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NOT ALL JEWS IN ISRAEL HATE ARABS IS A FACT
WHICH PART OF THE CHRISTIAN TRINITY IS
UMNO politicians talk about Rosmah, the hottest
topic of the century in the country among the normal
citizens of all ages. Yet people in Putrajaya from
the general workers to the Ministers all have a
dislike towards the First Lady. They whispered about
payments made on her expenditure, her using the
government jets taking short flights to several
destinations, and all sort of things about her.
echelons vented their anger on Rosmah by attacking
Najib without mentioning her per se. She is seen as
a very powerful person. If people talked about her
using Black Magic surely UMNO politicians must have
known better. In the coffee shop discussion Najib is
said to be a victim of his spouse.
afford to use the GST collection to finance the
1MDB. Why must the public pay for the missing funds
believed to have been used by people related to
Rosmah or Najib. UMNO began to realize this. And
they began to see the lie thrown by Najib on the
Cayman fund. And they believe either UMNO or Najib
should go. If Najib remains then UMNO will disappear
in the GE14.
Najib has no
need to resign but to retire gracefully, giving the
job to Mahyuddin. But whatever properties and goods
paid by the government must be returned to the
treasury. All errors made by Najib could be
forgiven. It is up to him to decide what to do to
I am sure FLOM
will be eliminated as quickly as possible. Leave the
office as a kind of museum for visitors to see.
23/05/2015 - Abdul
WHEN QUESTIONS ARE
Mahathir is not
the culprit. Questions he asked were in people's
mouths all over the country. Even the lesser
educated were puzzled with the C4, the involvement
of Najib's bodyguards in the murder of Altantuya,
who ordered the erasure of Altantuya's record. Who
ordered Najib]s bodyguards to kill the Mongolian
never asked about Rosmah's shopping, the public
already asked about the money used to buy the ring,
the bangles, the hand bags and the use of government
jet by her. Whistle blowers reported the payment was
made by Putrajaya. But it ended there being
protected by OSA. Civil servants expressed dismay in
the behavior of the First Lady. It remains a coffee
shop talk and the talks of the people on the
The legend of
Jho Lo and Najib's son in law was published in
foreign papers and people came to know about 1MDB's
money. The running interest created head ache among
the people in Putrajaya. Then we heard about GST and
the loan that was never paid. Before Mahathir DAP
and the public asked where did the money go to.
the Finance Minister and the Chairman of 1MDB,
should surely be able to tell where the 42 billion
loan went to. Then Mahathir raised up the same
question. "Where did the 42 billion went to ? How
come Jho Lo kept on siphoning the money ? Where did
Rosmah's son get the money to buy luxurious property
in New York ? "
answering those questions, Najib supporters chose to
sling mud on those who want to know the answer.
Fuad's latest attack on Mahyuddin is an attempt to
avoid the issue of 1MDB. Mahyuddin is a Deputy Prime
Minister; he too has a large number of supporters.
began to get larger just because Najib ignored the
many questions put forward to him. The court rule
does not answer who ordered the murder of Altantuya
and who erase her immigration record. In fact a
blatant lies were discovered on the Cayman fund.
already asking how much GST has been collected and
where every cent of the money goes.
The war will
escalate. The jailing of Anwar Ibrahim does not
leave Najib in a relax mode.
22/05/2015 - Abdul
THE MANTRA OF RAIS
Once again Rais Yatim
came forward to talk about courtesy in criticizing
national leaders. He said that the Malay race has 'budi
bahasa', an ethic and courtesy that always need to
show respect towards others and their leaders. Any
dissatisfaction must be delivered in a proper way
that does not hurt anybody. It was uncultured for
anybody to aggressively lashing at their leaders.
Rais was insinuating that Mahathir was uncultured
for attacking Najib.
Should we, the Malays and the non-Malays, at all
time show respect towards their kind ?
Liars, spinners, robbers and criminals do not
deserve VIP treatment. They are uncultured as well,
behaving like a savage, showing no respect towards
God, mankind and even to themselves. As a public
figure they should have shame.
The last time I remember Rais was when he spoke
about morality. Morality, he said, is the affair of
the parent, not the society. He is a first class
graduate of law. Certainly he is a bright
politician. Then he should have known that several
of the laws related to morality must be plucked out
from the state's affair. That would be the law on
nudity and even consensual sodomy. No wonder Rais is
quiet about the definition of corruption.
time we do have problem with smart people. They
think none could be smarter and excel them in
everyway. More so they perceive the great masses of
the populace as fools.
The mantra of Rais is not good for all. It
corroborates with the continuing crimes, lies and
deception. Old brain inevitably decays.
22/05/2015 - Abdul
has been created with a great impact, that those in
1MDB are cheaters and liars. Some are outright
robbers, siphoning millions into their pockets. That
impression can be very real and scary. It is turning
into criminal in nature, which could put several
people in jail.
several vices had been exposed but quickly erased.
It includes the movement of cash belonging to Najib
and Rosmah. The cash that went into Jho Lo by the
billion was not mentioned. These people were trying
to tell the public that 1MDB has money, and told the
story about the Cayman fund and the tale of
When the bank
denied of the truth Najib was cornered. The Finance
Ministry was cornered. And then they put their heads
together to tell another lie. As usual Najib was
trying to make people forget the questions put
forward to him on Altantuya, Jho Lo and his step
son's wealth, by chocolate baits on 11MP. It is
another common practice when cheaters are cornered.
GST could clear all the 1MDB debt and the case will
vanish. No, as long as people see Rosmah in Najib's
face. How much money had been used to give to what
Rosmah wants. Does it include the jet ? Were all her
handbags and jewelries paid by the government or by
1MDB ? Where were the 42 billion dollar borrowed
money went to ?
It is not Najib
who is going to assess himself. It is the people.
The EC should have directly informed Najib how tough
was it to get a single vote in Rompin and all the
illusion created on the ballot papers and the ballot
boxes. It is just to let him know of what the rakyat
think of him.
cheaters and liars are cornered they begin to spin,
using the jargons and concepts unknown to people,
play with rhetoric and inject out louder voices
accompanied by hand actions.
If you dig back
a long history of corruption, you will find
thousands of government servants ended up in jail
for years just by a mistake of a few cents. Nobody
listened to explanations.
21/05/2015 - Abdul
EXPENDITURE WHEN LIVING ALONE
Since living alone my utility bills has dropped
considerably. My average electricity bill was RM140.
Last month it dropped to RM40. I switched off
anything I don't use. Though I eat out the
expenditure is reduced by halve. Only the bill for
TMnet increased by 6% charged by GST. But last month
I spent a lot on purchasing stuffs. I bought 6
pieces of Baju Melayu for only RM150, much cheaper
than a single shirt which cost RM180 or higher. The
Baju Melayu is for nightly prayer at the mosque. I
also bought a few pieces of shirts and a pair of
shoes for my trip to Hanoi.
There are advantages
and disadvantages of staying alone. I enjoy the
freedom of doing things and going places. Nobody
don't me and nobody set rules of the house. As to
the advantage, everyone seems to say the same thing,
what if I fall sick. The Hanoi group advised me to
find a spouse the soonest. Even a young lady in her
e-mail told me to take care of my health.
There is no urge yet
for me to find a replacement for a spouse. There is
zero feeling. Probably because my wife passed away
less than three months ago.
However there is a
slight changes I made to myself. I start taking milk
everyday, and consume multi vitamins. In fact I am
contemplating on my own medical checkup and purchase
the existing drugs outside if they are not too
expensive. Simply I began to dislike young doctors
who insist the regular blood test. Each time I go
for my checkup I have to wait for hours and hours. I
felt better and better each day from my evening
There is one thing
which I am very certain; I live a better and happier
life than PM Najib or Dr Mahathir. So are the rest
of us. We don't have to wear extra gadget like the
bullet-proof vest. We don't have to hire and hide
behind bodyguards. We don't have to arrest people
and lie to survive. We don't have to maintain any
private jet yet we can fly all over the globe.
Majid, the owner of
Nasi Tomato, asked me the other day, "Who wash your
shirts ? " To me it was a silly question. "Me," said
I. "Today's technology made things so easy for
people. I have a washing machine to do the work for
Without maid the monthly expenditure shrinks much
more. Some goes back to GST and to make way for the
increased price of cat food.
Yet I still have to
cut corners, spent only on bare necessities. I would
call it prudent spending. Others might level it as
stingy. If I were stingy I would have not traveled
anywhere at all. Remember I have just come back from
I retired in 2003
with a small pension fund. I started saving when ASB
was just opened and Khalid was the chief. The
dividend keeps me alive. At the younger age I
already worried about my future, already computed
the future cost of living and the shrinking money
value. Everyday when I peeped out through my window
I saw garbage hunters on motorbikes. They were
either unfortunate or they did not think of their
future at the young age.
Like others I too
need money. A Haji came to me for a loan, and never
to return for the payment. It keeps me thinking how
a person of that status, a wealthy contractor with a
large amount of property simply pretend as nothing
I thank God that I
was given a wife who made me happy all the time. And
I thank God for taking away her many years of
suffering. I always pray for her well being in the
21/05/2015 - Abdul
HOW TO CONVINCE THE
It would be
easier to convince the Malays than the non-Malays
because the Malays are not so smart and
aandre easily frightened by threats. The urban
Malays are not easily convinced because they have
faced many broken promises and are of higher
educated. They are not easily swayed from the point
statement on 1MDB and Altantuya's case were
responses from the members of the public who
represent the silent majority. Most of the responses
are sound and logical that bombed strong rebuttals
on Najib's answers. It cannot be wrong when COs were
changed and the auditors were changed also. The
question where the money went to must be answered
honestly and sincerely. Spinning and beating about
the bush will not settle it. I believe the
Sarawakians and the Sabahans will push for either
the premiership or the deputy after GE14 when the
Malayans do not go for BN.
for the people to support him. The public is in
dilemma. Everywhere people see Rosmah in Najib. They
believe the plane purchased is for her personal use,
GST collected for her expenditure, and Najib is
under her spell. Did the intelligence unit reported
the same thing to him ?
Read what this
man says, " Lol. First you blame opposition. Then you blame Bank
Negara. Now you shift the focus to Delloite. You are
certainly a skillful tai chi master.But aren't you
the Chairman of 1MDB? Can't you answer a straight
question as to where our 42 billion is at? Don't you
know? Or you sudah mismanaged it, or worse, telan it
already?" And another. "where got a corporate company changed 3 accounting firms
within a few years of its operation? Top management are
local talents in these accounting firms"
If the kampong Malays come to
possess the same thought at GE14, then it is highly
probable that Mahathir's prediction may come true.
Any refusal to hand over would lead to at least
uncontrolled civil disorder. We will follow the fate
of Yemen and Libya.
People could be right or wrong.
Money could not appease everyone of them. And Najib
can be right too. But the serious mismatch of minds
has occurred. The more Najib talks, the more angry
some people get. People can support Najib but they
can't accept the explanation. They have the points.
19/05/2015 - Abdul
North Vietnam tour is
actually a Halong Bay tour. The only interesting
thing to see in Hanoi was the Water Puppet show. It
is not a place for shopping. Low quality and
expensive goods are all China made. I didn't have a
heart even to buy a key chain. Yet the members of my
group were shopping like mad. I
would prefer Lorong
Bayu a hundred time better to Hanoi. There are more
taxis than the normal cars. Despite the numerous
motorbikes, crossing the road is easy. Close your
eyes and walk across the roads.
There were 18 of us
including a tour leaser from Malaysia. Those 17 are
season travelers. We have a top ex-police and high
ranking educationists. I didn't ask what their
professions were and said nothing about me. I would
say they were all very jovial and created jokes all
Halong Bay was the
main attraction. It is about 4 to 5 hours from
Hanoi. I would say almost 100% of the visitors were
foreigners. The boat where we stayed is also known
as the floating hotel.
The room and the
restroom were very comfortable and it really amazed
me. There were enough power plugs, hot and cold
shower. The generator was not even heard. We were
two days in the bay enjoying the scenery, the
amazing cave, the lagoon and the beach. There are
3000 islands altogether. At night some of us caught
squids using the artificial bait.
The picture on the left is
feeding monkeys at the
lagoon. Right image is showing the boat vendors are
selling live prawns, fish and squids. Others are
selling all sort of foodstuffs and cigarettes. The
picture below is the sight of Halong bay after
The last day on the
boat we had a Taichi session in the morning and
before lunch was a demonstration by a cook on how to
make flowers out of some of the fruits.
There is only one
mosque in Hanoi. We did not see any people during
the afternoon prayer. It is called Al- Noor mosque.
We donated before leaving the place.
three day trip was just ample. I would not go again
for the second time though the visit was an
enjoyable one. In my opinion Saigon is a better
The company was fun.
Besides jokes a few chat on a more serious stuffs on
country matters. Ladies talked about their previous
visits to places which I have never been before.
There were only two
young girls, the tour leader and another one whom I
am sure is a working lady. She was with her mother.
The elderly ladies asked me a lot of questions when
I told them that my wife passed away recently.
Everyone asked me to find a replacement to take care
of me in case of poor health and sickness. I didn't
say a word.
At KLIA, on the
returned journey, I split from them and walked as
fast as I could to chase time to catch my bus at
Putrajaya. I got my luggage first. By about 7.45 I
was all done. My bus was at 10.15. I had plenty of
Only at 9.00 pm I
took the train to Putrajaya. At 10.15 sharp the bus
arrived. I arrived home at 5 am this morning.
18/05/2015 - Abdul
LET'S END THE
Let's end the
chaos once and for all. Najib does not to resign but
he needs to explain where the 42 billion dollar loan
went to and let Mahathir's men ratify and validate
each of his explanation. It is silly to do the mud
slinging while avoiding the most wanted questions.
think paying back the loan would resolve the matter.
NO, it won't. Even if the GST was design to pay the
loan and it's interest, the people still want to
know what really happen to the money. People on the
street even think part of the money went to Rosmah
and her son. Imagination can run wild with the
continued silence. Mahathir asked a question. Najib
caused the chaos.
The longer he
waits the more sinister stories are revealed. The
propaganda unit will have a tough time to fight
against the public perceptions.
Only if Najib were
to hear what the ice water seller, hawkers, blue
collar workers and lorry drivers said about Rosmah,
he might behave differently. How and why these
osmall time traders come to tell a lot of stories on
her ? People tend to blame Rosmah for Najib's
Let Najib takes
a long vacation, go places and forget about politics
and let his deputy run the country. Three months
without Rosmah in sight and Najib's enjoying his
holiday trip, I bet the chaos will be over even
without replying to Mahathir's question.
I have been writing about bad luck
and Feng Sui that has been terrifying the nation,
one after another, pointing at the possible cause of
a woman. And I believe that as long as she is there
worst things would be happenings. I did mentioned
MH370 and MH17 and asked 'what's next ?' Air
accidences continue to happen that resulted in
Rompin by-election and another the death of a wife
of an envoy. More tha 440 people asked in their
hearts 'when will it going to happen to a plane that
takes some ladies for shopping ?'
Najib may want to do the best for
the people but fate caused them to sway to the dark
sides. There are now third eyes looking into Najib's
income and expenditure, his money movement. Article
on Najib and wife's banking transaction has been
erased probably by the MCMC. And more and more
people will be going to hell for trying to hide the
possible heinous crime on robbing of public fund.
Najib can stop
all these nonsense by his wise decision and by
appealing to God, rationality and conscience. We can
sympathize with him and show him our support but he
is not above the law.
11/05/2015 - Abdul
response to Najib's speech in Sabah about Tabung
Haji's land deal, below some of the public
responses. I think Najib has lost support of the
masses in Malaya. Najib has been to Sabah a few
times because he thinks the Sabahan like him.
The Malayan called Najib a liar. So was the ex-EC
chairman and a few BN Ministers. Remember their
words "Though Najib did not fulfill his promises, he
is a good administrator..." ?
Some of these guys seem to know more of the real
facts. Some are well informed.
The best way to save BN is to replace Najib with his
deputy. Mahyuddin should quickly take control as a
captain before the ship sinks. It is better for
Najib to retire for his own good future. His
mistakes will be forgiven and forgotten.
10/05/2015 - Abdul
HAJI'S LAND DEAL NOT BAILING ?
Soon you may
realize what the GST is for. All I can say
is GST is a race of time to fill in the
bottomless pit, the continuing loses of
money, being siphoned in front of our eyes.
Tabung Haji, PETRONAS or other money firms
are ready to fill the gap before GST
collections could be counted and settled.
interest with rakyat's money would not solve
the problems which were seen as criminal in
to go to jail over 1MDB. Remember Dato'
Harun, the old Selangor Menteri Besar, was
also jailed despite his numerous strong
supporters. For once let the police appeal
to God and believe in Heaven and Hell, to do
the right thing.
God is Great. The final punishment is yet to come.
They may not be in the team of robbers but they seem
to help to put the money and allow others to rob it.
This is just one of the evil deeds that is dragging
the Malays into the mud.
Abdul Rahman Raof
Najib called UMNO
bloggers who criticized the party as BANGANG. It is
more than the moron. He said he borrowed the word
from his wife. And he said that on the national TV
too. Jemuan, a detestable beast, was used by Najib
on those old timer like Mahathir, Daim and other
UMNO veterans who questioned him on where about of
the 42 billion dollars of the 1MDB loan. To understand
the degree of their offensiveness, try to call IGP,
Rosmah or Najib as BANGANG or JEMUAN.
Zunar never used any of those words. He merely drew
an image, not even look as Rosmah, but was
considered very offensive.
BARUA is a person
who is doing an immoral job for somebody else and of
personal interest as oppose to public interest. In
English the word LACKEY is applied. A lackey is a
person who is or act like a weak servant of someone
powerful. Once PAS was called a BARUA of DAP. Now
the word was used on Khalid, the IGP, because his
work of arresting those who go against Najib's
policy, instead of fighting crime and other law
breakers. Most of his arrests were on opposition
party members. DAP questioned on the arrest of Jho
Lo, Ibrahim Ali and those giving away money for
Barua was used at
Permatang Pauh by-election campaign on IGP. Now the
election is over. Sentiments are still running high.
Knowing what had happened you may be using all the
words in your vocabulary.
Name calling is
about respect which has slowly been weaning from a
person owing to personal moral decay, due to
his consistent lies, false promises, dishonesty,
unfairness and inhumane demeanor. People can form a
bad concept base on the past records. Election fraud
is one of them. Stubborn and arrogance is another.
IGP lost respect because people see him as the
law, like the Western movie "I am the law".
I have seen law
makers eating in an open shop alone, never bothered
by all other people around him, not a word of
'hello' or a smile on their faces. You will have to
be the most shameless person, being rejected and
hated by the fraud and deception they believed to
have had happened. If people run amok there is
nobody but the police and the army left to protect
the dirty politicians.
When nobody respect you anymore
they will hurl nasty words at you, words which are
not only logical but also contain the element of
truth. And when people meet they talk. The most
popular topic is Rosmah. If in the general election
posters of her were to be hung everywhere you could be
sure what the fate of UMNO will be. One hawker asked
me what does BN mean. When I said Barisan Nasional,
he quipped," Bini Najib". And Rosmah
taught Najib the usage of the word BANGANG.
UMNO can't afford to lose votes
due to Rosmah Factor. The party should take it
seriously. Effort to boost her positive image by
national media would call for more anger. And UMNO
should take heed of Mahathir's advice. While the
IGP is eagerly protecting her, the police should
also advise her not to cause problems to Najib.
And when Najib uttered the word
JEMUAN he was interpreted as calling the man who put
him there as JEMUAN. Many believed that someone was
putting the word in his mouth. It is the most
offensive word as compared to Barua. Barua seems
sound the Tamil word BADWA.
The tension is rising. The more
arrest made by the police, the greater the degree of
hatred borne. The action is sowing violence among
the once peaceful people. Pakistan is not far from
here. We don't want Malaya to catch fire by the
flare in that country. It is never a wise step on
the part of the IGP to drive people to desperation.
The BANGANG, the JEMUAN and the
BARUA could have been avoided if a nation is run
well with full accountability and honesty.
09/05/2015 - Abdul
UMNO DESTROYING OWN
About 40 years ago I used to write to UMNO
leadership not to be to ecstatic with the land slide
victory. UMNO must analyze the percentage of the
Malays who did not go for the party. The tolerated
number should be around between 5% - 10%. 20% was a
dangerous level. It indicated that there was
something wrong with the party or with the people.
Today with a vast amount of money politics and
corruptions and the extensive use of government
resources and facilities, gangsters and threatening,
the election result has to be scrutinized in closer
details. Without those and vote riggings UMNO could
have been thrown out. The simplest computation is to
divide the amount of all expenses plus all the other
resources and facilities in term of ringgit by the
number of claimed majority.
course we can rule by deception or by minority
choice, and run the country at our own will by whims
and fancy, but it is never a healthy condition for
the nation. Winning at Rompin and continuing running
the losing FGV is very bad for FELDA. Who in the
right kind of mind is happy with it other than UMNO
? The Malays are being dragged into the bottomless
pit of poverty, low class education of some crazy
education system, drug consumptions, prostitutions
and in the detestable professions such as garbage
hunters, cheaters and thieves.
fact the day has come that UMNO does not trust the
Malays anymore though they are begging votes from
these people. The Malays are high suspects of
terrorists. Many of them have faced arrest and
thrown into the dungeons. How many percent of them
are assessed having an intent of throwing the
government by force ? 50% ? 40% ? Shouldn't the
number be 0% ?
my mind Rompin had belong to PAS. In my mind the
Sarawak illusions are applied here. UMNO thought by
taking control they could do the remedy for the past
errors. They always asked for chances, begging with
a show of pity. But they never can do any changes
because even Dr Mahathir failed to do it. It
is just a sad thing that happens to the Malays as a
whole. In no time they will regret to see their
siblings and relatives will be facing more harder
life, landless and homeless, jobless and cashless.
Someone in the party should have a clear view of the
party. Isn't the party compose of the stupid people
who are destroying the Malays ?
06/05/2015 - Abdul
9W2TZ going for
I was surprised
to see Hanafi, 9W2TZ, was reading CW text when I
visited him yesterday. He said he heard the
conversation on 40 meter on Sunday between Kamal,
Choo and Aziz. "It was just like the old time," he said.
"That's why I want to go for the test." I
told him that joined in
for a short while. After signing I was horizontal in
bed listening to them.
never heard Kamal talking to Syamsul yet. 9M2ESM too
always have lots of stories to tell.
But Hanafi as a
declined my offer to help. At least learning to
listen and copy from my sending. He has his own
style and way to learn. What could I say but just to
wish him luck. I think by the time he goes for the first
test there will be more than 30 new class A
I fear I may
lose interest at the time he needs my help. And I
also fear that by the time he passes Morse test all
of the old hams have gone to meet God.
praise those who do not fear to strive for success.
Though a helicopter can take a person to the top of
a mountain, thousands prefer to climb the hard way.
The other day I saw Dato' KKhalid Yunoss climbed a
mountain, hard and shaky. He made it. A leader of
that attitude is really suitable to lead the people.
I don't know
how Hanafi is going to get started. Probably he has
a secret advisor to tell him what to do.
past will never come again, not because the new hams
cannot make it, but because 40 meter has become an
Indonesian band. They are 5KC apart from each other
starting from 7.030 to 7.195. We were given ways but
the duration is just reasonable. Even on last Sunday
the boys had to move to 7.150 that was left empty
after 7.130 seemed to be with people coming on it.
Occasionally several empty spaces are spared for the
believe that Hanafi will find a way to build back
05/05/2015 - Abdul
I don't have
mirror in my room. I don't even see one in my house.
I am scared of having one. Whenever I look into it I
saw a monster in it. It was me, looking very old and
full of dark spots and wrinkles. I wasn't like that
before. I looked different before 55, younger
probably handsome though short and stout.
was 65 when she passed away, full of black hair. I
am just a couple of years older but my hair is
totally white. It just came across my mind that I
want to have a black hair again. Can I do it without
using any chemical applied to it. So I did a little
browsing. Some people say it could be done, others
say cannot. One person says he tries multi-vitamins
and he got back his black hair.
evening walk I went to a nearby pharmacy. "Do you
have any oral medicine to turn my hair black ? " I
asked the girl at the counter. "No," came the reply.
Then I asked for a multi-vitamin. I paid RM30 for 30
days, to be consumed every morning after breakfast.
monster, forever a monster. If I have a fear at
looking at myself, how about the others ? No woman
would want even to look at me.
older to most people is something acceptable. There
are several old joggers and walkers at the jogging
tracks. They are fast and strong. One man, may be
more than 74, runs around the track for hours on
end. I envy him. He still grows black hair on his
A dye is an
artificial ingredient. I remember someone said that
the Muslims are prohibited to use it. And I never
intend to use it.
Why do I
care so much about black hair ? Simple. I just don't
want to be looked like a monster, an ageing useless
03/05/2015 - Abdul
GINGER CURRY AT
MAJID NASI TOMATO
Majid Nasi Tomato too made his own transformation. I
hope no politician will claim the transformation
comes from them. Majid is about my age, an Indian
Mamak. For a long time he had been using onions for
his curry. Surely it was healthier than the Malay
curry which would be using coconut milk.
His transformation is unknown to his customers. They
have to be observant and need to ask a simple
question to know. I saw a big amount of ginger being
sliced everyday. I asked his son about the ginger.
Now his curry is composed of onion and ginger. Your
tongue has to be sensitive enough to feel the
different. Ginger is good for the body.
These few days my breakfast and lunch are at Majid
Restaurant. Lunch is white rice with either beef or
fish. Tomato rice is from 6.00 am to about 12.00
noon. I began to learn a few Tamil words like 'yarti'
for beef, 'meen' for fish, 'kualee' for chicken, 'mootek''
for egg and 'yeelang' for prawn.
daily order is either fish or meat. Meat rice plus
papadom and warm water cost me RM4.00, RM5.00 for
fish. The medium size prawn which I seldom take is
RM7 with the set. A lunch at a Malay shop is between
RM6 to RM8.
Now I would choose Majid over the other restaurants
because of the ginger plus onion curry.
The restaurant is located at an unknown location.
Regular customers know it and the knowledge is
passed to new customers. It is somewhere around
Jalan Tambang Badak and Jalan Pintu Sepuluh.
You need to browse some websites to find out the
medication effect of ginger. I would suggest that
those living around Alor Setar should always enjoy
Majid Nasi Tomato. I just love it.
03/05/2015 - Abdul
NO CAMERA FOR MY
NEXT VISIT ?
My iphone4 camera
is damage. I gave away my Galaxy Note 3 to my son
and a Lenovo to my maid. And I am asking myself
whether I need pictures for my Vietnam's trip. What
do I need them for at my age. At first I asked my
student whether I could borrow one of her cameras.
On thinking over I declined it.
camera I found in a shop was about RM350, the lowest
end in the shelve. The rest is above RM1K. I might
as well get myself Samsung Note 4. But I am keen in
those smart phones anymore otherwise I would not
have given them away. After all my days are
numbered. What do I need those things for ?
But pictures speak
more than a thousand words. No matter how a
beautiful lady is described no amount of imagination
can challenge a picture of the lady. So it is with
the scenic beauty. Beauty affect us as the beat of
the drum influence the tempo of our bodily movement.
I know everybody
will snap photos while in Hanai. If somehow a desire
drives me to snap one, I will have to fall back on
my damaged iPhone4 camera.
50 years ago, if
you snap colored pictures, you will have to send to
Singapore through the local photo shops. For 8mm
movie you have to send to Australia and waited for
about 3 months to view the movie. Video cam was
unheard of. Today within seconds we can views images
sent from across the world on computer screen, and
save them. I think, good or bad, I am going to post
a few instant pictures on my facebook.
One of the places
that I will be visiting is Halong Bay.
The last boat
cruise I had was Danao Toba. I had no camera then
and I wasn't even married then. It was just a lake,
nothing in it, but the joy I felt was ecstatic. It
was very peaceful like I was in different world. I
hope Halong Bay would be the same. I guessed it was
the spirit of the water surrounded by the huge piece
I may or may not
regret for my refusal to invest in a new camera. It
is not cheap to depart with almost RM3K. Right now I
don't have much money left after transferring some
to my ASB. And I know camera is not something that I
should borrow or lent. It is a sensitive gadget. I
always heard complaints from those who lent their
cameras to friends.
If they have
commercial photographers running around then I will
use them, pay them a little, which is far lesser
than buying one.
Really I want to
totally forget Malaysia, the GST and 1MDB. Like
everyone else I hope some people will come to their
02/05/2015 - Abdul
MY NEXT TRIP
I will be running away from
GST and 1MDB for a little while soon. It is a trip
to Hanoi. The journey starts on 12th May 2015 and
ends on 18th. May. The flight from Kuala Lumpur will
be at 7pm by Vietnam Air. I bring something special
with me for the dinner on the plane; fried prawns
with salted onions. It is something very delicious.
The flight time will be three hours. If my plane
disappear like MH370, I don't have to think of
I will be
taking a night train in Alor Setar. The berth cost
me RM36, a senior citizen fare. It is fair indeed. I
think it is a little fun with this change. I would
save some money for not taking a flight. From KL-Central
I will take a bus to KLIA. That too will be
comfortable and much cheaper than taking a train.
will be by bus, Putraja to Alor Setar at 10.15 pm. I
take a gamble. The risk is very great. My plane from
Hanoi will land at 7.50 pm. Hopefully by 9.30 pm I
could be out of the arrival hall. Since I don't plan
to buy anything, I hope custom checking will be
quick. I plan to call the bus driver to wait for a
couple of minutes in case I am late. If that fail, I
will be losing RM40. Life is always a risk taking. I
choose to gamble. It will be a 50-50 chance.
is not so joyous as when I went with my wife. I have
a good partner to chat and share the fun. Even if
she did not go, she enjoyed my narration of my
I will be in
Hanaoi for three solid days. I hope to learn
something that is unique in that country. Vietnam
may have something that we don't.
Within that 4
days, I hope nothing would happen in the country.
01/05/2015 - Abdul
PAS HAS NO FUTURE
PAS must be on
it's own. No DAP, UMNO or Keadilan. It can contest
in all constituencies. The Malays have the choice
now to vote for the party instead of UMNO. DAP is
willing to give a constituency to UMNO or MCA in
trade for Islamic law and to forget corruption in
UMNO, the plundering of public funds, 1MDB or even
GST. The threatening is true and severe. PAS has no
future under DAP or Pakatan.
The party can
also forget about taking Putrajaya. It is equally
important is the voice in the parliament, to provide
an effective checks and balance.
At the same
time PAS must not merge with UMNO. The minds of UMNO
members cannot meet with PAS. If anyone is talking
about Malay unity, let UMNO be dissolve and join
The number of
Malays who dislike UMNO leaderships are on the
increase. They are looking for a suitable
alternative party to represent them. An independent
Malay party could be PAS if the party detach itself
DAP has given
the instructions to the Chinese voters in Permatang
Pauh to vote for BN if PAS insist on Hudud
implementation in Kelantan. It would be very
difficult o PAS to leave God behind and to vow to
mankind. If a divorce is necessary then divorce will
of MCA and Gerakan is Najib has promised and in fact
has given what the Chinese has been wanting. Najib
is at his critical spot and willing to do anything
for his own survival. Both UMNO members and
non-Malays have taken advantage of this situation.
UMNO members won't care as to what happen at MDB's
office and 1MDB is doing with the 42 billion
dollars. They dream to get part of the shares. And
they won't care about GST because they will get part
of the mon by the many projects waiting for them.
understand that Islam is hated in Malaya because it
is related to the Malays. The Malays have been
regarded as inferior and stupid, including the
professional groups. The worse is when UMNO leaders
do not show good examples as a good Muslim. You can
see in the behavior and words of Shahrizat, the
deeds of Shafiee, the lies and deceptions, and the
cheating on the fellow Muslims.
PAS is as old
as UMNO. Even in the past if the election was clean
and no ballot rigging, PAS would have been a strong
of PAS too must be overhauled. Hadi is pro-UMNO as I
- Abdul Rahman Raof
MOTHER IS A RUBBER TAPER
mother is a rubber taper. Arumugam's mother is a
rubber taper too. Arumugam too taps rubber. So was
his grand father. Million of others do not have the
sons as Ministers, or senators, or lawyers,
engineers nor doctors.
So he keeps on
telling everybody that his mother is a rubber taper.
What is he up to ? And he keeps on telling people
goods are cheaper under GST because -100 and +60
reduced prices by 40. Probably in Rompin and
Permatang Pauh shopkeepers were paid by the GST
money to sell cheaper stuffs to the people until
The joke is
Maslan says people are being confused by opposition
parties. Even Mahathir is confused. True, some start
to think GST drives things to be cheaper. Public are
brainwashed to believe in price reductions, so much
so they will forget about the great
extensions of taxable goods and services, which were
free of tax before. I just pay +60 more for my
soccer ticket and 100% more for a parking ticket. NO
ONE CAN ESCAPE GST, including small kids. Even the
so-called free GST goods are taxed at one point or
another; a vegetable may not be subject to GST but
the input utensils and the manure product do.
get more money. Everyone MAY BENEFIT with the extra
funds. Some will get a very big slice of them others
will get them once a year to maintain the volume of
voted papers. With this big money UMNO will retain
power forever. It can run the country as it likes,
doing whatever things it thinks fit. UMNO IS ABOUT
MONEY said a veteran UMNO.
But taking money
from the people and spending it away like nobody's
business is almost akin to printing more notes
without the backing of solid and real resources. It
is just like paying higher salaries without
corresponding increase in national income or natural
We don't have any
rubber tree around here. So every morning there will
be waves of garbage hunters looking for something of
value in the garbage bins in front of our houses.
They would wish their sons are Meneteris in Kuala
Lumpur though they are doing the garbage hunting,
like Maslan's mother who continue taps rubber while
her son is a Minister.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
Whoever gave the cordycept to Lim Chong Wei did not
have any bad intent. She just want Malaysia to be
strong. For normal people like us we take things
what our teachers and parents say to be good for our
body and health. At the young age I always believe
that Milo would give me extra strength and would
boost my energy.
am NOT ready to blame the giver, whoever she may be,
even if she is Rosmah Mansor or Shahrizat or Wan
Azizah. Many of us are prescribed with the wrong
medicines by doctors knowing that those bring side
effects, for they believe we live longer than if we
do not take them. Despite the banning of aspirin,
doctors still give them. Many diabetic pills affect
There are many energy boosters that do not live
trace after an hour or so.
Nobody meant to cheat. It was not a mistake either.
It was just fated for things to happen. If you and
me were given cordycept we will still lose. Chong
Wei has both the physical and mental skill. He
played badminton before any of those ladies knew
him. He had been champs time and again.
Then why do we want to know who gave the energy
booster to our national hero ? To throw the blame on
her ? Let us just be calm, rational and forgiving.
We all meant well.
30/04/2015 - Abdul
What my children think would be much different from
mine. I would not want to stay with them at my old
age though I live alone. Many other elderly man who
lead solitary life said of the same thing. When they
came home they would re-arrange things or throw them
away. After my wife passed away they threw away
traveling bags ( I managed two grab back 2 bags and
soon I found the rest vanished ), my drinking
plastic bottles which I used to fill in filtered
water and many other stuffs. I could not find towels
that belong to me and the rest of the new ones to be
used by visitors.
have to buy new towels. And yesterday when I went to
look for a smaller traveling bag, I saw the price
tags were between RM200 - RM400 each. I computed the
bags they get rid off would have valued more than
1K. I decided not to buy.
Kids thought their elderly parents are senile,
forgetful and would renounce the worldly life. And
they thought they think better and more perfect.
But I am not the only one facing this phenomena. It
also happens in politics. Ahmad Maslan says 'old man
Mahathir does not understand GST...'. Old and
retired politicians should keep quiet and let the
younger ones run their show.
is true that the minds of the elderly are slowing
down and other bodily metabolism are decaying. We
forget things. Our alertness and neuromuscular
co-ordination lost their speed of actions. But our
vision never fade. We still compute the cause and
effect. We see the future as if they are just in
front of our eyes.
just love staying alone because of an absolute
freedom that I have to myself. I do whatever I want
to do and I go wherever I want to go. One night I
sleep in my shack, another on my couch in the hall.
One day I drove my old Kancil and another my Viva.
Almost everyday rats walked into my rat traps. And
almost everyday I talked to my cats.
Talking to plants and animals are better than
talking to people of younger generations. You may
talk on some casual things but avoid politics and
topics on ideals. Never give them advice and never
tell them what to do. You don't be surprise when
Najib and Mahathir's minds don't meet.
Generation gap is not a Malay phenomena. It is of
human nature in this universe. Tradition is dying
down due to the excessive gap. Global value system
change. We have to bear with it. The gap will always
30/04/2015 - Abdul
WHY WE PAY MORE
FOR GST ?
says with GST prices of goods and commodities become
cheaper because it is -100 and +60. Therefore we pay
less. How come then, if we pay lesser the government
get more money, even enough to pay for the missing
money of 1MDB ? It is illogical when we pay less,
the government get more.
government gets more. For that reason there is NO
TURNING BACK to the old system.
What you used
not to pay, you are now paying. I went to Mee Abu
which charged me GST. I am paying more for the mee.
Formerly I did not have to pay. The parking fee at
Star Parade Alor Setar was raised to RM2 from RM1.
In many parts of the outlets you have visited are
now charging service charge. In other words the
items of goods and services which were not subject
to taxes before are now taxed.
says some foodstuffs are not taxed. But all the
input to produce them are taxed. Obviously the
farmers have to increase the prices of their
reluctant to -100 for you because they purchased the
goods at that price. Some keep large stocks that may
last for years. Unless the government pay back to
them, then they may -100 and +60 and you pay less
for that particular commodities.
GST too has a
multiplier effect as goods change hands and shape.
People pay at every ladder. The last of the ladder
and the final shape will fetch an extreme price,
whereas at the old system the tax was only once at
the sale point. As it changes shapes, forms and
hands there were no more tax.
collect a very huge sum which will be used to
maintain perpetual power, luxurious spending and
create projects for cronies and supporters. An
opposition party can throw their dream to capture
29/04/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
HOW FAR IS
tentacles of Israel have reached Malaysia. Israel
HAMAS students are trained in this country, making
Malaysian leaders shiver and will soon be wiping
their fellow Palestinians to appease Israel. Our
pro-Israel stance are clear; we bought computer
hardware, use them as our consultants, and allow
their operatives spying in our country.
What it is saying is that the distant from Malaysia
and the Middle East is getting nearer. Taking the
theory of MH370 downed at Diego Garcia we conclude
that the distant is an arm's length. It is not
impossible that the war in the Middle East could
also explode here. Our people have been victims of
foreign skirmishes, and MH17 was one of them, beside
the MH370. Our task for doing some spring cleaning
for the United States are well noted.
Certainly Malaysia will do anything to prevent the
war from coming onto this land. Domestic issues can be
very ugly and could entangled the divided Malays
with external militancy. Would Malaysia call Israel
to destroy the pro-Hamas group in this country ?
intensity of chaos and turmoil is hotter than any
other years in our history. Hamas-Israel war could
escalate beyond their boders. Our security has not
choice but to side the Jewish nation. Otherwise we
are at the mercy of Israel. The island of Diego
Garcia is just an arm's length away.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
MALAY LEADERS ?
UMNO is accusing
Dr Mahathir of sabotaging Malay leadership without
naming who the leader is. Of course we can assume
that the man is Najib. They say the Malays are
losing by what Mahathir is doing.
The big people in
the list of 1MDB are almost 100% Chinese, and Jho
Lo, the friend of Rosmah's son, is not a Malay. Who
win and who lose in the 42 billion dollar debt
ridden 1MDB of Najib ? And asking for total
explanations no way could be constitute as sabotage.
The Kelantanese, compose of majority of the Malays,
were not given what are due to them by all the Malay
leaders, including Mahathir himself. It has been the
culture of UMNO to sabotage the Malays, who day by
day are losing their land and ability to compete
owing to UMNOPUTRA policy.
Only the stupid
goon would conclude that 1MDB is the goose that lays
the golden egg. As Najib's own brother said the
faster 1MDB is put behind the better otherwise it
affect investment and the sentiment on our ringgit.
All Najib has to do is to quickly answer where the
42 billions are truthfully, and let his answer be
verified. Instead of commenting on Jho Lo's activity
with the 1MDB money the UMNO guys talked about
The death of
Altantuya does not affect most of us, may be all of
us. The payment of the interest to the loan does.
And if Jho Lo keeps on siphoning the money in front
of Najib's eyes then what are we to say about Najib
I am not asking
Najib to step down. He can continue with his
reformation as much as he likes. I just want to know
what happen to the 42 billion dollar loan. Millions
of other Malaysians are of the same view. It is of
public interest as they fear they may have to bear
the burden. Najib just have to answer and the 1MDB
issue can be put to rest. If he is responsible to
the people then he will end it by the answer.
is hard to find in the world. He is accountable and
responsible in deeds not in words. He is willing to
step down when errors are made and give ways to a
better person to run the country. We are proud that
we have such a leader in Malaysia. Even the
authoritarian Mahathir did, and followed by Pak Lah.
Don't say that UMNO lacks capable people to run the
party and the nation.
Retiring is also
a blessing. A retiree has more time with his family
and enjoy having fun with the grand children,
teaching and coaching them. He has all the time to
do what he likes, be with God, gardening, reading,
fishing, traveling and even having roti canai
with friends after the subuh prayer. Crowds
will come after you if you were an ex-Prime
Minister. Those who hated you will turn to be your
I am not
insinuating that Najib should retire, but merely
giving him a picture that there is nothing to be
fearful on the other side of the world. It could be a very
- Abdul Rahman Raof
NEXT PM ?
Do we need a new
PM now when we already have one ? What are our
concerns now and today, so major that we need to
change a Prime Minister ?
The point is
WE, the people, see things in different
perspective. The opposition parties will always want
a leader from the party, if possible let it be
today. They will not want Mahyuddin, Tengku Razali
or anyone else from an UMNO group. BN is considered
as inefficient and a corrupt government, plundering
public funds at their own will, sharing the wealth
with their cronies and family members, misuse of
power by arresting dissidents and opposition leaders
and they see Rosmah as a person who act like a Prime
Minister who exploit public properties and funds for
her personal use.
On the other hand
the UMNO group is divided into two groups; those who
want Najib to step down and those who want him to
remain as a PM. Mahathir leads the first group,
showing concern of the debt ridden 1MDB and Najib
corrupting the voters by giving Brim. The issue on
GST and Altantuya's death are the sidelines accouter
for the attack. Many other UMNO big guns too
disagree on how Najib handled the 1MDB, which seemed
to show that Najib was conned by one Jho Lo who is a
friend of Rosmah's son. But they are on low profile.
While Mahathir is
vocal on the resignation of Najib, the rest remain
mum. They are not scared of Najib but of a few
UMNO's Captain Malaysia like Al-Habsi, overlooking
at them with fierce red eyes ready to hit them with
Thor's hammer. These Captain Malaysia are putting
pressure on all UMNO branches to support Najib.
indirectly named Mahyuddin to replace Najib as the
next Prime Minister. Following the protocol, it is
pertinent to name the deputy, Mahyuddin. He will
surely get more support from the branches.
We the normal
laymen are more concern of our future and our daily
living. We can't cope up with the rising cost of
living. We are paying more and more everyday and for
everything. I never pay less for GST and the rest of
the people either, no matter what the Ministers say.
If the traders are bad then why didn't the
government take them to court, instead we were told
to boycott the commodities. The Malays can't afford
to buy a house for at least 1/2 million ringgit.
We are concerned
that we may have to pay perpetually to the loan
shark of 1MDB with the high interest rate, probably
through the GST.
A Prime Minister
who can remove all of our concern in real life is
what is vital for us. I used the phrase real life to
mean other than empty promises and lies that have
been told to us time and again. Would we care where
he is Azmin, Rafizi, Guan Eng, Teresa Kok,Ku Li,
Mahyuddin, Wan Azizah or Ambiga ? If Najib can hurl
his 1MDB out of our galaxy and bring down the cost
of living next month, he can still be our PM.
But we ought to
know that Najib will not budge even an inch. Not
even ten Matahirs could push him down. He will
stay intact, all helped by the democratic system set up by
the party itself, starting during the era of the
former Prime Minister, Mahathir himself.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
CUT 1MDB FROM
Cut away 1MDB from the
government. No guarantor. If Najib signed it and let
Najib be the guarantor. It is only legal if 1MDB was
approved by the parliament. Then many of us won't be
so worried as it is now. Who in the hell is paying
for the climbing interest other than the fellow
Malaysians ? If a Prime Minister is real ly
responsible for the people then he must prove
himself worthy by hurling this 1MDB and Jho Lo away.
Cut 1MDB from the government
and we all will be very much happier and praise
Najib for his guts to save the country from
financial burden. We don't want to hear about the
high income nation, of people's salary of 'juta
ringgit' that enough to buy a 'juta ringgit' ice
cream. Korea, Japan, European nations are
manufacturers and exporters. No need to talk about 'juta-juta
ringgit' but to talk of the heavily debt ridden
1MDB. GST won't solve it. The money borrowed from
loan-shark will add up to the burden day by day.
Soon the UMNO guys will become
sober and will start to see why Mahathir and many
others are against 1MDB. It is not about Najib or
Rosmah. Even if both die tomorrow, what will become
of us by the loan we made for the body ? UMNO must
discuss the pros and cons of it, both ways, not only
to believe what Ku Nan said about the goose that
lays the golden egg.
Several years ago Mahathr
talked about the West will colonize other countries,
which I dismissed as nonsense in the modern world. I
dismissed him as he has gone senile at his age. But
later the event in Iraq, Pakistan and Libya proved
that he was right. Many countries in the world today
are run by the United States.
Our economy is not looking
good. GDP growth is not the indicator of better
economic well being. When some poor guys decide to
earn their bread by selling ice water that
contribute to GDP growth. Don't be misled by
rhetoric of GDP growth and High Income Nation.
I see 1MDB is a conned
project. Someone has conned someone else. Money is
being robbed in front of my eyes. Nobody does
anything. Probably someone is hoping a get part of
the stolen money. All the time I have been asking
who is the person who has the power to change one
CEO after another. First he told the new CEO to spin
and lie. Then he told him to stop talking as voices
from 1MDB guys do not coincide.
We would be glad if Najib
could explain one by one in detail about the 42
billion. If he says the money is in AAA bank then
let someone independent check it's validity. He has
to explain why the 1MDB data were erased and
replaced, the Jho Lo withdrawal and moving the money
around, the trail of Rosmah's son ability to buy
properties in USA. He is the Chairman of 1MDB and
therefore he should know all as to what happen in
it. When I was working, I was told that it was my
responsibility to know where there was a rat die at
the corner of the football field. Even that. We
accepted that as our duty.
Else once and for all declare
that 1MDB is out and Malaysian government has
nothing to do with it. Let's have a legal battle
with the loan shark. Don't pay even a single cent.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
Najib had never explain that 1MDB is a limited
liability to tell Mahathir that the ex-PM should not
worry about the 42 Billion debt. We were told that
the government is a guarantor which mean it is
responsible to pay the loan.
But Mahathir never asked about the liability. He
wants to know where the 42 billions are. And the
rest of the people want to know that too. If 1MDB
can lie in the documentation to Singapore bank and
other lies to the people, it can always tell lie at
any time to anyone.
The Minister in the government himself admitted the
burden of the government. Now some Tun is trying to
say Mahathir does not understand it. What Mahathir
may not understand is where the money goes to and in
the recent Sarawak report lots were said about Jho
Lo moving billions out. And Jho Lo is a friend of
There had been a lot of spinning on the 2 billion
paid to the bank recently. The public was made to
guess whether it was paid by Ananda Krishnan or the
government. Either way was not right.
For stupid people like me with poor CGPA of 2.0
would surely trying to fix the puzzle of the timing
of GST and 1MDB. Why only during Najib's era we hear
of GST despite our excellent economy before him ?
Someone could have whispered to him where to get
money to pay for other expenses and 1MDB interest
There are 7 layers of hell. These people will be
burnt in the hottest hell fire for cheating,
deceiving. lying and robbing the people.
26/04/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
MASLAN 3.8 CGPA
Ahmad Maslan, the CGPA 3.8 boy, smart in computing
-100 and +60, found it puzzled why prices of
commodities fail to get cheaper. He started to blame
the business communities and the best of all he
called the rakyat to boycott those shops. Why not he
just command the enforcement officers to bring those
people to court ?
was challenged to debate GST and he rejected it. May
be he knows the consequences.
The fallacy of -100 is very vague. You have bought
goods and keep in your stock with +100 paid to the
government. If Maslan ask you to -100, it means you
would minus two hundred, -200, a hundred to the
government and another for nothing before you sell.
Obviously you won't minus another 100 and to collect
+60 to pay to the government, which means the
government gets +160.
theory, the government has to pay back to the
shopkeepers +100 for every +60 it gets from them.
There are a few hundred thousands of shops in the
country. It would be extremely difficult for Ahmad
Maslan to win in court.
What is so great about 3.8 CGPA from New Zealand
university ? There are people with 4 flat from
prestigious colleges and universities like MIT,
Harvard and Cornell.
Our independent was in 1957. 1MDB was created about
5 years ago. It dragged our economy down. We are
experiencing declining ringgit. Then we heard GST.
Why GST now not the years before this ? Is it just
because Ahmad Maslan comes into our cabinet with the
strength of 3.8 CGPA ?
Don't simply shift the blame solely on the business
communities. Accept their call for debate so that
Rakyat can ponder the truth. Then they can continue
using the media to lie and deceive the people.
26/04/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
SOI SEOW CHABO
Marriage is just not a straight forward thing. The
traditional Asian culture made it tough and
elaborate in choosing a wife for a man. There were
no such thing picking up a woman on a street or on a
computer screen. Beauty, docility, obedience, skill
in cooking, virginity, ability to bear children and
to the Muslims, pious in religion. Marriage was
the emancipation of women and the impact of Western
culture among the Asians, particularly among the
Malays, the ancient practices began to dissipate.
Spouses are picked from anywhere, some for mere sex
and pleasure, and some ended in matrimony.
Today, marriage is a gamble. It is a 50-50 chance of
last long happiness. Having a spouse likened by all
and loved by society would be a heaven. It is hard
to find a wife who is ever willing to serve her
mother in-law these days. A few would put their
husbands to submission and take control of the home,
draw rules and regulations for the husbands; what
and what they cannot do.
mother-in-law is in disagreement with her
daughter-in-law, she would call her 'soi seow chabo',
a woman who has nothing in her but only the bad luck
blended into her body and soul. Any misfortune that
befell the family would be blamed on her. A Chinese
neighbor of mine chased his wife away. They have the
soi seow chabo but not the soi
the divorce rate among the Malays are higher among
the others. Kids choose their own spouses. Marriage
durations are short.
unmatched and unsuitable woman possessed in her
something called soi seow ? In Malay it means
sial. Somebody soi seow is deemed to bring
bad luck to the family, the society or the country.
It makes life miserable for everybody.
Traditional people were extremely careful in
choosing spouses for their kids for fear of bad luck
befell the family.
Malays once would go for a ceremonial Mandi Safar,
soaking themselves in sea water to clean themselves
from the soi seow in them. But it was bared by the
clerics as a Hindu's bathing at Ganges. Since then
the tradition stopped completely.
house wife is a house wife. She must know where she
stands. If she goes overboard the onlookers might
curse her and in their hearts would whisper 'soi
25/04/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Mahathir is busy with saving UMNO when he should be
more concern of saving the country. For many
centuries to come UMNO will be there as long as
their mentality remain the same. In the rouge term
we call it stupid and subsidy mentality. But BN will
however fall when the demographic pattern changes
and when it matures.
Right now we
are concerned with the dying away of shame. People
are becoming shameless and morality starts to
disintegrate. The right has become wrong. Laws
protect criminals and punishing the innocence.
Corruption has become a norm. Truths are suppressed.
of the government and the perception of the people
differ. Once almost all the rakyat zero beat their
thinking to the thinking of their leaders. In those
days the government don't make profit out of
rakyat's money. The government serve the rakyat.
Today the rakyat must serve the government.
very daring. "Yes, we are criminals and gangsters,
so what ? Arrest us ? You will be arrested first,"
1MDB is not a
child play. It is a high time for the police to make
an arrest. No more spinning and no more rhetoric. It
is not about DAP or UMNO. It is about our money
being stolen. The police must not allow any of our
leaders to be involved in Mafia work or plundered
out our national coffers at will. At least we can
show that we are still in civilize world and have
some morality in us. The police for instant cannot
just stand still to see a leader turning mad and run
the country in a crazy way. There is a boundary to
allegiance and obedience. The nation must come
When an error
has been made. Everyone must look for a remedy, not
to ignore it and shifting the focus at something
else. Running away from the issue and turning it
into another story will drag the country deeper into
disaster. If 1MDB is the issue, it is 1MDB should be
the focus, not about supporting Najib or Mahathir. A
remedy must be sought. GST is not a remedy to pay
for the 42 Billion dollar lost. Arresting and suing
are not a remedy either. We have to look at the
legality of the signing of contract outside the
approval of parliament. Last year the congress
rejects United Nation's order because of some legal
reasons given by the congress.
We have the
choice between conscience, religion or savagery. God
has given us the brain for bringing good and emotion
to love and hate. Emotion recognizes no boundary, no
sin and no shame. " I steal your money, so what ? "
is the voice of emotion. It degrade mankind to
savagery and destroy our morality.
Let us have
some morality, please.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
1MDB - WHOSE GOD ?
How many of us are prostrating to 1BMD and attacked
Mahathir for bringing up the topic ? To a few 1MDB
is not only the goose that lays the golden egg, but
it is more to that - it is a god to them. They go on
campaign giving rosy pictures to the uneducated and
am not pro-Mahathir nor am I anti-government. I
disagree with it because it is cheating the people.
Why must Najib let himself be conned to be a
guarantor to it ? And why all the media condone the
wrongs and want to make the people suffer ?
you see the masses who prostrate at 1MDB as if it is
their God ?
Abdul Rahman Raof
Najib has no
choice but to sue Rafizi for defamation on the
later's comment on the diamond ring. Najib
is on the stronger side. How would Rafizi know
that the money collected by the government would
go into another Rosmah's diamond ring ?
Rafizi said that
he would fight vigorously. It means he has to
establish the first diamond ring was bought for
Rosmah and government's money was used to pay
for the ring. Certainly the ring is not with
Rosmah now. Then what interest of the government
to buy such a ring for the country ? We don't
need it for the museum even. Rafizi also has to
prove that most or some of Rosmah's belongings
were paid by Malaysian government.
mentioned some watches collection of Rosmah.
Probably he got the records of other purchases
too. Even if the government of Malaysia paid for
Rosmah's luxury goods, there is no way Rafizi
could show the proofs. OSA protects all
government information, good or bad.
Rafizi has no
time to investigate many things, even whether
Rosmah was on the jet globetrotting. Court will
not side Rafizi.
As far as winning
as concern, we already know that Najib will win.
People are anxious to know what else could be
exposed that can weakened Najib's popularity.
Else in Hockien expression Rafizi is dead.
By now Rafizi
should understand our Malaysian legal procedure.
What could be incriminating would not be called
as witnesses or used as evidence. Altantuya was
one of the classic case; no question to
establish the motive of the murder and who
ordered it, about the C4 and immigration
records. PI Bala went dead just as the case was
If speaking the
truth is punishable, Rafizi's mere guessing and
un-factual allegation on Rosmah surely would
leave him defenseless. I did hear of payments
that cannot be questioned on luxury goods but to
pay. It was just a hearsay. Even if it is true,
there is nothing to substantiate it.
Facts are not
swearing by the Holly Quaran or by Statutory
Declaration, it is by tangible proofs. Rafizi
had to produce back of Rosmah's statement that
she accumulate money to buy the ring, which
showed admittance of ownership.
To many observers
they are not looking for the winners in the
contest for they already know one. They want to
know more what Rafizi could produce in court. My
guess is Rafizi will be hit hard.
Abdul Rahman Raof
KU NAN - 1MDB
THE GOOSE THAT LAYS THE GOLDEN EGGS
remember well what Ku Nan said and followed by
chorus of UMNO supporters. "1MDB brings profit.
Opposition just get jealous."
am sure many of us did see the behavior of Shahrizat
and all other UMNO division's heads. They ought to
investigate whether someone told their leader,
"Apply GST to pay the mounting debt..' There is at
least one culprit who is telling Najib all the hell
and lies. Jho Lo said it is from UMNO. He does not
make decision but someone else did.
Probably Ku Nan is the goose that lays the golden
egg. The rest of the division's heads are keeping
those eggs at home. It is high time for Najib's
staunch supporters to sit down and figure out how to
free from the evil of the huge loan. Just don't say
17/04/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
THE WORLD OF
Talking of the world
of science and rationality, not everyone holds to
the belief that reason and technology are the most
supreme. I for instant still believe in luck.
Presidents consult astrologers. Malaysian
politicians keep shamans with them. Many of us would
still remember Mona Fendi eerie stories. Would you
bet that a few of our top politicians believe they
are being protected by the magic spelled by their
own shamans ?
Some astrologers were said to be perfect in their
prophesies. Others say they were just coincidences.
Mahathir won't spend his money on bomoh for sure,
nor was Dr Asmah.
Now we have Nurul Izzah, Shahrizat, Rosmah Mansor,
Elezebeth Wong and Kok; who among these would spend
their money on Bomoh and practise black magic ?
Assuming everyone of them does, whose will be the
most effective and supreme ?
we look carefully at it, it is not the magic that
place a person in supreme position but it is a
system endorsed by the police and military power.
Believing in one's supernatural power would make one
very arrogant and would disregard everything that
may seem as a hindrance. It will open to the abuse
of power. Bush and Obama were American Presidents.
Once upon a time kampong folks quarreled and fought
over primary school's football match, accusing each
other using Bomoh to plant an egg at the goal post.
When somebody is sick someone was accused of using
Malaysian Bomoh has no fight to the Korean brain. We
were disgraced by the Koreans in sports and games,
and much far behind in technology and heavy
industries. Our Bomoh mentality put us to nowhere.
We thought we are fenced at any of our actions,
making use of public funds for private usage,
ignoring our national customs and standards. We
think we are invincible with absolute unchallenged
But as to the element of luck, there is always a
probability. It may be a form of substance, wave or
something undefined yet in existence in the quantum
universe. Some say bad luck shows it's signs before
Abdul Rahman Raof
THE COMEUPPANCE OF MAHATHIR
We had been talking about Mahathir everyday about
how bad he was, destroying the Malays and plundered
the wealth of this nation. The whole trip to Kuala
Lumpur from Alor Setar by car was filled by the same
Then one by one of his contemporaries passed away. I
asked my friends for the reason of Mahathir's
longevity. "He is a doctor. He knows how to take
care of himself. He use expensive drugs to keep his
metabolism active," were the answers given. "No," I
said. "God wants him to suffer in this world."
got all the money he wants after retirement. He
thought he was still in command. He put Pak Lah away
for postponing his mega project. He put Najib in.
This is the point of his comeuppance. God chooses
Najib as a person to put him to great pain. Najib
punishes him, does not listen to his advise, and
frustrate him very much. Those UMNO members who
formerly pledge allegiance are now throwing sharp
daggers at him and jilting him as nobody.
is shouting how corrupt the party is 'Brim to
corrupt the people....UMNO is all about money...' Ku
Nan mocked him. So were the rest of UMNO members.
They even want his son, Mukriz, to resign as the
suffers because he is powerless while Najib is
building his strength, ignoring his question on
1MDB, question on Najib's son-in-law and who ordered
the killing of Altantuya. To him his former men are
protecting criminals. "I am alone," he sigh.
thought he can put Najib in jail. The police on the
other hand is protecting their paymasters. The
mighty Mahathir is now a 'Paper Tiger' or 'Kupang
not wrong then for the prediction I made.
Now I am making another prediction on the ever
powerful and stronger Najib. It is about the bad
luck that will befell on him or his spouse or both
in time to come. It can be more serious than what
Mahathir is facing now.
The trend of our country is growing towards the
worst. We used to have a peace loving people, docile
and good hearted Malays. Day by day the Malays are
losing their morality and good values. They become
drug addicts, thieves and robbers. They become
greedy. They reject religion. They cheat and lie.
They have become the target group of the police; as
terrorists, IS members and potential militants to
overthrown the government. They either sold their
lands or being taken away by UMNO's policy. The race
are being suppressed by their own kind.
think Najib can try to avoid the misfortune by
taking a long leave, preparing to do the full length
pilgrimage alone by himself before returning to
resume his duty, and send Rosmah for a long vacation
in New York to stay with her son. Leave everything
to his deputy to resolve the existing problem by his
own free will. By performing the full Haj, Najib
will be one status ahead above Mahathir. He has the
chance to repent.
Abdul Rahman Raof
AT LAST MY MAID
After sending my
maid off to Lombok, I did not hear any news about
her arrival home. I suspected she could not reach me
by the normal call. Today is 14th of April. She flew
home on the 7th. I figured that she must have
received the money I sent through telegraph
transfer. Otherwise she would do everything to
I promised to
myself that if she does not phone or write to me at
all, I would not send her another 12 month un-work
salary to complete the 24 months contract with me.
It is not my obligation to reimburse her for any
damage because it was she who chose to go home. It
is just to fulfill what I discussed with my late
wife to help this poor maid when she goes home.
And I never expect
her to call or write to me anymore.
But as I was
jogging my phone rang. I would consider the string
of numbers were funny. My hello had a delightful
response my maid. "The money is in. Thank you for
everything whatever you have done to help me." She
did not know what to say anymore. I just asked for
her health. She repeatedly thanking me. "It is all
from Allah. Allah gives you everything, not me." I
said to her.
I know she is very
happy. She brought home things for almost all her
siblings and parents. I know my wife had given her
some jewelries. She brought home beautiful clothing
for her mother and other dresses for her daughters.
Unsown beautiful cloth that belong to my wife were
all given to her. There were 30 kilos of clothing
only. I gave her a steam iron, a Lenovo and
subsidized a Samsung Galaxy V. "Take all that you
can carry," I told her.
I think the most
precious thing that she get is her youth. She looked
old when she first arrive. As month fast, she became
younger and more beautiful. Her husband was surprise
to see her when he came to visit her. On the other
hand her husband transformed from a fleshy person to
a very thin man. He just arrived and work in a
I hope they could
struggle themselves out of poverty by starting a
small business. I advised her to save what her
This is a special
maid that I have, who recited verses of the Quaran
and asked my wife to follow her, reading Yassin
before her death and once again recite another
surrah at her last day at the grave yard. She took a
very good care of my wife and of my cats too.
I pray for her
good health and her well being.
14/04/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
NOT MEAN NOT GUILTY
Dato' Harun, a Malay
hero with a great number of UMNO supporters, was
finally arrested and jailed. His error was very
minor as compared to others. It is all up to the
police to carry their duty whether with numerous
support or not. Muammar Ghadafi too had overwhelming
bodyguards and special forces.
If might is right
regardless of the crimes committed than no one
should condemn and question Israel for it's policy
towards the Palestinians and the Arab countries.
And if public
opinions or the voice of majority is used to
determines all, then the process of court procedure
will be irrelevant. Instead, vote counts will be
To be civilized let
people know what they want to know. People want to
hear who ordered the murder of Altantuya and where
did the C4 come from. They also want to know what
happen to the debt ridden 1MDB fund, and where
Rosmah's son get the huge sum to buy property in the
United States. Would there be the turmoil if honest
and sincere replies are given.
Someone mentioned the
words spinning and substance. What we have been
looking at is spinning, not a substance.
Was it appropriate
for the Malay populace to say 'aye' when our Sultans
gave away Singapore and other states to the British
I do not reject nor
support him while waiting for the answer. I
sympathize with him for his mental agony, caused by
people around and close to him. Najib has used two
words 'bangang' and 'jemuan' which I sense did not
come from him. UMNO had been calling the Malays to
pay their gratitude to the party by calling Mahathir
who put him there as 'jemuan'. Is this appropriate
and cultured ?
UMNO must wake up and
see what they have done to the Malays. They should
open their eyes very widely to see the gain and
loses of their own race. Do they care ? Is it not
strange for a family of an UMNO man to be kicked out
of their land under the name of development ?
Menang sorak kampong
People do make
mistakes. Big mistakes should not be repeated time
and again. The mistakes were so often that it looks
like a bad habit. Najib should not defend those who
is putting him in big trouble. He can have the
support and stay as a Prime Minister, but he lost
respect from the people. Look at the comments they
throw in the social media.
It is ashamed indeed.
The world is reading them.
13/04/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
PONDERING THE FUTURE OF OTHERS
series of my short essays I repeatedly asked 'What's
Next' base on the aura I see in Rosmah Mansor. The
police can pass law to arrest anyone who uttered a
word on the First Lady, arrest and charge them, jail
or decapitate them but the police cannot stop people
from talking. Most people I talked to did not talk
good of Rosmah, and called her the PM of Malaysia.
Indeed a wild and false accusation. But none talk
about Dr Asmah though they hated Mahathir during his
has been kind and generous from the beginning. He
tried to maneuver himself to do good but goodness
did not seem to come his way. People saw Rosmah to
be more prominent. She had a FLOM, a jet for her to
travel, and gave weekly talk at Putrajaya. People
said she even talked to Putin on HM17 fiasco.
course there was nothing wrong with all that. Only
the believers of mysterious things would see the
element of luck, one bad thing after another had
happened. They are not getting better. To say the
bad element is under controlled, it never show any
improvement. Reading people's view and arguments we
do not see any effect of government's counter attack
using various methods, including the seditious act.
could be sure that Saddam and Ghadafi were using
their police force to crack down on their enemies. I
am not going to analyze what else could probably can
happen if the turmoil never come to a halt. If it
will be a bloodshed then You can try to imagine the
worst that can happen to the persons the people hate
most. We pray for reason to overcome our emotion.
can turn out to be very powerful and strong and has
harnessed the law and judiciary to side him but
he can't fight against bad luck. No gun or firepower
or law can stop it. No Brim and money can pay for
it. If it comes it comes. Marcos has one. Taksin has
one. Marcos passed away but Taksin lives. When the
black force is so powerful, even the Bomoh will be
know what the police is thinking, that they can stop
history from repeating itself. The great nation of
the United States and Israel do think the same way.
They take careful steps to ensure they will be there
forever. Yet we see they arrest fellow White
Americans as a suspect of IS members. America itself
is sinking in the hands of the Jews. The country is
run by Jews. The White Anglo Saxon Americans are
weakened and helpless. That's the change.
least Najib should look back at the past of UMNO.
The party would be strong even without Sabah and
Sarawak. It gets tremendous support from the Malays.
Now, it is at the brink of death without the two
states. It does not get full support of the Malays
too. UMNO is there because of the non-Malays and
later Najib will have to beg from MCA, MIC, Gerakan
and the Dayaks to put him there.
Rosmah said she was busy with managing the nation
that she has no time to play badminton. Am I wrong ?
If what was reported is correct then people will be
asking the same question, who is running the nation,
Rosmah or Najib ?
more arrests are made, more curses will be spitted
out, drawing the evil of darkness. If the next comes
then it will be more disastrous ; MH370, MH17, Heli
crash, criminal accusation....wait to see what's
next. I am asking you now, do you smell it coming ?
Abdul Rahman Raof
Cat can eat and sleep
the whole day, doing nothing else. I tried to
emulate the animal but I can't. This morning at 6 am
I tried to raise 9M2RB ro come on 7.043. He called
at 7 am. We chat till almost 8.30. Malaysian ham
radio today is different from before. The number was
smaller in the good old days but they made a lot of
noise on all band. Occasionally I heard Newer hams
were not heard chatting among themselves too. On 400
Mhz I could listen to a group of Malaysian pirates.
Someone told me to
get a job. Else do a job. What job are they talking
about ? Who want the unproductive and senile old man
for a job ? Furthermore my mind is less active as
before. 50% of it already dead. Another 50% is
crawling and slow in response to stimuli. How many
time I didn't know where I was when driving at
night. I even forget my own post-code.
Of course there are
things that I can do to past time, by looking back
into computer programming languages. This can glued
me to the chair for hours and days. But would it be
worthwhile ? But I just don't want to think anymore.
Life is too short. I need to relax more and avoid
all the hassles.
Funny me. I thought
what would I do after retirement. And now I am
thinking what would I do before leaving this world.
From here to the cliff is just yards away. I can
fall anytime like my wife. Islam says 'Work hard as
if you are going to live forever and do what God
says as if you are going to die tomorrow'. There is
no work to be done but some minor worldly life which
I can still find my joy.
Just now my student
rang me up asking me to join them in badminton. I
told them I can't even hold a racket. It is almost
time but the rain drops continues. It was raining
since one half hours ago. I was horizontal on the
coach, in the dark, in the hall. I prefer walking to
playing badminton. May be I just stay home. If they
phone me again, I am going to tell them I feel
better at home enjoying the cool air.
I could go and visit
old boy Hanafi who is still sick. He cough a lot and
it is very contagious. Almost a month ago I fell
sick, cough and fever. I had to wear a face mask on
my subsequent visits. I hope he is recovering very
well and fast. When I am ready I will go to see him.
In days to come I
hope my mind to be more alert, so that I can think
better and deeper.
11/04/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
JUST A FINE DAY
just another fine day for me. The best news was my
wife medical report is ready and I will be
getting it tomorrow for the perusal of Public Service
Department. I had my lunch at my student's house.
And I completed a four round of walk of 4.8 km. The
cloth I washed is ready for ironing. Still, I don't
have any mood for TV yet.
Since my maid has
gone, I switched off the freezer in the kitchen. By
next month I am sure my electrical bill will be
reduced by half.
Travel agency keep on
sending me information on tour packages. At the
moment I don't have any interest yet. I may or may
not resume my Hanoi trip. There is not attempt to
contact the tour agent asking about it.
I paid Ah Hwa RM300
for fixing my pipes, changing 4 door locking systems
and spraying ant-termite fluid. I knew he would be
coming today. At 5 am I already opened my gate. I
requested him to do spring cleaning once a month. By
Kuala Lumpur standard it is darn cheap. By my
standard is is very cheap, considering the labor
time spent from morning till the evening.
It is nothing like
staying alone. I have all the freedom in the world.
Nobody nay me and don't
me. I can even sleep half naked in my hall. Nobody
wife has just gone, not even a month yet. Already,
someone wants to introduce me a 58 year old woman to
me. My student told me, "If I were you I won't marry
again". Mary again ? Not in my mind. After all
marrying is not an easy task. Surely I won't want an UMNO lady or a lady with an ideal. It can take years
to know who a real person is. Would you marry a sex
maniac ? Or any insatiable woman ? A soft spoken
lady has the capability of throwing you out of a
The only bad point of
staying alone is when you get sick.
I hope fine days like
today will be forever, no stress, no pressure, no
worry. The day is just beautiful.
08/04/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
On 7th April 2015, Tuesday, my
maid will be going back to Lombok after less than a
year with my wife. She took a good care of my late
wife and I am happy with the service given. She has
seven more months to complete a year of service,
after which I need to apply for another year. Since
my wife leave us earlier she chose to go home.
This morning I took her to the
grave yard where my wife was laid to rest. Then I
took her to the Kedah Medical Center to inform the
nurses and the other friends of hers that she will
be leaving for home for good. About 30 minutes later
I took her to a local bank, making a telegraph
transfer of her next seven months of remaining
Should I pay her when she herself
chose to go home ? A few persons said I am stupid. I
give too much.
I told my friends that she is a
poor person with kids schooling. I don't want her to
suffer after working with me. It is care what is
more important. It is care that the government is
paying me pensions though I have not contributed
anything anymore to the government. If government
takes care of me, there is no reason that I can't
take care of others.
She whispered a few days ago that
she has to have a small cash in Rupiah on her way
home. I said nothing and pretended not to hear. I
have given her my newly bought Lenovo smartphone and
subsided her purchase of Samsung GalaxyV for her
kids. This evening I went to money changer for her
to use on the trip. It was only a million. She was
This evening my sister in law and
neighbors came to visit her to bade her farewell.
Tomorrow we will have to leave the house around 7.15
am. We will take MAS to KLIA, and from KLIA will be
taking a train to KLIA2. By 12.00 noon, she could
check her 30 kilo luggage in. After entering the
immigration checkpoint I will be finding a place to
rest before catching a night flight back home.
I felt I have done my duty to God
and myself by taking a good care of my wife before
the maid arrive. In fact I had nursed her for more
than 17 years. The last four years was the most
critical. And I have taken a good care of my maid
too. I told my wife that our maid was our guest.
Upon my staunch criticism of our
government, I never forget the great care she takes
on her people; the medical care and the pensions
that relief us from starvation. There is a moral
obligation for me to reciprocate the kindness I get
from and by giving it to the other deserved person, whom
had done tremendous service to my wife.
06/04/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
HANG THE GUN THAT SHOOT TO KILL
When a hand pulls a trigger the whole body is
arrested and charged. Could the hand be chopped off
and bring to court for trial. A murderer is not the
hand or merely the owner of the hand, it is also the
next man who orders the killing. This next man is
also a murderer. The law does not confine the
definition to a specific unit like a gun or a hand. Hence we don't put
the blame of the death of Altantuya to the gun or
the bomb, and hang those as a punishment. Sirul and
Hadri would not have carryout the act on their own.
For every murder there is always a motive.
Saddam was hanged for the murder of the Kurds
which his hands and bodies didn't play a part. His
brothers and army did it. He was a murderer because
the order came from him. Hitler was accused of
murdering thousands of Jews which not done by him.
The list goes on. The gun was never accused. Neither
a hand that triggered the shooting.
People want to know who gave the order to kill
Altantuya. The persecutor did not ask Sirul or Hadri
why they murdered her by the C4.
Long before Mahathir asked the question, millions
of Malaysians were already asking the same question
and by deduction have arrived at their own conclusion.
Thinking is not a crime though one may want to
define it as seditious.
The strength of a nation is not the strength and
the power of the police. It is the power and the
cohesiveness of the people. When people are not
agreeable with the police and the leaders the nation
states begin to rock and crack, very vulnerable to
her enemy and easily
fall if attacked. I see this in the present Yemen
whose citizens were suppressed and freedom of speech
police and UMNO choose to declare war on it's own
populace it will further weakened our pillar.
We can't continue to shield the criminals nor
endorse the insatiable lust for public money for
personal or family use. GST comes close to this. People are sufferings.
They sweat to serve fellow mankind, not their God.
We can't continue to lie and lie and lie and deceive
the kampong people, rained them with money,
intoxicating them, so that they will bow to the
Satanic desires. We want the people to say sirul was
the murderer and no one else. None ever try to shift
the blame on the hand nor the man commanded him.
We know the police is estimating the strength of
Mahathir. I see Mahathir is impotent, not even a
paper tiger. But UMNO must remember that by putting
Anwar away the nation does not achieve absolute
tranquility. "With Anwar gone UMNO can breath fresh
air". Do they ? Instead, more young Malays emerge and more smart
Malays are put away. More and more are coming. Only
God knows what's next.
Certainly the police computes all the
possibilities and prepare to combat each and
everyone of them. There is ONE that the police does
not and would brush it aside. It is the power of
God. If UMNO computes every possibility Jarjis won't
have ridden the copter that exploded.
What is Altantuya to us ? Nothing. She is also
nothing to Sirul and Hadri. This is where the puzzle
comes in; the story of immigration record, the story
of Scorpene, the C4, the sudden death. We have to
read deeper what Mahathir said about "Sirul was
his bodyguard before but did not kill anyone."
Abdul Rahman Raof
I have narrated
the hassles to get a maid for my wife. Her first
year would end on this coming October, seven more
months to go. Many people were asking about her and
asked me to transfer her to them. Some want to pay
RM600 for her salary, far much less than I paid her.
Her name is
Nurhayani. I called her Yani. My wife called her
WANI. When she first came, she looked old, thin and
tired. Now by God's grace she turned to be a
beautiful young lady. Surely people would gossip if
she continues to stay with me. Furthermore she is
"Yani, if you
go back home, I will still pay the rest of the
salaries. If you work with someone else and return
to Malaysia to work I won't pay you anymore," I told
her. Her husband who is now working in palm oil
plantation asked her to go home and do a small
business. I will be paying her before she takes a
flight home. This will be for the first's payment.
The second year will only be paid after my visit to
Lombok to see what she does there. As long as she is
in Lombok I would honor my promise.
I am just a
little above poverty level. The plight of others are
worst. And she really took a good care of my wife,
much more than the money can offer. It is a
fulfilling to care about others. I do not expect any
return. God has given me a good opportunity to help
a poor person.
I have bought a
ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Lombok on the 7th. April
2015 by Air Asia. From Alor Setar I will accompany
her to KLIA by MAS. Her visa pass ends a week later
at my request, for fear of any eventualities on the
7th. Just now she said she wants to buy a hand phone
for her daughter. I offered my LENOVO which I
purchased for RM550 in place of a new hand set.
on her departure exhausts my wallet. But I can have
a good sleep. My late wife would have had given her
much more if she is still alive.
I thank God for
making me as what I am. The greatest of all is not
making me a liar nor giving a choice to choose lie
as my profession.
02/04/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
RASHID ABDUL RAHMAN
I went to Putrajaya yesterday, 31st. March 2015.
After arriving Kuala Lumpur at about 10 am, I took a
bus to the Ministry of Finance. I just told the bus
driver to drop me at the Housing Loan unit. The
crowd was big and I had to wait a little more than
two hours to report the death of my wife. I was very
happy and satisfied as the officer was very kind and
My next move was to go to the pension department.
I asked the security guard as to it's location.
"Parcel C, uncle, at the JPA," came the reply. He
described the direction.
"Can I walk there ? "
"No. It is far."
"4....5...KM ? "
"Far. Call a taxi. We will give you the number."
I took the taxi's number, thanking them and I
started to walk. I could see the mosque and the
roundabout as described. It was near the round about
I saw a parked taxi. Approaching it, I saw the
driver was sleeping. As I continue with my steps I
saw a man. "Sir, may I ask ... which way to the
pension department ? "
He described to me similar to what the security
guards did. "Where's your car ? " He asked me.
"I walk," I answered.
"Come. I take you there."
"No need, I can walk."
"Come," he waived at me. I followed him to a red
car parked nearby.
Really, it was quite a distant. I could not guess
how many miles. "Are you working here ? " I asked.
I asked nothing more. I did not ask which unit
and what kind of work he did. After we had reached
the destination, I asked him name. "Rashid," he
"I am Abdul Rahman. Thank you for your help."
"That's my father's name. No problem."
"Hope to see you again somewhere. Thanks."
So I figure his name Rashid Abdul Rahman or Abdul
Rashid Abdul Rahman. There are many good men around.
Being a civil servant, Rashid has shown a good
example. Soon, I am going to write to PMO about my
little experience with this good Samaritan. I hope
the Prime Minister would just mention his name in
his weekly briefing.
In fact all the workers in Putrajaya were
obliging and helpful. Though my deal with the
pension department was incomplete for the lack of
documentation, I feel the encounter with the officer
was a satisfying one.
Abdul Rahman Raof
ALONE AT HOME
The rest but one of my kids remains but she took
a trip to Penang with my maid, leaving me alone. In
the morning I went to land office. At about 11 am I
was back home till now. I really don't know what to
do. An hour is like forever. At 2 pm I gathered some
of my cloth and put them in Washing machine. Asar
will be at 4.29 pm. After prayer I will have a light
lunch and proceed to the jogging track.
I don't have mood to come on the air though at 5
am in the morning I was monitoring several CW
activities on 40 meter band.
Imagine for the rest of my life; how will I occupy
I myself. I can't keep on writing emotional stuffs
all the time about politics and people I hate. I
don't have much money to plan my oversea trips. And
I don't like to join radio and other social groups.
I don't watch TV for I don't have any mood for
Would I go to live in my kid's home ? Never. By
their standards they don't know their words hurt
their mothers and fathers. Living alone is peaceful, tranquil
but lonely. Nurses at the medical center kept on
asking me whether I would live alone. "Don't forget
uncle," one in particular said to me. "Don't forget
to invite us..." They seemed to send me a strong
message. "The graveyard is still wet," I responded.
These few days movies and TV shows are totally
Abdul Rahman Raof
NO REAL PLAN YET FOR THE FUTURE
It has just been barely three days that my wife
passed away, and I feel like she is out there in bed
outside my shack. My daughter is busy cleaning and
organizing the room which was once belong to us. My
shack is as usual, still messy and disorganized
since last year. Once my daughter went back to Kuala
Lumpur, I will be moving out my dresses outside, and
slowly I will get my room cleaned.
When everybody is gone, leaving me alone, I
cannot imagine what I am going to do to fill up the
day. Every night I would chat with my ailing wife
from 9.00 pm to 2.30 am. That was the time she would
stay awake. Mostly we talked of the old time, on
traveling and recalling the beautiful events we can
remember. She would tell me stories which I did not
remember anymore. What would I do now without her ?
9M2FX, Kamal Tan, has been living alone longer.
He already got use to it. I am just facing a
beginning. If I were younger I would join the
protest group, to get arrested and join the rest in
the lock up with and sleep with giant mosquitoes. Or even join the
soup kitchen. Kamal is 70+. I am 68. May be I have
to learn from him on how he spend his solitary life.
There are millions of others who may be worst
than I am. At least I have a proper shelter and some
money to live on. I don't have to beg for food. I
can eat what I want and go where I wish.
Just now 9M2RS, 9M2NZ, 9M2RJ and 9M2AU visited
me. I thank them for their concern. Hanafi shed his
tears when the ham friends dived all the way from
Kuala Lumpur to see him. His condition improves. Old
boy Rusli, 9M2RB, is making a trip to Aceh, just
after attending my wife's funeral. 9M2RJ, Rajamani,
asked me what am I going to do ? I did not answer,
merely throwing a smile. Rashid Ghani, 9M2NZ, kept
on saying 7.130...7.130.
On Tuesday I will be going to Putrajaya to settle
some matters pertaining to the deceased. I will be
back home on the same day by the 7.30 pm flight.
By the second week of April, I might have some
idea of what I am going to do in the future. Right
now my mind is still in the dark.
Abdul Rahman Raof
MY BELOVED WIFE HAS
At last my wife is
laid to rest, ending her long painful suffering for
more than 15 years. The best of the happy moment is
at the time I bathed her. "How many other husbands do
bath heir sick wives like me ? " I always joked with
her for more than 5 years. The last 2 1/2 years was
her critical period.
We always argue
when I talked about Rosmah Mansor because she seemed
to be one of Rosmah's strong supporter. "She is the
Prime Minister's wife," she said. "She has every
Her breath stopped
at 5.05 pm on 25/03/2015. All my kids were at the
wards and I waited at home. Rusli, 9M2RB was with
me. Her body was prepared at the Hospital. At 7.30
she was brought home for her friends and visitors to
pay their last respects. God sent a huge crowds.
After the Isya prayer the congregation at the
mosques prayed for her and after the completion the
body was carried to the graveyard. The whole
ceremony ended at about 9.30.
hams were there, following my wife from the house
till the end of the burial ceremony.
I would like to
thank those to constantly rang me up and asked about
my wife from the time to time.
People have served
us well. The only way to repay their kindness is to
extend our hands to those in need of help.
The man who
broadcast my wife's condition is also in critical
condition. Now, he is having a cardiac problem. I
have all the time now to make a regular visit to see
him. I hope 9W2TZ will recover the soonest. He is in
hospital for more than 2 weeks.
Fasting month is approaching. This is
the first time that I will observe Ramadzan alone,
each day for about 30 days, I will be sitting at the
table alone, munching in melancholy.
These few days my kids are still
here. Voices of my grand children still give life to
this home. My wife's sisters still come to the house
to see my daughter. When all go home soon it will be
serene and very quiet. I have no one to talk to. I
usually have a daily chat with my wife at home when
she woke up, or I would take her for a ride.
My jogging activity will resume next
week. Other daily routine has stopped, no more
looking for early morning porridge or
for her breakfast, preparing medicines and made sure
she consumed all that were given. Before acquiring
the maid I have to first manage her morning vowel on
bed, bathing her, dressing, combing her hair and
applied some powder on her before pushing her to the
My kids had no chance to serve their
mother as they are busy with their jobs in Kuala
If you are still healthy and your
parents are still alive, it will you do good to take
good care of them. Do not pass them away to other
relatives of yours or put them away in the
27/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
What would I do now with my old
Kancil which has served my wife well during her sick
days, driving her to and fro for her dialysis
treatment. It is too old and too weak. It can break
any time. But I can always send it for the total
overhauling, which may cost me about RM2K to RM3K.
Maniam, the foreman, never charge me less. The last
time when the water pipe was changed he charged me
RM266. I thought it was only RM50 - RM60.
To dispose it and leave me with my
Viva might be very inconvenient when I have visitors
like any ham friend. If I maintain it, at least the
visitor is able to use one of the cars. Right now my
kids are using them.
With everyone gone, termites and
rats will accompany me. I am going to set myself to
declare war on them. Afterwards I will be buying 5
or 6 rat traps. I will call Ah Hwa to do termite
spraying a little later.
My maid has to go back to her
home. But I will reimburse her for one year of work
although her expiry date falls on the coming
October. I will be sending her some more after we
have settled some of the local chores so that she
could open a small business, no need to slave
themselves to feed their kids at home. Her flight
home will be arranged soon. Her money will be sent
through electronic transfer before she flies back.
Kids are never in agreement on
their mother's little savings. My daughter will
receive the least and I will readjust it with what I
What else is to lament about. It
is one of those things that everybody has to face.
God gives and God takes.
A TEST ON A PERSON CALLED MUSLIM
important than my sick wife who has long been in
coma is the question on the implementation of Hudud.
Both the non-Muslims and the people who called
themselves Muslims oppose and criticize the Islamic
law. Dr Mashitoh Ibrahim, the daughter of one
Islamic cleric, is a staunch opposer of the law.
nothing shocking for the non-Muslim to criticize
Islam or even the Malays, whom to their eyes the
pariah and the lowest class particularly in
Malaysian society. But for Muslims to be vocal and
criticizing the Al-Quaran and the Book of God it is
a very shocking affair. They chose to throw away
Islam as their religion.
a test for a true Muslim. Rationality and science
has thinning religious faith. Reason has taken over
faith, and that drives the educated Malays to know
God through substance of proofs. A true Muslim will
hold to the faith despite his highest education on
logic, facts and sciences. He will not use the media
to attack God. Nor would he go around to whisper and
campaign against Allah's Law.
Malays voiced out about the need of ablution as
bathing itself has cleansed a person. A Muslim may
ask the cleric softly and learn about the answer. A
true Muslim will never ask any question and will
continue to take ablution after 2 or 3 hours of
has the right to disagree with God. But he has to
keep it to himself. Like the Syed who loves to kiss
dogs, he can go and kiss as many dogs he likes. But
he should not call all other people to do that and
broadcast the act to the public.
people of Kelantan decides. The law is to be
implemented in their states. The Cempaka's
by-election result is a signal for the approval.
prostitutes, the adulterers, the thieves and robbers
find their sanctuary in Kuantan or Melaka or Penang.
people are against Hudud, they will find a thousand
and one excuses to justify their arguments. Aisyah
BMF is one of them. The Satan will accompany her all
the way to win.
PAS should run solo. The Malays who detest UMNO and
PKR will give votes to the party for sure.
23/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman
OUTSIDE MY WORLD
I took a peep
outside my current world from time to time to know
what's going on outside there. I was informed that 5
including a Malay lady passed the 19th March CW
test. I did not ask anything any more. Hairie told
me it was her 6th attempt, on which I highly
commended for her attitude and resilience. If I run
a company I would want to hire such kind of a
I also know
that PAS won the Chempaka by-election by a
majority of 10000 votes, answering much on the issue
of the Islamic law in the country. The highest votes
for the loser was obtained by the Perkasa big man
800+, indicating that the Kelantanese reject
extremism. Yet I heard comments that PAS is a
The other news
is on the demise of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. Mr Lee passed
away at 91, leaving his contemporary Dr Mahathir
behind. But there are thousands of others who die at
the same time, unknown and untold, just because they
are the poor ordinary folks. Like the sick Haji Nik
Aziz and Mr Lee, my wife too may not be long. As I
said before it is one of those things that human
being has to face.
It looks like
that 1MDB has vanished from the limelight as hudud
has come to the forefront.
On the radio
side, I did switch on to listen on 2 meter band.
There was less crowd on ASTRA but I felt very
satisfied with the SOP, the clarity in mentioning
the call signs, except for a few disturbances that
came from nowhere. Probably some cheeky guys were
trying to do some experiments.
So much with
the world outside. Afterwards I will be watching my
wife again. I know she will still be in a coma.
Yesterday she had a dialysis. I expect something
positive and some miracle to happen. Soon my
daughter will be going back home to Kuala Lumpur and
my maid will be going to see her husband who is
working in Southern Malaya, leaving me alone. At
whatever eventuality I will manage it. After all I
have been taking care of my sick wife alone for a
long many years.
23/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
LIFE MUST GO ON
When I was a
kid I still remember people talking about the
Muslims must not lament about the misfortunes that
befell on them especially when they have to depart
from their love ones. But at times tears running
down the cheeks remembering the moments of happiness
and sadness together. I have lost count the days my
wife is in a coma. It could have been more than 7
days. But I have prepared for all the eventualities.
For the first
second weeks my wife was in hospital bed, my mind
went blank. I watched no TV, listening to no radio.
I only waited near her. After the ICU, I started to
browse the internet again, just to kill time, as
nobody is allowed to enter the ward other than the
visiting hours. Though I have a great passion for
politics, I did not spend much time reading them,
but merely glanced at the headlines. The day before
yesterday I talked to Rusli on 7.043 at about 11 pm,
giving him the news about the condition of wife.
Last night I watched La Liga match on my Lenovo
before going to bed.
Now it is 9.15
am. The visiting hours will be at 12.30. Only at
12.00 I will be moving out. I take this waiting time
typing my mind here. Life must go on though waiting
is a painful moment.
9M2FL with wives visited my wife yesterday. They
also went to see Hanafi, 9W2TZ at the same hospital.
I was very tired. To those friends of mine and hers
I said that we are all going the same way,
inescapable. We may even die first before her. It
was not to console myself but it is a fact of life.
In between the
waiting period, I decided to change my Viva's front
bumper which was nearly falling. A woman driver
knocked it down. My unstable mind went believing in
absurdities "..if the bumper goes down, my wife will
go down also...fixing it might put some strength in
her..." I had guessed it would have cost me RM400.
It turned out to be only RM105.00. Amazing things
could happen. I wish for more good things to happen.
I asked my kids
to go back to Kuala Lumpur. Two had gone back.
Another one remains, saying that she would go back
on the 27th March. My maid feared of gossip living
in the home without my wife. She had to stay for a
while. If my wife pass away, she can go back to her
village in Lombok. Her husband is working in the oil
palm plantation in Malaya. If only she could take
care of my wife for 10 years she would have amass a
huge fortune from my wife yearly ASB dividends. We
never inform her of our plan for her and how much
she will get. Her chance seems to be very slim.
My kid asked me
to stay with her if her mother were to pass away. I
rejected her straight away. My life is here in my
home. My radios and computers accompany me whenever
I feel very lonely. Even if I were to die alone and
my corpse got rot, my wife will not have to suffer.
Solitude is never a problem. I have had the
experience before. I will not totally abandon the
secular life inspite of my being closer to God.
It is time to
make a move now. I will be stopping by at a
pharmacist. By 12.30 pm I will be at the hospital.
22/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
WIFE IS STILL BREATHING
Now that my wife is at ICU no
more doctor confront me pushing me to agree to my
wife's death. I could still remember the tall young
Chinese doctor who did the CPR to my wife called me
two times, the second of which he said, "Call all
your kids home. Your wife is going to go any time."
And I thanked Dr Chen and another young Chinese lady
doctor who had given hope to me, had my wife
transferred to the Intensive Care Unit.
The day before yesterday my wife
moved her hand. Yesterday there was no movement at
all. The dialysis machine was removed. Since
yesterday was Friday there was no doctor to answer
to my query why the machine was used. This afternoon
during my visit I saw my wife was not hooked to the
machine. "How's auntie ? " I asked the nurse. "No
movement. Same as yesterday."
I put my mouth nearer to my
wife's ear and called her. To my delight she moved
her head and her lips. I asked my maid to call her
and to tell her that she was there. Again my wife
moved her head and her lips.
Last night I could not sleep well
thinking of her. Probably the doctor saw no more
hope and removed the machine. My mind ran wild and
thinking of her possible death today. I forgot about
the prayer donation ( money donated to those who
attended the final prayer session ). I set to make
the change at the bank, forgetting that today is
Saturday. The bank will close till tomorrow. I went
to petrol kiosks. They do not have changes.
I prayed for the best. My prayer
does not go astray. My wife is still breathing. The
rest only God knows. She may either leave me first
or I may go first. It is a fate and predestination
that I have to accept.
21/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
I AM AWED AT SOME
I am awed at
some people who can write good English. Here's one I
picked from yahoo.com. Nik Safiah said that we must
not make god out of English. It is true that English
is not our god, but I felt very shameful at my own
incompetentcy. I would have been somebody if my
English had been that good.
Vijay47: If Pandan MP
Rafizi Ramli's allegations are true, the sheer
audacity, conceit, and deceit of Bonnie and Clyde's
latest act has reached heights unsurpassed anywhere
in the world.
Even with the widespread condemnation they received
for the wild extravagances they have been indulging
in at the nation's expense, this pair did not care a
As far as they were concerned, their exalted
position placed them beyond the pale of laws and
limitations required of mortal men and they were
accountable to no one.
The saddest part is that to some extent, their
arrogance is justified - despite all these obscene
excesses, not a single member of the ruling cohort
has the honour and self-respect to openly state that
the boundaries of decency have long been overwhelmed
and the husband and wife team must be taken to task.
I actually believe that the wife especially suffers
some terrible inferiority complex - she must partake
of these displays of opulence to assure herself that
she matters. What say you, Gua Musang MP Tengku
writing and not the content. The writer is not an
ordinary person like me and many of us.
19/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
OUR LIFE IS IN
I am in a very deep remorse mode.
My wife has been in a comma for three days and now
is in ICU. My friend, Hanafi, 9W2TZ, has been in and
out of the same hospital, suffering from severe
sickness as well. Yesterday, Rusli, 9M2RB, drove all
the way from Nilai to visit my wife and brought
another shocking news, that 9M2PV, Muniandy, had
passed away for quite some time. As a Muslim I
really could take the fate of death, of even my love
one. Everybody will go. All of us, sooner or later.
My wife is 65+ and had been
sufferings from all sort of illnesses. The recent
problem began in the Kedah Medical Center where is
is undergoing her dialysis treatment. I heard that
she is having toxic in her lung and the germs in her
blood. Her Blood Pressure was too low. The doctor
put her in the ICU ward at KMC. She was there for a
week. The bill was burdensome. "I can't afford to
pay RM200 plus a day," I told the doctor. "Alright,
I will send your wife to General Hospital ICU. I
will talk to the doctor at the General Hospital."
The next day my wife was sent to
the hospital. She was put under observation. When I
asked about the ICU thing, I was told that the
hospital has it's own procedure. After midnight she
was placed at the Kidney ward. The ward was very
cram. I did not insist for the first class ward
because at the ward there were doctors and nurses
all the time. It was better for her to be there.
They administer medicine to push her pressure up.
There were two doctors who I would praise much on
how they do their jobs, a Chinese lady doctor
and a fine young Dr Chen. They work on the day
shift. Dr Chen explained what will be done for my
wife, equal to what Dr Syed of the Kedah Medical
Center had told me. I was very relief.
On the second night my wife BP
went down so very low. I was not at the ward. At 11
pm when I went to the ward I saw doctors rushing
here and there. They were around my wife. One doctor
gave her CPR. Her heart beat stopped. Later the
doctor called me, " Your wife is in a very critical
condition. Her heart stopped beating. She is in a
comma. Please call all your children home. If her
heart stop beating again, do you want us to continue
to apply CPR or just let it go. If she lives she
will suffer more. She cannot live without the
medicine to raise her pressure continually."
"Do what you want to do. It is
alright for me,: said I. "No. You must make
"Then let it stop."
The next morning two doctors
called me again and asked me the same question,"Do
you agree to stop the procedure if her heart stop ?
"Yes." Then came the lady doctor.
She said, "We will continue reviving her until we
Dr Chen came later. I asked him.
"How long can she recovered from her comma ? "
"Depend from person to person. I
will send your wife for echo scan."
Yesterday I was at the ward at
very early morning. Dr Chen went to my wife bed. He
called me to look at my wife feet. He smiled. I saw
her foot moving. I said to myself "The night doctor
want my wife dead. The morning doctor want her to
live a little longer". He arranged my wife's
transfer to ICU. There was no bed. We waited from
morning till night. Only at about 8 pm the nurses
push her to the ICU ward. About 1 1/2 hours later we
were allowed to go in. There were two doctors
discussing my wife. I overheard one doctor said "No
need echo scan". One Malay lady doctor briefed me
about my wife. " Your wife is very critical. Prepare
for the worst and don't put too much hope. We will
do the best we can."
This morning at the visiting
hours I went in. Both of my wife hands were tied to
the bed's railing. I was told she wanted to remove
all those stuffs put in her mouth. My good God she
has moved. This evening the dialysis machine
stopped. I was panicked. "There is the air bubble in
the machine. The nurse in charge was not there. "The
doctor will be here soon and decide whether to
continue with the dialysis tonight or tomorrow. The
tubes in the machine has to be change. The expert is
not here. But if the doctor think to continue we
will call back all the stuffs to make the machine
run again," the nurse explain.
I understand what she means. Base
on her pressure and her condition she has shown a
great improvement. The nurse said my wife condition.
That's about the hospital. But my
wife's close brothers and sisters prefer my wife to
die because she has been suffering for so long. It
would be better for her. When I explained about my
wife's movement one said "It is obvious a sick
person will regain tremendous strength and health
before they die."
I put faith in the God Almighty
Who gives life and Who will take it away. I did shed
my tears when remembering the time I scolded her.
But I had asked for her forgiveness and she to me.
19/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
NAJIB REJECTS MAHATHIR IN TOTO
Mahathir has been attacked right and
left. Even his blog was suspended after his
criticism on 1MDB. Nobody claimed responsibility.
Continuing reading the feedback and comments the
UMNO cyber-troopers using Chinese and Indian names
other than the Malays were banging and lashing hard
at Tun Mahathir. Many suspect that the orders came
from Najib, the man whom Mahathir selected to
replace Pak Lah..
Najib was not chosen by the rakyat.
It was his own choice. He thought Najib would follow
his advice and listen to his words. It is too late
to rectify his grave mistakes. Najib would not hear
at the loudest sound of Mahathir's roar.
He should have known that even the whole economists
of the world say 1MDB is not sustainable, the voters
would not care about it, as long as they receive
RM350 of BRIM.
If he teaches Najib how to run the
police force the way he did, Najib will follow him.
The same force will one day arrest him under Najib's
order, for the peace and stability of the nation.
Now the attack is building up. They attacked him and
his sons. The atmosphere is not good good for
Mahathir. Najib simply cast him aside. He is not
even a paper tiger.
I would agree with Mahathir about
his view and vision of 1MDB. But there is nothing
anybody can do. There is no sign that Najib will
turn back as much as he won't do the same with the
GST. Najib depends on GST to pay the heavy debt and
to sustain people's support. The weak Najib is no
weaker than Mahathir's thought. He has been cunning
long before he was a DPM.
Najib will use the 1MDB money to
win all Mahathir and Pak Lah's supporters. He has
gathered all 'pariahs' to Mahathir and paid them
well. He is building himself up. He will not step
down. Mahathir won't die peacefully.
are the enemies of Dr Mahathir Mohammed. They are
all behind Najib. If Mahathir can give them 5
million each may be they will listen to him. But he
can't and he won't. Najib has all the capacity in
giving 5 million to each one of them.
Try to guess who sponsor the uniforms in red and the
placards. Shahidan said that the law makers are poor
and have to starve. How could they finance the
meeting and the attires ?
a big boss behind all these people, one Syed Habsi,
who is keeping and eye on any of the UMNO's head not
in agreement with Najib, and would punish anyone of
them like the IS beheading the enemy.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
NAJIB AND ANWAR'S AGONY
is still having a sleepless night despite
Anwar's been thrown in the jail. Anwar's
supporters do not support nor condoned
sodomy. Nobody saw the act. They were
curious how Anwar's sperm could stay there
for days and did not believe in the evidence
of the so-called sperm. So were the family
in jail does not cause any problem to
anyone. He has more time to face God and
pray and pray, and repent for any sin he has
committed. His family is in agony.
you have been observing Najib and his
relentless strive to gain popularity and
support you may suspect that his mind is
haunted a great deal of greater fear. If the
42 billion debt keeps on climbing and many
of the investments turned out to be fake,
Najib could be charged as a treason.
after 5 years the dreadful horror of 1MDB
fiasco may not end. Anwar could quit
politics and rest with his grand children.
We would not say what would be the fate of
Najib. I believe that God will let Najib
knows the sufferings of Anwar's siblings.
( Find a Tamil movie Velayudham 2011-watch
NAJIB AND UMNO
TOP DIVISION -1 MDB EXPLANATION
It was a close door meeting.
So what could we know what went inside the meeting.
We suspect that Najib explaian that 1MDB is a goose
that lays the golden egg.
Questions that should be asked
a. In which area were the 42
billion dollar go to respectively, and how much.
What is the profit of each area ?
c. If each sector is making
profit then how come the debt keep on rising ?
Najib disprove what the NYT and other media
said about the involvement of his step son in law
and JL, by suing those media in court ?
I hope those attendees were
not all fool just to believe Najib's words. Behind
their minds they must see the possibility that
someone is orchestrating Najib. Najib has no choice
but to follow or else face the music. PI Bala is
nobody to blackmail Najib as compared to the
Najib does not have to call
for the UMNO division to explain. Let the PAC and
the auditor general do it at the appropriate
- Abdul Rahman Raof
STATEMENT IS A RELIEF
I welcome the
statements and the stand taken by out DPM on 1MDB.
That much is enough. I believe that the covert and
thorough investigation has been made to scrutinize
the element of criminal intent, cheating, conning
and possibly blackmailing. If crooks are involved,
they certainly have an army of bodyguards around
them, probably composed of the most fearful
gangsters and executioners.
personnel are trained well enough not to fear
enemies. They need a little thinking and major
planning to be on the winning side. If war there is,
then war it should be. When limbs are cut, say
nothing, tell nothing and no one should know about
has no choice but to negotiate with Goldman Sachs
for the reduction of the interest rate. After all we
are a good friend of the United States, aren't we ?
DPM should also
realize that a government is not Najib or in one
man. The role of the spouse of a Prime Minister must
be decided by the government. From the feedback in
the alternative media, I conclude that the people do
not share the same tastes as Rosmah Mansor. The more
she is put on the national media, the more the
people loath Najib.
I would prefer
that Rosmah is relief of her duty and send for 1 or
2 years oversea holiday and enjoy her life in the
New York bungalow and get to know movie starts and
other celebrities. This too must be done quietly.
Let Najib feels the different in the office
won't give a damn on 1MDB if it does not involve
people's money. I would not want the GST is
collected to pay for the great debt. Others fear of
the same thing.
should have known that they are being preyed by big
time con men. Several had fallen victims and the
Malays were on the losing side. These big guys are
much greater than the UMNO samseng boys used in the
07/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
police must quicky investigate whether someone is
putting a gun at Najib's head, threatening and
blackmailing him with the aim to cover up the 42
billion + continuing debt. Who is this Paul Stadlen
? Does Najib employ him or he comes out of no where
threaning Najib with some kind of blackmailing stuff
MDB MENJADI PERSOALAN ?
1MDB sejak 2008
dilukiskan dengan warna-warna yang indah,
penuh dengan kejayaan and kegemilangan.
Tetapi hari demi hari hutangnya kian
bertambah. Terkini kerajaan diminta 3
billion untuk menampung kerugian yang
dialamainya. Tetapi perkataan kerugian
tidak pernah disebut oleh Dato' Najib.
Beliau masih menceritakn keindahan dan
keajaibanya di kalangan mata rakyat.
Isu 1MDB timbul
kerana hutangnya yang bertambah. Mana
ada untung dengan hutang yang kian
membukit ? Kemudian dilihat pada senarai
nama-nama Lembaga Pengarah, orang-orang
itu bukan orang semberangan dan bukan
orang Kerajaan atau pakar2 pesara
kerajaan. Ada yang terkenal dengan
pemusnahan harta-hartanah kaum orang
termiskin di negara. Kemudian entah dari
mana keluar nama Jo Lo yang dikaitkan
dengan 1MDB. Maklumat rahasia mengatakan
beliau terlibat dengan penipuan 700 juta
ringgit untuk syarikat miliknya. Jo Lo
adalah sahabat Reza Aziz yang membeli
hartanah yang berjuta-juta di New York.
tentang bagaimana kehidupan keluarga
Najib begitu mewah, Jabatan Perdana
Menteri menjawab ianya datang dari harta
pesaka peninggalan keluarga Najib.
Anak-anak Allaj Yarham yang lain
marah dengan kenyataan tersebut. Ayah
mereka memang mempunyai integriti.
Kemudian dikatakan nenek mereka pula
yang kaya. Dulu Rosmah berkata dia
menyimpan wang untuk membeli cincin yang
berbohong atau Rosmah boros tidak
menjadi masalah pada ramai orang. Yang
amat dibimbangkan ialah soal hutang 1MDB
yang ditanggung oleh Jabatan Najib,
iaitu Kementerian Kewangan, yang tidak
akan lusut. Katanya wang ini dipinjam
dari Goldman Sachs. GS dianggap sebagai
seorang penjenayah ekonomi dan ketua
pengganas Yahudi yang membiayai
pembunuhan rakyat Palestin oleh beberapa
cerdikpandai dari Amerika Syarikat.
Kadar bunga yang dikenakan tersangat
tinggi dan tidak berupaya dibayar dengan
Kerajaan Malaysia membiayai 1MDB,
memberi lagi wang berbillion ringgit dan
membayar hutang-hutang pinjaman yang tak
akan langsai, dari manakah wang ini akan
diambil ? Anda jawablah soalan ini.
Tapi ianya jauh
lebih dalam dari itu. Ia amatlah
menakutkan. ... amat, amat menakutkan...
A MOVIE - A GOOD
A Good Cop is
a true Hollywood movie depicting evil in the
military and police force, importing drugs from
the Golden Triangle and distributing them to
many parts of the United States. This movie
tells us more than about drugs but about the
administration of the government agencies which
have been shown by several Hollywood films. As
we watch it we are also seeing the same
happenings in our country. I am not going to
list them one by one. The learned group would
understand the whole Malaysian setup from the
Peninsular Malaya to the huge island of Borneo
During the era
of Mahathir I read remarks by citizens that they
thank God Malaysia was not run by gangsters. I
could not figure out for the outburst by such a
statement. At public places citizens passed bad
remarks as well, portraying the police as the
force of evil.
As there are
bad police there are also the good ones. The
lower rank good cops will stay as a cop until
06/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman
retirement, no promotion to the top post.
Please, try to
get the movie, watch it. I am sure you may be
seeing somebody like our great DPP Shafiee. I
believe the good Malaysian cops do carry out
investigations of serious matters on their own.
They have the proofs and the files but someone
in the line halted them.
Now they have
the outlets. But the man whom they lodge the
report has no power to act or to order the
arrest. What happens today, reports had been
made to Mahathir but the former PM has no power
to act. In fact some blame the ex-PM as the
source of nation decay.
watch The Good Cop ? Every Malaysian. Though it
does not depict every aspect of society and the
declining of the moral value, it is a good real
story that one could set to ponder.
A DEBT AND A
of a debt and a profit living together is a
fallacy and does not hold divine connotation. As
long as the debt is unsettled there can never be
a profit. When anyone is addressing 1MDB he must
addressed both. How much is the total debt and
how much is the total profit from 2008 to 2015.
All ministers must always stay awake and
understand what an illusion is. The illusionists
made things look real. They must realized that
they could be charmed and deceived.
with a big debt comes to you and show you a
paper saying he makes a big profit, and further
more ask for more fund does it make sense ?
ministers should not go home and forget
everything. It involved 42 billion dollars with
the running interest. The Rakyat is paying for
the whole life until those ministers die. If
they be believers and Muslims, they will see
their sins in the life thereafter. There will no
peace just minutes after their funerals.
choose between the welfare of a nation and a
welfare of an individual. Imagine the sin made
to the millions of people and generations after,
just by protecting a single man who you love so
Like a wealthy
man who owed people and never want to pay his
debt, there is no morality and conscience.
So far Najib's
shaman gets away with many things; the scorpene
case, the unfulfilled election promises, the
Altantuya's ghost and even the globe trotting
jet. This time it looks like there is another
success. Ministers must go back to school and
learn what is CAYMAN and it's history.
Once I was
almost called cheated on a matter of an
Indonesian maid which I paid RM5K to an agent in
Indonesia. I didn't know that our government has
banned maid from that country. I was asked to
send back. "Try to ask back the money paid to
the agent. If you get half of it , at least
something...." Now would I say the same thing
back to Najib ? Close the 1MDB and try to get
back the money from those crooks ? Compare
losing RM5k to 42 billion plus. How much is MH17
and MH370 combined ?
If we have to
lose some money then we have to but not in the
amount of even a billion. JL and the Caymen team
are laughing at the Malay stupidity. The whole
world is winking at Najib. The cunning
British had known it all along even before they
gave us our independence.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
9M2RB REPAIRED RIG
ON THE AIR AGAIN
I used to repair my own rig when
it went kaput. Like FT101 I somewhat know the layout
and the components for the PA and the Pre-Amplifier.
Components are huge and the box is big, ample for
the hands to reach the parts, to solder and
unsolder. Faults mainly lied with the pre-amp
leakage capacitor. Unsolder it, checked for leakage,
replaced it and everything would return to normal.
But not with the modern rigs which are much smaller
with double sided boards and components are hardly
recognizable. They look the same. With the shaky
hands and the fading eye-sight, I would not be able
to do the soldering work again.
But not Rusli, 9M2RB who is about
66. His modern Yaesu went kaput. He opened it up
changed a couple of capacitors, touched here and
touched there. After about a week or so he was able
to contact me again, without any change in audio
quality and signal strength. It is not that I do not
do any repair at all. It the point of urgency I
would take my hardware to a phone repair shop or an
electronic shop, purchased or gave them the
components and instructed them where to solder them.
They didn't even know what they were working on.
Today, if I were to buy any new
rig, I will ry to avoid Icom. I will go for Yaesu.
The support life for Icom is shorter and more often
than not the rigs are out of production. I have
heard of great stories about Yaesu's support.
So with Rusli's revival rig, I
will be spending a little more time on the ham band.
Without noise I will be on 7.043, my traditional
frequency. If it is used or having a strong splatter
from 7.045 we would move somewhere above 7.100. The
other day I heard Kamal and Chew on 7.150 and joined
them for a short moment. Kamal said it would be fun
to have the old folks coming together again.
We have to remind ourselves
sometime. Now is the 21st century 2015. The peak of
Malaysian ham radio was in 1970's-1980's. Old hams
died or migrated, new hams came in. Changes were
inevitable. It is nothing to lament about. We don't
need to have 100 people to work with. We have been
working stations to our satisfaction and happiness
before. One or two persons for throwing a 'HELLO' is
good enough. N6TT and JA1NUT would chat to each
other for hours on end on CW each day. That would be
more than enough.
I have to buy another ham stuff
before I die. It is a MFJ heavy paddle electronic
key, costing about RM350. I have the other two
belonging to ham friends, falling down and the
paddles need adjustment. I don't feel comfortable
with them. Nothing is like my own. The key is the
spirit of Ham Radio. It is a soul of a ham radio
I hope Rusli's newly repaired rig
will last for a long time.
05/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
IT IS NOT PM TO ORDER AUDITOR GENERAL TO AUDIT 1MDB
have to say more what will happen if the Prime
Minister asked or ordered his employee to audit his
own property ? I am sorry. I don't mean to be harsh
or insult anyone but I feel it is another greatest
deception on the part of Najib on the entire
country, including his own Ministers. Surely it will
be perceived that way. If the public is to give more
honest information they should be known why the few
previous auditors could not verify the 1MDB
accounts. Then let them compare with the final
auditor which approved it.
should invite the citizens to decide and choose the
editors. If the rakyat failed to do so, they cannot
put the blame on Najib anymore.
I am not
a businessman, neither knowlegeable enough to talk
about money. If you come to tell me the sale you
have made last week, lat year or for the last 10
years, I am not very interested at all. I also want
to know how much you owe people at the end of the
day. Everyone wants to know the status of the debt,
not the profit. Is the 42 billion getting smaller or
bigger or remain the same. If all the investments
made brought profit and the interest paid, then we
expect the debt to be reduced.
papers and numbers to give to the Ministers to read
them was quickly done, much faster than I have
expected. That's why in my previous articles I said
the cabinet Ministers must prepare well and
bombarded questions with the show of proofs.
had been told before that their salaries were paid
by the government. It tells us everything.
must not be satisfied with the auditor general, not
because UMNO means to be rude, but because the
auditor general is the employee of Najib. We can
expect the findings even way back before the
04/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman
SPM WAS PROVEN
SPM 2014's result has just been announced. It
would have been the last public school
examination. Bright students scores, celebrate
and waiting for the next steps. And as usual I
hear comments coming from the educated people of
higher echelon, the university lecturers and
other educationists. The topics are the same and
to me it is very stale.
People whom I know passing remarks such as 'they
scored but they can't think well. They do not
have thinking skill and when they join colleges
and universities they can't perform. They
studied for the exam only'. These are
university teachers whose kids did not perform
well in education.
Never underestimate our high achievers. At
foreign universities they are the respected lots
by the foreign students. They scored well with
I would not just assess our education system
just merely basing on the international
university ranking. Most of our university
administrators belong to the ruling political
group. Their thoughts are tunneled instead of
opened exposure. I would also look at the
performance of our SPM students admitted in good
foreign colleges and universities like Havard,
MIT, Cornell and other technical colleges and
We have made changes to our appraisal system as
talks went on about the examination oriented
system that do not produce the manpower with
thinking skill. I have always been thinking that
what influence those people were the rule of
sentiments over facts in themselves, the feeling
of jealousy to see so many bright young boys and
I have never been a bright boy. Scoring B has
been a great achievement for me. I don't have
academic nor other skills, but I learned how to
struggle. Seeing others who can achieve the peak
in their efforts I felt the excitement and the
ecstatic as much as the students and their
parents. At least 95% of them will turn out to
be the thinking people of Malaysia and will be
in admirable profession. May be 5% will be those
the current educationists are talking about.
04/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman
NFC SUING IZAH
because the wife is a lawyer and close to Rosmah,
they think they can get away with their lies. In
the last challenged Salleh's lawyer drilled the
young Izzah, trying to prove that the purchased
of the condos had nothing to do with NFC money.
They have enough money to invest in the condos
by themselves. Prior to this the siblings
arrogantly said that the NFC money belongs to
them and they can do whatever they like with the
money. They used their influence to punish and
sack the bank whistle blower who leaked their
But the NFC
itself was charge under corruption. Salleh
fought hard to remove the charge. We all
remember what the court decision was. Salleh had
to answer the NFC checks used to pay for the
condos. This is not a hearsay. It is a fact with
the document. It is clear the NFC money was
used. Salleh's lawyer cannot say 'It cannot be
taken as evidence' because it was a fact of
At all time
the wife is seen around Rosmah, a globe trotting
housewife by jet, whose son is so wealthy enough
to buy property in New York and could finance a
Hollywood movie. All stand behind the Captain
Malaysia hero, the great lawyer from Penang,
expert in setting and destroying evidences with
the arsenals of law, to put a fatal blow to
NFC is only
RM250 millions. 1MDB is 42 billion at a running
astronomical interest rate. The public is
anxious to know who would use the Thor god
Hammer combines with Captain Malaya as one, to
shout 'I am the savior'. The RM250 and the 42
billions have to team up.
It is true
that we don't have to give Malaysia to Goldman
Sachs. We have the GST.
man and woman in UMNO will stand to condone the
sins. Their families and their generations will
have to suffer and their fate is unknown. The
poor economic effect, the shrinking ringgit, the
bad policy are making life harder. The Malays
themselves will suffer more because they can't
afford to cope with the worst economy.
people must stand up and fight and do not being
deceived by great rhetoric. There are ways to
clean our country with dirt and filth. They have
to act quick and fast.
image has been tarnished by NFC and 1MDB. We
cannot make a hero out of great devils.
03/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
remember my conversation with an American woman,
a young grandmother, who said to me, "Today our
generations are becoming more handsome, more
beautiful and much taller...." Going across the
world, from wild Africa and Papua to Gobi
Desert, the Middle East and Greenland we would
find the world is full of handsome and beautiful
beauty suffice without artificial make up. When
I was younger I love to look at women, to
appreciate their beauty, discounting their body
Every time I
look at a woman I would ask myself "Is her heart
the same as her look ? "
catching up. The beauty changes in it's tone but
it still remains beautiful.
today our Malaysian women are fearing much of
getting old. It provides for a new business
opportunity. There were all sort of supplements
and magical intake that would halt cripple and
ageing. The advertisement is carried by public
radio and TV. Millions were spent on these
products, which I trust as a fake.
My maid is
beautiful in her natural look. Soon after her
Indonesian friends convinced her to buy a kind
of cream. It turned her cheek red and look more
beautiful. But I saw rashes attacked her skin.
I said nothing and commented nothing. You need
to tell your wives that she is beautiful enough
even without a make up.
Body size does
not matter. Tell her, "I like fat woman." I
found my fatty former clerk sexy and attractive.
I told her,"You do not need to reduce your body
size. You look more watery." If they insist on
being thinner, tell them to eat carrot once a
day. Go out for a walk from 3 pm to 7.pm without
any bullet proof vest, less shopping, less
eating, talk to God everyday. 2 years later
assess the result.
03/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman
WHEN IS ROSMAH'S
STORY GOING TO END ?
We have 5
Prime Ministers before this and many of us have
been under all the five, and nobody made any
fuss about the spouses. The latest I read is
about Rosmah's face on a picture of a pig's
body. I had no opportunity of looking at the
image as I have closed my Facebook account. I
tried to look at it somewhere on the websites
I know that
she was addressed as Hyppo and Piggy before
these pictures. I expect people's anger against
her would vanish in no time if she is put away
for a few months. By putting away means she
should not be shown on the TV, magazines and
newspapers. And she would stop takling about
anything at all.
Try to say
'fuck' to a well known madman. What will the
public say about you. If the mad man shouted
back 'fuck you' to you, what will the public say
about you ?
Rosmah is a
public figure, a Prime Minister's wife. She
should know if she challenges the citizens she
could expect a hundred one things to happen.
Commanding a pilot to fly her around the world
on the government's jet already causing
hysterical jolts on some citizens. Banning on
Zunar's book and his arrest, and her latest
statement on her hair care, drove some people to
It is true
Rosmah has all the power behind her. And she is
brave enough to face millions who hated her. At
whatever cause she is recognized by the world,
received a few awards. And that nobody can undo
her as a PM's wife. The police can keep on
arresting those who are anti-Rosmah's behavior.
Will it stop them from swearing at her ?
The people who
loath Rosmah may not be only the Chinese. The
Malays too can equate her with much detestable
has an honor. As a human must have one. Harakiri
and Kamikaze is to preserve one's honor.
Mahathir could continue to rule for the rest of
his life but he resigned to preserve his honor.
The moment a
few million people put their feet on your face
shown on a TV, your honor are gone, whether you
know it or not. And people are quoting your
statement over and over again. People can be
very evil and demonic. The more you challenge
them the agressive they will be.
I don't know
what is going to happen next.
I never think
it is wise to play fire with fire. The
government has all the power but it won't stop
the seeds of hatred from growing. She must go
back to religious class and the clerics should
talk about religion without fear or favor. Then
she would stop asking "What do I do wrong ? "
All she might
know that one day the jerks of 1MDB will create
convincing tales of her inviolvement with the 42
billion dollar debt. As Shafiee proved Anwar is
wrong, those guys could have produced documents
of her direct involvement.
things and events can happen. Amazing things too
can happen. Zunar said that the more Rosmah
talks, the more inspirations he gets.
damage has been done. PM should tell Rosmah to
follow the footsteps of his lovely mother and
the wives of all Prime Ministers. For a year of
unseen and unheard Rosmah the image of Najib
will shoot to unbelievable high.
03/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman
"Who will die
first, you or me ?" I always asked my wife My
wife has been on her dialysis for more than 2
years. And I have almost the diseases which she
has but short of one. I realize one thing, that
no sick people wants to die at whatever degree
of suffering. And it never came across my life
to let her suffer as long as she can breath. For
a long time I nursed her on my own. She is not
capable of standing or walking.
people, superficial human specie, who would not
care what happen to the others. My front door
neighbor did not come to our help when my wife
fell fell with her face down from the tumbled
wheelchair. I could not raise her owing to her
body weigh and size. She lied there for more
than one hour before her brothers came to her
help. This particular neighbors seem to know who
came in and out of my house and when.
visit you for some good reason mainly for their
bitter experience is with the Federal
Immigration Office which sent me home and called
me again to Putrajaya like from Chow Kitt to
Jalan T. Abdul Rahman. Huge sums had to be spent
for the running, not only from the two cities
but also from floor to floor, up and down,
repeatedly just like an animal. All just to get
a maid to help looking after my wife. Now I know
why UMNO says that the Malays owe their lives to
end there. Dialysis persons are not special
people to get any special treatment before they
die. If you are not a government servant the fee
is RM250 - RM300 a day. The Chinese have to pay
through their nose for the rest of their lives.
A few with meager income said nothing because of
the filial factor, kids each contribute for
their mothers. My wife is paid by JPA.
process of dialysis the patients need a medicine
call VENOFER, one a month. Once a year I claimed
from the JPA once the doctor signed a kind of a
document. But it was just once. The second time
the nurse asked me to go to government hospital
for approval. The doctor said, "How could we
sign when we do not administer it." Najib said
one thing. Private clinic said something else
and the hospital said different thing. Many
patients said nothing and paid by themselves.
nurse said there is a new system now to get the
VENOFER. We need to contact a company called
ORATIS which has some form of medical agreement
to supply the medication. ORATIS need a letter
from government hospital. My doctor refused to
sign. I managed to persuade her. The rest were
unlucky and have to pay for it.
For the first
few months ORATIS contacted me and informed me
of their sending the medicine. Today a nurse
asked me "Uncle, how about the Venefor ? It has
not been administered for a long time."
At home I
rang the company 03 5524 2126. "The number is
not in service," came the answer. I dialed
603-5524-2126. "The number you have dialed is
incomplete". I dialed MAXIS. "The number is
engage. Please dial again later."
dialed 1-800-88-6627 and the phone was answered.
I gave the detailed as asked. "Please wait for
the call from Irni. She will ring you up." I
waited. Till hours later there is still no
are sufferings before their death, the rest are
waiting for their turn. But like me there are
many others who do not trust every person they
come into contact with. Good men do not come by
colors, creeds nor race.
people are still around.
before death is not all the time rosy and full
of joy. I don't know what others may be coming
through her way. As long as I live I can cushion
all the hardships and sufferings. "If I die
first before you, only God helps." I told her.
02/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
DOOMED BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE NAJIB
Malay Renaissance ? Renaissance is too a big
word for a race with a small and narrow mind and
a mind of self destruction. Renaissance
pictures a society of a big, smart and
intelligent minds. If UMNO is to represent the
Malays, who do you see among them are
representing men of Renaissance ?
we have for the renaissance are the flip-flop
and the spinning of 42 billion dollar debt laden
1MDB which is being accused of being manipulated
by Mr Najib's friend and relative by foreign
papers, the series of arrests charged under
sedition, the roadshow to upheld the miscarriage
of justice, the continuing opening of boxes of
packets of lies, and proud with an opened
Najib is very well known for not keeping
promises. And he will say one thing to the
Malays to draw support against being replaced,
and will say something else to the Chinese to
elicit their votes. And the latest he said 'The
Malays will be soon respected.....'
far what UMNO has done had brought disgrace to
Islam and the Malays. Lying is non-Islamic and
if Berita Harian or Utusan Malaysia carry the
lies then the Malays are seen as liars. How
could then, the Malays would be respected ?
Malaysians believed in Najib. That's why they
cast their votes on BN government. And each day
they sufferings. They are happy for paying more
for everything. The Malays don't care about
owning a half-million ringgit home. They are
happy to use the BRIM to pay for some smart
phone. They don't bother about the morality if
their kids outside heir homes, who became Mat
and Mnah Rempit, peddling and consuming drugs
and doing the beg snatching.
Malay Unity march is irrelevant to the
progressive of the Malays but merely to give a
boost to UMNO and Najib's 42 billion dollar debt
Najib will be respected for sure if he sues the
New York Times for carrying article on 1MDB and
the possible relationship to his step son, Reza
AZIZ. He threatened to sue Harakah. Though the
court may decide in favor of Najib, we still
want Najib to proceed. Don't ever try to stop
foreign witnessed to testify.
us wait and see what sort of the Malay
renaissance will be on the display.
02/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
BAND LUCK IS NOW
By now Dr
Mahathir has already known what 1MDB really is.
And Najib too knows what is really happening. I
was trying to count the number of bodyguards
that is surrounding the Prime Minister, to
protect his safety from his own conscience. The
blessing Najib gets is from the stupidity of the
UMNO members who have no insight at all what is
going on with the 1MDB. A few already used the
word SCAM and CON. Mahathir knows much more.
At least we
are enlightened with the coming forth of GST. To
sustain the unending payment of the debt. We are
paying the 1MDB debt our whole life, perpetually
until the end of the world, unless some drastic
changes are quickly made.
1MDB is the
mother of all the sins happen in this country.
It gives the impression that our Prime Minister
has been conned by a group of well known
businessmen. The world Cayman is very familiar
among the kampong folks even a long time ago. It
paraded a stark stupidity of the Malays in the
UMNO has to
be honest and very sincere. It has to take a
choice whether to save the country or a man.
are leaving in the scientific world and in the
age of reason, some wealthy and successful men
still believe in mystery of Feng Sui. I feel the
country carries a burden of bad luck. I can't
predict what will become of this person who is a
real devil in human form. Imelda is still living
though her bad luck brought Marcos down. Tak
Sin's family is still in bad shape though he had
divorced his wife.
a man of science. He won't believe someone
carries bad luck in the hair.
about these before. I asked 'What's Next ?'.
MH17 and MH370 were sad tragedies but they won't
burden the Malaysians for the whole life. 1MDB
pinched everyone until the end of the world. The
GST pays for the mounting debt. This is the
greatest legacy of Najib Tun Razak, whether he
runs 1MDB everyday or not. When Mahathir uttered
'somebody is going to jail' Najib
and his wife went to see the former Prime
Minister and awarded Dr Asmah with Seri Kandi
the whole city, should wake up and see through
it. The UMNO bloggers must not sell their own
people just by the money they received. We are
being conned and our money is being heisted. The
transactions made by criminals with the
government of Malaysia is never valid. The
police must hunt the whole team of thieves the
01/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
1MDB THE GREATEST
SCAM IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE
Jho Low allegedly siphoned off US$700
million from 1MDB, says website
Businessman Jho Low orchestrated the 2009
joint venture between 1Malaysia Development
Berhad (1MDB) and PetroSaudi International
to allegedly siphon off US$700 million from
the strategic development fund,
whistleblower website Sarawak Report has
The UK-based website revealed that the 1MDB
PetroSaudi joint venture company's US$700
million loan repayment to PetroSaudi in 2009
was a front and the funds channelled to a
firm allegedly owned by Low, called Good
The US$700 million loan
repayment provision was part of the joint
venture contract between Petro Saudi
International and 1MDB, Sarawak Report said,
citing documents it had obtained. It also
published those documents with its
“What that evidence goes on to show is that
critical manoeuvres for transferring the
USD$700 million ‘loan’ cum ‘premium’ into
the control of Jho Low took place straight
after the signing of the agreement (between
PetroSaudi and 1MDB) on September 29 – that
and Jho Low was involved and copied in on
every step,” Sarawak Report said.
According to copies of the PetroSaudi loan
agreement obtained by Sarawak Report, the
US$700 million had been loaned from
PetroSaudi Caymans Holdings to the 1MDB
PetroSaudi joint venture company on
September 25, 2009.
“However, there is no evidence to suggest
that this ‘loan’ was anything apart from an
entirely contrived transaction between two
arms of PetroSaudi, a company with very
little working capital.
“Three days later,
1MDB was committed to pay it back in hard
currency,” it said.
On September 29, 2009, PetroSaudi CEO
Tarek Obaid issued a letter of demand to
1MDB PetroSaudi Limited for US$700 million
be credited to account number 11116073, at
RBS Coutts Bank Ltd in Zurich, Switzerland.
Sarawak Report claimed that the account
was registered under a company called Good
Star Limited, which was controlled by Low.
“This means that the money, which was
stated as having been paid back to
PetroSaudi as part of the joint venture
agreement, was in fact signed over by Tarek
Obaid to an entirely separate third party,
Good Star Limited.”
It added that the US$700 million was
repaid by 1MDB alone, as PetroSaudi had
brought in “zero cash” into the joint
venture and had only committed the valuation
of its assets.
Good Star then paid Tarek Obraid a
“broker fee of US$85 million” on the same
day the letter of demand was written, it
Sarawak Report claimed that the entire
1MDB-PetroSaudi joint venture deal had been
initiated by Low and his team on September
8, 2009 – less than a month before the deal
Those involved in the initial meeting
were Low, UK businessman Patrick Mahony, and
Low’s colleagues Seet Li Lin and lawyer
Mahoney worked for an investment group
called Ashmore, which was funding
PetroSaudi’s omain operation, while Seet is
the chief investment Officer of Good Star
Limited, and the vice-president of Low's
company Jynwel Capital, said Sarawak Report.
The website said it managed to contact
Seet to ask about his role at Good Star, but
he denied knowing anything and then "turned
off his phone".
In an email transaction between Low and
Mahony, the latter said he understood Low
wanted “to use PetroSaudi International as a
front for certain deals” and that “we would
be happy to do that”.
Sarawak Report said 1MDB’s CEO, Shahrol
Halmi, and his Malaysian colleagues were
only involved in the proceedings in
September 15, on the initiative of Low, who
organised the conference call between the
The website also furnished an email,
purportedly written by Shahrol, which it
said showed that 1MDB was still in the dark
about the actual business of PetroSaudi
International, as Shahrol had yet to receive
the company's profile days before signing
the joint venture.
On February 21, 2015, 1MDB claimed that
its joint venture with PetroSaudi had earned
it a profit of US$488 million.
In a statement on the company’s website,
1MDB president Arul Kanda Kandasamy also
claimed that the money it had invested in
the venture had been converted into Murabaha
notes when the plan did not go through.
“In 2009, 1MDB entered into a joint
venture with PetroSaudi, which was set up to
undertake investments in certain projects.
“Both parties eventually decided not to
proceed with the joint venture and our
investment was converted into Murabaha
“These Murabaha notes were paid back in
full, with 1MDB earning a profit of US$488
million, in 2013,” Arul said in the
statement. – March 1, 2015.
01/03/2015 - Abdul Rahman
Najib's anger on Harakah arose an
interest for me to search for some
more information about 1MDB and his
step son. Here is what I found. I
think Najib should sue the NYT as
Jho Low, Well Connected in Malaysia,
Has an Appetite for New York
Jho Low, left, a
Malaysian investor, with Paris Hilton at a
nightclub in St.-Tropez, France, in 2010.
In early 2010, a young Malaysian financier named
Jho Low began making some very expensive real
estate deals in the United States.
First, a shell company connected to Mr. Low,
famous back home for partying with the likes of
Paris Hilton, purchased a $23.98 million
apartment in the Park Laurel condominiums in
Manhattan. Three years later, that shell company
sold the condo to another shell company, this
one controlled by someone even more prominent in
the film-producing stepson of the prime minister.
A similar transaction was playing out on the
other side of the country. Mr. Low bought a
contemporary mansion in Beverly Hills for $17.5
million, then turned around and sold it, once
again to the prime minister’s stepson. (Read
a summary of this article in Malay.)
Low also went shopping at the
Time Warner Center condominiums overlooking
Central Park. He toured a 76th-floor penthouse,
once home to the celebrity couple Jay Z and
Beyoncé, then in early 2011 used yet another
shell company to buy it for $30.55 million, one
of the highest prices ever in the building.
At the time, Mr. Low said he represented a group
of investors, according to two people with
direct knowledge of the transaction. Mr. Low
recently told The New York Times that he had not
purchased the penthouse for investors, and that
it was owned by his family’s trust.
One thing is clear: As with nearly two-thirds of
the apartments at the
Time Warner Center, a dark-glass symbol of
New York’s luxury condominium boom, the people
behind Penthouse 76B cannot be found in any
public real estate records. The trail ends with
Mr. Low, 33, is a skillful, and more than
occasionally flamboyant, iteration of the sort
of operative essential to the economy of the
global superrich. Just as many of the wealthy
use shell companies to keep the movement of
money opaque, they also use people like Mr. Low.
Whether shopping for new business opportunities
or real estate, he has often done so on behalf
of investors or, as he likes to say, friends.
Whether the money belongs to others or is his
own, the lines are frequently blurry, the
identity of the buyer elusive.
Mr. Low’s lavish spending has raised eyebrows
and questions from Kuala Lumpur to New York,
where he has made a boldface name for himself as
a “whale” at clubs like the Pink Elephant and
1Oak. The New York Post once called him “the
mystery man of city club scene,” adding,
“Speculation is brewing over where Low is
getting his money from.”
One answer resides at least indirectly in his
relationship, going back to his school days in
London, with the family of
Malaysia’s prime minister, Najib Razak. Mr.
Low has played an important role in bringing
Middle Eastern money into numerous deals
involving the Malaysian government, and he
helped set up, and has continued to advise, a
Malaysian sovereign wealth fund that the prime
Now, that relationship has become part of an
uproar gathering around Mr. Najib and
threatening his already shaky hold on power. In
Parliament, in political cartoons and in social
media, Mr. Najib’s critics tend to argue that he
is too close to Mr. Low.
Much of the concern, even in Mr. Najib’s own
long-ruling party, involves
questions about the Malaysian sovereign wealth
fund. More broadly, though, the prime
minister’s trappings of wealth and the
widely broadcast tales of his wife’s outsize
spending — the diamond jewelry, the
collection of extravagantly costly Hermès Birkin
bags — have become a focus of Malaysians’ rising
unease with their government’s institutionalized
culture of patronage and graft.
“We are very concerned,” Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah,
a member of Malaysian royalty and an
independent-minded elder statesman of Mr.
Najib’s party, said in an interview in Kuala
Lumpur last summer. “We want people of integrity
to be up there.”
Increasingly, the glare turns to Mr. Najib’s
stepson, Riza Aziz, and so to Mr. Aziz’s
friendship with Mr. Low. With Mr. Low’s help,
Mr. Aziz runs a Hollywood company that produced
the films “The
Wolf of Wall Street” and “Dumb
and Dumber To.” He has spent tens of
millions more on the homes in Manhattan and
Beverly Hills, transactions that involved Mr.
Low, The Times found.
“That’s a lot of money,” Sivarasa Rasiah, an
opposition lawmaker, said of Mr. Aziz’s
spending. He added, “Every U.S. report on him
talks about family wealth. Family who?”
While Mr. Aziz has previously said he is
personally wealthy, he declined to explain how
he had acquired his money. Mr. Najib’s office,
in a statement, said, “The prime minister does
not track how much Mr. Aziz earns or how such
earnings are reinvested.” As for the prime
minister himself, the statement said he had
In a statement provided by a spokesman, Mr. Low,
whose full name is Low Taek Jho, said he “is a
friend of Mr. Riza Aziz and his family.” His
real estate transactions with Mr. Aziz were made
“on an arm’s-length basis,” he said, adding that
he had never purchased real estate in the United
States for the prime minister’s family or
“engaged in any wrongful conduct regarding any
financial matters for the prime minister and his
Time Warner Center, The Times found, the
76th-floor penthouse, purchased through a shell
company called 80 Columbus Circle (NYC) L.L.C.,
is one of at least a dozen that can be traced to
people with close ties to current or former
high-ranking foreign officials, or to the
According to one member of the condominium board
there, while the board understood that the
penthouse had been bought for investors, it did
not ascertain their identities. At the
Park Laurel, where Mr. Najib’s stepson owns,
the board did not respond to questions about
whether it had examined the financing of the
In fact, in-depth scrutiny of real estate deals
is not required. International anticorruption
organizations have criticized this lack of
inquiry — not just by real estate brokers and
condo boards, but by banks, lawyers and the
“People should ask the questions, ‘Why is it
that this individual is bringing in millions of
dollars into America, and how was it acquired?’”
said Charmian Gooch, co-founder of Global
Witness, a nongovernmental organization that
works against corruption around the world.
The Making of a Financier
To mention Mr. Low in Malaysia is to conjure the
image of a baby-faced young man in rimless
glasses and a loose black V-neck, holding a
magnum of Cristal and surrounded by celebrities.
But if he is sometimes derided as a tabloid
party boy who once flew a group of bottle girls
from New York to Malaysia, the reality is that
the clubbing life, for Mr. Low, was actually a
way to build a booming business managing money
for his friends.
“I think a relationship with an investor is not
just about managing their money well,”
he said in an extensive interview with The Star,
a Malaysian newspaper, in 2010. “Although it is
not in my job scope, but if my friend says he
wants a flight urgently to somewhere or he wants
a dinner reservation at a well-known place, I’ll
do my best to make it happen.” He also said, “I
am usually the concierge service that arranges
everything, and thus my name is all over the
Around George Town, on Penang Island, where Jho
grew up, the Lows were seen as a family of
somewhat deflated affluence, according to
several businessmen who have known them for
years. The father, Larry, was an executive for
an investment holding company called MWE
Holdings, but he split with his partner in the
mid-1990s and faded from the local business
scene. Still only a teenager, Jho, the youngest
of three children, emerged as the family’s best
hope for the future.
There was money for education abroad, and in
London, while attending the ancient and elite
Harrow school, Mr. Low became friends with Mr.
Najib’s stepson, Mr. Aziz, who was studying at
the London School of Economics. He also grew
close to Mr. Aziz’s mother, Rosmah Mansor, who
stayed for months at a time in an apartment she
In college, at the Wharton School of the
University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Low kept up his
ties back home by running a Malaysian student
group. But he also came to know the children of
prominent Jordanian and Kuwaiti families. Even
before graduating, he was managing money for
what he later described as “my family and close
Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian friends.”
After college, many of his early business deals
were based in Malaysia — helping a Kuwaiti bank
purchase a high-rise complex called
the Oval, and bringing Middle Eastern money
into the country to finance a commercial zone in
the south and a new financial district in the
capital. By 2007, he had formed an investment
group that included a Malaysian prince, a
Kuwaiti sheikh and a friend from the United Arab
Emirates who went on to become ambassador to the
United States and
Two years later, he was pitching his idea for a
Malaysian sovereign wealth fund. His plan was to
invest public money for the public good through
a fund tied to one of the country’s
oil-producing states, and so he began wooing the
sultan of Terengganu, who was also Malaysia’s
king under the nation’s rotating monarchy.
It was all about making connections, making
friends. Success, he told The Star, is
“attributable to being at the right place and
right time and meeting the right people coupled
with a trusting relationship.”
In April 2009, those ingredients all came
together for Mr. Low. The stepfather of his
friend Mr. Aziz became prime minister of
A Political Legacy
Prime Minister Najib
Razak of Malaysia, center, leaving the Time
Warner Center in September 2014. Mr. Najib met
Mr. Low briefly there that week.
Michael Appleton for The New York Times
Mr. Najib, 61, has a deep pedigree in Malaysian
politics. His father, Tun Razak, was the
country’s second prime minister, in the 1970s.
His uncle was its third. His cousin is now
Mr. Najib has risen through the political ranks:
member of Parliament at 23; chief minister of
his home state; minister of education, defense
and finance; and deputy prime minister.
The family is tightly intertwined with
Malaysia’s leading political party, the United
Malays National Organization, whose long hold on
power owes much to its close relationship with
the country’s business elite. That closeness, in
turn, has helped engender a culture of
corruption, said Zaid Ibrahim, a former minister
of legal affairs and judicial reform who served
alongside Mr. Najib. Inflated government
contracts are the norm, widely accepted because
recipients simply turn around and donate to the
party, he said.
“You know why corruption is very high in
Malaysia?” he said. “It’s because the party in
power is synonymous with the state.”
That point was underscored in the
State Department’s 2010 human rights report,
which said, “Officials often engaged in corrupt
practices with impunity” and noted “a broadly
held perception of widespread corruption and
cronyism within the governing coalition and in
There have been no proven corruption allegations
against Mr. Najib. However, he has been dogged
by questions, seized upon by his political
opponents, stemming from a long-running bribery
inquiry in France involving submarines he
commissioned from a French company while he was
The French national police found documents
showing that the submarine company paid more
than $100 million to a company controlled by one
of Mr. Najib’s close associates. In addition,
one police document says, without elaboration,
that Mr. Najib demanded money in exchange for a
2001 meeting in Paris.
Malaysian officials said the payments to the
company controlled by Mr. Najib’s associate were
for “support and coordination services”; the
prime minister’s office said he received no
payments and did not demand any.
Mr. Najib, who earns an annual salary of about
$100,000 as prime minister, has been battered by
news media reports of his wife’s lavish
spending. A notable episode involved the Birkin
bags: A series of photos that went viral on
social media in Malaysia showed Ms. Rosmah
holding at least nine of the purses. They
typically cost between $9,000 and $150,000
Ariff Sabri, an aide to Mr. Najib from 2000 to
2004 who joined the opposition in 2012, said the
prime minister kept “piles and piles” of ringgit
bills stacked in his safe. And invoices and
other documents obtained by The Times show
millions of dollars in jewelry ordered for Ms.
Rosmah in Hong Kong in 2008 and 2009 — diamond
and emerald rings, and diamond, emerald and ruby
The prime minister’s office said, “Neither any
money spent on travel, nor any jewelry
purchases, nor the alleged contents of any safes
are unusual for a person of the prime minister’s
position, responsibilities and legacy family
For some people who have long known Mr. Najib,
the lavish lifestyle that appeared to evolve
with his second marriage, to Ms. Rosmah in 1987,
has been a surprising — even dismaying — turn
for a modest technocrat.
Last year, Mr. Najib’s younger brother, Nazir,
wrote a newspaper column that tacitly jabbed
at the current prime minister by praising the
frugality of their father, a career government
official who died in office at age 53.
When he and his brothers had asked for a
swimming pool at the prime minister’s residence,
Mr. Nazir wrote, “My father made it abundantly
clear that while Seri Taman may be our home, the
house belonged to the government and, hence, to
the people. Anything spent on it would have to
come from public funds, and there was no way he
was going to allow the state coffers to be
depleted on something as frivolous as a swimming
pool. ‘What will the people think?’ he
Mr. Low’s business romance with Malaysia’s king,
it turned out, was short lived. But the new
prime minister, Mr. Najib, was happy to have a
way to benefit the nation writ large, and the
sovereign wealth fund soon morphed into a new
one, called 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
Mr. Low’s business romance with Malaysia’s king,
it turned out, was short lived. But the new
prime minister, Mr. Najib, was happy to have a
way to benefit the nation writ large, and the
sovereign wealth fund soon morphed into a new
one, called 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
Mr. Najib became chairman of the board of
advisers of 1MDB, which calls itself a
“strategic development company.” A close Penang
friend of Mr. Low’s father became a director,
and two of Mr. Low’s friends joined the staff.
Mr. Low himself was not given an official role,
but he is regularly consulted on its actions,
according to three people who have had regular
dealings with 1MDB but requested anonymity to
In his statement to The Times, Mr. Low played
down his role in 1MDB, saying that “from time to
time and without receiving compensation,” he has
given his views on various matters.
While Mr. Low has no official position with the
fund, in 2012 it emerged in British court
documents that he had presented a letter of
support from 1MDB in his investors’ unsuccessful
bid for the hotel group that includes Claridge’s.
He also said the financing would be fully
underwritten by Malaysian government investment
funds, according to the documents.
Mr. Low and 1MDB also had dealings with an
oil-drilling company called
PetroSaudi International that had been
founded by a Saudi businessman and a Saudi
Soon after its creation, 1MDB invested $1
billion in a joint venture with PetroSaudi. A
few months later, a PetroSaudi subsidiary
purchased a Malaysian holding company, UBG, in
which Mr. Low and his investors held a
substantial stake, according to public records.
News media reports did not say so, but corporate
records reviewed by The Times show that a
director of the PetroSaudi subsidiary was a
close friend of Mr. Low named Geh Choh Hun.
PetroSaudi has told the Malaysian press that the
deals were unrelated. And both men said Mr. Geh
was not representing Mr. Low’s interest in the
By 2011, 1MDB pulled out of the PetroSaudi joint
venture. The proceeds, however, were not
immediately returned to Malaysia. Instead, they
ended up in a Cayman Islands company and managed
by an investment firm that 1MDB only recently
identified. The money was recently returned to
1MDB, the fund has said.
The Caymans maneuver has stirred an outcry even
within Mr. Najib’s own party. “I don’t
understand why the government carries on with
1MDB,” Daim Zainuddin, a former finance
minister, said in an interview. “To me, it’s
quite frightening because you don’t know what
they’re doing,” he said, adding, “Why must
government money be parked?”
There have been other criticisms as well — that
the fund has taken on large amounts of debt and
that some of its investments have benefited
large donors to Mr. Najib’s party.
The prime minister’s office said that 1MDB was
run by professional managers, and that many
blue-chip companies do business with funds
registered in the Caymans. The criticisms, it
added, “need to be examined for political
A year ago, the accounting firm KPMG refused to
sign off on 1MDB’s financials, according to Nur
Jazlan Mohamed, chairman of Parliament’s audit
committee. KPMG declined to comment for this
article. The fund, which described the parting
as amicable, found a new auditor: Deloitte.
Mr. Nur Jazlan, a member of Mr. Najib’s party,
said the Deloitte blessing gave him comfort.
“They wouldn’t sanction the accounts if there
was a problem,” he said. Still, he acknowledged
that “conditions are fertile” for fraud, given
the scant oversight of 1MDB.
“Yes, they make money, but should they make more
money?” Mr. Nur Jazlan said. Yet as long as 1MDB
shows a profit, he added, it is unlikely that
there will be any serious inquiry into whether
money went missing. “Money makes money,” he
said. “You can basically hide a lot of things in
there as well. Then, the party doing scrutiny of
management is the board, which is appointed by
who? And chaired by who? The prime minister.”
Luxury Home Purchases
A shell company
connected to Mr. Low purchased an apartment in
the Park Laurel in Manhattan for $23.9 million.
It later sold the unit to a shell company
controlled by the stepson of Malaysia's prime
Heisler/The New York Times
The year before Mr. Low showed up at the Time
Warner Center, the New York news media reported
the $23.98 million purchase of an apartment in
the Park Laurel, a few blocks away on West 63rd
The purchase, the reports said, had been made by
a shell company on behalf of two residents of
Switzerland — Peter Edward Chadney and Simone
Cécile von Graffenried Simperl. Those reports
were mistaken. The Swiss “buyers” were actually
Rothschild bankers. The real party behind the
shell company was Mr. Low, whose spokesman
acknowledged to The Times that the condo had
been bought by a trust benefiting his family.
Nearly three years later, the Lows sold it to
Mr. Aziz’s shell company for $33.5 million in
cash — a 40 percent appreciation.
The sale involved a string of shell companies.
In one spot on the property transfer, Mr. Aziz
is listed as the “sole director” of Sorcem
Investments, a British Virgin Islands company
that was behind the shell company that bought
the Park Laurel condo.
The transfer of the Beverly Hills house from Mr. Low to
Mr. Aziz was even more opaque.
The Beverly Hills
home, shown on a real estate website, that was
purchased for $17.5 million by a shell company
tied to Mr. Low.
After Mr. Low’s shell company, 912 North
Hillcrest Road (BH) L.L.C., paid $17.5 million
for the home — 11,573 square feet, with five
bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, private gardens and a
glowing pyramid in the reflecting pool — his
trust sold ownership of that shell company to a
corporate entity controlled by Mr. Aziz, both
men acknowledged to The Times.
Legally, however, the property itself never
changed hands. The same shell company appears as
owner in the public property records of Los
Angeles County. It is as if nothing ever
Mr. Aziz confirmed that he owned the New York
condo as well as the Beverly Hills house, which
is undergoing extensive rebuilding.
Mr. Low said the transactions were done at fair
market value. He sold the Beverly Hills
property, he said, because he had found another
nearby. That house cost $39 million.
Back in New York, the Time Warner Center was a
natural destination because friends of Mr. Low
already owned apartments there. There was also a
prominent Malaysian — the brother of Syed
Mokhtar al-Bukhary, a major beneficiary of
government contracts and a generous backer of
Mr. Najib’s political party.
With the penthouses on the top five floors of
the north tower came wraparound views — the
Catskills far off to the northwest, the Statue
of Liberty just beyond the southern tip of
Manhattan, and Central Park right next door. Mr.
Low went to view Penthouse 76B with a retinue of
women and told people involved in the deal that
he would pay $30.55 million — all cash, as in
his other real estate purchases.
One member of the condominium board and another
person with direct knowledge of the deal said
they believed that Mr. Low was buying for a
group of investors. One of them recalled Mr. Low
saying that a main investor was the family of
Prime Minister Najib.
In its statement to The Times, the prime
minister’s office said Mr. Najib had no
financial interest or any agreement related to
any Time Warner condominiums.
Mr. Low's statement said that the condo was
owned by his family’s trust and that he and
other family members “stay there from time to
time when they are in New York.”
The professionals who helped Mr. Low buy the
Time Warner condo included the same Rothschild
bankers as in the Park Laurel condo transaction,
as well as John Opar, a lawyer at Shearman &
Sterling, who did not respond to inquiries. One
of the bankers, Ms. Simperl, said she could not
discuss the client, who in the same time period
briefly owned a $33 million condo at the Trump
International, across the street from the Time
Janice Chang, the broker the Douglas Elliman
firm identified as representing the buyer, said,
“We work with a lot of people; sometimes we know
them and sometimes we don’t.” She added:
“They’re very confidential. We try not to pry.”
Hello to Hollywood
From left, Riza Aziz,
Joey McFarland and Jho Low at a premiere of "The
Wolf of Wall Street" in December 2013.
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
Mr. Aziz’s film company, Red Granite Pictures,
was largely unheard-of when it took over the
financing of “The Wolf of Wall Street,”
announcing its intentions with a party at the
2011 Cannes Film Festival, complete with a
fireworks extravaganza and concert by Kanye
West. The Hollywood Reporter called it “an
audacious hello to the movie industry.”
Neither of its founders had the kind of résumé
that reflected the experience, or the income, to
bankroll a movie company. Mr. Aziz, now 38, had
been a junior-level banker at HSBC. His partner,
Joey McFarland, was a small-time investor from
Kentucky whose entertainment-business
apprenticeship included booking paid party
appearances for celebrities like Ms. Hilton.
All of which led to a certain amount of
curiosity in Hollywood about who was financing
Over time, the accounts seemed to change.
Interviewing a job candidate early on, Mr. Aziz
said the financing came from “sovereign wealth,”
according to two people with knowledge of the
When Irwin Winkler, an executive producer of
“The Wolf of Wall Street” inquired, he was told
that Red Granite had “a backer in Malaysia,” he
recalled in an interview. He was introduced to
the backer, and it was Mr. Low. “He’s the face,
as far as I could see, of the financing,” Mr.
At the film’s December 2013
premiere party at the Roseland Ballroom in
New York, several people said, Mr. Low had been
introduced to them as the financier. He is
thanked in the film’s credits.
The Malaysian explanations ended about a year
ago, after Red Granite’s financing became the
subject of persistent questions, especially from
The Sarawak Report, a London-based news site
that focuses on Malaysia.
Mr. Low says he has not put money into Red
Granite or its films. And last summer, a new
money man emerged. In an
interview with The Times for an article on
Red Granite, Mr. Aziz said the principal backer
was Mohamed Ahmed Badawy al-Husseiny, chief
executive of an Abu Dhabi government-owned
company, Aabar Investments, that has done deals
with Mr. Low. Mr. Aziz noted that “The Wolf of
Wall Street” had received New York tax breaks.
He said there were other investors, but recently
declined to identify them. “There is no
Malaysian money” in Red Granite’s films, he
Even so, both Mr. Low and Mr. Husseiny have been
involved with Malaysian government funds,
Mr. Husseiny’s company, Aabar, had been a
partner with Mr. Low in the failed Claridge’s
bid that was backed by 1MDB. Aabar has also done
business with affiliates of a company called SRC
International, which was spun off from 1MDB and
is now owned by the Ministry of Finance.
Aabar also did a deal with a company outside
Malaysia that SRC had helped create, according
to two people involved with the transaction.
Money from that deal was then set aside to be
paid out to other corporate entities. That money
was described as consulting fees for Mr.
Husseiny and Mr. Low, the people involved said.
Similar arrangements existed in other SRC deals,
they said they were told by people at SRC.
SRC’s managing director, a friend of Mr. Low
named Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, said that to the
best of his knowledge, neither Mr. Low nor Mr.
Husseiny had received fees from deals involving
SRC or its affiliates. Mr. Low said that he had
not consulted for SRC International Sdn Bhd, the
In a response from his lawyer, Mr. Husseiny did
not answer questions about SRC. His investment
in Red Granite, he said, was “personal money.”
Discontent at Home
Just before Christmas, while visiting Hawaii,
Mr. Najib played golf with one of his
international allies — President Obama.
It was “golf
diplomacy,” the prime minister said when he
was criticized in Malaysia for golfing while the
country suffered through its worst flooding in
It was also the continuation of Mr. Najib’s long
effort to draw his country closer to Washington.
Earlier last year, Mr. Obama made an official
visit to Malaysia, the first by an American
president since 1966. Afterward, he and Mr.
Najib said they would “elevate” relations to a
“comprehensive partnership” of political and
A White House spokesman did not respond to
inquiries about the president’s relationship
with Mr. Najib.
Even as Mr. Najib’s diplomatic standing has
risen — Malaysia was recently elected to a
two-year seat on the United Nations Security
Council — his political star has been falling
Mr. Najib has positioned himself as a
forward-looking moderate. Yet on issues ranging
from the freedom of political speech to
longstanding laws that favor the Malay majority
over the country's ethnic minorities, he has not
made good on promised reforms that would run
afoul of his more conservative opponents. One
long-running case that has rankled critics at
home and abroad is his government’s prosecution
of a leading opposition figure, Anwar Ibrahim,
on sodomy charges; a ruling on
Mr. Anwar’s appeal is expected any day.
In the 2013 elections, the opposition
won the popular vote for the first time in
more than four decades. Mr. Najib kept his job
only because the allocation of seats in
Parliament was weighted to favor rural areas,
where his party’s coalition was strong. Within
hours of the announcement, crowds filled the
streets of Kuala Lumpur in protest.
One of the toughest areas for Mr. Najib’s party
was Mr. Low’s home state, Penang.
In the weeks leading up to the vote, Mr. Low
helped a newly formed group, the 1Malaysia
Penang Welfare Club. The club gave out free food
and beer, as well as “lucky draw” tickets for
bicycles and other prizes, and Mr. Low flew in
musicians like Busta Rhymes and Ludacris for
what was described as a nonpolitical concert.
Mr. Low, pedaling at
center, transported Busta Rhymes in George Town,
Malaysia, in 2013. Mr. Low invited popular
musicians for a party organized by the 1Malaysia
Penang Welfare Club.
Malay Mail Online
The club’s leader was Mr. Low’s close friend,
Mr. Geh, who said the mission of the group was
charity. But opposition figures in Penang said
the prizes and concert were aimed at recruiting
votes for Mr. Najib’s party.
“Jho wanted to show that he could call the shots
in Penang,” said Lim Guan Eng, the chief
minister and an opposition member.
In the end, the governing party won only a
quarter of the parliamentary races in Penang,
and Mr. Lim was re-elected.
Since then, Mr. Najib’s standing has grown only
more precarious, as criticism has spread from
the opposition to factions of his own party.
Over the summer, former Prime Minister Mahathir
Mohamad, who led the country for 22 years and
retains considerable influence, publicly
denounced Mr. Najib and called on him to reform
1MDB. And while speculation that Mr. Najib would
be pushed out at the annual party congress in
November proved unfounded, weeks later, an
official from his party called for a police
investigation of 1MDB and said he would file a
complaint against the prime minister if no
action was taken.
In January, 1MDB officials responded to the
controversy by appointing
a new president, a banker named Arul Kanda.
The appointment created its own flurry of
In 2008, as Mr. Low was working to bring Middle
Eastern money to Malaysia, he helped a Malaysian
bank, RHB Capital, raise money from the Abu
Dhabi Commercial Bank, where Mr. Arul soon
became an executive. The next year, Mr. Arul
joined a board of RHB.
In mid-January, the Malaysian press reported
that Mr. Arul said that any insinuations about
connections to “certain individuals” were
unfair. “My C.V. should speak for itself,” he
An Evolving Image
Last September, Mr. Najib traveled to the United
States for the opening of the United Nations
General Assembly. He and his wife usually stay
at the Time Warner Center when they are in New
York, and they did so this time as well — at the
Mandarin Oriental hotel.
A foundation led by
Mr. Low, second from right, pledged $25 million
to IRIN, a news agency focusing on humanitarian
issues, in 2014.
Mr. Low was in town, too — for a
Social Good Summit sponsored by his
foundation, featuring speakers like Melinda
Gates, Ed Norton and Alicia Keys — and he and
the prime minister engaged in a bit of a pas de
deux at the Mandarin Oriental: Mr. Najib arrived
in the hotel lobby with his entourage and went
upstairs; within minutes, Mr. Low followed for
what he later described as a “courtesy social
call.” Less than 10 minutes later, the two men
came downstairs and took separate exits from the
Lately, Mr. Low has been emphasizing that he is
investing his family’s money and no longer
managing money for investors and friends.
He has been
broadening his family’s business portfolio,
making high-profile deals with the Abu Dhabi
government and other Middle Eastern investors.
In 2012, his family joined a group that bought
EMI Music Publishing for $2.2 billion, and the
next year, it was a principal investor in the
$660 million purchase of the Park Lane Hotel in
After portraying himself for years as a friend
of people with money — and saying in the 2010
interview with The Star that he came from a
“fairly O.K. family” — he has started to say
that he was born with it himself. Last fall, he
did an interview with The Wall Street Journal,
which reported that his grandfather had made a
fortune in mining and liquor investments in
Thailand. The Journal’s account — which said the
Low family had a $1.75 billion fortune and
called Mr. Low a “scion” — was immediately
picked up in Malaysia.
As befits the modern scion, Mr. Low has lately
begun trading in another asset class:
contemporary art. His entry into the art market
has generated buzz both for his youth and for
the fact that he has become such a significant
force so fast. Last summer, he made the
ARTnews list of the world’s 200 leading private
The art market is even more opaque than real
estate, so that list is based not on actual
sales data but on the assessments of people in
the industry who know about collectors’
holdings. According to two people familiar with
Mr. Low’s activities in the art world, though,
he has taken a liking to pop art.
“Inserting a Jho Low at the top of the market —
who buys pictures over $20 million, $30 million,
$40 million — it swings the market,” one of them
To the public, of course, the purchaser is
anonymous. But among the purchases Mr. Low has
been involved in, they said, are
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Dustheads,” for $48.8
Asked if his family owned the painting, Mr. Low
said he “did not purchase ‘Dustheads’ artwork on
behalf of any investor.” Asked about his
involvement in the art market, he replied, “The
Low family is interested in fine art.”
44% LOW ?
Center's finding on Najib's 44% popularity is
not low. It is a figure about the margin. At the
border it can quickly skip to above or below
50%. What is low is 10% or less. With the
problematic 1MDB, shrinking dollar and the
plunging of palm oil share, Najib still remain
strong. 44% of the people could accept the high
cost of living and whatever lies they hear and
whatever to become of our nation with the high
debt of 1MDB. It also show that the people can
accept Rosmah's shopping and expenditure.
have to have 50% to say the economy is going
through a right direction. Even 5% of expert and
knowledgeable people is strong enough. Opinions
can change within a few hours. Those running
privatized projects will praise the Mahathir's
creation of the Middlemen in power supply or
get the votes at the rising cost of living and
the increase in rates and taxes. They never
perceived any form of deceptions or lying in the
gain much confidence and feel comfortable at the
44% popularity vote. Najib has ways to purge
unwanted influence. Not even Mahathir could do
opposition 44% is bad enough. The 2% majority
votes of GE13 is still used to attack BN as a
government. How much effort and resources were
put by BN to get the 48% votes ? With vote
rigging came into play the real strength only
lies in the power it has and the police backing
The 44% is
nothing and Najib won't think about it at all.
BN is more concerned of the penetration of
violence into Malaya through a group called the
Islamic State. The Chinese may not resort to arm
uprising unless they are bitterly oppressed and
never perturbed by NYT attack on his possibly
linked his stepson to the 1MDB Jo Lo.
Abdul Rahman Raof
Logbook is a great legacy. But I
lost it to the termites. I had a fuzzy memory of
the first day I came on the band. I thought it was
in 1975 but Choo, 9M2HC, said he traced in 1978.
When Choo was in Alor Setar I already had had my
ticket. I was in the United States from 1981-1982. I
was very active before those years, working hundreds
of stations with my dipole. It was after 1982
hamming came to almost an abrupt stopped after my
coming back home. Many active hams passed away or
migrated. I stopped for a number of years and became
active again in 2002. This is the year I used an
electronic logbook I design to suit my purpose. Old
hams were still missing. Zainal, Yusoff and Mustaffa
were among the new people I worked on my returning
to the hobby. Choo and Eshee came on quite
regularly. Soon later it came to a sudden halt
This morning I heard about one
ham who passed away a week ago. I never knew him at
all. In fact I don't know 99.99% of the new ones. It
is just a news that passed, but I would be more
concern of the really older ones like Bahar, Yusoff,
Raden Lokman, Choo, Chin, Rajamani and Zainal.
Anything happen to a few more old hams like Kamal,
Rashid, Aziz and Andy, my other ham friend, 9W2TZ,
would immediately passed me the news.
9M2RB, Rusli, lately had had a
problem with his rig. He opened up the little and
doing some experiment with it. I have always been
thinking that the modern low end rig is
used-thrown-out stuff, like a ten dollar watch. If
the battery's life end just throw away the whole
watch and buy a new one. I have always sit on 7.043
when I am in my shack, spending my time on computer,
not chatting nor looking for friends, but spend much
time looking for information on current affairs or
watching the youtube TV. Right now my rig is set to
off. And am watching youtube, a CW QSO of SQ5NWA
with other stations, while typing my blog.
I am not well these few days. I
suspect I caught some of coughing germ carried by
9W2TZ. And I have spread it someone else, who is now
warded at a medical center. This is just one of
those common things we have to endure as part of our
9M2ZC would come on 7.043 looking
for me when he needs someone to talk to. But at
time I would be at the stadium watching a soccer
match or in the lobby for the same sport. I just
love soccer thought I can't kick the ball well. I
coached the players with my loudest voice in the
stadium. Watching soccer is no more a five dollar
affair. It has gone up to twenty dollars. Imagine
the feeling when paying twenty or twenty five
dollars to watch your home team to be beaten badly.
Really, when I tried to listen on
local repeater, I can't make out what the call signs
were. My hearing is bad. I can copy DX stations
better and could understand them well because of the
clarity of their pronunciation and their patience in
mentioning their call slowly. I focused less on the
hams and listened to the other services with the
scanning mode on. It is not always I would turn to
VHF and UHF.
I hope news of old hams going
silent key would reach me. In the meantime I just
continue to take care of my daily chores.
Abdul Rahman Raof