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NOT ALL JEWS IN ISRAEL HATE ARABS IS A FACT
WHICH PART OF THE CHRISTIAN TRINITY IS
1MDB MONEY IS REALLY STOLEN, DONATION STORY IS A
FICTIONAL DECOY ?
story by Sarawak Report. Lies again.
The more I
read SR the more i began to see Mahathir's
insight. It is not only Mahathir who thinks the
money was being stolen, the recently demised DPP
and Ghani Patail must have discovered the truth.
From the comments I read many seem to believe
the dangerous individuals who know the crime
were eliminated. Najib has gone too deep and too
- Abdul Rahman Raof
is a documentary movie about drug cartel in
Mexico. It depicts the possible relationship
between the drug dealers and the government. The
founder of the vigilante, a doctor, who did not
believe the government was serious in fighting
the cartel was finally arrested and jailed.
to emulate Brazil's economy during Mahathir's
era on privatization which hurt the country
badly as a result. We have cordial relationship
with Mexico which is among the world's corrupt
nations. The main corruptor was the cartel.
You try to
look for the movie somewhere, watch it and think
You may not
know what it will be like when a country is
ruled by a bunch of gangsters.
coincides with another one called the Final
Rupture. The rupture, believed by Christians, is
at the end of time where the world would be full
of chaos, lawlessness, protests and
suppressions. Leaders were intoxicated and
crimes become a normalcy. The Muslims called it
The End of Time. Morality and values have lost
their essence. People hardly recognize between
the good and the bad.
But the Muslims do not lose
their hopes. They resort to seeking for God's
help in their prayers.
Movies can be entertainment.
It can also be an education.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
ATTACK AGAIN BY SARAWAK REPORT
magnititude of 1Mdb scandal is too huge to cover
even by the sheer use of force by DS Najib. It
could not be hidden by forging documents and
evidences. Najib has only to depend on the
stupidity of the supporters and to resort to
terrorist tactic to arrest critics on Najib and
1Mdb to protect DS Najib Razak. No matter what,
the populace already relate several deaths and
murders to protect the crime of theft.
still remember, 1Mdb declared that Arul was a
Muslim. We didn't know for what reason. Then
Najib said 1Mdb money was used to send thousands
of Muslim to Mekah which many do not buy it.
Again we cannot guess the reason. Rahman
Dahlan's effort to kill people's trust on
Sarawak Report do not seem to work.
not be wise for DS Najib to defend Arul from SR
attack. If he does it only shows that Dr.
Mahathir and Dr. Lim Leong Sik's hypothesis that
DS Najib stole the money is true. Let us all see
whay Arul is going to say about this wave of
Arul Spins A Changing Story As We Publish
More Documents He Can't Deny!
11 Oct 2015
Report awaits 1MDB Arul Kanda’s suit for libel
over our allegedly ‘unsubstantiated’ reports.
press release he claims that our PetroSaudi
evidence is ‘unfounded’ and ‘possibly doctored’,
while admitting that our copies of 1MDB Board
minutes were accurate.
Forced to admit to the
1MDB minutes, but still claiming our
PetroSaudi documents are ‘unfounded’ and
of the documents which we have produced about
the joint venture deal between 1MDB and
PetroSaudi are “possibly doctored” as he
ventures to suggest, it would, of course, be the
easiest thing in the world for Mr Kanda to
produce the evidence from his own records and
explain the truth to a UK court.
Likewise, if our allegations were “unfounded”,
why has the only remaining institution in
Malaysia that retains a shred of credibility in
the eyes of the world, Bank Negara Malaysia,
backed our findings down to the very last
detailed how US$1 billion + US$500 million +
US$330 million (= US$1.83 billion) were
channelled from 1MDB into a fraudulent deal with
PetroSaudi, where most of the money was diverted
into the Zurich account of the company Good Star
Limited belonging to its official ‘Advisor’ Jho
the first time the document (which Mr Kanda is
welcome to dispute) that proves the official
nature of Jho Low’s role at the Terengganu/ 1MDB
Development Fund, which he has so emphatically
denied for so long:
Jho Low was formally
appointed as an Advisor while the 1MDB
PetroSaudi deal was being negotiated
Terengganu Investment Authority changed its name
to 1MDB half way through the Petro-Saudi deal on
September 18th 2009, which Jho Low managed from
beginning to end, despite his repeated claims
that he had nothing to do with 1MDB after May
PetroSaudi’s lawyer from White & Case noted the
date in an email (which Mr Kanda is welcome to
Despite his denials Jho
Low was an official advisor during the
period of the deal
week, of course, Bank Negara confirmed our
findings on the purloined US$1.83 billion by
demanding this exact sum of money back and
baldly stating that it had recommended
criminal proceedings against 1MDB for
allowing the PetroSaudi scam to proceed:
Bank concluded that permissions required
under the ECA [Exchange Control Act] for
1MDB’s investments abroad were obtained
based on inaccurate or without complete
disclosure of material information relevant
to the Bank’s assessment of 1MDB’s
Therefore, the Bank has revoked three
permissions granted to 1MDB under the ECA
for investments abroad totalling
USD1.83 billion and also issued a
direction under the Financial Services Act
2013 to 1MDB to repatriate the amount of
USD1.83 billion to Malaysia and submit a
plan to the Bank for this purpose”.[Bank
this plain speaking by Bank Negara, Arul Kanda
still attempts to say that our allegations are
“unfounded” and that our evidence is “possibly
doctored” – whilst not suing us.
refers to one our several sources as a
“convicted criminal”, whilst conveniently
neglecting to mention that this Swiss national,
Xavier Justo, was a former senior director of
1MDB’s own joint venture partner PetroSaudi and
that he was convicted (in Thailand) for
attempting to blackmail his fellow PetroSaudi
directors, using evidence about their role in
the 1MDB billion dollar scam.
Kanda is welcome to sue Sarawak Report on the
basis that Justo was convicted of blackmail,
using a trove of fictitious evidence.
Meanwhile, the opposition MP Tony Pua has
concluded that Kanda, through his string of
conflicting statements and changing stories, has
proved himself to be a
serial, if highly unconvincing, liar.
How 1MDB Cheated Bank
PetroSaudi’s own emails Sarawak Report has
obtained the Letter of Permission from Bank
Negara to 1MDB’s initial request to export a
billion dollars into the alleged joint venture
in September 2009.
and Bank Negara are welcome to contest the
authenticity of this and other documents, which
we are now releasing.
suggest that this letter shows exactly why the
bank is now saying that it was seriously and
deliberately mislead by 1MDB and why it is
demanding the money back and wants to issue
The letter was
originally written in Malay, then PetroSaudi
received a certified English translation.
reproduction here has been “tampered” or
“doctored” in any way, then of course anyone
from the Bank Negara, 1MDB or PetroSaudi itself
will be very well-placed to sue Sarawak Report
for misrepresentation and publish the correct
version in the meantime:
letter of approval in Malay
[Click For the
English versions of the BNM letter – also
see the base of this story].
This letter of
authorisation, which was sent by the Director of
the Foreign Exchange Administration Department
to 1MDB’s then Executive Director, Mr Tang Keng
Chee, grants permission for the payment of the
initial US$1 billion on the basis that amongst
utilize the equity funds totaling USD 2.5
billion from its shareholders to fund the
investment in the energy, agriculture, real
estate and tourism sectors in Malaysia and
The said funds
in the sum of USD 2.5 billion will be placed
in PetroJV’s account with Banca della
Svizzera Italiana SA, Geneva pending
investments in future projects;
In other words,
the letter makes plain that BMN was of the clear
understanding that 1MDB was providing 40% of a
cash injection into a joint fund, which would be
combined with a US$1.5 billion cash
investment by PetroSaudi, designed to
fund a variety of projects, including
investments in Malaysia.
was reflected 1MDB’s own press releases of the
time (since noticeably removed from its site):
will contribute $1.5 billion”
As is now known,
PetroSaudi in the event contributed no cash to
the deal and the majority of the billion dollars
injected by 1MDB was not paid into the joint
venture account, but into Jho Low’s own company
Good Star’s account at RBS Coutts in Zurich.
Bank Negara Malaysia was therefore misled, just
like the public.
documents produced by Bank Negara (below) show
that repeated later queries about how the money
was being invested were ignored and put off by
1MDB, which instead went on to borrow a further
US$500 million and US$330 million on similar
false pretences, which likewise disappeared
mainly into Jho Low’s account at Good Star or
into the buy out of UBG (in which he held
investigation summary shows how US$500
million was supposed to be invested in a
French energy company – Instead it was used
to buy out UBG
US$330 million meant to “promote foreign
direct investment into Malaysia” went to Jho
Low’s Good Star account
investigation shows when it tried to follow up
on the payments they were given the brush-off by
1MDB or faced extraordinary delays and partial
No response to
requests for information – proposed projects
did not eventuate – money missing….
It is plainly for
this reason that BMN wants all the 1MDB
PetroSaudi money returned and has requested for
criminal proceedings to be opened. Indeed the
previous Attorney General Gani Patail had
started drawing up charge sheets for
prosecutions related to 1MDB.
Malaysia knows, Najib responded with an
executive coup – he replaced the
Head of Special Branch, who then sent a team
of officers to apprehend Gani Patail as he
arrived at his office on Monday 27th July. Patail
was informed that he was to retire immediately
on ‘health grounds’ without entering his office
to collect his things.
unconstitutional for the Prime Minister to fire
an Attorney General and it is unconstitutional
for him to personally hand-pick a successor.
this is exactly what Najib has done and
new his hand-picked AG, Apandi Ali, is
now refusing to act upon Bank Negara’s
recommendation to prosecute 1MDB.
Arul Kanda continues to issue
sanctimonious press releases saying all
is well with 1MDB and that Sarawak
Report is ‘doctoring’ documents. Is he
relying on the facts or just the strong
arm tactics of his boss?
valuation of PetroSaudi
A key element of the criminal case
against 1MDB is the astonishing and
wilfully negligent failure of the board
Ed Morse, banker and commodities pundit
directors of this public company to obtain an
independent valuation of its proposed joint
venture partner PetroSaudi, introduced by the
PM’s appointed ‘advisor’ Jho Low.
of placing cash as advertised to BNM and the
public into the so-called joint venture, it
emerged during the course of the two week
lightening negotiation period that PetroSaudi
was merely injecting ‘assets’ in the form of a
subsidiary company (PetroSaudi International
(Cayman) that allegedly owned valuable oil
concessions in Turkmenistan and Argentina.
Handy visual created by
UK lawyers White & Case – the ‘injection’
was compensated by $1.5 bn in share equity
and a supposed $700m ‘shareholder loan’
PetroSaudi did not own the Turkmenistan oil
field, it belonged to a Canadian company called
Buried Hill instead. Furthermore, the concession
was valueless to the extent that it is located
in a disputed region of the Caspian Sea, making
it currently impossible to legalise the
ownership or extract the oil.
didn’t stop PetroSaudi claiming the ownership
and issuing a fictitious $700 million
‘shareholder loan’ as part of the supposed asset
transfer to the joint venture company, which
three days later it would demand back in hard
PSI Director Patrick
Mahony advises his colleague – instead of
saying we are negotiating an interest in the
oil field, let’s say we own it!!
supposedly cover its obligations during the
checking period on the lightening deal the 1MDB
Board, directed by Shahrol Halmi, agreed to
accept a valuation of this PetroSaudi
International (Cayman) subsidiary from an
American, who was recommended by none other than
PetroSaudi Director Patrick Mahony himself, a
banker called Ed Morse.
was a prominent former politician and is
currently Commodities Head of Citigroup, but in
2009 he was out of work, having lost his job
with the closure of Lehman Brothers. He was
also a close contact of Patrick Mahony and Tarek
Obaid and the men were in regular touch before
and after the 1MDB deal.
Mahony who hired Morse to value his own company
PetroSaudi International (Cayman) – he then
passed this document on to Shahrol Halmi as if
it were an
independent third party valuation!
that this was only a window dressing exercise to
please the auditors is further made clear by the
fact that the Malaysian end of this dodgy deal
only received Ed Morse’s tame document the day
AFTER the deal had already been signed on 29th
Shahrol Halmi still
waiting for the valuation report on the day
the deal was signed
correspondence shows that Morse derived all of
his information for his “independent report”
document sent to him by Mahony himself just
a couple of days before he wrote it up.
admits as much in his own report:
analyses, opinions and conclusions presented
in this report are based on our best
economic judgments on the data that were
made available to us by the managements of
PetroSaudi International Limited and 1MDB
PetroSaudi Limited” [Ed
had checked out any of the data provided by
PetroSaudi, he would have realised that they did
not own the Turkmenistan oil field and that an
Argentine concession was mainly funded with
borrowed funds. Instead he summarised:
Morse valued the PSI
assets at over US$3 billion
was offered US$50,000 for this re-jigged version
of PetroSaudi’s own figures, which was in the
event bumped up to double by Patrick Mahony –
presumably as a thanks for getting such a
massive evaluation job done in just a couple of
Ed’s $100k bill foe two
days repackaging work on PetroSaudi’s own
Laughably, the 1MDB Board and management were
prepared to accept this so-called ‘injection of
assets’ purely in the form of the transfer of
ownership of PetroSaudi’s subsidiary company in
the Caymans. There was no legal transfer of any
of that company’s supposed assets, for example
the alleged Turkmenistan oil concession –
meaning that the joint venture was left with
little more than a shell company with nothing in
it in return for its own billion dollar payment.
of days after the deal was signed Patrick Mahony
cynically gave orders to his team to wind down
the ‘advanced negotiations’ for a so-called
farmin agreement with Buried Hill for the
Turkmenistan oil field. He wanted to get out
before PetroSaudi was committed, one reason
doubtless for the hasty negotiations!
Get moving on pulling
out of the farmin deal – only 5 days before
we are committed!
such blatant and wilful negligence by the Board
and management of a public company in dealing
with PetroSaudi’s blatant shenanigans were not
enough to prompt Bank Negara’s criminal case
against 1MDB, the matter of course gets worse.
Negara was specifically informed that all the
US$1 billion being paid into the PetroSaudi
venture was going to the joint venture company
Instead, of course, the conspirators
behind the deal had injected a
fictitious US$700 million ‘shareholder’
paper ‘loan’ into the equation on the
25th of September, just 3 days before
the signing of the deal.
It turns out that this was not
communicated to the Board by the
management of 1MDB or the CEO Shahrol
PetroSaudi and their lawyers then
requested the money be paid directly
back to PetroSaudi by 1MDB in cold hard
cash on the day of the deal (Tim
Buckland, the head of the PSI legal team
subsequently left his job at White &
Case and joined PSI as a Director).
This ‘repayment’ was dressed up as a
consideration for the huge extra value
of the supposed assets of the injected
Cayman subsidiary, which Morse had put
at US$3 billion, but were actually
fictitious, unchecked and legally
Fraudulent information provided by
Patrick Mahony about PSI’s assets
It gets worse, because of course as we all
know the US$700 million did not even get ‘paid
back’ to PetroSauidi, it got paid directly to a
company owned by Jho Low called Good Star
Limited, incorporated in the Seychelles.
a mound of evidence to show that PetroSaudi, in
particular Patrick Mahony, deliberately lied to
1MDB on this point, claiming that Good Star was
a PetroSaudi subsidiary.
Straight lie in this
White & Case prepared document – The 1116073
account belonged to Jho Low’s Good Star
Limited, not PetroSaudi
conspirators have continued to make this claim
and lie in recent weeks in various statements
seeking to imply that the money went to
PetroSaudi instead of Jho Low:
a statement to The New York Times this week,
1MDB said that Good Star was owned by
PetroSaudi and noted that PetroSaudi had
confirmed that 1MDB said it had provided
information about these transactions to the
Malaysian authorities that are investigating
the sovereign fund.”[NYT
Halmi also knew full well that the money was
being ‘paid back’ not to PetroSaudi but to Good
Star, as his emails make plain. If he had
checked the beneficial ownership of Good Star he
would have realised it belonged to Jho Low and
that the company was not part of the ownership
structure of PetroSaudi.
Likewise, if RBS Coutts had done its proper due
diligence and checked the incorporation
documents of Good Star, it would have realised
the same fact.
Halmi confirmed to the
bank that the beneficial owner of the
account which received the $700m was not
PetroSaudi but Good Star Limited – belonging
to Jho Low
Pua has pointed out in his statement on the
matter this weekend, there is only one
explanation for the failure of the Board and
Management to conduct due diligence over the
decisions of 1MDB, which is that the fund’s
special terms of incorporation meant that there
is in fact only one decision-maker authorised to
make investments – this is the sole shareholder,
the PM/ Minister of Finance Najib Razak, who had
disguised himself as the mere Chairman of the
the constitution of 1MDB means that the role of
the Board is mere window dressing, hence their
side-lining from the PetroSaudi deal and other
future expenditures that succeeded in running up
a staggering RM42 billion of debt in less than
to Clause 117 of the 1MDB Memorandum and
Articles of Association (M&A), the Prime
Minister’s written approval must be obtained
for “any financial commitment (including
investment), restructuring or any other
matter … It is clear their
[the Board] appointment was only for show.
They are mere stooges working for the powers
that be. No Board worth their salt would
have tolerated the degree of transgressions
which took place within the company which
included embezzlement and misappropriation
of billions of ringgit.” [Tony Pua media
Kanda is of course welcome to again say that the
emails and documents we have published from the
PetroSaudi database, which are also in the hands
of international regulators and other news
organisations have been ‘possibly doctored’ and
‘tampered’ by Sarawak Report.
should take us to court and compare his copies
with ours and explain why it is that all the
surrounding evidence about the 1MDB PetroSaudi
affair ties in nicely with our allegations,
while for his part he cannot stick to the same
answer two days running.
Malay Version of the Bank Negara
Letter of Permission:
BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA
CENTRAL BANK OF MALAYSIA
1Malaysia Development Berhad (848230V)
Level 8, Menara IMC,
No.8, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.
to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad application
Permission is given to 1MDB to remit funds
in the sum of USD1 billion for the purpose
of obtaining 40% shareholding in 1MDB
Petrosaudi Limited, British Virgin Islands (PetroJV).
The reference number of the said investment
the purpose of simplifying the statistical
compilation of the balance payments by the
Central Bank of Malaysia-
(a) 1MDB has to disclose the information
required by the local licensed bank (commercial
bank, Islamic bank or local investment bank) for
convenience in remitting the investment funds
which is in excess of RM 200, 000 on behalf of
(b) The Malaysian Central Bank’s
Department of Statistics will contact 1MDB with
regard to a quarterly report in respect of
1MDB’s assets and liabilities to be submitted to
the Central Bank of Malaysia.
note the following-
(a) PetroJV is a joint venture company
held 40:60 by 1MDB and its joint venture
partner, Petrosaudi Holdings (Cayman) Ltd,
(b) PetroJV will utilize the equity funds
totaling USD 2.5 billion from its shareholders
to fund the investment in the energy,
agriculture, real estate and tourism sectors in
Malaysia and overseas;
(c) The said funds in the sum of USD 2.5
billion will be placed in PetroJV’s account with
Banca della Svizzera Italiana SA, Geneva pending
investments in future projects;
(d) 1MDB will fund the investment in the
sum of USD 1 billion with the acquisition of
“Islamic Medium Term Notes” which were issued in
May 2009; and
(e) The remittance of such funds for the
said investment will be done via a foreign
exchange of the funds in Ringgit to the relevant
foreign currency with a local licensed bank. In
this connection, 1MDB will make the exchanges in
stages to ensure order and smoothness in the
local foreign currency market.
the event that 1MDB does not make any
remittance of funds for its investment in
the period of 12 months from the date of
this letter, this approval will be rendered
cancelled and 1MDB would be
required to obtain permission from us prior
to the remittance of such funds.
the event that 1MDB is bound by any value
protection contract to manage currency
exposure risks for its investments, the
contract has to be:-
(a) executed with a local licensed bank;
(b) terminated by 1MDB when the said
investment is sold or has come to
behalf of Foreign Exchange Officer
Hanisah Wan Ibrahim)
Foreign Exchange Administration
- Abdul Rahman Raof
EARNED NOT GIVEN
I prefer to say 'respect
is earned, not demanded;.
One of the
critical issue faced by the Malaysian political
leaders today that they have lost respects from
the people. Even the laymen are facing similar
problem throughout the world where the younger
generations do not show respects towards any
elderly people with conservative minds and who
refuse to accept changes which are progressive
It is education
that made the new generation able to distinguish
between a leader and a nation. Leaders come and
go. The nation remains. People can die for a
country but not for a leader. A nation has
sovereignty, provide land and fertile soil and
minerals for the people. All they need is to
work and make it useful and productive. The
earth stood still when people cease to exist.
A leader is to
organize the economy, law, technology, education
and other system for the benefit of the masses.
He cannot inspire the populace by telling lies,
spinning words and concern on amassing wealth
for himself and his family.
If he is seen as
dishonest, liar or a friend of the gang of
international hooliganism who will do the
killing for a leader than his total social
status is gone. It diluted itself into a mud.
The respect is gone. He cannot demand respects
from the people. It would be a strange phenomena
to draft law to force people to respect the
Nobody care to ask
the reason why the Malays are slowly hating
their Malay leaders ? In the Face Book, they
used the most dreadful words on their leaders.
The Malays have gone out of their limits due to
the intense hatred. The Chinese are not that bad
in using words again our leaders. Only if Rosmah
could hear what people call her, she may be try
to look at herself in the mirror and ponder her
real value is.
This lady is a
medical doctor and a wife of a Prime
Minister. She knew her place as a
wife as all those previous Prime
Ministers. After retirement she
still find time to enrich herself
with aesthetic values. I adore her
and respect her very much.
generation is more passive. They do not show
their unhappiness by howling or call their
leaders by names. They just stay sullen, say
nothing and keep their unhappiness beneath their
dress. In other words they still show some
respect towards a
When I am not
respected, there is nothing that I could do.
There is no need for me to confront the people
and try to show them that I am worth their
respects. Surely there is something in me that
has destroyed me; it could be my dress, my
behavior, the way I talk and other things
In the course of
daily social interaction we treat other people
upon our customary practice. We may help the old
and the disable to cross the road out of the
feeling of a social duty. Such a moral
obligation may be independent of the feeling of
respect. If you ask me to step on Rosmah's
picture, I won't do it at any price, not because
I respect her but it would degrade me as a
person to do it. It does not parade any goodness
A good man doesn't
have to praise himself, announcing his donations
and his help to the society. He is not a suspect
of heinous crimes. He never abuse the power
entrust in him.
It is a pity for
someone who has lost the respect of the people.
He has to blame himself.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
You never know
a fate of a poor man you meet on a street. Alisah is
not a Malaysian. She is a Filipino girl who loves
singing so much that finally took her to fame. She
sang whenever she found a karaoke machine in a mall.
One Henrik Jensen who recorded her singing on July
2014 uploaded her video on the internet. It went
This is how the Wikipedia describes her, "Alisah
was born to a family that made their living through
selling at the sidewalk since 1987. She participated
in singing contests such as
Eat Bulaga's now-defunct Gymeoke segment. She
St. Scholastica's College's Conservatory of
Music until 2014, when her scholarship was revoked
after she was found to have participated a televised
karaoke contest while wearing her school
uniform; this was prohibited under the rules of the
A few months later she went for
audition for the Voice of the Philippines and she
completed the competition as a runners up. The video
footing below in the youtube shows her singing at a
supermarket using the karaoke machine.
In many countries
one cannot depend on luck to rise up to fame. We all
do know who Kulup and Jamal are and how they went
about to gain national publicity. And another is Ali
More than 30
years ago at Borobodur there was one fine beggar
girl without shoes or sleepers, singing Bengawan
Solo with her guitar. All her 10 fingers were alive.
Her voice was lovely. Probably she is still a beggar
today. Alisah is a lucky one.
You can find
more information about her on the internet for
perusal and listen to her lovely voice.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
WONDER HOW SARAWAK REPORT GET ALL THE STUFFS
- DO THEY MANUFACTURE THINGS ?
It is either Sarawak report is a liar or
Najib has not been an honest Prime Minister and has committed a big crime. We
need to observe the battle. While time is KING to Najib, it can also be a killer
as the world will be getting to know Najib as better as it drags into history.
How long will the American President could sustain the respect on Najib ? Or
else Najib must resort to legal process on WSJ and SR rather than to shoot and
kill. If SR does not lie on this one, it shows that people in 1Mdb are not happy
with what is going on in it. It was not Xavier alone.
How Arul Kanda Lied To
The 1MDB Board About 'Cash In The Bank' -
Special meeting of 1MDB Board to handle a
growing crisis in January
Sarawak Report has obtained minutes of a
1MDB board meeting, which prove that CEO
Arul Kanda’s claim about ‘cash in the bank’
at BSI Singapore was not an unfortunate ‘miscommunication‘,
but part of a deliberate strategy of
other words, it was a bare-faced and
Negara Malaysia is plainly aware of this
state of affairs, given its
statement challenging the Attorney
General’s attempts to close down
investigations into 1MDB over the past few
hours. It raises further concerns over the
refusal by Najib’s inner circle to accept
that billions were stolen, triggering an
unprecedented cover-up by Malaysia’s
desperate development fund.
Sorry I ‘miscommunicated’
April Sarawak Report
produced evidence from the Singapore
authorities showing there was in fact no
‘cash’ in 1MDB’s BSI bank account.
forced Kanda to make a series of retractions
over parliamentary statements by the
Minister of Finance, Najib Razak, claiming
that US$1.103 billion, supposedly redeemed
“in cash” from the PetroSaudi joint venture,
had been paid into BSI Bank, Singapore.
“As the president of the company, I take
full responsibility for this
misunderstanding, and will ensure better
communication with all stakeholders,”
Kanda “clarified” that the assets held at
BSI were in the form of ‘units’, which
Sarawak Report has established are
categorised as ‘level 3′, meaning there is
no guarantee as to their actual worth (if
we have now obtained minutes from an earlier
board meeting in January, which make plain
that the new CEO had given detailed
assurances to Board members that there
was indeed ‘cash’ in the
so-called Brazen Sky company account at BSI
Kanda even gave a highly unbelievable excuse
as to why, instead of using these alleged
cash funds, 1MDB was borrowing even more
money to cover its pressing expenses. This
was in response to concerns by the Chairman,
Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, that the management
had publicly promised to repatriate the
money and then failed to do so:
‘held as cash’ – failure to clearly
communicate or a straight lie?
Why we can’t ‘repatriate’ the
the above minutes, Arul Kanda’s
excuse for not repatriating the
‘cash’ was that it had to be
retained in the bank in Singapore in
order to guarantee yet another loan
by Deutsche Bank.
had just acknowledged that 1MDB was
experiencing serious cash flow and
credibility problems, just as the
company was planning to try and get
out of its difficulties by issuing
shares on the stock market.
And Lodin Wok
Kamaruddin wanted to know why the
management had failed to carry out
its pledge to use the alleged
remainder of the Cayman Island
(Brazen Sky) fund, which was
supposed to contain the ‘profits’
from the investment into PetroSaudi
back in 2009-12.
issues – Lodin Wok Kamaruddin
Why not bring back the money board
Time to use the Brazen Sky fund made up
of the ‘profits’ from PetroSaudi!
Arul Kanda’s answer is not only barely
credible under the circumstances, it shows a
double deception that could only have been
The CEO had told his bemused board
members that Deutsche Bank was preventing
him from repatriating the money, because
they were demanding that he keep the
Singapore cash account as collateral for
another almost identical sum of US$975
million they had loaned to 1MDB.
Surely, it was nonsensical to keep money
in the bank to guarantee the borrowing of a
virtually identical amount, especially when
the ‘high financing costs’ had become a key
concern at the fund?
So, this was not a communication slip by
Kanda, it was a positive, detailed claim
that the assets were being held in cash,
giving the reason that the lending bank
consortium would accept nothing less to
guarantee their further loan.
There is another strange issue thrown up
by these January minutes. In public
statements 1MDB had claimed there was
US$1.103 billion in the BSI Brazen Sky
account, yet Kanda informed the Board there
was only US$939 million – over a hundred
It appears that no one on the board saw
fit to raise a query over such obvious
Yet, Sarawak Report suggests there is
only one credible explanation for all these
twists and turns, which is that Kanda could
not repatriate and use the alleged ‘cash’,
because there was no cash.
There were merely level 3 assets
representing ‘units’ of zero value in a fund
managed by Hong Kong’s shadowy Bridge
Partners based in the Cayman Islands.
That the Board accepted his feeble excuse
that close to a billion dollars had to
remain frozen in Singapore, in order to
guarantee a further billion dollar loan
from Deutsche Bank, means either they were
half-witted or they had decided to turn a
blind eye to a desperate situation caused by
blatant corrupted management of the fund.
Shahrol Halmi knew the truth
Sarawak Report suggests that the board
members were not financially illiterate
half-wits and that they knew full well that
the fund had been mismanaged on their watch.
This is born out by further evidence from
the leaked minutes in our possession, which
show that the meeting began with complaints
by board members that past decisions had not
been made with the proper consent and
oversight of the Board.
There was a resolution therefore to
change procedures to ensure that in future
all investment decisions would be properly
After all, they were talking about
billions of dollars of public money!
Poor oversight by the Board – so who was
making all the investment decisions at
Now that we are RM42 billion in the red
perhaps we should start doing things
properly going forward?
These resolutions and the willingness to
nevertheless accept Arul Kanda’s barmy logic
of leaving a billion in the bank to
guarantee a further billion worth of
borrowing, show a staggering level of
negligence by a board that can only have
another liar who knew perfectly well
One individual, in particular, who can
only have known better was a vocal member of
the 1MDB board, whose comments are also
registered in these revealing minutes of
This was none other than the fund’s
former Chief Executive, Shahrol Halmi, who
knew exactly why there was no actual money
in BSI’s Singapore accounts.
It was he, after all, who had presided
over the theft of US$700 million from 1MDB
back on day one of the so-called 1MDB
PetroSaudi joint venture. He had likewise
signed off two further major ‘loans’ to
PetroSaudi – US$500 million in September
2010 and then US$330 million that went
straight from 1MDB into the Jho Low company
Good Star Limited in 2011, according to
documents obtained by Sarawak Report from
the Bank Negara investigations into
investments by the fund.
These payments total US$1.83 billion,
which significantly represents the sum
referred to by the Chief of Bank Negara Zeti
Akhtar Aziz when she issued a damning
statement on Thursday condemning the
Attorney General’s refusal to issue
proceedings against the theft.
Transfers from 1MDB to Jho Low’s Good
Star in 2011 under the guise of
investing in a French energy initiative
Yet Halmi had the bare-faced cheek to ask
on behalf of the board for his successor
Arul Kanda to “present the total amount
received from the investment since 2009″!
Sole shareholder and ultimate
decision-make, the Minister of Finance
There is, of course, no longer any
mystery as to where the PetroSaudi
investment money went between 2009 and 2011.
And it has been clearly proved how there
was nothing whatsoever ‘redeemed’ from the
partnership in 2012 and therefore no money
to ‘invest’ in a so-called Special Purpose
Vehicle in the Caymans.
Documents, retrieved by Sarawak Report
and now in the hands of several
international financial regulators, make
absolutely plain that all the money paid out
from 1MDB’s alleged Saudi joint venture went
to Jho Low’s Good Star Limited; the buy out
of the UBG group (in which Jho Low had
shares along with Taib Mahmud); pay offs to
Jho Low’s co-conspirators at PetroSaudi
International and injections of cash into
The eventual shadowy sale of 1MDB’s
so-called investment in PetroSaudi was
therefore nothing more than a blatant sham.
The third party ‘purchaser’ of this
interest, who allegedly paid US$2.3 billion
to 1MDB in 2012 (enabling Najib to trumpet
that fund had made a profit from the
venture) was eventually revealed to be none
other than the barely known Bridge Partners,
an outfit based in Jho Low’s home base of
1MDB then engaged the very same Bridge
Partners themselves to purportedly manage
the ‘cash fund’ in its ‘segregated portfolio
account’ in the secretive Cayman Islands!
No wonder 1MDB subsequently found it
impossible to persuade even its compliant
auditors KPMG to sign off its 2013 company
accounts. There were months of delay, during
which then CEO, Shahrol Halmi, wrangled with
a new team from Deloitte to sign through the
Gone missing – Najib’s ‘advisor’ Jho Low
Khadem Al Qubaisi – headed the Abu Dhabi
rescue bid that eventually plunged 1MDB
further into debt
It has finally emerged that Deloitte
finally agreed to ratify these painfully
delayed accounts, only after Jho Low’s new
best friends from Abu Dhabi’s Aabar fund
agreed to place a guarantee on the value of
the Cayman Island Brazen Sky account.
1MDB’s subsequent, hugely expensive
dealings with Aabar itself saw the running
up of further enormous and escalating debts
through 2012 and 2013, as the fund sought to
pay off its new friends from Abu Dhabi for
their so-called assistance.
Once again Aabar/ IPIC has come in to
temporarily rescue Malaysia’s beleaguered
fund, while 1MDB’s sole shareholder and
ultimate decision-maker (Najib Raziak) seems
hell bent on digging ever deeper holes in
the Malaysian economy, purely in order to
rescue his own political position.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
The older I get the more I try to be self
dependent, both in health and sickness. I don't
want to trouble people whenever I face problems
and difficulties. I took myself up to the bus
station during my last vacation trip to
Greece and left my car at a risky place. I
nursed myself when I felt sick and having fever
for weeks. Try to imagine if you are left alone
in this world. You have to depend on yourself
too I do not depend for my kids' support. At
this moment my pension is just enough to support
me. I do not spend my money carelessly except
for traveling. When I don't have money I don't
buy anything. When I have some, I don't spend
I am not
alone carrying with this character. There could
be million others in this country, come survive
solely on self-reliance, thinking and planning
for their future, working hard to make their
dream come true. Believe me there are tenth of
thousands who are qualified for the BRIM who do
not apply for it, believing that money earned
should be from the sweat and blood.
I am just
an ordinary man like most of other pensioners. I
have no more extra income. Yet working people,
contractors and wealthy person come to borrow
money from me. I sometimes wonder why a class A
contractor seek a help of only RM500 but never
to come back to make the payment. And another is
seeking RM50K. A student who was so broke asked
for a fifty dollar loan. Instead I donated a
hundred to him. If they have been planning well
they would not have been so dependent on others.
I would not
forget at time I did ask for a little help which
I traced reluctanty. I also asked for a company
for a dinner but also rejected. Just imagine if
the same person is asking for a huge loan from
me. And I know they would also request for other
helps and assistance. My decision is to treat
people like persons rather than friends but for
one or two.
I have been
putting up my radio antenna alone without any
help. Surely it would be simple for a simple
antenna like a dipole using a bamboo mast which
is light enough. It could be hoisted up
vertically single handed. Of course I could be
more ambitious but it would involve people to
result, when I visited foreign countries I
didn't have to think what souvenirs to buy home.
It is vital
for a nation to be able to stand on it's own.
But she must first be a self-sufficient country.
The basic of it is there must be enough
agriculture land to grow enough food for the
populace. Taking away the land for housing,
cities and industries will not be good in case
of any form of trade embargo.
also be culture of Research and Development on
all areas and disciplines, the ability to
constructs hardware and other technologies must
be rich among our citizens. Cuba is one of the
longest to face global sanction and maintain
it's sovereigty till today. What I do not know
whether countries like North Korea, Cuba and
Iran buy their commercial aircrafts from Boeing.
We do have many bright young
men in this country. Some of them work at INTEL,
designing and developing wafer. Some were even
killed on MH370. These brilliant young people
could not maximize their competency due to the
lack of suitable environment. And we have
engineer working in NASA before, came back to
Malaysia and asked to be a teacher.
In my opinion I feel that
there is something wrong with our focus and
We love to
copy almost everything Western or Americans. We
employ Jewish and British advisors. We promote
Mac Donald, KFC, Burger King, Giant, Tesco,
Telco and rent communication technology from the
Western companies. We are far behind the Koreans
in heavy and electronic industries.
A man like me thinks in a small
way about being independent. A nation must have
far more gigantic philosophy about building a
strong and respectable race. But we care more about
money and office promotion rather than about
jobs for our young people. Ministers are busy to
make business and strengthening their positions.
During Mahathir's era he was busy with
I should learnt to be self
reliance from the young age, like the Chinese
community. It builds a person's attitude, mental
strength and perseverance. The Chinese knew that
if they did not struggle, nobody would do for
them. They were not pampered. After education,
they had to be on their own. Lately, the Malays
who felt they were dumped began to realize the
importance of being independent. There are those
who strive and emerge successes in their
Despite my current stance, it
does not mean that I have to reject every help
offered. It could hurt other people. My brother
in law wanted to send me to the bus station. I
rejected on the ground I need my car to be at
the place as my return date fell on the Hari
Raya Haji, very early morning when people were
busy preparing for the morning prayer. I called
for help whenever my wife fell on the ground. I
could not lift her alone.
May be there are time when we
need to call for help and time when we need to
rely on ourselves.
No wonder, the royal family of
Great Britain sent their children to outward
bound school and to do military training and one
even went for combat risking his life for his
- Abdul Rahman Raof
IMMIGRATION - PASSPORT DIVISION
It gives an
impression that our passport division of an
immigration department is the fastest in the
world. The whole renewal process took me only
about one hour and ten minutes, without having
have to bring my own photographs and without
having have to fill in any form. Somebody who
started the new system should be commended.
I remember in
the yesteryears it took about 2 weeks for the
completion. But we tend to take things for
granted. Nobody would want to know the person
with the innovative idea.
and convenient service is the Post Office. It is
fast and made life so easy for us. We did not
have to rush from counter to counter to make
different payments. Even UTC could not beat the
Post Office. Again, it would be very interesting
to know the innovator.
These are the
people who make life more wonderful for the
I went to the
passport division a couple of days ago at Anak
Bukit, Alor Setar to renew my passport which
will expire on 7th August 2016. Countries
visited will regard the validity for the entry
at least 6 months before the expiry date. At the
counter an officer asked for my IC, and gave me
a number. Less than 5 minutes later my number
was called. I submitted my old passport. The
officer returned 2 photographs which were
inserted in my passport. He snapped my picture
and took my thumbprint. I was asked to wait for
my number to be called again for the payment. The
waiting was short, probably less than 5 minutes.
The payment was settled. "Come
an hour later to pick up your belonging," said
I went away
for a ride and had a drink to pass time. 45 minutes
later I returned. I took
another number again. Within a few seconds I was
called to collect my passport.
I remember of
my first passport made in 1965. The procedural
change is fantastic and amazing.
The service is
very well done.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
A THOUGHT ON
Today the world
resort to data storage to keep records and other
information. To the computer and it's storage
everything it keeps and printed is data. To a
man a meaningful data arrangement is called
information. Joh, Ali, Chan, female, male, 40,30
etc are data. Chan male 30 is perceived as Chan
is a male age 30 is an information.
Organizations customize their own type of data;
banks with full of figures and names, law firms
with cases, clients and all other records
pertaining to judiciary, super markets with
items, prices, stocks and other figures.
Websites keep pictures and images, video and
articles. There are tons and tons of them kept
in the storage or servers.
In spite of the
magnetic data records are also kept in
microfiches, mainly the printed information in
miniaturize form. Universities and National
Archives are doing the job of transforming the
published information into microfilms.
I keep a lot of
data in my hard disk as well as on the remote
I categorize data
into two main categories; the dead data and the
living data. A data is dead when an account is
closed or an organization cease to exist. The data
may be kept merely for future references but
won't be used anymore at the current time. Some
organizations may allow the unused data to be
destroyed after 5 - 10 years. The living data is
the data that is in an organization and business
place and other individuals. They are vital for
the daily operations or for references.
We should know
that computer data can be created, retained,
changed or destroyed/erased. We can change a
name John Macantosh to Jim Barry for the whole
database even how large they are. You may ask
why do we need to change them. One common reason
is to correct the wrong spelling. We do this by
find and replace method. Of course there
are different procedure to achieve the
Dead data could be
changed for malicious and dubious purpose, like
to make the evidence confusing. It could be done
easily. Hence it erases the truth.
The living data
may need the change in the new price, age change
and other numbers. A high security system has to
be set so that no other data can be altered for
the bad purpose. Yet it could be copied and
tempered to use as evidence even with signature
and sealed. It is freak, fake and fabricated but
almost equal to the original data. The secrecy is
known only among the two or three persons who
Data is totally
erased to destroy the whole evidence.
People will do
anything for cash. Cash is king.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
WHY NAJIB SIGN THE TPP ? - MY CONJECTURE
may be harsh because it is the only way to
describe the horror we are facing with the
signing of the TPP. Someone described it as a
New World Order, which needs a longer time to
know. We need to investigate in detail who are
the individuals behind the TPP even though it
has been too late, for Najib has signed the
has to lie that Malaysia is not involve when he
knows he cannot keep the signing as a secret.
Soon the Malaysians will be hearing all the good
things on the Trade Agreement, using the same
phrase again and again "It is for the good of
the people. Other country sign it...why not
To me TPP
is a new form of imperialism, economic
imperialism that rob away many economic freedom
of a nation.
Why do you think Najib agree
to join the pack ? Is it not to save himself
from further FBI investigation on 1Mdb and money
laundering ? He has now the international
backing to manipulate with the 2.6 billion that
went into his own personal account. I don't want
to narrate a scenario of the game of the 2.6
billion, which I believe is not a donation. To
Obama that is an Achilles heel.
free from international pressure or fear from
arrest now. It will be looked after.
Only on the home ground his
loyal team has to plan another agenda of
propaganda programs. The campaign will continue
for years to come as the affect of TPP will be
realized starting from 2016 and thereafter.
I think the signing is a great
disaster. I feel sorry to the country and the
people who are fighting hard to save Najib for
his own personal folly. He thought our ringgit
could survive and the multi national companies
would buzz in thus creating prosperous Malaysia.
Najib is not gambling. He is saving his neck.
Malaysia will become worst than the
pre-independent era. Najib must know that he
will have to pay for his doing.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
WITH SHAKY HANDS
I went to
the immigration office this morning to renew my
passport which will expire at the beginning of
August next year. The real validity is 6 or 8
months before the expiry date. The whole process
took only one hour compared to more than a week
when I first made mine in 1965. I didn't need to
even bring photographs. Without me telling my
age the officer said, "Uncle, you are 68."
Yes, at 68
my hearing is poorer, my eyesight needs an
operation and my hands are very shaky. Yet I
wanted to transform my battery dependent gate
controller to the car-charger controller. At
first I thought of going to an electronic shop
and ask for some soldering help. On the second
thought I decided to try experimenting with it.
Probably later I could get some young people to
do the job with a new design gadget to be hooked
to the front panel. I finally made it and I was
happy that it is working very well.
It is a
crude work. It took me almost 2 hours to
complete it as my hands were shaky and the
soldering iron was heavily carbonized. It is
nothing but the sheer determination. It is a
simple job to others but a tough work for me.
are many other elderly people who could
construct projects with precision at the high
professional level. They even homebrewed flying
machines, especially the Americans and other
The day is
just fine for me. I got my new passport, a gate
controller free of battery and a little rain
that shove a little of the haze away. The only
hassle was a very heavy traffic jam almost
everywhere. The population of the city increases
by leap and bound due to the numerous housing
my evening walk as it was raining. Instead I
went to my sister in law's house to fetch a car
key I left when I visited the Balkan States. The
key was for any of my kids who might have
planned to come home during the Idil Adha.
have anymore project in mind. I have to remember
what the custom officer said about my age.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
STRATEGY TO REMAIN IN POWER AS I SEE IT
three forceful weapons to protect himself. The
first is the government resources; court,
military, police and all other agencies. Second
is the racial card as what he is doing now.
Ismail Sabry has been vocal of his anti-Chinese
stance. Najib was said to start the kickoff the
Red shirt by RM3 millions. There was a meeting
at the Ministerial level on the Red march . And
thirdly giving bribery to the people under the
brand name of Brim. The rest is the rhetoric of deceptions.
Najib would not care about the
ailing ringgit and the moving away of capital
investment from Malaysia. Our ringgit will
continue to plunge despite Najib's effort to woo
the Israelis administration and Obama. The
people have to pay more each day for everything.
Even the Astro is rumored to hike up it's
People simply are willing to
pay more by their votes towards Barisan Nasional.
Najib will want to stay a
Prime Minister until his death, breaking the
record of all the Malaysian PMs. It is most
likely he would be dragged to court of he
retires early. The younger generations will not
forgive him as the number of jobless graduates
are soaring. The 200000 will be doubled in a
He relies much on the East
Malaysian ministers. Dumb people can run a
nation like dictators. Pandikar Amin is above
parliament. Said Keruak and Rahman Dahlan had
been showing their obstinacy and orrogance, and
spewing stupid things all along. He also depends
on foreign advisors to run the nation. He hope
Israel and Obama would help him to stay in his
But Obama and Natenyahu both
have a 555 notebook as what Mahathir used to
have. Najib has to tow to their lines. That's
give Israel a good trading partner with Malaysia
today. When we met a group of Israelis in
Montenegro what we heard from them was
,"Malaysia is very good. Malaysia is very good."
In no time Najib will have to agree with the
trade pack despite much oppositions from the
fellow Malaysians, adding to money making
machines Mac Donald and KFC and Coca Cola.
Though the Malaysians cannot
vote Najib out in GE14, they must show that he
is not popular anymore among the Malayan
populations. MCA will continue their support as
long as Najib promises them the demands they
made. And Covertly without the knowledge of the
UMNO members he has fulfilled their needs. It is
imperative therefore for the Chinese masses to
focus on moral issues. And the Malays
concentrate on both the economic and moral
contents. There may be many people who could not
be bought with money however poor they are as a
strong moral value in them transcend every evil
Najib is trying hard to equate
him to a nation when the masses think otherwise.
To them Najib has betrayed the nation and
willing to be a puppet of Israel and USA as long
they spare his life. Ministers come and go but
the nation stood still.
If he were to win merely by
the seats in Sabah and Sarawak it will be a
great disgrace. Would you still continue to rule
and making the country worst while without any
shame you continue to do the misdeed ? This is
what we called morality and moral values. The
highest of this value is 'shame'. The
Malayans were taken by the Portuguese, then
Dutch, followed by the British. The populace has
to succumb to another form colonialism. Najib is
selling his soul to the devil.
The Malayan must not be
surprise if the Prime Minister and the cabinet
caucus are full of Sabahans and Sarawakians.
These will be the people who are guarding Najib
in his office now. Sarawak has gain it's
autonomy in education.
Najib has started a platform
that gives more weigh to the Sabah and Sarawak's
sides. To him the agenda is to ensure of BN's
dominance in the coming years.
Dethroning Najib is as good as
/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Here is quite an
interesting story I get from a friend who was in
our Balkan trip.
Why I gave RM50m for Penang
FMT | Oct 2, 15 11:45am
philanthropist answers questions about his
recent donation to the Penang Government.
By Koon Yew Yin
publication of my RM 50 million donation to the
Penang State Government for building student
hostels, many people including journalists and
BMF Radio have asked me a lot of questions. They
are curious because they have not come across
something like this before.
Here are my answers:
I was born on the
6th Jan 1933. My father started a coffin shop at
No. 8 Jalan Ipoh, KL about 100 years ago. When
father retired about 30 years ago, my eldest
brother inherited the coffin shop. As he got
older, he found difficulty to compete with the
modern undertakers and was forced to close the
old shop about 2 years ago and my younger
brother continued the coffin business with a
smaller shop in Kepong, KL.
As I have 11
siblings, I always needed some things since I
was a boy. I remember always feeling hungry when
I was young. One can imagine how 12 children
rushed for food during meal time.
This is why I want
to help the poor. Besides my RM 50 million
donation to the Penang Government to build
student hostels, I have to date, given about 300
scholarships to help students from poorer
backgrounds to complete their tertiary
As a young boy; in
1957; I attended St John’s Institution, KL where
I completed a 4 years Civil Engineering Diploma
in Technical College (now known as UTM) under a
PWD [now known as JKR) scholarship. I
subsequently qualified as a Chartered Civil
Engineer by self-study in 1962.
In 1967, together
with 3 partners, I founded Mudajaya Construction
Sdn. Bhd. and Gamuda Sdn. Bhd. In early 1980,
IGB Construction Sdn. Bhd., Jurutama
Construction Sdn. Bhd. and Mudajaya Construction
Sdn. Bhd. grouped together and listed as a
public company under the name of IJM Corporation
In 1975 I sold
Gamuda Sdn Bhd to Dato Lin Yun Ling and his
In 1983 I had a
serious heart angina. At the time heart by-pass
operations could only be done in Mayo Clinic or
Harley Street London and the casualty rate was
frighteningly high. Before my heart surgery in
London, I passed all my assets to my wife and
After my heart
operation, I retired from being an executive
director in Mudajaya / IJM Corporation Bhd and I
started to learn how to make money from the
stock market. In 1983-4 the Hong Kong stock
market crashed because China wanted to take back
Hong Kong. Almost all the Hong Kong investors
were afraid of the arrival of the Communists and
they sold their holdings as quickly as possible.
One of the most
important investment lessons I learned was to be
a contrarian investor, buy when everybody is
afraid to buy and sell when everybody wants to
buy. I started with only RM 200,000 cash and
within a few years, I bought 46% of Kaiser Stock
and Shares Ltd., a stockbroking company in Hong
After having read
several investment books by famous gurus such as
Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffet, Peter Lynch,
etc. together with my 32 years of experience, I
wish to share my knowledge with people who are
interested in investment. I believe in teaching
people to make money. It is like teaching people
how to fish instead of giving them some fish.
Q: Why do you write regularly on national
A: In 1970 when
the new economic policy was introduced, the GDP
per capita of Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea
were the same as ours. They became developed
nations despite the fact they did not have
natural resources like us. They did not even
have timber to build houses. Over 40 years
later, we are still not a developed nation due
to bad management and corruption of the BN
Government. I will continue to write to point
out all the bad things of the Government until
voters can vote the BN Government out of
In 2009, I
published a book called ‘Malaysia: Road Map for
achieving vision 2020′ to show how Malaysia can
become the developed nation it deserves to be.
Unfortunately, we have not achieved a developed
nation status due to the bad management and
corruption of the BN Government. It is most
unlikely we can achieve Vision 2020.
I have given all
my children the best education that money can
buy and I think they can find a good living
without my money. As such, I want to help poor
students complete their tertiary education. I
personally believe that with a good education,
they can earn enough to help their own families
and other poor people. As I pointed out earlier,
I have already given out over 300 scholarships
to really poor students to complete their
tertiary education. All my scholarship
recipients are not required to pay me back the
money I have spent on them. Instead, all they
have to do is to promise me that they must not
forget that I helped them when they were poor
and they will have to help other poor people
when they have money to spare. I sincerely
believe some of them will continue to do charity
after I die and if they practice the same system
or philosophy I do, there will be more and more
people contributing to charity.
Q: What are other
charities or projects have you supported in a
big way in the past?
A: About 10 years
ago I paid for the construction of a large
extension to the Salvation Army building in
Ipoh. I also donated RM 350,000 towards the
renovation of Ipoh Wesley Private School.
Q: Is it true that
UTAR snubbed a RM30 million donation you wanted
to give them back in 2009, also for hostels and
why did you choose Penang as the state to
undertake this and not any other state? Is there
a particular reason?
A: 6 years ago, I
offered to donate RM 30 million to UTAR for
building student hostels under the same terms
and conditions as I offered to Penang. However,
the MCA leaders; who controlled UTAR owned all
the land outside the university campus rejected
my offer because they did not want me to
jeopardise their lucrative property development
business. They are greedy and just want to take
advantage of the poor students.
As a result of the
bad publicity, MCA lost almost all their seats
in the last general election.
Subsequently, I invested all the RM 30 million
in the stock market and I managed to make some
profit. I chose to donate to Penang because the
record shows that DAP is managing Penang very
well and I want to support DAP.
Q: How long is the
construction process expected to take place, and
how many students are you aiming to help with
A: The Chief
Minister has assigned the 3 top officials to
assist my architect in designing and planning
for the project. They are, Jagdeep Singh Deo,
who is in charge of the State Town and Country
Planing, YB Lim Hock Seng who is in charge of
public utilities and Yew Tung Seang, Director of
Building. The project is going ahead in top
Our initial design
can accommodate about 2,200 students. In fact,
the Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said that the
Government is willing to top up the project if
my RM 50 million is not enough.
Preference will be given to poor students
irrespective of race and religion, bearing in
mind that about 80% of the 18,000 USM students
are Malays. Currently USM can only provide
accommodation for 1st year students.
Everyone is trying
to make money every day. Unfortunately, many
people do not know how to use their money
wisely. They must realise that our ultimate aim
in life is happiness. They will find great
happiness if they can create happiness. If they
give away some of their money to help poor
people who will be happy , they will also be
I have written in
my will that after I die, all my remaining
assets will be donated to help poor people to
make them happy.
In conclusion, I
wish to point out that it is not necessary to
study overseas to achieve success in life and
also that we cannot take our money along when we
die. I hope this article will inspire some
readers to follow my footsteps in doing charity.
You can tell your friends to read this inspiring
story of an undertaker’s son.
Koon Yew Yin is a retired chartered civil
engineer and one of the founders of IJM
Corporation Bhd and Gamuda Bhd.
10/3/15, 8:46:08 AM: : An inspiring story but
your political inclination is your own.
may be powerful and wealthy, draw
your wealth by illegal means,
corrupt to the core, know no shame
and morality, you will be remembered
in history as a great sinner,
plunderer, robber and a Satan. You
disgrace you own race and religion
to save your own skin, dragging the
others with you to hell and demand
their full loyalty to you alone not
to the party of God. This very man
does not say much more to degrade
you. His message is clear enough to
give comparison between you and
other concerned citizens.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
LIFE IS NOT
This is suppose to
be a wonderful and enjoyable world. The daily
bumping into surprises are normal like the Mamak
has to take extra fifty cents for the rice or
hearing stupid remarks made by UMNO ministers.
They are bearable pains which we have to accept
in our lives.
But life is not
that wonderful. Today I bumped into irritating
officer from our Malaysia Treasury. When my wife
passed away in March, I made a report of her
demise to the department as a procedure if she
is still on loan. She bought a property and the
payment was made through her pension.
I submitted the
relevant documents to an Indian young officer.
After recording in the computer he told me a
letter would be issued to me in between a month
to three months time. I was waiting patiently.
It is now 5 months. I tried to ring up the
numbers several times and each time there was a
long wait with a music. There was no reply. I
did the same things for 2 days. Nothing happen.
I went to the
website and raised the question. There was no
answer. I did that in two days, sending an
identical letter. Today I emailed to the main
office. I was told to contact the Treasury
branch. I rang up and again it was a long
waiting. After 30 minutes I rang up again and
this time a lady replied.
"I have posted the letter to you," she said.
"When ? " I asked.
"I don't receive it."
"It is not our
fault. We have posted it."
"What proof that
you posted it."
"It's in our system."
"Post it again but use post laju or register
it," I insisted.
"No, we can't post.
Neither can we email you. Ours is a counter
She asked me to go
and get the letter by myself or send someone to
get it for me. She went on talking. It irritated
so much. I do not believe she posted any letter
to me by her words "ours is a counter service".
Such a dumb
computer system that will have to call people
living at the brink of the world to fetch a
letter in Putrajaya. And I will have to pay a
few hundred ringgit just to go and get a letter.
Are the Malays
really that dumb ? Born as a pirate and a
sentiment of an animal ? The love of the race
has broken to pieces. Distrust and hatred
spread. Ministers are making statements that
shock the masses as though they are having fake
certificates and degrees.
What has been
happening to some people that we call human race
- Abdul Rahman Raof
"I prefer loyal people to the smart ones," said
Najib when he sacked Mahyuddin and Shafiee Afdal.
Najib was right in a way. If I were to choose a
wife I prefer the loyal and the obedience to the
smart end educated. But which woman is dumb
today ? Almost everyone could speak good
English, watch TV and read newspapers. Even a
girl working in a mini market has a great pride
in herself. She would have said, "I have class,
In the days
when women were docile, they did not walk side
by side with their husbands. Their husbands
would be in front and they would be about three
or four feet away. Marriage was almost forever.
The most a wife asked the husband was, "Where
did you go ? Please don't come back too late. I
am worried for you."
I am not
going to talk about Najib here as Ismail Sabry
equate him to God. His words on the importance
of loyalty had been in practiced for years even
before Christ was born. Secret societies
underwent elaborate processes of recruiting a
new loyal member. Gangsters had to drink blood
as the oath of loyalty. The custom is vital for
the team strength and cohesiveness.
talking about getting a submissive wife. It is
not the wife who will challenge me to fight if I
were to lay my hand on her, but about a wife who will
understand me when I am in bad shape, who will
not raise her voice when I fail to provide her with
enough money and who has great faith in our God
and religion. She could let me see my errors and
mistakes through her soft voice and her sweet
sister suggested that I should get an Ustazah (
female religious teacher ) as my wife, I did not
dismissed her straight away. I said nothing. But
it gave me something to think about. An Ustazah
can be both smart, intelligent as well as loyal
and obedient. She could guide me to do the right
thing, to keep on reminding me heaven and hell
and to do good things all the time.
is in abundance today, A housewife doesn't have
to have a degree to engage in technical or
political exchange with you. She will ever
prepare to response on any topic her husband
feels like talking. She is not only can be loyal
and obedient she could also be a sparing
partner. A totally dumb wife who will shows only
fear and total submission can be very boring.
What it can
mean is that even a smart person can both be
loyal and intelligent.
unmarried women who may be looking for husbands.
Even if I need a spouse as a companion, I would
not want to try to approach them. They never
know what 'humble' means. As a boss they were so
vicious and arrogance, using sentiment rather
than rationalization in their administration.
There was a school headmistress who called her
school gardener with 'oi' and pointed at the
flower pot with her leg. The poor gardener
replied, "Cikgu, I am not a tokong Hindu with
many hands. I am a human with only two
hands...." And another headmistress who forbid
her teacher from going to see her child at the
hospital. "Go after school hours," she commanded
in front of a group of teachers. Those kind of
ladies aren't palatable for me at all. I lost
It is true
that one cannot be too choosy or else one will be without
a spouse for the rest of one life. It is at this
point that tolerance is vital and one has to be
patient and to accept mutual understanding, and
give and take. If one's wife shows her temper
one will have to ignore and pretend nothing is
happening. A Chinese lorry driver told us as
story when we were on Rukun Tetangga's duty.
"One day, when I came back from work, my wife a
lipstick on my coat. She shouted at me, asking
questions and scolded me. I said nothing, I went
to take my bath. After dressing myself, I went
to her, carried her to our bed and I kissed and
caressed her. The scolding stopped."
his way. He did not fight back nor responded to
her abusively. Even then, if she was a working
woman she would not easily be tamed.
A man of my
age does not look for wife for sexual
fulfillment. Neither it is really for
companionship. If I were to die or fall sick
there will be someone who can go to get help.
But a wife
is not a chattel which you can just pick up
along any street or in a supermarket. It takes
more than 5 years to know a real person,
especially on the state of her sentiment, belief
, like and dislikes and how she would respond at
the time of distress. What we see is merely an
artificial color. Similarly, love is something
that does not loom within a day or a week, nor
it can be forced into by words or pressure.
that when the time comes God will send me a
spouse that I have always been wanting with the
characters that I always want in my dream, without having
have to search for one out there.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
Semasa rompakan di Guangzhou, China, perompak bank berteriak kepada semua orang di bank:
"Semua tiarap di lantai dan jangan melawan! Wang ini kepunyaan bank tapi nyawa anda adalah kepunyaan anda..."Semua orang dalam bank pun ikut arahan perompak tanpa melawan dan senyap.
*Ini dipanggil "berfikir di luar kotak." - berfikir lain daripada yang lain!
Apabila seorang wanita bertiarap di atas meja dengan gaya yang menggoda, perompak menjerit kepadanya: "Tolong bersopan! Ini adalah rompakan, bukan cubaan merogol!"
*Ini dipanggil sebagai "Profesional." - Fokus hanya pada apa yang anda dilatih untuk melakukan!
Apabila perompak bank kembali ke rumah, perompak muda (kelulusan MBA) memberitahu kepada perompak yang lebih tua (lulus darjah 6 sahaja): "Taiko, mari kita kira berapa banyak duit kita dapat."Perompak tua menyangkal dan berkata: "kau ni bodoh! Terdapat banyak wang, sampai bila baru kita habis kira ? Malam ni kita nonton berita di tv, pasti kita akan tahu jumlah rompakan dari berita tersebut."
*Ini dipanggil "Pengalaman." - Kini, pengalaman adalah lebih penting daripada sijil kertas!
Selepas perompak telah beredar, pengurus bank itu mengarahkan penyelia bank untuk memanggil polis dengan cepat. Tetapi penyelia berkata kepadanya: "Tunggu Mari kita ambil $ 10 juta daripada bank untuk diri kita dan tambah kepada $ 70 juta yang kita sudah gelapkan dari bank!".
*Ini dipanggil "inovatif." - Menukar keadaan tidak menguntungkan untuk keuntungan anda!
Penyelia berkata: "alang kah baiknya jika rompakan berlaku setiap bulan. Dapat juga kita gelapkan duit"
*Ini dipanggil "berpandangan jauh." - merancang masa depan selangkah lebih awal!
Keesokan harinya, berita TV melaporkan bahawa $ 100 juta telah diambil dari bank. Perompak mengira, mengira dan mengira berulang kali, tetapi mereka hanya boleh mengira $ 20 juta. Perompak sangat marah dan mengadu: "Cilaka! Kita mempertaruhkan nyawa kita dan hanya mendapat $ 20 juta tapi Pengurus bank pula mengambil $ 80 juta dengan hanya petikan jarinya, nampaknya lebih baik menjadi orang pintar daripada menjadi pencuri."
*Ini dipanggil " Pengetahuan." - pengetahuan kunci kejayaan hidup!
Pengurus bank itu tersenyum dan gembira kerana kerugiannya dalam permainan pasaran saham kini sudah dilangsaikan oleh duit rompakan itu.
*Ini dipanggil "sambil menyelam minum air." - mempergunakan peluang yang ada untuk mencipta peluang yang lain!
Merompak hnya contoh shj. Anda tidak diminta merompak.
Lalu perompak tersebut membuat laporan polis terhadap penipuan pegawai bank tersebut tentang jumlah rompakan sebenar.. ini dinamakan "BANGANG TAK BERTEMPAT"
29/09/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
nearly lost my traveling bag when my kid was doing
clearing bags operation after the demise of my wife.
A heap of bags, big and small were ready to be
thrown out in the garbage bin when I caught sight of
my old traveling bag given by a travel agency for
the United States trip. It wasn't a small one but
enough to handle 30 Kilos of clothing. I grabbed and
clean it. It was the same bag that I took to the
Balkan States tour.
bags are not cheap nowadays. Bags of my size could
fetch up to RM500 - RM1K a piece.
They have 4 rollers
attached to ease the movement. Mine, has only two
rollers. It weigh 22 kilos with full of clothing
inside. Yet it was already heavy.
usually carry one bag-pack with me but with only
minimal belongings. I never put my hand luggage in
the luggage compartment instead I shoved it below
the front seat of an airplane. There would be a
tooth brush, a tooth paste, a small towel and some
Other travelers seemed to have more than 2 bags
each. I noticed it especially on the way back home.
A lady I saw wore 3 different type of boots and had
a different dress each day, and a different attire
during the dinner time. No wonder they carried big
bags with them. A few said they brought food stuffs
During my trip to the Balkan states I wasted much
space in my bag for carrying winter jacket and other
thermal clothing. It was a hot weather almost the
whole journey. I never used those winter stuffs at
winter jacket was purchased around 1982. I can still
use it until now. It was thick enough to almost
monopolize my bag's space.
trip to Lombok and many of the Asian countries did
not require much clothing. A smaller one as shown
below was ample.
Whenever I went to the United States I need only a
small bag because there are laundries at motels and
hotels everywhere. A few pieces of quarters
would do the whole job of washing and drying.
summer vacation the thin cotton T-shirts without a
collar would suffice for the wear. You can cramp 20
pieces of it in one small area. The rest could be
left to your trousers and under wears. For people
who are as old as me the kids tend to think that we
are senile and would make decision without
consulting us. Out of nowhere they would throw away
your treasured items and belongings.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
never a trivial matter. It is a language without
a voice but full of grammar. As much as it tells
us many things it can also be used for illusive
purposes to prey on people. I don't know how it
began when it was first used to cover the
private sexual parts and evolved to cover the
whole body to suit the natural environment.
Dress code is
an identity to a profession, race, religion and
events. We recognize the nurses, the pilot, the
police and the army, a footballer and a tennis
player. And we dress differently at different
occasions. Do we see Christian women wear bikini
to attend the Sunday prayer ? We saw black dress
worn during funeral visits
It was easier
to recognize racial stock in the traditional
society especially by looking at the women.
Uniqueness is found in the Indian, Japanese and
the Malay dress. The Amish is very distinct from
the Read Indian and other white American stocks.
Today it is
not a freedom to wear anything you want
especially in the democratic countries like
Europe and America. Muslim women were barred
from wearing Hijab or face social rebuff or
legal actions. They allow nudity.
Christians and Muslims spell the dress codes for
women and they are almost identical. I can't
quote the bible and the Hindu verse but in Islam
the women are asked to cover the whole body
except for the face and the two hands at public
places ( surah An Nur ). If the ladies chose not
to follow their religion then they are free to
dress in any way they want.
It was difficult
for me to recognize between a Muslim woman and a
non-Muslim woman when I visited the Balkan
states recently. It would be easier if I visited
Thailand. For restaurant owners to indicate
their religious identity would have facilitate
me to look for the halal outlets.
women cried foul at the Muslim dress code,
saying it is not stated in the Quaran and Islam
forced the beauty of the Muslim women to be
hidden. Should they did so ? There is no law
imposed the head scarves of hijabs on the
Muslim. If they choose to parade their looks and
beauty to attract more men, it is their freedom
to do so, on their own free will.
It is unwise to
call all other Malaysian Muslims not to abide by
the Muslim dress code by pointing that there is
no where in the Holly Book that mention 'hair'
as an aurat. Therefore it is not
necessary to cover with the head scarf. The
Surah mentioned covering the whole body but for
the face and the hands. It includes the covering
of the head. If they insist on displaying their
beauty by all mean they need not cover them.
They can even wear the hot pants or nothing at
There are Muslim men
who love modesty in women. There are those who
prefer sexy busty girls with grey hair. All in a
matter of taste.
But we must always
remind ourselves that dress could cheat us any
time and anywhere. When Sadat went to war with
the Israelis, the later dressed in Egyptian army
and maneuvered themselves to surround and
trapped the Egyptian army. A con man would dress
like a gentleman to go for a sting. A drug
addict and a thief can put a Haj attire to cover
up their operations.
We must not be
impressed by a person's dress. We have to look
deeper into the person and study more of his
behavior. Even a woman who covers herself
completely may find joy in adultery.
I would not want
to be a European or an American by dying my
hair, adopt their culture, enjoy their Christmas
or made god out of Bush or Obama. Yet we start
to hear of the freedom of same sex marriage and
drug usage called by the Malaysians. You don't
have to follow the Arabs to cover yourselves if
you don't wish. You can still depict your
Muslimin with the Malay dress.
If you are talking
about freedom, let me say to you that there is
no country in the world gives total freedom to
individuals. The Muslim women were oppressed in
the West just because of their hijab. In USA you
can't even question 911 or wear intifada scarf.
The Servians and Croatians killed thousands of
Muslims because of their religion.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
WHERE ARE WE
we between the United States and China ?
Certainly it it would be a totally different
question to ask where is Najib between both of
the great nations ?
well known as an expert in maneuvering his way
through, using his
money and facial countenance as his main
weapons. Even big leaders were deceived and he
get away with all. But the laymen are more
straight forward; they either side the Chinese
or the Americans. However, the local Chinese divide.
The Malays have a vague view as to their stand.
Their main focus
is on the Palestinian-Israelis issues.
demeanor it is certain that he is in favor of
the United States and willing to do anything for
Obama. He needs Obama's consent on every of his
action including the jailing of Anwar Ibrahim.
All he needs now from the President is to ignore
the legacy of 2.6 billions and other local
scandals. With the extra US base and logistic
support USA will close her eyes on Najib's
scandalous Prime Minister.
officials always believe that the United States
is always superior to China in military and
other technical might. USA is the master and still in command.
Our national media and other communication
hardwares are purchased from and controlled by the
United States. Our top military and security
forces are trained there. Though
China has a share in the space technology, the
country is still inferior in many ways. The consumer
products are without any quality. China is still far behind
not afraid of China's aggression at all. But he
fears the local Chinese more and want to retain
power through their votes. The Chinese Panda
rental is only a tactical diplomacy, trying to
appease both the local and the Chinese republic. Najib knows that he cannot trust and
depend on the Chinese for his survival. He has
to look for Sabah and Sarawak to retain his
relationship between Malaysia and North America
lies about the survival of Najib as a Prime
Minister. He would bow to Obama as long as the
later approve it. Even without a 100% of the Malay
support he won't step down.
opposition supporters accused Najib of using heavy
shielding on his life, with heavy body guards
much more than the other Prime Ministers,
using security forces and government resources,
deploying gangsters and mafia forces to do the killings for him
. The foreign media relate Altantuya's
death to the role he was involve in. WSJ accused him
stealing billion of dollars. He fears for his
safety. The authority started to create the
enemies trying to put him away. The wild goose
chase began for the ISIS group whom they
believed plan to attack Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. When a Chinese envoy made a visit to
Petaling Street it was seen as an act of China's
aggression. The envoy was summon to answer for
international conference before such kind of
meeting two leaders in a private conversation had
exchanged fucking words with . If Malaysia were to summoned Obama, the later might throw the fuck word and
walk away. If the Chinese were to do that Najib
would immediately report to the UNited States
highly probable the English educated Chinese
would adore Obama and still loyal to Kai Shek.
They may not side the Chinese. But the present
UMNO leaders and the Malays showed they are not
worried about the Chinese. They threw slur and
insult the local Chinese. They think their silat can
beat the whole world. The kampong Malays
would not understand what is neo-American
colonialism and imperialism. And they never
care about the American design in Asia and the
do realize that they lag behind USA in
technology. New technology such as anti-gravity
war vehicles and other killing machines like drones are
taking new phase. They concentrate on the
development of higher
technology chasing Japan and South Korea. On one
or two occasion they surprised the world by
scramming the new fighter jets. The
Chinese know the value of rationalization over
the mere sentiment of emotion.
is not so dumb as many could have assumed. They
would not have allowed USA's plans and
strategies unchecked and un-computed. They know
the number and locations of US bases around this
region. They are not fool to leave everything to
fate. If Israel is not scared of the United
States, we could be sure the Chinese could hold
the identical stance.
vow and prostrate to Najib, not because they are
weak or scared of him but because they need our money. They want to
market their products. They would not care how
close Najib is to Obama. Remember China is
called Chong Kuo, the Middle Kingdom.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
LIFE IS BACK
TO NORMAL AFTER BALKAN TRIP
When I came back
there was only one cat waiting for me. She
meowed, either to send me a message that she was
hungry or that she had missed me a great deal. Before
entering my house I gave her some food. A few
hours later more of them gathered, 6 altogether. I
didn't know where they came from. I thought I
had left them enough food before leaving for
I am glad to be
home again after the long trip, having ecstatic
feeling when behind the wheel, driving like I
was at 17, overtaking bigger cars even in town.
The Kancil I left at the bus station for 14 days
was untouched. Probably the drug addicts
recognized it was a poor man's car. I had one
Kancil before sold to a mechanic for RM500. And
I am thinking of selling this one for an Axia
when I accumulated enough for the new tin
Life returns to
usual and normal. Only with an exception, that
my Acer lap top was giving me trouble. I could
not boot and therefore I could not continue with my
writing blog. I am using a software called Front
Page and I love it very much. However even
before the mishap I was thinking of buying a new
one costing less than 1.5K. I thought buying
anew would solve me the problem, but later
learned that the new lap top comes with a
licensed Windows 10. It cannot accept all the
old soft ware. Yesterday I took the Acer to a
computer shop and asked for a new Hard disk with
Windows XP. I paid RM265 and here it is working
again. May be I will get the new Window 10 stuff
For the last 3
evenings I went back to my regular walking,
about 4.8 km or of an hour of walk-jog momentum.
I felt rejuvenated again and slept longer hours,
eating much less than when I was on my trip.
Yesterday I ironed out a few shirts and today a
few more clothing.
My regular Nasi
Kandar breakfast resumed starting on the second
Idil Adha; rice wit fish costs me RM5, with meat
RM4 and with egg less than RM3, with free glass
of warm water and a few pieces of cucumber. The
owner used to say "...he is almost our
relative...came on the same boat.." He even paid
for my GST.
I still do not
watch TV, do not buy newspaper and try to avoid
reading news on Najib. News would cause pain in
my neck. Yet news about the declining ringgit
would emerge almost from everywhere staring at my face.
Haze was not so
bad as it is today. The day before and yesterday
was almost nil. I did not see any this morning.
Now I could see a little whitish atmosphere
outside my window. It is so contrast with the
places we visited where the weather had been
very kind to us. At least to me, it is not a
threatening phenomena around my location.
Today I have been
home almost the whole day after my breakfast.
Many of the other days were the same. I heard my
friends on the radio but chose to listen to
their conversation rather than joining them. I
lay horizontal on my sofa until I felt asleep.
My companions are the PC, the iPhone and the
Samsung. My Apple Macbook is still sleeping
since last night.It is now 3 pm. Afterwards I
will go for my lunch at a Malay restaurant which
will be a little more expensive. Probably I will
take a little dose of Vitamin C from an apple
juice, which I believe could beat the danger of
a heart disease, namely the stroke.
Life is good
enough without the millions in bank, without the luxurious
massive cars and very huge TV screen. I believe
that the cats would pray for me. The chores
provide a fulfilling life. The weather is
testing my patience. The old routine provides
continuity to my life.
If I have no faith
in God I wouldn't have park my car at the unsafe
place for 14 days, and would be damn worried
when my Acer computer went kaput.
The mystery of
life is unknown. At the end of the day one has
to trust in one's fate and predestination.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
Almost 12 solid
days we were cheated by the weather around the
Balkan States. We started in Greece. Then moving
away to Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and
Northern Croatia. The heat was burning except
for a short moment at the National Park of the
last state. There were over 23 persons, male and
female, mostly of the well to do individuals but
me. I was the poorest and the most lowly of all,
education wise and job wise. Yet I paid for a
single large room, feeling like a king.
Greece was quite
interesting. The weather was warm and people
wore T-shirts. My friends said, "Don't worry, we
will get the cold weather when we visit Bosnia
and Croatia. I cannot put more pictures here or
the page will get heavier and the downloading
will be slower.
It wasn't in my
dream that I would visit this historical country
of Aristotle, the place where philosophers and
ancient great politicians were born.
Euro as commercial currencies. Today we know
that this country is almost a bankrupt nation.
another small country with mostly of Christian
faith. It looked more develop than many other
Balkan states. It is another heaven for
tourists. The capital city has several
fortresses inside which we could find hotels,
bars and souvenir shops.
My poor brain
could not recall places by the pictures. I may
mix them up. I would not narrate those I am not
sure of. I am sure many want to know how their
houses like and the landscaping too. I snapped a
few pictures of the houses, towns and the farm
land for your perusal.
Albania was a
Muslim country that turned to be a communist
under a despotic ruler. During the communist
regime the citizens were not allowed to own
cars. Thousands and thousands of bunkers were
built by the communist for fear of attacked by
I have more than
400 pictures altogether. I hope these are
suffice and you might be able to imagine how.
There were a lot of walking tour, climbing hills
and walking for at least 3 km. We have no
choice. It was indeed good for our body. I am
happy with the company, the food and the hotel.
There were three meals with chicken which I had
to do away with the pieces. It was alright for
You may want to
know whether I did find any single woman. The
answer is YES but I am too pariah for any.
Someone asked about where about my BMW when I
told them I left my Kancil at the parking lot of
the bus station.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
IT IS NOT A
Zubaidah dead ? " A friend asked me the other
day. Zubaidah Mahmud was an excellent worker in
my school before. She was an electrical
technician. When she had nothing to do she
helped the financial clerk to keep an account
book. Whatever job she did, she did it extremely
well. Before I retired she went for a transfer
to a new promotional post. I have not seen her
more than 20 years.
said he heard from one Mohd Isa about the death.
I rang up
another clerk to ask about the news. It had been
three days I tried to call her without any
reply. Today she replied. "I heard Zubaidah has
passed away. Is it true ? "No. I just talked to
her," she replied. She asked me to wait and
called Zubaidah. I could hear her talking but I
did not hear Zubaidah's voice. I was relief.
and death is something normal and nothing to
lament about we would want to know whether
someone we know is dead or sick, or else
we would assume that he is alive. I always
believe that this is a temporal world and our
mortality is short lived. We can meet
again in the eternal world. When my wife passed
away I didn't cry. But days after I shed my
tears when thinking of our wonderful life
heard news of all sorts. Not all are true. The
North Koreans were told she was the World Cup
champion in soccer. What you may hear from
politicians may need to be thoroughly
investigated and authenticated.
people told us something but we heard something
else. Zubaidah's mother may be heard as Zubaidah
only. My hearing deteriorates by 65%. The phrase
good luck may be heard as good fuck, Larry
Davers heard as lorry drivers. Tales carried are
usually added up. The end may be much more. By
the time it completes one earth rotation a devil
is praised as an angel.
that Zubaidah had passed away is not fake as it
was probably a mere misunderstanding. It would
be fake if it was a deliberate bluff. Mohd Isa
is not a liar. He is about my age and as senile
as I am.
something that you can ponder about life.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
NEVER ADVERTISE MY BLOG
not advertise my blog. I probably have told to less
than 10 people that I run a blog. Then why run it
and pay for the server ?
paid blog may end by 2017. It is too expensive to
run without any pecuniary return.
paid for the server to do the network experiment
using a network remote database. Those I did and gained a
lot of knowledge about keeping and retrieving data
at a remote location. I even experimented with
finger images to see the speed of it's response
and data retrieval.
It was all a self-taught affair.
Secondly I want to express myself in English, the
language I fared the worst in my school days, though I knew
later that I do not have language ability. Imagine
only at the age of 65 plus I started to brave
myself, when the mind started to rot. I am
glad that I can send my message out and a few
readers could understand the content.
Someone did ask me whether I have been confronted by
Special Branch officers.
police is not stupid people. They know how many hits
that I get. Lim Kit Siang and Malaysian Insider
surely draw millions of readers. WSJ would be the
most. Moreover I do not open to feedback. It is the
feedback that are more very venomous than most of the
writings. And they were from both the well informed
and sentimental people. The later spew anything at
all that came to their minds. Mine is as good as
not even tell my students to visit my web page. Some
of them could be PAS or UMNO or DAP or MCA. I may
antagonize them by saying things that they do not
like to hear.
regard writing as one of the hobbies. It is a
fulfilling effort. It also passed my time away.
there are things that I said may be wrong. There are
some that may be right. Readers have the full power
to believe them, to wrong the right or right the
wrong. It won't affect me. I still believe people
are greedy and selfish, not merely the politicians
and the Ministers, but also the ordinary people in
towns and villages.
need less than 10 powerful and influential people
out of 30 million to read and give a thought about
it. If they deemed nonsense they can ignore it. But
if they found them good for the nation and the
people, they could have whispered the facts into the
ears of the top echelons for the thinking to take shape.
Somehow people I met were telling me that they read
my blog. I never asked them how they came to know
- Abdul Rahman Raof
What the new AG is saying and what some people
thought about the missing DPP are two different
things. One reader asked whether the new AG
knows that Zahid Hamidi is a good friend of one
Paul whom they regard as a God Father of
gangster's ring. Certainly he is insinuating of
the possibility that the DPP was worked over by
by a gangster attached to the said Paul. One
said, "Those who know most have their lives in
peril." They associated the police attacked on
Though PI Bala was reported to have heart
attack, the anti government assumed the
possibility of him being poisoned. So was the
employee of the Aam Bank who was shot dead
because he complained about the excessive fund
into Najib's personal account.
True or not the winning side will be the
government. Those who hated Najib and Zahid
could spew anything at all without any proof to
At least they will whisper to their children and
grand children that UMNO is a dangerous party
that must be put away at any cost.
I went everywhere people spoke of the same
thing. They did not forget Jalil who was
murdered in Hong Kong. That was during
Mahathir's era. Everybody seem to guess on
helicopter accident in the previous years.
Somebody is running the killing machines.
The person or persons responsible for the
murder will be brought to justice when the
new government takes over. I don't live to
see it happens. I predict it will be in
2035. Najib will go down badly in our
historical record. Altantuya will be related
to him or to his wife, and a string of lies
and unfulfilled promises.
The word suspect and suspicion are used by
law. They are also used by the people. But
we still hold to the premise that a person
is innocent until proven guilty.
Nevertheless words would pass around until
things emerge as truth in their minds. The
thoughts are dangerous. It could lead to
vengeance. We should learn from the fate of
Saddam and Ghadafi.
Najib's administration should not take
Bersih 4 for granted. Azlina said it did not
even represent 1% of the population. Azlina
will live long enough to experience the
agony, with too late to regret. The Malays
will not go back to the Malay leadership.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
FROM SARAWAK REPORT
You want to know
how bad is Sarawak Report ? Read the slander
Larry Low On List Of Frozen Swiss Accounts!
5 Sep 2015 - Abdul Rahman
Swiss account frozen over 1MDB
connections – Larry Low Hock Peng, Jho
Szen Low is also heavily connected
with his brother’s business in his role
as Group Managing Director of the family
Trail from Good Star Limited
Investigators believe that Larry Low
formed part of the trail for money
originally siphoned out of 1MDB in its
first joint venture deal with PetroSaudi
back in 2009.
million was removed from the initial
US$1 billion investment by 1MDB, under
the guise that it was a repayment of a
loan by PetroSaudi to its joint venture
money first went to the company Good
Star Limited and was paid into an
account opened on the day after the deal
at RBS Coutts bank in Zurich.
US$330 million was paid into Good Star
in 2011, according to investigation
documents released by Sarawak Report
in April and documents from
PetroSaudi also suggest that US$160
million more was paid into Good Star as
part of a Muharaba loan to PetroSaudi in
produces a total sum of US$1.29 billion
that initially came into the Coutts
Zurich Good Star bank account.
PetroSaudi have subsequently attempted
to allege that Good Star was owned by
Sarawak Report has strong evidence that
the real controller was Jho Low himself.
shocking new line of enquiry has
emerged, following the freezing of 1MDB
related accounts by the Swiss
authorities last week, Sarawak Report
reliably informed that one of several
individuals whose accounts have been
frozen is Larry Low Hock Peng, the
father of the billionaire youth tycoon,
involved were described by the Swiss
Attorney General office as ‘several tens
of millions’ of dollars in its official
statement. However, we have been told
they in fact total hundreds of millions.
has long been regarded as a key lynch
pin behind his twenty something son’s
stellar rise, thanks to Jho’s close
connections with school pal
Riza Aziz, who brought him into the
Najib/Rosmah household from an early
The Low brothers (left Jho, right Szen)
manage Jynwel Capital, the investment
tool of billionaire playboy Jho Low –
however Larry has also tied into their
The brothers are joint stars in
glitzy corporate videos
although Low has always denied he had anything
to do with 1MDB or its PetroSaudi joint venture,
extensive documents in our possession prove
that he was the mastermind behind the joint
venture between the two companies.
from investigations in Singapore, also released
by Sarawak Report
last April, has confirmed the Good Star
connection with Low and proved money that came
from Good Star subsequently flowed into Jho
Low’s personal accounts.
Money transfers from
Good Star Zurich to Jho Low’s beneficially
owned ADKMIC account in BSI Singapore
Singapore branch of BSI bank has informed the
authorities (see above) that US$530 million (US$
528,956,027.05) passed from the Good Star Coutts
Zurich account into Jho Low’s own accounts at
the bank in a series of payments after the
Yet, whilst this
evidence proves that Low, 1MDB and PetroSaudi
were lying when they claimed that Jho Low had no
involvement or interest in the joint venture or
Good Star, it only accounts for some of the
has now learnt that much of the balance of the
US$1.29 billion haul from 1MDB passed into
accounts controlled by Jho’s dad Larry Low in
amounts to some US$760 million.
Stellar rise of Jho Low and Larry
million dollar question facing investigators,
therefore. is whether Low senior was acting as
an intermediary for a third party recipient of
If so, what
was the final destination for the lion’s share
of the money that was removed from 1MDB in a
manoeuvre that has triggered years of lies and
cover-up by the company and by its single
signatory and shareholder, the Finance Minister
It has been
widely noted in the business press that Larry
Low himself has transformed his reputation in
recent years from being known as a reasonably
successful businessman, able to promote his sons
into advantageous western educations, into a
multi-billion dollar player in his own right.
Jho Low had in
earlier articles tended to refer to himself and
his family as relatively modest compared to the
high-rollers he was acting as ‘concierge’ to as
part of his business dealings with them.
from a fairly okay family but nowhere as
close to the prominence and wealth levels of
the people that I usually spend time with
who also are my very good friends. So
generally, I am usually the concierge
service that arranges everything, and thus
my name is all over the place.” [Star
however the family tend to describe themselves
as third generation billionaires, indicating
that Larry’s Dad had already made a fortune in
mining before they settled in Penang and that
Larry too has been turning a second fortune in
order to propel Jho into his record breaking
spending around the world’s hotspots.
younger years, before his cancer scare, Jho
Low made headlines as a billionaire party
boy. The tabloids gleefully reported on his
love of Cristal, bar tabs in the tens of
thousands of dollars and wild nights on the
town with the likes of Paris Hilton, Kim
Kardashian and Usher.
the 33-year-old Low, youngest member
of the third generation of one of Malaysia’s
wealthiest families and head of the
family’s investment firm, is making news for
a completely different reason: his
philanthropic donations.” [Washington
image. The party animal moniker will
probably stick with Low, now 33, thanks to a
night spent clubbing with Paris Hilton in
Saint-Tropez in 2010. … That year Low and
his brother, Szen, set up Hong
Kong-registered Jynwel Capital, an advisory
firm for the family’s investments. There
clearly is a lot of money to invest. Their
grandfather Low Meng Tak was born in China,
immigrated to Malaysia and then made a
fortune mining iron ore and operating liquor
distilleries in Thailand. He later added
rubber, cocoa and palm oil plantations in
Malaysia. He also married into a Thai
business fortune. Their dad, Low Hock Peng,
or Larry Low, expanded the family’s Asian
property holdings to New Zealand, the U.S.
and the U.K” [Forbes
of long-standing great family wealth has tended
to surprise contacts in Penang, who had no
inkling till very recently that the Larry Low
family was amongst Malaysia’s richest families.
friend of long standing told Sarawak Report:
knew Larry’s father and we have known Larry
too. They were millionaires, ringgit
millionaires, but by no means dollar
billionaires in the category of one of the
richest families in Malaysia.”
people who go back with the Lows this sudden
story of long-term super-wealth simply is not
the case. To them this re-writing of the family
history is an attempt to disguise a sudden rise
to super-riches linked to the now frozen bank
accounts connected to the 1MDB investigation in
- Abdul Rahman Raof
BUKANLAH ISU RAS
makin tenat. Ia akan mengakibatkan kenaikan
harga barangan dengan mendadak, hutang negara
jadi berganda dan rakyat akan menderita. Tetapi
pucuk pimpinan dan mereka yang menerima imbuhan
yang tinggi tidak akan terasa apa-apa. Lantas
mereka tidak akan menghiraukan apa yang berlaku.
memainkan isu ras untuk mengalihkan tumpuan
rakyat. Tetapi pembencian rakyat terhadap DAP
atau kaum asing tidak ada kaitan dengan wang 2.6
billion yang masuk ke akaun peribadi Najib dan
1Mdb yang dikatakan tidak ada kaitan dengan wang
menyoal status 1Mdb dan mahu jawapannya. Kalau
ia tidak ada kaitan dengan wang rakyat mengapa
Najib tidak memberitahunya dan mengapa beliau
mesti disingkir. Kalau Najib tidak bersalah
mengapa Ghani Patail tamatkan perkhidmatannya ? Kini Timbalan
Pendakwaraya pula dilaporkan hilang. Sudah
timbul satu syak wasangka yang bukan-bukan.
Adakah ia senasib dengan PI Bala dan pegawai Aam
Bank yang ditembak ? Jika Najib senasib seperti
Saddam Hussein, pasti sekali kes-kes ini akan
dipertuduhkan ke atasnya. Saddan tetap dihukum
walaupun beliau telah menafikannya.
cemburu jika Najib menjadi kaya atau asal dari
orang kaya. Cuma mereka ingin tahu mengapa Najib
diam apabila wang sebanyak itu masuk ke akaun
beliau. Tidak ada seorangpun ahli UMNO yang tahu
kecuali dalam tahun 2015 setelah WSJ menyiarkan
di dalam akhbarnya. Malahan semua itu disangkal
sebagai fitnah hendak menjatuhkan Najib.
Najib mengugut hendak menyaman WSJ tetapi gagal
berbuat demikian hingga ke hari ini.
Ahli UMNO juga
hendak tahu cerita dan sejarah wang 2.6 billion
itu; dari manakah asalnya, siapakah yang memberikannya,
kenapa wang itu diberi, kenapa Najib tak bagi
tahu sesiapa, bagaimana wang itu digunakan,
kepada siapa dia memberinya, banyak mana dan
bila. Banyak jawapan-jawapan lain mengambil masa
berbulan untuk dijawab. Soalan ini mungkin baru
mencari butiran apa yang perlu dijawab, dan
pasti akan memakan masa yang lama untuk
merekaciptakan jawapan yang tidak dianggap
sebegitu bodoh, sepertimana jawapan-jawapan yang
Soal 1Mdb dan 2.6
billion bukanlah soal ras, bukan DAP atau Lim
Guan Eng. Ia adalah soal ketaatan kepada negara
dan sayang pada rakyat jelata. Mereka yang
patriot tidak mahu negara tergadai, tidak mahu
melihat telaga minyak jadi sandaran dan harta
negara dijual seperti yang telah dilaporkan oleh
bank dunia. Mereka tidak mahu rakyat kehilangan
pekerjaan akibat dari hilangnya kepercayaan
kepada Najib dengan menutup kilang dan
syarikat-syarikat. Mereka tidak mahu negara
sehari ekonomi kita menjadi semakin baik ?
orang-orang dan penyokong UMNO sendiri hairan
mengapa ada pemimpin yang menyokong Najib. Tentu
mereka berfikir untuk mencari jawapannya, dan
pasti sekali ada jawapannya.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
time I heard the phrase 'People's Power' was
during the Philippine revolution to bring Marcos
down. The whole scenario could be monitored on
the ham band, 7 Mhz, as the protestors were
using HF to give order to the people of what
they should do. Groups were directed to attack
the TV stations and took over them. And there
was the call to go to the Malacanang Palace. The
revolution was just after the election which
Marcos won but the people accused Marcos of
corrupting the voters.
I am sure several
living old hams did monitor the historical event
as well. That was the first time ever I heard
ham radio was used against the government. Our
current Ministers might have read the Filipino
history from books but we follow live activity
and the revolutionary movements.
Compare Marcos to
Najib in term of corrupting the people for
votes, Marcos is far below Najib. Najib is more
direct. In parliament an UMNO Minister condemned
the people who received BRIM but did not vote BN
as ingratitude. Najib's 'I scratch your back and
you scratch mine' is a well known phrase and was
recorded as evidence. Najib's is worst as
foreigners begins to move out and people are
losing jobs. The ringgit falls at a crazy speed.
He just doesn't care what happen to the people
and the economy. He doesn't even care for the
party but struggle hard to save his neck.
The Bersih 4 was
a highly discipline lot. They did not march to
Najib's house nor to Putrajaya, nor took over
all the TV stations. The police did think of the
worst and called the military to get ready. I
would not expect the army is going to shoot dead
every marcher. It could spell the end of
Malaysia by so doing. Instead of cooling down
the people, a few Ministers, propaganda unit and
the cyber troopers are fueling the public by
their statements and actions.
The safest place
for Najib is Sabah, not even in Pekan Pahang.
Said Keruak and Rahman Dahlan should be looking
for some properties for Najib and his family. If
there is another rise of people's power it won't
be in Sabah and Sarawak.
In many countries
election is never fair and full of frauds,
cheating, gerrymandering, stuffing ballot boxes,
exchanging and adding the boxes, threatening and
corruptions. The citizens had to resort to
people's power to bring down the government.
While some want
the change of government, there are many who
want the present government of Malaysia. They
could not stand Najib because of GST and the
rising cost of living, the shrinking of the
ringgit and the central reserve, investors are
running away and the world believe Najib is not
an honest leader. They are just calling for
Najib to step down.
May be one day
people will praise him for his gut. And may be
one day he will regain his pride when proven the
2.6 billions were actually not there at all but
a myth created by verbal error.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
TEAM BEATEN 10 - 0
People are angry
with Dollah Salleh for Malaysia being beaten 10
- 0 by UAE. But they forget that Bhutan was
beaten 15 - 0 by Qatar. Other scores were Iran 6
- 0 Guam, Iraq 5 - 1 Taiwan, South Korea 8 - 0
Laos, and China was held 0 - 0 by Hong Kong. The
goal margin was too big by international
Whether it was or
wasn't Dollah's fault, he has to resign. Let
other coach takes the job and the Malaysians
could witness the effect of changing a trainer.
I would not want
to solely blame Dollah. Nazir Razak, the brother
of Malaysian Prime Minister, lamented that
Malaysia is facing a lot of bad things; beaten
in soccer by a big margin, declining ringgit,
haze, attacked by Transparency International and
the internal clashes in UMNO. It insinuates as
if a bad luck mystery befell the country.
Dollah said that
he did not understand why the defense was too
Why not we look into another remote
aspect ie the mind of the players ? Doesn't
there anyone who never thought about the
political problem in the country ? They may not
be happy with the declining ringgit and felt it
very much when outside the country. In other
words if they were unhappy with Najib, they
won't strive to win the game. I had thought
of the missing MH370 on the same line. The anger
was against Najib who jailed Anwar.
It could be one
of the reasons for the humiliated defeat. All
are a mere conjecture.
But if we would
have won 10 - 0 you will see Najib comes to the
forefront. The party members will congratulate
UMNO for the victory.
Sports have long
been a political propaganda by the Communist
Russis and Hitler. Championships were linked to
the ideology. During the cold war we noticed
there were battles between the capitalist and
socialist states, USA and Soviet Union, to
project the superiority each nation. USA and
Soviet Union had emerged as the top nations in
the Olympic for many years. The Cubans always
credited their winning to Castro.
So it is not
impossible for the defeat of the Malaysian team.
I doubt whether Kim Swee can do much with the
Besides we must
analyze the teams of the world as well. We have
to study closely the teams from the Middle East,
Japan and Korea; their speed, size and skill. We
also need to know the state of economic security
of the players. I think in Malaysia professional
soccer cannot guarantee economic security of a
player. Even if he stays fit until 35, he may be
of no value at the age of 27. He has about 8
years to accumulate the savings. After that he
will be jobless.
Dollah Salleh alone.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
Is it not strange
to gauge a person's IQ and intelligence by his
proficiency in English ? To say a person who is
very well verse in English is smart, I do know a
well English speaking person whom I would
consider really dumb.
To say that those
who can't speak nor write English cannot run a
country is just like saying the Chinese leaders
are not fit to run the Chinese continent. China
has been to the outer space. Many American
computer programmers who can rite codes better
than writing English.
Most of the time
most people appeal to sentiment in making
decisions or making statements. Malaysia lack of
research studies to gather and categorize facts.
It should be a basic task of university students
to be taught on the subject matter. Take any
view as a hypothesis and then test it. One
interesting hypothesis is 'The Malays are the
most incapable race as they are less proficient
in English'. Americans are much advance in the
world of research findings as compared to the
rest of the world.
I traced that
there were comments in the social media
belittling those who could not write English
well to justify the stupidity of some of the
political leaders. I would agree that some of
the politicians should resign but because of
their poor English. Poor English does not
portray other mental abilities. Some may be bad
in language but possess the analytical or
I agree that
learning languages is good. In the United
States, Federal government started to give
importance to the study of foreign languages
after the the Soviet Union put it's Sputnik in
1957. Language students earned Federal
scholarships. And Malaysians began to realize
the benefit of knowing other languages. We begin
to hear learning Mandarin, Thai and Arab on our
local radio station.
The reason why I
used English in my blog is because I have never
been good in it. I want to break the barrier of
my fear. I am a late developer and only realize
the value of education at the age when the brain
is experiencing a declining stage. I just want
to express my mind, with the hope people could
understand my message with the use of limited
Damning my IQ is
low and I am a stupid person won't hurt me at
all. I don't force people to read what I wrote.
Neither would I say I am a smart guy because I
know there are many clever people in the
country. I am impressed with their ability and
ways they present their facts.
I don't hate
politicians because of their low IQ or poor
English but for their persistence in giving
conflicting and changing statements which I
interpret as lies and spinning. Readers used the
term bodoh whereas I used the word
jahat. Trying to deceive the
citizens is not a stupid work but it is a
demonic or an evil in nature.
Ministers should improve themselves in many
aspects; proficiency in languages, straight
thinking and responsibility, accountability and
integrity. If they fail in English, they cannot
be allowed into parliament and cannot be a
Minister, to which Mahathir Khalid would say,
- Abdul Rahman Raof
HAM radio go for the better in Malaysia
when I still hear strange things on the
band ? The other day I heard one person
using the pirate lingo while having
communication on the independent day. It
was a pang in my heart. I knew then that
this guy must have been a pirate before
who brought the culture into ham radio.
He was on HF, mind you.
And on 2 meter
band, a new frequency which I thought of joining
the crowd, I heard stations passing
transmissions back and forth without mentioning
the call sign till the end, and stations that
mentioned his call sign using suffixes. And a
station using a call sign belonging to another.
There were many
more chaotic stuffs that's destroying the
sanctity of the hobby. Who am I to break in and
to tell those guys that they were not doing the
right things. It is the work of the radio
authority. Probably they are busy with the
political master and regard amateur radio is a
I am not going to
say any more on what was going on on the band.
It really hurts.
Ham radio is not
about competition as to who is the best, know
most or money making. We used to have scientists
and engineers in our midst and no one brag about
their ability and professions. We didn't even
know we were chatting with a King until we
received the QSL card.
Many of the hams
have a great pride in themselves because they
know Morse codes. To many it was synonymous to
ham radio. It brightened the shack and flew like
a super man when the signals were put on the
There is nothing
wrong with the new philosophy. It is just a
matter of values to different generation. To me
the new thought and practices are just HANCUR.
It is not to the present generation. The value
system has changed.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
ALL END ?
When will all
the saga end ?
I don't know.
Right now we pray for a miracle for our ringgit
to climb back to the normal value. As for the
1Mdb it will remain a pain the neck for a very
make loan to build dams, high speed trains and
other infrastructure. We have been doing it
since independent. All done by the government,
run by the civil servants. We borrowed from the
World Bank and Asian Development Bank. The
Japanese, they said, was a hard bargainer. If
you take their loan they demanded that you buy
their facilities and used their engineers. They
wanted to know how much you spend and in which
area. The government would only negotiate loan
from Japan only as a last resort. We never heard
of any kickback scandal then.
When PM Najib
said that loyal people are always better and
more preferable to smart people, he was right.
Smart people know more and criticize more.
People are very well educated and earned their
degrees from prestigious universities of the world.
They are hard to fool. It is my conjecture that
more than 60% of the BERSIH's protestors were
from the educated group.
The Chinese are
more matured than the Malays in this arena. They
prefer to use their brains than their brawns to
fight what they called injustice. Whenever the
police go for an arrest there will be more
Malays than the Chinese will be thrown into the
lockups. Moreover the Chinese are more
independent economically. The Malays have to
depend on the government on many things.
Alert minds would
always want to know which parts of the documents
on 1Mdb were tempered with. They want to see the
original and the tempered. Probably the Thais
know the truth. The same mind question the
necessity of an air-craft
for our defense. Are we to say this is again
another false report ?
kicking UMNO members out of the party and
continuous spinning will not stop the
BERSIH4 has talk.
The message sent is clear. Try to decipher it.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
WHY I AM SO
Really I hate to give comments on political matters.
Remarks by the Ministers, cyber troopers and people
in the propaganda units are not going to heal the
nation and elevate our morality, to hold to the
righteousness and corruptions. For instant the team
is justifying the 2.6 billion in Najib's account as
the mandate given by UMNO to the President as a
trustee. Sound great. How could it be when the DPM
and other UMNO members do not even know about the
money until the WSJ exposed it in 2015. If there was
such a mandate, it has to be given from the
beginning, known by all and approved by all. And
even Najib himself had said no donation should be in
When such words were spewed it poked everybody's
mind. People compared with all the other statements.
The main and the biggest was what was published
about the money that went into Najib's account was
false. It was fabricated by those conspire to topple
the government of Malaysia. Surely it was an attempt
to accuse all who talked about the 2.6 billion as
terrorists. The Sarawak Report founder was mark as
There were too many lies and spins.
How could I stand and watch to see the evil deeds of
those who have lost their conscience. Don't they see
the burden of 1Mdb to the country ? Maslan was paid
RM2 millions by Najib; what would he cares about the
burden felt by the ordinary people ? Shahrir got a
million. The foreign Minister who fought hard for
Najib in the international arena didn't have any.
Surely people will have to guess that Najib is using
the cash weapon to get people to fight for him.
Several clips on the Youtube show Najib's promises
for votes in return for a few millions. And the
Minister criticized the voters who received BRIM but
did not vote for BN. Those were called corruptions
by BERSIH 4.
remember in the FB one of Najib's supporters argued
with me about the 2.8 billion which she said was
false and never happened. She said nothing from the
social media could be trusted.
present none from Najib's team talks about 1Mdb and
the 2.8 billions. They talked about the Malays and
the Chinese, the Malays in Singapore and the Malays
under UMNO. They talked about the Malays being used
by DAP. To make DAP look worst they call it DAP
Jews. They zoom on racial sentiment.
The Malays replied that they are still with UMNO but
they want Najib to take rest. Funny, instead they go
for the reduction of UMNO members saying 'we prefer
the loyal people over the smart people". They seem
to be confident to get PAS to support them. Hadi had
said 'give a chance to Najib'.
Each and everyday when I go to super market I
checked the price tags of the goods. I admit the
food at Mac Donald is still cheap. But a simple meal
cost me RM11.50 at a Malay restaurant; a half-plate
of white rice, two tiny mackerels, a small bowl of
soup and a small glass of orange juice. A day ago I
took a small bowl of bihun soup at the price of RM4
at a Malay stall. Price of import goods shoot up in
relation to the dollar value. YET the minister said
that our economy is very strong and stable. The
declining ringgit benefit the people and the
country. It simply does not make sense. How could I
just stay and remain mum ?
am never pro Mahathir nor DAP nor any opposition
political party. I just want to hear the truth from
all including Najib, Zahid and all other Ministers.
When a Minister quipped the declining ringgit could
be due of perception, I put a thought to it. The
greatest spinner is Rahman Dahlan.
When they spoke they said anything at all that would
satisfy themselves. They were thinking that
everybody would 'aye' them despite them swaying from
the path. They were trying to fool the people.
was intrigue with an ice vendor who critically
analyzed about the 2.8 billions. He computed the
interest that went into Najib's pocket. He talked
about the importance of book keeping to trace where
the money come from and where they went. And when I
talked about the land acquisition act he began to
see the flaw of UMNO. He had never thought about it
and how it would affect the Malays and UMNO
The UMNO ministers will one day condemn Najib. But
by then it will be too late. The young cyber
troopers fate will be worse socially and
economically. Those cyber troopers who fought for BN
during the last GE are now not visible anymore for
the exception of a few who are challenging Najib
now. I said to them before "Serve you right.." I am
saying to the same persons again "Serve them right".
For quite a long year I have seen how the big
towkeys deceived the top UMNO echelons. Today they
blackmailed the top politicians to give them lands
in exchange for votes. The damage started a long
time ago. But Najib worsen it by ruining the economy
and brought hardship to all the races. The low
income still suffer even with the BRIM.
How could I say nothing when the central reserve
shrinks, the FGV is ailing and the riggit experience
the free fall due to Najib's failure. They call it
the crisis of confidence. Investors and the world
are losing trust on Najib especially on the amount
of money that went into his private account. If
those weren't big issues it won't affect our
Would Najib and the gang care about the ailing
NO. They have big money in hand. Even if Malaysia
goes bankrupt, they won't.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
UMNO WILL SURVIVE
UMNO will survive until 2035. 2035 is the year
when the demographic pattern will come to
maturity. MIracle can happen if UMNO can become
a party trusted by all and the party accept the
residence as Malaysians. From now until the next
GE UMNO will heavily engage the racial card as
the main agenda whispering opposite things into
the ears of different races.
As I see it, UMNO could be stronger without
Najib. With Mahyuddin leading even Kelantan
could be captured. Hadi has a reputation of
being a spoiler. He can't even take back
Trengganu, lost Kedah and now portraying himself
as an UMNO man. If with Najib UMNO will win with
a huge majority. Sarawakians and the Sabahans
will demand for more ministerial posts as they
save Najib's face.
Nevertheless, the country will continue to suffer. The Malays
will be losing more and more land, the drug
addicts may double, educational integrity
weakened. The cost of living will sore. Drugs,
crimes and gambling will continue to flourish as
the Ministers were seen rubbing shoulders with the
big time gangsters. It was not only reported by
the people who saw it but Zahid himself had
create such an impression when he wrote to FBI
to defend a known gangster. This relationship is
raised over and over again in the social media
by those who responded to Najib and Zahid's
The ability to survive is also due to PAS
factor. Hadi who strongly support Najib is
losing support himself. When PAS is seen as UMNO
the party will lose people's trust. If it is
not the Malays who dislike UMNO would go for the
Islamic party. The weaker PAS gives ways to
UMNO's expansion in Kelantan. In other states
the Malays might opt to DAP no matter what the
campaign says about the Chinese. Najib is
seen much worse than the North Korean communist
by some Malays.
Bad leaders should not survive with UMNO. It is
bad for a nation. It precipitates the coming
2035's event which may spell the final blow to
the end of UMNO.
time will come when effort to cheat through the
ballot boxes will result in reverse affect. The
police and the army will end their loyalty
towards rogue leaders, and God comes first
before any mankind.
As God gives a man to make a choice between good
and evil, UMNO has to abide by it; either to
replace Najib or to allow him to continue with
his evil deeds. Just imagine Ismail Sabry
likened Najib to God '..you don't listen to
Najib, you don't listen to God..' This is evil
and sinful enough.
However we can never know what may be coming in
the GE14. We can make predictions and
hypothesis. I just want to believe UMNO will
gain more strength without Najib, could even
win a landslide victory. The Chinese can go for BN even without a single cent promised. It had
Remember, Pak Lah was a Prime Minister. He
walked out with honor and well respected. He
does not live a miserable life. His mind is
free. He has friends everywhere from all races
and creeds. Najib could always emulate Pak Lah.
And even Mahathir dared to give his post away.
Rafedah Aziz ended herself in the home of Air
Asia, much happier than when she was a Minister.
All Najib has to do is to retire rather than to
resign. He can set up the date in 2016. UMNO
will still survive without him. He will surely
be forgiven. His errors will be forgotten. It is
not the end of the world for him.
Life is temporary. Most of the current
politicians have only a few more years to live.
Let the younger generations serve the nation and
we spend our time a little for ourselves and
remember God all the time.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
OF THE PEOPLE
Maria Chin called
on Najib to bring his Red shirt supporters as
well on the 29th. October to see the comparison
between the numbers of Bersih 4 participants as
compared to the Red Shirt. Instead Najib stayed
away. Was he in Pekan ? His sanctuary seem to be
Pekan, FELDA and East Malaysia.
Anyhow he has
seen the difference, the big turnouts which
scared him to the core. So the team chose to
debase the protestors. The use of FB to discredit
the gathering and the attack on Mahathir met
with vigorous counter attack by the thousands. The
furious crowds called Najib a thief and a
corruptor who must be punished. Swear words were
Najib and his
team is pouring gasoline to the fire instead of
cooling the citizens down.
I knew Najib came
down to Alor Setar again but I do not know the
number of people who attended. I never asked. I
never wanted to know. But a layman told me there
was no people. While having a drink somewhere
the vendor told me that singe mothers were
promised RM50 to attend. They came and listened
to Najib but no one get paid. Only if Najib
knows what really had happened he would have
known that even the kampong Malays have rejected
1Mdb issue was
not raised by Mahathir. The leak was captured by
the opposition party. Some dedicated people in
the government could not stand anymore the whole
farce of the debt ridden 1Mdb dealing. The
interest was mounting. Najib just let it go.
Only later the WSJ published about the 2.6
billion that went into Najib's personal account.
Mahathir picked it up from here and a few other
UMNO ministers began to question Najib.
Najib chose to
fight. "I am a Bugis warrior," he said while in
Sabah. Fought he did. It started by saying the
money was used for UMNO general election. He
tried to deny the WSJ accusation by threatening
to sue the media. Rahman Dahlan and all others
called for UMNO members to dispel all the
social media that lie with false information.
One Melanyi was brought in to say Sarawak Report
lied. Information leaked by Xavier was tempered.
But finally he was cornered. "The money was a
donation from the Middle East to Najib for
fighting the ISIS." There was an admittance.
When the members of the public said that the
time of donation there was no ISIS yet, Najib
changed the story, "The donation was for Najib
to fight the DAP Jews."
He promised to
settle the 1Mdb within six months through
restructuring. His attacker said that in the
restructuring scheme he is seeking the help of IPIC with the promise of some assets to Aabar.
The World Bank had published of an asset giving
away by Najib before. The former Menteri Besar
of Trengganu talked about the oil field to be
given away. Now the IPIC is doing some thinking
about the deal.
that the GST will be used to pay the loan.
Mahathir wants to
know more of the detail of the 2.6 billions
which he believed to be stolen from 1Mdb. The
public sees that the money cannot be in Najib's
The main problem
faced by Najib to defend himself was because the
leaked information contain the truth. The
investigating team found discrepancies. Ghani
Patail found that Najib had made a criminal
offense and prepared an arrest sheet. Someone
informed Najib about it and Ghani was
sacked and DPP's office was ransacked.
The only way he
could fight is to go around Malaya repeatedly to
pleas and lie to the members, to appeal for a
pity and support.
Who is wrong now;
Bersih4, Mahathir or Najib ? If everyone is a
criminal then arrest all of them and put them to
trial. Never mind about the partisan judge.
Because of the massive sum of money that went
into Najib's account and the rapidly falling
economy Najib must be charge first, then Maria
Chin and the last person is Mahathir.
The Home Ministry
must think before it acts so that Malaysia will
not be made a laughing stock. He cannot make
law, passed it himself and had it gazetted. He
simply cannot ban people from going out the country
without reasons. He should not revoke a person
PR just for commenting some truth.
The point of
focus is Najib's 2.6 billions, 1Mdb's debts,
money that his son in-law purchased US property,
and where he gets the money for the lavish
spending. It is not Mahathir or Maria Chin. It
is not the case of Chinese show their faces in
the Bersih's protest, nor about the Chinese
taking away the country.
people that went out for BERSIH4 represent
almost the whole of Peninsular Malaysia
including the grassroots UMNO members. Najib
emerge as a very bad person to be dispel with.
He kicked the DPM and Shafiee Afdal, attacking
the top officers by kicking them out of office
or transfer them. He took revenge on those who
expose the truth about his insincerity.
Feedback in the
social media shows that in as much as the police
keep records of the public, the people are also
keeping the database of those people who seem to
defend the wrongdoings and corruptions. They
threatened to bring these people to justice. I
won't want to underestimate the public under a
corrupt and authoritarian government.
Of course Zahid
has the choice of following the Communist China
or North Korea, to arrest a few thousands of
ant-Najib group and shoot them all. The
Perak Mufti said killing those who join the
BERSIH 4 is legal.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
Bersih4 is not about winning or losing.
It is about the show of growing frustration
towards the shrinking dollar and dwindling
economy due to the lost of confidence
towards Najib and his administration. More
damage has been done by Najib's propaganda
unit, the cyber troopers and Rahman Dahlan
for enhancing more anger among the citizens.
still believed that Rosmah is playing an
important role behind Najib. Najib thinks
giving time he could built back his
popularity. Each day the number of his
supporters is fading in a very rapid speed.
As I observed those who yell at Najib on the
social media using the four letter word are
UMNO members. Soon Najib will be left alone
with Mahyuddin and Said Keruak.
the sacking of Mahyuddin and the decision to
close investigations on 1Mdb and the 2.6
billion believed to be stolen by Najib, UMNO
cannot be mended again except with his
resignation and Mahyuddin takes his place.
Zahid cannot lead this country because he
cannot control his emotional outburst.
most disturbing economic consequence now is
the declining ringgit which is causing the
rising prices of imported goods. The 1Mdb's
debt is increased by the billions. The
federal reserve shrinks. Investors are
running away fearing of any unknown Najib's
actions. If Najib could arrest his own
investigating officers and kicked away his
own AG, Ghani Patail, and the DPP, he could
do anything at all to foreign investors.
refused to listen to advice. He trust his
banker minister who welcomed the declining
ringgit. It was believed that he threatened
Zetty and planned to take more people whom
he believed could ruin him. He called for
undivided loyalty to him, not to UMNO or the
country. He created more enemy from all the
ethnic group in the country.
is about the recuperation of the ailing
dollar and the economy, about a leadership
who does not make massive saving for himself
and the family, who does give and accept
corruption, who does not lie and cheat the
people, and who cares about the agony of the
Malaysia has plenty of smart and learned
people. She also has a lot of dumb and
Hilarious picture of the day
Do we know where these
people are ?
Looking at the number of
participants we can start to compute the
number of Malaysians who are not happy with
Najib's financial management. We could
assume that no government servants and
students from higher learning participate
then it is clear enough that UMNO should be
tomorrow the Yellow Shirts will disappear.
The police will arrest a few. The core
problems must be attended. BERSIH could be
ignored. Najib should reinstate Mahyuddin
and go for a good holiday for a few months.
Let Mahyuddin deal with the current economic
Abdul Rahman Raof
HABITS NEVER DIE
One of the
bad habits is to think that we are the best
when we are not. We would wronged all others
whose thoughts are not in line with ours. We
would be haughty, regard others as stupid. A
form 5 school students could say the
doctors, lawyers, engineers and other
professionals are stupid.
or a Minister with power who have passing
his own law, arresting and intimidating our
own citizens would feel he is so very
powerful, invincible and non-challenged by
no one. One Minister can even equate his
other Minister to God the Almighty.
remember, Ghani Patail was dispatched by the
Malaysian government to recover the losing
jet engines suspected as stolen by the South
American. Was Ghani send to negotiate or
demand for the return of the plane ? On any
case the act was seen as arrogance when
actually it was a grandiose delusions.
During that period I already told my friends
that Ghani probably went for a vacation.
Even if he had met with someone they would
ask "who are you ?"
Clare Brown of Sarawak Report, called
Malaysia's bad habit to command foreign
nation to arrest her. Malaysian government
commanded the Interpol to regard her as a
terrorist. It will surely lead the Interpol
to scrutinize the contents published by
Sarawak Report on 1Mdb and our Prime
Minister. What the Malaysians may not know
about Jho Lo and Reza Aziz and Rosmah, may
have filed a heap of information on the
Interpol's desk. Interpol rejected Najib's
REFUSED! - INTERPOL
Rejects Najib's 'Red Notice' Request Against
28 Aug 2015
have been widely abused to silence media
criticism of Najib in Malaysia
INTERPOL have moved
swiftly to publish their refusal of
Malaysia’s request to issue an international
‘Red Notice’ alert for the arrest of Clare
Rewcastle Brown, Editor of Sarawak Report.
In a letter to the
London based NGO Fair Trials International
today the Secretary General of INTERPOL,
Jurgen Stock, informed that the global
police organisation has decided to reject
Malaysia’s request outright.
In a personally
signed letter, headed ‘Subject Clare
Rewcastle Brown’, the Secretary General
confirmed he had been in receipt of a
request by Malaysia, which was reviewed on
9th August in line with their standard
operating procedure and that the Red Notice
had been refused.
General went on to assure Fair Trials, which
written for confirmation
about the status of the journalist, that all
190 member countries of Interpol had been
informed of this decision, meaning she can
travel internationally without further
harassment or fear of arrest.
Stock added that member countries were
further advised not to use Interpol’s
channels in this matter and requested them
to remove all data from their databases as
well – it is a telling indication that the
organisation is of the opinion that their
processes, which are designed to catch
dangerous criminals, had been abused by
addressed to Jago Russell, the Director of
Fair Trials stated:
INTERPOL does not usually comment on
specific cases or individuals, in the
light of the significant press interest
in this case we can confirm that
INTERPOL’s General Secretariat did
receive a Red Notice request for Clare
Brown from Malaysian authorities.
In line with
our standard operating procedure a
review was conducted and on 9th
August the request for the Red Notice
was refused. All 190 member countries
were informed of the decision and
advised not to used INTERPOL’s channels
in this matter and also requested to
remove any data from their national
Segment of the letter from INTERPOL
Interpol a growing concern
Fair Trials had
taken up the case as an example of what the
NGO regards is a worrying trend on the part
of certain oppressive regimes to abuse
INTERPOL in order to clamp down on
According to a
warrant issued by a Kuala Lumpur court on
4th August the charges against the Sarawak
Report Editor were under Section 124B and
1241 of the Penal Code, which form part of
new laws brought in by Najib Razak in 2012,
supposedly to counter terrorism.
Mohamad bin Salleh,
the Director of the Crime Investigation
Department of the Royal Malaysia Police then
issued a triumphant press release,
announcing that Interpol and Aseanpol would
be immediately alerted with a view to
gaining extradition of the journalist from
The grounds for the
supposed criminal offence simply do not
exist in most countries, however, and hardly
appear to merit equating a female journalist
armed hijackers and terrorists
who are normally
placed on this list.
from the Royal Malaysia Police this
authorities then compounded the
extra-judicial flavour of their
proceedings by bragging to the media
that the Inspector General of Police had
raised the issue with Jurgen Stock
personally and was confident as a result
of getting a ‘good outcome’ for the
police are confident of Interpol’s
cooperation following discussions
between Inspector-General of Police
Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar and
Interpol secretary-general Jurgen
Stock during the Asean police chiefs
meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia this
Fair Trials had
pointed out to INTERPOL that such
attempts at back room influence-peddling
violated the due processes of the
organisation and INTERPOL’s reply again
indicates that the international police
organisation equally disapproves of
Malaysia’s lack of proper standards of
in pro-Najib media was ill judged.
against Sarawak Report was part of a
wider clamp down on the Malaysian media
and opposition leaders, which has come
in the wake of revelations about the
misappropriation of funds from the One
Malaysia Development Berhad fund (1MDB)
and the discovery of hundreds of
millions of dollars allegedly ‘donated’
into Prime Minister Najib Razak’s
personal bank accounts.
warrant was issued shortly after Sarawak
Report published the scoop that the
former Attorney General had been in the
process of drawing up a charge sheet
against the Prime Minister himself in
the hours before he was summarily sacked
disguised attempt to silence journalists
using this inappropriate measure of a
Red Notice drew international attention
as a result.
the German NGO Rainforest Rescue on
behalf of Sarawak Report and condemning
the arrest warrant raised an astonishing
60,000 signatures within a few days in
Germany alone (Jurgen Stock’s home
Rescue, which has joined the
condemnation over the destruction of
Borneo, was on the point of launching
further petitions in Spanish and English
to raise further international awareness
before this announcement was made by
The news that
the international policing organisation
has rejected Malaysia’s attempt to use
its powers and authority to clamp down
on legitimate expression and criticism
of corruption in the country comes as a
serious blow to the Malaysian Prime
Minister’s own authority on the even of
the anti-corruption march by the Bersih
(clean) movement this weekend.
It once again
brings into question the Malaysian Prime
Minister’s judgement in handling the
growing criticisms against his
government and his apparent failure to
understand how others now view the
situation facing his own administration.
comfortable as she has a good relationship
with the United States. We arrested our own
non-terrorist citizen whose company sold a
product to Pakistan to appease the United
States government. The Vietnamese called us
Malaysian Rats as our army were used by the
American in Vietnam to hunt for their
nationalists who lived underground. It is
this comfort that made us feel we are at the
top of the world.
We can fool
most people most of the time but we can't
fool all people all the time. People who
know us that seem to be good to us will
surely have something in mind. France sold
us a refurbished sub-marine with kickback is
now selling us an aircraft carrier which we
do not need at all. Even a strong Iran state
does not own a single carrier. And Obama too
gains a lot from ignoring the bad habits of
Indonesians, the Thais and the Singaporeans
treat us as their good friends but they do
not trust us and know the substance of our
leaderships. Jokowi expressed his hurt
feeling when he visited the country. The
Thais did not allow Khalid to meet Justo.
The Singaporeans are ready to strike back at
whatever we apply on them. We would have
seen her reaction if Malaysia revoked the PR
status of her citizen Jessica Gurmeet Kaur.
and civil servants must always know our
limitations. Each day we are growing older
and we will begin to feel our health and
mind are wearing off. The young ones will
shove us as we are getting weaker and may
swear on us for our sins. Mahathir is
witnessing his own sins right now. Najib
will experience it later.
faith will say that there is God the
Merciful who is the greatest and will
punished those who put the citizens in agony
and hardship, persistence in cheating and
lying, arresting and jailing them. They will
be destroyed by their own bad habits.
them to do good, to be honest and sincere,
to earn the halal money and to really
understand the pain of the rakyat. Do they
heed the advice ?
Abdul Rahman Raof
CANNOT UNSEAT NAJIB
Mahathir did utter words that only street
protest can unseat Najib. That drive fear
among the Ministers and the police. Even the
army might be called in. But Mahathir is
wrong again. There have been several street
marches before by the thousands, but the government stood
is true that crowds by a few hundred
thousands, organized into several groups
marching to Najib's residence and any known
place of Najib's where about can bring Najib
down. It will have to be a bloody clash
between the protestors and the police or the
else could BERSIH unseat Najib when even the
AG himself could not do it ? The aim is just
to show the tremendous support of the people
who feel that Najib's policy and practices
had failed the country and the people. And
this time the people are very angry as the
ringgit keeps on falling and prices go up
correlating with the currency value. Young
people were losing their jobs.
Najib doesn't care at all
for the reason he has all the money. Someone
even says that he is ready to flee on the
new air-craft carrier he intends to buy from
France. Leaving in sea is safer than living
on land. He has a bunch of bodyguards with
him even in high level meetings with UMNO
John Kerry will be opening
his eyes wide as much as the heads of other
countries. Once they come to believe that
Najib has been telling lies, dishonest with
the money that went into his account, Najib
must brace himself for the coming trouble.
Investors and business communities have
already damn him. Sadly enough Najib never
felt a bit but the populace is bearing the
The peaceful marching
won't be peaceful. The Bersih's shirts are
not only worn by the anti-Najib group. It is
predicted that the members of the secret
police will be joining the march, and
followed by the paid jobless hooligans.
There will be brawls and chaos. People will
get hurt. Najib and Rosmah will be laughing
at their hiding place.
Najib has done enough
damage. By ousting Mahyuddin and Shafiee
Afdal and other top officers he invited UMNO
grassroots to go against him. They too will
be joining the march to call for Najib's
resignation. Remember what Rosmah said ? "I
won't allow Najib to resign."
The current fiasco is not
the end of the bad luck that is striking the
nation. As the trend shows the aura of
Rosmah is attracting a series of disaster.
The effort to discredit
Mahathir and his children won't change
people's anger. Those people do not bring
the currency down, nor shrink our reserve
and economy, nor pushing the market price of
FGV down. It is shocking when the Malays are
using despicable words on Najib like 'b***h'
and a lady with 'Fakiu'. I traced the UMNO
grass roots took more on the aggressive
I always give hints that
UMNO should not drive the people to go
underground to organize cells against the
government. Someday there is bound for
someone with some bright ideas to form
groups akin to Mosad or IRA. Voices have
been heard of future arrests and revenge.
Someone might be keeping lists of names to
be brought to justice.
Statements from Rahman
Dahlan, Zahid and Najib never cool the
public. It is just like pouring gasoline to
the burning fire.
The best that the police
can do is just ignore the protestors. Let
them shout and yell until they got tired,
sleepy and hungry. The next day they will
clear the streets and go home to sleep.
Nobody wins and nobody lose.
Abdul Rahman Raof
FOR THE DECLINING RINGGIT
There are literatures that
analyzed the fall of Malaysian ringgit due
to international factors such as the fall of
global oil price, and the devaluation of
Chinese Yen. Today USD 1 is equal to RM4.26.
The reasons given should affect other
nations as well like Singapore, Thailand,
and Indonesia. But it was not that way. It
affects Malaysia. Najib should have asked
the economist the reason why Thailand,
Singapore, Indonesia etc remain stable
leaving ours going free fall.
and his team blamed Mahathir, the people and
Bersih 4 for creating hoax that drove away
confidence on the current administration.
And they believe the fall is only temporary.
of my articles written
several months ago I
mentioned that the use of
muscles by the
government to act against it's critics by
arresting and throwing them in jail will be
met with muscle-mental war. The Malays are
less able in their thinking ability compared
to the Chinese who have a long and colossal
experience in international business.
Comparing the comments of the Chinese
readers of the social media they are nothing
as compared to the Malays on the usage of
words. Both the anti-Najib and the pro-Najib
groups were using very harsh words and
phrases, very savage in nature. The Chinese
same time Najib's administration may not
realize that it is creating a poor image of
this country and increasing the number of
local enemies. It is worsened by the image
of Najib's wife, Rosmah, who came into the
limelight as the most powerful lady in the
nation. Her perceptions on the people met
with opposing perceptions on her by the
citizens and office workers. Hatred towards
her was mounting. And what were suppose to
be secrets began to leak out from all
departments; about her lavish spending on
jewelries and hand bags, her traveling on
government jet, about FLOM, and finally
aboit the debt ridden 1Mdb. On the remote
side the young sons of FELDA settlers were
unhappy with Najib's administration did on
opposition party member Tony Phua attacked
1Mdb saying it was not run properly by Najib
and using government's fund to finance it's
loses. More issues began to surface; the
interest of 2.7 billion per year,
and the debt kept on climbing. It arose
suspicion that the money was stolen by
individuals. A name like Jho Lo was
reacted by suing Tony for defamation,
throwing slander at 1Mdb. Mahathir stepped
in and asked whereabout of the money. Najib
said that no money was missing. Part was
transferred into BSI of Singapore, which the
bank denied that there was no cash transfer
report, the online newspaper, wrote about
Jho Lo and Reza Aziz relationship, the
purchase of property, the movement of money
into Jho Lo's account. Mahyuddin and other
UMNO members began to question about 1Mdb
suspecting it was misused. The government
claimed that Sarawak Report and other social
media should not be believed as they only
threw slander and was aiming at overthrowing
the legal government. UMNO must not believe
in the social media.
Mahathir and the opposition leaders called
for the investigation. Confidently Najib
chose his team of investigators.
things were getting heated up the Wall
Street Journal published a report that 2.6
billions went into Najib's private account
followed by documentary proofs. Again Najib
said it was a lie. He threatened to sue WSJ
for such a slander.
has a PHD ex-Minister taking care of the
propaganda unit to employ cyber troopers to
fight against all false accusation, to
attack Mahathir and those who are against
him. He dismissed his Deputy Minister,
Mahyuddin, and Shafiee Afdal for questioning
the 1Mdb management. He sacked Ghani Patail
and searched the DPP's office, attacked the
MACC's offices and transferred the boss.
Later he disbanded the PAC. The reason given
was to investigate who was leaking
information to the social media.
Report published an article about an arrest
sheet written by Ghani Patail to charge
Najib. Ghani and his DPP had to face the
strengthened his defense Najib chose Rahman
Dahlan to challenge all the accusation on
Najib. Rahman said that those trying to
charge Najib has to be sacked, confirming
the charge sheet was real.
is very busy running around the country
everyday to meet UMNO members to explain of
his 2.6 billion that went into his account.
The government had given different versions
of the cash money.
a. It was a political donation
b. UMNO trust
Najib and the money can go into his own
c. The donation by the Arab country
was to thank Najib for fighting ISIL
donation by the Arab country was to fight
the Jewish DAP.
Malaysians do not believe how could someone
donate that much out of his kind heart.
saga is observed by the foreigners and
investors and businessmen. Right now it
happens in Malaysia, not in Singapore or
Vietnam or Thailand. It is the perception on
our leadership and the Ministers with their
smart mouths. Would it not affect our
of all import goods shot instantly. The
1Mdb's debt is increasing.
say for real whether there is any unseen
battle between the brain and the brawn
underneath the declining economy.
never good to thickening our enemies. If
money could appease the people all will be
joining Najib now.
is unwanted in Mecca and in some other
Zety should resign from Bank Negara, free
her mind and probably find a part time job
with Air Asia.
Abdul Rahman Raof
THE MIDDLE EAST IS THINKING
Who is the next
spinning master to be sent to the Middle East to
spin the Arabs this time. And we all want to
hear why the 2.6 billion went into Najib's
personal account. No donation ever entered a
Gulf Times: Saudi government reportedly ‘not
amused’ about 1MDB headlines
The news that Switzerland has now kicked
off a probe into banks linked to 1MDB
scandal has caught the attention of the Gulf
Gulf Times in a report titled
Switzerland could turn the scales in 1MDB
scam (note the word scam):
In the 1MDB
case, the whereabouts of $1.8bn of its funds
are unknown. A probe found that around
$680mn made their way on a private bank
account of Malaysia Prime Minister Najib
Razak, who denied any wrongdoing and claimed
that the money was a “donor” from Saudi
Arabia, meant as of appreciation to Malaysia
for “championing Islam” and fighting
militant group ISIS.
unease is growing in the Middle East over
the issue. The Saudi government is
reportedly not amused about making in into
the headlines in the 1MDB case, and at
Falcon Private Bank’s parent, Aabar
Investment, which is a subsidiary of Abu
Petroleum Investment Company, two top
executives, Chairman Khadem al Qubassi and
CEO Mohamed al Husseiny, have been shown the
It is about time that Najib reveals the
identity of the mysterious “donor” before
causing unnecessary embarrassment (by
association) to anyone else.
Switzerland, Saudi Arabia Open Investigation
into Malaysia’s Development Fund 1MDB
The Swiss are investigating alleged
financial improprieties and the Saudis are
‘not amused’ by unwanted headlines.
KUALA LUMPUR: Two foreign nations,
Switzerland and Saudi Arabia, have been
dragged into the 1Malaysia Development
Berhad (1MDB) scandal, reports the Gulf
Times, igniting on a global stage a scandal
that the Malaysian government had hoped to
calm down locally.
Switzerland’s financial regulator FINMA
last Wednesday announced that it was
investigating the extent of any involvement
which its banks may have had in any of the
alleged ‘dubious’ transactions linked to
Swiss media reports suggest that at least
six banks were under scrutiny, the Times
The Times named four of them as Falcon
Private Bank (owned by Aabar Investment, a
company heavily linked to 1MDB), BSI (based
in Lugano, and with a branch in Singapore),
JP Morgan (bankers for 1MDB’s former
joint-venture partner, PetroSaudi), and
Coutts & Co (which has become entangled in
Umno’s RM2.6 billion foreign ‘donation’
Several accounts have also reportedly
been frozen in the wake of the
On Friday, the Swiss Attorney General’s
Office confirmed that it has opened criminal
proceedings against two 1MDB entities as
well as “an unknown person”, after a
complaint filed by the Swiss-based Bruno
Manser Fund. Swiss law prohibits its banks
and businesses from involving themselves in
money-laundering or corruption anywhere in
Swiss national Xavier Justo is also at
the centre of the scandal, having confessed
to blackmailing his former employers
PetroSaudi using data which he stole from
them. Convicted by a Thai criminal court
last week, Justo is presently serving a
three-year jail sentence.
Saudi Arabia is also said to be ‘uneasy’
about having been dragged into the scandal.
Prime Minister Najib Razak has claimed
that a large chunk of the money he received
in his personal bank account came from a
Saudi “donor” purportedly for “championing
Islam” and fighting ISIS militants.
The Saudi government is reportedly “not
amused” by the unwanted headlines which 1MDB
generated for it, while Falcon Private
Bank’s parent, Aabar Investment, has sacked
its two top executives, chairman Khadem al
Qubassi and CEO Mohamed al Husseiny.
Dhabi firms to rethink deal to cut 1MDB
debts, says report
Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum
Investment Co (Ipic) is considering pulling
out of a plan to help restructure 1Malaysia
Development Bhd's debts, Singapore's
Business Times reported.
Citing a source,
the paper said Ipic and its subsidiary,
Aabar Investment, which signed an agreement
last May to help 1MDB cut its debts by RM16
billion, are now having second thoughts
about the plan.
BT said it was unclear what led Ipic to
rethink the deal, but cited a report in the
Gulf Times of "growing unease" in the Middle
East in the wake of the 1MDB controversy,
including the resignations of Aabar
Investments' chairman Khadem al-Qubaisi and
chief executive Mohamed Badawy al-Husseiny.
Putrajaya unveiled a rationalisation plan to
reduce 1MDB's RM42 billion debt, which has
been at the centre of a political storm in
Malaysia, forcing Prime Minister Datuk Seri
Najib Razak, who also heads 1MDB's advisory
board, to announce a Cabinet reshuffle.
As part of the plan, 1MDB would receive
US$1 billion (RM3.71 billion) from Ipic,
which according to 1MDB was neither a loan
nor a bailout.
1MDB president Arul Kanda Kandasamy said
the money was a business transaction between
the two companies, and it would not see 1MDB
assuming further debt. – August 26, 2015.
Abdul Rahman Raof
WHICH IS TRUE ?
Sarawak Report commented on what the DPM said about him
seeing the wealthy Arab family. You can read both of
them and ponder about it. UMNO members will one day come
to know whether Najib has been telling them the truth or
lie to them all the way.
Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said yesterday he had
met the wealthy Arab family who had
donated the US$700 million (S$985
million) channelled into Prime Minister
Najib Razak’s personal accounts, The
Datuk Seri Zahid said the family,
whom he did not name, had donated the
money because of Malaysia’s commitment
to fighting terrorism, and for being a
moderate Muslim country with a plural
The family, he said, was impressed by
how Malaysia managed to remain moderate
without sidelining other religions.
“Those were the answers given to me
when I asked them the reason for their
donation. They also told me that
Malaysia was not the only country they
have donated money to,” The Star quoted
him as saying at the opening of the Sri
Gading Umno division meeting yesterday.
“They have also helped other Islamic
countries,” Mr Zahid, who is also Home
He also said he had met the
investment officer of the family, who
explained how the first US$100 million
was given via a cheque under Datuk Seri
Najib’s name and the rest through other
“I saw the documents myself – the
original documents, not photocopied
ones, and I also saw the money trail,”
Mr Zahid said the donation was 100
per cent from the Arab family and not
from the Retirement Fund or 1Malaysia
Development Berhad (1MDB).
Is this a cheque for US$100,000,000?
Zahid, the newbie Deputy PM, has offered
yet another completely new explanation for
Najib’s billion dollar “donation”. It was
not after all for fighting ISIL which, as
has been pointed out, did not exist when the
money reached Najib.
Now we are told it was a reward for
Malaysia being a good moderate Muslim state,
which kindly allows other religions to exist
within its borders.
Better still, Zahid tells us that he “had
seen the cheque for the first $100,000,000″!
Does he not know that NO ONE ever writes a
cheque for such an amount?
Really big money is always moved by bank
transfer electronically from one account to
another. In this case all Malaysians have
already seen the actual bank transfer form
for the full amount – a fact no longer
denied by Najib.
This first Telegraphic Transfer (TT) was
followed by another US$61 million TT… so
where does the US$100 million ‘cheque’
Zahid went on to say that the balance of
the money came by other means but does not
say how. He could reflect on the
announcement by Saudi Arabia that it has
donated US$100 million to the UN to
So Arabia’s richest nation pays the UN
US$100 million and some other Middle Eastern
family pays Malaysia US$681 million!
Najib has explained that he prefers
loyalty over brains, but there
are advantages and disadvantages to
26/08/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
IS MY PASSION
I started to
watch soccer at the age of 6 to now. Names
like Yusoff Bakar, Mehat Ambu, Syed Hood,
Namat Abdullah are still fresh in my memory.
Malaysia was the strongest in those
yesteryears. Today Japan and Korea lead the
far Eastern countries. Malaysia had a hard
time even with the unknown Timor Leste.
When I was a
school Principal I don't like my students to
think that they are going to make a living
with professional soccer. Malaysia is not
the right place. "The life of football is
about 30. That if your son is not injured,"
I told one parent who wanted his son to go
an international game near the exam time.
"If he concentrate on his study and get a
job, he could stay on until 60, even getting
a pension. But the choice is yours."
today is more than playing the game. It is
some sort of wrestling, pulling and pushing
and attacking ankles to weaken the
opponents. It is not even a fair push or a
body shielding. Players block his enemy
while the ball is far away. The referee does
not blow for obstruction.
are permanent. That will be the end.
subscribe to ASTRO. I depend on the normal
TV to broadcast matches. To watch European
soccer I need to go to a restaurant where
the vendors are soccer maniac too.
To watch a
live game I have to pay RM21.20 including
GST. RM10 for seeing and the rest for
shouting and yelling at players, referee and
coaches. Try to imagine the responses of the
younger people seeing an old man shouting
and yelling. But I was not alone. There were
women too shrieking and yelling.
I used to
watch La Liga on my Samsung. Somehow the
software stopped streaming unless it is
upgraded. The amount is not much but I can't
pay. I don't have a credit card. Somehow
some good guys somewhere still allow me to
watch at least one game a day, not the La
Liga. I even have a chance of watching USA
League. Isn't it great ?
I don't play
soccer, as I was not born as an athlete. It
is just a passion I hate to miss. But I
won't pay RM3K to fly to England to watch my
favorite team play. Tour Agencies do
organize such a trip. Neither would I go to
the stadium at 3 or 4 pm to watch the 8.45
pm game. During the last match in our
stadium crowds park their cars starting at 2
pm. Immediately after Maghrib prayer I made
my move, parked my car at a distant
somewhere and having my dinner before
entering the stadium. Seats were usually
full. I will be looking for seats where the
spectators put their drinks and food there.
The drink did not pay RM21.20 for the seat.
I asked a boy
next to me about the shirt he wore, whether
the color fade after washing. "No," he said.
"How much a piece ? " I asked. "50 over." A
soccer T-shirt cost RM50+, which is too
expensive to me.
At the last
game when the referee blew his whistle I was
surprised to see the whole stadium was
waving light. "Does everyone bring a
mini-torch light with them ? " I looked to
my left and right and saw everyone was
holding and waving their handphones.
from the yesteryears.
26/08/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
is about RM45K and Produa Axia is RM25K. I
saw more Axia on the road than Iriz. I was
told to wait about 10 months for an Axia
when I visited the show room. I did not
intend to own one but merely to satisfy my
Produa manufacture a car that cost very much
lesser ? One need to study the human
composition of Produa company, as well as
Air Asia. Probably one has to be independent
of political interference to make a business
successful. Politicians tend to incorporate
law and regulations to ensure of the market.
The rest rely on market forces and
I cannot buy
a car on loan. A pensioner is not qualified.
I can't even save up to RM45K. It will take
me about 8 years to save for Iriz and four
years to buy Axia. Else I have to wait for
my ASB dividend. Owing to the declining
economy anything can happen. I don't see a
better Malaysia with Najib's insistence of
being a Prime Minister.
am using Viva660. I doubt whether it can
cross the hill in Perak. It is an economical
car on flat surface. RM50 of gasoline would
last me at least a week. At time I was
thinking whether I need a new car when the
present one is serving me very well.
Anyway I have
yet to find out the quality of both Iriz and
Axia. Usually cheaper cars are very brittle.
It will get naked just for a little kiss.
But by the sale Axia is far ahead of Iriz.
25/08/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
WHAT IF 1MDB MONEY IS REALLY STOLEN AND
DONATION STORY IS A FICTIONAL DECOY ?
My remarks on the current Malaysian
issues are not to my likings. I do not
aim of getting any pleasure out of it.
It has been the comments and speeches,
the timing factor of the events and the
conflicting themes that arose the
vivacity of my mind. Moreover my mind
and imagination ran wild. Let me give
you an example; when a Scorpene case was
at the court proceeding in France and
there was a rumor that PM Najib will be
called, Shafiee went to Australia.
During this time I already thought that
Shafiee was sent to settle things with
someone in France, having negotiation in
a far distant land so that nobody would
suspect anything. Mind can imagine any
damn stuff that do not really exist.
And now, looking at the starting point
of 1Mdb again, I come to believe that
there is a possibility that 1Mdb money
is being stolen, entered into personal
accounts and spent some for personal
goodies and properties. It took a long
time to reply to question where the
money went to. To my standard it takes
less than 15 minutes to provide with the
detail. Nobody said anything about the
money going into Najib's pocket, not
When WSJ exposed on the flow of money
into Najib's personal account, the WSJ
was accused of telling lies. Najib call
the people not to believe in social
media which has the intention of
overthrowing the government of Malaysia.
Najib was cornered. AamBank kept quiet
too. At that time people knew that there
was really a flow of money into Najib's
Where did the money come from ? Again
minds work. What other lie to tell ?
Najib has a friend in the Middle East.
Just get him to say it is a donation.
How about Aabar ? Aarbar is for another
payment to pay the banks else 1Mdb would
be declared bankrupt. The 2.6 billion
donation may not be donated by anyone at
all. It is merely a story, a fictional
decoy. Any Arab could have just say
Najib has a reputation of telling lies
most of the time. His Ministers and the
ex-EC man confirmed his habit. The world
began to know his character. That affect
Malaysian economy. The ringgit downfall
hit the people and the country.
Now he is going the country, time and
again, to fool the UMNO members with
more lies. He fears for his future.
My imagination may be nothing at all.
What if it is 50 out of a million chance
it is nothing but the truth ?
25/08/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
I have yet to
do one more thing to my right eye. I
postponed it about 2 years ago because there
was no one looking after my wife at that
time. The job on my left eye was done after
my in-law was willing to take care of my
wife. For 4 days in hospital I was alone.
Before I had
a maid, I did a complete nursing on my wife.
But there were days when I fell very sick,
having high fever and had no strength at
all. Yet I attended her. I told her to pray
that I did not fall and die of a stroke.
When I fell sick I told no one. I strove
hard until I could stand again.
I still got
sick after my wife passed away. Many people
asked me to re-marry so that someone can
take care of me when I fall sick. And I joke
with them that falling sick, I can still
manage myself. But if I were to die, nobody
will know until the smell of my corpse
polluted the outside air.
that I remain healthy I check my blood
sugar, BP, take vitamins, medicine and do
the daily walking. Somehow I could not beat
flue virus. Only a couple of days ago I
start to consume Vitamin C.
I told my
kids who are still bachelors to get a wife
so that they could have someone to take care
of them when they sick. Nobody wants to
listen. I told them to choose their food and
to do regular exercise as well.
When I fell
sick I told no one. When I am hospitalized I
won't tell anyone also. It is nothing
strange. It is just life. I don't want to
think much about it, to get anxiety for
nothing, to cause more problem to myself. I
have a few more years to live. I want to
enjoy as much as I can. In spite of that I
still think that I may die tomorrow and the
Abdul Rahman Raof
believe in Sarawak report below. I copy it here just
for your perusal. Our concern is what if it is true
? If the report is true it can mean that PM Najib
has lost friends whom he had hope to rescue him in
what he called the restructuring plan of 1Mdb. The
Arab has to assess whether the money given went
partly into personal expenditure. They must have
been watching the whole drama. Eventually the United
States will come to know who the real Najib is.
These few days
Najib is trying to avoid the blame on the
deteriorating economy. He called the economists and
politicians to discuss the problem. By doing so he
is telling the Malaysians our economic woes are
market factors. In reality market is just one side
of the story. When they put the blame on Mahathir,
it means they recognize the function of the
sentiment. The world see Najib as dishonest and very
mean. They would not want to promote the rogue
As I see
Najib's restructuring plan with the help of his
Arabs friends will fall apart. He needs to use the
tax money to pay the loan. Mind you the loan is
getting bigger as the ringgit falls.
widespread scandal and Najib's adamant to resign the
future of this country will never be good.
SECOND SACKING - Now Abu Dhabi Dumps
19 Aug 2015
second head has rolled at the
very top of Abu Dhabi’s Aabar
sovereign wealth fund, giving
yet another strong signal that
there are major concerns in the
Gulf state over being drawn into
Malaysia’s escalating financial
and political scandals.
announcement has been
released over the past few
hours to confirm that the
Mohamed al Husseiny, Chief
Executive Officer of Aabar, a
subsidiary of International
Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
will be replaced, active from
August 24th i.e. next Monday.
According to the Gulf Business
Times no reason has been given
for the sudden departure.
However, the fund claimed in its
announcement that the decision
was “part of Aabar’s succession
Reuters has also
quoted a source to say that
al Husseiny will be moving to
join a private equity firm.
Observers of recent developments
can hardly fail to conclude that
this second sudden departure,
following so soon after that of
the former Chairman, Khadem al
Qubassi (Husseiny was his right
hand man) is linked to the
unravelling scandal of 1MDB.
Aabar CEO al-Husseiny (left) and
Chairman Al Qubassi (right) were
the two key players from Aabar
in the deals with 1MDB
al-Husseiny was the Chairman of
Aabar-owned Falcon bank at the time
that US$681 million was transferred
into the Malaysian PM’s private
account at AmPrivate Banking in KL,
Report has repeatedly
pointed out the pivotal role of
Aabar in several of 1MDB’s most
questionable investment deals over the
past few years. Moreover, we have
highlighted several instances of
apparent conflict of interest with
respect to the former Chairman al Qubasi
and CEO al Husseiny.
Qubassi’s party persona was
revealed by Sarawak Report
Al Qubaisi was sacked shortly
after Sarawak Report published
extensive evidence of his
extravagant ‘alter ego’, which
included partying with Jho Low
in some of the world’s most
published evidence showing
that Jho Low’s company Good Star
had paid an unexplained sum of
US$20 million into a personal
account belonging to Al Qubassi
at the Luxembourg private Edmund
de Rothschild bank.
Good Star was the company that
siphoned a total of US$1.19
billion out of 1MDB PetroSaudi
joint venture in 2009.
Chairman Al Qubasi
at Aabar and IPIC –
he was also Chairman
of Falcon Swiss
No reports over suspicious
transactions appear to have
been made about the transfer
of such an enormous sum by
Falcon to a politically
connected person and to date
no information has been
forthcoming from any party
as to the actual source of
the so-called ‘donation’ to
the Prime Minister through
the Aabar Bank.
Yet, despite the growing
scandals and the recent
sacking of al Qubasi, Aabar
stepped in last June to
rescue 1MDB from a series of
huge debt defaults on its
exposure of RM42 billion.
The Malaysian development
fund was retrieved from
bankruptsy by a massive
injection of a US$1 billion
cash payment on June 10th in
order to meet debt
repayments due that week,
plus a commitment by Aabar
to carry the fund’s future
repayment demands for the
next 12 months, in return
for the promise of
undisclosed assets to be
provided by June 2016.
Specifically, we have noted that
1MDB’s three bond issues
totalling USD$6.5 billion,
involving Aabar and negotiated
by Goldman Sachs, contained
several irregularities, which
created huge and unnecessary
expenses for Malaysia.
Lack of transparency has meant
that it has been extremely hard
to determine why these bonds
were managed in such a costly
fashion and why Aabar was
included as joint guarantors of
the money at all – issues which
have also been repeatedly raised
by several members of the
opposition and by the former
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir and
Chairman of Aabar, Khadem al
Qubaisi, was meanwhile involved
in numerous separate business
ventures linked to Prime
Minister Najib Razak’s proxy at
1MDB, the businessman Jho Low,
including the purchase of
Coastal Energy by CEPSA and a
bid to buy the London Claridge’s
was a night clubbing companion
and business party of the PM
Najib Razak’s 1MDB proxy Jho Low
Sarawak Report has also
irregularities on the part of al
Husseiny, who was generally
regarded to have been al
Qubasi’s right hand man.
Last year, al Husseiny
controversially announced that
it was he who had personally
financed The Wolf of Wall Street
on behalf of Najib Razak’s
producer step-son Riza Aziz to
the tune of US$100 million.
Sarawak Report pointed the
obvious conflict of interest,
given Aabar’s advantageous
investments with 1MDB.
More recently we reported that
al Husseiny was also the
Chairman of the Board of Aabar-owned
Falcon Private Bank, which had
coincidentally paid US$681
million into the Prime
personal account just two days
after the conclusion of a
US$3 billion dollar bond issue
by 1MDB, purportedly linked to
another joint ‘strategic
partnership’ venture with Aabar
to develop the Tun Razak
Exchange in KL.
Swiss Private Bank, owned by the
Abu Dhabi wealth fund Aabar
on the London Stock Exchange – no
comment from Najib or 1MDB
Malaysian Prime Minister cum Finance
Minister cum head of 1MDB has so far
refused to disclose what those assets
might be, but it is widely assumed they
include land transferred by the state to
1MDB, supposedly to be developed by the
Najib – nothing to answer for?
shady deals have played their part in
escalating the current furore around the
shocking indebtedness of 1MDB and the
resulting weakening of Malaysia’s
Meanwhile, the scandal over the billions
that have apparently gone missing thanks
to these deals and the unexplained
hundreds of millions that have appeared
in the Prime Minister’s personal
accounts have brought the country into
an unprecedented political crisis.
of al-Husseiny is the clearest
possible sign that Abu Dhabi wants to
clean up their side of this scandal.
However, Malaysia’s own leadership has
persisted in maintaining that the Prime
Minister has nothing to answer for.
Abdul Rahman Raof
When I visited my maid in Lombok, I gave her 6
million rupiahs, Samsung Galaxy V and some scarves.
It drained my purse, no doubt. And when my former
teacher asked for a three layered cake for a sponsor
for her daughter's wedding, I did not reject as
well. The maid took care of my wife very well and my
teacher sent me food when I was sick. I am just a
firm believer in God's providence. If God wishes to
give to others through me, somehow they will be on
was only 2 days ago the travel insurance AIG
informed me that the company will refund all the
money which I paid for the cancelled trip to Hanoi
due to my wife illness and death. I have never
expected it at all. Some may call it co-incidental.
I would not. I feel it as real gift like many others
that I wishes did come my way. They were on my
wrote about a Chinese lady who went around town
feeding cats and a Chinese man who gave to a Malay
beggar. They may ot know what they were doing but
they were searching for a Barakah. God will provide
them with happiness and ample food for their
I am a poor man, there are millions of others who
hardly find bread for meals. But I have enough
though cutting corners. If you borrow RM500 from me,
it is a big sum that I need your payment, which I
may be able to help the other poor people. I don't
expect God to pay your loan to me. What more if a a
wealthy contractor, I cannot be kind to you and say
'Your loan is squashed.'
just read about an 80 year old woman who toiled the
soil for 50 years to go to Mecca recently. It
touched my heart. Several VIPs went to the airport
to see her departure; Mukriz, Kedah royalty and the
Tabung Haji manager. I hoped Mukriz had given her
something to enhance her happiness.
Remember the God that everyone has is the same one.
All men are required to do good things to mankind
regardless of their race and skin colors. The
Chinese cat feeder and the alms givers could tell us
more of their parts of the story. It is all about
their faiths and their beliefs.
When God provides we should be glad and thanking
even for the small gift. We shall not steal, rob,
cheat and be greedy.
20/08/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
categorized as a terrorist, SR shows it's
displeasure by exposing more on the trail of Najib's
private spending. The whole world is reading the
article. Everyone will make an assessment of it's
status, true or false. It is linking Rosmah and
Najib's expenditure to the money that went into both
Najib and Rosmah's accounts. Sooner or later Najib
will be labeled as Idi Amin and other demonic
Najib has no
choice but to sue Sarawak Report and WSJ and the
Edge. The closure of any of those would not erase
the thought that Najib has committed crimes. Else he
has to give way to Mahyuddin or any other person
with a sound mind. And I am certain he will be
forgiven. In the meantime Najib should take a leave
and go to a retreat alone somewhere in an Indian
Ocean and think deeply about himself, the people and
God. Don't bring Rosmah with him.
A taxi cab, an
old Chinese man, said the same thing about Najib and
Rosmah. He said it was Rosmah that put Najib in a
very precarious position.
Hey Big Spender!
17 Aug 2015
Prime Minister Najib Razak
splashed over US$1 million on
his credit cards during the
month of August in the year
following the election,
according to information
received by Sarawak Report.
The spending took place in
Europe while he was on a summer
For most people to run up such a
bill on mere expenses while on
holiday would seem astounding,
but the Prime Minister has
always declined to explain how
such conspicuous spending has
The bills were run up on two
cards Najib was using in August
2014, a Visa and a MasterCard
from CIMB & Maybank.
both a Visa and a MasterCard on
the 2014 holiday splurge
RM3.5 million was splashed on the Visa
and MasterCards in just the one month.
Sarawak Report has further details.
Malaysia’s ‘First Family’ get all their
and bags… costing millions…
catching spending, including the
millions spent this year on the
couple’s extended wedding
celebrations for Rosmah’s
daughter and a series of
expensive houses purchased for
Riza Aziz in the United States.
Last month Sarawak Report
detailed how Rosmah’s fabled
addiction to buying hugely
expensive jewellery is
managed through the same
businessman who has been
identified as the Prime
Minister’s proxy at 1MDB, Jho
favoured New York yellow diamond
This is just the latest
information about conspicuous
spending by Najib and his wife,
but it comes after Malaysia was
left wondering why he had
transferred US$650 million
out of the country, from money
which he had earlier explained
was a donation to UMNO.
The Prime Minister and his wife
have attracted world-wide
scrutiny caused by their
ostentatiousness. In the United
States news has seeped out of a
jaw-dropping bill covering
Rosmah’s stay at the Hotel Bel-Air,
Beverly Hills, while spending
Christmas with her son Riza in
Her bill for a week’s stay at
the Hotel was over US$300,000,
reliable sources have informed
There have been numerous other
reports of eye-
luxury…. but most guests don’t
spend US$300,000 on a visit.
If Malaysia is a country
governed by the rule of law, it
is therefore now incumbent on
the Prime Minister to
substantiate the series of
unsustainable claims that have
recently been made about
supposed anonymous and secret
‘donations’ to UMNO into his
personal accounts and missing
billions from 1MDB being held in
‘units’ in banks.
Najib Razak has noticeably
failed to deny our statement
last week that over US$650
million were transferred back
from his personal account in KL
from a secret ‘donation’ on behalf of
UMNO) to the account in Falcon Bank in
Singapore from where US$681 had
originally been paid.
information is that there was in fact
over a billion dollars from various
sources in this particular AmPrivate
Bank account in KL, belonging to Najib,
in the period preceding what has been
widely recognised as a bought election.
US$650 was what remained when he closed
the account in August 2013.
Minister has now after weeks of implied
denial admitted the payment into this
account of US$681 million, but is
remaining silent over our latest
information about where the remainder of
this and the other sums was transferred.
He has also provided no evidence
of even a shred of
accountability over the
expenditure of money that he
says he was holding on behalf of
the party and “not for personal
Instead, his supporters have
started to imply that a
Malaysian Prime Minister (unlike
for example a US President)
should be considered to be above
the law and that any attempt to
investigate this matter should
be treated as a crime, rather
than any crime itself.
The same supporters are now also
claiming that the hallowed
tradition of a vote of no
confidence in a Prime Minister
(used as the standard tool in
parliaments across the world for
getting rid of duds) should also
be considered to be an illegal
and unconstitutional device in
Malaysia against Najib Razak.
18/08/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
centre of attention on the
PetroSaudi yacht in 2009 – he
was the rainmaker after all
REPORT RIGHT THIS TIME ?
This is the
first time I do not believe in Sarawak Report. The
source of information passed, I believe, is from
Najib's camp, as a trap to manipulate people's
minds. The lies were mixed with some truth so that
it will look very neat. The documents shown has to
be fabricated to show the money was banked in
disinformation of Najib's side ? Simple. To answer
Mahyuddin's question where the rest of the money
went and as a defence to PKR's legal action. The
money was not used by Najib but returned to the
must dig to find out the source, investigate whether
it is a piece of disinformation. Remember, Najib's
advisor is a British. He is no ordinary man.
16/08/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
WHEN OLD HAM GETS RUSTY
invited to give a little talk on HF to the newbies
of the High Frequency on the Merdeka day. I accepted
it. But what am I going to talk about. Technology
wise the new hams are much more knowledgeable and
acquired much more skill and experience with the
state of the art equipments and antenna system,
while I am still using the old dipole technology of
height about 20 feet, and power of about 50 watts.
Pondering over I think it would be better to
talk of the basic and the simple practice in the
course of communication.
hams go on DX band they must remember that they
represent the nation. They are ambassadors. Good or
bad Malaysia is their beloved land. May be 1 out of
a million there may be rogue ham from somewhere may
put some political question especially on the
current issue. One can politely reply saying that
one is sorry because one does not follow politics
and try to sign out with that station.
signs must be mentioned in full not merely the
suffixes even if among the fellow countrymen. They
have to be mentioned slowly and clearly. Our
counterpart may be and old man with impaired
hearing. A few phonetics might not easily understood
due to our Malaysian slang. The normal practice is
to use the normal ones and followed by the country
phonetics; for example Nine Mike Two Alfa
Romeo...Nine Mexico Two America Radio. When the band
is bad and noisy I used to add Nine...one, two,
three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine....nine
mexico two...one...two..nine mexico two america
don't rush in giving our name and QTH. If you notice
the Malaysian news readers' pronunciation are more
difficult to understand than the CNN. They are
swallowing their words at a high speed speeches. Let
it be word by word not at a high speed at full
clarity. That would make the QSO more enjoyable.
pile up means very many stations are calling one
station. Once Malaysia was considered a rare
station. When the 9M station was heard, you could
hear stations like birds. Nowadays a pile up station
mentioned the other call sign and gave a report and
says 73. When I was on the pileup I still mentioned
my name, QTH, signal report one by one to all.
Tuning on the frequency used is a taboo. You may
think nobody would know the culprit. But such
behavior it degrades the sanctity and the dignity of
a ham radio. Surely it antagonize us if someone
uttered words like ham radio is full of thugs
have been a ham for quite some time. As far as I can
remember since 1975. All along hams were not
competing with each other to project and show his
capability and ability. We share the findings and
the experimentation on SSTV and RTTY. 9M2MW gave me
an homebrewed interface card which I used with the
RTTY machine bought from the junkyard.
today things could have been different.
highest peak of ham radio used to be CW. That was
something that most non-ham cannot do. Passing the
test was a pride. Visiting any ham station we can
see a Morse key. It was a prerequisite of a station.
Today Morse is not mandatory in the United States,
yet Morse keys pick a price of more than 1K of US
currency. Young hams are learning Morse not for the
Nowadays we seldom hear the very old hams on the
band. The number one reason is they left us one by
one. The second reason is they have lost interest
for some reason or the other. But they always
mentioned the good old glorious days of Malaysian
main hamming time was after office work. It used to
start between 5.00 - 5.30 pm. Idris, 9M2GL, would be
the first to call. I am sorry I could refer to my
old log book as it was destroyed by termites. I
could remember 7.035 and 7.040 very well for the
call to begin. As the number growing bigger the
group split and move to a new frequency. The topics
of discussion were wide.
were mainly nightly activities. But today I do not
do any DXing anymore. I would prefer local
communications. I don't want to send or receive QSL
card anymore. It is getting expensive day by day.
insist on good ethics and the traditional SOP
procedure with courteous remarks. There should not
be religious, political and business stuffs. I was
informed there was azan on 2 meter too. There should
not be broadcasting. When a person comes on on the
band to announce something he is broadcasting. What
more if a ham wants others to change the tradition
like 72 instead of 73.
be talking of the same thing at the park on the 30th
or 31st. August.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
bad tongue and slanderous words have been in
existence since mankind exist. Much untrue
things have been said about people today. We
hear them wherever there are crowds. The more
glaring ones are in the media. Millions are
accusing Najib and Rosmah in plundering public
fund. And both in their road show have been
telling the people that social media like the
Endge, Sarwak Report and Wall Street Journal
have been telling lies with the intent of
overthrowing the government.
challenge any slander ? By wearing T-Shirt by
10000 men cycling throughout the country and say
'don't believe in social media that do not tell
the truth " ? Surely it is a stupid effort and a
waste of resources.
The way to
fight it is to take the person who accused you
of false thing to court. Lim Guan Eng and
several other DAP members won the cases. Najib
himself is taking legal action against a few
individuals. But people are waiting for Najib to
sue the Endge, Sarawak Report and the Wall
Street Journal. Many other world media
broadcasted about a huge sum of money went into
Najib's personal account. Even the World Bank
and London Stock Exchange printed on the selling
of asset by Najib Razak and the deal with Aabar.
Najib chose to prove the social media printed
fallacies by getting someone who used to work in
the publication to say that all the news were
fabricated by the owner or tempered. UMNO guys
and the cyber troopers were to inform the public
the Edge, Sarawak Report and Wall Street were
all telling lies and printed tempered
not take legal actions against those social
media for the simple reason that they were
telling the truth. Indeed, there were money that
went into Najib's own account and money into
Rahman Dahlan to fight slander. This man spews
any damn things that came into his mind,
making fool of himself by showing stupidity and
lacking intellectual faculties, making people
more angry and Sabahan look very stupid.
Probably only the Malays from East Malaysia love
been numerous call for public debate. Live would
be the best. Probably within a night and minimal
cost at least 50% would accept Najib if he could
speak sense and to rebuttal all the arguments
convincingly. And secondly it has to be
established the legality of the 2.6 billion in
Najib's account, and the money in Rosmah's.
civil servants and Ministers were asked to
declare assets. Why ? Anyone with huge sum of
money and colossal assets could just have said
"DONATION' from a friend overseas. The
government has no right to question citizens of
other countries residing within their own
are in a very chaotic state. It portrays how
savage and immoral some Malays could be. They
not only defended what is sinful and disgusting
but also enhance Najib to the level of the Holly
Prophet and even God. Ismail Sabry said that not
believing in Najib is the same as not believing
in God. Najib continues to lie about selling
country's assets to foreigners.
Ministers' wives before Rosmah. Nobody said
anything about them. There were no slander o
hush hush stuffs heard. Millions do not know who
is Mahyuddin's wife. How come people are talking
about Rosmah ? Are we wrong to say Najib paid to
buy her popularity ? Was that important ?
recruited more cyber troopers to tell lies and
to attack Mahyuddin, Mahathir, Shafiee and the
Sultan of Johor. Maslan, Rahman Dahlan, Nazri
and Ku Nan are provoking and agitating the
public who hit back at them and all those who
made Najib their god. They do not lose their
focus on the 2.6 billion, 1Mdb's debt and the
new txation system. They saw Najib's guilt at
the harassment of DPP and MACC, the sacking of
Ghani Patail, Mahyuddin and Shafiee Afdal.
to state clearly what are scandals spread by the
SR, WSJ, TSM and all of the critics. Remember, a
few simple questions which could be answered
within 15 minutes took months to surface. They
are getting experts to formulate the response.
got to spell out how he is going to settle
1Mdb's debt within 6 months. Let everyone hears.
There is nothing to hide and be kept secret.
Public will judge whether it will be successful.
Secondly Najib has to explain Jho Lo and Reza
Aziz's wealth. Thirdly he has to explain why he
lied about Cayman's cash trasnfer into Singapore
Bank and finally why he hid about the money into
his and Rosmah's account.
don't want to hear childish answers. "Why you
want to know, it is my money..." is childish and
evasive. "You must not question me because I am
chosen by the people..." is an idiotic and
moronic. "Go and stay in the jungle. Leave this
country if you don't like what I do..." is
nothing scandalous requesting Najib to resign.
It is true that he will be save and be forgiven.
But if he is thrown out and arrested by the
masses he and Rosmah will suffer a fate worst
than Ghadafi or Saddam Hussein.
resistance is getting stronger each day.
Malaysia must be saved.
insist on fighting against the people to defend
his grievous error Malaysia will be in a very
12/08/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
ADVISING NAJIB ?
I was asked over
and over again, "Who advise Najib as to the
course of actions ? " I don't know. But I know
Najib has a colossal team of propagandists and
think tank to do the work for him. I read
somewhere that Shahrizat and Rosmah are two of
the stronggest. Sarawak Report mentioned a
British, employed by Najib.
It all started
with the debt ridden 1Mdb; a big loan and a big
interest that could not settle it's debt. The
company under Najib's scrutiny seemed to show
the missing fund. The people asked where the
money went to, followed by Mahathir. It was
suspected that the money were stolen by Jho Lo
who was suspected of sharing the loot with
Rosmah's son and Rosmah herself.
provided detail of 1Mdb trail. Wall Street
Journal reported 700 million dollars went into
Najib's personal account.
to several accusations. First he said the money
was not missing. He told the parliament that it
was in the Bank in Singapore. When Singapore
denied he said it was not in cash but in UNIT
which nobody knows what the UNIT means. The
critic said UNIT means EMPTY.
there is a cash flow into his personal account.
WSJ and Sarawak Report were lying and spreading
slander with the aim of toppling the government.
Rahman Dahlan brought in someone to say Sarawak
Report was lying. When Xavier was arrested in
Thailand he was accused of tempering with the
data that was published by WSJ and Sarawak
Report. Cyber troopers were busy publishing on
the fallacy of the social media and called the
UMNO members not to believe them.
Rosmah on the
road show with Najib kept on telling about the
fallacy and slander. There was no money going
into their account. The police say there was no
money going into Najib's account.
Najib call for
the investigating team to investigate the truth
thinking the team would write a good report on
him. The teams did find the money went into
Najib's account but mentioned nothing those that
went into Rosmah's. Rosmah angered by the proofs
printed called for the police to investigate who
leaked the secret. To the people the police
should investigate the crime of money
Then there was a
change. Najib says the money does not belong to
the people. He received a donation. All these
while he did not tell anybody about the
donation, instead accusing WSJ of lying. He
threatened to take legal action on the journal
which until today nothing materialize. Three
years ago Najib said in his speech that all
political donation must be put under UMNO's
coffer not on personal account.
AG, ransacked the office of DPP, sacked his
deputy and threatened other Chief Ministers who
are against him. Anti-corruption agency was
targeted. The police said it was not to destroy
the evidence and to intimidate the body. The
head was transferred. The workers insisted that
it was to search and to destroy the evidence of
Najib's corruption. AG and the DPP were punished
because of the arrest sheet on Najib.
A friend said to
me that the situation like this will make the
'Chinese takes the country'. "Probably." said I.
"If Najib insist of being a PM the Malays might
prefer the Chinese rule. He has to quit."
Najib's team is
giving a wrong impression of Malayan economy;
forgetting the plunge of FGV, ringgit, shrinking
Federal Reserve, investors pulling out and put
their money somewhere else. World bank has
confirmed that Najib has sold a national asset.
Mahathir predicts some more will be going to
Aabar and IPIC.
But do Najib care
? Only people who cares about the future of the
nation care, the Malays who love their race
care. No one can tell the fate of Felda settlers
in future. They may have to move out if they
can't pay the money they owe for replanting.
There will be thousands of landless and homeless
Malays. With million and billions at their
disposal, certainly they won't care as to what
happen to the people and the country.
Go anywhere and
you are bound to hear, "Rosmah spoils Najib."
If Najib resign
under UMNO his whole family will be save from
persecution. If he is thrown out by the
opposition, the supporters will not show any
pity or sympathy. Only God knows what will
happen. If you ask me what shall be done to
Najib, I would say spare and forgive him, but
not Rosmah. To me she has made Najib to suffer
by her ego and lavishness.
10/08/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
SOWING A BUTTON
One of my
Bermuda is without button. I always forget to take
it to the seamstress. I did not wear it since I
bought it, probably more than 2 years. Today I
stopped by a shop, picked up a set of needle and a
thread, asked the salesgirl whether she could put
the thread into a needle. She did it. I paid RM1.20.
On reaching home, I looked for a button and started
sowing it to my pant.
I felt so happy
because I have another Bermuda for my trip. I ironed
it out, folded the pant and put in my bag. I hope
the September temperature in Bosnia and Croatia will
not be severe.
I don't know
what Mahathir and Abdullah Badawi do everyday.
Retirement should be fun. There are plenty of things
that the retirees can do and do the things they have
always want to do. I am sure Pak Lah's mind is
freer. And he has more time for his grand children
and his wife. I dare to bet 10000 to 1 that he won't
be sowing his own trousers. He might have plant
mangoes and rambutan trees, orchids or other
My wife always
asked me to bring along thread and needles when I
traveled alone. She would do the packing and
informed me where to find it. I remember during my
younger days I also brought the stuff to Bangkok
with me and it was used on the train to sow a
woman's torn blouse.
simple chores like this is better than listening to
people talking nonsense. It is alright for kids to
say illogical stuffs but not an adult. Ismail Sabry
said "don't listen to Najib is don't listen to God"
, "Malays won't live without UMNO" etc. It drive you
crazy listening to these Ministers especially one
from Sabah by the name of Rahman, very sickening
But there are
too many things to handle in a day. My grass is
getting longer. I need to clear some foliage
tomorrow, partly before breakfast and partly after.
As usual my breakfast will be Nasi Tomato with fried
fish. The total meal will be RM5. It is something
delicious that many ministers and kings miss.
I hope tomorrow
will be a clear day. It has been raining for weeks
now. Yesterday I went walking with an umbrella. I
pray for a clear sky in the morning so that I can do
Sowing a button
has given me satisfaction and fulfilling.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
LOSING POST IS
NOT THE END
What is in a status
and position if we are going to die tomorrow ? A
vagabond who is sleeping on the roadside sleeps as
well as a King on the golden bed. Every man on the
street has his own pride. Heaven is not made for
Kings and Presidents and all with money and power.
Even the poor and the lowly have accessed to it.
There are sinners who want to buy the short cut way
to heaven. They wear crosses and build mosques with
stolen money. But continue with dreadful and sinful
undertakings; killing, pushing drugs and lying. They
joined Mafia and gangster network and threatening
the common folks. They thought by giving money to
mosques God will erase their insincere bargaining.
No one can bargain with God.
There are millions of people in the country are
without political or any other position. They are
unknown to the public. None claim despair for not
being a Minister or a Head of Department. They get
satisfaction by doing their daily chores to earn
some money for the daily bread. They do not need 3
million supporters or even anyone at all. All they
have are friends where they always meet at the
They don't have to portray themselves as smart
people with 3.85 GPA or graduating from foreign
colleges and universities or even their professions.
They enjoy the roti canai together after the morning
prayer. Fulfilling does not depend on a status or a
Working people must know their job and the divine
missions. The intent has to be worthy and sincere,
to give the best service to the people and the
nation, to honor the good and dismiss the evil, as a
man had said,"I don't have the power but I have God
with me." There are people who were willing to quit
their jobs when the bosses behave like a god and in
How much money do you
need to live a comfortable life ? A Muslim feels
comfort after each prayer he performed five time a
day. He sleeps well. He does not need a million or
billions to feel happy and fulfilling. He does not
have a bodyguard as a politician has 10 at his
vicinity and numerous others a little farther.
Losing a post is
never the end of life. One will not be killed by it,
not even losing friends. He can rejoice himself by
going to roti canai session after the morning payer
with the mosque mates. Then he will laugh at those
crazy politicians and call them stupid. He knows
there is no short cut way to heaven.
Let us see the
billion dollar politician chromed himself with gold
when he dies. He will die soon out of ageing. 60+ is
the age when he should start thinking of the
cemetery he is going. The angel would not give him a
better treatment. He has to face God's retribution
as the others; the Black, the Brown or the White,
the gold-chromes or the without.
A police can't argue
with God "Oh God I have to follow orders. It is not
of my own doing" because he has the choice whether
to obey God or a fellow human. No minister or police
can raise the status of a man to God. You may be a
winner in the world.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
What if it true
that Najib has sold our national asset ? If he had,
he will do it again. He will do it secretly until
things become too late. We have to blame the IGP for
allowing it to happen. The Malays seemed easy to
forget the lost of Singapore and Penang and all
other states to the British. Sadly enough this time
UMNO members would be responsible for the selling.
We will hear
excuses from Zahid, the police and those who take
Najib as their god. When we are telling them now to
open their eyes and wake up, and investigate to find
the truth. Somehow evil deeds will be exposed and it
will be too late. Whatever legal action taken on
Najib will not return what we have lost. We lost
Pulau Batu Puteh due to our own error. We lost the
jet engine when Zahid was the defense minister. We
killed Bank Bumiputera. The first two were to
foreigners. At this very moment Najib is employing a
foreign advisor, Paul Stadlen. Again he is seeking
the help of British lawyer on WSJ which he
threatened to sue.
When Najib was
cornered on Cayman fund cash movement into Singapore
bank, he said it was in UNIT. And now when the money
is found in his account he seek his loyalist to say
it legal because it was donation. In the first place
he had been hiding it. He will continue to lie until
the whole nation disintegrate and foreign government
likened him to Idi Amin or Ghadafi.
allow this to happen. It is not a political play and
rhetoric. Our nation is at stake. He has a duty to
the people and to God. He cannot allow national
assets be sold to any foreign country. He must
faithfully investigate it and take decisive action.
SOMETIMES I WONDER
Our political turbulence that is
dragging our economy and national
reserve down is the worst in history of
the nation. The nation is torn apart.
Najib and Zahid seemed not to bother
about it. To them Kingship is the most
important to the derailed economy.
Najib did not want to sue the Edge and
Sarawak Report. Instead he wants to
block the UMNO members from accessing
those websites, indicating the
information published were true.
Sometimes I wonder where SR get these
information from. Now we know the
government of Thailand has accessed to
1Mdb through Xavier. But how on earth
the SR get them ? And I think the whole
country must know as to what is really
happening. More so the UMNO members and
the ministers. How many ministers know
the content of the agreement with the
Arab tycoon, the promise of assets equal
to the money they passed to Najib.
What sort of assets are promised by
Najib ? Oil field ? States run by the
opposition ? Palm oil estate land ? What
We have to ask ourselves a simple
question; why GST now when we did not
have it years before Najib's era ?
"Because other countries are using GST"
is not the answer. It coincides well
with lavish spending and Brim
corruption. We would have guessed it is
due to an extreme desperation to find
money to pay the big loan.
Sometimes I wonder why the UMNO members
still want Najib as a Prime Minister and
believing in him even though they know
they have been llied upon all the while.
Would they just accept the argument that
Mahathir did it therefore there is
nothing wrong in Najib doing it ? If you
catch a thief and ask him why he steals
he will give you several answers; other
people steal and they are not caught.
Why catch me alone ? People steal my
money and I am taking back my lost
money, therefore I steal, I do not steal
your money, why bother me ?
The scariest thing in 1Mdb fiasco is
that our country is at stake. Just ask
Najib what assets does he promised to
the people who channeled him the money ?
He may take a week or a month to find
the answer. UMNO must act quickly before
it is too late if they love the country
and the people.
Najib could ask Adenan to help him
because Sarawak has a lot of trees to
fell. Aabar would be happy to take part
of Sarawak. That will be a show of real
loyalty to Najib, to rescue 1Mdb and
settle all the debts. And he can also
ask Sabah to do the same. After all the
population of Sabah and Sarawak love
Najib very much.
The police, the army and everyone else
must know the real happenings. Read WSJ
and Sarawak Report to get information,
asses their authenticity and ponder the
consequences that can befell the nation.
They have to choose between loyalty to
the motherland or to Najib and Rosmah.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
DO THINGS WHILE YOU ARE YOUNG
really felt the severe mental decay as my days
are numbered. I simply cannot learn new things,
cannot remember new words and kept on forgetting
things around. What's left in me is what I sowed
when I was young. But then I did not sow
much, being stupid and lazy during my school days,
weak in science and mathematics and in languages, I
could not go anywhere.
Books were something sinister and I avoided them. I did not
know I would be passionate with writing one day. My
main aim was only to be a blue collar labor when I grew up.
But God knows what I am going to be, provides me
with good health and ample food to eat, and could
still reason out the right and the wrong. Though I
am about 70 there are many younger people who have
died first or sufferings from all sort of illnesses. Najib
is 4 years younger and Mahathir is very far
ahead. Yet they are at loggerheads for their own
Now living in a solitary life I feel very calm and
peaceful. Politics and political comments is just to
fill the time, and for my mental exercise. I would
not take even a stick to hit any political foe. I
strive to write despite my poor vocabulary and
grammar. If I can't remember conceptual words, I
would just use the
plain words. I am not a lawyer, politician,
university or college teacher, an engineer or a
smart person. I feel good when I manage to make my idea understood.
front of me there are two laptops; one for writing
blog and another for browsing. Macbook Pro is for
browsing and downloading movies. It is a superb
machine. On my right there are three transceivers.
Two of them were usually switched to ON position to
monitor the VHF and HF band. But I would sit on
7.043 incase some friends might be looking for me. On my
left there are shirts hanging on the wall by the
nails. Some of them had been packed into my
traveling bag for my next trip to Bosnia.
find it a pleasure to do the washing and the
ironing. They give meaning to my life.
I would have been smarter I might have not enjoyed
life as much as I do now. Decayed mind does not harm
It does not hinder my gathering of the amazing 3D
movies, connecting my TV to the Youtube and
assessing political behaviors and happenings. And at time I looked
at my VB codings.
I would have been a wealthy man, I might have
committed plenty of major sins. Even cutting corners does
not forbid me from going places. If I have been
a powerful man, I might have been corrupted,
arresting and bullying my enemies, and
probably I would have been a very greedy and insatiable
man. I even might have rubbing shoulders with gangsters and
hope my wife is praying for my well being as I pray
for hers. Let God gives her the best.
Many of my students did not go to college or
universities but they are far richer and wealthier
than professional like doctors and lawyers. They
can't even speak English as bad as mine. Success in
life does not correlate with higher education but
the state of mind.
things while we are young before the minds become
weak, rotten and rusty. Mind absorb knowledge and
other learning best when we were children.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
It has been
raining cats and dogs for days now. Rusli has just
gone to Bogor after the Lombok's trip. I will
ask him about the weather if the wifi is accessible
at his hotel tonight. I am counting days for my
Balkan trip, hoping to have a change in weather.
Rohizat, a businessman whom I wrote an accounting
program for, is now bitten buy the travel bug. "I
like going to cold places," he told me yesterday.
another hobby. The other day I wrote about traveling
companions and today I am going to write about a few
simple terms travelers should know if they intend to
go by the travel agencies.
When looking at
the advertisement one will come across a term
Full Board or Half Board. All in full
board means breakfast, lunch and dinner will
provided. All in half board means either only
breakfast or breakfast and lunch only. If the day
trip is to Disneyland or Universal Studio we will
only be given breakfast. The whole day we will be in
the theme park and we are on our own.
is Single Sup or single supplement. Price
quoted would be for double occupancy, 2 persons to a
room. If you travel alone you have to pay for a
single-sup because you are staying alone. I have to
pay about RM600+ extra. If I don't want to pay for a
single sup, I have to request for partners.
The travel agent will try to look for a partner for
you. If not found you will be informed. Two of my
USA visits were with a Chinese room mate, and my New
Zealand trip was with the tour leader.
rice and a cooker with him. So was another friend of
mine who brought rice abd a cooker to Europe.
Rohizat seemed amazed when I told him about Brahim
stuffs. Brahim rendang and mutton kurma
is delicious and there are nasi goreng kampong,
briyani ayam and lembu.
countries to visit is vital and it is imperative for
travelers to know. June, July and August is summer
in the north and November, December and January
would be warm in the south. September temperature in
Bosnia is between 19 - 25 degrees celsius during the
day time. I am looking for a couple of thick
clothing. But the agency will be informing the
clients of the weather and temperature of the
destination countries. about a week before the
ends here but the thunder is breaking the sky and
the drizzle keeps on falling. In three hours time
there will be a mass Friday prayer. I doubt the rain
will come to a completely stop.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
NAJIB IS LOSING
Najib is losing friends. Even the ex-EC boss called
Najib a liar. We should expect he will use a lot of
money to corrupt the voters to make them forget
about his corrupt practices. He can sack as many MBs
as he wants only to create more dangerous enemies.
But to Najib even a slight win is enough. UMNO had
been winning landslide for many years. Shrinking
majority is shameful and dishonorable. It is moving
towards the real end. If that happens it will be a
tragic devastation. Someone must narrate to Najib
about French Revolution and the fate of Ghadafi to
avoid the question on Jho Lo and the money that Reza
bought the property in New York. He has to answer
why he lied about 1Mdb money in Bank Singapore. He
had to answer why he and the team took a long time
to response to public questioning. He had to answer
why he sack Mahyuddin and Shafie and Ghani,
arresting DPP and other investigating officers.
Only the IGP is saving him. The police chief
already consulted the military chief to ensure there
is no coup.
The more the police go on the crazy rampage and his
team defying the citizen with stupid comments the
worst the economy is plunging and the money value
falling down the abyss. FGV is suffering and even
1Mdb has to struggle to look for payment. Probably
Najib has to sell our land or our other properties
to foreigners. We are looking how the GST is going
to hekp Najib in paying the loan and the interest.
Harakah did not tell me about the furor of 1Mdb. I
heard it from national media and started to dig
about it. Mahathir came later. Najib was saying
Harakah was the culprit. Then later blaming Mahathir.
Day by day I began to hear more news from UMNO
Traditional Malays believe what is happening to
Najib comes from an evil wife. Her speeches are
everywhere on the youtube and in the government
media. People saw and heard her. Staffs in Putrajaya
were not happy with her. She is not perceived well
by the people from her show. Only Shahrizat seemed
to be around her. We have to assume she is
responsible for Najib's current agony. She brings
bad luck to Najib. She does not know her place. She
can never erase the deep hatred on her by any mean.
Imelda Marcos said that she did not history to
remember as an evil woman When she dies.
Najib cause destruction in UMNO. He will be relying
on money to ally support. He believes he has ample
time to do it before the next GE. He should trace
back his history of giving out money, showing
shrinking majority or total defeat.
would not believe the money was not used for
personal and family comfort. The lifestyle,
lavishness and proofs of purchased were enough as
circumstantial evidence. Rosmah's riding the
government's jet and the issue of globetrotting
plane was glaring.
His few men have been spewing nonsense and angered
the public, from there was no money flowing into
Najib's account to 'what's wrong with it when
UMNO has been receiving money all the time', "if
you don't like the government leave the country",
"Don't send your kids to the government school", "go
and live in the jungle" etc. etc.
The main concern is
our deteriorating economy and debt ridden 1Mdb that
can lead to the lost of our land to foreigners. I
suspect the GST is to pay the debt. Imagine the
interest is 2.7 billion per year. It was a struggle
to pay the bank. Najib had to lie in parliament
about the cash movement into Singapore's bank.
All left with Najib
are the lickers.
We will sit and
observe the scenes. Right now the paid troopers are
hauling mud at Mahathir, Mahyuddin, Shafiee and the
Sultan of Johor through the social media, publishing
fake toilet news with the hope people would forget
the money into Najib and Rosmah's accounts.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
I have a mango tree, a few cats, a
papaya and two rambutan trees. I have no
appetite to the fruits the trees bear.
The mangos just dropped on the ground,
the ripe papaya is the food for the
birds and for rambutans, I have to call
my relative and a student near-bye to
divide among themselves. I just don't
understand myself. Probably my life is
just like that.
As for the cats I would travel to Padang
Besar to buy their food. Somehow they
are still there after I left them for
six days during my trip to Lombok. I put
the food in one container and it was
empty when I came back. The water
container was upside down. Cats drink a
lot of water. They need to learn to look
for it while I am away.
Each time I went to the Thai border, I
bought 8 kilograms of the food costing
about RM56. The price has risen due to
the declining ringgit. It is my faith in
God that made me keep the animals, for I
believe in God's providence and the
prayer of them all.
God's providence is in abundance. I
already have more than what a person
wants in his life; a room full of
electronic gadgets, a house full of
furniture, HD TV, wash-dry washing
machine, a freezer and other goodies. I
have two cars though old and small. I
travel far and wide. And more so my
health allows me to move about, going
for evening exercise and spend a little
of my time to talk to God five times a
As to the government I have to thank her
for setting up the saving scheme of ASB
and free medi-care to the citizens.
Khalid was the first ASB boss. Under his
leadership the dividend was very
lucrative. The saving, though declining
in value, provides me with some sort of
security. I traveled with the money.
Many of us can survive with the bare
minimum. When I am out of money, I would
remain at home most of the time, eating
out only twice a day at the cheapest
Money earned have to be paid to the
state government in term of tax and
rate, to settle the utility bills and
for the internet. These are the monthly
commitments. I feel the pinch as the
cost is rising and the income is small.
Despite the modesty I have a big dream,
like a wealthy millionaire, of staying
in a five star hotel and eating
Red-lobster in the United States. To
date it is still a dream.
Recently I paid the trip to Lombok for
my five in-laws like I am a rich man.
Actually it drained my saving away and
the balance shrinks to a few hundred
ringgit only for the whole month. So
much so I had to charge a friend quite a
substantial amount for computer software
installation. It was RM400 compared to
his 2 million ringgit of income. It can
last me for another 18 days before my
Politics is hell. I cannot get away from
it even though I tried very hard to
forget it. It is not because I hate a
person but because of the words they
spew. They are killing people to defend
their crimes. It is very disgusting. How
on earth a Minister could equate the
Prime Minister to God ? It is
outrageous. At one time I though
Mahathir was bad enough. But this one is
too stinking to bear. Imagine of a thief
calling for an action against a person
who discover his loot.
But I fear the worst may be coming which
I believe it may. It may be in a form of
natural calamities like what is
happening now in Myanmar. Certainly it
will have to be worst that befell the
Life must go on. The path is our choice.
We can't see the fate and therefore we
can't simply leave our life to it. With
the remaining strength and morality we
have to try to make the world better for
us and for the rest of the others. Let
the sinners be punished.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
has been trying to dupe UMNO, deceiving them into
believing the money he received belongs to the
party. How could his deputy and cabinet ministers
did not know it and only the 1Mdb exposure they were
told about it ? Not all UMNO members were conned.
And Najib either dismissed, threatened or arrest
them. The Founder of Sarawak report called it
GESTAPO tactics. He uses all the available resources
including JAKIM to order mosques to defend the crime
he is accused of.
Laymen are not
easily swayed. Many Malays began to see they were
losing day by day. The housing project designed by
Najib has some pungent smell. I never have a chance
of booking them as it always say booking has been
closed. You can register but you cannot book. Later
it will be told that the Malays do not have interest
in them. I foresee the current FELDA settlers will
be chased out as the ownership will change hands.
The Malay reserved land has been shrinking by leap
and bound. Drugs will continue to weaken the young.
GST hit the
poorer section of the community the hardest.
At least 50% of them are Malays. To us it is a
result of greed and lust, manipulating public fund
in spinning forms for their own spending. Rosmah
forgets that she is getting old no matter what she
The couple will
leave a stench in the history of the Malay world as
perceived by the people not as what his team
defined. The police who were supposed to fight crime
is now changing its role in defending it, arresting
those who spoke the truth.
The people were
deceived to vote for UMNO. Now Najib is struggling
to deceive the UMNO members while someone is blowing
the chants and the mantras. The voodoos seem to
work. A Minister equate Najib to God when he said
'..not believing in Najib is the same as opposing
God...' More so they are saying corruption is OK if
it is for Najib.
beginning I said that it was true that money flowed
into Najib's account and in Rosmah too. Instead of
investigating the criminal part of it, the police
were looking for the persons who caught the thieves.
It is identical to the cow-condo fiasco. Much more
things will be coming but will not be told to
Najib's loyal followers and the police. I have a
haunch that much that we own will pass hands to the
foreigners like land and petroleum. The lickers will
be cast deeply in the 7th. hell fire together with
I pity Najib's
loyalists and the Malays for allowing the one man to
destroy the nation and the race.
punishable is Mahathir who removed Abdullah Badawi
in favor of Najib. Mahathir's excuses of his
obligation to the late Tun Razak was a fake reason.
If it was he would choose Najib over Pak Lah in the
first place. Mahathir's biggest errors were in the
Land Acquisition Act, Privatization and ousting Pak
Lah. Now he is looking at his own sin for Najib,
much worse than him, showed no respect to him at
all, and dragging the economy into the mud. Mahathir
lost the gamble and now is a victim of his own
The Malay leaders don't care about their race but
themselves. So are the ordinary Malays who would
forget themselves at the image of big money. They
rush to sell whatever they have at the price they
never have dream of. That's the sort of education
under the rule of UMNO.
Being deceived is one. To justify
the wrongdoing is another. And to elevate Najib to
the status of God by Najib's own Minister would
leave the believers speechless. The graveyard of
this man must be urinated by every Muslim.
The sinners lament that the people
want to topple the government. 90% of the Malays who
criticized 1MDB had never thought of destroying the
government. They want the government to be there
with a new leadership with high morality. Najib is
not a good Prime Minister at all.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
When someone is facing hardship there
will be someone who says, "Pray to your
God to help you."
Religion is not a snap shot affair lying
down on the side of the streets, waiting
to be taken by someone who is facing a
trauma in his life. It is a deep rooted
mystery prevailing in the universe in
spirit and science that beyond the
simple mind to absolutely perceived.
At least the Muslims and the Christians
believe in heaven and hell, and in God's
retribution. The punishment will come
after death when good men go to heaven
and the treacherous rot in hell.
As I observed the comeuppance is here
before the death. Bush who killed
millions of Iraqis was caught with drug
and is now drug dependent. Those who
caused injustice to Anwar Ibrahim were
either dead or sufferings. Mahathir is
one of them whose comeuppance is Najib
Razak. Najib's sins will soon be seen by
us. It is not just a threat in an
election but it will be worse and
Already the sinners began to talk rotten
stuffs and acting crazy. They have gone
mad, even equate Najib to God. And raise
the power of UMNO above the power of
God, saying that UMNO gives life to the
To surmise their current behaviors, they
are the unbelievers, the Satanic sinners
who fear no God. You just wait and see
how they will suffer in this very world.
I foresee just a simple phenomena that
will befell Rosmah who is so very
conscious of her beauty, spending
thousands of ringgit for her hairdo and
using expensive handbags and jewelries.
She is now moving to 60. You can imagine
how a 60+ old woman looks like with all
the make up. She needs people to tell
her that she is beautiful to make her
happy. Someone is bound to say 'look at
that old lady' and she is bound to hear
it. Her mental agony could kill her.
What if Najib's fate is worst than
Ghadafi or Saddam Hussein ?
- Abdul Rahman Raof
first oversea trip was in 1965. I kept
on traveling since then but more
frequent when I reached 25. Now I am
going 69, certainly much older than
Najib and Rosmah. I can't recall how
many time I went alone, with my wife and
family, with the tour group and friends'
alone cannot be cheaper than going in a
group of two or four where expenditure
could be lessened by sharing car rental
and room to sleep. Lodging in Europe is
much more expensive than the United
States, the cheapest is in Asian region.
In China we can have a cosy and
comfortable room cheaply.
agencies claim going by the group tour
has always been cheaper than any other
way. I had the experience of going to
Medan for RM700, Europe for RM5K and USA
less than RM3K. All with Reliance
Travel. We stayed in comfortable hotel,
eat good food and traveled far and wide.
Could it be cheaper if I were to go
alone or with friends then ?
Following a tour group means we are at
the mercy of it's program; time to wake
up, duration at visited places, places
to be visited and hotels to stay. For
those who do not know the country and
the attractions going with travel
agencies could be fun. We will be taken
to places where we would not have gone
if we were to go on our own. We don't
have to worry about our traveling
Talking of traveling companions there
are several things that we must take
into consideration, the main and the
foremost everyone must possess the same
wave length. My recent trip to Lombok
were with 5 women and 4 men. The women
commanded the tour leader on food and
place to visit. Their views were not the
same. I did not agree with several of
their needs but had to keep quiet. And I
told myself that I will not be taking my
in-laws again with me or pay for their
friend who always traveled with the same
group companion told me that if and only
if even one member has a different needs
and interests it will spoil the whole
trip. There won't be happiness all along
the way. Try to imagine if 5 heads each
has a different travel vision going
person who has a unique taste should go
on his own trip unless his friend agrees to
be totally submissive ; "where
you go, I go. Where you want to stay, I
stay. What you want to eat, I eat."
Prior meetings and agreement are
essential components for traveling in a
group of friends. I met several
Malaysian guys who travel with friends
on their own in Turkey.
go alone I don't have anybody to
satisfy, the time is my own. I have a
total command on myself. When I go with
the tour operator I have to submit to
their programs. When I go with friends
and family members, I have to put a lot
have to make sure of your traveling
companions are of the same wavelength
and willing to give and take. It is best
to come to an agreement before the trip.
In fact you have to dictate the
conditions before they are accepted.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
AS LONG AS THE
MALAYS ARE POOR AND STUPID
Those in power and in
position to arrest and put DS Najib to criminal
trial were nip in the bud. Ghani was kicked out and
the DPP was arrested. Materials for persecution were
seized and destroyed. A Minister went on to say
opposing Najib is opposing God the Almighty.
True with his colossal power he did everything in
his might, the fact he is at the brim of going to be
persecuted and possibly jailed. Knowing it he will
do anything to escape the hell. He wins at a very
high cost of losing respect and morality, despised
by the masses. And everyday of each day he makes a
fool of himself by his speech and remarks. Both
Najib and Zahid have a strong belief of their
invincibility in the next GE.
is sad that DS Najib does not show that he has
something that we call 'shame'. When the Thai police
did not allow our IGP to meet Xavier it had put
Malaysian government to shame. When the bank of
Singapore denied of cash transfer and Najib lied
about it, it was a great insult to him. When WSJ and
other world media broadcast news of money going into
his account, no respectable leader of the world
would respect him.
remember a friend challenged me to go to school
assembly naked with a reward of 2 million ringgit;
would I do it ? Would you do it ? Would DS Najib do
it ? There will be numerous people who won't do it
even if given a billion for one simple reason ie.
they have shame.
matter what they argue and say millions of
Malaysians would regard Najib and Zahid as a low
class beast of burden. Every minute of day and night
names like Rosmah, Najib and Zahid are mentioned. If
Najib is not shameful to the Malaysians he should
have at least some to the world.
am sure the Thais, Singaporeans and the Indonesians
are looking down at Najib scornfully. Several years
ago when one of our tour members criticized Chinese
government, the Chinese tour leader hit back hard at
the repressive Malay leaders.
How could we tell the world that not all the Malays
possess an identical structure of mentality ? One
day Najib says he wants loyal people, another day he
says he does not want 'YES' men. Zahid is
threatening the whole nation of arrest, parading the
ambiguous mentality of the Malay leaders, which
could be generalized as the minds of the Malays.
UMNO will survive as long as the Malays are stupid
and poor. The Chinese can survive without begging
from the government. Even a Minister like Shahidan
Kassim said he is a poor man with low salary. Poor
UMNO members have to lean on UMNO for some ringgits.
They bow over and over again for money whether it is
dirty or not. The stupid and blind men can easily be
deceived, cheated and lied.
shameless person is like a nude person presenting
himself in public. His honor is tarnished when he is
almost arrested and on the verge of going to jail.
He survives so long as the Malays continue to be
stupid and poor.
03/08/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
MY LOMBOK TRIP
When my maid
first arrived she was thin looked old. She described
her family and how poor she was. I imagined Lombok
as Papua New Guinea 70 years ago. I could not figure
out how they built an airport. "One day," I said. "I
will go and see your house." She took care of my
late wife for less than a year when I had to send
her home because my wife went to meet God even
before half of the contract duration. And I promised
my sister and brother in-law that I would take them
to see the exotic place.
I dropped at
the local travel agent during the Ramadan asking
about whether the company provide Lombok's package.
I was glad that it did. I made an arrangement and
finally I gathered nine other person, 4 others were
from Nilai, far south of my home town.
began on the 27th July from Alor Setar. We put up a
night at Concorde Inn Sepang for the next morning
I had informed
my maid, Nurhayani that our group would be arriving
at about noon and she was to go and checked in the
hotel which I booked for one night for her stay. She
lives in East Lombok, about 4 hours of tiring ride
to Jayakarta hotel on the Western end. I got her
phone number from the Lombok agent who supplied
maids to Malaysia.
We took 3 hours
by Air Asia to arrive Mataram, where we were
received by a local agent named Awan Subhans. On
arrival we were taken for lunch and went around
Mataram. Already the ladies were asking the driver
to stop to buy fruits. I didn't buy any but took the
opportunity to snap a picture by the roadside.
My maid rang me
up saying she had arrived at the hotel but the hotel
did not allow her in. There were quite a hassle and
she decided to wait. She came with her male relative
by a motorbike.
never like Papua New Guinea 60 years ago. Traffics
were heavy and busy. There were cars, motorbikes,
and horse carts. But there isn't any tall building.
It took us about 3 hours of the city tour before we
were taken to our hotel.
It was at the
hotel that we met my maid, and got a room key for
her. She looked fatter and darker. She covered her
body and face with a veil. My female relatives had a
chat with her and I went horizontal as I was so very
The next day
the tour was to several interesting attractions. I
would not want to follow the trip as I wanted to
send my maid home and to satisfy my curiosity. One
wanted to follow me but her husband did not allow.
I hired a taxi
which cost me 700000 rupiah, about RM200 for the
round trip. The driver was a nice man. All along the
way he narrated on whatever our eyes laid on. It
took us 3 hours. On arriving her home I tried to
compare my imagination with the reality I witnessed.
There was a mosque nearby and a bank where she said
was in from of her small home.
house was so very small. It was smaller than my
kitchen, no space for visitors to sit. There were 2
small rooms that accommodate her whole family.
Within a few minutes her neighbors swarmed to the
house to see me. There were 8 of such a house. We
In fact she had
made an arrangement to take me around but my driver
reminded about his going home time. She insisted
that I must go to see where she works. She runs a
small business of buying and selling fish. She had
informed the supplier that she would not be selling
for 4 days.
After about 30
minutes we made a move. I saw many of the visitors
were following me. The taxi took as many as it could
fill in. We start to move to the waterfront not far
away from the house.
house is just like a box with 2 small rooms without
bed. There are between 5 to 6 persons sleep in a
room, and when her son-in-laws are home they have to
In Malaysia, at
my home, she had a lot of space for herself. I would
say she was very comfortable. Probably some other
maids are of the same category. It is confirmed that
she is very poor as what she described. She told my
sister in law that the money I gave her when I sent
her home was used to pay all her debt, and the
remaining as a capital for the fish business. The
income is still small. She is planning to come back
to Malaysia and work probably around October next
year. Her husband who is working in an estate here
is yet to receive his pay. There were no salary for
The picture on
the right is the place where she buys fish. The fat
woman behind me wanted to take me to an island on
the boat belonging to her husband. I had to reject
the offer. "Sorry, I have to go back to Mataram. The
driver is not willing to stay any longer," I told
the lady who told me they have a big debt. They have
to have an ample catch to pay back the loan.
It was here I
last met my maid, her family and her friends. The
meeting was short. It fulfilled my desire and I feel
satisfied and happy that I could do my little part
for someone who had taken a good care of my wife.
That was the
most important event to me on the second day. I took
the taxi back home and continue with the group for
the rest of the visits.
are a lot of mosques everywhere. I had the
opportunity in praying at several mosques on the
main and other island. The Holly place is full of
young people during all the prayer time.
Small towns like this are full of traffics
especially in West and Central island of Lombok.
One of the stalls selling fruits. This
one is selling a very sweet pineapple.
Picture on the right was shot before
taking a speed boat to Gili Terwangan
was asked which is better, Bali or
Lombok. I have not been to Bali. I am in
position to answer the question.
least my worldview on Lombok has
changed. It is not a place where all
people are poor and wearing only sarong
working or idling in the farms.
Wherever the economic activities are
heavy, there are a lot of cash flowing
around. There are wealthy people. The
most advance is the Western Lombok. Soil
fertility and good drainage systems are
in areas of Western and Central Lombok.
we stayed in was Jayakarta Hotel with 4+ star
facilities. If you walk in you may have to pay
about RM350 for a room per night. Booking
through my agent I paid RM200 including RM30 of
service charge. We departed for home on the 1st.
August 2015 and arriving KLIA2 at about 3.30 pm.
My mind shifted to my cats. I very much believe
they could survive without me attending them. I
put food in a container which I found empty. The
water was dry too. I hoped there would be
rainfall so that they won't get thirsty. I came
home with my old car which I left at the airport
for 6 days and found my cats waiting for me. I
knew they were glad to see me.
Before the trip home with our tour leader Awan
02/08/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
BUY FOR MY MAID ?
My maid did a
good job looking after my late wife and kept
my house in order. She told me that she is
very poor and like Malaysia, she owed a lot
of people. I told her that one day I would
be going to Lombok to see how really poor
she is. And now the day has come. Ten of us
will make a visit to Lombok. Somehow I
managed to contact her.
I do not know
what to bring to her. Rusli suggested
three-in-one stuffs; Nescafe or Milo. True
indeed she likes those drinks. I had to
think about it because I did not buy space
for luggage. I rang her up and asked what
she wants. "Smartphone for my kid," she said
in a soft voice. I had to ask her to repeat
the words several time.
At 4 pm today
I went to a phone shop attached to stadium
Farul Aman. "You want a cheap phone we have
a Ninetology phone, made in Malaysia. RM212
plus tax." I had a look at it's function. It
was great enough for me. I bought it. At
home I started to charge the battery. Three
hours later the battery level did not
increase, instead it went down. I took the
phone back to the shop and returned. He
admitted that all the phone in his stocks
have battery problem.
I went to
another place where there were a large
numbers of vendors. At one counter a
salesman showed me Arcatel. "Only RM200 and
we will give you free internet and a SIM
card," he said. I agree to buy. He took my
IC and came back to tell me I have to pay
extra RM30 for the SIM card." With a low
voice I rejected it saying that he said it
I moved to
the different vendor. This time I saw a
Samsung with a price tag of RM299. "What are
you looking for, uncle ?" asked the girl.
"Samsung Galaxy V," I answered. "We don't
have V but we have the V Plus," she said.
different ? "
"OK. Get me
away. About 5 minutes later she came back
and told me that the V Plus was out of
stock. They have the V. Finally I bought a
Samsung Galaxy V with 4 gig of SD card to
bring to Lombok.
Should I buy
the three-in-one ? I have three days to
decide. If she had said she wants Keropok,
Belacan and all other stuffs probably I
would have to buy a 20Kilo of space for my
baggage. She only mentioned the hand phone.
What else am I going to buy for my maid ?
Probably Samsung is enough.
23/07/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof
ETS - ELECTRIC
I have yet
to try ETS. There were a lot of people at the
Alor Setar rail station sending the members of
their family probably back to Kuala Lumpur. I
sent my two grand daughters and their mother. My
daughter told me that she enjoyed the train. It
was comfortable and spacious. The speed is about
180 km/h, half the speed of China's train which
ran at about 385 km/h. My son commented that if
they were to double the speed and reduce the
price, property price in Kuala Lumpur will drop.
True indeed, for workers would prefer to stay in
their kampongs and make a daily travel to their
When I was
at the station, looking at the train, I remember
Dr Mahathir. It was his vision to make Malaya a
progressive nation base on technology. I said to
myself that that man has a real distant vision.
But we the normal men took things for granted.
We would oppose almost everything before it
comes. When it becomes a reality we will be the
first to use it.
I could go
to Padang Besar and comes back on the same day.
The morning trip is at 830 am from Alor Setar to
Padang Besar and the trip back will be at 2.30
pm. It is enough time to go shopping at the
border town. It would cost me RM20 or may be
less for a senior citizen.
now 90 and live to see part of his dream and
vision. If he were to die 4 years ago he would
not have the chance to see the ETS in operation.
To him English is not to make a person a
Westerner but to pursue knowledge on sciences
Setar to Kuala Lumpur takes 5 hours without
traffic jam and honking. When we got tired
sitting we can move about, at least go to the
canteen and enjoy the food.
about politics for some time and let's go and
enjoy the ride.
23/07/2015 - Abdul Rahman Raof