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 CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

 

ROSMAH MANSOR

I have not been writing my blog for quite some time. I worried so much about my kid losing her job. I can't say that's the price she has to pay for telling me not to interfere in her choice of profession. All three of them said the same thing and all had been very aggressive towards me. That explains why I prefer to be alone till I die and I figure I will die alone. But as a father I want to see their future are secured.

I decided to rent a web hosting for 5 years, hoping she could do something with it. As for me I was thinking of developing something like lazada, 11 street and Lelong, where people can sell their products through this website. I experimented with mySql database, creating tables and entered data into them. I write ASP codes to manage those data. It took me nights and days trying to figure out the best presentation using the scripts. As I am not a programmer and never have any computer training, it took me a lot of time trying the various syntax that I know of.

While exploring several methods and possibilities, I also took a peep at the political scenario. I love to see how Lim Guan Eng having dialogs in parliament. Referring to  several media I come to know about the yacht, about Najib being slapped with extra charge, about some of the UMNO leaders started to say that 'party is more important than an individual".

While I was mentally and emotionally stable I did not fail to follow the story of Rosmah Mansor. There was someone who leaked about some payment by the government on the purchase of jewelries by the wife of the Prime Minister. It created a big news on several media. There were accusations and denials, and several people were arrested over Rosmah's rings and handbags.

There were pictures of documents and persons who put millions in Rosmah's bank account. Tun Mahathir wasn't in the limelight yet. He came in later after the 1Mdb's issue was first exposed. As people were talking came the court case of Anwar Ibrahim and Saiful. Najib first denied he knew Saiful. The opponent proved that he met the Saiful, which he he twisted and turned his words. The day after Anwar was jailed we heard the story of MH370.

At this point I mentioned the black cloud is beginning to hover over the country, the sign of Satanic wind was blowing in. The mystery of bad-luck or element of 'sial' was seen within the aura of Rosmah. I asked a question then 'What's Next' . Then came the MH17 plane shot and the plane broke down. Rosmah was said to take the role of the government warning and scolding Vladimir Putin.

She became so powerful. She formed FLOM in the prime Minister's Department, running a school with million of ringgit's budget, giving a weekly speech to the workers in Putrajaya, flying the government's jet and in her own words she said, "I am too busy now, don't have time even to play badminton, managing the country."

Then came a big flood in Kelantan. Najib was playing golf with Obama in Hawaii. The 1Mdb scandal was gaining momentum, Sarawak Report blazoned the news. Every of Najib's man came forward to deny and accused the foreigners and DAP were trying to unseat the democratically elected government.

There were stern warnings from Najib to arrest those who lied. Rosmah was very vocal and threatened to take legal action against those who were trying to criticize her. In fact Najib sued several people and Harakah Daily.

The 1Mdb story began to be very clear and ordinary people began to see it's shape and structure. There were news of Najib's keeping 2.6 billion in his account. UMNO members and leaders denied for Najib saying, "Najib won't be so stupid to keep that much money locally. He would keep them in foreign bank."  It was in 2015 that the Wall Street Journal confirmed Najib stole 1Mdb's money. Najib said he wanted to sue the American media.

The big question popped up again What's Next as I see Rosmah's sial was clamouring all over the nation. I insinuated that Najib should divorce her. She had brought too much bad luck for her husband.

Mahyuddin wanted to know about the rumours. He was sacked. Those UMNO members who asked similar question were sacked. Not only that Najib threatened to charged Mukriz and Shafie Afdal under corruption.

News came that Kevin Morais was murdered and Ghani Patail was sacked instantly replaced by Apandi. Tun Mahathir stepped in.

Najib took a few months to admit that there money in his account. He took several trips to Saudi Arabia. Later he came up with the story the money was a donation. It was more interesting when he said that the person who donated was dead.

1Mdb was banned from parliamentary discussion. I saw Pandikar Amin as the most powerful man in the country, even more powerful than Agong. Najib and Rosmah thought they were invincible. He had all the money to pay for support, by the billions.

Many a time I wrote that 'whatever is touched by Najib will become mud'. AND I saw it one after another that he would fail.

Almost on every corner of the country people prayed for BN and Najib to go, either strike by a lightning or burnt by his airplane accident. He became more and adamant. He boasted that he was God's given to the country. He called Tun Mahathir's wife to the police HQ to interrogate her. Mahathir too was called several times to give statement. He introduced GST and abolished all the old subsidies and taxation system.

The world came to acknowledge about the kleptocrat Najib. DOJ published accusation and took action on 1Mdb's money laundering. Singapore found the case to be true. Swiss AG believed it to be true too. It was around this time Najib make trips overseas with his family. I could sense that he shared the loot with the family members in foreign banks. A lot could be in ANZ bank Australia and New Zealand.

For that I call them as people without morality. They no doubt stole 1Mdb's money without any fear of God's wrath.

What's Next ?

Either UMNO will die or they will have to step on him and dump the couple in hell. They blamed him and Rosmah for the lost in Sungai Kandis election. The hatred on Rosmah will keep on rebuilding.

cont.

03/08/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

PROBLEMS WITH EXABYTE

This webpage hosting is from EXABYTES. The expiry date will be around 2024. I know I won't live that far. I wanted to test remote database with Mysql, Visual Basic and ASP and they all worked fine. While I was still working I developed a few MySql databases and worked on them remotely. But I retired in 2003 and now I am 72.

At this age I thought of making my website an income generator. I still need MySql database to store some data and the MDB files for some light job. I also need to know how to enable financial transaction through banks and credit cards. At this juncture I decided to have a new domain and an additional web hosting. I also decided on Exabyte.

It was yesterday that I went to Exabyte Penang hoping to consult them on several matters. But I failed. Nevertheless I got a new domain name qistina.net and a web hosting for RM1419.50 for 5 years. May be I live long enough to play around with the new page.

I came home to start qistina.net. I was told to open the welcome e-mail from Exabyte. I did and saw the user name and the password. Repeatedly I tried to log into the CP(Control Panel). It didn't work. I informed the company and it was only successful this morning. I uploaded a few files and tested them. They worked fine. But some features was not displayed on the webpage when my 9M2AR.COM was able to display the feature. You may want to see how www.9m2ar.com/qistinawonder.htm and www.qistina.net/qistinawoner.htm . They are the same files but shows different display. How come ? I don't understand. I wrote to Exabyte and ask them to try.

Then I tried to enter FTP (file Transfer protocol) . Till now I am not successful. This too I told the Exabyte staff. In the meantime I want to create MySql database. I remember previously they have a Wizard to enable you to create and even import external MySql. This time it is not there anymore. However I still explore to create it.

I went into MySql database creation page. I entered the Username and the password. I created a database name customer and save it. That's it. That's all. I do not find anything to create field names, length etc. Funny. I think there are too many smart people now employed by the company, that even made things so difficult, not user friendly anymore.

I am not a programmer nor a computer wiz. But I do manage myself around to do things. I really don't know what is happening now and I hope things would be resolved as soon as possible. I don't understand why Exabyte made changes from time to time To make the system better ? Or making it worst ?

03/08/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

HAM RADIO SIGNAL

I am an old ham radio operator, beginning my ham life around 1975. There were only about 250 licensees before the 21st century. The whole lot of us would either work the stations out of Malaysia or stayed on the frequencies where we would be having daily chats among ourselves. We called the band which enabled our signals to reach each other as local band. It is between 7.001 mega-herz to 7.099 mega-herz, a 40 meter band.

We usually kicked the ball rolling at about 5pm when we came back from office work. Signals coming across the country were tremendously strong. Most of us were using the traditional dipole antenna. I used a bamboo to hook up my wire.

I do not remember anyone using sophisticated aerial like Yagi or Quad or even Magnetic Loop. A few were on Yagi to work distant stations. I used the same system both for local and outside the country.

My comment on the radio signal today is that they are weak and hardly readable. I have yet to hear local station as if it is from my next door neighbour. I don't know why. The current conjecture is that the band condition is very poor.

Many operators are having problem in setting up a proper antenna due to the lack of space. Those who live in a terrace house and in flats will have difficult time to work with other stations using the High Frequencies. Many have to opt for the Very High Frequency that does not require massive antenna. Even a 6 inch antenna could connect them throughout Malaysia using repeaters, or even the mixing of broadband internet and the repeater.

Though I am not in a favourable location, I still can push out good signal with a much taller bamboo. It has to be at least 30 feet. I don't even have a bamboo now. I use an aluminium pole which is extremely bad to hook my inverted-V dipole. It takes a large portion of my signal to the ground. The inverted V mast must be a non-conductor.

I saw several people hung their dipole to their metal tower. To my mind those will never perform well. But I commented nothing.

29/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

BERDIKARI 

BERDIKARI is isn't a dreaded word. It means to stand on one's own feet. I don't mean to be racial but I noticed the Chinese are apt to organize their community for common interest and gain. Today I passed a mortuary centre, standing proudly funded by their own people. A few years ago it was just a small wooden structure with some rotten wooden walls.

They have various kinds of clubs and associations tying up their kin and trade together, accumulating enough pittance to build schools, paying for the teachers salaries, financing system, super-markets and international network of all sort of trades.

It is a high time for the Malays to start a machinery to organize themselves so that they can stand on their own feet without the help of the government. They try to ignore building themselves up with the tax money. They don't have to quarrel and fight with any other races. The failure of Tabung Ekonomi Islam was due to ignorance, short sightedness and stupidity. they have to have a foolproof system to safeguard the fund. If things were going well with the TEI by now the foundation's fund could have been by the billions.

Of course the Malays must have enough people of high integrity, morality, diplomatic skill and patience to look after the money. And enough smart, knowledgeable and far-sighted people to plan the use of the money. There will be no borrowing from anywhere. Let the Malays save themselves using their own ringgit.

On the part of the government, no tax shall be imposed on the fund collection.

This is the starter point of my view. Wisdom could see light on the brighter side.

There is no time to delay. The Malays have to start now without talking and campaigning. Just beware of opportunists and wolves in sheep's skins.

29/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

SOMEBODY IS PRAYING FOR ME

I am full of sins and have never been a good man in my whole life. I learned to recognize the good and the bad, with pain I tried to pick up the good and kept them in my heart. I wanted to serve the people, tried to be fair and honest to them. And I became the Head of a school, I first encountered with monumental problems with my subordinates who had been told how bad was I even before I reported to the school. A few came to help me narrating the evil stories that were going on. I am not going to say what they are.

But for the last 15 years before I left the schools the teachers co-operated to elevate the school until we became a bench-mark for other school to follow. We won several Federal prizes for many years. Parents from all over the country sent their children to get their education at my school.

Out of all the state education officers only two saw through my philosophy. I was firm in making decision and willing to be demoted or sacked. One of them is still in town and we are still friend till today. He said he never met anyone who could give an instant information in his life when he phoned me up inquiring about the status of his relative, for I developed my own computer software that records all of the student's information. God forgive me for writing my achievement. I don't mean to brag but to make some people ponder how great life is.

I could not describe how great my teachers were. I let them plan the school yearly program, select the persons in charge among themselves and did not oppose their decisions. But I told them they have to accept one or two things that would be under my control.

I gave the honour to my teachers and blue collar workers to represent me in receiving a few several awards because the credits were due to them. I would be there together with them during the ceremony.

Students were awarded in various forms, from free KFC meal to travelling for siesta. Beautiful and clean classroom, winners of the hostel dorms would enjoy the prizes.

The academic achievements of the public examinations showed amazing results. Students with low entry level scored several distinctions to prove that it was hard work that matters.

For more than 20 years as a school head I learned that you cannot please all people all the time, and an administrator cannot make war with everyone. He has to court friendship with his enemy. I can bet that there will be at least 80% of our enemy can turn to be our friends. And revenge does not pay at all.

I also noticed that those who are never happy with other people would either die faster or suffer from heart disease. Temperamental and hot tempered people are usually those who have HBP (high blood pressure) or excessive cholesterol content.

I know I must have offended many people. Some would have cursed me and prayed for my violent death. But I never regret doing my job as I was very sincere towards my students and teachers, and given them much as I probably could.

I retired in 2003. I feel the splendour of life blessed upon me by God, with great mobility, that enable me to travel far and wide at 72, able to taste exotic and great food, writing blog in the language that I always fail, flying drones for miles and enjoy a peaceful life.

I feel that there are people who pray for me for helping their kids to become useful men of the world. It is the Barakah, the Providence from God.

Thank you God.

 

29/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

THE BEHAVIOUR, THE RACE AND RELIGION

It is a tragic affair that the minds of the Malays do not adept to global changes. I was all over the Southeast Asian region where the Chinese and the Malays live together and noticed that businesses in towns and cities are run by the Chinese. In fact the later is more consistent as they carry on their traits in other parts of the world; USA, England, Europe and else where.

Short sightedness, ego, the low survival rate, indolence , resistance to technological changes and rogue behaviours had left them behind in the competitive world. The cleric at the local mosque preaches the sanctity and the greatness of religion and called upon the congregation to reject liberalism for Islam is perfect. Tahfiz schools grew widely at a very rapid state with the absent of secular education. There were blames on the infidels who stole the Islamic knowledge of the Muslim scientists.

Islam is a way of life. Progress and technology provide help to facilitate our living and ways of doing things and make our life more exuberant and lively. Cars and motorbikes take people to mosques. Loudspeakers enabled the whole mosque to hear the recitals during the prayers. And jobs need knowledge and skills. We don't want the Tahfiz graduates to end without good jobs.

We also saw the politicians howling about the Malay land and the Ketuanan are threatened. It was the Malays and the UMNO people who were selling their lands away. The Malays can't afford to buy even a small piece of land. And what Ketuanan do the Malays have when they were trained to be beggars, penniless and vagrants. They just don't see things because they only care to enrich themselves, craving for posts to be leaders.

They are proud to parade their characters as seen in the parliamentary debate. Those represent the bunch of voters' mentality, the masses of the Malays.

When our country is burdened with debts, they are asking for more money. The Chinese donate by the millions. Najib asked the government to pay to the Felda people, the mess that he himself made. Whatever these people did had lost unthinkable amount of money.

When the Malays and the Islamic party were seen as condoning crimes then the image of Islam was threatened. It was seen as a repulsive religion. Bragging, belittling others, arrogance, lying, corrupting, cutting faces of Tun Mahathir, denying the crimes depict Islamic culture of the Muslim Malays.

For a Muslim to be respected he must be capable, a great inventor, knowledgeable, smart, competitive and of a high moral value. Who would praise a bunch of gangsters like Jamal and his gangs who were seen with Najib Razak in their caucus. Even the common Malays hated such behaviours.

 

28/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

THE IDEA-THE OLD AND THE NEW COMPUTER EDUCATION

When you buy a computer you may have different reasons to do so. The aims can change from time to time. Most of us are mere users. I use this particular PC just to write my blog. Mind you I am using a very old software to produce the output as you are reading now. I have a very old laptop which I use to design pictures for my pin-badge, using an old version of Adobe Image Ready which the new PC does not support anymore. And I have also a very old used laptop for my radio logging using the software of my own design.

As a user I am sure you have no choice but to follow the progress. Technological change in the microchips and Central Processing Unit comes too often that change the circuitry and the structure of the whole hardware system. There were tremendous enhancement in speed and capability, and also in the computer operating system.

You are forced to spend money on the new Windows, from a just Windows to XP, to Windows 8 to 10 and the new ones. Some amazing soft wares and applications need online registration to avoid the fake ones. The progress comes with cost and the continued survival of the computer industries.

Some 15 or 20 years ago we thought we have everything that we wanted to do; the word processing, the access database and spread sheet. We produce volumes of information, records and data by those applications.

I was a developer then. I  1980 I learned the basic of BASIC language and making useful codes for database exam processing. Then I moved to Visual Basic, a superb but simple language, which also cen be used for writing chatting programs. It could do what COBOL or FORTRAN did. But as time passed and the system went to the modern phase one need to test and publish software from the company. I have to learn coding, design it and submitted for testing. And I have to pay for it. I cannot be independent anymore.

I come to think that how would we teach computing to the school children ? What you teach today will be obsolete the next day. School curriculum take months and years to develop.

My old database system and the data in the records are still valid and good. I still have lengthy records of my students from 1986 to 2000, and could retrieve them either online or from my own computer. As far as I am concern I am keeping and using the old system with the old laptops.

I think we need to educate our students using the old system and stay it that way for a long time to come. In this way we can resurrect MEMOS to supply the old computer systems. Students would be taught BASIC, Visual Basic and other old languages. Only at the college and university level we teach and use the latest to suit the latest available technology like the GPS co-ordinating system, remote sensing and communication.

Small scale businesses do not have to buy new hardware and soft ware for their accounting and record keeping system.

 

28/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

DISAPPOINTED WITH PAKATAN GOVERNMENT

Until today Najib is almost literally not charge under any of the law for deceiving the Malaysians. We know that 2.6 billions were in Najib's account without declaring or informing anyone. And that money was kept secret for several years. It was not declared to the income tax and to Bank Negara.

in 2015 when the WSJ published about the money the UMNO members denied and fought for him and Najib did not say anything about it instead threatened to sue the WSJ. He sacked Mahyuddin for asking him about the 2.6 billions.

Najib denied he knew Djo Lo but later when the picture of him was shown he just kept quiet. He lied to the country. It took a few months to come up with the donation story and during that time he made several trips to Saudi Arabia. If it was a donation he would have informed everyone from the beginning. He lied again that the money was for fighting the ISIS, than changed it when it was pointed out ISIS didn't even exist yet. There were a string of lies that were spewed. Couldn't Najib be charged for trying to deceive the people ?

Later he said he had returned the money to the donor. Yet he said the money was used for GE13.

As a chairman of 1Mdb Najib is accountable. Using the government's money to pay for 1Mdb was approved by him. He had signs many letters and documents. Even if he destroys those documents there were many questions could be drilled on him by good lawyers. Don't Pakatan Harapan have capable lawyers to trace Najib's criminal activities by trying to destroy evidence and even killing ?

Najib himself admitted that the HSR open tender was not closed yet till 28 December 2018. Yet he already signed the agreement with Singapore. Surely there is some kind of law to pin him by his deed. Similarly the 88% payment on the 13% job. His crime was making the kind of agreement that was illegal and disapproval by the auditor general. Again a good lawyer can put him behind jail over this matter.

His attempt to cheat was very clear. He finally said that the donor has passed away.

Even the CIA letter can be charged as treason. It was him who chose the officer and it was him who describe the nature of the work of the unit and he is solely responsible and accountable for what the unit did. Of course he will deny of knowing it. Ignorance is of no excuse and cannot be a scapegoat.

Pakatan Harapan needs to discuss to gather of poor and bad intent of Najib in doing work. The government has to work hard to dig the truth of Kevin Morais murder for we know it was done under Najib's order. You don't jail the murderer for only 2 years, do you. In this case 2 accused were already served their jail term. What a nonsense.

 

27/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

A JUDGE

A judge is a man, a human. We here that to err is only human. And with a sentiment he can be bias and a partisan. But a judge cannot allow criminals to escape punishment. Very recently a High Court dismissed a suit though it was highlighted that how could a man in Sabah signed something at the same time in Putrajaya. This cannot be a judgment error but it was a deliberate act with bad faith. This is what no country in the world can't afford to have for a judge. There need to be mechanism to reject the judgment and to strip the person as a judge.

In hearing a case I do not agree with a single judge running the show, except for minor offences like the traffics proceedings or a petty theft. Circumstantial evidence must also be looked seriously as physical evidence could have been destroyed or altered. This, no judge should ignore at all.

An unfair decision has been seen on Anwar Ibrahim's case, Teoh Beng Hock and Altantuya. The public outcry may even led to to the vanishing MH370 plane. And they wanted to know who approved the use of C4 bomb and instructed the killing of Altantuya. Najib should be answerable for his own bodyguards who did the final act.

A judge must be of a person of high morality, having conscience, fearing God and having the feeling of shame in himself. In most foreign countries a person would resign from a post even if there were only scandals. Scandals may or may not be true. This is what I mean by shame and morality.

The word Kangaroo Court implies the existence of poor judge.

Many of us have pressured the new prime Minister to form a Kangaroo Court and put Najib to trial. But Tun rejected it all out. He wanted a fair trial. He did not see the possibility of the poor and bad judges around.

It is sad that we don't have many smart men around but we have plenty of rogue and evil figures in the country. A man like Najib deserves to be kidnapped, brought to a forest, stripped naked and tied to a tree for lying and destroying the country. But any of the judge can allow this monster to walkout of his crime free. There is without doubt three men were murdered by his order and throwing the blame on others. They were Hussein Najadi, PI Bala and Kevin Morais. There is no doubt about it at all though hard evidence cannot be shown.

The best judge is the laymen, the population.

 

26/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

WHO IS NEXT ON THE DEATH LIST ?

You may not believe in God though you may quote the Koran or the Bible as if you are a Saint. You show your arrogance and called others as liars when you yourself is a born liar. You insult a dead person and pray for others to die the soonest. There is one thing you do not know, that who is next on the death list. It could have been you.

For more than 20 years illness and sickness struck me, from blood-sugar to HBP. heart and kidney. I became so thin and looked sickly. As I am waiting for my turn to die, I was sad to see younger and money of my ham radio friends have gone first before me and a few are experiencing severe multiple blood clots repeatedly.

It was only yesterday I decided to dash 200 meters at my fastest speed without pain. I made 5.6 kilo-meters of walk like any other days. A lady whom I did not know accosted me yesterday when I overtook her. She asked me for my age. Many other people looked amazed when I told them that I am 72 and going 73.

You see, I believe in God and have a strong faith in the Al-Mighty. As an imperfect man I still commit sins but I do not insult and belittle a man nor show my arrogance nor lie to people.

I do not discount that I may die anytime. I feel fit and strong, and actively mobile like any young men. But I may also die of heart attack or hit by falling trees or knock down by a car.

While waiting I make myself useful at least to myself. I bough ten small fuses this morning after breakfast, put one in my PSU. I soldered the switch cable back to it's original position. It improved the look of my PSU as compared to what it was yesterday.

Yes God decides. But you need to do what you must; doing regular exercise, take care of the food intake, make the brain work at least once a day by deep thinking and doing analysis, reading and deciphering Morse codes. The rest leave to God whether to stop your life or allows it to continue.

 

 I flew my drone ignoring the call that people of my age should quit the useless activity.

Politicians do not seem to believe that they could be in the death list too by the way we judge through their words and deeds. I hate to mention names but you can see how they behave in the recent parliament. And they seem not to believe in the live after death and God's retribution for the sins they do.

Sins against God and sins against men could not be outwash the same way.

You see two MPs who were much younger than Tun Mahathir have gone to meet God. The reason is simple. They are listed on the upper part of the list.

 

25/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

CEP AN ISSUE ?

The Council of Eminent Persons is seen a threatening unit and feared by Singapore as it is pushing the government to retender the rail construction. According to Najib the tender is not closed yet till 28th of December 2018. Yet Najib has already made an agreement with Singapore on he HRS. Many are putting poison and spread bad news about CEP.

The oppositions fears Mahathir more than anything else and want him to vanish, and even pray for his death. They are not afraid of Wan Azizah or Anwar Ibrahim, and ready to hang PKR members when Tun Mahathir walked away. Everyone of them wants to save Najib as he is believed to stash billions of ringgit hidden somewhere else.

CEP is a real brain, a dreaded CPU of the new government.

But it is not the CEP who will be making the final decision. They recommended decision to the cabinet and it is the Ministers who will be making the final approval. The enemy fears the cabinet might agree with the recommendation.

To me there is no harm about it. After all it can be disbanded after finishing 100 days job to start a government before there were Ministers in the new government. With CEP or not public and opposition can still urge and suggest to the government as to the course of actions to be taken.

Zetty is heading the PNB. Robert Kuok is a tycoon and Daim is also a wealthy man. They don't mind walking away. Even members of the public are giving their views in the alternative media. Some are very fruitful and could throw fear to some people. The cabinet can even pick them up and discuss them.

UMNO is always finding issues to attack and criticized Tun Mahathir. They still have the same proganda unit to plan the attack. We have seen how Zahid and the rest showed their acts in parliament. They forget that people are keeping their records for a long time. Even in my blog it showed how Zahid bragged and promised to throw the three UMNO men into the river if BN failed to wrest Selangor. And Noh who was a gangster while he was schooling and corrupting voters during trhe last election campaign.

BN does not sleep, ever planning to spear an attack and to defend themselves before being charged for corruptions. Zahid claimed that BN still has money in their safe.

25/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

WHEN A SMART MAN COMMITTED CRIME

When a smart and powerful man committed a crime he always get away with it. It is impossible for a murdered man to die without any murder, an impossible for billions of money went missing without someone stealing it. No matter under what name stealing is given, it is still stealing and a crime has been committed.

A smart man will apply the loopholes that existed in law to plan the crime following the loopholes. Stealing can be done under the name of kickback, lopsided agreement, covertly moving the money around the banks of the world and finally ended up in one's own pocket.

In some countries they disbanded some laws and hang the criminals base on the circumstantial evidence and happenings, some depend on the proven lies and spins, and unanswerable questions.

I don't believe fairness and good treatment is always good to extract confession from this smart criminal. He must be subjected to torture. Similar mechanism had been applied by the British while ruling Malaya and by the Americans till today.

God knows that mankind are not always good and honest. They may be of the normal laymen or the heads of the states and leaders of the countries. That's why heaven and hell are created. Only the non-believers who will continue to lie through his teeth while claiming himself a religiously pious man.

The members of the public cannot be wrong to see a thief as a thief because the money went missing under his hand. The criminal would just say he does not about the money missing. If he had live in a Communist country he would already be shot.

23/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 
 

‘KLEPTOCRATS OF KATHMANDU & KUALA LUMPUR’ – AFTER NAJIB, ZAHID THE NEXT UMNO CHIEF TO BRING SHAME TO MALAYSIA? ZAHID-LINKED COMPANY PINPOINTED IN REPORT ON NEPALI WORKERS SCAM

A COMPANY linked to Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is among several private Malaysian companies named in an elaborate scam which allegedly took in more than Rs5 billion (RM185 million) from Nepali workers over the last five years, the Nepali Times reports.

The Nepali news site in its report “Kleptocrats of Kathmandu and Kuala Lumpur”, named Bestinet Sdn Bhd together with a few other companies backed by powerful Malaysian politicians as profiteers of Putrajaya’s revised foreign worker application process.

Besides Bestinet, which is allegedly run by Zahid’s brother-in-law Amin Abdul Nor, the report also named Kathmandu-based affiliate, Malaysia VLN Nepal and One Stop Centre (OSC), as among the companies involved in the migrant worker registration scam.  

The report claimed that Zahid’s brother, Abdul Hakim Hamidi, and former home minister Azmi Khalid owned shares in the company.

Zahid, who was deputy prime minister, also held the home ministry portfolio before the fall of Barisan Nasional in the last general election.

“It all started five years ago when Malaysia’s home minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi outsourced the registration process to a private company (Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd) which required Nepali migrant workers to apply for work visas through a Kathmandu-based affiliate, Malaysia VLN Nepal.

“The agency charged Rs3,200 (RM118) from every Malaysia-bound Nepali worker, and collected Rs1.95 billion from more than 600,000 workers between September 2013 and April 2018,” it said.

It claimed that Bestinet had partnered with Nepal Health Professional Federation (NHPF) to carry out biometric screening that charges Rs4,500 (RM167) from each migrant worker after Putrajaya made it compulsory for all Nepali migrants to undergo a biometric test in July 2015.

The report said the previous practice of applying visas independently cost a fraction of what workers had to pay to go through private companies for visa processing and biometric screening.

It said that all of the revised arrangements were put into place on an ad-hoc basis, without transparency and in the absence of any bilateral agreements between the governments of Nepal and Malaysia.

The newspaper said Nepal’s Labour Minister Gokarna Bista is reportedly cracking down on several Kathmandu-based companies set up to extort fees from overseas contract workers

Bestinet recently denied any involvement in Bangladeshi worker smuggling syndicate, saying it was not a recruitment agency nor was it involved in the operation of the foreign worker recruitment process in Malaysia or labour source countries.

– https://www.themalaysianinsight.com

 

 

22/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

PSU GAVE ME A HEAD ACHE

A day before my Ternate's trip one of the two power supply units cut my house supply when I switched it on. I decided to have a look at it as soon as I returned home. There were two tasks I need to complete after the trip, to change my car battery which had indicated it's weak power for the last 7 days and secondly to attend to my PSU.

Changing battery is simple. Just drive the car to the battery shop and changed it. But to fix the power supply unit is hard for me. At 72 my vision is bad, my hands are shaky and the solder is of a poor quality. It refuses to stick to the soldering points.

I suspected a short circuit that flowed to the earth. I cut the earth wire connection of the PSU's socket, checked every power outlet of any possible stray wire that might have touched the positive and the negative parts of the terminals. I cut the switch cable to trace the beginning part that might have caused the problem. I opened up the fuse compartment which showed the broken small fuse.

Nothing happened when I plugged in the PSU cable to the main. I realized I should replace the fuse first. But I failed to find one. I had to connect the fuse externally. I tried to power it on again. Nothing happened. Then I tried to solder the switch cable. After several attempts I failed. I had no flux and the solder might have been of low quality stuff. So I temporarily joined them using the minute crocodile clips.

At this juncture I could power on the PSU, connected the radio power cables and tested the transmission. All worked very fine. In a couple of day's time I will be looking for the solder flux and a better quality but of more expensive solder, and a few small fuses.

Have I been much younger with better vision and steadier muscles things might have been different. I used to repair my transceiver before on several occasions. But to say I am too old to do the repair work, I found older Americans could even work with lathe machine and doing soldering work on PC board. I am just 72. They are more than 80.

I hate to ask for people's help. I erected my radio antenna by myself, solder the coaxial plugs and setting up a complete radio station without asking for help and assistance. My work was always crude in look. Good or bad I feel proud as I do them myself.

22/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

I just came back from Ternate, arriving home at about 9pm on 20th July 2018, after being in the island for four days and 2 days in Makassar. To my friends the island has no historical significant. None was interested in going to see the spice plantation. Even the hotel we stayed did not have spice exploration in it's sight seeing trip.

At our hotel in Ternate FAMBELA

We took one solid day to tour the interesting places, five of us, taking by the hotel car at the cost of Rupiah 50000, approximately RM150. It was worst a trip. Two of my friends took a bath in the blue-green clear water. I just enjoyed the scene. Other time we went to a very fine restaurant to have delicious sea-food. The meals were much cheaper and tastier than what they have at the hotels.

People go for snorkling here

Durians were not sold by the weight but by the numbers. I was not so keen. My friends did. We went to the town twice for the fruit, one in the afternoon and one at night. I didn't know how much were paid as out financier paid from our pool. For food, airport transportations and travelling each paid about RM300. My total expenditure was RM2.1k.

21/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

EVER GONE BROKE ?

I only have RM20 left in my purse. That would last me for only for one day for two meals. It means I have to skip my breakfast. I decided to take some cash out from Bank Rakyat. I have still have the ATM card with me.

At about 8 pm last night I rushed to Kedah Medical Centre as it the nearest place with an ATM machine. After shafting the card twice it says transaction was not approved. I was panicked. While walking to my car I had a morbid feeling of being a vagrant, a beggar life, asking myself what I would do if I have no money. I started to remember people coming to see me asking for a loan or an outright cash. Sometimes I was kind enough, other time I was a little harsh at them. I have maids who have been asking me to send home to Indonesia for an ailing parents, and even a fare for the flight home.

I drove fast to the next destination, to the main bank itself. After inserting my card and punching the number the message said that I need to use a new card. The change of card began on the 1st July 2017, almost a year ago.

Sadness and fear clung me. It looked like I have to use the money I reserve for my hotel and other expenditure in Kuala Lumpur on the coming 14th July.

I always budgeting my expenditure for a month, and will not spend more than what I have for that month. That explains why I stayed home for several days to make sure I could delay of my money draining away from my pocket.

I live on a meagre pension fund. I used the saving for my trip, and it always leaves me in a tight spot after my trip. People thought I am a loaded person, and approached for a huge loan even up to RM50K to RM300K. And one Haji Halim, a contractor seeking me for a RM500 and never paid until today.

Hve you ever been broke ? How did yo deal with the situation ?

13/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

THE JOY OF MORSE CODES

I talked to people eye to eye, using hand-phone, skype, whatsapp, radio and Morse codes. Not many could do as what I can do even though they have all those in front of their eyes. They are unable to talk using Morse codes.

I just have a chat with a Thai radio operator HS7JEN using the codes through radio wave. It was fun and satisfying. The feeling of achievements is on the successful decoding of the codes sound just by hearing. There is a pride within us, the coders, that nobody could take away from us. It is not an ego but the intense internal joy and satisfaction.

I used to talk to friends for hours on end, using my fingers, translating ideas into codes and my head to change the codes into words. My oversea partner, YB6LD, Don, has passed away at his young age. My local partner has a problem with his antenna system, 9M2ZN, Mazwan. But today I do  not spend much time in my radio shack anymore. Many a time I closed down my station just after working with only one station.

Once upon a time Morse codes is synonymous with Ham radio as far as it was adopted as a hobby. I learned it because I wanted to be in the amateur radio fraternity as it was a mandatory prerequisite for a radio license. I device a method to teach myself the code as there were no teachers and no computers to assist. The struggle instilled discipline in us, making us to be more resilient.

Right now  one Malaysian , a teacher by profession, Zaki Din, is in Germany to participate in some sort of Morse codes competition combining with a Thai national representing the Asian region. Both are very well verse in the codes. The Ham radio also called the code as CW, a short form of Continuous Wave.

There are thousands of people who prefer to have communications in CW among themselves rather than using their vocal chords.

Efforts in learning Morse could change a person's attitude and ethics.

12/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

GARLIC PICKLES

When I was a kid I used to buy garlic pickles. Almost 72 years later I have never heard of it anymore. A week ago I met a retired friend who told me about him consuming garlic capsules everyday for quite some years and never felt tired when he went hill climbing. Following his story I checked the websites about it. The articles mentioned that garlic lowered blood pressure and reduce cholesterol in the body.

I made an enquiry at random from Chinese shops where about I can find garlic pickles. They pointed at the market in China town. A small bottle cost me RM7.50. I did not count the number of garlic inside the plastic container. And I didn't remember how many I consumed them each day. The bottle lasted me for about a week.

I have not checked my blood pressure yet. It is too quick to make any summary of it's effect. I didn't get tired too quickly when I went for my evening walk. I would get tired for the first 2.5 kilo meters. Since the garlic consumption I could sustain my strength till 5 km. But it must also coincide with the sleep I have. For 3 or 4 hours of sleep I tend to get tired fast if I were to walk fast enough.

Today I replenish the pickles, buying a couple of bottles. I washed it first before I ate it to ensure chemicals would be drained off if any. I also bought ginger pickles but will not consume it till I return from my Ternate trip on the 20th July.

Right now I have two friends with chronic illness. Both of them have a wide knowledge on the disease they suffer. Yet they fell sick. I too may die anytime., garlic or not.

10/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

MEDICAL INSURANCE

People have been buying medical insurance for decades, wealthy people, businessmen and professionals. I didn't care then as I thought me being a government servant would be safeguarded by the government hospital. I knew that I would still get free medical attention even after retirement.

I realized the benefit of such an insurance only after I left my job. My sick friends preferred private hospital to the government's. They bought insurance for the whole family and paid nothing for the whole treatment. Now even teachers have a special medical scheme for them.

My bank sent several insurance scheme even for an aged men of 65. I thought it was too expensive to depart with RM250 per-months. What if I did not fell sick within 10 years ? And after all I could get a free medical service in government hospital ? I just dismissed the attractive offer by the bank.

Insurance companies emerged everywhere looking for customers. Many approached me and lectured me of the benefit, very attractive. Not much to pay for. I was interested.

But when I told them of my age they only uttered the word 'sorry'.

Recently I had had a cataract operation in a private hospital. It was quite a substantial sum. I did not do in in the local hospital for it would take more than six months before the procedure. I talked to those who were having the operation together with me. All were financed by their insurance. 80% of them were business men.

It looks like insurance has been a way of life in most countries right now. They even wanted to make it mandatory for every citizen. I am sure we have heard of Obamacare in the United States. There was a talk previously about making it mandatory even in this country.

If Najib is still given a bodyguard and other ex-PM benefit, it is sure enough the government will not neglect his family in case anyone fell sick.

 

10/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

UNDER-ESTIMATING THE WILL OF THE POPULACE

Najib's camp is still thinking the Malays will come to pity him and will kneel at him. He believes in his coming back. He is trying to play victim and poor as he is aiming at killing his enemies, those who will fight against him in the court of law. And he is trying to show that he is a poor man now as his money is being blocked by the present government.

Najib is still having billion somewhere at home and abroad. If Zahid's family can keep over a billion locally, we would expect Najib to have more, hidden somewhere.

The people see his game and his art of escaping persecution. I read a message that said, "If Mahathir and company fails, we will take action."  What sort of action that will come will stay as a guessing game. A huge majority of the population hate Najib for many things that he had done. We don't know how much can they contain their patience.

It takes a few chaps only to strike fire to push for mob violence as what had happen during the French Revolution and the rise of People's Power in the Philippines. Time and again writers reminded Najib of Saddam and gadafi's fate. His current drama are making people losing their composures. They have listed the names of those devious people in Najib's camp, including the despicable lawyer and judges. A single swoop will net all these crooks. People's court will be very divastating.

You may not believe what I say. Let us just wait and see.

10/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

FACING THE AUTHORITY

A radio friend of mine received a letter from the local town council demanding him to dismantle a 70 foot antenna tower seen as illegal under Section 70(1). He need to apply for permission to build a tower on his own land, and he has to submit a plan. The plan must consist of a tower and the power house beneath the tower.

Panicking on receiving the letter he informed a few of his friends about the warning. We get together and discuss the matter, and decided to appeal to the local authority to allow it as it was only for the radio hobby, which also would benefit the country in case of emergency and natural disaster. We wrote a letter an appeal letter and posted.

A month later my friend received another letter of disapproval, quoting the same clause of Section 70(1). I made a search from the web on the regulation on clause 70(1) and found it. It said "no building is allowed to be built on private land without permission". Nothing about tower.

I suggested that he asked for a court hearing. Let the local council issue a summon.

I said that his small radio tower is not the real tower as built by the Communication companies which are more than 150', taking up a huge area as the structure of the base only is more than 15 feet in diameter, and with a power as well as a small shack below it. A structure can only be considered a building if it provides protection from rain or shine, whereas his small radio tower has a base of less than 1 foot. And nowhere one can find shade at all.

In court we could ask for self defence, I told him. Then we should ask to authority to define a building and show us the samples of the towers they have in their files.

It has been almost 4 months now from the first letter. Nothing has happened yet.

My friend is still waiting for the action of the town council.

 

09/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

PONDERING THE PAST TRIPS

You may be a fantastic traveller but I don't think many of you could beat my travelling experiences. I have a fuzzy memory to put the experience in sequence. They came to my mind in random manners.

I have been mugged and robbed in early morning while taking a stroll at the back lane in Los Angeles. I was confronted by wild youths in Hawaii when I asked them for a direction but luckily the bus was around to enabled me to hop in. At a lodging home in Hawaii also they put me in a room with a lady I didn't know. I took boat rides from village to village and explore the places alone on the other side of Menam Chao Phraya, where I saw big trees were tied with yellow cloth around them. In Disneyland area California young couples approached me for some dollars for dinner. There were two hitch hikers that I picked up on my rented car somewhere in the United States refusing to leave the vehicle when we had arrived a city, till I drove the car to the police station to drop them there.

That was when I travelled alone at the age between 19 to 25.

In those days to go to the United States we had to fly via Japan. From Japan to Los Angeles the flight would stop at Honolulu. As far as I can remember I followed the route for at least ten times. Each time I would break journey at Hawaii and enjoy the scenery and the Hula Kodak Show. The last time in Hawaii I took a long rest on Waikiki Beach while waiting for the 2 am flight. I left my baggage at the airport and went to the beach, slept there, took a pipe water bath and stroll along the pathway where people were playing chess along the way. There were tables with chess sets for people to exercise their minds.

I was watching a game, between a Black and a White man. They played two games and the Black man won. He asked me whether I would have a game with him. Gladly I accepted the challenge. He lost the game. He asked me where I was from. While chatting he asked for another. I also won the second one. I said I had to stop lest my I might miss my flight. He gave a card and told me to look for him if I were to make a visit to Hawaii again.

In 2004 or 2005 I made another trip to USA. But this time with two radio friends. Our aim was to go to Dayton Ohio for the ham radio convention called Hamvention. Ohio was in the Mid West. The plane had to go to Los Angeles first and then to New York. From New York we planned to rent a car to proceed to Ohio. We decided to break journey and stayed in California for a week.

In California we drove almost throughout the state including Las Vegas.

I asked my friends to go to Mexico as I had been there to Tijuana before with a tour group. During that time the tour group entered the country and out of it without having have to show our passport. I thought the procedure was similar.

At the point we parked our car we saw Mexicans entered the border through a gate. So we followed them in. After enjoying the sight seeing and having the delicious rice with grilled fish food we decided to return to USA. But we did not remember the gate we came from.

After about 30 minutes of search we saw a long line of Mexicans going through a building. We followed them and to discover it was the border immigration. People were showing their passports. As our turn arrived the custom officer asked for entry documents. We had a hard time explaining about how we entered the country through the gate. We argued with the immigration showing our arrival date in USA. It took about 2 hours before we could convince them and were freed, allowed to enter USA again.

There wasn't any amazing special events that took place during my travel with organized tour groups.

I started to travel and explore when I was 19 until now. Now I am 72.

 

09/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

CAPTIVATED BY SILK ROUTE DOCUMENTARIES

Lately I have been watching the Youtube documentaries on Chinese Muslims in the Western states of China, on the marriage tradition and on the Halal Foods. These countries lies along the Silk Route. I failed to go to these places with the local tour agencies despite my booking payments because of the lack of quorum. This year I already paid RM1K about two months ago for the same trip.

I hope to see the fascinating rainbow mountain range and to observe the Chinese Muslim culture. I noticed so far from the clips they are pure Chinese and not a face of Middle Eastern Arabic people. They speak mandarin, eat with chop sticks, and using joysticks. Without the head scarves and the hats we wouldn't have guessed that they are Muslims.

Like every other Chinese they are hardworking people. Elderly people are very strong and active unlike some of the races in the world, who would be lazy and indolent, especially of the Street people in the United States.

I just want to look at these people with my own eyes, shake hands with them and eat their food. They also speak Arabic. To me assessment and estimation they are more advance and progressive than the local Malaysian Malays.

From the documentaries I noticed the local governments are Communist but the co-operation with the people is very friendly. The Chinese Premier was once making a visit to one of the newly opened mosques in one of the cities.

I hope the visit will materialize. It will be on the 11th. of September 2018. To me the time is short computing from today, yet no news is herd from the travel agency, Safirgotravel.

 

08/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

CHARGING NAJIB ON 2.6 BILLION

Not being a lawyer or with the knowledge of law, I do know that criminals and the guilty people would strive to destroy or change whatever dates on the documents. And some even faked materials as evidences.

I know the story about 1Mdb about 2017 when it was exploded in 2015 as exposed by WSJ and DOJ. I heard the denials by Najib and his people. They were talking about the fake report by Sarawak Report. When Mahyuddin asked about it the later was sacked. Only then the donation story told. Later Najib said the money was returned.

I would have charged Najib for having kept the money in secret illegally from the date the money came in till the date he said he returned the money. Or I even might have shortened the timeline the money in his possession. It was obvious that when Hussein Najadi wanted all the transactions to be reported to Bank Negara that he was murdered. In my mind it was Najib who killed him through the third party. Such circumstantial was seen on the murder of Kevin Morais and PI Bala. The manipulations had been done. This is what Najib has to answer to God.

The DOJ Report can always corroborate the money trail. Now we do understand why torture was used to extract the truth.

People recorded the lies that have been told about the money. And lies about 1Mdb by Arulkanda and Najib and covered by Apandi Ali under OSA, and the actions taken on investigators. In court we can always show a string of lies told by Najib. If the authority does not remember them the members of the public and the media do keep records on them. Just appeal to them to come forward.

What I don't know who authorize payment to the false IPIC. If it was Najib, the authority can charge him under several acts as it involved millions of ringgit.

Once money is taken illegally it is called stealing. A crime has been committed. Giving back the money does not squashed the crime done.

But it is funny that Najib claimed he returned the funny. If it was a donation then why should he returned them. We are anxious to know how much have been spent out of the 2.6 billions. Can foreign countries financed the local election ? Again I am sure it is illegal and Najib can still be charged under it. At least he must informed his deputy and other UMNO members that he had 2.6 billions for the GE13 election. I remember even in 2015 all UMNO members denied that Najib has that much into his account in Malaysia. Why didn't he inform them ?

 

08/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

SOCCER

I am not a footballer but I always say that if anybody is shooting a goal he speed of the ball must be at 32 feet per second square. It a speed that the goalkeeper cannot catch the ball kicked away from him. Of course no layer can compute how fast does his ball travel. It means he has to kick the ball hard even he is near the goal post.

In the World Cup 2018 so far I saw 80%  of the kick to the goal reached the speed except for a few of the heading that saw jumping and clicking the head. The forceful headings with the forward momentum of the body.

Another important basic prerequisite is speed and stamina. All except the goal keeper must be able to run very fast with the ball. And the rest is tactical planning.

I hate to see players passing the ball to the opponents. If the same player has made a habit then I would blame the coach for not running the systematic coaching. This happened to our local state team. Winning or losing I would expect discussions during the viewing of recorded video clips.

Millions of soccer fans can't even kick a ball but they know what go wrong with a game, the weak players, who have skill and who are not, and who are careless not alert when in the field.

Playing well does not mean a team will emerge as a sure winner. We saw this in the ongoing World Cup tournaments. These are indicated by the penalty kicks where luck, psychology, a slight mishaps and other unknown intervening variables might come in, like a sudden change of thrust in wind velocity.

Teams with Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi and Suarez however do failed to enter semi-final. Probably the other teams have players of similar skills or that it is telling us that teamwork is the most vital part of a game. Only the legacy of Pele required us to ponder what really made Brazil so supreme in those days when Pele was in.

Malaysia is still having a long way to go. Harimau was even beaten by a team from Papua New Guinea.

 

08/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

FIXING BADGE MACHINE

The trip to Ternate is soon. As usual I would make a pin badge and a keychain as seen in the picture here. There will be five of us and I gathered the materials for the items.

The key chain is a little complicated because I need to put a mirror and a sticker. I started with it. The first one was fine. The second one was with the sticker sticking out by just less a millimeter.

There are two cups that I need to make a press. The first one is to stick a picture to a circular tin. The second one is to stick the first portion to the mirror and it's container. There are two compartments for the work.

On the second keychain, I failed in the first and the second presses. Probably it was due to my physical mobility error. Nothing came out. The mirror was also missing. They got stuck on the top part of the moulder.

It took me hours to clear the junk and the broken mirror. The machine detached into two parts. Though it made the work easier to clean, I took a long time to figure out how to put them back.

I was finally successful and continued with my work, producing 5 key chains and 5 pin-badges.

I am almost ready to pack up. I already booked a hotel room, Sky Star that provide a shutter service for additional RM15. The room is about RM85. The journey will begin on 14th July 2018.

08/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

WHAT HAPPEN TO MY HOBBIES ?

They are almost gone. I think it is due to ageing. Politics robbed much fun from me. I spent too much time though I tried to avoid it. The pull was uncontrollable strong that I lost so much free time to do other things. I totally stopped writing programming codes for computers. At one time I made quite a substantial sum of money developing soft wares. Even if I wanted to get involve into it again my brain is getting rotten.

The other hobby I used to have was the Ham Radio. I started it around 1975 and I was very unhappy with the new policy. It has lost much of the old essence of the traditional touch, in particular the abolishment of Morse codes. The new breed brought in the new values that many of my radio friends pull themselves away from the hobby. The spirit and the interest died down. Only once in a blue moon I would work a station or two in Morse codes.

In school I played chess, not as a school player. But the school chess team would always take me with them whenever they were having competition in Penang or in Perak. I had had two sparring partners, Lee Meng Khoon and Lee Meng Soon, two brothers who are now medical doctors. I never beat them. I became a chess champion while in Technical Teachers Training College. Years later I learned the Chinese Chess and would frequent a Chinese medical shop just to play the game with another hobbyist. Today I have lost touched with the game. I remember I played a couple of games in Hawaii and won both of the games. The Hawaiian friend seemed to be sad as I told him that I was only a visitor to the island from Malaysia. It was a pride moment for me.

Those were the three main hobbies I used to enjoy but has vanished altogether.

What remain is writting a blog in a language that I never passed in my life. I am not ashamed to bulldoze my fingers on this very keyboard.

My memory starts to fade. My mobility slows down. I am 72 and going 73, living alone and attending myself. I don't regret to be as what I am now. I find time to entertain myself with Youtube and Whatsapp application chatting with a few old friends. I go and see places whenever I have the chance. On the coming 14 I will be leaving my home for Ternate island in Indonesia.

I never expect to be as old as Dr Mahathir. If God decides to take me away I also would thank the Almighty. God has blessed me with abundance beyond my expectation. Thanks God.

 

07/07/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

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