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Do you know who Khashoggi is ? This was the man who was killed in the Arab Embassy in Turkey. The suspect was believe to come from the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia.




05/12/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


In a man there live reason and sentiment, that he never conscious of their roles. To what extent they could influence a person physical health is unknown. Jealousy, bad feeling, anger and tantrum seem to be correlated with a person's health. His blood pressure tend to be at the unhealthy level.

Observe the emotional outbursts of individuals in the social media like the Facebook. We could somewhat guess their state of health. I observed a friend for quiet some time at his irrational behaviours and unnecessary anger at a slightest thing, ended him in multiple stroke.

You may not agree with me if I were to point out at TG Haji Hadi and Annuar Musa who were having cardiovascular problem. They both showed their anger and feelings by their talks. I have always guessed that Noh Omar and Ibrahim Ali are having the hypertension problems.

To reduce the risk of the unnecessary illness, one has to keep cool when facing any hot and controversial issue. Facts and cases must be patiently examines. Try to avoid worry and think of the alternatives. We have to remember that progress happened as people were overcoming the obstacles before them.

The advantage of the believers is that they can always either surrender or appeal to God when they come into encounter with hardships and turbulence.

I am just an ordinary man. The other day my drone dropped and break into pieces. If I were to worry about it and think about the money lost, it might affect my health in one way or another. I can always buy another one.

The world will be a better place to live if everyone appeals to reason on any issue, mild or chronic in nature. To date we can still contain the World War Three despite the tense confrontation of nations of different ideology.

We cannot force a person to follow our philosophy and our beliefs. He can choose his own way of thinking and doing and be ready to brace with any form of consequences.

Medical sciences will state the cause and the effect. At time they can predict a precise time of a person death. I do not reject the findings of sciences but I also believe in the mystery of the unknown, of the power of God. You can wish for God to be with you or you can put away the work of God.

04/12/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


We know what Najib and Zahid are heading to to save their necks after they know that they will not escape being thrown into incarceration. They retort to creating chaos in the country so that the military will take over. They start the spark by pouring fuel to raise hatred, anger and fear among the Malays that the non-Malays will take over the country and wipe the Malays out.

The current events may influence some of the Malays, but not all of the Malays.

Rather than talking through rationality I prefer to seek the working of a mystery though it may be considered as irrational and absurd.

The success of Najib's plan will be determined by his luck rather than by his effort. It was from the beginning I maintained that whatever Najib touched would turn into mud, even before May 9 2018. The dark cloud that hovered the country was his wife, Rosmah Mansor who carried with her a dreaded evil aura.

Najib highest stun was trying to buy Trump with a huge sum of money through lobbying and the game of corruptions, which is now becoming a hot issue in the United States. What he thought would clear his name and image has in fact worsened, and I believe Najib may even be arrested in the United States for money laundering.

In the meantime Zahid is mobilizing his supporters to spread the racial hatred as to create tension and using the MCA to demand for equality in all aspects of life to make the danger looks real. The idea is to create a MAGERAN like the 1969 scene.

If the bad nimbus is still on Najib's head we can be sure the bad omen will fall on him.

Let us wait whether USA will issue an arrest warren on Najib. 

04/12/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


We were all retirees. The common factor here is we all had work in the same school, SMK Syed Mohammad Albukhary. I was there for only three years, from 2000 to 2003. Three of them were not with me together but I knew them all. My previous school was just across the road where I started in 1980 till the end of 1999.

The gathering was small but fun. They discussed the coming activities such as visiting the special needs students of the school and making the best of the remaining life. Since most of them are seasoned travellers, travelling was included in the topic.

Though we joked about everyone was never growing old, truly I found three teachers looked exactly the same as I last saw them 15 years ago, Cikgu Fauziah, Cikgu Khatijah and Cikgu Narmi. Of course I was the oldest among all.

We collected RM50 for the lunch. Cikgu Khatijah was picked up as the treasurer. The food at this restaurant, Medina Thai Jalan Stadium Alor Setar, was superb. This was where they chose as a gathering place.

I wasn't an active participant. I listen to them most of the time for I felt I could not match their capability and vigorousity. I made them known of my senility and the disease of my forgetfulness.

The two hour gathering was fun and meaningful.

04/12/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


It is disheartening without any known reason my Mavic Pro took a sudden dived at less than 100 feet, hit a concrete roof, pushed by the strong impact to the side, and fell onto the road. It broke into pieces. I bought it in January 2018 and had to say good bye in November 2018, less than a year.

I informed the shop where I bought the drone but they showed me an indifferent attitude. I chose a peaceful mode, putting the blame on a mere fate. The incident of the crash was not around my area but it was almost 500 miles away while trying to capture my friend's home.

But it was the time when I developed the sentiment of distrust towards Mavic Pro for it's swollen batteries complained by many users worldwide. In fact I had been looking for an American or European made drone about two months before.

It was disheartening because I paid a huge sum of money to buy the drone, It was 5K which is now sold at about RM3K. I always consider the alternative cost when purchasing anything. For the drone price I compared with buying a car. A small car would cost me about RM25K. To spend RM10K for a drone is half of the car. One really serves me and provides comfort, and the other gives me no substantive benefit.

A smart TV I bought more than 15 years ago is still serving me well with it's 3D, connected me directly to the Youtube and entertains me all the time at the same price.

I have enough saving to buy a new drone for photographic purpose despite my computation on the opportunity cost, the lost and benefit of another sacrifice. But it has to be a durable one, not with a bad battery.

Malaysia doesn't have the American made drone distributor giving an impression the local businessmen are guarding the Chinese products. I am sure many of you who had bought Chinese products found you have been cheated by the online sellers. I have at least 6 items that have to be thrown away.

I aim to have an Autel Evo which is almost similar to Mavic Pro. The American drone lovers are shifting their taste to their home made toys. Even before buying it I know it is better than the Mavic Pro.

You can watch some of my videos on the youtube, man4855, and please subscribe to the good one.

03/12/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


BN has been ruling the country for more than 60 years. Didn't they see the future of the country ? It was more than 50 years ago I had spelled what's would be coming of the country to a group of UMNO people. As usual they had been haughty and arrogant. In fact the whole bunch of the Malays I encountered were suffering from superiority complex.

If they are not happy with the present environment and situation, they should know that the whole events happened during the reign of BN. It could not be under the 6 months rule of the new government. UMNO had been a braggart throughout the 60 years. Some of them have died. There are the living ones, still enjoying their wealth.

If they are not happy with the present, they should blame the past. The past was UMNO and BN. It is this party who had carved the country till 9th May 2018. They ended up with the culture of stealing, wastage, corruption and gangsterism. The final hell is Najib Razak.

Nobody would want to listen to a small man's view. Even how wonderful the idea is, nobody would give a damn. To me they are burning themselves. And they hope the country would run into chaos and civil wars in order to save themselves and hoping they could be in control again.

The final fall is blamed on the opposition instead of on Najib Razak himself. Najib sacked Ghani Patail and soon after Kevin Morais was killed. He did not take court action against WSJ and DOJ. He banned the parliament from debating 1Mdb. He transferred officers whom he knew would be threats to him. He banned Tun Mahathir picture from being displayed throughout the country. He banned a political party formed by Tun.

He is telling the world that he is an infallible man. He is perfect and flawless. He brag of his greatness. The UMNO men and women prostrate to Najib as if he was a God. 

The Malays called for UMNO to oust Najib but they refused.

From the beginning till the end, it was nobody else to be blamed, but UMNO themselves.

03/12/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


Ham radio is not a place to flex our muscles, how smart we are and to show our prowess. Our idea is to have fun chatting over the airwave to our friends who reside in our own country or those far beyond our borders.

I noticed that several new operators who just acquired the Morse certificates were sending their Morse codes at a speed of about 35 words per minutes, and started their logging in contests. To these people I would like to suggest that they should join the high speed CW group, at least by going into the Youtube and look for N6TT. Here is where the chatting is between 25 to 35 words per minutes.

Sometimes you can hear him on 40 meter band coming from California with a good signal. Steve would follow your speed in replying to your call. But if you watch him you will find that he copied the incoming messages with his head. He did not use computer sending and receiving.

When you are working Morse codes with another hams who are very slow in sending, you do not have to come up with 30 wpm. If he sends at 12 wpm then reply back about the same speed. When you find he is already good at his speed, you request him to raise a little bit faster.  We are not to parade our skill to our counterparts. Just go and find N6TT or JA1NUT and chat with them at your high speed.

We are not annoyed by the high speed you send. But we are annoyed when you do not answer the questions we asked, or you keep on repeating the wrong call sign that we have made corrections.

In CW we have to move from counting the dashes and dots to sound recognition. At 30 words per minutes upwards we recognize the sound shape of the words. It takes resilience and hard work to constantly monitor to the high speed CW.

Once you are really good then find a match. If not you have to follow the other man's speed.

The phenomena of showing one's prowess did not exist in the old days. One tends to think that talking to astronauts every now and then makes him the top ham in the country and he should be given a special privilege by the authority and the rest. Or a Datuk, a prominent politician and a PHD person should be the leader in running the hobby.

02/12/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


We have seen previously Jho Lo presented to DOJ that his wealth were gift from his father. It was the same format as Najib claimed on the donation. But USA did not buy the lies. The crooks continue trying to bribe even DOJ and American Presidents. They have moved beyond the boundary. As I said before trhat Najib was even trying to bribe God by sending the Malays to make pilgrimage with 1Mdb money.

And until now he is using his hidden wealth to bribe whoever he can including the judges and those who can implicate him in the murder of Kevin Morais and the others.

The sads thing is the masses voted the crooks to be in parliament.

Attempt to influence DOJ 1MDB probe - Jho Low-linked US$73m seized

The US Department of Justice seized over US$73 million from bank accounts linked to fugitive businessperson Low Taek Jho, as stated in a civil forfeiture claim filed with the US courts yesterday.

The money, amounting to over RM300 million, was deemed to have been derived from alleged unlawful activities – including bank fraud, conspiring to commit bank fraud and false statements to a financial institution.

The forfeiture comes following the DOJ's allegation that several individuals assisted Low by funnelling tens of millions of dollars into the US to pay individuals to lobby high-level US government officials.

This was to influence, among others, DOJ investigations into the multibillion-dollar 1MDB case and related civil forfeiture proceedings of several of Low's assets.

It stated that these individuals believed they had to disguise the fact the money being used for lobbying came from Low, as the latter and his money were viewed as "toxic" to US banks following the DOJ probe.

Earlier today, the DOJ announced that George Higginbotham, a former DOJ staff, had pleaded guilty to aiding the "principal architect" behind the 1MDB scheme, by conspiring to deceive US banks of the source and purpose of tens of millions of dollars sent from overseas to finance a lobbying campaign on behalf of foreign interests.

According to the filings made with the District of Columbia District Court, four seizures from several accounts were made from the period between January to July 2018.

Of this, US$25 million and US$11 million were seized from two Citibank accounts held in the name of Higginbotham Law PC.

Meanwhile, another US$37.6 million was seized from an account at Morgan Stanley bank under the name Anicorn in March, and RM21,113 from an account at Wells Fargo Bank under the name of Artemus Group in July.

In the court documents, the DOJ alleged Low's money was "funnelled through various US bank accounts set up by, and under the control of, an entertainer and businessperson named Prakazrel “Pras” Michel".

"With the assistance of George Higginbotham, Michel opened multiple accounts at financial institutions in the US to maintain money funnelled into the US at Low's direction; however, the true source and purpose of the funds were not disclosed to the banks and were actively concealed from them.

"At all relevant times, Higginbotham, who was employed at the DOJ in a non-lawyer position, was not involved in any way in its investigation of Low and failed to influence any aspect of it," said the department.

It was stated that it was Low’s brother who had sought Michel’s assistance in 2016 to secure representation for Low in the US to assist the latter on the 1MDB civil forfeiture investigation.

Macau meet

The documents also stated allegations that Michel and Higginbotham met with Low in Macau in 2017 to discuss ways to continue to funnel the latter’s money into US financial institutions to pay those involved in the lobbying campaign.

"Michel, Higginbotham and Low, and others disguised the fact that the funds came from Low because they believed no US bank would accept Low’s money in light of the publicly-filed civil forfeiture actions in the Central District of California and the announced pending criminal investigation.

"Michel knew that Low was toxic to US banks and that US banks did not want to deal with him or accept Low’s funds."

A press statement sent by the DOJ today pertaining to Higginbotham's admission said he was alleged to have committed the offence in 2017. 

Higginbotham had served as the senior congressional affairs specialist at the DOJ between July 2016 to Aug 2018.

The lobbying was meant to "resolve civil and criminal matters related to the DOJ’s investigation of the embezzlement and bribery scheme concerning 1MDB."

"In order to conceal the identity of the foreign principal behind the lobbying campaign, Higginbotham admitted to conspiring to make false statements to financial institutions in the US concerning the source and purpose of the funds.

"Higginbotham also admitted to working on various fake loan and consulting documents in order to deceive banks and other regulators about the true source and purpose of the money," the statement read.

The DOJ also stated that the 46-year-old Higginbotham admitted that the lobbying campaign also attempted to persuade "high-level US government officials" to remove another foreign national residing there back to the latter's country of origin. 

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02/12/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


The main Exabyte issue is the human workers. They have modifying and adding files and folders without being asked by the clients. The programs that have been running very well suddenly changed in it's display due to the missing files. You need to upload the missing files again. This development have been irritating. I suspected the technicians love to do this changes as well as looking and studying the codes made by others.

One should not expect the technicians can resolve your problem. While chatting with them, they may leave you alone. I would have guessed they went for a cup of coffee. Surely the client will not wait for them to come back and go his own way to do his job. A few hours later when you come back, you will find they will say the issues were resolved.

I have had problems with Mysql database which did not open up when it was called. They have to pass to the engineer to resolve it. I have problem with the email that could not be sent via the server. It has not been resolved till now.

I think the technicians are not competent enough. Whether it is relevant or not to their work they must know ASP, PHP, JAVA, PYTHON, C and Visual Basic.

These few days I have two issues that were not there before. The first was when I went to, I found there were two files missing. The second was when I could not log into the control panel. It looked like the panel was managed by different people. If you were to see my conversations and emails with them, you would not want to buy web hosting from this company, the EXABYTE. I ran the resetting passwords procedures for two days it simply could not work.

I request them to put the password that I gave and I would changed it immediately after I entered the CP. They insisted me to use their randomly originated temporary one, that repeatedly failed. I gave up and told them that I would have to travel to their Penang Office to resolve it.

About 4 hours later I used the password that I gave them to log into my CP and i was successful. I immediately changed to a new one.

We don't know what kind of employees working in Exabyte. I found the Chinese were very competent as a few issues were given to the Chinese to solve them. The rest are as good as useless. So much so I suspect they are either from India or private schools and colleges. Probably they are playing around with the codes written by the clients for their own benefit.

EXABYTE should be dissecting their all round weaknesses. There are ways to test these people to understand what made their customers went so mad.

02/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


If you are thinking of getting Exabyte Web Hosting, you can forget about it. It was goof before but now I encounter with incompetent staffs and technicians. Let me list the problems I faced with Ecabyte

1. Files were removed from my webpage. I have to reload them.

2. Several ASP page could not run as files were moved or deleted.

3. When I asked for assistance they either took a long time to reply or they did not reply or they did not resolve the problem. And they would write to say they have resolved the problems.

4. You can't send e-mail through Exabyte5. Right now I could not go into my Control Panel. May be I entered the wrong password. I tried several times with different ones. But it still failed. Then I entered to reset password.

I was asked to enter the User name. I entered the user name. It asked me to refer to my mailbox. Nothing was sent to the mailbox. Instead the user name, I entered my email. It said the same thing, asking me to check my email. Still nothing was sent to my mail.

At about 6.30 I wrote an e-mail. Now it is 7.44, Nothing happen.

Next week I will be going to the company's office and will try to ask for my refund for I am going to quit subscribing to the company.

I found that those attended me were Indians. I am not sure whether they are Malaysian Indians or India Indians. I am apt to believe that they are India Indians. People tend to believe India Indians are good in computing. I think they just talk a lot.

It is also possible they are graduates of private universities.

The Chinese technician/engineer was better in solving problem. So far a few who attended me had shown greater skill and knowledge.

But there are many other Web Hosting companies in Malaysia.

After the hosting contract is over, I swear to quit using this company for good

30/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


1. Najib said that he doubted Tong as Tong get his info from Justo. What it meant was he didn't even want to investigate whether there was the possibility of the truth. He didn't aruge with Tong but rather showed the way out. When it came to millions and billions it was his duty and responsibility to investigate not just to trust Jho Lo.

2. I heard the heated debate about the allocation to Tahfiz school. The PH representative said UMNO did not give any allocation but the PH government does. There were unruly commotions by the UMNo members. Even the speaker was lost in the heated argument.

UMNO said Najib gave money for the Tahfiz through Giat Mara. And nobody asked why through Giat Mara not via the education ministry ? What has Giat Mara to do with the type of vocational training to Tahfiz School ? How many Tahfiz request the funding from the irrelevant body ? The speaker did not see the point either. The PH did not rebut the role of Giat Mara either.

In both cases Najib and UMNO lawmakers were either stupid or were thinking they could fool the parliament and the people.

30/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


If there is no visible and concrete evidence, circumstantial evidence should be taken into account. In the cases of Hussein Najadi and Kevin Morais murder we saw the activities of Najib's lawyer, Shafiee. And the death were related to money that Najib had his hands on.

There are witnesses who can be called to tell the events that lead to the death. In the latest murder stories had been told how Ghani Patail was sacked and replaced with Apandi. Looking at the whole process of court proceedings against the accused it is not difficult to sense the real murderer. I am not going to relate farther what did  not make sense about the said Indians murderers.

A good public prosecutor can put Najib in difficult situation and probably admit that he did not order the murder. What has to be established is whether Kevin was murdered because of he was about to charge Najib Razak.

PH government should not take this murder case lightly. And never say that thy could not find any tangible evidence. Once Najib is charged many will come forward as the government witnesses. Lock him without any bail and court proceedings can be made the soonest.

Of course it was Najib himself who went to push the trigger. Even nodding his head or signalling the killing is enough to find him with the others guilty as charge.

There are millions of Malaysian who believe Najib was the culprit basing on the circumstantial evidence. It was beyond reasonable doubt that Najib is guilty for the murder of Kevin Morais. That's the verdict of people's court.

29/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


Even if Pakatan Harapan becomes a bad government, I will not vote UMNO, after having faced a very arrogant and despicable leaders. What more if Zahid is leading the party. We have seen his countenance and speeches before the GE14 and after. I am not wrong to say these people are very filthy. And we are not wrong to say that Najib and his gangs are hiding billions that belong to the rakyat. After robbing the money, they have the guts to ask for the new government to pay back the money they stole. They are very unethical and immoral.

PAS is a strong party. The party does need the support of UMNO except for the money. The bad name of PAS among the non-Muslims was due to the party's support on Najib. From the beginning we could trace Najib was lying. He took a long time to answer the question on the 2.6 billions. And even that after he was cornered. Both logic and common sense would tell us Najib was guilty and PAS was seen to support thefts and criminals. Thus the image of Islam was too bad for the non-Muslims.

The alternative party for me is PAS.

But till now I find the PH is doing extremely well despite much constraints that cause by the robberies. I do not feel threatened by Waytha Moorthy at all. No doubts some young people of PKR were good at talking but poor in wisdoms and actions. Lim Guan Eng, Tony Phua and Govind are among the superb personalities in PH. If Selangor government is successful in buying back the controversial land, I am sure the Hindus will still enjoy the 127 year old house of worship.

Let me give my view about a long cordial relationship between Thailand and Malaysia. You may not believe me when I say the Siamese Temple at the Jalan Stadium provide a strong ties between the two countries. It is a beautiful and grand Siamese Temple where devotees from all over would flock on a few virtuous and religious days.

Our problems do not lie among the common laymen but among the politicians who will always put fire to gain support and popularity. Once they are up there they will forget those who voted for them. And I don't believe in the special right of a lazy, indolent and rude people. UMNO had not done enough to build up independent and competent Malays.

Today Najib and Zahid are fighting hard to save themselves. They would go any distant trying to achieve it at the expanse of a civil war. We will soon find out whether Zahid has anything to do with the temple flair up.

28/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


The temple riot was just an opportunity to create chaos, which I believe, the master plan of Zahid and Najib. The criminal has seen there is no way to escape punishment for the alleged crime done. One by one the dubious intention of Najib's team were exposed in the parliament, seen and heard by the Malaysians.

Knowing Zahid Hamidi and Najib's capability in ordering the murder of Kevin Morais and Hussein Najadi, millions would have guessed their covert role in planning chaos in the country, taking advantage of the new policy of PH government to do away with the cruel way of suppression. If BN were still to rule this country the suspected trouble maker would have been arrested without bail. But they now know that they can go free without any charge on inciting the riots.

The Najib-Zahid gang had thought they could use parliament to clear their names. Instead Najib had been stripped. We saw the old PAC chief was fumbled and observed the way he was lying. It was a great insult.

I believe the police will find out who were the real arsonists. Were they the Indians or were they the Malays ? Out of the many Malays, only one was carrying out the order. He might be hidden, and watching the tumult from behind. The man with the gasoline to create the fire, I believe, is Zahid Hamidi, concurring himself with the kleptocrat.

Zahid must be quizzed and he can deny it. That will act as a warning that he is a suspect.

The criminals are hoping there would be a form of MAGERAN and they would be able to wrinkle their way out.

The denials are expected from them.

They even pulled the bed ridden CJ to side them. Hamid reminded that the battle is not over. The non-Malays will continue to fight. But how many know that the battle had begun as far as 1902 when the Chinese in Jawi Peranakan Singapore asked, "Who said this is a Malay country ?" And the Malays answered ," Can the Malays go to China and claimed China belongs to them ?"

Was it necessary to carry a sick man just to tell the UMNO supporters of the unending battle ?

In 1902 UMNO was not even born yet. Then BN had been ruling this country until 8 May 2018. What did the MCA and the MIC do to ensure the welfare of the Chinese and the Indians are well looked after ? But the people can still manage it till they realized the leaders were more interested in filling their own pockets. Billions of ringgit were robbed and taken away. With the money lost they still claimed innocent.

They thought they can buy the judges. But found it very tricky when every detail of their activity was being shown in the parliament. When they were cornered and fumbled, they went back to the court decision claiming them as sub judice. The events in the parliament have been a clear proof of the crime. And we saw the roles of the government officers to save Najib.

The ICERD case taken up by UMNO as a mean to disrupt the peace and tranquility for their own agenda was almost killed when the government decided not to ratify it. Yet the Malays are called to attend the 8th December rally. The Tok Lebai acted like the real terrorists.

Let us see how far can Zahid go within his existing freedom and how far can Najib maneuver in his own game and how he will play with time to invent evidences to help him.

The pirate of Makassar must be pinned and thrown into incarceration.


28/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


There were three Indians working with me in a school about 40 years ago. I forgot the name of one who would stay aloof from the other two. Those two others were also Maniam. One Maniam was a committee member of a temple near the stadium, and a little fatter. The thinner Maniam was not devoted at all, and was never in good term with the temple member. So much so the third Indian called him Maniam Kafir.

As a Muslim, I have faith in my God and and religion. But the temple Maniam always approached me asking for unused broken tables to be used in the temple. They would be repaired by the temple before used. I did not inform the other Muslim teachers, neither did I consult the Ustaz and other clerics for they might ban any gift to temples and other worshipping houses.

The Hindu devotees in this temple have never caused any problem to the people. The Indians are very friendly and we always regard them as our brothers. Any good Hindu, Christian, Jews and Muslim loves peace, harmony and his neighbours.

And indeed the temple Maniam was more obedient, and perform his service very well, whereas the Kafir Maniam always play truant as a nightly guard. He would do moonlighting to supplement his income. He said his wife demanded so much from him; washing machine, freezer, big size TV etc. And I had to solve many problems for him. I persuade him to make the side income through selling Muruku, which he obliged. And reported to me of his encouraging income from Muruku. His wife and the kids ran the small business.

I did not ask the temple Maniam about his economic standing. He never said anything about it. He just told the other Maniam could not see him face to face. The temple was not in favour of the Kafir Maniam too. The Indian community is not too big in this town. Everybody seems to know each other.

The temple seemed to accept the write off broken chairs and tables. A little mending they can become useful again. And thank was conveyed to me eventually.

I never thought of lifting this religion nor to encourage it's spread among the Muslims. A time may come when our prayer places may need the help of other religions too. Human needs each other from time to time.

27/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


There isn't much different between the Orang Asli and the 127 year old temple issue. They were about greed and money under the name of development and progress. The people with money and power were favoured by the court. We could see what kind of damaged the court judgment has caused to the public. In the case of the temple cars and factory were burned.

The temple has been there for 127 years, almost as old as the Orang Asli. Then come mankind and claimed those land and trying to kick the inhabitants out and trying to demolish the Hindu Holly Place. Isn't the law seen as ruthless and care more of the rich and the powerful rather than the poor laymen ? Blame it on those who accepted the money payment, the whole scheme itself was immoral and inhumane.

But we loathe the Jews who chased out the inhabitants of Palestine. Many of the land had been sold to the Jews. If we are to talk of the right and wrong then the Jews also were exercising their rights. Even in China, a Communist country, mosques were allowed to flourish.

PH must step in. Don't leave things to the police or the temple committee members. Governing is not about money only but also about spirit, morality, ethics and rakyat's happiness. And other politicians, including PAS should not only stand as observers.

One City developer should take the temple in a positive way for it could be a tourist attraction. The surrounding of the temple could be carved with historical literature on it's origin. Remember tourists flocked to Angkor Watts, Siamese Temples in Bangkok and to mosques in Korea, Vietnam and other places. There could always be a win-win situation.

Money should not be made into a God or gods. The welfare of the native Orang Asli and the 127 temple is important too.

27/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


From the beginning I have been saying that documents and evidence have been tempered, altered or the original one destroyed, not only the audit report but the whole stretch of other evidences that Najib will be taking to court. I dare say all the documents that will be used to defend Najib in court were tempered with, fabricated and swayed from the truth. The correspondence between Shafiee and the crooks in the Middle East are on the ongoing process.

The stolen money is used to finance all of this dubious jobs. To a certain extend MONEY TALKS and CASH IS STILL A KING.

These criminals relentlessly are still trying to buy their way out, struggling to corrupt anyone they can. They find the American judges is tough and do not buy their lies.

Shafiee is good in spinning and lying, create the once non-existing things. He laid them out properly. Remember he blatantly lied about the 9 millions and dismissed it as nonsense and later twisted it as a fee, then given by Naib to help a friend. This lawyer is never an honest and credible person. He thought Najib to lie and so far they have been getting away with even the suspected murder, the death of Hussein Najadi and Kevin Morais.

I even believe that Najib and Zahid will incite a riot to allow the government will be taken over either the police and the army so that they can get away from being thrown into jail. 

27/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


I saw a Korean movie posted to the Youtube by one Alex Deon, titled in Korean but with English subtitle. It was about a woman who decide to go to live in a hill after reaching 60, detaching from her family member to join the others of the same age.

It is not the movie that matter much to me. But about gauging a person by his age, 60 is considered old. At 72, with the total white hair, I am still active and happy as a lark, and looking forward to do so many things. I saw young people gaped when they saw me walking swiftly in the jogging track. I knew what were in their minds. "Wow this old man is still active...."

However, at time when feeling depressed I felt like going away far far away at an unknown place and die there alone. I guess it is just one of those things happen to the old people. Right now, living alone I am free from many things that can hurt me.

These few days I have been cleaning my home inside my house. Soon I will be clearing the outside, sweeping and gathering leaves from the Rambutan trees, spraying grass to kill them. I am out of maid at the moment because they are went back to Indonesia. I know I could manage the chores. They just fill in my time.

They say at this age we should go and find old friends. That would enrich our lives and kill boredom and melancholy. But I do not have any urge to do so. I spend too much time on my laptop typing this type of articles as though I am a writer. I have never been alright with my English even. It is a small challenge that does not hurt me, no passing or failing grades.

The movie was a fiction, philosophical in nature, that portrayed the possible sufferings of any ageing person, the ailing feet, struggle to live, the final dream and the expected death. I saw myself in the movie.

At the same time I asked myself when is a person really old ? I see people of 60 as young as ever. Tun Mahathir is 93 and is working like a young man, more energetic than some men of 45.

Age has become a battle in the parliament where Tajuddin of Pasir Salak always belittled all other young lawmakers.

But it is a fact that biological reactions will lower the physical and mental ability. But when is a person could be declared as old ?

26/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


1. There was a CW contest yesterday and the day before. They were all over. Signals were strong and encouraging. I just scan around to listen. Mind you not all stations were using the aid of the computers. There were stations using straight keys sending less than 25 words per minutes. I know these people participated not to win any award for their speeds were no match to the other high speed computer aided contest.

Why did they join the contest then ? I guess I know the answer as I was once participating with a slow speed, without any intention of gathering the points. It was all just for fun, wanting the others to gain some scores and the ham spirit was strong then.

2. Should amateur radio be a platform to flex our muscle and to parade our mental capacity, to show how smarts we are and how advance we are from the rest ? During our days, we have hams of various ability and achievements, of different professions too. We would feel proud of having such individuals in our community. I didn't know whether there were any sentiment of jealousy among us.

We have 2 from Royal family, a magistrate, a scientist and a university lecturer. We were happy as a family.

3. The other day I was watching a few newly uploaded clips on ham radio on the Youtube.  Several clips were showing stations using Ten-Tec transceiver with knobs and a band switch. There were no LCD and no micro-processors.  I was amazed by the quietness.


Published on Oct 23, 2015

Notice also the speed sent.

Are we going to say that the rig as well as the two stations are of inferior quality ?

4. Sometimes I wonder why a licence Malaysian amateur radio operator is happy to work with pirates stations ? Is this allowed by the MCMC ? I remember the radio society in the country did ask a question "Where is our amateur radio heading to ? " Are they thinking of conquering the moon or building amateur satellites ? They seem not to understand what a PTT ham is, what a LANJUT amateur operator means.

In one of my essays I narrated about a student of mine, came for a free food and drink on my account, probably still jobless, but was talking about a big business with a huge profit. And another was a radio friend who would advise everybody about food and health, of the miracle of medicines and how to avoid cardio-vascular ailments and the cure for diabetes. He had been strike by multiple stroke and we heard no news about him.

The MCMC might ignore the situation. But the radio society must be farsighted enough to look at things in a macro perspective.

26/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof

We showed Najib evidence against Jho Low, says The Edge owner

PETALING JAYA: Edge Media Group chairman Tong Kooi Ong today said he showed evidence of the wrongdoings of fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho (Jho Low) to former prime minister Najib Razak but was shown the door.

Writing in EdgeProp today, he said he was making the statement following Najib’s statement, in an interview with Sinar Harian last week, that based on information available today, Jho Low had cheated Malaysia of billions of dollars through transactions done by 1MDB.

Najib had claimed he was not aware that anything was wrong because he was not told about it, putting the blame solely on Goldman Sachs and 1MDB’s lawyers and auditors for allowing wrongdoings to take place.

“They should have informed me if something was not right,” Najib had said. “They clearly failed in carrying out their responsibilities.”

Tong said Najib “obviously still refuses to take any responsibility over 1MDB and is blaming everyone else and pleading ignorance. A few months ago, he put the blame on 1MDB’s board of directors.

“Najib claimed he was not aware that anything was wrong because he was not told about it.

“Over the past four years since The Edge, which I own, had its run-in with Najib’s government over our exposés of wrongdoings at 1MDB, I have refrained from making any public comment on what happened back in 2014/15.

“I have also not said anything in public about how the matter was handled by Najib, whom I have known for more than 25 years. I felt it was best left to investigators to do their work.“But I think it is now time that some things be told because Najib’s act of innocence over 1MDB and Jho Low should not be tolerated any more,” Tong wrote.Tracing back the history of 1MDB, Tong said it was started by Najib in 2009 and the first deal it did was a US$1.0 billion joint venture with Petro Saudi International (PSI), which eventually rose to US$1.8 billion in 2011. “Not much information was revealed about the progress of that joint venture between 2009 to 2013, by which time 1MDB had accumulated debts of over RM38 billion, including raising three bonds totalling US$6.5 billion with the help of Goldman Sachs to buy two power plants and to develop the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX).

“Starting from December 2013, The Edge began to scrutinise all these transactions,” Tong said.

He said his weekly questioned why 1MDB had overpaid for the power plants, the land in Penang and the huge fees of over US$600 million to Goldman Sachs.

“The Edge also asked why 1MDB had three auditors in five years and cast doubt on how it could pay its mountain of debts given that it had not much cash flow.”

Tong said The Edge’s reports, from December 2013 to December 2014, led to personal attacks on him and he was accused by certain bloggers of publishing fake negative news as “he had taken short positions in the ringgit”. “We traced one source of these attacks to a person using the blogging handle Ahrily 90. We discovered that the same Ahrily90 had also made vicious attacks against Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Nazir Razak who, by then, had also openly criticised what was happening at 1MDB.

“Even more significant was that Ahrily90 was also behind two social media sites that promoted Jho Low as a successful and charitable businessman.”

Tong said the chance to get solid proof came when The Edge was told that Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle Brown knew of a whistleblower who had evidence of wrongdoing to share.

“On Feb 10, 2015, The Edge publisher Ho Kay Tat and I met Clare in Singapore and we were introduced to Andre Xavier Justo, who had worked at PSI as a senior director. The documents and emails that we received from Justo were the proof we needed.

“It took us a few weeks to go through the documents to piece together how much of the US$1.8 billion that 1MDB invested in the JV with PSI were siphoned out by Jho Low and PSI founders Tarek Obaid, Patrick Mahony and Prince Turki.”

Tong said on March 6, 2015, at 10.45pm, he met Najib at his Jalan Duta house. This was at the request of Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, the then Baling MP and chairman of Tabung Haji and also close confidant of Najib. “Najib started by telling me The Edge was wrong and that the problems of 1MDB were its business model of carrying too much debt. There was no theft of money.

“I told him otherwise. I shared with him information that I believed was proof that it was all a scam, with Jho Low at the centre of it. I explained how the accounts were made up to report a profit and why I believed the cash was all gone.

“After about half an hour, he relented and told me he would shut down 1MDB. He didn’t say what he was going to do about the debts.”

Tong said he told Najib that Jho Low must be held accountable and be prosecuted.

“This upset him. He immediately stood up, walked to the door and asked me to leave. I was taken aback that he was so sensitive about Jho Low.”

Tong said The Edge decided to publish its first exposé based on the documents received from Justo.

The cover story, titled “Shahrol, Please Explain Good Star, the money 1MDB paid the company and why you took instructions from Jho Low”, hit the newsstands on March 7, 2015.

Tong said Paul Stadlen, Najib’s media adviser, met him on half a dozen occasions, initially to persuade but later to threaten him about The Edge’s reports.

“Stadlen made it very clear that any attack on Jho Low was an attack on Najib, and that he was conveying this message from his boss.”

Tong said he discussed the situation with Najib’s brother Nazir, who had been working closely with me since 2014 to find ways to uncover the shenanigans at 1MDB so that action could be taken. Nazir was also under a lot of pressure to back off.

“We agreed that we needed to seek help from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and flew to London in April, where he was at the time, to brief him. We felt only Tun Dr Mahathir could do something.

“Aside from Tun Dr Mahathir, Nazir and I also met a few other government leaders. I met Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who was deputy prime minister.”

Muhyiddin subsequently spoke up and paid the price as Najib dismissed him as DPM and sacked him from Umno. On July 24, 2015, the home ministry suspended The Edge weekly and The Edge Financial Daily after the daily published a Page 1 story titled “How Jho Low and Petro Saudi cheated Malaysia of US$1.83 billion cash”.

“Kay Tat and I were investigated by the police for economic sabotage and I was barred from leaving the country. “Najib knew what Jho Low did. We provided the evidence and he shut us down to shut us up,” Tong said.



26/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


Timetabling was meaningful to the few hundred hams of the yesteryears. On Sunday the local band ( 7mhz ) would be filled starting in the morning. At about 9 am there would be a net where we gathered not merely to check our signal strength but to find someone that we want to talk to. As usual it started with the emergency and priority traffic, then moved to the most Northern state of Perlis and slowly went to East Malaysia. And on every Sunday there was a MARTS council meeting on the air. There was no disturbance from the rest. We just listened.

The hams began to move out of the band before the Muslim Maghrib prayer.

All the other days, the weekdays, we waited after the office hours to populate the spectrum. 9M2GL, Idris, would be calling CQ for most of the days. As the frequency became more crowded we split to different frequencies.

Beside the local band, there was also the Indonesia-Australian-Malaysian net which was called the Other than the stations from Indonesia, Australia and Malaysia there was JA2AUI, Kio, from Japan. I hopped back and forth between 40 and 20 meters to be in the two worlds. A big bulk would be around 7 Mhz.

DXing, long distant communications, always started at night. Likewise we estimated the their time of the day, of when they came back from their jobs. Europeans came buzzing in like flies on their Sundays. For the rest they started to look for DX stations between 11.30 pm to 2.00 am of our time.

Stations from the United States were a little unpredictable. There were some places in USA which were opposite to our time. When we were 11.30 am, they were 11.30 pm.

Other than the factor of time, we also observed the weather situation in exchanging our signal reports. The Malaysians may not appreciate much about the weather as compared to those in Europe and North America. If you are there you always want to know what will be the weather the next day in order to plan an activity, weather to go shopping or to stay at home. I just worked a Swedish station last night on 40 meter band on CW. He told me that there was a heavy snow at his home. In the days when there weren't any internet we wouldn't have known the condition in the other part of the world.

The old hams are diminishing. Many have passed away. The remaining are still having their chats using the Whatsapp application. The tradition stopped. The old cheerful days are buried. How many still regard time factor is still a worth thing to consider ? I heard someone said that he could work the whole world at any time of the day.

26/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


I was lucky to be working in Chinese school for I learnt much of their habits and culture. As the year end every class would produce their own class magazine though the quality of the paper is much less than the school magazine. The students were in many ways very independent. I never came across any poor parent who did not pay their kid's school fees or any other educational expenditure. After form 5 many went into successful business undertakings. The school heads would cane the students who fail a certain subjects in the monthly test. Public canning went on despite the ban by the Ministry of Education. There was no opposition from the Chinese parents.

I have been in a radio community for a long time. When the Malays took control of the hobby we saw the authority started to make things so easy in order to get in more people. Within a very short period the population increased from about 300 to 20000. Through lobbying and the coming in of the politicians things were getting worst. It killed the sanctity of amateur radio.

I am not at all surprise when the university students began to take the street for refusal to pay back the loan of RM20 per month, saying the government has promised to do away with the payment. Promised or not any responsible person will be willing to pay back to the people.

They taught they have every right to be lazy and get free stuffs just because they are Malays. And they have the right to be insolent too. They were being incited and taught to fight without a cause. The combination of vanity and indolence will drive down their rate of survival. They will drown in the economic competition. They will end themselves in doing stupid things. They will become lazy to forecast their own future and let the world passed by without any effort of indulging themselves in the pursuing the progress.

In colleges and universities they prefer to choose the simple subjects in order to score As without sweat, campaigning to others to dispel with hard to pass courses. They have tons of excuses to reject challenges.

There tend to be a positive correlation between thrill seekers, hard work and independencies.

The pampered people tend to be parasites.

26/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


Neither the PAS nor PH government show  wisdom in dealing with the Natives, the Orang Asli. Both, the Menteri Besar of Kelanan and Perak, are inhuman and savage. My term for them is BEAST. No amount of reasons and arguments given are acceptable.

The natives have been living in this country long before the Malays stepped into this land. We don't know how they became Kings and claimed the ownership of the whole country. Imagine a man intrude into your home and claims the house belongs to him, showing all the documents with him and says your grant is fake.

Intruders came in with guns, weapons with pen to write laws and regulations, and imposing it as if it comes from God. The Orang Asli had been practicing their culture without any pen to create any book of law. They did not have any weapon to enforce their rights. Who are these Menteri Besar to claim the land in the country belongs to them ?

Human behaviours are very despicable. They robbed the inhabitants of the forest of their land for the benefit of people with money, the greedy lot of evil business community and the inconsiderate politicians. Where is the wisdom of the Malay leaders who are suppose to show good examples and majestic attitudes ?

They looked like savages rather than rational human being. It is shameful indeed.

It would have been wiser for these Chief Minister to go to the ground and spend a day at the villages of Orang Asli. Understand their culture, assess their mental capacity, their capability and their economy. They are not to listen to their officers' words on the state of the native affair. Busy is not the excuse.

Stopping the shifting cultivation is similar to stopping the Muslim to stop praying or covering themselves with cloth. They have been doing it even before the Malays laid their feet here. As Ministers they should resolve the plight of Orang Asli in a soothing way. Else there is no better word than to describe them as beast.

26/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof

Utusan: Najib ordered audit report on 1MDB altered

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak ordered the original audit report on scandal-plagued fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to be altered, Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia reported today.

Quoting an anonymous source, the report said the former prime minister wanted his involvement and fugitive broker Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, omitted from the report prepared by then auditor-general Tan Sri Ambrin Buang.

The audit report was said to note Najib’s knowledge of the mismanagement in 1MDB.

It reported that the amendments were made in a meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office with Ambrin, current Chief Secretary Tan Sri Ali Hamsa, then Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad, and Najib’s chief private secretary Tan Sri Shukri Mohd Salleh.

Last month, Ambrin had insisted that nobody had tampered with his report, as he had full authority over it.

It is understood that same report has been presented by Auditor-General Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad to the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee.

This comes as Najib claimed today that his relationship with Low was strictly professional and was forged with the country’s economic interests in mind.

The former prime minister also blamed US investment banking goliath Goldman Sachs for failing to safeguard Malaysia’s interests by not alerting his administration of Low’s efforts to defraud the Malaysian investment firm.


25/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


Now Tajuddin and the rest of Najib's gang are playing a new game, blaming Jho Lo solely on 1Mdb furore. They are hoping to confuse the people including the judge.

How could the man whom Najib had claimed he did not know and had nothing to do with 1Mdb cheated and fooled the government of Malaysia ? First he denied he knew Jho Lo. Only after being cornered by a series of photos showing him and Jho Lo together, he changed his story.

A Chairman of 1Mdb and a Prime Minister as well as a Finance Minister was intelligent enough to be fooled to sign letters to move 1Mdb's money. This is the kind of man who will blame the gun if he were to shoot and kill a person. Tajuddin is an ardent supporter of Najib. He himself claimed of his smartness and experience enough compared to the rest in parliament. He is a graduate from Malaya University, and boasted of his prowess. We also saw him twisted and spin words during the parliamentary session.

It was not Jho Lo who said 1MDB was perfect and every cent was accounted for. We do remember Apandi waving documents showing where about the money money went to. Those documents were not done by Jho Lo either. It was not Jho Lo who ordered the alteration of the audit report but the Prime Minister himself.

Was it Jho Lo who ban questions on 1 Mdb in parliament ?

Najib persistently said the 2.6 billion that went into his account was from the emised Arab King. He had been using it as a weapon and defended his innocence all along. He broadcasted it to the world. Only DOJ's investigation and the Arab government themselves dismissed it. Never once did he say it was from Jho Lo. How could the young China man fooled him ?

There was a picture showing Jho Lo in Najib's troupe to China.

Last time Najib said that he simply signed the letters without knowing their contents. Is he saying that it was Jho Lo who forced him to sign them ? Under duress ? At gun point ?

If Tajuddin knew Jho Lo was a fake, would he just advise Najib ? Nay....he would run amok and will stop his boss by force. He would pull Najib away from any danger. It was not only Tajuddin but everyone of us would act more than giving advice. The smart Tajuddin is just another liar. He too will have to pay for his satanic demeanours.


25/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


Dear Sirs Mr Najib,

From all your actions I can conclude that you forgot the God Almighty is seeing you all the time. May be you do not think God even exist at all. But I know that you have been lying most of your time, selectively to suit yourself. You also have a brave quality, braving yourself to encounter your friends, subordinates, enemies and even King to say words in your favour. You thought you can make use of the Arab King to declare that it was them who gave you a huge donation and to agree to admit what your lawyers have written.

Your wife tried to convince Michel Obama and Hillary Clinton. Your did the same.

If by any chance Trump and the Arab King happen to mention your name, the Arab would have given his opinion on you Najib, surely it was about your character.

What Islam abhor and prohibit is bragging and boasting and of course lying. The world media saw your encounter with the American President. And you have the gut of boasting that you were invited and honoured by the President, giving you a special treatment that even Tun Mahathir would not have received.

And we will never forget how TV3 blazoned your rhetoric, boasting of your successes. You were the best ever Prime Minister of this country.

If you have remembered God you would have lied, going too far overboard with them. ALL others are wrong except you.

You removed Ghani Patail, replaced him with Apandi and asked the Kelantan man to declare that you are innocent and 1Mdb was perfect, not a single cent was missing.

Today the Utusan Malaysia told the story about your tall order to erase stuffs you want. There was a meeting and several government officers were there. The worms are crawling out of the can.

The auditor-general's report on 1MDB in 2016 was "amended" on the instructions of the prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, according to Utusan Malaysia.

Citing sources, the Umno-owned daily reported that the amendments involved the removal of information regarding Najib and Jho Low's involvement in 1MDB.

"The amendments, according to the source, were understood to have been made during a meeting at the prime minister's office," read the report.

Several top civil servants were allegedly at the meeting.

The report added that current auditor-general Madinah Mohamad will hand over the "original" auditor-general's report on 1MDB next month.

The matter was first raised by Ipoh Timur MP Wong Kah Woh during the Dewan Rakyat proceeding late last month. However, Wong, who was also the Public Accounts Committee deputy head, was light on details.

Following this, then auditor-general Ambrin Buang denied Wong's allegation that the report was "tampered" with.

Yesterday, Najib told Sinar Harian in an interview that his administration might have been cheated by Low, based on information that is available now.

Najib's administration had long maintained that Low had nothing to do with 1MDB despite mounting evidence unearthed by other countries over the past few years.

It has been established that Low played a key role in securing the services of bankers Goldman Sachs to facilitate the issuing of bonds worth billions of ringgit for 1MDB.

Low is now facing money-laundering charges in Malaysia, Singapore and the US.

Najib, the former 1MDB adviser with executive powers, is currently facing money- laundering charges in Malaysia, among other charges.

You still ignore the power of God the Almighty by the stark lie and trying hard to apply the principle CASH IS KING, probably using Shafiee to use your stolen money to corrupt anybody that may come your way.

It is sad that you still do not perceive what the public know you in and out to put you out of office. In fact they are very sure you ordered the murder of Najadi and Kevin Morais.

We, the rakyat, will assess the loyalty of those officers whom you have ordered to be loyal to you, and decide what to do with them. If by any chance trouble and chaos broke out, it is the people. not the government, who will arrest and put you and y.our wife and those who are trying to protect you in the torture chamber.

Let savagery rules over civility. It is the only way to deal with a very filthy crook.

Repenting means a pure repenting. You need to give back everything that belong to the people. Not a cent less. Then you plead for leniency. And God will decide the rest.

25/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


One cannot expect a perfect day all year round or at infinity. When bad things happen we have to try our best to ignore them or flush them away from our minds. Certainly it is easy to say than done. But it should be an alternative we can look into.

I was having a problem with my Drone, A China made toy, having three of the batteries went swollen. And I read many complaints on the same issue. The hobbyists in USA are lucky because they are now having the choice of replacing the drone power supply with the US made batteries. And more lucky for them they have the US made drone almost similar to Mavic Pro by the brand name AUTEL EVO. Autel is not available in Malaysia.

My email to the company received somewhat a brief information that they have yet to set up the dealers in the Asian region. It was not just for selling the products but also to provide similar services equal to what they have in the United States.

I sent a message to a business man, a radio friend, as I know that he has an established company. "Are you interested in importing US made drone ? " He replied that he had some interest and wanted to know what sort of drone. I sent him the name "Autel Evo".

Because he mentioned he was interested I decided to see him and talk about it for an hour or so. I went to buy a plane ticket on a day trip. The return ticket cost me RM335.

Then I messaged him again asking him at what time he could see me. He replied back saying that I was a scammer and that he was busy. I didn't have his phone number as I am having a new hand phone. Since I have bought the ticket, I might as well go to Kuala Lumpur and see another radio friend. I promised the friend, Rusli, that I wanted to capture his home using my Mavic.  I brought my drone along plucking a new battery for the venture.

I didn't mind if the other guy refused to see me. I didn't mind about my RM335 plane ticket. The days are not always bright.

Rusli has just returned from the cold countries he visited. His wife was sick due to the long trip and the change in weather, from -15 Celsius to +32 Celsius. Rusli himself was not feeling well. There was a drizzle at Ensteik, his home, the whole morning. We went to have some breakfast and telling stories on the experience on travelling and my drone. i also talked why I chose the Malay company. I wanted to talk about the webpage where it can show the company's profile and the business, which I was so sure he would be picked up as a dealer and local distributer. I do not have any pecuniary benefit at all.

Then the rain stopped. I wanted to capture video of his home and the surrounding. We made a move.

An unsuspected thing happened. As I flew the quad copter and raised the height to about 70 feet, it suddenly spin and dropped. We rushed to look for it. The drone broke to pieces. We couldn't figure out the reason.

My Mavic Pro is gone before I got a new US drone.

I am not sad or worry with the incident. It is one of those things in life. There are many other drone users have lost their drones. It is expensive though but it is much cheaper than our lives. It was just my bad days.

We have been seeing people in their ups and downs before our eyes. One day they live in a castle, another day they live in jails. At least I am better of than some millionaires who live in miserable and contemptible position. We know what have been happening to the arrogant and snobbish people.

There is a saying that every dog has his days.

Thanks God hitherto I am endowed with am abundance, of good health and sustenance.


24/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


It has been years since I proposed the setting up of Muslim Economic Fund, to raise money to finance special aids to the weak and poor people without having to take the fund belonging to all the citizens. They could easily raise up a few millions a week at the Friday prayer throughout the country. If they cannot trust those managing the fund, it is they themselves to be blamed.

But this is the best way to be money dependent and avoid confrontation over many things. But what we have been hearing is the UMNO braggarts are harping and shouting at the government for financial allocations for the Malays. Government money is not for only a single race. It is for all the people of the country because taxes are collected from all parties.

Why are hey so adamant and refuse to address the dependency of the Malays through their own effort, just a simple job of raising funds which we all know the Muslim Malays are willing to contribute. Yes, the same task had been done many years ago. The could collect millions but then they did not know how to manage the fund. And where the money went to is still unknown till now.

I hate to these people lamenting and wailing over money without even putting their minds to work. the NGOs are happily politicking rather than planning the economic welfare of the people and the country.

What else to call them if not STUPID.

There are many retired politicians and ministers. There are many retired professionals with PHD qualifications. Rather than being a PH or UMNO sympathisers they should stripped the entire political entanglements and to plan the money raising effort.

There must be a task force to kill extremism, not basing on fear and punishment. It also needs the psychological approach to ease the sentiment. The barking in parliament and social media wouldn't solve the problems and we have been talking about it for decades.

Can't the Malays live without the government support ? Can't they organize themselves to be a forceful economic entity ? Can't we set a system whereby the managers will have no way to abscond with the money or use it for useless purposes like what Tabung Haji had been doing ?


24/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


It was Ismail Sabri who elevated Najib to the rank of Prophet Mohammad. And Najib commanded obedience. He boasted of his popularity and greatness and his economic successes. He arrested, demoted, transferred officers, and even agree to the murder of Najadi and Kevin Morais.

Who among UMNO who still regarded Najib as a Prophet ? All eyes are looking at them. What Najib does not know that we know his team has been fabricating evidences and putting words into witnesses and Kings. The biggest was the donation story. And 1 mdb is perfect, no hanky panky and every cent is accounted for. Be blamed the new government stole the money meant to be returned to the owner of GST contribution.

"I am not a crook, a thief or a robber," he declared. "I have all the documents."

First the Arab Royal said that there was no donation. Then the DOJ, Mr Lessner made an admittance of guilt. And then Jho Lo wanted to surrender the stolen things to DOJ.

How come Apandi said 1Mdb was perfect ? How come Arulkandamy made a road show to explain of the real good news about 1mdb ? He turned the story of donation "I THINK it was a donation." "Jho Lo has cheated the government..." And when LIm Guan Eng exposed of the reluctant of Najib to return the GST money, he could say anything. The whole population witnessed it.

His family saw that Najib is getting weaker as the house of cards are getting crumpled. They sent emissaries to see Tun to do the bargaining.

When the Finance Minister stripped Najib naked in Parliament his gang was playing 'wait for PAC report. PAC could not say Najib was right, as proofs were shown of his refusal to pay back the money which was supposed to be returned in two weeks. He blamed PH for believing the fake claims under the new government. But LGE pointed out it was claimed before the new era.

Shameless people know no shame. No morality.

But the prophet is getting weaker by day. He should have sent his wife back home to her kampong, to go back to her father's graveyard and asked for forgiveness. Her father had disown her long before his death and the 1mdb scandal. What a pathetic story. Amen! Amin.

24/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


We started to venture into the hobby by looking for elmers to learn about amateur radio. We frequented their shacks, studying the type of equipments, asking them numerous questions. That lead us to become Short Wave Listeners (SWL). My elmers were the late Eshee 9M2FK and Mal, 9M2MW, who is still alive and kicking in Australia. Within a year or two we began to know almost all the active hams in the country. We even talked over the radio under their watchful eyes.

By the time we became the full pledge hams almost all the active hams knew who we were.

In those days there were no computers and internet for SWLs to gather information about amateur radio. The only source was our elmers. We could have one or we could have several. At the same time we learned the Operating procedure through SWLs.

I did not learn Morse codes from my elmers. I made my own oscillator, read the visual codes and recorded each character into the cassette tape. Other time I listened to their CW contacts and ship to shore transmission. I discovered my progress when as the words I copied from the ship to shore showed some intelligence, meaning they formed meaningful words. Elmers assisted me in gaining proficiency only after I acquired the ticket.

We followed the tradition, the lingo used and more things still unknown by the new hobbyists. The people today device their own stuffs, many of which are Greek to the old hams. We abide by the ham radio regulations otherwise we would be banned by the authority. Talking to pirates were never forgiven. Nobody dared to mention ringgit and cents. They were tabooed words. To know the cost of something we would ask "What's the damage like ? " or "What's the cabbages ? " Or "What is the resistance ?"  The answers would be in ohms, like 20 ohm or 30K.

I noticed that there were thermometers, GMT clock. pen and peppers for CW work, and CW key in every house I went to as SWL. After passing RAE we get ready with those items, and only waiting for the Morse test.

Our elmers helped us in giving the coax plugs, transmission cable and other essential items to set up a radio station, all free of charge. We were expected to the do the same to those new guys who regarded us their elmers.

It is nobody who is to blame for whatever happens today. The philosophy changes as the old hams were driven away. It is hard for the old timers to grasp the new approach and their activities. If we observe the whole world the new phenomena seems to be the practice of the day.

I write on this topic as a young amateur enthusiast in Kota Kinabalu was asking me some questions for the guidance. In my opinion there is nothing better than this young man to go and look for a prominent ham in Kota Kinabalu, 9M6YBG. He will be able to learn many things from this prominent ham in the capital of Sabah.

23/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


A neighbour caught a thief stealing a cloth that was drying in the sun. The thief denied it. "I don't steal anything. I am not a thief," he lamented. But my neighbour saw him tucking the cloth inside his shirt. As he took out the stolen fabric he said, "I have done nothing wrong."

When I was a teacher we caught several reported stolen items in the students' bag after doing the spot check. What we heard were the same kind of denials. They did not know about it and they never stole those items. Even if caught with a surveillance they will still deny it, or they would try to give reasons and excuses like "...I took it as it was just like my thing that I lost before..." , "..they guy stole my gadget..."

If you give him the benefit of the doubt and relief him, he would go scot free with the stolen items. This is not the rule of law. There is no amount of rhetoric and arguments that can justify the theft that had taken place, proven or not.

Denials are not only in the doing of a crime but also in rejecting facts and events that have taken place. Here is a statement that I would like to make


Of course we have to establish whether it is a fact. The statement implies the defeat of BN in the last GE14 was due to the intense hatred on the Prime Minister's wife. Watching her behaviours through video clips and national media, the citizens chose to oust her out of Putrajaya.

Najib has always been denying the lost was due to his or his wife's factor. His denials are being picked up by the UMNO supporters. But only the voters know the truth of why they voted BN out of office.

People might know the truth but still deny it deliberately as it does not suit them, We tend to deny that we are getting old, ugly and deteriorate. Women tend to hide their age. Those who refuse to accept the coming of ageing would spend a big sum of cash to beautify themselves with all sort of accessories and mending their faces with plastic surgery.

What saddened us is the youth think they are invincible and denied that they could be ruined by drugs. And drugs spoil and break up families. It kills harmony and destroys tranquility.

The denial syndrome is bad when it becomes a culture instead only the mere habit. It takes away civility in human being. It leads to a defunct and disgraced race.

21/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


I don't look for political topics only when browsing the web. My interest vary from music and songs to alien technology of free energy and inventions. Practically I spent my time on flying drone and making movie clips out of it. It has been two days that I have been watching the Youtube clips on Morse codes. A portion of the world ham radio operators are going back to using straight keys for transmission.  Most of the uploaded videos were in 2017, indicating the tireless effort to revive the ham radio essential element.

What I decide to temporarily stop is going into programming again. That will consume the whole bulk of my remaining free time. In the days of Visual Basic I commercialized a few soft wares. I am not joking. I made a lot of money doing the job.

But when I made political remarks someone belittled me. I was asked to do a better job ie go to fly drone. I encountered with many smart guys who even called me stupid. University grads think they already know and master the world, despising other and some became braggarts. But I feel it is better to ignore them and continue to enjoy what I am doing.

I remember in the old days we can chat on Morse codes the whole day. But today I can talk on flying drones the whole day. It is about capturing beauty, aesthetics sense of visions, combination with normal video, the editing soft ware and the other forms of arts. Making movies is not just pressing the recording button. Actually it is hard for non-professional like many of the drone lovers.

Even Morse codes is not just a matter of participating in contest. It is the ability to decipher mentally or to capture fast messages manually. But more important is to make our message copyable and understandable.

Our soul would be enriched by extra knowledge in the world that might effect us. The critical issue for our society in the future is energy. We cannot be totally dependent on oil which will be depleted one day. People are looking for alternatives. And they are talking of free energy. Historians and philosophers tried to unearth the past and popped with flying saucer, and the alien levitation system.

While alive I better fill my emptiness with whatever I can hold on. In facts there plenty of tings to do. Better do it rather than eating and sleeping and waiting to die.

20/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


Whenever I received news of friends departing it came together with the cause of death. Most of what were told were heart attack. Cardiovascular disease is hidden. We feel fit, strong and healthy but at any unknown moment we may feel the chest pain.

As younger people wee strike I asked myself when is my turn. I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, blood sugar and kidney problem for more than 20 years. I diagnose myself as a walking dead man. No amount of medicine would bring down my BP.

Once we always discussed our illness on the ham band. In those days nobody died. We chatted and laugh jovially. I remember asking Chew about the danger of my being attacked by the heart failure. He told me that I might have been attacked by a mild stroke which I was not aware of but protected by my daily exercise. Chew was a health officer before he retired. Only a few years ago I heard Chew had left us. At least 10 of my radio friends had gone to meet God.

I was shocked when a clerk in my former office informed me that the the young office store keeper passed away due to the same disease. Then she told me her husband had a mild stroke.

The whole atmosphere is cold and grey, making me sensitive to my own heart beat and breathing. I felt the tempo of the beating was not normal. At time I get tired after walking just two kilo meters in distant, though these few days I did not feel exhausted even after 5 kilo meters.

I love the tabooed sea-food like the crabs, squids, and prawns and consume them every now and then in big amount. Someone uttered the word cholesterol seeing my lavished consumption. My usual response was, "Younger men must take care of their food. Older people above 70 can eat any tabooed and dangerous food. We are going go die soon."

There seem to be new finding on stroke. It says stroke is caused by the lack of vitamin C in the body. Natural vitamin C is found in guava, pineapple and oranges. True or not why not try them. They are nutritious too. Guava is hard to find nowadays in my locality. Oranges and pineapple are available everywhere. They are better than the tablets we buy at the pharmacies for they might be fake ones. I consumed the required vitamins a little amount each day. And I would go for a brisk walking for 5 kilo meter if the weather is fine.

Yet I keep on asking when will God wants to take my life away.

20/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


BN had put up their case for their losing GE14. PH lied about everything. We have seen all in the parliament sitting. There is no reason why BN should lose in Rantau as they have many issues to use for the campaign, including the fate of the Malays. We have heard enough about how the PH government has been butchering the people. Tun was the same man who wants the crooked bridge and the third national car.

BN will field a very experience and a senior man.

I would not want to make any prediction as to who would be the winner. I only say that BN should win as the party has enough evidence to show that PH has been lying and does not care about the welfare of the people.

Let us wait.

19/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


Who said that there was nothing wrong with 1Mdb ? Nothing wrong means all money was accounted for. No stealing. No missing. wasn't that what Arulkandasamy went round to tell the Malaysians ? didn't Tuan Ibrahim of the spiritual leader said he was satisfied with 1 Mdb ?

Who was the Chairman of 1 Mdb ? Who signs the letters of approval for the movement of the fund ?

No money stolen ? The chairman said there was no money stolen.

Let us not talk about the audit report that Najib made it OSA. Jho Lo had just make a bargain with DOJ that he will return all the stolen money by the billions to DOJ. And the young man had been denying it all along.

Will Apandi say he declared as perfect because Najib asked him to say so ? Would Najib say he did not know who put the 2.6 billion in his account, when he had announce that it was a donation ?

Do we need to hear from our court anymore ? No sane person would say a man who is dead is alive and kicking. Period.

19/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


The biggest promise I made was to give some pecuniary loan to a friend. The first request was RM300K. It was too much and I had to say if my late wife bequest was RM50K I might be able to fulfil it. Later I made a deep thought about it.

Imagine if I were to give a loan of RM300K and the promised payment was not honoured. I would be losing my whole life saving. And I did not receive the RM50K bequest. My daughter who was a single mother get the least among others. I had to give her about RM20K.  I told my friend that I had to break my promise.

I had given RM500 and RM3K loan. One promised to pay me back within a week but until now I have not seen him. The other is a poor small business man. I told him to pay back when he has enough. I can't force the poor man to fulfil his obligation.

I have written about this before but I can't bear to see the law makers in our parliament inciting the people to force the government to keep it's promises when the government is not able to honour them. Didn't their own mothers promised to God to raise a good and honest children and they themselves to obey the teachings of their religions ?

I am not telling everyone to break their promises. Honour them when we can.

Paying back a loan is our moral and legal responsibility. Traditionally we don't have law and written agreement on giving loans. There was nothing to tie us other than our moral responsibility.

We don't help anybody by pampering them. There is a saying that it is better to teach a man how to catch fish than giving him a fish a day. We don't help them to be independent. We instil laziness, dependency and bad habits in them.

Just look at the Chinese in our country. They have been here decades. They build their own schools and education system, they strive to build a prosperous country. And now we agree that they are richer and wealthier.

And now we are telling the university students to protest and not to pay back the loans they agreed to pay. They are only to pay when they get their jobs.

19/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


Drone market in Malaysia is controlled and monopolized. Only China made drones are flooding the market. dJi Mavic Pro is one of the best China made Quad Copter. But the flaw lies on the quality of the batteries, which tend to swell in less than a year and with the price tag of above RM350. The newest Mravic came over RM6 - RM7K.

You do not find the American made drone here which is much cheaper and more advance than the Mavic Pro. The Americans will now turn their attention in buying the better and cheapere American made aircrafts. It is called AUTEL EVO.


The market price of Autel Evo is about USD1K. The factory price should be cheaper. This provides a great opportunity for someone to bring back and become an agent from the US factory and sell here at below RM4500.

I believe the unit quality is so much better than the China made drones. You just read the complaints about the bulging and swelling Mavic Pro batteries. I have three bulging ones. The supplier will always put the blame on me.

EVO comes with more sensors for obstacle avoidance, the flight time of 30 minutes and the 4K recording.

I have downloaded the software and the manual on this drone and will be campaigning it until dJI and the dealers do something with the poor battery quality. Looking at the advertisement the Mavic Pro batteries are still displaying a high price tag. The reason is simple. There is no competition yet of the kind in Malaysian market.

It is still hard for an individual to buy one from Amazon. One has to hassle with the custom and other import procedure. I remember bringing back a see-through telephone from Hawaii where the custom confiscated it because I had no import permit. A while later I saw plenty of similar phones along the Chow Kit street.

I think there will be people who take the task of stopping the American drones from entering the market. But joblessness will push for the new entrepreneurs, organizing themselves to battle up the monopoly. We hope to enjoy the quality gadgets freely and happily without any direct or indirect control from business community.

19/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


I always maintain that the once dignified hobby called Amateur Radio does not belong to our own grand father and not made in Malaysia. It was born in the West with a grand package to be followed by those who promise to adhere by it's rules, regulation and culture.

As it becomes an international hobby there are myriads of people of all races with different languages, accents and ages were joining the brotherhood membership. A common standard had to be set especially the language to be adopted as PLAIN language for international communications.

Because it was a complex hobby and there was a need to have civil people as membership radio enthusiasts were required to sit for examinations. Inclusive were the ethics to be observed. In some countries anybody who want to be a ham must first prove that he must be SWL first. It was the best way a person can learn the practices of the operators. Through this manner the tradition will follow.

The butchering of ham radio philosophy began when the blind were given task to take care of amateur radio. The administers in the past were people to sit for radio examinations and Morse test themselves. In the old days exams were in written essay form, and in English. The new administrators are highly intelligent individuals who have no in-depth knowledge of the hobby. But instead of using rationality, they apply kindness and sentiments in running the administration. They totally ignore the concept of control to ensure the sanctity and the purity of the hobby would be maintained as a dignified hobby.

Today a licensee talks to anyone he likes. In the old days nobody dared to speak to one as his license would surely be revoked for life. The authority was always monitoring the band and had ways to catch the culprits. Amateur radio have lost it's dignity as more rogue people are penetrating the hobby. When they don't like you, they would cause all sort of disturbances without having any fear of being detected and caught.

Old people were very careful in using the ham lingo, never played around with words and pronunciations. They never confused between the PTT and the Microphone, the QRM and the QRN, the QRX and the QRT. Some are preaching the wrong things on the band thinking they were right.

Much damage has been done and beyond description. It is hard to revive the original philosophy.

I wonder what is the definition of amateur radio today. I always remember the key words 'not for pecuniary benefit','experimentation' and 'emergency purposes'. But money making has been the goal of many who stepped into this area. They devise ingenious methods in generating their own income.

The best guidance one can get hold of is the ARRL Handbook. I can't say of the new version. But the old version is good enough for the beginners and the old timers. It was considered as the Holly book for the amateur radio operators. Those who did not own the book due to it's high price, would put the questions on the band and Idris, 9M2GL, would start tom open it and read the answers word by word. That was our main reference. When I pointed out to 9W2TZ that I followed my practice according to the Handbook, he said the book was wrong. He said the RSGB was correct. Then I asked what was in the RSGB, he responded nothing.

Amateur radio is not a ground to show one's prowess, smartness and ingenuity in inventing words and terminology. It is not a free hobby that one can do what one's like and wishes.

17/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


I have always asked what has technical education produce to elevate technical the country's prowess. I had challenged the technical education division to change a new format as to the promotion and funding of polytechnic staffs and institutions which require invention or innovative hardware as a prerequisite for the staff promotion. Until today I could not figure out whatever invention has Malaysia ever contribute to the world.

The engineers who run the technical education came up with an answer "We are to teach, not to invent. Ours is not a research station." What a naive answer. Instead of taking up the challenge, they paraded their level of competency. We would expect a PHD holder in technology to create something new that can capture the world's market.

We were on the same platform with Korea about 50 years ago. The Koreans left us too far behind. We crawled, bought parts and components, learning how to use them and continue to be consumers in technological products. China wants to sell military hardware to us, the Americans too and now Putin want to sell planes to Malaysia.

The whole scenario reflects our technical education system, the criteria laid out in the promotional procedures, the incentives for discovery and inventions and the curriculum design and contents. A man with a key is our leader and the political parties. It depends on how they see the relationship between technology and prosperity, technology and power.

Our vocational education cater for the low achievers and the mediocre for jobs. Our technical education should prepare the innovators and inventors. Our colleges should explore the more intricate high technology components and instruments making. I had suggested metallurgy and a few other disciplines to be taught.

I think the Malay minds, however educated they are, need to move out of their traditional thinking structure such as valuing people to ideas, jealousy and self interest. For many years educators have been political bigots.

From my observation, I come to a conclusion that our technical education will never improve our status quo.

17/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


As long as there is a signal handshake between the Remote Controller (RC) and the the drone you can continue to fly your drone. I usually made the decision to fly home to where it started depending on the remaining battery percentage, usually at 50%, which I now know is a false calculation. It has to be more than 50%. If the one way flight is 50% and the return flight is 50%, the final battery leftover on it's landing will be zero percent.But each flight is affected by the wind velocity and it's path does not follow a linier pattern.

This morning my drone flew from my home, in Lorong Bayu, to the city of Alor Setar, a distant I never dare to try before. The signal held each other due to it's height. By road it could be no less than 4 miles. I could not say it's distant by air. Looking at the video, it could have been about 4 miles or so.


As it was approaching City Plaza I called it home. The drone seemed to be slower. Why not there was a warning of a strong wind velocity all the time on my RC. I broke the DCA's rule by flying 1100 feet just to get the signal going. Could the remaining battery power bring home my drone ?

The numbers decreased so quickly that drove me to the panicky stage. I would not mind if it dropped half way as long as it did not dropped on any man, that it could even cause death. My heart began to beat at a faster rate. When it finally hover 1100 above my head, the fear never ceased as I was closely watching the descending rate and the the reduction of battery percentage. It was just like a race. I was relief as my Mavic Pro hit the ground.

As I pondered back on the flight, I realized that my total distant covered was about 8 miles. I have not flown that far before.

But I must not do it again. It is a very risky thing to do considering the wind velocity factor  and the non-linearity of the flight path. According to the drone staff, the battery factor is also depending on whether the recording is on or off.

In my opinion an objective must be set for every flight. The plans must be executed accordingly as to meet the target. We can manage the battery consumption and the job to be done by pre-planning for lifting the bird to the sky.

16/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


Living in the two world, the yesteryears and today I appreciate much the technological progress in this world. The level of satisfaction that I get from the current gadgets and progress is higher than those who only know the world of today.

Only at dawn of our age we begin to see drone on sale, the wonderful cell-phone and men flying using a small gadget. Before I die I want to try grabbing whatever I can reach and toy with them for my satisfaction. It explains the reason why I procured a drone to fly and all other affordable technology in the market. How many of you are enjoying 3D movies at home ? I do. Probably 97% of my friends do not. Only just now I showed off my smart watch to a friend at a dinner party. I would have thought I could use it as a calculator, sending and receiving messages and many more.

And God has given me with the most wonderful things in life. I can eat whatever I want, crossing seas and continents, writing blogs, play around with my radio and fly my drone anytime I wish. When time comes I believe God will even give me a wife. I believe so much in God's [providence and sustenance. It is in God that I trust.

I walked to school a mile away, brought victuals with me and carried books in a basket bag. Backpack was unknown. My mother gave me twenty cent as I went to secondary school. There were no electric bulbs, no pipe water and the gasoline lamp to our delight came much later. Nobody complained of darkness nor complained of lack of fresh water. We captured rain water, enough for consumption and bathing. There wasn't any pollution, no factory and the environment was clean.

The best of the technology that we knew were cars, big motorcycles and radios. Only one or two in our village might have those. A house with a radio usually put the volume of the radio to the full volume. We were happy with it for it told us the time of the day and listen to songs and music.

Death rate were high. When contagious disease we heard people died everyday. We just accepted it as our fate.

I don't remember when exactly the first TV came in. It was in black and white. Rich people would place it in such a place that people in the village could come and view it as well. I don't also remember when there were group of people with strange dress came into our villages selling precious stones. We later knew they were from Naples.

People married at the young age of 12 to 16. Any unmarried girl above 20 were considered as old maid.

At 7 I already read a comic book on Dick Tracy, a spy with unbelievable gadgets like a watch with a phone, a scooter and other futuristic staffs. To us it was a mere fiction. never expect them to be real things available and widely used today.

We noticed the abrupt changes in our social and physical environments. We lost all the trees to the developers of the housing estates. Animals and the natives are chased out of their homes. Hill tops gave way to luxurious homes. The air is polluted. diabetes, heart diseases, kidney failures and stroke took place of the once deadly TB and cholera. There were fetus and young dead babies found in the garbage bins, kids of out of wedlock, morality declines and there are changing value systems.

There were thieves in the past who stole a penny. There are also thieves today who stole billions.

What choice do we have having have to live in the new world other than to make use whatever we can get hold of. We drive a car, go on the fast train, feel the comfort of air travel, converse with family and friends thousands of miles away visually, fly a drone and watch 3D movies at home.

15/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


Wherever you go you will find people who always complaint. That's the spices of life created in this universe. It can be a habit or a profession, paid and unpaid.

Whatever comes across him will be his victim; the sun, the air, rain and storm, human and animal and finally on himself and God. "Why should I be so poor or so rich. Why should I be so ugly or so attractive ?" And God has never been fair.

Once a few teachers were complaining about the school co-operative and made so much noise and tumults until they were given the task to replace the old administrators. What happened was the body, not only running the business at a lost, thousands of ringgit went missing.

Never ever handover any job to complainants. Many organizations had suffered a big lost by these kind of men. It is our task to educated the masses so that they will not fall into a trap. By and by they will observes these people and study the result and soon will understand the danger that may befall them.

More often than not the complainants have their own agenda to perform and for their own benefit.

You can begin to recognize this selfish person when you see them complaint about every other thing, refusing to accept facts and reject the feelings of other people. They want to be only the winners. And they only want for themselves.

On the other side are people who always submit to every agony they received. Even if they got knocked on their heads they will say, "Thanks God that we are not stabbed." They would not complaint for any happening but all the time show their praises on God. These are the people who were most exploited, cheated and kicked. Leaders only arise among them when they are too helpless and suppressed till they are almost paralysed. The Orang Asli in Kelantan is one of such kind of people. They are chased out of their traditional land by the state government, the BEAST.

The understanding of human nature will make us closer to humanity, tolerance and patience.

14/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


I left my workplace in 2000 to the school nearby where I served for three years before I retired. I was in Vocational Secondary School for 20 years, taking care of the school and taught computing from 1985 onwards.

Yesterday I receive an invitation from the school for an annual dinner which is to be held tonight. This is the first time in 18 years that I am invited. There are only a few old teachers left. The rest were either dead, retired or transferred to some other schools. My heart is still in touch with my old teachers, wherever they are. Without them the school was nowhere.

The school should forget me for I am in no position to contribute for the well being of the institution anymore. I am just an old dog, not worth a single penny. It underwent name changed and an altered environment, with new landscaping and building structures. There are new offices and teachers. The school is almost a stranger to me now after 18 years.

The world is nothing to me now. It is meaningless. Even if Donald Trump invited me for a dinner I would reject him. When I was in Ternate, Indonesia, a student of mine working under the new government told me Tun wanted to see me on the 20th of the same month. I had to decline.

Only my sentiment remain strong towards the school and the wonderful people who had work hard to glorify the name of the school. It was the acme of my carrier. It has become a spirit in my body.

It is a little touchy, a feeling that I feel when a school just came to remember an old helpless man like me. I don't have money to help anyone. I don't have power that people could share for a small benefit. My hair is white, my mobility is slow, and my body is full of diseases. Only death is awaiting ahead.

The only think I can say to the school is "Thank You."

14/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


Leow, who had 9M2CP and 9V1CP, passed away yesterday. He had a brain cancer and had had an operation in Singapore a few months ago. I still heard him on the air after his operation. Before the authority gave 40 meter band to the licence B, I always had a regular contact with hin.

Leow was was considered a rare person with an exceptional skill that many do not have. He travelled the world over to do the repair work. His departure is a lost to many of his radio friends. We send our deepest condolences to his family members.

What the radio enthusiasts should know is that Leow was a DIY man who homebrewed s few Linier amplifier, even the capacitors was made using his own design. It is this hobby that could have affected his brain cell structure. During the testing of every transmission with the power source only about inches away from him the high frequency magnetic wave would have penetrated his body.

This is to remind those constructors to be more careful when building up a linier amplifier. How good is the shield can one make ? Many would fear TVI or RFI to connect to the antenna during the test thus only using a dummy load. A linier using valve would usually generate between 500 to 1000 watts. Imagine a radio signal of only 50 watts could reach the part of the globe in order to get some idea of it's power.

When the time comes, we can't escape even for a second. We will die in one way or another with  a cause. And many ham operators died because of the hobby; falling from a radio tower, the falling of the tower, and electrocuted while adjusting the antenna. But those are the cost of the hobby.

14/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


In ethics and governance, accountability is answerability, blameworthiness, liability, and the expectation of account-giving.[1] As an aspect of governance, it has been central to discussions related to problems in the public sector, nonprofit and private (corporate) and individual contexts. In leadership roles,[2] accountability is the acknowledgment and assumption of responsibility for actions, products, decisions, and policies including the administration, governance, and implementation within the scope of the role or employment position and encompassing the obligation to report, explain and be answerable for resulting consequences.

In governance, accountability has expanded beyond the basic definition of "being called to account for one's actions".[3][4] It is frequently described as an account-giving relationship between individuals, e.g. "A is accountable to B when A is obliged to inform B about A's (past or future) actions and decisions, to justify them, and to suffer punishment in the case of eventual misconduct".[5] Accountability cannot exist without proper accounting practices; in other words, an absence of accounting means an absence of accountability.

Accountability is an element of a RACI to indicate who is ultimately answerable for the correct and thorough completion of the deliverable or task, and the one who delegates the work to those responsible. (Wiipedia).


I used to send someone to represent me in a meeting with my boss. I told him to act like me without any fear to give his view and to make his own decision without having to tell my boss that he would consult me for any decision. Whether it is good or bad I would bear the responsibility. Similarly, I have to answer for whatever things happen in my department instead of pointing fingers. That explains why Ministers in the Japan, Korea and the West resign for any mishap that befell their countries.

I would not squabble for a post merely for power. It carries a heavy burden of responsibility. The head cannot run away from accountability.

Imagine a chairman, a boss or a Minister who passed the buck to others and said he did not know what he sign things for. He was busy to read them. And he claimed that he even didn't know his own bodyguards went out to commit a heinous crime of murder. And what more he even said that he did  not know the money under his care was missing.

The Chinese saying 'Nang Pu Ti Nang, Kui Pu Ti Kui' seems to fit such a character.

In USA several persons were implicated with thefts and their misdeeds with our Malaysian money, yet many of our people said that the money is intact. And without any shame they were shouting in the parliament of their innocence. Do we need the court to say we are guilty before we admit it ?

It is a question of morality of a civil society. If we have no shame, and irresponsible then we are are immoral animals. Sometimes we see savage behaviours in our parliaments.

True, that to err is only human. But let us be accountable for our errors. It is better than to say that we are infallible and perfect. We brag of ourselves and blaming others for disasters.

13/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


A young man around 50 was killed in accident this evening. I remember meeting him in a Supermarket about a week ago. many things came to my mind when I saw him on his death bed early tonight. I too was knocked by a man many years ago, fainted with broken bones, and causing me perpetual internal injury. The man, I heard, was living not far away from my home. I still do know him but I am certain he knows where I live. Until today he has no courtesy to come and see me to say sorry. May he was dead before me. I would not dismiss the possibility.

And I think about the controversial politicians who had been hospitalized owing to stroke and heart disease. But they are still vocal with filthy mouths till today. They never think of death and their time may come very soon.

If they are sinners they would ask God to make them alive again and will be promising that they won't do any sin again on the earth surface.

How many of us do think of of death ? How many of us ever think that we are growing older day by day ? How many of us really feel God is always around us ? 

I believe that God gives and God takes. God has given me too much of abundance. I spent a lot of money but so far I never felt really broke and could not survive without begging. By abundance I mean the state of my health, the ability to travel the globe. able to eat good food and able to help people.

Despite my active life and loads of pleasure that I have, I always remember that my time will come soon for I am now 72. At time I felt I would not wake up the next morning or having a sudden chest pain. I told friends that I prefer a sudden death rather than having a prolong pain and sickness. Only God knows the answer.

However I felt sad reading news on the media about the death of people younger than me. There were people who regarded me as their enemies. There were people whom I knew not. There were kids who dies in wars and bus accidents. There were passenger planes shot down, and dived into the ocean bed.

We pray for bad people to die but they do not.

The reason is plain. Their turn have not come yet. Even then I expect big time sinners to repent and promise to to good things and to serve the community without any pecuniary gain.

13/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


I smell shit when the high court gave back Shafiee's passport. I have always regard him as dishonest, cheaters, corruptors, and paying judges by the millions. During the Scorpion case when Najib's name was mentioned by the French, he went to Australia. During that time my extra sense smelt indirect deal with some people from France.

The whole story of donation things, the planning on how to make believe using personalities in Saudi Arabia, the so-called sending back the money and the diamond rings to the source were all must have come from him. He lied of the 9 million paid to him and twisting words after discovered are his trademarks. Shafiee is a snake, a big snake.

It has to be thoroughly investigate why the high court release his passport on the pretext to allow him to apply a working permit in Sabah. It was his style of lying and the judge believe him ?

Democracy is not allowing criminal activities to go around freely, to protect criminals, to contact other criminals or to go about maneuvering unlawful activities. It is just like giving a gun to any layman, saying he is not a criminal until he shoots someone. We don't give freedom to murderer, robbers or drug pushers on bail. It is similar to Najib and Rosmah. They both shouldn't be allowed bail. And it is similar to Shafiee.

If it is a Rule law then we follow the rule of law. It was shown to the court by the Ram Karpal that law must be equal to all citizens. Why didn't the judge follow the rule of law ?

That's why we need to have a special unit to monitor and to act on all fishy things that are going on in order to stop all form of corruptions and deceptions. Shafiee is a case that must always be observed and scrutinized. 

I think Shafiee is working hard to see the Saudis to twist and turn things up after the statement made by the visiting Arab Minister recently. That will kill the donation story and it spells the end of Najib. Since Shafiee had started the story it was him who must put the lies back onto the track. He has his ways to fix many things including the judges. I would not give him an inch of a leeway. Funny, the court did.

12/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


UMNO is full of hooligans and gangsters. There are tons of crooks and people who care for their own interest. I will never forgive Jamal Jamban, Ali Tinju, Zahid Hamidi, Ku Nan, Mahathir Khalid and all other robers and hypocrites who are very arrogant and selfish. Their behaviours are reckless and despicable.

We are now seeing what is happening to PKR election debut. They also had the past UMNO members inside them.

We must remember that the people had call UMNO members to abandon Najib or sacked him for his manners and actions before the GE14. Najib called the whole world to be loyal to him. They were not only adamant but they they caused plenty of ruckus everywhere, even throwing shoes and chairs during Tun Mahathir's events. I would not forget how Mahathir Khalid and Razali Ibrahim played their roles to kick Mukhriz out of Chief Minister's office.

It is true that Ram Karpal is not a Malay and a DAP man but what he said was indeed true. Tun Dr Asmah was even harassed. And we will not forgive that Tun pictures were banned throughout the country.

Those UMNO who are not happy with their leaders now can just quit politics and be an ordinary man like many of us.

The drawing line is the GE14 election. Rafedah Aziz did campaign for Harapan. To me I would accept her into BERSATU. Najib's lackeys can all go to hell and commit suicide.

We now see who Zahid Hamidi and his men really are. He had been filthy before the election and he is getting worse even now. He went to see Tun, not the other way round, to ask for advice from a man he insulted as Kutty from India. Obviously Tun would ask him to burn UMNO. If I were TUN I would even advise him to jump into the sea of fire with all of his suppotrters.

The assessment of UMNO members is not on how they are going to behave now but how they had behave before the GE14. Many from the grassroots had campaigned covertly against UMNO and Najib. These people never asked to join BERSATU or any party till now. Only the crooks do.

Look at Tajuddin Pasir Salak and his rogue personality. The whole bulk of his supporters have to be like him, as rude as he is.

I have had enough with the UMNO people, especially the Wanita branch, who loved Rosmah so much and shouted so much in Najib and UMNO's favour.

BERSATU can live without the additional UMNO members.

12/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


When you are in amateur radio, without CW it is hard to qualify yourself as a full pledge ham as Ham Radio comes together with Morse codes. That was the way Ham Radio was born. To be in amateur radio like the CB, the Pirates or any other radio hobby do not require the codes section. You can do the world, chanting all the magic mantras, but without the ability in sending and deciphering the codes with your mind and hand you are lacking of something. You can still be a great person without it but you are lacking the traditional bundle that was born with it.

Some claim that they know better than anybody else but simply do not want to show of. Some claim that it is not relevant to amateur radio. No matter what the taste of the pudding is in the eating. Or else many would claim that they are better than the PHD guys, simply they just do not want to go for it.

They can be very great and lustrous but they are lack of one skill that was once very noble to be with a ham operator. You kill CW, you kill ham radio.

I am not a champion in Morse code. Neither I have an excellent skill. My standard is below a mediocre. If there is a scale of 1 to 100, I am at 26. I have two keys with me, the manual keyer and the electronic key. I make less mistakes with the manual key sending at about 12 words per minutes. A speed up to 25 wpm needs the electronic key, which I need to slept left and right with my fingers.

When I was a beginner I started with sending normal information of my setup, the signal strength, the rig, antenna and the power used, the weather condition and my location. With the stations that I already worked that chat was much longer, telling about the grand father's story. It was fun.

Contest was not my cup of coffee. Once in a while I joined in to help the other sides to gain some points. In the old days I did not have to submit my list. There was no internet yet until recently. I used only my manual key when I joined the contest. The key has been with me for more than 50 years and I am still using it from time to time.

At 12 wpm I used my head to copy. But if my counterpart were to send a very erratic Morse with changing tempo and at a very slow speed I have to write them down. A near perfect sending from 12 to 25 wpm would be good for mental copy.

In Malaysia the good CWers were Chin, Chow, Rajamani, Bahar, Zainal, Mazwan, Zol, Manan and of course Eshee and Idris. The newer ones are Iqbal, Piju, Azlan, Hairie, Amirul and a few others. For some reasons or the other you do not hear them anymore.

On my part I make a habit of listening to the codes which can be downloaded from the internet. Regular listening would train our brain to recognize the sound of a word, not a character anymore. Like thinking, listening would make our mind alert. A non-active brain is not good for our mental health.

If we do not use our brain wisely or that we do not it at all, the soul of sentiment will take control. Decisions will be made merely base on our emotions. We think that we are rational enough but it is not.

Physical exercise helps not only to our body but also our mind. You can feel it when you are deciphering the Morse codes. Healthy body and mental alertness support and corroborate with each other. Deciphering codes is a form of mental exercise.

It does not take a good CWer to encourage others to pick up Morse codes. I am just below the mediocre.



11/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


Do we need stringent rule to force the people to understand the importance of respect, honesty and harmony ? Once in the United States newspapers were sold just by putting coins into a box where the buyer just picked the it according to the amount he put in, until the Asians arrived to take more than the paid figure. The savageness in our society seems to be rife.

Democracy is not an absolute freedom for someone to do anything he wants like robbing, bullying, taking away other people's peace of mind, and do not maintain peace, respect and harmony. But the rudeness, rogue behaviours and the act of destroying harmony are rampant under the name of freedom and democracy.

Media is carrying insults almost on every account, calling it freedom.

I believe that to expose the truth is a duty however detrimental it is. And it is our duty to fight injustice and against crimes. And it is our task not to provoke the other race that could cause conflict and bloodshed.

Democracy is not the question of right because everyone thinks that he is right. A thief says it is his right to steal from a member of society because he is made poor by them. He was defied a job. He had to go through hassles to put a table to sell something on the road side. He was ignored when he went begging for a pittance.

One can do anything at all as long as it does not affect any other people or taking away other people's freedom. When you play a music in your house you cause no harm to others. But if you use a loudspeaker and your music has become a strong noise disturbing your neighbours then you are robbing them of their right to sleep or rest in peace.

The mutual respect does not need law enforcement to keep an eye on us. It is a civility of mankind to enforce peace and harmony.


11/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


It was never in my dream that one day I would be making a video clip for my own entertainment. I had never known that there would be such thing as internet. It was an amazing invention that millions do not know how to appreciate. Everyone almost take it for granted.

People of the yesteryears like me did not sense the coming of the Youtube.

Only at 72, I started to appreciate this section of the website where we could watch movies and events at home on a mobile phone. People are uploading stuffs and watched by the whole world. Finally I ended up in the making of simple movies and uploaded too.

To me clips with songs and music could be very entertaining. Embedding the music is simple by following the available software. Uploading time has change from 4 or 8 hours per video to 10 minutes with the introduction of fiber optic. I picked up songs and music from the websites. BUT after uploading I get the warning that the songs were copy right.  Some copy right stuffs were allowed with conditions. After all I do not have any pecuniary motive.

The people who run the Youtube understood the predicament and pain of those who want to have the music embedded, and they provide the free non-copyright instrumentals. Unfortunately some are not to my taste though many are good ones. I like the oldies with melodies like Besame mucho, the Sound of Silence, Widuri, Aryati and a few Hindi songs. Almost all of those are copyright stuffs.

I never knew a Ham Radio friend of mine, Zainal Farid, could sing well until he told me that he wanted to put his song in my youtube clip. It was a wonderful news. Zainal is not a young man. He is a year younger than me. Zainal's singing Aryati intrigued me. It was beautiful. I requested him to sing several more songs for my purpose. I want to beat the copyright rule.

The oldies like the Rhythm Of The Falling Rain, The Green Grass of Home. Blue Ribbon, and plenty of Hindi songs are really soothing and beautiful. I asked Zainal to sing The Sound of Silence. He said the pitch of his voice is not parallel to the pitch of the instrument. But I know he can do it in time to come. My recent clips contain his nice voice. And I don't have to pay and haunted by the guardian of the songs.



Zainal's voice are in the clips above. He made the recording at home using a few equipments and software. It sounds great. Since he lived in Germany for a long time, he told us that he wanted to make more German songs. Never mind, I would just wait.

11/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


Are the Malays making a living in Langkawi the natives of the island ? On my visit to the island three days ago, I had a bitter experience throughout the my siesta. At Kuala Kedah jetty someone coaxed me to do all the bookings at the counter. I obliged thinking it would be more convenient.

First was a car booking. The lady at the counter told me it was RM120 for two days, the hotel was RM400 for two rooms per night and the mangrove tour was RM250 for two hours. I was to take Mansor's kid from India but he wanted to follow too. He had a family of four. I also paid for the ferry which was RM103 one way.

On arriving the island I had to call a taxi company. I was taken to the car place. The rental was RM130, the man in-charge said. He had a Muslim head cover (Kopiah Lebai). I needed to pay RM220, RM60 of which will be returned on my sending back the car. He just kept quite when I told him I had paid RM40 at Kuala Kedah's jetty as a deposit. The petrol charge was RM30

I did not want to argue but took the car after I obliged to pay the Lebai chap. His manner was bad when attending to me. He was talking to one lady all the time while writing a kind of a receipt without even looking at me. He would never know whether I had had a horn on my head.

I took my guest to the mangrove tour area which was about 30 minutes away. It was a nice tour. We were all happy except for the lunch we had at the floating restaurant, I was charged RM71+ for a small plate of fried rice and a crab. My guest's price was RM266+ for a fish. It was a cut throat price. On the mainland it would cost us RM50, at most RM70.

The lodging was the Malibest Hotel. There were no phone, no bath tub and no tooth paste. According to some it was the one of the best hotels. To me it was just two stars. I could not say who the owner was.

But the two early experience with the car rental made me despise the Malays in Langkawi. I did not return the car with an empty tank. I filled RM30 fuel giving it much more than what they gave me. According to the Lebai, we could not claim back for gasoline even though it was 100% full.

There was no breakfast at the hotel and the food price was very expensive. 5 pieces of Roti Nan cost us RM100 on the Cenang Beach area.

I would not want to narrate more of the tour. Those who had visited the Cable car area could tell you more about their whole experience there. In short they were irresponsible robbers. Irresponsible because they didn't care to take care of the path though the parking fee was expensive enough.

Langkawi was to be nice but it was a disgrace, full of robbers everywhere. They are like a scavengers and ever ready to cut your throat and suck your blood. The Malays didn't seem to show their Muslim values, and they as as bad as all other crooks. In front of the jetty the taxis controlled the space that made loading and unloading for the visitors so very difficult. There is no better word but to describe they are worst than the hooligans.

That mad me questioned whether the Malays there are the native of Langkawi.


10/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


I no longer heard stations I used to work before from Indonesia, both on SSB and CW. The CW Indonesian net is now totally disappeared and the spectrum is taken over by the pirate stations. I do not know where these people are. When I met the CWers in Jakarta Fest JARF and asked then about the CW activity everyone mentioned nothing.

In Malaysia we had had only about 250 hams before the coming of licence B. Each day there would be about at least 10 hams and there were several groups of them covering almost the whole spectrum. Almost all were either of the high social status and professionals. Everyone spoke in English covering a wide range of topics from simple personal experience to piloting an airplane and court cases. A few were the walking dictionary on technical matters.

The quality control was language, education and Morse codes. No hams talked to the pirates as their licences would be revoked without any warning. The authority was doing their job well. The essay type exam did not give any chance of luck like the modern objective questions. Hence the authenticity of the ham radio was well guarded from rogue persons becoming a ham. This maintained the status of amateur radio as the King of all hobies.

Today there are more than 20000 licence holders. They are from all walks of life with different experience, educational background and professions. Instead of buzzing the radio band, the numbers seemed to cut down by manifolds as compared when there were only about 250 licensees.

What could be the reason ?

The encroaching of the internet and the creation of multi type of chat programs where hams and the populace flocked to make known to the world that they exist, alive and kicking. Facebook became so popular that even the top politicians made it as their cup of coffee. Old hams have a new outlet to run away from the new breed of radio operators who embrace  the new philosophy of the hobby.

Men and other animals are always want to be with their own kinds. The addicted hams tried to burry their differences but did not attain similar satisfaction as they used to have before. The old hams were either went to meet God or found the radio band as a torturous place to relax; the band is very noisy, people tuning on the band, calling CQ over another person, using their own way of communication and there are smart preachers ready to bite on you.

When old hams go on Morse codes they love to chat. I never like just giving the signal report, not even mentioning the call sign.

I try to make a comeback but with full of fear. I only hope the rogue fellows have sold their rigs, for many are still struggling to make their ends meet. I do not like those who use their own style, lingo and terminology to be in the group chat. I guess the rest of the old hams throughout the world are of similar stand as I am.

But it is a fact many old hams are dying, getting tired and waiting to die. Many have migrated to Facebook and Whatsapp. Once the antenna dropped and broke, there was no interest to fix it back.

07/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof

Investigating the deforestation of Sarawak, Borneo, and the dispossession of its people, journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown followed a trail of corruption that led her to the heart of Malaysian politics and to Prime Minister Najib Razak himself. Determined that the public should know the truth, she started a blog, which became Malaysia's go-to news outlet for information that the government was trying to suppress – and whistleblowers wanted to get out. She was soon running a radio station too... Why Goldman Sachs (U.S. Financial Institution #1) Is In The DOJ's Sights

Why Goldman Sachs (U.S. Financial Institution #1) Is In The DOJ's Sights

Goldman partner put on leave

Goldman partner put on leave

The two criminal indictments laid by the US Department of Justice against the former Goldman Sachs South East Asia boss Tim Leissner and separately against his colleague Roger Ng and 1MDB proxy Jho Low make clear that these three men do not stand alone in their sights.

A series of devastating revelations and assessments point to a culture at Goldman Sachs (referred to throughout as ‘U.S. Financial Institution #1′) that promoted the closure of lucrative deals above the inconvenience of compliance and due diligence. Knowledge of this made it possible for Goldman’s Southeast Asia boss, Tim Leissner, to push through the 1MDB bond transactions despite major concerns and misgivings expressed by oversight committees within the bank.

Although the charges make clear that Leissner and Ng set out to deceive the oversight bodies in that they:

“knowingly and willfully conspired to circumvent and cause to be circumvented a system of international accounting controls at [Goldman Sachs], contrary to the FCPA [Foreign Corrupt Practices Act],

the documents insist time and again that this deliberate deception was was made possible by the bank’s own failings. There are numerous clear references to wider culpability at the bank and also to the fact that others working alongside the two men also knew what was going on, but failed to blow the whistle.

Moreover, the UK based Financial Times has reported there were in fact at least 30 employees at the bank who reviewed the deals including bank boss David Solomon and his predecessor, Lloyd Blankfein and yet apparently found nothing wrong.

The paper also identifies an ‘Italian’ partner at the bank cited in the court documents as Andrea Vella, who has long been whispered as one of the key senior parties involved. Vella has been put in leave following the allegations (he also faced controversy over his involvement in the bank’s highly controversial dealings in Libya where it was also accused of milking a weak government of the country’s cash).

For now the DOJ is not naming names, however there are references to a senior figure in New York, who was brought to meet Najib in the presence of Jho Low (a red flag in itself) and to colleagues who knew at every stage that Jho Low, who had been banned by the bank’s compliance department, was involved in the 1MDB deals, despite the fact that Leissner and Ng were failing to report his intermediary role to relevant parties. Worse, they were denying it when directly questioned.


The indictments explain why Ng and Leissner were willing to carry out the frauds against 1MDB, in that millions of dollars in cash rewards were sent to their accounts and accounts of their relatives from the money that was stolen and siphoned out to the false BVI Aabar accounts from the so-called Power Purchase bonds and Strategic Partnership bond the bank raised for 1MDB.

It is calculated that Leissner himself received some $200 million in proceeds. Others in the bank also had a financial incentive for their complicity in that they all received bumper bonusus as a result of keeping quiet.

Perniciously, the indictment also points out the damning fact that the financial advisors and experts from Goldman Sachs had knowingly and deliberately conjoured up a far more expensive instrument for financing 1MDB’s various investments than was necessary, namely the three bond arrangements totalling $6.5 billion, purely in order to get more money out of the Malaysian taxpayer for the benefit of the bank:

Goldman employees deliberately made the transaction more expensive

Goldman employees deliberately made 1MDB’s borrowing much more expensive by using a bond instrument to raise the money

Not only that, the FBI investigators detail how from the outset Jho Low met with these senior bankers along with top officials in 1MDB (including the legal counsel Jasmine Loo, ‘1MDB official #3′) and explained how key officials in Malaysia and Abu Dhabi, including the ex-prime minister and his wife, would need to be bribed as part of the operation.

The meeting took place in February 2012 in London and after that Ng and Leissner (‘Co-Conspirator #1) informed colleagues at Goldman Sachs about the need to pay bribes to Najib and the Chairman and CEO of the Aabar sovereign wealth fund in Abu Dhabi, who all agreed to hide the matter from their compliance teams:


A number of as yet unnamed employees of Goldman Sachs agreed to hide the payment of bribes by the bank

Cakes To Madame R

The bankers had concurred, say the indictments, which then go on to describe exactly how what were termed as ‘American burgers’, ‘cakes’ and ‘pies’ were distributed by the conspirators to ‘Madam R’ or ‘Madam Boss’ as the wife of Najib was described in emails between them. ‘Pies’ were also distributed to Najib, the Abu Dhabi officials who set up the bogus off-shore structures and the conspirators themselves.

Tim Liessner even on occasion allowed one of his own personal accounts to be used to ferry some of the stolen 1MDB cash to Rosmah as a favour to Jho Low:

Leissner agreed to use his own company to transfer cash to buy 'Madame Boss' her 'cakes'

Leissner agreed to use his own company to transfer cash to buy ‘Madame Boss’ her ‘cakes’

A Structure Of Oversight Easily Evaded By Dealmakers

The indictment describes how although America’s most powerful bank had an impressive structure of oversight and compliance teams, which were actively looking at their biggest ever series of Southeast Asia deals in this case, the dealmakers around Tim Leissner and Roger Ng set out with the knowledge they could get around these safeguards against corrupt practice.

This was despite the fact that Goldman’s Compliance Group and Intelligence Group had already identified Jho Low as a toxic individual, who the bank had vetoed doing business with:

“muliple groups at [Goldman Sachs] had responsibility for managing and overseeing many of these compliance policies, including an anti-bribery policy…  These committees were responsible for reviewing, among other things, the compliance and reputational risks of the transactions. The firmwide committee included high-level executives at [Goldman Sach’s] headquarters in New York.
Before and during the three 1MDB bond deals, compliance personnel and committee members were focused on whether these and other transactions involved [Jho Low] – an individual with whom compliance and legal personnel at [Goldman Sachs] had determined [they] should not do business. [DOJ Indictment of Tim Leissner]

The revelation that Goldman Sachs’ compliance and legal teams had already barred doing any business with Jho Low represents a major blow for the bank, since the entire world knew and was talking about Jho Low’s involvement with 1MDB and yet Leissner and Ng were able to get the deals passed.

Although the indictments make clear that Leissner and his colleague Roger Ng did their best to keep Jho Low’s involvement in the 1MDB deals under wraps – on a number of occasions lying to officials from Goldman’s Compliance Group and Intelligence Group – they also make clear that these oversight bodies simply failed to dig deeper beyond gaining Leissner’s word that Jho Low was not involved. This at a time when it was common knowledge that Jho Low was the influential advisor to Najib over 1MDB.

The reason was that the culture of the bank promoted the ‘dealmakers’ above compliance:

“U.S. Financial Institution #1 [Goldman Sachs]‘s internal accounting controls were overseen and enforced by its compliance function (the ‘Compliance Group’) and part of its legal department, referred to internally as the “Business Intelligence Group” (the “Intelligence Group”). These groups worked in conjunction with, and as part of, various committees in reviewing transaction, including the three 1MDB bond deals, for approval.  However, the business culture at U.S. Financial Institution #1 [Goldman Sachs], particularly in Southeast Asia, was highly focused on consumating deals, at times prioritizing this goal ahead of the proper operation of its compliance functions” [DOJ Indictment of Jho Low and Roger Ng] 

In other words the intelligence and compliance divisions of this major institution were willing to rely on the word of Tim Leissner to dispel concerns they plainly had about the involvement of the mysteriously wealthy and politically connected Jho Low in the 1MDB bond deals underwritten by the bank, mainly because the culture at the bank prioritised cutting deals over “the proper operation of its compliance functions”.

The content of the indictment shows that the blind eye turning went further.  On no less than three occasions Tim Leissner tried to persuade his reluctant bank to take on Jho Low as a client in their “Private Wealth Management” (PWM) division, despite being flatly told that the ‘appetite of the bank’ was “zero” for this potential client, given the nature of his unexplained wealth and prominent media profile as an ostentatious spender.

During these attempts Leissner had made clear to the PWM division that Jho Low was an important partner in the bank’s Malaysian business.  Even so, the bank later went on to accept Leissner’s word that Jho was not involved in 1MDB and appears to have taken no steps to check if their executive was telling the truth, despite his clear vested interest in Jho Low and 1MDB.

It got worse, because the indictments go on further to show that Tim Leissner stuck out his neck once again by seeking to get the bank to stump up a staggering $300,000 donation for Rosmah’s Permata organisation, to be presented during her promotional visit to New York. Goldman Sachs’ hierachy refused.

Even more indicatively Leissner organised for a high level meeting to take place in New York in September 2013 between MO1 (Najib Razak) and unnamed senior figures of Goldman Sachs at which Jho Low and himself were present. A ‘family member’ of Najib’s was also present, who is presumed to be Riza Aziz.

Senior Goldman's figure met with Najib together with Jho Low after the bond deals as the bank lobbied to manage 1MDB's planned floatation of its energy business

Senior Goldman’s figure met with Najib together with Jho Low after the bond deals as the bank lobbied to manage 1MDB’s planned floatation of its energy business

Such indicators ought to have surely raised red flags at the bank that the person it had ‘zero appetite’ to do business with was indeed closely connected to their best Southeast Asia customers at 1MDB. As a result Goldmans needed to do more than just keep taking the word of the bogus ‘Dr’ Leissner, their new Southeast Asia head.

However, the bank did nothing until well after Sarawak Report published documents showing that billions had been diverted from 1MDB. Roger Ng departed in 2014, yet Leissner did not leave the bank until February 2016, on grounds that were made out as having nothing directly to do with misappropriation from the fund.

Indeed the indictment goes on to baldly state that others at Goldman Sachs, beyond Leissner and his co-conspirator Roger Ng were well aware of Jho Low’s role:

“The defendant Roger Ng, [Leissner] and other employees and agents of [Goldman Sachs] knew that the defendant Jho Low played a central role in the bond transactions, including by acting as an intermediary between [Goldman Sachs], 1MDB and other Malaysian and Abu Dhabi government officials.
Ng, Leissner and other employees and agents of [Goldman Sachs] also knew that bribes had been promised to these officials to secure 1MDB business for U.S Financial Institution #1.
Ng, Leissner and other employees and agents of [Goldman Sachs] conspired to conceal that and other information from [Goldman Sachs’s] Compliance Group and Intelligence Group to prevent those groups from attempting to stop U.S. Financial Institution $1 from participating in the lucrative transactions” [Indictment of Jho Low and Roger Ng].

What the above dry language makes clear is that the DOJ has identified there were a number of people at the bank besides the duo currently facing charges who were perfectly aware of what was going on at 1MDB and about the involvement of the toxic individual Jho Low. These people knew that Leissner and Ng were lying.

None of this is surprising, since the matter was perfectly obvious to casual onlookers from outside the bank as well.

Goldman’s Culture Put Profits Before Compliance

The finger pointing by the DOJ towards a broad and deliberate institutional failure by America’s most powerful bank, as opposed to a fraud perpetrated by a few individuals within it, continues in this devastating indictment.  In paragraph 20 of the charge against Jho Low and Roger Ng

“Based on, among other things, their experience at [Goldman Sachs] and in the region, the willingness of co-conspirators and colleagues to assists them, the high fees that the 1MDB deals would generate for [Goldman Sachs] if the deals were successful, and a system of internal accounting controls at [Goldman Sachs] that could easily be circumnavigated, NG, [Leissner] and others believed that they would have, and they in fact did have, repeated success in concealing Low’s involvement from, and pushing these deals through, [Goldman Sach’s] control functions to obtain very lucrative business for [Goldman Sachs], themselves and others.

Damning assessment: Leissner knew he could easily get round Goldman's controls and he did with the assistence of colleagues

Damning assessment: Leissner knew he could easily get round Goldman’s controls and he did with the assistence of colleagues

If Goldman Sachs are planning to dismiss the 1MDB fiasco as the fault of rogue bankers therefore, the all powerful bank has a battle on its hands. The DOJ indictment takes care time and again to assert the knowledge and involvement of others at the bank, who knew what these senior players were up to every step of the way.

The incentive was money for all concerned at the bank and a huge step forward in prestige in the region, which open up the prospect of further lucrative business. Goldman Sachs was a key and willing player at its most senior levels in the biggest kleptocracy scandal in history and America’s most powerful bank together with its famed ‘Masters of the Universe’ hierarchy ought to reap the consequences of that criminal engagement.

See the Indictment against Jho Low and Roger Ng click here

See the Indictment against Tim Liessner (to which he pled guilty) merous references to the wider involvement of staff at Goldman Sachs imply a widespread and concerted conspiracy at the bank to deceive compliance departments owing to the culture at the bank

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05/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


Our goal is not merely to make money. We are to pursue peace, tranquility, and happiness. We should remember that once, a long time ago, we can sleep with doors and windows open. We didn't have a big iron padlock to secure our home when we were leaving our home for a few days. We just told our neighbor to look after it, use whatever supplies available in the house. No one knew about the dangerous drugs that could kill our generations except for the little hidden opium smokers.

We need to realize where we are lacking now, what happen to our youths, the state of tranquility, the  standard of our morality, our attitudes and the ignorance of public interest and their feelings.

Some Malay parents chose to send their kids to progressive religious schools to learn religion, ethics and moral values for the primary education fearing the moral decay of their kids. But not many are affordable. Poverty, joblessness and dropouts laid platform for the quest of criminal activities, theft, murders, gansterism and drugs.

How much have we spent to create an honourable and admirable individuals in our society ? Have we done enough to integrate young people of various races ?

I totally disagree using government's money to assist only the Malays. To help the Malays the resources must come from the Malays themselves. I have talked about the Tabung Ekonomi Islam before. I also have touched on the Zakat money. It is the moral duty of a government to help all races using public taxation thereby to maintain harmony and happiness among fellow Malaysians. Fairness is one of the ways to promote harmony.

During my trip to Tokyo I was intrigue with the hospitality of the Japanese. On arrival in Japan the first thing we did was to make enquiry where to go to our hotel. A lot of people at the rail station came to our help. It was drizzling when we were out of the station. A woman passed by. We asked for the direction to our hotel. She took us to the hotel quite some distant away. And on the next day another young man asked us to follow him to a Muslim restaurant about 4 KM away. We asked him to join us for the meal but he declined.

On another location Rusli, my partner, left his belonging somewhere. After reaching back to our hotel he realized about it and went back to search for the missing things at suspected locations. He found them back. And I dropped my backpack somewhere at the airport. After a long search and I made a police report, we went to make the search again following the trail that we had passed. We found the bag being placed on a seat nicely. I made a thorough check, nothing was missing.

There are many more occasions where we felt and experienced the hospitality and the courtesy of the Japanese. So much so I felt that Japan is the best place I ever visit on the earth surface.

To create such kind of ethical society we have to start at the top. We have to have politicians of a high moral value, who has and knows what shame is, who dare to say that Money cannot buy everything.

President Duarte dared to take international confrontation when he launched the war on drugs. The drug lords would surely used their ill-gotten gain to court supports and popularity. He had to take away lives of the adamant criminals. We need to go to the root and kill he weeds instead of spending millions on mere rehabilitation.

The concerted efforts of the government and rakyat are necessary in all areas. We have no choice but to address the social and moral issues, to deploy part of our resources to sow good habits, attitudes, responsibility and other goodness in our young generations.

It is not an easy task to give focus on the non-economic aspects of life. It would have been worst when people in governments and politics themselves were allowed to bully people in the streets as we had seen the hooliganism of UMNO and Najib's supporters. The police had been known to work with the underground dark side.

The dream of Utopia needs a big sacrifice. Sometimes money spend will not end in pecuniary return.

05/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof



Song by Zainal Farid 9M2ZA singging from his home


In the previous page I was trying to narrate my experience in Korea. It was very tough for me to look for words due to my poor command of English. With the clip I uploaded on the Youtube, it reliefs me from all the mental pressure.

By the way Zainal Farid was a rubber research scientist stationed in Germany for years on end until his retirement. He is intelligent, smart, good in Morse codes and computing and now he shows his talent in singing. He is no a young man. He is 71, a year before me. We are ham radio operators. My call sign is 9M2AR and his is 9M2ZA.

05/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


Najib gathered the UMNO members to tell them the lost of GE14 was not due to him but because of the opposition slander. Slander is to denote lies and untruth that were being spread. Were all the 1000 UMNO members believe in Najib's words ?

Before GE14 the people were told that the opposition and the social media ran FITNAH rampantly. Sarawak Report was constantly attack and the editor was reported to the Interpol. The clip below was one of the denials by Rosmah. Why didn't believe her ? Simple. She did sue Utusan Malaysia for lies and defamation.




Najib has always denied that there was nothing wrong with 1Mdb. Then he sacked Ghani Patail, replaced him with Apandi who cleared Najib, declared that there was nothing wrong with 1Mdb and made the audit report as Official Secret Act. And later he sacked his Deputy. These were not a slander.

First he denied having 2.6 billion in his account. He threatened to sue the WSJ for lying. He did not pursue it and many months later he came out with a donation story. This too was not a slander.

Then our utility bills and many others changed in figures by 6%. This was what I hated most about Najib. And then rakyat were asked to leave the country if they didn't like the government policy. Najib and Zahid and the gangsters started to bully the masses. Arrogance and braggart had been the principal themes of the day. Cash were handed to the voters openly.

Those were not slanders either.

Only the gullible would believe Najib lies. Didn't he say that he is a Bugis Warrior who will fight to the end ?

The FBI-DOJ's forensic and detailed investigations had shown the trail of money. The seller of the pink diamond told everything about the sale. The one man whom Najib once denied he knew, Jho Lo, is now indicted. And Najib and Rosmah's names are now surfaced in the charged sheets.

Rosmah claimed the story about the RM24 nillion dollar ring was false. She was lying through her teeth after all arrangements were made with the suppliers to say what she wanted. The events were created saying the ring was brought in by her daughter's mother in law. Her body language showed it all. And I believe it was all planned by Shafiee. Others too sensed her lying. The custom did not say the ring was brought in by the Uzbek lady. But it was for Rosmah. Everyone could trace her lies in one explanation. There were contradictions. It was not a slander. And people are not stupid either.

04/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof


Najib and Zahid had sold their souls for money. It was them who drove the Malays apart to detest them for their greed  and casting the Islamic values away. The rogue behaviours of Mahathir Khalid in ousting Mukhriz, the arrogance of Najib to call the people to shift from loyalty to the King and the country to HIMSELF and to kick away his Deputy and Shafie Afdal for questioning him were the turning points where the Malays began to reject their own kinds. The declaration of Najib and Zahid that they were not originated from here had made them the PENDATANG and drew contempt from all the others. Calling Tun Mahathir the son of Kutty made the Indians and the Mamak distant themselves farther from BN and UMNO.

There are among the Malaysians who are determined to get back all the stolen money. They will organize themselves to form a covered team to kidnapped Najib and his family, to squeeze their eggs, to put them in cages of rats and to make them reveal where the stashed money are.

Yes UMNO is thinking that they might make a comeback. They thought they have the brain behind them, university degrees and PHDs. But forgetting that people are not only thinking outside the box but they have also reached the thought of beyond imagination.

Basically PH is thinking about the welfare and happiness of the rakyat while UMNO has nothing else but merely thinking of it's own welfare.

If UMNO feels that the Malays are having no future and has been losing their rights there is nobody else to be blamed but themselves. Now, imagine of their scary posture towards only one old man who will depart soon enough. There are attempts to woo Anwar Ibrahim whom they threw in jail without pity or morose. Where was Nazri and all other UMNO members while Anwar was languishing in prison  ? Ram Karpal had asked the very pertinent question "Where were they then before May 9 ? "

Najib is getting weaker as the Arabs are turning their face away and the DOJ's pressing charges on those criminals of 1Mdb which Najib's administration declared as clean and healthy. Even if he finally admits that he stole the money for the Malays, a big majority of them will ignore him.

The rakyat do not see Najib or Zahid stole the money with their own naked eyes but they see the pomposity of the UMNO leaders. They boasted, bragged of their greatness and popularity and their successes. And how they belittled and insulted older people through the media. They put away the Islamic values by their behaviours and consistent lies. They said that Najib was chosen by God to lead the Malays. They are too far away off from the teachings of Islam. God forbids bragging, boasting, cheating, lying and defaming the innocent people in public.

People know what Najib did to the country just before he left the post. He razed the national coffer to paralyze the new government. It was shocking to see the damage was too great. After the maiden PH budget UMNO says the budget is for the government. Obviously the new government has to raise to it's feet. No weak person has enough strength to lift another. Even before the budget the rakyat believed we will be back on our feet in two or three years time.

But Najib, Zahid and many other UMNO lackeys are showing that they are specie without morals and shame.

03/11/2018 Abdul Rahman Raof