Somebody is not cut for
It is a pity that I can't help. I would be
cursed for not lending them RM300K, They
thought I have all in my my saving, and kept
on pestering me. To a person like me even a
hundred K is huge enough. It would cause my
whole live saving. I have to admit that my
maximum saving did reach a 10K level.
I lent her that much before. I suffered for
almost three months for stopping me doing my
activities. I could not go to see places,
making even a local trip and dreaming of
buying electronic gadgets and taste
expensive exotic dinners. In short I just
stayed home for the following three months.
I talked to people of my position and heard
sad stories from them. People did not pay
the loan and becoming aggressive and mean
spreading stories about the lenders. At
least I get paid. A few persons who
approached me were all I considered wealthy,
big time contractors and businessmen.
Among those to whom I passed my money, only one paid
I did talk of Barakah before. My belief in
it is very profound. I watched many
Indonesian maids who have the habits of
stealing money and expensive jewelriess but I
saw unending misfortunes befell before them.
Their family members and husbands were
strikedd with severe illness that needed a
high medical expenditures. In fact I went to
their homes to investigate. They stole the
money from their employers, strangely enough
their own money were stolen by their own
kinds. They quarrelled and fought among
A radio friend of mine who was recently
passed away became a guarantor to a trusted
friend of his. The friend ran away fro
paying the bank loan. He was sacked from his
bank job and suffered a great deal. I
believe the evil friend will be experiencing
a painful life for the rest of his breathing
I won't trust a human specie anymore. They
can even kill for money or to protect
themselves from being accused as thieves.
They even have nicknames given to them like
Nancy Gucci and Fatimah Berkin. and they can
rob you in broad daylight without trying to
run or hide themselves away. Someone did say
that even animals have some shame in them.
My monthly Indonesian house cleaner told me
that many people have enough money, may be
more than enough but prefer to solicit from
others and keep theirs hidden in their
purses. If they can run away from paying the
banks, it is not at all a surprise if they
presume that you don't even exist. I think
the Indonesian is right.
People are hypocrite, displaying the
countenance of an angel with smile and nice
talk. 9 out of 10 will lie and are not
honest in many ways. But we do have at least
one out of 10 around us. These few souls
won't even tell you if they do not have any
bread for the day. And they won't ask you
for a loan.
If you have lived long enough, as long as I do, you will
know of a great and a abrupt transformation
of the Malays. Those who become leaders tend
to become robbers. Others follow suit to be
scammers, cheaters, liars, thieves, drug
dealers, and gangsters. They sell their
land, their race and their souls. Then their
generations can't afford to buy a home to
I wish to have that much money the friend is
seeking for, to enjoy my remaining life span
and to donate to the needy and God's House.
While eating in a restaurant I offered any
beggar to have a free meal of any sort but
not to give him a pittance.
And I dare say that Najib is doing the
Malays a bad deed by giving them BR1M,
killing their competitiveness and making
them very dependent.
25/11/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
have to forcibly used the term a PTT HAM to
denote fellow amateur radio operators who do
not recognize the different between a PTT
and a microphone. They have salvaged the
hobby so much and swept the old hams away
that we can't hear the living old hams
anymore on the local band. Once in a blue
moon there may be one real old guy ham might
come in to greet the band. Accosting them of
their error would invite aggressive
firepower from all sides, a fierce attack
hurled from all angles and directions. And they want
all too. They love to use SILENT KEY to tell
about a no-code operator's death. It should
be a tabooed word for them as the words are
closely associated with the code-hams.
don't know what else are going on on
the band because I seldom do SWLing on my
free time. But I heard a murmur that the old
hobby is losing it's identity. I had
predicted it a long time ago, not just
basing on the wild guess but on a deep
observation of human demeanours, particular
of an ethnic group who once were dubbed as
stupid and lazy other races. People with a
little knowledge who believe themselves to
be a prodigy, a master and the smartest in
every aspect and discipline. They were a
great bunch of these people who knew nothing
about humility. They are not merely in the
radio fraternity area but also throughout
the the Malay World. They enjoy to suffer,
celebrate to see the ruins and putting the
blames on others. They can do no wrong.
Truth hurts. That was just it, starting with
the less educated and indolent. They may be
successful in life but they serve a tainted
attributes to the group society. I don't have
any intention of picking up animosity. But I
just want some wise people to ponder,
especially the great and powerful master,
the MCMC, the main monument of amateur
radio. Yes we do know know what people with
power could do to change the world, not only
for the better.
they came up with the excuse that the old hams
are not on the band to correct the errors
and to guide them to the right path. They
forget that it was they themselves who were
preaching to the old hams on many things.
And more so they branded the old hams as
stupid and waiting for the days to be
interred. One person who spewed that out
died first before the old ham whom she
regarded as her arch enemy.
trend to show as who is the best and more
qualified and more mastery is clear to be
seen, like some people who would use their
PHDs and Master Degree as their unchallenged
domain. One university lecturer said in a
PIBG's meeting in Penang Free School, "If
you don't have a PHD don't challenge me."
That was never have existed in the ham radio
40 years ago. We have King who never told
that he was a King, a scientist who only
told what he did in the South Pole and many
wealthy persons who plainly enjoy the hobby
with jovial chats of classes of topics like
how to pilot a small two seater plane.
Undesirable behaviours have been rife on the
band; disturbing people constantly and
calling names on suddenly appeared.
These are the people who become part of
amateur radio members of today in Malaysia.
Outwardly they seem to be nice and innocent.
Whether they hide or parade their arrogance
the whole hobby has been polluted.
PTT ham, the LANJUT guys, the ROGER guys are
alive and kicking, killing the sanctity of
the original Ham Radio habits and culture.
Like politics the elements of gangsterism
have crept in.
23/11/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
I never realized that I have several good
watches before. When I opened my locker I
saw several of them. I remember buying a
CASIO at a local supermarket for RM300 about
20 years ago. I only changed it's battery
once. I wore it for a long time. Then my
wealthy student presented me with one.
During my trip to Japan about last year I
procured a most expensive radio control
CASIO for RM2.7K. There is no change of
battery and no time adjustment.
The best of all is the Samsung Gear S3,
purchased at a local Samsung shop for about
RM1.3K. But I need to charge it for every 4
days. An hour of charging without cable can
last me for at least 4 days without the
What I love most is the various faces I can
choose. The article below shows some of
these watch face. I prefer the one that I
could refer a date, a time and the battery
status with one glance.
Among all the watches the worst ever is the
China made watch. Other Chinese electronic
products I ordered from Lazada and Lelong,
showing of a similar low standard. In the
video bellow, watch how I had to struggle
with a China made phone watch. And it's
battery will last only a few hours even
without calling or receiving a phone call.
China made batteries for small gadgets
simply won't last. They always provide very
poor manuals, as good as useless.
The Samsung Gear 3S always tells me the
distant I covered at my evening walk, the
number of desired steps achieved and the
time of my walking along the circuits. I can
watch Youtube, and browse internet with a
Wifi on it's own. But it consumes more
power. Less will be used up if I only use
the Bluetooth and paired with my Android.
I apologize for the poor quality video I
have made. don't have a good
commercial software and I don't know the art
of producing a good quality one as the
others on the Youtube.
There are spellings and grammatical errors
you have to bear with me. I hope to improve
it as days go by.
17/11/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Paying for quality is worth the sacrifice
than trying to save the hard to come
pittance for the much cheaper Chinese
products. Many of us would fall into the
cheap technology trap, being hypnotized by
grand pictures of watches made in China that
could do us magic of video recording of
But we have to remember that there are many
Chinese fake imitations of Korean and
Japanese high technology goods. It is safer
to go to the shops direct rather than the on
line purchase. Go to generic Samsung Shop to
buy the Korean facilities, the Sony shop to
procure the Sony gadgets.
I know how my cheap and expensive car
performed. My Myvi is no where compared to
my Saga 1.3. Even closing the doors of
both cars gave different sound.
I bough a hundred ringgit China made
handy-cam which looks very impressive and a
Panasonic V380 camera, the superiority of
the later over the Chinese is beyond
It is up to you to decide. You may have your
own reason to own a gadget from China. I am
just stating my own experience.
Many food vendors provide low quality forks
and spoons that will bend with a slight
force put on to tear a meat or a fish on a
plate. I encountered this happening in a few
Malay food stalls. I don't know whether the
situation is the same in the Chinese shops.
It is a huge contrast compared to the
And now ladies cosmetics are widely
aggressive in captivating women of this
country. I would say they come from the same
factory, distributed under different names.
Putting on the face would transform the skin
to be very brilliant, smooth and glamorous.
But they contain a mercuric substances that
would drill small holes on the skin.
One day when you decide to buy quality
stuffs, you may not find any in our local
Tuning a radio/transmitter was a mandatory
knowledge in the yesteryears when valves
were the essential components and the
technology was still at an infant stage. We
tuned the transmitter to get the maximum
output and to get the minimum reflected
power into the transmitter. We called the
relationship between the transmitterd and
reflected power as SWR.
Today almost all of the modern transceivers
in the market have a built-in antenna tuner
to mathematically compute the matching state
and do the tuning by themselves. It is
something like a plug and play.
for the old timers like me it is the
psychological part that drive us to exercise
the manual tuning, mainly for satisfaction.
present antenna tuner is small, showing the
power output and the reflected power even
using one single meter with two finger
indicators. Mine is big and labelled antenna
coupler, made by leader called LAC895. It
will be seen in the video.
First we have to decide the frequency we
want to operate. Set the reading on the
radio to the frequency. For my Leader I have
to put the button switch to the
corresponding band. For 7.007 on the radio I
put the knob pointer to number 7.
I rotate the R and X tune large knobs to get
the highest noise. It shows it is almost
near to the matching status. To see the SWR
I must put the knob to point at SWR.
Starting with zero or minimum power, I press
my CW key and look at the meter reading. If
it shows deflection I rotate the R and X
tune by trial and error to bring the reading
to the minimum.
I increase the RF-Power. Repeat the key
pressing, freading and R and X adjustment. I
continue to increase power out incrementally
and repeat the process. Usually by three or
four steps the tuning will be completed.
dipole users in particular should understand
that the wires will change length from time
to time. At noon it will be longer than
during the cold night due to the expansion
and contraction factor caused by temperature
change. Hence the tuning process must be
observed except if there is a built-in tuner
in a rig.
Other people may use a different approach in
tuning their rigs. Choose the most
convenient way to you. Good luck.
16/11/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
To go cheap on the hobby is possible by home
brewing a single tube or a single transistor
CW rig. One may not need a tuner, only to
cut a dipole to a proper length. The
expenses on the components purchase would be
Once we decide to go on commercial
equipments then we have to be prepared to
spend. A cheap rig is about RM2.5K, a tuner
about RM600, a tower and an antenna would be
Normally an amateur radio operator would
keep a back-up transceiver and a power
But there are working and non-working
hobbyists everywhere. Those without fix and
certain income sometimes have to wait for 6
months to a year to procure a cheapest rig.
I would say that RM6K would just be fine to
set up a modest station.
One good thing now is that a Malaysian
amateur radio operator can easily get things
in Malaysia unlike the old good days.
Most of us started with a dipole antenna
with a single or double masts holding the
wires. Coaxial cables were given away by the
old hams to the new ones. Some have to
smuggle a rig in from Singapore. One could
start a station with RM1.2K. A second hand
transceiver cost RM800.
Only a few had a tower. Most had only one
rig, without a back-up. And of the hams I
knew were all with good jobs.
And there wasn't any rogue ham around.
want to talk a little on fatigue and sleep.
First about sleep. There was a man who would
always close his eyes during the progress of
a meeting. We all would smile at each other
chaffing at him. Astonishingly when someone
had completed the delivery of his speech and
there was the question and answer session,
it was he who would be the first to ask a
tend to close our eyes when the speech was
long and boring. In fact many of us did. It
caught they eyes of our one mean big boss.
He would stop his speech and started to
scold and yell at us.
hectic seminars of long duration and a
little rest could kill the delegates. I saw
the other leaders too were pale and tired.
Najib is just tired and fatigue.
14/11/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
This time the Malaysian First Lady at APEC
2017 is much slimmer than before. That would
withdrew some of the labels that have been
thrown upon her. I am sure she has been
striving very hard to make herself look
presentable. She was very ugly when she was
fat person will look ugly if he or she is
short but it won't be noticeable as a
strange figure within a group if she is thin. This time she
is not bad at the APEC meeting.
only wonder whether all of those ladies
brought along with them their own team of groomers and
dressers to fix them, for every occasion.
Nobody ever wrote an article about this
is no harm at all for the First Lady to look
elegant and beautiful. And nobody in the
country would make a fuss out it. But people
would start talking if public funds are used
to purchase an extraordinarily expensive
items. Would Rosmah donned the much talked
purple diamond to be opulence and splendidly
was the issue that began when people were
asking where did she get the money to buy a
few million dollar diamond, to which came a
myriad of answers. And the foreign TVs
blazoned about her expensive taste and
talked about her diamond rings and necklaces.
We would have expect those other First
Ladies were hiding their eyes while trying
to gaze whether Rosmah wore the pink
diamonds. They would have been interested to
see one trhemselves.
without them Rosmah looks gallant and
elegant, very sparkling in these pictures. I
am a little shock to see her slimmer body
course she does look so old as I expected
her to be. She seemed to be older from some
of her pictures published in the local media.
Whatever it is, we have to always remember
that we do not judge a book by it's cover.
But I am very sure that none of those other
ladies had made a phone call to Putin, Obama
or Clinton lamenting for a pity or demanded
for an action.
14/11/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
SENTIMENT AND NAJIB FACTOR
When the value of the money falls by
external economic factors the ASEAN region
should experience the same fall and at the
same rate. But ours plunge hard and becomes
inferior to the Thai Baht, and the Indonesian
Rupiah is becoming higher and stronger comparatively.
As our ringgit declines far worse than the
rest, the price of the import products jump
at unbelievable level. The incident of the
local products is by the raise in the cost
of living. We imported so much items that it
affects everybody including the local
businessmen and entrepreneurs. They too have to cope with the
raising imported goods and primary products
they procured everyday.
When we compare with our neighbouring
countries, our currencies fared the worst.
People buy less commodities now than before
with the same amount of money. Simply the
purchasing power of ringgit has fallen. Najib tried his best to paint a rosy
picture of our economy and at the same time
blaming the opposition for sabotaging the
it. It is suspected that he even paid the
top foreign media to praise Malaysian
economy standing. Then he reverberates it.
Yet the rinnggit does not move to the higher
ladder. As a result the interest rate
increases and the value of the loan Najib
made also have to face the consequences. The
government itself admitted that it was the
sentiment that plays the part. And the poor
perception of Najib were caused by the fake
news spread by the opposition.
Much money has been spent to boost Najib's image. Millions
were spent on this
effort. The Americans called Najib Crook and
Kleptocrat, a thief who stole money and put
into his account. The government of
Singapore has proven that the 1 Mdb has not
been honest and clean. Further more the
FBI's investigation showed Rosmah too had a
say in buying pink diamonds with the 1 Mdb
I don't know how to relate the lost of FGV
with the sentiment. But now Felda, 1 Mdb and
a few murders have been associated to Najib.
Finding the burden of the loan is too
that even the GST could not deplete it Najib
has to seek China's aid. The world is
observing every minute of Najib's movement
and behaviours and his words and speeches. He
leans on China to solve Malaysian economic
Najib also blamed the business community for
the spiralling price. He gets someone to open a
KR1M to compete with the greedy shopkeepers,
the shops are now closed. MARA opened up
electronics shops to challenged Low Yatt. It
was also close. Actions are not taken
against the business community who claimed
that they procured the goods at a higher
The opposition blamed the poor economic
standing on 1Mdb and of the poor financial
management. Money were stolen for personal
enrichment and for corruption. There were
gaps and holes that need to be filled.
That's why China helps. But nothing is free
in this world for China. They want something
in return and they have them all. Najib says
the Chinese will bring prosperity to
Malaysia and the people and vehemently
denied that he is selling the sovereignty
away, and that he is not a stupid person to
be hoodwinked with.
To me he is selling the country away and he
is being bullied by the Chinese. He even
said that the reclaimed land of Forest City
is not even belong to Johor. He signed the
Defence Agreement with the country to imply
that he sides China against USA in the cold
war over the control of South China Sea. He
gave the Honorary citizenships to the
Chinese and mum on the fishermen that come
into Malaysian water. This is a happy
episode for the MCA and Gerakan.
If sentiments are the main factor for the
depreciation of our currencies then the
perceptions on Najib had created this
sentiment. The world have observed Rosmah's
lifestyle. International media had blazoned
Rosmah's acquisition of expensive items and
diamond rings save Malaysian media. Whatever
lies and spins and actions on personalities
like Maria Chin, Ambiga and all the former
UMNO warlords by Najib are seen, not only by
the world leaders but also by the investors.
Hence there is a lack of confidence and the
He thinks by winning the next election he
can show to the world that he is still
popular and the ailing economy will
recuperate. The reason for his struggle to
win is to save himself from imprisonment. He
will go all out to win by hook or by crook.
He just apply the philosophy of the sure
win. It will be just like Saddam Hussein and
Gadafi winning a landslide. There will be a
stealth beguiling process going underneath.
With Najib as a Prime Minister the citizen
will bear the burden of greater sufferings,
the rising cost of living and the Malays
will suffer the worst. They will vagabonds
in their own country and will be pushed out as 'Pendatang'.
When Najib says "Cina balik China, Mahathir
balik Kerala" there will be voices "Najib
balik Makasar and Zahid balik Jawa..."
13/11/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
jumped again after Trump publicly said that
Malaysia is a trade cheat. According to
Mustaffa Mohammad Malaysia has explained to
USA during the last controversial visit to
the continent. Najib had publicized how well he was
treated by the President, the best ever
among all the Malaysian Prime Ministers.
But It was
unfortunately that that Trump said that
Malaysia is a Trade Cheat. Mustaffa was
taken by surprise and he
is working hard, writing explanation that
Malaysia had never trade cheat and never
manipulated with currencies, and
pointed out that the trade deficit on
Malaysian favor was only 6 billion, not the
stipulated 25 billion.
That was not
all. At the
APEC dinner a video clip is viralled, showing
Trump's reaction on seeing Rosmah and Najib.
To be listed
as a Trade Cheat countries has a very bad
implication, a long lasting
effect and a dreaded affair.
We record a 6
billion deficit. In US record it is 25 billion. It
is highly probable the missing is the cheating and
manipulation happened in the dark, stealth
enough to be visible.
But we can
always investigate why we were disgraced in
such a manner. Was it a pure error of the
President, or a pure truth, or he distrusts Najib so much that he sees
the Malaysian leader as a liar
I have said
in my article before that if Rosmah were to
keep on phoning Obama or Putin or Trump
these people would surely found it very
strange. Surely Obama and Putin had talk
about her when they had had a cup of coffee
in the oval office. And when Trump went to
Saudi Arabia he would briefly asked the King
about Najib. A smile from the King was
enough a reply.
world has known Rosmah and Najib and has
formed perceptions on them. At APEC everyone
is watching them from the corner of their
eyes, looking at an emperor with the
It will be a
mere waste of money to struggle erasing
the bad image. Millions have been spent and
wasted, just to repair the damaged image.
After all the payments, Najib was still
called a 'Crook', a thief and Kleptocrat.
Prime Minister blame Mahathir for being
called Trade Cheat ? Didn't Najib had been
lashing his former boss left and right, in
Parliament, every talks and speeches and
blaming him for the fake news ?
tell Obama and trump that it was Mahathir
who wanted to unseat the democratically
elected Prime Minister ? Didn't Najib
told Trump that he wanted to help the United
States to restructure American economy ?
spewed out Malaysia as a Trade Cheat ? And
trying to avoid him ?
We have been
telling Najib that winning and continuing to
be a Prime Minister is only good for him, his
family and his cronies. But the country will
keep on sinking.
shown signs of temporary mental disarray when he was
yelling 'Kepala Bapak Hang' at Mahathir
during the Chinese Assembly and said the
reclaimed land in Johor does not belong to
Johor state. This was hurled before the APEC
meeting. His voice was not heard only by the people
within the four walls but it was echoed
throughout the world.
accept the fact that the Bugis have never
conquered the world, the White men did. The
Chinese did not use weapon to spread
themselves everywhere but they did.
Let us wait
to see the USA version of Trade Cheat.
We must not
assume that at APEC Najib was poorly treated
as far as the dinner table was concerned.
For the table to be at the corner the reason
was simple. It was there where the Muslim
and halal food were catered. I am sure the
Vietnamese Muslims were engaged in providing
Anyway it is
a trivial matter lest we are more concern on
what Trump said about the Trade Cheat.
Mustaffa may be right in his argument, the
Americans may or may not accept it with
reasons of their own. They might have
analyzed Najib's visit with insincere
agenda, especially when Najib capitalized it
back home, boasting in detail of how he was
treated for mainly his own political reason.
invitation of Penang born Tan Hock Eng to
the White House could be deliberate to tell
the Malaysians in a refine and
indirect way of what they think of Najib. It
is a conundrum to resolve and ponder.
have something to do with our declining
ringgit and ailing economy. The more we try
to play the game and claiming that we are
the smartest, the deeper we will be sinking.
ARE ALWAYS BETTER PEOPLE
THIS PICTURE TAKEN ?
people got damn mad when North Korea
defeated Malaysia 4 - 1 in Thailand on the
10th Nov 2017, venting their anger on FAM,
forgetting that we were beaten by
Timor-Leste before. Wherever we are, we have
to accept that there is always somebody
who is finer than us. Take any person, country,
president or a sage, there are better people
above them and lesser people below them. To
understand it as a fact it will check
ourselves in many ways, among them is we
won't take us to extremism, pomposity,
arrogance and boastfulness.
of all we must not underestimate the others
who may seem to be docile, passive,
submissive, stupid and
uneducated. It is good to be humble and
continue to learn about the people and the
world, to understand how individuals of
other creed, race and nationalities think
and do, not to despise them and scorn at their
culture no matter how primitive they may
seem to be.
It is for
the same reason USA does not attack and bomb
North Korea and destroy the rogue nation
that threatens the world.
It is very
undesirable for a person to think he is the
smartest and the best. At this state he
won't want to listen to the advice of other
people, refusing to do the independent
analysis of events and situations. He will
be quick to put all the blames the failures
on all others. He is saintly enough to make
even an atom of error.
dangerous and fatal to think that we are the
best and the smartest. It may be too late
when we begin to realize how wrong we were,
akin to the story of the race between a
tortoise and a rabbit. We even can lose our
football fans must always be cool and to
browse the local and international
environments. Think why the Whatsapp and
Facebook is rendered free. People are
monitoring the people of the world, of the
level of their thinking, their IQ and
sentiments and all other aspects of life.
The question is how much do we know about
the North Koreans or Timor-Leste ? And other
And if you remember the 6 day
war between Israel and the Arab World, we
would understand more what arrogance and
ignorance mean. Bragging and swaggering of
our own prowess is uncalled for. No matter whether we are
the champion of the world, there are much
better people than us.
know how many Malaysians have acquired
enough skills to be the world class coach
and players. We still need to engage
foreigners in coaching gymnastics, cycling,
and many other sports. We do have a Sports
Ministry, a progress which not all nations
are fortunate to have one. What sorts of
thinking do they make ?
casting blames we have to know where we are
and where other countries are. If we think
we are strong enough, we may not think
others could be stronger. The same situation
applies to politics.
11/11/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
There is nothing wrong and nothing strange
in the above picture. It does not degrade
our Prime Minister and his wife at all. But
it means a lot to me if it is the latest
snapped and I just love it. it is something
that entertains me. And it reminds me of
myself, that I am getting old and ugly.
I hate to be photographed because I will
look ugly in it. My hair is completely white
and I have black spots and wrinkles all
over. It is owing to my ugliness that I do
not have any desire to look for a wife. I
always want to live in solitude and in a
Nevertheless I have a desire to taste
whatever affordable comfort I can lay my
hands on. I think many of us do have similar
When we are old enough and ugly enough we
wouldn't be scared of people telling us that
we are old. We would not spend money to put
our hair to the old color, getting rid of
black spots and wrinkles. We don't have
money for the elixir of youth formula.
Imagine our emotional state when someone
were to tell us that we look old and ugly
despite our huge spending on anti-ageing
chemicals, though it is not from our own
I donned RM8 round neck T-Shirt at home or
in my over sea trips. I saw people wearing
Pagoda T-Shirts. Do we look ugly in them ? I
know no matter what expensive dress I put
on, I will never regress backwards to the
younger age. Don't be surprise to hear a
story about a Prince who refuse to be a King
but prefer to lead a life like a commoner.
A big majority of us will be forgotten when
we die. Once a year some may go back to the
grave yard to clean the cemetery and placing
beautiful flowers as a memory. Nobody will
put us in the history books to be remembered
as Nazi, a witch or a dictator.
It is indeed true that pictures speak a
When the old and the new are put side by
side they serve to remind us how much change
we have been through all these years. I
remember Imelda Marcos said that she would
not want to be remembered as an evil woman
when she dies.
AND FAILED STATE
When Anwar Musa was sick, only giving the
continuance of life by God, I prayed for his
wellbeing, to recuperate fast enough, take a
rest in politics and devote the rest of his
lief to his family members and grand
It shocked me very much as he was more
aggressive, not only defending the economic
coercion on the public for the reckless
expenditure by Najib, he also blamed the
flood on the failed state. And the rest
follow to say it is a punishment by God on
We all remember the flood in Kelantan when
Najib went to play golf with Obama in
Hawaii, DAP too went down to help the people
and also waves of independent individuals.
Then Flood attacked Trengganu, Pahang, Johor
and other states.
Neither DAP nor those individuals collected
tax money to do the good deeds. Taxes have
been collected by the Federal government and
now the money is in the care of Najib himself.
Whatever happen to the collection from the
jobless, infants, blind and the poor
citizens ? Are the money for the comfort of
cronies, family members, housewives ? Don't
tell us only UMNO guys who live in BN states
pay the tax.
UMNO Malays even asked whether the Penang
Chinese be helped. A friend of mine could
not give an appropriate reply by beating
about the bush. I asked him whether the
Chinese in Penang are subjected to GST ? Let
me tell these Malays that when my wife fell
down, no Malay guys came to her help. It was
the Chinese who rushed and gave me their
hands. It was a Chinese who sent food to a
poor Malay woman in Kuala Kedah.
I just told some friends to say nothing and
do nothing but to wait till December. It
will be a Northeast Monsoon. Just wait and
observe. Even if the wrath of the flood
becomes wild just say nothing. Do not follow
the people like Anwar Musa.
The Penanggites do not have heart to tell
Najib to keep the tax money collected from
them for Rosmah, share it with Rahman Dahlan,
Salleh Keruak and Hadi's chums.
Anwar Musa just love to see the poor suffer,
the general public losing their power of
money, and pay for food triple or quadruple
more than the time before Najib. We call it
I feel bad once when Anwar was sick. This
time I will be happy to see him vanish from
the earth surface.
10/11/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
I foresee a
major flood coming. It is a flood of tears,
shed by voters of UMNO themselves, regretting
for crossing UMNO and BN as their choice.
They will be cursing and swearing at Najib
and at themselves. Serve them right. Their
home is hell.
has been repeating itself for every five
years. and the Malays have become weaker and
weaker. Instead of blaming themselves they
cast the blame on DAP.
Malays who have forecasted the future will
not cry and lament. There will be greater
distrust among themselves. It is the other
who make the cost of living higher and to
make UMNO and PAS bow to the demand of MCA,
As Najib will
push the tax and price higher he will say
"This is for your own good. I am your Prime
Minister and I don't want you to suffer.."
and he will continue with the lavish
spending. His wife continues with the
stealth shopping spree, forgetting that she
is going 70 and will be more and more
Chinese will have to bargain with China to
give 60 or 70% of the Business to the local.
The Chinese will have to weigh between the
welfare of their citizens and the
It is most
likely the Felda settlers will be asked to
pay to the company that own the estates.
They will discover that the land which
belongs to them are not theirs anymore. The
other Malays being out of jobs will be
running their own small businesses to
survive. As they can't afford to buy shop
houses they will operate a mobile
enterprise. Night markets will grow and loom
at any empty space they can find.
my blog I narrated a story of a Palestinian
Muslim and me were sitting side by side on a
plane from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles a
long time ago. When wine was served I
rejected it but the Palestinian took it. I
am not a pious Muslim but I tried to observe
the teaching to the best of my ability.
"Abdul Rahman," he said to me. "Bismillah (
with the name of God) ..." He showed the
gesture, pointing at the throat that after
reciting the phrase, the wine will turn into
water as it entered the throat.
It was a
magic formula to turn the Haram into Halal.
When you give money away you have to say it
is a gift from God through you, the
providence. The receiver has to convince
himself that it is a Providence, a
sustenance from the Al-Mighty. With the
money he can go for pilgrimage and he does
not commit any crime of stealing and
cheating to earn a living.
And when you
want somebody killed by some insinuation and
your subordinates put him to perpetual rest,
you can say that you do not commit a murder.
Even if you finger pull the trigger, it is
not you who kill but your finger.
We can always
look at a crime through the two angles, the
perspective of a victim and the view of the
person who does it. A thief steals because
he has no money and no job to feed the
hungry kids. Nobody is willing to help and
provide him a bread. A murder says that he kills a bad
person who might have caused great mischief
on the society and the country.
of innocent people killed in Palestinian
land and they say it was in a state of war.
You always say either it is a state of war or the
people whom you have killed were terrorists.
These were seen in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
believers the perpetrators will face the
ultimate truth, the divine truth on the
judgement day. There is no way that we can
spin and lie through our teeth. Mahathir,
Hadi, Najib and you will be of equal status
and will have to face the same
proceedings. For the non-believers, they exercise
their ways of living through conscience, the
feeling of responsibility, accountability
and practice civility.
If you are
neither of them then you have to be a
non-human specie. You know no shame and you
know not what morality is. You can be a
hypocrite among men but you can't cheat God.
Can a Haji
turned wine into water when he drinks it by
reciting phrases of God ? Can a Haji accept
corruptions and say that it is from God ?
And most of all, can a Haji make no wrong
and tell no lie ?
09/11/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
clip is about 21 minutes and the resolution
is not of a high quality but the it took
more than 4 hours to upload it to the
It was not
an easy job to produce a good clip. First of
all I have to have a good video capture
hardware. Of course a hand-phone is good
enough but it can't beat the stand alone
video camera. Video capturing needs
something to make it stable or otherwise it
movie will be shaky and moving about. A long
distant zooming is very sensitive to a
little hand shake. I seldom used a stand and
my video does not look professional at all.
hardest is to find a software to edit and
process the movie. I would say the good ones
are all sold at a price. I do not have a
credit card to buy any. I never realize that
My old Macbook has the facility of editing a
video. It is called an I-Movie. I am
learning how to use it.
it can even take 3 days to upload a video.
You have to be patient.
Without a watch I wouldn't have
known what is day is today. Of
course a smart phone has all in
it, but it is quite difficult to
grab it to glance the date while
driving. A watch on my wrist is
simple enough for me to refer for
the time and date. I have a
Casio watch I bought in Tokyo
but it was not a smart gadget
and I could not refer to the
needed information in the dark.
So I donned the Samsung whenever
I went out of the house and to
whichever place my made my trip.
It is not a standalone watch as
far as telephone is concerned.
In Malaysia there is no service
that provides a direct phone
call from the watch. I have to
pair it with a smartphone. When
pairing I can read messages,
reading news and mails from it.
I hate it because I have to have
my phone with me.
Many people do not like the
watch that uses battery. This
one use a battery that the
required charging once
in four or five days. The
charging time is about one or
two hours only. To me it is
not a hassle at all.
As you see from the top images ,
there are several watch faces.
There are hundreds of them that
I can download. I don't go for
the fancy look and the beautiful
colours and pictures. I want to
know the date, time and the
battery level at a quick glance.
So I use Tissot watch face as
It is a plain simple watch face.
It shows both the analog and
digital time, the battery
percentage level remzins and the
date. It is enough for my
required information. It is the
companion that fill my memory
gap that always go blank on many
The Samsung Gear S3 is now
getting cheaper. It is just
about RM1.3K. When it was first put on the shelve the price tag
was RM1.9K. The lady's wear is
about RM750.00 and looks grand
and elegant, smaller with fewer
I won't regret using this one
and I always hope it will come
with a much better version,
carrying a camera and having a
stand alone phone. But it has to
be of the same size. I don't
expect it to last forever.
The Chinese have had a stand
alone phone watch, with camera
and other facilities inside. The
price is darn cheap. It never
captures my interest one bit, for I know
the quality is below par. It
won't even last for a year.
By itself I can browse websites
and watch Youtube, get it
connect to CNN and other
news media. It has a browser and
the wifie. It also has a bluetooth.
The astonishing thing about this
watch is the many features and
designs of the watch faces. I
just love it.
08/11/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Create Own Funds
Among other things the Malays must acquire or do
Once upon a time the Malay Muslims were urge to set up
their own economic foundation called 'Tabung Economy
Islam'. The money was collected at every mosque at every
Friday prayer. The Tabung does not steal money from
another other Malaysians.
Then the collection stopped. Nobody knows what happen to
the money until today.
Today there are many smart and honest Malay Muslims who
are capable in running and setting up a foolproof system
to ensure the money is well kept. Keep the politicians
out especially the UMNO people. They must be
Rules must be clearly set so that the fund will not go
to friends and families like what Muhyiddin gave to
If the Tabung were to be continued until today probably
it has reached a billion mark.
The Malays do not have to talk about 30% of economic
help to the Bumi anymore because they are not using
other people's money.
UMNO must be punished for not doing enough to make the
Malays stand on their own feet and taking money from the
other races to help the UMNO Malays.
Without a check
and balance there is no democracy. When a leader has an
absolute power and does things in his own way he is
abusing the power vested in him. He is an autocratic and
despotic. The word democracy is merely a jargon. And
when people are lied upon and money are paid in exchange
for a vote, it kills a democratic process.
leaders always wear cosmetics, evils donning a white
beautiful clothing and beguile the masses using
rhetoric, boasting the success of their reign.
I am talking of
a general observation on rulers in the history of the
world. They were all identical in nature, leaning on the
military and their own court of rules. They always win.
The latest of these were Saddam Hussein and Muammar
taxed everybody but when coming to give service to the
citizens they try to discriminate them. And when they
give, they claim that they do so out of their goodwill,
forgetting how much money they have siphoned away from
I paid taxes to
the local authority, nearly RM400 annually to the city
counsellor. But I feel happy and satisfied with the
service given, They do not practice discrimination base
on political beliefs.
But if taxes
paid to the Federal government are enjoyed by the
leaders to purchase luxury for themselves and divided
part of the collections among themselves to fill
their bellies then surely they do not depict democratic
behaviour at all.
If there are
lies, cheat and corruptions in the election process than
the cheater's winning is never a democratically elected
person. He is just a crook and a liar.
08/11/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
1. Focus on
character and attitude building. Avoid asking for free
things from the government. Work hard to achieve
2. Do not provide or
extend help to those who don't want to help themselves
3. Get as much
knowledge as possible. Study hard at all time from
Primary to secondary school and at the university level.
The test and exam standard must be high-no easy or free
4. Higher science
and mathematics must be compulsory
5. Institutes like
polytechnic and colleges must made it compulsory for
students to work on their own design projects at the
college ground itself observed by the lecturers or
6. Each student must
pass at least in 4 languages by the time they leave
colleges ie Malay, English, Mandarin and one more
7. Never be sleeping
partner in any shared business. The Malays must be
creative, innovative, productive and able to bring
profit for the company.
8. Don't fall for
any amount of money no matter how many million and
billion offered for a service, that we call corruption
9. While serving the
people never think of the profit for the family members
and cronies. Plan for the future generation. Sacrifice
as much as possible
MUHAMAD RADHI MAT DIN
the lament isn't over yet. Let me say that
Kedah really missed goal by Badrul Bakhtiar
when was only him and the goal, and
Shazwan's kick hit the hand of JDT player in
the penalty box. There were several other
misses that should have been goals.
frustration was not with the players. They
had done their best and did it well. We just
refused to believe that we were fated to
lose by our attitudes and arrogant
behaviours. We showed our haughtiness,
egoistic nature and overbearing temper and
political sentiment even before the match
began. Nothing can be filthier than putting
politics in sports. We run a political
campaign through it. We frustrate the fans
who came from the far end corner of the
state, by somehow used the tickets for
political enhancement of the Prime Minister.
We try to curry favour the Prime Minister.
I did not see
wisdom in rejecting Radzi Mad Din who was
suppose to parade the Malaysia Cup bowl in
Shah Alam; showing a great arrogance and
political discrimination. The heat was too
much. We thought politics could bring us to
heaven and making us powerful.
Do you think
that God will give all the blessing to such
a behaviour ? I was so scared that without
the Barakah or Berkat as the Malays call it,
that we would be beaten. When friends and
relatives asked me as who would be a winner,
I told them that we might lose because we
did not bring God's blessing and Barakah
I do not say
that I am right. But that's what I feel, and
I believe in it, the unseen phenomena.
It happened and we missed goals that should
have been there.
imagine what will be the political euphoria
if we had won. Will there be no party and
celebration ? Will there be no credit given
to the Chief Minister ? It will be used as a
political capital for GE14 beside the
ringgit and cents. Losing is a blessing in
You may argue
that there is always only be one winner. And
that does not mean those who do not win the
championship were not accompanied by Barakah.
My answer is, it depends on the situation.
Teams may be strong or may be weak. The weak
lose just because they are weak. But when a
strong team is beaten by a weak team then we
have to deeply examine it in detail. That's
what I had been doing. To me Kedah was
superior to JDT.
and Communists used sport to show to the
world of the superior race and the power of
Communists ideals. When a Cuban runner won a
gold medal he passed the credit to
Fidel Castro. And we have been emulating
those despotic traits.
beliefs are in your minds and souls. When
you are in a public offices or in football
association, leave the political caps in
your cars or at home. You need to treat all
as of equal status and equal basis. Let the
brain runs not the emotion. And football
needs brain, knowledge and money on the
official parts. It needs skill, stamina and
good health on the part of the players.
Nizam should resign or UMNO officials
relinquishing their posts is something that
we have a few months to ponder. You need a
macro and micro thinking to settle the issue
for the best of our sports.
07/11/2017 ABDUL RAHMAN
Muhamad Radhi Mat Din (born 17 July 1965
in Pokok Sena, Kedah) is a
Malaysianfootball assistant coach and
former footballer. He spent his entire
career by playing in midfield for Kedah
FA, where he was also the longest
serving captain in club history starting
from 1991 to 2000. Radhi made his debut
in 1986 and cemented his place in the
first team in the 1987 season,
succeeding Lee Kin Hong as Kedah team
captain in 1991. Radhi was an integral
part in the golden era of the Darul Aman
based club during the 1980s and 1990s
where Kedah reached the Malaysia Cup
final matches for seven times from 1987
to 1993. He collected two Malaysia Cup
winners medal in 1990 and 1993; Division
1 title in 1993; and FA Cup in 1996.
After Kedah won double in 1993, Radhi
honoured with the Malaysian Best Player.
Radhi had a good goal-scoring record,
tackled, corner-kicked taker and passed
well. He represented Malaysia for about
four years from 1989 to 1993. Radhi also
known by the nickname Captain Marvel
among Kedah fans during his playing
careers with his similar characters of
former English footballer Bryan Robson.
He is currently employed by Kedah,
serving as their second tactician behind
Mohd Azraai Khor Abdullah alongside his
former teammate and Kedah legendary
goalkeeper Ahmad Sabri Ismail which
three of them generated Kedah to
clinched the double treble titles in
2006/07 and 2007/08 M.League seasons.
Radhi played for the Malaysia national
football team at the 1989 Southeast
HAPPENED TO PM NAJIB
dynamic do not always be the same. What is
in Najib's imagination has always been
different from reality. In the end he has to
fall back on money to corrupt the people.
When all fails he and his team blame it on
opposition and Chinese sabotage.
to suffer are the Malays. Even the Ma Hua
admitted this. They have seen whatever
happen in Johor Iskandar. People who have
visited Pantai Lido were told that the
skyscrappers are filled with foreigners.
Even our Ma Hua in Penang find the China
Chinese are threatening their businesses.
Building prices went up sky high.
he can run business. FGV failed. MARA opened
electronic shop in Kuala Lumpur to match the
Low Yatt. That too failed. He had to seek
the Chinese to help in the depleted 1 Mdb
financial crisis. Ahmad Maslan were paid 2
million ringgit to convince the public that
GST will bring down the prices.
the rosy pictures painted turned out to be a
dreadful Satanic leeches.
And now he
thought he could outwit the Chinese. "I am
not stupid," he shouted with a strong voice.
have been saying that they are not stupid
since their existence. I have seen one after
another were conned, cheated and humiliated.
We do our
daily shopping almost everyday. We witnessed
the changes in price level. We pay taxes and
rates. We used to cross the Thai border to
buy things. Many have acquired passion in
travelling found the exchange rates have
been so bad; the currencies became weaker.
Yet Najib says our ringgit is strong in the
region. A Minister said we are even better
sovereignty through his own eyes and at his
own time and in his own cocoon.
reported to Mahathir on numerous things. The
92 year old man is almost a centenarian and
he always have wanted to rest but could not
do so with the unstoppable myriads of
reports that poured into his office.
thousands of us do have enough sustenance to
combat the current painful economic
situation. But we are seeing the dreadful
future. We know and sense whatever will
happen to our country and our land. We know
the past and the present. We see the world
and the fate of the natives worldwide.
we just see Najib destroying the country
? We are very concern.
Either I am blind or I am seeing things.
First I saw Najib was chasing Obama and
Clinton. Then I saw him going after Trump.
Finally Malaysia made an announcement that
he received an invitation to the White
House. At home I started to make a guess,
that he will take a bunch of people with him
as a reward for their being obedient servants.
I don't care whatever happened between him
and Donald Trump. But what drew my interest
after his landing at the airport after the
meeting with the President and May.
Thousands gathered to welcome him with a
banner WELCOME BACK NATIONAL STATESMAN.
And Najib delivered an emotional speech,
telling stories on how he was well treated
in a micro detail. Trump accompany him to
his car, shook hand with him and called him
'friend'. It sounded much like bragging.
I learned later that people were questioning
of the reason for telling stories that Trump called him
friend and sent him to his car. What has
happened to PM Najib ? Why all the brag ? We
have never heard of such a case in the
history of the world before.
Later he boasted that there were no
other Malaysian leaders had never been well
received in the United States before but him, and
lashed his former boss left and right. Then
he called Mahathir as 'Keling', and the
latest he attacked Mahathir as STUPID.
He boasted that he is not a stupid person to
sell the sovereignty to China.
Najib said the Forest City was built on the
reclaim land, not even belonging to Johor.
Everywhere he went he would belittle and attacked
Mahathir and telling the masses that the
former Prime Minister was a corrupt man, and
wasted the country's cash in FOREX. He
called RCI to investigate and charged
Najib claimed that Malaysia is the best
economically in the region, with a very
strong currency standing compared to the
rest of the Asean and even Asian countries.
In the same sentence he said that 'the
economy is bad because it was sabotaged by
What has gone wrong with our PM ?
A Prime Minister is a leader of a nation.
Should he urinate by the roadside like many
of us would do ? Would he show his anger
towards someone by showing his but or his
manhood to the man ?
Somebody has to understand what is meant by
Sound Mental Health, so that we would not
make fools out of ourselves.
06/11/2017 ABDUL RAHMAN
HAPPINESS AND GOOD DEEDS
PM SLAPPED MAHATHIR
Watch the Thai clip below and it will tell
us about many things in life. I see it
through my own perspective and I call it
'The story about Barakah' , a good deed done
and love by the God Almighty, a divine
effort of humanity.
We didn't have to be a tycoon and a
billionaire to be happy. You have a lot of
wealthy men who lead a miserable life,
engaging a massive number of body guards to
protect themselves, having an insatiable
lust for money and live in fear of being
killed or kidnapped. They are just before
We see wealthy individuals who become
They are hunting for happiness and peace of
mind, a sanctuary for their souls, the
blessing of God the Merciful.
One's heart has to be clean, sincere and
honest. Let me tell you that it is
fulfilling to be humble and having care
about other people. We live without guilt
and our conscience is clear.
The office we gain through devious means,
the money we steal, rob, cheat and gamble,
are never blessed nor carries Barakah in
them. I observed the two Indonesian maids
working with me before and stole from me,
lost the stolen money in a mysterious way.
One had her mother passed away and had to
spend for the funeral and the other had her
husband suffering a very acute illness and
had to pay for a high medical fee. They have
to bear a long sufferings in their lives.
Selfishness, arrogance, cruelty and
haughtiness doesn't pay.
05/11/2017 ABDUL RAHMAN
"I am angry because you are saying a lie and
you are doing something so ridiculous and so
pathetic. (They) go to Forest City and make
all kinds of stories.
"That is all reclaimed land. Not Johor
land. Of course, it is sold overseas.
Some (are sold) locally and some overseas.
NO BARAKAH FROM THE BAD DEEDS
low class writer like me expresses a low
class view, blazoning an old fashion
thinking. Many seem to be of nonsensical in
Now I am I am
going to talk about Malaysia Cup final in
relation to religious belief. No Holly books
write about football. But every Holly book
talks about Blessing from God. Most religions
believe that a dollar gives by a son to his
mother has a blessing in it. People who do
good deeds to all men and animals get this
expect to get award from our humility,
trustworthy, sincerity, kindness, filial
piety and kindness to animal. But it makes
us more human and enhances our morality.
are and whoever we are we have to be
considerate, responsible and fair. The
existence of the blessing is omnipresent and
everywhere; in offices, schools,
institutions, games and sports.
Kedah Football Association started to parade
it's autocratic traits when the those who
run the show were of UMNO members who always
want to associate every winning to Bashah,
the UMNO chief minister.
But each time his name was mentioned he was
booed by the crowd of spectators. And there were
views as to who should replace Tan Cheng Ho
as a Head Coach. Voices preferred Ramon but
these people chose Nidzam Adzha. The
assciation took no heed.
The fans have
a very strong faith in the strength of a
few import players. At least 50% of them dislike
a couple of young players like Akram and Amirul. They
still pray for the team to win. And Kedah
was to enter the Malaysia Cup final against
JDT. The final was to be held in Shah Alam
Selangor on the 4th November 2017. The
tickets were to be sold on the 1st November.
November came. It was also the date of
Najib's visit to Kedah.
as 6 am a great number of people from all
over the state came to the stadium to queue
for the tickets. There was a long line but
within several minutes they said the tickets
were sold out. What they did not know was a
big bunch of them
were given away or sold for Najib's
program. Those who attended Najib's gathering were given
a ticket each.
reported to MACC and Tengku Temenggong Johor
came to know about it and understood the
frustrations of the fans. KFA came out with all sorts of reasons and
excuses. TMJ mentioned that he was not happy
with the Kedah Fotball Association for barring a former Kedah Pelayer,
Radzi Mad Din, to be in the special ceremony
at Shah Alam Stadium because he was a PAS
man. Whatever the outcome, KFA had shown it's
true color as far as politics is concerned.
The UMNO youth guy was very vocal and
arrogant. KFA bragged, "Don't tell us
how to do our job.."
Bashah was published in the Facebook,
telling people that the strength of Kedah
has been due to him, giving credit to UMNO
for the success of the team.
I saw the
whole uproar as very sinful, against the
teaching of religion, not to be a braggart,
trying to show power vested in them. Kedah,
as I saw it, did not carry blessing with
them, the absence of barakah in the team
going to the final.
I had a
feeling that such an arrogant nature was a
doom and would
cause them a great disgrace. Though I want my state to
win, I told the people that without the barakah we may lose by a big margin. We lost
2 goals. And to me it is a big margin.
imagine what will happen if Kedah were to
win. The boast will be heightened and
unending. It will be a main theme for an
election campaign. Bashah will be praised as
When 2 goals
shot by Kedah hit the post, I knew that there was a total
absent of God's blessing. My prediction
was not wrong.
05/11/2017 ABDUL RAHMAN
TO TRAVEL ?
I don't know the subscription fee for Astro,
cigarette price and the price of newspapers
today. But I think I would be able to do a
The last time I used to buy a couple of
newspapers daily. If it costs RM1.50 a
piece, the total sum is RM90 a month and
RM1080 a year. How much does a packet of
cigarette cost and how many packets a day a
smoker usually consume ? If it is a packet
for every two days and a packet is RM10, in
one month he has to spend RM150 and about
RM1800 annually. Added up the two is is
RM2,880 a year. How about Astro ? I
just assume that it is RM100 a month and
RM1.2K a year.
Add the internet service and the phone
usage, the total would come to about RM6K a
I do not smoke, buy papers and do not have
an Astro at home. That gives me a trip to
China, or Japan, Indonesia, and even Turkey.
This is a pure fact, not an illusion that
people who travel are those with massive
I don't even have a Wifi subscription on my
phone simply because I have paid for the
streamyx at home and that is not cheap. But
many of you still have your cell-phone
connected to the wifi when you are out of
your house. And I remember asking a clerk on
her monthly bill for the phone. "Two hundred
and fifty," she replied. This month my phone
bill is only RM14, payment to the Red One.
Never lament that we are so poor that we
cannot travel to see places. Most of us are
economically better off than the jobless
traditional kampong folks who can't afford
to buy newspapers and Astro TV. We can still
plan a prudent spending, where and where not
to put our hard earned cash.
I watched a lot of documentaries about
people without cash and earning. They live
in the deep jungles and on boats floating in
the water. Once they come into contact with
civilization, they are subjected to pay
unnecessary taxes of all sorts.
Never mind if you can't travel now. You
don't lose anything and never become poorer
by not doing so. And you won't get a million
if you do it. Even without a cent of
pittance, God may send somebody to take you
away with him or her as a company to see
places. Who knows.
04/11/2017 ABDUL RAHMAN
IT IS COLD
I did not believe this kid in
Form 1 who told me that the
temperature would drop to 17
degrees Celsius. "How could it
be ?" I told the boy. "15 is the
December temperature in Los
Angeles California." I narrated
to him how we felt under the 15
degree temperature with the sun
shining overhead and with the
cold breeze blowing. "15 was a
very comfortable temperature
under the sun but when the wind
blew it would be very cold," I
When I went out of my house this
morning, it was wet outside,
dark clouds were hovering above
my head, covering a wide area of
the sky from all directions, and
the air was very chilling. I
guessed it was about 15 to 18
degrees. I had to switch off my
car air-conditioning to keep me
I have experienced snow, icing,
cold wind blowing and heat
waves. I remember walking about
a mile carrying my clothing in a
sack to a laundry station during
a Winter season in Waltham Stow
London, knocking the ice that
wrapped our rented car in the
United States while making a
trip with my front door
neighbour to see his son in
Texas, bearing a very hot
atmosphere at 4 am in the
morning in Medina and Indiana,
during the summer heat waves.
And now, I say to myself that
enough is enough.
If I could I want to avoid the
cold weather and extreme heat.
There are a lot of winter trips
organized by many tour agencies.
I would just ignore them. The
tour price and the weather
I wonder what will be the
situation in Shah Alam tonight,
where there will be a kickoff
between Kedah and JDT. Thousands
of Kedahkians and Johorians
flocking the stadium for the
match. Things will not be the
same if there is a drizzling and
the chilly air covering the
stadium and seep into the
spectators' skins. I am sure
severe weather will influence
the tempo of the game.
Cold or hot, human will be as
what they are; the greed never
fade, the avarice remain strong,
the strong suppresses the weak,
the liars and robbers continue
to roam and the needy continue
Cold or hot the power of money
to hypnotize must not be
underestimated. It shakes and
breaks faith. May he be a priest
in church or an Imam in a
we fear that evil is riding over
the natural phenomena, a warning
to bigger disaster clerics and
religious people turn to be
sinners, putting God behind
them, condoning crimes, thefts
and liars and criminals.
Bad weather could be simply a
04/11/2017 ABDUL RAHMAN
PORSCHE, BMW, SUPERBIKE, NEW WIVES, BUNGALOW
BOUGHT WITH RM3MIL CASH: HADI & CO GO WILD
WITH NAJIB’S 1MDB-TAINTED MONEY
AHLI BIASA PAS-PIS-PUS JADI BODOH MACAM
LEMBU, KAMBING DAN ITEK
Hadi kata ‘Bagi duit kat aku, aku
perlukan duit engkau untuk bayar yuran
loyar buruk saman wanita mat salleh di
Ahli bodoh pun hulur lah duit potong
getah depa seringgit, dua ringgit, lima
ringgit, RM50 atau lebih.
Tapi sekarang wanita mat salleh buat
akuan bersumpah kepada mahkamah
mengatakan bahawa :
Extract from Claim No. HQ17M01386
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE QUEEN’S BENCH
MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS LIST BETWEEN
HONOURABLE ABDUL HADI AWANG MP (Claimant)
and CLARE REWCASTLE BROWN (Defendant)DEFENCE
AND COUNTERCLAIM”… 26.9 Nasharudin and other
senior PAS personnel benefitted personally,
enjoying and exhibiting a new affluence from
the money channelled into the party by Najib
26.10 Nasharudin new-found wealth
acquiring vehicles costing not less than
(including a BMW 525 priced at
RM388,000, a Mini priced at RM230,000, a
Toyota Vellfire priced at RM290,000, a
Toyota Camry, priced at RM150,000 and a
Toyota Fortuner priced at RM200,000
and property, including a house at
Banggi, Selangor, worth RM3 million
bought with cash.
PAS MPs and senior party figures have bought
new, luxury cars and new houses and married
second and third wives
spending conspicuously in excess of their
political salaries and what they could
26.11 Deputy Chief Minister of Kelentan,
Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah, acquired a fleet
of luxury cars, including a Range Rover,
Audi 6, Toyota Vellfire and Toyota Attis
and built several houses for his family.
The Spiritual Leader Hashim Jasim
acquired a Porsche Cayman car.
PAS Information Chief Khairuddin Aman
Razali gave his second wife a RM500,000
Audi Q7 car as a gift.
PAS Information Chief Nasrudin Hassan
Tantawi bought a RM300,000-plus Toyota
Secretary to the Syura Council, Nik
Muhammad Zawawi Nik Salleh acquired a
luxury Mercedes with the number plate
PAS 9, itself worth around RM100,000,
and a luxury Audi.
Takiyuddin bin Hassan, MP for Kota Baru
and Secretary General of PAS has
acquired a fleet of expensive cars and a
luxury motorbike, including a Volkswagen
Passat priced about RM160,000 with
personalized number plate TAK 11, itself
worth up to RM100,000
Muhammad Khalil, PAS Youth Leader,
acquired luxury BMW motorbike.
Mokhtar Senik, chairman of the PAS
Pahang Ulama Council, has acquired a
luxury Mercedes and Toyota…”
Akhir kalam : Wa antum minal hizbul syaitan
CONDOLENCES TO 9W2KB'S FAMILY
I only knew about the demise of Khoo late
last night from Whatsapp message.
Khoo has been a dear friend of mine whom I
have been knowing for a long time since when
he becomes an amateur radio operator. I
tried to coax him to learn Morse codes long
before the license B operators were allowed
to come on 40 meter band, and devised a
method to teach him Morse codes. We
had communications with him either using
Penang repeater of Jerai, asking each
other's health condition, sending him a few
codes for him to get familiar with them and
telling the daily activities what we were to
do on that particular day.
At time when I visited Penang island I would
visit his house. Once I brought a HF
transceiver, hoping he would monitor on the
bands where 9Ws were forbidden.
Then we stopped talking to each other just
because I stopped going into my radio shack,
making myself busy with something else.
Now I have nobody left to talk to in Penang.
Whenever I was driving alone I would call
Khoo to accompany me. He did and killed my
Another good friend of Khoo from Alor Setar
is Hanafi who always joked with him about
marriage. I am sure Hanafi too will be
missing a good friend.
Condolences to the family members of 9W2KB,
Khoo Beng Huat.
04/11/2017 ABDUL RAHMAN
DEMISE OF MY ART TEACHER
For My Blog
Today I went to Mr Chooi's house
at Taman Pumpong. It is at 10 am
when the funeral procession of
his wife will proceed. Both he
and his demised wife were my art
and craft teachers at Sultan
Abdul Hamid College from
Form 1 to Form 5 and they were
kind and adorable. I remember
those days when we made wooden
puppets for a puppet show and
were always invited to the
residence for rest and food and
all the fun. That was unforgetable 57 years ago, still
fresh in reminiscence. But
amazingly enough Mr Chooi never
grow old and never look old. You
would not believe it when you
were told that Mrs Chooi was 85
For the last few years she went
in and out of hospital under a
care of her loving husband. Yes
everyone says they are really
loving couple from the beginning
till her last day. He took her
everywhere to see the world. I
made a couple of badge pins
portraying them in Russia but I
was too busy to give to them as
a remembrance. What people may
not believe is that the pin
badge turned color when her
sickness became serious. I
didn't realize it then until
when she was warded in Penang's
The funeral expenses is never
cheap. The Muslims in our area
have to spend about RM2K for the
funeral. In Kuala Lumpur
probably double or triple. For
the poor somehow the burial was
made possible. The normal
package for the Chinese is about
RM16K inclusive of food, gifts
of towels to the visitors and
the whole ceremony.
I am sure Mr Chooi is strong
enough to accept the fate of
life. I have been living alone
for three years. There are many
other men like us. As we used to
say, that life must go on and we
might as well make the best use
of it while we are still
breathing the fresh air.
I left the grief Mr Chooi and
went my way for my breakfast.
03/11/2017 ABDUL RAHMAN
At last my Aspire went dead after more than
20 years of usage, giving me a very
satisfying and excellent service. I had a
Windows XP and all the old softwares which
are of no use to the Windows systems.
When I took it to a repair shop the
technician recommended a second hand set and
he would put my storage disk to work as
usual for RM400. I agreed.
While waiting I took out a HP laptop
which I bought cheaply but never put into
commission as I loathed the new Windows. It
has Windows 10 in it and I was lazy enough
to learn new things.
First I struggled to download a file from my
remote server in order to continue with the
penning of my blog. I finally did.
Then I tried to run a Frontpage 2003 and
opened up the downloaded file, which is the
current file you are reading. Whatever I
used to do with the old laptop, I did it on
To my happiness it worked very well.
STAY AWAY FROM POLITICS
It is advisable that rulers should
not get involve in politics, no
matter what, or they may risk losing
respects and divided loyalty from
the Rakyat. They must learn this
through the world history, that many
countries have casted Royalty aside.
Once factions occur only God knows
what people will talk about them at
home and among friends.
Only power an law separate between
peace and war. Without both there
would already have been killing and
dreaded bloodshed. There have been
intense hatred among the Malays
since the introduction GST and the
thieving scandals. The cloud has
been very dark since then. If any
Sultan is seen as taking side on
either party he can ensure himself
that he will have to face the same
number of those angry denizens. And
Rulers cannot afford to have even
one citizen who shows disrespect
It was just lucky that Khew Samphan
and Pol Pot still spared the life of
the Cambodian monarchs unlike what
happened in France during the French
Revolution. And even the last
Emperor of China was still given a
Sometimes and somehow our politics
will change with the changes in
demographic pattern and the economic
situation. There had been a great
change in this country since
independent. Only if one is willing
to see and analyze it. We won't see
it if we only lie, eat and sleep in
our cocoon. It should be the concern
of all especially on the fate of our
country, constitutional monarchy and
feelings of the citizens.
There had been incidences that pork
were put in a few mosques in
Selangor. Whoever showed a serious
concern about it, as if nothing had
happened. Anybody ever did an
analysis of those incidences ?
Didn't it blow the wind of hatred ?
And calling a person Keling or
Pendatang, doesn't it cause hatred ?
If we think we can handle the scary
future, just try to risk it. It is a
high risk adventure that is irreversible. The
timeline indicates the mounting
burden of threats and major
problems that never seem to fade.
It is not wise to beat the war drum.
It is wise to look before we leap.
It is wise to know what millions of
people think of our politics and the
trend to come. Our future is already
bleak. Just don't add salt to our
injury. Instead of pouring oil to
the fire, might as well cool things
down. Don't let emotion rules.
02/11/2017 ABDUL RAHMAN
Abolition of monarchy has
occurred throughout history, either through revolutions, coups
wars, or legislative reforms (such as abdications).
The founding of the Roman
a noteworthy example and became part of the
nation's traditions including as
justification for the assassination of Julius
The twentieth century saw a major
acceleration of this process, with many
monarchies violently overthrown by
revolution or war, or else abolished as part
of the process of decolonisation.
By contrast, the restoration of monarchies
is rare in modern times, with only two major
examples, Spain and Cambodia.
An early example of the abolition of a
monarchy in modern
times occurred in 1649 with the
overthrow of the English
monarchy by the Parliament
of Englandand its armed forces under leaders such
Cromwell. 1660 saw a monarchical restoration -
though in a more limited form moderated by a
more independent Parliament.
Anti-monarchism in the United States
developed out of the gradual process of
revolution that began as early as 1765, as
colonists resisted the Stamp
Actthrough boycott and the expulsion and
condemnation of royal officials. While subjects
Britain (a union of the Kingdom of
England with the Kingdom of Scotland), the
colonists of British North America enjoyed a
level of autonomy which increasingly clashed
with royal and Parliamentary authority which
did not consult colonial needs. With the Declaration
of Independence in 1776, the most
violent wave of anti-monarchical protest
began, with the systematic destruction of
the relics and symbols of monarchy. Examples
can be found in the toppling of the
equestrian statue of George
III on Bowling
Green in New York City (9 July 1776).
particularly affected by partisan attacks or
harassment, with tens of thousands leaving
for Canada, Britain, and other colonies. Wealth
or property which remained was typically
Paine, the famous author of the
revolutionary pamphlet "Common
Sense", urged the colonists to finance
warthrough this means. Even today, very
few artifacts depicting the British monarchy
from the colonial period can be found in the
United States. However, not all anti-British
or anti-Loyalist sentiment equated to
anti-monarchism. The normalcy of having a
King at the head of a polity had strong
roots in much political thought (Machiavelli, Hobbes)
and in religious doctrine (see for example 1
Samuel 8:6-9. Some
Americans saw the presidency in monarchical
However, the most famous abolition of
monarchy in historyDutch
Republic of 1581 to 1795 - involved the French
monarchy in 1792, during the French
Revolution. The French monarchy was
later restored several times with differing
levels of authority. Napoleon,
initially a hero of the Republican
revolution, crowned himself emperor in 1804
only to be replaced by the Bourbon
Restoration in 1815 which in turn was
replaced by the more liberal July
Monarchy in 1830.
- apart from
Revolution was a more clear
anti-monarchic uprising that replaced the
succession of royal leaders with the
French Republic. Louis
Napoleon Bonaparte established the Second
French Empire (1852 to 1870), retaining
republican aspects while placing himself in
the center of the state until the losses in
War precipitated his fall, resulting in
Third Republic and the definitive end of
monarchism in the governing of France.
In 1858 the Mughal
Empire came to an end after losing a war
against Britain, and its Emperor, Bahadur
Shah II, lost his throne. Between 1859
and 1861, four monarchies in Southern Europe
ceased to exist: Parma, Modena, Tuscany and the
Two Sicilies, when they all became part
of the new Kingdom
of Italy. The Second
Mexican Empire collapsed in 1867, and
its Emperor, Maximilian
I of Mexico, was executed. The Second
French Empire came to an end in 1870
after it had lost the war against Prussia,
causing Emperor Napoleon
III to lose his throne. He was the last
monarch of France.
In Spain monarchy was abolished from 1873 to
1874 by the First
Spanish Republic, but then restored
until 1931. The monarchy of Tahiti came to
an end in 1880 when France made it a colony
and overthrew King Pōmare
V. That of Burma was abolished in 1885,
when the last king, Thibaw
Min, lost his throne and the country was
annexed by Britain. In Brazil, the monarchy was
abolished in 1889, when Emperor Pedro
II was overthrown by a republican
military coup(the status of the republic
was fully confirmed by a
plebiscite in 1993 that resulted in 66% of
the votes to the republican government).
In 1893 foreign business leaders overthrew
Queen Liliʻuokalani of
of Hawaii. They established a republic,
which was annexed by the United States in
1898. The monarchy of Madagascar, known as
Kingdom, came to an end in 1897 when
France made it a colony and overthrew Queen Ranavalona
In 1910 the last emperor of Korea, Sunjong,
lost his throne when the country was annexed
by Japan. However, the Korean royal family
was mediatised as a puppet family within the
Japanese imperial family. Many of the Korean
royals were forcibly re-educated in Japan
and forced to marry Japanese royalty and
aristocrats to meld the ruling families of
the two empires. With the abolition of the
Japanese aristocracy and cadet branches of
the imperial family, the Korean royals
officially lost their remaining status.
The monarchy of Portugal was also overthrown
in 1910 (5 October), two years after the
assassination of King Carlos
I, ending the reign of Manuel
II, who died in exile in England (1932),
The ancient monarchy of China ceased to
exist in 1912 after the revolution of Sun
Yat-sen overthrew Emperor Puyi.
Shikai, then provisional president,
unsuccessfully tried to make himself a
monarch in 1915.
World War I led to perhaps the greatest
spate of abolition of monarchies in history.
The conditions inside Russia and the poor
performance in the war gave rise to a revolution which
toppled the entire institution of the
monarchy, followed by a second
revolution against that government in
October of the same year that executed
IIand implemented a Marxist-Leninistgovernment.
The defeated German, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires
saw the abolition of their monarchies in the
close aftermath of the war, ending the
reigns of Wilhelm
I and Mehmed
VI respectively. The monarchs of the
constituent states within the German Empire,
most importantly Ludwig
III of Bavaria, Frederick
Augustus III of Saxony and Wilhelm
II of Württemberg, soon abdicated.
During the war, monarchies were planned for
Duchy of Finland (to have a Finnish
King), and for Lithuania (Mindaugas
II of Lithuania), with a protectorate-like
dependency of Germany. Both intended kings
renounced their thrones after Germany's
defeat in November 1918. King Nicholas
I of Montenegro lost his throne when the
country became a part of Yugoslavia in 1918.
After the death of the last Emperor, Bogd
Khan, in 1924, Mongolia became a
republic. In Spain the monarchy was again
abolished in 1931 by the Second
Spanish Republic (1931–1939). In 1947, General
Franco declared Spain a realm,
and appointed Juan
Carlos of Bourbonhis successor in 1969.
The Prince of Spain became king at Franco's
death in 1975, and constitutional
monarchy was restored in 1978 under him.
World War II saw another spate of
abolitions. In 1939 Italy invaded Albania
and removed the reigning self-proclaimed King
Zog and instated their own King Victor
Emmanuel III as its new monarch. Italy,
along with the eastern European monarchies
of Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania joined with
Germany in World War II against the Kingdom
of Yugoslavia, the Western
allies and the Soviet
Union. As the Axis
powers came to a defeat in the war,
communist partisans in occupied
Yugoslavia and occupied
Albania seized power and ended the
monarchies. Communists in Bulgaria, Hungary
and Romania removed their monarchies with
strong backing by the Soviet Union, which
had many troops and supporters placed there
during the course of the war. Through this, Peter
II of Yugoslavia, Simeon
II of Bulgaria and Michael
I of Romania all lost their thrones.
Emmanuel III of Italy had switched sides
during the war in favour of the western
allies, but a referendum
in 1946 ended the short reign of his son
IIand the Italian monarchy ceased to
exist. A unique result of the war was that
Emperor Hirohito of
Japan, who had held a debated but important
role in Japan's warfare against the Allied
powers, was reduced in stature from a divine
monarchto a figurehead by the occupying
United States, instead of losing his throne
eventful modern history, the monarchy was
toppled and restored several times between
and after the two World Wars. The last
II, was forced into exile after a coup in
1967 and the republic was proclaimed in 1973
by the then ruling military dictatorship.
Final abolition of the monarchy was
confirmed overwhelmingly after
constitutional legality was restored, by
The independence of the Indian subcontinent
from direct British rule in 1947 posed a
unique problem. From 1858, when the British
government had assumed direct rule over the
subcontinent, it had been governed as a
quasi-federation, with most of the
subcontinent (known as British India), under
the direct rule of the British sovereign.
The remainder of the subcontinent, however,
was under a form of indirect rule through
its division and subdivision into over 500 subnational
monarchies, known as princely
states; each was ruled by a prince in a
subsidiary alliance with the British
government. The princely states ranged from
powerful and largely independent
principalities such as Hyderabad or Mysore,
with a high level of autonomy, to tiny
fiefdoms a few dozen acres in size. The
resulting imperial structure was broadly
similar to that of the German Empire before
the First World War.
In 1947, it was agreed the Indian
subcontinent would be partitioned into the
independent British dominions of India and Pakistan,
with the princely states acceding to one
nation or the other. The accession process
proceeded smoothly, with the notable
exception of four of the most influential
principalities. The Muslim ruler of the
Hindu-majority state of Junagadh ruler
acceded to Pakistan, but his decision was
overruled by the Indian government, while
Hyderabad chose to be independent, but was
forcibly annexed to India in 1948. The Hindu
ruler of Jammu and Kashmir, among the
largest and most powerful of the
principalities, but with a Muslim-majority
population, initially held off on a
decision. In the autumn of 1947, an invading
force from Pakistan frightened the ruler
into acceding to India. The ruler of Kalat,
in Baluchistan, declared his independence in
1947, after which the state was forcibly
merged with Pakistan, resulting in an
insurgency persisting to this day. With the
promulgation of the Indian constitution in
1950, India abolished its monarchy under the
British crown and became a republic within
the Commonwealth of Nations, followed by
Pakistan in 1956; as a result of both
developments, the majority of the princes
formally lost their sovereign rights. A few
remaining principalities in Pakistan
retained their autonomy until 1969, when
they finally acceded to Pakistan. The Indian
government formally derecognised its
princely families in 1971, followed by
Pakistan in 1972.
Many monarchies were abolished in the middle
of the 20th century or later as part of the
process of decolonisation. The monarchies of
India, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanganyika,
Uganda, Guyana, and Malawi were abolished
shortly after they became independent of the
United Kingdom, while remaining within the Commonwealth.
That of Ireland was not abolished when
Ireland became independent of the United
Kingdom in the 1920s, but by the Republic
of Ireland Act of 1948, which came into
force in 1949. Some Commonwealth
realmswaited a little longer before
abolishing their monarchies: Pakistan became
a republic in 1956 and South Africa in 1961.
Gambia abolished its monarchy in 1970, while
Sierra Leone became a republic in 1971, as
did Sri Lanka in 1972, Malta in 1974,
Trinidad and Tobago in 1976, and Fiji in
1987. The latest country to become a republic
within the Commonwealth was Mauritius in
That of Egypt was abolished in 1953, after
the revolution of
1952, which caused King Farouk
I to abdicate in favour of his infant
II. The monarchy of Tunisia ended in
1957 when Muhammad
VIII al-Amin lost his throne and that of
Iraq in 1958 when King Faisal
killed and a republic proclaimed. The
monarchy of Yemen was abolished in 1962 when
al-Shamiwas overthrown in a coup,
although he continued to resist his
opponents until 1970. King Idris
of Libya was overthrown by a military
coup led by Muammar
Gaddafi in 1969. The monarchy of
Afghanistan was abolished in 1973 after a
coup d'état overthrew King Mohammed
Zahir Shah. That of Iran was abolished
by the Islamic
revolution of 1979 overthrowing Mohammad
Reza Pahlavi. In Ethiopia, Emperor Haile
Selassie Iwas overthrown in 1974 as a
result of a leftist
coup. King Palden
Thondup Namgyal of Sikkim lost his
throne in 1975 when the country became a
state of India following a referendum.
Political upheaval and Communist
insurrection put an end to the monarchies
of Indochina after
World War II: a short-lived attempt to leave
a monarchical form of government in
Vietnam came to naught in 1955, a
military coup overthrew the kingless
monarchy in Cambodia in 1970 and a Communist
takeover ended the monarchy in Laos in 1975.
Cambodia's monarchy later saw an unexpected
rebirth under an internationally mediated
peace settlement with former king Norodom
Sihanouk being restored as a figurehead
In a referendum in
Brazil in 1993, voters rejected an attempt
to restore the country's monarchy.
Unsuccessful efforts to restore the
monarchies of some of the Balkan states in
the former Eastern Bloc continue. Former
of Romania and Prince
Alexander of Serbia have been allowed to
return, gained some popularity, played
largely apolitical public roles, but never
came close to being restored to their
ancestral thrones. However, in Bulgaria, Simeon
Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, who was deposed from
the Bulgarian throne in 1946, was elected
and recently served as the Prime Minister of
his country from 2001 to 2005. The only
formerly socialist country to have held a
referendum on the monarchy was Albania where
the claimant to his father's throne, the
by a huge margin.
In a 1999
referendum, the voters of Australia
rejected a proposal to abolish their
monarchy in favour of a specific republican
model. The proposal was rejected in all
states, with only the Australian
Capital Territory voting in favour.
On 24 December 2007, the Nepalese government
decided in an accord to abolish the monarchy
after the elections to be held in April
Nepalese monarchy was formally abolished on
28 May 2008, causing King Gyanendra to
lose his throne.
Though I think the Malays is in favour of
the Kingship, would it not be better to run
a survey on this particular issue. We can
always ponder what is the best for a nation.
Of course the worse may not be a Republic
nor the monarchy. It depends on the people
running the system. If we can. try to avoid
- SHOW ME
Can we hide our crimes ? The non-believers
think they can. And they continue to commit
sins, robbing, peddle drugs, murdering,
lying and cheating. But half of the world do
believe in the existence of God and purity
of their religion. A God of all human with
power beyond human imagination and grasp
sees all and knows all.
Even among men they smell the pungent odor
of any heinous crime. In law the term
circumstantial evidence is the evidence per
se. It leaves a mark stark enough to be
seen. There have been instances in the
fictional stories about a poor old man who
had been living in a small shabby shack for
50 years and all of a sudden his home turned
to be a castle. Surely the mystery became
part of the public interest. In the real
life nobody saw Saddam Hussein fired his gun
to kill his enemies, yet he was hung to
Similarly, the hidden corruption of money
were seen through behavioural pattern, the
change of attitudes, lifestyles, proximity factors and
material lavishness. I SCRATCH YOUR BACK AND
YOU SCRATCH MINE and MONEY IS KING are
phrases to show culture of corrupt
practices. They are as clear as limpid
water, blazoned by the giver and receivers
themselves, not faked by the enemies.
Rhetoric and lies to beguile the gullible
and the insertion of power to ignore
people's question are the act of arrogance
despised by the sane mortals, hated by God.
A lie cannot be good and clean if a murder
is done, people's livelihood are robbed
indiscriminately and their sweats were
used to create a sea of wealth for family,
chums and ourselves.
Not only God sees the evil deeds, even the
world sees it, no matter what one may
attempt to bribe them. You cheat the people,
win a throne and wear the crown and try to
bribe God, you will pay for your deeds and
sins. Those who see through you will curse
you to the bottom of the pit and put you
down in the history of the country as the
worst ever specie on earth. Some may even
see you worst than a terrorist and a beast.
If you are asking for the hard and visible
evidence then others can also ask you to
show the visible and hard evidence of the
mating between your father and your mother.
Can you show them ?
02/11/2017 ABDUL RAHMAN
When I worked
CW or Morse codes
I don't usually write the
message. I head copied them. But when
a sender sent me bad dots
and dashes where a word sounded
like two or
three syllables I
would quickly rummage for my pen and
paper to jot
sender will separate words
reasonable space, not
joining all the characters like a train
or making unnecessary
gaps like CO MIN G instead of COMING.
And there are many
good senders around making SWLing
a fun to copy
In the old
days when a ham pass his
CW test, he
had to go on this
mode for one full year before he is
come on phone. It
was during this time he would gain
proficiency and learned all
the techniques and the operating procedures.
we don't have classes
of speed. It
would be best for
us to use 12 wpm unless we have
sparing partners. I
think I can go more than 25 words
but I usually used
my straight key to punch at the low
speed. After all ham radio is
not a show-off competition.
I would claim
that for almost every
over I would mentioned both
of the call signs, his and mine, unlike
today only one call sign or
none is mentioned. Even without
the pileup or
wasn't the call sign-mentioned practices.
I run away
from SSB just because
I loath the
bad practices like
using the pirate style of the contact
and the lower class of non-ham
lingo spewed. And not even call
It is hard
to put things in order again.
01/11/2017 ABDUL RAHMAN
I worked with
N6TT once. His buddy for the ragchew has
been JA1NUT. Steve usually sent at 35 wpm
but he adjusted his speed to this Japanese
ham who is probably using a straight key.
Many hams of his class and experience do not
even have papers in front of them.
has become a passion nobody could talk to
take him away from the mode. We cannot force
anybody to take up CW like we can't persuade
anybody to learn Chinese of French. When I
learned Mandarin in 1962 I found it a
pleasure in doing so. I had nothing to lose
but everything to gain.
As far as CW
is concerned I do not encourage machine
sending and receiving. Mental deciphering
gives a great satisfaction and it makes our
mind work, sharpening it and killing
senility. It is something that we keep in
ourselves, not for gloating nor for
Being 70 plus I feel as brittle as a glass,
weak and tired, so much different from when
I was 25 or 35. I have to keep fit and
strong enough to carry a 10 Kg backpack on
my back. Therefore I have to program a
routine task, of daily evening
walk for an hour. I did and that helps me a great deal. But walking
is not a trivial matter, sometimes I felt tired and at other time my stamina
remained strong, depending whether I had had
enough sleep on that day. Today, just before the
exercise I had a half hour of napping,
enough to sore up my energy and pushing my phase at a good
healthy speed. I completed 5.45 km within an
hour. Yet there was a young slim girl who
overtook me with a great and rapid stride.
I noticed my contemporaries, my school
mates, are still strong and active. But many
of the younger friends and my office workers
have gone to meet God. Of course there were
several causes of death. The Muslims used to
say that when the time comes nobody could
stop the angel of death. Death can be good and bad to the
livings beings, depending on the situation
and condition. In a normal case a death to
an old man is a blessing for it lifts
a burden to the
I am sure at least 60% of the young people
do not even imagine of them being old and
senile, of how they will look like with
wrinkles and white hair, the kind of pain
they will have to bear, and the disease that
will encroach them. Going by race the
present Malay youth do not care to compute
their future, of what will happen to them
when they grow old. That's why we hear of
the children who treated their old folks
like animals, yelling and shouting at them,
scolding their parents without guilt and
There is a new word that you may want to
learn, SEPTUAGENARIAN. It denotes people of
between 70 and 79 years old. If you are a
hundred and over you are called CENTENARIAN.
I am glad to be in the Septuagenarian group
but I enjoy life as any young people does
except for going sky-diving and riding
I didn't miss my walk when I was in Surabaya
recently. everyone seemed to be surprised
when I told them that I walked to the
Surabaya zoo, Kebun Binatang, from my hotel.
It was about 5km away, for keeping fit is a
mandatory task for me.
I thank God for all the providence and the
good health bestowed upon me.
01/11/2017 ABDUL RAHMAN
CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
has been boasting and claiming that he
is the best and most successful prime
Minister in the country, who is most
respected in the region and the United
States, that he was well received by
Donald Trump who called him a friend,
that he can influence Trump in doing
things and has brought prosperity to the
nation ever. These few days I heard
nothing but self-praise and appraisals
to put him to a level of a prophet. "I
have made changes for the better of all
forbids 'Riak', a term given to a person
who loves to praise himself directly or
indirectly. Swaggering and boasting and
lying are sinful acts, and never to
think God will easily forgive the
sinners. And I would like to remind the
readers that rhetoric usually disappear
in the thin air immediately after the
speech. Anybody can say anything in the
world. A person can say that he can cut
the sun into two, sleep naked in the
snow for a month and of course bring
prosperity to the people and the world.
changes have been here for the better ?
ever go to the mall and grocery stores
and look at the price tags of all things
you will notice a great change in
numbers and figure from 5 to 10, from 2
to 7. Imported items skyrocketing by
even 4 to 5 folds. These are the changes
for the better. Even the local food
prices including the raw fish and
vegetables have jumped up from RM5 to
RM15. Sellers and vendors are saying
they bought them expensive, the cost of
living is high, and the petrol is high.
This is what Mr Najib called it good and
better for the people.
have not been running GST under
all the previous administration and had
been surviving well under all
circumstances, and financially stable.
Under PM Najib he brought another great
change enacting the GST law and taxed
every citizen and animals the nominal
rate of 6% for goods and services. And
he intends to raise some of it to 26%
after the election. He said it is for
the good and for the better
reverberating it every now and then.
shops and businesses are closing down,
even the food shops and stalls. With the
GST the real purchasing power has
declined, the real income has been
reduced and lead to other chain effects.
And now even big super markets are
closing down. These too are for the
betterment of the populace. He loves
saying it. His supporters love to hear
has become a pariah ringgit in many of
the countries which once were willing to
accept it. Now Thailand rejects it as
the exchange rates has been dooming day
by day. After the budget speech and the
rosy paint of our best economy in the
region our ringgit cannot go back to the
old 3.5 or 2.7 but still 4.2 plus to a
unit of US dollar. With the declining
value of ringgit all the imported goods
go up in prices. I remember an UMNO
woman who paid double for the price of
baby milk said, "at least we have it in
the market...not like in some other
countries..." To Najib is is for the
better to the people and the country.
selling of our land and interests to
China he and his team are blazoning that
it is for our own prosperity.
not visible is how our GST is being used
by Najib to boost his image
internationally in all ways and means,
hoping to clean his image as a thief and
crook for taking the citizens money. I
am not going to touch on the 1 Mdb and
what the world has found about it.
not least here is a story sent by a
friend of mine
Just hope the general
public don't get fooled by the
budget...like the chicken in this
During those final
days of the collapsing Marxist
experiment in the Soviet Union,
Soviet novelist Chingiz Aitmatov
retold the following story, which
has been paraphrased here.
On one occasion, so
it was narrated, Stalin called for a
live chicken and proceeded to use it
to make an unforgettable point
before some of his henchmen.
Forcefully clutching the chicken in
one hand, with the other he began to
systematically pluck out its
feathers. As the chicken struggled
in vain to escape, he continued with
the painful denuding until the bird
was completely stripped. “Now you
watch,” Stalin said as he placed the
chicken on the floor and walked away
with some bread crumbs in his hand.
Incredibly, the fear-crazed chicken
hobbled toward him and clung to the
legs of his trousers. Stalin threw a
handful of grain to the bird, and it
began to follow him around the room,
he turned to his dumbfounded
colleagues and said quietly, “This
is the way to rule the people. Did
you see how that chicken followed me
for food, even though I had caused
it such torture? People are like
that chicken. If you inflict
inordinate pain on them they will
follow you for food the rest of
no need to worry. People do believe in
him and his words and he may mean it
well. Except someone must tell him that
swaggering and boasting is a big sin.
The Hindus and Buddhists believe that
Karma will come before him when the
Muslims believe in the Comeuppance. As
Najib is sending Mustaffa Mohammad out
to boost our trade, foreign companies
are reducing their commitments
simultaneously. After all it is for the
betterment of the nation.
30/10/2017 ABDUL RAHMAN
SOME MALAYS MAKE BUSINESS
is a wealthy man. Mr B suggests to him
about doing a certain business. Let us
call it Urut Business. A capital
is set for it and Mr F gives full power to
B to run
the urut business. For a year the
business makes a good profit. Let us say
it is about 100K net profit after
deducting all the overhead costs, salaries
and other expenses.
Seeing the profit is stable for several
B decides to rest but continue to draw
his salary. He gives the business to Mr
C to take over.
the business with his own setup. The
profit of 100K is now being divided
among Mr C's team mates the profit
remains the same but the cost is
expanding, leaving about
RM20K of the annual gain for Mr F. Then
C says he too wants to rest and his team
agree as long as they continue to earn
the handsome pay. He gives it to Mr D
telling him of the profit. In case deficit
occured D can procure the money from
happens now is the total administrative
costs is higher than F earns.
Malays then decide to sell the Urut
Business away. Mr F is suffering a great
they collude, defending their way of doing
things, barking at others who see their
foolishness and dubiousness.
30/10/2017 ABDUL RAHMAN RAOF
far away from my house is an eating
place call Medan Selera. It was once
filled with crowds and the business was
good. But today there are about 8 stalls
opened for business out of more than 24.
I observed there were the average of 20
customers at a time.
Business starts at about 5.30 pm and
closes at 9.30, different from the
Indian food outlets which either run 24
hours or open at 7.30 am close at 9.30
pm. Those which closed did not pay the
rental fees which is about RM90 a month.
These are the Malays.