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NOT ALL JEWS IN ISRAEL HATE ARABS IS A FACT
WHICH PART OF THE CHRISTIAN TRINITY IS
I still can't imagine how waves mix. People put
effort to see the invisible by manufacturing
equipments to display some sort of images of atoms,
photons and waves. We would not know whether those
are the real shape or merely some graphic
forms have the ups and downs. The down trend can
either be positive and negative or both sides be
either positive or negative. Oscillators that I am
aware of move back and force, giving the positive
and negative values. It oscillates at a different
speed depending on the materials cut or the design
set by the components. We term them frequencies.
Later they said that every sound has a certain
frequency. They then categorized these into groups
like audio and radio frequencies.
discovered that electrons passing through a coil of
wires at above a certain speed would produced the
repelling electromagnetic wave due to the building
up and the collapsing of the wave at a very rapid
speed, that push the wave out before it has the time
to collapse. The electromagnetic wave travels
through the atmosphere. They call it radio wave.
wave can be a plain wave without carrying
information or you can make it to carry information.
It may take only a little ingenuity to create a
message. The radio wave without information, move
plainly in a constant shape and speed was called a
carrier. Samuel Morse manipulated with
the carrier. 'Stop-send-stop send' were made into
patterns. Short sending is a dot and long sending is
a dash. A short send followed by a long sending with
a a short pause in between is termed as a letter A.
'Oh! It is a simple. Anybody can think of it," we
might have said. But we did not do it. So for a long
time messages were sent using this method.
they tried to add audio wave into the radio wave.
They were exited to see the shape of the radio wave
changes. Thye found that if the carrier is 1000 khz
per second is mixed with 300 khz, there were two
more frequencies produced, 700 KHZ and 1300
KHZ. The 700 khz is the lower side band and the 1300
is the upper side band. Hence numerous radio
stations bloomed up broadcasting radio wave which
they called AM, amplitude modulation. 700 KHZ,
1300KHZ and 1000KHZ all carry identical messages and
Ham Radio came in they found that it was a mere
wastage sending both the sidebands and a carrier
together. They decide to send only a single
sideband. They came up with a module called a
Balance Modulator and SSB filter. The Balance
Modulator is to suppress carrier leaving the SSB.
The SSB filter is to choose the Upper
or the Lower Side Band. In the good old
days the circuit for carrier suppression were
complicated but today a single IC would do the job.
The MC1545G will do the work. They arrange the
components in such a way that the RF will follow the
circuit with equal and opposite voltage to a
transformer that will cancel each other in the
primary coil. No current will be induced in the
secondary coil. This is possible as the sine waves
of the oscillators are of equal magnitude. The
moment an audio input is applied, it will upset the
balance, There will be RF+audio and RF-audio. They
pass the primary and induced in the secondary
without the carrier. The carrier that of equal
magnitude disappears as they cancel each other.
of a few old hams in the AM days who ventured themselves
into the construction of the SSB transmitter. When I
came in I felt scary to go on AM for fear of heating
up my final tubes. In my mind then with 50 watts SSB I
could go round the world with much ease while 50 watts
AM would be tougher. The BBC and VOA used tubes that
needed water or vapor cooling and transmitted 500
kilowatts. True or false I believed my final tubes would
last longer. I had never expect a high fidelity
audio in a SSB signal. But today they invented ESSB.
Some guys took more than 6 KCs of bandwidth.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
MUST NAJIB BEG ?
Before I have
the time to jump to non-political topic, Mahathir
uttered another statement about the Malays who have
to beg from the non-Malays to remain in power. Perhaps Mahathir is half right. It is not the Malays who are
begging to retain power. It is UMNO. Observe to what
extend Najib is willing to go. Didn't Najib has
flexed all his muscle and tentacles all out at the
expense of taxpayers' money to win popularity ? The
starting point was during Mahathor's tenure of
office. It was his policy which derailed the Malays
politically and economically. Najib speeded up the
agony and the wrath of the Malays.
All along UMNO
have been short sighted and practicing giving
rather than protecting the Malays. What do
they always want to see in the near and distant
future ? The answer is MONEY and quick wealth. If
they have been concerned of their future and the
generation to come, the would have not acted
foolishly and arrogant in their manners. They keep
on blinding themselves and destroying their own race
by arresting those with visions.
If I were to
tell Mahathir what sins he had done to the Malays,
surely he would vehemently deny it. 98% of the
criminals did not plead guilty. It was he who opened
the gate to Malays poverty and turned them
into beggars. There is no savior for UMNO who had
endorsed what their learders were doing. I was never
wrong in my previous prediction. I had said more to
that. In 35 years time UMNO will be buried forever.
That old man
was never wrong. He would be dead of old age by now.
"There are two races that God would cast into the
hellfire; the Malays and the Jews; the Jews for
their cruelty and the Malays for voting the party
that always lie and deceive them and kicked them..."
Yet UMNO is continuing with the recruitment of the
new members, to boost their haughtiness and running
crazy with corrupt practices. Government officers
could be worst than the hooligans and mafia.
In a sense
Mahathir is quite obervant. But it was him who
kicked Pak Lah and put Najib in the Pak Lah's place.
Therefore he has no insight, otherwise he would have
not call upon the Malays to sell off their land.
It is a great
pity if Najib does not know why he is becoming very
unpopular. Luck is against him when Malaysia was
beaten by Thailand, otherwise he would have
exploited the winning glory credited to his effort,
as to many other UMNO's claims such as '..without
UMNO the Malays will die..." and " without
UMNO there will be no Malays.." He is thinking
of another lie and deception, of giving more cash to
the people to make them accept the economic
downfall. Already the evil ministers are blaming the
world economy. The moronic Ministers are telling the
people that the declining currency value benefit the
party could not continually win elections thru
frauds like the changing and manipulating the ballot
boxes. And judiciary cannot be forced to dismiss all
the authentic contests all the time. And the police
cannot forever obstruct the rise of militancy in the
country. To fight a war within with our own citizens
would lead us to the destructions of the Malay race.
We would return to savagery.
The reasons for
the normal Malays to hate Najib is different from
that of Mahathir and the old UMNO gangs. Big guys do not
feel the economic burden. That's why they can afford
to buy million dollar rings and use jet planes to
take them around. They can buy properties in foreign
land. They just can't stand how Najib spend the
money and prefer their own candidates to run the
under UMNO is almost impossible. People hate to see
the detestable faces like Ku Nan, Shahrizat,
Mashitoh, Adnan and a few others though they may
tolerate Najib. Under PAS, it is also very unlikely,
as Hadi is not perceived as a visionary leader.
Hence the race will forever remain disunited. The Malay
based political party does not have any other
alternative but to beg from the Chinese for votes.
I have been
waiting for Mahathir to talk about election fraud,
about the change in the ballot boxes and about all
other mission impossible stun stuffs. He just
mentioned about the Malays voted BN because they
feared the worst evil of DAP, not because they like
Najib. Even this summation is wrong. In such a
situation they will not go out to the polling
stations. Rashid knows better in this arena. He
allowed multiple registrations of voters, which mean
groups of mobile voters that move to several voting
stations after each vote casting.
There is no
need for begging, cheating, promising or corrupting.
Just be fair to all races, prudent in spending,
avoid wastage and the giving away of cash to
cronies, make arrogance a taboo (UMNO politicians
and civil servants), don't allow a wife to run a
country, fully understand the meaning of corruption
and don't start any monstrous project without prior
consultations. Be humane and don't burden the
citizens with the evil economic scheme.
sincerity to all regardless of their race, creeds
and beliefs will make Najib a real respectable
leader, without begging and huge spending.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
WHEN ROSMAH IS TRYING TO APPEASE MAHATHIR
It is only of my conjecture and
interpretation of the event that does not carry the
truth of the reality. My mind pokes the whole bodily
system when Dr Asmah is awarded with a title
Serikandi Negara. It is a move to cushion Mahathir's
anger and the award is another form of trying to
appease the former Prime Minister akin to 1MDB that
aims as a cooling agent against the rising cost of
living. The question is obvious 'Why it is only
now, at the point when Najib is under attack ?'
It is the observed tactic, a favorite of Najib, in
dealing with pressure - promises, money, meeting the
critics, slumber and smiling face and togetherness
Will Mahathir halt putting
pressure on Najib with this award ? It is a game
played by Najib to win. Najib will never want to
step down and he never will. Even without any
deceitful maneuver there is no way UMNO can throw
Najib out, with any amount of police report or
criminal accusations. AG is his triumph card. Patail
and Shafiee are behind him. PERKASA is nobody, a
paper tiger headed by unpopular personality known as
Literally speaking UMNO does not
have enough strength to push Rosmah and Najib
(combined) out, for the first lady herself takes up
It is a very interesting game to
watch. As we watch the game of chess, we were trying
to figure out the next movement and response of the
players in the battlefield. Soon, I guess, Mahathir
will be awarded with a title we have never heard of
before, specially tailored to win the heart of the
man who put Najib on the throne.
As I have said UMNO is more
scared of the Malays than the Chinese. The police
keep on suspecting them as a potential terrorists
group that will take up arms against the BN
government. We are seeing a string of arrests. I
think that the Chinese will be charged as Communists
and the Malays as terrorists. Even military
personnel are under scrutiny by the police.
The United States is studying the
situation closely. If they find that it is easier to
work with Najib than Mahyuddin, then The Prime
Minister will not be scared by any form of challenge
from anybody. He does not have to pay to get the
support of the congress. Any furyher award to
Mahathir and his spouse could reduce any vocal cry
calling for a new leader.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
DAP RULES MALAYSIA
introduce Draconian law and practice despotism if
the party were to rule the country ? The future
prediction depends on what we see now and the trend
from the past. And as I see it DAP will practice
despotism base on the party's consistent bickering
on the application of Syariah's law in the state of
Kelantan where the Muslims are the majority. The
command that there will be no Islamic Law is itself
harsh, despotic and undemocratic. It will make no
different between DAP and PERKASA.
actually no such thing as absolute freedom and the
freedom of choice. The Arabs, the Chinese or the
Koreans community in USA cannot make the part of the
country where they stay as part of Saudi Arabia,
China or Korea under the administration of the
mother lands. When in principle Islamic Law is
repulsive to DAP, it will be enacted as illegal,
even practiced by the Islamic community.
DAP is vocal
about it, had fought against it and will ban it if
the party were to gain power. Like BN, DAP will
- Abdul Rahman Raof
huge 1MDB debt, the cutting of subsidies, the GST,
the spiraling price and now the declining ringgit
concurrently increasing the momentum of turbulence.
Najib is under attack from all angles. I guessed
they are hitting at Rosmah Mansor indirectly. My
last question on what's next after MH370 and MH17,
has already surfaced. Rosmah has to use all her
awards and popularity bought from overseas to save
and protect Najib.
Shooting Anwar and Lim Guan Eng does not make any
different to Najib anymore. Najib has already been
disgraced by the same party he is in. I heard the
grassroots calling each other to change the
leadership when they are paying more for the
gasoline and daily foodstuffs. yet the mentally
retarded Datos are calling the normal people to
change their lifestyles, to go on bicycles and don't
buy food that double the price, stop eating out etc.
will be coming if every one of UMNO members
come to know Goldman Sachs, a friend of Najib who
loaned 1MDB big money, with a high interest rate.
The debt is mounting. People are forced to pay for
the reckless spending.
guys who were willing to die for Rosmah in the last
GE are now dying. What they get were the Barisan
Blue Flags which are now used to scare the birds in
the padi fields. Rosmah enjoys many great tours and
a special private jet while these guys are paying
through their nose with their meager income. Even
the paid cyber troopers were very unhappy with the
current economic downturn.
won't want Najib to step down. Najib has to make his
own decision from now onwards. As Taksin's wife
broght his downfall, Rosmah would be the cause of
It is a
big turbulence. Even if Najib agrees to step down,
there is no one qualified to immediately take his
place. Mahyuddin gave RM250 million to Shahrizat's
family of rakyat's money just like that. That was
not a small blunder. He could have made many more
big blunders if he becomes a Prime Minister. I don't
see any other talent in UMNO like Azmin or Guan Eng.
It is unfortunate for UMNO that talents are in
Najib will continue to stay. The turbulence will
embarrass Najib, losing respect day by day. Would he
care ? He has the money. And that is the power.
Mahathir may know a lot about Jews and AIPEC but he
does not know everything about them and how they
operate to gain power. I don't see any way he can
put Najib down. He was lucky with Pak Lah, who
himself was willing to quit. But not Najib. Those
who want Najib out are rallying around the former
Prime Minister who is too old to remain mentally
active. The whole structure will collapse once
Mahathir leave the world.
Malays will find no peace, only after they die.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
Dato' on TV1 said that if gasoline price goes up,
the people must not blame the government but to
change their lifestyle. "Go on a bicycle and
take public transportation." he said. "Subsidized
gasoline only benefit the rich." This Dato'
blamed the opposition parties for politicking the
issues that benefit the government and the people.
public transportation was he talking about ? In many
areas there isn't any public transportation system.
People cannot cycle to buy monthly supplies for
their homes or carrying their kids to schools. This
UMNO Datuk must be a nut. Subsidized petrol is not
to benefit the poor but to control the price of
goods and services. All will get the benefit. It has
been there for decades in our country and the
previous government didn't become poor by it. The
decision to increase government income are due two
reasons; the government has lack of money owing to
lavish expenditures including 1MDB to corrupt the
people and secondly there were too much of
privatization that gave divide the profit among
the national media like TV1 should stop inviting the
toilet paper personalities who are indirectly
ruining our nation, with bunch of lies. These idiots
have been talking of cheaper prices with GST and the
various government policies while the masses are
paying more and more each day. Yet they are saying
the people can afford to pay but the lawmakers have
to 'ikat perut' .
they come up with a rosy words 'LAND BANK' to ensure
of cheap land for the cheap houses. Land Bank was an
idea brought about more than 45 years ago. Nothing
happened. What land bank are they talking about when
there is little land left. Many have been sold to
property developers. Agriculture land were reduced
by a big amount and even the hill top were raze.
Jungles were raped and homes for the native as well
as animals were taken away.
just wait and see. Najib has promised millions of
things and how much were delivered. This Land Bank
is not a trivial thing and they will find a lot of
hindrances and walls which they hardly climb over.
not an opposition. But that's what I see will happen
as GST will never reduce prices and the cost of
living. In the end the rakyat will be blamed and put
to force, to boycott and to change the lifestyle.
It is a pity that we have too many evil in our
- Abdul Rahman Raof
FOR THE TRUE BIBLE
Learning religions as a pass time is
like learning foreign languages. Bible is one of
them. But bible has more than 50 versions. If you
happen to read all of the 50 and the basic 8 of
them, you won't know which one is the
truth. There are plenty of contradictions and
confusions. Some changes were made on purpose to
suit a certain parties. The joke is they believe in
those words and want others to believe in them too.
What proved to be false and contradicted cannot be
legalized even under the name of freedom and human
right. Even in USA religion is barred from school
and Darwinism is given a place instead of Creation.
Religion is under
attack. Even some educated Jews in Israel blamed
religion for many wars and many said that they are
not religious. People still want to believe in what
has been proven false and continue zealously to
spread the proven false and contradicted. You can
preach the truth but not the fallacy. It is a crime
to lie to the people, may it be politics or
In the above
article, it is amounting to saying that the cross
should be thrown away as it carries the perception
of trinity. The Christians have a choice either to
embrace Judaism or Islam.
You can believe in
whatever you want, right or wrong, but you must not
destroy the minds of others. That's why a few
religions were losing disciples, leaving them with
people they once termed as savage.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
LEARN FROM OUR FRIENDS
I already have two young teachers
from amateur radio fraternity. Azlan is an expert in
electronic and radio communication and Piju who is
very knowledgeable in computer and networking. Piju
never failed me when I consulted him on several
matters. It is a short cut for me for not having
have to read and do much research.
Many of us are still lacking in
knowledge after graduating from colleges and
universities. Science and technology move so fast
that what we know today will be obsolete in no time.
Though growing old seems to be so quick, knowledge
leaps like a super speed train. Sometimes we feel
that it is better for a slow life, to enjoy a longer
acquaintance with our current possessions. Imagine
you buy an iPhone 6 today and by next month they
announce an iPhone 7, not at a cheaper price.
At this phase Azlan and Piju are
still handy. After all I am almost static with my
computing and ham radio activity. When my friend,
Hanafi, talked about the multi type and brand of
antenna I just listened. I did not bother to quiz
for more details. To me dipole is my world, less
money and effort need to be sacrificed..
Azlan proved his ability by
winning several robotic competition and successfully
design equipments for repeaters. He does things with
ease while most of us still do not understand the
wisdom of the LC circuits. And Piju guided me how to
maneuver through some blocked website by clever
means, and while I am not produce any program on the
mobile phone, he has put a few soft ware for the
benefit of the hams. Soon I will request the total
codes from him.
Why am I telling you all these ?
These are the resources nearest
to us where we can reap knowledge for our benefit.
At the same time we are showing recognition to our
fellow hams made in Malaysia. I noticed that their
effort to share their know how with the rest on the
facebook and else where were met with scorns from
our own fellow hams, with all sorts of accusations.
Not all hams are smart. There are
numerous other hams like me, who are hungry for
information. A few were seen to ask questions seem
to be trivial and silly, which need answers. A
question last asked 'What is meant y 60 Mhz'
actually needs a very long answer. Some old teacher
would probably start with Nikolai Tesla and Thomas
Edison before proceeding to oscillators.
Instead of criticizing any effort
to spread knowledge, we should learn from their
writings. We can always rebut if we have answers
which we think we are right.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
RUNNING A COUNTRY IS NOT LIKE RUNNING A HOME
bombshell falls on PM Najib as the ex-Election
Commission chief is lashing the Prime Minister to
stop lying. PERKASA is barking at UMNO Ministers and
the old veterans are bashing the Malay extremist
group. Yet none of them ever asked who
actually runs the country; Najib or Rosmah ? There
was a malicious tale about Rosmah phoning Putin on
MH17, not to say about using the government jet for
I heard the
young Malays blamed UMNO 'Pelungkup Harta
Melayu' , a serious accusation which has been
dismissed and ignored by the Malay voters. This one
was the work of Mahathir, another Malay hero. And
more funny the UMNO cyber trooper is defending
Mashitah who insulted God's words and falsely
creating lies about the Chinese.
last GE many Chinese I talked to spoke about
Shahrizat and Rosmah, the NFC and the ring. Wanita
UMNO has been the target of hatred for showing their
rowdy support to the lady who said 'Now I
only fold my sleeve, not my sarong yet'.
Lots of people
still believe money had been used to free Najib on
Scorpeen case, buying popularity and getting awards
for Rosmah. The suspicion was bad enough. The
Wonderful Chinese New Year should be taken as a
lesson, at least for avoidance if not for
Those who believe
in God and fear the retribution will not sacrifice
everything just to put Anwar in jail. People are not
fool. They gathered the evidences and heard words in
court and they were not wrong in driving a
conclusion. Then you shove their mouth with money
and broadcast your deeds daily on the national
media, until they became so stale.
support Mahathir who is working hard for his son. I
noticed Mukhriz inherit some bad traits of his
father in 'pelingkup harta Melayu'.
Neither would I support PERKASA for the extreme view
which I think will doom the Malay race completely.
But Tengku Razali sees there is no way that UMNO can
Though Tun Razak
has left us he left his friends and administrators
with us. Najib prefer to use foreign consultants,
including the Sabahan to run the nation for him. The
eminent 25 were actually double that number. They
represent the old administration. The past PM wives
never took active role in running a country,
nevertheless they are a very strong motivational
What now ?
Hishamuddin's KLIA2 'OK nothing wrong with it'
is now a laughing stock. I could still imagine
Hisham's face when he said 'KLIA2 is OK...' Truly,
if I were him, I would have resign by now. While
others are talking about mismanagement of 1MDB fund,
I question on the choice of Goldman Sachs. A nation
is not an object for gamble. Could you imagine if
one day Goldman Sachs says 'Malaysia belongs
to us' ?
Keep in mind
that running a country is not like running our own
- Abdul Rahman Raof
WHAT'S NEXT ?
PM Najib always
go with Rosmah to squash trouble within the
countries. One regard it as obvious, another thought
it otherwise. After MH370 and MH17, I asked the same
question 'What 's next ? ' I would have not been
rational to believe in bad luck. How could we tell
Najib to shake away the mysterious dark side that
has been hitting Najib one after another. All along
Najib believes that money can command devil to
things for mankind. Najib should have known that he
is running a country, not a home. At home the mother
is a Queen.
There are a
big number of fan sitters in UMNO, waiting to see
who will turn out to be stronger; the old retired
veteran UMNO lead by Mahathir or Najib and his
police force. The shots have been fired, even by the
vicious PERKASA. If the fan sitters jump ship Najib
will declare war against the Old UMNO gang. All they
want is Najib to resign.
that he used Rosmah's word BANGANG, which we
assume the word spurted out of Rosmah's mouth while
family discussion at home. Mahathir and other
bloggers are called moron by probably Rosmah and
It would be a
very offensive name to call Mahathir and Zainuddin
with a debased title. This time if Rosmah were to go
and see Mahathir, the late Prime Minister should ask
Rosmah 'Who is running this country ? '
The war has just begun.
What's next ?
If there is a disaster, it will be bigger than MH71
and MH370. Mark Mahathir's words 'Somebody is
going to jail' under 1MDB. Who is on Mahathir's
mind ? It is a very scary phrase from the former
- Abdul Rahman Raof
THE SMART KHAIRY
Khairy seems to
smarter than Anifah Aman in his response to Binden
on seditious act. The Patriot Act is more
suppressive than the seditious act. The Patriot Act
does not allow a person to THINK or to SYMPATHIZE
with the Muslims. And even after the cleare case
proofs of False Flag they still pursue against the
Muslims, not because of the 9/11 but for other
hidden reasons; to justify the invasion of Gaza and
to rob the oil in the Muslim lands. A strong ISIS
would threaten the oil field in Iraq, Syria and
Libya. And Malaysia showed it's loyalty to the
United States for also two reasons; to ensure the
Malays will not use force against the government and
to avoid intervention by American politicians.
Malaysia has always been a good military ally of the
Mahathir was right
to say that USA has no high moral value to tell
Malaysia what to do.
As for us, the
problem of seditious act does not lie on the act
itself but on the people who will abuse and
interpret the clause to suit themselves. Rosmah can
sue the politician on defamation but not on
sedition, when it is her duty to find out how the
public money is spent by PERMATA. We don't have to
compare with the cruelty of the Patriot Act. JUst
because Americans kicked a Muslim, does not mean we
can kick any of our citizens whom we like.
should not be used to condone the abuse and made the
law a Draconian one. In many aspects we are better
of, especially our social family value, the filial
piety and the respects of the elders, our medicare
system has a great human touch, where in USA you may
be allowed to die if you do not have insurance. We
are not too liberal to legalize drugs and gay
marriage, nudity and exchange spouses. We do not
have the law of the right to hire and fire.
If Khairy is aware
of Patriot Act and other repressive Act surely he
would have known who Goldman Sachs is. This man had
made several visits to Malaysia and nobody says
anything. The worst is 1MDB took loan from him.
If Khairy were to
very well know Sachs, it was his duty to the nation
to voice it out before the loan was made. An
agreement signed cannot be undone.
been used and made fool by mafia and shark
gangsters, conning them to say OK to things which
are not like the case of KLIA2. I still remember
seeing Hishamuddin haughtily warned those who oppose
the KLIA2 and called for further checkup. And soon
there will be meeting on 1MDB which may produce the
same result. I am sure someone will defend Goldman
Sach in the cabinet meeting.
At least Khairy
had asked a pertinent question. As for a Sabahan or
a Sarawakian, I have nothing to say, though I show
much respect to my lecturer the late Mr James
Try not to wag the
dog by repeatedly challenging others to insult Islam
and the King. All we know the Wanita UMNO and other
Malays themselves would have done those. The main
issues of corruptions will stay fresh in people's
mind. Just because corruption is rampant even in the
United States, we are going to point our fingers at
them and say 'ours is not as great as yours'.
The strength of
UMNO is not in it's members, military or the police
but on the integrity of the members and the party,
free of corruption and nepotism, honesty, farness,
concern over the rakyat. Khairy, in his spare time,
should be made a teacher to teach the cabinet
- Abdul Rahman Raof
intimidation do not create fear among the populace
but instead elevating greater hatred towards BN and
UMNO. As one UMNO law maker said that the desperate
attempt to regain 2/3 majority in parliament will
not work this way. UMNO has caused wrath among the
Chinese community by despicable speeches and
accusation that do not represent the Malay thinking.
criticism raised on Rosmah are not in the mind of
the sole opposition members. The grassroots talked
the same stuff, and people are observing her ways on
the national media. The whole population, not only
the DAP have been observing her. Any act by the
government will not erase questions on Rosmah's
expenditure or expenditure by organizations where
she is a part of it. Threat, arrest, lawsuits and
intimidation would mount greater hatred. There are
tons of articles not in her favor.
I do not
believe all what I read are true. People accused
Rosmah for using shaman and black magic. It is
a pure absurdity. But somehow I do believe in the
mystery of the in-explainable stuffs like the Feng
Sui, which the Chinese believe very much.
equates her to Marie Antoinette, which carries the
message of intense hatred and the boiling feeling of
The voters are
waiting for the next GE. Once again Najib has to
summon all government departments to plan for the
sure win, by clean or dirty mean. Rhetoric, by big
words and more promises and by corrupting the people
under the guise of assistance. Will the people
forget the mountain of unfulfilled promises. Even at
present whatever he says is not what is in reality.
Prices of medical stuffs are on the rise. My pension
shrunk by about 50% . I have to struggle to make
ends meet. The village folks are lamenting at the
high cost of living.
If the immense
hatred come from the bulk of UMNO grassroots, it
would smell doom. And Najib's association with
Goldman Sachs itself is as good as surrendering the
nation to the Jewish matrix of power. It is a great
error that cannot be undone even by his successor.
The whole nation lives to pay back the loan for the
rest of their lives like borrowing from Chettiars.
I am not
calling the government to haul the Chinese on the
charge of sedition. But I am asking the Malaysians
how many Malays were being hauled under the act and
charged for terrorism ? Would the government close
the local universities to the Malays as they give
more threats to UMNO ? These poor Malays are being
sucked and victimized while the Chinese are being
hurled with sinister words.
enough. Either UMNO change their leaders or make
For UMNO to
survive the leadership has to change. Talented
leaders are not masters of rhetoric. There are
thousands of them inside and outside the party. At
least we have the chance to see young leaders in
Azmin and Lim Guan Eng who have shown talents and
proofs that younger people can run the country in a
very efficient and innovative ways. There are a lot
of dynamic young people with superb education. The
rejuvenation could be made possible by the
younger blood, and older faces like Tengku Adnan
should give ways for the new ideas. And some others
in the current lineups are very repulsive as they
paraded themselves as despotic and emotional.
To choose a new
leader UMNO must not be too hasty. The history of
their spouses and family members must be taken into
account. A nation is not a home where you can run at
your own whims and fancies. The responsibility is to
the people not to yourselves. A spouse must not be
made to rule a nation by any barbaric means.
meantime, Najib can clarify the truth in court
himself, not running away from the a house of
justice. Let Rosmah prove herself innocent from all
the malicious accusations. The public is matured
enough to judge without prejudice. It will be a good
platform to clear themselves and earn an outstanding
ovation from all the citizens regardless of their
I have been
through all the Prime Ministers since the first day
of our independence but I hd not seen such a
dramatizing events as today's chaotic episode. What
actually went wrong were loopholes in the
computation, the abhorred attempt to justify errors,
the expectations do not match the outcome, and the
aura of bad luck that is surrounding a creepy
The shame of
Malaysia is 'the seditious act is only apply to
the opposition members' . Else Mashitah will be
top on the of list for insulting Al-Quaran and for
inflammatory false accusation of the Chinese burning
the Holly Book. Second is Ibrahim Ali for
threatening the Chinese with another May 13 and
called upon the Chinese to keep stocks of food.
deteriorating value of ringgit - A Minsiter said
in a TV3 interview that the declining value of money
would benefit Malaysia because the prices of our
commodities will be cheaper. The demand for our
products will be higher.
The big bulk of
Malaysians are consumers. They don't export rubber
or palm oil. Even then the price of rubber is on the
decline and the palm oil is experiencing
uncertainty. The most important to these Malaysians
is foodstuffs. Mahathir once said, "Use our land for
factories. We buy food outside with the money." We
are happy to depend our food on outsiders.
cause the rise in price. People will suffer. Poor
parents have to pay much much more to feed their
infants. Powdered milk fetch a very high price.
Bhasmati rice cost RM28 per medium packet. The cost
of building materials are pushing the house price
sky high. The Malays can't afford to purchase new
descent home which is touching almost 1 - 1.5
says the lawmakers are poor, how could the normal
Malays be richer than those under nourished
Inflation - The same Minister said that there
will no more poverty when people's income has
reached an affordable level. He also insinuated that
increase salaries and probably minimum pay would
solve all the economic woes and the rising cost of
living. He spoke like an economist but doesn't he
know that increase income will not catch the price
that will be pushed up by the increasing volume of
money. It is called inflation by whatever rate.
International Oil Price - Can we compare
countries just by looking at the price of gasoline
and say we are much better than those countries ?
Looking at the
above list Malaysia is one of the cheapest and
Malaysians should be thankful. Indonesia, Thailand
and Singapore is paying more. But we can't compare
oil price on plain basis. The mother earth of each
does not produce the same amount of wealth. In a
plain term we can't compare a bare desert and an
equatorial land. US1 in a desert has a different
value with US1 in a fertile land. Gasoline is
expensive in Thailand but prices of goods are
Yes, we are
trying our best and do as much as we could for the
country and Najib has done all and promised the
most, yet Najib's administration is still facing a
mounting criticism from every corner. The old UMNO
veterans do not spare him.
I think the
rakyar is wrong in criticizing Rosmah for her lavish
expenditure and oversea travel. Why not give a try,
pay for her 5 year vacation oversea only to return
home 5 years later, and see the difference in
Najib's administration and people's perception of
the government. Will it be the same ? Gauge Najib's
popularity within the 5 years. I predict a
tremendous rise in popularity and support.
So far no
others blamed Rosmah. They blamed Najib's advisors
and those who want Najib to go. Already two
Ministers admitted Najib did not keep his promised
but he is still a great leader. As for remarks by
Mahathir I never want to take any into account. He
started all the problems. When he talked of other
capable younger people, he is talking about his son,
It is a great
pity for our nation. In the yesteryears university
lecturers were gathered to make economic policies
for the government. Today who decide what for the
ruling party ?
- Abdul Rahman Raof
RELIGION AS A POLITICAL TOOLS
Judaism and Christianity were all born in the Middle
East. Atheists were born in the West from the womb
of the White race. When earth was the center of the
universe and flat in nature people were wiling to
die for their religion. Religion was used to justify
imperialism, to bring light to the savage. The
savage were people in the East. The Chinese were the
Barbarians. And finally these savages were tamed,
made slaves and to obey God by obeying the colonial
When individuals chose to
put away God's words we would say they were isolated
case. Religion is still a strong faith. How would we
conclude when a state legalize gay marriages and
drugs and nudism ?
The above article is about
a man vs a nation, portraying the people of the
Western culture. It confirms of a great debate about
the death of god in America and other White
Christian states. Religion is left among the people
whom the colonial government described as savages.
That's the reason why
Judaism is gaining momentum in the United States. It
is time for Asians to open their yes, not trying to
be a blind Christian martyr.
The Jews look at Trinity
in a different perspective from Atheists. The Jews
used the religious perspective, the Atheists through
historical angles which are more convincing with
Among the conservative
society religion is now a strong political tool.
People simply love to congregate to hear talks and
- Abdul Rahman Raof
1. Alvin Tan is one of those
youngsters who believe in the absolute right of a
person to choose what he likes and do what he wants.
He has to wait for more than 20 years to change his
belief himself. There are thousands others who
criticize the Head of States but never get caught.
In the facebook there are numerous offensive and
disturbed remarks made insulting the opposition
leaders. Many chose not to fight back. Why ? Any
sound man won't pick up a fight with a young boy, a
mad man or an uneducated people.
2. You cannot question what
Rosmah or Najib does with the public fund. It is the
public money, mind you. It will not be crazy if
Najib did not announce that seditious act will not
hinder the process of democracy. He did. The whole
word comes to know about it.
3. Big guys are expressing anger
on the choice of Mueller as MAS EO. Mahathir said,
"Choose White man to be our Prime Minister." Others
say "Mueller should be chosen as a consultant not as
EO." I say nothing. I am anxious to see whether
Mueller can put MAS in order again. Why not try to
investigate how many Malays and Chinese are running
foreign firms and companies.
4. Mahathir said "malaysians are
stupid because they did not know how to manage MAS".
It was during his era and his doing that pushing the
carrier into bankruptcy.
5. NFC was owned by Shahrizat's
husband. Funny the government gave RM250 million of
an outright cash instead of installment. Now it
looks like they are not willing to return public
money. And Shahrizat is hanging herself around Datin
Rosmah Mansor and Najib as shown in public media.
Why ? So that her family can go scot-free with the
money ? We just have to wait and see.
6. RCI took more than 6 months to
release the 366 page report ? Surely it has to be
scrutinized before it was allowed to publish. When
asked to revoke back the IC, the answer is 'too
many people. We can't manage the big number'.
7. 1MDB borrowed money from
Goldman Sachs. Doesn't anyone know who Goldman Sachs
is and the Jewish matrix ? This is the most crazy
of all. UMNO members do not know this man at
all. What a pity. I fear we may be losing our
country to this man.
8. Last but not least. Instead of
uniting the people. We want them to kill each other.
Does Ibrahim Ali think the Chinese will let him kill
them just like that ?
- Abdul Rahman Raof
AGILITY AND SKILL
Are you angry at our 2 - 1 defeat
by Vietnam ? Those who have recorded the game can
watch it again. Observe the speed, skill and agility
of the Vietnamese players. I am sure Dollah Salleh
applied the scientific ways and developed agility of
the players. The Vietnamese were better. The coach
must have done a better job than Zainal.
The video clip on the top shows
one of the techniques of developing agility. Other
team may device their own methods. Certainly we know
that football training is not taking a ball, put 22
players in the field and ask them to play. 50 years
ago weight lifting was unknown to the Malaysian
50 years ago I told my friends
that one day the Koreans will beat us in Takraw. The
prediction was base on their ways of thinking
and doing things. It is about mental prowess. When
the stupid people say 'we
will do the thinking for you', it
spells the end of progress. The
authoritarian-slave relationship has been
our culture for a long time.
Our government spent millions in
importing foreign coaches to lift some of our sports
to the international standard, like gymnastic,
synchronize swimming, hockey and other sports. They
did their work well and our athletes have raised
themselves to the required level. While they were in
the competition, the national leaders branded them
as immigrants and threw harsh words on them.
Mental disturbances weakened the
Our football players may not be
affected by any political turmoil. But it could
affect the planners and the team of managers. Wrong
people were chosen for the jobs.
Sports especially soccer has always been
politicized, a political tool to draw support for
the Federal government. It is BN that is financing
the champions. Every winning gives Khairy and BN a
Failure means a
disaster to the coach. Kim Swee was very frustrated
and decided to forget football.
Who among us would think about the lack of agility ?
Agility is the automatic response to a stimuli,
quick to move without thinking. It is also a factor
of age. Our agility declines as our age increase. So
is our speed. Safee could not be as good as he was
before. He had reach his peak and now it is on the
You have to believe in
the element of luck as well. At time we were puzzled
how on earth five accurate shootings hit the post
after passing the keeper.
We need to study each of the
successful coach of the world, their biography and
how they go about training the team. We need to know
how and why Japan, Korea and China excel in the
world of sports. Then even though we may become
strong, we must remember others are doing similar
thing. The edge lies in the secret kept by the
strive to change the thinking mind from a single
track, inward focus to a larger and open dimension.
We have to stop thinking that we are the best in
everything, and the smartest in the world. If we
follow the mental trait of UMNO we will finally find
we are in the middle of nowhere. Then we will run
amok and start to blame everyone else for our own
- Abdul Rahman Raof
9M2RB IN ZL LAND
meant by ZL land ? ZL is an international prefix to
denote New Zealand as 9M as an ID to Malaysia.
a second visit to New Zealand by Rusli, a ham radio
operator with a call sign 9M2RB. This time thr group
consist of more than 30people, each family has a
caravan to drive.
a summer time yet it is very cooling. 9M2RS, Sultan
Rashid, follows the caravan tour.
hear more of the stories when
return. He just posted pictures. But pictures speak
a thousand words.
me about the trip before departure, that it is
headed by a fine young Malay man who is now living
in France and who has a vast experience in
land is well preserved. You can see sheep when
traveling from North to South, by the thousands and
probably millions. The state or federal roads are
almost empty. I would imagine what could happen in
be rushing to build houses and condos. Mahathir and
Najib would say 'It is for development.',t>
I will soon write the cost
incurred by Rusli. The last time I traveled to New
Zealand, I paid RM7K for two weeks. The trip was
worthwhile but I would never want to make another
visit to the beautiful island.
Don't be shock by place name like
Orepuki. It is just a native word. It is a lovely
word for the Malaysians.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
STUPID - MAHATHIR
MAS, an ailing
carrier, was one of the objects some people want to
fail because it was conceived as a Malay carrier.
Before Mahathir's privatization scheme no amount of
curses, condemnation and sabotages could affect it.
It was run by an honest and capable personality.
When Mahathir took over the Premiership, he saw the
profit by MAS was very tempting. He used his proxy,
Tajuddin Ramli, to buy over the airline. In fact he
began the privatization scheme to rob the money from
the people. His greed was without end.
Now he blames
the Malaysians as STUPID for ruining MAS. He was
responsible for the sickness and yet he put the
blame on others. In other words he is blaming
denounce Khazanah for employing Mueller as a new CEO
when they have no more trust on the Malays ? If
Malaysians are stupid Air-Asia would have followed
the fate of MAS. If Mahathir is still a PM of
Malaysia I have a feeling he would use his power to
acquire the carrier as well to plough the profit and
divide among his cronies.
thing about Air Asia is it is selling the future
tickets and people are paying them right now. And
recently Singapore was selling the Business Class at
the economy price. Even if the profit is lesser it
is still a profit.
asked my friend who flew to Istanbul about the food
on MAS. "It's OK. Nice," was the reply. A
couple of days earlier I asked another friend to who
took a flight from London to Kuala Lumpur. "Last
time it was bad. This time I asked for a vegetarian
meal. It was nice," he said.
MAS has to be
more careful about some trivial thing like food. It
is the people who give life to airlines. MAS must
always remember it.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
WHAT WOULD BECOME OF A MALAY RACE ?
traditional Malays were mainly agrarian society
except those who live near the coasts, making
trading within the coastal strips and sailing
inter-islands for the extended trade. Some
historians describe Melanesia and Micronesia as a
seafaring people. For decades the Malayan Malays
locked themselves in fishing, agriculture and
Malays were mainly docile, passive, obedient, honest
and trustworthy. They had plenty of land and food
were abundant. Children had their education in
Arabic, Malay or English schools. Religious schools
were run by individuals who were of te Middle
Eastern influence. English schools were rare and
only selected few could register as students. The
sons of aristocrats were sent to special school.
the independent passing standard 6 Malay school
could end a person as a school teacher. Most
government jobs did not require secondary school
Students' discipline were subject to stringent
early 1960's passing Form 3 could still earn school
leavers government jobs. Around 1964 upwards the
minimum requirement was the for 5, School Leaving
British, heretofore conceive the Malays as an
emotional and stupid race, easily intoxicated by
praise and countenance of respect. Later on the
British administrators realized that the Malay civil
servants were easy to work with for their loyalty,
obedience and easy to please.
Malays for decades were deemed as stupid, lazy,
incapable and not cut for mathematics and sciences.
The Malay students were made to believe that they
were only good in arts. Only a few would dare to
enter the science stream. The attribute of greed
came later, started during the period when UMNO was
filled up by business group, slowly phasing out the
school teachers who were the first freedom fighters.
'60s voices were heard arguing that if the Malays
were lazy the rakyat would be starving, for these
were the people who work in the padi field and in
sea to catch fish for all Malayan. They set the
boarding school teaching mathematics and science,
sent a few to foreign schools, and later found the
Malays possess competitive mental capacity equal to
others. We can therefore conclude intelligence is
not a factor of ethnic hereditary.
Even in the 20th and 21st
century the British still regards the Malaysians as
dumb, especially the Malays. Our SPM and STPM are
not recognized if we do not pay them. Even though we
pay for recognition it will last for only a given
period of years. And when Proton wanted to buy the
auto technology they wanted us to pay in hard cash.
You better go for education somewhere else, not in
In spite of better
education the Malays are still being fooled,
especially the top echelon in the ruling party. A
few were known to be deceived by big towkeys,
threatened by unknown gangters. Many were craving
for wealth and strive to have a share from the
national coffers under different camouflage they
called development, privatization projects.
At the bottom level there
are increasing numbers who become thieves, garbage
hunters, bag snatchers, drug pushers and addicts,
Mat Rempit and odd jobs laborers. A big numbers
ventured into business selling fake supplements and
medicines, and some became very wealthy in their
avarice. And a big number were driven off their land
which were acquired for developments.
The Malays do not realize
that education alone won't help to elevate them. The
development of attitudes, resilience, distant
thinking are imperative for their survival. We had
expected the universities to produce graduates with
those characteristics, but they were hindered by
politicians who commanded that university students
are to seek mere knowledge, and to get degrees.
University students and lecturers are regarded as
detrimental to the security of the nation, a place
where the recruitment of terrorists are taking
place. Again it is about the Malays being suppressed
by their own ethnic group.
It is indeed strange when
the Malays can allow 1MDB to borrow from Goldman
Sach who is duped as the top terrorist who murdered
thousands of innocent lives by a few American
nationalists. Hence the prejudice on the Malays as a
stupid race never end, and hold water.
The conglomeration of
various agencies to shut people's mouth and
criticism of the folly of the government is never a
brilliant idea. It is a short sighted decision. It
is driving an immense hatred and anger down below
the surface, hidden and multiplied. The
problems of the Malays continue to drag and tension
continues to rise. The rising cost of living shrinks
people's income and savings. All resulted from
lavish spending for the glory of a few.
It is greed, stupidity and
the lacking of other vital attributes that is
shoving the Malays into increasing difficulties. The
blind spots in the minds of the politicians are
destroying the race day by day. They are too deaf to
hear the grousing of the people, and too blind
to see the consequences of their actions.
Our Fist Lady had been
receiving numerous foreign awards lately. What's so
great about Malaysia as compared to the other First
Ladies of the world ? It would have been guessed
that there has to be something fishy around. It has
to do with the make up of our attributes.
Today the Malays are
suffering from mental confusion. From UMNO as a
Malay savor they formed PERKASA. Now there is ISMA.
Perkasa fought against each other and UMNO is trying
to down Najib and his old guards. Clashes among
themselves are becoming more intense. The current
leader is seeking all avenues to silence his
critics. The normal Malays criticized on Rosmah
lavishness, power abuse, and mismanagements of
More than 50 years after
independent the Malays do not seem to grow stronger.
They lost the respects of others and constantly
being challenged ferociously. They thought rhetoric
could compensate their lagging behind in various
areas. Mountain of lies that accompany their
promises have become a norm.
With the ongoing drama the
race could become a laughing stock.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
will be surprise to know that vote rigging is not
only in Malaysia. Russia, Scotland, Turkey and in
many other countries, including the United States.
Ballot boxes were found floating in rivers. More
boxes were brought in as the count show the ruling
party lag behind, the overstuffing of the boxes with
ballot papers. Big money rolled in to corrupt those
involved in the ballot processes.
winner by fraud later knew the actual votes they
get. And several knew they really lost.
the number of votes do not tally there is a sure
indicator of vote rigging. It takes less than 15
seconds to change a ballot box. Usually the court
and the election commissions were called to support
the government. Prior to the election various bodies
including the police are called for briefing and
brain washing, and all bow to ensure the winning of
the present government.
government claims that it is the victim of
democracy. Democracy. Majority of the people are
stupid. They are stupid enough to vote for the bad
people who are in opposition parties. Only the
current government can guarantee prosperity to the
people. Fraud and cheating for the good is legal and
- Abdul Rahman Raof
has UMNO shown as a Ketuanan Melayu during the last
UMNO national convention ? There was nothing of
mental prowess to parade, nor was there any
substantive idea that could elevate the dignity of
the race. All that we heard was the lashing, bashing
and cursing of the members of the opposition and the
Chinese. And there were claps and yelling at every
dirty words hurled at others. Najib said, " I have
to borrow a word used by my wife 'bangang' ".So
Rosmah was that powerful. Good for the nation
MUST FOLLOW MALAYSIAN RULES
I know of at
least 3 Malaysian hams who have passed RAE and Morse
test in the United States with American licenses
have to sit both of the tests to qualify for the
Malaysian tickets. There is no such thing as
converting US ticket with Malaysian and vice versa.
But out of goodwill and the spirit of amateur radio
a country provide a special privilege for a licensed
guest to operate in the country for a given period
of time and permission from the local authority
according to the law of the country. After the given
period the reciprocal will be invalid.
It does not
state the quality of the foreign license because it
is a privilege as well as for cordial relationship.
We always treat our guest very well.
regulations and law in one country is applicable and
good in that country. Many of us want to apply the
law of foreign country in Malaysia. You go to China
and break a law and tell the court that it is legal
in our country.
Let us not our
system be made so very crude.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
TRY TO LIKE
This is not Rosmah. She insulted God's
words and accused the Chinese burning
the Quaran. She is a big fat devil liar.
I really pity Rosmah. People seem to dislike her. I
have been under all the previous PMs and I simply
adored all of their spouses including Dr ASMAH. The
top in the list was Toh Puan Rahah. But, I don't
know what came over me that I too do not find Rosmah
attractive at all. I have a feeling that she brought
bad luck to Najib administration.
I never read any article or heard
any unfavorable comments on those other PM's wives.
Mahathir was attacked but not his spouse.
There has to be something wrong
with the first lady. And Najib is facing a lot of
tremors, one after another, diving more and more
citizens to hate her. Najib is not spared even by
My scientific mind is almost
overpowered by sheer absurdity of sorcery. I started
to sense bad luck is hitting Najib caused by the
aura of Rosmah. The country is ailing with growing
debt, shoving us to imminent bankruptcy. Najib is
being attacked even by his own mentor. Because BN's
popularity was at stake the party had to resort to
fraud and gangsterism to win the election else
BN would be thrown deep down into the bottomless
This is the first time ever that
the wife of a Prime Minister called the people to be
loyal to her husband. increasing the intensity of
people's hatred on her save Shahrizat who is also
struggling to secure safety for her husband. Despite
the various external award conferred on her, many
still find her very repugnant and detestable.
The voters must try to control themselves and try
not to think bad of Rosmah. She does no harm to the
rakyat, nor rob them of their money. She has no time
to do any of the filthy and stinking things. She
just want to be better than all other PM's wives.
She wants to serve the nation.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
THE UNIQUE SPECIAL CALL SIGN
amateur radio there are call signs that do not
belong to individuals. A Club call sign is allocated
to a club that is easily identifiable. In Malaysia
club stations would start with 9M4 as the prefixes.
The radio authority can assign any call to a club,
not necessarily begins with 9M4.
unique special event call given to SEANET that I
always remember is 9M0SEA, for the occasion of
Seanet Convention held in the country. Hams usually
apply for call signs from the authority for events
like jamboree on the air, the light house day,
exhibition station and other special celebration. As
I remember it, the authority approved the call sign
to be used for a duration of events held. And when
we wanted to operate a portable station, we informed
the authority of our intent.
seasoned amateur who have worked all the countries
in the world, call signs has a special sentimental
value. An experience ham in USA might have worked
Indonesia from 0 to 9 area like YB0 to YB9. When he
heard YB45C, he would want to add to his log. In
fact the whole world would be attracted to the
special call YB45C. If there was no pile up, I would
have asked what was the occasion for such a call
attribute of a special event call sign is the
duration is within the time frame of the event. It
cannot be permanent or for a year. Let me examine a
single suffix call like 9M2A. The maximum numbers
can only be 26. It cannot be issued to the next two
applicants if the time period is given for a year to
all. A short period within a time frame say for 3
days allows a call to be passed to someone else for
another activity eg. 9M2A could be given to 100
operators at different places at different time.
alphabet is usually given to a guest. Reciprocal
license is for the citizen of other countries whom
we regard as out guest. We don't reciprocate with
our own citizens.
question is why can't we allow our own citizen to
have a single alphabet ? He does have any pecuniary
gain with it and it does not degrade the image of
our authority or our country. If it is sinful, it is
a sin of a special call sign to this country and to
the DX stations. It would be special if it is rarely
used. Imagine if it is heard everyday for the whole
year, it's fragrance will dissipate. It won't be so
special anymore. It's property cease to exist.
is a new trend in Malaysia today, that there are a
few stations tailored themselves to be contest
stations. In the old days there were no dedicated
contest station. I don't apply a special call sign
only for the contest. I would say none of the old
ham applied for a dedicated contest call sign.
dedicated contest station wants a difference,
wanting to lay aside the stale old double or triple
suffixes. A single suffix call will be more
luminous, lustrous, glittering and more glittering,
that will be carried by a grand antenna system on a
tall tower, echoing a rare call sign that will tell
the world 'We are Malaysians".
see any rationality on the part of the authority to
limit a single prefix call to guest operators only.
station can request but could not force the
authority to give the call they want. The authority
has the prerogative to award with any single
alphabet from time to time.
other extreme imagine if all ham stations are
demanding for a single alphabet and a dedicated call
signs for contest and special events. Setting a
precedent could have caused more problems in the
future unless they are willing to accept the call to
be given to the next 26 sets of ham on other
occasions. The reluctance of the authority is
morning I listen to CW contest on 7 MHZ. I heard
RT6A, B7Q, HS0A, HB2T and a few more single suffix
station. I checked only HB2T to find out that it is
a contest call of HB9EE. Only 26 special call with
this characteristic can be given for this particular
contest. Those will be the lucky stations.
award of these special call should also be based on
merit. The seriousness and the setup of the station
must be taken into account. The station setup is
above the normal standard. My 20 foot dipole should
give way to a Quad and Yagi that stand 70 foot high.
Yet in spite of this I must be given a chance to
enjoy this at some other time. So the locals and the
visitors would enjoy an equal opportunity. Would it
be an innovative idea to put this special call for
bidding, or at least for a price ? If Malaysia start
this system, may be the rest of world might follow.
case I believe it would be glittering atmosphere if
a single call suffixes is given to a local contest
or special event station as well. Malaysia would
stand tall in the world of amateur radio.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
HAM RADIO - WHAT
OUR ELMER TOLD US ABOUT HAM RADIO
There were many things that
our Elmer told us about amateur radio. A radio
name should be short. It is just like a nick
name. A short name could be retained as it is.
Mine is MAN instead of RAHMAN or ABDUL RAHMAN.
9M2FK, Ismail Razak, chose ESHEE, a name called
by Japanese when he worked in a Japanese
sub-marine. It is nice when given in CW, all in
dot without a single dash. There shall be no
Encik, Sir, His Highness, Mister or even Cikgu
unless I myself chose CIKGU as my radio
name. It is a symbol of equality in ham radio.
Secondly we were told that
THE JUICE LIES IN THE ANTENNA which means
between a rig and an antenna, the antenna has to
be given more attention. We can have a million
dollar rig bt it won't perform well with a 5
foot tall dipole as compared to a thousand
dollar rig with a 70' full size yagi.
Thirdly e were told that a 40
meter full size dipole can be used for 15 meters
working on harmonic. Those days we did not have
tuners. Most local ham use Oscar block which
indicates power and SWR. I worked 40 and 15 for
a long time until I got an antenna coupler that
allowed me to work on 20 meter band as well with
the same antenna.
In the course of daily
communication, I don't remember using the word
I . We used
We to mean
myself or I. I did not ask why. I just followed.
All conversations were in English.
As we went on we learned more
and more. There was no internet for us to look
for information. I didn't have even an idea
there was antenna for sale. I washed Eshee
construct a dipole, how he soldered feeders,
soaking the feeding points into lacquer and dry
it. And followed his method when cutting my
first dipole. Some made their own Yagi. USM
Penang club station had a full size yagi which
could be considered one of the lowest. The
lowest Yagi was at 9M2MW, Malcom Westwood's
house, less the 10 foot high. And I never
wanted a Yagi even for free. I thanked 9M2AT who
wanted me to take a new set of Yagi home, which
To us 40 meter band was our
- Abdul Rahman Raof
HAM RADIO - WAS OLD CONFUSING ?
have been discussion and arguments on the topic of
mobile and portable since I first became a ham. But
I was clear enough because I have a mobile license.
Nobody can carry a rig on his bicycle and hamming
while cycling. The rig was heavy enough to rip your
muscle carrying it even for 200 meters. A mobile was
clearly defined by the license.
what this person said about it "
in the 30's you could not run mobile without special
permit from the fcc on 160, 75/80, 40, 20, you could
run mobile on 10, 5, ect on up.
was the older rule in the United States, and here's
what was in Great Britain.
I think much of the
confusion arises from
changes in the rules.
M1MAJ says (sota):
Way back in the days before BR68, the standard licence did not permit
operation from a motor vehicle.
You needed to obtain (and pay for) a
separate licence for that (just as you once needed a separate licence to
have a broadcast radio in a car). That licence specified the /M suffix,
which wasn't mentioned at all in the ordinary licence. Self-contained
equipment that could be carried was much less common in those days, but such
operation was possible, and legal under an ordinary licence, but could only
be under a /P suffix. BR68 changed all that several decades ago, but the
myth that /M means motor vehicle (only) has persisted to this day.
past was considered outdated though it would not
generate insults and arguments. But as
usual people want changes and progress.
In the course of
discussion among the local hams in those years,
there came one young man with a bright idea. He
said, "Why not use stationary mobile when the
car is at rest so that the other party could picture
the situation." We neither reject nor accept
it as it made sense.
A person on a car would be
using " /mobile" when he was resting at a location.
We wouldn't have known it. If he chose to use
'stationary mobile' we would know he was at rest. It
made sense and therefore nobody insulted him. If ha
had used a mobile ticket then there would have been
no confusion at all.
The FCC is contemplating
at banning operating mobile which is opposed by ARRL.
If the FCC were to win and other countries adopted
the regulation, it can spell the end of mobile
stations. Taking the old rule all portable station
need the nod of the authority. The old regulation
was stricter because of Communist insurgency, which
is now being replaced by the threat of terrorism.
I think the authority must
publish a separate papers on guidelines and
regulations. Some part of the guidelines like the
SOP should be made a regulation, like the mentioning
of the complete call sign. FCC had arrested and
acted on stations which did not mention call signs
in the course of communications.
Of course we are MCMC not
the FCC. MCMC had shown a lot of tolerance, with the
hope the local hams would show their good ethics,
educated, courtesy, responsible and full of wisdom.
It is hard to be a good and
perfect ham. But we can always try.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
OLD IS ARCHAIC
started Morse codes with a straight key bought from
one of an electronic shops in Penang. It cost me
RM24 then. I don't know when electronic keys began.
But the old rig like my FT101 did not have provision
for electronic key. Years later when the new keys
flooded the market I was still on my old faithful.
contest is not a recent history. It has been here
for a long time. Hams had been using the manual
pounder in the contest. I joined in, not for the
award, but merely to help the others to gain some
points. Eshee was more
He was heard pounding his key till late past
say how fast I could go with the key. I think it was
less than 18 wpm at the best. Eshee could send
depart with my old and archaic key ? I wouldn't sell
it for any price. It served me well, not only in the
rubber stamp boring QSO but also in my ragchewing
with Zainal, 9M2ZA, and Eshee, 9M2FK.
used a key, more modern, loan to me by 9M2GET. For
high speed CW with Mazwan, the new key would be
called to do the service. Otherwise I prefer the old
- Abdul Rahman Raof
HAM RADIO - BEFORE MAY NOT BE BETTER
From time to time hams go for a
field day or venture into a deep jungle. A special
event station was always brightened by the present
of VVIP or His Royal Highness in the opening
ceremony. Hams in the country would know the date
and time of those occasions. When the day arrived
they would stand by to support. Experience ham would
be chosen to speak to the VVIP or HH concerned, for
he knew the protocol and manners of addressing the
Even the Indonesian hams would
give support to these stations. No one has to yell
to call CQ until his throat dries up.
I would cancel all my other
appointments to assist such activities.
It was not a rule to do so.
Neither was it an ethic. But it was out of a
ham spirit. We kept people in company because we did
not want them to be frustrated. The expedition along
the Pahang river by the group of hams was always in
touch with other fellow hams. We felt like we were
there with them, camping in the deep jungle. And
when Idris and Mat Komando went outing somewhere in
no man's land, other hams were in constant contact
with them. That was the time I came to know Brahim
Kurma. Both Idris and Mat Komando were on those
We had had several exhibition
stations. Whenever I was called to provide support I
would make a point to be on the band the whole day
to make sure the event would run smoothly. And I
could talk to any visitor who wished to over the
radio. If I had something to do, other station would
be there to help.
I did not remember any CQ call
that never had a reply. You call and somebody will
come back. The reason for the response was just we
did not want the caller to feel frustrated.
I don't remember who were the
people who stood by when we ran an exhibition
station at UUM to talk to His Highness the Sultan of
Kedah. Probably we decided for 9M2AT, Tengku
Archibald, and 9M2DW. Eshee and Manan were there
from the beginning to end. So I heard someone told
me a SWL from Perak either cycled or rode a Honda
Cup to join the excitement. The man is now known as
9M2RR, Rahim, the repeater master.
Before is not always better. But
to an old folk like me it is something of a sweet
memory which will never die, something to cherish
- Abdul Rahman Raof
HAM RADIO - OLD WAS NOT NECESSARILY BETTER
was in the past does not mean better. I am going to
tell you a little of what I remember about Telecom
Malaysia managing Amateur Radio here. There are
still several telecom workers who are hams who can
narrate more of the topic. My memory is fuzzy to
describe every detail of it.
In those days to go mobile
we have to apply the mobile ticket. There was a
separate fee for it. My mobile
license stated that my equipment was Yaesu FT101B
and the address was my vehicle number, KU1727. The
type of rig to be used at a station need to follow
what was in the ticket. If it was FT101 then it had
to be FT101, nothing else.
Stations that were regular
on mobile were 9M2AT, Tengku Archie and 9M2GL, Idris.
In those days a lot of preparation had to be made
because a rig was huge and heavy. It needed a
separate battery and a space for itself. Tengku
would be mobiling from Ulu Tiram to Kuala Lumpur. He
would used 9M2AT mobile whether his car was at rest
or on the move.
There was no confusion on
the term mobile then.
Portable was a fix station
at a different location stated in the license. A ham
had to inform the telecom before hand that he would
be operating a portable station at a new location.
We used to do it for the field day. When I was
running a JOTA station in Jitra, someone from
telecom would visit our station. I did not ask
whether they were from Alor Setar or Jitra office.
One solution for the field day or JOTA was to
request for a special call sign. Usually the
preparation was made about a month ahead, writing to
the HQ in Kuala Lumpur.
Kamal Edirisinghe, 4S7AB,
from Sri Lanka, operating a portable
Amateur Radio station south of
From time to time officers
from Jabatan Telekom would randomly visit our shack,
examining our logbook and equipment and signed our
Those days were never a
heaven for the pirates. A few illegal broadcasting
stations were caught, equipments were confiscated
but a few were brought to face charges. Only one
station who used other people's call sign was
charged and the person had to seek the forgiveness
of the Yang DiPertuan Agong.
That was the past. Hams
were fewer. The exam was in English and of essay
type. Though not comprehensive to pass a candidate
must understand the concept of the working of the
radio and transmitter very well. It was the language
that hindered the Malays from involving themselves
in the hobby.
The past was not always
better. I write this to give a picture on what was a
mobile station in those days. There wasn't many hams
on 2 meters. I remember old boy Idris scolded me for
using a handy in a public place. I was not to use
handy while on the train or a taxi. To use the word
mobile while I was driving, my license did not
incorporate the handy inside it.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
How about the MCMC
revert back to the old system. Charge RM10 for a
mobile ticket. If a ham has 2 cars than he has to
apply for two mobile tickets. The rig on the mobile
must be identified unless he uses the same rig for
the two mobile tickets. Hence it will make things
clearer what mobile means. Whether your car stop or
on the move, you are operating mobile on the car
issued a mobile ticket.
As to the status of
taking handy around in the public place the
authority needs to gather more information and
discuss in the IARU meetings.
Absurd eh ? Think
deeper about it.
WILL THE MALAYS BE LIKE RED INDIAN IN MALAYSIA ?
The plight of the Bushman and the
Red Indian has it's basis on their land being taken
away for development. So were the natives of South
America in the Amazon area. And the Chinese in
Malaya started their own education system and
business organizations to ensure of their survival.
While those natives were slow to multiply, the
Chinese grew fast in numbers.
Our natives are on the run too.
We raze their land. Even animals are losing their
sanctuary, short of food and land to stay. What
different does it make between American, Australian
and Malaysian government ? When the Malays were
suppressed they were easily drowned and suffocated,
not the Chinese who had long learned how to survive.
The smart Malays are threats to the authority. They
see what mischief behind the veils.
We don't have to say much. Let us
try to remember what PM Najib said before the
election. And examine what is really happening now ?
It is not the Chinese who are cheating the Malays.
When the whole machinery are used to deceive the
ethnic group, they do not realize that they are
deceiving themselves. Would Mahathir or Najib and
all the other Malay ministers become Red Indian one
day ? They own land and houses in the country and in
foreign nations. They market gasoline and run public
utilities. They own millions and billions.
Even under the administration of
UMNO at least 3 million of the ethnic Malays have to
be given cash by Najib, and now appeal for free
PTPTN. Do the Malays need to wait until the change
of government to be beggars ? Already they are. How
many can afford to buy a 1.5 million home ? Do the
Malay youths have to wait until PR rule the country
before they become crude and insolent and rowdy ?
A national leader is accountable
and answerable at the current plight of the Malays.
What do they discuss at the siesta hours in the
air-conditioning room ? How to generate income by
what projects and have shares in them ?
Any two headed snake leader
inevitably ruin the future of the Malays. He
whispered different things to the Malays and to the
Chinese. He will go to any extent to stay foot at
his position. Would he cares about the future
Let us do a little fact finding
and to seek the real truth. Are the minority Malays
in Singapore are like Red Indians in USA ? How many
Singapore Malays are seeking to apply for Malayan
This is something for us to think
- Abdul Rahman Raof
THE DIGNITY OF JUDGES MUST BE MAINTAINED
I have just
heard a new term when I discussed judges with my
friends. Words like 'Hakim Kera' is very offensive
to my ears because our judges are shadows of the
divine and final judgment of the eternal world.
Those who respect God must also respect judges.
Zunar in his caricature scorned over judges and
blaming his cartoons on the judges themselves.
and name calling happened during the court
proceedings. The dignity of judges are tainted when
the term 'Hakim Kera' is used by the public. Some
members of the public may be derailed but majority
are not. Try to do a survey on public opinion of
without wisdom would say that he is a government
servant and abide and support the government that
paid him salaries. An UMNO judge will always find
the opposition guilty. From the beginning we already
knew that Saddam Hussein would be found guilty
because the judge was a Kurdish. In USA when
Republican was in power the party put Republicans to
be the judges of Supreme Court.
proverb 'Kangaroo Court' to signify a mock court in
which the principles of law and justice are
disregard or perverted. Malaysia is not the home of
Kangaroos. It seems the animal 'Kera' is
afford to pay foreign individuals under the counter
to perpetually enhance our image. It will not wash
the dirt from the eyes of the Malaysians. You must
remember the MH370, that one theory was the pilot
suicide. Even if it is a very remote possibilities,
it is one worth considered. That was a tragedy just
after the judgment of the court. To many there was a
pure bias in the judge decision. It caused a far
fetched distant consequences to our nation and our
The key word
is justice. Justice to whom ? Between a robber and a
victim, the justice is for the robber or the victim
be based on evidence but evidence can be
manufactured and manipulated. Witnessed can be paid
or threaten to lie. The biggest question is
are judges being threatened ?
crisis in Malaysia is well locked and sealed in the
memory of our judicial history. Mahathir is still
alive and kicking and those involved are still
breathing without guilt and shame. The legacy will
live forever. It leaves a black mark in our
judiciary system. Rais Yatim 'we run our
country base on the rule of law' has been a
When Najib is
suing Tony Phua, DAP accepts the challenge. To a
simple mind, if Najib takes Phua to court he must be
there in court and ready to answer question.
Malaysians must listen to arguments and rebuttals
with open minds, less the sentiment. We want to know
more about 1MDB, how it was formed, who were
involved, who made decision, who approved the money,
was it a failure ? How much waste was incurred ? And
Najib has the opportunity in proving that he is the
most efficient finance and Prime Minister among all
with a friend was that comments made by political
party members won't affect much on Najib. Opposition
parties are well known for their wild attack. At
least 50% will just ignore them. But what should be
of concern to Najib is the criticism of his mentor,
Dr Mahathir. It will leave a deep impact especially
among the UMNO members. Mahathir still have some
influence and insinuated that Najib should step
down. It will be a tough time for Najib. That's may
make Najib to seek help from court against Tony Phua,
probably as a warning to the late Prime Minister.
buckle up and show to the world that we are a nation
of civility, fair and full of integrity.
The dignity of judges must be protected.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
LOYALTY TO A NATION
A person, a leader and a nation
cannot be one and the same. People seem to be loyal
to their own kin and will do anything for the
betterment, welfare and survival of their own kind.
There is no question of right and wrong. The
consensus of the group that matters.
A leader is not a nation. He is
not chosen by all the people, or he may be up there
by the dubious mean. But he has to serve all the
people, whether they vote for him or not, for his
salary is paid by all the tax payers. And no leader
should command loyalty. People should not be loyal
to him but to respect him for his good deed done to
the populace. His kindness must be recognized.
But a leader like Idi Amin does
not deserve even a small respect. Bad leaders can
sell their nations and land to foreign citizens. We
lost Malaya to the British by the deed of our
leaders. Are we not traitors if we made ourselves
the proxy of foreign nation at the extent of
arresting our own citizens ?
It is to our nation that we must show loyalty and
willing to die for, to defend her against any
foreign attack and domination. The normal man will
be ready to take up arms to dispel the enemy.
Nationalists are those who care about the nation's
welfare, wanting the best for all citizens and will
resist any form of act that is dragging down the
country. There are so much malice that have been
going on that must be stopped because they are
ruining our economy and our integrity.
Bad leaders terrorized their own
citizens, threatened and arrested them. In Yemen
nobody dares to open their mouth or give any opinion
or any remark. It is not the people who are
terrorists but the real terrorists are the
suppressive government. Soviet Union and Nazi
Germany were terrorists.
Mahathir has recently pointed out
about people and Ministers who sent their kids to
foreign schools. The members of the public want to
to know how many Ministers send their kids to
private colleges inside or outside the countries. To
some those are not the act of loyalty.
One person commented on Rosmah's
economy to show your loyalty." Do we
have to say more ?
- Abdul Rahman Raof
KETUANAN MELAYU AT THE ASS ?
When will we have the
full thinking Malays who can carve certainty of the
future ? Prime Ministers after Tun Abdul Razak
are all myopic with a lot of blind spots in their
minds. The current dilemma is the result of the past
policies designed for the benefit of the greed.
Today their minds are conditioned to fear the threat
of the ethnic group whom they have made to be poor,
instead of examining the blind spots in their brains
to investigate the
ir failures .
We heard of the
lament to protect the position of the Malays. May we
ask to protect what position ? What right ? Giving
away the BRIM ? Repeatedly bailing out our national
carrier ? The right to lavishly spend our money in
ways we want ?The right to protect white collar
Corruptions and other
dubious means of making money among the top
political echelons never seem to cease. Civil
servants followed suit in making dirty money. It
makes the wrong vanished, turning abnormality to
normality and bad into good.
Some showed alarm
at what would become of the Malays. They would
eventually fingered the blame on the community for
being idle, lazy and non-competitive, discarding the
ill-fated policies of their own creation. They
created something for their own glorification, later
to realize a string of loopholes. The makers of
Vocational college is one examples. And we did hear
statements like 'KLIA2 is OK. No problem and it must
be passed" and 'This is a free country, the
government has no say about housing prices".
The certainty of
the future does not rely on the word HOPE. It has to
happen as what is laid to happen. If you have been
playing Chess then you will be certain to win by the
in depth calculation. Would UMNO know the
consequence of the Land Acquisition Act they chose
to change ? And now they are attacking Penang DAP at
the act they created . And in some other states the
robbing of the agriculture land continues in a big
Air Asia was one of the
first to ensure the future certainty by selling
tickets for the future traveling. Most tourism
industries do the same. They display several
attractions for the future sale. The amazing thing
is people pay now for the future. You would already
know for certain the future profit for the goods
have been sold.
To make a strong
future there must be a strong team. It comes from
the brainstorming. It starts with an objective and
all the possible problems and hindrances, and
attempt to compute the unknown which may intervene
with the processes. Usually laws are made to protect
it. Once sealed and locked, tomorrow will bloom as
what is set today. And contingencies will be
captured by our present layout too.
We prefer to copy
than to think. Our excuses for any ad hock job is "we'll
solve them when we come across a river, whether to
build bridge or to swim..." When they found no
timber to fell and the river is full of crocodiles
then they will start to put the blames on others. It
would have been worst if the leader says "Jump
and swim across. I will follow later." Of course
he will never jump to die with the others.
It is true that
it is misleading to accuse all Malays are short
sighted. The majority who chose wrong people to be
their leaders have shown enough proof of their
stupidity for they have caused much damage to the
Malay community. Pity the young adults who were
being deceived and to become hooligans for the
party. These guys did not see their bleak future.
Instead of educating the youth to be academically
and economically competitive, the youths were taught
to be petulant.
The racist stand
taken by UMNO is aim at harnessing the Malay support
so that they can maintain the status quo does not
benefit the Malays who are cowed and made to obey
without thinking and criticizing. The Malays will
eventually become the Bushman of Australia and Red
Indian of North America as a result of the
foolishness and stupidity. One angry man said 'Ketuanan
Melayu is at the ass'. Ketuanan Melayu is the
drugs they peddle and consume, the cigarettes they
smoke, the land they sold away, the hills they
developed for condos.
Among all the
most heinous was Mahathir whom the stupid people
praised as a great thinker. He spoiled the nation.
He can't see between a good and a bad successor. He
asked the Malays to sell their land and bought
shares. He altered the land acquisition act. He
privatized services and created separate departments
to rob from public. He lives long enough to see the
outcome of his policy.
As long as the
Malays remain stupid, UMNO will still prevail. But
it is this continuing stupidity that is dragging
them down the mud.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
FOOD ON MAS
So I heard of
complaints from two friends of mine about the food
on Malaysian Airline System MAS. They were sore and
stale, tasteless, so simple and without dessert.
Though the flight to Bali took only about 2 1/2
hours, it was an international in nature. It is of
my conjecture that all other MAS international
flights serve with similar kind of meal. And the
head phones were collected 1/2 hour before the
I would not
want to take a risk flying MAS to a distant
destination. Forget about sympathy and nationalism.
How could we help the ailing airline with such type
of management. Probably the food contract is still
expensive, using the UMNO-Mahathir mentality of
robbing people by dubious means. The catering agency
might tell us that the company did not determine the
price but the airline itself set the price for them.
I used to fly
Singapore to Jakarta, and we were served with
satisfactory meal. Recently my friend narrated of
his pleasant flight to Korea by Korean Airline.
If you decide
to hold on to MAS, it is better to prepare your own
food as our old folks used to do in the past. At
least bring with us fresh fruits like apples,
oranges and banana. There are airlines that start
serving food hours later. You can starve on the
plane. Imagine the long wait at the airport.
to domestic flight not because they are rich, but
the trip could be cheaper than driving through the
highway. Fuel, toll and food added up to be about
RM200 one way when flight cost much less. Nobody
complaint about meal owing to the short flight time.
MAS has to
compete with other airlines in the region and to
know their in-flight menu as well. I was on Lanka
before and praised the airline, one was on the way
to India and the other to Europe. The trouble with
the high ranking people is that they do not fly
economy class that would suffer much of
discrimination. If other airlines can make the
economic class passengers feel like VIP, then why
can't the Malaysians do.
MAS is still
at a sorry state. It is driving people to other
airlines. The political stink is hard to remove.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
"How do you get
your wife into a car using the sliding board ? I
can't picture it." a friend asked me.
True, if my wife is skinny and
light I would have carried her easily into a car.
The only solution is to use some sort of board so
that I can pull her inside the car using a
wheelchair. I started with a plastic board. Then I
bought a kind of furniture board from a supermarket
and finally my radio friend Hanafi helped me to
order from the e-bay. The board you see here is an
imported Beechwood from the United States.
I have to place the board on the
wheelchair. The side going into the car
is longer than the other. Secondly I place a cloth
onto the chair covering the board. Then I lift her
onto the chair. To make her comfortable I put a
pillow behind her back.
The wheelchair is pushed to the
passenger's front seat of the car. I locked the
chair tight. From the driver's seat, I pull her
That's what I have been doing for
years alone. Now that I have a maid, she helps to
push my wife forward for an easy entry.
As long as the height of the car
seat and the wheelchair are the same, there isn;t
any hassle. But things are not as they are.
all car seats with the exception of Kancil, are
higher by at least 1", and secondly the car seat is
too deep inside the vehicle.
I just think Malaysians are
selfish and only think of profit maximization. I
wrote to the local car maker about making a seat
that can be adjusted to several heights, the lowest
being the height of the wheelchair. The replies were
the same from all companies. "We
don't do modification." We have to
wait till the family members of our leaders are born
handicapped. I used to tell the nurses who are
till you grow old and got sick. Then you will know
how we feel."
The maid helps us a lot. She work
for bread, leaving her family, husband and children.
I don't foresee she will be long with us. Right now
she is part of the family. When she leaves I have to
go back to my old chores again.
As far as lifting my wife my maid
and I were doing it intermittently. The rest were
done by her except for the car transfer.
But whenever I have to leave home
for several days, I would arrange an ambulance to
take her to the dialysis center which is about less
than10 minutes away.
I hope this little article have
given you some idea in case you may need it some
day. It could be for your parents or your spouse. In
case you have some better idea you can email me at
. My name is Abdul Rahman. Some radio friend called
me Man and some Rahman.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
WE ARE THE
In the freedom loving
country, a model to be followed by the world, United
States has the highest crimes. When we were in Queen
New York, one Pakistani Piza delivery boy quipped, "
This is not a good area." Truly at the
night time the streets were full of Black youths and
a very scary place to walk alone. Way back in the
'80s we would feel that Malaysia was a safer place
to live in.
Despicable things are now happening in Malaysian
schools. Smoking and drug taking have already crept
in. The worst can happen is in a boarding school
where bullying and smoking are rampant. Even drugs
were smuggled in.
used to be our tradition has now been totally
crushed outside the school area. School kids smoke
in public. Young girls smoke and shriek while on
motorcycles. The passers by just look and say
those for the better ? Malaysians just saw what
happen in the
Teachers do not care about disciplining the
the recent exposures of bullying in schools, the
members of the public were throwing blame on the
one wants to take responsibility for any crime and
misdemeanor of the Malaysian youths.
Teachers cannot be blamed for any misbehavior and
indiscipline. There is a new regulation that student
cannot be subject to any sort of punishment;
physically, emotionally and mentally. There are
schools that there is no teaching and learning
taking place because no student will pay attention
but talking among themselves when the teacher
Parents are ever ready to side their kids and
threatened schools to take cases to court. And Rais
Yatim, a prominent politician, said
is the property of individuals. Nobody else should
take care of other people's affairs.
have no choice but to be the passers by. All you
know, you can't even control your own kid. They may
be angels at home and devil outside.
police is ready to punish the parents for the crime
of their kids. Yet I had had several police's kid
breaking school rules and doing mischief.
not suggesting any form of remedy or corrections.
First you need to think whether the social condition
today is something normal. Crimes, bully and drugs
are normal, accepted and even recognized by law.
If they are considered
as abnormal and unacceptable, then how are we going
to face the problems.
personal view of the situation is our society could
be heading towards social chaotic disorder. If any
of these people were to hold public office, only God
knows what will become of our nation. There could be
public servants who may murder people and get
promotion. Officers and politicians dress as public
officials and gangster in one uniform.
Malaysians made USA as their gods; emulating the
Americans in every way. It is the human right ideals
that legalize the use of
marijuana, same sex marriage free sexual
practices. We are heading towards liberalism and
society must begin to learn to live normally as
their kids become drug addicts, school bullies,
criminals, robbers and social wilderness. There is
nothing much that we can do in the world of
- Abdul Rahman Raof
KNOWLEDGE AND FULFILLING
A friend always frown at hams
whom he said have passed RAE but do not know the
different between a currant and a voltage. I have to
stay mum, for I know that my knowledge itself is
very limited. I wouldn't dare to brag on any matter.
Some people just like to compare themselves to
others. I remember when I was a student before. I
entered the higher learning institutions at a later
adult stage and the other young guys always wanted
to know my achievements. I was never interested to
know what their CGPA were, nor their majors and
I then asked my friend whether he
knew about propagation. He affirmed it. "Tell
me what ions are ? " I asked. He
don't remember." Then I went on to
explain about atomic numbers, about the normal atoms
with equal number of
electrons and protons. Before explaining about
how an atom becomes an ion, I asked him whether he
ever heard of the 2n2 formula which tells us the
number of electrons in the first, second, third and
fourth orbit and the free electron in the last
orbit. "There are
ways for an atom to lose and gain electrons,"
I told him. "One
of them is by the influence of the Ultra violet
rays. If an atom lose electrons it became a positive
ion. If it gains, negative ions ."
He asked me to write about it in
my blog. I told him it isn't necessary because those
who are learning for RAE would be studying them.
There are an abundance of information available
freely on the websites.
Among the interesting knowledge
are on the parallel LC circuits which many parts of
the radio projects are using it; the trap,
resonance, tune circuit and the band pass filter. It
is the understanding part that is important, the
behavior of a coil and capacitors when DC and AC
pass through them. Ham also need to know about the
Balance Modulator and the process how to filter for
SSB and the suppression of the carrier. And the hard
stuff is the receivers which need more understanding
of how a signal is able to be selected, the concept
of an IF, the working of the mixer and the rejection
of the unwanted images.
In fact those knowledge are not
relevant to be a ham radio operator. Knowing and a
deep understanding would create more confidence and
give a feeling of not having an empty head. Just buy
a radio and an antenna anyone could go on the air.
To a ham, the most vital part is the ethics,
considerate and respect. No amount of wealth is
meaningful if a person neglect his parents. He is
debased as low as the filthy mud in the brook.
I do not pursue knowledge to
compete with others but for the betterment of
myself, for eternal fulfilling and satisfaction. But
I always know that they are just an atom in the wide
universe, even less than whatever a person next to
me has. I choose not to look down upon others as
less learned than me. Yet we a sea of arrogance and
swaggerers who sometimes shove us to difficult
A ham may not know what a voltage
and a current is but knowing how to listen, tune his
rig at the empty place, and courteously breaking in
with a full call sign at the right time, is ample as
a desirable individual. I worked with a new ham who
seems to be a ham for a thousand years. He handled
the network like an experience expert and work Morse
codes like professionals. I would not care the
content of his mind.
When a person of authority is
preaching facts and concepts on electronics, he is
educating us. When a person with a little knowledge
is trying to teach us a big thing, he is trying to
parade his ability, to draw respect by scaring
others for social submission. I fully recognize
9M2AGC as a person with authority for his
surmountable of knowledge in the field of
electronics. We could rely on him as our teacher to
guide and teach us. I have never heard of Azlan
boasting of his electronic literacy.
Many of us are anxious to know
about many things; how an airplane flies, how
animals think, why are we here and why emotions are
created. Not everyone pays to read for economic
enhancement. Elderly spend their time in examining
Holly Quaran and a Bible, and listen to talks by
sages and top speakers.
Knowledge provides fulfillment
and happiness. Let's seek them for nothing more than
knowledge's sake. And never ever underestimate
others for the lacking of anything.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
describe this gorgeous lady. I have no words for two
reasons; firstly my vocab is too limited and
secondly her greatness is beyond description. Her
replacement is in waiting, Alka Yagnik, who will
continue to enlightened Hindi songs in decades to
THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES
The House of
Seven Gables was published in 1851. The house was
built in 1668. Nathaniel Hawthorne visited the house
and wrote a novel, and added fictitious characters
in the novel. I watched a 1940's movie base on the
novel, which depicts human greed that we can always
compare what is happening today. There isn't much
excitement about the story but it keeps us
spellbound. This is how the story goes.
In the middle
of 17th century in New England, there lived one
Colonel Jaffrey Pyncheon, a powerful leader of the
Colonial Government. In order to acquire a valuable
piece of land he cold bloodedly accused its owner,
Matthew Maule, of practicing Witchcraft. The
innocent man was condemned to hang. The Colonel
built this mansion on the dead man's ground. On the
day of it's completion he was found dead in his
library, with blood trickling from his mouth.
One of Pychean
generations whose insatiable lust had the heart of
putting his brother in jail. And it was the
generation of Maule who put an end to the brother's
greed. Mystically the brother died the same way as
the ancestor Pncheon.
The house of
the seven gables is now a non-profit museum.
The story was
written even before British intervention in
Peninsular Malaya in 1874. And the greed as such is
now a political culture in our land. Powerful
politicians are using their utmost power to protect
their crimes, sponsoring land grabbing from the poor
Malays via the land acquisition act. Any challengers
would not be accused as practicing Witchcrafts but
as sex offenders or terrorists. You want to imagine
the end of it, you hear what Mahathir is talking in
his blogs. He has blind spots in his mind, but that
is the ending to be. He has seen his errors in Najib
for the stupidity and lust he created while in
I have watched
the movies. I am also reading the e-book from my
iPhone, which is still a long way to go. I am on 285
of 1233 pages.
The past could
be the mirror of the present.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
THE FACE OF
MALAYSIAN HAM RADIO
One facebook user showed his
outrage when someone defined ham radio as 'walkie-talkie'.
This has been going on for years and many has
accepted such a definition. Nowadays the word mic or
microphone is seldom heard. Instead they used PTT as
a replacement. We also found that someone was trying
to replace 73 with 72.
What was used to be a deviant has
become a norm. It has become somewhat like a
political body, using politics to over rule the
rules and regulations. Those who can't do RAE have
always have other venues to use ham radio equipments
like using a special repeater with an approve
frequency for anyone who wish to do like hams
without a ticket. Or using the name of RELA and the
frequency allocated to the organization to have
normal ham radio chatting instead of RELA's
work. Or using a club call sign from any location.
The use of other people's call sign is still rife.
If they are wrong, it is not the
job of the full pledge ham operators to put them in
order. It is the work of the authority. If RELA
members chat like hams it is not the welfare of the
hams at all. All others were provided and approved
by the authority. Fellow amateurs are not to
Even on the DX band we can hear a
lot of ROGER nowadays. The passing of transmission
is using ROGER. The old system was by mentioning the
call sign of the other station and followed by ours.
People resort to public opinion
instead of the fact of reality and evidence. Even a
judge can deliver judgment base on public opinion
rather than the clarity and reality of evidence and
facts. And in a free country anybody can define
anything they want by their own perceptions. There
is no point in making a fuss over matters that give
dignity and pride. Instead of responding and trying
to be a hero, it would be better to burry our heads
in the sands. And don't monitor any station.
If you notice, in Malaysia,
problems do not end. The economic status of
Bumiputera remains year in and year out. In fact a
few are becoming worse. They called it reformation
and innovation, yet the complaints never stopped.
People never bulge from their stands and will never
admit the weakness and errors they made.
You can fight against evil. Evil
has been here since the beginning of the earth. We
bark and yell, and later we will die. Evil still
There are people who defined
amateur radio as ASTRA. Is it strange ? I would not
say anything anymore. I would divert my topic of
discussion when hearing odd things.
In public political forum, Daim
and Mahathir, are now criticizing the new innovation
of cash handout through 1MDB. Would Najib care about
it ? Give a chance to new ideas and allow them to
prosper. They may turn out to be better than the
We have the MCMC, the regulating
body, to take care of the radio frequencies and
licenses. If she says nothing to them all, then who
are we to shut up other people's mouth. If the
present trend is the future, let it be.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
need foreign workers. They work very hard and they
are willing to accept lower wages, which is
affordable to some of the local employers. Malaysia
needs workers in plantations and domestic helpers.
Our young adults have been living a luxurious life
since their school days. More than 60% ride
motorbikes to school. After form 5 numerous colleges
offered them places. Later they became college
graduates. They look for the jobs that match their
youths prefer jobs with attractive earnings with
less hassle. College graduates would not want to
work under the hot sun, carrying heavy loads and
doing manual labor. With minimum wage law working in
fast food restaurants and salesmen are comfortable
enough. The BRIM provide them more. One employer
said, "They become lazier."
emancipation homes need domestic helpers and home
nursing to take care of the old folks. Today we have
such a service in the country. We pay RM1800 from
9.00 to 6.00 for a specific job only. With the same
amount foreign workers are willing to do all kind of
tasks. Local maids are almost none. If you can find
one you will have to meet a lot of demands. "I
can only work on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 8
to 6," one lady told me. "My price is RM1500
workers are harder to find. Developers need foreign
workers to keep the project going.
British took over Malaya they knew the traditional
Malays looked down upon many manual jobs. Hard labor
were taken by the willing Indians. Night soil
carrier and tin mining by the Chinese. They brought
in the Indians and the Chinese to develop and
enhance the economy. The Malays who were jobless
were never called jobless. They said they had a job
called 'Kerja Kampong".
generations of Malaysians of all races chose easy
jobs with good money. Many go into smart phone
businesses, selling burgers at night and open other
food stalls. Malaysian government is giving training
to the Malays to make them entrepreneurs.
They made a
class of themselves. They want to be a high class
for the foreign workers are great. The cost of
acquiring a house maid has risen sharply. People
find it as an immense opportunity to make money, and
pushed politicians to enact policy for their own
benefit. Corruptions began to creep in. And human
trade is becoming more and more lucrative. Those who
were not chosen as agents by the government, will
revert to the illegal mean to smuggle in illegal
workers. Prices are cheaper.
As a house
maid, the local Malays chose the Indonesians for
reason of easy communication. In fact there are
other poorer people especially the Roghiya groups,
who can't communicate in the local lingo. The
government does not put effort to school them.
The number of
foreign workers have grown to several millions,
which caused panic and alarm. Some expressed that
the foreigners have robbed their jobs.
individuals tried to avoid the locals because of the
minimum wage laws. And one of the biggest culprits
is the Union. Many companies move out to countries
where labor is cheap.
workers do help us. Plantations and constructions
need them the most. They help us in the growth of
our GDP, including the illegal. Employers are happy
to have them though the government regard them as
our nation prisoners. The illegal are hunted,
arrested and those who hid them were severely
their lives to do any aught for bread, taking
dangerous boat to slip in to work in plantations.
And many met their death while going back home using
similar boats. My maid told us, "We are very
poor. We owed a lot." She does not want to be an
illegal or to go home by the dangerous boat. She has
a family back home.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
HEARD ON 143.100
|143.100 MHZ is a frequency given to RELA in our
area. I never deliberately monitored them. I would
come across it on the scanning mode. Today I heard
this is 001"
002. Where is your location."
"002 and the
monitoring station, I am in the hall of a university
attending my niece convocation."
Earlier on on the scanning mode also I heard
something like this,
"Thank you to
9M4call and 9M4 call2..."
Probably you do not sense anything. But I do. And
I am not going to elaborate more. Look at the
picture of Mahathir below. His finger is pointing
out at something in the head. I am sure you can get
I SOLD A LOT OF
At about 3.00 pm today, I and
Hanafi went to CB electronic. Hanafi was looking for
some components. I asked the shop owner whether he
could solder the tone oscillator kit. He was ever
willing to do it. "Make
sure it work," I said. "sure,"
came the reply. I
sold a lot and each person purchased a a pair of
them." Hanafi looked surprised. There
have been many newcomers who are successful in
getting the 9M call signs. He is stagnant at the
same point, refusing my help in learning it.
To me it is a good sign. Class B
hams are showing interest to improve themselves. I
wish them all the best and pray for the success in
gaining proficiency. And I hope they are willing to
visit my webpage and listen to the articles in the
CW form. Just for a practice. Below I will print
some of the characters that may not be found in my
Here is your practicing part-
When we learned how to count we
started with 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 and 10. When we
learned how to read we learned
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ, and a coma as well as a
period. Hams do not use many characters, only 26
alphabets and 10 numbers. The additional symbols are
/ for giving date like 12/08/2014 or giving call and
name like 9M2AR/MAN or to mention several guys in
the group conversation like 9M2ABC/9M2DEF/9M2GHI de
Professional practice copying
using groups of alphanumeric like 987654 jh1234
0?KJAL 0,.?LK ??P,./ 98752G UH765;
But nowadays the ship-shore CW is
- Abdul Rahman Raof
MAHATHIR MUDAH LUPA
The environmentalist panicked when forest were
cleared robbing land from natives and helpless
animals. Mahathir who was the Prime Minister then
hit back hard, lashing the West for meddling
with Malaysian forest. "They
themselves have raze their own forest,"
he said. He then altered the land acquisition act
that permitted the raze of hill tops and agriculrure
land for development purposes. UMNO supported all
and the Malays were happy with UMNO.
Todday he and UMNO criticized the felling of
trees by those who have insatiable greed. Penang
UMNO attacked Penang's government on the law
passed by them, created by
Mahathir. Mahathir has a short memory. No matter how
much UMNO is vocal against the Chinese, they are
weakening themselves day by day. They are blinded by
the deception from their own race and leaders they
On subject of agriculture land
Mahathir argued that Malaysia could always buy food
from foreign land and we are going into a new
technology in food production. UMNO leaders are
pointing Sabah and Sarawak as a potential
agriculture area. And more Mahathir once called the
Malays to sell their land and to invest in shares.
Doesn't anyone know the evil of Mahathir's era ? Noh
had recently said corruption in UMNO happened under
Mahathir's eyes. They also know that more Mamaks and
Mamis came into the limelight during his era. Even
the present Prime Minister was chosen by him.
The Malays have been confused. Many are drug
addicts, criminals, robbers, and Mat Rempit. The
growth of avarice and the bad Malays has been under
the eyes of UMNO. More will be undermined as they
will be the first to be suspect terrorists, Al-Quaeda
and IS members. Already arrest have been made. UMNO
is fighting against the Malays today.
The greatest sin of Mahathir was
He taught his posterity on cronyism and corruption.
Now he is barking at the policies he once created.
What is to become of the forest and the hill top and
the agriculture land ? All UMNO's heads could only
just stand still for they could not do anything. In
the meantime more land are razed to give way for
commercial buildings. Homes of the poor people were
torn apart and the poor people were chased out to
meet their own fate.
I won't blame
Najib. Our PM is more concern of his popularity and
willing to go to any extend to win it, both locally
and internationally. He has to erase all ill-founded
rumours about his involvements in the Mongolian
case. He expected his subordinates would put things
in order for the citizens and the country. They
worked very hard to find means to cool the people
about the rising cost of living and the foreign debt
that is burdening us. And they expect the BRIM as
the best shot that will cure of all unhappiness.
The dynamic and the reality is
not the same as the rosy words you hear in the
Mahathirs is a sad episode in the
history of Malaya. He started the destruction of the
Malays. The rest is witnessing the slow weakening of
our national unity. And the Malays have become
- Abdul Rahman Raof
NOW AND PAST
We don't step
into the future because we can't.. The present is
only a moment of time. What remains for a long time
is the past which led to now. We can look back a
moment ago or 600 years past. Our culture is the
composition of our past. And we always compare the
past with the present that we are setting for the
To know the
present one has to understand the past. It might be
painful or it might be a reminiscent of joy and a
pride. People are trying to figure out the condition
of the ancient civilization to sense the ancient
thought as compared to us now, and through
investigation surprisingly discovered the
possibility of the amazing technology of flying
vehicles. The Malaysian and the Chinese folklore
narrated about the sky kingdom of lying fairies that
sometimes visited the earth. It looks like it was
not a conjecture anymore when it is exposed that
several aliens are working in the United States
government. Try to peek deeper into the mystery of
area 51, now has been shifted to a new location.
we have today has it's past. Some want to destroy
them for their own vested interest, and to hide
their evil roots, battling hard for the complete
ruin, only to project their own rights and
successes. To them the past is considered very
But the law
has never forgotten or forgiven the crimes committed
yesterday or 20 years ago. The Jews still hunted
those Nazis who murdered them. Wars and revenge took
place owing to happenings in the yester years.
I love to
recall and rekindle the past of the ham radio
because it brought me an intimate pleasure. It
loomed happiness from the nostalgic recollections.
Many things seem to happen just like yesterday.
Ariffin's laugh is still audible in my ears and he
told us much about his grandson who is a full grown
adult now. Datuk Tan also talked of his grandson who
is a medical doctor in the country at present. I can
still form images of their voices and laughs. The
old living hams still carry their tradition of
communications and styles.
Present is so very narrow that we need to redefine
the time frame. Who has the authority to say 24
hours ago as now, or 1 year ago is present ? Each
day we are losing and gaining something ie our age.
A year is too long to consider as present. I
felt 30 years ago was just like the past 24 hours,
yet I lost my youth that much and gain ageing by the
same volume. It is too absurd to say 10, 5 or even 1
year as now. Any definition of time could be only
for a matter of convenience.
We are not in
the future yet and will never be, though we seem to
see and imagine what we see now as afterwards. We
draw the time frame for tomorrow, next week, month
and year. In fact we crammed the coming time with
programs and objectives. Moure often than not
future does not abandon the expectation and the
timeline set. People set the day and the time for
salaries, meetings and events. Ar every moment of
time we are at the it's border .
You can always
ignore and forget the present and the past. Or
putting away the bygone days only. Or you can choose
to refer to history and the past performance for
comparison of improvements. Appraisal of
performances need a starting point to observe the
upwards or downwards trend. To choose a friend we
need to know his past records and demeanor.
A question is
always being asked, "How much of the past
should we bring forward ? " A new head of
department decided to bury all the past achievements
and successes and start anew of his own. He cuts
down trees, repainting the building, draw a new
rules and policies. Leaders threw out the archaic
rules of law and replaced them with new ones.
Society want all the past tradition be changed or
always a group who want to tear up tradition,
pressuring for the change of constitution, religious
practices and history. We start to see the washing
away of religious dogma, mutual respects and the
spirit of 'gotong royong'. Everyone shouts 'Follow
the world... follow USA...follow progressiveness.."
We are still
lucky for we can still see kindness, care and mutual
respect here and there. To me future is dead without
bringing a part of the past with it. Our past is our
ID, our root, our prestigious value. Now is
meaningless without the toil of the past.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
HOW COULD I
THINK OF HAPPINESS ?
I have been
fighting hard with myself, whether to think of
happiness or sadness all the time. To think sadness
is not difficult at all. Just buy newspapers and
read whatever on political stuffs, about
corruptions, arrests, murders and politicians. When
I read, I think. When I think I always see evil in
mankind. At least 50% of the news are bad news.
of happiness would bring me in a dream world,
nothing is real, only imagination. Nothing in a
dream is impossible. Excitement is to go into
something real that I like. Internet brings me to
soccer matchers played in a far away land. Spending
on such sports would take me away from the hell of
politics. After all I paid to surf the websites. I
should get back whatever I paid for.
Today not all
movies have a happy ending. A movie I saw Nothing
But The Truth depicted a story of a reporter who
fought for her freedom but ended up in jail. It
ended in her re-arrest after a year of her
confinement. And there were stories on murders, but
the murderers were never caught. Imagine a Superman
movie that ended up in the hero being killed by a a
disturbing and depressing is the featuring of human
greed for power and money. They robbed almost
everything from others with pretense and deception,
bringing miseries to many without any feeling of
pity nor regret. Choosing to ignore them would make
me irresponsible and immoral. The least I can
contribute is using my pen.
I used to hear
people say that the God created goodness and badness
for some reasons or others. We must learn to bear
them, for the earthly living is temporary. Submit to
the Almighty and accept what may come. The coming
heaven is eternity and infinity.
robbed land from mankind and animals, razed down the
forests and cleared the hills. All under the name of
development. They were backed by irresponsible
politicians who simply do not want to view the
seeing things those are against our own moral value
and cultural heritage. People find it as a great
pride to questioning God and religious teachings, to
harass the freedom of others living in peace, to
label terrorists at those who oppose their despotism
and cruelty. Almost everyday the young Malay adults
wearing Barisan National T-shirt are showing off
their acrobatic skill on motorbikes with full
throttle without helmets. There were excessive
bullies in schools and hostels. Justice has become a
mockery. Police and gangsterism and mafia have
become one. Nationalists are called terrorists.
Innocent women and children were bombed and shot.
Judges and court of the world no longer respect and
care about religion and God. They legalize gay
marriage and drugs and destruct the norm of human
is when people seem to show care at my sick wife,
when kind officers and nurses do not treat us like
animals, when judges are fair, when government shows
sincere concern on Malaysian public without
prejudice to ethnic composition and when everyone is
tolerant and knows what mutual respect is. Happiness
is when knowing that there are people who still
run away from evil news failed. They came to you and
haunted you; vehicles insurance and fuel prices
increased. Crabs that I used to pay RM10 is now RM25
per kilo. Cost of living climb while retirement
pension remain the same. How could I think of
happiness while nature rained devils ?
- Abdul Rahman Raof
PAY BACK THE
I have been wondering why and how
the total sum of the loan was given to NFC instead
of the progress payment. Though Shahrizat said she
was nothing to do with her husband venture, I am
convince she was the main factor in the whole woe. "The
Malays should be proud if other Malays are wealthy,"
she declared. Like a mad person the family
threatened and sued those who exposed about how the
money were used. And she was seen to be with Najib
most of the time.
We have been borrowing from Japan
and ADB before. The lender just did not throw the
bag of money to us. Neither did they send the money
only in progress, but we have to accept their
engineers and experts. And even our government did
not handle all the total sum of the loan to us in
buying houses and scholarships.
It is a pity several whistle
blowers have been victims of the scrupulous
money belong to us. It is up to us to do whatever
with the money," said Shahrizat's
kids. The public maintain that the money belongs to
the government and the rakyat. It was never a giving
away spree like the BRIM. Even the people in UMNO
are not happy. They can't get as much as what
Shahrizat's family gets. "We
have to tightened our stomach,"
Shahidan Kassim said when requesting for higher
salary for the law makers.
Our government has no money. We
expect to gather back from the people by GST and
cutting subsidies. At the same time Najib would not
want to stop BRIM fearing of the adverse
consequences. There must be a drive to get back all
the money loaned out to college and university
students and everything else. And would we know
whether anyone dare to advise our First Lady to be
very prudent with her spending ?
The hell of giving mad loan
started during Mahathir period when he instructed
Bank Bumiputera to give out loan to his people
without collaterals. In fact the Mamak who killed
the Bumiputeral the bank diminished. CIMB is a
witnessed to Mahathir brutality. Noh Omar has
recently asked Mahathir, "Under
whose watch that UMNO members were corrupt ?
" Mahathir could not blame Mahyuddin for approving
loan to Shahrizat's husband.
Effort to recover the money lost
to NFC somehow would recuperate part of Najib's lost
popularity. Najib has to put his house in order as
well to prevent attack from Shahrizat's supporters.
Leaders and politicians merely
depend on their power to defend their avarice,
creating excuses and defense mechanism to divert
public attention. Anger and hatred will mount, some
being exhibited and some goes hidden. That was what
happened to the Berlin Wall and the cracking down of
the Soviets Union to pieces, and the fall of the
Germany Nazi masters.
It is not sinful to approve loan
to NFC. Only the procedure was wrong. And only the
company failed to run the show, and instead used the
money the wrong way. It is also wrong for Shahrizat
to accuse those people who talked against it as
inclined or supporters of the opposition.
Just pay back the money and show
that integrity and sincerity still prevail.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
I OWE NO MONEY
Malaysian Muslim dies the family would announce that
if anybody lent the decease any money he was to come
forward and claims. And I always hear people claim
of ownership of things left in the dead man's house.
"That radio is mine. He borrowed from me last year,"
someone would say.
I have written
on this topic before and I think from time to time
it needs to be reminded.
At the moment
only an electronic keyer that belongs to Hairie,
9M2GET, is with me. He did announce that was a gift,
but I always regard it as a loan. I want to buy my
own. If I die that will have to go back to Haire.
Radio sets are attractive items. I don't want people
to claim they belong to them. Neither do I own
anybody any money. On the other hand at the moment
of writing people do owe me money. 9M2JL, Halim,
owed me RM500. And a school does not pay RM200 for
my service it promised to settle.
Radio will be
left to my kids. They can do whatever they like with
always remember about their equipments, especially
the grand expensive transceivers and linear stuffs.
They should somewhat declare so that no one would
come forward and claims things belong to them. You
won't believe it just because you are sincere and
honest, thinking that the whole world is as good as
you are. You will be surprise a person with a
countenance of an angel is actually a big time
do owe a lot to people who have been very kind to
me, the value of which is much more than anything
else in the world. A student who says 'Thanks' has
awarded me a great deal with the wish. At least he
remembers our intent during his schooling days. A
friend, Hanafi, who helps me a lot in getting things
done, teachers who taught well and brought success
to their students and others were all doing good
jobs and had awarded me with immense happiness. And
most of all to the government who takes care of the
pensioners and my ailing wife ( the goodness will
always be remembered despite my great criticism to
the policies). Only God will repay them.
Even Halim had
done me good work before and I understand he is in
bad position now.
I don't like
to borrow, even in buying a car. Buying cash does
save me a lot of money. I have to save for a long
time for the purpose. A little of borrowing here and
there will make them a mountain of molls. You create
yourself a hall of fame. You have to be very thick
skin and to throw away your integrity and morality.
We don't claim
what is not ours. We don't steal the parts and
components of what are sent to us for repair and
then declare they are beyond repair, nor sell what
belonged to others. They are the family of running
away from paying the loans. They are stealing and
robbing, a filthy and despicable behavior. Ham
operators must be of the best breed.
nothing wrong in borrowing money. Just pay back as
promised or according to schedule.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
INDONESIAN MAID ?
A couple of
days ago I said to my wife, "Indonesia is getting
wealthier. The development is very rapid, the GDP is
growing and the Rupiah is getting stronger. What if
we were to become poor suddenly and we have to
struggle for our living ? Would we go there and work
in their plantations and as maids ? What if they
treat us like slaves ? " My wife was silent.
In spite of
the growth, Indonesians in remote places are still
poor and many are looking for jobs elsewhere.
Malaysians accept them because the locals did not
want hard and laborious jobs. Ladies love the
factory work. Working as house maids would limit
their freedom and the salary would be low. With the
introduction of minimum wage law and BRIM they
become lazier and prefer more pay with less work.
Life is more comfortable.
numerous stories on the Indonesian maids, and maids
from other countries. Many were controversial and
became the subject of discussion. People talked
about theft, misdemeanor and runaway workers. In
areas where construction workers stay there were
thefts and robberies. The whole stories were sour.
Malaysians abused their maids. There was news about
a Chinese helper being pushed into the swimming pool
and died. Young Indonesian ladies were tortured with
canes and hot irons. Many were bitten.
relationship between the citizens of Indonesia and
Malaysia was bad and full of distrust. There were
silent exchanges that involved both government.
Indonesia wanted to raise the labor transfer
procedure to a higher level in every aspect. Maids
must be from government to government.
In August 2013
Malaysian authorities bared individuals from
employing Indonesian maids but allows maids from
other countries. All maids and workers must start
from permission of the Labor Department and only the
selected agents could handle the process. With the
change in policy many former agents found it hard to
continue getting the Indonesian maids. And now it
opened to deception and cheating especially by the
agents in Indonesia, offering cheaper workers to
unsuspecting households who do not know about the
illegal entries without documents. And maids who
came as tourists could get the working permit with
additional payments. They said the payments were to
share among the immigration officers and the
runners. Giving the passport the employer just wait
for a few months for the complete approval. That
would cost about RM7K.
that the whole process was a fake. It won't appear
in the system record. If caught the penalty would be
I know have been taking maids from Myanmar and
If you are
thinking of employing a maid from Indonesia, you
must first consult an immigration office. Taking an
illegal is at your own risk. I am sure you have been
hearing of death in the sea when the boats carrying
the illegal capsized. You are part of a murderer.
Your conscience will not forgive you, ever.
A maid costs
between RM13K - RM18K now. It is for the high income
group. But even the low and middle income groups
need helpers of some sort. The monthly expenditure
on each maid is above RM1.5K
Some of my
friends saw my position was unbearable. It has been
several years that my wife had been paralyzed waist
down. She is stout and double my size. I had to see
her daily call for nature in bed, lifted her onto
the wheelchair, bath and dress her, bought her meals
and took her to dialysis center. Medically I too am
a sick old man. For that reason I had been telling
my wife that if I were to die first, she will be in
agony for weeks until the smell of my corpse spread
into our neighbor's house.
kenduri my neighbor only knew of my plight. He
has an Indonesian maid before the August 2013 and
had to undergo a long process of procurement. One
day he rang me up that there was a maid in supply
and asked me whether I want it. I asked him about
the whole procedure which he had undergone before.
It was quite a job but it won't kill me to do the
same. He introduced me to an agent who asked for
Within 3 weeks
the maid arrived on social visit visa. I went to the
local immigration office. "No way. You must send
her back," came the reply. "The closure was
last year. Sorry." I informed my neighbor. He
felt so very sorry. He was just trying to help. I
called the Indonesian agent who said about the local
immigration need to be paid, and asked me to pay
extra RM5K to a person for the processing. My
student who live nearby said that one agent she
knows asked for RM6.5K.
I rang up
Putrajaya. I was asked to send the maid home. The
maid next door came and insisting that I should pay
RM5K more. "Maid is expensive now," she told
me. "You only pay the total of 10K. Else you have
to pay between 13 to 18K." She was very
I seek Rusli's
help to find out what I should do. Obliging , he
went to Putrajaya. Everyone asked him to advise me
to send her home. Rusli was a view that my condition
was unbearable and narrated the whole picture of my
difficulties and sufferings. "The only person who
can approve is the Minister. Ask him to appeal. Show
things are still undone.
interesting thing was that my neighbor's maid keep
on asking me whether anyone else need a maid. I said
nothing and commented nothing. I know that she is
becoming a partner in this venture. What I can do is
to tell the rest to go by the proper way, never to
trust anybody. People are making money through lies
and deceptions. Never trust even a Haji or an Ustaz.
If you need an a maid just follow the advise of the
immigration. To date I have spent more than RM8K
- Abdul Rahman Raof
Gone are the days of
the project making. My trying to solder
a few components for the CW tone
oscillator was a total failure. I gave
up with a failing little project. My
eyes are bad and my hands are shaky. The
solder fell everywhere. I am thinking of
running a CW class, applying a method I
believe the learner can acquire the
sending and listening skill at the same
time. All the students have to have a
tone oscillator and a keyer. A key is
simple to homebrew using two small metal
plates, else each has to improvise his
II wonder how
many elderly hams still have steady
hands and sharp eye sights. Radin Lokman,
9M2GJ, is the oldest living ham. Only he
can testify on his own ability. Kamal,
9M2FX, used to do a lot of repair work.
Let me ask him later whether he still do
the soldering job.
Beside the lacking of my manual skill, I
realized my brain too is slowing down a
great deal. I had to take some thinking
to upgrade my CW soft ware, to add a
recording facility to record and save
the Morse while it was playing. I used
to write codes on the fly without
won't worry me. They weren't much use to
me anymore. If I need them I'll get
people to solder for me. If I want to
write computer programs, I just have to
refer to the old projects in my keeping.
What a joke, I always tease my friend of
his ability to hold the soldering iron.
Probably by now his talent is above
For all those
reasons I stopped looking at younger
women nowadays. I only watched their
buttocks at the jogging track when they
passed me. If I can't grab the soldering
iron well, I would not be able to grab
any woman at all. Occasionally I would
look at elderly women who dyed their
hair. Probably they robbed the cradle,
never to realize they are over the hill.
It entertained me very much.
Life moves on. We do what we need and
have to do as long as we have the energy
and strength to do so. What we can't we
don't. What we don't, do not harm us.
Just continue to live and let fate
- Abdul Rahman Raof
Having done the
purchasing we took a
boat to Pantai Merdeka
on the opposite side of
Tanjung Dawai. The cost
for each passenger was
RM2. It was a sunny day.
The heat was biting. As
soon as we came across a
shade Hanafi stopped and
took a seat on a bunker.
I went to a toilet.
TANJUNG DAWAI TO PANTAI
Only a couple of days
ago I went to Tanjung
Dawai to buy some dried
fish and Keropok for
myself. I took my wife
and my maid with me. I
told my wife that I will
take 9W2TZ, Hanafi, with
me at an appropriate
time. The appropriate
time is when my wife is
willing to stay at home
on the days without
dialysis. It so happened
that my son came back
from Kuala Lumpur on
Friday. I took this
opportunity to ask
Hanafi to go to Tanjung
Dawai. At 9.30 am I went
to pick him up and drove
to the destination via
Kuala Kedah. I took a
slow drive by the
coastal road, passing
through Yan and the foot
of Kedah range.
The trip was more than
one hour. Hanafi
straightaway went to the
shopping complex to buy
some goodies for
himself. I didn't
because I wanted to buy
them somewhere else.
I went back to look for
Hanafi he was already
having a friend to chat
with. I kept on walking
along the beach. I
stopped by for an
I paid RM9 for
From Tanjung Dawai to
Pantai Merdeka by boat
is cheaper and nearer
than going to Pantai
Merdeka straight from
Alor Setar. Pantai
Merdeka is a good beach
for swimming. There was
quite a big crowds.
Parents brought their
kids to picnic. The
beach was windy though
the day was hot.
Hanafi continued with
his chatting. I joined
in. About an hour later
I requested to leave the
place for home. It was
during the journey home
that I bought some
salted fish and keropok
for my home.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
MUSLIM WOMEN CHALLENGING
In our system of morality,
adultery is a sin, same sex
marriage is a total taboo,
sinful, pure absurdity and
evil. It is not so anymore
in UNited States and Europe,
where religion was once a
way of life, a pillar
seeking by everyone to guide
them in their lives. There
was heaven and hell, God and
Satan, award and
retribution. Unhappy with
the church, people revolt
against papal control,
freeing themselves from
religious dogma. The rise of
secularism and humanism gave
birth to new concepts such
as human right,
civil liberty and civility,
the right to pursue
happiness and one's own
Now we begin to see the
legalization of drugs in
It is not about the right or
the wrong value. The norm is
decided by the community.
Democracy too is a value, a
moral value. It does not
have an absolute and divine
goodness. Neither it
possesses goodness by
reason. It is a rosy idea
that may sound attractive to
those who want a complete
freedom. An absolute
democracy has to be without
a BUT. A minority is always
being suppressed by the
majority. Freedom is a
selective word with
different meaning to
Paternalism cannot coincides
with the concept. And there
are ladders of power and
wealth which defeat the
Why a man is not allowed to
choose communism if civility
propels the freedom of
choice ? A person could be
arrested for being a
Communist. Similarly a
person is barred from
joining an ISIS or Al-Queda.
The modern concepts are more
of convenient and
Most educated Malaysians are
the inheritance of past
Western reformation. The
women who called themselves
Muslims do not know the
content of the Al-Quaran and
totally show a disbelief in
Islamic rules. Like the
former Western reformists
they want to be free of
religious dogma. To them
Islam is a narrow religion
and not suitable in the
If that is the value they
embrace as open and rightly
then that is their belief.
Fatwa is never sweet to many
people because it forces a
mind to obey restriction.
Some of the new fatwas were
smoking is haram, and voting
DAP is haram. And there are
fatwas that have never been
liked by many. At times I
felt they are like kacang
puteh. If not well
formulated and persecuted
the ulamas will be losing
respect from the educated
Malaysians in particular
would feel offended if their
practices are being stopped
abruptly. When they told
that the Cadbury contain pig
DNA content, it was quickly
challenged by those who have
interest in the chocolate
company. And those seasoned
eaters was unhappy with the
disclosure. Similarly the
fatwa about cigarette that
people do not see why they
should be declared as haram.
Not everyone knows the make
up of things and utensils we
are using everyday unless
they are exposed to such a
knowledge. I was surprise to
watch a video clip about
pig. But it is true then
that the Muslims have been
living using pig stuffs all
the time, even the
toothbrush that we are using
What do I do as a Muslim
knowing what is good and
what is forbidden ? It is my
choice to do or avoid it. I
know very well that Islam
says 'try to avoid it if you
can...' This is so
especially on forbidden
food. Being in a place where
there is no halal food and
there is no way one can
avoid, then one can consume
the non-halal food. In the
United States we were
reminded of non-Muslims
about the availability of a
If I am a smoker and I heard
about the pig material in
the cigarette, I would first
do a total investigation as
to find out more about it.
Some may and some may not.
Then I could make my own
I won't show my defiance in
the open, challenging the
cleric like what had
happened in the history of
Christianity. Yet the trend
is bound to happen.
Everywhere people are going
against the authority,
believing in their own
rights. Somehow they would
get people to support them.
Both angels and devils have
Clerics must check
themselves, especially those
on political matters. A
wrong move they would be
accused of legalizing
corruptions and deceptions.
Like the age of reformation
they are gathering hatred.
This time the so-called
Muslim women are against
them. As it was in the past
Europe, real Islam in
Malaysia will be facing a
Top Muslims are interpreting
religion in their own ways.
Dr Mashitoh, for instant,
defied the Hudud law
completely and preaching it
in mosques among the
Muslims. Mahathir Mohammad
was adamant against the
content of the Holly Book,
using his logic and
rhetoric. They defined Islam
as a personal religion and
each person has her own
right to practice.
Whether freedom, secularism
and humanism is good for
mankind only time will tell.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
THE WOW OF SUPERIOR EQUIPMENTS
costs RM30K. an amplifier RM28K
and an antenna system about
RM40K - a WOW to a hobby. The
appetite is high but I see no
way to have them all. Among the
three the most important is the
investment on the antenna which
may not be that expensive at
all. My Elmer used to tell us
that the 'juice lies in the
usually ask which is the best
antenna, which I am in no
position to answer simply
because I don't have experience
in using them all. Neither I do
have enough enough knowledge on
them. My wife has always been a
normal dipole. I worked 40, 15
and 20 meters with it. It seemed
to be better in V shape of a
small angle. The reason why I
love it is that it is cheap,
easy to construct and you can
easily put it up single handed.
rig is lovely to look at and
good to bring in a dream.
is smaller than a car but more
expensive than the most
affordable Produa Axia. Add a
few thousand more I can go for
But rig like
this should not be used with a
poor man's antenna like a simple
dipole. It's match is a 70'
tower and a minimum of a three
element yagi. Log periodic would
be more comfortable. You can
have a cheap rig with high class
antenna but not vice versa.
AMPLIFIER, 1.5 KW+,
2 X 800 TUBES
is between RM10K to RM28K.
It is quite an essential
item for a season DXer. If
one can afford a 30K rig and
a 60K antenna system, one
can afford to own super
duper amplifier too.
scary thing about an
amplifier is it may shriek
into our neighbor's TV and
radio. Our houses are too
close with each other.
Despite all the band pass
filters and the TV filters a
neighbor always knocked my
friend's door whenever he
tried to come on the air.
big expenditure, superior
setup and the most finest
facilities would not provide
him an infinite peace of
that there will be some
fellow Malaysians equipping
themselves with the best and
the most sophisticated. Then
we will visit their homes to
appreciate and say WOW! And
to share their enjoyments.
However, I have computed
my spending on traveling.
The total could have brought
me another bungalow and a
- Abdul Rahman Raof
HAPPEN TO 9W2JL ?
has been quite a long time when I tried to
call Halim, 9W2JL, but to no avail. My
friend 9W2TZ had been asking me to go to his
house. He has two houses. I could not
remember the other house. I passed the other
but he didn't seem to be in sight. If he has
died I wouldn't have known.
last time I saw him was when he came to my
house seeking a RM500 loan which he said
requested by one religious teacher. It was
at almost midnight. He said the teacher was
in need of money. He was very fortunate
because I had the sum as I was about to use
the money for my trip to Kuala Lumpur. I was
ever willing to help a religious teacher.
Halim is a big time contractor, a wealthy
ham radio operator who had just have inherit
properties and large saving from his dead
mother. He has a wife, a son and a daughter.
He is soft spoken, kind and very obliging,
always talk in a humble and courteous
manner. Whenever I was in need of help and
called him he would quickly be in front of
am quite worried to his where about. Today
we have been hearing plenty of bad news
about murders, headless and unknown bodies
found in various places. People were being
killed for unknown reasons. And my days are
too occupied with the daily chores attending
the matter of my sick wife. Not even a day
that I am free enough to go and find out
whatever had happened to him.
wife is worried about Halim too. Anyone who
knows whatever has happened to him please
contact me, 9M2AR.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
BUYING A CAR
What do I
consider in buying a car ?
a. Do I
need a new car ?
b. Has the
car enough space for a
wheelchair and traveling bags ?
c. Can the
back rear seat accommodate 3
persons comfortably ?
the front passenger seat equals
the height of a wheelchair to
transfer a heavy totally disable
e. Is the
car cheap and affordable ?
new cars, Iriz and Axia do not
impress me at all because they
do not fulfill my total
requirement, at least two of
them, the space for the
wheelchair and thtaveling bags,
and the front passenger seat
which are too high and too far
from the wheelchair. They are
not design for all people.
FLX seems to comply to my
requirement. The gap between the
seat and the wheelchair is still
wide. Price wise it is one of
ago I was making almost an
identical decision to buy a car
as a transport facility of my
wife to the dialysis center. I
bought Viva, only to find out
later that the car seat is a few
inches taller than the
not serve me as much as I
needed. There is no space for
the wheelchair in the boot. I
can't even take my maid and
another person to Kuala Lumpur
for the lack of room for human ,
bags and wheelchair.
year is coming in a couple of
more months. We are trying to
figure out how to buy another
suitable car. Hopefully the ASB
dividend would be attractive
- Abdul Rahman Raof
SATAN A MUSLIM ?
Muhamad Noor Fadzil Osman in a
Facebook posting mentioned the
phrase Satan Anwar. With a few
events taking place in Malaysia such
a phrase is depicting that Satan is
a Muslim and by race is a Malay.
It could be very confusing because
the race is slowly diminishing in
term of comparative numbers and
strength and properties and land and
the ability to think, whereas the
power of Satan remain strong for the
rest of human history, till the
Civility of a race could be traced
by the filthy phrases they plant in
their tongues. In the facebook we
come across too many fouled mouth
individuals calling people names
like pig. It is not difficult to
know the breeder of the Malay
They called the Chine 'Pendatang'.
When the Chinese hit back at them as
being Pendatang nobody has any word
to response back, simply because
they are stupid enough and
uneducated enough. All they can do
is to yell 'pig' like a jughead.
Even Nik Aziz was called Satan. Who
else. How many Malays and Muslims
are Satan ?
These people are telling the world
that Satan is a Muslim. When the
Jews and the Christian pounded the
Muslims in Palestine, Iraq and
Syria, was it not justified ? Aren't
they only killing the Satan ?
Portraying and calling a Malay
Muslim Satan is amounting to telling
the world the type of Malays we have
in this country. Probably we have
too many of the Satan here, the
chief coming from the boss of the
cyber trooper who recruited the less
educated jobless middle school
leavers, trained them in word
processing and graphic design aimed
at howling at their enemies.
What kind of Malays are we having
today ? The old maxim was 'A strong
state is lead by a strong leader'.
What is the new saying ? 'A chaos
and problems in a state are caused
by the citizens'. My boss used to
tell me, "You are to know whatever
happen in your school, even a rat
died at the end of the remote
field'. He was talking about
responsibility and accountability. A
leader is answerable to the many
Satan loitering around in a country.
No matter how hard we try to depict
Malaysia as a moderate Islamic
country, she cannot escape the eyes
that see Malaysia as a potential
terrorist breeding ground. Already
Malay Muslims were arrested for
being terrorists and supplying
centrifuge to Pakistan. The
Malaysian Chinese are free from
being terrorist suspects. The evil
still lies on the Malays.
In many instances it was the Malays
who created their own rogue images.
They created Frankenstein in
themselves and in others, transform
and re-transform between Jackal and
Hyde, causing damage after damage as
partly pictured in Mahathir's blog
and non-absolute Malay support on
Barisan Nasional. Sadly enough this
does not seem to be the signal. Even
the MH370 could be related to the
Calling Anwar and Nik Aziz Satan
could not have come from a normal,
non-political and non-bias blogger
and individuals. It could have not
come even from Najib himself. It has
to be from a lowly, myopic poor
educated group. But these few
people could dig destructions to the
whole race and religion. They
created greater animosity among the
Malays and the Muslims, not because
people support Anwar or Nik Aziz but
because of the deplorable words used
to spit on other Muslims by the rude
Mutual trust among Malays has
experienced a great decline. The
Malays has begun to trust the
Chinese than the Malay counterpart,
and happy to more work under the
Chinese boss, and with the Chinese
companies. Many have opted to the
controversial party, the DAP. A Haji
who came for a RM500 was never been
able to contact. Robbers, liars,
swindlers, pushers and pimps have
never been shameful of their roots.
Mahathir has been seeing evil in his
own creation, but forgetting it, he
blamed Najib. The Frankenstein he
created multiplied and some of them
are hiding under the cloak of Najib.
Today's Utusan Malaysia was talking
about the diminishing Malay Reserve
land, given away by UMNO's policy
starting during his tenure. There
has never been any logic to put all
the blame on the Chinese or DAP.
Let us ask one
pertinent question to these people;
Is Malaysia the home of the evil
- Abdul Rahman Raof
Deepavali Trip to KL
I had to go to
Putrajaya again after all my description
on the hectic repeated trips that cost
me a lot of money to the immigration
office. This time I paid RM300 for the
flight. The whole system is really
stinking but being a beggar I have to
bow to people that I ask for help. My
flight was suppose to be at 8.45 am.
Owing to the heavy mist it was almost
noon that the plane took off. I arrived
KLIA at about 1 pm.
For the previous few
trips, Rusli, my radio friend fetched me
up and took me to Putrajaya. This time
he went to Korea on vacation with his
family and will be back in a few days
time. At this very moment he is still
enjoying the tour. I asked around where
to take the train to my destination. I
had to take the KLIA Express on the
ground floor. Rusli had reminded me
before about the senior citizen's price.
Showing my ID card the ticket was sold
There were many
people waiting. Almost everyone was
playing around with the smart phone
enjoying the KLIA WIFI. The train
arrived about 15 minutes later. I don't
remember how long it took to arrive
Putrajaya. I didn't even have time to
take a brief nap.
I did not know what
to do next but just walked ahead to find
the way out. I saw a taxi dropping a
Black passenger who paid him about RM30.
take me to immigration office Putrajaya
?" I asked. "Hop
in," he urged me. He was an
Indian, neatly dress and looked
should buy a coupon," he told
mind use the meter." The
meter started at RM3.00.
you not celebrating Deepavali ?
" I asked him.
"Are you a Christian ? "
even though a taxi driver is a Hindu, he
will be doing business on the 2nd day
nowadays. Make a lot of money."
you a Catholic or a Protestant ?
" I asked again. He looked surprise.
Catholic," he paused. Looking
at me he commented. "You
know about Catholic and Protestant eh ?
He must have seen
senility or stupidity in me. Many a time
when we see shabby looking persons we
tend to think their minds are empty. We
tend to have prejudiced base on skin
color, race and age.
is the world on computer and internet.
Information could be found at home by
the click of a keyboard. I know about
Catholic, Protestants and Judaism. The
world is so advance that I could talk to
my friend in Korea for free and
receiving immediate pictures."
I told him. And I was trying to avoid
further discussion on religion.
do you use ? Whatapp ?" He
"I used to hear Viber ? Can I
download it ?"
He has several
gadgets in his taxi. Instead of using a
radio he was using a smart phone with
the internet to receive information and
to fetch passengers. It is a kind of GPS
stuff. The bigger screen mobile was for
his phone calls.
As we reached the
immigration office the meter showed
RM7.00. I thanked him for my enjoyable
It was a lunch time.
There was nobody at the immigration
counters. I waited until 2 pm. At 2 pm
the officers began to take their
positions. I approached counter 10,
handed my ID and my maid's passport. He
checked it from the computer and asked
me to wait.
I waited for about 20
minutes. He called me, handed back the
passport and the ID, and printed a
document. There were one original and
three copies. "Here," he handed me the 4
pieces of papers which I would consider
as a single sheet of a document.
all ? " I asked.
about my agreement ? I gave 2 original
and 2 copies. Can I have 2 of them back
"No. Don't worry about it.
Either you make another agreement or
just forget about it. We just keep them
for records. Go home and process the
rest in Alor Setar."
My RM300 called to
Putrajaya was just to take the one piece
of approval letter which they can always
I was very tired. I
slept at 2 and woke at 5. I decided to
go back fast to the airport and took a
nap somewhere. At the 1st floor I asked
the security guard about taking a taxi
or a bus to Putrajaya Central. Gathering
the detail information I stepped out,
first to the taxi counter. "How
much is the fare to Putrajaya Central ?
" I asked a lady there. "Nine
ringgit," she replied. I
thank her and walked away across the
road to a bus stop. After 2 minutes of
waiting the bus arrived.
While boarding I
asked whether it went to where I wanted
to go and the price I needed to pay. I
had to drop 50 cents in the ticket box.
To me it made a lot of different between
RM9 and RM0.50.
On the second
deepavali day I learned a new thing, the
way to go to Putrajaya the cheap way
from the airport. It is easy too. Pilots
were seen to shuttle to this place from
KLIA. And the next time the taxi driver
took a passenger he won't underestimate
Life is never too
easy. Administration and policies and a
desk officers can be so stinking smell
at time. People are losing good values
and virtues especially the Malays who
have been making numerous headlines
these days, parading foolishness and
UP WITH LIFE
The best ever way to cope up with life
is to go back to religion, which is not
easy for everyone to do, except the
believers. Though Marx and Lenin
regarded religion as an opium, it is
still the best medication. It restores
peace of mind and tranquility in a
person. The beauty of religion is, it is
a kind of cure all sort of medication,
from death to divorce and poverty to all
other frustration. The old Malaysian
Muslim won't sue for the cause of death
even caused by negligence. To them it is
all fated. Behind the bad omen there are
good things that will embrace a person
in the time to come.
Some look for support group, only to
realize that many others are suffering
from the same fate. If we are poor, we
would know that there are many other
poorer people. If we are divorcees that
there numerous others like us.
Many failures and frustrations come from
ourselves. We expect the world to
understand and be sympathize with us. We
would be disappointed that if the
expectation is too high. We need to do a
lot of pondering and thinking, and most
of the time we have to surrender to the
unkind world and submit to things we
found oppose to our likings and ideas.
Some come from the foolishness and
stupidity of the others.
During my younger days, have three
strong disappointments and frustrations
before, very depressing indeed. I pray
to God to lift each one of them away.
Eventually the morosefulness and the
feeling of melancholy evaporated. Would
I care what Marx and Lenin said ?
For a non-believer the task of fighting
disappointment and frustration depends
much on the strong will power and
reasoning or even the culture of his
society. To him life is like that.
Accept whatever may come. Life must go
I find that the young people today have
their own idea. They regard their old
men as senile and incapable of managing
themselves. To me it is a period, the
dead end. I would not give advice or say
anything to my kids with such a stand.
They think they know better and think
better. When they approach me with a
problem, I would say nothing, not even a
single word for one and only one reason,
that I have said that before. Everything
that I have said will receive a robust
People like me are lucky because they do
not depend on their kids to feed them.
Many either live as a vagabond or in the
Old Folk's Home. Their kids never
visited them and hated them for some
reasons or the other. At my age the
philosophy is simple. Why to worry about
the world when my time is short-lived.
My major focus is on my sick wife. I
don't have time to think of others.
A support group is good for both the
believer and the non-believer. The
organization is found everywhere.
Internet browser would help us in
finding the organizations.
At the local airport I saw young
and old holding either a smart
phone or a tab or a laptop
computer in their hands. That is
the common companion of most
people while waiting, mainly to
kill time. I don't know what did
they do with those gadgets. I
have two in my pocket, a Lenovo
and an iPhone4. I would use the
iPhone to read the eBook stuff.
I don't have any game in them.
A Chinese was mocking the
Malaysians for their paying too
much atttention on the phones,
forgetting that in China young
men and women were holding the
mobile phones in their hands
too, some talking while walking.
I think it is a global
phenomena. It will be there for
some time, especially to a
single traveler without human
Like all things the
companionship will end with a
death of a person. All wealth,
the love ones, the delicious
food and all the electronic
gadgets will be left for the
enjoyment of their posterity.
What we may not realize is that
we are surrendering our privacy
to others. What others can do to
us is unknown. Most programs
that we download take most
control of the smart phone. Be
- Abdul Rahman Raof
MALAYSIA NEEDS THINKING MUSLIMS
Musa said that Malaysia needs
thinking Muslims. It is indeed a
hilarious statement to me as if
there is no Malaysian thinking
two categories of thinking
Muslims in this country. The
first group are those who do dot
go to open protest or taking the
street but would show their
disagreement on ballot papers.
The second are those who involve
themselves in politics.
another hidden category with
great ideas and knowledge but
waived aside by their superiors,
either because of jealousy or
due to the state of conflict
between them. Bad bosses will
not get the maximum from their
and thinking people lives in
jeopardy. When they see the
truth they tend to talk. The law
is always behind them ready to
drag and slam them.
of a Malaysian is to be a parrot
and to follow without
questioning, let the boss do the
If we do
think then we will see the flaw
and the future . And there are
people capable enough to bring
life back to MAS, and rescuing
the nation from a great debt.
Even though they are known, they
will be either dismissed or
ignored. Thinking Malays are
threats to the nation.
is 'we do the thinking for you'.
There is a head of department
who barred anyone from giving
any idea, pushing his policy
forward, convincing a Minister.
Later new and bigger problems
crept in. The Malays will bear
shared the view of Farouk Musa
will have to ponder it again.
There are plenty of thinking
Muslims in this country. The
best for them is to carry on
their own affair.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
HAM RADIO - THE
Hams I used to speak with from
India, Pakistan and Indonesia
are not heard anymore. Probably
many have passed away. Eshee and
Bob were close friends. Once in
a blue moon I could hear DU6BG
but Eshee is totally off the
band, lying in bed, speechless
Most hams we knew were from Java
island. Offhand I could recall
Chepy, Hadi, Mas Henro, John but
could not remember many of the
ladies. Today I could hear none
of tehm on the band. The one
from India, VU2AU, Paran, is
still heard from time to time.
I love these old hams because
they have a lot of stories to
tell. We were keen to see each
other then. There wasn't any
form of internet as it is today.
SEANET was something that we
were looking for.
It never came across my mind
that the old ham atmosphere
could come to an abrupt stopped.
The method and style of
communication on the DX band are
of new ways. The passing of
transmission used 'Roger'
instead of mentioning call
signs. The word microphone (mic)
is replaced by PTT. The CW is so
very speedy. Old hams are dying
away and some simply gave up the
Even the universe seems to
change. DX band used to break
our S-Meter, booming like
nobody's business. That was the
time when I talked to Hollywood
actors, congressman, scientists
in the Antarctica, pilots while
flying and a Prince of Saudi
Arabia. They weren't just giving
the name and the location, but a
chat that sometimes took hours
to end. All the time I was
relying on my homebrew dipole,
no higher than 30'. Yet DX were
at my fingertips.
Now, only time will tell.
Anything can happen.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
There are plenty of things left undone. I
promised to send the updated software to a
friend running a workshop months ago, yet it
is not delivered. I wanted to develop a CW
trainer using the sound card, it was done
half way. There are at least ten more tasks
that have not been touched yet.
I felt that there is something in my body
that is slowing me down.
Even during the evening walk I felt like
stopping after just two rounds. I pushed
myself to continue the third when the two
rounds came to an end. Somehow I could
complete the 4 round daily session of 4.8
How could I fight ageing and senility ? The
days are coming soon to depart from this
chaotic world of selfishness and savagery.
We can exercise everyday, eat good food and
have ample rest. Rarely we can reach 100.
People who did their by-pass may live
forever, like Dr Mahathir. In the obituary
section of a newspaper I saw yesterday there
were 3 to 4 persons who passed away at 90
Longevity may not always be an award. Many
who do not see the world is becoming better
and brighter. Mahathir is still struggling
with PM Najib. Lim Kit Siang feel tortured
at the demeanor of his enemies. Karpal was
brought to court. Kassim Ahmad is facing a
music. The number of racists surfacing is
increasing, and blowing the fire of hatred
Elderly has always been an object of curse
in this part of the world. They will suffer
without money. They become burden to their
children who have commitments of their own.
They have been struggling to find time for
their own kids. They would either abandoned
their old men in the old-folk homes or hired
maids to do the job of caring and nursing.
If we can't bear the sufferings of being
old, forgetful and senility then we would
always wish for the early death. If we are
sick we are too tired to go to hospitals or
clinics. We just want the illness to take us
away the soonest.
People spend a lot of money to fight ageing.
Pharmacists are making tons of money selling
all sort of supplements and vitamins. There
are names and phrases that we have never
heard before but now have become a common
Medication do work and prolonged life. I
used to consume Pharmaton for several years.
I quit it for about 6 years ago. I want to
rely on the common daily food without
boosters. I hope the change in my lifestyle
is not the main factor for my deterioration.
May be the mental congestion due to other
problems like the procurement of a
maid which taxed a lot of my energy and
money. It was due to the evil of the system
and the stupidity of some officers.
I have to restart doing one after another,
starting by looking back at the X-Code and
other information attached to it. The
software for my friend just need to be
transferred to another media storage for
delivery. It would take less than half hour
I must reboot myself and my mind.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
TOUCHING A DOG
All animals are created by God.
Mankind cannot be cruel to them. The
Jains were prohibited from killing
even ants and barred from
slaughtering animals for food. Fish,
worms, birds and insects could be
categorize as animals.
Animals or any other living organism
that threatened human life were
killed or destroyed. If not there
may be no man alive in the world if
being infected by plague or any
disease brought by them. The
believers are aware that animals
were created for a certain purposes,
which mankind should investigate.
Dogs and pigs are animals of God.
Dogs are admirable animals, smarter
than cats. In serving mankind dogs
are far better than many other
animals. I can't say about pig
because little is said about it in
the social media like the Youtube.
Pigs are totally forbidden to the
Muslims to eat or touch. Dry dogs
could be touched by dry hands by the
Muslims. If the dog is wet or the
hand is wet then touching the
animals need heavy cleaning
following some rituals. It is not
complicated but a hassle step.
I am not pious enough to explain
why. And I am just obeying my
Touching dogs using glove would
solve some complications. A friend
of mine saw a limping dog in front
of his house. He wore a rubber globe
and examined the dog's feet. A bone
was broken. He pulled the broken
bone and put a stick and bandage the
Days later he found the dog could
walk normally. Everyday the animal
would wait in front of his house and
while cycling to school the dog
followed him till the main road.
When he came home the animal waited
and accompanied him until he entered
the house. The dog went away.
The story is amazing but it is a
true event. Even the Prophet
Muhammad cared about the animal.
Though it is not wrong to touch dry
dogs, it would not proper to have a
special event of dog touching
session. It is sensitive to the
majority of the Muslims. It is an
act which could be deemed as
insulting the Muslims.
Islam is a faith. So are the many
other religions. Faith is an
obedience and believe without
questioning. It may sound ridiculous
to the modern and logical minds. But
it is a faith. People believe in God
that they never see. There is no
tangibility, no smell nor shadow.
And the God does not reveal the
image to halt the conflict among the
various religious sects. Yet the
people are willing to die for their
religion because of the faith they
In Europe an act of intercourse was
shown in the public under the name
of sex education. There was no shame
and no guilt. The minds of the
people are totally free. It was a
sign that religion and God were dead
in the West.
We are embracing the religion of
Western thinking, much greater than
humanism, about the total freedom of
a man; not even his family can own
him. Marriage is just a name of
convenience. Millions have children
without matrimony. It is again about
human right and human freedom.
Those who want to touch, kiss or
sleep with the dogs have their right
to do so. What's the purpose of
having a big ceremony other than to
provoke other fellow Muslims ?
How not to love the modern technology
when I have just finished talking to
Rusli using my smart phone for free ?
Rusli is in Korea and have been sending
me pictures while we were chatting. It
is easier to talk to someone thousands
of miles away than talking to a local
ham friend about 1 km away who always
have problem with his handy. At the time
of peace and tranquility smart phones
and computers are beyond challenge.
Both of us have Whatsapp and Viber
installed. To date they are still free.
If voice will one day be charged, we can
always use the text mode.
told me that Korea will soon be putting
the 5G in the market. The advertisement
said a movie can be downloaded within
one minute and the speed if 100 time
faster than the 4G.
My art teachers, Mr and Mrs Chooi, are
now in Turkey. There was a WIFI on their
tour bus. Pictures were posted to the
Facebook at every new places visited.
There is no anxiety to their health and
whereabouts. They don't even know what a
ham radio is.
Tomorrow Rusli will go back to Seoul and
early in the evening I will be calling
him again and asking him to narrate
about his visit and will ask him to send
We appreciate the modern technology
because we are from the old world where
the word TV was still in the world of
magic. In those days radio was a King,
the master of communication. We thought
it was the only greatest gadget in the
world for the layman.
RESONANCE FREQUENCY OF AN ANTENNA
CHANGES WITH HEIGHT
9M2GET checked the SWR after installing
his new antenna. He expected to be
resonance at 7.180 but it was better on
the CW area. I quipped about the height
of the antenna that influence it's
resonance. Manan mentioned about the
possibility of the element problem. As I
am no expert and never have a wide
experience with any multi type and form
antenna I said nothing more.
dipole is longer. The inverted V for
instant capacitance in related to the
ground will be different from a Cubical
quad about 70 feet away. A dipole will
have more capacitance to ground low and
less higher up. Resonance is computed by
a given formula. While the rest remain
unchanged, the change in capacitance
would influence the resonance.
humble apology for making such
statement. It is only my theory.
the SWR is high we can use a tuner to
adjust it. Tuner could be put away if it
is well resonance.
Most of us who do not have any
instrument like the antenna analyzer to
construct a dipole would only believe in
the formula of using the formula to find
the antenna length, and the length of
the coaxial cable to be the multiple of
a quarter wave. That's what I did all
the time. We were exposed to two
formula, 472/f and 468/f . The later
takes capacitance into consideration. I
don't care which is better because I
merely rely on my antenna coupler.
am so dumb that I don't even remember
the RG term. I would go for a big 50
ohm, never a small 75 ohm coaxial. When
guys mentioned the RG numbers I can't
imagine the size. A friend likes to buy
a small diameter coax. He told me that
so and so recommended the low lost
smaller cables. I always prefer the
bigger one and the thicker screen and a
huge core. To me the bigger the
conductor, the lesser the resistance.
Could I be wrong ?
Does an element size affect the
transmission ? To me it does. People are
talking about the Q of an antenna. I
only remember about the bandwidth. The
bigger the size the larger the band
width. I think Manan was not wrong when
he mentioned the element factor. But
Hairie ordered the manufacturer for the
center frequency of 7.180. If it so the
main factor was due to the antenna
At long last this
morning Putrajaya rang me up to go and
get the approval documents of my maid. I
have bought the ticket costing me RM300.
But this is the final of the shuttle
event. Who cares about the large
expenditure incurred just the desk
officers pushed me back and forth from
Alor Setar to Putrajaya.
The image on the
left is my maid when she first arrived
The picture at the bottom is a
transformed image. She looked younger
and healthier after almost 2 months
serving my wife.
But before today
both of us have been facing trauma due
At a point she asked me to send her home
and she didn't eat the whole day. I too
had lost my patient when the lower rank
officer scolded me for retaining her for
two moths, refusing to listen to
explanation and rejecting an approval
from Home Ministry. She felt very hurt
when I told her to get ready to go home.
She wept and told
me that she had caused a lot of problem
to me and that I have spent so much
money on her.
"Yours is not to
worry about money," I said. "God give
the money to your family through me."
That cooled her a little.
I paid her on
every 20th day. This morning she told me
not to send all home for the first time.
She wants to keep some for local
spending. My wife and I insisted on
sending all because she has 3 school
going children, an odd job husband and
an elderly mother. "Feed them," I said.
"Use the bonus for the expenditure."
The Pahala (
divine reward from God that will be
weigh in life after death ) given is not
for me but for all the kind officers who
have shown their sincere work like one
Puan Nik in Home Ministry, Fahmi, and
immigration officer in Putrajaya and an
immigration lady in Alor Setar who
helped me in filling the form day after
My only problem
left is a class B radio friend who took
a 500 ringgit loan promising to pay back
within a week but never to reply my
phone call when I called him. If he does
he would lessen my burden a little.
I too am surprise
at her transformation. I will be sending
her several photos back home to the
family. She said she wants to go back
after 1 1/2 years. I have agreed to her
request. She is welcome to return for
the job. The contract is for two years.
I have to understand that she is married
and has several children.
"Eat what you want
and tell me what you want to eat. I'll
buy for you." In my mind she is a guess,
a poor guess who is trying to relief the
plight of her family, who owes a lot of
I still lift my
wife from the bed onto the wheelchair.
It is not that she could not do it but I
fear a little mishap could spell doom it
will take 4 persons to put her back in
position. Over all her job is superb.
She does all except for cleaning my room
and my clothing. I need some for myself.
Otherwise I have nothing left for my
There are angels
among the devils. Thanks God.
sell news and stories about other people and
everyday people pay to read the news. They
are about achievements and failures, death
and birth, the cruelty and kindness of
mankind. Those will never end. The invention
of printing and the growth of media made the
world news reached every home. What do we
learn about human beings after reading so
much about them ?
cares about what's happening around them.
They have more important things to do,
mainly to find the daily bread to survive.
Hawkers would start at the wee hours of the
day and end their business exhausted.
Swindlers are all the time thinking how to
swindled and con their victims. Prowlers'
eyes are wide open to prey at the fine
opportunity to strike. The number one in
their lives is money. They too know about
the colors of life.
Life is full of
good, bad and ugly. It is about human
sufferings that matters most to some. The
insanity of mankind, the heartless
murderers, the immoral and cruel leaders and
politicians, and the very selfish human
specie crazy for power. People have pleasure
in killing and murdering. They looked for
justifications to blind their conscience.
were told to accept whatever good or bad
that befell upon them. What they are now has
been predestined, fated by God. They must
thank God that they are still alive.
Not many were
born with golden spoon in their mouths. Not
everyone can walk erect and everyone can see
the beautiful world. The unfortunate don't
cry everyday with disappointments or
The poor and
the oppressed have their happy days too.
Heaven is for all, the wealthy and the poor,
the smartest and the mentally retarded. The
hell too is for all They will feel the
pain as they had inflicted on others.
lament for being poor and pain and suffering
? Should we avenge on those who kicked and
torture us ?
Life is a
mystery. You will get back what you do on
others. When UMNO called the Chinese
Pendatang, the GERAKAN called the Malays
Pendatang too. It did not come from DAP but
from the component party.
Life is just
like that. Every dog has it's day. As
history told us that nation rise and fall,
kings and emperors were replaced by normal
people free of divine right. Presidents and
Prime Ministers met their ill-fated destiny.
Arrogance could be short lived.
I have been
deeply pressed by frustration after
frustration. Each time, I thought I thought
about God. I calmed myself. There are many
others who are worst off. The sadists will
pay for their actions.
From the news
and the stories we should understand mankind
by now. We have all sort of people around
us. We cannot avoid everyone of them, for
they are everywhere. Some are destroying the
nation and brought inevitable destructions,
anger and hatred.
newspapers. I don't. I don't even listen to
TV news. Truth is hard to find. Honesty is
almost dead. Humanity is still a puzzle. The
Malays have lost their directions. The
political leaders with their empty rhetoric
could not do anything as the vigorous
responses are against them. They create
chaos in the nation and the government
departments. They refuse to reflect and
ponder over their actions and policies.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
LEARNING MORSE - TRY THIS METHOD
We have been
telling hams to begin learning Morse codes
by listening and forget the key, so much so,
those who went for the test found sending
was disturbing them. Observing the students
who could learn codes quickly I conclude
that the younger generation could master the
skill within a short time if they try the
method I am writing down here. Probably some
of us might have tried this method before.
The first step
is to learn visually, recognizing the dots
and dashes and what they represent. Then the
learning process to acquire both the sending
and receiving skills need a team of least
two persons, both having a Morse key each,
plus a tone oscillator. There are several
simple circuits using IC 555 in the
websites. Below is one that I copy
from a website.
It is also sold
in a kit form.
The two persons
should face each other. Both must be ready
with a pen and a paper. When one person send
the other writes. At the beginning a
character could be punch repeatedly by the
sender. Then the other partner does the
sending and the other doing the copying. 30
minutes a day should be ample. This enabled
both sending and receiving skill could be
acquired at the same time.
This does not
mean we cannot do the listening from the
software that we have downloaded. Even if we
have mastered all the characters sent at
whatever speed, we need to find a partner to
spar. One send and the other receive. Check
the result before the turn shift.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
TEACHERS OF CW - 9W2HH & 9W2HG
Bright kids learn well and quickly. I was
there watching how 9W2HH and his wife ran
the class. Astonishingly when he quizzed the
scouters with the alphabet sounds they
responded correctly. It was amazing. Let the
world open to these young people and I
believe they will be hams with CW skill very
A teacher is a teacher.
None of my primary school teachers went to
university. They are as great as the others.
They molded us into responsible human being
and had put a strong ethical foundation and
a good platform to make us as what we are
I salute to 9W2HH and his
I just love the
activities held near the lake, in the open,
like a Field Day. I did not ask them what
were the activities. I saw small kids
carrying small yagi antenna, which I knew
there was the ARDF activity. I moved from
tent to tent to observe the scout
Both the 9Ms and the 9Ws worked hand in
hand, the show of a strong cohesion. It is
good for scouting and good for ham radio.
I have a bad memory. I
remembered 9M2RDX and 9M2PRO well but many
seemed to know me. Probably from the web
page or the Facebook postings. One Siti
Aishah from Changlun was accompanying me at
the CW tent.
I had a good rest while
chatting with several others. 9W2HH was
narrating he got involved in amateur radio.
I enjoyed myself at the JOTA site.
To me the Timah Tasoh
Jota is great and successful. I don't have
any complaint nor criticism. The organizer
surely had work very hard to make it good
and well done. Indeed it is.
I was invited for the
evening activity but I have to go home. And
Hanafi, 9W2TZ, had been pestering me to
leave the camp site. He had made an
appointment with 9M2GET. At the same time he
had to meet the call of nature which was
becoming more intense.
Hesitantly I bade them
goodbye and drove out of the JOTA site.
At 9M2GET we saw several
hams were putting up the a three band
Cubical Quad and aYagi. Those are giant
antenna that could burst the S-Meter. These
hams, including 9M6SYA, Syed, will be
attending the Jota evening session.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
than 80% of young people killed themselves
by simply consuming all sort of food
recklessly. I can't exactly pointed out the
number one killer. The young people would
ignore the advise of the elderly because
they thought they are invincible to
everything, including to the dangerous
There are few
elderly above 60 who are free from diabetes,
heart ailment and blood disorders. The
organs were weakened by ageing.
persons food control is essential. High
calorie food is one and the food of high
cholesterol content is another. Even
sportsmen cannot escape cholesterol built
helps a lot. It can stabilize the blood
sugar level. I can't exactly say how far one
can stay off the diabetic tablet with
exercises and starch free food and normal
sugar. But I have a strong believe it helps
My evening walk
at a medium phase does show the health
result. I took about 40 minutes to complete
4.8 km walk, not fast enough for other
elderly men and women overtook me like a
I can die
anytime despite the daily exercise. My
favorite is the whole prawn part, the head
of which contains the most cholesterol. But
that is the the most delicious part.
I always told
the younger guys to watch their food because
they are still young. There are still much
more of the world that they have to taste
and they have many more years to go. On the
other hand the elderly have little time
left. They might as well taste whatever they
can get hold of; durian, mutton, squid,
prawn, coke, pepsi and all of the other
Lately I saw
many young adults took to the jogging track.
I hailed such an activity. They would stay
away from the wild youths who enjoy showing
of their acrobatic skill without wearing
helmets, with maximum throttle in the sane
area. I noticed that younger women had more
energy than their male counterparts.
Don't easily be
duped by all sort of supplements. Probably
more than 50% won't help or contain
dangerous chemicals. If you are on hospital
medication, stick to them. The effectiveness
have been tested.
simple things could give us longevity, like
the habit of drinking plain water and daily
exercise. Yet we tend to postpone them
because we are too busy with our work. On
arriving home from work the exhaustion
almost kill us.
I hope someone
will do some survey to find out the number
of young death by profession. Are we not
anxious to know what kind of jobs that kill
people most ?
If you have
done any exercise, just try it once or
- Abdul Rahman Raof
I stopped ASTRO for quite a number
of years because it is too
expensive. I missed favorite soccer
matches world wide. My sick wife
only wants TV3. I didn't watch TV
anymore except for soccer matches if
they were available. Furthermore
internet subscription is expensive
Not having ASTRO
is not the end of the world. My
Lenovo gave me life. Live
transmission of the English Premier
League is crystal clear and of a
high quality, no jerking nor
stalling. Right now I am watching
Totenham and Manchester City. At
other time I would watch soccer
played in Europe or South and North
America. Of course I also watched
I had Samsung
Note 3 before but given away to my
son because I did not use it for a
long time. I bought Lenovo as I was
buying the RM180 version for my
maid. It cots almost 25% of the
Lenovo has a FM
radio, not using internet. I heard
Najib budget speech while doing my
normal evening walk. It may not have
a live TV but the internet movies
and videos are good enough, The
movies provided by a TV software was
I lost interest
in watching TV since I traced the
element of deceptions and political
Prices of smart
phones are declining as the
competition is getting stiffer.
Countries with cheaper labor cost
are of better advantage. Big phone
companies like the Apple iPhone and
others chose to operate their
factories in China because of the
lower labor cost.
We were being
made to believe that the iPhone and
Samsung are the best and most
powerful. But both companies are
playing psychology on the people.
Didn'y we observe the versions
change within a very short duration.
Our old phones are still in good
order yet we were coaxed to
they have the radio in. Soon a live
TV without having have to lock to
the internet. I believe the Chinese
will have all in one at a much lower
price beating the rest. Everyone is
waiting for a durable product from
China with Apple quality.
To most of us, our resources are
limited. We have to make the best
used of what we earned. The utility
bills are above RM100 or may be more
than RM200. The internet is RM160. I
don't know how much is ASTRO.
Cutting corners does not mean we
have to abstain ourselves from
enjoyment and entertainment.
At the same time
try to avoid ourselves from being
hypnotized and deceived by any
- Abdul Rahman Raof
14th October 2014 Rashid and Rusli picked me
up at the airport and we shot off to
Putrajaya Immigration Office. Here's what
- Officer on
the 1 st floor asked me to go to 2nd floor.
- We went up to 2nd floor. "Go to 7th floor
and check. It is not in our record."
- Back to the 1st floor to get a pass
to 7th floor. "No. You go to 3rd. floor"
- We went up to the 3rd floor. "This is the
wrong place. Go to 2nd.floor."
- Back to the 2nd floor. This time I was
referred to go to counter 10.
- At counter 10 my IC and my maid's passport
was given. About 5 minutes later the officer
"We don't have your record.". I
explained that I posted it on the 7th of
October. "Who ask you to post ? " I said it
was Mr Siva.
"There is no Siva here. You go back
to Alor Setar and make a new
application, plus a new stamping". I
insisted on checking it.
I was asked to go to 7th. floor.
- Went down to
the 1st floor. This time I got the pass.
-. Went up to 7th. floor. The officer took
the documents shown. He went into a room and
came back."Go to 6th.floor."
to the 1st floor and changed the pass. Then
went up again to the 6th. floor.
- 2 lady officers checked the letters and
found in the record. "The letter had been
dispatched to 2nd. floor on the 10/10/2014"
- This was the last shuttle. "The officer is
absent. You go back first. Come back when I
call you.But at the same time prepare
for the new application. We will have
a meeting to approve your application."
There is not a single word of lie. That was
what really happen. People find it very
entertaining and enjoy at doing such thing.
Sometime we should wonder about the Malay
frustrations not from their own
making are never healthier to the
government. No amount of coaxing and wooing
could appease them. The budget 2015 would
not deplete away the
- Abdul Rahman Raof
PASSING MORSE TEST
Passing Morse test is not only just an
achievement, it is also a great happiness,
euphoria and ecstatic. The joy is beyond
comparison with any amount of money. The
feeling of a great relief from mental
tension and agony and emotional stress could
not be described by words. It is just simply
CW is simple and almost within the reach of
everyone. What seems to be difficult is the
false illusion people are seeing, the wall
of fear that was causing withdrawal within.
It takes a strong mind and guts to break the
wall down. This is not a motivational
statement but a fact of life. We have been
fearing at the non existing things. We are
People pay to do bungee jumping, risking
life to climb steep mountain and sky
jumping. It is the quest of adventure and
thrill seeking. CW is much less than those
but enough to shiver a lot of people. Bungee
jump gives a short feeling of thrill after
the job but Morse codes gives us many days
of thrill and joy.
I am happy to see people celebrating their
Each time there was a Morse test only a
handful passed. In the last test only 6 out
of more than 30 passed. CW is not luck,
unlike the reading and marking test. It is
not impossible for those who never study
could score at 40% grade in the objective
test. There is a good reason for the 6 to
jump with joy. Their labors pay. Only naive
people would insult and tease them.
To me CW cannot be compensated with a PHD,
engineering, law or medical degree. A
scientist cannot say that he is the smartest
and therefore he could be a ham operator
without it. A ham who had been working ISS
all his life could not do the same claim as
well. It is like a Muslim who need to know
the Shahadah before he can claim he belongs
to the faith. There is no point for a
Christian who wears a foot cross around his
neck if he kicked away the ten commandments
and lives an adultery life. Among the
pillars of ham radio since it's birth was
Those successful candidates may not think
the same way as I do. Never blame them. They
have their own reasons for keeping with the
tradition. For whatever reason it is a hard
work. It is a positive attitude. It is a
tough battle. The battle was won. Obviously
they need to celebrate.
- Abdul Rahman Raof