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 Somebody is not cut for marching


Have you always been to countries beyond your shore ? Today, travelling and holiday trips are common features of our society. The most handy stuff everyone carries with them is the cell-phones. A few carries iPads. While I was in a bus in Spain I talked back to friends at home and sent them pictures that I captured on the move. A few using Skype to communicate with their kids and grand children. No wonder a university friend of mine was laughing at me and asked me to throw away ham radio. "Tell me in what way ham radio is better then the modern world wide web ?"

I think in a way he was right. Even today take the amateur radio operators of the world and investigate their time spent on the social media and radio communication ? The superiority of internet technology over the radio is beyond comparison. The other day I called a grab car. As the taxi moved I could see him where he was. And on the Whatapp similar facility is also available. I asked myself 'why I need the APRS for ? ' And the need to use RTTY, AMTOR, FACTOR etc when messages can be sent across the world just by typing ? Send now and nano seconds later it can be read by the recipients on the moon and other galaxies.

The answer is simple. It is a matter of taste. If you find sending message through digital mode suit you then go with it. The millions who love to use the WWW then let them enjoy themselves with this style. My radio has the digital modes but I just ignore them.

I spent about 99% of my communication time on WWW. Once in while I would go on the radio to call CQ on Morse codes for a kick. It is something different that not everyone knows. It provides a satisfactory feeling and the feeling of personal achievement. It is not a technology but it is a code. And it is also not for comparison.

Which traveller would choose to leave his/her smart-phone at home ? Which ham radio operator would bring his rig along during the trip ?

06/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


Most of the Malays do try to support the Malay Business. I did so just out of pity especially the poor goreng pisang woman near the Siamese temple at Jalan stadium. Even on food alone there are so many stalls and vendors, yet we chose to go to a particular stall for the same reason. But I found that some businessmen, Malay or Chinese, are thinking that they are giving their services and helping the customers whom they thought will be suffering without them. A few are high handed and arrogant.

I am sure there are many other people who are like me, having the sincere hearts and hope to see their business flourish. I do not hesitate to move somewhere else if they think they are popular and wealthy enough and people would be begging from them despite the show of their poor attitudes. And when they were facing the closure problems they started to blame the people for not supporting them.

My most recent bad experience is with a food restaurant that I have been frequenting for more than 50 years. The towkey is Majeed who is now in India leaving his two sons and a few workers, all from India. I was quite friendly to one son by the name of Mansoor. I always brought souvenirs and even shirts for him. Within these few months I made key-chains with with his image for him, his daughters and his driver. I did not charge a cent for him and the daughter,

Last week I bought a kilo of prawn for his workers to eat costing RM45. And I bought a kilogram for me and asked Mansoor to keep for later consumption. I would ask him to fry when needed. Mine was big enough, 15 prawns altogether. I did not count what I presented to him but they were a little smaller than mine.

It was yesterday when I asked him to fry my share. But I noticed the prawn's size were very much   smaller than the ones I handed to him. I asked about the change in the sizes. "Cikgu, I don't cheat you...bla bla bla..." I didn't argue. I knew he was a very dishonest and selfish man. Would I mind ? I have somewhere else to go for my usual breakfast and have been regular to this place for two years now.

And the other one is a Radio supplier in Kuala Lumpur. I was looking at an advertisement and noticed a radio that costs RM2.35K. I sent a message saying I needed the radio as  fast as possible and asked for the bank account. After two days I reminded them about my request. In the evening I got a phone call telling me that the price was RM2.5K. I asked whether the transceiver is in stock. There was a positive answer and the voice said he would send me the bank's information.

After receiving the account number, I made a transfer. I remember the staff told me the radio would be ready either by Thursday or Friday. A couple of days later I Whatsapped asking for the status. The reply didn't sound friendly "I did not not say it will be ready by Thursday or Friday but I said that we will order by Thursday or Friday. Today my boss is busy. So we will order next week..."

I posted back saying that my intent was just to support the shop. If the supplier could not attend to the customer might as well return my money so that I could buy it somewhere else. And the money was banked in.

You see, I also adhere to my own principal, "the money is mine...the good is yours...if you don't want to sell done.." This is a Malay vendor.

The prawn story made me believe that one cannot trust a man just because he is a Muslim, a Haji or a clerick.

A sombong, arrogant and selfish person will somehow falls. I truly believe it as I have seen it happens verily in front of my eyes, not one nor two, but too many of them. Serve them right.

05/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


It is a craze now among the amateur radio operators erecting antenna towers up to 70 or 100 feet. We talk about it over lunch and dinner among us, about the sophisticated yagi and other exotic system. I did not feel jealous, sad or happy about it for my heart isn't in venturing DX transmission anymore. I have a hard time thinking of where to fly my drone. Surely I could not travel hundreds of miles away for videoing distant places.

Last night while discussing towers and the antenna systems we touched a little on the cost factor. Constructing a rotary with aluminium rod would be near to RM300, the coax cable is about RM350. A tower could be up to RM3K. In the old days only a handful could afford towers. Today it looks like that there will three out of ten operators will be putting up towers.

Not many have skills to construct the piece. At the moment the radio hobbyists are lucky to have ironsmiths who are amateur radio operators themselves. According to one that many people desire to have a tower to himself but would hesitate when hearing of the price. In Perlis alone the number beat the whole of Malaysia in the yester years. This is the present trend.

Not me. You want to give me a free one, I don't want it. But if you give me a 40 foot bamboo, I will be very happy to accept it. A 40 foot dry bamboo will be very light to hoist it vertically up single handed by any old man. The late 9M2AT had wanted to give me a three element yagi but I declined it, That's why There is nothing in me that pushes me for the tower.

I estimated there would be about 200 towers by the end of 2018 in Malaysia. I won't be surprise if the number exceeds a few thousands.

Importing them is of course a big hassle while the local builders are too limited. Those who start now will reap the benefit of the price and facility. There could be a situation where when we have the money but we don't find the goods. I am certain the import materials would be at least double the local made stuffs. Our local manufacturer and the radio enthusiasts have shown the world of our capability of hitting European stations with the 59+ and 599 signal with only 50 watts.

Those who invest on the antenna system have reaped the rewards and have encouraged others to follow their footsteps.

05/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


It may not be true. But it is in my belief as I see it in my way.

When we say Najib is pawning the country away to the Chinese the whole bunch of UMNO guys defended him. And I have been saying that anything that touched by Najib will turn into a mud. The last Zahid admitted that he had to comply with the request of the Chinese on the ECRL matter. These two leaders thought they could hoodwink the Chinese. They are real in a deep shit now. And they are trying to hide their treacherous doings under the Fake news law. What concerns the Malaysians most is the giving and selling of land to China. What do these Malays tend to gain to hide all their dealings with the Chinese. Bashah had to answer whether he leases Langkawi to the Chiunese. I wonder even Boon Siew would sell his Langkawi's land to China.

When we say and talk of China's design, it was the UMNO chief who would quickly jumped forward to defend any hideous intent. One UMNO chieftain came up with 'why make so much noise...we have been a vassal state of China before...If China wants us they would have taken us 600 years ago...." There were talks of Trengganu fishermen being chased away by the Chinese navy. The Chinese media published about China still demand the Bandar Malaysia. Najib had said that The Forest City wasn't even on Johor's land.

Najib will bow to China for sure. Tiong Lai is asking the Chinese to come back to MCA as the party has done much in drawing China's mainland to support the local Chinese and will ensure their security.

Najib can never win against the Chinese. Never. He is so very scared of China now, ether he is too dependent on them or he knows the gun is pointing at his head. Militarily the Chinese is superior over the Malaysians. And now they are at the strategic point; Lumut, Sabah, Port Dickson, Melaka and Pahang with a 7 kilometer wall in Kuantan itself. Malaysians weren't even told about the military agreement we made but exposed by the Western media. Najib can never read the Chinese mind. All what he sees is Chinese money to relief him and the country from a gigantic burden. He himself had said '...don't make the Chinese angry else they will withdraw....the Chinese brings in prosperity. Yet he was telling Trump that Malaysia will help the United States to make the country better again.

Our fear have become true day by day. UMNO leaders are being pinned. Worst are to come.

Let me tell you that it is the Malays who are burying the Malays. It is the Malaysian Muslims who help in this massive suicide. I wonder whether Zahid Hamidi has any worry at all about the Chinese grand design. One local Chinese said 'Najib kena kau kau now over the ECRL....' This is the way we it. Najib should not take things for granted because it can cost us the disappearance of the Malay race.

We used to hear the phrase MARUAH BANGSA, the honor of a race. We can never attained the standard of MARUAH  BANGSA if we continue to be dependent on the others. Our total lives will be beggars all the way till our last day.

05/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


To the old timers the existence of the local amateur radio shops are great blessing for us. A lot of us had to struggle to look for a a decent transmitter when we first obtained our tickets. The nearest we could get was from Singapore and the hassles of bringing one home was very tiresome. There wasn't even cables and coaxial plugs. I got a second hand FT101 from a fellow amateur. Coaxial plugs were given by hams from Penang. And the cable from Eshee and Eshee got them from 9M6MA, the written off used units.

For a long period our source was from Singapore. And that people were fluting with all sort of laws.

When I discovered that there are several shops in the country are supplying the communication equipments, I found that it was indeed a heaven. It cuts the usual hassles by almost 100%. We can forget about the import permit and spending money to make a trip to the Southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia. At the same time we are supporting the local vendors.

I don't mind if the price is a little higher than somewhere else.

Some of you prefer the cheaper homebrewed equipments from Indonesia. I bought one table microphone with a compressor but it was as good as useless. I won't want to take risk with a transceiver if there are factory mounted components around. I would have to trust Yaesu or Icom more than the unknown brand.

I would recommend a new comer to buy an antenna tuner as well for it saves a lot of time and energy when we are going on several bands with a single antenna like G5RV. There is no need for a kilowatt liner amplifier which may angered your neighbours. The local supplier has the tuner, CW keyers, coaxial plugs, coaxial cables and even the antenna. But  tuner is never a cheap stuff though you can only find a couple of coils and capacitors inside it.

Of course they may not have the type of rig that you want. Then you can always look for alternatives suppliers even from overseas.

What an amateur has to think most is about the antenna that he is going to use. each person must have his own target and solution. I have been with a dipole for centuries. I started with a bamboo mast and cutting a wire using the formula 462/frequency, cut the coax to the multiple of quarter wavelength, and went all over the globe with only 50 watts. Remember the bandwidth is also a factor of the wire diameter.

If you don't want to cut your own you buy from One or Wave communications.

Good luck.

04/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


Predictions began  since mankind acquired reasons and common sense. In other words it is a guess as to what will happen in the future time. It has not been a scientific method as to what people currently predict about whether basing on what they see in the sky with satellites and sensors. But the predictions were base on the insight. Any such accuracy would make us think they are prophetic and divine in nature.

I always predict the future, not through an insight or with the help of technology but merely a feeling of happening due to the human behaviours.

Here are some of my predictions that will happen;

1. When PAS is wiped out of Kelantan and many other places Hadi Awang will be very happy. To appease the PAS members he will talk about the fate and the divine design of the God Almighty. Winning is not important but unity is.

2. On the election day you will see busses ferrying people to vote in many places from point A to point B to point C. They will be paid with the handsome amount. And will end at the attractive places in the evening like Padang Besar or beautiful beaches before sending home.

3. Any protest or accusation of election cheatings will be charged under Fake News law.

4. BN will win and they will declare on the popular vote.

5. A short time after that there will be a rise of GST, cost of living continue to shoot up and the rates and other taxes will be increased. Again God will be blamed for all the difficulties face by the citizens.

In fact I have made predictions before GE13 and all came true. That was put in the Facebook. The cyber trooper or the strong supporters of UYMNO who had been debating with now seem to disappeared from the time after the GE13 till now. I learned many of the UMNO people are suffering more than the opposition. Those who voice their critics were people who were economically sound and could cope up with the increasing cost of living. Many can afford to buy a RM750 houses, while the UMNO supporters continue to live in the flats and terrace houses.

And of course my final prediction is the Malays will be a third class citizen in the future under Najib and UMNO.

04/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


How fast does it takes a news to travel ? With the modern technology it takes less than a second. It is hard to distinguish the veracity of the new info received at times while in some we can dismiss them instantly.


The above article is not a minute by minute live event but a view a writer just made up from his observation. He picked up from a newspaper but the paper is not a government's spokesman. The last picture was obviously carries a fake ideas. Both US and the Chinese leaders did not point their fingers at Najib.

I don't believe the article as I know it is with bad intention. But I do not believe Najib and his ministers words themselves. Everyone is talking about money, about millions here and millions there, which they should have been given long ago even before the eve of the elections. What I know the nation will be getting worse and the poor Malays will be the most to suffer. And I never like the way Najib bribes to win. Najib only cares about himself, not his party nor the nation. To me this is the first world's leader in history who bragged and boasted about his own greatness. Islam forbids this.

If he cares about UMNO and the nation, he would have resigned instead of making war with his own people.

I think it is not Najib has no shame to been as the emperor with invisible dress but it is the fear that haunted him most. He will do anything at all to make sure he will not go to jail. But it is just a nightmare that will never happen even if he decides to rest.

02/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

US-CHINA WAR - only my view

The US-China clash won't be the old conventional war, deploying military personnel and tanks. The Star-War weapons began in 1980's and now it is 2018. The time was long enough to undergo nano-seconds technological progress. In the 80s already lather beam destroyed airplanes and tanks. They are in the sky now and could neutralize all the North-Korean missiles immediately as they are fired.

What prevent the US attack on North Korea and Iran is not the fear of unexpected retaliation by a little conscience and humanity left. It is about the total destruction of the innocent children, men and women. Moreover these enemies hope both can have economic benefit through patient and negotiations. China is aggressively expanding her trade territory at the same time checking the American fleets around this region and the Indian ocean.

However, if there is some mishaps somewhere and the war is declared, places outside China will be bombed by the American new weapons are Kuantan, Port Dickson, Melaka, Sabah, and Lumut. Within 2 weeks China's arsenals on the mainland will be banished and paralyzed.

It might be said that the Chinese defence is in obscurity. The United States does not take for granted and simply underestimate her. There are millions of Chinese Americans as well of China Chinese. There was a Chinese lady scientist who went missing after her success in levitation 'alien technology' vehicles, unknown whether she went back to China or murdered. The Chinese scientists may have developed their own stare-war weapons.

The Chinese have acquired a myriad of advance technology known to the Americans.

At the moment if the war breaks out between them I predict that it will take less than a month to end and the map of Pahang, Sabah, Melaka and Perak will be changed.

China does not like war as she is already gaining much land and money from Southeast Asian countries, Pakistan, Sri Langka, Maldives and African countries without going to war. They are using a different weapon trying to extend themselves even as far as Australia. Maldives prefer China to India, nearing itself to the island of Diego Garcia.

I am sure China will make attempts to buy the West with money as many of the Americans and British are corruptible.

02/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


If Najib is good and honest with the people he would have given them things he promises in his election campaign. He had put them in a very difficult economic situations by taking away subsidies and spin words over them but on the eve of the election he told the people if BN wins he will give this and that. A good leader won't do such a dirty thing, trying to cheat people by lucrative offers and promises only now. He had said almost the same thing before GE13 but the promises were never carried out.

If he is honest he would have given things to appease the rakyat 2,3,4 or before the election time. BUT he boasted that all the previous leaders dared not impose the GST. He is telling the people GST will not be halted and that there had been a hint that it will be raised to 26%. He frightened the people that without GST the country will be ruined.

We have been without the GST for decades and with the subsidies again. Why ? Because we used the money wisely for the benefit of the nation. I know that Najib has been paying a lot of money to enhance and to save himself to foreign lawyers, consultants, advisors and even individuals. He is a strong believer that CASH IS KING. If Najib is honest he won't utter the words "...if we win, you will get..." He would have given it long ago.

He truly has a gigantic fear of losing. And he wants to win not to save UMNO but to make sure he will not dwell in a dreaded incarceration. All these need money. Before China where did he take the money ? How much did he pay to individuals to write rosy pictures on Malaysia and himself ? Free ? The payments were so huge that GST itself is insufficient unless he increases it or doing something else. China came in to fill the holes of 1Mdb.

The worst thing in his life and of ours is that he defended China, allow the Chinese naval power to master our sea and ports, giving away land to the Communist. Security wise no country would ever strip it's own defence under any circumstances.  And the UMNO people are blind enough not to see the Chinese design even at the early stage.

If UMNO wants to win clean without having to cheat at all, is to push Najib out and let him rest with his spouse for good.

I thought Maharhir was bad enough during his tenure, that nobody could excel him. But now it turn out that there is a specie that I have never seen before in this country who enslaved the people, cheat and lie to them constantly, made them pay for higher prices, abolish subsidies, giving away our sovereignty without realizing it, being ridiculed by many countries on 1Mdb woe and being called a thief, a crook and a kleptocrat. He inflicted a very severe mental injury on most of us.

You can wonder how much Najib is willing to spend to make sure the covert investigation of the murder of Kevin Morais, Najadi, PI Bala and Altantuya. Whether he was involve or not, direct or indirectly, there is always a fear.

Taking all the sum of money spent to save oneself really can make our country go bankrupt or sold away to foreigners.

But by design I know BN will win.

It is the people who will suffer. The worst will follow. Najib and Rosmah will be save.

PAS will say that it is fated by God.

31/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


The affairs of Malaysia is very palatable in the whole wide world. Almost everyone follows the story about the 2.6 billions that went into Najib's account. People put bits and pieces together and came out with their own accounts. The Thais likened Najib to Pinocchio. The former World Bank manager called Najib a Crook. The Korean media broadcast news on Rosmah's greed and the expensive diamonds. The words we spewed, the contradictions we made, the people we arrest and now the Fake News laws. At least the Asian leaders are more polite and show respects to our leaders.

If our pictures are blazoned and the world saw Noh Omar was sleeping in parliament what do you think the world be thinking of our law makers ? Surely China and USA would want to know Noh's educational level and all of his school's records. Being a leader is one, but having no shame in the eyes of the world make Malaysia a country full of political jesters.

Already at the start of Fake News Law the world is saying it is made just for one man, Mr Najib, and the government of Malaysia will declare that all the news about Najib and Rosmah are fake. And the penalty was more stringent than rape as some people pointed out. Government can create Fake News but the real and the truth are all fake if they are related to crimes and corruptions of the government.

I think there are enough people who regard Hadi Awang, Najib Razak, Apandi Ali as shameless, immoral and even criminals. Amanat Hadi would categorize him under a terrorist group and until today he speaks like one, condoning the crime of stolen money. No normal thieves can be free of incarceration even if he returned the stolen goods. And now Najib is telling the world that the Chinese give money to Malaysia without any obligation. The worlds are not fool. UMNO members may be.

What the world could not see is how Najib corrupt the voters to vote for BN. Money was spent for the free trips by busses. All paid for. People in debts are cleared in their debts if they vote for UMNO, Students entering higher learning collected special monetary gifts, public were invited for free meals. The world know of the postal votes that almost all are voting for UMNO. If we count all the postal votes they are hundred times more than the postal voters.

To Najib what is fake that the event of happening is not seen. He asked Dr Lim Liong Sik to proof that he stole the EPF money that went into his account. When people accused UMNO of giving money to spend PAS asked the proof of the event.  But I would claim that I know the money was not transferred through the bank. Cash was given to PAS and PAS hurriedly looking for ways to finish the stacking of millions in the room.

Things that are not seen do not mean they did not happen. Nobody see our father having sexual intercourse with our mother. That did not mean they id not f***k each other.

Azlina's defence of the Fake News Law to stop storied on MH370 and about pork in MacD. Isn't it very lame ? Does she think the world would buy it ? There is another fake news I would want her to know that the fishermen from Trengganu was chased out when they were in Malaysian waters by the Chinese navy.

You see our nose will not grow like that of Pinocchio as we are telling lies each day. Najib and Rosmah should have some shame. The world is looking at them.

And the locals have been asking about the lies from the government ? We all remember well how one Melayani was brought in to discredit Sarawak Report and to say everything reported was a lie. And as time passed they came out to be true. Didn't Najib say he did not know Jho Lo ? And before China came in Mahathir always asked show us the money. Najib said it was in Singapore bank. Singapore denied it. He came up with the word UNITS. They don't have the money but they have the units.

What a joke till today no legal action is taken on WSJ and DOJ and those others who called Najib a THIEF, Kleptocrat and a crook ? And didn't we read somewhere the law is going to be applied to foreigners ? Azlina should go and tell WSJ and DOJ on their faces that they will be slammed with fake news law, impose a fine of RM500,000 and jail them for 5 to 10 years. Some might suggest that Malaysia should send a team of gangsters and Mafia to put them in a tin of cemented drum.

It is true that people do create unfounded stories. If our police is so excellent to find Anwar's DNA in Saiful's anus a few month's later, it wouldn't be difficult to look for the person who create the fake news. Didn't Najib sue a few persons for coming up with fake news stories ?

30/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


Why lament over the present fate of Malaysia Ham radio. What is it to identify it from the other radio hobby. One of you might say RAE. Why talk about something which is not relevant to the radio ? Users do not even know what and how a balance modulator work and would not be able to explain sampling. Yet thousands of people are on the air now without RAE.

I remembered arguing with senior hams of the future of the hobby when they popped up with new philosophies on quantity over quality. They want Malaysia to have millions of radio operators in order to be at par with other nations.   They wanted to be the champion and a leader.

Ham radio had been a grand hobby for centuries. The members created the standard and it's exotic nature sustaining it's position. The path towards becoming a ham was hard and challenging. The fittest survived. The identity of Ham Radio was clear and well dictated. It is synonymous to Morse codes. Morse rpresent identity and never touched on relevancy. I always relate it to religions; Koran to Islam and Bible to Christians. And CW to Ham Radio. I will always stand by my believe.

The path starts with getting to know people in ham radio. And he becomes a SWL. In some countries SWLing is mandatory to apply for a ticket. It is from here one will learn the SOP, terminology and ethics. And RAE by essay writing in English are further hurdles. There is no guessing like the multiple choice. A 7 year old kid will not get zero in the test in the present day test system. Uneducated and rogue lots could be filtered out. Then the hardest that needs resilience, patient, discipline and self organizing is learning Morse codes. It is a character building tool. Having passed and overcoming the security check, one has to be on CW for one year before he is able to come on phone. It is a systematic protocol depicted by it's own flowchart.

Today the whole system breaks into pieces in most of the countries. In Malaysia the 'no-code hams have wrested almost every aspect of amateur radio and chasing the old hams in away. The attack on code-hams intensify mainly on matter of mental prowess and ability. No old ham fought back bur rather moving away to a new world, keeping in touch among them through the Whatsapp group.

It is a good sign that the young Malaysian enthusiasts are gearing themselves towards becoming ham operators. It is the duty of the old hams to assist them when asked, to provide helps and guidance without pecuniary gain. Many do not know the very basic of starting and ending a QSO  like how many time to call CQ or CQDX, to mention 'de' followed by their call sign and either to use only 'AR' , 'K' or 'AR K'. I also found that they just stopped without passing back following the call signs-mentioned procedure and 'K'. At least the MCMC can take the initiative for a few hour briefings. I am really concerned about the subject matter as to maintain the hobby as a high standard and systematic in nature.

I think the MCMC can start to invite all the new 9Ms stations and those 9Ws with intentions to work on the mode to be at the office in the coming CW test or whenever it is deemed convenient. There will be  many experience hams who will make themselves available in the briefing and the workshops after the examination is over.

What say the MCMC ?

29/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


Blue water is one of the rare places in my state

Lake Darul Aman-still low flying

Pendang Resort

This lady was never wrong to say that drone is not for an old man like me. It is a challenge for a 71 year old man to play around with. But I did not hunt for the machine for the machine's sake. It is not like flying a kite to pass my time. It is the aerial photography that interest me most. Without the video capture capability I won't have spent a lot of money for it.

It is imperative for a photographer to be well proficient in drone flying, for close shot. Drone without sensors tend to crash against the objects near to it. My drone does not have all the sides sensors. I dare not dare to fly for a close shot. A regular and constant practice is required to attain the skill.

Having captured a video I need to produce it into a presentable clip for viewing. This is also another challenge; the search for the software, learning how to use it and executing it for the final production. Young people are more energetic in looking for a suitable application. You have to try and test each one of them. It really taxed our time.

I finally settled for a free software that comes a bundled with MacBook Pro, called the iMovie. So I worked my movies on this program. My first few videos were my experiments and learning to fly. I was always scared to fly above 150 feet. But as time went by I braved myself and leaped higher and higher.

Videos must be short for public viewing. A clip of 3 to 4 minutes would be suffice and avoid boredom. But I made a long delayed movie, as I wanted to observe what was below.

One of the clips that I realized of it's rareness in existence in our area is Blue Water. I flew it abiut higher than than the lake Darul Aman. As for the later I could not cover the whole complete lake. It would have been more spectacle if I could climb to 1000 feet or so. Our rule allows us to fly only at the maximum altitude of 400 feet. 

If you want to see more of my videos just check in the Youtube and type man4855 in the search engine.

Besides I also made movies using my normal handycam. The video below is sent by a friend I met in Maldives and I edited for the Youtube posting, mixed it a little of my own.


We would not boast of our virility. But we can boast of our amazing survival rate for we could take care of our future much better than the younger people. Says Pua Chu Kang ," Don't play play aahh"

 27/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


A teacher who claimed to do his PHD didn't even know how to mention Budi Otomo. We were all laughing at his other follies. Later we came to know about certificates from online universities and the term ghost writers. In other words there are fake degrees. And there are also quake doctors.

As I observe the people of calibre are never fear of facing problems and hardships. I have seen lawyers and PHD holders and other engineers who sat for the Morse test and passed with flying colors. It immediately created doubts in me once such a high esteem persons are giving stream of excuses when asked to prove their mental prowess.

I would accept that age factor could hinder many things. But if that is the limit then there is no ethical and moral season to beat about the bush to ask for a higher position and status. Though corruption has become a norm in this country, let it not seep into the amateur radio world. What is so special about a person to ask for a licence A without having to sit for the Morse test, while others had to flock hard and sacrifice their time and money to follow the regulation.

I love to ask a PHD holder as to the field of his expertise. It is not to know the depth of his knowledge but to know whether his PHD is a fake one or he obtained it by a dubious mean.  Titles, big names, wealth and doctorates do not impress all people at all the time but their qualitative output and behavioural patterns do matters.

There are several hams who were in the United States as workers and students, who sat for RAE and Morse test and obtained the US license. When they returned home they sat for both of the test again and got the Malaysian tickets. They did not ask to reciprocate because they are NOT guests of this country. They are the citizens of this land. The MCMC must learn the philosophy of reciprocity and understand the concept of guest treatment.

If one can maneuver to get one thing into his possession it may indicate that one can maneuver to get other things too, like a liar will always lie even at his death bed.

Remember, wealth, position, qualification, tall antenna, a million dollar transceiver and working satellites is not a passport to get a free class A ticket. Such a privilege can be conferred to the Head of states, the Agong and the Prime Minister.

The authority must not be seen as corrupted or abusing of it's power.

21/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof



I put on an eyeglass since 1964 and restored my visions without it in 2018 by doing cataract operation. It was about 54 years ago. I am a changed man now, transformed from a handsome young man to an ugly old dog, with a totally different look and deteriorating energy and mobility. And I do not look at the mirror anymore. My last eye operation done was on the last 26th February 2018, barely less than a month. I thank God for allowing me to see the world again with my naked eyes. I know that my days are numbered























Our tradition says that if you are on the verge of death table there comes a moment when your vision comes to clarity and your memory goes back since childhood days and you can remember fantastic things.

I realize that I am right on the spot.

I enjoy the glassless sight for quite a number of years, not only seeing the environment around me but also of exotic places in the world like Turkey, Balkan states, Japan and Maldives.

For show of style I can still don eyeglass without power, which is always available in hyper-market for as low as RM5. In fact a couple of weeks ago I had had a spyglass on, without power, but has a camera within it. I was naughty enough at my age to photograph some beautiful young girls at a fast food restaurant. It was all just for the fun of it.

White hair, dark spots on my face, and wrinkles have become part of me. I do not want to bother with them. There is no point for anyone to spend a fortune just to look young after reaching 60. It made people laugh and giggle. Some people look like the actors and actresses of the Chinese opera.

I am really amaze at people who can still recognize me with or without spectacles. Even with my dark glasses they accosted me. Sun glass at least protects me from the glare of the bright light especially after the eye operation.

Paradoxically one would be putting an eyeglass as one grows older not the vice versa. Whereas I donned it when I was young and put it away at the older age.

Spectacles talk about vision. Some says 20-20 is a perfect vision. The vision does not come from the mere eyes. It is the mental state that has the ability to analyze the future. He sees and judges things around him. This is really a near perfect vision.

With or without a glass God let me see the same things. I see with my ear, mind and eyes. I do not fall to wild news and what people are telling me. When I see a bad apple I recognize one. I know which is real and which is fake. I can see a good and recognize the evil, a liar, a treacherous, a cheater.

But honesty is now fading. It hard extremely hard to find even one honest and a sincere person.

The people are losing their visions.




20/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof






19/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

as I see it-my view

There are several Malay politicians with the filthy mouths I really hate most. Either they are deliberate in spewing statements or having empty cells in their minds. Hadi Awang had been speaking like a terrorist since his 'Amanat' till now. But when come to money, every of his speech sounds like he is a diehard UMNO man. He has sold Trengganu and Kedah to UMNO and now he is selling Kelantan away.

Second in my list is Salleh Keruak. He even said that the seizure of the yacht was a fake news. And he defended Jho Taek Lo as if Jho Lo is his breadwinner and a father to the Melanau race. Keruak is not a Malay. He did not show any shame in blazoning his statement for the world to hear.

For Najib and Zahid to lie and deceive the Malays, it is not a surprise to me. But for a religious man who behaves erratically and talking for and like an UMNO strong man, it is a great puzzle. So much so when I look at Hadi, I do not see him as a man anymore. At times I was tricked to think that Satan appearance is just like this man.

Amanat Haji Hadi

“Saudara-saudara sekalian, percayalah. Kita menentang UMNO, bukan kerana nama dia UMNO. Kita menentang BN bukan kerana nama BN. Kita menentang dia kerana dia mengekalkan perlembagaan penjajah, mengekalkan peraturan kafir, mengekalkan peraturan jahiliyah. Oleh kerana itulah kita menentang mereka, oleh kerana itulah kita berjuang melawan mereka. Percayalah saudara-saudara, perjuangan kita adalah jihad, ucapan kita adalah jihad, derma kita adalah jihad dan kerana kita berjuang dengan puak-puak ini, kalau kita mati kerana berlawan ini mati kita adalah mati syahid, mati kita adalah mati Islam. Kita tidak payah masuk Yahudi, kita tidak payah masuk Kristian, kita tidak payah masuk Hindu, kita tidak payah masuk Budha, tetapi kita menjadi kafir dengan mengatakan politik suku agama suku”.


 As the head of PAS we could conclude what the party is now, a 360 degrees about turn, to praise and support UMNO, even to show love on MCA, the non-Muslim party that is anti Islam.

Now they are defending of the land alienation to China that if China wants to take Malaya she would have done 600 years ago. The gullible people might have wowed their arguments, assuming all people having the same thought at all time. Even their thinking differ from from their kids' thought. Different men from different time do not carry the same thought.

These forked tongues politicians are not cheating Mahathir or people who are awaiting for their death, but they are cheating their own race, the coming generations, who will suffer the fate of the current Palestinians, the Orang Asli, the Red Indians and all other natives of the world.

They are just stubborn and myopic. Politicians like Hadi are nothing more but the traitors to the nation and the people.

19/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


Playing with a drone is not a toy matter when we go for the mid and the top range. Each may cost us between RM3.5K to RM30K. It is not cheap. I always compute the opportunity cost of owning one. In case it goes missing or crashes, it means the money simply go down the drain. We simply cannot be careless when flying it. Some flew away by a simple error of not setting the home return correctly, or being blown by strong wind, battery drain as it flies too far. Only fools would fly their drones as to cause crash with air-planes or tall buildings.

My involvement with this little craft was not even 23 months yet. I have yet to learn plenty more on flying and photography techniques. And editing it to produce a good movie is not trivial either. It needs a software to do it. I cannot buy it as I do not own a credit card for the payment. But I finally realized that in my Macbook there is one called the I-Movie which comes free with the purchase of Apple Mac computer. Unfortunately version changes has also change the utility. A few functions may not exist in a new one.

That's not all. If you want to upload on the Youtube and put songs and music, you would not know which are copyrights and which aren't not. The Youtube provides free music. Some may not be appealing to us. We may like the evergreen oldies like Green Grass of Home or Love Story by Andy William. An old man like me will never like the rock music.

It is indeed quite a hassle from the start of flying a drone to the final clip production. Some song owners allow public viewing but with advertisement allowed condition.

I saw a few clips without song and music but the sound of the drone only.

I think it is not common for old folks to play around with the quad-copters. It is true that a lady friend told me that drone is not for old people to play with. Leave it to the younger people. And a few universitry students I met in Maldives were surprised when I mentioned I should have brought the drone along. They did not think a man as old as me to own a drone.

Actually drone is not my passion at all. I just love artistic scene and panoramic view. The spectacles is just like looking and admiring a beautiful lady. I wanted to try to capture aerial view of the earth and what's on it.  I finally do it.

17/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

as I see it-my view

There is nothing that we can do when we encounter with the ignorant, the the stupid and bad people. The ignorant and the stupid will vote and choose the bad people to be their leaders. The bad people will rob their earnings and sell the country behind their back. They are so selfish that they would not care what will happen to the people who vote for them. If anything happens they would fled the country carrying billions with them.

Let me pose a question on a very recent event; that the Swiss government confiscated about 400 millions of money that was said to be belong to 1Mdb. The government of Malaysia did not claim it. 1Mdb said said the money did not belong to them. Whose money is that ? Swiss had confirmed that it was a laundered money. And there is another question about the attempt to pay to DOJ to drop the 1Mdb investigation and the case. Why not Najib sued DOJ and other officials who called him 'a thief' and 'a crook' ? The bad people will be thinking how to twist and spin the case. The stupid and the ignorant will believe what the UMNO leaders will tell them.

Try to call Najib a thief in public and see what action will befell on you. Najib had sued several publications and even Lim Liong Sik over the matter to say that he is cool. And Ghani Patail was sacked and Kevin Morais was suspected murdered by a command. He is not that cool and just to ignore the world's accusation to his wrongdoings. A cool man will not mentioned the word 'your grandfather's head' with anger and emotional outburst. If you watch his speech on the TV you will know his true color and his real characters.

The stupid people give their earnings to Najib while living in a small abode and wearing cheap clothes. The money was donated away to foreign institutions and individuals to promote Najib's popularity. Millions were paid away to buy support and acceptance, using middlemen and consultants. They are happy to get a few dollars from Najib and pay more on their daily purchasing of essential goods and foodstuffs. Rosmah buys million dollar watch and these people can't even buy a hundred dollar time ware.

While many saw Najib was selling the sovereignty away to China only a few could see the poor fate of the country. Najib sees the money. UMNO sing the prosperity. People like me see the dark side of the Malay future. It is the end.

17/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


I went to pay my internet bill at the post office and requested for the renewal of my driving license for another 5 years. "Uncle it will expire in 2013," said the clerk after it's completion and my payment of more than RM150.

"I will die first before the license expires," said I. It is not only me who think of the near death. Mahathir repeatedly said the same thing, as he is already 92 and going 93. Dark spots already began to fill our faces, and wrinkles had begun to take shape. I asked myself whether Rosmah ever thought of death and growing old. I know she is above 60 though much younger than many of us. Nothing indicates that she realized of her ageing.

The lady clerk responded, "Uncle, there are young people who die first." Then I remember of a 31 year old Italian soccer play who had just passed away recently.

And I went to hospital this evening to visit a friend with multiple clots in his head. He is 56, much younger than me. Indeed the clerk was right.

Only if Rosmah had thought that she was old, the Malaysians would be far more at peace and living in tranquility. She believes that she is young and beautiful. Her needs are insatiable.

Many people are advising Mahathir to quit politics and rest as he is too old for all those. But nobody dare to tell Rosmah to stop being greedy as she is also is heading towards Mahathir's direction. And my direction too. It is true that at our dawn of life we ought to repent, to see back whatever we do wrong to God and to the people, and to give all back things that we steal or rob or plunder and appeal to the people for forgiveness. Remember when we die no amount of ornamental decoration, the world of wealth that we own will make us any better than the earth and the ashes. The grandeur would be over.

At the junction of heaven and hell God will ask you why did you support a thief and a robber. You will answer that you don't know. How could you have niot known when other people had told you but you arrogantly defied them. And Najib will wave at his people to join him in the hell together.

13/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


Is this fake ? This kind of stuffs will go deep into the world's history book. That's how Najib will be remembered by the rest of the World. While he is living, both of his wife and him will be seen as people without shame. Someone will examine what kind of man Najib is.


We have never thought that we could have a Prime Minister who is being investigated by the world of taking people's money. and own very expensive jewelries to beat even Emelda Marcos.

If these are all fake, slanders and defamation, it is of a great magnitude of lies that should not be allowed to happen. Najib and Rosmah must immediately take any form of actions against the perpetrators. Lee Kuan Yew once sued a foreign media that lied about him and won. The worst that Najib can do is to close US Embassy and declare war on the United States, Switzerland and probably Singapore. And the IGP, the police chief, should issue arrest warrants on those people including the former World Bank personnel who labelled our Prime Minister as a crook. MSNBC published the above footing on the Youtube with Najib and Rosmah's image on the fore.

Rosmah should not wait even for a day to act.

We are all waiting for the UMNO's war brigade to bombard US's bastion in Kuala Lumpur and burn down the building because of the great insult.

11/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


Whether Kuok was right or wrong, surely he had insulted the dead, Tun Abdul Razak. Because the dead knows nothing then the living must have to bear the insult, the son of Tun Abdul Razak. He is Majib Razak, the current Prime Minister who standing there right in the middle of a group of Chinese and Gerakan MCA who are defending the Sugar King. Being desperate for votes and to ensure of his victory Najib himself has to defend Kuok to appease the Chinese. It means Najib himself shows no respect towards his farther and the MCA members do not respect the Prime Minister.

It also means the Malays who are supporting Najib are in cohort with Kuok in insulting Najib's father. This is partly a form of comeuppance for Najib. And worst to come when once a book on Jho Lo is distributed worldwide for sale. It will further brought a disgrace and shame to him as his name, characters and the lie about 2,6 billion donation will be published.

The hate and murky relationships among the Malays will be worsened as Najib is banning BERSATU and suppressing the people. Distrust and hatred will grow, and the destructions befell the once peaceful race. Even now when PAS shows support of UMNO and the practice of corruptions and lies, the respects on clerics and Muslim preachers are dwindling. They are seen as evil, the Satan in Muslim robes.

It is not about Najib wins the election but about the end of the Malays under Najib, about the sale of Malaysia to China, about the disunity among Muslim Malays.

This is a real Najib who accept the insult on his father for the Chinese votes. Even if the MCA urinates on his face and shit at his backyard he will still smile and vow to them for the votes and re-election. His component party members love to see Najib in a great desperation.

Kuok may not mean to attack Tun Abdul Razak but to fire a shot at Najib himself indirectly, for  being unhappy with the whole of Najib's stun. If he did hate Tun Razak, he would have done it a long time ago. Najib has gone too far and too much. His spouse is the worst ever Prime Minister's wife in our history.

To many of us Najib is a shame.


10/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


This is a great time for Jho Lo, Apandi Ali and Najib to make money out of the oncoming book by two WSJ journalists on Jho Lo. I am sure the book will mention the 2.6 billion in our PM's account and about Apandi Ali's demeanour. It will have to contain all the fake information. All Najib has to do is to engage foreign lawyers and consultants either to sue both of them or buys all the books in the markets. And Jho Lo can ask Apandi to declare that Jho Lo is innocent and not a con-man, and accuse the WSJ of slandering and pin the junk paper to suffocation.

But the book will be release in September, a long time to go. Many people will die of various causes by that time. That may even include Mahathir. I am also sure that the book will be banned. Otherwise millions of copies will be sold here. Libraries in colleges and universities throughout the world will at least keep several in their shelves. Some may keep it in microfiche. What it means is that when one dies his filthy doings will live forever.

 09/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

a puzzle in my mind

It is a puzzle why the Malays in UMNO are defending Jho Lo whom they have not met, talked or even personally seen. Said Salleh Keruak, the Deputy Prime Minister and several other UMNO members are very vocal defending this man. If Najib, once had said, that he did not know Jho Lo, it means he has nothing to do with any fellow UMNO man whatsoever. Then the rule of common sense comes into effect. He has to be the buddy of Rosmah and Najib. Following the money trail by DOJ it proves the common sense was something a truth after all. What was written in the DOJ's report was a fact.

It is also a fact that 1Mdb paid twice to the IPIC, the false one and the real one. The Malaysian authority does nothing about this but we can be sure that the FBI will look into it, to find out about the false IPIC and again would trace the money trail. It is a fact that Najib took several months to reply to the question on where the money in his account came from, and he sacked his own Deputy for questioning about 1Mdb.

Then there was a story about Azees and 3 million ringgit. A Zenith firm sent Azees a letter claiming 3 million ringgit for consultancy's fees for the state's undersea tunnel project. Then the letter was retracted. The events raised the enigma again. It did not make sense for a big firm to deliver a letter and after Azrees making some noises the letter was withdrawn. Azees should have sued Zenith as the money involved was not small. Knowing Azees's relationship with Rosmah and the following events, the members of the public have to appeal to the common sense to know what's happen behind the curtain.

The real story of Najib's United States' visit was finally revealed. Najib boasted he was respectably and honourably invited by Trump and he was a close buddy of the President. Yet he had to find his own lodging and the White House announced about it and even said 1Mdb is an independent body. The former World Bank chief called him CROOK. He was called a Kleptocrat of the worst type. These are all facts. When he came home UMNO supporters welcome him as a hero and a statesman. And he boasted and swaggering in front of those people. They are using sentiments.

Is the statement that Najib is selling this country to China is a wild nonsensical guest accompanied by a deep sentiment ?

Let me presume that racial sentiment is high among the UMNO members on the DAP Chinese, and start my argument here.

The Malays and UMNO members who are anti-Chinese first vent their frustration against DAP. They even threaten the Chinese business community in Kuala Lumpur. Then the Chinese envoy went to the location where the Malays threatened a havoc. The Malaysian authority questioned the Chinese envoy about his visit.

What does this show ? It shows that China is willing to protect the local Chinese. And the local Chinese depend on China to save them from the reckless Malay politicians and hooliganism. MCA took a credit for it and for the relationship with China. Things went on, Malaysia signed a defence agreement with the Communist China. Kuantan, Lumut, PD and Sabah could be used by the Chinese navy. And in Kuantan 8 foot wall was built for 7 kilo-meters long. Najib defended the wall.

A Chinese university was built in Kuala Lumpur where thousands of students from China came to study. Najib is happy about it as it brings prosperity to the country.

Stealth projects that go to the Chinese spread. UMNO is trying to hide them from the Malays.

If UMNO says that DAP wants to rule then it means the Chinese wants to rule. With China's assistant the local Chinese stand stronger, strong enough to kick UMNO out.

It is therefore a mixture of facts, logic and common sense to say that Najib is selling the country away.

08/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


God is Great. That's what Allah Hu Akbar means. It is nothing strange and ever religion say God is Great. It is all about Apandi Ali and all those who prostrate to Najib and enhance him as akin to a Messenger of God. Apandi says the 1Mdb's money is intact, untouched and all are accounted for. And the rest follow suit and believing in the Prime Minister.

Those informed and have the ability to analyze events know Najib is very guilty. There have been attempts to bring those against Najib into incarceration, including the owner of Sarawak Report. believing that Money can buy everything Najib was said to bribe both of the American Presidents, Obama and Trump administration.

To declare that 1Mdb did no wrong, all monies were in order and Najib did no wrong, is now blazoning throughout the world who Apandi Ali and all of those Ministers are. The admittance of Reza Aziz is one of the explanations why Apandi Ali made the Audit Report on 1 Mdb as Official Secret Act.


But that is not all. It is further tarnishing the image of Islamic religion, giving a picture of how a Muslim can lie and perhaps commit a murder to save himself from being accused as a thief.

Winning an election base on colossal and massive scale of corruptions that are going on will not halt or erase Najib's guilt. As I have said continuing investigation is going on to see who really murdered Najadi, Kevin Morais, PI Bala and Altantuya. If Najib is found to be one of the men behind these killings, then the next course of action will be known. Remember both the Arab leaders were killed by their own people, not by the Americans.

At least Najib should be ashamed of himself. FBI and DOJ do not fabricate things like what the Malay government are doing. Even the Australian government which is so dear to Najib, is now vocal about the CID chief and the EPF money design. The Swiss took 400 million what was known as the laundered 1Mdb fund. Singapore has found those involved in 1Mdb guilty and jailed them. The Korean media was puzzle at Najib who still stay as a Prime Minister (without shame).

Winning an election will not be the end of his scandal and his vice.

Do you all remember that Najib denied that he knew Jho Lo ? Didn't he ? Najib is now ready to spin again and asked all his key men to sing the same song ? How come Reza get so close to Jho Lo ? How come Najib was with Jho Lo on Equanimity ? DOJ is not stupid.

08/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


I just bought a magnifying glass, in fact it is a second one, after forgetting where I put the first. Before having my right eye cataract operation I was able to read a small print with the eye. Words get blur if they are brought nearer. A distant of 1 1/2 feet away would be just nice for a clear reading if words are not too small.

The price of the glass is RM2.50 at the DIY shop at Giant Superstore.

The size of the printed words may not be an issue to young people but they matter most to the elderly, like people above 70. Eye glasses do help a lot. I find that I need a near vision glass for reading purposes. But I can't say whether a tiny print is readable even with near vision stuff. I used to snap pictures of the tiny written words, on Chinese instruction manuals that came with the goods. Then I perused them back enlarging the pictures. As to short information like a serial number on on the iPhone6 and the battery percentage my Samsung watch it is more convenient using the magnifying glass.

As I said when you don't have the glass and you want to read the small print which you can't, you can take a picture with your hand-phone and enlarge the picture for more vivid image. You need to resort to the magnifying glass to read this number on your only sole iPhone that you have. Mind you, you can check whether your iPhone is a fake or an original set. I checked mine the iPhone server said the serial number was not found, which I presumed it is a fake one.

To some it reminds them of Sherlock Holms. The hat and the glass are the two items that symbolized the famous English detective. Holms would use it to magnify marks as to trace finger prints or any minute articles as evidence.

You don't have to wait for an eye operation or to cross into the elderly world to buy this glass. You may have to buy a real large one, to put it between a large mirror and you, to see how handsome or beautiful you are.

BUT I the glass is a magic window for me. It shows me more of the world, of UMNO who knows no sin nor God. Whatever money they can take, they take. The EPF money was pocketed. The proof is so strong that they are struggling hard to deny it.

07/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


The first to sing the Fake News and Forgery songs was the EPF guy. He said all the documents produced by Sarawak Report were forgeries. The battle continues. one says it was fake and the other one says real.


Najib does not have to deny it. He will just say, "Yes I take the EPF money. So what ? "


07/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


What to do and what not to do is determined by God, the law and regulations, the tradition, and just from a group of friends. The buddy culture is the term I would like to use to the latest in the line. A member of the group must follow the group's way of life if he is going to accepted, else he would be thrown out and be on his own.

I was informed that the 9W radio operators were told by their fellow friends not to sit for the Morse test. They regard the attempt to study the codes as a deliberate mean to breakup their relationship with other members, and these people may be boycotted and ridiculed. Those who want to stay intact in the group would abide by the rules, simply follow the policy set by the group community.

How cohesive is the member of the group ? How far they will go to help each other in case of crisis ? How much are they willing to depart with their money to rescue their friends who are in need of cash ? That can gauge of the members.

To many of us, we would encourage anyone at all to improve themselves. There is no reason to fear that they will leave us as their targets are met. Instead we also should follow them, not to stop them. We cannot make enemy with successful people. They have had done a hard work to go to colleges and universities, to be lawyers and engineers, millionaires and tycoons. they have resilience and dexterity, patient and positive attitude.

I have said so time and again that it would be no harm if you don't want to go for Morse codes. That won't make you a stupid person. You will be what you are. But do not discourage or shoot a gun at those who want to experience the new world. There are young people in the United States who traverse the air through CW. And 98% of their thousands QSL cards were marked CW in the mode. It lives as long as HAM radio lives. As it dies Ham Radio will die too.

For most Malaysians who choose to go for CW the journey is not smooth, cheap and easy. It is not thinking, talking, imagining or begging. It is an effort of planning and organizing, listening, practicing and time sacrificing. Lots of expenditure had to be spent. Going for a test itself would at least be RM300.

We make our own decision whatever concerns our own interest and welfare. No man with extra knowledge and with ability to converse in many languages could be more stupid than those without. It would have been different if God forbids a person from taking the Morse test. Or it deemed a crime by a nation's law to know the code. I heard from one ham that "they do not sustain me nor provide bread for my family...if they boycott me, I have thousands out there to work with..."

Let me remind everybody again, that a community of amateur radio must have courtesy, ethics, well behave and all other respectable characters. It is not a place for anyone to be rude, rogue, breaking all the rules and regulations in the world. These could be the people who will destroy the sanctity of this hobby.

The hobby is not a platform to parade one's status, qualification, wealth, power and mental prowess.

To be called a ham therefore it is not proper to forbid anyone from sitting for the Morse test.


05/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


A fake iPhone6 costs as much as the real one. You wouldn't know the different until you were shown the comparison. the fake ones are flooding the market in this country. Of course they are from China. I knew mine was fake when I was sending the serial number online to the company, it said the phone was not found. I did not want to confront the seller as I had soaked mine in the salt water while having a good time in Maldives. Furthermore I only dedicate it for my drone.

It is better to buy from the Apple outlet though they may be much more expensive. Big companies may sell the original version, like Maxis or Celcom.

A new technology that I am keeping my eyes on is called Moverio glass manufactured by Epson. One of the uses is a monitor for drone aircraft. It is very popular now in the United States and the seller customizes them for the drone owners and offering them at a discounted price. It is about USD700 and RM4K sold in Lelong. Those sold in Lazada cost more. For a RM4K is too expensive for me. If I were to live till 2020, I will buy it then. I am sure the price will be reduced.



Again we have to be beware of the fake items. We can spend a few ringgit for the fake stuffs but not a few hundreds or thousands like the iPhone 6. Nobody cares about it. And they are even advertised on the Facebook and at other public accessible media.

There is no Epson shop in my locality though there are many shops that are selling Epson printers.

Chasing technology and try to own them will cut holes in our pockets. This is where a strong self discipline is required. It can us to be patient and wait longer, may be for some other new inventions and prices may be sliding down. We remember when the first calculator hit the market, with a prize tag of more than a hundred ringgit. And now it is less than RM10. Similarly to the printers and even the smart Phones. Apple started with several thousands and the new ones like iPhone 6 costs about RM1.6K.

In the meantime I just follow the progress of this Moverio gadget and continue with my iPhone as a monitoring device.

04/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


The propaganda and War Departments of the government of Malaysia have been striving hard to counter all news those show disfavor towards the country. If we can still remember how one Lester Malanyi was brought out to discredit Sarawak Report and to say all articles by the media are all fake and lies, particularly on the 2.6 billion that went into Najib's account. And later the Wall Street Journal published almost the same story. The government of Malaysia announced of the legal action against WSJ and to date nothing materialize.

The government is now singing the Fake News song to instil in the minds of the netizens that news and statements that do not come from the her and the government's media are all fake. And whatever from the government, ministers and the ruling party are all facts and nothing but the truth.

There are several news and stories that are published by the international media. First is about the negotiation to corrupt DOJ and the White House. Secondly is about the seizure of Jho Lo's yatch and finally about the involvement of the Prime Minister in stealing of EPF fund through deceptive means. Below is the continuance on the use of EPF, Felda and Felcra funds.



 As to whether it is a cookup stories or not we just have to wait and see.

The government is very fortunate that the Malays and the the UMNO members are not English educated and do not understand English. Bashah, the Chief Minister of Kedah, and Noh Omar, the law maker, were not so well educated. So are a few other Ministers. And secondly Sarawak Report is blocked in the country and people do not know how to make it accessible. But the World can read it and send any news to their friends in Malaysia. Even the WSJ is not reachable to almost all common men as they have become paid news.

To the Prime Minister the most and foremost not to know of the alternative news are the UMNO members. The Fake News song is to be sung by all the members. To this day Najib is very successful. UMNO people do not even know of the Defence Agreement we signed with China. Their ignorance and being stupid is a vital asset to him and his wife.

When you read Sarawak Report's articles do not take them for the truth immediately. Time will tell whether they are fake or real.

Faking things, fabrications and disinformation are the jobs of a special unit, the Propaganda Unit, which is now integrated with JASA and all the government think tanks to combat against the opposition parties and the whistle blowers.

What we to believe must be based on facts and real documents and situation. For example we can tell whether something is a lie or not by the time taken for a simple question ie. "Where do the 2.6 billion came from ? " To say it was a donation will take less a minute. It won't take 6 months to come up with the answer.

 04/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


How many billions of our money will Najib be willing to pay to Trump to drop the 1Mdb probe ? Judge by yourself the veracity of the article by the WSJ.


 This is only a story.

02/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


The Americans are not interested in all other Malaysian leaders but Mr Najib Razak and intensify their investigations on his rogueries, his involvement in the death of Najadi, PI Bala, Altantuya and Kevin Morais. They are also looking into Rosmah's influence on her husband as well as her direct interference in International matters. Having gathered the proofs they will decide as to what course of actions to take,

Mr NAJIB being interested merely to save himself had been building barriers and great wall to save himself, thinking China and Israel would be able to save him. At home like Saddam and Ghadafi he could command the courts and the armies to fend himself, overlooking the possibility of US-China's negotiation to deal with rogue leaders. Once the murder cases have been firmly established the message will pass through the world leaders and the international police. It will be highly possible even his favoured countries will take action to confiscate his properties and money left in their lands. All expenditures and donations made to foreign institutions with the stolen money will be seen through opposite views.

We can't say what will be next to happen but to wait. It is not about winning an election but about the establishment of his involvements in those murders. We all do remember of Saddam's denial that he was the one who murdered the Kurdishs and Gadafi in shooting the aircraft.

All eyes are focussing on Malaysia. The jailing of Rafizi. the burning of EPF and the ways BN corrupt the voters and the court actions and decisions. And remember that a murder is a murder no matter a million says it is not. In law circumstantial evidence counts. It will be too bad for us if our AG and the judges are seen to be in cohort with Mr Najib to sabotage the freedom and democracy of the country. And it is a big wastage of our resources if Najib is losing more and more friends throughout the world. The blazoning news by their media on the Malaysian Prime Minister tells us what the rest of the world think about us.

Mr Najib can hope for the best by his frequent visit to Mecca. And he might have to transfer some of the funds to help Saudi Arabia to lessen her economic problem. It is not an impossible happening in the trading of help and favor. The common saying in Malaysia is 'you scratch my back and I scratch yours'. But mind you Najib took a few months to give a simple answer of 'donation' when it only took less than a minute to say so.

The investigators saw all those events, and Najib could not halt the eyes targeting his demeanour and movements. FBI and CIA have stretched their tentacles shockingly far enough.

01/03/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

fake news ?

EPF building was said to catch fire. But Many did not believe it was an accident. Sarawak Report came up with a story, also making Najib as an actor, planning to steal the money. Again some will believe it and the UMNO members will not. Here is the story


In the old days we received statements of our account but nowadays it is not there anymore. You would not know how much is your saving. The scheme to steal is now followed by PNB. Investors' saving books are now void. People have to depend on ASB/ASN to know their balance. When Najib decides to steal the money, he will need to ask somebody to burn the server building and destroy the evidence.

It is a scheme device by crooks.

Denial by EPF

Secret Mega-Hospital Hoax Or A Scheme To Scam Billions?

Secret Mega-Hospital Hoax Or A Scheme To Scam Billions?

Junaidah binti Hussin, is tagged as June Aida Hussin on Facebook

TJJR Diversified owner, Junaidah binti Hussin, is tagged as June Aida Hussin on Facebook

The power point presentation laying out the so-called ‘Integrated Medical Cities’ project, to be underpinned by RM10.64 billion worth of bonds from EPF, is big on grand plans, but scanty on the detailed implementation.

And, three years after agreements were apparently signed, the first of 15 such developments, planned by project coordinator, Junaidah binti Hussin of TJJR Diversified (M) Sdn Bhd, remains visible only as an empty lot in Sabah – the plot has not even yet been purchased, although the bonds were apparently signed over by EPF to support the scheme in August 2015

The proposal, originally presented in January 2015, was to build these major complexes across Malaysia, at a cost of an eye-watering budget of RM47 billion.

The centres are projected to include specialist units, hotels, nursing schools, business and commercial complexes, retirement homes and residential areas with accommodation for the elderly and is described as a major humanitarian project for the nation, as well as a money-spinner for the investment fund.

Ambitious plan for 15 Integrated Medical Cities

Ambitious plan for 15 Integrated Medical Cities

And yet the company behind the proposal is a one woman band. TJJR Diversified (M) Sdn Bhd was incorporated in Malaysia in on 29th August 2013 and is owned, save for one share, by a 48 year old law graduate named Junaidah binti Hussin (also known as June Aida Hussin).

In her power point proposal she claims the enterprise will cost the government nothing:

“It is a project… to assist the government to build more hospitals with no cost and also to provide affordable high quality medical services nationwide. TJJR will be fully responsible to fund the whole project until completion..”

This ‘strictly confidential’ project summary was produced by TJJR Diversified (M) in conjunction with an affiliated company with the interesting name of Triple Nice Tales Sdn Bhd, of which Hussin is also a director.

Another key operative on the team is a graduate of interior design from MARA named Azlan Shah Md Radzi, who is described as the CEO/ General Manager of TJJR Diversified (M) and is also a director of Triple Nice Tales.

Where is the money to come from?

Proposal drawn up by ‘Project Manager’ TJJR Diversified (M) Sdn Bhd, together with ‘Project Coordinator’ Triple Nice Tales Sdn Bhd

It seems a daring, if not preposterous, proposal to be put forward by a company controlled by just one woman with no previous experience in managing vast public development projects.

Azlan Shah Md Radzi - Key operative between TJJR and EPF

Azlan Shah Md Radzi – Key go between between TJJR and EPF

Despite the claim that the enterprise will cost the government nothing, the documentation makes clear that TJJR Diversified (M) is planning to rely on the massive injection of public money, through billions of ringgit of investment by the Employee Provident Fund (EPF), thanks to an alleged collaboration with the Department of Health.  EPF comes under the control of the Ministry of Finance.

So, while the government might not be paying directly,  the Malaysian public will funding the project at the government’s behest through the country’s state run pension fund, according to the scheme.

There are immediate questions as to why a public savings institution controlled by the Ministry of Finance, would invest in a multi-billion ringgit project managed by the likes of TJJR Diversified (M)?

In the company’s incorporation documents TJJR Diversified (M) laid out its areas of business as “renting and leasing of furniture, pottery, glass and other house wares, as well as the manufacture of precast concrete…. and wholesale of industrial machinery“.

There is no mention of major financial transactions, involving the transfer of billions of dollars or mega-construction projects in Malaysia.

Official Project?

Acting officially?

Acting officially?

So, is the RM47 billion Integrated Medical City project an official EPF investment or a ‘dark operation’ designed to raise money for the Minister of Finance, as signalled by sources who have alerted Sarawak Report?

EPF has today denied the entire proposal as a ‘forgery’. However, the evidence is too extensive to be easily dismissed.

What is indicated by the documents and correspondence is that no other EPF executives apart from, allegedly, General Manager Ja’afar bin Rihan, were officially involved in the decision making process on the project or its funding.

Moreover, Ja’afar appears to have adopted an apparent alias of ‘Jaffar bin Raihan’ half way through the correspondence relating to the project, whilst retaining the same title and ID number.  He has denied that this alias is related to him and EPF now says it has reported forgeries to the police.


Yet, kicking off the project was an EPF headed letter, signed by Ja’afar bin Rihan in his own name and in his capacity as a General Manager at the fund, clearly identifying him with the initial stages of the idea. This letter, dated February 9th 2015, purported to award the role of ‘coordinator for strategic collaboration between EPF and the Ministry of Health‘ to one Azlan Shah Md Radzi, in his capacity as a director of Triple Nice Tales Sdn Bhd:

“With great pleasure we would like to inform you that we have decided to appoint you to be our Coordinator for the strategic collaboration between EPF and the Ministry of Health for the Integrated Medical City” the executive wrote apparently on behalf of the fund:

Original commission in Feb 2015 by Ja'afar bin Rihan to Triple Nice Tales under his own name and title

Original commission in Feb 2015 by Ja’afar bin Rihan to Triple Nice Tales under his own name and job title

The next step appears to have been a follow up letter on 29th April 2015, this time to the affiliate of Triple Nice Tales Sdn Bhd, which was TJJR Diversified (M).  On this occasion the EPF headed letter was signed under the altered name of ‘Jaffar bin Raihan’ but using the same job title as the one Ja’afar bin Rihan himself has regularly used in other correspondence  (General Manager, Business Development & Administration Section, Capital Market Department, Investment Division).

This letter appears to be a continuation of the same negotiations and confirmed that EPF had further awarded TJJR Diversified (M), the role of ‘Project Management Consultant’ and stated that the fund had also agreed to put up collateral in the form of RM10.64 billion worth of bonds to back the project:

“..EPF hereby is pleased to appoint your company [TJJR] to be the Project Management Consultant for EPF.  With this appointment, EPF will provide the latest registered and approved list of Government/or Government Link-Companies Bonds owned by EPF with the total amount of RM10,640,000,000.00 (Ringgit Malaysia: Ten Billion Six Hundred Forty Million Only as Proof of Fund (POF)….”

In this letter the alleged EPF Manager addressed TJJR company director and CEO, Junaidah binti Hussin, by her known alternative name ‘June Aida Hussin’ and signed himself as ‘Jaffar bin Raihan’.

'Jaffar' hires 'June Aida'

Extended signature – ‘Jaffar bin Raihan’ hires ‘June Aida’

Further documentation relating to this project shows that separate EPF and personal email accounts appear to have been set up under this variation of the spelling of Ja’afar bin Rihan’s name.  These have tested to be working email accounts, in that emails have been received not bounced:

Denials From EPF

Late yesterday the Employee Provident Fund issued a lengthy and emphatic denial of the previous article by Sarawak Report outlining its negotiations with two foreign companies run by fraudsters and the evidence that RM10.64 billion in EPF bonds had been diverted as collateral to the hospital project:

In a statement today, EPF said, its has never had any dealings nor entered into any agreements of any sort with Limage Holdings SA, Limage Southwest Holdings, the individual known as Matrai nor any parties as stated by the Sarawak Report.

“As such, no transfer of bonds nor funds of any kind to any of the aforementioned companies, parties or individual could have occurred as alleged,” it said.

According to EPF, a fake ‘Letter of Indemnity’ dated Aug 20, 2015 addressed to Gyorgy Matrai of Limage Holding S. A. alleging an agreement between the EPF and Limage Holdings S.A. was made known to the EPF on Oct 26, 2015.

“As this was clearly a falsified document, the EPF lodged a police report on Oct 28, 2015.

“A ‘Letter of Award’ (LOA), titled ‘Development and Construction of Integrated Medical City Project For EPF’ from TripleNiceTales Sdn Bhd dated May 18, 2015 was made known to EPF on Feb 24, 2016,” it said.

As there were third parties misusing EPF’s name and suspicion of fraud was involved, EPF said, it lodged a police report on Feb 26, 2016 stating that it has no knowledge nor involvement in the transaction referred to in the LOA. [BERNAMA]

In other words the fund is claiming there has been a bizzare and detailed hoax involving numerous letters, emails and communications stretching over two years for reasons that appear unclear. The matter seems to have been barely investigated.

Moreover, during this whole period, Sarawak Report has learnt, there have been ongoing legal proceedings, initiated by a senior UMNO politician in late 2015, who is claiming what he believes to be his share of commission on the bond deal that EPF is denying ever took place.

Established connections - Junaidah binti Hussin and Ja'afar bin Rihan are both on the team of a 'noble heritage' organisation headed by a member of the Pehang royal family.

Established connections – Junaidah binti Hussin and Ja’afar bin Rihan are both on the team of a ‘noble heritage’ organisation headed by a member of the Pehang royal family.

The EPF version of events further conflicts with frank and detailed testimony provided to Sarawak Report by the present director of Ladylaw Securities, the Australian former government servant, Nic Manikis, who has confirmed his company did enter negotiations with EPF managers, specifically with Ja’afar bin Rihan.

Indeed, Manikis has confirmed to Sarawak Report that he himself met with Ja’afar bin Rihan and Junaidah binti Hussin (aka June Aida Hussin) of TJJF Diversified at EPF’s headquarters in KL in 2014.

He has also acknowledged that EPF documents relating to him (letter and emails of which Sarawak Report has copies) are in fact genuine not forged.

Manikis has explained that these investment negotiations with Ladylaw Securities, which he believed to be entirely above board, did not reach a conclusion.  He has told Sarawak Report that the EPF executive together with Hussin started to appear to focus on the separate hospital project and stopped getting back to his company.

Manikis confirms, nonetheless, that he has since late 2015 been receiving legal demands for an alleged US$20 million (2%) commission on money allegedly raised from EPF on the part of a senior UMNO figure, subsequent to the apparent signing of the alleged deal with Limage Holdings to transfer the bonds in August of that year.

Sarawak Report understands that the legal demands have also been directed at TJJR Diversified (M) as an alleged partner in the planned EPF deals with Ladylaw Securities (as confirmed by Manikis) and also the hospital project involving Limage Holdings.

The series of demands, which have been lodged with Manikis’s Australian lawyers, provide evidence that this politician, who claims he was instrumental in the negotiations, is of the firm belief that the money has indeed been raised from EPF via the assignment of the bonds.

Manikis has indicated he will be contesting the legal demands, which he says are baseless, because although he had promised commission should his firm receive an investment from EPF, no deal was realised with Ladylaw itself.  However, today he has commented on EPF’s denials in an email to Sarawak Report:

“So EPF first became aware of Ladylaw in Jan 2017…… really!
Unless of course Jaafar doesn’t work at the EPF….. which I am convinced he does.
EPF awareness of Ladylaw coincides with [XX’s] second letter of demand received in Jan 2017…. I can see how Ladylaw was being drawn into something sinister rather than what we believed to be a relatively straightforward property investment proposal.”

Humanitarian Project?

Contrary to the denials of EPF, Manikis has also confirmed to Sarawak Report, that the alleged devisors of the ‘hoax’ project for the Integrated Medical Cities scheme, namely Azlan Shah Md Radzi and his colleague Junaidah binti Hussin, were already well known to Ja’afar bin Rihan at the time the presentation was produced in January 2015, having interfaced with him at EPF on a series of separate investment proposals over the past few years involving Ladylaw Securities Pte Ltd.

Director of Ladylaw Nik Manikis hired Azlan Shah Md Radzi as Project Coordinator in Malaysia

Ladylaw Director Nik Manikis hired Azlan Shah Md Radzi as Project Coordinator in Malaysia

Azlan Shah Md Radzi was, amongst his several other roles, the ‘Project Coordinator’ for Ladylaw Securities, whose directors acknowledge that they worked with both EPF, FELDA and FELCRA officials on a number of billion dollar investment proposals for these and other Ministry of Finance funds since 2012. (see next article)

There is considerable correspondence relating to these negotiations, which makes clear that the Office of the Prime Minister, on the prompting of the Prime Minister himself, was actively supporting Ladylaw’s proposals.

Memos and documents viewed by Sarawak Report show that the founder of Ladylaw Securities, Dr George Miller, made an original approach to the Minister of Finance, Najib Razak, as far back as September 2012, which appears to have been received favourably.

The presentation centred around proposals to purchase mega property investments in Australia and Canada, for which funds such as KWAP, EPF and FELDA would supply Ladylaw securities with billion dollar investments.

As presented to Finance Minister cum PM Najib Razak in 2012

As presented to Malaysia’s Finance Minister / PM Najib Razak in 2012

Sarawak Report is informed that Najib then personally encouraged the directors of Ladylaw Securities (which by then included Nic Manikis) to make separate presentations to various funds, including EPF and FELDA, to solicit their billion dollar investments in its proposed schemes.

Manikis confirms the correspondence which shows that Azlan Shah Md Radzi was Ladylaw’s ‘Project Coordinator’ in KL and he says that Azlan’s contact at EPF was Ja’afar bin Rihan.

Manikis also confirms that Junaidah binti Hussin and her company TJJR Diversified (M) were brought into the EPF negotiations with Ladylaw by Ja’afar, who described TJJR as EPF’s ‘proxy’.  On Ja’afar’s request Manikis had agreed in principle that 30% of any profits from an EPF investment would be returned through TJJR Diversified “as long as it was transparent and above board”.

What Manikis was unaware of at the time (until being informed by Sarawak Report) was that Ladylaw Project Coordinator, Azlan Shah Md Radzi, was also a director of TJJR Diversified:

Conflicts of interest?

Conflicts of interest? – the links between Azlan Shah Md Radzi, Ja’afar bin Rihan and Junaidah binti Hussin

Limage Holdings S.A.

The 2015 project to invest in ‘Integrated Medical Cities’ appears to have followed a different model to Ladylaw’s property investment proposals, whilst involving many of the same operatives and, once again, the transfer of astonishing sums of money to a little known foreign company.

Documents suggest EPF’s ‘Jaffar bin Raihan’ engaged TJJR Diversified (M) which in turn employed as its ‘foreign investment partner’ Limage Holdings SA, based in Luxembourg.

Limage Holdings is a financial investment company, owned by a single Hungarian national, resident in the United States, called Gyorgy Matrai.  In 2005 Matrai was arrested in Switzerland and detained for two years, under investigation for money laundering, fraud and forgery.

Gyorgy Matrai, sole owner of Limage Holdings S.A.

Gyorgy Matrai, sole owner of Limage Holdings S.A.

In 2006 a court order was made to the United States for informaton on their resident’s bank accounts and Matrai was eventually found guilty and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment (already served pre-trial) and millions of dollars in fines.  In 2014 the Swiss courts rejected an appeal by Matrai against his conviction.

Undeterred, documents show that EPF and TJJR Diversified entered into a ‘Cooperation and Service Agreement’ with Limage Holdings S.A. on August 20th 2015 to manage a staggering sum of RM10 billion, supposedly to fund the medical cities project.

EPF has now stated that papers have been forged and so far Gyorgy Matrai has not responded to emails from journalists.  Nevertheless, according to extensive further documentation, TJJR agreed to enter into a ‘Revolving Financing Agreement’ with Limage to fund ‘various Scientific, Cultural and Humanitarian Development Projects’ under the Kyoto Protocol over a five year period involving “capital assets.. totalling USD7 Billion“.

The priority was stated as being “part of the development of the Integrated Medical City and related infrastructure developments”.

The role of Limage Holdings is described as being “able and agreeable to obtain financing facilities” and “to prepare the necessary and required paperwork for TJJR .. to be the beneficiary of the required revolving L/Cs [Letters of Credit]. Funding to be arranged by Limage to be the Lender”.

Development of a deal

This agreement between TJJR and Limage can be seen to have evolved out of an correspondence just two days earlier, 18th June 2015, when a purported EPF executive named  ‘Jaffar bin Raihan’ employed a private gmail address –– to contact Gyorgy Matrai at his known email address.

The email invited Matrai’s ‘expertise’ and ‘support’ regarding an investment programme, using as collateral RM10.64 billion worth of EPF bonds with the stock codes VZ120003/22/23/24/21 and PX140020 and DZ012851.

These, bonds had been “assigned in the name of TJJR Diversified” in order to “financially enhance the funding possibility of the Humanitarian project which is being taken up in Malaysia”, according to the email.

The purported EPF executive explained that TJJR, as the designated ‘Project Coordinators’ were now the ‘legal assignees’ of these bonds and ‘awarded the rights to utilise these bonds for attaining funding for the development of the project’.

Matrai had replied positively the same day to say he was eager to be involved, but that it would be better to describe the enterprise not as an “investment” but as “a leveraged financial transaction”, in order to avoid giving the impression the product was being offered to brokers.  At the same time he requested more information on the humanitarian projects EPF wished to fund, thereby indicating a total ignorance of the grand hospital programme that had been devised as the reason for EPF’s investment.

Promoting his company’s services, Matrai went on to claim that as a Luxembourg company, Limage Holdings was authorised by regulators to leverage up to ten times any investment deposited with it.  He told the purported EPF executive:

“We are going to utilize your bonds as capital on cash value we are able to obtain funding against them, and leverage that cash value to finance the projects you designate..”

In accordance with the agreement of August 20th, Matrai, through Limage, invoiced EPF for a RM10 billion bond payable to the JP Morgan account of an affiliate company, also owned by him, Limage Southwest Holdings in Danville, California.

Invoice from Gyorgy Matrai to EPF

Invoice from Gyorgy Matrai to EPF

The invoice stated that the payment would be met by Pledged Collateral as determined by the EPF Bond table, which was annexed.  This confirms that no less than RM10.64 billion worth of bond notes owned by EPF in various Malaysian stocks, including the PLUS highway project and Tanjung Energy were passed over to Limage/TJJR.

Listed bonds handed over by EPF

Listed bonds handed over by EPF’s ‘Ja’ffar bin Raihan’

A further letter of indemnity from EPF exonerated Limage and fraudster Dr Gyorgy Matrai from  any possible charges of wrong-doing in the context of the agreement.

The letter was stamped with a seal and notarised by the KL based notary Wong Kien Cheong and signed in his presence by one ‘Jaffar bin Raihan’, who presented the identity card number belonging to EPF executive Ja’afar bin Rihan.

Forged? Letter of indemnity to protect Limage holdings from legal liability for EPF's bonds

Forged? Letter of indemnity to protect Limage holdings from legal liability for EPF’s bonds

Forged indemnity?

Forged indemnity?

The assumption is, therefore, that the EPF executive did indeed sign off the indemnity, as checked by the notary against the ID card presented. However, Ja’afar bin Rihan has said that he is the victim of forged documents and therefore of an extremely elaborate hoax for reasons that so far remain unexplained, despite the matter having been reported to the police.

USD2.4 billion Raised Through HSBC ?

Further documents viewed by Sarawak Report indicate that several months later, on 22nd June 2016. HSBC Bank, acting on behalf of its client TJJR Diversified (M) Sdn Bhd, issued a transfer notice for US$2.4 billion to Matrai’s Limage Southwest Holdings LLC account in California, citing it as payment of the invoice issued by the company for RM10 billion.

The EPF bonds were the collateral for the money, according to the Hong Kong based HSBC officer, Penny C L Tsang, who quoted the same invoice number – Invoice No. CC 0003-08202015-08302025-1 – as the one quoted by Limage in August 2015 (see invoice above).

“We are acting on behalf of our client TJJR Diversified (M) Sdn Bhd.  Further to a memorandum of understanding with the trustee agreement which is managed by HSBC Hong Kong, HSBC Cyerjaya Malaysia and HSBC Labuan to facilitate the Management of Assets to Blocked the EPF Bonds as well as fund management. All referred and relevant documents are attached herein.
This letter is to notify you of this bank’s intent to issue upon instruction a SWIFT MT 760 with a face value in the amount of Two Thousand Four Hundred Million US Dollars (2,400,000,000.00) for the exclusive use and benefit of Limage Southwest holdings LLC as payment of the attached Invoice No. CC 0003-08202015-08302025-1 …….

The signed HSBC letter quoted Gyorgy Matrai's original invoice number

The signed HSBC letter quoted Gyorgy Matrai’s original invoice number

Moving such sums involves a great deal of regulatory procedure, however, and only in September 2016 was the transfer to the United States ready to proceed, according to further apparent documents viewed by Sarawak Report.

Leveraging US$4 Billion To Return To Malaysia?

In the meantime, further evidence shows that TJJR Diversified (M) was making arrangements for the transfer back of a leveraged cash amount into Malaysia.

In February 2016 the company entered into a private ‘strategic partnership agreement’ with a company in Hong Kong named Profit Inc. Development Limited, whose major shareholder is a 36 year old Chinese national named Ms Lin Fang.

Ms Lin Fang proprietor of Profit Inc

Ms Lin Fang proprietor of Profit Inc Development Ltd – US$4bn deal-maker

The purpose of the agreement was for Profit Inc. Development to assist in the transfer of a staggering USD$4 billionfrom Limage Southwest Holdings in California back into Hong Kong for the stated purpose of engaging in various  ‘investments’.

However, the terms of the agreement provided merely that once Profit Inc. Development received the enormous sum it would divide it the cash between the two parties, retaining a massive 20% cut for Ms Lin Fang’s enterprise.

The US$4 billion appears clearly connected to the original arrangement with Limage to raise cash for TJJR from the US$2.4 billion raised from the EPF bonds. The two parties drew up detailed draft banking documents signed by Junaidah Hussin and Lin Fang to cement the deal.

Signed agreement to transfer US$4 billion back from Limage

Signed agreement to transfer US$4 billion back from Limage

US$4 Billion Transfer Problems!

However, as 2016 came and went it appears there were problems organising the transfer via the Hong Kong company.  US$4 billion is an enormous sum to get banks to agree to move without cast iron guarantees and Central Bank approvals.  Such sums can affect currencies and stock markets.

By February 24th 2017, therefore, it would appear TJJR Diversified was entering into a new arrangement, this time with a Malaysian company named MJR Global Services Sdn Bhd, also with a view to transferring what seems to have been the same $4 billion from Limage Southwest Holdings LLC in the United States.

MJR Global Services had been incorporated just weeks before the approach from TJJR Diversified (M), in November 2016, and its sole proprietor was a 21 year old Malaysian named Mohammad Junaidi bin Abdullah.  Yet this was the entity TJJR engaged to assist in organising an RHB current multi-currency account in Petaling Jaya to receive a SWIFT transfer from Limage Southwest Holdings for the US$4 billion raised on the EPF bonds.

Mohammad Junaidi was to be paid RM100,000 for his pains on the date the account was opened and then a staggering commission of 25% of the US$4 billion “payable immediately after the fund clearance from the Malaysian Government and Malaysia Central Bank”!

Gyorgy Matrai Invited To Discussions At RHB Bank 

This strategy for returning the EPF money also appears to have been abandoned, because by July 2017 TJJR’s CEO/Managing Director, Azlan Shah Md Radzi, had begun organising direct negotiations between fraudster, Dr Gyorgy Matrai of Limage and RHB bank, where TJJR Diversified (M) Sdn Bhd seems to have finally opened a series of accounts at the RHB Tower office in KL.

Brought in to smooth out the cash transfer problems - Dr Gyorgy Matrai

Brought in to smooth out the cash transfer problems – Dr Gyorgy Matrai

The negotiations between Matrai, TJJR and RHB executives, including a Vice President and Branch Manager named Razali Haji Mohd Noh Hashim and a Senior Vice President Khir Badrul Bin Mohamad Shaharudin, were to discuss what was now being openly described to the bank as funding for the “Development of the EPF/KWSP Integrated Medical Cities Project in Malaysia”.  

Azlan Shah Radzi wrote to Khir Badrul Mohamad on August 29th 2017:

“We are pleased to inform you that RHB Bank has been officially nominated as the banker on behalf of the Limage Southwest Holdings LLC and JP Morgan Chase Bank NA to undertake the project monitoring and progress payments. This is to inform you that the project funding arrangement is currently in place”

On the same day Azlan Shah Md Radzi informed the bank that three plots in KK Sabah had been negotiated as being available to launch the start of the project.  In a document described as “Verification of Land Site” the sites registered under title numbers 015683002/2989/3998 are shown totalling 18 hectares.

Research in the land registry shows that these plots are currently still under the ownership of the Sabah Housing Department, which has taken out a RM25 million charge on the land, with none other than RHB Bank itself.

Sabah scrubland - the plot for the supposed first Integrated Medical City, as presented to RHB Bank, remains unpurchased

Sabah scrubland – the plot for the supposed first Integrated Medical City, as presented to RHB Bank, remains unpurchased

Documents indicate that the bank was passed the details of the hospital project supposedly supported by EPF and the Ministry of Health, presumably to provide justification for plans to transfer over a billion dollars from Limage Southwest Holdings in California into the new TJJR Diversified account.

Officials at the bank appear not to have queried why the project, involving a planned RM48 billion of EPF investment in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, had yet to be publicly announced.

Sources have told Sarawak Report that the real purpose for bringing the cash back into Malaysia was to fund BN’s election hand-outs and that by late 2017 the transfer was becoming urgent as delays continued.

It is probable that these delays would have owed to further due diligence questions by the bank, for example on the detail of the project, given the increasingly tight strictures on banks concerning large payments of this kind.

For example, the bank would have been expected to enquire who had been engaged to build the hospital complex, given the vast sum of money being imported?

It is certainly notable that in September 2017, a full two years after the RM10.64 billion worth of bonds were allegedly assigned as collateral by EPF for this alleged medical cities project, a new player was introduced in the form of the construction company, purportedly hired for the job.

Panama Based Construction Company

Owner and director Andres Salazar Toletero

Owner and director Andres Salazar Tortolero

The construction company with the strangely translated name of Diver Module Sdn Bhd had only been incorporated in Malaysia a month before, on 17th August 2017.

It is owned by a group of Venezuelan brothers, named Salazar Tortolero, as a subsdiary of their company in Panama with the Spanish name of Grupo Diversica S.A.

The Panama company’s Facebook page indicates a fairly modest-sized company, mainly specialising in residential property building and renovation.  However, following a payment of US$180,000 to the Diver Module Sdn Bhd bank account in KL on October 18th, an elaborate presentation appears to have been made available, detailing the extent of the capability and expertise of the company to act as the construction group for the Medical Cities Project.

Edgar Salazar Tortolero - Venezuelan consbtructor brought in to build Sabah's Integrated Medical City

Edgar Salazar Tortolero – Venezuelan consbtructor brought in to build Sabah’s Integrated Medical City

The power point presentation drawn up by Diver Module Sdn Bnd indicates access to an international team of Panamanian, Spanish and Venezuelan experts in the field of building hospitals and cites, as well as major construction partners, including for example the British giant construction firm Bovis.

Sarawak Report has no evidence to suggest that any of the claims made by Diver Module are not entirely correct.  However, we question why such an enormous Malaysian project appears to have been handed without tender or any public announcement to an otherwise largely unheard of Venezuelan-owned construction group, based in the notorious off-shore haven of Panama, especially given this multi-billion dollar enterprise was allegedly bankrolled by EPF in an alleged coordinated venture with the Ministry of Health?

EPF has now stated that the project is a fraud and that its executives are not involved.

However, sources have informed Sarawak Report that finally, in January of 2018, a sum of US$1.6 billion was indeed transferred back into TJJR’s Malaysian account at RHB bank via JP Morgan, which holds the Limage Southwest Holdings Account in California.

The sources claim that, as with the funds from 1MDB (which arrived back in Malaysia just weeks before the calling of GE13) the purpose has been to provide BN’s leader with a new GE14 billion dollar election account to hand out cash to voters…. courtesy, it would appear, of their own stolen savings!








































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Wow the faking news and documents are shockingly complicated. Is this really the end of time ?




28/02/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

My Rest Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow I will go for my cataract operation at Kedah Medical Centre. I was supposed to have it done in 2011 at the Hospital Sulatanah Bahiyah but I had to pospone it since there was nobody to look after my bed-ridden wife then. When the hospital rejected my application to continue with it recently, and they did not reply to my appeal letter, I chose to do it in a private medical place. It is expensive though, making an appointment with a doctor had cost me RM250. The operation cost is RM3.2K. I don't know how much I have to pay for the medication. I am suppose to go in the morning and come back home in the evening. The nurse did not encourage me to stay in the ward. But I think I want to stay there for a night, so that I don't have to come home and go back again the next day for the removal of the eye cover.

I did not tell anyone about it except for one radio friend and writing it here in my blog, as to me, it is only a trivial matter. I think I can take care of myself.

For 10 days I will stay home except. I will slip out just to buy a brunch and a dinner at the nearby stalls. I will be active again except for doing heavy work and carrying things above 10 Kg. The nurse said it will be no more than a month. That will be fine for me. There are plenty of things to do at home.

25/02/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


It is only my view. If you don't like like just ignore it. Again it is about Amateur Radio. First, it is about a word that many of you might have not heard before, PRIVILEDGE/PRIVILEGE, which implies that the license given is a privilege, differs from the word RIGHT. Thus a privilege can always be withdrawn without any reason and the authority cannot be wronged not to approve any license, and without any obligation to provide you with a reason. I think it is wise to look at the example of a visa application to the United States. To apply for the visa one has to pay a fee about about RM500. One will be called for an interview. If fails the money will not be returned.

During a telecom time a licence could be withdrawn from an operator who spoke to a pirate station, and he himself was known to be a pirate and involved in any illegal non-ham radio station. Even a CB equipment has to be registered.

Secondly it on the word RECIPROCAL LICENSE. As I understand reciprocity carries together the citizenship and the call sign. A Malaysian citizen does not reciprocate on itself. Else Mr XX who live in Ulu Temeling would sit exams conducted by the whole world and passes several of them would apply for a  Malaysian license without the local RAE. He is not a citizen of Myanmar to use the Myanmar certificate for the reciprocal license.

A Myanmar citizen can apply for the reciprocal licence. He is regarded as a respected guest. The authority, in show of respect and friendliness, can present him with the best ever radio class as it seems fit.

Then it took me days and months pondering why the Malaysian hams love to sit for the FCC test. We have several hams who were in the United States, passed all the tests taken there, are still sitting for the local RAE and CW test for the Malaysian tickets. And none of them ever blazoned of their US call signs. There were people with the RSGB certificate still had to sit for the local RAE.

When I was asked to sit for the FCC test certainly I would ask for the reason, unless I find it interesting to have some fun or I want to show to the rest that I am a very clever ham.

I do not mean to harm or hurt anybody. But it could not escape my mind to observe new things happening. Neither would I regard those as my enemy nor doing the wrong thing.

Thirdly it is about the forcing of one's will on others. The platform of the exchange is the Facebook. Let me give you an example; a ham went back to his kampong and called for someone on the frequency. Nobody went back to his call. As he gave a remark about it, there were numerous other radio operators who started to condemned and insult other fellow amateurs, complaining of their conducts. The way things went, radio operators were asked to stay on the local frequency all the time.

That was just one of the demeanours paraded. And are they proud of it ?

 21/02/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


When I started with a HAM radio, I started with a dipole because that's the only knowledge that I had had. I computed the length by a simple method, 462/frequency. For a 10 meter dipole it is approximately 16 feet long, a 15 meter is about 22 feet, 20 meter is about 32 feet and 40 meter is approximately 66 feet. I never go on 80 or 160 meter. It was beyond my dream for it was too long for the space that my land can offer. And I only had a 20 meter and 40 meter dipole. The 20 meter is for long distant communication and the 40 meter for local chats. So much so 40 meter was called the local band frequency. Countries around Southeast Asia were not considered as a long distant nations. For working on a 15 meter band I used the 40 meter dipole.

It was indeed appropriate for people without big land space to have the shortest dipole, the 10 meter band. And it would be funny for people living in such a place to acquire the 160 or 80 meter band. Then they complained and lamented about them.

For these people the answer is a Vertical or Magnetic Loop. I worked with hams on their motorbikes and motorcars from Europe, amazingly strong enough to band my S-meter. The flat dwellers have been encouraged to build a magnetic loop. In Malaysia 9M2SX had been enjoying with his loop tremendously.

We had a choice then, either to work with the local or distant stations. Ragchewing with a distant stations need a strong command in English otherwise we would go on CW or Morse codes which generally limit the exchanges of information on name, location, weather, equipment used, power, antenna and it's height. The distant stations were achieved on 20, 15 and 10 meters. Occasionally we could hear fellow Malaysians on 20 meter band.

I was trying to figure out why the Malaysian hams asked for 40 meter band and then complained that the antenna is too long to fit the space, and they are asking for 20 and 15 meters to accommodate their needs. Are they going to talk to the locals or the Americans and other Europeans ? Why don't they just trade 40 meter for all other bands ? 

22/02/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


I struggled with my drone, my movie editor and the Browser I have in my old Macbook. Of all the stuffs an Application called the Mackeeper harassed me the most. Mackeeper is a software that makes you believe that it will take care of your Macbook. I accidently downloaded it as I was unaware of it's fraudulent purpose ie to tap some cash out of your pocket. It is so bad that it is making it's way into several applications and software and behaves like a virus.

In fact it is a kind of virus and malware you should have not downloaded unless you are willing to pay.

I tried to delete files that I saw the word Mackeeper. I erase the Safari and the Google as I found that I no longer able to open up a file I wanted to upload to the Youtube. I replaced them with a couple of new ones. The effect was the same. Instead I was using a new used MacBook which I recently purchased from a friend.

It came across my mind to copy Chrome from this machine and copy to the old Mac. You see every time I tried to download Chrome or Safari with the new browser the Mackeeper would show itself, that I have to do the downloading through it and after I agree to install the Keeper itself.

After the transfer and a little manipulation everything came back to normal. But it is not my intention to upload my work via this old Macbook to the Youtube channel. It is just a backup unit for any eventualities.

I am much more careful with my drone now, reading and studying the menu before I make a flight. I just found out that I could not apply the Home Landing to where the drone controller is. There are two types of landing, to where it takes off and to the location of the controller. I could use the second one as the notification always say that the GPS for the device is weak. I use an iPhone6 as the picture is clear and without any lagging. My Asus phone can execute both of the landing methods but the lagging was too bad. I tried with Samsung Note2. There wasn't any image on it's screen at all. So I have to settle with the first type of landing.

The drone itself needs all sort of calibrations and setting up. The shop set the IMU thing for me. Slowly I worked on the compass calibration. Then I worked on Gimbal/camera unit to fix the tilting issue. The next I am going to study more on precision landing. Such words were not heard since the last ten or twenty landings.

There are more problems ahead, which are not the drone and computer related alone. They are queuing up one after another. At least I have my plan of actions for each one of them.

21/02/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


Am 82 year old politician advised a 92 year old politician to rest and forget about politics. At 72 I myself felt politics can ruin my remaining few days, pushing the blood pressure far above the normal rate, and causing unnecessary worries, and made me living in fear of the future. I quit newspapers and TV to get away from it.

But Whatsapp and Facebook popped the sudden emergence of lecturers and propagandists. That'd how I become to know the degree of China's involvement in Malaysia and their rigorous activities, many are stealth in nature. This alone brought a great fear in me, foreseeing the desolation of the Malaysian race. And I see Najib is playing a safe game internationally, and striving hard to retain his status as a Prime Minister, His victory is a disaster to the people, for they will have to bear the higher cost of living, especially the Malays.

It is the fear factor that made the concerned people care to speak out regardless of their ages. Even a man in a grave yard would yell at Rosmah and Syahrizat if he could. Those who have seen the past and the present would be able to forecast the future. The future is not in 20 years time. The future is now. If UMNO members failed to see the underlying truth it means nothing more than they are blind to the core, extremely myopic.

Najib is willing to do anything to save himself. Anything. Wouldn't that worry us ? The most distressing is to surrender our sovereignty away without him realizing it. He is too desperate to save his neck and allowed himself to be lured into China's trap. Our concern is, he is not going into the trap alone. He is pulling us together with him.

We understand China is a progressive nation. Our leaders are telling us that we must lean on China for bread and butter, be it's vassal and slaves. We were once at par with South Korea. We started together to build our nation. I am sure some of you might know what IMP was. The Koreans never stopped. Then the Chinese followed. And now Najib is telling us not to irritate China or else we will be starving without them. He does not believe he can do anything substantive. Shahrizat failed in NFC. Najib failed in 1Mdb and FELDA and MARA ruined the Malays. Is that not the reason why he wants us to depend on other nation, instead of building a strong nation by ourselves.

The Malays are too stupid to decipher events around them. They can't see what's in front of their noses.

We are concern with the culture of lies and thefts. Thieves go scot-free, the persons who pointed at the thieves have become criminals. It is odd to nature and odd to most of liberal and thinking men. But it is not To God. God has said that towards the end of time there will rise people like this, shameless and without morality in their skins. And claimed that they are God chosen.

Who in the right kind of mind can ever pretend nothing has happened except the morons and the inhabitants of hell. Then that 82 year old man must be living in the camp of satanic clans. It is very despicable of a man who condoned cruelty and thefts.

20/02/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


After I crashed my drone and plucking it on a tree where it got stuck, the dilemma never end. It was barely a week I had to bear with the afflictions. And when I went to shoot my friend's antenna, I saw wavy images on the screen. Reading from literature, I found that many others were facing the same experience and different people giving attribute to variety of causes, some were too technical and using bombastic terms that made the problem more complex and hard to deal with. Just a day before the Chinese New Year i took to the drone vendor. A young boy made an adjustment to the rubber holder of the gimbal. He took less than 10 minutes to do it, So much with the theories and technicalities.

Then yesterday when I wanted to film a traditional archaic building, I saw the picture tilted to the left by a few percent. I continued to shoot but with the unhappy mood and in desolation. At home I googled for the reason. The explanations were too quick and too fast to understand. I finally calibrated the gimbal by automatic mean. At the same at the location I discovered my Return Home function did not land the drone at the same spot where it took off. It was okay before this. And again I was reading about the problem. Many suggested that the aircraft should be allowed to hover a few seconds a few feet up before proceed with the flight task. In fact that was what I did when I first started to fly, as I was studying the monitor.

This morning I went to the usual quiet open place bringing a small plank for the lift off. I executed the RTH, lifted it about 5 feet and let it hovered for about a minute, and push it upward and forward to about 10 feet up and 100 feet forward. I pressed the home button. Immediately it shot up to about 300' as the RTH altitude set by me, and the drone began to return home and landed on the same spot. I tried several time, also using the RC button for the same purpose, it was perfectly performed.

As the shooting was done before noon, I found that the tilting was gone and the landing was perfect.


The next thing I want to learn is about the speed, not of the frame or drone but on the movement of the drone when I rotate it. It will be the task that I will do tomorrow.

18/02/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


There are dreading years ahead of us which have been painted with sparkling lanterns and heavenly glory that the Malays will lead a better life in the days to come. Yet UMNO is spreading about the promise of Lee Kuan Yew to the Malays in Singapore. They are in fact have given the pictures what China will do the Malays by their own display. This is what MCA is telling the local Chinese, that the relationship with China means the glory and the winning of the Chinese struggle.

The poor Kampong Malays are gullible and do not see the happenings out of their mental border. The propaganda is simple. That China will be bringing prosperity to them. And Najib will say that he is a Malay and he will not sell the Malay souls to the Chinese.

There were stories of the boat people who threw their kids into the sea to save themselves. Such a specie will do anything at all for their own safety. Najib declared that he is a Makassarian, a Bugis Warrior. And Zahid Hamidi proclaimed himself as a Javanese. Both have thrown Anwar and Rafizi who are also of their kind into incarceration for their own personal glories.

UMNO have always thought that nobody could hoodwink them by the autocratic and despotic nature born in them. Yet after more than 60 years of independent they continue to say the Malays are still behind economically under their own ruling, and putting the blame of the plight of the Malays on DAP. The organization was in fact had been contracted by cancer unknown to them, eating their flesh bit by bit.

The masses do not know the mental state of Hishamuddin for signing the defence contract with China which allow the Chinese maritime power to surround the country and could ever taken the country within a few days in case of a confrontation. An attempt to arrest the Chinese workers in Johor failed as there had been assurance that Chinese workers are considered as honorary citizenships and could work here without the normal paperwork. We could also see who is in control of Proton now.

Look at the game people play on Najib. First the Jho Lo who dragged Najib deep into the deep shit of 1Mdb. Then the MCA leader who is controlling Najib's mind by injecting fear on Najib's mind of China's fury. Najib has become like a puppet, with an invisible hand behind his back. The Chinese knows Najib is in a bad shape that can even match his fate to Saddam Hussein. They will ask for more. And he has to give. That explains the Kuantan Chinese Great Wall for the length of about 7 miles. Najib helps to defend the goodwill of the wall.

UMNO members are too blind and short sighted. It is a great pity for the Malay race, the coming generation. It is all of their making.


I do not believe much in the above video footing. But it is a thought to ponder.

UMNO and the Malays have been facing failures after failures in their ventures. Some they can hide. Others they could not. It ranges from FELDA to Tabung Haji, and from businesses to corporations. Everyone knows what has happen to NFC, MARA and FGV.




The MCMC still requires the new applicant of the radio ticket to have the signature of the class A operators. The other day my neighbour rang me up saying that his friends want me to sign the form. My neighbour is just a block away, having a mobile 2 meter antenna on his car and a Slim Jim at his home. I never knew his call sign or whether he is a licensee, though I presume that he is one. And I do not know who his friends are.

I just told him that I would not sign for someone whom I do not know at all. I advised him to contact the regional club station that always have a signing ceremony for the newcomers. It would be better that way as they could meet with the other members of the group.

I decide to put a stop on signing on people I have never seen, talked or recognized. I felt guilty of approving such people with unknown characters and behaviours. It had been a part of my responsibility for making the hobby moving towards the declining condition. What we once termed as wrong and uncalled for are now have been a common usage and practices, The new licensees are harsh in attacking the class A operators. They use the platform to show their prowess and mental abilities and even to parade their status.

 I want to quit signing for people whom I do not know their background and attitudes in the past. At the signing parties there were a fat thick brim of papers to be signed even without the owners at the parties. I was even told there were collectors of the forms who brought to the parties did charged the owner for a fee. It was not only defeating the purpose but also brought a stinking odour to the hobby. And when they come, each starts to add arms and heads to the mud god, hoping the additional feature of the mud god would enhance it's power.

We have it enough. It has gone too far and too much. The gods are all over us. I am sorry, I won't sign for the unknown anymore.

17/02/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


Toward the end of days, there will emerge a Dajjal (anti-Christ) calling the masses to side and adore him. Those who do will be given with money and luxury.

The shadow has been shown. Here are the people, the money and a kind of sinner that has no shame, morality and humanity in them. There are verses in the Holly Koran that mentions this happenings when the days are near.

Noh Omar is just one that you see here, but there are a bunch of them, the unspeakable inhabitants of hell. They buy the people and also thought they can buy God too. I am sure you have seen how they were trying to corrupt God.

The poor masses do not realize that they are going to be sold to China. Their flesh will be eaten slowly and the blood will be sucked recklessly when the time comes.

Though I am old and ready to die, I really hope to see a few of them die first. I want to have the biggest and the joyous celebration of the century. And I am so sure many millions of others will do the same.

To God I pray not to allow the gangsters, criminals and the mafia to rule us forever. There have been death and blood on their hands, people arrested and jailed for telling the truth. They have the lie manufacturing factories to lie and deceive the people.

This is the picture depicting the future, of the evil Dajjal and the followers.



OutSyed The Box

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Guilty Cannot Sleep Easy While The Victim Sleeps In Jail.
Image result for najib and syarizat
This country is now acting out a script that is worse than the worst Bollywood movie or Malay drama. 
The thieves are sleeping easy while the brave young man who took so much risk to expose them has been sent to jail. 

Folks, do you recall that Whistleblowers Act? Well they can take the act, roll it up and shove it up where the sun does not shine.  It has become a useless piece of toil_t paper.

It was crafted after Flying Buffet 1 and Flying Buffet 2. (Yes Dato, go and check the language.)

At one briefing I was informed that if you want to be a whistle blower, then you absolutely cannot talk to anyone (aka Press, Media) before you seek protection under the Whistleblowers Act. If you speak to the Media, then you are no more protected under the Whistleblowers Act.
I think this is a brilliant idea to protect


I live for more 7- years and have seen enough about the Malays. At nearing my death this very race has become so stinking smelly to the worst.

The Malays were once known to be docile, friendly and honest were seldom known to be thieves, robbers, murderers and wild and inhumane.

They were victims of the scrupulous, cheated out of their lands and driven to poverty.

Today they become drug peddlers, thieves, kidnappers, and cheaters. When they owe you money they ran away without paying.

The magnitude is very alarming and the way they execute the plundering and the robberies are using government and security forces, and make them legal by the law.

They have no morality, know no God, fear no God, believe in no hell. And they are justifying their crimes by using religion and their race as the Malays.

The Malays have are now known as the shameless being like many animals. Proven with facts that they are thieves and being called so by the world, they still walked over the globe like a naked emperor with an invisible dress.

Everyday in the social media we read about people lamenting of the unpaid loans. I myself have two persons who ran away from it. And one more is hunting me for hundreds of thousands.

I don't know who else among the Malays to trust.

The social interactions among the Malays are indeed artificial in nature. They smile, show their goodness and speak politely to you. But they may be the gangs of criminals, supporting suppressions and cruelties, and plan to suck anything from you anytime.

13/02/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 the crooks. If even the Head Legal Eagle can be fired from his job overnite, how much protection do you think the Whistleblowers Act is going to help you? 


In other countries, you can speak to the Media, you can speak to whoever you want. The whistle blowers acts they have there will

 still protect you. The FBIs Witness Protection Program is a good example.  

Back to the thieving people. You know you have done wrong. 
Legally and cleverly you have dotted all the 'I's and crossed all the 't's. Pandai lah korang.  The paperwork is proper.  You are the people who made the system. You know how it works.  So you have escaped.
You know you did not need RM250 million to buy cows. The idea was buy the cows, fatten the cows, sell the cows, make profit from selling the cows and then use the profit to buy the Nissan Murano, buy those condos etc.  That would have been ok. 

But that takes too long isnt it? It also takes something called work. These concepts are alien. It does not fit the party image.
So just cut short the movie script,  take the money now and buy the cars and condos - for cash. I met the boy who sold the Murano for cash. They too have gone bust. Sad betul. Another easy money story that bit the dust.  Never ending.

So you folks are happy now?  
Sleep easy at night? 
Enjoy sweet dreams? 
Attend weekend parties and binges? 
Oh I forgot, you dont need weekends. 

Every night is Saturday night. 
It was public funds. 

You dont have to go to school to know that. 
Taxpayers money. 
Lets put it another way.    It was a loan. A loan is a loan is a loan.  Ok, we got that.   Now, lets  say it was not a gubberment loan. Say it was a CIMB Loan for RM250.0 Million. The CIMB loan was disbursed, to buy the cows. 
Then the cows got held up. 

The cows were late. 
The cows did not show up.
No cows or not enough cows. 
Do you think CIMB would have agreed if you said,       'Ok, cows are late. Cant do much about that.  Meantime, we will use the loan money to buy condos, buy the Murano, set up a couple of high end stake joints etc' ?
Do you think CIMB would have agreed?  Totally impossible isnt it.  

You can only do this type of crap because it was a gubberment loan. 
As I said, you created the system. You are in the inside loop.

The young man did not dig out the info by himself. It was yet another whistleblower who leaked the information. They knew what was happening was wrong. They knew what they were doing was morally and ethically right.
They were brave people. 
They are the good guys. 

You are not.
And now  the good guys are sleeping in jail. 
They have wives, children and family.
Forget about their loss of income, paying the rent, paying the car instalments etc. Forget about a young mother left to care for her kids all by herself. Its going to be tough. Daddy is in jail.  
But who assures the wife and kids that daddy is safe and secure while he is sleeping in jail?  
Who assures the family ?
The thieves are still whooping it up.

So you folks are happy now?  

You folks sleep easy at night? 
You still have sweet dreams? 
You attend weekend parties and binges? 
You still have some of that cash lying around? 
Buy a ticket to that stone building.
Go weep and wail. 
You know - to wash off your sins.
The stone building will not speak. 
It will just stare back at you.
The building does not even know you are there.
The young man is sleeping in jail tonite. 
He will be there for a while.
Because of you.  
All the good people in the country are so proud of him.
We are so proud that in our midst there is a young man who stood up so courageously against common thieves.
He is a hero. 

You are common thieves.

Sleep with that tonite. 

And every nite.

Syed Akbar Ali at 2:25:00 PM


Malaysian amateur radio - the impossibility of oneness

It is easier to talk than done. A person, a preacher, a politician can talk for days in and days out, even about mankind becomes the Master of universe. We have been hearing about unity, oneness and classless society for decades. Yet countries stand on different philosophies. The master-slave relationship never cease. Prejudice on race, skin color and religion is still deep under the skin.

In the history of the Malaysia amateur radio there had never been a call for unity in the past the hobbyists were all with a common spirit. It had never been a platform to parade  ability,  smartness and honorary titles. The hams followed general rule and practiced the tradition of the hobby. The oneness was shown by the existing of only a single society. You may attribute this to the size of the fellow hams  in those days and you may be right.

Today the composition of the people in the amateur radio shows the multiplicity of their origin in the form of the clubs. societies, the lingo they used and the types of repeaters. ASTRA originated on the racial ground. And, there is a MARES. And the quest for money making among the fellow amateurs began to show it's appearance.

The display of an ego by fellow amateurs were becoming clear. It is better for me not to pinpoint what are they. There seem to be almost a complete freedom for both the licensees and those without to let themselves be heard with their own styles, terminology and procedures. Some may find them tasty and others are not. Instead of closing gaps they created greater crevices and cracks.

In my previous article I mentioned about the creation of a mud god which I was trying to relate it to the radio hobby.

Politicians always call for the Malay Unity. It is easy to say than done. How could we befriend the crooks and the robbers , the drug vendors and the kidnappers ? The Malays themselves are making themselves more and more repulsive.

You can't force the good and the bad to mix, to befriends and to honour each other. It comes naturally even within a family members. Many of us only want other people to listen to us and agree with our views. We would not want to listen to others. When I talked of the past none like to hear about it. And each wants to define amateur radio in his own way.

It is the suspicion, distrust, selfishness and ego that separate men between men. It is the display of one's status in the creation of ladder of ranks. The addressing of a person to elevate him as a superior and authoritative member was unknown before. I did mention about this subject in my previous essay, mentioning the late King Hussein of Jordan as an example. We had a ham among us who was working on a laser technology as a hobby in the yesteryears but never to blazon of his  expertise for a respect.

What do we expect when fellow hams denounced the others as stupid and narrow minded ?

Certainly there is a world of difference between the old hams and the new amateur radio operators.

If the mud god is taken as an analogy then the real essence of the ham radio is dead. It is losing the identity, cruising deep into the new world. It's a progress it is. But it is a departing progress. cont.


10/02/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


There may be changes that may have not come to my notice for I am long out of touch with ham radio activity and the progress in MARTS world. But I think MARTS still retain some of the old system, like the QSL cards' system.

MARTS PO Box used to be 777 Kuala Lumpur. It might have changed now. It is of interest to the members as they may have to inform their counterparts when asked. Most of the stations contacted would send their cards via their bureaus. And all cards will be sent to the above address.

If you haven't known then you can share with your other friends too, that MARTS has two QSL bureaus, the Inward and the Outward QSL bureaus. All cards which came from other places to be distributed to it's members will be gathered by the Inward bureau, the manager of which will sort out the cards according to the call signs. And he will forward the respective members. The Outward bureau will sort out the cards according to the countries and dispatches those away. What you have to know is the address of the Outward bound QSL manager because you will be sending the cards to him.

Always send the pack of cards the cheapest way. You wait till you have 50 or 100 cards before you start to pack them. Try to ask the post office and the courier service for the cost. And you know what to do next.

I don't know what you may have on your card. But I would like to remind you that the time should be in GMT, not the local time and never demand for money from the other party as this has never been a practice of the old hams globally. There was one Indian ham who ever did this and he was the talk of the world then. But if it is a norm now it is up to you to decide.

Remember that in the old days there was no internet yet. There was no such thing as common logging on the network. A log is acting like a proof of our confirmed contacts with another stations.

In spite of the existing of the web logbook, I would recommend that a real logbook is kept on your own desk. And you can have both the local and GMT time being recorded. Once there was a court case in this country of a ham going to court on a certain issue. He was using his logbook to show an alibi, that he was at home and was on the radio during that time. But the lawyer argued the logging was wrong as the stipulated time was in GMT. That's the reason why I recommended that both of the time should be recorded. And in your home station you must have clocks to display both of the time.

A logbook can tell us the history of our chats as well as the stations that we heard from the beginning. We tend to forget who were the few people to whom we started with when we first qualified as a radio operator. And it can tell us with almost 98% accuracy as to who and when a person obtained his license.

I know that most of the Malaysian amateur radio operators have their own ways and styles. In whatever form and progress we make we must always remember not to go overboard. Let me give you an example;

A man made a figure of something that look likes just a man from a mud. He called it a god. And he told everybody else to bow and pray to the figure, which we call it an idol. The idol is put in a high place, well decorated and painted with colorful paints. Some time later another man suggested to add an arm to the idol. Hence an arm was added. Someone suggested for more arms and two more heads to be added to the god. So they added. That looked great enough.

As time moves on more and more additional features added; the human nose changed to the elephant trunk. And the people danced and prostrated with joy and praises to their god.

So when I saw more additions made to the traditional IOTA and JOTA, I was tickled to death thinking of the story of the idol maker of the god. So make sure the QSL card may not have additional features to make it looks enough like the mud god. A progress is not without a price.

08/02/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


Some of you might still remember a story about a Palestinian man who was sitting beside me on a plain to the United States. It was in the 80's, a long time ago. I was still young and energetic, no more than 30 years old. The man asked me to recite one or two surah. I recited more than 5 and he was very glad to hear a non-Arab was able to do it. So we chatted and chatted until the air hostess came to serve us a drink. He asked for a wine and I for an orange.

"Why don't you take wine ? " He asked me. I didn't have to reply vocally but just smile at him.
"Don't worry Abdul Rahman, Bismillah and it will be halal..." as he gestured the wine would change it's state the moment it passed the throat by the word of God.

It was a few years ago that Ustazah Mashitoh Ibrahim said that it was alright for a Muslim women to be prostitutes for the bread. And again she went to campaign against Hudud law.

For those who have heard of Padi Kunca, they are very well verse how it comes about. The Haji and the Imam, being trusted and respected, were trusted with their land for the small loan to perform pilgrimage to Mecca.

It is easy to switch from halal to haram and vice versa. To make corruptions halal just level them as gifts, and to make gifts as haram, call them corruptions. When Hadi and the PAS ustazs bought luxury goods and build million ringgit's houses from the money that purportedly given by Najib, they call it SEDEKAH, or alms or gifts from God through Najib.

It was not a new stuff that has emerged. I have said that for more than 50 years ago. I had been told not to trust a Haji or any holly man with money and woman.

A good person is not found in the turban or how many time he went to Mecca. It does not a person's skin color, race or creed to reside. In this blog I narrated about a woman who went around town to feed the stray cats. And how the Chinese came to help lifted my falling wife, and a Chinese man whom I saw gave an alms to a Malay beggar.

To many people Ulama' are now ceased to be clean and trustworthy. Money comes first before God. They made themselves so very repulsive. They are just like the Palestinian man I met on the plane.  Whatever haram can be made halal for their own favor.

Look whatever response from some readers that represent many millions other citizens.


I am not talking about politics though in the current situation it coincides with political events. It existed even before I was born. The vices of a few religious figures were really disgusting. Their repulsive characters are prone to attack by the other religious groups, making Islam the laughing stock.

Hajis and the ulamas must show the good and admirable examples, never to spin words and to justify the criminal doings. No amount of drug's money sending people to Mecca could make the money halal, and no amount of pretension not knowing of the bad money would bring them to heaven. They should not condone thefts and robberies, nor exonerate the sinners as heroes.

At least they can regret for the sins and plead God for forgiveness instead of blazoning praises to exonerate crooks and criminals at the expense of other people. One reader mentioned about the Imam jumping queue at the expense of other Haji goers, depriving others of their turn.

There are two categories of people who must always take care of their status; the clerics and the royalty groups, in order to sustain respects from the communities. The former should not be too egoistic on their religious rites expertise especially on marriage and death. The chaos and disorder can lead to splinter groups who can organized themselves to overcome problems with the rejection of the clerics. Let not these people be called a band of robbers using God as their shield.

I know of a mosque where there will be only a few people going for the prayer if a certain individual becomes an Imam. Heaven is not made for them alone and hell is not only for non-Imam and non-Hajis.

03/02/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


People swam with the sharks, dolphins. turtles, stingrays and other fish. I did not because I didn't know how to swim and I didn't know how to use snorkel.

It is advisable to those who intend to visit Maldives to start learning how to swim and practise in snorkling.

I just stayed on the boat and watch those animals and fish surfaced for the oxygen. Anyway I could see those creatures very clearly.






There are too many beautiful pictures that could not find space for them. What I published here are not the most scenic and spectacular, since I just opened the folder at random. My dream has been fulfilled and I thank the mighty God for the blessing.

I paid RM4050 to an agent while the university students I met only paid RM2.5K, purchasing their own tickets and made their own booking. My flight from Alor Setar was on the 24th January at 7.50 am arriving KLIA2 at about 10 am. I stayed in Tune Hotel until 3,00m pm for RM99, together with a lunch. From KLIA the flight to Male was almost 8pm with quite a long delay owing to a bad weather. It was at 9.30 pm ( about 12,00 midnight in Malaysia) that the plane landed.

I was not in a group and I felt a little uneasy. At the arrival hall I did not see anyone holding a board Arena Hotel, where I was suppose to stay. There were more than 50 people with placards with the hotel's names. It was while I was queuing up to change a little sum of local currencies that a hotel man approached and asked me for my hotel. I was relief.

"Let's go," he said. I followed him.

There were several other passengers. The jetty was about 10 steps away from the airport. The boat took us 45 minutes to arrive the island of Maafushi.

The hotel is quite a walk from the jetty, about 5 minutes of walking distance. From my room I could see the beach.

At 6.30 the next morning I stroll the beach. The hotel worker helped to snap my picture.

People started to fill the beach at 9 am till the evening. I took the liberty to dive into the salt water myself, enjoying the cool and shallow green sea water. There were fish as big as my palms visible.

The outing program for the second day is night fishing. There were 8 of us, taken by a speed boat to nowhere.

I caught to fish at all from 5pm to 8pm. While the rest were excited with the large catch.

It was the 3rd day that I was to follow a group for snorkling. I was the only one who could not swim. In the middle of nowhere everybody went down to swim with turtle and other creatures.

I did not. An hour later the boat moved to some other location to see the dolphins. Everybody had a fine time but me remaining alone on the boat filming the sea creatures.

Not a distant away was a Sandbank where we were to have out lunch. It was just a nice small island, atoll, to relax. It was a sunny day.

We went back to the hotel at about 8.30pm, tired and hungry.

on the fourth day I have the choice to go for a repeat tour, to enjoy the beautiful Arena Beach or to visit a resort for a price. I chose to visit the resort at a cost of USD100. There were three

USD 100 for a day visit

resorts to choose from. I chose the Adraan Maldives Rsort. Visitors can have all the facilities and enjoy as the residence do. The drinks are free as much much as one likes. There was good buffet lunch. If one choose to stay in a resort the price range are from USD600 to a few thousands per night.

After the shark feeding event our all visitors were taken back to Maafushi island. I had had an early slumber after my final packing, ready to return home on the 28th Jan 2018, at 8pm flight. I would have almost another day tomorrow. The boat would send us back to the airport at 4pm.

Maafushi is a small island with a population of less than a thousand. It doesn't have big shops or malls. There are only a few souvenir shops along the streets.

Everything is sold at USD price. The fridge magnet cost USD5 to USD7 each. You can buy about 10 pieces in Asian countries. Fruit juice is USD3, nasi goreng USD7. And at the airport a beef burger costs USD15. As our hotel provides btreakfast and dinner. I have to spare for food for only two days of lunch. One of the 4th day of the package and the other was the last day.

There are thousand more of Maldives's photos to be published in this page. In the meantime I am doing some preparation to create a video footing of my visit to the island.

And the treatments I received from the university students were great.

FOOD-There is no alcohol in the public islands. Maafushi is a public island where there are schools and other government agencies. But you can find alcohol in

the private islands. Other than alcohol all are halal. I have not tasted the food outside the hotel and I could not estimate the cost. I noticed the prices of fruit juices sold in the stalls. A glass of pineapple juice is USD3. I tried the Nasi Goreng at my hotel. A plate cost USD7. The Thai Tomyam was also USD7. The Chinese fried rice full of fish, cuttlefish and prawns was USD10. Tomyam was the best ever. The fast food, Bugger King, at the airport displayed the average price of the various delicacies at USD15 a piece.

THE PEOPLE- All women covered their heads. The elderly covered their whole body like the Arabs. The men are handsome and slim. There are many Bangdeshis working in shops and hotels. In Maafushi or Male I have yet to see fleshy and fat people. The officers were strict but polite. Everyone tend to accost you when they come across you. My judgement is that they are as courteous as the Japanese.







01/02/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


First take off, straight up. I can still see the drone


Though feeling exhausted from Maldives's trip, I can't wait to fly my drone on the tracking mode. One clear place was at the stadium car park, where I had my drone crashed. I was about to buy another one at almost half the price to bring it to the island.

It was in the evening that I went to fetch the copter, took to the stadium straight away even without doing any calibration and checked my video setting.

I wanted to do the tracking mode. What I saw on the Youtube and what the salesman told me about the tracking procedure were different. I tried to follow the instruction of the drone shop. Hovering at about 5 feet, I walked away from the drone hoping that it would follow me. It didn't. Then I walked around at 360 degree angle, about five feet away. The drone rotated to follow where I was.

I thought I would try again some other time and decided to do some video recording. I had put the high speed mcroSD, 100b/s and of a 4K type to replace the old normal one.

First I took it up as high as you can see in gthe furst picture. I adjusted the gimbal so that it won't look vertically down. The I started the recording button. Then I pushed it forward, did not remember whether I pressed the tapfly mode. Tapfly is making the drone flies by itself. My eyes were focus on the monitor.

I could not recognize the place. Stricken by panicked, I looked up. I could not find any drone anywhere. Slowly I reverse the paddle to bring it back. I also rotated it 360 degrees to see the stadium. No stadium was visible. I saw coconut and banana trees. Fearing that I would hit any, I took it up higher and slowly moving it backward.

Finally I could see the stadium. Yet there was no drone seen. Facing the stadium I tried to bring the drone nearer. I could see the cars moving both in my monitor and the real life cars. But I still could not trace it.

Somehow I looked vertically up above my head. To my relief I brought it down.

It is true that I should follow the beginner's mode. The drone would not fly more than the set radius and always be visible to the sight.

At home I used the I-Movie on my Macbook Pro to open the movie. It was not smooth and jerky, unlike the previous one where I used the normal card and run the recording at 2K 24 frame per second. Tomorrow that's what I will be doing. I may be bringing my laptop along to check the movie quality.

However I can trace my own errors from the staggered movie. I know where I was and where I went astray. It flew too far away out of sight.

It is a starting new adventure into a new world for me. I am glad to see a nice view of swimming pool, Sri Malaysia hotel, the stadium and the Elephant Hill within a picture. To me the spectacle is great. And on the other side I can see the view of the city in a distance. It wasn't in my imagination even two years ago that I would come this far.

It will take years before I could gain enough competency with full confidence. Mind you this drone has the capability of going 7 miles with transmission enhancement equipment. To fly beyond our sight we have to fully concentrate on several things at the same time. The GPS map can show us the route but there are several obstacles that we wouldn't have known.

A drone is something that you don't give to a friend to try to fly. If it crashes, it is a costly affair. It is expensive to do even a minor repair. Mavic Pro is brittle. I saw so many users sent theirs for repair. Just ask your friend to buy a basic set that comes with two batteries, tagged at RM3.8K. A battery itself is pricey. It is RM350 a piece. Mind you again that this is China made. They are selling the United State Mavic Pro in our local market at a much higher price, indicating there is a differet in their quality.

The aircraft can be flown without a monitor. But without it we can't do the calibration, setting the various flying mode and see what the drone is seeing. People use the iPhone or Android. Some use the bigger one like an iPad. I began with an Asus Gen5 but there is a lag and delay in the image. It was as good as useless. Then I changed to an iPhone6 with a fast processing speed. The image is perfect. Comparing to all other smart phones the Apple phone, iPhone6, is the cheapest.

Drones are sold online. I prefer the local shop as I could ask for various assistances. The chain store in Malaysia is called N4. In my hometown N4 is located at Aman Central mall, on the second floor. Online price could be cheaper by even RM1K, quite a substantial amount.

For newcomers there are abundance of literature on the web to read and learn how to fly, from the basic to the more advance maneuvering techniques. If you are not an English scholar, the video footage, is good enough to teach you many things. Else you have to find flyers to learn from them.

Those with a smaller budget can always start with the cheaper version like the Mavic Sparks. It is as good as the Mavic Pro but the flight time is just 16 minutes. It is still ample to record of an aerial view of a location. A complete unit costs about RM2.7K.

Remember, friends might request you to capture a footing of their houses. They do not understand the various constraints and problems. Tress and electrical cables and other running wires here and there are big hindrance. It is a big risk to take. You have to explain about the sensitivity of the aircraft, the cost incurred if it crashes. You need to decline it.

But let me warn you that you mare get bored easily with this hobby when you have no more place to go for the photography. It is not like fishing or amateur radio which may keep you in the hobby for 40 or 80 years, if the company is good.

Unless you have several kind of hobbies with you and you can fall back on anyone of them alternatively.

                                                 MAVIC PRO

I have a long way to go, very very long way. My immediate task is to manage my video footing, to experiment with various sizes and speed, then followed with the color setup. This too may cost money as the 64Meg SD card would cost us between RM200 to RM250 each. Again, never buy the online China made storage devices. The ones I purchased from Lazada were all fake. FAKE.

Once settled and the video is excellent, I will proceed ahead step by step, ignoring the time taken. At least it keeps me occupied. A university student I met at Maldives was looking puzzle when I narrated how I fill in my solitary life with various activities. "Uncle do you have all the time to do all those ? " She asked. I told the group that I wrote blog, making movies or the Youtube, play with ham radio, writing computer programs and now the drone. her friend answered for me, "It is not a problem if we are used to them."

They even asked me about the pin badge that I donned on my chest. They were surprise when I told thatbthat I made by myself. One of them had peruse the making of the badge on the Youtube footage as I told them of my Youtube's account of man4855.

It just matched with a lady's conception of an elderly person as she forbid me from buying the drone. "Let the young people play with it. Just don't waste the money." She shows concern. But it is a general conception of old people by the younger generation.

I remember, when I was young I loved to solve mathematical problems. It never ended there. When I am on the drone I still have to solve the myriads of problems. As Morse codes sharpens my thinking, the drone piloting keeps my mind alert and I still have to continue my thinking process. I escape from being a 'brain dead' person.

I wish myself the best of luck in my experiments afterwards, the video improvement operation.

Try to avoid thinking about Najib and Rosmah for a time being. Make youself busy, else it will shorten your life span.

30/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


I am sorry if I may offend you. I am merely going to state statements which I THINK it is true in law and practices. I know not many people read my blog. A few fellow amateur radio operators may. And I deliberately do not broadcast for the public perusal. The few of you can help to tell your friends for them to ponder.

First it is about the legality of owning a radio transmitter.  I have to admit that I do not know of the new rules of law about the new regulations. Therefore I am going to say about what I know of during the old administration.

In the old days, not only transmitters were not allowed to be kept without the approval, but the selling of the receivers were under the control of the authority. Shops were not allow to import and sell any receiver with the BFO unit attached. Of course none of the shop in Malaysia were allowed to sell rig to the non-licensee. The type of rig has to be printed on the ticket. Telecom officers would visit hams' shacks at random to ensure that hams do not flout with the regulations. This implies that no one is allowed to have a transmitter without a license.

Someone mentioned that during emergency anybody can use any transmitter to ask for help. It is similar to a person having no driving license, drive a car sending an accident's victim to a hospital. Ask yourself can any Dick, Tom and Harry does that ? Emergency or not a wrong has been done. The law has still have to fine him. It is akin to killing robber who intrude into your home to rob you and threaten your family. You can be hung for killing him. That is the law.

You can be charged for carrying a transmitter but not charged for helping people. There is always a hand-phone that can do the job. Your lawyer has to argue it in court. Your politician can legislate to change the law.

Secondly it is about using a PTT. I heard someone was telling the new operators that PTT is not to be used in HF transmission. It is only for 2 meter repeater work. In 2 meter it has to be released to prevent TOT.

Actually in HF, PTT means what it means to say i.e 'push to talk' . When you talk you press the PTT. When you pause and stop you release the PTT. Read the example below

   (Press PTT) :  My father has just came home. (Release PTT for a second)
   (Press PTT):   He is now resting in bed (Release PTT for a second)
   (Press PTT):   Why, do you want me to tell him .......(Release PTT a second)

Why the press and un-press of the PTT ? It allows someone to chip in or to break in during the end of your sentence or within the pause. There might be an emergency or priority traffics. Otherwise one may press it for half and hour and talking away happily, giving no break and no one would be able to come in. Se give a term to it, a long winded person.

This has been our practices for decades until the smart guys came along and took over everything.

Thirdly, it is about the QSL bureau. There are two categories of QSL bureaus; the outwards and the inwards bureaus. We usually say "Please QSL via the bureau/buro(CW). All cards coming for our operators would be received by the inward bureau. If you want to send out cards, you gather them till 40 or 50 cars and send them to the outward bureau. A person in charge of the bureau is called QSL Manager.  This is the cheapest way of sending out the cards.

In the old days QSL cards were regarded as printed matters. I would send 50 or 100 cards to 9M2DW, Datuk Tan, for the postage cost of 40 or 50 cents, wrapped in such manner that the cards were protruded and visible. Today things are different. Old ham operators through their representatives, even sought for tax exemption for amateur equipments from parliaments. And the endeavour was fruitful. MARTS could always work out to make the QSL cards as printed matter again with much cheaper cost.

This explains the reason why no Malaysian hams seek money from foreign hams for them for QSL cards. One Indian ham used to do this and it became the talk of the world in those days.

Remember there are people from our country who are thumping their chest proclaimed that they are heroes while other people from some other parts of the world denounced them as crooks.

23/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


They are talking of young and old, of death and longevity, with an obvious insinuation that the old people will die first. A young amateur radio operator said that one foot of the old ham is already in the grave yard. And the person died before those old people. Some old guys are still having the natural black hair and natural teeth while the much younger people are using dentures and having white hairs all over and becoming more and more baldy.

It has been a long time that I do not read newspapers. If I do, the first thing I would peruse, is the mortuary page, scanning the age of the persons who went to meet God. You just try it. You are sure to find many people who were younger than you are were dead before you. I am not talking about the death by accident, murdered or suicide.  But if you believe in predestination then the three type of death mentioned here could be included. Old or young will die when their time come.

I lost count of the number of my staffs, colleague and friends who had passed away. I shed my tears as my young and close subordinates left without warning of their demise. I joked and laughed with them at the workplace. They were so young and innocent, and I never expected that God would want to take them first.

You may take all the precautions to prevent yourself from accident, engaging a thousand bodyguards, having medical check up every couple of days, taking the best medicines and healthy food, but when when your time come brace yourself to meet God. That was what I saw as several world leaders did. And they too died despites their precautionary measures.

Hence, there is no wisdom to belittle those who are older than us. They may be senile, sick and die before we do. That would be a natural cycle. But what if we are the first to be struck by forgetfulness, senility, cancer and other deadly disease ? I don't mind dying. I am already residing in the death territory. When we can still run and walk, move and climb stairs, stand for 4 hours, they are all bonuses to us.

From our border we push our head out, looking outside it, to see who falls and who dies, who cries and laments at a cut and agony, mentally and physically.

The most painful feeling is not in our age but in the disrespect we get from the rest of the populace. We will go all out to command respect even to the extend of legislating law to force praises and respects towards us. It is our words and deeds, our care towards our kind and society, and our kindness and sincerity that earn us public respects. It is not our age or our position, nor our status and titles award upon us.

The older one gets the more experience one gathers and more things one sees. Hence one tends to speak with a strong basis of the previous examples, the causal effect factors that have been displayed, knowing the good and the bad. Wisdom thus emerges with age. Old men like Aristotle, Confucius and George Washington, Fidel Castro are few among the many sagacious men remembered by the people in history. Their distant visions were at infinity. They were adored by the people of their nations. Do they have to go the world over and pay to be called a sage, a good man and the father of democracy ? Do they have to exonerate themselves ?

Senility and forgetfulness could hit a man of 40s. By the time you reach 60 you tend to forget where you keep your things and what you said yesterday and spew the opposite today. There is also a possibility that you may walk naked throughout the globe thinking you are putting your dress on. You may even parade your own immoral character. You may not know what shame is.

I am 71, toothless, grey hair, a senile and would forget things almost everyday. Yet there are people at 90 and 100 whose hair is naturally black, with full natural teeth and analyze events with strong reasons. They are active in mobility and sharp in thinking.

A friend told me that when he was young he was a little surprised at his father's activities of listening to the radio broadcasting station when to his mind, his farther should be busy with reading the religious publications and only wait for the prayer time. And in my last essay someone said to me that drone is for younger people to play with, not for an old man. Several persons looking blank and daze asking me how could I go to Maldives alone. I hardly understood what made them so surprise of my going without company.

If a 70 year man call a 90 year old man OLD, he is forgetting that there are millions of others also calling him OLD and SENILE.

21/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


My drone isn't back yet. It is nearly 14 days since it was sent to Kuala Lumpur for a repair work. The work only started a couple days ago. Probably they will take some time to do the calibration and testing to the gimbal and the camera. In the meantime I was studying the tracking and the tapfly mode. Tracking is to follow an object without using the remote control. The drone will follow the object wherever it goes. It can be a person walking or a car moving. The tapfly is to make the drone fly by itself at a constant speed.

After this morning's breakfast I set out to find a convenient place to test my drone when I return from Maldives and before going for an eye operation. At least I will have 7 days to enjoy flying it prior to the eye work. The first place where I went to was the Taman Jubeli Emas to survey the area. It is quite an open location with a field in the middle, wide enough to fly drone drone. But outside the area are the electrical cables running from  North to South probably a few hundred miles. It would not be advisable for a newcomer like me to fly over the cable to capture the image of the paddy field and the Elephant Hill (Gunung Keriang). Otherwise it will be a scenic view. However I registered it in my mind that it would be in the list of my training ground.

Then I went to the airport. The scene was spectacular and beautiful. I could fly my drone about 1/4 mile away from the main structure. Even at 30 feet it will look very lovely. Then when I thought over, it is not wise at all even to fly at a very low altitude of below 30 feet. I have to cancel my intent, and I will have to think of another location.

This is a serious and expensive toy that yields no return like the hobby of fishing where you can make profit with the catch you make.

Adult toys are all expensive. That includes Smart Watches and the mobile devices. Samsung cell-phone is still with a tag of more than RM3K on the shelve, while the iPhone cost less than when it was first came into the market. My Smart Watch, Samsung Gear S3, costs RM1.3K. I call it a toy as you can play around with it. It has almost everything what a cell-phone has.

These things keep the old and jobless men busy, and passing their remaining time in an enjoyable way.

In the past, the young men always regard the old people as senile.  They always receive scolding from their children, being yelled and shouted with shrieking voices. Their kids prefer to lock them in the house for fear of losing their way home when going wandering around aimlessly, or cars might knock them down while crossing the roads. I am in this category. Most of us have reached near the border of the graveyards.

But it does not mean that we cannot play around with the smart phones, fancy clever watches and flying drones. I even have a desire to build a drone that I can drive myself on, only if I can have a pair of the drone motors like the E-Hang. In fact I have been googling around for the powerful fans with the intent of buying them.

The Ultra-Lite plane is much easier to build than the sophisticated drone. They have a hobby club in Europe. People build small light airplane using a two stroke small engines used in motorcycles. There are blueprints published for the hobbyists. Because they don't have commercial pilots licenses they took a low flight level far far away from towns, cities and the airports.

These are the hobby and the toys for the adults. They involve resilience, positive attitudes, the knowledge and a small amount of money.

20/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof



Why should I be looking for trouble when I am really at ease with only a few things to worry about. Nobody is telling me what and what not to do and a dollar I have is the dollar for myself. The moment I have a woman friend I will have to brace myself for the turbulence to come. So far a few women's friends have been asking me for favour related to money matters. I have narrated about a woman who requested me to redeem her jewelries from a pawn shop, one was lamenting about her business problem and wanted me to lend her RM300K, another wanted to borrow my car for a week and the last one advised me not to waste my money on drone.

They were all only a jest for me. Two of them don't have time to send me to the airport which is about 7 km away, only 15 minutes of maximum time.

Try to imagine if one of them is my spouse. A dollar that is in my hand will be smashed away. The 5K holiday trip will double to 10K. And she will be forking all that I have for her comfort and luxurious life style. Again, my freedom will be restricted. I better feed the stray cats, giving a little to my mosque, extend a little alms to the needy, like a woman I describe in the essay below,

A friend said to me last night, "What is mine is mine, what is yours is mine." This is not about care and sharing. I know there are people who care., But care does not come when a couple is at a distant away. It is not about asking a new car and big money and other luxury goods. It is about being selfish and greedy.

A food stall waitress. where I used to go for my Crab dinner, had been asking me several times, "Are you alone ?" I just smile and said that I was alone. I would have guessed why I did not bring my wife along. Several restaurants that I always frequent asked me the same question.

One of my female student, about 40, wanted to introduce me to her office friend, a single mother of six children whose ex-husband is still living. She jokingly said that "buy one and get 6 bonuses". The question is why should I indulge myself into unnecessary trouble. That would be the worst nightmare of the century.

The lady who wanted to borrow my car is more interesting to note. She works as a ticketing agent and knew I was making a trip to Spain and Morocco. I always updated where I was during the trip on the FaceBook, publish pictures of every scenery. When I was in Madrid, I received request consistently and persistently to buy a set of Real Madrid jacket. I did not know who she was. But I thought it was one of my students. Nevertheless I was ,looking for the jacket when I was in the Real Madrid stadium. It was not cheap either, almost RM1K. I did not buy for the price, not even for myself to don.

This lady is also an official of the state football team. Her circle of friends are all VIPs, players and other dignitaries. She wouldn't bother at all of my queuing under the hot sun for a ticket. As I narrated about the story of the ticket procurement in the FaceBook, a few of my students offered me a football pass which I declined. This lady never mentioned a single world about helping me to buy a ticket as she is very much in the position to do so. At time when I went to the travel agency where she works, she would ask me to buy her a rice delicacy. I bought for her.

I changed my ticketing agency which is a couple of blocks from her office and found it much cheaper than buying from her. Then after several months she messaged me up and asking me to borrow my car. I okayed her request with the condition that she must send me to the airport for the next trip about a week away. She thought a little and said she could not do it. A couple of days ago she messaged me again asking for my car immediately as her car broke down. Being bold, I did not reply till today.

I found a word HOG that gives two meaning to it, a pig and a selfish and greedy person. It seems to fit many of the ladies whom should be labelled as Gold Digger. In Malay it is called "Pisau Cukur" (razor blade).

Why should I pull all the trouble clouds over my head when I am so free and so much with pecuniary abundance. It is just jumping into the sea of fire and barbed wires.

When I heard of their plights, actually I felt pity on them. Two of them are maried. Their woes should be solved by their own husbands. I can assure myself they won't give me even a pittance if I were to go broke. They will come out with a myriad of excuses. And the same people can afford to buy a RM3K smart phone. They would always go for the latest version. I have seen a woman with an expensive phone went to collect the BR1M at a bank. One own three luxury cars, each child has a Wifi in the cell-phone. I don't have the extra data usage just to save cost, no Wifi outside my house except for the Public one.

Yet these people rushed for my goods and my money. They are not young, voluptuous and attractive anymore to be gold diggers. One of my female students mentioned of the phrase Sugar Daddy on the FaceBook. I commented it was not appropriate to be used by any lady of above 35 even. She is 40 plus. It is more suitable for the teen and old man.

These days the Muslim Malays are losing their morality. They steal, cheat and lie.

 19/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

Stepping back just 10 years ago, never in my mind I ever imagined of a new toy call a DRONE. It didn't even exist at all in my vocabulary. It was only HAM RADIO which meant everything to me, that the best I will ever have. For good or for bad the radio has gone into a bad shape, losing it's grand identity. with pollutions of all sorts. But I still keep my ticket and made myself heard in the old language of the original ham radio. the Morse codes. While others hung up their microphones, pull the bog switch.  And some surrendered their tickets.

This new technology emerged, the drone and quad copter, swept the world by surprise, generated millions of dollars to the economy of China.

I kept my eye on it for some time as the price is still high, reaching up to RM5K to start a hobby with the mid range quality. This drone I am talking about is DJI Mavic Pro, which can fly up to 27 minutes with a single battery. It commonly comes in three pieces, giving about 60 minutes of filming. Look at the footings below taken by this drone.



Certainly it would be my alternative choice to radio gear. There are so many types available at the toy shops costing only a few hundred ringgit but the flying time is too short and not as intelligent as the E-Hang ghost drone and the Mavic Pro.




I have been sleeping on the couch for a long many years. The bed where my late wife had been sleeping is just beside the couch full of all sort of stuffs; kid's car, gift towel, chargers, travelling plugs, video camera, iPhone, iPad, androids and other junks. They are easily reached when I need them. It is very convenient as I don't have to strive searching for them. I forego the mess for the ease of search.

I think it is a high time that I should use the bed and to transfer those gadgets somewhere else where I can still grab them easily. Probably a small portable table with rollers would do the work. And I have better hurried to make the change, by starting to look for the table in the furniture shop. The price may be less than a hundred ringgit.

It is a single hospital bed with rails on both sides to protect the sleeper from falling in case of a wild dream or a nightmare. Certainly the bed is for human not for appliances or mini cars or the cell-phones. If you have a small wife or husband, both of you can still squeeze in it. I think it is the bed for me to lie on when I die. I am sure my wife's spirit and soul would approve of my going back to sleep on it.

I have been sleeping on a comfortable bed all the time when I travelled overseas. The bed in Hong Kong Disneyland, Harrod Medan, Pratunam Berkeley, and many others are of cosy, large and soft. I could stay in them for the whole day cuddling the extra pillows. Imagine there were six pillows on one bed for me alone. Sometimes at my age I don't mind spending a little to feel and taste the comfort of what the rich and the famous felt. Hotels are still affordable but not the First or Business class on the plane, too expensive for a few hours journey.

But the homeless sleep on the sidewalks and on streets and anywhere they can lay their heads on. They would get use to it after several years and satisfied with what they have for survival. Some regard them as a menace to society, painting a bad image of a city. There are many of them in USA, China and Malaysia. Most of us are better off in many ways.

To the Malays, a bed is the last place where they are laid to rest before they are interred.

18/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

I am glad at last I found exactly what I have had in my mind, a container or table that I can put all the commonly used stuffs in it. It is not a table but a three layered metal container costing me only RM98. It has rollers on it and I can move it around easily.

My hospital bed is now clear, looks neater, ready to accept me anytime. Things are still jumble mumble on the new container. I will arrange them probably tonight.

I went to a furniture shop after my breakfast and saw a wooden table with the price tag of RM260 but without any roller. I bargained for a hundred ringgit. The owner, a woman, reduced it from RM260 to RM180. It was more than what I budgeted.

I wanted to try my luck at the Giant Mall. If I could not find any I planned to return to this shop. To my happiness I found a couple of this type of tray which were already fixed. The rest were in their boxes. I asked the salesgirl whether I could buy the ready fixed one saving my time in fixing the various parts. She okayed it. I bought it.


A lot of things were swirling in my mind this morning while I was on the way to have my breakfast. It was about 8.30 am, passed the time of children going to schools and government offices began to operate. Private business would start about 9.30 or 10.30 am. Yet the traffics was very heavy. Why were there so many cars on the road today ? Is it because of development and progress ? Are the number of people are increasing in a very rapid mnner ? It took me almost half an hour to arrive my destination, which sometimes only took me about 15 minutes. I remember visiting New Zealand and Australia where it is hard to pass even one car along the long journey. And in New Zealand it is hard to find tall buildings.

On the way back I planned to stop at a tour agency and Giant Mall. At the tour agency I want to get my boarding pass to Kuala Lumpur  and at the same time wanting to buy a luggage of 15 kilograms from Alor Setar to Kula Lumpur. This is the first time in my life that I ever want to bring a few photographic equipments with me to Maldives, to capture the spectacular view of the glamorous and scenic environment; a Mavic Pro drone, a video camera and the video stand. Of course I cannot put the drone and the camera in the luggage compartment. I need to swap them with by hand bags and carry the drone as a backpack.

I reached the agency at 9am. It wasn't open yet. There were two Banglas there sitting in the front chair outside the office. They told me that it would open at 9.30am. I decided to come here again. And made my move to the Giant Mall about a mile away. I wanted to buy Cat Food and Clorox for the animals when I left for Maldives and the Clorox to whiten my toilet bowl. I was surprise, the Mall which usually already opened by 9am, was found to be closed. I decided to go home and to visit these places at a later time.

I have to re-arrange the things I want to bring; where to put the video stabilizer, the video stand and other appliances. How would I carry them to the counter of the airport. I don't even have a plan as to how to go to the airport from home yet. May be this evening I have to make some enquiries about airport parking for 6 days. If it is more expensive than the taxi fares, I might as well book a Grab car. I cannot depend on anybody to help me. One person whom I have given 10K loan several times and wanted a loan of RM300K always have no free time to help me. Another person who wants to borrow my car for a week also has no time provide the assistance. How would I describe these people ? And when they want my things the kept on pestering me. It is alright if they are always busy but they should get help from somewhere else.

If anything, I have to be ready by the 23rd of January, including the transportation arrangement. In fact I have stuffed all of my shirts and pants in the bag a few weeks ago. A few more electrical appliances and cables that I must forget, a charger of my watch, for my iPhone6, Samsung and Asus Zenfone. They are all different. Those take space too. I have to dump them into the luggage as soon as possible.

( pause - I am going out again )

Once again I arrived the tour agency. There were three girls and one man in the office. They told me the ticketing lady had just gone out for some urgent matters. They did not know how to printout the boarding pass or to process the luggage booking. I left the ticket document with a lady, briefed her what I needed and went off to the Giant Mall. I bought four packets of cat Food costing RM16.48 cents per packet, a big plastic container of Clorox and a brush. I paid a little over RM88.

The airport was about 7 miles away. As soon as I procured the three items I drove there to find out how much a parking cost. It is RM15 a day. It will be RM90 for six days. I decide to go either by a taxi or a Grab. I have a few more days to make the transport arrangement. I came back home first instead of going to the travel agent, for I am thinking of going there at about 2pm. Right now is 1.45pm.

Surely I have to make another pause again


As I was about to go into my car, I saw a young woman about 30, well dressed in traditional costume. I approached her and asked what she wanted. "I need some donation," she said. I would not believe that she was a beggar or as someone so unfortunate. She could work anywhere at all for her living. I only asked her how she came this far. "I walked," she answered. Not wanting her to walk under the blazing sun, I gave RM20. I walked away and entered my Viva. I looked into the mirror. I didn't see her. Neither could I see her as I reversed my car. How could she vanish within a wink of an eye ?

The lady from the tour agency rang me up saying that the 15KG luggage was RM28 and the boarding cards were ready. I told her that I was on my way to see her.

Having settled with the ticket and the luggage my mind was thinking of the transport to the airport. If I have any problem in the Grab taxi arrangement, I would to take my car along and sacrifice RM90 for the 6 days. I forget to take down the phone number of the parking owner. I saw the name, Faridah but I can't remember the phone number. Since this is the first time I am carrying a luggage on Air Asia from Alor Star to KLIA2, I might as well try to be at the airport at about 6am and do my prayer there.

The video stabilizer is small. It may fit the bag that will go into the luggage. I might carry the video camera tripod and the drone with me. The drone has it's own backpack. The gear3 watch charger may go with me.

But the drone is not with me yet. The shop said it usually take one or two months. The other guy said 2 weeks the the day. He requested his KL department to try to send it back by 23rd January.

It will be okay even without the aerial movie of the island. On the coming July I will make it again, cancelling my probable trip to China or somewhere else. China's Silk Route is not cheap. It will cost me about RM12K.

I am suppressing what is worrying me most. It is the politics and dreadful things did by the politicians. It can kill me thinking about it, shorten my life by a few days or weeks. Though my days are numbered, I don't want to live till 80. It will be torturing , not to face the folly leaders but to face the people who support them. These are the people who will have to bear the burden and may be chased out of their land.

The election is around March. I wonder whether I can go to vote because I will be having an eye operation about the end of February. Somebody is losing a vote from me.

The eye operation will cost RM3200 for the basic fee. Eye drops may add to the cost. My estimate expenditure is RM4K for everything. I also am thinking of resting for 10 days in the ward. That will add another RM3K, estimate at RM300 per night for a single room. It will be financed by my saving. I should not be worry about that. The medical Centre informed me that I could go home immediately after the operation. Anyway I will have time to consider my option.

It will be after May that I will make myself active again. It also means that I can accumulate enough money for the next trip.

No wonder some people chose to be drunk, merely to forget all what may be worrying them. There is another alternative to it actually  ie to find solace in God.

 17/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


I am not jealous at all if you have a 70 or 200  foot tower. If you have money or enough skill to erect your own tower by all mean you can go ahead with your quest. But it is not of everybody's privilege to own a sky reaching antenna due to the financial constraint. A tower needs a strong base to stand, to be joined by several parts of about 10' each. A 70' tower requires 7 parts of it. To hoist them, a crane has to be hired. It is impossible to manually raising one by one as seen in the video below. 

This video displays a homebrewed tower construct by a fellow ham in Malaysia. He saved a lot of money for using his own labor. He also made his own rotator.

I am not going to write about the tower to show of it's usefulness a for an efficient distant communication, but of the reason why I do not attempt to construct one for my base station.

My first consideration is the age factor. Everyone is getting older and weaker. A time will come when the antenna needs to be serviced and the coaxial cables changed. Or the coax may break from the antenna by an extremely strong wind. When this happens, it is beyond my energy to fix the demage. The safest way is to hire a crane, which is not a free service.

It is not advisable to seek help from an able bodied ham to climb to the top, for I was aware of a few while fixing the problems, and an Indonesian ham was electrocuted while fixing hos log periodic.

That was what I advised my friend, to be more careful and to take every precaution possible. And never think that the guy wire will retain it's property forever. Poor quality strands can get rusty over 5 or 10 years if you don't grease them from time to time. More so is the impact of a very strong wind can be very fatal. It has blown the roofs and the houses away to a new location.

Hence I would choose the less hassle system which I don't have to climb and can bring up and down my antenna single handed. I traded it for the poorer signal for an efficient transmission.

While you have to ability to pay and the ability to discharge your energy, it is wise for you to put up the best ever station. An antenna is the juice of the ham radio.

15/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


When you live long enough you tend to hear many things and see many things. You don't have enough space to pen them down one by one. There were too many and too much to say. Here I am trying to recall a few that I could still remember, together let us ponder.

First, there was a student who has just begun his university education, talking with his friends and I happened to be there. He was belittling his teacher saying," He only passed SPM and we in university." During this time there so much polemics about academic qualifications and people were displaying university stickers on the trear glass of their car. On one car I saw similar sticker with the phrase "SAYA DFARI SEKOLAH ATAP". Sekolah Atap means to imply the old primary school where teachers never even go to secondary schools. Of course it was very sarcastic.

Secondly there was a colleague of mine who was sent for a month computer course. After a couple of weeks he told us that his lecturer didn't even know such and such a software, boasting of his knowledge and ability in computing. I was indirectly categorized as stupid as well because I did not know what kind of a software it was.

The worst came from insolent kids who challenged their parents for forbidding them from mixing with bad companies. They cursed and yelled and said their parents were uneducated and stupid. One parent told me that his kid called him pig. I don't know how many young people regard their fathers as senile, old fashion and outdated. Having heard from several parents, I made a point to program respects and filial in my students minds.

I can't say whether this character is only found among the Malays or it is a global phenomena.

I really hate such a swaggerer, trying to show of their ability and prowess, thumping their chests and telling the world that they are the greatest and the smartest lots. Others are stupid and narrow minded. I have been called stupid many time and by many amateur radio operators.

They don't have to wait long to be called stupid by their own kids. Their kids learn Arabic and Chinese language, new Maths and other new stuffs. These same people will not be able to tutor their own primary school kids. I have witnessed that parents could not teach or helped in their children's homework. What their kids learn would be strange to them. When they can't they will send their children to tuition classes. Their own grand children and children will put them in the category of senility, call them stupid and outdated.

Lately I read a lot of remarks from a few guys saying that those hams who know Morse Codes are stupid people. They condemned the Class A licensees for rejecting Hitech progress. They called CW as dead, useless and stupid.

Never mind that we are stupid or moron. We hope they can teach us something about hitech; what it is and when the term was first used. They can teach us the concept and how sampling work, and even explain the bluetooth circuitry system.

I really want to see how their kids will treat them when they grow old enough. I want to know how they feel when their kids reject what come from their mouth as unsuitable in the present era.

All we know that the rubber scientist like Zainal is stupid and the Japanese scientist who designed an amateur satellite is stupid too. These people are good in CW. The engineers, college and university lecturers and the Indonesian ham radio designer, who know Morse codes are all stupid.

15/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


Everybody is complaining about freezing. It is about 22 Celsius right now. But it is quite awkward to don a pullover made of wool and walk in town. Malaysians don't even wear coats on their daily business or while at home. The Malays are fond of sarong with bare bodies. And they don't put on shoes or sleepers inside the house as the Europeans do.

I can't stand even the 25 degrees Celsius though in hotels I would maximized the temperature to that level. It is different when the sunlight is on my skin with even 15 Celsius. That was the temperature I experienced in Los Angeles California, that I would only have the normal T-Shirt on my body.

However it seems that Malaysians love cold. On ERL and busses the air is unbearable. With a plain shirt my body would be shivering and shuddering vigorously. This is where cuddling is more comfortable.

We can't predict the number of days the cold is going to seize us. Nature does not blazoned loudly what it is going to do. Men have to spy on it's plan, using satellites and shamans. Small cyclones that rapped houses without warnings would take everyone by surprise. But Malaysians had been warned about the severe weather by the Meteorological Department. I am not aware of it as I hate watching TV these days. They are more of a propaganda unit to inject lies to the people.

Even if we know, we can't command nature to quit freezing the people. If we feel cold enough, just get something to cover our body or try to do some rigorous exercise. That reminds me of the first time I stopped at Narita airport when I saw a few people jogging outside with merely a T-shirt. I thought it was just a normal temperature and tried to walk out but had to make a 360 turnaround as the air was very cold. Some guys jumped and swam in the cold water in the Arctic.

We complain about cold, there are people who live their lives in the Northern Hemisphere and the Arctic. We complain about the intense heat, there are millions who make the hot deserts their homes.

15/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof









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Really my pocket went dry. I need to immediately stopped buying things again until the image of the King resurface. It is almost a week before it will be replenished by the pension fund. I can restrain myself and forget about shopping. After all it has been many years that I did not spend on toys and gadgets. The Macbook Pro, the drone and the iPhone 6 took heavy toll on me. I can't even spare RM200 more. Imagine among the three only the iPhone is with me. The Macbook, a used set, is still with the seller, whom I should call 'grand daughter'. Her mother was my clerk before. The drone is still under repair in Kuala Lumpur.

I won't force the Macbook to be sent to me the fastest because I have the same one which is still working which I use to make a movie for the Youtube. She can bring it back with her when comes home. But I am a little unhappy with the drone. The shop informed me the repair job takes 14 days however small the damage is. It has to wait for the turn. I don't think so that I can take to Maldives to record the beautiful scenery. I have to make another visit probably in six months time.

I am not very worried at my financial woes. I have some marginal amount left enough for my meals for the next 7 days. My electrical bill was only RM35 and I have paid it this morning. I have no outstanding bill to worry about. And I don't owe anybody any money. The rates, insurance and road taxes have been settled. Whatever dues have met the target and long honoured.

Though life is much harder than before I can live comfortably. And spend on luxuries like a tycoon.

When I have money, I spend. When I have none I deactivate myself a little, stay home, no travel and of course no spending for my friends. I become a hermit for a while.

If I am broke, there isn't anybody to be blamed but myself. If I am poor there are millions more who are poorer than me. There are kids without parents, and men being evicted from their homes. There are people who can't get jobs and have to resort to stealing food to feed their families.

Even millions who have not seen drone and can't afford even a cheap descent quad-copters. Many working people with a dream of going to Maldives but can't afford to spend their earnings elsewhere for their priorities are buying bread for home.

Considered all, I am one of the luckiest.

15/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof



I took a liberty to start my walk at 4 pm today as I saw the black clouds were moving swiftly from all directions, to beat the possibility of raining in one or two hours time. My conjecture was right as the raindrops began to wet the earth at 5pm sharp. I took a shelter in the nearby shed.

There were not many people at the track, probably about 6 or 7 only. As the rain was getting heavier people began to disappear. It has been three days that the downpours started at about 5 pm. I managed to squeeze in between the interval of the first and the second one. It could have started at 4 and stopped at 5pm and started again at 6.30. It would be at 5 that I took to walk and finished the exercise at 6pm.

I would not push myself to walk for more than 4 rounds, 1.2 km per round. Yesterday a woman I followed might have scared at me, turned and asked me about the possibility of the downpour. She told me she would do it for 6 and sometimes 7 rounds.

She has to be very strong to walk about 8.4 km at quite a high speed, whereas I felt so dead tired and exhausted. At this point I have to disagree with Ustaz Al-Azhar Idrus about women whose physical strength are inferior to men. There are women who could complete 10 rounds running, overtaking men in the tracks. And Ustaz Hadi Awang who believe that women are always inferior to men and their places are to do the domestic chores and raising children.

I came home after the drizzled stopped and started to stare at the cell-phone and this very laptop again. Political postings has been an entertainment to me. It will shorten my life if I take it very seriously. It can even kill me if I continue to think and ponder the fate of this country.

A friend posted a short anecdote just for a joke

Najib and Mahathir went into a bakery on a campaign trail. 

As soon as they enter the bakery, Najib steals three curry puffs and puts them in his pocket.
He says to Mahathir, "See  how clever I am? The owner didn't even see anything and I don't even need to lie. I will definitely win these elections."

Mahathir says to Najib, "That's the typical dishonesty you have displayed throughout your entire life, trickeries and deceits. I am going to show you an honest way to get the same result."

Mahathir goes to the owner of the bakery and says, "Give me a curry puff and I will show you a magic trick."

Intrigued, the owner accepts and gives him a pastry. Mahathir swallows it and asks for another one. The owner gives him another one and he eats it as well. Then Mahathir asks for a third pastry and eats that, too. The owner is starting to wonder where the magic trick is and
asks, "What did you do with the three curry puffs?"

Mahathir replies, *”Look in Najib's pocket*."

It is much better than the cursing and the slurring. Reporters are jokers as well. They would choose pictures of politicians that depicts poor characters or images. For some personal reason I love to look at Rosmah's latest pictures.

As I perused the web and read the relevant messages the clock arms changed positions. Now it is almost midnight.

Days and weeks passed quickly. What were 40 years ago was just like yesterday. Except the mirror that always act to remind me of my age.

The daily chores for tomorrow will be the same. I hope there will be no rain. If I could not finish 5km, 2.4 km is good enough.

14/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

It is a gloomy morning today, 14th January 2018. There was a little drizzle while I was on the way for my breakfast. The cloud is thick above the head, covering the whole area as far as my eyes could see. But it was not a dark, rather grey, indicating heavy downpour is unlikely within this few hours.

It is chilly inside my house even without the fan on. My hand phone shows it is 73 degrees F which is about 22 Celsius. Yet I am shirtless, sitting cosily on my sofa, watching Youtube on my TV about dogs and cats, filling my indolence and laziness, and at the same time I am typing this article intermittently.

Mansor, the son of Majeed who runs a restaurant, has just arrived from India. He said the weather in India is very cold. I am  not surprise at all because January is still in the cold season in the northern hemisphere. The sun will be moving to the north around June.

The other day I was chatting with a friend who said that he like to travel in cold weather. That's what I have reading so far about the Malaysians who prefer to travel in Winter. Some want to experience the world of snow.

I told him how I hate cold. And travelling in winter would need a big bag for thick clothing. And the Winter Jacket is not cheap either.

I don't complain of rainy or sunny days. I can dry my clothing on both days. I can still go for my meals and anywhere I want to, except for an evening walk, which I can still do it with an umbrella or a raincoat. I used to do it before but ceased the habit later. What is there to complain about.

Clouds have names. I wonder whoever gave names to them. I can only remember the Cirrus and Cumulus. And I don't know what's the one currently hovering over us call. I predict the possibility of the rain by the color. The dark ones will surely carry enough water to pour on us.

In the olden days we used to capture the rain water for washing, cooking and bathing. The water for domestic used was never lacking as rainfall would always be there except in December when there was the North East monsoon. But we have enough storage. I remember having 2 big vases filled with water. Moreover the daily tides would further replenish us with water for washing and bathing.

Our faith in God were very strong in those years. We believed God would bestow upon us with abundance of life, to provide us with enough sustenance. Indeed, my relatives farmer brought rice, my fisherman uncle brought fish, my mother planted vegetables and other green foodstuffs. We survived without income and money.

We were pleased with nature in whatever forms they were, even death and deadly diseases. In fact I later realized that death brought balance to human life, checked the overgrowth of the population and the livings have an abundance of land to stay on. As compared to today the younger generation do not even own a house and no land to stay on.

But we always have a fear of darkness. It could have been a sign of the coming of evil specie to rule us for another 10 years and sitting on the satanic thrown the spectre of a woman with horns on her forehead,

Darkness can bring us a very bad luck.


I do not procure the drone toy just for the pleasure of flying it but for joy of capturing the beautiful scenery and landscaping using it's camera. I figure 15 to 25 minutes of on the air is ample enough to cover a reasonable size of a landscape. The price of a medium class quad copter which flies about 27 minutes on a single battery is about RM5K.The package comes with three batteries, giving a total time of more than 80 minutes. With a pre-plan shot the job can cover quite a  wide area. It means one has to plan where and what one wish to capture within the duration.

There are many things that one has to learn before flying. If there is a club, a new comer can always learn from the members and can avoid fatal error on the first few flights. An accidence can be very costly.

My original intention was to bring the toy to Maldives on my visit to the island on the coming 24th of January. My dream shattered as it crashed, hitting a tree,  owing to my own carelessness. There is nobody but myself to blame. It was sent back to China for the replacement of the broken gimbal holder. It takes 2 weeks for the repair job, long enough to pass my visiting date. I have to rely solely on my video and my phone camera.

I will make it up when I make another visit the island again  in June or July. That will give me enough time to slowly fill my purse.

Mavic Pro is one of the best drones available in the local market. They are numerous of them on the Online stores like Lelong, 11th Street and Lazada. I thought buying from the local shop is more convenient for advice and consultations. And I bought from N4 stall at Aman Central. The video below was showing me staring at the controller to find out what are the functions available. I was pressing the menu and changing the settings by trial and error while the drone was hovering in the air.


 Mavic Pro does not come with a monitor. It is flown by a remote controller for the normal basic flying. With the monitor we can do the calibration, choosing the various flying mode, setting the automatic home return of the drone in case of the battery power has decline to 30%,  and make the drone follow a moving object like a car or a person. It is good for selfie too as it can snap my whole action along the ground I move. The drone can follow me. I don't have to have someone else to shoot. It is a simple feature which I have not tried yet. Interesting indeed. If I were to climb up a coconut tree I can make the drone to follow me from the bottom to the top of the tree, at the same level as me. It takes creativity and imagination to maximize the capability of the Mavic Pro.

The drone and the trip cut a big hole in my pocket. So much so I could not honor my promise to take someone with me to the beautiful island in the Indian Ocean. May be on the next trip I will try to fulfil it. And most of us will heave a sigh when talking and thinking about money. It is useful as much as it is the root of all evil. I could not help myself but laughing when someone was consistently pestering me for a 300K loan. I am not thinking of the inability to pay but more so about where about I am going to dig the money from. I travelled and bought things just on my pension saving.

While someone is advising me to stay foot and prepare for my death, I am struggling hard to enjoy the ecstatic of life, the appreciation of exotic and beautiful nature, the pleasure of having the amazing technological commodities around me and to use and manipulate them as I wish. Imagine a simple old man like me occupying his remaining life with things that many younger men and women do not. Most of the mediocre people are enjoying life much more than what the wealthy and the famous. We have time for good food, for photography, for fishing, for ham radio, for computing and for playing drone. The Ministers and the tycoons miss so much things in life. What a pity.

13/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof



Najib and Rosmah pray to God and seek for forgiveness. Again he does not do a correct thing as always. His sins were to the people, to the Malays and the Malaysians. He sacked his Ministers, jailed Anwar Ibrahim, taxed the poor citizens and spewed a lot of lies. And the worst is he is selling the nation to the Chinese and defended his doings.

God may forgive him and Rosmah for committing sins against the Al-Mighty. Even that doesn't give him any right to keep the pink diamonds and continues to fork people's money, devising schemes where millions and billions could be siphoned.

For allowing the Chinese navy to encircle Malaysia and weakening out military maneuverability by his defence ties with them which in a long term will burn the country. It is a very treacherous thing to do.

He thinks by a single trip to ask for forgiveness he can free himself of the guilt.

Don't blame the judge for throwing Anwar in jail. Remember that may be the cause of the missing hundreds of innocent people on MH370.

If Najib really wants to repent, he just take a rest and read what people say about him or deny them in the court of law. At the moment there are people who presume that Kevin Morais and Najadi were killed by him, Altantuya's death was under his knowledge. She was killed by Najib's own bodyguards. How could he ask the dead to forgive him.

The burden of sins he carries against men is too big and monumental. He can plead for forgiveness among the living men. He just can't say "Sorry" to a man whom he put in incarceration for years. He can't simply say that he feels sorry for making the people continue to suffer for his harsh taxation.

I can't figure out how Rosmah could ask God to allow her to keep the stolen things as if she is asking God to condone theft and crime, to sympathize with her arrogance and lavish expenditure and all her vices and conducts.

As long as China own lands in Malaya and restrict our military capability and posing the constant threat to our security and sovereignty in our backyard and in his home town, Kuantan, his sin could not be erased however hard he tries to do it.

God may forgive him but not the citizens.

But I am sure he will be a hypocrite even to God. He can expect the worse comeuppance in the next 6 years, and if China takes over Malaysia, he can expect the worst of his life. He may have to have a few thousands bodyguard around him till he dies.

13/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

I am sorry that I have to believe the AG and the Justice Department of the United States, not because I have a particular bias tendency but because they follow the money trail using bank documents. They were one step ahead before Najib could work out for the destroying of the evidence. And Najib fell short of legal action even against the Wall Street Journal.

And time after time Najib lied to the parliament about 1Mdb's fund in the BSI bank Singapore. And Majib finds a hard time to pay the interest to 1Mdb loan and the money to pay to the IPIC for the second time. The first payment went astray.

It is unspeakable of when the people around him discharging their duties to advise him not to let Chinese Communist to have a footage in our land, to build their military bases anywhere at all around Malaysia.

He thinks he is a very smart person that he can control and hoodwink the Chinese for he has never been a military man though he was put in charge of defence once. Then he defended his actions, telling the people China will bring prosperity to the country. It is true China will try their best to make the local think of the benefit of being in this country. UMNO themselves are distributing videos among the Malays to show how PAP, Lee Kuan Yew, cheated the Malays.

Israel only takes Golan Height, only a small area, of the land space.

China takes much more land area for both commercial and secret naval bases than Israel did of Syria.

A man, any man, who thinks money is god will always think of money. Najib thinks of money more than of the strategic and military way of thinking. 1Mdb itself is a government business venture to raise money.

Government is to manage for the welfare of the country and the citizen. That is the main and the principal task. To run it, it must collect taxes. And that was what all the previous government was doing all along. We call foreign investors to create jobs for the local populace. Today we call foreigners to work in this country by the millions.

When disaster took tolls and the damage were too bad he thought he could resolve the major issues by reconstructing things, and he made things worst than before.

Ministers live in a very comfortable zone that they refuse to compute the future of the nation. It is a very great tragedy.



Ham Radio started with people making transmitter using vacuum tube. The idea was to make a high frequency back and force current passing through a coil of wires to create a moving magnetic field. This movement is termed as oscillation. The  designed circuit with, the valve, the coil, the capacitors is called oscillator. To provide intelligence to this magnetic wave someone device a method of controlling the transmission. That system was called Morse codes, intelligent enough, to be recognized as letters and numbers.

Then they tried to see whatever happened if the electron flow through the valves were disturbed by changing the amplitude by inputting audio wave at the grid, and to the cathode. I tested mixing a music from my tape recorder to a valve oscillator to understand the history of radio transmission in the past, and a proper antenna, the music could be heard on the short wave radio 10 miles away.

The old hams started with the Morse communications and continued to improve in Amplitude modulation. Some came up with the idea of suppressing the carrier, but the wave without the carrier would move in the shape of the modulated audio signal. They were smart to come up with the balance modulator that was clever enough to cancel the carrier, and also using crystals to filter the main carrier, leaving the Upper and the Lower Side bands. A switch was added to pick one of the two signals.

As the interest grew and finer components added the transmission became more stable and the audio quality improved. Rigs began to step into the commercial world. But when wafer and microprocessor technology came into forth, it revolutionize the theme of radios. Competing with it was computer communication craze, with simultaneous transmission of video and audio, across the continents, in microsecond. They made our heads turned crazy. Some feel that they are in a strange world. Indeed, everywhere we go we would see people staring at their cell-phones, young and old. Cell phone has shrunk the world.

As the race continues the past remains a history. The shape and structure of amateur radio cease to retain the old tradition. Younger generation of radio enthusiasts would have not known what a triode and a pentode valves are. And they became users rather than the builders. More and more new gadgets enter the shelves and convinced the people that those are part and parcels of ham radio. Keyboard is used to send CW and even to receive the codes. Picking up stations is through sampling rather than using LC tuning to pick up desired station in the front end of the receiver. And a single complex black chip takes over the large components arrangements. Old stuffs will fade and gone once new inventions come forward. They are cheaper and smaller in size. We all know of the type of the old video and image storage device, the large magnetic tapes that were being phase out by the CDs and in turned killed by memory sticks and SD cards.

Only a very small portion of the hobbyist are homebrewing stuffs as things are flooding the markets. It is more convenient to buy than to make. Whoever ham radio operators are using a vintage single valve unit homebrew transmitter to send Morse code today ? As I have said that it is more convenient to buy than to make, except for the antenna.

Even the the DIY genius buy components and arrange them to make a project, but they do not make the components themselves. Each module of though is composed of a complex logical thinking and arrangements. ON the contrary there were much lesser logics and reasoning poured in in the construction of a transmitter.

Whatever outside the ham radio were claimed to be part of it once the members dragged them in. This is what happen to the trunk radio which were once used by the lorry drivers. Malaysian amateur radio operators are taking it in and declared it as a part of amateur radio. Why were  the term amateur radio radio not given to those drivers ?

A close look at the whole situation it precisely denotes the death of the traditional ham radio. People struggle to paint their radio shack as a ham shack by having a radio with rotating knobs, manual CW key, electronic CW keyer, a hand microphone, coaxial cables, as oppose to having only cell-phone and computers only for communication. Imagine you lie in bed and use your phone to talk to repeater and you call it a ham radio. And you call it progress.

12/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof



I only know a few women friends from a distant, including a house maid whom I frequently hired monthly. They are in the 40s, 30 years younger than me.  And all of them look upon me as their farther. And I think they are thinking that I am an old man with money to spend. Why not, I have been posting pictures of my visits to the Facebook. Nobody knows how I saved by cutting corners and restrict myself from smoking, buying newspapers and subscribed to satellite TV. The last three alone save me a few thousands in a year.

One asked me to redeem a necklace from the pawnshop, another asked me to buy an almost a 1K good for her in foreign land and yet another asked for 300K loan. They are all married. And I always told myself that it was the work of their husbands to replenish all of what they want. Wow ! A 300K loan. I have to be a millionaire to have that much.

Are all women like that ? I remember during my trip to Morocco, a group of ladies were buying a few thousand ringgit leather jackets like nobody's business. And I whispered to one lady in our tour group that I won't want to marry with such a lady because I can't afford to meet their expensive taste.

It has been three years since my wife passed away and I am living alone in solitude. In a way I have so much freedom; do whatever I want, go wherever I feel, buy whatever I desire and eat whatever I wish for. One distant woman friend advised me not to waste money on drone. Let the hobby be for the younger people to play. I would expect such care and advices  from people who live with me.

The happy momentum of my life would surely be disturbed if I were to marry again. I would never know which one is a gold digger and which one is a docile lady. If there is no domestic turbulence there will be a greater amount of financial commitments. It would even probably halt my travelling program. For instant, going to Africa would double the package fee from RM17K to RM34K. It will kill me.

The kind of women that scare me most are the gold diggers. I sometimes wonder what do they think and perceive of themselves. Do they prized themselves as pay per sex, pay per sleep ? An American Filipino lady I talked to at Los Angele airport 30 years ago told me that in America there is no such thing as love but money.

Aren't there any non-gold digger woman around ? The fact is nobody wears a ribbon or  a scarf written of their virtue, or imprinted on their foreheads of their kinds. With some effort and luck we can however find a perfect lady over time. Beauty is secondary or unimportant. Docility and obedience would be good enough for some men. They take whatever their men give, not asking for more, without lamenting for the small gifts.

A company, a wife, would certainly brighten my life. But it limits my freedom and movements as far as travelling is concerned.

To a certain extend, it is better and safer to stay single. There is always  freedom, nobody tells me what and what not to do, and free from a nagging wife. I hope nobody would treat me as a bank or a millionaire. It really scares me.

10/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

The first smart phone I bought was Apple Phone 4. It was a very expensive stuff then. It costs a fortune to own one. Though I had money during those days, it took me weeks to consider to buy it. A year later when I got by ASB dividend I bought one for my daughter. But someone stole it in her office.

Due to carelessness the phone went into the washing machine, dropped several times from my table and the pocket of my shirt. The efficiency dropped. I bought Samsung Note 3. But I seldom used it for my iPhone 4 was still servicing me. My son took it in exchanged for his Note2.

The phone batteries never last long, may it be the iPhone or the Samsung. I carried both on all my tour trips. Then I read about Zenfone 5 which can store much electrical power. It was less than RM700. So I bought one.

I have no interest in Chinese smart phones like Appo, XioMei or Lenovo. So were their laptops. There were several reasons for the dismissal. Nevertheless they are cheaper than most of the brands.

I also purchased an Apple computer, the Macbook Pro. Like the iPhone it is robust, strong and durable. I didn't have to worry about virus or any malware.

I have to console myself for spending much of my money for nothing. I also think that I am going to die soon. There is no point accumulating wealth anymore at my age.

Today I buy another phone, iPhone6 to be solely dedicated to my drone. Nobody will approve my buying particularly my wife if I were to have one. Whether it is for good or for bad, this is the type of freedom that I enjoy.



Mahathir is no more a young man. Even though he may live till 150 years, he will be lacking energy and mental alertness. But as soon as the Pakatan Harapan announced that he would be a Prime Minister if Pakatan were to win, he was fiercely attacked by Najib and his people.

Certainly we should take interest why there was a great bombshell.

Mahathir had said that if Pakatan wins, the first thing he would do is to arrest Najib. In fact many millions of the citizens of Malaya want Najib and Rosmah arrested. This is what Najib fears most.

For refusing to be incarcerated and probably tortured Najib will use all his means not to lose the election by hook or by crook. There was a rumor that 4 million postal votes have been created, and the cheating will be rampage including the ballot box tempering.

If the Malaysians cannot handle Najib, the Chinese can.

The only free video editing tool is the I-Movie of the MacBook. It may not be the best but it provides enough facilities for simple movie production. I do not find a way to insert texts at any position of my choice. I have to use the Title facility for some  descriptions.

As I continue to make movies, lately the computer kept on flashing, telling me the storage on the resource disk is almost full. I deleted all the movies I can find to give me 5 to 10 Giga storage space. It was last night that the deletion did not free the storage space anymore.

Then I decided to look what's inside the library. To my astonishment there are files and movies that had not been deleted. They reside quietly here without me knowing it. On releasing all the movie files laid in the folders, the free storage jumped to 160G. I was overjoyed. I don't have to worry about working on the software again.

I simply wanted to have a taste in sending movies to the Youtube. It was late, last year, in 2017 that I began to make a crude movie tutoring on my Baofeng programming. I downloaded free Windows software and worked on it until the expiry date. Then I can't run all the free stuffs anymore. It was at that time that I remembered my ailing MacBook. The keyboard refuse to function as the minute red ants had made it a home. I have to resort to the external keyboard.

From then on I have been using the I-Movie as my main video editing tool. I don't have to worry about the storage anymore.

09/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


My drone crashed on the 4th day. I ignored all the precautions, thinking that I won't make any error. On the second day I tested it in the open space near the my jogging track following the setup shown in the Youtube. My TV said that it did not recognize the format. I used Quick Time to watch. The movie was jumping and jerky. On the third day I experimented with the video size, ISO and the shutter speed at home. The video on my monitor was not smooth. That would be difficult for me to fly the drone using the monitor. I use ASUS Zenfone 5 as a monitor. When I watch the playback the movement was smooth, no jerky effect, I tested with 2.7K and 1280 X 720, 24 fps.

It was on the fourth day that I decide to take it outside, to film it at 24 fps at 2,7k resolution, and to practise the stick and gimbal manipulation. I dared not fly over trees, buildings or stadium for fear of hitting the objects unless I could watch the monitor screen clearly. It was too bright to be able to see what's on the screen.


The clip above shows my flying path which does not show objects except for the white floor of the parking area of the stadium. And I was squatting near my car to get some shade. Towards the end of the footing it shows the three that my drone crashed into.

After flying I brought back the drone to my vicinity and allowed to to hover 14' above me near the tree, while I was trying to make changes to the setting. My hand somehow accidently hit the stick, driving the drone to the tree, crashed and dropped 14 feet down.

The crash broke the holder of the camera, It was a brittle plastic. I didn't know how to fix it back and took to the shop where I bought the plane. The salesman said that it had to be sent to China if Kuala Lumpur could not repair it. But I have to pay for the cost. He said it will take 14 days. The cost will be expensive if the gimbal breaks.

The drone is DJI Mavic Pro, made in China, is pretty expensive. It is 5K. In the United States it costs only USD1K. It should be about RM4.2K. When someone coaxed me to buy the drone for photography I began to search from Youtube. I thought it was American made. To me whatever made in the West, Japan and Korea are strong and durable. After making the purchase only I realized it is made in China when I looked at the battery. It was printed the word Guangzhou and China.

The only thing I can do is to be extra careful when flying it again. I don't want to play drone for flying sake but rather for an  areal video capture. On 24th January 2018 I thought of bringing it to the beautiful Maldives islands. With it I can record my own video without asking anyone for help. As a believer I have to accept it as a fate, predestined by God the Almighty.

Giving an old man like me to hold and fly a drone is good enough. There are millions of other Malaysians who may not have a dream like this at all. That's why I am not very worried about the crash and the repair cost. Whatever providence I have is much more than enough. 

09/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


Luminous pain should be made mandatory at the rear of all motorcycles. Almost a hundred percent of motorcyclists are not aware that their back light are not working. It poses a great danger to the high speed oncoming cars from their hind.

Malaysia must impose this rule. Factories have to paint all the rear end yellow or green luminous paint at the production line. The main hazard is at the roads without a special lane for the two wheelers. Riders that ride in the middle of the road are really inviting death. What more if they were to wear black attires ridding black motorbikes.

I rarely met anyone riding without both the front and the back light at night. In places where there are streetlights they are visible to the naked eyes and do not pose any danger at all. If you are driving say from Alor Setar to Kangar you will face with a long road of darkness and pass almost invisible riders along the route. Though the speed limit is 70 kilo meter per hour, most cars will move at 90 or 100 k/h. The potential danger of horrid accidences are high. Any impact would be fatal and deadly.

We should not wait for the accident to happen before we legislate the law into effect. Neither should we wait for the statistical number to show up. Motorcycle owners can always buy luminous stickers and stick have it fixed themselves. The vehicles vendors have to sell the motors only with ready luminous facility, by pain or stickers.

Similar rules should be enforced on bicycles for easy visibility especially in kampong areas. Some poor people may be using bicycles at night to go to sundry shops or their friend's houses.

We are talking of "Prevention Is Better Than Cure", to eliminate any possibility of potential danger, of unnecessary maim and death. It is worth to sacrifice a few ringgit for the safety of all.

If a light bulb of your two wheeler goes kaput make sure the bulb to replace it is of equal voltage required. Motor shop loves to give the lower voltage one. It glows brighter but the filament will snap a few days later. If the voltage is higher the light will be dimmer. It is also a hazard. You don't have to worry about the blowing bulb and less bright one with the luminous paint or sticker. It is good to put on the helmet too. In fact the whole helmet should be luminous. I saw this on some of the new bicycle paddles. It has always been a relief to us to be aware of the objects in the dark before our eyes. You can kick the brakes immediately.

Walking people wearing all black are the most dangerous. If you want to commit suicide, just donned everything black and walk in the middle of the dark road. Else wear the all luminous dress and walk in the middle of the road, singing Elvis Presley.  

08/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


China has always been smarter than Najib Razak who thinks he can hoodwink everyone in the world. They began by securing military bases in Malaysia, with their firepower much superior to the Malaysian arm forces. They moved fast. No Malaysian army could defeat them by any mean. Take my word that more land will be sold to China. This time in Kelantan. Assume that Najib has bought Kelantan at the price of 90 millions. He can sell part of Kelantan by billions to settle the loan. And Hadi is never worried about it.

If you read the feedback in the social media, you will find that the non-Muslims are attacking Islam furiously linking it to Hadi and the PAS leaders, who were accused of condoning thieves and liars. By the act of Hadi they believed that it was true money was passing hands and being shared among the PAS leaders. He said that winning elections are not important. PAS has religion in front of the party. AND UMNO on the other hand had claimed that they were responsible for the stability and the sanctity of Islamic faith in this country. In short Hadi has declared that Kelantan is being sold to BN.

The Kelantanese do not have any insight of what will happen to this traditional Malay belt. Try to tell them that selling the state to Najib means selling it to China, they will snub at you. These are what the stupid Malays are good for, either they challenge you to a fight, snubbing you or say The End Of The World Is Near after they found their foolishness causes them  grave mishaps which are irreversible,

The culture of lies and cheats will permeates PAS that made Islam very repulsive. And among the Malay Muslims some will cease to respects the Ulama.

It has not happen yet. Kelantan has not fallen yet. And China does not have a military base yet. But it will happen once BN takes over. It does not matter to Najib because he has a home in Makassar and Zahid Hamidi has a home in Java. Both of them declared themselves that they are Indonesians. That's the reason  why they have no heart on the Malaysian Malays and even the country. Sold all, and it will not affect them at all. Of course it will not affect me also for I will die soon. I am just like Mahathir whose days are numbered.

There is no way that China will give up Lumut, Melaka or Port Dickson. These are strategic naval bases to control Malacca Straits and Indian Ocean. They are thinking of circling the Island of Diego Garcia also. If Malaysia wants them back, Malaysia will have to fight for them. The Felda people and the kampong people do not think where they are going to go if China takes over this country but Najib has thought about his new home. The Malays will be chased out of this country like the Israelis do to the Palestinians. The White Americans did it to the Indians. The White Australian did it the Bushmen. It is not going to be the end of the world, but the end of the Malays.

Then the living generation will one day say that their fore-fathers were worst than the Morons.

When we drive a car there is a blind spot you may not realize. There is nowhere in the mirror you can see the car behind you. The same situation exist in Najib and UMNO's mind about China, what their leaders have designed Malaysia to be, and the multi-pronged approach into actions. They want the public not to see and know what their dealings are with the Chinese who will be of singing the song of Malaysia prosperity that they are bringing in all the time. I saw a Chinese movie on Tibet, which sang the same song of development and prosperity to the Tibetans.

If God let me live for two more years I will be able to witness the spoils of Hadi in Kelantan and the expanding Chinese military bases in Sabah.

08/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


When there was a news that CW would be scrapped and there was a massive leeway to qualify for amateur radio, I predicted the worst would fall on the fate of the once great hobby of a matured and well informed community. Without following the path there would be chaos and turbulences. The path began with Short Wave Listening to learn the ethics and procedures, seeking an Elmer, sit for RAE, learning Morse codes, go for CW test, and wait for police clearance (in Malaysia police clearance was formerly compulsory).

My prediction does not go astray. First there were new terminology used like PTT instead of a mic or a microphone. Secondly they are following the pirate procedure and lingo. There have been broadcasting, double re-transmission, cross frequency transmission, using trunk radio system on amateur band, selling transceivers to non-amateur with programmed repeater frequencies, using other people call signs, insulting fellow amateurs on Facebook and bragging their ability and degrading other fellow hobbyists.

You want to see hatred, go to amateur radio world as well. Here you can find rogue people which was once unknown to the members of the radio fraternity. The gist of ham radio traditions and practices have disappeared. The spirits and the identity have evaporated. A few try to resurrect the glorious past without success but are facing a monumental barrier.

An insult on a fellow amateur for public perusal is uncalled for. I think it is good for legal action. It will open the eyes of the authority. Probably they too will have to go to court to clarify some of the relevant issues.

I have just contacted a victim of the attackers, who told me that one of them works as a car mechanic, one works in a food stall and another is a radio supplier. It is this radio supplier who sells the trunk radio sets for the amateur frequency.

The point is the whole of amateur radio in this country is not protected from any filthy denomination.  Are we going to say that it is only 0.01 percent of these people is bad contravening the Malay proverb 'Kerana nila setitik rosak susu sebelanga' ? In a society of noble people we can't afford to have even one bad apple. We have been having too many bad people already. We would expect a peaceful place of calmness what we called sanctuary for the peace of mind and tranquillity.

When will the turbulence end ?

05/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


Tonight I was lucky to see this woman again while I was having my dinner at a stall. It was quite dark with a little light. But I figured she is about 30 to 40 years, carrying a torch light and bags of cat food. This is the second time I met a woman who would look for stray cats in town and feed them. The first time I saw was more than a year ago accompanied by a man whom I supposed was her husband. I recalled that she was a little older than the woman I saw just now.

But I have heard this tale from a friend before,  about a Chinese woman who would go to the fish market every morning to feed the cats and talked to the animals. She even brought medicine for them to those she thought were sick. I don't know whether they are the same woman. I am sure some of you might have seen the same scene somewhere some time. Going round in the dark with a silhouette feature certainly is without any ulterior motive of gaining popularity nor publicity. It is not like calling all the media to broadcast our donations to the poor folks. Good deeds can always be stealth and unseen.

You don't have to be a Malay, Chinese, Indian or White Man to be good because goodness does not choose a particular race to dwell. On the contrary it does not license for a particular race to be a criminal and bully all people of different culture and belief. My monthly Indonesian maid is so concerned about her cats that she would allocate a small portion of her income for her loving pet.

It is hard to know what really  inspires this woman to be what she is, possessing such a kind heart to help stray cats. It is quite an expenditure. A 2KG packet of food costs about RM17 for the Giant brand. Recently I paid RM15 in Padang Besar for the same amount. It would last for approximately 6 or 7 days to feed 4 to 5 cats. The total cost per month for the whole city could at least be around RM240.

Probably she believes as many of us do, that the animals will pray for our sustenance. She feels of the great providence bestowed upon her and her family. At the end of the day only happiness and satisfaction that permeates deep into her heart.

Let us pray for kindness and care be born in our souls, to feel pity upon the poor and the unfortunate, to contribute what we humanely can within our mean and capability. Let us pray so that we not be a monster, a braggart, a sinner and a liar. Amin (amen).

05/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof


What joy will I have having a drone ? I am thinking hard now whether to purchase a Mavic Pro RM5K drone used for photography purposes. 5K is not cheap. It doesn't come with a monitor. A friend suggested a monitor solely for the drone only and with the drone software only. I think he is right, which also implies that I have to buy a drone and a pad or a cell-phone.


 The main problem is always the money. It is almost the prize of a transceiver. The decision is always a critical one.

After a deep and profound thought I decided for a drone. I went to our local supermarket, Aman Central, searching for a shop which I saw selling a kind of drone somewhere around last week. I never expected to see so many kinds of drones, the Spark, the main Marvic Pro, the Phantom and a few of others. This is a real drone shop in town. I do not have to buy it online anymore.

The salesman has to make an order of the type of drone that I need, the complete Mavic Pro. In a couple of days time it will arrive and I will have to start learning how to use it step by step.

Is this the alternative to Ham radio ? It is hard for me to say. I am too old to form the City Drone Group where we meet and discuss drones and organizing activities pertaining to the hobby. The existing of such a group to a certain extend can hinder the members from bad company, of rogue and rude individuals. The higher the cost of the hobby the lesser will be the individuals without courtesies. My theory may be false but it is worth to observe the relationship. If it is true and the members comprise of all the happy go lucky, intelligent guys, I may spend more time on the new stuff.

From the total constructs of amateur radio today, it is detouring completely from the traditional Ham Radio. The identity is missing. It is dead.

There are more interesting stuffs around that Malaysians are still ignorant when it is a ritual in the Western countries like building the ultra-lite aircraft, the flying machines like a quad copter carrying a single person, and the quest for anti-gravity propulsion system.

04/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof



During the days when the word internet was not thought or dream of communications were hard. It took days and months to send and to receive news. The fastest was to use radio or telegraphic messages. I still remember vividly that we would rush to the police station to send news of someone's death to a family member living a distant away.

We would be waiting for the letters from our parents and families who were on pilgrimage to the holly land, which would arrive a few months later.

Malaysians went to USA and Great Britain to study. Rich parents could afford to talk to their kids on the phone. A minute of call to the United States is about RM45 from Malaysia. It was cheaper to dial home from America to Malaysia. It was about a dollar a minute, less than three Malaysian ringgit.

A few parents attempted to use the ham radio service by talking to another ham in USA and the ham connected the call to their kids and the conversations went on in such a manner. I remember having a chance to hear such a conversation on my radio. Later I heard the authority interfered and banned it. Our senior told us that such a re-transmission was not allowed.

There two things that I learned from the old telecom. First, the re-transmission was not allowed. Secondly the broadcasting was forbidden. And I remember in my law class we were told that there were strong rationality for every law made. In any new situation where where might exist conflicts we have to go back to the rationality behind it. It has to be carefully observed so that there can not be any misuse.

As to the radio rules not all agree to use identical clauses. France does not not allow the use of the D-Star, the combination of radio with the internet. The FCC is using different rules. France has her own rationality behind it. The view on VOIP and the computer CW need to be discuss in great length by the authority.

In the case of using computer for CW, I think, it is just the same as using the RTTY or other digital mode. The effect is different when using a fist to send and a brain to copy. In fact there is no need at all to use radio communication as more messages and images could be sent through the internet.

What keep amateur radio to be different is the homebrewing of equipments and skill of sending and receiving Morse codes. Even voice communication cannot inferior to internet Skype protocol.

We have to decide whether we want to be precise on definition and conditions to be used with RE-TRANSMISSION and to be firm with the ruke on BROADCASTING. We need to be clear on each and consider the long term effect of our decision. Of course we have to take into account of the current communication technology that are within the grasp of the masses.

03/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

I just heard that the Thai authority is taking a stringent action on the non-citizen who are caught carrying transceivers or transmitting in Thailand using with foreign call sign. I don't know how true it is.

Assume that the case is true we can be certain the penalty will know no mercy. try to do what we may think it is legal in Malaysia but the Thais look at it in another way,

You have to apply for a reciprocal and carry the document with you. You cannot bring your FCC license for the reciprocal as you are not the citizen of the United States. Never think that when you do not have the reciprocal you can use any other foreign call sign. The United States does not arrest you because the law is not broken in their country but the host nation may.

Reciprocal is the hidden concept of giving a special privilege to a guest. As one leave the country the reciprocal cease. An authority has the liberty to give the best of the status to his guest, including an honourable special call sign to be temporarily used during such and such an occasion. 

Whenever you are in Thailand, just take extra precaution and don't ever try to smart as you are in Malaysia. Landing into trouble is never a sweet experience.


Why care about the end of the world. We should ask ourselves when will it be our end. Well known people in history like Hitler, Idi-Amin, Genghis Khan and Alexander The Great were the names of the past. Rosmah has been struggling not to grow old but just look at her facial and countenance. She is becoming older with wrinkles. And Najib has grown grey hairs. Mahathir is counting his  umber of days. So most of us are.

The only thing to know is who would go first and who would be later, and what will go first and what followed later.

If you are not a believer than you can use your reason. There were predictions of the possibility of the comets hitting the earth. If there was once a big bang, could it not be happening again ?

Rosmah is much younger than me. I have been hoping I live long enough to see her ending. But she will not go good in the history book. What she does and her total demeanour has vexed many Malaysians. We have read about Ghadafi being sodomized by someone who had hated him so much. And Saddam Hussein being hung by his enemy, in cold blood. A few people asked me what would I do with Rosmah. Questions were in vindictive mode.

However wealthy a person is and whatever number of bodyguards surround him he will not have a peace of mind. At difficult times he will push God aside and maneuver his way through to save his neck and hoping God might forgive him. Whereas I believe that those who forget God will also be ignored by the Al-Mighty. No religion condone lies and deception, stealing and cheating. A life of a sinner may be prolonged so that he may live to suffer in this world as well.

An arrogant and a high handed man will find himself helpless when the day come. If he thinks he is young others will find that he is old. If he thinks he is strong, other will find that he is weak. People will flock to a new man who is stronger and powerful, for bread. One reign will be replaced by another. It is a cycle of life. It is not a prediction nor a prophesy. And when he dies there is no Datuk or Datin in his current status can buy heaven for him, no amount of gold or diamonds can seat him as a King nor a President. The moment he stops breathing that is the end of him. The Sultans will end and go back to the ground.

When most of us are all gone, what will live is the story of a great thievery, the plundering of public funds and the unique characters of a duo. It will be told from generation to generation until the end of time.


cont. (article went missing-this is a re-written effort)


2008 is the year full of deceitfullness, lies and misery. Millions will suffer at the high rising cost and taxes, and unemployment. Among all the races the Malays and the Indians will fare the worst. The Chinese is the fittest and their surviving rate is high. Najib will be selling more and more land to China and has to meet what the Chinese demanded in return for the favor given. UMNO leaderships will be defending their actions while the whole  citizens are continued to be plundered.

The economy will not be better no matter what Najib does. Nobody wants to admit that Malaysia is in the hands of Goldman Sachs and Chinese Communist. He has buried the country into a deep shit.

It is the year when we will be seeing those who vote for UMNO will cry and lament and regret on their own doings, the year of further conflicts and distrusts among fellow Malays, and the spread of hatred against Islam by those non-Muslims who saw Hadi as a disguise of an evil. I saw Hadi as a man who had disgrace Islam and prefer Najib to be a Prime Minister.

Last year it opened up enmity between the people and Monarchy. The number of dissenters have increased as I have predicted. They express their views in the social media displaying the lost of respects towards the Sultans.

2018 is surely to be a very gloomy year. Pity the citizens and pity the people. There is nothing to celebrate but a lot to pray.

01/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof