the limited resources available. There
will be land and food scarcities as the number of people
increase. The demand of goods will increase that will
shoot the price up. Land and houses would become more
expensive. There will be social and political upheavals.
But the new economists
saw things in different ways. Population growth could
create better wealth for a nation. There will be a very
strong labor force. The economic growth create greater
demand for products. Those creates more job.
With the modern
technology food can be doubled or triple to meet the
population growth. The annual farming of land has
changed to double cropping, with higher acreage. Homes
do not have to expand in length and breadth but to the
top and top.
And when you die there
is no need for land. Bring you to an electric furnace
and you are burnt to ahses.
No matter what the
economist say, we have to think by ourselves too. The
main problem in this country is the rush for land
grabbing and the youths hunting for jobs. We are
struggling for survival. We cannot guarantee bright
future for everybody. Jobs have become scarce for
several reasons, one of which is we are taking in
foreigners to work here.
Family splits because
of the properties. Conspiracies on land grabbing and
cheating grew wild. People are getting corrupt.
Our population growth
is not moving towards stability. The fittest survive.
PROGRESS IN HAM RADIO MALAYSIA
Those old hams
who are still listening to the ham radio would agree
that ham radio in Malaysia has changed a great deal. It
is not worth striving hard to rejuvenate the old messy
station just to come back. I did not foreseen the ham
band and what I will hear on it will be as what it is
today. Only yesterday I heard 9M4CNY on the band running
a special event station which spin my head. I chose to
move away rather than staying on the spot.
Many hams learn
communication styles from Indonesia or 10 meters. I
can't comment on how the 10 meter people speaks but I
know very well the Indonesian styles. I don't say that
those are wrong. Since I started as a ham I don't
remember Malaysians follow the Indonesians, the pirates
or the CBs. May be we are comfortable that way. And we
don't have people who championed the pirates, or making
the hobby belonging to political parties. Law breakers
were rare, very rare. But will sure to be arrested. The
authority did not negotiate with rude or rogue people
advising them to go on to different frequencies or
forming special repeaters.
But change is
inevitable. Christianity and bibles change from time to
time. People change Islam and gave it t special name.
There is a great push in our ethics and value, on sex
and freedom, gay marriages and what is right and wrong.
People just change. So they change. Those who refused
would find the world is moving towards evil.
The Chinese fought
hard to retain and maintain the slowly losing tradition;
the Chinese characters and languages, the lion dances
and other tradition. Otherwise their identity will be
vanished. The effort to balance progress and tradition
is going on.
I heard local hams are
talking of the change. The changes have taken place. Old
hams should not complain to the unavoidable progress.
So far there was no
strong and solid response to my suggestion of opening
ham radio to all by abolishing all type of tests. I
don't think there is any rebuttal good enough to cast
the idea out. Could it be due to selfishness ?
Try to find out what
those old hams are doing. May be some are sick.
Some do not have rigs and antenna. How far will they
strive to be back on the air as compared to when they
were younger ? There is always an alternative. I enjoy
the HD TV. Others may enjoy the facebook and the
When people are
getting smarter they kill people without going to war.
They robed the world without aiming guns at people's
You want to call that
progress ? It is your choice.
2020 vision was followed by Kedah Maju 2010.
That was more than 15 years ago. Now we have
passed 2010 and Kedah has more cars on the
road, traffic jam, housing estates and super
markets everywhere. That's what they call
when in power will do anything they want
without thinking of the repercussion.
When bad things happen they would not care
and continued with the blunder.
if Putin could tell Obama that Natenyahu is
a liar, the leaders of other countries can
sit together and describe Malaysian leaders
worse than Natenyahu, no matter how hard and
what Najib was trying to convince them.
than 50 years of independent Mahathir
described the Malays as beggars. It was a
statement of Malay deterioration, from bad
to worse. 60 years ago I would not dream the
Malays can hunt the garbage for a living and
millions given away for nothing.
sickness become more and more chronic.
thinking and vision were sharp they won't be
as what they are now. Each day they are
destroying themselves, inviting instability
and international focus. For each error the
redemption fee is extremely high.
country has come under international focus,
people want to know more about the Malays.
In 100 years time people will write books on
the disappearance of the Malays, a race with
People have been
ringing me up asking for so and so phone number. I
don't usually keep people's phone numbers. Whose numbers
are in my iphone ? My kids, my sister in-law, and
a few radio friends. I have 9W2TZ, 9M2RB, 9M2GET and
9M2NZ. I seldom call people and likewise people do not
I have deliberate
intention to squeeze off the less usable data from my
mind. The lesser I know the better I felt.
If you ask me how
many hams I know in my home town my answer is just 7 or
8, namely Hanafi, Halim, Aziz, Chen Kok Hoon, Hassan,
Rohizat and Din. How about the rest ? When 9W2TZ
mentioned called signs, i really didn't knew them. Even
the late 9W2FYI need to be described in detail before I
could recollect the person.
In my previous
articles I mentioned about a Deputy Minister I talked to
whom I was not aware of. Those politicians and their
wives must have been very special type of people if I
remember or know them.
I didn't buy and
read newspapers for years now. I did not watch TV for a
number of years too except for the recent HD movies I
downloaded. Occasionally I bumped onto the news my wife
was watching when I attended her.
I only go for the
knowledge that I need to know or use. All come from the
internet. Friends did post articles that provide me with
interesting information. That's how I come to know about
the 'listen listen' and 'are you ready'.
knowledge and bad people reduces mental and emotional
burden. I hope to gain by it. At least I can avoid
harboring hatred as much as I can.
BUYING A HOME
afford to buy a RM200K home ? Buying a house
is almost a lifetime effort. It takes almost
the whole life to settle the loan. And that
200k is not the end. If you live in a condo
and a flat the 200K is just enough for a
small family. You may not renovate anymore
but you may spend more than 20K for repair
and furnishing. If you buy a terrace or a
bungalow it is likely you will spend at
least 50K more to renovate and repair.
Malays, Chinese and Indians are having the
same problem. The normal workforce earning
normal income can't afford to pay hundred of
thousands. Wealthy people are not Chinese
but people doing businesses, not people
working in a business firm.
also remember that a RM800K or a million
ringgit home cannot be the same as the
RM200K. Who will buy a 4/5 million ringgit
house ? Find the answers yourselves.
For a big majority
they don't have time to learn about the working of
equipments they are using. So they bought 3D TV,
sophisticated smart phone, hitech cars etc and enjoy
using those technology built into them. A TV even switch
off itself if nobody watches it.
Soon there will be a
jet plane that can be piloted by all. One only has to
push a button and there will be verbal instruction step
by step for the pilot to do. With the logic circuit
equipments with vocal instructions will be at our home
Technology and science
are knowledge for people who are building and developing
gadgets and products to be used by the people.
People need to learn
how to use the relevant technologies. You buy a car you
must know how to use not how to repair it. You may argue
that the mechanic cannot cheat you if you have the
knowledge about the car. Are you sure he can't cheat you
Even if you are an
expert in breaking up and putting the car back again,
you'll find it easier to brig to the workshop. You don't
have time to do all those.
Small equipments do
not need repair. Instead we replace them. Buying a new
printer is cheaper than repairing it. Who cares about
how the printer work and how our watches run.
Buy and use them.
RADIO PIRATE PARADISE
AMATEUR RADIO FOR
The abrupt growth
of radio pirates in Malaysia started when the MCMC took
over from the telecom. Whatever the reasons or the
excuses given there is a single and the only truth for
the epidemic. Today Malaysia and Indonesia is a paradise
for the radio pirates.
From the third eyes
it is a sign of inefficiencies and failures.
If the authority
thinks that our values need to be changed then let us do
away with the Radio Amateur Examination. People do not
need the understanding of electronic theory to be a ham
radio operator. It could be replaced by a short course
The MCMC not only
elevate the piracy problem but also could increase the
revenue. People in radio business would be very happy as
the market would grow and GDP climbs.
For those who still
want to sit for the RAE can apply. A test can proceed
with even a single candidate. Remember in the old CW
test system a test could be administered even only on
one candidate. A minimum fee could be set. He might want
the RAE test result for reciprocal license.
Any argument for
RAE will not hold water because it has been proven by
the pirates stations.
Let us talk some
sense and try to be rational about the issue.
When ham radio
began transmitting and receiving equipments have to be
constructed. It is vital to understand the electronic
details as not to cause interference to other services.
In short ham radio had been a home brewing hobby.
equipments are readily available, sophisticated and it
is a kind of plug and play. It is hard for you to repair
the minute and complicated components. Antenna sold
could be automatically synchronized by the radio. You
don't have to worry about the SWR.
You don't need
any ohms law, reading the resistor's value etc. What do
you need to know ?
The answer is
thousand of people who operate radio with those
knowledge and authorization. They want to know something
they opened up a web page.
can think deep about it and see that the RAE is
irrelevant. The only concern is the interference with
the other services. And that do not have to be in RAE
Let us abolish
RAE and open up amateur radio to all.
TYRANNY of the
WHERE IS THE UNITED
Tyranny of the
majority was used by John Adam in 1788. It spoke of the
right or wrong is not subjected to public votes. If
judgment and decision is made by public votes then there
is no need to have a court and evidences.
A man who have a
thousand supporters cannot be right over the one with
only ten supporters.
The strength of a
minority can be seen in the UN Veto power.
Let me remind our
fellow Malaysians to be more open minded and give a
thought to it. There are a lot of articles on this topic
You will come to
know and understand when the majority is wrong and would
dispel with the concept pertaining to the topic of
majority and minority.
We have deprive the
natives like the Penans and Indians, robbing their lands
and cutting down trees in the name of development and
increasing national income.
When ham friends
refused to recognize IARU because it is not a governing
body I asked them the location of the United Nation and
the IARU. Here's the answer, "IARU is in the United
States, the United Nation is in Geneva.' Why did I asked
such a question ?
consult each other and discuss things. They do not
usually contravene each other. Otherwise ITU will
protest the existence of IARU.
First let me informed
my friends that our visit to the United States included
the visit to the United Nation in New York. 9M2RB even
bought a T-Shirt from the United Nations. It has main
offices at Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna.
I am sorry for these
hams who reject the IARU and do not know where the
United Nation is. Probably only the Malaysian hams do
not recognize the IARU.
If we have teachers
who teach the wrong facts and preachers who call for the
change of religious dogma and law then eventually the
whole society will be filled with people who never know
that the United Nation also resides in New York city.
No wonder Malaysian
Amateur Radio is going haywire.
ARAB SPRING AND MOB
AMATEUR RADIO - WHERE ARE WE ?
Putting down a
government by mob will not bring a long term solution.
The mob will keep on demanding the government to fulfill
their unending needs. This is what happen in Egypt.
It is difficult
to bring down a bad government by normal election
process because of fraud and money politics. The
massive deceptions using all the media at hand can make
a government rule forever. Gadafi and Saddam would
always win a big vote.
never ready for 'Arab Spring'. Unhappiness with the
government and protesting will continue probably until
the leaders are arrested by the world court for
international crimes or until a few hardcore rebels are
swift enough in their operative to eliminate the
The people will have to seek
foreign support to set up demands from the fraud
government. The popularity of a government could not be
known by election result because ballot boxes could be
manipulated or added by some 'magic wand' of money.
Gangsters were sent to threaten the people. Had it not
happen under a mafia ruler of a remote state ?
Most intelligent Malaysians are
doing well economically. They will not go to the extend
of perpetrating chaos unnecessarily. Though they want
the government to evaporate, they will not armed
themselves to force their way through.
People who went out for BERSIH
wasn't like an Arab Spring at all and never intend to
force the government out. And they did not get the
foreign backing and support. So was the Himpunan Hijau.
They were no sign of militancy and the intent to
sacrifice their own lives.
Arab Spring and the Rule of Mob
will not happen in the near future. But if the rising
cost of living could not be caught up and lies could no
longer be tolerated anything eventuality can take place.
Recently I have an
interesting talk about Malaysian Amateur Radio. From the
discussion it was concluded that all radio clubs and
societies in the world are not legally binding. In other
words none of them can make law or set up regulations.
The band plan set by IARU was said irrelevant and
non-binding. The local authority use ITU guidelines
rather than the ITU.
So I checked out the
ITU Band Plan. And here is what I found among other
things; Region3 3500 - 3900 and 7000 - 7100. It wasn't
much different from the IARU.
Then why must we be a
member of IARU ?
And therefore why
clubs and societies at all ?
MARL is still not
happy with MARTS. The clash will never end until MARTS
is totally crashed.
The behavior of radio
members is following the behavior of the politicians.
This is a big change in Malaysian Amateur Radio. Smart
people who are thinking they building ham radio are
actually destroying this hobby.
Ham Radio is out of
control unlike the days of telecom. Ham Radio equipments
are easily available and owned by numerous non-hams.
Comparing the two worlds the different is far apart.
SOP are not followed.
Communications between hams and non-hams is just
nothing. Rudeness and lawlessness have become ways of
life on the air.
That's the change
these people want and that's what they are getting. IARU
has been put aside because it doesn't agree with them.
Then let them talk of the ITU.
Let the hams know the
ITU word by word, and understanding them.
WE NEED THE WORLD'S POLICE ?
GAINS WHEN PEOPLE ARE STUPID
Right now we have the
world police to police the terrorist groups. They will
dictate what and what not to do to countries all over
the world. They defined terrorists base on their own
That shouldn't be
enough. They should also arrest nation's leaders who
corrupt the people and throw them into solitary dungeon.
And illegal governments which are there by fraud and
corruption should be dealt with severely.
Do we really need such
a policing ?
The world can't afford
to have mafia, gangsters and murderers as leaders though
they may be elected. They bully and terrorize other
nations and their own people. They legalize drugs and
gay marriages. They rob the people using smoke screens.
The birth of the New
World Order was with the aim of bringing perfection to
the world. Let those who live enjoy living with peace
Idi Amin was put away.
Marcos was thrown out for corrupting the people with
money for votes by the locals not the international
policing may be deemed as meddling in the internal
affair of the sovereign nation. But the world cannot
allow nations to be run by criminals. The concept must
be applied equally to all nations. The world must not
protect criminals by any code of law. The banks too must
not collaborate with these people.
I think we do need the world police to
arrest leaders who are criminals.
can't exactly say how many percent of the Americans are
stupid. By stupid it means uneducated, lack of general
knowledge, easy to be deceived and easily believe what
they hear. The smartest of the Americans are really
unbeatable internationally. By ratio the number could
easily be 1:10.
When Mac Caine called Ahmadenihad a monkey, the rest of
the Americans follow except for the few thinking ones.
TV advertisement could convince the house holds about
Government gains when people are stupid and ignorant.
Just tell them anything they will believe without
analyzing facts and data. Lies and deceptions are
re-enforced by artificial gifts of money and kinds.
Analytic thinking has to be taught and trained. The
higher the level of education the easier to teach
Lately we have been hearing people buying products just
like plain water because they believe the water can cure
diseases, and all sort of supplements which are not
scientifically proven. With such kind of a mentality a
government can rule forever until it is brought down by
Only if the American knows that there is no different
between a democrat and a republican, they would have
acted in a different way.
people are smart they would have not elect a crook to
represent them and lead a country because as time goes
on their generations are leading harder and harder
lives. They can't own homes because of the extremely
high price. Many Americans lost their homes due to
When people are stupid they vote for bad government.
After voting they suffer another 5 years. They live i n
insecure homes. Kids have to struggle to get decent
jobs. Drugs menace continue to flourish. Ethics and
morality continue to fade.
Caring For The Future
ARE WE MORE
MORALLY CIVILIZED ?
How many percent
of what we read and hear are lies ? We usually hear
several versions of stories about an event. Only one has
to be true or none of them are true.
of promises have ill intent to cheat or make people
believe that they will get the benefit. And the
statements will be repeated to brainwash our mind.
Why do people
succumb to lies ? The main reason is they are lack of
knowledge and unable to compare and analyze facts from
the data. They don't know what the data are.
It is indeed a
tragedy to know that people only realize they made
mistakes when they about to die or after they have
retired. By then it is too late.
|Do you think our grand
fathers care about our future ? And our leaders care
about ours too ?
When I manage a school I always asked
myself what the students will do after passing their
SPM; will they get jobs ? Will their future be bright ?
Could they afford a home ? I computed the number of
school and university leavers, the number of people
retired, the available firms to hire these kids year
after year and the available agriculture land for them
I saw people will not
only compete with each other but will also stabbing each
other to survive. People don't have time to think of
others and the future of this nation.
We sell land and
properties to foreigners. We rent rooms to our own
people at a very expensive price. We become greedy. We
rob, deceive and bluff. Who cares for the future of our
Killing, deceiving, and robbing have become the job of
the ruling class and the the local populace. The ideal
of freedom and democracy do not truly exist. Strong
nations dictate to the weaker and the growing countries.
Leaders keep on deceiving the people, corrupting them
with money. People blindly chose gangsters and mafia to
be their leaders. Our morality is in the state of chaos.
When you are on the streets and highways and in the
crowded areas you will encounter with all sort of people
who put their self interest before the others. They run
the red light at a high speed, block your parking, shove
their ways instead of queuing up.
Look at the behavior of the lawyers and people with the
knowledge of laws; how they fought for the wrongs and
the criminals and fabricating and destroying evidences.
no longer respect each other.
What do you do
everyday cikgu ?
While waiting for my video downloading to
complete I opened up a CW trainer from my
iPhone. I listened to various speed, from 10
- 45 wpm. It seemed that speed between 25 -
28 wpm just fit for my mind. I didn't have
to give full concentration to decipher the
codes. I can do other chores while rag
chewing with someone on CW. I will try to
work stations at the comfortable speed, less
than 30 wpm. With the new comers 12 - 15 wpm
would be just nice.
Would I buy a radio costing more than a
car ? The answer is NO. TS-990S is
priced at about RM30K. But I believe
there are Malaysian hams who will own
this rig. The rig is superb. The money
I usually had
fish sandwich at KFC. The whole set cost me
RM10; potato, a cup of Pepsi and the sandwich.
Last night I went again, ordered the set and
paid RM10. The lady said RM10.55. Price has come
up. That is about 5%.
That is just for
the start. Many more price hike will follow. You
ask for it and you will get it. Some jobs will
close for the local workers because of the
minimum pay. Products that are not highly
demanded can't afford a raise to the workers.
Every time there
is a raise in wages people are initially happy
until inflation slap them. Then they will ask
for more pay and threaten the government with
votes. The vicious cycle continues.
Whenever she contacted
me on the facebook she would ask me the same question.
Pensioners always say they don't have time. Ever wonder
what they do ?
I met friends who are
still lecturing at the universities saying they are
going to work until they die. They either love being a
lecturer or the work is easy and the pay is good.
Today at the hospital
while having my medical checkup the officer who examined
me was talking of the same thing, no more work after
retirement. I won't want to work anymore because I don't
want to be a slave and I always have my own way to do
May be God gives me
enough job to do after retirement. Now I nurse my sick
wife, which takes more than 70% of my time. Washing
cloth and house keeping work is a daily routine job.
Feeding cats and see that the water for the animal is no
less than half in the container. Cats drink a lot of
Now I watch some TV
and the downloaded programs from the You Tube on the new
LED 47" flat screen. I spent a lot of time looking for
interesting HD movies and downloaded them. I have a
little time left for browing web page, facebook chat,
and reading political blogs. But every time I work on my
computer my radio set will be put on and park on the
same frequency 7.043.
Evening after prayer I
enjoy myself with the one hour walk burning some of the
fat away. Whatever I feel extremely fit these days.
My student didn't seem
to grasp what I was telling her. It is hard for the
young people to fit the mind of the elderly. They will
have to wait for the time. Nobody can escape old age
except when they go to meet God earlier.
WORD THAT SURPRISE A LADY
Are Mamaks By Nature
I have been to the
dialysis center for more a year now. When a patient
arrive his/her name would be written on the white board
by some volunteers. Today I decided to write the names.
The first name I wrote really surprise a Chinese woman.
I wrote a Chinese character to represent Chau. She never
expect me to know Mandarin at all. Actually I was not
smart. I saw the patient writing her name in Mandarin
for several time. I recognize the character. And I only
later another patient arrived. His name is Chong. Again
I wrote his name in Chinese using the word Zhong as in
Zhong Guo. The woman showed her surprise again. Chong
explaining about the pictures and the Chinese
characters. He mentioned water. I said 'sui' and
'sang'. I listened to his explanation. He said
characters combined to mean something else. He said a
girl and a child means good. I wrote the word 'hau'.
stopped when the nurse called for my wife to prepare for
the blood treatment.
At 4.15 pm I went
to pick up my wife. She was not ready yet. Chong was not
ready either and he was watching the TV. I said to him,
"Hau fen yeow, i kan se me tong si ? " After his
reply the nurse announced that my wife was done. I left
Chong and bade him good-bye.
I know the next
time he sees me he will be asking where I learnt the
I learned Mandarin
in 1962 for less than a year attending an evening class.
I just wanted to learn for fun and to enhance myself.
Nobody forced or asked me to. I didn't remember how much
was the fee. But my mother was willing to pay for the
Today is year 2013.
What I didn't practice would be forgotten. I did. With
the fading memory learning is becoming difficult.
But with the few
words left I think I can survive if I were to get lost
21/01/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Are Mamaks by
nature pest to society ? Before I came into contact with
Mamak's friends I learned about the role of Mamak in the
Malay Annals. It was the Keling who opened up the gate
of the Malaccan fortress for the enemy to attack the
From form 1 to form
5 I have 2 Mamaks in my class. And now I have two in my
kampong. These Mamaks I knew like to talk a lot, and
strong supporters of Mahathir. One of them will always
tell stories about the good things about government and
boasting about themselves winning arguments with
graduates and intellectuals, propounding his brilliant
ideas. I would just listen and said nothing.
When I discuss with
my other friends they seem to agree of the special
characters of the Mamaks. They are haughty and think
they are smarter than the rest in everything.
When we talk about
Mamak, we have no choice but to talk about Mahathir. You
see Mamaks and Mamis holding high posts in UMNO. They
call themselves Malays. Names like Zainuddin Mydin,
Shahrizat, Mohd Yusof and a few others began to emerge
as vocal personalities.
That was not the
last. Name that I have never heard before suddenly
popped up; Sharifah Zohra Jabeen. Watching her behavior
I come to make a hypothesis about the Mamak and the Mami
ie Mamaks are by nature haughty, arrogance and sombong.
A further research must be done to test the hypothesis
to confirm of it's truth.
I have to agree
that the Mamaks are smarter than the Malays in ways of
making money. They are good at running business. Their
food is always more expensive than the Chinese stalls.
With a single breakfast at Mamak's shop I can have two
at the Malay stall.
I do not know
whether Patail is a Mamak, an Indian or a Malay.
But 4 Mamaks/Mamis
can shake the world; Mahathir, Shahrizat, Patail and
Zohra Jabeen. If the Malays accept them as their kin,
namely, the Malays then the Malays can be very proud to
have strong voices speaking for them.
To Our University Students ?
not all of our university students cannot
think rightly and cannot hypothetically
sorting out facts but to have more than 1/3
is considered an alarming numbers. I saw the
clip on Listen Listen Listen and found the
students were clapping when Zohra
said,"...go and stay in those countries...."
That was a primary school kid's answer and
yet the university kids were clapping.
can't give free education as practiced in
those countries at least we want to hear the
reason followed by concrete data. If Zohra
claims that she was so smart and educated I
am sure it wouldn't be difficult for her to
provide with the facts. If our weighing that
those facts were convincing then the
university kids can clap.
have the chance to interview university
students for jobs try to do the conversation
in English and ask them relevant questions.
Then you will know how great our
universities are. And if you investigate the
grading system in detail you may be
university teacher has a lot of non-teaching
time. Those are for them to turn themselves
into lecturers and professors by putting in
as much knowledge as timely possible. If
they really do this they wouldn't have time
to think of politics or made themselves
belittle a student of the same university
she is saying that all UUM students are low
class kids. None could think better than
her. And those kids again were clapping.
They were either blind enough or stupid
enough not to know Zohra was insulting them
too. They can't ask questions because they
haven't enough knowledge yet.
One of the
problems of universities is that they
accepted the SPM students. And now the
students were not taught thinking
methodology as the old STPM students.
expect our country to be at the same par
with foreign countries when we are told to
look only inwards ?
Many persons are
asking what right has other people to stop them from
doing what they want to do. Even a law has no right to
rule the mass. Once the King was the law. The masses
believe the King has a divine power and the law was
divine. People were burnt, killed and executed for
blasphemy and thought as witches.
Later those law were
thrown out and replaced by others with the spirit of
human liberty; the right to think, talk and express
their views. A particular clause in an act was accepted
because it brings benefit to the community. People
understand the rationality of it.
I believe it is my
right not to recognize any law which is deemed
repressive and created to protect the high profile
criminals. Saying a TUN or a Prime Minister cannot be
taken to court is purely absurd.
I do follow the law
which I regard as a guidance and those with rationality.
Traffic rules and regulations eliminated chaos and
disruption. Stopping a red light at 3 am where there is
no car found is merely a discipline that has been
enforced in a person, not because he is scared of an
arrest. Income tax is for the running of government
agencies and enhancement of peace and tranquility.
Once I sensed the
public money is being ushered to a friend and used for
individual benefit I will question the matter.
We have the right to
do what we want so long as we do not rob other people's
rights by our action. We can assemble in an empty and
unused fields but not on a premise belonging to you. We
have the right to think what we want so long as we do
not co-coerce you to believe what we think.
A Draconian law is not
a law. A law made for others but not for yourselves is
not a law either. A law to protect only a few by
suppressing the majority is not a law.
When a government has
no right on the people it seeks to a force to arrest and
punish. A democratic mandate is atrocious to the
minority. A majority can do wrong as much as the
minority. In the management of human affair we can't
afford a small wrong.
UNIVERSITY OH UNIVERSITY
A respect must be
earned. The old must respect the young and the young to
the old when it is deemed to be shown. We don't respect
a crook, gangsters and robbers who robbed us and other
public, and people who lie and cheat other people. We
don't respect people who do not respect us. We don't
respect people who corrupt others for a return of a
Respect does not
mean we can't ask question, giving opinion and debunking
views. Giving the chance to others to complain and
arguing their point and giving back our opinion and
proving our facts convincingly with data is one show of
things. And they know the art of robbing and giving and
recognize the evil intent of bad leaders.
We can't force the
people to respect the evil and the demons and their
To earn a respect
just be honest all the way. Don't be a season liar.
Don't invent and manufactured fallacies.
And most of all do
not portray our stupidity and low mentality.
A person with
SPM and STP is very much better than Cat Gila. Cat Gila
is a legend. With a songkok and an umbrella he would
beg, usually at the railway station in Bukit Mertajam.
He didn't seem clean wearing the same shabby and dirty
dress days in and days out. This Chat Gila, was a
nationalist. He talked of Merdeka before the independent
and to him Tunku Abdul Rahman was a hero.
sometimes be learned from a mad man than from people in
universities. How many millionaires are university
graduates and how many successful people with only a SPM
or SRP ?
Look at what is
said, not at the person who said it. A mad man ever talk
of the sins of mankind. Listening well we hear wisdom. A
normal university student or a university teacher can
Always look at
an issue in detail, analyze and dissect it carefully
rather than to dismiss it because it was brought by a
mad man. A mad man is always better than a devil.
should take care not to make people think they are
useless. When bad people become teachers they will
produce bad students and the country can be filled up
with bad graduates. It is a fact that among the
commercial businesses the reputation of some of the
universities are low. I am not going to narrate on the
statement about bad university teachers for now.
and teachers are expected to think scientifically and
always test a premise before a statement is made.
Rationality in their thinking must be based on and
backed by data, not by imagination, feeling and
Remember one does not
have to have a university education to gather knowledge
except in some medical and engineering areas. With an
easy access of knowledge from the readings and online
lectures from renown institutions.
Smart people can come
from anyone and anywhere. If they developed a good
attitudes they are at par with anybody else.
Mathematics, sciences and computer programming students
could be assumed to be more rational than the arts and
What do you say of a
graduate who scores an A in computer program, but could
not develop one descent program for the work place ?
THINK YOU ARE SMART ?
Look around you what are Malaysians and
what are not ? Start a journey from your
home. What kind of dress and attire are
you wearing ? Cotton or silk ? What kind
of foot wear ? What kind of a make up ?
Are those Malaysian products ? We don't
produce cotton nor silk aren't we ? If
you drive Proton or Produa you use
Malaysians. The moment you come across
the traffic light you must know that's
not Malaysian anymore. Arriving at a
super market you are seeing the total
foreign stuffs, from the price tag to
the computers. At the shopping center
you want to have a snack. You go to Mac
Donald, KFC or Marry Brown. Do you hear
the Malaysian names ?
student where do you get your knowledge
from ? Internet ? Books from foreign
writers ? Knowledge from outside
Malaysia ? Then you learn about
democracy, anarchy, despotism,
communism, liberty and human right from
those books ? You practice them ? Those
among the students apply to do their PHD
in USA ? Why going abroad at all for
further education, courses and to seek
technical knowledge ? How many of the
high profile groups sent their kids to
USA, Russia and other Western countries
wonder students from some universities
have no value in the job market. They
are blind in many things. I happen to
know the competency of some university
Lately we have been
hearing lawyers committing crime and highly educated
people were making fools of themselves and defending the
wrongs they did. I have come across two persons who ere
boasting of their academic qualification and belittle
the others who tried to argue with them.
Our knowledge is very
limited despite our highest academic qualification.
Having a PHD does not mean you know everything in the
world. You may be exposed to more things than those
without. But your behavior can be worst than the
When there is a topic
to be argued than argue on the topic. You do not talk
about the qualifications of your opponent comparing with
yours. Or else you make people wonder how you obtain
My wife was being
pushed by a PHD woman, a Deputy Minister's wife whom we
did not recognize. When my wife asked her what she did,
she only replied 'a house wife'. She helped my wife all
the way during the week holiday trip. Only last night
she told me that fine lady was a Professor.
I felt so very small
when knowing a highly qualified person could be that
humble. I asked the Deputy Minister himself what he did
I was very ignorant
for not knowing the Ministers and the Deputies. BUT I
learn a lot on human nature.
Never ever think you
are the smartest.
MY CRAZY IDEA
You really want
progress ? I would start with an educational system
where government schools design their own curriculum
content, choosing their own teachers from local or
abroad and the right to be given on hire and fire.
Each student has to
undergo at least 11 years of education and can continue
a few more years for specialization courses. The
education package will contain of 2 categories; the
basic and the core packages. The basic will contain
literary ( for year one ), geography, local history and
religion. The core contains languages, mathematics,
sciences, arts and philosophy.
Each student will
have to master at least 3 local languages and 4 foreign
languages, mastering in basic mathematics, calculus and
higher mathematics, well verse in scientific principles
teachers with full competency, knowledge, and capability
will be chosen. And the right to fire is to ensure the
maximum efficiency and the total elimination of laziness
government schools because of the funding guarantee. If
private schools have enough funds, ad do not merely
operate for profit then private institutions should be a
better choice. The best for these government schools are
to given full autonomy for the complete running except
for funding. Of course the government can place an
overseer to observe any activities detrimental to the
Not all such
institutions would be offering similar courses though a
few may be similar. What is in the space science may not
be the same as an artificial intelligence school.
Right now I am very
disturbed to discover some teachers are teaching the
wrong fact like saying rice contain a very high level of
cholesterol content and a lot of Malaysians die because
of the rice intake. What a crude teacher and a crude
Remember my telling
a story about a friend who argued that there was air on
the moon because the rocket ship could return to the
earth ? He was not the only one who believed what he
thought was the truth. I also met a Master student who
did his degree based on his SPM result who seemed to
know everything about economy and were talking the total
nonsense on economic principles.
But it is extremely
dangerous and disturbing if teachers are disseminating
wrong things taken as facts to the students. I tested a
few teachers on radio wave propagation by asking them
why at night we can hear a lot of stations worldwide as
compared to the day time. Almost all replied saying at
night there is no disturbance.
taught wrong facts they were not lying. To them those
were the factual truth. I would suggest that teachers
read and understand things in depth. There must be no
guessing and no thinking. In the teaching of science
facts should be proven by experiments. Saying
Malaysian's death rate is the most because they feeding
on rice that contain cholesterol is questionable by the
facts the Thais and the Burmese are feeding on rice too.
At this very time
nearing elections I heard teachers were talking with the
total usage of emotion, instead of teaching themselves
to disseminate facts with proofs. Facts are not
majority's word. Even 90% of the world population says
that sound travels faster than light it will not make
the statement a factual truth. Neither can we quote an
authority. It has to be based on raw data.
Academic qualification does not make a
person right most of the time. The words of a President
or a Prime Minister do not contain the truth most of the
time. Especially when a PHD person is saying something
it is best for him to check the truth of the pending
If we don't know, we say we don't know. If we are not
sure we admit we are not sure. As a teacher he can
always tell the students that he will check for the fact
and will return with the answer the next day.
What if someone park his car behind yours
blocking your way out ?
What if someone enter the NO-ENTRY and
scolded you because you going out your way ?
What if you seek the help of someone to pass
a present to another friend and he lost it
and pretend nothing has happened ?
What if you loan money to a friend and he
just forget about it ?
What if your friend promise to pick you up
at 4 pm but never turn up till 8 pm and
later inform you he is busy ?
What if someone asks you to buy any drink,
and when you buy a 100Plus, he says you
should not buy a shit for him ?
What if you enter a restaurant and order a
mee goreng that never came and an hour and
half later you are about to leave the food
is brought to you ?
What if you enter a Proton outlet and no one
ever attend to you ?
What if you hear a person brag and brag as
if he is the smartest and the greatest ?
What if an evil comes to you and cure your
illness and gives you plenty of money, will
you praise him and choose him as your god ?
Watching several LG 3D
samples clips I realize LG TV is better than my
Panasonic TV. LG TV does not need an active spectacle to
watch 3D, meaning I don't have to use a spectacle with
battery. The main problem with the spectacle using
battery is that we have to either regularly change the
battery or re-charge it. Rechargeable spectacle is not
free. It costs more than RM150 each.
But I enjoy my TV. The
HD image is crystal clear. There are plenty of the video
and movie clips on the Youtube. Either we locked our TV
to the Youtube and watch the movies directly or use the
recording pieces from our thumb drive or external hard
Hindi songs and movies
are free. The bluray HD clips are fantstic even from the
normal You Tube download. I put them in one folder and
let my wife watch them while I went out to do some
The 47 inch Viera cost
me RM3.5K. It is worth buying. The LED display is
superb. Reading the browser thru it is good too. I used
my iPhone to make search on the browser.
But the Bluray 1080P
quality You Tube direct doesn't come smooth all the way.
It does jerk from time to time. For my wife bluray or n0
bluray does not matter. So I put to one Malay movie from
the You Tube direct internet and let her watch.
Finishing one movie it will proceed to the next one by
I don't know how to do
the downloading of the 3D movies other than from the You
Tube. I was ask to register. I fear they would charge
me. If I don't have the 3D, the Bluray 1080p movies are
good enough. There are plenty of Hindi movies of this
In my opinion the 3D
TV with passive spectacle is much better. You will enjoy
the same. The LG TV is cheaper. You have to wait until
Pnasonic will stops making money from the 3D spectacles
before you purchase any. I was too quick. The sale's
girl was too glib giving me impression the battery will
last forever. One piece cost RM6. It may last you only 3
hours. The RM150 rechargeable spectacle last you 3 hours
for just 2 minutes of charging.
LG gives you 6 free
spectacles. Will somebody from Panasonic read this
Don't Only Think of Benefit
My New TV
we always think only of benefit ? If we put benefit and
gain in fore then of all our activities and
companionship will be without our emotion,
sentiment and love, without innate fulfillment. We would
leave our wives who are suffering from sickness as they
could provide us with money and properties. And even
murder our akin whenever our economic security is
4.0 to 6.0
jailed break my iphone4 when I first bought it and
filled it with lots of garbage. I tried to download some
free books which was not suitable with IOS 4.0. I tried
to upgrade my IOS to IOS 5 but failed to do at every
try, and had been using it for a long time.
Only recently when I failed to download the QR Scanner I
tried to upgrade the IOS again using my Macbook Pro. The
new IOS is 6.0. All went well until it stopped and
freeze saying it need to be restored. I had a tough time
because my Itune was showing pictures.
had to run the internet looking for the way to cancel
the freeze. It took me about 2 hours to complete the new
IOS installation. Never dream my iPhone4 could go IOS
decided not to do any jail breaking again. So I look for
free software from the Apple Store. I got whatever I
want; skype, Tango, E-Book, QR scanner, Morse code
trainer and key, Viera remote, Gmail, Facebook etc.
Viera Remote would be used with my new LED TV to watch
You Tube 3D Video.
My old Toshiba LCD is crystal clear even
without ASTRO. I was amazed at the 3D image I saw from
Viera THL47ET50K. The picture was sharp and the objects
were flying right to my face. It was RM6K then. I couple
of days ago I went to the shop again. It was offered at
RM3.5K for special promotion. I paid the booking fee and
promised to pick it up on Tuesday, almost 3 days later.
I also need to buy a Blue-Ray player.
This morning I went to
ASTRO office making enquiry about the package and the
price. The average price is RM150 a month plus RM100
installation fee. When the salesman said it took 2 weeks
time to install, I walked out. I need to try the normal
TV channel first and the 3D movies I downloaded and from
the borrowed 3D DVD first, I can try to watch the You
Tube 3D direct using my iPhone as a controller.
That does not solve my
problem. My main problem is where to put my Toshiba flat
screen. I don't have space already. I am thinking of
putting it in my shack. But I don't seem to find the
space. Tomorrow the toy will arrive.
Hopefully I can find a
way in the morning.
friend who owns a Wira and a Perdana and a motorcycle, a
200K house and 30 radio transceivers always say I am
rich saying he can't afford to buy a car and a new TV in
him that a poor man buys cheap thing and pay a lesser
price. I don't have a credit card. I can't afford to buy
a RM40K for RM45K. Instead of paying RM40K he might pay
RM45K. I can afford to buy only a RM24K car.
shack is simple. I only have a HF and one VHF
transceiver. But my rig is expensive. I paid 8K. 8K is
always less than 30K. 30 rigs would at least cost that
don't have extra property except for this house but he
has at least 10 acres of land. His house renovation only
cost RM150K. I can't afford to pay even RM5K for a small
richer than ?
not rich in actuality ? YES. God gives me good health. I
can walk about and enjoy my life. God gives me strength
to nurse my sick wife. I can eat what I want . I can
still buy cat food. God gives me the ability to budget
my small income.
best of my wealth is I don't feel miserable, do not
harbor jealousy at my friends ability, success and hard
work. Thanks God.
Information Thru Internet
It is of
interest and value to the United States and
Israel to know whoever in the world are
smarter than they are, and how many Muslims
are intelligent enough can can post a threat
on them. The mind set and the mental state
of individuals in the world could be
gathered easily thru the blogs and the
expresses, the description and the pictures
given are assessed and extracted.
fools and stupid people like me in Malaysia
? Blogs are categorized according to IQ set.
Similar categorization is made on the face
book. Then it is known whether we are of any
threat to Israel or USA, whether we have
good brain to plan strategies, whether we
are full of fools and corrupt people.
I am sure I
am in the lower rank, low mentality,
emotional, poor command of English and
lacking of gist.
The worst of
all when all our government and defense
matters are stolen and scrutinized. Our
Ministries are so very confident with the
e-government and keeping all the information
inside the servers.
programs are getting smarter. It can track
individual even his location from the
various application. You go into Yahoo, face
book and Google knows you are in Yahoo. And
they get your profile and combined all your
internet activities. They can see your
intent and ever ready to counter them.
I was on 7.043
since December 2002 and almost never missed a day
except when I went for holidays or sick. It was only the
empty space I could go during that time, All other
frequencies used by Malaysians were taken over by the
7.043 was not my
frequency but I would use it when it was free. The
Japanese and the Indonesians also used the frequency
from time to time. Never did I intrude their
conversations to chase them away. All went well until
the end of 2012. Indonesians began to disturb us saying
we were disturbing the net on 7045.
7.050 was regularly
used for the net too. Respecting them I never bother to
use it even when it was empty. But stations from China
would came on even during the net hours and I observed
the Indonesians had a tough time with the Chinese.
In my mind the most
radio enthusiasts came from Indonesia. The spirit was
high. You can hear them everywhere from 7.000 to 7.199.
Music, songs and name it they have it. You can even hear
audio with echo sound, and the ESSB tuning with
'deng...deng....one two...one two...'
What is good the
Malaysians adopt the tuning procedure with the
deng..dengg..one two..one two... It is a new technology
and a new tuning method. To tell the truth many a time I
would not know the country of the operators except for
their language used. May be they identify themselves but
I didn't hear any even after 15 overs.
Now ask yourself
between the two colonial powers which is better; the
British or the Dutch ?
CB on 13 Kilo Watts ?
Brilliant School Principals ?
MUSLIMS SHOULD BE CONCERNED OF
When a Form 4
student does not know how to read a verse of
the Al-Quaran and perform a prayer what do
the Muslims expect a primary school kids to
know ? A Muslim should be concerned on the
education system than Anwar Ibrahim. I have
never once heard our leaders mentioned it on
As usual the
Malays only see one side of the glass. After
giving fund to IKIM to run it's program and
having Forum Perdana every Thursday night on
the TV the government thought all is enough.
Any apostasy case is blamed on the
opposition party and by the Christian
kids with prayer dress didn't go to pray but
motoring around. Form 4 students do do not
know Quaran and praying procedures. Nobody
seem to care. Teachers are complaining about
the education system and no initiative from
the head masters and principals. Teachers
who go back at 5 pm won't have time to
volunteer for extra religious job.
blame on the opposition party ? NONE. NONE
of the UMNO members discuss the issue either
at the meeting or on their own free time.
You can see the attitude of the education
directors of this matter is brought up. If
you tell Rais Yatim he will say it is the
responsibility of the parents and wash his
time for morality. Religion is only mention
to woo for votes.
one American commented on the Western
propaganda using the media and satellite TV,
"Why not they put up their own satellites
and debunk the Western media....." You want
to be strong don't wait for the others to
become weak. You have to strengthen
yourselves without disturbing the interest
of the others.
In the district of
Kota Setar there are approximately 40 secondary schools.
The top and famous ones are Sultanah Asma, Science Pokok
Sena, Agama Kedah, Kiet Hwa and Sultanah Bahiyah. They
also topped the public examination results. The
Principals of these schools are dubbed brilliant and
Schools that have
been performed poorly get pounded and frowned upon. The
head of those schools are not good enough.
There was an urge
to transfer the so-called brilliant principals to the
non-performing schools so that these schools could be
put on the right track again. Darul Aman and Simpang
Kuala secondary schools have been at the bottom for
Most of the top
schools are controlled except for Kiet Hwa. Only good
students are allowed. Students with less than 5As in PMR
will not be accepted. Kiet Hwa has a different history.
The PTA is very strong and the school is well protected
from total control.
If the Principal
from Asma is transferred to Simpag Kuala or Darul Aman
and can push this school to the top of the ranking list
then it is confirmed that this person is indeed
brilliant and worth a promotion.
12 - 18 wpm
Unequal Work for
planning education two aspects must be in mind
1. Manpower requirement
2. The future state of Social and
Morality of our society.
I always set myself to
a real relax when working CW. Once logged I would lean
against my chair and close my eyes listening and
pounding away. I foud the best speed for my mid was
between 12 to 18 wpm. I prefer rag chewing to the short
RST report QSO.
If I don't work Morse
I just listen to others. To me that's the sign that ham
radio is alive. I distinguish between ham radio and
amateur radio. Amateur radio would include the CB with
or without CW. Ham Radio must always with CW meaning
code amateurs are hams. Mind you it is just my own
40 meter is my
favorite band. But the CW only portion is filled with
stations spoken in Indonesian language, some of which
are sure to have come from Indonesia and others are from
Regular were VU2SGM
and VU2MDM at the comfortable speed between 18 - 25 wpm.
I would park on them and doing my own chore in my shack
The new 9M2s are good
in this mode. They can copy without writing and many
start to works Morse by the ears. I would like to remind
the local hams to avoid recording and sending the CW QSO
to the Youtube because it scared the new hams off.
Sending the QSOs with no-error or minimum error may not
Teachers of equal qualification,
receiving equal pay but do not carry the same amount of
burden. Do you know there are teachers who go back at
1.00 pm, 2.30 pm and 5 pm ? How not to expect the 5 pm
teachers to grumble ?
How many form 3 and form 5 boys who
can't read and write ? Zero ? Ten ? Hundred ? You may be
surprise if the number is a few thousands.
When people can teach animals to
learn we do hear Malaysian teachers are saying the
Malaysian students are moron and unteachable.
Focusing On Only The
Do you notice
our education system merely focus on the bright students
? Colleges and Residential schools were given special
allocations and attention ?
are there for those illiterate and students who are not
interested in learning and low achievers ?
Which came first
Which came first,
the day and night or the sun ?
there be light without the sun ?
be day without the sun ?
Will there be time
without the sun ?
Which came first, light or
is the meaning of the new year to me ?
Waiting for CW people to die ?
will you not hear anymore CW on the ham band ? It is
like waiting for the world to end. Both will happen but
long as there are countries that made CW mandatory there
will be noise on the band. And as long as ham radio
lives CW will live. Ham and CW are part of each other.
if you don't agree with the above contention you have to
ask yourself who will die first; CW or you ?
new 9Ws who don't want CW didn't want to wait for it to
die were smart enough to sit for the test and pass. So
they don't have to wait for the demise and enjoying
their hobby very much. Secondly they don't have to habor
hatred and jealousy anymore.
Unwanted stuffs are either thrown away, given away or
sold to some crazy people at a very low price. But this
never happen to CW key. They are even much more
expensive than a rig.
While I was at a Hamvention I thought I could buy a new
key but looking at the price I had to cancel it.
We are crossing
the imaginary border from 2012 to 2013. Without it
things are the same. I didn't feel a different between
yesterday and today. The day is the same, the air is the
same and the sun shines as usual. Without the media I
wouldn't have known of the new calendar year.
celebrate. Politicians all over howling speeches of
promises and curses, praising and bragging. Younger men
and women considered it as a point or a special day to
decide what to do with their spirits and souls, whether
to start with a new drawn agenda, to overhaul themselves
by setting a new goal and determination OR to remain as
what they are. Many just celebrate it without specific
It is not my age
that stopped me from celebrating the new year or to set
a new goal. Goals have been set a long time ago. Why
must I have a new one ? I live by my principles and
belief. The only thing is I need to dance to the
changing world; politics, inflation, technological
progress. These are the processes beyond my control and
it was a continuing events and as causal effects.
The changing of
years are earmarks for our growing older, which many
people are scared of . Tell a woman that she has a white
her, she will get panic. Bush is sick, Hillary is sick
and others will be getting sick even surrounded by the
state of the arts medical sciences.
Though we always
hope that each coming new year would bring something
better we always get disappointed. We will be confronted
by rising crimes, drug addicts, joblessness, rising
prices and even natural calamities.
I don't fear the
future for myself but for the future generation. Will
each day be filled with mounting challenges and harder
struggle for their future ?
A new year
meaningful to others is just another day for me.
and Head Ache
Who will die
first YOU or MORSE CODE ?
Code is dead Ham Radio dies together with
it. Amateur Radio will continue in a new
will come when all radio hobbies will
join up together to be one and RAE will
totally be abolished.
techology will be so advance, even a
total idiot and moron can operate it
without any technical knowledge. It
will be the touch screen type for
every operation. You don't even have
to talk, just by typing or thinking
using a headgear.
A plastic spectacle costs me RM10
ad mistakenly I bought a permanent red and a blue
marker. I could not get a 100% perfect coloring as the
ink dried fast.
Not all the clips mark 3D on the
you tube gave me a 3D effect. The best was on the ocean
lives. Fish came straight to my eyes. After almost of
two hours on entertainment I took off my spectacle and
felt head ache. I don't know whether it was due to the
uneven color or the blue-red system itself.
If tou feel like watching 3D on
your computer try to cut the blue-red transparent papers
and stick them on the spec instead of using the marker
I have to postpone my intent of
buying a HD 3D LED TV which is about 5-6K. I was told
that LG is much cheaper.
Anyway you can watch 3D movies on
your laptop. The bigger the screen the better is the
effect. The fun of the 3D is when the objects come out
of the screen and move near to our eyes.
The total cost will be less than
RM15. Actually it says RED and CYAN. It is difficult to
find CYAN and therefore we ca opt to BLUE.
Try it and enjoy the 3D at home.
Does Minimum Wage Mean ?
Minimum wage for government bodies mean different thing
to the private business and organizations. It also has a
lot to do with the elasticity of demand of a product.
Business that can raise the price of the commodities
will do so to offset the increasing labor cost. This
mean it leads to inflation. Products which are hardly
sold can't afford to raise the price.
Electronic goods are competitive. Productions are
greater than consumption. Survival depends on the price
and quality. Firms will have to move out in countries
where labors are cheap. China, Vietnam, Thailand and
South American countries are attractive enough. Several
products produced in Malaysia before are now produced in
Small business will threaten to close shop. Workers will
lose their jobs.
Within a year there will be the public outcry and all
will fall on the deaf ears.
I got a phone call
informing me that MARTS survives. What happen to MARL
then ? International radio organization knows MARTS
since we are not hams yet. MARL is a new pop up from the
thin air. Either we like it or not MARTS will continue
to represent Malaysian amateur radio.
This is 2013, a new
year. We expect some mental changes, matured people who
can see reason and wise enough to learn from mistakes.
To make a new start is not very easy. I believe there
should be an advisory body to begin with, containing
people without vested interest and have been involve in
MARTS since the old days.
I think there should
be a brainstorming to set the layout again. There must
be some financial sacrifice from own pockets to visit
ORARI and RAST or JARL and China's amateur club to
gather information and to learn, not necessarily to
follow those societies.
MARTS also need to
look hard at the filing system and financial management.
Remember it doesn't need only bankers or accountant to
manage the fund wisely. And the members should also know
the mentality and the mindset of old MARTS members.
I have a simple
believe; if you can't QSO properly you can't run MARTS
properly too. If you are never honest and sincere you
can't run the society too.
Among The Finest CW Men In The World
with the world that Malaysian hams are not
dormant by joining the world in wishing
happy new year 2013. Remind the newcomer to
observe the proper procedure, speak slowly
and clearly. For CW, response to the speed
of the stations that are calling us.
the special event nite.
I monitored several QSOs between N6TT
and JA!NUT on 40 meter band. They are among the finest
CW men in the world I ever monitored. From the beginning
I knew they were not using computer CW. I had the chance
to work both stations but not at their normal speed.
N6TT, Steve, would had a CW rag chew for hours on end.
JA1NUT is certainly the finest ham in
Asia. I am sure this fine man has a very high IQ to be
able to master CW like that. He is a legend and will
never be forgotten.
IMAGE OF ISLAM
di di da di da (S and K combined)
It has to be
continuous when you are finalizing the contact. Please
do not break this six part into S and K. They are one
Good luck in CW
Listen to didididadida 1
Listen to didididadida 2
Listen to didididadida 3
like about the new 9Ms is that they are
brave enough to work DX stations on Morse
codes. Now we don't hear old hams make
themselves available either in SSB or CW.
that some of the international stations are
scared of these Malaysians because they go
too fast. There are no-code hams who learn
CW by themselves coming on the band with
10-12 wpm. They don't use machines to help
them. Keep this in mind when working the DX
If we are
not in the contest 12 wpm would be
comfortable enough. If both copy well at
that speed we would say that 'their CW is
good'. On the other hand you may hear a
station with 45 wpm having a ragchew and you
like to work him, you can wait until he
finish his QSO with the other station. Then
call him and have a pleasure of high speed
remember that not all DX hams follow the
SOP. Have you ever hear two stations having
QSO without a single time of identification?
You don't bring the habit to the local QSO,
especially with the older hams like me. I am
old fashioned ham who prefer identification
not tune on frequency in used. Move a few
KCs up or down to the empty spot and do the
tuning there. Never say, "If I tune nobody
knows it was me." Ethical hams don't do that
and do not hide themselves after throwing
involve in ham activities like the field
day, jamboree and special event day is
commendable. Go ahead with such activities.
Keep records, document them and keep a
Try not to use Q-Codes in SSB.
Q-Codes are design for CW. There is a new CW word
OP. OP is a new word to replace name in Morse. OP is
a reserve word for Operational Procedure. When DX
stations use OP, you just use NAME. Never comment or
make correction for them.
When a Muslim
misbehaved and commit crimes, and plunders public funds
and misusing of power he may escape punishment because
of his status and power, and influence and his rhetoric.
Shahrizat's family may escape. Mahathir may escape. the
Malay community may give them full support. BUT the
image of Islam has been affected by those behaviors,
lies and crimes. Others will show less respect to the
their religion, just because of those moronic crimes and
And we can't stop
people from thinking they way they want.
Both in politics and
the ham radio the same thing applies. The Malays who are
trying to hide themselves but causing havoc on the radio
band would left a mark, fatal enough to affect the
Islamic image, and the image of the Malays.
Let us look at Iran
whether we like the country or not. It is true that it
cause some concern in the West and Israel about it's
nuclear program. But we are intrigue by it's ability in
bringing the US drones drowned down and at it's
Though it is no match
to the Israel and USA it is the best achievement a
Muslim country can attain.
Malaysia could have
progress more if the country act correctly and move on
the right path. We have more politicians and Malay
hooligans than the renown Malay scientists. We saw a
lawyer who represent the MACC on the case of TBH and the
way he argued in court. We have answers and excuses
given by those Ministers. We made fools of ourselves and
we are losing ground day by day.
In term of religious
knowledge the Islamic religious teachers should be well
verse in Hebrew and English to study all the different
versions of the bibles and remember them as much as they
can recite Al-Quaran, and learn the contents of the
Torah. Search for the God's name in those books. And
study the literature of the atheists. And well verse in
It is bad if the
Muslims were told that God chose UMNO to lead the
Muslims while UMNO is showing bad behaviors.
One of the best a
Muslim should do is to invent, to discover by research
and to develop. Inventing is not copying or making
projects out of the existing blueprints produced
by others. It has to be original.
People know about
PERKASA more than the Muslim scientists in Malaysia.
Ibrahim Ali is everywhere. Najib is everywhere. If they
carry bad image of themselves then they will also drag
Islam down with them.
educated and respectable man was a radio
friend of mine, One day we had an argument
about the moon. He said there was air on the
moon. I said there was none. He was very
angry and asked me to explain how a rocket
ship can fire to come to the earth without
then that this man and many others are
carrying many misconceptions in their minds.
When I explained about Newton's principle of
motion and the action and opposite reaction
he said I was talking nonsense.
blame this man. Some teachers teach the
wrong things and some preachers preach the
argument or statement followed by a source,
seen and proven, Teachers should be a fully
Misconceptions about the earth was the
center of universe was carried on for
hundred of years.
murder each other just because of
misconceptions, ignorance and stupidity.
I am an old fashioned
and conservative old man. This does not mean to reject
the modern goods and commodities. I like most gadgets
but the i-Pad. But if I talk of ham radio I would not
touch the SDR, ESSB and computer CW for my reason, not
because they are bad.
Why I turned off on
SDR ? I just like radio with knobs and buttons I can
press. I enjoy seeing the needles movement on the
S-Meter and holding the microphone while closing my
What about ESSB ? I
have a problem with my hearing. I always prefer to hear
a high pitch sound to the bassy one. The high pitch
seems to be clearer. After all I don't hear my own
voice. I just want to make people hear me better. If I
want to hear my own voice I have to spend on more
gadgets for the purpose.
Some guys were trying
to enhance their transmission by putting on the echo
sound. I was just laughing to myself.
How about using
computer to send CW ? If I want to send a message i can
just choose other digital modes or using SSB. If I want
to have a pleasure in pounding the key or moving my
fingers and enjoying deciphering the codes then I use
CW. I can also sharpen my mind, keep it on alert and
feel happy with my skill.
Let the others keep
themselves up to date and be in phase with the moving
technology. We don't want the Malaysians to be left
behind, do we ?
29/12/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Terrorizing the Ham Band
Think Modest, Think Small
If you do
not want to be left behind then think BIG
and think great. That made great countries
grew by leap and bound, conquering the ocean
and the sky, shaping the earth and
mountains, digging deep down to make cities
below the land. The West thought big and
they braved the ocean to acquire more land
and subduing the natives.
think modest you are satisfied with what you
have and happy with a little more than
comfortable. You can be wealthy and have a
comfortable home and a car. You accept what
is given to you including the promotion but
you wont play for it till you stab your
friend's back. You progress by buying
technologies and commodities from other
think small. But I do. I don't have ambition
to be a leader, a politician, a millionaire
or famous. I don't crave for big and
luxurious cars. To me a home is a home even
if it has no room.
work, I don't work for promotion or hunting
for higher salaries. It never came across my
mind that I had to please my boss or
superior. If they want to demote me or put
me away at a lower post it was up to them.
In fact I applied for demotion when I
disagree with those people upstairs.
want people to think small. They either
think big or think modest. I can live with a
small car and a home, wearing cheap shirts
un-ironed, wearing torn dresses, and even
cropped my own hair.
own hair ? YES, I cropped my own hair.
Before my wife was able to stand and walk,
she was my barber. That she is very sickly I
barbered myself. Friends didn't believe I
big so that you go for the big and you will
be someone big.
Only if the
administrators of ham radio put their focus on the
activities on the ham band and HF/VHF frequencies they
will know how bad the band can be due to their
Once radio equipments
were in control. A radio shop was not even allowed to
sell the communication receivers. Keeping a transmitter
without permission was an offence. Ironically now we
know of a certain country allows the population owing
transceivers which they are not suppose to have and even
Most of us are
thinking that the epicenter of radio terrorists is the
Southeast Asian region ie Indonesia and Malaysia. The
Indonesians pirates would take over ham frequencies. The
Malaysians are disturbing the local and international
hams using the CW key. But now we know the sick people
could also be found in the United States and Great
depict the great terror. I somewhat
recognize the terrorist who likes to come on CW. He was
on 40 meter sending the same thing disturbing the
Malaysians and international DX stations. At one time
when he was disturbing us I called him to give the call
sign and he said he was a pirate.
I have always known
that bad people will terrorize all the ham band. Once
they become hams they will carry the bad habits in other
international ham community will zero-beat to the areas
of the terrorist homes. If they point at Malaysia it
will put a great shame on both the authority and the
Malaysian hams as well. We will be accused of not
co-operating in lodging a report of such activities. By
now we have enough ham to know the culprits.
What do we know now ?
Problems even exist in the United States and Great
Britain. White people too can be as rogue as the moronic
Guy snoring on Ham Radio
29/12/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
BOASTING THAT YOU HELP
Since No Code
Islam call a Muslim
to hide the help in kind, money or effort towards a
person and forbid the boasting and bragging. At time we
need to tell someone of a simple and modest aid but it
must be not to a point of boasting and expecting for a
reward. Refer to the surah on relevant matters.
A Muslim extend his
hand to relieve another man's burden for the sake of God
and Islam. He has no hidden agenda behind the help given
and does not boast about it. He must help people in
distress and difficulties without considering their
faith and creed, or their skin color.
We also see the
non-Muslims are helping the Muslims and the Malays who
are total strangers to them, not driven by political or
any other motive but by the good conscience and the
feeling of responsibility towards mankind.
If we help then
help without the hope of the re-payment and gratitude.
We don't even hope the God will repay for kindness. Just
do it with a full hear and sincerity. The believers do
it for the sake of the Al-Mighty.
I met people who
said, "Thanks God not me." Then we pray to God for his
well being and God's guidance to the right path.
29/12/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Ham Radio can be just as bad as CB Radio - click image
Funny on ham radio 1
Funny on ham radio 2
Ham Radio is not that different from ch 19 CB
Ham Operators Gone Bad
It's a pity and a tragedy for ham
radio since the introduction of class B and no-code
hams. The authority must wake up. Are Malaysian hams
follow those spoilers ?
Common QSO I Heard
I pay RM140 a month
for my internet to explore and discover the finest
things in the world. I wish I were younger to cover as
much as I can.
I don't confine
myself to political menu. One of the most intriguing is
the world of music. The You Tube gives us the music of
the world. I enjoyed the X-Factor as much as the solo
daff or the frame drum. Type the words 'Street Music' on
the You Tube search engine you will discover fantastic
people play fantastic music on the streets, the homeless
sings as good as the famous professionals.
The discovery of
people and the richness of their culture made you wonder
of the nation that mercilessly killing the innocent, the
skill and beautiful people.
I saw Bill Clinton
play saxophone beautifully. Many of us never know a
President can play music so well.
I never knew
Christianity and Judaism before the internet. I never
knew there is such thing as New World Order until I know
the You Tube.
That I have touched
the internet chat yet.
I can spend hours
on my computer.
to the You Tube and type Bill Clinton play saxophone. I
am sure you will enjoy the clips.
Instead of playing music after his retirement, he gained
much from lecturing. He earned millions.
Street Talents - Music
Bla...bla...bla.. 9M2Z? , 9M2Q? over
9M2Z? : 9M2Q?, this is
9M2Z? returning....Bla ..bla..bla..
Anything wrong ? NOTHING. But my style
will be different. When I talked to school boys during
the JOTA I usually follow them in the use of 'over' but
when communicating with other hams I seldom or do
not use 'over' anymore. Mentioning his call sign and
follows by my call already understood as passing the
And I never use the
word 'returning' if I start with mentioning his call
sign and mine. But if I continue the conversation
without first mentioning any of the call sign then I may
use it in the middle to indicate the mentioning of the
call sign at that point is not the act of passing the
transmission. For instant
bla...bla...I found the price of fish in our local
market is very high. How about in Alor Setar ? 9M2Z?,
9M2Z? : Yes nowadays nothing is cheap. The fish here is
expensive too , 9M2Q?, 9M2Z? returning, but what to do
people still buy at that price....bla..bla
If I do not use
'returning' he might think I am passing the transmission
to him. Of course it is better not to do the
identification in the middle. Might as well go without
it and only identify at the end of the message.
It is good to study the international
communication as well whether they use the word
'returning' in the course of their communication.
Just think about it. Use the style
that suits you.
RELIGIOUS TENSION IN MALAYSIA
Don't Politicize HAM RADIO
Looking at the
frequency of protest in Malaysia, the Muslims protested
more on the Jews than anything else. Observing carefully
we find that there are Jews in Malaysia but they never
cause any problem, so much so we can't see or smell them
Lately the tension
between the Muslims and the Christians began to emerge.
All because people think they can go to heaven by
converting the others. Sensitive issues have come to the
open. One talks about liberty and freedom to preach
religion to the whole population and the other could not
accept such an activity.
Christians have a
tough time in the United States and many parts of
Europe. A big number of Swedish are atheists and the
younger generations have forgotten their religion. In
America Jewish religion is spreading fast. There is no
Christianity in schools; no symbol and only Darwinism is
allowed. Hanukahs are allowed in public places but the
Christian crosses are not allowed.
And there is a
tension between the protestants and the Catholics.
While the Whites
are slowly shaking off religious beliefs the colored are
picking up what were thrown . One could very well study
about the religion and the world with the advent of the
internet. It is good to read a little on the Atheists,
the Torah, the Protestant, the Catholics and the bible
on creation and rupture.
If the Muslims and
Christians conflict does not subsides it can finally
resulted in bloody clash.
What are the Jews
in Malaysia saying on seeing the growing Muslims and
Christians tension ? Keep your faith to yourself.
Protestant kill Catholics
Death of religion
Jesus is not God
Atheists and Christians
A ham can be a
Democrat or a Republican, PAS or UMNO. Almost all
Malaysian hams keep their political beliefs to
themselves except me. Don't follow my example because it
is not nice for ham radio.
Once we are on the
air we are all equal. King Hussein or King Ahmad Talal
just address themselves as Hussein and Ahmad. Just
imagine you calling a King by his name. In the old days
you would lose your head by doing so.
Ham band is one of
the places where a PAS and UMNO members can joke and
pull each other's legs. Let the fun remain.
Lately there was a
tendency to politicize the hobby. It looks like an
attempt to make ham radio as the property of UMNO though
it is fuzzy in nature. There were words about RAE test
center for UMNO members. Guys were pulling in Dato' into
ham radio and were hanging around him with some express
intents. And efforts were made to ask UMNO Minister to
push for a certain policy.
Those are bad for
for Bulan Sabit or Red Cross to use ham gears to operate
on VHF is acceptable as compared to giving it to
PERKASA. In the first place why PERKASA ? And the radio
was heard to send report on Anwar's location while
It is bad because
it can lead to verbal exchanges between the members of
BN and anti-BN groups. This is yet to happen. With
mobile capability hams and non-hams can throw slurs on
political people and their wives, accusing each other of
the bad things they did.
And never elect a
President of a radio club from any UMNO or PAS strong
man. With the former they expect to gain something. But
if we don't know his belief and he doesn't show his
though he might be some big gun, then it is acceptable.
Similarly we don't
elect a man who is running a radio business to be
our leader. It is acceptable if his business has nothing
to do with the radio. One will push for policy to
enhance sales and more openings for his radio sales and
the other just regard this as a mere hobby.
Was there any
attempt to bring all Ministers into the hobby ? Surely
they don't have to sit for RAE.
What If You Don't Know ?
If you don't know the
existence of D,E,F1 and F2 layer and the concept of wave
propagation does it stop you from being able to transmit
? And you don't know a thing about electronic; does it
mean you cannot operate a radio ?
Everything become so
simple, kind of plug and play type. Just buy and fix.
Antenna is made to work multi band and radio is made
with everything in. You buy you use. Any fault is sent
back for repair.
What do you need
RAE for ?
When You Have
All Band Transceivers
you are a class B licensee allowed to transmit on 10
meter band only on HF, what would you do with the all
band transceivers that you have ? At least 20% of you
will cause mischief. You disturb other people. Go as
pirates. Start a club station at your home.
other 80% will learn how to be SWLs, listening to
various stations, logging them and learn whatever need
to be learned.
9Ws are not allowed to have all band transmitters.
What If I
Tell You You Are Wrong ?
50% will gather strength to make me their
enemy and start to demonize me.
50% will try to discipline themselves and
remedy the errors.
Don't Know the Bibles
To the best of my
knowledge there are many versions of bibles. I don't
know which one is the real words of God. And none in
those bibles mention the word 'ALLAH'. The Jewish Holly
Book does mention the word. When the Muslims and the
Jews refer to God they refer to the same God. God is
only one. Quote me the sentence with the world Allah in
the bible. Don't just talk.
Who were born
on 25th December ?
Born on 25th December - Horus, Osiris, Krishna,
Zoroaster, Mirthra, Haracles, Dionysus, Tammuz, Adonis,
Hermes, Bacchus and Prometheus. Strange names ?
Those are Pagan gods.
GOTO YAHOO NOW
help you ?
Who can help you ? A good
man with a good intention, a bad man with bad intention,
a bad man without any intention and a Satan. What is the
meaning of the word THANK to any of them ?
comes from God. We don't thank the devil who command for
Never Gamble Our Students
The new school session
will begin soon. Parents are planning and preparing for
the new term, especially those who have just sat for PMR
and the primary school children who are looking for the
best secondary schools.
When we see crimes we must think of the education system
that we have. What sort of school leavers are we
expecting to have ?
Let The New 9Ms Enjoy the Hobby
Let the new 9Ms enjoy the hobby and
experience the world of Ham Radio. Never criticize their
working for awards and joining the contests, putting up
the best of the antenna system and the best shack. It is
not nice to comment on things they do that we didn't.
have a message to send 'I LOVE YOU'. What is the
different if I were to use RTTY compared to computer CW
? Both do not need skill. In this case CW and RTTY are
the same except for the sound. If I don't like machines
to do the work for me then why should I choose the key
instead of just using my voice ? You think of the
First Time Travel
the investment guru, concluded his monthly bulletin
with the following comments
government is sending each of us a $600 rebate. If we
spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money goes to China .
If we spend it on gasoline it goes to the Arabs. If we
buy a computer, it will go to India . If we purchase
fruits and vegetables it will go to Mexico , Honduras
and Guatemala . If we purchase a good car, it will go to
Germany and Japan . If we purchase useless crap,
it will go to Taiwan . In short, none of it will help
the American economy.
The only way to keep that money here at home is to spend
it on prostitutes and beer, since these are the only
products still produced in the US .
I've been doing my part.....
At last one of my radio friends is
flying outside the country for his first outside tour.
He had been telling me of his desire to visit places
since 5 months ago.
About 10 days ago he
called me asking what to do when the travel agent he
went to asked him to buy his own ticket. I told him to
go to another agent and discuss the trip with the agent.
A few days later he rang me up again asking about the
making of international passports for his kids. I told
him to go to immigration office and brought his kids
I think the first time
traveler should ask around about traveling tips. I like
to teach people about it. When I paid for my staff's
trip to Sarawak I described the detail of what need to
be done on the plane from how to fast the seat belt to
how to eat and what to expect. I gave them coins telling
them to first phone back home to their kids on arrival.
I reminded Rohizat, my
radio friend, to get the traveling bags from the agent,
making a photostat copy of the group ticket, collecting
all the passport of his 14 strong team and how to check
in, where to keep the tooth paste and large quantity
creams and knife, what sort of medicine he should bring
and even the junk food like 'asam ko' and small snacks
to eat while on the bus.
His flight will be at
8.am tomorrow. He told me he would drive to Kuala Lumpur
at night. I warned him of his being tired, sleepy and
fatigue by the time he arrives Jakarta. He corrected
himself saying he hired a van with a driver.
My first oversea trip
by plane was to Jokjakarta with Rusli. It was not
difficult for me because I just followed him. What he
did, I did. The second one was to the United States via
Narita and a stopover in Honolulu. I was bombarded with
cultural shocks. I saw things I never see before. Those
entered my memory registered. I was calm..very calm.
I learned to follow
the crowd when arriving the destination. Luggage claim
and immigration are still a long way, most of the time
we have to pass the free duty shops or we have to take a
Rohizat's group was
not accompanied by a tour leader from Malaysia. This was
something I forgot to inform him when recommending the
agency. Afterwards I have to tell him to follow the
crowd when arriving Jakarta and to ask around and the
meeting point after passing the immigration.
His tussles will be
over once he is met by the local tour agency holding a
card with either his name or the name of the travel
agency in Malaysia. But my traveling alone to several
places for the first time gave me a lot of problems and
confusion; where to go to the bus station, where is the
airport exit, how to go to a cheap hotel, where to buy
the ticket for the transport.
I think for the first
time traveler it is better to join the tour agency.
HELPING THE MALAYS
man a fish helps him for a day. Teaching him how to fish
helps him throughout his life. Helping the Malays to
progress is not as easy as fishing either. It has to
start with the building up of attitudes.
there were discussions on subsidy mentality of the
Malays which implies the Malays always want thing in an
easy way without having to strive. It would make them
comparatively lazy and remain unmoved without outside
Attitude is a components of mental setup. Perseverance,
determination, fearlessness, dare to face challenges and
hardships, positive thinking and diligence are some of
the characteristics need to be implanted.
Education and awareness are important tools. Malay
teachers who are lazy and not fit to be educators should
be released of their jobs. Knowledgeable and hard
working staffs will put their total energy to teach and
educate. Those who are in education are not people who
play for office and promotions.
can't help the Malays if those people are stupid enough
not to know their core business.
Private vocational and technical schools with quality
curriculum must be allowed to bloom without harassment
from the government. The Malays can set up their own
funds for educational purposes. A strong private
financial institution and a group of intelligent
planners can be a booster to help the Malays.
Muslim can collect at least 5 millions a week or 20
millions a month. Notice how much the Tabung Haji
collected. The body had too much money until it used the
money for other investments.
money, proper education, good teachers and desirable
attitudes Muslims and the Malays in the country would be
able to stand high without hurting their brothers of
different religions or ethnicity.
24/12/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
heard two stories about will left to total
strangers, one to the maid and another to
the neighbor. The two strangers were honest
and sincere in helping lonely persons. The
kind neighbor showed her kindness by doing
groceries and accompanying a lonely woman.
expect to be millionaires. Theirs were the
true kindness. They deserve their rewards.
While I heard stories about a husband or
a wife leaving their sick spouses, I
also witness a few devoted men and women
who sacrifice for their sick husbands
and wives. I saw them at the dialysis
center where my wife is having her
Among all one woman would be there
everyday for more than four hours
waiting until the procedure was over.
Today I heard her saying that before she
would leave the house for work from 8.00
to 4.00. This is just her work.
This particular Malay woman is very kind
to all other patients. She embraced the
Chinese women like her family. And today
I saw the daughter of one Chinese
patient's daughter embraced her.
FADING QUALITY HOBBY
My memory is fuzzy. I
just know that I lost interest in ham radio once upon a
time. I was a very active ham then both on CW and SSB. I
remember during my stay in USA and years after I came
back I was on computer, first absorbed in programming
and later in IRC.
When I came back on
2002 amateur radio was a new world for me. First of all
I heard many hams with whom I had been working almost
everyday had passed away. Secondly there were class B
hams crowding the VHF. Radio enthusiasts who followed me
to several scout jamborees got their tickets.
What made me coming
back to ham radio was the termites. My house was
attacked by termites. Books were destroyed and wooden
window frames were eaten away. During the cleaning and
organizing my room I saw my Yaesu FT-101 covered with
I switched it on.
Nothing was heard. The valves lighted. I play about with
the various switches. There were click sounds on the
speakers without the radio waves. I sprayed with
mosquitoes aerosols all over. To my amazement I heard
voices on 7.040. 9M2HC was talking to 9M2ZA. I was
asking asking myself how on earth those guys were still
on the radio.
Day by day I
learnt new things. The regulatory body changed. New
society cropped up. New terminologies were used. One
call sign were use used by several persons.
The most surprising
news was ITU was discussing 'no code' hams. Once we
wanted to be hams because we were proud to know Morse.
Those who could not learn CW could go on CB. To me a
radio hobby without a Morse is not a ham. Call it by
I also observed there
were lawlessness. International SOP were not like
before. My interest in working DX stations faded,
compounded with the high cost of sending confirmation
Now I am telling
myself that once ham radio is out of control and the
authority decide to do away with code I will be throwing
all my radio equipments deep down the sea. In fact I
have packed my transceivers when there were news that
code test were to be cancelled and the class B will be
allowed on 40 meter. To me with the death of Morse code
the death of ham radio follows.
Knowing of the
regression I told my friends that they are not welcome
to my home to discuss or mention anything about ham
radio. I also believe that those who are responsible for
filth will themselves express unhappiness and will put
the blame on God saying 'nobody knows the future'.
Already there are
signs of degradation. People began to see this hobby as
opportunity for making money in ways I am not going to
mention here. They are talking the freedom of radio to
criminals and drug pushers and other rogue people. An
old radio society ,MARTS, was butchered and killed.
Things looks like so uncivilized and chaotic. There are
attempts to use politicians to advance their needs.
Radio frequencies are used by PERKASA for malicious
The future is based on
the current trend. Through the causal effect we should
be able to predict what may be happening. To me the
total ham quality is fading. What people see as progress
were actually nonsensical.
dividend for 2012 is 7.75% with 1.15% bonus.
Last year was 7.65%, with same amount of
bonus. Instead of dreaming you can start
calculating and plan what to do with the
money. Ready to rush to the bank, ASB center
or post office and queue up to update the
book. 1st January 2013 is Tuesday.
use the money to pay rates and taxes. The
thinking people keep for their children's
education; buying books, college and
university entries, and all other schooling
discussed with my wife to give a small
angpow each to those helpers at the Kedah
Medical Center. Their help could not be
compensated with money. Each dialysis day
they assisted to transfer her from the car
onto the wheel chair and pushed her to the
dialysis room. One young boy in particular
would lift her onto the seat. There are
about 7 of them. Only God can repay them
with their kindness. They gave more than
what was required in their job.
know how much I will get. A few ringgit is
enough to lessen the annual burden of
helping the local government. They collect
our garbage and cut the wild grass, and keep
people in their jobs. We always want our tax
money to be used wisely.
In term of
generosity no one can beat our Prime
Minister. No leader in the world would give
a hard cash to almost every citizen.
considered high. Even last year's dividend
was already good. I had suspected it to be
rosy because of the election. I am sure the
ASN will fetch a reasonable dividend too.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
RIGHT and PRIVILEGE
BRIEF VIEW ON MARL
were told that holidays were not our right but a
privilege conferred on us. We tend to think we have
rights over everything. The right of a man is his power
and strength. He will do anything he thinks is right.
Many government servants do not know that they don't
have right over the holidays. Teachers especially would
not want to serve the school during the term break. They
would challenge the authority if called to school during
Government servants should be aware that holidays are
not their right but a privilege conferred on them.
Similarly ham radio is not a right but a privilege. You
don't threaten the authority for not submitting to your
demand. Threatening is more than rude. It is equal to
Some of what we think as our right are taken away from
us; the right to do a legal business, the right not to
pay rates, the right to stay with any man or woman we
choose and the right to choose the type of government we
like. Try to run a business without a license then you
will know what I mean.
What is a right to one may not be to another. A
terrorist may not be given a right that is given to a
law abiding citizen.
privilege is an advantage
that some have and others do not. It is a kind of an
award. People of a certain stature may be given
privilege that the normal won't get. Some clubs restrict
their memberships and give privilege to only high
ranking government servants.
At time we need to
look at ourselves in the mirror and try to understand
who we are.
What could I
say on a new Society I never knew ? I am
just mum when someone comes to tell me, "Hey
Man, I represent you.....You are under
me..." What if ASTRA says, "Hey, we have the
most number of memberships and we are
representing the Malaysian ham radio
It is just
like a story of two rivals; one shooting at
another to kill and then claim leadership
when the enemy had died. You need to examine
the new counsel members one by one and
determined the legality of each, whether
there is any vested interest and the
conflict of interest.
I think the
members of MARL themselves should ponder and
contemplate on the organization much with
rationality, with the deep historical
knowledge of MARTS. Since when MARTS exist
and since when it first struck by the stupid
virus ? Who were responsible for injecting
the virus ?
In my view it
was very insincere and dishonest of the few
known personalities with hidden agenda.
I would not
conclude that MARL is good or bad but I
could not approve and championed it.
It is vital
for us to study the background, the work and
the history of each of the office bearer and
the advisors behind any dirty work. I know
much of the dirty work and the conducts of
those few behind MARL. You need to see
what's behind the hypocrisy veils.
If I am the
type that like to destroy people I would
have seen the MCMC and exposed every dirty
job of some of the members so that they too
would realize how filthy things really are.
Is this the
end of ham radio here ? I say it will
deteriorate if left to the old 9Ms and 9Ws.
About Mayan Calendar ?
Can a 9Ws Own
all band HF Rig ?
Will someone ask the
authority this question ?
Lincon - 10 meter transceiver
10 meter transceiver
May 2011 was more serious than 21st December 2012. The
first was from the prophesy of the Church. People were
quitting jobs and gave their homes away. The believers
waited for the rupture. Jesus the savior was suppose to
take them to heaven. When it didn't happen the church
had to look for justification.
second hoax were yelled by the historians, who studied
the ancient pyramids and architecture and came up with
interesting stories about aliens, Anunarki and the Mayan
civilization. They compared and contrasts the Eastern
and the Western literatures and studied the hypothesis
and came up with the conclusion on the end of the world.
believes in the day of judgment and the end too. Jesus
will descent in Damascus via the White Minaret. There
will the war of the gog and magog, and when the day is
near the sun rises from the West. Other prophesies like
the one on 21st December 2012 was observed as an
entertainment. It is fun to see the public reactions.
meantime we can put aside the Mayan calendar and let it
rests on the top floor of the museum where it may not be
Predictions using crystal balls and joysticks can just
be waived aside. It has to be based on the data sheet
which shows a momentum of a certain trend, the behavior
pattern and the causal effect. In spite of that the
hypothesis must be tested. Somehow this kind of
predictions are more reliable.
don't even believe even in aliens as shown in Area 51. I
was laughing to see it like human beings. You see, our
mental boundary can only imagine things in the shapes
that we used to see.
God knows the day the world will end, not the
Value of Liberty
MAZWAN CAME BACK
FROM INDIA ?
men born free and yet they are in chain ? Or they were
born to depend on others and thereby have to adapt to
the norm of the society ?
is totally and absolutely free. For whatever reason his
freedom is limited and checked by the various laws on
land. If you scrutinize democracy and liberty in the
United State you are bound to find that it is mixed with
morality. What we may think as liberty is actually the
standard of morality accommodating it's own value
Basically freedom, human right and liberty are not
there. We see Guantanamo Bay, the spy on it's own
citizens, the arrest of anti-war protestors and several
new Acts that lock freedom of the Americans. As to
freedom sex and consumption of marijuana is more on the
side of morality.
countries known as undemocratic too has the line between
those who can and those who can't. This boundary itself
shows that liberty and freedom can be abused and
misused. The drug dealers call for the freedom to sell
and the addicts call for the freedom to consume.
have all the liberty to talk but not to insult or anger
another or to disturb the peacefulness and the
tranquility of the others. You can't beat a drum until
all your neighbors could not sleep.
most extreme end of liberty is no law made by men is
binding. We are the sons of the world and nobody can
claim any right over a country or a land. As to our
actions we can do anything we like with sex and
total and absolute liberty comes into force the strong
will prey on the weak. The fittest will survive.
understand more about liberty in the United States just
go to the yahoo search engine and you will learn a lot
about the philosophy and practices in the so-called the
Father of Democracy.
Mazwan has not been on the air for quite some time. He
has been my high speed CW partner after YB6LD went off
It puzzled me a bit. I knew his wife was not in favor
of ham radio. For what reason she banned him from
hamming ? Could any ham warn him not to come on CW
especially on 7.042 ?
I posted a message asking for the reason. He said his
wife requested him to move his shack.
This evening when I called CQ he came back. Mazwan put
up a temporary antenna for about 5 feet. His signal was
599. I didn't know what the speed was. Probably more
than 35 words per minute.
I made a lot of mistakes. My mind didn't co-ordinate
well with my fingers. Somehow my messages reached him.
He said he was busy with examination papers and had to
go to plant padi everyday. And I was telling about my
daily exercise. Then finally we had to sign because his
wife was asking him to do some work. It was almost a
A single high speed CW rag chew gives enough
satisfaction. I didn't hunt for any other station once
the fulfilling event was over, though my radio was kept
on my usual frequency.
For high speed I don't have time to write but to focus
my attention on the coming sound. Words formed by
themselves. It was not because of my skill but it will
happen automatically if we always practice listening and
working on the mode.
I saw new hams interpreting codes without pen and
papers. I was happy that the ability of the new breed,
excel over most of the old hams.
Mazwan promised to erect a proper antenna when he is
free, and I am looking forward to working high speed CW
ham radio operator I have yet to hear Indian station
speak English with an English accent. When I overheard
that the Malaysian government is taking English teacher
from India I was getting worried and cold.
Probably the Indians have to learn English first before
coming to teach our kids..
last time I remember buying India's product was lathe
machines which were easily broken and many were put
aside. The iron was very brittle.
declining standard of English in schools were not
because of the lacking of teachers but the make up of
the whole system and attitudes. It started from the
parents to the school heads, and of course the teachers.
parents just don't care whether their kids learn or not.
They think sending their kids to tuition classes was
teachers teach English using Malay. They speak Malay in
the English class. Try checking the teachers in remote
schools. I can imagine chaos Were they in their classes
at all ?.
Observing the Malay students, I found that they do not
study like the Chinese kids. I saw a Chinese kid at the
study table from 8.00 pm to midnight. One Malay mother
had a weekly program for her kids; tuition, karaoke,
bowling, and futsal.
hard to recall any national program for English in the
country like the Bulan Nahasa Kebangsaan. Schools do not
have the English Language Week anymore, where students
who use other language would be fined.
that Najib is bringing in English teachers from India I
am seeing more problems than the solutions. Had we not
brought in teachers from United Kingdom before ? No
report was made public on what the British said about
English in Malaysian schools.
believe we really need to deeply ponder the whole
educational structure and the teachers as well as the
ways to inculcate desirable attitudes. A big fat
teachers salary won't solve anything.
my own perspective I would give a thumb up to Perodua
Service Center at Mergong. Today is the first time I
visit the center and felt very happy and satisfied with
the total service. My criticism that Malays cannot do
business fell apart by the great service and the show of
efficiency. The only thing that I don't find attractive
is the interior decoration of the office. To me it looks
like a kampong house. The arrangement is a little messy.
think Perodua must have given enough training to those
staffs. Except elsewhere the salesmen do not seem to be
serious to make money for the company.
wanting to buy a Proton ended up with Viva just because
of the salesmen and the poor management of the Proton
some part of the world are waiting for the end of the
world schedule to be on Friday tomorrow, I am estimating
the ASB dividend for 2012 and thinking what to do with
the money. I don't believe the world will end on Friday
though I believe the time will come.
Between the year end and the beginning of the new year I
usually settled rates and taxes. This time the car
insurance and the road tax for 2013 has been paid. A
small amount to be used to repair my house.
percentage may be lesser or greater. With the current
government expenditure and the economy I do not dare to
guess. Every year I computed the lowest interest.
This could be a strange year as seen from the strange
political campaign and events. And this month is the
last month of the Mayan calendar.
Even if the Mayan
calendar tells tale I believe it ended because the
person in charge of writing it had passed away before he
was able to continue it.
and stories can make money. And people have look for
popular topics, wrote books about them and put them on
sale. After the death of Ben Laden media still find
something to write about him.
After Friday there will
be another news and stories about the Mayan. Apple will
continue with it's production and dominate the world
market. Israel's design on Iran will get more
What else do I need to
buy for me and my wife ? The three D LED TV has
been in my mind for quite some time. I had seen Viera
but not the LG yet. LG is 4 times cheaper and gives 6 3D
I add up my collection of transceivers ? Right now I
have one HF and one VHF. That should be enough. I don't
have to buy 30 rigs to be a ham. Right now I think it is
part of our life dream is essential. It occupies our
time and provides pleasure. It takes away any problem
and sadness. The small sum is of course far to less then
RM250 millions. Yet the dream and imagination is much
a help is rejected
everyone like to beg for help. I for one prefer to
resolve problems by myself because I don't want to put
people in difficult position. At time I need to beg and
request for it.
helps sincere ? It is difficult to read a person's
intention for offering the help. The help from a
community is traditionally for the good for the society.
Nevertheless there are people who bend to extend their
help for the sake of God and humanity. The reward is
satisfaction and happiness for doing good to the people.
offer to help a friend in teaching him a Morse code. He
refused for his own reason. My reason is to release a
stigma in his mind that continuously bothering him even
without his own knowing. I judge him through his words
and expressions. If he were to sit for the Morse test
and pass the stigma will definitely go off.
of my offer to guide him was rejected. I had to respect
fear is the future. By some unknown cause or reason
he might want to learn the Morse code and seek for my
help, I may not be able to do the needful. I may die. I
may be sick. I may totally denounce anything to do with
remember of a true story concerning a man who with his
friend were gossiping and laughing at an ugly fat
co-worker in the office, he finally married that woman.
In Islam we say God is Great. We forbid bragging and
boasting for fear of the reverse effect.
Another is a story of two Muslim converts; one was not
wearing a headdress and the other did. The later refused
to talk to the former. The first lady didn't get angry
and never retaliate. She said, "Right now my heart does
not feel like wearing a hijab yet. Let the feeling comes
by itself...' It was a humble answer. Many years later
she wore the hijab all the time. God is great.
God gives mankind to right to choose, good or bad,
heaven or hell then let us choose the best specially
when there is a chance and opportunity.
18/12/2012 - Abdul
I took my iPhone 4 for cleaning and change the plastic
skin. It looks so brand new. How could I replace it with
the more advance iPhone 5 ?
I like this
stuff because of the clear display. I love reading the
e-book . The page is pure white. With the black words it
is just fantastic. Samsung Galaxy III S could not beat
the Apple display.
To date I do
not utilize it to the maximum. Browsing takes up 80%.
Radio logging is much convenient as compared to the
laptop. Al-Quaran, e-Book, GPS and camera are some of
the others I would regularly used.
The best of
this iPhone is it still function well though it had
dropped more than 10 times from a considerable height.
How not to praise the American product, if the quality
is so very excellent.
I don't need an
iPad. And at the moment I am not thinking of Samsung at
iPhone 4 which I am having could not open several
e-books with graphic illustrations. My IOS need to be
upgraded. That's something I don't know how to do. After
all that won't kill me.
Now that it
looks so brand new I think I will keep it for a very
long time to come.
Today I took
my wife and her sister in-law to Penang to
break the monotony of staying at home. The
plan was to go to feed the monkeys at the
Botanical Garden. The same place is known by
several names like Waterfall Garden and
We took off a
little late. After crossing the Penang
bridge I took them to the beach facing
Jerejak Island. We had a close look at the
new bridge which seem to be longer than the
current one. About an hour later we drove
around, passing the airport and Gelugor,
Finally we arrived the Waterfall.
surprise to see there were many visitors.
Being Tuesday I didn't expect a big crowd.
At the outskirt of the garden proper
children and adults were throwing ground
nuts to the monkeys.
I stopped by
and joined the crowd throwing the KEROPOK I
fried for the this purpose. Then I gave the
monkey a coned ice-cream bought from a
hawker near by. Human beings were enjoying
themselves watching the monkeys.
Intent carries a heavy weigh. Even in law 'intent' makes
things different. I am not trying to split hair in term
of law, between the first degree and the
premeditated murder. But I need to clarify my articles
on the morality of the business community.
A society, organization and political parties will be
bad if the people inside them are bad and rotten. It
will be good if the total composition is good. If a
government is bad we do not have to sell our country to
others to take over the government. We just change it,
maintaining the country's name, national anthem and the
civil service. The same has to be done on MARTS. If
MARTS is bad we don't kill the society but we just
change the people and some of other components but
maintaining what have traditionally been in MARTS.
You may not believe a man who opened up a business with
the intent to help the people. There were many of such
kind of businessmen. The intent was honorable. He made
profit to cover the lost of income if he were to work
But not all men are the same. We have someone who wants
to make money by selling a certain machine and use all
of power and ability to lobby for a law so that he can
sell his machine. When we see the business community is
pushing for a law that will open a door for their
products then we see the INTENT is hidden under the
veil. This is where the value and morality comes into
What if a ham radio operator opens up a radio shop ?
Again we have to look into his intent. Does he try to
influence or push the authority for a law so that he can
make more money ? Likewise it is bad to persuade the
authority to maintain the CW requirement so that he can
make money by conducting CW course.
Are we not blind enough not to see how MARTS was killed
and by whom ? More so do we not see the INTENT behind
the whole episode ? Who reported to ROS ? Who reported
to the police ? Who brought in the new people into MARTS
counsel in the first place? Are they not the same people
who are running the business ?
In Islam the word
NIAT has a big place. If a Muslim drink a glass of
mineral water and he has the NIAT or in his heart he
drinks wine, it is already a sin. A ham who runs a ham
shop without the intent of pushing the law to open up a
bigger market but instead with the NIAT to help other
fellow hams to easily buy a radio has no pecuniary
motive. A little profit is essential to cover the
17/12/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Blindness of a
There was a blind girl who hated herself because she
was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving
boyfriend. He was always there for her.
her boyfriend, "If I could see the world, I will
One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When
the bandage came off, she was able to see
everything, including her boyfriend.
He asked her, 'Now that you can see the world, will
you marry me ? The girl looked at her boyfriend and
saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyes
shocked her. She hadn't expect that. The thought of
looking at them the rest of her life let her to
refuse to marry him.
Her boyfriend left her in
tears and days later wrote a note to her saying:
'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before
they were yours, they were mine.'
This is how the human brain often works when our
Only a very few remember what
life was like before, and who was always by their
side painful situations.
Life Is a
Today before you say an unkind word -
of someone who can't speak.
Before you complain about
the taste of your food -Think of someone who has
nothing to eat.
Before you complain about
your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying
out to GOD for a companion.
you complain about life -
Think of someone who went too
early to heaven.
Before you complain about your children
Think of someone who desires children but
argue about your dirty house someone didn't clean or
Think of the people who are living in the streets.
Before whining about the distance you drive
Think of someone who walks the same distance with
And when you are tired and complain about your
Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and
those who wish they had your job.
But before you think of pointing the finger or
condemning another -
Remember that not one of us
is without sin and we all answer to one MAKER.
And when depressing thoughts seem to get you
Put a smile on your face and
you're alive and still around.
And before you think of signing out, Please think of
sending this to people including the one who sent it
God Bless You.
14/12/2012 - Abdul Rahman Raof
MESSAGE FROM THE
SULTANAH OF JOHORE
RAJA ZARITH IDRIS (Sultanah of Johore)
Season of goodwill
MIND MATTER by RAJA ZARITH
IDRIS (Sultanah of Johore)
Christmas is the celebration of
the birth of Isa (Jesus), a
prophet respected and revered in
Islam, is it so wrong to wish a
blessed day for those who
days before Christmas last year,
I wished my friends who were
celebrating it "Merry Christmas"
in much the same way they would
wish me "Selamat Hari Raya" or
I find it rather sad that such a
simple greeting – one which I
grew up with and which I have
never regarded as something that
would compromise or de-value my
own faith – is now regarded as
something so religiously
incorrect for us Malaysian
When I was at boarding school in
England , I had to go to church
every Sunday because it was part
of the rules. My father advised
me to consider it as part of my
quot;education" and he had no
doubt that the experience would
strengthen rather than weaken my
I was able to see the
similarities and differences
between Christianity and Islam.
I learned more than the average
Malaysian Muslim would about
Christianity. I learnt that just
as we Muslims categorise
ourselves according to the four
different schools of thoughts of
the four Imams (Imam Malik, Imam
Al Shafi, Imam Abu Hanifa and
Imam Ahmad Abn Hambal) and are
either Sunnis or Shias, so
Christians too are divided into
different sects or churches.
Going to church did not make me
less of a Muslim when I was a
young girl, and neither does
saying "Merry Christmas" make me
less of a Muslim now. My faith
has not been shaken just because
I wished some friends a time of
joy with their families. Neither
will I suddenly suffer from
amnesia and forget what my
What I do not wish to forget,
however, is that there are good,
kind people who are not of the
same faith as me.
As Harun Yahya, the Turkish
writer (he was selected last
year as one of the 500 most
influential Muslims in the world
by the Royal Isla mic Strategic
Studies Centre of Jordan )
"Islam is a religion of peace,
love and tolerance".
Today, however, some circles
have been presenting a false
image of Islam, as if there were
conflict between Islam and the
adherents of the two other
monotheistic religions. Yet
Islam's view of Jews and
Christians, who are named `the
People of the Book' in the
Quran, is very friendly and
"This attitude towards the
People of the Book developed
during the years of the birth of
Islam. At that time, Muslims
were a minority, struggling to
protect their faith and
suffering oppression and torture
from the pagans of the city of
Mecca . Due to this persecution,
some Muslims decided to flee
Mecca and shelter in a safe
country with a just ruler. The
Prophet Muhammad told them to
take refuge with King Negus, the
Christian king of Ethiopia . The
Muslims who followed this advice
found a very fair administration
that embraced them with love and
respect when they went to
Ethiopia . King Negus refused
the demands of the pagan
messengers who asked him to
surrender the Muslims to them,
and announced that Muslims could
live freely in his country.
"Such attitudes of Christian
people that are based on the
concepts of compassion, mercy,
modesty and justice, constitute
a fact that God has pointed out
in the Quran."
I do not wish to be a
self-centred Muslim who expects
friends of other faiths to wish
me Selamat Hari Raya or, for
those who are not Malaysians and
therefore do not know about Hari
Raya, a Happy Eid and yet do not
return their goodwill when it is
Christmas, Chinese New Year,
Deepavali or Vesak Day.
Every year, friends who are
Christians, Buddhists, Hindus,
Sikhs or those without any faith
come to our home to celebrate
Hari Raya with us. They do so
with sincerity and as a mark of
respect for one of the most
important days in the Muslim
calendar. Why should we not
reciprocate their kindness, show
them the same mark of respect
for their religion and wish them
the same joy on their holy days
An Islamic scholar and lecturer
also reminded me that as Muslims
we must remember the importance
of both the five Pillars of
Islam and in the six Pillars of
Iman (Faith), which are:Belief
Belief in the angels;
Belief in the revealed Books
(which include the Bible, the
Torah and the Holy Quran);
Belief in the Prophets (May
Peace be Upon Them);
Belief in the Resurrection and
the events of Kiamah, the Day of
Belief in the predestination
(Qada' and Qadar) by Allah in
The prophets include not just
Muhammad (May Peace Be Upon Him)
as the last prophet and as the
Messenger of Islam, but also in
the 24 earlier ones who are
mentioned in both the Bible and
the Quran. Four of them are
Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa (Moses),
Daud (David), and Isa (Jesus).
So, if Christmas is the
celebration of the birth of Isa
(Jesus), a prophet respected and
revered in Islam, is it so wrong
to wish a blessed day for those
who celebrate it?
We are now in the second decade
of the 21st century. Surely, we
should, now more than ever, be
far more enlightened at a time
when information of any sort and
of all kinds are so readily
available to us.
What is most important is that
we regard one another as fellow
citizens and treat each other
with respect, regardless of our
race or religion.
The writer is Royal Fellow,
School of Language Studies and
Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), and
holds a BA (Honours) degree in
Chinese Studies, University of
[The writer is also the current
Sultanah of Johor]
Abdul Rahman Raof
government servants do not come from
UMNO or PAS. They can be anybody. They
are brought up that way. I found PAS
teachers were more hard working,
dedicated to their jobs as much as a
good UMNO teacher.
and lazy people should not be employed
by the government. Drivers can be very
problematic. Store keepers cheat
whenever they can. Most hike the prices
up. When general auditors submit reports
on departments pertaining to expenditure
they are not wrong. One school head
master ever asked for a commission when
I install a software in his school.
if civil servants are drug addicts or
gamblers. I have experience with workers
who are quick with their hands. Money
kept were stolen.
Yesterday I went for my exercise unusually early. I sent
my wife for her dialysis at 12.00 am. I decided to go
for jogging at 3 pm and at 4 pm I would fetch her. The
sun was bright. Who would go for exercise at that time,
and surely the Taman Rimba would be quite except for the
workers who were upgrading the landscape. I was wrong.
The hawkers were already there. Taman Rimba is famous
it's rojak. I saw about 5 government officers on uniform
enjoying the rojak. There were another group at another
table and one group playing takraw. I was wondering who
they were. They cannot be unemployed.
I remember the habit of a lorry load of LLN
workers parking their lorry and played takraw and
smoking for hours at Anak Bukit and Jalan Pangkalan
Kapal during the office hours.
At one time the anti-corruption officers were asked to
arrest government servants who were at super markets and
strange places during the office hours.
My student's brother was an accountant in town. When I
rang him up telling his sister was hospitalized, he left
a note on the boss desk telling he went to see his
sister. When he went back to his office he found a
letter of termination. I offered to help but the brother
refused. Of course some time later he got a job
Hell is running havoc. 2 Colombians convicts could
escape on the way to court under the eyes of the police.
A teacher in Jakarta but the punch card showed he was in
Alor Setar. Teachers group to talk about salaries
leaving the classes unattended. Officers in charge of
finance never followed treasury instructions.
May be the officers at the rojak stall just stopped by
on the way back from outstation. May be the young people
at the takraw were teachers who are on vacation. I don't
know. When the time was up, I drove to the dialysis
center to pick my wife.
13/12/2012 - Abdul
IS THE RADIO AUTHORITY - THE BAND PLAN
|Two hams converse
( True event )
New Ham: I
enjoy the 10 meter. My three element yagi is
a superb homebrew. When I wanted to change
it's direction I brought it down a little
and rotate it.
Old Ham: Why
must you manually rotate. Buy a rotator.
New Ham: No
need. It is easy to hand rotate.
Old Ham: What
if it rains ? How to go out and rotate it ?
New Ham: Why
transmit during the rainy time ? I never do
Old Ham: How
many watts do you use ?
New Ham: 50
Old Ham: 50
or 1 kilo-watt ?
New Ham: I
don't fool around with regulation.
should not be jealous of the new hams who
are very enthusiastic and ambitious. Those
who work hard for CW want to compensate with
the pain they went through. If they can
afford to buy expensive gears and build a
tall tower let them do it. Let them feel the
ecstatic and experience whatever in ham
radio. I don't like the ESSB but I should
not discourage them from trying and
experience the fun. What we did not do but
the new does should be appreciated.
thing for sure. 99% of the new 9Ms are much
better in CW than the old hams. They are
better then me. I consider myself as good
but they are very much skilful. They copy
high speed without even writing . As whether
they choose to come on CW or not it is not
ours to decide. Whether they want to join
the contest it is their own prerogative.
should guide in areas of errors made in the
SOP and terminology and ethics.
So far so
good. Let them fly our flag internationally
using the state of the art technology.
the radio authority in Malaysia ? This question is very
pertinent in this country. Observations seem to show
that there are individuals who think they are the
authority, the knows all and the masters in ham radio
and have been commanding the MCMC what and what
not to be done.
to admit that I did not read the latest radio regulation
but was told that Malaysians were not allowed to go
above 7.1 mhz. If it is stated in the regulation then it
is a law. There is no such thing as unwritten law that
allows the Malaysian hams to go above that, regardless
of any written or verbal approval. If someone in the
authority thinks the rule is wrong then he must change
the procedural change the relevant clause.
Individuals cannot challenge the authority and giving
permission to other hams to go above 7.999 because the
other country can, the Indonesians can and the whole
band plan stated by IARU region 3 says that 'in
all cases of conflict between a band plan and the
national regulations of a country, the latter shall
prevail'. The word is the
not the former. The
usurping of the authority by individuals or clubs or
authority is no authority at all.
the problems of ham radio in this country is when people
with distorted mentality lead or want to lead the hams
in the nation. How not to say the problem doesn't exist
when MARTS was killed or allowed to die ? MARTS is not a
new society like Astra or MARES. And now out of the blue
there is MARL taking over MARTS work.
really hate to hear the invented phrases 'a guideline is
not a regulation' and the 'regulation is merely a
guideline'. The law, right or wrong, is a law. If we
don't like the law, we have to change the law following
the set procedure. Defying a law is punishable by our
penal code. If we don't want to change the law we change
the band plan carefully. Are you saying it is a mere
guideline and you can do anything not to follow some and
reject some ? Put a little thought to it and ponder what
I am saying here. Don't be mislead by false prophets.
13/12/2012 - Abdul
and the Builder
Unwritten Law ?
Money and Morality
tree takes years to grow and serve mankind. We took care
to protect and nurture it. Some took more 20 years to
reach maturity. It applies to nationhood and
organizations. Likewise MARTS experienced the same built
up and growth.
destroy a tree takes only 20 minutes or lesser. To
destroy a nation may take a month or a year. To me a
builder is always better than a destroyer.
When your mother is sick you have the choice to bring
her to a hospital, plan a home nursing and try to revive
her. Would you find a stick and hit her so that she dies
What did some people do when MARTS was ailing ? My
question went further, who were responsible for
injecting troubles into MARTS ?
that MARTS has a big problem it needs some people of
good nature to provide medication and putting it up
upright again. It has to re-start.
is hard but that's the right path. That's how a nation
rise and fall and rise again.
have been hearing about some senior hams went around
preaching about unwritten law in ham radio. What
unwritten law are they talking about ? It was mentioned
about the use of LSB and USB on 7 MHZ. When someone
mentioned about this I asked him to read articles on the
technology of BFO and VFO in history.
Radio rules and regulations are clear enough. Band plan
are provided with explanations. I never know of anything
as unwritten law.
Lately I heard several ridiculous statements like the
band condition can cause 2 meter transmission to go into
40 meter band and I outlawed other people from using
7.043. And of a new CQ call ' CQ ragchew ...CQ
root of the illness is the want to be popular and well
known, and the pursuance of radio business. Money can
break friendship and create enmity.
want to know how bad ham radio in Malaysia is you look
at the history of MARTS. It also depict the personality
and habits of the Malaysians.
People use to say politic is dirty. Ham is dirty too.
People with money like to buy people with money. Most
but not all will kowtow to whoever rain them with the
'the green stamps'. The money hunters will disregard any
devastation and ill effect they brought to society. We
see this in drug pushers, gun runners and other rogue
individuals. Prostitution rings and porn run by
gangsters and mafias are the malice of money economy.
Business communities see things in their ways, always
right in their point of view.
set standard in our society. We reject criminals and
dirty people. We want them out of our sight. But not
with the business men. As long as they see the
opportunity of making making they will accept any Dick,
Tom and Harry.
Only strong individuals can resist temptation, and weigh
between friendship and money grabbing. They would rather
die then to prostrate to evil. At the end time the evil
will say, " Will you submit to me and say I am your god
if I give life and wealth to you ? " Those greedy for
moneys will say 'YES'.
morality is shed; the wrong become right and right is
HOLE ON 10 M
Trend in Amateur Radio today
Someone uploaded the above topic on the You Tube on 16th
August 2010. To be frank I really do not know whatever
is happening on the band. Try to click the picture above
and hear carefully. Before this one I came across an
article entitled 10 meter is just like CB.
To some there is nothing wrong and nothing strange. The
author did not make any remark except for the title.
Remarks can spark retaliation. No fool will admit a
mistake. What I would do is just listen to their
pomposity and remain silent.
12/12/2012 - Abdul
The founders of
amateur radio had declared from the beginning that
amateur radio is not for pecuniary motive. This is
no more the case. The story of code vs no-code began
with the business in mind.
In Malaysia old and
new hams looked into ham radio as a source of income. It
started with the few 9Ms and followed by the 9Ws. It was
the 9Ms who started the radio business and were lucky to
find buyers from the government agencies. Efforts to get
a larger market are on going. They are pushing for no-CW
to sell rigs made in Indonesia. And they are pushing for
larger number of hams to widen the sale.
Let the new hams
open their eyes and study the design of some of their
There may be many
blind people but not everyone is blind. Some new hams
can see behind the veils.
Secrets in Plain Sight