KIND OF A MAN WHO CAN SHOOT PEOPLE IN COLD BLOOD ?
ministers and politicians asked themselves this question
? Then try to ponder and imagine the root of the crime.
It is easy just to say the man is bad and heartless.
talks on immigrants and drugs, and other possibilities
outside the man that lured him to take such an action.
Mankind should stop blaming God for shaping the hostile
The death of
Altantuta and the bank officer is all about money. The
failed effort to put away drug pushers is about
corruption; about money too. NFC, PKZ, mega projects and
name it, are all about greed and wealth. A young police
officer in East Malaysia who complained and try to
investigate himself about illegal logging too was
said the suspect did not use his own ID when applied for
the job. That mean we cannot be certain whether he is a
Sabahan and identity. He could be a guy in Peninsular
Malaysia who had been planning the robbery for quite
some time. The execution of it was simple and smooth;
join the security, get a gun and wait for the right
moment to strike. In this case it is difficult to assume
he is under the influence of the drug. He is either
trained to be inhuman or he trained himself to be one.
A man's mind
will lose it's normal function under the influence of drugs. There is no fear and no pity left. He has
become an animal.
Do you think
politicians are alarmed ? Try to talk to them, they will
blame everybody else and say it is outside their power.
And finally they will say that it is all from God.
25/10/2013 - Abdul
LIMAU AND ALLAH ISSUE
the Muslim Allah is the Al-Mighty, one and
only God. In the Quaran, literature and
daily life the name is mentioned more than
20 times are mentioned. Though there are
translation of names in the bible as in the
Koran, like Abraham and Ibrahim, Moses and
Musa, Noah and Nuh there isn't one which
near to Allah. Jesus is Isa. Mary is Mariam.
Christian gives emphasize on Jesus Christ,
and some say he is the incarnation of the
Malaysian Insider, Lim Kit Siang Dot Com and
other opposition media are mocking and
attacking the government and the judge for
not allowing the use of Allah in their
UMNO pointed out to the Muslim voters of the
intent of the opposition media and
publications, fighting for the Christians.
Sungai Limau is a PAS stronghold. If it
falls to UMNO it is the media and the
bloggers are to be blamed. And as the issue
lingers UMNO will pull the Malays back to
the party, weakening PAS and Keadilan.
Hadi's statement on Allah issue was not a
smart move. He could destroy the whole
Sungai Limau Malays will forget Shahrizat
NFC-combo stuff for they put religion first
and foremost ahead of them. UMNO has the
upper hand on this matter. The denial of the
opposition cannot be washed with what is in
the blogs and the media.
must not lose this by-election. If it does
it is going to lose even Kelantan on the
next GE. Just because of Allah issue.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
SUFFERING FROM STRESS ?
Is stress a medical or emotional problem
? Doctors can tell you. When one of my
workers had a mental problem I went to
consult his psychiatrist. I was briefed on
the imbalance of a certain liquid in his
head. I don't know whether excessive blood
pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar
contribute to temperament and stress.
In those cases drugs ere used to control
But I also heard of the Mind Over Matter
stuff. I relate it to the power of the soft
tissue and body of a human being that can
break hard bricks and punched through a
wall, and the power of meditation, the
different level of sub-conscious minds. If
these are true and real then I also would
believe that stress can come from several
Harboring hatred and jealousy would build
up an unstable emotional state. We always
appeal to sentiment rather than reasons, the
result of which we become very aggressive
and impatient. We want things our way and
refusing to submit to standard and norm.
An indirect way of dealing with stress is
to go for survival training, overcome
hardship and conquer difficulties. I advised
one of my friends to set himself for a Morse
exam to combat with stress. He dismissed it
immediately saying that it would create
greater stress in himself. From the planning
and the patience of learning he could
transfer them in other situation in dealing
with shock and other rouge events. One can
also try the constant prayer and appeal for
25/10/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
FUN WITH FLASH MORSE
If you need
some practice on the normal Morse go to the you tube and
Morse code for the enthusiasts. There are
several videos you can spend your time on.
Flash morse would be more
ARE DOING WELL
I am glad
that some of my students are doing very well now. Not
all of them were high achievers. One of my Kiet Hwa
female pupil said, "Sir, we are richer than you are
now." She owes several houses and a factory.
who live nearby has just bought a BMW for RM316K, paid
RM200K deposit. His motorbike fetched up a price of
about RM90K. They don't have any space left to park
there will be the school prize giving day. A former
student is invited to deliver a speech to motivate the
juniors. I am invited to the event.
students who have been very active in politics and were
awarded Datukships. They are wealthy and highly
respected. But a man of my character simply cannot bow
nor address them with their grandiose title awarded to
Nevertheless I could bow and show my greatest respect to
a lowly and humble man. The wealth and power belong to
them. My living and my hardship is ours to deal with
without their help.
My gladness is that their
successes benefit the whole society. If they are not
what they are now, they could have been graduated as criminals and
unemployed, and became menace to society. And I would
feel guilt the rest of my life.
After all when we educate
them we thought of nothing else but for their secured
Likewise we tend to treat
the same to our own offspring. Once they are own their
own and attain success and wealth in their lives, they
don't have to provide us with anything.
To those who are arrogant,
we just wish them good luck and the best.
23/10/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
WHAT HAPPENED ON
21 2011 ?
SIGNIFICANT OF THE MAY 21, 2011-ARE WE
ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE ?
Either he is a fool or he was
convinced by the bible that May 21st was going to be the
end of the world. This man,
Harold Camping, preached
that Jesus Christ would return to the earth on that day
to save the believers. He computed that from April 1, 33
AD to May 21, 2011 were 722,500 days the
Biblical timeline that began with Crucifixion and
the day of judgment. Many gave away their wealth and
leave their jobs.
A huge majority of the people are
blind followers. It may not be merely among the
Christians who were easily believe in what they heard
from persons whom they regard as authorities. But Harold
did not lie. He just believed of the rupture.
Politicians lie most of the time using the mass media.
22/10/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
KEEP ON CHANGING
Funny, first they say the world would
end in 2009. People gave away donations and their wealth
believing the final end. Then in 2011. Both have the
religious touch. Except for the 21 December 2012
prediction that was linked to the Mayan calendar.
Now NASA predicts the end the end through meteor-earth
collusion. You see some religions change their arguments
with new proofs after being cornered left and right.
The pirates on
7Mhz were well known to most of us. They usually use
their own styles and lingo. Their favorites were 'I
monitored I copied' all the time. Later I heard them
using 'Roger' to pass the transmission, which sounds
like the CB. But lately terms QSL and 73 were adopted.
And a few new hams, on the other hand, love to 'roger'
when passing transmission.
matters ? That's the sign of mixed marriage. Nobody seem
to oppose the HAM-CB marriage. I am sure eventually the
volume will increase. Once accepted as a norm all the
radio hobbies will be known under one identical name ie
In USA shops
that sell radios sell both CB and HAM gears, giving an
equal standard to both. It is not surprising to find
Malaysian hams with their own call-signs. Talking
outside the ham band the use of their own call-sign will
be applied. And the normal call-sign is used within the
is still mum about no test for all bands radio tearing
off both CB and HAM. It will be happy for all. Most of
all the radio vendors.
With or without
force the marriage has happened.
22/10/2013 - Abdul
People still believe in Sung Myung
Moon who said Jesus came into him and adored him like
God. He built an empire, siphoning funds and ran a gun
business. Followers are not criminals. They are just
WANING INFLUENCE OF MAHATHIR
huge movie I saw was at NASA, Cape Canaveral, Florida.
It was in 1982. The movie, The Journey to the Outer
Space, was fantastic as if I was there on the space
vehicle. And I remember saying to myself that the movie
worth all the trip expenses to the United States. That
much and that great.
watch another 3D movie on my 3D TV called The Croods. It
is an animation but it gave me another exhilarating
experience and an immense satisfaction, happiness and
joy. The 3D effect was so real. More so the beauty of
the scenic environment was very enchanting. The arts and
creativity of those involve in the making of the movie
was more than the entertainment. It seeps into my blood,
emotion and sentiment like a soul entering my body. I
felt I was at the colorful location together with the
I used an
active 3D glass. I need to charge it for about 2 minutes
and able to watch about 4 to 5 hours.
I felt the
money spent for the TV is given back by the Croods. I
said the same thing for the space movie in the big
cinema at the Cape where I had been for at least three
times. Each time I saw different movie pertaining to
space and space station.
don't have to travel far to feel the realistic
sensation. I don't have to depend on drug to kill
remorsefulness. It takes away any tension, healing the
trouble mind. Really I enjoy The Croods, a fantastic and
22/10/2013 - Abdul
Is the million ringgit and the mega
project enough and everything to the former Prime
Minister, Mahathir ? That was what Njib gave him after
becoming a Prime Minister replacing the ousted Pak Lah.
Pak Lah was a man of religion and he left to God to
decide Mahathir's fate. But that was UMNO and Mahathir
should know the party himself.
Najib didn't stand still knowing that
Mahathir was trying to put him away. The attack on him
by bloggers sympathetic to Mahathir's cause sent a
signal for a defense. They fought back but quietly and
covertly. From the waning influence, it shifted to a
totally venomless person. They assessed Mahathir in the
failure of Gelang Patah and Ibrahim Ali. Mao termed it a
The choice of Shahrizat was not about
the old vs new guards but it is a show of defiance,
showing Mahathir of his fading power and influence. Then
Mukhriz was rejected. Now he has to tell Mukhriz that
once he was ousted by Tunku but fought back to regain
To some it is a retribution. If
Najib's camp were to continue pounding hard on
Mahathir's family they will campaign for the boycotting
of PETRON. The legacy of Mahathir is over. The ageing
leaders of PERKASA will be over too.
But the sin of a father should not be
borne by a son. Mukhriz at the moment is very promising,
quick to act, honest and capable. The pure Pakistani
blood has been diluted as a result of the mixing with
the Malay blood. Marina was outspoken and spoke what she
thought was right, even against his belief. Mukhriz is
worthy of a praise.
What is next for Mahathir ?
21/10/2013 - Abdul
RESPECT THE OTHERS
DOCTRINE OF TRINITY
Nobody talked of incarnation since the beginning of the faith, neither was it
stated in the multiple holly books. Today they are talking about it. People just
like to create fantasy like the time machine. Now the great scientist is saying
time travel is possible.
When the modern culture
and enlightenment is moving towards peace and cordiality
yet we have people who want to go to the Holly War as in
the ancient world and die like a hero thinking they can
die and go to heaven. This is what they will get even
before going to war.
To see what
happen right click the image on the right and click
A puzzle for you; what religion
has so many bibles, and they were not the same and
conflicting ? What religion can change in doctrine, and
practices and use human arguments to justify instead
from the hollybook ? Can a god die and being killed by
fellow mankind ?
The Jews do not have missionaries
to convert the world and never forced upon others to
convert to Judaism. All we know Catholics are accused of as
666, anti-Christ by fellow chrch.
TRINITY IS PAGAN ?
BELIEVING AND REALITY
Believing differs from factual in one
we just hear and in another we see with our own eyes.
Once we see it has become a fact and the believe has
vanished. It is something we know for certain to happen
or to exist. It is real. It has become a true knowledge
that we know. So we either believe OR we know.
What we believe can be true or false.
If fallacy is deliberately invented to make people
believe it is true it has to be a reason for it. The
reason has always been sinister, with malicious intent.
At best it is for entertainment. People tend to believe
words from authority, clerics and pastors, government
and politicians, teachers and professors. We all
remember well on the Mayan calendar so called prophesy.
It was not the calendar but the man who talked about it,
cleverly interpret it to make millions of people believe
the world was going to end on December 21, 2012. And the
Christian groups who left home for the rupture in 2009
and in May 2011 waited for something that never
We have been believing in so much
things that we hear. If they were repeated lies you will
believe they are true and willing to die for the lies.
Try to create a story about a stone
you find somewhere. It will be given additional value,
Add a yellow cloth and invent a word, say incarnation,
and convince the mass it is not a mere stone but an
incarnation of a powerful force. Get someone to write a
mantra. We notice there numerous sci-fi and fantasy
fables. Some even believe and dream to be a cartoon
There are people who refused to
believe the sun is the center of the universe and the
earth is rotating on it's axis.
Believing is not real and not a fact.
Seeking the truth is a long time and painful effort. At
the end we can meet the truth of the truth or fallacy.
19/10/2013 (the original is missing
(???) This is thr re-construction.
PREFER CAT TO A MAN
AMERICAN TEACHER , AMERICAN STUDENT
Research had been one of the subjects of fear by the
students. I was advised by the not to take the paper as
it promised an E for me. I defied and ignore them. My
only Asian friend was a Korean lady who was a lecturer
at Korean university. She was my free tutor in the
discipline. If I were still single I would have married
Professor was quite elderly, may be about 55 plus. I
just don't remember the name. He was smart, intelligent
and knew his stuffs very well. The best part of him was
when one day he said, " mankind is funny. He walks dogs
and talk to the animals. They don't talk to men."
students looked smart and studious. I talked to them but
nothing like talking to my tutor. What amazed me was
during the final test a few of them submitted their
answer papers within about 15 minutes and walked away,
while I was struggling less than a quarter way. They
must have been very smart. I finished at the full time.
So was the Korean.
I met a few
outside the hall after the exam and expressed my
surprise that they could finish that fast. "You must be
very smart," I said to one of them. The reply was, "
Either you know the answer or you don't." I understood
what it meant.
final result was pasted on the board I saw more than 80%
got an E. It was true what they said.
simply judge people. They can be anything and
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I don't quarrel with my cats. We
communicate with each other quite well. They 'meow' me
either for want of food, wanting to go out of the
house or trying to tell me something about their young.
And when I say 'jom' they would head to the door knowing
I want to feed them. Each of them knew whom I called by
Dealing with men has always
been the worse business. They have the minds of their
own and a different level of ego, different educational
achievement and experience. In him there is a battle
between his reason and emotion. He thinks he is the
greatest among the greats, the smartest among the
smarts, and best of the best. To which I say MY FOOT.
You tell their wrongs, they will
Rashid Ghani is very concern about
the new hams. He says there are so many sects. Rashid
should have realize the opera of ham radio has undergone
a great transformation for greater splendor, making the
hobby more sparkling. There are new terms and the style
of communication has changed. People are putting in more
juice to make it more glittering and colorful, building
up more repeaters, setting up clubs of all sorts.
Rashid should have known my saying
that ham radio is not invented by our great
grandfathers. It is treated that way. They love
something new and want people to follow them. It is true
that at time I can't identify whether hams or CBers on
the ham band as if ham radio cease to exist.
It is of a new glorious feature with
a new set of standards.
The best way to avoid collusion is to
stay away from monitoring and reading stupid blogs
by stupid people.
Pompous people and swaggers are
everywhere. Watching the audition of the popular
American Idol we saw people of such character who swore
at the judges for not qualifying them.
We shan't be angry with the changing
world. Men changed the environment, culture and
civilization. They change the values and the norms. They
call them progress.
Cats behaviors never change from the
beginning. Try to talk to the animals. They will look at
your face piercing through your eyes. They meow the
same. Once they love you they will follow you around,
jump on your laps and sleep on your bed with you.
Whereas a man whom you help can stab your back.
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THE FACE OF A SAVAGE
taste of a 5K sofa was at 9M2RB's house. I was so tired
then after the whole day activity at MCMC that I felt
asleep in the sofa. It was indeed comfortable.
saw the sofa at Tesco Alor Setar, had a second sit and
felt the comfort. For 5K it is not cheap. It contains
two sets, one for 2 and another for 3 persons. The
booking fee is 100 ringgit. The delivery in two weeks
times. I did not have the money to pay for booking even.
Really I am
thinking of buying one. It is priced at 3K I would not
hesitate to buy straight away. It is just an opportunity
cost to Icom 7100. After all the ASB dividend is coming
We were warned by our boss before a
course in London not to paint picture of our savagery by
telling the Londoners that we live on trees and there
were plenty of 40' snakes ready to swallow us. Some
students had done that before.
But we were asked when we learned
English. To that we bluffed saying we had English course
before coming to the city.
A few Americans tend to think we are
morons. If we tell them that we play chess, write
computer codes and copying Morse codes at 25 wpm, they
would say 'You must be joking'.
People of dark complexion are always
at the disadvantage. The brown skinned were perceived to
be inferior to the farer skinned men, stupid and lazy.
would be better for us not to compare men women,
pointing at what men can do that women can't. A
woman could excel ten thousand men in physical
strength. This chubby medium age Chinese
lady walked as if she were floating on the
ground, so fast overtaking the others on the
jogging track where I went to. I was trying to
chase her yesterday by increasing my phase. She
simply disappeared from my sight and I got so
damn tired within about a mile.
also possessed a strong reasoning power,
profound in analytical ability. I read several
articles by Mariam Mokhtar and I have no choice
but to respect her ability. I am surprise to see her
so beautiful and handsome, attractive and
very smart. And several of my young female
teachers had outwitted me in several arguments.
the Arabs, Afgans and the Pakistanis should stop
looking at women as docile and weak specie,
inferior to men. How could they be banned from
driving a car when they could fly a space
shuttle and fighter jets ?
they can't drive is absurd when they could be a
very rogue driver, beating the red light,
entering the one way road and mingle themselves
left and right on the busy road at high speed.
won't believe if I were to say they can even
see a lady, I see a person, not as a weak
specie. At time of difficulty you can appeal for
they can't do mathematics and physics ? A young
girl can beat many experience adults in chess
game. They scored a string of As including in
additional mathematics and engineering physic.
my working days, I had a habit of rewarding
mothers for their children's excellent
achievements in academic performance. Mothers
sacrifice more for the success of the children.
PEOPLE GET USED TO OBAMA
is an action to assert oneself as the most capable
person than the others. If a weight lifter said he has
lifted 200 kg he is not bragging but merely
express a statement of his true achievement. But if he
adds saying that he is thr strongest and nobody could
beat him then he would be bragging.
does not permit pomposity and swaggering. I also found
courtesy and humbleness among the Chinese. Many Chinese
I know are afraid to praise their kids and brag about
themselves as if they were aware of God's wrath. They
lie low with their successes and ability.
of a kind is when a person project himself above his
ability and believe himself as a perfectionist, master
of all, the champion of the champions. He dismisses
others as stupid and incapable.
are intelligent enough to distinguish between bragging
and a mere statement of facts. Two men talking to each
other about flying an airplane or about the trip
overseas merely discuss their experience. Compare
what Shahrizat said about herself and what we heard from
many others, we would shake our heads.
very many years ago, I met Marina Yusoff while boarding
a flight back home from Honolulu. There were a group of
them. I was wearing a jogging suit. "Hey Malaysians you
wear jogging suit home ?" They were jesting. Marina
laugh as well. I realized she was very humble and very
friendly person. So were the others.
And I was
with a Deputy Minister in Australia for almost a week,
not knowing him as one, never address him as Datuk, yet
we talked so much on many matters like close friends.
His wife a PHD scholar pushed the wheelchair where my
wife was. I felt so little and so embarrassed and so
guilty when I knew he was a Minister on the last day of
the trip. He lost in the last GE. And I told myself that
people were simply funny. They praised evil and rejected
what is good.
you have been watching the audition part of The American
Idol you will see a lot of braggadocios, who can't sing
and who had bad voices.
ignore and tolerate bragging that come from the normal
populace. We can't afford to have a swaggering and
17/10/2013 - Abdul
Black, is not popular among a few White Anglo Saxon
Americans who believe in the White supremacy. It was a
democracy that put the slave to run the United States.
harassments of Obama's policy till the Close Down of
American government indicated how they hated the Black
President. The Jews are unhappy with the policy towards
Americans, both Whites and non-Whites are already used
to Obama. The laymen didn't feel any different between a
White and a Black President.
White support he wouldn't have won either the first or
the second term.
problem in North America was seen even in the '80s. It
dragged on till the present century. The 9/11 incident
has something to do with the economic downturn. The
intelligentsia group blamed the financial system of the
country, even the Central Bank is privatized. The money
went to another directions, did not reach the local
populace, no job creation on the part of the government.
The wealth found in Iraq were divided among the
few. The masses continued to take the pressure. Homes
and jobs were lost.
did not feel the different between Clinton, Bush and
Obama. They are all the same and the mass experience the
same happiness or sadness, good or bad.
there is a great fear among the Malays if the Chinese
became a Prime Minister, the fear that they will be
annihilated. The fear of uncertainty could be reduced by
observing the United States.
Malays should somehow think is whether they can survive
without the affirmative actions. In fact even without
the change of leadership they should learn how to
survive, compete in businesses and education, building
the economic system of their own using their own fund.
They should amass money to build foundations. In short
they must be thought to survive on their own. Pampering
can hinder progress.
To help the
Malays is to prepare them for the worst, not to pamper,
and giving them an outright cash. Since we can't tell
the future then we must prepare for the coming.
18/10/2013 - Abdul
Shahrizat a role model for women?
Disgraced former minister for
women, community and family development
Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil won a
second term as Wanita Umno-Baru chief in
the party polls. She trounced her
rivals, Datuk Maznah Mazlan and Raihan
Shahrizat declared her success as a
victory for all Malaysian women and
said, “To all the women of Malaysia,
think of me as the beacon of hope.”
anguish of the past two years, which was
created by her family’s involvement in
the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC)
scandal, Shahrizat claimed that “the
tragedy had developed her inner
She said, “I know
what I did not do – that’s why I
soldiered on because I want to be a role
model for women who think life is
hopeless, when it is not.”
These are 10 incidents from your past to
refute your claim to be a role model for
First. Shahrizat was
defeated in the 2008 general election
but when Datuk Seri Najib Razak became
prime minister, on the resignation of
Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, he made her a
senator, one day before she was sworn in
as minister. This was done to satisfy
the requirements for an appointment to a
ministerial post. Worse still, this
started the jibes about her being a
Second. In GE13,
Najib did not consider her worthy to
represent a constituency; nevertheless,
she was deemed worthy of being a party
nominee in the Umno polls. That says a
lot about the party.
family, namely her husband and children,
were accused of abusing taxpayers’
money. Around RM250 million was siphoned
from the cattle-rearing project to be
used for the purchase of expensive cars,
luxury condominiums, overseas holidays
and pilgrimage trips to the holy land.
Did they ever think of the poor rural
farmers who should have received the
claimed that she was not aware that her
husband and children were involved in
the NFC scandal. If she is clueless
about her family’s involvement in an
alleged major financial fraud, how can
she claim to be able to solve the
problems of Malaysian women?
Fifth. The spineless
Najib could not bring himself to sack a
minister who was tainted by corruption,
nor did he make her resign. When her
senatorship expired, Najib nominated
himself as the minister for women. This
begs the question, what hold does
Shahrizat have over Najib? Hell hath no
fury as a woman scorned so was Najib
fearful of Shahrizat spilling the beans
about his alleged scandals and thus made
a deal with her?
Sixth. As the
minister representing women’s interests,
what did Shahrizat do to curb the
marriages of young children to older
men? What did she do to persuade the
minister for education to promote sex
education in schools, to reduce the
numbers of abandoned babies?
Seventh. When Kartika
Dewi Sukarno was arrested for drinking
beer in a hotel in Kuantan, why did
Shahrizat not prevent Kartika from being
hounded by the press, and intervene to
ensure that Kartika would not be
flogged? Kartika was not flogged because
of international condemnation. That
episode brought international notoriety
to Malaysia but Shahrizat’s only
follow-up was to arrange a conference on
whipping a few months later. Shahrizat
did nothing to help Kartika, whose
family life had been destroyed by the
Eighth. After the
Kartika episode, three other Malay girls
were reported to have been flogged for
having sex outside of marriage. The laws
of the land state that no women will be
whipped in Malaysia. As they were
first-time offenders, the syariah courts
should have shown a modicum of leniency.
Why did Shahrizat keep silent?
Ninth. Why has
Shahrizat not pressured Najib and the
law-makers to tighten the syariah laws
pertaining to marriage and divorce? Many
women complain that men avoid making
alimony payments, or circumvent the laws
to marry again. Current laws are not
enforced strictly and men are happy to
pay the minimal fines.
Tenth. This is the
most contentious episode in Shahrizat’s
past. Her most irresponsible act, as the
minister for women, and one for which
she cannot claim to be a “role model”
for women, was when she abandoned the
Penan girls who were raped by timber
loggers in the interior of Sarawak. The
deep pockets of the politicians, and
their cronies in the timber trade,
silenced any investigation into the
rapes, which were first reported in
2008. If the minister representing
women’s and family interests fell short
of her responsibilities, what hope is
there for other women, Penan, Malay or
re-election, does her “survival”,
despite the various corruption scandals
and her incompetence as a minister,
vindicate her and absolve her of her
previous sins? Is her triumph something
which Umno should be proud?
Any person with a
whiff of scandal, who was rejected by
the Malaysian electorate and who is
irresponsible is without doubt
unsuitable as a role model.
re-election says a lot about her party
and the Umno delegates who voted for
her. Although she may think she is a
beacon of hope, we ask: Which is the
greater evil? Is it that a person who is
tainted with corruption has proven
herself a winning candidate? Or is her
spectacular comeback proof that she is
the best her party can offer?
Mariam Mokhtar is
"a Malaysian who dares to speak the
Go to the web page and read the comments.
16/10/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
QUESTION TO SHAHRIZAT
are you asking the people to take you as a role
model, not Datin Rosmah Mansor ? Are you saying
you are the best woman in Malaysia ?
Though I am not happy with Dr Mahathir I would
say Dr Asmah is 500 time better than you. So is
Puan Rahah, the mother of the current PM. There
are thousands more better women I can list but
they are in your opposition camp. Even within
UMNO itself the number of non-boisterous,
non-arrogant and non-swaggerer are enough to be
of a better grade than you are.
you saying you are much better than Datin Rosmah
MAHATHIR CAN BE APPEASED BY THE MONEY
don't think Mahathir can be bought with money.
It is wrong to tell him, "I gave you project and
money, what else do you want. Just keep your
mouth shut." Eventually the former PM will read
what is in Najib's mind.
Najib has been advised not to fear the old PM.
They have a better strategy to counter
Mahathir's move. I have a haunch that the defeat
of Gelang Patah and Ibrahim was the game played
to deface Mahathir by UMNO circle itself,
sending a message 'You are not popular anymore'.
Hand twisting and back stabbing is a normal game
of the party.
Both Najib and Mahyuddin will strike to paralyze
Mukhriz if the later is found to threaten the
position of any of them. By now they have known
the remaining strength of Mahathir. Mahathir had
no control over the media, the army and the
Do you think Mahathir gave a standing ovation to
Shahrizat's returning to lead the WANITA ?
Let us all wait and see.
IF NFC IS FREE
PKZ IS FREE ALSO
In character and spirit NFC and PKZ are equal in
nature though the magnitude of the money
involved are different. My hypothesis is PKZ
will go free if NFC goes free.
All what we will be hearing is the rhetoric of
words and reasons and arguments, leaving the
reality of religious morality aside.
In my childhood days religious and pious people
were saying that nearing the end people will get
more and more blind. They right the wrong and
wronged the right. If they can't find the
justification they will blame God.
Nobody was jailed when Bank Bumi went bankrupt
and Jalil was murdered, PERWAJA steel closed
down and money were missing. Nobody was arrested
when the indelible ink purchased was found and
But Anwar get slapped and jailed. Teoh Beng Hock
mysteriously committed suicide.
Pray for some morality somewhere.
Hindu caste system
- read to understand it
In Malaysia the Hindu and the Jews
keep the religion to themselves. It is not like the
Christians who seem like to create problems with the
local. They are seeking international support to pursue
the jobs to spread Christianity among the Muslim youths.
When in USA and Europe the truth of Christianity has
been exposed by the bible scholars themselves.
It is despicable for a man of
Church to be so
aggressive thinking they could be a martyr and willing
to go to the holly war again. How could people become so
savage in the modern scientific era. They have even a
new Christian religion called SCIENTOLOGY. I think the
Indian priests should join the scientology.
THINKING THE FUTURE
How many young people compute their
economic future ? Do they compute the saving they have
when they are out of work or retired ? I observed a few
who spend their money lavishly. There aren't any social
security in this country. We don't have the free daily
food for the poor either. Those with working children
would depend on their kids. Once their kids have a big
family to support parents will be a big problem.
Some chose to stay single, thinking
they will be healthy and strong forever. They don't want
to know what will happen when they fall sick and hardly
In school we tried to educate the
kids for their bright future, to have good jobs, and
trained them to think by constantly advising them. We
talked about the future. Instead we found that a few
became hard-core addicts.
The other day I was reading about a
ham radio operator in USA who had to sell all the radio
equipments and quit being a ham because he was out of
job. Someone wrote about the poor and the jobless who
searched for money to buy an iPhone 5C. Malaysians youth
too would spend their savings on such ever changing
I have both the Chinese and Malay
friends. The Chinese I talked to indicated that they
were very calculative. They saw their and their kids and
prepared for the eventualities. The Malays spent all as
they earned. My students could spent RM400K in less than
a month for BMW, motorbike and other stuffs.
May be they leave everything to fate
16/10/2013 - Abdul
DON'T TRUST ANYBODY
Interesting Question and Answer by Christian
Sun Myung Moon, the Korean-born
founder of the Unification
Church built a secretive global business empire
that sells cars, guns, newspapers and sushi. To
thousands of followers, Moon was the benevolent “True
64-year-old Roman Catholic priest has
been arrested after an investigation into the theft of
church money. He is accused of stealing funds in order
to support some very un-priestly habits.
priests 'stole millions from collection plate'
Irish Catholic priest has admitted to stealing
hundreds of thousands of dollars from his Florida
parishioners to fund a lavish lifestyle of luxury
homes and holidays.
Malaysian Muslim clerics are
exchanging punches among themselves too
Is the catholic church all about money?
I went to a sweet sixteen party at a catholic
church (mass and reception) and the father of
the birthday girl told me they charged 1300.00
to rent the church and hall, but wanted another
fifty bucks to turn on the heat. What's up with
Yes it is. Control the gullible, brainwashed
masses and they'll give their money to the
Great system isn't it?
PROPAGATION OR MY ANTENNA ?
Drugs split families and destroy souls. A son
killed his mother for money, and threatened the
father. A husband pressured his wife, even to
prostitute herself to support the drug habit. A
drug pusher destroys a big bulk of our society
and if he is to be destroyed we only lost one
criticized my lawyer friend for defending drug
pushers and criminals, accusing him of
corroborating with people who cause chaos in our
community. Though his answer was simple that
those people were known innocent to him, I
simply would not accept his excuse.
Students who pushed drugs will not get GOOD
remark on the report card. He may claimed that
he had changed and promised not to peddle drug
again but he can't change those many others he
had destroyed. You may ask how he escaped police
persecution. The answer should be known to all.
The police need to know the main source of the
drug from him. Once they captured the bigger
ring, they left the student to the school to be
The future depends on his employer. He has to
beg for a job and swear that he has changed. I
am sure one out of 20 will believe him. If the
other rejected him, they just share similar view
with me. You can't say I am bad and he is good.
The chance is to be given by the prospective
employer. Commonly these category of students
would tear the school leaving certificate and
sought for a new one from the school.
criminal who stole RM200 from a tycoon did not
destroy families. Politicians were known to
steal millions in a smart way. There were
robbers who rob bigger robbers. They didn't
destroy families either. Smokers who puffed in
smoke into their lungs only invited lung cancer
to kill themselves but not the others.
That's why I very much condoned Tak Sin's way of
waging war on drugs in Thailand. Despite of the
immense difficulties he was successful. We just
cannot guess the involvement of the drug lords
in putting Tak Sin away. If Zahid were to shoot
at the drug criminals running with a gun in
hand, I would very much support him. Drugs
destroy families. British conquered China using
opium. Vietnamese weakened US military personnel
using drugs. Some say the Jews prefer the
American youths to be addicted to drugs and sex.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
stations but not as strong as before. From time to time
I would scan 20 and 15 meter. Once in a blue moon I went
to 80 meter. But reading from the report by 9M2GET and
9M2ZAK they were working on DX band and confirmed their
contacts with many South American stations. I used to
hear many Japanese on 15 meter band, which seems to be
Once, a long
time ago, I was told that if I can hear a station, they
too is able to hear me. Today I find it insensible. The
station may be using 1 KW and me 50 watts. How could he
copy me if I can read him only 53 or 54. Whenever my CW
could go through and I gave them 599, I only got 549.
Theirs were on amplifier and me barefoot using 40 watts.
Hairie has a
tower of 70 feet and a superb Yagi. Mine is only a 20
foot mast with the half-size G5RV. Probably the poor
receptions were due to my setup not the propagation.
I am sorry that
I do not read anything on the current state of
propagation. If it says the situation is not good for
ham radio these few months, then I should not be worried
about my antenna. Any way I don't have any intention of
improving the system to make it simple for my work. I
could do everything single handed.
The only band
that I could hear many strong stations is 40 meter. It
is almost occupied by the Indonesians from 7.00 to
May be I have
to wait a little longer to observe the situation.
OR ISLAMIC ?
Years ago my friends were jesting about marrying
a Bengali or a Pathan. They said they would
chain the wife when they were going out. Either
they fear their wives would be having an affair
with someone else or the way they distrust their
women. Some might associate Dr Mahathir with a
Pathan, Pakistani or Taliban. I think canning
women is deep rooted in their culture. Don't
blame Islam for that matter.
Taking one Afghan woman being canned does not
mean all of their women were subject to daily
canning and punishment. We can compare with the
sex slaves in
the United states. A Missouri man was sentenced
to 20 years in Federal prison for holding a
young woman as sex slave. And thousands of
American children went missing for child
prostitution and sex slaves. Could it be a
Christian culture ?
not born with the Muslims. Look at the police
brutality in the West and in the United States
and everywhere else. Look at the number of
prisons, the daily murders and crimes.
Always look at the
mirror when demonizing others.
14/10/2013 - Abdul Rahman
Pope to Protestants: “Piss off.”
The Vatican just released a new
document reiterating that protestant churches
aren’t really churches because they don’t have
apostolic succession, hence no sacraments. That’s
boring–the Vatican II teaching there was pretty
clear. What was interesting is that Papa Benedict
felt the need to defend Vatican II against
Protestants said Catholics worshipped
Funny people. People are
funny.The Mafia, gangsters, murderers and drug cartels
love to wear cross. Jesus will save them from hell.
Philosophy and religion
are two different things; one comes from God and
the other is the imagination of man. What comes
from God are not questionable and we do not
manipulate and try to create explanations.
Once a man tries to
create explanation from what first considered as
religion, it becomes a philosophy. Philosophy is
a creation of mind, a dream, and a fantasy.
A man who bows to a
frog will explain when asked for his action,
that the frog is not a real frog. It is the
incarnation of the God. It is recorded in a
holly book written by Eon chapter 2 verse 4 bla
imagination that comes from man will remain an
imagination. He can make it more complex that
demand for a deep thought, which is a
What comes from
religion is straight forward. One of my
professors said that there is no Islamic
14/10/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
DO WE KNOW THE NEW
We used to know all the new
hams as soon as they got their licenses. They made
themselves heard and would meet the active members one
by one. Somewhere I came across 9M2OHM whom I never knew
who he was, and never have a contact with him.
It is not wrong for the new 9Ms
not to make themselves heard. We can't impose our values
on others. The global philosophy of ham radio itself was
changed. We have the choice to like it, hate it or just
ignore it. If we disagree with the change we could leave
If my conjecture is correct
even the YB boys experienced identical problem. I hardly
traced the old stations on 7 MHZ nowadays. The CW net on
7.025 does not seem to be there anymore. And I did hear
about the gathering of only the old hams.
The latest group I knew were
9M2GET, 9M2PJU, 9M2MGL, 9M2AUR, 9M2ALL, 9M2RZL, 9M2SQL,
9M2BAL, 9M2ONE and a few others. After this badge I
hardly know any.
Not knowing does not affect the
health of amateur radio. We have just to live with the
new culture or just quit.
Abdul Rahman Raof
TALIBAN AND WOMEN
The movie 'The chase for freedom' was
about a Afghan lady, a university graduate, who was
trying to seek freedom in the United States. She was
accused of teaching Afghan women reading and writing. I
had doubt over the truth of the story, thinking it was a
propaganda to demonize the Muslims. Today in the Yahoo
News I read about a 16 year old girl who was shot by the
Taliban in 2012 for championing girls' right in
education. She is alive and becoming more active in
Pakistan politics. She is Malala Yousafiza.
At least the Malays can appease
themselves a nd feel please that they are of much a
better specie than the despicable Taliban. It is said
that the Pakistani Taliban are deterring girls from
My step mother, an illiterate, was
enjoying her reading class organized for old women 50
years ago. My own mother still could not read until her
death but could read the Koran extremely well. And the
Malays would cane their daughters who do not want to go
you don't shoot or cane girls who
want to learn ABC.
Another movie 'The son of an Afghan
farmer" showed the fate of an Afghan boy murdered
because he was in love with an American college mate.
14/10/2013 - Abdul
The first time the story of RM6K
breakfast came into my knowledge was when I tumbled
across a Youtube footage depicting the owner of the
restaurant explaining of the charged. The rest I don't
know. Kak Yah the owner claimed that the number dinning
for the food were 400 people.
As I said I only hear story. So my
thought ran wild again. If it was true that 400 people
having a meal, she would have charged each person RM15.
This amount is just reasonable at a restaurant. A plate
of Mee Mamak at Seri Malaysia cost us RM10. A plate of
Nasi Tomato with prawn at a roadside non-air
conditioning Mamak shop is RM15. Kak Yah said many 'ta-pau'
the food with them.
On the second thought if there were
400 delegations from Kedah visiting Kelantan there would
be about 10 busses or 100 cars. Or any other combination
of the two to add up to get 400 bodies.
The question is; were there 400
people eating at Kak Yah's restaurant that morning ?
What I saw in the video clip, there
was an absent of price tags for the food items. Kak Yah
could have been slapped for not abiding by the law.
We have to get the fact straight
before making any judgment. It is not between PAS and
UMNO. We need to seek the truth.
SIN HAVE I COMMITTED TO THE MCMC
have I committed to the MCMC for not allowing me to go
above 7.1 MHZ while the rest are allowed ? Rather than
defying the authority and joined the rest, I chose to
stay away from the prohibited frequencies as it was not
in my AA.
understand the Indonesians are allowed to go above 7.1.
Whatever is Indonesians won't surprise me at all. They
are everywhere even on sole CW band. We live in Malaysia
and must abide by our Malaysian laws.
is anybody who says it is alright to go above 7.1, I
really want to know who the person is. If somebody is
from the MCMC it would not be appropriate at all.
am still puzzled by it.
13/10/2013 - Abdul
PLAYING CHESS IN HAWAII
Waikiki was a man made
beach, the sand of which, were brought from the
mainland. Yet it is one of the most attractive beach
that attracts millions to this island. I had never soak
myself in the sea water except for walking along the
edge of the sand.
Hula Show was a bit inland but not far from the beach.
The road was parallel to the shore. On the sidewalks
there were resting place and a table with chessboard on
it. There were several of them. I don't remember how
many. It could have been more than 15.
crowds at each table watching chess game. A Black man
won. The crowd moved away leaving me with the Black man.
"Hello, where are you from ? " He asked me. "Malaysia."
"Want to have a game of chess ?" I smiled, sat on the
existing chair opposite him. I thought I must have won
the first game. Otherwise he would not have request me
to play another match. I remembered I won some and he
I had to
excuse myself because I need to go to the airport. He
gave me a card. "Please come and see me again the next
time you visit Hawaii. I will be around here. We will
play another game." When the bus came I left for the
airport. It was sunset but my flight was past midnight.
I am sure if
you have been to Hawaii you will be seeing a lot of
chess tables in many places. They say it is the same in
Russia. Can we have some in recreational areas here ?
MY TRAVEL DREAM ENDS
I thought I could still travel even
though my wife is sick. But the hope is over. She needs
a strong and patient person to take care of her
for her body is big and heavy, making it hard to lift
and transfer her to do her dialysis.
There are places I had planned to
visit. I have never been to Africa and to South America.
POTO travel always sent me brochures and notifications,
which I just have to brushed aside. I can't even go to
Langkawi and Kuala Lumpur now.
My world is my home and my shabby
radio shack where I sleep and wash my clothing, and
updating my blog.
Someone, deep in his heart, might say
to me," Wait for your wife to die and you can travel
again..." That is not only a cruel thought but it has
the essence of impossibility. I have a strong feeling
that I will die first before her. She is disabled
physically but clinically healthy. Her blood sugar level
is good, her BP is around 135 65. Her blood contents
show normal readings. Her appetite is excellent. The
blood purifying really made her good.
If I am sick, I can't go for
treatment. I can't be sick. Someone has to nurse her
bowel, bathing and lifting her. Hence I am prone to
heart attack and other killer disease. And I repeatedly
told her that I will die first before her. My
computation of the last of my day would be around 75,
the longest. It could possibly be shorter.
Despite her drawback she always pester me to take her
either to Singapore or Bloomington Indiana. She would
say that she is willing to die after the US trip. I
would just laugh. "If you can stand and walk. I would
surely take you to see your old abode, 205 Redbud
Apartment, Indiana University. Instead I would show her
the location and the university area on the Google
I told her to forget about
traveling as much as I do. Next year she should have a
new wheel chair for dialysis and another one to be used
at home. That won't be even over 1 K. She would remain
silent and commented nothing. The portion of money save
for traveling is now diverted to buying medicine and
other facilities for her.
Though the dream is
over, the past is clear in my mind. I could still feel
my walking in the streets of Belgium, London and USA,
the beautiful scenery of New Zealand, encounter with
rogue people and robbers in the United States, a
Japanese woman asking me something in Japanese at
Narita, the chess game at Waikiki Beach Hawaii, the
Communist protest in Ankara, the smoking Turkish girls,
Indonesian officials insinuated for money and everything
else I saw before. They were all just like yesterday.
Disneyland and Disney World were the most I visited,
with diminishing enjoyment. Hawaii was the second. I saw
the dancers at Hoola Kodak Show from their young age
till they grew wrinkles. Washington DC, more than 4 time
visited, with my family, neighbor and friends.
If I can't go anymore it won't be the end of the world.
I only pray for my good health so that I can manage my
Abdul Rahman Raof
context the law gives guns to the police and military
and those applied for a special license to keep gun for
the requested purpose. Am I wrong to say that other than
those allowed by the law, criminals own guns ?
a person is innocent till proven guilty does not hold to
a person who owns the weapon of murder. The very moment
he buys a gun and keep it with him he is already a
guilty person. His expressed intention was to shoot. Are
we waiting for the gun to fire at us before we fire back
A gun is
never to protect oneself. It is more of an offensive
object. It is different from the bullet proof vest. If
criminals wear the vest to protect himself, it poses
less danger to the public because the vest does not kill
In the war
against drugs Tak Sin was accused of annihilating the
criminals and the drug pushers. Since then Thailand
becomes a safer country till now. It has been a talk
that a car thieves will be missing after two days of
stealing a car.
feared is that the gun may shoot the wrong person either
by the law enforcement officer or by the gangster.
the police is applying a rule 'shoot first before the
gun shoot at you'. It has become a controversial issue.
And the police chief is finding a hard time defending
should watch their mouths. It is best to have a
spokesperson for any policy. And it would be better not
to rush in making statements.
American second amendment and the philosophy of owning a
gun could open up our mind, and try to understand the
reason why American administration is trying to ban the
assault weapons from being sold to the public.
Self-Professed ‘Bible Scholar’ Makes
Explosive Allegation About Jesus That He Believes Could
Rock the Christian Faith to Its Core
STRUGGLING TO KEEP MORSE CODES
HAM - STAMP
When I was a kid a stamp exhibition amazed me. I
just loved to see the beautiful stamps arranged
for the display. Later I found printed stamps
sold in shops that made me realized stamps could
easily be faked. When I became a ham, I did not
detach the stamp from the envelop.
urged the new hams to keep the stamps on the
enveloped. The name and the address are
witnesses to the authenticity of the envelope
with the stamp on it. The world send you
something inside them. Why not arrange for an
exhibition in your town, school or supermarket.
Reading the article I found that
it is a challenge even to the Muslim faith because the
later believes in the existence of Jesus. Muslims do not
say Jesus is a god and Jesus was killed. Try to read it
for your interest.
The Morse code
proponents in the United States never gave up the
struggle to retain Morse code.
They opened up classes, giving tutorials and using their
websites to promote the
use of CW.
There are code
sites for you to learn and practice it. Do a little
homework and go and search for the site.
But once a mistake had been made
it is irreparable. May it be in amateur radio or in
politics. We have to live with the error the whole of
IT IS SENSELESS BUT IT
things happen in the world. Americans are the most to
lose their values. The rest of the world follow. In the
case above , a worker at Lowe's store, Karen saw a man
shoplifting goods worth USA600. She was trying to get
back the goods but failed. She took down the car's plate
number that finally led to his arrest and conviction.
She was sacked because her action put herself and the
customer in danger. She was with the company for 18
In USA an
employer has the liberty to sack the employees just by
merely saying 'YOU ARE FIRED'. That's the kind of
liberty and democracy Bush said the people are jealous
of America. Tenths of thousands were losing jobs and
experience foreclosures. They legalized gay marriage and
can do the unthinkable and the despicable.
sacking is very difficult, even of rude and unproductive
workers. Some employees even threatened their bosses.
UMNO is behind them. Yes, it is senseless but it
backing Karen up. Just follow the trail to know what
will happen to her. But no Democrat nor Republican has
the command to put her back in the job. If it happens
here the victim will either seek DAP or UMNO's help.
Then come a hero, a savior to put thing back in order.
Karen would be safer in Malaysia than in the United
States. But then America is a country of enlightened
people. As for us and other Arab countries, we are
despised as savage or terrorists.
What a joke.
People are saying if PHD guys were
to sit for the PMR again they would probably failed. But I am
one of the stupid hams around, when I go to look for the coaxial cable,
I will not ask the shopkeeper for the
RG8 or RG58. I don't know what RG stands for. If the
coax are there I would look at the size, the center
conductor and the thickness of the braid. I always
prefer the bigger conductor and a thicker braid. I have
to make sure it fits my coax plug. Of course I would
want the 50 ohm cable.
When I first became a ham, I was
given a large size cable to start with. Old hams didn't sell
cables and plugs. Rigs were either given on loan or sold
at very cheap price. The standard price of a rig, like
Yaesu FT101, was RM800.
later stage when old hams began to disappear one by one
I had to buy my own. At Hatyai I could not find the type
I desired. I had to compromise with the smaller diameter
with lesser braid. Yet mine seems to be bigger than what
my neighbor is using. Every time he goes to a shop he
would mentioned PL259 and RG8. He would buy a thinner
cable. He told me that the coax was a good conductor
with low lost.
I would ignore
him for I was not so well verse with those terms and my
mind cannot conceive the small wire gives lesser lost
than the bigger one, however true his saying was. At
least I felt pleased when I saw big size cables used by
the ARRL HQ when I made a visit there.
I only knew that electrons find it easy to move along
bigger path than the smaller one.
A station with a large drive would not matter about
the loss. Driving an output of 1K or 500 watts would not
affect much even if only 70 percent of power shot out
from the antenna. With a powerful aerial and a tall
tower a station could be a king.
I would not still bother on the RG and the PL stuffs.
Let me be stupid forever. What I want is a coax with a
big central conductor, a thick braid and the length of a
multiple of quarter wave.
10/10/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
trees, clearing forests under the cloak of progress and
increase national income. The raping of the forest in
South America finally brought economic upheavals,
unemployment and poverty, and people have no choice but
to plant poppies and run cocaine business.
Malaysia even forest in the water catchment areas were
not spared, cleared for luxurious and lucrative homes.
People start to hunt for water everywhere and ended up
in using the polluted river . Then they blamed those pig
farm owners who have been at the river for the past 60 -
of men is the greatest greed that lies entrenched in
their blood. Those who plundered could carry their
wealth away and live in other tranquil country, leaving
the local to struggle with life, and the hungry wild
animals that slowly moving towards extinction.
I am very
scared to hear of government active involvement in
promoting and encouraging property development. If you
ask them in parliamentary session, they give you the
answer which I perceived as a deceptive. The answer
seemed to be sound. The reality is full of thorns.
THESE FEW DAYS AT
THE JOGGING TRACK
DRUGS IN SCHOOL
Drugs penetrated secondary schools especially
the schools with hostels. The known type was
marijuana. Parents are not worried. Teachers are
not disciplinarian anymore. Nobody dares to
touch students who flout with the school rules.
Reading the circular from the Ministry the
teachers prefer to stay mum, only do the
teaching job following the procedures and
Public is not alarmed because they don't know
about it. Parents would side the kids if they
were informed of their kids vile acts. It is
shocking to know the trusted and innocent
student could be the vendor. And the ring has
always been alert and would easily traced any
suspicion on them with lightning response.
Smoking has always been rampant even during the
school hours especially in toilets. The brave
one would do so in the classroom. Nobody dared
Schools cannot be blamed for the deterioration
of morals and indiscipline. Teachers hands were
tied. Parents put pressure on schools,
threatening to take action on school and
Statements by Rais Yatim on the teaching of
morality was clear enough. It was the parents
who were responsible.
is best for the parents and heaven for schools'
kids are hell for the nation. But I believe it
is good for UMNO, for the party seems to like
stupid and indiscipline youths, as a tool or
weapon to fight the political opponents.
nation will have a bunch of workers who will be
causing problems to the department in many ways,
and to the public who are dealing with them. The
root of corruption, leakage in exam papers and
other malpractices is the indiscipline of the
workforce. Otherwise they would not have
smuggled the jet engines out, stealing firearms,
and other malicious spending of government
starts from home and the new school policy.
I was the only soul at the
jogging track for the two consecutive days of the rainy
days. There wasn't even a ghost. Usually I could see a
few Chinese men and women with umbrellas. May be the
rain started early from morning till night, pouring
heavily. Defying the shooting water from the sky, I made
an hour of walk with umbrella in one hand.
Yesterday and today the weather
seemed to be fine. I saw several new faces of Malay
women. The young ones ran and overtook many of us. The
elderly walked like snails. Chinese ladies have been
very strong all along, running fast wit the men folks
non-stop for more than 10 rounds, about 10 km, and those
who walk would open their strides wide and high speed
overtaking men and women. I envy the Chinese ladies for
their strong stamina. My wife said the Chinese are
strong because of the vegetables intake.
There were a few group of Malay
youths probably young adults of between 20 to 25 who
were on the workouts. Probably they would take to the
tracks after the workouts before they went home.
Today I saw kids with
motorbikes loitering without the helmets with full
throttle, whom I gather were boys who had completed
their PMR. It was painful to the eyes, giving bad
impressions about government's affirmative actions on
the Malays. What would become of them when they grow up
and go into work place.
Among people I saw at the
garden park were postmen, several of them, went to rest
after finishing the morning delivery, and would left the
place about 5.00 pm. These are among the product of the
wild kids who cared for no law.
But I am certain the number of
joggers have increased. It is hard to find an empty
place to park a car. My advantage is my car is small. I
squeezed in whenever I found a small and ample space. So
far so good.
Abdul Rahman Raof
TUNING A RADIO
DRESSING A MIKE
OF MY FAVORITE MEALS
The whole set
cost me RM10.55. Between 6 - 9 pm it is priced at RM9.50
Tuning a radio
without a tuner had never been trivial, especially
tuning for the dip. Our eyes had to be sharp and quick.
But with the tuner it made life so easy and comfortable.
the dip," I would tell myself. "Go for maximum power and
minimum SWR". As for me I would always start with SWR.
After moving away a few KCs from the frequency in used I
first make sure the band switch is on the desired band.
The carrier is pushed up to a few watts. I rotate the R
and X tunes on the tuner to the minimum SWR reading.
Then I increase the carrier a little more and just for
SWR minimum until the reading is stable at all carrier
But after a
long experience we will know at what carrier level to
get the required power. In this case the switch is
always on the SWR. In fact the tuning process involves
only the adjustment of R and X knobs on my tuner for the
lowest reflected wave.
Do I need to
tune again after I have done the tuning ? YES. When I
change frequency. Even if I park at a fix spot, I might
have moved to another point which I may not remember.
Secondly SWR will change when the antenna is wet. My
dipole shows a substantial change in SWR when it is
raining or when there is a strong wind blowing it
back and forth. After the rain stops Ithere is another
djustment. Else just use automatic tuner, save all the
08/10/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
What is meant by dressing a mike ? It
is some sort of s housing for a microphone, covering it
with a piece of cloth. The microphone is shoved inside
none fingered glove, a pouch. Hams were getting smarter.
Instead of making the gloves themselves, they used
socks. Socks are cheap and easy to wash.
Each time we talk to the mike a small
portion of our spit will fall on it. After a period of
time the smell becomes stronger. It is alright if we are
the sole user, but at time we have ham visitors who
might want to use our transceiver.
Idris used sock. Eshee, a custom made
pouch or glove. I have not have any till now. Only just
now I used Fabreeze to spray on my microphone to kill
the odor and the germs.
May be tomorrow I will be buying a
few China made socks to dress my Icom microphone.
you go to Mac Donald you ask for Fish Fillet. If
you go to KFC you ask for Fish Burger. I chose
Fish Burger over Fish Fillet because KFC is
nearer to my house. I did not take chicken and
all other animals or birds with two legs since I
was a kid.
don't remember the price of Fillet O Fish. I
have not been to Mac D for quite some time. A
set of Fish Burger containing, potato wedges, a
cup of Pepsi and a burger, cost RM9.50 between 6
- 9 pm and RM10.55 at any other time. I just
love to bite the burger, intermittent with
potato wedges dipped into chili source. During
the whole meal I would be reading an I-Book. The
current story I am reading is The Lost World.
One politician said that eating fish made one a
smart person. Of course I think it is an absurd
statement. But it is true that eating a lot of
Ikan Tongkol can make a person smart. Ikan
Tongkol contains an ingredient that develops our
brain. That explains why the kids from Kelantan
and Trengganu are very bright.
hope my eating fish burger can turn me into a
bright old man. A meal of Fish Burger would fill
my stomach. I feel good and smart after the
meal, despite my fading memory. Oblivion comes
with age. How much can the fish offer to
recompensate the fading memory.
In my assessment the fish burger is much bigger
than the fish fillet. It is crispy and tastier.
It is worth my money.
The sales girl must be wondering why I like the
food so much, and asked me how delicious the
fish is. They wanted to know whether I take any
rice at all. I told them that the fish made me
smart. That was the only reason why I purchased
it everyday. Forgetting my brakfast has always
been Majid's rice-tomato, I told them I
seldom took rice.
had a plan to cook some time. But I found my
cooking stove was put away by my daughter when
she came home.
In the days when I started ham
radio the smallest mobile phone was about one foot long.
It must have been pretty expensive. Ordinary people
could not afford to own one. That was the time when they
talked to the mobile the speech was so loud that the
world could hear them. It was a splendor. It was a show
PC was unheard of. No IRC and
no Facebook. So everyday, after office hours, Malaysian
hams would emerge one by one. We would not know what
could it be if there were internet then. Probably hams
would park on the FB and use computer as their base.
Technology changed the habits
and culture and the values. FB is not as splendid as
Yahoo chat for it does not have voice facility like
Yahoo, where we can speak in a group, just like the ham
Once we form a group chat and
opened a chatroom for the group we could be hooked by it
and probably abandoned ham radio. There is no point for
those in the group to think of other mode of
conferencing. Skype is more superb but conferencing is
The decision now is merely
psychological, except for mobiling, where it is more
convenient to use ham radio.
I used the phrase
local band to imply 40
meter band because it was the most reasonable band for
local communication. 20 and 15 meters were always on the
skip zones, and 80 meter needed a longer wires for the
dipole. 40 was just fit and nice. That's the reason
Malaysians chose 40 for evening chats. We were there
because there was no internet and no cell-phone that
enabled us to talk free of charge.
We can't force the younger
generation to think like us. No matter how beautiful we
paint the picture of the past none would be able to
imagine the splendor and the glamour. Neither can we
persuade them to occupy the local band. Things are just
06/10/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
MARTS MUST WAKE
I bet several thousand
hams in Malaysia do not know what MARTS is. Are
there any American hams who don't know what
ARRL stands for ? Staying aloof and expecting people to
know us by merely parking on a website will not
take the society anywhere. It must go out and
can go commercial and selling publications I see
no reason why MARTS can't. Going commercial
means it is generating income to itself.
Creative ideas would put attractive products on
the shelves. The success enabled the society to
employ workers and pay allowances to the
had been telling me to go to MARTS web site. I
do not agree with MARTS's passive stunt. That's
not the way to recruit new members and to pull
back all the old members to the society.
counsel members must have interest, imagination,
energy and brain. Interest in MARTS will not
reach the peak if there isn't much interest in
radio. Interest in radio means working hard to
improve oneself in all aspects of radio
communication and licensing requirements, and
making them heard every time on the local band.
Make people know who they are.
Imagination is to inspire vision on how to
project the society to all Malaysians, hams or
non-hams. How to generate and perpetuate
income ? And documenting all the listed methods
and procedures to be adopted.
means going out to sell MARTS, at forum RAE and
CW tests, going places meeting hams and doing
technical presentation. It can organize various
programs like antenna construction,
project day and other form of gatherings.
course the members must be brainy, acute and
smart in planning and working. Brainy person
does not necessarily implies higher academic
It is a
tough qualification to be in the team
leadership. But that will determine the stature
of an organization, in wealth, resourcefulness,
respect and glamour.
I do not believe that a
man in radio business is suitable to be involved
in radio society, for instinct will push them to
manipulate for the enhancement of their
business, lobbying and urging for policies that
The choice is theirs. To
continue sleeping or waking up and leap high
aiming at the sky.
change. Either because we change them or it was
incidental. In the days when only radio was the sole
equipment for entertainment almost everyone put their
ears to listen to broadcasting stations. There were MW,
SW1, SW2 and SW3 on the radio. Today we only have FM
radio in the market. Finding a communication radio is
just like hunting for a treasure. It is easier to find a
handy talkie at the same price.
Some were so
keen to increase the ham population and to help their
friends to join ham radio fraternity. They did not have
insight nor did they compute of the comings.
If we expect
people to do SWLing today, what are they going to listen
to ? Local hams do not fill local frequencies. Pirates
are everywhere. The SOP styles totally changed. A few
old hams in USA were blaming the no-code hams for the
deterioration. What were used to be wrong before has
become a norm today. Partly these were shaped by the
hams stay away from the band, there is nothing good to
listen to. All you will be hearing are the nets and
people testing their ESSB with the one-two counts.
discourse in Malaysia amateur radio is the making of the
old hams themselves.
A VIEW I PICKED UP
Below is a view I picked up from a website forum
I am giving up Ham Radio for two
1. Been there and done that.
2. Ham's attitudes (The BIGGY!)
I have done everything I have wanted too in ham radio. I
have talked all over on and OFF the planet. Did some
experimenting and other things. I truly enjoyed them.
The "BIGGY" is Hams attitudes. I find most of them are
self centered and very cliquey people. It has gotten a
lot worst since the introduction of the no code license
in the 90's. It has gotten much worst since then. Both
on local repeaters and on HF, you find these same types
of people. No wonder why the rest of the world hates us
so much. Just listen to the American Hams on HF!
My license comes up for renewal in 2014. I am thinking
about it lapsing. Being a Ham has no meaning to me
anymore. I used to consider it an honor. I don't
anymore. I have sold my HF station last summer. I keep
some VHF/UHF equipment for my rail fanning (train
watching) trips. I'll probably sell that in 2014 and
just buy a scanner.
What will I do for a hobby? I do rail fanning and post
my pictures on the Internet. I am also a model railroad
builder. As I once told some one. "I can play God and
build my own little world as I see fit. As some of you
who plays God on the radio, you hurt peoples feelings.
At least model railroading wont hurt anybody." Those are
my feelings for this hobby.
73 and good bye,
PEOPLE AREN'T PERFECT
matter what we say bad things about others, it does not
make us perfect persons. How truly honest are we though
we always try hard to be sincere, honest, considerate
and rational. Many a time we would forget ourselves and
be ruthless, selfish and dishonest.
refrain themselves from condemning the vice of others
knowing their own imperfection. I know people who spread
vicious words about others are mischievous, liars and
Try to ponder and
reflect back every moment of our past. Whatever sins we
did not fall into. Were not at any moment that we were
not acting selfish, on the road, at public places and in
our office ? Were we not having even a slightest greed
in ourselves ?
One of the worst thing to do
is back-stabbing our friends, destroying their
reputation with the express purpose of pushing ourselves
up. We could fool most of the people most of the time
but we can't fool all people all the time. Some smart
people will judge us by our words about other people.
In fact letting the
sentiment rules would hinder us from looking at facts
and reality. I had said before about people who viewed
the Arabs and the Muslims as terrorists, or the Malays
as stupid and lazy.
It is not many who made the
unpaid profession of rumor mongering as their hobby. But
there are numerous number who believe them blindly.
Zahid just held the post. He should
not be blamed for the missing 44 guns and 29 vehicles.
After all those firearms and vehicles had fallen into
the sea. Again it is fated by God. UMNO supporters are
happy about it. They have been defending fuel hike,
Shahrizat, all sort of corruptions and certainly this
They have to wait until these guns
are pointed at them. Even then they are not worried and
will not bother with the missing things like the jet
engines and now the firearms. Najib has two things to
do; pay the people RM500 or telling the Malays these are
trivial issues as compared to Chinese dominance.
There seem to be a pattern where
criminals are hiding behind UMNO. It is clearly visible
in matters of cow-condos, indelible ink and other failed
Don't blame the people for thinking
hell about the government or politicians. I tend to
think 80% of the thinking is to retain power, how to
make money, retaining status quo, getting favor and
promotions. While yelling 'vote for UMNO...vote for UMNO...'
they are stealing behind the curtain.
The rhetoric painted a great picture
of order in the country and the government. The reality
is far from the truth.
If the police is truly not aware of
the firearm theft then we can be sure one day the bombs
belonging to the government will fall on the Minister's
houses themselves. The missing bullets could possibly
tear some of VIP's chests.
Other nation would find Malaysia a
hilarious country; missing jet engine, missing firearms,
cow-condo and the indelible ink case. Are we not ashamed
when face to face with Obama and the Chinese leader ?
Is it not pertinent to question the different between
the Malays of today and the Malays in 1800 ?
04/10/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
I SEE IN MUKHRIZ
FORCING YOUR WILL ON OTHERS
tells me that so and so is bad and commands me not to
near that person, I would not take it as a truth right
away. I need to see proof. Enmity could be due to mere
to tell me of badness of the others. I could not make an
immediate assessment without further investigation. In
the meantime I have just to be on the lookout.
There is an
element of goodness and badness in a person. Sometimes I
chose to entertain my sentiment, simply to distrust and
hate another. It was not right for me not to rationalize
A woman told
me she she was going to marry a man whom I knew as
untrustworthy. I didn't tell her the bad side of the
man. I would not want to force my will on others.
He could turn out to be different from my perception.
But I know one thing, a good man can turn to be bad. A
bad man can turn over a new leaf. We never know. God is
Just because I loath UMNO and
Mahathir, it does not mean I must duly hate Mukhriz too,
There are 4 things I noticed in Mukhriz. Firstly he is
sharp, mentally sharp. Secondly he has a strong memory.
He could remember someone he first meet even almost a
month later. Thirdly he does not postpone critical
project. He acts immediately and quickly. And fourthly
he is a simple man. There isn't a trait of arrogance in
But I could not say what he can be
in the future. A man may or may not change.
As usual there will be people who
like him and people who hate him. I don't have any of
those because he is not my acquaintance nor is he my
I think he should win a post, not
because he is Mahathir's son but because of his
personality trait. UMNO members should be smart enough
to choose leaders for the good of this nation.
The collapse of roofs in Trengganu were too soon
and too many. And they are expensive too. Our
conclusion is always simple and true. But when
you hear those goons talking they would talk for
hours and hours, giving all sort of excuses. The
sequence of collapse were too soon, from the
stadium, bus stop and now mosque.
am sure another cleric will be engaged to justify
those incidences as fated by God and we should
submit to the Almighty. Even in the West
stadiums and bridges collapse. Accidents happen
everywhere even in the nuclear power plant.
May be Trengganu is a unique state, endowed with
the richness of oil, and the wealth is too huge.
The indigenous people are smart. The ladies are
fair and beautiful. There are swaggerers like
Idris Jusoh and Ahmad Said. We hear the rakyat
calling the King 'natang'. They razed down a
mosque dispelling the House of God. They chose
secularism as their way of life.
It is indeed an amazing state.
If come another collapse in the near future
would you say it is still a co-incidence ?
Or it is just a bad luck. To the Chinese 'soay
seow' is more than a bad luck. It is a kind of
malevolent spirit resides in the office of
To say it is a retribution from God may be too
much and too far. But we simply cannot waive the
possibility. It could be the prize for razing
the mosque down. And the price for a vengeance
From the point of view of rational people it
was just a hanky panky in the awards of the
Some of us may be thinking that Americans are
people of white or red skinned, just as what we
see in Bush and Clinton. I can't gave a perfect
picture because I have not been to all parts of
the country. What I am going to write hers is
based on what I saw at the places I visited.
If you have been to Waltham Stow in the heart of
London you will be thinking that you are in
Asia; India or Pakistan. You hardly see a White
Similarly in several parts of USA you will see
non-White people in the whole area. The
Vietnamese and the Koreans occupies a large part
of Orange County California. There were miles of
shop houses belonging to them. The Chinese
occupy a large part of San Francisco. Chinese
restaurants are everywhere throughout the
The stock of Latin Americans and Mexicans are
all over. A few I encountered with in California
could not understand nor speak English. And
in some states you
radio broadcast station in English. They were
all in Spanish.
The rise of the KKK was a result of the fear of
foreign domination. KKK is a White supremacist
group who believe America is for the White Anglo
In Hawaii Japanese are everywhere.
On busses I met Filipinos women whom I first
thought were Hawaiians. They spoke Tagalog.
It is my conjecture that Asian Americans are
well to do group. A big majority are running
restaurants and doing other businesses. Many
still look upon USA as heaven. I don't. I prefer
to die in Malaysia.
THE HIDDEN VALUE
Hams are people. People have prejudice. Color
and education tend to separate human beings.
Even people of the same color and education were
categorized, as superior and inferior race. Once
we were called savage, uncivilized and
Even today we are still inferior and backwards
in many things. Ever dream of Malaysian team
beating European clubs like Manchester United or
Bayern Munich ? But European visitors to Malaya
and Asia could very well assess us today, not to
be so moronic and uncivilized.
Those who don't know us are surprise to hear us
speaking English. We visited a high school in
London where the teachers expressed their honest
views on our grammar and the words we
used. Though we were warned not to tell the
Englishmen that we lived on trees and anacondas
were hunting us, we did tell them a little lie.
"We learned English before we came to London."
The movie I just saw 'Chasing Freedom' depict
the general concept of the Americans about
people of Arab origin. Arabs are terrorists.
North Koreans are dying of starvation. The
Chinese are not free to move. The Malays are a
little less than the Arabs.
Ham operators who never travel abroad, never
encounter with the dark skinned people like us
always think we are morons and inferior. One one
occasion when I was in a ham shop in London, I
was not allowed to touch a rig on display. On
the second occasion in Athens Ohio the crowd
clapped their hands when I played around with a
Morse key sending intelligent messages at one
Would they clap their hands if I were to talk
like any other ham ? CW elevate my ham status a
step higher. Exotic people too can learn Morse.
I had to narrate to them all hams in Malaysia
had to pass both RAE and CW.
That was way back in 1982.
Similarly when we hear the Chinese, the
Russians, the Australians and the Japanese could
converse a fluent Malay we would be amazed by
That's the reason why I feel very proud if a
Malaysian lady goes on CW working DX stations.
It is not that I want to praise 9M2OUT, rather I
view thing in my own perspective. Once her image
is on the worldwide circulation, it speaks many
things. A Malaysian Muslim woman is not a docile
creature and has extra ability of sending and
receiving Morse codes by manual method. It could
remove negative stigmas on Asians as a whole.
Mandatory or not, the no-code hams in the United
States will somehow feel inferior if they were
to see how a Malaysian lady work Morse like
nobody's business. Morons cannot master Morse,
can they ?
- Abdul Rahman Raof
BOH SIA IN
sia in Hockien means no sound, soundless. It was
quite sometime I did not buy the Roti Canai at
one Mamak stall. Yesterday I stopped to buy for
my wife. From 90 cents it has increased to 1.00
ringgit and the size is so much smaller. And a
couple of days ago I bought a ringgit of goreng
pisang, giving me 4 very small slices, enough
for one swallow.
Price increased has been very quiet. I always
took note when going to super-market. People
have no choice but to buy.
drove me mad was the price of the car insurance
premium, taxing the small old car much more than
the new big car. Insurance companies lobbied for
the hike in premium sighting old cars are prone
to accidents. Takaful is one of the most
ruthless, senseless and conscienceless two
legged creatures in the world.
have been hearing of the constant lies from the
politicians about the affordable home. People
are being deceived day and night about the
hundreds of thousands of low cost houses. A
single storey terrace house costs RM140K. To
Tengku Adnan that is cheaper than a million
businessman is hit by the lowering value of
money or the increased in gasoline price. They
just charged the customers. Working people then
would ask for more pay, and annual salary
review. The retired people find their pensions
are shrinking fast. I give priority to food
spending. I have not been buying dresses for
several years except one or two for the Raya
quickest to raise their prices are the Mamak.
Yet customers queued up. I gather they must have
used some sort of a charm to attract people to
their shops. And people do not
seem to bother about the climbing cost of
living. They treat as if nothing happen.
There was not a slightest sound of the climbing
prices of goods and commodities. The Kacang
Mengelembu is now RM3 come with smaller packets,
which was 80 cents before with a much bigger
comes quietly does not stir emotion.
shopkeepers blamed the government. The
government blamed the shopkeepers. Come the UMNO
guys, will yell at the people '...you can own a
big car and a big house, an iPhone and a 47" LED
TV...you can't pay for the milk ? "
else is climbing up ? You won't know until you
check all the items on the shelves and record
the prices in your database. Even the overdue
batteries are fetching up increasing
prices. It's crazy. It's real.
Thais are enjoying cheaper stuffs though their
fuel is more expensive. The Thais have the
tut-tut to go about the cheaper way.
KNOW MALAYSIAN HAMS ?
ARREST WITHOUT CHARGE OR
ALLOW THEM TO SPEAK
We used to have only about 300
hams before the 80's. We would know almost all the
active ones. But it is not so today. There are more than
8000, a climb of more than ten-fold. I hardly count my
fingers as to the numbers I can still remember and the
new active members.
Looking at the 5 names who has
just got through their CW test, I know none of them. It
is not strange anymore. I asked several others whether
they knew those people. They too do not know any.
Try to ask all of the 8000 nine
whiskies whether they know who fought for B license. I
wonder whether they ever heard of the call signs. These
people are still alive and kicking.
True, it is not mandatory to know
fellow hams. It is worse if hams are bitterly disagree
among themselves. I chose to stay a solitary life,
monitoring trunk radio rather than fellow hams
Do I know Malaysian hams ? No. The
memory is fading fast away.
29/09/2013 - Abdul
to arrest without charge and trial indefinitely of a
person suspected as terrorist is a new law that has been
passed. A suspected terrorist can be anyone who protest
against 911 to anyone who keeps a Palestinian flag in
his home. The act is still fresh and warm. Many have
been arrested or found dead.
the Human Right Watch group in the United States to see
the God given and Constitutional right being exercised
to maintain the dignity of human right in the democratic
country which talks so much on human and religious
UMNO would ask the Malaysians to migrate to the West if
the party and the government are criticized for being a
Malaysia turns to America as her godfather and follow
every line engraved on the pillar in Washington then we
have to brace ourselves for more and more social, moral
and economic decay.
is not USA before the 70's. The normal Chinese in China
claim China is freer than USA.
29/09/2013 - Abdul
enjoy ham radio in the good old days during the JOTA and
other time. Those exposed to HF during the JOTA became
so well verse that I invited them to my house to talk
but with a very close scrutiny. Many current 9Ws had the
pleasure operating ham radio in my shack.
I was very
strict then. At the JOTA site scouts could listen but
could not talk while I was away. I would pluck off the
microphone and brought it with me.
The most active
was the scouts in Jitra. They organized JOTA as well as
other events and I was called in to set up the station.
There had never
been any problem with the antenna. The boy scout had
always find a long bamboo for the mast, high enough to
bring in the most distant signals. Those days everyone
spoke English. With that they went Dxing.
I don't quite
remember how many of those I helped and guided have got
the 9M tickets.
never changed, before and now, no matter what people say
and think. I want the best from my students. I want them
to go for a high standard, whether they like it or not.
29/09/2013 - Abdul
MENTAL COPY AT
THE SPEED BELOW
the speed sent by men in the clip I would relax
and copy with my eyes closed. It is nothing to
brag about. There are two things that enabled me
to do so. Firstly I recognize the characters by
the sound. Secondly I always listen to Morse
- Abdul Rahman Raof
DO YOUR WAY
only gave advice once to either my family
members or to my friends. I really hate most
when they would counter it with their glib
arguments, thinking they are smart enough. And I
won't pity or having any sympathy when they
suffer as a result of heeding my advice.
always tell them not to come back and narrate
their problems. Deep down in my heart I would
say serve them right. After all I have myself to
take care of.
you think you are smart then do your way. If you
are successful and become a millionaire it is
your fate. I don't need a help from you and will
never beg even if I don't have a meal for the
day. Likewise if you fail, suffer and falling
sick, you are never to come and tell me either.
That's the price we all have to pay.
When George Bush was a
President, his brother Jebb Bush was offered a contract.
When Malaysian government offered a 2 billion ringgit
project to the former chief justice wife and an
UMNO lawyer it is just a copy of malpractice. Who cares
? The normal men say that it doesn't affect their
lives. And on the part of the government 'So what ? What
can you do about it ? Go and fly kite....."
And why the fuss about
killing only a woman from Mongolia when Bush killed
millions of Iraqis and the Afghans ?
It is a vivid display of the
death of religious morality. The right and the wrong is
not a factor of religion and God's word but the might of
ABOUT 40 SOUNDS
about the dots and dashes. If you don't you will
start to count them when you hear them. It is a
bad habit to count them. You have to recondition
yourself to the new method of studying CW.
Recognize the sound. It will take you about 7
days to try the recognition process taking 7 to
8 characters a day.
those sounds on the CD or MP3 and listen to them
about an hour a day until your mind will
automatically decipher each sound.
timers learn CW without any computer. PCs
started around '80s. Most practised by listening.
There are still CW training stations around the
band. Else you have to devise your own system
using your own creativity.
talking of a common way of learning by the common
man. People with special gifts have their own
method and they could master stuffs within a
short period of time, not only in CW but in
everyone in the world is equally smart. I am
not. So I go using the procedures suitable for
the normal IQ and ability. I took almost a year
yet my CW is still crawling.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
MALAYSIA A CORRUPT NATION ?
September 27, 2013
report just released by Ernst & Young ranked
Malaysia as among the most corrupt nations in Asia.The
report, titled Asia-Pacific Fraud Survey Report Series
2013, said Malaysia, along with China, had the highest
levels of bribery and corruption found anywhere in the
world. The report was consistent with past surveys such
as the Global Financial Integrity report, which named
Malaysia as one of the countries with the highest amount
of illicit capital flight.
In July, global
ratings agency Fitch Ratings revised Malaysia's
sovereign credit rating outlook from stable to negative
as the possibility of addressing public finance
weaknesses had deteriorated after GE13."
Once we were of the
conception that the most corrupt were the
Indonesians and the Thais. If the report is true
and without any malicious intent to report the
truth then the present administration should be
ashamed of itself. It has to work harder to
deceive the people especially the Malays who are
easily fall into the trap. We hope the
report is false.
BETWEEN CHIN PENG AND NAJIB
ANWAR SHOULD REST
politicians should give way to the younger ones
who are brighter and full of enthusiasm. People
like Tengku Adnan, Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Kit Siang
and all other 65+ should rest and enjoy family
life, having fun with grand children, joining
the prayer and Murhaban group, attending social
gatherings of other races, and at time look at
the active politicians and laugh at their
Rafizi and a few other young people from PKR can
always take over. DAP has Lim Guan Eng and Tony
Phua and Teresa Kok. UMNO has Mukhriz and Khairy.
PAS can still go with Hussam.
is there in the Prime Minister's post ? Wealth
and money won't last us forever. Power ? What's
the point of having power when the public
despise us and look down on us as a garbage ?
normal man has more fun. He doesn't have to hire
a body guard. He reached the exotic places for
good without restriction or fear of being
executed. He goes to coffee shop to talk about
politics, cursing the top men of the world with
great laughter, and even creates joke on
feels like eating Tom Yam at Hatyaii, he just
drive to the border town and have some good
time. It is a high time for Anwar to find an
alternative for perpetual pleasure.
just finished watching a movie, Job, about Steve
Job. Job was more of a sort of entrepreneur
rather than an inventor. There was someone else
behind the Apple technology, the genius. But Job
was a founder of Apple Computer, finding capital
to market the product. Apple corporation was
owned by somebody else. I would say Job was just
an employee. He was even dismissed by the
company and later re-employed.
did not surprise me much. I knew even the
Disneyland, founded by Disney, is now not owned
by Disney families. In the last court
proceedings it looked like the workers had
voices in the company. It is a shared company
is the life, part and parcel, of a corporation.
It is a game of money, industrial espionage,
stealing of ideas and copy right. You need a
backup from political power, which in turned
need to lean on the shoulder of military might.
"Only ME who can make an atom bomb. If you do it
I will kick your ass hard...."
demise of Steve Job leave a big question mark in
my mind. I just say it is a mysterious death.
gaming of banking in Malaysia right now is also
a part of corporate life.
I won't die for both Chin Peng
and Najib but I am willing to die to defend my country
against foreign incursion. Ching Peng had been a
terrorist. I won't bow or sympathize with terrorists.
Najib likes Rosmah and Shahrizat. I don't like both of
the women for thinking Malaysia belong to them and
Malaysians have no right to criticize them.
But Malaya is my only land that
I love. I was born here and will die here. It is
treacherous to allow foreigners to rule us politically
or to run our country using the system of their own and
paid by us. How could we claim ourselves independent if
until now we beg for their advice and procedures to run
our system ?
Chin Peng killed to make Malaya
a Communist country and part of China. I do not see
dignity in such a pursuit. Najib pays the foreigners for
many things including the constant consultations. I see
no dignity of using money to corrupt the public to be a
People can be lured and
deceived to make angle out of a devil by playing with
their emotions and sentiments, hiding the real facts
behind the curtain.
The best that we can do is to
go for the honest, sincere, God fearing and non-racist
person as a leader. WHO ?
27/09/2013 - Abdul
EXAM - MIND SET
To be honest I was never a bright nor a hard
working student. My mind was simple, no
ambition, except the thought of being a labor
when I grew up. I was told of students who
already studied for MCE/SPM examination while
they were in Form 5, a year before the exam.
Only after leaving school I realized I need to
improve myself, and free myself from laziness.
It is vital to understand that every goal set
must meet the target. Every undertaking must be
successful. Once we decide to go for an exam we
For me I always think I am a stupid ass. I
cannot pass without studying or doing it last
minute. It suits with a Malay saying that
continually sharpening the back side of a
hatchet will make it sharp. I went for the
It is quite disturbing to hear only 5 out of 27
passed the last CW test. It is not that we do
not try to help the candidates, by letting them
having a constant practice in copying. But each
time we go on the air there will be someone who
deliberately coming on to disturb us. We have
nothing to lose.
Effort to advise on how to study for the Morse
test had always meet with frustration. The hams
beat the gun, instead of listening they gave me
lecture the way they went about to master the
Morse. Well, good for the so smart guys. That
even discouraged attempts on my part to suggest
to the MCMC what the hams need to know in CW
always want to know about the 5 who passed. They
must be great guys with the right mental setup.
They must have follow the right path. They must
have analyzed their own ability and planned the
The quest for success is always a great
challenge, resilience, strong mental setup,
determination, positive attitude and the right
The 9M2s can always help these people by coming
on CW at least an hour a day at the convenient
time when everyone can listen and copy. A
ragchew of 12 - 14 wpm would be preferable. This
must go on constantly. The pairs can take
At the same time someone must be on the lookout
for the mentally sick people who might come to
cause disturbances. If caught a tough lesson
outside the rule of law must be taught. No pity.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
Datuk Razali Ibrahim
said,"...don't say UMNO members are stupid. UMNO
members are smart and can work..." in response
to the remark by Dr Mahathir.
Who determine whether a
person is smart or stupid ? Why Razali said UMNO
is smart ? Smart in what way ? Swindling ?
UMNO has been ruling
this country for more than 50 years. How come
the smart and hard working UMNO is complaining
Bumiputera is far behind in economy ? It is so
smart that our jet engine could be stolen, Bank
Bumiputera closed down, PERWAJA is smokeless and
the Malays have to rush even for living in flat
houses. If UMNO is so smart why didn't it uses
the brain instead of brawn in the last GE ? If
UMNO is so smart why it allows the water
cathment areas are taken for property
development and properties are sold to
foreigners ? If UMNO is so smart and working
hard, why it allows the moral decay among the
young and the Malay youths are converting to
To cheat, to lie and to
swagger does not need brain. It needs an evil
mind with the help of a devil. To rob and
plunder do not need a college degree. To buy the
initial unsinking sub-marine does not need wit
To wronged Mahathir
means Mahathir must be damn stupid. Is he ?
But the public do not
have to listen to Mahathir. The swaggering of
Razali and a few others are enough to tell the
public about the state of UMNO's mind. There is
a Malay proverb 'Alah sabung menang sorak'. The
party should take time to ponder what is 'menang
sorak' and what is 'alah sabung'. I even heard a
Minister admitted of a failure in 150 million
ringgit project in the parliamentary session
today. That is nothing as compared to other
Ever thought why the
formation of PERKASA now ?
Bright Ministers do
have bright children. Bright children compete
among themselves in Malaysia. There are UMNO
Ministers with really bright kids. At time we
see the father by looking at the kids.
Debunking statements by
Mahathir without the latter's knowledge is good
for the former follower. I wish Mahathir is
aware who among the groups members are all out
against him. Then he would be thinking about
Anwar and compare with those are are railing
against him now.
27/09/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Being content does not
a man lazy. It does not make him greedy and
avarice, always dissatisfied with what he has and could
eventually causing problems to the members of society.
idea of communism is properties such as land belongs to
the state and capitalism means private citizens own
properties and things. The early stage of the raise and
spread of the communist ideology was at the time when
there were many poor people than the rich.
A contented man is seldom financially
wealthy but his his other wealth is enormous. He is
happy with what he has, never stop expressing his
gratitude to the Al-Mighty. A true happiness cannot be
valued with money nor tons of gold.
At one extreme a man with a meal a
day is content with what he got for the day. The Orang
Asli and the Penan are happy with their own ways of
It is observed that people with
abundance don't know what to do with their money. My
student spent RM100K on a motorbike and RM200K on a car
just like that. The wife told me that she does not need
I too have almost everything that I
want. Is it not enough with the small 24K Viva and the
old iPhone 4s ? Why should I go for a BMW and the new
When a bank suggested that I should
doubled my saving by buying ASNB with the ASB , I
declined. Similarly when friends were craving
with the get rich quick scheme
I just snarl at them. And I was offered a 4K job which I
At a certain age with a certain
income people may need a lot of siesta, and enjoy the
relaxation of old age.
What if every Malay is contented with
their lives ? Probably they will not progress in this
competitive world. A contented person may not want to
work for more wealth and money.
But everything has to be thoroughly
weigh. The pursue of happiness and it's attainability is
not a factor of the amount of the wealth accumulated.
The feeling of content and the
nearness to God should come together. One never feel
lonely when praying and conversing with God, thanking
for the providence and the good health, and a good meal
even once a day.
If you want more in your life, the path is there, in
front of you. Step into it and proceed ahead. I
The few landlords were controlling
the the wealth and the land. The peasants were poorly
fed, working like slaves under those land owners.
The early concept of one world
government, NWO, began when the Communists believed that
the whole world must believe and practice it. Soviet
Union was the father and the influenced spread to Cuba,
The battle between the two ideology
was, which can lead a better life for the people ?
Propaganda magazines on both sides were trying to depict
the happiness of the populace, the smiling faces. Both
locked their people within their ideological boundaries.
When the strongest of the Communist
block collapsed the face of communism changes.
Capitalism crept and spread. Private individuals opened
up businesses and owned vehicles and properties. They
want foreign currencies and goods. The citizens are
allowed to travel overseas.
Ask the Malaysians whether they
prefer private ownership or state ownership ?
Most will want private ownership with
a few of state control. Beaches, fields, forests and
public utilities should be under the state. Whatever
involved the public should be owned by the state for the
state affairs is to provide welfare to the people
without profit, whereas private companies are to
maximized profit neglecting the public welfare.
People are matured enough to make
choices for their own well being and gain.
During my last visit to China, one of
our traveling members criticize communism about
ownership and baby control. The tour guided responded
saying China does not suppress it's own people like the
People are looking at the same thing
in different perspective. This is ac
tually the problem
NOSTALGIC PAST MAS FLIGHT
SPACE CAMP ISN'T IN ONE PLACE
Cape Canaveral Florida
our Malaysian Roshini follow the Indian and Chinese
In the '80s I made a trip to USA
with my front house neighbor who wanted to see his son
in Lubbock Texas. Actually I planned to travel alone. He
insisted on following me though I have bought the plane
ticket. It was by MAS. I was not so smart then. I
purchased an open ticket. My neighbor, after consulting
me, also followed my style.
After arriving Los Angeles we
rented a car and put up a night at the airport. The next
day the trip began. I first stopped at Universal Studo.
On the way to Las Vegas we up a night along the way. It
took us 0ne week to reach Lubbock.
We met a lot of Malaysians. Many
said they could not go back yet because there was no
seat available. They had to wait for more than a month's
more. That scared me. I started to ring up MAS about the
trip home in a couple of weeks time. The reply was there
was no vacant seats.
Nevertheless we continued with our
trip. The destination was Orlando, Florida. We took turn
driving, stopping at the Alabama Space museum and later
at Cape Kennedy. We were over a week in Orlando enjoying
Epcot Center and Disney World.
My partner was not as worried as I
was about the seat. He retired a long time ago but I had
to go back to work. There was still no vacant seat. We
drove back from Florida to Los Angeles using the most
south E-W highway. If I can remember we put up a night
while on the way back. On arriving the LA airport we
stayed a night after a long drive.
I told my neighbor that we had to
go to the airport very early, at 3 am and continue with
our sleep there. We did. I found there were many more
people slept on the floor, whom I recognized as
Malaysians by their faces.
The counter opened early. At 7 am
I already saw MAS officer going into the office. I was
loitering around the counter and finally one officer
asked me whether he could help me. I narrated about my
desire to go back but no seat was available. The man
asked me to collect all the passports of those people
who were like me.
I made the announcement. They
handed me their passports which I took to MAS officer.
About 20 minutes later he called me whispering that all
can go home. If there is no seat on MAS we will be put
on SIA. We were exhilarated by the news. But we have to
let other passengers to check in first.
You know what ? All of us went
back by the same flight, MAS. There were still more
empty seats on board. It was a surprise and a puzzled.
What actually went wrong ? Students who wanted to come
home could not do so by the notice of NO EMPTY SEAT.
That was in the '80s. MAS was
still a profitable carrier then. Strange things can happen,
unbelievable but true.
24/09/2013 - Abdul
Well, Roshini was chosen to go to
Space Camp in USA. I don't think to be an astronaut
flying on a space shuttle is easy as going with the
Russians. The Russians need money to finance their space
program. You pay for the training and for the trip.
USA needs brain and qualified
people, an IQ of probably exceeding a hundred.
There are several places in USA to
train astronauts, not only in Florida. There are in
Houston, Alabama, California, Huntsville and somewhere
else. The space camps took school students as well.
Going to space camp for a term
does not qualify Roshini to fly American shuttle. Even
the news about shuttle is uncertain. There was a talk
that NASA would abandon shuttle project and space
exploration was to be taken over by some other agency.
It was either NASA is facing the
funding problem or the development of the new alien
technology has reached the maturity. Travel with the new
ship takes only a few hours to Mars and return.
I just want to see who is right;
me or the general public. I say Roshini will not fly
shuttle to outer space.
is a launching and a mission control in Cape Canaveral.
Visitors can go to the space
center and enjoy the trips to see both of the above and
at the same time can enjoy excellent space movies. A
single day tour will be a rush. Three days will be just
In Alabama I saw a big tank of
water with people wearing space suits in them simulating
the condition in the outer space. There were rockets and
old Russian capsules. I was amazed at the materials used
to build the capsule. And the wiring on the rocket ships
were fantastic. Would I say there are millions of wires
Kids in USA were exposed to space
technology. Summer camps for this purpose are yearly
If somehow Rushini could make her
way into the ISS it is surely a great achievement for
the Malaysian women. Time will tell. And we continue to
hope and pray.
If you decide to visit USA, I
would recommend that you go on your own. Rent your car
through the internet. It is cheaper and more convenient.
For a man of science East Coast would be a better area.
Make cape Kennedy as your first choice. If you pass
Alabama then make a point to visit the Space Museum.
Do examine the space vehicles
carefully and look for the detail. Having done all those
you will realize that we are too far behind. That's the
reason why I marvel at the Chinese space success.
24/09/2013 - Abdul
USA BUILD UNDERGROUND CITIES ?
MYTH OF ABSOLUTE LIBERTY
has built up more than 200 under ground cities linked by
the underground rail transportation. We may ask why it
built such cities throughout the continent.
First and foremost we have to
understand that the Americans are practicing BIG
THINKING besides their progress in the minute hitech
stuffs. One of the thinking big is the building big; big
transformers, big driller, big machines and big cables.
One big machine they have is the tunnel boring machine
to excavate tunnels and remove the unwanted earth within
a short period of time.
Second the Americans are war
mongering specie that like to speak of war
and murdering the inferior specie.
Bush said America was attacked because the terrorists
were jealous of it's democracy. I bet none of us really
know what American democracy is and no one can get
jealous of something one does not know.
many stringent laws that curtailed even some basic
freedom and liberty. One is free to talk but one cannot
talk to support the Palestinians and questioned the 911,
and one can't even condemn the Jews. You can even be
arrested for protesting against the government.
things people can and cannot do. What are forbidden set
limit to absolute liberty. Let me give you one real and
true example in USA. If you are an Arab residing in USA
since 1920, built up your generations there, your kids
and the rest are American citizens. If in 2013 your
great grand child of 7 years supported the Palestinian
struggle, the government of the United States can send
him back to the country of origin.
of freedom and liberty America fought for is just a mere
myth than a fact of life.
ever hear of the United States making a hero out of a
terrorist ? In fact the whole family would be
eliminated. The sons, daughters and the family of
Ghadafi had to be on the run from their hunters. So were
unfair. We have been under the control of both humans
and environment. They determined nad shaped our skin
colors, our languages, our culture and civilization.
Liberty is a myth. The powerful rule.
race. One good man of this category
is John Mac Cain and Bush families. And at the same time
they are sufferings from phobia of nuclear strike. Any
nuclear strike could be withheld and millions of people
could be saved.
Underground cities is not a new idea.
For many centuries some of the countries in the ancient
world have built these cities hiding themselves from the
enemies. But the current ones are huge enought to be
able to accommodate millions of Americans in case
of nuclear war.
God made men to live on the surface
of the earth, to appreciate the beauty of the forests
and sunshine, to enjoy the cooling sea breeze and the
colorful twinkling stars.
It was said
that the gog and magog came from a race living in
the ground and will one day conquer the earth.
Do you think what I think ? Several
literatures pointed to Iran as the Gog and Magog. But
Iranians do make cities underground.
Only evil live in the ground. Angels
live in the heavenly sky.
It is yet to be tested the ole of
these cities at the time of major catastrophes. In the
mean time they are used for military bases though some
known ones are temporarily used for underground
transportations and shopping centers.
And in the event of the next world
war and the possible of nuclear war only the chosen part
of the population will be placed in these cities like
the family of the military personels, those working and
supporting the current government policies and well
known personalities. The Arabs, Mexicans, and other
Asians are left to die on the surface.
LITTLE KNOWLEDGE IS
we need to remind ourselves time and again that little
knowledge is dangerous. Knowledgeable people seem to be
taciturn and reticent. Coming across errors they would
correct and rectify them without even claiming the
There are many things people
know that we don't, but we think we know them all. We
claim ourselves to be profound at some little things
that we know. Among the blind one eyed man is a king.
I have seen too many of these
people, the laymen who are non-politicians, who have
been trying to teach some experts in stuffs they just
Is it not a fact that the more
we learn the more we realize we know little ?
Little knowledge does help as
long as we keep it to ourselves and continue to enrich
it through constant investigation and the true
understanding of a phenomena.
If our live is bound by the
little knowledge that we have and we want to stay in the
cocoon then we will all the time wronged the world.
Abdul Rahman Raof
WENT WRONG ?
ELECTRONS AND GRIDS FOR AN OLD MAN
Only the day before yesterday
three fat Malay women with a small child were sitting,
chatting and drinking on exercise bench in the Taman
Rimba, and they loitered the area with garbage. They could
have sat on the special chairs made for the sitting. The
young men who had been using the exercise facilities
were sitting somewhere else waiting for those women to
clear the workout area..
And last night I could not go to
KFC for my dinner because people who went to watch a
soccer match packed the restaurant and hotel areas with
their own vehicles.
You wouldn't know the heart and
character of a person merely by talking, even of a long
time friend. A person's true color is observable
during the critical moment, when they have a choice to
make, between themselves and others. Or at a
time when they want to make their jobs easy.
Human being generally think of
themselves first. How many time when I came home to
find no parking place. The visitors would take all the empty space
available, not giving any allowance to the owner.
Vandals and gangsters were cursed
for their bad habits. How about millions of other normal
plain people with innocent looks ?
When a topic
of linear amplifier strike my mind, I have much to
regress way back to look at electrons in the tube. It is
easy to understand electrons behaving in the tube rather
than the transistor.
I tried to
imagine how to make the control grid more positive or
more negative and to look into different bias system.
What does the screen do for amplification and how the
non-linearity is engineered to linearity.
A 30 year
old mind would be able to see things lucidly. When a 67
year old mind starts to think and imagining electrons
and grids the time will come that he sees a voluptuous
woman dancing a sexy dance in front of his eyes.
makers of RF power amplifiers called their products
linear I am sure they know what they are talking about.
I, with a
little knowledge, only would be thinking only class C
amplifier is made the rf power because of it's known
efficiency. I have yet to observe the type of rf input
and where they are located and why.
BIAS ? I LIKE THIS ANSWER
Wow! Lucky guy! THD makes
No matter how good the amp design or
manufacture, tubes wear out. That's why you have
to replace them. They are similar to light bulbs
in that respect. Now for the tech-talk...
Tube bias for guitar amplifiers?
It’s easy to understand tube bias without an
electronic-engineering background. Imagine that
electrons are a bunch of energetic little guys,
who run around when you put pressure on them.
The pressure gives them energy, so they want to
move. The pressure is called VOLTAGE. (Voltage
is to electrons what Starbucks is to humans.)
The number of electrons moving thru a wire
per-second is called CURRENT.
Think of electronic current exactly as you would
of a stream or river. Some streams are narrow,
but flow down a steep incline. Gravity is akin
to voltage in the sense that it provides the
impetus to move downhill. If a stream is narrow,
it has less “current” than a mighty river. Here,
electrons are analogous to the number of water
molecules. The big river could have much more
potential energy, because it has more water,
even if it flows down less-steep incline. Of
course, you could have a BIG river that flows
straight down, like Niagara Falls. That is a LOT
In a vacuum tube, electrons emit from a hot
thing called a CATHODE. They pop off the cathode
and float around in the empty space around the
cathode. They do this because the cathode is
made of a material that emits electrons when it
Remember that electricity is like magnetism; it
has a positive and a negative component. With
electrons, as with magnets, opposites attract,
while like-charges repel.
Since electrons all have a NEGATIVE charge they
tend to REPEL each other. So a cloud of them in
a tube tends to want to disperse OUTWARD.
(“negative and positive” are both part of an
arbitrary nomenclature standard that was
established hundreds of years ago by Benjamin
Now we have the cathode with a cloud of
electrons all jostling to get away from each
other, but there isn't anyplace for them to go.
So there's another metal thing in the tube. It's
called either a PLATE or an ANODE. Now, we put a
POSITIVE charge on the plate.
The electrons, which are negative, are ATTRACTED
to it, because of its OPPOSITE POSITIVE CHARGE.
Electrons pop out of the cathode and zip
straight to the plate. They hit the plate,
penetrate, and become moving electric current in
a wire. This current can do useful things, like
push a speaker-cone to make sound.
That is (basically) how any amplifier works.
OK, but are there a LOT of electrons moving
through the tube? Yes, there are lots of them.
So many that if we left this tube operating, it
would destroy itself! The electrons hitting the
plate cause it to heat up. If there are enough
electrons heating it up, it will turn red-hot,
melt the tube's glass envelope and the tube
would die a dramatic death. (hissing, sparking
and other dangerous fireworks.)
So, we apply a BIAS voltage to a grid (of little
wires) that acts like a sieve. This is a steady
NEGATIVE voltage, more negative than the
cathode. Since like REPELS like, the negative
voltage will REDUCE the number of electrons
passing through the grid.
You can think of this bias voltage as a shutter
or venetian blind on your window. You control
how much light gets through by adjusting the
blind. In a very real sense, this is exactly
what we do with bias on the grid. It acts like a
shutter to repel some of the electrons, just as
a shutter repels photons... (light.)
We set this voltage so the current to the plate
is a tolerable IDLE current. The current is
determined by the tube's design and ability to
handle it, plus by the circuit outside the tube.
Each kind of tube has its own optimal operating
By making this bias voltage adjustable, we can
set it as desired. However, only certain
amplifiers have an adjustment for bias, and
those that have bias adjustments usually don't
make them accessible to the user.
With so many litigious lawyers around,
manufacturers are understandably squeamish about
letting unauthorized people play with deadly
I am NOT joking here! I have seen idiots get
knocked down to the floor while diddling with
It is kind of funny in a Darwinian sense...
maybe electricity is meant to weed out the weak.
However, if you like your musician "buddy"
enough to buy him that expensive boutique amp,
you probably don't want him to catch a jolt from
the large capacitors in that tube amp while he
has it open on a bench.
Professional technicians have strict procedures
for evacuating capacitors and grounding the
amp-chassis before they putz in the amp's guts.
I am not kidding at all. If you don't have the
know-how, and you poke around inside an
amplifier, even when it is off and unplugged, it
THAT is why you pay a technician!
So why do you have to re-bias when you replace
You have to understand; tubes VARY from sample
to sample. Applying a given bias voltage to a
tube is OK, if it's adjusted the tube will idle
properly (and work properly). But if you CHANGE
your tube or tubes, how do you know they'll bias
properly without adjusting the bias? The new
tube might be different in bias requirement.
It would be GREAT if tubes were rated by their
individual bias voltage. Actually most companies
that sell "matched" tubes usually print the bias
current the tube operates at, right on the box.
Unfortunately, each company has their OWN
STANDARDS for measuring bias. Plate voltages,
plate currents, and other parameters are
DIFFERENT from one dealer to another. So they
may or MAY NOT be interchangeable.
BIAS POINT RATINGS split up the Gaussian
distribution into a series of ZONES. This scheme
is very similar to the 1-10 rating scheme used
by one of the major sellers of pre-tested tubes.
(I won’t mention the name, but the initials are
“GT” and name rhymes with “move boobs.”)
Basically, that company says that tubes with a
lower number on that 1-10 scale "BREAK UP
SOONER" than usual. And tubes on the high end of
the scale "BREAK UP LATER".
Even though their rating system is based on the
individual bias variances of the tubes, the
other company likes to claim their system is
"secret" and "proprietary". That’s BS, …a
marketing lie. Their "5" rated tubes are smack
in the middle of the Gaussian bell curve. That's
all it means!
The tubes that are on the LOW side of the bell
curve are low BIAS POINT tubes. They are usually
prone to "breaking up" or going into distortion
at lower than the proper volume (for that kind
So they have LOWER HEADROOM. For some
musical-instrument applications, the user may
want this effect. (distortion mongering
Rock-guitarists for instance)
That is undesirable for high-end audio, because
lower idle current means higher distortion,
which most people dislike hearing in their music
Tubes in the MIDDLE zones fit the average
profile for that tube type. They are most
commonly recommended for the average amplifier
user, especially for high-end audio amplifiers.
These tubes will give the PROPER amount of
headroom for their operating point. So the
amplifier will perform as the manufacturer
Tubes with a high BIAS POINT will idle at a
higher current than specified, and give more
headroom than the amplifier designer intended.
With high BIAS POINT tubes, your amplifier
volume / gain will need to be turned up much
higher to achieve "break up". Some instrument
amplifier users might wish for this sound
effect. ( i.e. Jazz guitarists)
If you want more information about this subject,
go to the TUBE DEPOT website. There you will
find some nifty animated graphics that help
people understand tubes and tube-amp operation.
Tube Depot is a good company in my opinion. Tube
Depot does not “sell” in the pejorative “lying”
sense… (you know, like used-car salesmen.)
Instead, they inform customers so that we can
make appropriate choices.
Asker's rating & comment
Wow! Back atcha! Great answer!
Although my guitarist buddy was right, he
couldn't explain what tube-biasing was or why we
pay to get it done. Now we know.
Your descriptions and analogies are very clear;
the best I've read! Thank you!
Vaguely I remember the decline of
religion and church as the idea of liberty and freedom
sprung up to attack the too dogmatic churches which once
rule over the life of the Christians. It was always the
preaching people who have brought problems to society
rather than practicing people.
The problem of preaching, these
people tend to project their own views and opinions and
stressed they were God's words.
Listening to preachers have become
a form of entertainment. The educated groups will scorn
the events. The late churches were exposed as money
making machines for individual luxuries and wealth.
It is not surprise why the Pope of
Rome is under strong attack to be anti-Christ and has
some relationship to Bohemian movements.
The Malaysian Muslims and
preachers and clerics should learn the history of
religious Europe and the rise of liberty. Each day I
have been hearing views and opinions, some with myopic
visions, which could make the people lost respect and
rejects the Ustaz and the clerics.
Islam must not follow the fate of
Christian Europe of the past that saw the lost of
political power of the church and later even losing
Notice the effectiveness of the
preaching activities in Malaysia today. Do you see
selfishness and greed vanish from the local Muslims ?
The arrogance and corruptions ? The crimes and drugs ?
The clerics start to poke their
noses into issues they are not qualified to handle. And
also making Fatwas like selling kacang puteh.
Other religious group would be thinking the clerics are
Practicing Muslims are so much
better than the Preaching Muslims except for the
religious teachers whose job are to teach.
Here we don't have a movement
towards replacing religious dogma with liberty. But we
do have problems when some stupid clerics come in the
open and telling the Muslims that God choose BN to rule,
the prices of things, and giving the indelible ink.
If it is then there is no wrong in
the world as the God puts it that way. The following
words are 'DON'T COMPLAINT'.
It was the subject of fate and
pre-destination that the Christians had been discussing
during those ages. And the clerics are following the
footsteps of their medieval Christian brothers. Then
just shoot to kill them. Nobody should complaint because
it is pre-destined that way.
So far I have not heard opposition
party exploiting religion on Public media. UMNO ulamas
have made fools of themselves several time, thinking
they can fool all the Muslims all the time.
If the ulamas start to make
themselves experts in economy and other political
issues, condoning the murderers and corruptions and
corrupt practices, one day they will start to talk
nonsense and rubish.
Some of their statements were only
heard by the Muslims but the public comments and remarks
broadcasted by the media are loud enough to be heard by
Other than PAS members, a wise
cleric and ustaz's political belief is always behind the
veil. He preaches what's in the Quaran, Hadth and Qiyas.
Ustaz must not made themselves a
food is delicious. My favorites are Kurma Daging Lembu
and Briyahi Kambing. Whether it belongs to Mahathir,
Najib, Rosmah or Pak Lah, I would not complaint a bit. I
enjoy the food.
I would keep a few packets of each
at home. It rescued me from late night hunger. I don'y
have to go out to Mamak restaurant anymore especially
when I didn't feel well.
The only complaint is the price.
It is too costly. A Briyani meal is about RM12. With
additional Kurma a meal can cost about RM17.
Brahim belongs to the brother of
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Before similar kind of food by
different companies were on the shelves it was Brahim
that came to our rescue. Traveling was no more the
problem for we brought Brahim Halal with us.
The manufacturer of Brahim's
products, Dewina Food Industries Sdn Bhd (DFI) was
founded in 1986 by it's Managing Director, Datuk Haji
Ibrahim bin Haji Ahmad Badawi, a former university
lecturer and specialist in food and agricultural
consultancy and research, together with Mr. Tatsunobu
Abe, a Japanese Entrepreneur.
My rusty mind found it hard to
grasp input and bias concepts of various types. Instead
of torturing it I went to bed to take a short
afternoon nap, still trying to imagine the input and the
output shapes of waveforms.
I started to see an input waveform
at the control grid above the positive point. I could
see it would always be always positive on both peaks of
the envelope. It draws more cathode current as it is
more positive and less current when less positive. Hence
the shape of the input and the output will be the same.
What if the input is below the
negative point ? The output shape will be just the
We have to be very clever enough
to control and adjust the input state to the level we
want. Should I think about it ? Our teacher used to say
'Go and fly kite...' It is better to fly kite than to
But fantasy gave colors to the
20/09/2013 - Abdul
BETWEEN RULES AND PUBLIC OPINION
Shall Malaysia be part of the
United States to quell the growth of China's military
power ? I think Najib prefers the Americans to the
I wouldn't want to make enemy with
either but history showed me that the West had subdued
and conquered our nations and nations in Asia as early
as 16th century. Even in the current age of
enlightenment USA had attacked and killed millions of
Iraqis and the Afghans. It is ever ready to attack and
conquer Syria and Iran after driving Ghadafi out of
But China has never conquered
Malaysia and there isn't a slightest indication it has
the intention of taking Malaysia, Thailand and even
My top preference is China.
government must tighten the manufacturing standard of
all products for export. Compare to Japanese and
products from the West, the Chinese are far too inferior.
We have to decide which will be
our pillars, the rule of law or public opinion. Even the
Draconian Law is a law. The only way to repel the law is
to change the government. Any head of department who
disagree with any statute can either quit the job or
work to dispel with the clause according to the
stipulated rules of law.
Selective choices to suit ourselves
and for our own convenience would be very selfish and
defined in term of morality is immoral. We break the law
because our friends do it, and in fact said it was
permitted by such and such a department. If it is so
then they are making the mockery of the law.
Appeal to public opinion in matters
of AES and frequency usage of Amateur Radio are among a
few examples. You can the can't because of opinion of
others would creat chaos. One big case called for the
opinion of Dr Mahathir whether Lim is guilty or not, if
used, without the strength of the evidence would create
a bigger chaos and great injustice. Then we rule by
public opinion, not by the rule of law.If we are
immoral, uncivilized and savage we would disregard and
insult the rules. We digressed ourselves to the dark and
provides opportunity for other people to call us savage
and terrorists. Being Asians is one.
Remember when we call the West as
terrorist and likewise the West call us terrorists too,
we are always at the losing end. It is our lawlessness
that is being paraded.
We don't kowtow to the West but we
have to stand strong on our civilization. We don't play
around with the law that we made. Or else we will be
Either we brace the law we made or we erase them at all.
Rais Yatim is fond of saying 'We are running base on the
rule of law'. Do we ? We also can't afford to have
citizens who show no respect to our law and
STREAMYX TO 8MBps
I needed speed to download rather
than to watch movies. My migration from Celcom back to
Tmnet was because of the unlimited download as compared
to Celcom broadband. I took the 4 MGB package. It was
good at first but later slowed down for several hours of
the day. At a certain time of the day the speed was
satisfactory. I managed to download a few hundred movies
including some 3D stuffs.
On the 4th of September Streamyx
people from Kuala Lumpur called me up offering special
package for the upgrading to 8 Mgb with the additional
cost of RM20. I could watch Hypptv at no extra cost and
could lock into TMWifi wherever available.
The transaction over the phone line
went so fast; the agreement and the 'YES' reply from me.
Right now I don't remember what was in the agreement
too. Somewhere I heard about RM500 fine if I broke the
agreement. The way the whole thing flew at the high
speed, I think it was not done in a good faith. That's
how many kampong folks's land had been robbed.
On the 11th September the new speed
was given. I went to pick up the Hupptv hardware with no
instruction from the TM Point. "Everything is in the
box," a lady said.
At home I fixed the gadget to my
HDTV, followed the instructions step by step. For 4
hours I still could not log into the Hypptv. I rang up
100 two time. The first explanation of the username and
passwords were given. After several tries, it still did
not work. I called again. The officer asked me to add a
few more characters to my username as given to me by the
Tmnet. At long last my Hypptv works.
I don't count the number of channels
available. More than 50% were not clear. three soccer
channels were satisfactory and a few movie channels were
also fairly good.
But my youtube HD Bluray movies are
jerking and slowing down. Of course I could speed up the
downloading by switching off the Hyppytv. Would I be
considered as breaking the agreement. If so would I be
fined RM500 ? I sent an email to TMnet asking for a copy
of the agreement. TM must be very busy not to reply to
Don't simply jump to a new speed
unless you first get the total information from your
neighbors or friends.
18/09/2013 - Abdul
AES CAUGHT UMNO
caught not only speedy drivers but speedy
drivers who are UMNO guys and strong supporters
of UMNO. My son, an ardent supporter of UMNO,
also get a ticket.
I didn't like of AES was the history of it's
beginning, awarding the job to private companies
when it should be done by the government.
someone closed to a Minister was slapped with
the RM300 ticket. It became a laughing stock and
guys were thanking those who voted for UMNO in
the last GE.
night the government announced that it is taking
over the job and reduced AES to RM150.
far I have not heard anything from the ticket
holders. Are you happy with it ?
Don't complaint. God has set the AES, all
written in the destiny of mankind. Pay the fine
and thank God for it.
Actually I am more concerned with the speedy
express busses on the highway. And they seem
like a sorcerer, escaping the eyes of every
electronic devices and the police.
For sure these busses have a third eye that
tells them when to slow down and when to
speed up. I would say their average speed is
555 is not like the 666. Both
could be equally bizarre. 555 is actually a small
notepad, usually used by the grocery stores to note down
the purchase by the customers who paid for the purchase
In Malaysian politics it was a
well known story that the former Prime Minister, Dr
Mahathir, kept the 555 pads for each of the bad people
under him. If he called a certain Minister and demanded
something to be done for him, he would read aloud all
the corrupt practices and errors made. Then he gave a
choice whether to follow him or face justice.
It was nothing sinister about the
555 notepad. It was just an art to command and control
over the bad people. Compliance means good for both
The 555 notepad practice has gone
global. To call it black mailing it may be too harsh.
When Obama is meeting our people
he too has the 555 notepad with him. He doesn't have to
read them as he meets our leaders. He just let them know
that he has them.
The gun-boat diplomacy of 1824 and
1874 resurrects in a new mode and form. We have to agree
to make Malaysia as part of USA defense asset to curtail
the increasing power of China and North Korea. After all
USA has been our allies and was protecting us against
the Indonesia Crush Malaysia campaign.
Banking, petroleum and other trade
co-operation must bring benefit to the United States.
Part will go to the Malaysians.
At the same time Obama would also
raise up the local grouses of elections, racial
discrimination, religious persecution and greater
Malaysia is happy with some and
unhappy with what may concern the Islam and Malay
Rights. Neither could it reject and dispel with the
request for fear the book 555 will be opened.
The biggest word in the book is
If you were a head of a state of
other nation, wouldn't you keep such a 555 book and show
the Malaysian political leaders that you too keep the
book ? Isn't that how the politics work ?
19/09/2013 - Abdul
TILL GOD PUNISHES NATIONS OF EVIL
Browsing the websites for the
brand and price of RF power amplifier, would be easier
to type something like Ham radio linear amplifiers. Even
the makers of the amplifiers advertised them as linear.
The makers design the amplifiers and know the type of
biases, the linearity of each yet called them
Technically class C amplifier is
no linearity at all. Read on valve amplifier and notice
how bias are sets to get the high plate current even for
a small change. People are so smart to get the complete
I don't want to believe class A
control grid input amplifier is truly linear as it is
argued to be. The input sign wave and the plate output
are of opposite directions, not of the same form.
Modern and educated people would
make a jester out of the word God. Many scientists
scorned Einstein for his belief the very possibility of
God's existence. Similarly even the idea of the NWO were
made to look absurd with narrations of Lucifer and he
Fallen Angels and the bringing in of bibles to discredit
The economic downfall, people losing
jobs and houses, overt and covert protests, the non-stop
rise of the spate of killings, the burning of the
forests, the big flood and other calamities are not
meaningless and co-incidental phenomena.
People are not people by the
characters, for they lack humanity, divine values and
passions towards their own kind. When millions were
losing their homes due to foreclosure there wasn't a
passion of sentiments on the part of the government to
rescue it's own citizens from poverty.
Were not the people live so
comfortable and had distant themselves from God ?
The cruelty imposed on it's own
citizen is nothing compared the treatment on the
innocent women and children. We saw how American
armies shot the people on the street
Going into Afghanistan brought them
another evil back to the country; drugs. And worst is
they legalized drugs as much as the gay marriages.
There is a few real family in this
country. Kids grow up without fathers. After 21 they
were on their own. To them a marriage that last more 10
years seem something strange.
The beginning of retribution is real
and it is happening whether they admit it or not. Their
own technology will destroy them for the sins they did
on others and sins they made on themselves.
We are still full of pious people and
the true great believers in God though we see hell and
sinners in our politicians. We pray safety for our
people and our nation. Let the evil stop here.
A PRIME MINISTER
When you are a Prime Minister, you
are the Prime Minister of all the subjects living in the
country. Declaring yourself to be a Prime Minister of
the Malays only implies that you are nothing to all
other races. You don't have the right to apply taxes to
people who are not your subjects.
For Mahathir to attack UMNO he
must have known why BN won the unpopular vote. It was
plain and simple. First to discount Sabah and Sarawak
Second is to look at Peninsular Malaya at areas won by
BN and how much money had to be poured to buy the votes.
Realizing the unpopularity, UMNO chose Tanda Putera to
make the Malays hate the Chinese and not to vote for any
party that works with the Chinese.
He said UMNO is ageing, with the
ageing leaders running the ageing ideas. The use of
gangsterism in the last GE was not something new. Long
ago they had the Seberkas to do the dirty job for UMNO.
Now they gathered the jobless and the less educated
Who has more influence on the
oversea media; Mahathir or Najib ? Najib pays millions.
Mahathir doesn't. If the foreign media somehow sides
Mahathir there will be more vicious campaign against
I am sure Mahathir knows better
about Rosmah than we all do and I never think he is
happy with her at all.
took me more than a year to learn Morse
codes but the younger hams could do so
within a few months .How not to respect
them. I just think they are brighter and
sharper compared tp hams like me and those
who can't face difficulty.
Though it is true that there were no
computers and the softwares to help us but
we have devices the best ever method that
fit our learning.
recorded the sounds of A - Z using the old
radio parts applied a feedback to get the
sound, a cassette coder for recording and
the visual codes for the characters. Having
done that I would listen to it days in
and days out. Still my CW is bad.
Similarly you can't be a Prime
Minister only for the Chinese or the Indians. Yet you
want everyone to call you Mr Prime Minister. Would it
not be ridiculous ?
Taking revenge on those who do not
vote for you is an invitation for a long term
It is just like declaring war on your own citizens.
Are we not at times show our
stubborness, not wanting to examine why we are not popular
and even to examine why some people vote for us. Could we win without
money and deception ? What made some people hated us ?
Successful Malay businessmen who
started young were not on government assistance. They were on their own. Many get
the helpfrom the Chinese.
Privatized projects went to the cronies.
The declaration to help the Malays will hurt the
non-Malays even if you may whisper favors to the Chinese
and the Indians. And
only a few attached to the programs would benefit. This is
where the terms UMNOPUTERA and BUMIPUTERA were
identified and classed.
After more than 50 years only now Najib declares
shop lots for the Malays. It was not mentioned in the
previous years. Why now ?
Is it not an empty promise that will never materialize ?
It is a bait for popularity in the coming UMNO's
Rather than whispering everyone wants to hear Najib says
'I am the Prime Minister for all..."
confirmation documents that Venofer had been
administered to my wife seems like ages. I could
made a claim from JPA only once when Sheila was
administering the dialysis patients. The
subsequent claims could not be made as nobody
responded to my request of the document.
About 3 months
ago when I repeat my request, the nurse instead
told me something else, that the medicine is
free but the patient needs to fill some
documents, go to government hospital and contact
the supplier. A month ago I asked for the new
form. The forms needed to be signed by the
Today, I asked
again. I got the form. I did not know what to
fill in a certain items. There wasn't any
guideline given. Lucky I consulted the website.
For 2 months Venofer was not administered.
Nobody said anything. And nobody bother to hand
out the signed forms to the patients under JPA.
Imagine I have to
rush to find the doctor in the hospital. There
will be a long queue up.
JPA and the
company concerned should work together to make
the distribution under the new system easier for
the patients. Instead they make life so
difficult to us; first by delaying the forms for
months and secondly they are making us running
around like a dog.
In the course of
my wife treatment 4 were known to have passed
away. I pray nothing bad would happen to her.
It is all about
money not a person's life.
Though I am
already old, I am patient enough to wait until
these nurses get sick, very sick. I am certain
they would not feel very comfortable though they
work as a nurse. God will let them feel what
others have felt.
14/09/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
STRAIGHT KEY NIGHT
A straight key
night is an annual event in USA where hams participate
in CW communication using straight key. It is held on
the first day of every new year, as a day dedicated to
celebrating the CW heritage. Participants called CQ CQ
CQ followed by SKN then by the call sign. It is a chance
to enjoy Morse with old straight key at a comfortable
A VIEW OF A
People were grumbling and complaint in the
face book and other media about the rising
prices due to GST and gasoline price. UMNO
supporters and Cyber Troopers were defending
the government, cursing those who criticized.
of the chaos came a government savior, a
cleric saying the Muslims should not
complaint about inflation and price
increase. It has been decided by God.
now everything has been decided by God; the
indelible ink, the murder of Altantuya, the
corruptions and cronyism. Will somebody go
and f**k the cleric wife and say it is God's
will. Let's wait for his daughter be robbed
and raped. He should not complaint because it
is the will of God.
RELIGION IS DEAD IN THE WEST
BRAIN, THE SKILL AND THE MOUTH
In what capacity and under what authority do we say
religion is dead in the West ? We are looking at a
glaring evidence of pushing the vital part of religious
dogma down the drain. The gay marriage law is gaining
momentum fast and quick except in the former Communist
state of Russia. Do we know Christianity advocate same
sex marriage ?
|I will begin with the mouth. Public hate
leaders with a foul mouth. It hurts more than the lies
for the later is hidden under the cloak, whereas the
utterance from the mouth is heard. The most vicious was
Ibrahim Ali. Recently we heard Ku Adnan, Menteri Besar
Trengganu and Idris Jusoh.
What I don't know whether gay goes
to church. If they do there is no meaning of religion as
Secondly we are looking at the
rate of adultery, swingers, free sex and the
legalization of pornography in those countries.
Thirdly, when we observe the
American Presidents who claimed they are Christians,
they also went to Jewish pilgrimage. Could we say the
American Presidents embrace two religions simultaneously
Surveyed show only a few
percentage of the Americans read bible, probably a small
part of the bible. More than 70% have sex before
Several accused churches were
making money and showed distrust in them.
It is really difficult to really
Christianized the White Americans.
Jewish religion is stronger. The
Jews are not happy with the Christians who made god out
of a man. Yet the Christians insist that Jesus is the
incarnation. And in the bibles Lord Jesus was mentioned all
the time. There has never been the word Allah in all
versions of the bible.
Jewish youths are more pious and
discipline than the other so called Christian youths.
The rise of atheism is quite
alarming. Catholics are leaving the faith. Some churches
condoned gay and same sex marriage.
Else where outside Europe
conversion could be easier.
They will not be respected, scorned
and hated. They can't elevate the status of the Malays
as civilized and a race to be respected. It takes
knowledge, wisdom, wit and intelligent mind to
Skill is vital as it shows a person's
capability, dexterousness, and even creativity in
production. Even a simple EKK transformers is enough to
put the maker among the respectable echelon. Certainly
the Malays have not yet attain a skill for the
production of marketable hitech products. Skill people
must parade their skills and products to prove their
competitiveness. They will not easily be despised.
Brain is usually measured by the
academic and professional achievements and is seen
in the light of mathematics, sciences, and
The ordinary Malays have the skill
and the brain. There are many capable doctors and
engineers and even scientists. But even parading them
would hardly earned respects due to the foul mouths of a
To Okayed the rising price of the
house, to punish those who vote for the opposition and
chasing people out of the country for non-conformity are
not smart enough to deal with the public, for the
During my oversea trip, my room mate,
a Chinese, bombarded me with a series of questions about
many things which gave me a very hard time to debunk. It
showed a deep disrespect towards the government. I am
not the government. I can't answer for some of the
Only yesterday I found the wire
cable of the left winch of my wheelchair broke. The wire
protruded ready to find victims to cut their skins. The
spring was missing. It could have dropped at the
entrance of the medical center where during the
unloading of my wife.
TO ALL, MUSLIMS OR NOT
Following the two dollar charge for the
repair of the wheelchair I kept on thinking
about it. What was behind the charge ? Then
I remembered about a week ago when I was in
the KFC restaurant a shabby lady approached
me, saying something that I could hardly
understand. It didn't sound like Mandarin or
Hokien. My hearing has always been bad. Then
she changed to English, "A dollar.." She was
about 30 and I would say beautiful except
for her shabby and unorganized lady long pan
and a singlet with a towel on her shoulder.
I asked her, "You want to eat ? " "Yes. I
want to eat."
could she buy with a dollar. I took out ten
dollars and handed to her. She thank me and
went to the counter. I noticed she was
happy. She bought something and had her meal
at one corner. I narrated to my wife; she
could not be mentally retarded and she could
not be a local woman. If she were a Malay
probably I would approached her asking
whether she want to be my maid looking after
my wife. I only hope somebody would pick her
up and made her a lady. I am sure she is not
mad nor mentally unsound.
I told myself that was God's repayment. I
didn't expect any return from anybody for
the small help. Believe me that's the truth
of life, covering all mankind of all races
did write about a Chinese woman who went
around town to feed the cats. One talked to
the cats while feeding them. And a Chinese
teacher who worked with me said she bought
the cat food for the stray cats.
Muslim leaders and politicians should
remind themselves to do good to all
regardless of their origin. The Holly
Prophet had been kind to dogs and Jews.
There is no reason why the Muslim leaders
cannot be kind and fair to everyone.
An hour later, after arranging meal
for my wife, I went back to the hospital. Parking my
car, I went back to the entrance looking for the spring
on the floor. A worker asked me what I was looking
for."A spring," said I. He went in while my eyes were
still scanning the floor. The man came back with a
spring."Is this the one ?" He asked. After confirming it
I took it and went home.
I tried to
fix the cable to the winch. It was too short. I decided
to take it to a bicycle shop which I used to bring my
wheelchair for repair. It would be done the next day.
This afternoon I brought it to the shop. A mechanic was
working on a bicycle, fixing a new one. I told him about
the broken cable and need to change it with a bicycle
"Cannot use the bicycle cable.
We don't have the spare part," he said while examining
the chair. He pushed his hand inside the back upholstery
and pulled the cable to get an extra length.
Within 5 minutes everything was done. The lever worked
"How much ? " I asked. I was willing
to depart about RM30 for the work. "Pay as you like," he
said. "You must say it." I insisted.
I was taken aback. I gave him a few
pieces of the dollar bills. He took two ringgit and put
the rest back onto the chair. I gave back the money. He
refused. I thank him and walked back to my car.
I have never been wrong when howling
at Ibrahim Ali and UMNO. They created racism for their
own benefit and greed.
What can he buy with the two ringgit
? Not even a meal. May be he just thought he was doing a
service for an unfortunate person who uses the
Would somebody be saying "Go and stay
with the Chinese la... if you praise them so much..."
That's the only defense mechanism left in them. When
they are out of words they use their butts. Now they
chase you out. Very arrogant indeed.
A GLANCE AT NUMBERS
Numbers are full of mysteries. They
can rule you or you can rule them and construct the
future with them. To rule them you have to master and
organize them, turning them into formula, lock it and
utilize it at the appropriate time. Let us have a short
glance at among of the bizarre characters of numbers.
There are seas of them but here I just give one example
for you to examine.
Any string of numbers of any digit
when added, and the sum is abstract from the main number
will result in numbers, the sum of which will be
the multiple of 9.
132 addes and get 6 -----> 132 -
6 = 126
111 added and get 3 ----> 111 - 3 =
765 added and get 18 ----> 765 - 18 = 747
added and get 17----> 584 - 16 = 567
added get 55 and 11234567899 - 55 = 11234567844
108 has the sum of 9. 747 and 568 has the sum of
18. The sum of 11234567844 is 45. Also 9. But to
many of us 9, 18, 27, 36 may not be significant
as other mysterious numbers.
What come across us in everyday's life is
There are 7 days in a week. Why not 5 or 6 or 8 ? I remember
during those days our school going age was at 7. And it
went on for many years later.
Though numbers are significant in
mythology, religion and determination of fate and luck
their real wonders are in front of our eyes. They are
shaping up DNA and technologies and micro-sciences.
The Chinese in general are not
skeptical about numbers. Nobody would want 4444 as a car
number. The first choice will be 8888.
Tesla's room number 3327 in Hotel New
York too has some meaning. Here is what it says "(3327)
Mystery of the Nikola Tesla Hotel New Yorker Room #3327
has been solved. Tesla preferred to perform repetitive
tasks and activities in threes, or numbers divisible by
three because of Earthquake #333 on September 3 at
3:03. The inventor, especially
sought the number twenty-seven because three cubed is
twenty seven. Earthquake No. 333 lasted 27 days.
it. At least it contains some message in it.
This very topic may poke your
interest to investigate more about numbers. You don't
have to be a mathematicians or another Ramunajan. But
you can start to believe in the importance of numbers
and mathematics and coax your kids to like the subject
and lure them into scientific thinking and to play
around with numbers.
11/09/2013 - Abdul
This man asked the rakyat to send their kids
overseas if they are not happy with the
government blue-print. Already many had
registered their kids in private
institutions. Poor men could not send their
children to these schools, which prepare for
the A and O level, twinning with overseas
Local private institution cost RM60K per
semester or per year. Yet parents send their
People voted this
kind of man to be their leader. Serve them
SCHOOL RENOVATION SHOULD BE DONE DURING SCHOOL'S BREAK
SHOPPING MALL FOR DISCRIMINATION
PERKASA charged major shopping
complexes discriminate against Malay businesses. I have
to ask PERKASA why must the Malay businesses depend on
the Chinese ? Can't the Malays survive by themselves ?
The word PERKASA itself display an
immense and colossal strength, capable and the protector
of the Malays and the Malay right. It must not beg from
any other racial group especially the one it constantly
UMNO has been the savior of the
Malays for decades. Don't tell the people until today
the Malays are too feeble to stand on their own feet,
especially in businesses. I would not forget the warning
echoed by Ibrahim Ali for the Chinese to keep stock of
the food stuffs, implying an amok by the Malays or
PERKASA group against the Chinese. That very words
should have landed him in jail.
Didn't somebody called the Malays to
boycott Chinese shops ? In less then three months they
are begging from the Chinese.
You continue wanting to act stupid
just go ahead. When you fall, don't blame anybody.
WHICH PART OF US
THAT MAKE US SMART ?
The above question could always be
rephrased. I was thinking before I went to bed last
night about the part of our existence that can make us
smart. I can't help myself thinking about it after
seeing so much stupid and silly statements made by well
known Malaysians today. What made them so dumb ?
I think the most vital component
in the existence is mathematics. The basic of it are
numbers. Really if we study numbers, their arrangements
and characters we will be amazed by the many secrets
they contain, full of mystery and magic. They could be
wired too. Sometimes we
will think God is Great for creating numbers.
The equation of numbers, leading
to formulae, that tells us the state, quantity and
behavior is one aspect of it. It tells us there are things
beyond nothingness, the infinity of negativity.
Leaders who are poor in
mathematics and numbers will tend to utter dumb
statements. Try to assess them by their speeches in
When should a school be
renovated ? Mohd Nasir Mohd Noor, the headmaster of SK
Seri Pristana, did it during the fasting month. He
renovated the school canteen. He must be a fool to do
Renovation work should be done during
the school holidays. Immediate renovation would be
inevitable when the roof is blown off by the strong
wind, or the canteen caught fire.
We can't afford to have such an
educator, who looked for excuses to free himself. If he
cheats the people he will cheat the government too. Does
he think he has immunity just being a Malay ?
I would not even believe if he said
he had the canteen renovated. He must have the answer
from some deliberations and consultations. Even if he was telling the
truth, I would say he is a fool for carrying the work at
the wrong time.
From the course of the events and the
flip-flop, I see him as a man of ego. I even guess that
he is an UMNO man as he behave like one. Arrogance.
This very man has cause problem to
the government and had drag down the police and
education department into the mud. It is because of him
the people recorded the police quizzing the kids in
their bad books.
And he keeps the voters persistently
hate UMNO and BN.
Putting people on TV defending his
foolishness made the public saw those people as demons.
Unless you don't bother how you are perceived by
millions of viewers you can go on making fool of
There are two period when no
renovation or new structure not to be done; during the
examination time and during the school days.
The headmaster does not have to have
to wait for directives from the education department or the Ministry
pertaining to the time table. He has to use his common
Doesn't he have one ?
MANUAL CW CONTEST
PC is a new story to me. It was
never there before 1983. Ham radio was a manual affair;
no electronic logging and there was no CW visual
decoding. Eshee was active in the various contest using
the brass pounder. And I too pounded hard on my Hi-Mound
I joined the CW contest, not for an
award but for the fun of it and thought I would make the
band merrier. I helped people to get some points.
In those days stations from Malaysia
was popular. It was considered as rare. Whether on CW
or SSB I would always experience pile up.
I would say almost all CW signals
were 100% copyable by ear. I don't remember the 50 wpm
CW coming through the contest.
Unlike today contest or not I hear a
lot of high speed and errorless codes. It is a new style
and practice in working Morse codes. Computer genius who
are hams are making life easier, interfacing computers
to external sound source and to enable outside
communications using programs languages.
But I still prefer the old way. May
be some older people are less flexible. They can't shake
off their habits. Or they believe RTTY or AMTOR is a
better way to use as far as digital mode is concerned.
I remember Eshee would take a nap to
get ready for the contest that continue till the
morning. I didn't. After about a hundred stations or so
I would quit to rest. And I never submit my contest
Despite the new technology I am
convinced that there are contestants who are using
either straight or electronic keys. Probably they had
the same intention as I was; to support the event and to
help people to get points.
Those days are over. I no longer
participate in any contest.
THE ONE I LOVE, THE
ONE I TRUST AND THE ONE I ADVISE
Those are the pictures of three women
I once have in my heart. They are my wife, my clerk and
my student. My relationship is eternal and infinite with
my currently sick wife. My clerk had served me extremely
well, making my job so very simple and light but we
seldom meet each other since our retirement. And my
student would seek my advice when she face some domestic
problems from time to time. She has helping me and my
My wife is two years younger than me.
When she was young she was strong and energetic. She
would be the driver when we traveled in USA, traversing
the city of New York, crossing bridges and the undersea
At 55 she suffered from stroke and
later one bone in the spinal chord had to be replaced
with a metal. She could still walk using a walker tool
until she had the peritoneal dialysis. Now she can't
walk and she can't even stand.
I conduct all of her affairs from
bowel care to getting her to the dialysis center. Other
than her disabilities she is healthy and having great
appetite. She gains weigh by a great deal and that taxed
me a lot. I would take for her outings when there is no
dialysis. Her company has always been fun. She would
tell me stories while on the move. Without her things
can never be the same. I realize my servicing her was
nothing but my deep affection and love for her.
When I was working I was lucky to
have a good and efficient clerk whose book keeping was
excellent. She was neat in her work. And most of all she
could be trusted. Her meticulosity and her
suboridination and conformity to my instructions
resulted in our schools winning several awards. Despite
our large spending the school save hundred thousands of
ringgit. There were tricks and it needed talent to
People were jealous of our working
relationship. But who cares as long as the work was well
done. Since her retirement we seldom meet. But I will
always remember her as a great clerk.
Last is my capricious student who was
in my school in 1987 till 1988. Her husband was also my
student. She had had help me and my wife in many things
till now. Living not far away from my house her
daughters would send us food for me and my wife. She
would seek my help whenever there was a domestic
problem. I would advise her to the best of my ability.
At the moment she is trying to find a maid for me.
09/09/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
IT TRUE LIFE IS BETTER HERE THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRIES ?
Images of poverty in
Bangladesh, China and USA
Simply we cannot depends on
literature or words of the authority to confirm that
life in Malaysia is much better then somewhere else. We
have to live in those countries to compare the
Both the cost and the standard of
living must be taken into account, and to observe the
affordability of the populace to pay for the basic
living and the luxury of life. Finally to see the state
of happiness and the contentment.
Under the assumption that we are
better than in many other countries, does it mean the
guardian of our money and people whom we thrust our trusts can do whatever they
like with our money, raping our forests and water
catchment areas and turning our farmland into
Super-stores and hotels ?
Does the show of gratitude means a
person cannot ask about Altantuya, Mahathir mega
projects, the misuse of money for NFC and glaring
We are hearing the same thing again
and again from different people, of stripping the
citizenship, chasing those who seek the truth to go out
of the country and asking some people to go back to
their country of origin.
Somehow I admit that I have
pre-conceive ideas on countries like Bangladesh,
Kampuchea, India and even the United States about the
state of poverty or crimes as compared to Malaysia.
There are more poor people in those than what we have
here. Seeing people living under the bridge and having
homes in boxes made me thank God that we are much
better. We don't lose homes as many as the Americans do.
Living in prosperity does not mean we can allow power
abuse and excessive wastage and policies that pinch the
people. Similarly being responsive does not mean we can
close our eyes to malicious and irresponsible acts, and
We can't pass drugs, crimes,
corruption, huge wastage, power abuse and the fast
climbing cost of living under the cloak of prosperity.
09/09/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Since I was a little boy I
didn't find anybody bothering much about the weather.
People don't want to know what would be tomorrow, next
day, and at the end of week. If it rained, it rained.
They always prepared for the downpour, with huge and
small vases to collect waters.
I think even today we don't give a
damn to know what will be the weather for the whole
For travelers they need to know what
the weather like and the daily mean temperature to
decide what sort of attires to bring with them. When I
was in USA I took much attention on daily weather in
especially in Los Angeles. 15 degrees
Celcius would be a good day for my trip to Disneyland or
Universal Stdio. Knowing the whole week temperature and
weather facilitate my travel plan.
Rain or shine you see people in the
jogging arena. I too carry my umbrella on the rainy
WHEN A PRINCE LIE
When Machiavelli wrote about a Prince
he described how they came into power and in what manner
they rule the country. Some were good and some were bad.
Rulers were not borne from divinity. The ruled, the
masses were busy conducting their daily activities that
nobody would bother what happened in the palace.
A Prince could tell the people that
his salary is cut by 30%. Would the masses know whether
it is a lie to parade himself as a good King ? The masses tend to believe the King was divine and
a shadow of God, and would only speak the truth. But Machiavelli
knew the true color and the origin of the Prince.
Scientific generation only believe in
things they see, not in things they hear. Presidents and
Prime Ministers lie through their teeth. Remember
Clinton "I don't know who this woman is..." ? And Bush
about him not knowing the demolition of the world trade
center. Lie is the culture and the profession.
Only yesterday I went to a shop to buy a
battery. I asked "Whatever things the price have not
come up yet ?" The man replied that he never ordered new
stock yet so he did not know of any recent hike. "But
many items have been raised immediately after the GE13."
I remembered the promises before the
election, of free water and cheaper car , and
Rakyat Di Dahulukan.
Once intoxicated and lie enters a
man's blood, he has to spit it every now and then,
days after days. It becomes an addiction .to utter lies.
Try to tell your boss to cut your
pay. Tell everyone that you ask your boss to cut your
pay. What I can say your boss won't do it. There are
laws and procedure to cut salaries.
If a King asked his treasury to cut
his pay, they will instead raise it. Nobody wanted to
lose his head. for they knew the King never meant what
he said. The malice of some Prince were in detail.
The fate of Machiavelli and Confucius
were almost similar. Confucius was ousted due to
jealousy but towards his old age he took back the old
literary job. He would not want to contribute to the
Kings that put him to suffer. Machiavelli got a job of
writing but he was not wanted and out of his office.
A bad Prince will die without honor
but will be remembered as crooks and liars.
Hollywood movies like Oz the Great
and Powerful, The Great Gatsby, The Epic, Avatar and a
few others are given aesthetic touch in them. The scenes
and colors are so very stunning and lovely. Those responsible for
the design and the setup have to be artistically genius from
the heavenly world. Forests and trees were made so
green, so elegant, giving a cooling effect to our spirit
THE BEAUTY OF CW LIES
When we listen
to music with melody we close our eyes. It
penetrates deep into our heart and soul. But
a rock n roll would make us jump. I never
like Elvis and his song. It is so much
different comparing with the Green Green
Grass of Home.
The joy and beauty of
CW is in the ragchew with the constant
rhythm of 12 to 15 wpm, with ample space
between words. Faster than that is a great
Morse but I won't categorize it as a
beautiful rhythm to copy. When I listen to
the chat at the melodic speed, I would lie
on my sofa bed, close my eyes and enjoying
the lovely sounds.
ORDER AND TRADITION
Tourist flock to
see the Change of Guards in London.
Couldn't the change be made simple ?
When the time arrives the new guard just
walk in and the off duty one should just
tradition and ceremony are what people
love to see. They photograph the events
because there are events with attires
that is not seen in every life. They
notice order, system, tradition and
NAZRI SAYS RAFIZI IS NOBODY
be thinking he is a great man to
simply dismiss Rafizi. We all know
how Saddam Hussein was treated. It
was not so as bad as Ghadafi. The
person who sodomized him was not a
sex maniac but someone who must have
said Gadafi was nobody and worst
how powerful and wealthy a Minister
or any person is there are millions
of Malaysians who see him as equal
as they are. You call people pariah,
they will give you an equal
A wise and
noble person is more sullen and
I know of a
layman, less educated and not even a
wealthy person, who condemn all
Ministers as stupid, liars and
cheaters. I know his sentiment
rules. The point is ordinary people
could wildly accuse Ministers as
the aesthetic value ? Does it not show a state of mind,
emotion and how civilize a society is ? But God made man
to appreciate beauty. People travel far to beautiful and
quiet places to appease their minds for serenity and
tranquility could award them with some inspirations of
The retreats are never in busy and noisy cities.
Yet some Malaysians love to fell trees and clearing
jungles. And they became head of departments and mayors
and head masters.
08/09/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof