Somebody is not cut for
I bought a
used MacBook Pro from my former school's
clerk's daughter for RM2,7, used since early
2011. Though she said it was negotiable, I
did not bargain. She is like my daughter. I
remember taking her everywhere when she was
a small kid. I knew she needs money to buy a
new one as the Mac had gone haywire before
and she had it repaired. As I also need a
Mac with a higher storage capacity for my
video editing I accept this opportunity. I
still have mine with an external keyboard as
the keys were attacked by minute red ants
about 3 years ago. I know MacBook is
actually strong and durable.
that I should buy a Mavic Pro drone. It is
about RM5K for the photographic effect is
excellent and the resultant image is starkly
sharp. So I googled around to gather more
information about it.
RM5K is not a
small amount to me. I don't need any aerial
photography. It might be useful for my
Maldives trip soon. Should I spent that
amount of money to capture the scenery ?
After all I already have a Handy Camcorder
with me. And for some time What was whirling
through my mind was the thought of buying a
ham radio gear. The IC7300 costs about RM5K
too. Compare with the drone, the radio is
on the choices I have settled for the Apple
computer which would facilitate my video
editing using the I-Movie software that
Apple had pre-installed. The new procurement
has 500G of storage while mine has 128G and
with 20G of free space. I can always wait
for the Mavic Pro drone. The price may
recede farther in time to come like the
stand alone Garmin GPS.
another 12 months to amass a little saving.
Then I will compute whether it is worth for
an old man to purchase any new technology.
I am just
applying an Opportunity Cost concept and
theory. The cost of the laptop is the drone
and the radio.
thing is that I have decided not to buy
anything Chinese. I am so very certain that
Malaysian made stuffs are better. The
Chinese is good in making fake things and
sell them worldwide at a low price. I bought
three storage devices which are as good as
useless. They could not store more than 1% of it's
capacity and the data went missing all the
time. I bought several hand held
transceivers with faulty chargers. And last
but not least is the claimed original Apple
better to pay more for the Japanese, Koreans
or European products.
recommend the Trade and Commerce wing will
do a thorough work and raid these places and
instruct that some of the online shops be
closed down. Lazada is one of them, unless
they stop hosting goods from China.
department must check and test every form of
medication that are imported from China for
they may be fake, placebo or even poisons.
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stupid and let their leader sold the land
and interest to China, the Malays become
fatalists. When China began to take over
Malaya they will say that the end of the
world is near. They will not blame their own
stupidity and great foolishness for voting
their evil leaders but put the blame on God.
Najib was trying to show that he was Islamic
enough to protest on the new Israel's
capital but at the same time he gave
Malaysian soil to foreign country. As some
people put it "...how could the PM cares about Jurusalem and he can't even take take of
many Ministers literally stay in a cocoon,
unlike many of us who have been going from
coast to coast, kampongs and forest to see
the live of the populace, and understand
more of what will be coming. We saw the
Malay youths administering drugs, the
thieves and kidnappers who are Malays, the
poor Malays trying to make the ends meet,
the Pekan Melayu without even a single Malay
soul doing a business. Yet Najib gave away
more land to China. And he chose crooks to
manage Tabung Haji, FELDA and MARA.
It is a great
tragedy when UMNO members do not know about
what happen in Tabung Haji, Felda and MARA.
Having been lied upon and knowing the truth
at the later time, they still support Najib
till the great destructions happen. Only at
this time they will be helpless and console
themselves, removing the blame on their own
annihilation, pointing the happenings as the
sign of the end of the world. What a
30/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
been selling fake products through China's
company. I wasted so much money buying
computer storage that were shipped direct
from China that didn't work. I just simply
didn't want to hassle because it takes a lot
of time and effort. Instead I should stop
buying products that are shipped from China.
bought my Panasonic cam-coder that was
shipped from Kuala Lumpur and it seemed to
work pretty well. And a video stabilizer
from Lelong. It also worked very well. My
walkie talkies purchased from Lazada had an
audio problem and the rest all were having
problems with the chargers. I swrore not to
buy China again.
advertisement on watches from the FaceBook
was very attractive on watches. They used
the origonal brand as a display to sell the
fake ones. And claim to be original.
ordered an Apple Watch at the price of
arrived and I unboxed it, I found it was a
totally fake watch. External appearance is
just like the original wrist are of an Apple
I would like
to advise you not to buy things online. It
is a big risk. It is better to buy from the
ordinary store and pay more. Keep all the
documents and receipt of purchase, to claim
Ethics in amateur radio is a rule of common
sense. It is something that is morally right
so as to make this hobby as an honourable
and a respectable one, not a hobby of rogue
people. Below are some of the listings that
an amateur should ponder and consider
1. Avoid from being a braggart, pompous and
a swagger and belittling the counterparts on
2. Avoid asking about a person's
religious belief and his personal matter.
3. When hearing a CQ call for many time,
answer his call .
4. Don't chase a
person out of the frequency just because he
is not the member of the group or you
5. Give priority to a person
who tries to break in.
6. Don't tune
on frequency in use or calling CQ on the
spot where others are chatting.
remember amateur radio is not built on a racial
or religious platform.
It is heard that there were constant
disturbances on repeaters. And it also rife
when the 9Ws were not allowed on 40 meters.
The people who had caused the disturbances (QRM)
were either the pirates or the license
operators who are not happy with the other
guys. This is not a culture of this hobby.
There are bound to be some gloaters with
little knowledge who would preach the wrong
things to new comers. Too much emotion is
put in the running of the hobby which can
turn the greatness of it to the abysmal
state. There are people who come up with
justifications non illegal matters eg on
broadcasting and re-transmission. There are
people who think so big of themselves that
they should be given a special privilege on
Politicians and Royalty were dragged in to
pursue their objectives. Some were peddling
radio sets to the new comers at exorbitant
prices. And a few are making money through
licensing procedures, doing services with
fees. I always remember the definition of
amateur radio that mentioned 'not with
pecuniary motives' in it. Of course we need
to draw a line between doing a business and
trying to help fellow amateurs in procuring
equipments with ease. To me One
Communication as well as Wave Communication
are helping the local amateurs in procuring
radio equipments without having have to buy
from overseas. Whereas a peddler is
someone who goes around selling equipments
to new comers around him, selling a radio at
much higher price than sold somewhere else.
Today the higher grade hobby is the
construction of a man carrying quad copters
and building an ultra-lite plane.
There is always a greater control of
29/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
OF A MACBOOK
keep the old stuffs with me they accumulated
without I realize it. I have at least 4
branded wrist watches which I only used a
Samsung Gear 3S and a Casio Radio
Controlled. As for the smart phone I am
using the Asus Gen5 and left alone my
Samsung and the iPhone4. Samsung is a backup
phone and the iPhone keeps important data
like the various passwords. And the computer
I use for writing blog is a hp Intel
Celeron, a slow but a handy machine. I have
another one for logging all my radio
contacts, one old and broken cover Acer for
processing my Pin Badge.
want to tell a short story is on my Apple
Computer. I don't exactly remember when I
bought my Mac Book Pro, probably more than 8
years ago, before I retired. Though I never
used the laptop for developing applications
it was used to browse internet and watching
the Youtube. I just love the sharp and clear
display. What I never expected was it also
attracts a small red ants that went in
through the keyboard. It took many years
before the keyboard get clog and ceased to
function. 90% of the keys failed to work.
Finally I bought the external keyboard and
it worked well.
It is only
this year that started to buy things from
Lazada. Seeing the prize of Baofeng
walkie-talkie was cheap, I ordered several
units and gathering information about the
transceivers through the Youtube. As I
learned how to program it I began to
understand more about the radio. I decided
to put it on the Youtube. It was not a
simple process. I have to have a video
editor and of course a camera. I downloaded
several video-editing softwares and I did
the editing on Baofeng, and uploaded it.
the trial period was over. There are several
excellent video-editing applications on sale
but I do not have the mean to purchase any.
I am not eligible for a credit card. It
frustrate me. Then I remember my Apple Mac.
It has a software called I-Movie. I played
around with it to understand how to create a
movie, importing clips and inserting music.
Having experimenting with it I found that it
has to have ample space for the whole
process. The movie libraries need to keep
the images. I managed to save the processed
video in the external storage.
ASB dividend was announced. my computation
shows I may be able to replace the
ants-infested computer with the new one. I
don't know how much I will have to spend to
send back to Apple shop for repair and
upgrade my MacBook pro. Nevertheless I
browsed the online shop, the Lazada. I saw a
MacBook Air at the cost of RM3.5K. It was an
8Gig memory and 128G storage capacity. Today
I went to a computer shop. The smaller
MacBook Air of only 4Gig Ram is RM2999 or
RM3K. The difference is RM500.
All I want
is just to make a five or ten minutes movie
to be sent to the Youtube.
have not decided yet. Tomorrow I will go to
the Apple Store again to ask about the
possibility of repairing the old one.
below was just loaded up this afternoon,
using the I-Movie.
I can assure anyone that a
Mac machine is very much durable and better
than any other. Using Windows platform will
kill you. Microsoft will suck your blood.
28/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
AN OPPOSITION AND A LONE MAN
with a chronic disease and other multiple
illness didn't want people to know of his
condition. While keeping it a secret his
internal organs continue to deteriorate. He
believes somehow he will be cured. Actually
the disease is very contagious and deadly.
It effects everyone else.
This is what the politicians of
our country are. They are hiding many vices,
and keep on lying through their teeth. When
discovered everyone started to spin things
and throwing the blame on the others.
Our involvement with Mafia
is not a small matter. It is a cancer with a
big bud of tumor. It explains why drugs are still
widespread and flourished. Unfortunately the Malays are the
victims. The Mafia and the gangster will not
shake hands with the Ministers and the
police without a price. They may even control
the Prime Minister and we would not know how
much of our money ended up in their pockets.
What came before our eyes
were very scary. First we heard stories
about politicians rubbing shoulders with
gangsters. Then out of nothing Zahid Hamidi
wrote to American justice department to say
good words on a gangster criminal caught in
the United States. Then there was a comment
made by the Ex-IGP about the Mafia
not only the criminals are more powerful,
even the country is being given away bit by
bit. Just look at the Felda land. It is a
sign of total impotency. It is extremely sad
and a great trauma to many of us.
28/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
critics of UMNO policies are opposition
members ? Cyber troopers and propaganda
Units and even the supporters of UMNO tend
to think that those who criticized UMNO were
influenced by opposition parties or the
members of the opposition themselves.
was a deliberate stance or mainly a main
stupidity. But I am aware that some of them
are not well educated and not an intelligent
I do not
depend on Mahathir or Lim Kit Siang to tell
me anything. I just follow the happenings
and the events in the newsreel. For example
on the lost suffered by the FGV, the current
FELDA land, the China-Malaysia Defence
Agreement, the giving away of land and
national interests to China and the comedy
of 1Mdb's units in BSI bank Singapore.
open up the Youtube many stories are
displayed for perusals. You hear them
talking and you verify the truth of what
they said, may they be the opposition
members or the UMNO supporters.
too many vices and avarices. These are the
real patriots. the lone men.
SECOND HANDS ?
It is hard to predict. But it is interesting
to note. All about the exciting radio hobby
and the people in it.
Years ago in the whole of Taiwan there was
only one ham radio operator with two call
signs BV1A and VB1B. In Malaysia there were
only a hundred or two amateur radio
operators, as the test was of essay type and
in English, and it was a real barrier for
the less educated and non-English scholar. I
don't know whatever happens in Taiwan today.
In Malaysia there was a great jump in the
number of the licensed amateur radio
operators. The exam was in Malay and in the
objective format. There were the old
operators who wanted to push for a few
millions radio operators to match Indonesia,
Japan and the United States. I asked one of
them why the need for the quick push and I
was told that it would open up to a new
economic channel, a radio business.
Coincidently I knew this person as a radio
Within a short period the number climbs to
20000 and 30000 and indeed a number of radio
vendors increased. People were not only
selling walkie-talkies to the new licensees
but also to the non-licensees and encouraged
the later to come on the band. Call signs
were even rented for some pittance. And the
number of pirates also grew.
At first the band was full of voices. They
talked their hearts off, changing to new
battery after another. And on the HF they
swarmed the frequencies. But today you would
be wandering where the 20000 people go. Very
rarely that we can hear voices using
Malaysian call signs. Once in a while there
were people speaking in the Malay lingo but
no call sign were mentioned till the end.
A friend said,"Get the money ready in the
pocket. People will be selling their radios
soon." He predicted that these people will
get bored. They find it nothing interesting
and exciting, Some even ignored the renewal
of their tickets.
The whole bunch may be lying dormant and may
loiter around the Social Media world,
voicing themselves in the Facebook,
twittering and making themselves busy with
the other chat programs. Never expect too
much that they will depart with their
radios. They may do so if they are are
really broke. The average price of the
cheapest rig is RM2.5K. who would want to
sell it at half of the prize ?
Some says they live in high rise building
and in cities where erecting an antenna is a
big problem. They hope to operate full time
when they have retired and settle in their
villages away from the concrete jungles.
Others say they are accumulating money to
buy a suitable rig. A few spent as much as a
hundred thousand to set up a complete
station, and owned even a twelve thousand
ringgit transceivers. Even if they want to
let go at half of the prize only a handful
of guys would be able to pay.
It may be a few hundreds out of 20000 who
had given up renewing their licenses but may
be only about a hundred who have HF rigs
with them. The rest only confine themselves
to VHF or UHF, the only sets that are less
than RM300. Probably the non-active people
are waiting for the fine time to grab the
cheap equipments from someone else like a
Then there is no need to keep our pockets
ready with pittance hoping to buy rigs from
those whom we think have given up the hobby
due to the boredom.
27/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
FRUSTRATED BY MY YOUTUBE POSTING
It took me
about four hours to upload a 9 minute clip
to the Youtube. Imagine the surprise I got
when I can't play the clip on my TV
set. It says there is a copy right stuff in
there. I could use my android, my laptop and
my Macbook whereas my friends could not view
it. I have to remove the music for a
temporary viewing. In the meantime I changed
the song and try my luck by uploading it
again. It is a CW song. Only by tomorrow I
will know the result.
like I have no choice but to look for an
electronic organ or a computer generated
organ to record the music of my own. I am
not a musician, neither did I took any music
course. But more than 50 years ago I could
use my fingers on the keyboard to play all
the songs I knew in my mind. I believe I can
do it again to record a few instrumentals
for my video clip. Below is the clip that I
upload and had to remove the music. It
I am not
making money with the music. It is just to
give life to it. Despite my trying to make
my own, I will scan for the royal free and
non-copy right stuff. I have hundreds of
midi. But this particular software does not
accommodate this format.
I am not a
young man anymore. I don't want to waste my
remaining years doing nothing, or only let
the younger people to do things for the
26/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
OF PASSING MORSE CODES TEST AND HOMEBREWING
still remember the jubilant face of Yasir
when he knew he passed the CW test at the
MCMC office last year. He applied for 9M2YDX
as suggested by Afiq and about a month later
he received the class A ticket.
not an easy sail," he told me. "I spent a
lot of money travelling to Arau for the
coaching from both Hairi and Afiq. The
training was hard. I went almost crazy for
my mind heard nothing but the chirps all the
with a dipole antenna and a borrowed rig. We
would come on the air for a few days until
he began to pick up the art of working Morse
codes. We are about 12 miles apart and it
didn't seem to be a skip.
working a few local stations like 9M2ZN,
9M2YOT, 9M2PUL, 9M2GET and 9M2ROL he wanted
to go father, what we called DX stations.
His target was to built Yagi antenna.
He set out
to construct a tower and at the same time
cut the aluminium for the Yagi. He made the
base for the tower and the guy wires. When
all were done and with the help of a few
friends the antenna was hoisted up. He used
the motor of the car power window as a
rotator, that saved him a lot of money.
yesterday that we went to his shack for an
eyeball. The performance of the antenna was
excellent both on transmitting and
receiving. There was a great feeling of
exuberant and happiness. The next is a 40
thing worth the effort.
short time Yasir has worked thousands of
stations in CW mode, a mode that only a few
Malaysians could show to the world of our
feels he has achieve what many amateur radio
operators didn't. First he passed his Morse
test and now his normal speed is 25 wpm.
Secondly he homebrews his tower, yagi and a
is signals are booming in from Europe with
clarity overriding the noise level. I love
to hear hundreds of CW stations chirping
like the gathering of birds before the
Yasir were insinuating to construct a good
antenna system for me. I told them that I
opt for a simple inverted V because I can
hoist it up and bring it down single handed,
without having have to depend on the third
party. After all I have been on the simple
antenna system from the beginning of my
friends are all gone. Only one or two old
hams making themselves heard once in a blue
moon, I am only on CW and limited to the
local band, which is a 40 meter spectrum.
This is the only band without skip at most
of the hours and giving me enough land space
of my house.
guys restrict themselves to computer chats,
the Whatsapp. And I am on the internet most
of the time, typing my blog, reading news
and political matters on the Social media.
take a great man to cut a dipole antenna.
Any man can do it. But it takes a great man
to homebrew the whole system, from the tower
to the Yagi or Log Periodic antenna.
takes a man to dare himself to face the
challenge of CW rather than begging for a
free license and condemning those brave
guys. I don't have any pecuniary gain when
people sit and pass CW test. It just made me
happy to see successful people with great
25/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
TO FELDA ?
Do I need
to say more about FELDA ? Hey, think why
Najib put Isa Samad to be the Felda chief in
spite of the protest. Then the settlers
suddenly get a big windfall, and why the
cash was given.
corrupts; absolute power corrupts
come to a conclusion after putting two and
two together you will see a clear image of
the jigsaw puzzle. I can assure you that
your conclusion can never go wrong.
who are burning themselves and the country I
feel so very sorry for them. Whether they
are aware that they are traitors or not,
they are still traitors.
top cops and the military hear what Isa
Samad is going to spew the truth. that may
proof what you are thinking is true.
24/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
DEFINITION OF AMATEUR RADIO
should not think that Amateur Radio as a
hobby is confined to one type and one
category. CB, FRS, Amateur with RAE, HAM and
pirates are all categorized as a radio
hobby, an amateur radio. Each is identified
by the characters below
a. It's lingo
b. The SOP
CB or citizen
band radio is allowed to go on around
27MHZ and a limited power between 4 watts
(AM) and 12 watts (SSB). Whatever it depends
on the authority of a country to set it's
own regulation. CB users are well organized
and created their own SOPs and terms used
which is different from Ham Radio which I
will dissect later.
FRS or Family
Radio Service operates on between 462 mhz to
467 mhz and the Emitted Radiated Power is
usually in milliwatts. It is regarded as
toys but very handy for short distant
communications, usually used during camping
and automobile convoys. There is no
examination and no SOP to operate the radio.
stations are of two categories. One is a
broadcasting station that transmits songs,
music, messages and other stuffs. The other
category is using the radio gears with
frequencies and modes almost equal to the
ham radio. The operators do not sit for
radio examination and use a mixed
terminology of the CB, Ham and of their own.
Both of these categories are illegal in
nature as they run illegally.
The next one
is the Amateur Radio that required a test
but using a mix lingo of CB, Pirate, hams
and their own. They do not sit for the Morse
codes test and 90% of them do not know Morse
signals. This group claims that they are
hams though they reject the discipline of
ham radio in SOP, lingo and in fact a few
follow the pirate style of communications.
the Ham Radio that has it's own culture and
characters. First the operators must pass
the RAE and the Morse Test. Then the SOP is
not clear and does not recognize the mixture
of the CB or the Pirate. It has a long
list of ethics to be observed. If one of the
components is destroyed then the operators
home is only the Amateur with RAE, still
respectable and capable, grand and glorious
but he is not suitable to be in the original
group of hams. And when CW is pulled out it
also casting aside the ham radio.
In many parts
of the world older hams find the band to be
strange. It is hard to identify whether it
is a CB operators or some remote guys from
the third dimension. And I found that a big
majority of old hams in the neighbouring
countries are not on the band anymore.
Probably they gather themselves somewhere
where I do not know their new home.
Amateur with RAE and Ham, the former may be
superior and the later is ancient and
archaic. Ham radio is no more a suitable
name in the new culture.
24/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
OLD AGE AND FOR THE RAINY DAYS
vividly telling my student to be wise with
every cent earned and not to spend it
lavishly, buying big cars and enjoy the
luxurious mode of living. "Save the money,"
I said and enjoy it at the old age. My
student is now 45 and her husband is 44, who
has been running a big business and earned
hundreds of thousands of ringgit per year.
She has been pestering me for a RM300K loan.
She said she is poor and lamented as to who
is going to feed her children.
And when I
talked about saving and to restrain from
living an opulent life she said, "Don't be
silly. We must enjoy life while we are young
and affordable." I saw her counting money,
big money, and buying cars, high powered
motorbike, expensive bicycles for the whole
family, trotting Malaya and stayed in
expensive hotels, and purchasing several
expensive cameras. It scared me to see the
prodigal life. They can afford to by a
RM400K BMW paying cash when I can't afford
to own an automatic RM40K car.
me that she and her husband was declared
bankrupt for not honouring a few hundred
thousands bank loan.
I too have
a desire to have a high living. For not
buying newspapers, cigarettes, and paying
for ASTRO, I could use the saving to enjoy
expensive sea-food dinner once a month, and
even stay in a Five Star hotel once in two
years. I have had save about RM300 a month
just by staying away from smoking, papers
and ASTRO TV. My student is still enjoying
the comfort of air-conditioning atmosphere
at home and the ASTRO service and three big
that there are million of Muslims simply do
not care about Barakah, which I believe is
not only endowed on the Muslims. Anyone at
all who looks after his old man and his
mother, feeding the wild cats and dogs,
doing good deeds helping the poor, would
receive their dues. It is not necessarily in
term of money but in any other forms, like
the feeling of happiness and fulfilling, do
not feel worry and being suppressed. The
providence is always there.
students, with a huge wealth and money, were
not kind to their employees. Several persons
had been sacked for the mistakes they
made, Actually there were many ways to
resolve problems, especially when they were
trifle and minor. Surely the sacked workers
would have cursed her and prayed for her to
be in difficult position. This is how it all
relates to Barakah. If she had had followed
my tips, she would have save more than
enough to relief her from all sort of
problems and would have not sought me for
the non-existing money.
I am now
70+ and I wish I am wealthy enough to help
everybody. But I can't. Many of us can't.
The most valuable things that we can give
for free is the advice like the one I told
my students. We would invite disaster if we
fail to listen to our old folks. We are
always adamant and rebellious against them
and we think we are much smarter. I can
spend my friends for dinner but not to be a
banker or a philanthropist.
23/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
DIVIDEND FOR 2007
for 2017 was announced yesterday, 22nd
December 2017. The picture below speaks for
itself. It says that the return to the
investment is better than last year. I am
yet to wait for the final entry value in my
account to confirm it. But I dare to say
that the 8.25 percent is misleading, whether
it is deliberate to confuse the people or
something else that I do not understand.
7% is the real 7% of the total amount of the
saving kept for one year. The bonus of 0.25
is not of the total saving but base on the
balance from a certain number of years
computed on the year to year basis. And the
special bonus of a ringgit is an across the
board given equally to all base on RM10000,
meaning everyone who has RM10K and above
will get RM100. If one has RM5k one will
only get RM50. So it is never 8.25% of the
never expected to receive even 7%. I
estimated between 6% to 6.5% base on the
economy. I would not want to comment whether
it was due to the smart investment or from
the topping up for political reason. Somehow
it removes my suspicion that Najib might
have plucked some of the ASB fund to pay the
IPIC or for his own personal use. I am now
certain that he does not make any blunder
out of ASB.
I can only
check my balance next year online. How it is
done, I am still fuzzy. I need to wait for
another week before I find out how to do it.
I guessed I may have about RM7K. It will be
used to pay rates and other dues. And there
will be people rushing to withdraw the
dividends for supplementing their
expenditures on their kids going back to
school next week.
imagine how a person asked me for a RM300K
loan without any collateral. I said to her
to wait for my ASB dividend. What a joke.
23/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
ME, I WILL CONVERT
prayed for longevity not to enjoy the wonder
of modern life but more so to be able to
feed the cats that came for food to my home
and to help one or two unfortunate poor
people with whom I may encounter. Meeting
with such people is too common to pen a
narration, nothing interesting to flower our
today it jests me a little with a brief
encounter with an Indian woman who I always
met begging for a ringgit at several food
stalls. I always met her at different
locations. She is about 50, I think, neat
looking and very fluent in Malay. This is
how the story goes.
maid whom I hired once a month to clean my
house fell sick and having a fever. She rang
me up and with a sickly voice telling me of
her condition, and whether I could help her
buying a packet of Meehun soup. She just
came back home from Madura after helping her
husband to finance his stone operation. I
told her that it is hard to find a shop
selling the food she wanted on Friday. But I
promised her I would try to look for one.
went to several Food Courts. There wasn't
any. My last hope was at the stadium. After
scanning around I found the stall almost
facing the Hindu Temple. It was at this
stall I saw the Indian woman helping a stall
assistant in some vegetable preparation.
"Hah," I said,"I find you again. You are
smart and know how to search for money." She
my order was ready and I was about to make a
move, the lady said to me, "Pakcik, give me
a dollar." saying nothing, I search my purse
for a couple of a ringgit notes. She further
said to me,
you married ? If not you can marry me. I can
convert to Islam."
words tickled me to death. Though I
controlled myself not to burst with a loud
laughter, the customers beside were all
when I made my move after giving her two
bucks, she kept on repeating that she could
convert to Islam.
could not say whether she is mentally normal
and sane, or otherwise. She always reminded
me of Chat Gila with an umbrella who only
begged for five or ten cents, then would
gave away what he get to the children he
saw. We would see pity in their faces. These
kind of people will never have any ill
feeling, jealousy and know no hatred toward
other fellow humans
got more and greater happiness than those
whom I have extended my small fists.
22/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
40 years ago,
I would rush into the radio shack when I
woke up. Today I would first grab my
cell-phone to see the Facebook and the
Whatsapp postings. It is a good timing with
the coming of the new culture in amateur
radio world. It doesn't seem to be a ham
culture, using a mixed CB-Pirate-amateur
lingo. It is in the Whatsapp where some old
hams get together again.
I do not
join the chat all the time, rather prefer to
be what the radio termed as SWLing. It is
sometimes as interesting and fun as the
radio chat we used to have. The
different between the radio and this mode of
conversation is that one is a hobby and
another is a routine, akin to the daily
social intercourse, also to pick up any
Zainal, has surrendered his radio license a
long time ago though we still address him
with the radio call sign. I did not ask how
many have hung their tickets. I continued to
renew the license in case I want to go on
Morse codes whenever I feel like doing it.
To me without Morse codes, there is no ham
radio. And Ham radio comprises of it's
traditional culture and practices, throwing
one out means throwing all out. Eventually
it ceases to exist, leaving only the real
Amateur Radio, with the Rojak components.
stark different between them is the space
used and the size of the equipments. The
cell-phone has everything inside, including
the power supply that can last us for at
least 12 hours, and we just put it in our
pockets. Whereas the radio needs a huge
battery and the rig (the smallest size of a rig is
about one inch thick, 5 inches wide and 5
inches long), which we can't put in our
pockets. The cell phone is so convenient
that when you travel throughout the world
you will see almost everyone staring at his
I did not
hear anyone lamenting about the lost of the
radio hobby in the Whatsapp group. Rather
many mentioned that they have lost interest
in the old hobby. They achieve greater
satisfaction with the modern wonder of internet,
a marvelous invention. I could spend hours on
the Youtube or read an E-Book.
new and is expanding is the smart watch. It
also can be used as a communication
apparatus. Time will come when the battery
technology will make it a perpetual power
supply. I seldom use it to browse an
internet or watching Youtube just to prolong
the battery's life. I am talking about using
it as stand alone watch, not pairing it with
any other device. Mine, the battery is 4
days long per charge.
still have a rig, you are advised to power
it on once in a while. Small insects might
make our power supply unit as their homes,
capacitors may change their properties or
may gather moisture. Many a time we cannot
be sure what will happen when we want to
switch on a rig that have not been touched
for more than 5 years.
21/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
There are countries that made SWLing a
mandatory prerequisite in the award of
amateur radio license. It is through
listening that the potential operators learn
the SOP, terms and radio ethics.
But the whole thing became chaotic when
someone with power started to turn things
upside down. A licensee can straight away go
on the air and gabbing away in ways he
In years to come they will be the older
amateurs and they may be teaching their
styles to the younger ones, whatever rights
or wrongs. All just because of ONE man, who
thought he was the most gifted person ever
in the universe.
There is no attempt or effort whatsoever to
put things in order again. People just think
as if they are powerful politicians, they
right the wrongs and love to throw blames on
When we say the word 'wrong' they say 'it is
normal and everybody is doing it'. Then they
said it is the responsibility of fellow
amateurs to regulate things among
I never want to discuss the junks with
Senior hams over the matters. Many of them
once condemned me and sided the new comers.
And I believe a few fought hard to open 40
meter band to these people without
calculating the future consequences. And the
same senior hams are criticizing the new
There is nothing we can do now. There is no
point crying over the spilt milk. There is a
Malay saying SESAL DAHULU PENDAPATAN, SESAL
KEMUDIAN TAK BERGUNA.
INTERNATIONAL FIGURE -
my move home from Kelawai flat after Eshee's
body was carried to the burial ground. It
was about 4.15 pm or so. I followed the
Green Lane pathway till the North-South
Highway. Somewhere from Sungai Petani to
Gurun, I monitored the Astra-link repeater was occupied
by stations using the lingo I understood as
Thai. At one burst I heard something like
9W4, then the Thai conversation follows.
About ten minutes later the conversation
a rest when I arrived Gurun's Rest area and
took a light meal at Ramly Burger. About an
hour later I continued my journey. This time
I switched on my rig to Kerian repeater and
heard two amateur operators having a
conversation. A few minutes later somebody
intruded with "...contact....contact..." As
a pause was given and the contact station
was called in, there wasn't any response.
They resume the conversation. This time I
heard a yawning transmission. It irritated
one operator who said that he wanted to sign
off because of some 'monkey' is disturbing
was nothing strange in both of the
incidences. There were more complaints of
such intrusions I saw on the Youtubes. They
could have come from pirates or among the
unfriendly fellow amateurs. By the standard
of the old hams the amateur band today is
very polluted and full of junks; the PTT,
the audio report instead of signal report,
the 'I want to QRX', the Lanjut, the
'Roger' in passing transmission etc etc.
Hence, what I describe as intrusions is a
norm to the present people.
My driving was slow as I
was not in a hurry, arriving home at about
Eshee was a legend.
Here is what 9M2MW wrote
Not enough can be said of the
great things that Eshee did for amateur
radio. So the clip by Thida doesn’t say
enough. We spent a lot of time with him in
his Glugor QTH in our early ham days. Just
sitting in his shack and listening to his
dxing was so beneficial to our voice
procedure being polite and friendly. The way
he kept his shack so tidy was something we
tried to follow and when emergencies arose
like May Day calls, he was there to help the
communication to get help. Somebody in the
Himalayas had a serious accident and Eshee
and I think it was a US person and soon the
American embassy was alerted and a
helicoptered dispatch from some base to
carry out a successful rescue. I was
fortunate to be involved in the response to
a yacht’s mayday call and we had helicopters
fly out from RMAF base B’worth to locate and
attempt the rescue and that was good
training for me and when Cyclone Tracy need
some 9M2,help Mike Paget at RAAF B’worth
RAAF and I help reroute Comms from Darwin to
Melbourne. Eshee taught me how to promote
“International friendship and understanding”
and he always supported what was done for
this promotion. Pak Eshee has left us
physically but he will be in our thoughts
for ages to come. He will be a legacy.
21/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Thida from Thailand
radio world kicked off began with
9M2FK and 9M2MW. I would be at their houses
every Friday just to talk over the radio.
Malcom is still alive and kicking in
Australia and we are in the same Skype
group. Eshee will not be forgotten in my
ARROGANCE OF UMNO MEMBERS
I have seen
how arrogance some people are. A normal
staff who was a strong man in UMNO yelled and
shouted at an Ustazah for an unknown reason,
I was not surprise when Adnan, the Menteri
Besar, of Pahang challenged another member
to a fight when the later pointed out at the
flood in Saudi Arabia. UMNO said that the
Penang flood was due to the wrath of God. We
all saw a series of hooliganism paraded by
the UMNO members. They just don't like to
hear the truth.
It is true
that even the non-UMNO members can be
arrogant. I have yet to find some of these
people thumping their chests.
The show of
the autocratic traits does not result in a
better Malaysia for the Malays. Year in and
year out UMNO claims the Malays are
economically behind the Chinese. Later they
said the Malay Ketuanan is waning away.
Everyone is running berserk, scaring at
Chinese dominance. Yet secretly they are
selling their interest to China without
computing the fate of the future of our
Someone posted the writing below. The UMNO
guys just simply refused to read it. instead
showing their muscles and rudeness.
I foresee that when Najib goes, the nation
goes too. I already can see the faces of
these people, the arrogance and the stupid
What will happen when we found that we are
in a bad and irreversible situation ? These
people will say that we are fated this way
and it is the sign of the end of world. It
is a pity that it is the arrogant Malays who
are burning their own kinds. I am sorry for
20/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
This time it
is about the world of amateur radio. When a
ham dies there are bound to be someone who
claim that the radio gears are lent to the
decease. Or the decease owed him a few
thousands ringgit. Or there are eyes open to
see at the sick ham's radio shack ready to
take it or distribute it away.
funeral his son told me to discuss with the
wife on the selling of any radio equipments.
I just nodded my head. On my way home I rang
up Hanafi who seemed to have regular contact
with Normah on his son's wished. I was very
shock as Hanafi informed me that all the
radio equipments have been sold. He said it
had to be done to get money for the bread.
It is just
like a story of a hungry and tired man
walking alone in an American desert being
followed by the scavengers, waiting for his
death for meat. I think there was someone
who was giving advice to Normah to sell of
The first time
was when this unfortunate man became poor
and broke due to some business problem. We
would expect the ham friend to collect
donations and helped him in the financial
difficulties. Instead they chose to buy his
radio and other stuffs at a cheap price.
men are. Just observe their relationship
between strangers, friends and family
members. And observe their words and their
deeds. Many carry selfishness in themselves
but displaying hypocrisy, goodness and
honesty. It is hard to find a real good man
who does not broadcast his benevolence to
others. A good man is not found in his
religion or race, in his profession or
economic standing nor his dress or political
If a person
had wanted to help Normah, he could have
given her a hundred or two without having
have to exchange for a rig. Eshee was still
My saying of
the sad events does hurt some people. It is
something that I would not expect from the
ham group. Why should we live without a
20/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
WENT SILENT KEY
have two Sifus who ignited me to be a Ham
operator. They are 9M2MW, Malcom Westwood,
who is residing in Australia and 9M2FK,
Ismail Razak, who has just passed away on
the 19th of December 2017. Malcom is still
alive and kicking, still strong in mind and
body. Ismail, known as Eshee, had ben lying
in bed for many years after being strike by
the deadly heart disease. I don't remember
his VS call sign and since when he became an
amateur radio operator. Ipoh, KL and Penang
hams made the local band a splendid platform
for a merry daily communication. 9M2AV (Arvatar),
9M2GL (Idris), 9M2SS (Sanggat), 9M2AP (Loke),
9M2RI(Alex) and more are a few people from
Kuala Lumpur. 9M2EG (Ari), 9M2FR (Hock),
9M2CW (Chin), and a few others were from
Ipoh and the guys from Penang were
9M2DJ(Chong), 9M2BS(Kuan Kew),
9M2KG(Eustace), 9M2CF(Chow) and 9M2FK (Eshee)
and more than 10 of other Penang hams.
Among the international good
friends he had were HS1WR, Col Kamchai, from
Thailand and DU1BG ( Bobby) from the
Philippines. Col Kamchai passed away much
longer. Eshe was invited to Bangkok to
organize the Seanet CW contest to be held in
the city. During that time Ham radio was not
legalize yet in Thailand. Eshee was awarded
a perpetual call sign HS9FK. He was also
invited to Manila for a similar task.
I love to watch Eshee in CW
contest. He would punch his straight key
calling CQ contest and when there were piled
up, he would use the RIT to pick up a
station one after another. It was a good
trick a new ham might not know. He was so
good in Morse that during the
Malaysian-Indonesian confrontation, Eshee
was commissioned to go to Singapore to aid
in the deciphering of intercepted Indonesian
And years before this, during
the Japanese occupation Eshee was working on
a Japanese sub-marine. It was here that he
learned how to speak Japanese and the Nipon Morse codes system.
I was amazed with his tools
keeping system. He had a book listing all
the tools and their locations. If it was in
a bullet-box number 10 it would be noted in
the book. For screw drivers the list would
be under S and the box numbers. Files would
be under F. That would facilitate the tool
search. I had not seen such a systematic
system from any single person yet then. And
he has a kind of shirt for his microphone
preventing the spits from wetting it and
left a pungent smell. Many hams followed this
style but instead, using a sock.
We heard that when 9M2GL
called for CQ, Eshee would be the first to
reply. Both of them were good buddies. They
came up with the idea of Mee Rebus shack.
The movable stations put on a table that may
be using rollers made it possible to operate
a station from anywhere in the house with a
long enough co-axial cable. In the olden
days the Mamak would use a four wheel cart
to sell Mee Rebus and Mee Goreng.
One of the
most hilarious was when Eshee brought about
a Bamboo story which we finally called
Bamboo formula. Then the Brown Kacang Kuda
wetted with collected midnight dew. Believing Eshee
we went hunting for the bamboo. I found a
couple and cut them to a proper length. Then we
roared with laughter as each one of us
described our adventure.
One by one
went a silent key. Tengku Archibald, Abraham
Oxford, Datuk Tan, Arrifin, Ooi Kuan Kew,
Chong, Hock, Idris, Nadesan and on and on.
I was lucky to be able to
enjoy the lovely and enjoyable Ham Radio. It
is almost impossible to describe the fun as
impossible to describe the feeling of sex
penetration and love making to an impotent
man. We were trying to revive the old glory
but we don't have a place to be among
ourselves. Literally we are chased out from
the radio band in many ways and forms.
Thanks God I could be at the
20/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
day I stopped by to have a nasi lemak at the
stall near City Plaza hotel. As usual
everyone accosted each other as if they have
known each other for a long time. I never
knew anyone as I was not a regular customer
at all. At my table there were a few men.
Once they finished their meal they made a
move, leaving one person on my left. He was
about 50, a clean and well dressed person.
me for the time having observed me donning
the Samsung Gear 3S, which never looked like
as a normal watch. He was not the only man
asking me for the time. Probably they saw
blank on the watch-face. Samsung would
always switch off te light when it stayed
idled. A little flick would show the face
design and the time.
6.30 pm," I said.
know how people measure time in the olden
days ?" He asked me,
sun position and the Hour Glass," I
was by touching the hand to count the
beatings of the nerve. Doctors always do
that," he looked at me. I said nothing. It
was just something new about measuring of
time that I first heard. Then he lectured
about how to be happy and healthy. "Be
sincere and honest when doing things. Donate
and giving alms. Believe in the power of
God," he continued. He was like a preacher
trying to preach and educate me on life. I
love it also and always showed him my
agreement by nodding my head. Finally he
asked me what my job was before. "I teach,"
was my short reply.
He told me
that he was a teacher too, teaching in such
and such a school.
At 7pm we
decide to make a move. The prayer time was
seemed to depict his wide knowledge over
many fields, of science, religion and
politics. He even told me about various
level of cancers and how God cures a
person's suffering and making it disappear.
A strong and healthy person died at a young
age as God decides that that was the end of
his life. Of course I thanked him before we
departed for giving me many useful tips and
Would I go
to preach others with the various ideas of
this teacher ? Of course not.
19/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
CHARACTERS OF COMMUNICATION
PREDICTION HAS TURN OUT TO
Global communication among ordinary persons
is made possible freely and conveniently
through the internet. In fact live pictures
appear on the screen in front of our eyes.
Before the 70's nobody would have thought
that it would be possible. In those days
only Ham Radio were the free mode of distant
communications between ham friends.
I got my ham license in 1975 and when I went
to school in the United States for one and
half years in 1982/83 PC was just started. I
struggled to teach myself BASIC in the Mall
using the Radio-Shack TRS-80. Apple II PCs
were rolling earlier. As far as the internet
was concerned it started after 1983 with
simple chat programs called IRC.
There wasn't any voice yet but merely by
typing on the keyboards. It was the starting
of the free and enjoyable communications
through chatting mode. I was bitten by the
bug and totally forgotten ham radio for
quite a number of years. Anyone can join in
the conversation, no test requirement and no
But as years passed the people of the world
can talk to each other and typing messages
at the same time. Skype application allows
video conferencing and life chatting.
Many of my friends showed scorn on Ham
radio. They have been having video chat with
their counterparts almost every night. They
said that my Ham radio could not do that.
While ham radio limit communication amongst
the people who have the amateur radio
station, the communications using computer
have a wider audience including the fellow
amateur radio operators.
What is more amazing one can telecast live
while on the move outside one's home, just
using a smart phone, no massive power supply
and a big rig. Technology wise cell phone
combine with the internet is far more
superior to ham radio.
The later, refusing to be beaten, grabbed
the internet protocol converting the analog
audio to digital and follow the computer
pathway. Some find echo-link interesting,
others regard it disgusting. Those using
Skype do not have to register their call
sign yet enjoying the video communication
with an intense happiness.
Mixing too much of internet and computer in
ham radio kills the unique identity of a ham
radio characteristics. The term radio
indicates travelling of messages through the
air. Even the digital signals are converted
to analog and being sent through the
Let me take an analogy of a game of soccer.
Soccer is a game that uses feet and heads.
Once you use your leg, head and hand to
carry a ball, it cease the name of the game.
A new name has to be given, may be rugby or
some other name. Similarly, the
combination of the internet and the radio in
communication has changed the shape and
character of the ham radio. It must be given
a new name.
Amateur radio has been categorized into CB,
FRS, Ham Radio and Pirate Radio, each
identified by the different frequencies,
procedures, language and the legalized
power, except the last. And each of them has
it's own attributes. The highest of the
class has been the Ham Radio as
traditionally it is very hard to be in the
fraternity. One has to sit for a written
examination and a Morse codes test. Because
there were no other form of free global
communication, ham radio was most desired
and hunted. During this time Morse codes
were synonymous with ham radio.
Today CB, Pirate Radio and Ham Radio adopt
each other lingo and procedure and adding up
new terms as they like. They want to be on
equal platform castrating any form of
barrier that hinders them from going into
The losing of ham radio identity and
sanctity that no longer possess a distinct
character, in the name of progress, has made
the old radio operators shy away from their
radio, and resort to the internet
communication, to keep in touch among the
From my point of view the damage has been
done. They are beyond repair and their
characters began to disappear but emerge
into a new form.
What do you call a specie of half man and
half animal ? Do you still call it man ?
18/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
of His Royal Highness into political arena
on BUGIS issue has worsened the
relationship and respect between the people
and the King. The discussions spread and
people began to take interest in the issue.
They want to know more about Bugis, the
culture and the origin.
Khoo Kay Kim, though defending the Bugis and
blaming the British for telling the Crown
that the Malays were Lanun, has exposed the
history of the early British colonization by
mentioning the word Pirate.
Mayo of Singapore wrote an article about
Bugis culture and said that the
Bugis was the pirate.
Resurrecting the dark past is never a
glamorous scene. It erodes the respects as
fast as the wink of an eye.
An old Malay
man residing in Melbourne who wrote
criticizing the Royal institution has
brought shame and disgrace, followed by a
few daring Malaysian in the social media.
While the rest discuss in the coffee shops
yesterday in a coffee shop, as the topic on
Najib was discussed, someone brought in the
subject of a Sultan and Mahathir's Bugis
their King and do not want to see their
Sultans to get involve in politics nor show
any arrogance. Some may advice through their
pens reminding the past history of the rise
of the Republic and the abolishment of
Indeed it has
been in a sad state.
It will take
billion of dollars trying to erase the poor
image of a person as what Najib is doing
now, using citizen's money, to pay foreign
experts and mercenaries.
I saw the
face of the King in social media almost
everyday. The blazoning of any more news on
the Sultan can increase the number of people
who may find the institution repulsive.
Sultan's life be a private one, and disappear from
any news except for the traditional programs
of ceremonies and festivities.
We are only
human. We will grow old and die like the
others, we will get tired and becoming
weaker. We will go back to the earth whoever
we are. Interred our corpse with bullions,
gold or diamonds, and titles of KING,
Emperor or President, they bring our souls
AND DISTANT VISION
There are two
common phrases that ringing back into my
mind when trying to analyze happenings.
These are LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP and WAIT
UNTIL WE CROSS THE BRIDGE. The first
enlightens us to study and compute all the
future possible effects and outcomes, and
the second is telling us that we would only
resolve any problem when we come across it,
dismissing predictions and prophesies.
I will narrow
my remarks to two countries only to show as
examples of the first phrase; USA and
put in the first artificial satellite on the
orbit, it shocked President J.F. Kennedy who
saw the destruction of democracy if the
Communist nation were to be technically
superior to the United States. Immediately
he set policies on Science and Language
education, to develop technology as fast as
possible to race with Soviet Union. Almost
20 years later American already asked for Federal
Funding for Star War weapons, the emergence
of Internet and fall of the Berlin Wall. And
the Jews, having lost a country, organized
themselves and planned to destroy the
Muslims even far before the WW1. It was
Henry Kissinger who first start to call
Muslims as terrorists. By December 2017 they
declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
examples of distant visions of intelligent
and progressive nations.
my pages I have predicted and analyzed the
possibility of foreign involvements in
Malaysia's affair, not by the distant vision
but by the causal effect of Najib's
administrative procedures. Even during
Mahathir's time I told my friends that UMNO
will fight among themselves and may even
stab each other's backs. The Malays and the
people in UMNO care more of themselves,
greedy and thought they were smart enough to
deal with any critical problem, and strong
enough to bully anybody.
Now we all
know what the Western Blocks are saying and
doing about Najib and 1Mdb. They called for
Najib's resignation, addressing as thief and
crook, and 'Kleptocracy at the worst', and
investigating Najib on criminal doings. And
we do remember a Chinese ambassador went to
join the local Kuala Lumpur Chinese as they
were threatened by the Malaysian authority.
And Malaysia protested about it.
It is the
arrogance of UMNO members and the leaders
that made some local populace seek the help
of bigger and stronger nations. And when
Najib said that he was a Bugis Warrior and
building a drum to wage war against
Malaysian citizens things became to a worst.
Whatever his plans and did failed. He
contributed the local inflations to the
rising cost of living to the insincerity of
the local Chinese and opened up 1KRIM, and
now the shops close. The MARA electronic
outlet closed within a short period. FGV
failed and GLC about to go bankrupt. Malays
are losing their jobs.
Najib gave a 9 kilo-meter land to China and
said the Forest City wasn't even belong to
Johore, I can confirm that Najib only think
of himself, not the welfare of the nation or
even the welfare of his party. Then he made
a defence ties with China allowing Chinese
warships to be in Malaysian water, which
followed by the Chinese trawlers. He does
not think of the future nor the security of
China built a
high wall along the stretch of 9 kilo-meter
land, encroaching the sea, What do you think
China will do ? Najib tells the country that
it is for the benefit of the people. China
brings wealth to the country. Can you figure
out what the Chinese will do within the wall
? And beneath the land to the sea ? I am not
going to pen down the whole design of China
here. You try to look beyond and see the
scenario to come. I tell you it is very
when finding thay they are being cornered
they are not doing anything but to revert
back to religion, saying "Never mind what
happen, the end of time is soon..."
The mess is
so bad that the future generations will
suffer. This is the causal effect of Najib's
1Mdb and the people voting for UMNO. It is a
horror if you can see what is lying ahead.
You want to
see the mentality of these people, look at
what Hishamudin said about sending a
military to Jerusalem, and what they say
about God fixing the prices of goods and
commodities and about Malaysia's economy
being better than Singapore and best in Asia
analyze on the US-China's cold war and
whatever will happen when there is a change
of Presidency in the United States ? Ours is
WE RESOLVE THINGS WHEN WE COME ACROSS THE
BRIDGE. Instead of having a distant vision
UMNO members and voters care more about now,
17/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
SORAK KAMPONG TERGADAI
Sorry, I am not a member of an opposition
party, neither am I an UMNO supporter, nor a
fence sitter. Whatever I saw on the slides
after having closely examined of any fake
parts, will stick in my memory. Though the
origin and the text on the pictures could
cheat me, it would be almost impossible to
falsify a video footing. I have seen many of
Rosmah video clips which are not accessible
anymore. And I make a conclusion about this
lady and her roles in setting a platform for
China to colonize Malaysia.
If you were to read this article, you don't
have to share it , or hate me for expressing my own
view. Remember, a view is a view. It may be
true or false.
It is of my opinion that if Najib had not
married Rosmah, our country will not be as
what it is now. I believe that it is her who
has been poisoning Najib's mind in managing
the nation and making decision. She herself
had said that she was busy with the
country's affair till she had no time to
play badminton. She believes that she has a
superior mental capacity over everybody
else. That's the reason why she has a FLOM
in PM's department, giving lectures and
talks to the employees of PUTRAJAYA and
opened up PERMATA taking over the role of
the Ministry of Education.
She also ordered the police to investigate
matters which were said to be leaked. And
she overtook the role of Foreign Office by
directly contacting Putin and the White
But it is just natural for a husband and a
wife to talk over political and social
matters around a lunch or dinner table. The
conversation, any conversation, is just like
doing some cooking. We put salt and pepper
to make it more delicious. Many a time we
tend to continue putting in until the food
It is also not the success in beguiling the
masses and both can escape persecution or
justice, but it is what has and going to
happen to the country. Take what Najib may
think a trifle matter, the Great Wall of
China, in Kuantan; it is 8 feet wall
covering 9 kilo-meters in size. Who could
know what is really will be done within the
wall. Ask Najib to buy the same size of land
in China and built an eight foot wall around
it. The Kuantan's Great Wall of China will
be camouflage so that even American spy
satellite will not be able to see
beneath the land.
I am very concerned that Najib has been
beguiling by Djo Lo and China. Who was
responsible for the 800 billion debt and
what did Najib do with the 800 billion ?
Even the celebrity protested about it "Why
must we pay for the loan we did not create
All eyes are watching what else will Najib
be selling to China. He can hide it. But
slowly our sovereignty will be sold. Do you
think our military can fight China's
military might ? We have just heard that
Israel can destroy Malaysia within a minute,
how about China ? Even Singapore can
paralyzed Malaysia within 12 hours, using
The old Malay saying 'Menang Sorak Kampong
Tergadai' is not an old vantage adage.
UMNO had been running this country for more than
60 years, yet they blamed DAP for the lost
Melayu under it's rule, not under DAP
or any opposition party. They clapped,
celebrated and jumped with joy at winning
every election. And they say the Ketuanan is
almost missing. Do they know how many acres
of land belong to the Malays they said to
protect ? MENANG SORAK KAMPONG TERGADAI. Who
is responsible ?
16/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
man is saying that God sets the price of
goods and services in the world by quoting
Prophet Mohammad's sayings.
their actions men like to quote big names,
so and so, said something. This man is one
they said UMNO is a chosen party and Najib
is chosen by God. To disobey Najib means to
forget that everyone's speech is heard by
the world, Muslims and non-Muslims. Is it
not easy for the non-Muslims to say "What
kind of God the Muslims have ? Their God
inflates prices and the cost of living."
do you think the Burmese will do to this
kind of people ? The Malays are sticking
banners on their chests and backs that
God is to be blamed for the rising cost of
living and the prices of essential and
Many Indonesian maids at the age of forty
already are having grand children. The
average marrying age is 20. A motorcycle boy
whom I hired for my transportation recently
in Surabaya told me that an unmarried girl
above 25 is considered as an old dame. He is
21 and his wife is 20. The maids who have
been servicing me told me that the early
marriage is for economic security when they
grow old. Their kids could take care of
Even in Malaya young girls and boys were
getting married at the age of 14 or 15 more
than 70 years ago. The matrimonies were
always a happy and gay occasions. There were
a few divorce case heard of.
It really puzzled me when there is a
movement to curb an early marriage,
persuading the authority to put it in law.
Are we not worried that there are many
single unmarried men and women today who are
above 45 ? Most marriages in the olden days
were arranged, that love came after the the
tying of the knots. Today the change is
shocking; some couple stay together and
living unmarried, some married for legal sex
and others married for love. The elderly
divorcees or widows find partners for
companies and for caring. Single unmarried
mothers among the Western communities are
becoming a norm.
Words related to marriages are bigamy,
polygamy and polyandry. Polyandry is a woman
who marries more than one husband. It is
legal and practiced by a community in India.
Polygamy is a practice allowed in Islam for
a man to have four wives. And bigamy is
marrying to another while still legally
married to one. A Chinese man marries using
the traditional method with one and the
legal and registered matrimony with another.
I read a story of a Mormon in America who
married with 72 wives, bored a hundreds
children, but always confused and calling
different wives with the same name. He could
not remember the names of his sons too. To
do that he had to be a wealthy Mormon. There
were 72 beds for the 72 wives in a single
place and each night he slept on one. I
think he is very well endowed and possessed
the strength of a lion, a manhood greater
than the atom bomb.
To me marriage is a very critical and
difficult issue in the modern time, where
women are emancipated and they parade
amazing abilities excel to men. It is not
easy to find a good and suitable wife. A
good wife means different thing to different
people. To a traditional man a wife must be
docile, obedient, will not hurt him, takes
care of him, cook for him and can take a
good care of the children. Some men prefer
an intelligent spouse with whom he can
engage arguments and discussion over
political and global matters.
To me I always prefer an honest, sincere,
considerate, God fearing and a good cook. If
possible I love to have a really poor person
who never know what a lavish life is.
A friend told me that I should not go for a
perfect wife. A man of my age only need to
have a companion, not for sex nor for other
characteristics. To a certain point I agree
with him. But I can't afford a high class
woman who would only want a Wangyu beef, a
pink diamond and a Birkin hand bag. I would
be suffocated to death. I would not want a
selfish woman. And I would not want a woman
who condone thefts and crimes. I would
not want a very sick woman. Yes it is
complicated and critical to fulfil the
suitability factor. In the end I will not
have a wife. And for a women she would
become an old maid when there is no matching
I would not mind if her political
inclination is the opposite of mine. But I
need to know whether she believes in Najib
and Rosmah. She could support some of the
UMNO leaders but not Najib, for I see Najib
is a traitor to the country for his intimate
relationship with China. I think he will tow
the Chinese line and China will outwit him.
You see, it is not as simple as the old days
when looking for a spouse unless one is
willing to give and take, and to have a
strong tolerance. At time the compensation
of domestic disagreement ended up in the
secret extramarital affair.
Economic stability and sexual satisfactions
could lead a happy and prolong marriage.
Many women would divorce an impotent husband
and bare with a husband with a strong sexual
prowess even the husband earns a meagre
income. A friend told me about a wealthy
woman approached him for a marriage
As far as I am concerned I have difficulty
in finding a wife for a variety of reasons.
I am short, old and ugly. And I am repulsive
to them for my bad demeanour. And I don't
seriously pursue for a wife for fear of an
increase expenditure by 100% when I go
16/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
I don't remember how many
years I have been frequenting this Ice-Kacang
stall at Medan Selera, in front of the Giant
Supermarket at Jalan Langgar. These few
years I would stopped by after my evening
walk to quench my thirst with fresh orange,
size double, meaning two oranges are
squeezed into one glass. It would be
without sugar. The sour-sweet taste of the
juice was good enough.
The owner is a young man who
had work in the United States for a number
of years as a lorry driver and had to return
home after being laid off. It is his wife
who prepared all the orders, sometimes
helped probably by the sister of his wife. I
didn't ask him for his name, neither of his
wife. Yet we have been chatting with each
other for that long years. It looks like a
few vendors around his stall know me as they
always accost me as 'Cikgu' (Teacher ). I
just addressed him as 'Boss'.
he told me
that more than 65% of the stalls closed down
because they did not pay the rm90 or RM130
rentals depending on the stall types. Most
of the people running the stalls do not know
a simple book keeping system. They buy and
sell, and buy and sell. And spend whatever
money in their pockets, without knowing the
exact profit they made. He would welcome the
authority to conduct a basic course on
him to keep a dirty book and to record down
the expenditure to buy the raw materials,
and to jot down the total sale for the day.
The profit is not the difference between the
purchase and the sale but the difference
minus the overhead cost, the labor cost and
the depreciation of equipment. I asked him
to keep a portion of his profit for any
extended business. He is not going to be an
ice-kacang vendor all his life.
One day he
told me about his friend who was his room
mate while in the United States gave him a
call after many long years. His friend is a
head of a government financial institution.
He was told to see someone for a loan that
it will surely be passed. he continued
saying he went to see such and such a person
but he needed to fill many forms. Among the
requirement for the loan was his bank
couldn't have a stable RM3K in my bank
because I have to spend for my children
education in universities," he said.
when I went to the stall I only saw his wife
who approached me to tell me that her
husband was not well. She sat near me and
lamented about her husband's mood; sometimes
he felt like opening the stall and sometimes
not. The husband has a piece of land which
he is planning to sell for RM500K. With that
money he intends to purchase a few acres of
land in the village about 30 miles away.
told me about the kids in colleges and they
could not keep RM3K in the bank for further
want your bank to have 3K all the while, I
can give you the money," I said. "Consider
it as a loan payable only when you have
money. If I were to die first before the
payment, the loan is halal." I promised her
to deliver the money when I was free. But I
did not stopped by at the shop for a few
days. I didn't remember where I went.
It was to
my surprise one day they were waiting for me
in front of my house. I asked them how they
got to know my home. They asked around was
the reply. I invited them into my house, had
a short chat on my wife, on my life and
freedom of living alone. Then I handed them
the RM3K. It was just before the fasting
I still go
to the stall, paid for my drinks though the
wife refused the money, but I never
mentioned or asked about the money.
he told me about his task given by UMNO to
be a driver porting the voters. He will have
another UMNO lady in the car all the time.
:How much they pay you ?" I asked. He said
may be about RM250. "Is that the amount they
are paying you to sell the country to China
and to cause the rakyat to suffer for
another 5 years ?" He said nothing. "Once
those things happen it is too late to
regret," I continued.
to him about Forex Lost between 2013 - 2015
which was more than the lost 30 years ago.
And the Great Wall of Kuantan. "Your UMNO
folks must be very blind." I finished my
drink and bade him farewell. I was going
16/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
WORSHIPING A MAN AND A GOD
Khalifatullah, the Caliph of God, is almost
equivalent to the Divinity of a King. As I
am a Muslim I will be talking on the divinity
of a King in the Islamic point of view.
Khalifatullah is someone of the highest rank
in a country who is to look after for the
well being of a religion. If in England he
was a head of a Church, in Muslim country
like Malaysia he is an Imam, He has to see
the rules of God be implemented and obeyed.
After the death of Prophet Mohammad Islam
takes in a new form in character when the
religion was spread throughout the world and
the Heads of the religion scattered
throughout the world were of non-Arab
descents and none have ever receive a direct
revelation or revelation through the angel
Islam comes to Malaya through merchants.
History books narrated how Parameswara
became a Muslim. As to the other rulers in
Malaya some people are still in search of
their origin. A few Kings may have come from
Minangkabau and Makassar. But none were
known to be a descendent of Wali that spread
Islam throughout Indonesia. One university
professor said that the origin of the Malays
and probably the Kings too were from The
Islands of Malay Archipelago, Nusantara,
which was once a stretch of land known as
To give power to the Kings there were mystic
stories that relate them to dragons,
powerful Ruler of the World as Iskandar
Zulkurnain (Alexander The Great), and that
emerge from the seven Seas in a glass
transporter. The people believed that the
ruler was a supreme being with a power they
called Daulat. Anyone who had a bad thought
of a King might fall sick and even might
meet a sudden death. The people regarded
that the Kings were the shadows of God on
When the British took over Malaya they
retain the role of the King as the Shadow of
God by giving them the tasks on religious
matters. It remains so until today that the
Sultans are the Head of Islam in each of the
But modern men no longer believe in
sorceries, magic and divine power. They no
longer fear the Kings but show a great
respects as the Head of the state. The
respects bind in the hearts of the Malays.
Some believe it is a symbol of the Malay
Ketuanan. Others do not care a bit on their
existence, rather giving priority to their own
But as a shadow of God a Sultan has to be
an Imam, to lead a prayer in mosque. The law
made it possible by electing the King's
representatives, due to the large
geographical area and other matters. And the Hudud law are not enforced because of the
multi-racial society. There have always been
distance between the citizens and the
The concept of Khalifatullah is now
beginning to take different shape. There
have been great effort to relate UMNO and
the God and Islam. Whatever comes from UMNO,
comes from God and to disobey the Prime
Minister is disobeying God. The power of the
Sultans lie in the constitutional law.
Disobeying the monarchy is no longer
regarded as disobeying God by the masses.
Independent men who labored themselves for
bread would not care about the Sultans but
do not feel happy with taxes and rates and
all other kind of unnecessary fees and
payments. A few sees the forced taxes and
rates are crimes done by those people with
authorities. They work with sweat and
blood and their hard earned income are taken
away by the use of force, the law enforced
by guns. What was once regarded as cruelty
is now becoming a norm.
The original philosophy was what was
collected from the people must go back for
the welfare of the people at large. The
police was to keep peace and security and to
stop the crimes. The army was to guard the
sovereignty and protect the nation. Income
taxes were for all that including for the
health care of the citizens. Today tax money
is to purchase a special comfortable jet, to
give to a minister's family to buy
condominiums, to distribute among friends
and supporters. Much are used to corrupt
people to vote for BN.
We have heard all the time the claims of
UMNO is the God chosen party and Najib is
the chosen one, putting aside the royal
institution as the Shadow of God. And that
it is UMNO who give life to Islam in the
country. And Najib calls everyone to obey
and be loyal to him. DAP is scorned as
infidels and a Communist party whose
predecessor was Chin Peng.
The people are called to worship Najib
and be loyal to him.
Think. Who should we worship, the Sultans,
Najib or God ?
A true and sincere believer has a strong
faith in God and can communicate with God
directly. For a Muslim has has 5 times a day
to talk to God. That is how he showed his
loyalty and an act of worshipping, and not
to be bad, cheaters, criminals, to help the
weak and the needy regardless of their race
and creeds, be considerate and kind. He must
not fear any of the fellow human being but
should respect them for not causing
difficulties on him. When he dies no Najib,
and no Sultan will care about his demise.
And when he has no bread there isn't a
single sincere UMNO man would come to his
Between men and men, between men and God
there is a great tumult of the former
relationship. Men have been known to kill
and murder their fellow humans from the days
known history of mankind. Once they become
strong, they created laws to control and
suppress the outcasts. It continues to
happen to this very day. That's what mankind
is. They have dirty hands and minds, even
elevating themselves to the level of God. In
the earlier time Kings easily decapitated
their subjects' heads by a slight error. No
strong man dared to stand up against the
evil Emperors and Kings.
I have seen the Malays have begun to show
their disrespect towards the King and
expressed their displeasure openly, much
earlier than I have predicted. It was indeed
unhealthy for a ruler to show his
partisanship in the local politics. I would
say it is a grave mistakes. Using any
draconian law won't make the hatred
dissipate. This one person said that Malaya
has no King but we have Bugis who should go
back to their homeland. This man has to be
crazy to utter such an anger. He may be a
member of an opposition but such hatred
might have loomed out throughout the
The sanctity of a Muslim Ruler as a
religious head to guide the Muslim citizens
has begun to crack.
To me a Sultan and a Minister should earn
respects not be forced upon the citizen to respect,
by putting fear and threatening, by arrest
What we may realize one day is that the
existing Kings all over the world are merely
the puppets of the politicians. And the
politicians of a weak countries are puppets
of the stronger ones. Then the people
finally knew they were under the British
rule. And in time to come they are under the
Chinese rule. It is the invincible hands
that will manipulate the country. As has
been happenings, after the fathers were
given the title, the position and the money,
the siblings get nothing after their
fathers' death. The same scenario will
happen in years to come.
Once China is in control it will be the end
of everything. Only if you were to hear the
laments of the Hong Kong Chinese. My last
trip to Hong Kong gave a picture of a very
great depression of the island Chinese.
Keep this little paragraph of my prediction
that is sure to happen, that our Kings will
be gone and our sovereignty will be
dissipated too. The Kelings can go back to
India. The Bugis to Makassar. The Malays ?
In the meantime let us pray to God and
worship the Almighty with a true, undivided
and sincere faith to save us from the
devious leaderships. We worship God as it is
our Muslim's duty and responsibility, not of
a horrific fear of being incarcerated. It is
a great sin to enhance a fellow man to a
level of the Most Merciful, who claim that a
leader is God chosen and the ruling
government has been determined. Then Hiter
would have used similar argument. So is
Israel and North Korea.
When Malaysia is given away to China by UMNO's leader,
the voters will say it is the sign that the
end of time is at the corner,
15/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
been many articles repeatedly on people
hunting me for a loan. Today my student is
pestering me again for a big amount of
money. She is asking for about 300K which I
do not have. Even if I have it would have
been my life saving. The husband was also my
student. The whole family was a strong
supporter of UMNO.
have a big bungalow and several expensive
cars and are now running a business. When
they have money they did not pay the bank
loan they made though the loan is half of
the money they have. Instead they spent it
on buying an expensive BMW. The spending had
always been lavish.
other hand, I am a retired old man living on
my retiring pension fund, enough for me to
take care of my own self and keeping aside a
small sum for travelling. I have some in my
saving that I made at the younger age. It is
this saving that she wanted me to give to
them. They have been pestering me over the
years. And I have always known that once
they get my cash, they will disappear before
noticed that she was very mean to her
workers and easily sacked several only
because of a small fault, which I would not
have done and would have fixed any minor
problem with human touch. I would have
advice her if she had wanted to listen. I
did talk about Barakah but things fell on
her deaf ears.
narrate about my lending her 10K on several
occasions. The payment were honoured but
always two months after the date promised.
But I was very hurt when she always reject a
little favour I asked for. I just asked her
to send me to either the airport about 10
minutes away or to the railway station 7
minutes away. There was one day I waited at
the airport on my returning home as she
promised to pick me up but she did not come
because she was busy. I took a cab home.
From that day onwards I stopped requesting
for help but I drove to the airport by
myself. And when I called her on the phone
she would reply one out of 50 or 100 calls.
recently when she told me that her father
had had an accident and need a shoulder
guard, I quickly went to hunt for it. She
hardly found one at pharmacy and she asked
for an order. She said it was costly, RM700.
I found the guard was just RM57 and the
other type costs RM65. I bought both types
and some medicine for her father. A couple
of days later while taking the family out
for dinner I informed them that I will be
going to Maldives on 21st of January, hoping
to hear a voice on my airport transportation
from my home. Nothing heard but a few
questions coming from her daughter about the
cost and the lodging.
much I could spend and giving them treats.
They also used to spend me for dinner and
sending me food for my wife. I felt the
kindness but I also felt her ego, She used
to say that when she was in a bad situation
and the mood was not good, she would not
call me or anyone. From the whole scenario I
understood that her interest must come first
ask me persistently for 300K will not break
my back. No amount of persuasion can make me
depart with that much of money even if I
have it. Once the money is given out, my
whole remaining life would be very unhappy
and miserable. And I am willing to break
friendship with whoever at all. Call me by
any name I won't depart with the huge cash.
tell her to seek the help of UMNO or the
millionaire's friend of her husband. And she
kept on lamenting that who is going to feed
her and her children. Of course it is her
husband's duty. They can sell off the
business and try to repay the bank loan to
list up the status of bankruptcy.
monthly Indonesian maid giving me her view
saying my student has the money but refuses
to use it. I believe my maid.
it is all about Barakah. We do know about
wealthy people who always want to have more
money. Millions aren't enough. Billions are
not enough too. Simply, God is not with
them. They do not have a peace of mind
but only a feeling of vengeance, anger and
hatred. She should have not sacked her
workers over a trifle matter. To them it is
her comeuppance. To the Hindus and Buddha it
is called Karma.
were to ask me 6K to go to Umrah. I will
sedeqah that amount for her and I will keep
part of my saving for her Umrah.
13/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
GUILT, THE FEAR AND THE GUN
latest it was the Utusan Malayu Singapore
who called Najib THE GREATEST CHEATER. The
former World Bank officer called Najib a
CROOK, DOJ called him a thief and the AG of
the United States mentioned him the
Kleptocrat at the Worst. Having followed the
money trail and the recent arrest of Prince
Turki and the other Arab friends, the fear
is massing up. The worst is yet to come when
there is a stealth investigation whether
Najadi, Kevin Morais murder and Ghani
Patail's driver fatal shot were all planned
by Najib. It is most likely that a red card
will be waved at Najib.
certainly a feeling of guilt in Najib's
mind. shown by the body language, facial
countenance and his eyes when delivering a
speech of lies. It was not natural because
his action was not natural too.
know how many body guards were around him
within several parameters which I guess as
many as 50. A person without guilt and no
fear for he does no crime and vice may not
even has one. During Tunku's time he was
walking alone in the Kuala Lumpur Lake
Garden spotted by the IGP then.
He paid a
colossal sum to boost his image globally,
tried hard to be in a good book of President
Obama and Trump. Yet they have labelled him
as a crook and a thief.
It looks like
a gun may be pointed out at the voters neck.
I AM A
LIES AND BEGUILING
When I was working before, I used a simple
plain principle; I wanted to see the result,
not the rhetoric or the process, As to how
things are done, I would not care.
I told my workers, " The grass must be at
all time short, the compound at all time
clean and there must not be dead plant
around. How you do it I don't care."
It was different from the government
contract with the workers that set the work
schedule like the grass me be cut twice a
week, the restroom must be clean two times a
day...." My contract focussed on the output.
The government contract focussed on the
There were days when I hardly saw the
workers doing the manual job but the school
was very clean, the restroom was very
presentable and the grass was well trimmed.
And there were the TALKING TEACHERS
and the DOING TEACHERS. The Talking ones
proposed this and that. The Doing ones
quietly built arches and other activities.
I never went to a political rally even once,
may it of BN or Oppositions. I never want to
hear talking. I would never know how much
lies were in them, and to what extend was
the intent to cheat. I regarded them as
spinning and beguiling.
Currently my assessment of things does not
depend on the news but what I saw with my
own eyes. A man quipped that our economy is
better now. I asked him what items in the
malls have the prize tags gone down back to
normal. In fact prices keep on climbing.
It is not that I want to deny that people
are not trying their best to improve things
for the better. But working on a platform
that is corrosive and full of holes would be
a main barrier to achieve what is aimed for.
We don't have to go to the West to learn
about success. We just need to go across our
border. Several firms from here had moved to
Thailand. Their economic growth is fantastic
and the Bath is getting stronger than the
I talked to one Muslim Thai in Chiang Mai
about the new King and he defended the King
ferociously. showing the depth of love has
has towards the new Ruler. Unlike here there
were many people I spoke to have shown their
disrespect on the Monarchy line.
The bad platform is a real hazard for the
better Malaysia. Instead of the Midas touch,
what we touch would turn into mud or shit.
The peril is near ahead even though we tried
to hide many filthy things from the public.
We thought we are smart not realizing that
we are destroying ourselves, the people and
In real life there is always a short cut way
out to begin anew. Najib should resign as a
Prime Minister and the Finance Ministry
portfolio must not be held by any Prime
It is sad that the Malays are seemingly
stupid by nature. Holding the membership
cards the UMNO members have been displaying
their arrogance since independent. They
enjoyed the luxurious and splendid life in
their cocoons forgetting what's went on on
Years later they said there were losing
their Ketuanan. They saw the Chinese are
much better off economically, becoming
millionaires and tycoons, owning huge plot
of properties and successful in all area and
All along they do not care to think. When
they lose a debate or any arguments they
would show their muscles and challenge
people to fight. They used gangsters to go
berserk and threatening people.
Najib though he is smart. UMNO think they
are invincible. They first step into 1MDB.
Then they took the pension funds.
Najib thought he could cheat his golf buddy
and the Chinese. He stepped into China's
trap. This is where the grave mistake began.
He leaned on China to get money for his own
benefit. And now he is finding ways to lie
and hide to the people that China has
started to bully him.
The UMNO members are too stupid to believe
him about the Chinese activities in Kuantan.
From the words "Under my nose I will see
this country will not go to China....." to
"I am a Muslim, as if I want to make life
Yes it was under his nose that he said he
did not know what documents he signed, what
money he spent to buy his personal items.
And as a Muslim, he can put Anwar in jail,
kicked his UMNO members who questioned him
about 1Mdb and lifted the more than 60 years
of subsidies and charging the blind, the
small children, the dead persons and the
poor the 6% of GST tax. And lying to the
world about our rosy economy to be the best
in Asia, even better than that of Singapore.
Najib has a short cut method to defend
himself. "I Am a Muslim......" So all
Muslims in court have to tell the judge that
they never commit crimes because they are
Muslims. What a pathetic. And the blind
supporters gave him a standing ovation
convincing themselves that they are good
people who will dwell in heaven in the world
That's how the old Haji took people's land
using a method called Padi Kunca. People
trusted the Haji so much that they gave
their land grants to Haji for some loan.
When they wanted to pay back the loan the
Haji will disappear. And finally they lost
their farm land to the so-called holly men. And as days
gone by we saw Muslims became thieves,
robbers, cheaters, murderers, drug peddlers,
kidnappers and gangsters.
His demeanours drew much insult and
criticism on Islam by non-Muslims. In fact
he has broken all the rules of Islam, from
beguiling the masses and trying to corrupt
God by sending people to Makah with illegal
money. We say so it is illegal because we
believe in the FBI's investigation. The
money trail shows a massive embezzlement.
A good Muslim will never imprisoned or
kicked his own UMNO ministers who went
against him just for questioning about the
2.8 billion. He would have not hid it as a
secret until the WSJ exposed it in 2015. He
will not dig the 30 year old forex losses
closing his eyes on the 2013-2015 of much
These people never paraded Islamic
characteristics and continue with the act of
corruption until now.
really a strange specie who will
to save himself. He planned very well to
ensure he will not be challenged in the UMNO
assembly. He denied having any collusion
with anyone. Who in the wise mind did not
say that money had been paid out to beguile
the UMNO delegates. He cheated and lied to
them to his inner teeth.
He thinks he can outwit all the people but
forgetting that China is not a fool.
11/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
MOVING RADIO TECHNOLOGY and ABOLISH RAE
the homebrew days are over the relevancy of
technical knowledge is almost gone. One does
not need to know a resistor color codes, the
LC circuits, the concept of an IF, the
balance modulator and everything
electronics. All one needs is to have enough
money to buy the radio equipments, the
antenna and whatever else in the radio
outlets. A person with zero technical
knowledge can still run a radio station.
There are several thousands radio operators
who do not sit for Radio Amateur Examination
direct Sampling radio is replacing the old
LC circuit to pick up radio stations and the
SDR Flex equipment have been in used by the
affordables. IC7300 for instant has become
cheap and began to penetrate numerous radio
shacks. Components are not only minute but
are dumped into one piece of a thin flat
chip. As a new wafer hits a market the old
ones are phasing out and becoming junks. The
curriculum change is out of phase to the
change in technological progress.
cannot ignore the irrelevancy of RAE as far
as radio electronic is concerned.
who are interested in radio communication
just apply and pay the fee to the relevant
authority. Summary of guidelines accompany
the license. Then all the classes are
abolished. It will make life easier for
everyone. Why should we waste time and money
doing something useless ? Why the RAE
anymore ? To ensure of the right SOP ? Are
we saying with the RAE everyone is following
the right procedure ?
day changes are being made on all things. We
would have remembered the VHS and all other
storage gadgets which are being replaced
with SD and micro-SD cards, watches with
small gears being taken over by various
designed of smart watches, and the many
methods a single person can fly. Now we do
hear of the Raspberry-Pie.
knowledge an amateur radio operators may
have today will be soon obsolete. And people
without those those knowledge can always
operate a radio station. Can we blame a
person who passed RAE but does not know a
value of a resistor when show to him ? Can't
a person go over the air if he does not know
what a Lamda is ?
we have a world of plug and play. We use
Whatsapp and Facebook without knowing the
codes of the applications. We just use them.
That explains why even a three year old can
play around with computers and pads.
more relevant is to know how to operate the
new state of the art radio we have with us;
which button is for what and how to program
wrong in giving out amateur radio license
without having have to sit for the
irrelevant examination ?
10/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
THE WISDOM OF A KING
MY DREAM TRIP
A King must be loved by all. People's
perception of the King today differs from
that of the yesteryears. In the old days a
King was feared and believed to possess a
powerful divine power. Today a King is
respected. The respects will stay intact as
long as there is no political inclination,
not seen as a partisan. And no one believe
that a King is ordained by God and
originates from a third kind from the other
planets. There is an effort to relate the
Queen of England to an alien. But millions
will not be bought by the propaganda.
We can be sure that the respect given has
declined if we care to make a stealth survey
about it. Whether the perceptions are shown
or hidden it sounds a warning, which is told
by the facts of historical events of the
world. Refer to the list in one of the
articles below about the country that
It is a tragedy if any King declares that he
is not a native of the land but originates
from some other distant land. It is somewhat
giving a picture of colonization which does
not differ from the Western imperialism.
Again it makes the respect given waning
away. It creates a potentiality of the
feeling of hatred, and post a grave danger
to the institution.
A King's personal feeling and view should be
kept around and within his palace and not to
bomb it out in the public arena, for the
members of the public may show their
discontent privately or publicly. This would
be bad for the health of the nation.
In Malaysia the literate public do start to
think and analyze what were told to them.
Not everyone is gullible when beguiled. They
know who the Chinese are and who the Malays
are. They know who made life difficult to
them, who are the crooks and who are not. It
would be risky for a King to take risk by
jumping into a wrong group. And it is not
wise to think the citizens are all dumb too.
Should a King quit his Kingship and join a
political party, following the campaign
troop throughout the country and show
support to a particular person ?
I took a rest and busy myself perusing
comments on Royal's remarks on Zaid Ibrahim.
My God, what I was saying was truly true.
This is a result of risking a remark. Public
fought back and degrading the glorified
post. Go and hunt for the comments and see
what people have written about it. It is
Sultans must not show that they are
I was telling a story about a sober man
quarrelling with a drunk man talking to a
coconut tree, advising my friends and myself
not to be so folly to exchange mud slinging
with unnecessary people. We have nothing to
gain but all to lose.
Now politicians and Najib were taking up a
fight against a few celebrities. The world
is watching the act. The Malays are snubbing
the UMNO Malays for their supportive of what
the foreigners called thief and crook. If
the Malays split, it means the Royal
institution is shaky. Even if the Chinese
want to maintain Constitutional Monarchy,
the Malays don't. This is not an impossible
happening after Najib continues to increase
taxes and put the Malays in difficult
Najib will have to sell more land to the
Chinese to pay for the debts and interests
he had blundered. Winning the election will
not cool down the atmosphere. Once Najib is
seen to pawn the whole country to China, the
Malays may even kill their own race who show
support to a traitor.
The wisdom of a King lies with his mouth and
a distant vision. He must not take any risk
whatsoever, a zero percent action. He is to
take care of Islam in the state, because
this is what a King has been doing since the
British took over Malaya.
A wisdom of a king is not to take a fight
with any stupid Rakyat.
08/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
I may die anytime. The country can go
havoc after the election. Both are dreadful,
and our future is bleak. Before the downfall
or my vanishing from this earth, I will try
to fulfil my one my desires, to go to a trip
of my dream.
The trip of my dream is to Maldives.
If God willing my trip will be on the 24th
until 28th of January 2018. The booking has
been made, the payment will be on Monday, in
two days time.
The tour package is 5d/4n. To me 2 days for
the trip of going and returning, leaving
only three solid days, which I think is just
enough for relieving the junkie mind from
causing hurt to the well being of my mind
and body. An hour of relaxation in the
middle of the ocean will erase off all of
the worries and sadness, like living in a
peaceful and graceful sanctuary.
It is more than one month before the due
date, enough time for me to make my
preparation. A camera will be the most vital
tool for the trip. I have to make sure thatI
will not forget any of the essential items.
Since I will be going alone, there will be
nobody to capture my photo. The travel agent
said that I will not be in a group
indicating that I will be alone on my own. I
can't afford to pay for even one more person
as a single person cost RM4050 inclusive of
the return air ticket. With food and
optional excursion it will be about RM6K at
least. For two it will cost me RM12K.
I don't have a girl friend to take along. If
I were to take a girl along I have to submit
a marriage certificate. It is never a trifle
issue, sleeping unmarried with a woman in
Maldives. I need get a wife before I go and
getting a spouse is not cheap.
In the mean time, I will keep on dreaming
till the day arrives.
I saw a picture of the late Nik Aziz having
his breakfast at a little food shop in
Kelantan, enjoying a packet of Nasi Dagang
like every other man. We, the poor people
and the low income group, know what the
rising cost of living means. What do the
wealthy ministers and the high income group
know about the pinch we felt. Like any other
human person, we do have the desire for the
good things in life, expensive and exotic
food. We heard of Malaysians having the
Japanese Wangyu meat on their tables.
Instead we opt for the local Nasi Lemak
bungkus that cost RM1.20 per packet, more
than 100% increased in price but still affordable
by most of us. This is my diner in these
four days, two packets of rice, an extra
fried egg and an ice water. It is a RM3.60
dinner that last me till the next day. A few
hundreds packets would be sold out within
one and half hours.
But to be honest, I have to admit that I do
not only go for the cheap food, though every
night while driving to have my dinner my
mind would be swirling to find the cheapest
place. There are shops that will charge me
RM40 per dinner and there are food price within the
range of RM6. Though my average dinner is
around six to seven ringgit, at time I spent heavily on having
Sea-Food delicacies, and drove to Perlis for
it. My most expensive extravaganza was
RM150 meal, which gave me a hard shock of my
lifehttps://www.youtube.com/embed/p-j6hGSaqb0e to myself not to
near the stall or have the fish again, ever.
I noticed that there are more people rushing
to the cheap and tasty stalls than to the
higher class food vendors. The Nasi Lemak
bungkus is popular, as it is cheap and
delicious. It is a customary habit that
people would just go for two packets. We can
still feed ourselves below RM3 per meal. It
fills our stomach. At Mac Donald nearby the
average meal is fifteen ringgit.
Having a frugal dinner at an open stall does
not lower our honour and integrity. It is
here where we would sit down together with
most common men who strive to make ends
meets, the people whom Rosmah's aide called
wealthy. These are the people who pay for
Rosmah's lavishness and Wangyu beef. And
yet they vote for Najib.
08/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
BK TO JOIN IN THE CHAT
warned the East Malaysians about the
secession, that a drastic action will be
taken. To me he is not rational enough, a
warning out of anger when the Sarawakian
does not allow any of it's political party
to work with a Barisan National party from
and Sabah are not like Penang or Melaka that
came under British rules in the earlier
decades. They just became independent in the
20th century and decide to merge with
Malaya. That is why the new chief Minister
of Sarawak was hunting for Malaysia
agreement high and low.
secede and be independent is not a simple
mere declaration. With or without agreement
the East Malaysians will first need to
approach powerful governments like Great
Britain and the United States for support
and approval and seek a military aid and
protection in case of Putrajaya's
retaliation. They will bring proofs with
them to show how the Federal government had
Sabah and Sarawak, even Kelantan can ask for
independent if the land contain materials
for making nuclear weapons by offering a
huge portion of it to Russia or America in
return for their support for independent.
Hamidi's show of political stance will not
end the independent movement and it will not
rest as a trifle issue. Sarawak can always
seek the help of the United States and offer
a naval base to check China's maritime
expansionism. It will not be easy for Zahid
to wage war with the Americans but only to
regret for his careless and obstinate
actions. Diego Garcia is to control the
Indian Ocean, Sabah and Sarawak can
co-ordinate with the Philippines to fence up
the Chinese expansionist fleet.
ought to know that the bullying tactic will
not scare anybody at all. Is he trying to
tell the new Chief Minister that Adenan
Satem's death was not natural but due to a
cyanide poison by the Federal government for
being too outspoken about autonomy ?
06/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
language is not wholly English words per se.
Though the basis of it originates from
English. In amateur radio we have UR that
stands for YOUR, TKS for THANKS, FER for
FOR, HPE for HOPE, CUAGN for SEE YOU
AGAIN, GE for GOOD EVENING, TU for TO YOU
and many other words. Those who are not
English educated can still communicate with
the world using the CW language.
contacts with new stations would only
involve giving out the signal reports (RST),
location (QTH), name, antenna type (ANT),
the height of the antenna, the power used (PWR),
weather condition (WX), and thanking for the
contact. For a pile-up which means that
there are many stations that are calling,
the information is much lesser. The other
party is expected to search for more
detailed background from QRZ.COM. They only
send the signal report.
prefer a long chat rather than a short
rubber stamp contact. This may be a barrier
for others who do not understand the
language to join in. This kind of
communication can go between 30 minutes to a
chat with 9M2ZN, Mazwan, in plain English
words. A few Malaysian hams may not able to
comprehend the conversation and stay away.
Let me tell the local hams that they must
not be shy to break in and join the chat. We
will immediately switch to the language
understood by all, Malay. To break in just
send BK once or twice and wait for the
would be something like BK GA, "Breaker, go
ahead". For a group chat it is advisable for
a ham to prepare a notepad to jot down the
points and topics each person is talking
about. We tend to forget what each person
has been talking about.
It is best to
listen to their conversation for a few
minutes before joining in the chat.
USA ON MALAYSIA
1MDB is kleptocracy at its wors
It is a struggle for a person who is poor in
English to write even a short and simple
essay. I have been a person who is below
average in every discipline since my school
days. In fact schooling was a horror to me.
I was good for nothing and had never passed
my English. It is almost useless trying to
anything at a late adult life, especially
when one is over 60. Yet I penned my blog in
the language that I do not possess the
proficiency. Call it for a kick if you may.
After all it is for my own perusal. That's
the reason I do not advertise it for others
except to one or two persons who might want
to know my political stand and my
Writing is some sort of a diversion from my
ham radio activity, which has been somewhat
stale and dismal lately. Furthermore old
friends were gone. Either they have died,
migrated or gave up the hobby. I stayed on,
restricting myself to Morse codes. Without
the radio I can fill my time by writing this
blog. I chose English merely as a vendetta
on my own weakness.
What I am doing today is what I should have
done 50 or 60 years ago. May be I was too
being neglected like many other unfortunate
kids. But as a believer I am not surprise to
be what I am and who I am. At least I can be
a writer. Isn't it a great accomplishment ?
Though there isn't any reward or pecuniary
benefit, it is a very fulfilling labor. You
can see the short essays added up to be a
few hundred pages of my descriptive hobby.
This blog alone contains 39 main pages. If
my vocabulary is huge and my grammar is
excellent I would have written novels and
You know how monotonous a solitary life
could be. My wife has passed away almost
three years ago. I would be dead doing
nothing and would wish for a quick death. My
video making, my watching direct Youtube
footings from a large screen TV, listening
to Morse codes and writing nonsense on my
laptop keep me very occupied and kill my
boredom. Solitude in a way gives me the
freedom I want.
I have to pay for the blog to be published,
not a small sum payable to the server, about
RM265 a year. When I can't afford to pay or
when I die this will not appear on the
internet again. Like my computer knowledge,
this too will be vanished forever. There
will be no record of my predictions that
already appear to be true in some, on
foreign intervention on Najib's folly ruling
of the country and the economic outcome as
the causal effect of his arrogance. And the
further predictions on China's encroachment
is yet to happen. The future generations
have to bear the consequence.
My original purpose was to write about
amateur radio. That's why the url is called
9M2AR.com. It is my radio call sign obtained
in 1975. But with a changed development in
it, that worsened the identity and the
sanctity of the hobby, I chose not to fill
in the pages with information on the hobby.
The new people have their own ways and
rules, which to us, defying the traditional
philosophy and practices.
Then there have been political tumults,
beginning with the scandals on the spouse of
our Prime Minister that extended into the
use of pensioners money to buy personal
items of glories to the money in Najib's
account that were kept a secret until
exposed by the Wall Street Journal. That
gave me a new avenue to write,
analyzing the veracity of each of the topic.
Despite the grammatical stammer I braved
myself to express my thoughts to the best of
my ability. These things concern all of us.
It is about the betrayal of our leaders.
Writing about politics is never a happy
thing to do. It tortures my mind. Thinking
about Rosmah and Najib shuddered me. If I
were 30 or 40 I would run away from this
country and choose to stay in foreign jail
for an illegal entry.
I try to stay away from thinking about them
and write on something else.
The greatest limitation is my unintelligent
mind that has failed me in all of my jobs.
Though the language is a great obstacle it
would not bar me from doing what I want to
do; to write. The effort is the challenge.
It built up a positive attitudes and
fearlessness. Comparing to the constructing
of the state of the art technology of flying
and levitation, overcoming the language
barrier is more of a trifling affair. Hence
I don't make any achievement at all. As long
as the people can understand my message, I
feel happy and satisfied.
06/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
UMNO is aggresively campaigning that a vote
for the party is to ensure the KETUANAN
MELAYU will be maintained, otherwise the
Chinese will rule. If that happens it will
be the end of the Malays.
If Najib is so very concerned about the fate
of the Malays and wants UMNO to retain the
KETUANAN what he has to do is to resign. The
Malays must not be forced to choose a leader
who is known as a thief, a liar and a
His campaign is to put fear among those who
are against him.
By doing so UMNO will be a much cleaner
party without a powerful man who puts his
own interest before him, and neglect the
welfare of the party.
A nation can't afford to have a leader who
always lie and deceive the people all the
The ordinary UMNO members believe that there
is no one who is better than him. as if he
is an immortal man. That will give him an
absolute power to sell Malaysia to the
Chinese. He is now constantly denies that he
has been hoodwinked by the Chinese.
His refusal to resign is pushing the Malays
to choose the Chinese rather than having a
bad Malays. He should have known the closure
of several government sponsored businesses
including the electronic outlets in Kuala
Lumpur to compete with Low Yatt, was the
lack of Malay customers giving support.
By resigning he can save the party. He has
nothing to be afraid of if he comits no
crime for the law will save him from all
In reality the country has lost so much
already by leaning himself to the Chinese.
The rule is simple; China is not giving away
money to him for free.
And there is no point trying to hide from
the UMNO members, inventing lies and
The most dangerous of Najib is, he does
advise the Malay rulers to avoid being a
poartisan in politics for this will increase
the number of citizens who will not respect
the royal crowns anymore.
Only by resigning the Malays will be safer.
JUICE IS AT THE ANTENNA
When I first
stepped into ham radio, radio signals from
Europe and the United States booming in just
like from the next door neighbours. With a
mere low dipole I begged in thousands of QSL
cards from all over, With some freak
conditions the skip zones scooted back and
forth, enabling us to work almost every part
of the earth. That was the time when English
was being used even among the Malays in the
talking of the sun activity that gave favour
to the ham radio operators that it will come
on and off for every 11 years. I almost
stopped hamming from 1982 onwards as I went
to school in the United States. That was the
time when Personal Computers began to show
themselves at an infant stage. It was in
1982 that I was so engrossed with computing
that I almost forgot my radio. My ticket
expired for almost 15 years, and I was
reminded about it by the authority around
2001. I didn't remember the exact year I
received the reminder. My electronic logbook
shows I started back again in 2002.
that old hams like 9M2DW, 9M2EG and 9M2GV
had passed away. And a few had migrated to
Australia. When I put back my antenna the
lively and jovial mode of local
communication were all gone. In 2002 to 2005
the band condition still opened to Europe by
with much reduced flavour like of the 70's
and early 80's.
Old hams used
to say that the juice of amateur radio was
at the antenna. It was of no use having a
million ringgit rig without a good antenna
system. It was about height and Quad and
Yagi. Though at the time Cubical Quad was
considered the most superior many were
having Yagi at the best, Someone whispered
that Quad was prone to lightning. I was
satisfied settling on a dipole. I used a
simple philosophy that I could manage it
single handed, easily and without having
have to climb up and down. And now I do not
have any desire to work the world anymore.
Today I no
longer hear very strong stations like the
old days and I do not hear as many stations
on the DX band like 20 meter anymore. Only a
tall antenna above 50' and a yagi enable to
draw in distant stations with good signal.
When I could used 50 watts a long time ago,
now I would need to have a kilowatt with a
giant and grand antenna system.
activity has shrunk a great deal. Old hams
in this region are disappearing. Several did
not renew their licenses.
It is not
only the band condition changes but also the
philosophy and the mood. I still get myself
attach to CW which I think the essence of
ham radio, at least I would do the
monitoring for my mental exercise. It keeps
alertness and slowing the growth of my
For a radio
enthusiasts spending on a good antenna
system is never a waste of money. There is
no point of having a super duper expensive
rig without a proper antenna system. It
helps when the band condition is not at it's
05/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
ATTITUDES AND WORK ETHICS
it not possible to have an office that opens
365 days a year without incurring further
additional cost ? The notion occurs to me as
I was told that the post office closes for
four days inclusive of replacement leaves. I
also remember of a government department that
informed the clients to wait until so and so
returned from the maternity leaves.
cannot tolerate any department that is so
strict with the work to rule philosophy
until it causes hardship to the people. I
recollected someone attached to a hospital
said that doctors too need rest.
agreed that humans are not totally identical.
They have differences, in attitudes towards work
and in other characteristics as well. While some are ready to get home at
5, there are numerous of others who love to linger on
till midnight at the work place, go to the
office during weekends and regard it as
their sanctuary. And they often help
their friends to finish the job when someone
fell sick or need to leave the office for
some urgent matters.
the relationship between the boss and the
subordinates are good and cordial, and he
can create a conducive, interesting, and
with lustre environment there will volunteers who are
willing to work on the weekends without the
There has to be a leeway for the workers to
make their own arrangement on the shift and
the flex-time punching in and punching out.
can be sure of getting public support. Clients
bring them breakfast and lunch to share the
responsibility, on every
weekend, if we just blazon the news of such
during a recession time, shops and restaurants
that ran on workers-ownership and concerted decision
making schemes, survived. And people made a study on
the concept of Kaizen.
my town there is a Produa outlet which seems
to operate 7 days a week. On the other hand I also know of
several Malay food vendors who do their
businesses from 5 to 10 pm for only 5 days. They
can't emulate the 7-Eleven or other Fast Food
a minute to ponder and reflect, how
much have we done to instil the desirable
attitudes and work ethics into our
younger generation's minds and blood. In fact some say that we are cultivating
laziness through corruptions.
matter how many million of bad people or
workers having poor attitudes, there are also
employees who possess the innately positive
characters. Sometimes the head of departments
thought that they could make their workers
happy by giving them extended holidays and a
long weekends. Perpetual pampering wont
work, only it tightens
indolence in a person.
03/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
under Ketuanan Melayu that many Malay youths
are out of jobs, becoming scammers, thieves,
robbers, drug addicts and losing their
handful of Malays can afford to buy a RM750
to RM1 million house for dwelling. An Arab
visitor was shocked to find that not even
one Malay can afford a house in a Taman of
Melayu means it is the right of the Malay
Tuans to plunder from the Malays as much as
they could and divide the gains among
themselves, a million here and a million
there, a few millions to the MCA. And to
sell the land, interest and the right to the
the chance to see how our land will
transform to be a part of China.
are told in the present UMNO's campaigned
that if they do not vote for UMNO, the
Chinese will rule. Video of Lee Kuan Yew's
art of getting the Malay support were
distributed, putting a great fear among the
forget about the theft, rising cost of
living and everything else but to give full
support to UMNO.
know that Najib will be defeated by the
EDUCATION AND SUCCESS
allows us to see the atoms, molecules,
photons and magnetic and non-magnetic waves
in the atmosphere I would wonder how we are
going to walk to pass through them. But that
isn't all that I am going to talk about here
in this column. I am going to tell you that
as much as you see the atoms and molecules
in the air, the universe of ours, contain an
untold amount of secrets and knowledge. A
few have been discovered. Many are waiting
to be discovered.
mankind, try to categorize the knowledge
into fields under various names, like
history, science, economy, medical,
philosophy, astronomy and thousands other
more topics. And under science we further
sub divide them into physics, chemistry,
biology, technology, electronic, metallurgy,
and a few thousands more. It goes on and on.
Yet there are many other unknown fields that
have not been within our grasp.
can't educate our fellow humans on the
general concepts of all of them but the
basics of reading, arithmetic, languages and
sciences. During the course of our schooling
we discovered that even the subject on
history has to be acquired at different
stage from Form 1 to university education. A
student of economy may not even heard of a
balance modulator and a student of
electronics may not even heard of
Chi-Square. So far in the history of the
world we have not found any prodigy or
genius who knows every detail aspect of all
known and unknown discipline of this
would encourage our fellow human to acquire
as much knowledge as possible for the
benefit of mankind.
going up the Great Wall of China which award
a person a sort of certificate to prove that
he has reach the level, the knowledge
seekers were also awarded a certificate when
reaching the set educational level. They are
called Master or PHD. To get a PHD one has
to write his thesis. In the United States to
qualify for a PHD education, one must pass a
Qualifying Exam, several course subjects and
the writing of the Thesis.
the course of history we heard of stories
about people with authority belittled the
people without. When the Wright Brothers
were working on the plane a few professors
said it was an impossible feat as the
density of their machine was higher than the
density of the air. And when Marconi wanted
to send his first telegraphic signal across
the continent they said it was impossible
for the signal to travel over the curve
earth. And when Nikolai Tesla claimed he
could produce a DC cold electricity, Thomas
Edison rubbished him.
to see that success in life was not
guaranteed by education but rather by hard
work, thinking, experience and luck factor.
Again it depends where you are and in what
position you are in. Bill Gate, Steve
Wozniak and Steve Job never had a PHD. Our
local mechanic with a small workshop is a
millionaire without a college degree. There
are more than 20 young Malay
millionaires without university education.
we encourage the quest for knowledge to the
top of the pinnacle. We hope the resilience
will make the mind rules over the ego, the
wisdom enhanced and the findings shared.
the utmost important in mankind the
responsibility, courtesy and humility. There
is no point of having a lawyer who murders
for money, the scientist who makes weapons
of Mass destructions, the doctors who reject
the poor people without medical insurance and a
PHD holder who thinks all others are
pariahs, and those who talk without a PHD
are not fit to be within their fraternity.
last night a Form 1 boy asked me whether I
knew what a notepad was, to which I said
amazing and free," he said.
could they give free ? " I asked.
I was told that it was a software. You see
progress and knowledge leaps, not a slow
snail moves. I think that if I were to sit
for the UPSR exam I will fail with a
01/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
DECEMBER AND JANUARY
CHARACTER OF THE WORLD
We have just stepped in into December, a
month of enormous spending that will
continue until January. It is time for for
the renewal of my road tax and the crazy
mandatory insurance accompanying it. For a
couple of old cars I have to spend more than
RM600. Then just now I received a reminder
from the Radio Authority of my ham radio
station license fee of RM240. The rate
annual payment to the City Board is almost
RM400, a new land assessment tax for my late
wife's and my own is nearly RM1K.
Immediately I have to settle the road tax
and the radio license fee. Lucky I have a
small pension to meet those demands. Even
the poor have to pay the land tax and the
rate. When people computed the BR1M the poor
received they did not deduct these
compulsory incurrence, the utility bills and
the transport expenditure. My neighbour
whose household income of about RM12K
received the annual vote payment. I don't.
My life is becoming worst under Najib than
under any other :Prime Minister. I thought
Mahathir was the worst ever. never to expect
the worse thing to happen, killing at least
half of the population day by day,
cheating and lying to them, threatening of
what will happen if the Chinese were to rule
while robbing their money and selling the
country to China.
The high income group would not feel the
pinch of the rising cost. They can afford to
pay. The UMNO, MCA and MIC's warlords even
shared the 1Mdb money. Lately even the PAS
leaders suddenly became wealthy and spent
the money they grabbed which fell from the
sky. What do they know of our hardship, of
common people's strive to make the ends
matter what Najib does to put those
government servants to temporary relief by
helping them to pay all the loans in return
for votes, it will not change the fate of
this nation and the future of the coming
generation. The Malays will become the herd
of cattle with UMNO warlords with whips on
their horses working under their Towkey
bosses. Already thousands of the Malay young
people are losing their jobs, took to drugs
trying to find sanctuary, becoming a wild
low class gangsters that will do anything
for fifty ringgit.
When there was flood in Penang they howled
like dogs but when it happens in their land
they tried to hide the news.
What is December or January to them. It is
the time for them to make money by rising
taxes and prices of essential products
citing other countries of doing so. Our
previous prime Minister also faced the same
situation but never made the poor poorer.
Excitingly enough the lawmakers were
lamenting that they are poorer than the poor
We the Muslims were reminded of the verses
from the Holly Book that when the end of
time is near, the bad people are adored as
the good and the good people are condemned
Najib is right when he says that behind the
success of a husband is his wife. He admits
that it has been his wife that had made him
as he is. He sucks and squeeze. The DOJ says
he is a thief. The former World Bank chief
calls him a crook. I won't want a man with a
wife that that who spoils her husband,
giving us a colossal economic problem. He
sells our souls and sovereignty away without
admitting it and without knowing it. But God
has shown us that PROTON is now known as
BAO TENG. It means a lot of things if you
think about it.
01/12/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Lately I have been watching a lot of Youtube
video footings, many of them are sure real
clips showing many things about life and
people. Like those who provide free forums
to the people of the world to study their
thoughts and culture, we too can study the
world through the Youtube and the Facebook.
Among the myriads of topics there is one
about thefts, robbers and desperate people.
All over there are desperate people
regardless of their skin color and their
creeds, or their ranks and positions.
Criminal minds do not spare anybody. Even a
world leader can be a gangster and a
mind and the face, and the twilight end of
the day where our age is pulling us near the
edge of the world where the sun is setting
will make use becoming more and more
vulnerable. While we are rotting and our
mind is seeimg fuzzy things, we always
forget that we are getting old. We fall to
the people's views rather than factual truth
of our countenance. When people say that we
are young then we are happy to believe that
we are young. People will praise of our
beautiful look and our slim body, and how
gorgeous we look like.
There are old women, looking old but
amazingly very sweet and adorable. The face
is fresh and hidden the beauty of Mona
Lisa's smile. I saw these kind of women all
over the world. They cool our hearts and we
forget all our miseries.
Chinese lady said in a conversation that to
be fat is easy but to be thin is hard lest
we are strike by some sort of cronic disease.
But fatness and obesity is not a natural
thing to happen. It is more than YOU ARE
WHAT YOU EAT.
WRITING COMPUTER CODES
TRY TO WIN
I am never
a computer programmer in a real sense of a
word, not trained in this discipline to be
called one, though I developed numerous
applications for my own use and helping
friends to run their businesses using a
specially designed software. I taught myself
simple BASIC programming languages, the low
class BASIC and Visual Basic.
application was written about 15 years ago
at the age of 55. I am getting too old and
too tired to force my corroded mind to think
anymore. The software shown below is only a
reminiscence of the past, found in my old
broken closing leaf of my Acer. One Acer was
taken to a repair shop which rejected it.
logging system written around 2002. I quit
using it as I have not been active on the
air these days.
confine myself to this blog rather than
looking at my programs. This isn't taxing my
brain so much like checking the flaws on a
few thousand lines of codes. I have to add
and delete lines to suit the different
Windows platforms. What run on XP cannot run
on Windows7. Even XP on different mother
boards rejects the same program. When I
bought a used laptop and asked for Windows
XP, the shop told me that it was a Vista
board. I can't even install and run VB6
properly. The DATA control could not pick up
All I can say Microsoft is
making life very difficult for many millions
of us. One has to be creative enough to work
out with an almost impossible task.
Of course, as far as
database is concerned, I would conclude that
MySql database is of much better choice. But
yesterday when I tried to install MySql
server again I was very fuzzy how to go
about it. It look me a long time to
configure how to install and create a
database and re-install the backup into it.
I always mind myself that
this is the only pay to kill the boring time
27/11/2017 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Many may have forgotten Maradona The Hand of
God, in the final of World Cup soccer
tournament when Maradona's goal was by his hand,
unseen by the referee, and the victory went
Everybody says that winning is winning,
whether by cheating, killing or corrupting.
There is no gentlemanly procedure in war. Do
what you may as long as you win the war.
Honestly and sincerity have been met with
snubs these days. Good people have always
been a victim.
There is no shame and no feeling of guilt
in cheating, lying and corrupting as long as
one can survive. For money some individuals
would make their wives and daughters
prostitutes. For power a Muslim is willing
to eat pork, murdering and lynching his
It is a lust beyond morality, and no
available words to describe such a filth,
worse than a Satan, no feeling as a wild
dismal beast. The Chinese tries to
describe such a person as "not a man
and not a ghost."
They celebrate the winning as if they are
popular, bragging and praising themselves, and
even go to the extend of insulting the
Merciful God that the winning is a reward
What really happen is their demeanours have
tainted the good name of Islam. Islam has
never condoned cheating, corrupting,
murdering, lying and stealing. Neither
swaggering and bragging are very much hated. Yet those
abhorrent practices have become a norm.
Would anybody dare to come clean, and play a
game without corrupting and cheating but with a pure skill
Millions and billions have been stolen and
hijacked to mainly for corruption just to
win. Dare they
fight with their clean hands ?
PAS HAS SEEN
GOD IN NAJIB ?
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
Top- Nash and
Below - the
most recent picts
the good buddies
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.