I have said it before and I am saying it
again. It is about the Malaysian
footballers who are heavy smokers. I saw
them myself and in this event witnessed
who was the person who coaxed the other
players to smoke. When I saw him in the
Malaysian team I said 'Malaysia is
finished'. However it amazed me when the
team could win some of the games to
enabled them to enter the final
Comparing the stamina, I concluded that
Vietnam could play forever. It was quite
impossible for Malaysian players who
can't go more than 50 minutes unless
their health prevent them. Smoking would
I don't know the view of our coaches and
those in the soccer fraternity. May be
they regard smoking is a trivial matter,
otherwise they wouldn't have chosen
them. There is no excuse to say that
they did not know what their players
did. There are gadgets to trace smokers.
They can even do the visual check by
looking at the teeth.
I wouldn't put such a player in a team
however skilful he is.
I believe there are heavy politicking
in Malaysian football. Again it's root
is money. It means a lot to lobby to put
a player in. They may seek the help of
influential and powerful to force the
coach to accept a person or the game of
paying commissions by the chosen ones to
I also believe of the football runners,
working on the transfer of players to
teams that were wealthy enough to depart
with a few pittance to them.
There are people who are non-players but
who make soccer a livelihood for them. I
am not talking about the food and other
outside vendors who would opened up
their businesses at the soccer location
during the matches. I am talking about
those who would penetrate themselves
into the sport fraternity and made
themselves close to the officials and
We can either ignore this contention or
ponder over it.
Malaysian football seemed to better
during the age of amateur soccer.
Abdul Rahman Raof
It is not in the history book how the
Kings really came about in the various
states of Tanah Melayu and how they
claimed the state to belong to them. The
story of KIngs as the shadow of God
possessing the divine power that called
a Daulat is over. People are asking how
some King became so very wealthy ?
Pictures of a wife of a King is now
being distributed throughout the world
showing her with wedding dress, busts
exposed, which had degrade the respect
towards the King.
Once a King's words was a law,
unchallenged and believed to carry ultimate
truth. Some Kings may still be thinking
they are the smartest of the lot.
Manners meant a lot. People will start
to question words uttered and actions
done. Though the rakyat do not have
lawyers, army and the power of making
law and regulations, they have the will
power and the strength to make a change.
Just learn them from the past and recent
history, of French Revolution, of the
downfall of Saddam and Gadafi, and the
disappearances of monarchical rules.
Do we seriously dare to go to vote
whether we still need a King, a Republic
or a Communism ? I challenge the world,
the country and the people. Let us start
the world back to only TWO layers; the
Godly layer and the single human layer
without Kings and Rulers. Mankind
decides on whether to have a captain,
the decision to come from one man or
from the consensus of their group.
Just read on the birth of civility and
republic, the dwindling of churches and
concept of civil society.
We begin to see how people with power
push forward to satisfy their insatiable
greed. Once the people had wish they
could out these people. Now they ever
wish to mob and torture these beasts, to
castrate the fellow lawyers who work for
the crooks and the beasts. Royalties
must be sensitive enough and open their
eyes to brace for any eventuality.
While at peace nobody should show his
arrogance, and having misconceptions of
the support they have. The police may
have guns and modern weapons that could
kill, but they must not be too over
confident. Just look back at history.
There are three states which are under
people's watch; Kelantan, Trengganu and
Johore. It is not wise for me to publish
a photo of a Russian lady married to a
Malaysian showing her bare breath
without any iota of shame; the Trengganu
story of how it get entangled in the
1Mdb that led to the billion ringgit
lost and the the money trail of Pulau
Kukup - who would get the billion and
who would get the bones.
There is only one truth in here, the
Don't be short sighted in our thinking
of our future, what are to come and what
will be vanished.
Abdul Rahman Raof
UMNO youth leader does not seem to
understand what accountability and
responsibility is and trying to limit
the blame on the TH management. It was
nit TH that put an orange shirt on
Rafizi. It was the government, the BN
government. And Azees , the car seller,
is Rosmah's man. And Rosmah is the wife
of Najib Razak. Najib was the UMNO big
I myself had had a bitter experience
over my wife behest where Tabung Hani
was very arrogant enough tryingf hard to
put the blame on me. From that day
onwards I lost my trust on the
institution. And later I read more news
on it and informed people had been
criticizing the TH for oil palm
investment in Indonesia. It is very
pertinent for the relevant Minister to
let the public knows what really happen
rather than to hide things like what
UMNO has been doing and continue to do
so till now.
I discussed with a lady about it today
and her view was the people involved
should be buried alive, including Rosmah
Mansor. And the UMNO people would say
"Let the court decide'. Oh, we know the
story of the court on the billion
ringgit JJ's money. It was not the court
but the UMNO people who happen to reside
in the court who had made gorgeous
The Muslims will make their own decision
whether to continue to save in TH or
not. I think they will. UMNO has been
using race and religion to draw supports
to simplify their robbing and thefts. Is
it not TH a perfect institution where
criminals can hide under the cover of
UMNO robbed from MARA, KWAP to Tabung
Haji. Then they say they are not guilty
until the court says so. They think
court can erase the events of billions
of ringgit that went missing that easy.
That was Najib wanted to happen when he
put Apandi to announce that 1Mdb was
perfect and nobody should talk about it
anymore. Every time they pointed at
Apandi's words. His words were law.
The people want to know things. We don't
want to wait for court proceedings. If
UMNO is still strong on defending Najib
then the party and the members will have
to bear the consequences, which could be
deadly for sure by 2035. Many would be
hung and tongues cut for the foul mouths
on their heads.
2035 will be too late for me and Tun to
see what will happen to UMNO warlords
including the youth chief.
Abdul Rahman Raof
We may not realize that some of us have
been wasting their food almost everyday.
They buy more than they consume and
there are always the leftovers that go
into the bins. We can even see eaters at
buffet would fill their plates with
enormous amount of foodstuffs and could
not finish the lots.
Most agree much were thrown out during
the fasting months.
Recently I developed a habit of buying
food in limiting the amount at the same
price. A ringgit of goreng pisang may be
about 8 to 10 pieces but I always asked
for only 4. For whatever I bought to
satiate my hunger I would request for a
reduce quantity." My stomach is getting
smaller," I would tell the vendors.
That was about food. We are also wasting
electricity and water allowing the fans
to run and ligfht to be on without
people around in the house. Again this
is a sheer wastage. We should switch off
anything that nobody is using.
It is not about saving money but it is
silly to see the fan and the
air-condition are running with
nobody to serve, and to buy food that
We can apply our prudence to all other
areas and aspects of life as well.
Excessiveness may be a matter of taste.
A single man without a family build a
huge bungalow with grand lights and
decoration, a huge plumpy soft bed with
10 pillows, surrounded by hundred
thousand chairs and sofas, smart TV and
thunderous HIFI unit. He enjoys living
alone in a palace to satisfy his soul.
By all means if he affords them all. But
I am sure he won't by excess food and
let it lies on the table for days.
I am glad that I don't have expensive
taste nor having taste for expensive
things. I live just above a bare
minimum, supported by not being a smoker
which saved me a lot of money,
minimising my internet bill by
dispelling the outdoor internet service,
using a telco that I pay below RM8 a
month, do not buy newspapers and drive a
small fuel saving car.
Abdul Rahman Raof
It was my picture taken in Belgium
around early 1980's. I was already a
school principal then. I am now totally
different in look and in physical shape.
I am afraid to look at myself. I realize
I am very ugly, white hair has taken the
place of the black growth. What remain
unchanged is the red jacket. It turned
pale a little
I still keep it after more than 50 years
later and donned it when I went for my
holiday in Winter.
The picture on the left was last taken
this year in October. Sure at 72 I could
not be exactly as I was 30. I am not
talking about me alone. I am taling
about every young men an women out there
who never want to think of being old.
They fight hard to look young by all
means and methods. The poorer one will
simply purchase creams to apply on their
faces. There are anti-wrinkles cream
The wealthy ones resort to plastic
surgery and spent much on the genetic
Since the demised of my wife I lead a
solitary life. I was advised to find
somebody to look after me as I am
getting more tired and sickly due to my
ageing. I don't know what made them so
sure that my wife will be nursing me and
taking care of my welfare ? Could it not
be possible the other way round ?
I retired at the age of 56 in 2003,
continue to live a mediocre life with a
little savings for myself.
Despite being old, I don't feel much
burden on my shoulder as I was younger.
I do not have to bear the monumental
responsibility of the job. It was
torturing and I was never happy as I am
Friends always asked about my health. I
told them that I have diabetes, heart
problem, HBP, kidney and all sort of
ailments. I did not control my diet, no
I am not worried of dying. I am only
worried of suffering. However I tried to
keep myself fit by doing some daily
workout to loosen my muscles and to
allow my blood to flow. I took Vitamin E
and a few more supplements hoping that
they are not fake. The medicine is too
little to take into consideration. I ate
day and night even at midnight. Only
this morning, after almost 11 months, I
checked my blood sugar level. The
reading was not 5.2 but 7.3. I know to
lower it down is easy. Just stop eating
consistently before going to bed. I
grade myself as a strong and healthy
Many friends of mines are weak after
being strike by stroke. A few have gone
to meet God. All of them were younger
than me. What a tragedy. The main cause
of their death was the heart failure.
I leave to God to guide and look after
me. I feel that God is with me still
helping and guiding my path.
How about the others who are of the same
age without any pension nor wealthy
siblings ? What if these people fall
sick and hungry ? They can't enjoy the
luxuries of live as I have been
enjoying. The don't travel nor fly
drone. I can only pray for them and pray
so that the fellow politicians would
understand the real plight of the poor
Abdul Rahman Raof
a branch of philosophy dealing
with the nature of beauty, art, and
taste and with the creation and
appreciation of beauty
- Merriam Webster
I would totally reject those without any
aesthetic sense and values. They ravage
and plunder a beautiful and pleasing
environment to erect structure for money
or some other purposes with excuses and
I was a little surprise when
I visited Disneyland
California in late 70's to
find a toilet that was named
a restroom was so clean.
Several visits to the United
States and the Western
countries of Europe I found
the inhabitants gave a high
ranking to the beauty of
their environment. To
produce one needs a natural
environment. I saw a few
schools in Malaysia with a
I tried to develop a scene
that was conducive for my
The structure you see above are
build by the students.
I am not boasting that no other
people but me only possess the
aesthetic sense. But just go and
visit the school again today. They
destroyed all the green and put in
the aimless structures.
While the world colleges and
universities and small towns were
made so attractive and beautiful the
Malaysian Malays destroy them. If
you are a visitor to Nami island
South Korea you will see what
Malaysia present to the Koreans, a
disgraceful ugly corner that would
put you in shame.
What is opened to the public must be
of aesthetic value. Schools can
shape the emotional development with
conducive and beautiful environment.
It enhanced their esteem.
Environmental scene somewhat measure
the degree of the civility of a
society. If you to Morocco and Egypt
and then you stepped into Spain you
will see a stark difference between
Abdul Rahman Raof
THAT'S HOW THEY WORK
When computer became popular many people
took up programming as a hobby, which
means they are teach themselves to plan
algorithm and coding. I was one of them.
That was somewhere in early 1980's.
Visual Basic was a powerful beside the
normal BASIC. Though simple in nature, a
creative person can manipulate the
language to do a very wonderful job.
Since many of us were teachers we
developed applications for our own
I developed the students database, our
student's intake, monthly test, leaving
certificates and a few more that I could
not recall. It was very convenient and
quick for data retrieval. One of the
bosses in the state education department
rang me up asking whether his his
relative was successful in his
application to study in my school. Just
by giving me the first name and read to
him the address and the father's name.
"Successful," I said.
He did not tell me of his surprise. He
did not know I knew computer then. From
time to time people from the department
dropped by my school to see what sort of
soft ware that we used to have. They
came, and looked and went back. I
learned that they also have computer wiz
in the department and people in charge
Months later the Ministry of Education
decide to accumulate various
applications from different state.
Kedah, my state, decide on school's time
table. Two teachers were asked to
develop. I was one of the two. The other
one was Cikgu Munizar by the name. When
the time came we were called again. We
were told that the application would be
briefed and explained by one officer
from the state education department. We
were asked to describe and brief him on
We both refused. We wanted the developer
to do the briefing and to be able to
We were sent to the door and nothing
materialized after that. We knew we were
branded as undesirable elements. But
that's how they work. The officer wanted
to desperately parade his ability and
The education department after that sent
me for a computer course to learn a Word
processing and a database system. That
was something that I didn't understand.
This is at the state level. My Federal
boss from the Ministry of Education came
to my school to see what we did with
computers that I requested for some
money to buy. Earlier on I thought my
teachers and student on word processing,
filing system and BASIC programming.
Don't ask me how much was my knowledge.
It wasn't much but it was ample for our
The boss found what we developed was
good enough. In fact we won several
awards in the Federal competition on
several type of soft wares. He was
impressed with them and wanted to know
the learning period to gain such a skill
etc. He asked me and my teacher, Mr Teoh
Tek Eng, who took an arden interest to
attended all my class, to design a
syllabus. We down together, studied
several books of various type and came
came up with a finalized the topics. We
submitted to Kuala Lumpur.
In the Federal Department there was one
man, imported from MARA college to take
charge of commercial studies. He took
the syllabus and criticized it. He used
the words "the Ministry could not accept
it as it comes from someone without a
degree in computing". We heard about it.
But nothing hurt us.
Sometimes later students taking Commerce
must all vocational schools must take
computer data processing as a course. We
saw about 99% of the syllabus was the
parts we submitted. Still the officer
concerned defied the order of calling me
in discussion of what sort of computers
to be purchased and used in the schools
for the same argument, that I had no
After I have retired I wrote to the
state education department that I wanted
to teach biometric programming that
would use thumbprint for various project
for free of charge, aiming at the whole
state. There was no reply. That's how
they work. Those were the Malay
Today everybody seems to show his
knowledge on the use of the applications
like Whatsapp and Facebook. When I told
them that I can write the Whatapp and
the Facebook programs, nobody said
anything as if they heard nothing.
I don't claim I am a computer savvy. I
have to admit my mind is slow and rusty
now. I could not force my imagination to
create substance out of words or change
codes into actions. My mind is as good
as total emptiness.
But I have always wished that the
Education department called me to hear
my view on computing for just a couple
of hours. It will remain as a wish for
the old folks who are as good as dead
organism. And that's how they work.
Yet I still wrote some simple but
wonderful codes for
www.qistina.net . Today there are
new dimensions in programming the
android and watches and the websites. As
for the web I still used the classical
methods as you may have seen in the
What I narrated above is only one of the
things that I am trying to show on the
Malays. There are many more things other
than the computer story. They want to
erase what was not theirs and if
possible they want to put their names on
things that belong to other people. A
living friend told a few friends in
front of me that he made a radio antenna
for me. Imagine he was not even a ham
and I did not even knew him yet when I
got my ticket and set up my station.
The Malays have been destroying
themselves for a long time through their
myopic vision, jealousy and having bad
feeling towards the success and
achievements of others.
The Malays I respect are those who can
play chess well, those who work hard to
achieve hard things to get, those who
work with blood and sweats to accumulate
wealth, those who talk less and do more
work, those who reject corruptions
honest and sincere.
Abdul Rahman Raof
RACE THAT HAS GAINED RESPECTS
In Asia the Koreans and the Japanese
have been praised by the world. But the
world is still looking up at the
Westerners and the United States. When
USA started the Talent Show, almost half
of the world follow it. They even
professed the religion practiced by the
White people. Why ?
The people tend to relate the
technology, research and inventions to
the mental prowess of the inhabitants,
the people are smarter and more
intelligent, and master every aspect of
life. Why not when we buy airplanes from
Boeng, and telecommunication system from
them. If we follow the Olympic medal
tally, Malaysia would fall far far
behind. Yet we are very vocal and wnat
to force our will on the others.
Is it not amazing that the Malays want
to earn respect through the statute of
law ? So says the law THE MALAYS MUST BE
The bulk of the Malays must show that
they are worthy of respects. Below I
will list some of the dues that they
must look into
1. Study hard in school. Be good in all
subjects and pay attention in all of
them. In secondary and college education
choose the difficult subjects like
additional mathematics, pure and other
sciences. Have an early ambition and
choose the subjects that will bring them
to the vocations they choose. To be a
lawyer for instant they have to be good
as many languages as possible and let a
Malay be well verse in at least 4
languages. Remember a Chinese can speak
Malay, Mother tongue, Mandarin, and
2. Be a scientist, doctor, lawyer,
engineer, inventors and create hitech
stuffs. Export the invention to the
3. They must work very hard in farmland,
at sea and in estates and earn as much
money as they can.
4. When they discuss topics they must
show their brain prowess, good command
of either English or Malay, presented
facts with clarity and possess a very
wide and deep knowledge on the subject
5. See that there are no drug addicts
and drug pushers, thieves and robbers,
cheaters and liars. They must have good
manners and ethics, show good examples
when talking and debating.
6. Do not show laziness in getting
something that is hard to get, by just
asking for free stuffs, free marks,
changing policy to suit them. Avoid
behaving in a ruly manner if they do not
get they are asking for.
7. They must strive hard to manufacture
the hitech stuffs export them or for
8. Be friendly to all races. Show
concern on their plight. Sympathize with
their problems. Get their cooperation on
some relevant matters and extend help to
them as well.
9. Exhibit competency in every aspect of
life. The Malays do not have to submit
for every pressure but use
intellectuality and cordiality in
presenting the rejection. Do not accept
any form of corruptions or gifts.
10. be fair and just to all. The Malays
are not emotional in dealing with
11. The Malays must be capable of
mastering games and sports like both the
English and Chinese Chess, basket ball,
badminton, swimming and Tai Chi.
12. Hajis, Lebai and ordinary Muslims
show their ability in speak in
multi-lingual chats, presenting facts
with concrete and scientific reasoning,
well verse in the internal working of
technological stuffs around them.
All the aspects mentioned above must
exist in general Malays in a massive
number. The show of kindness and
friendliness could bring the racial
I put a question on a Facebook BAGAIMANA
MAHU MEMBUAT MELAYU DISEGANI DAN
DIHORMATI and among the interesting
responses were BELIEVE AND BE CLOSE TO
THE KORAN, GO TO SUBUH PRAYER. Imagine
how would you expect the world to
respect these kind of answers.
Abdul Rahman Raof
It has been two times PAS prayed to
destroy Pakatan Harapan. The first time
was before GE14. Was the prayer answered
by Allah ? Now the party prayed again,
for the same reason. PAS prefer not to
work for the betterment of the country
but instead acted a lot to destroy the
nation. Nobody seemed to show interest
in putting back the country on it's feet
when we found our economy was destroyed
by Najib. They were still behind a man
who stole our money by the billions and
cheated the people and tried to corrupt
American President and DOJ.
I put part of the blame on PAS who
created the poor image of Islam among
the non-Muslims. The politics of lies
and money had been traced. Denying and
defending Najib were seen as the
teaching of Islam.
PAS forget the idea of ICERD was not a
recent event. It started in 1902. The
Hindraft was formed when the chronic so
called Muslim boys started to destroy
Hindu Temples during the reign of
UMNO, the lover of the party. And they
are quick to forget Najib had plundered
national coffer and the money ended in
gambling, movies, buying yacht and
Even if the money were givern to UMNO it
was still illegal and considered as
theft. PAS was seen as the supporter of
Who else joined the prayers ? The
gangsters, the criminals and the
This is real, not a mere blind wild
accusation. When money is stolen and
lost, whatever the court says, theft has
been done. It has been a long time the
judges were under the order of Najib and
may still be working under him.
PAS and UMNO have been doing the maximum
job to arouse the anti PH, putting fire
to make the Malays reject PH and ICERD
is the biggest ever effort, ending in
the appeal to God for divine
This will be shown by the coming two
by-elections, the two seats belong to
BN. BN has called for PAS for support.
Let us wait and see.
Abdul Rahman Raof
ANTI ICERD RALLY
I do not have comment on the anti-ICERD
rally as not everyone of us has the same
set of mind. And everyone who attended
the rally has different view, intent and
purpose. But it is a sign that we have
failed to unite our people, not only to
blame the government but also ourselves.
I looked at the Facebook comments that
were trying to compare the ICERD and
BERSIH. I think it is not wise to start
the comparison and provocation. Some
seized the opportunity to show that they
are the Malay heroes who are champions
of the Malays. Najib and Zahid had their
own agenda, not even realizing even the
PH members were at the rally too. They
would hope very much the Malays will
forgive them. The people maty be
softened on Zahid but not on Najib. He
has to return the money in his
possession that he kept overseas, and
The rally is sure a boom for the hawkers
and food stalls. Food and drinks are
sure to be sold out.
The police had done their best to ensure
peace and no riot will break out. The
banned on Suhakam to have it's rally on
the same day is the best ever decision.
I don't have even an iota of complaint.
This is big rally and the world was
witnessing the civility of the
We have bigger thing than the rally. We
need to address the welfare of our
people who are losing their jobs. Both
the government and the private sectors
ignore this issue. The private sectors
are sacking people, the government is
shrinking the services. The PH
government should take very seriously
and not to allow people getting who have
been working for 20 years are kicked out
without jobs. They have their school
going kids to support.
No law makers will care much about this
other than the mere rhetoric for the
simple reason that they are all well
fed, big money to enjoy the livings.
This is what all politicians must work
together to resolve.
There is no better time than when Tengku
was Prime Minister and Tan Siew Sin was
the Finance Minister. Government created
jobs to save the rakyat because the
country had so much money. Later, the
money is seen as a wealth to be divided
among the Yang Berhormat. The worst is
Najib, the man who attended the ICERD
rally, trying to show that he is very
concerned about the Malays.
Abdul Rahman Raof
LOSING MY HEARING
I forgot in what year a big insect
entered my right ear. Blood streamed
out. I slept without any netting and I
could not figure out how the big insect
entered my house. It must have been 30
to 40 years ago. Rushing to hospital
nothing was done as there was no doctor.
I had to bear with the pain for 2 days
before the doctor used a sucker to suck
the insect out. The ear drum was
At 72 my hearing worsened. But I am not
totally deaf. I still near noises around
me. I could not hear a low voice that is
two yards away. Even though someone is
close to me I could not make out the
meaning of the words if he or she talks
too fast and mumbling or swallowing the
words. I noticed my own kids were in
tantrum when I asked them to repeat
That is one of the reasons why I prefer
to live and die alone. I will not give
any problem to the people around me, who
might have to communicate with me.
The solution is to use the hearing aid
which I do not find it convenient. I
still comprehend if words spoken are
loud and clear enough. It is something
like hearing the BBC and the CNN news,
of which I could understand the CNN
better than the BBC as the former
pronounce the words clearly and
distinctly. And it is easier to grasp
the American English than the Malaysian
English. All is about clarity of the
words. I still can manage my daily
activities in business and other counter
But I would like to remind those who
have old parents not to lose their
tempers, showing anger and scold their
fathers and mothers for being half deaf.
It hurts them. And Islam says it is a
great sin. Their lives will not have a
Barakah. God will leave them on their
As I have repeatedly said that everyone
will have his day of being old if he is not attack by a
deadly stroke at an
earlier age. Those without kids and
family will have to bear the worst
sufferings. You will know the price of
rejecting and hurting your parents when
they are dead and you are old. But then
it is too late and it is your choice.
Abdul Rahman Raof
Take any man on the street and ask
ourselves "Would he take 2 millions
ringgit to betray his country ? "
Probably many would accept to take the
money regardless of their financial
standing. Yet we cannot be surprised if
he rejects the offer.
A person who feels that he has more than
enough with even RM3K can simply ignore
the extended luxury in life. The absent
of temptation is brought by his
happiness with what he has. A man chose
a bicycle over other mode of
transportation due to health reason. He
can see the world through his TV screen.
He has people who ever willing to come
to his help when in sickness and
Greed has no boundary in some. His
wealth can last him for generations. Yet
he would not reject the millions
offered, may it under the name of gift
or corruption. A friend told me he
didn't believe why a billionaire would
still steal. I asked him back whether he
would reject a million offered to him,
for he is wealthy enough. He was stun
and gapping, the sign that he would take
I can resist temptation, not only
because of a strong discipline in me but
it is also due to the truth that I have
more than enough with the modest living
and income. I used the word abundance
that God has endowed upon me. The man on
the street may be similar to me in all
aspects of life.
Happiness is not only about getting but
also about giving. Just open our eyes
and see how many people around us care
to give away money to others. Some give
a dollar to a beggar. Others give a
million to the needy and the country.
You feel good and happy, and proud of
yourself when you reject a huge
corrupted money. You know your dignity
and honesty. You dare to talk the truth,
and fear no threat or malicious crooks.
And most of all you know God knows and
appreciate your sincerity. You keep to
yourself and would care whether people
know it or not.
A man of principle may not be a
religious person. He can be an Atheist
or his education may be low.
What we need is a fulfilling life. We do
not want to be labelled as thieves and
crooks and be the gang of sinners and
the future inhabitants of hell.
Abdul Rahman Raof
TAKE YOUR OWN RISK
I wasted so much money on China's
products, from the computer storage,
thumb drive to the Mavic Pro drone. All
failed after some time. As I read more
of the failed China's drone I found I
was not the only victim. There are
hundreds more who suffered the same
fate. Their drones stopped and crashed
without any known reason.
I know only a few do read my blog. If
you do just spread my view to the others
because Mavic Pro is an expensive
aircraft that may last you only 4 or 6
months. If the drone does not crash yet
without reason, the batteries will get
swollen. The vendors expect Mavic users
to buy every new battery at least one a
They are either smart or stupid enough
to foresee the future outcome once the
distrust on China's products spread.
Already there emerge a competition with
the American product Autel Evo drone
which has yet to find the local
I am out of drone now. I have to wait
until I can got hold of the American
version. It is the risk that I don't
want to take anymore. The Mavic is sold
at almost 10K ringgit per piece now on
the new version. Certainly it is a
cut-throat price for the unreliable
Now you can own Mavic Pro for RM3.1K
with a single battery and RM3.5 for two
batteries, at a greatly reduced price
but the battery remain expensive. I
decide to bade good bye to products made
in China and to say good bye to Lazada
that is selling the China's stuffs.
Unfortunately the Japanese and the
Koreans do not make drones yet. Theirs
are more durable though more expensive.
Those who have been using Koreans and
Japanese would know how good the
I have a feeling that Autel Evo fears
China would clone theirs and sell the
fake ones as the original. You name it,
China can clone anything at all. You can
still buy Autel from 11th Street, pay
the company but the drone will be
shipped from the United States.
China drone distributors will talked
down the Western drones.
I don't trust them at all. Many cheat.
They won't honour the warrant period,
blaming you for all the faults.
Abdul Rahman Raof
I have penned down on the topic several
time since I started the blog.
Fate can be described either in general
term or a specific connotation. It is
specific when I use myself as an
example. It is a topic beyond reason,
unscientific and conjecture in nature.
It is about faith and belief, which the
science will dismiss them outrightly.
At this age and at this state I looked
back at the past, the reminiscent of my
past events. I had been a naught and
mischievous boy, disinterested in
studying and always play truants.
Several teachers hit me and threw
feather duster at me for not knowing how
to answer question on the blackboard. My
parent didn't care how I fared in
school. All I wanted was to run away and
worked on a ship and settled in a far
I was lucky to have all Chinese friends
who finally chose to discuss what were
taught by our teachers for the
day. We quizzed each other on Science
almost every night. Our Headmaster was
Mr Long Eng Hwa who took so much
concerned on student's achievements.
Those who failed would be caned and
those who passed in Mathematics, science
and languages would be awarded.
There was a bright Malay boy by
the name of Syed Aswad. He taught me
science beginning with elements, metal
and non-metals. and what is an acid
compared to alkali. I was not a loser
when challenged in the science quizzed
among the Chinese friends. It was in
form two then.
On my own I attended a night class
learning Mandarin and I kept notes on
recording Hokien words. But my study was
still bad. I didn't like reading books.
My command of both English and Malay
were poor. I was still a low achiever
and always failed my English test.
Somehow I score a medium grade in the
Lower certificate of Education.
Form 4 and Form 5 were my turning point.
I began to acquire interest in study.
But it was too late. I was still poor in
English and Malay. I was not qualified
for the 1st grade because of my language
papers. I say it is my turning point as
far as my attitude was concerned. I
quitted the evening class after a year.
And in form 4 and form 5 I took up
It was the Chess game that won me in the
interview as a teacher. The interviewer
asked me a lot of questions on the game
which I could answer all of them. I
ended up as a teacher from a mischievous
There was a desire to continue my study
in the university.
I worked hard in the University of
Malaya. Only a few points more to gain a
First Class. I was happy enough with a
2nd Class degree. 4 years after
university days I was put as a Head
Master. I never expected it. In the
teachers college I followed the basic of
technical education. In university I
majored in history and minor in
Playfully, a couple of years later I
applied to do a master program in the
United States. I won the scholarship and
completed it with some good CGPA. My GRE
score showed still showed the poor score
in English ability.
You see, I was not a smart and a bright
person. Neither did I pull any string to
climb the occupational ladder. I an
still weak in English. When I sat down
to ponder of my position, I concluded
that it was nothing other than my fate.
I never had any bad feeling on other
people. I never knew what back stabbing
was in playing for an office.
Whatever became of me was given by God.
I did not dream of stepping my feet in
many parts of the world. I never expect
to live in abundance of life, to live to
this date, to fly a drone and eat
It was not me alone who is so lucky to
be at this position. I am not talking
about wealth and money. Many of us are
just ordinary people, enough to spread
bread on our table, and saving a little
at a time for travelling.
People who have bad feeling towards
others should be more careful. It is not
good for health. They may die at their
younger age, killed by a stroke,
hypertension or other chronic diseases.
The Malaysian Muslims used to say that
whatever good things come from God,
whatever bad things were made by they
themselves. I am not in a position to
argue and debate on their jargon.
I feel in me of the Providence, the
reasons for the good and bad that came
Questions may be asked "Is it a fate
that I to become a thief and a murderer
? " I don't know. I don't choose those
profession. I tried to avoid them. I
only want to do the best.
Abdul Rahman Raof
TANJUNG PAGAR WAS SOLD DURING NAJIB'S
You read the denial by Najib that he did
not sell out Tanjung Pagar to Singapore.
From the reading he seemed to twist and
turn his statement. First he said it was
done during Tun Mahathir's time. At the
end he said the land was useless anyhow
and even PH government would have sold
UMNO people would have believe him.
Similarly he changed his statement from
the Donation to 'I think it was a
DONATION'. Najib expects he can fool the
people and the judges. That's why I
somehow pray that DOJ will issue a
summon of arrest on Najib for money
laundering. The Malaysian authority
could always discuss with DOJ of the
possibility of charging a liar like this
He totally blamed on Tun on Tanjung
Pagar but himself.
The selling was criticized during his
time. He just ignored it but took to
defend it only now.
We also saw how Zulkifli trying to
escape on the tempering of the Audit
Report by saying he was not even the
chief yet during the time. What the
public raised was not whatever post he
held at the time but he was in the
meeting to alter the report. It would
have been easier for him to say that he
followed Najib's order.
The Westerners could not be bought by
the words that Najib and his team
uttered. They would base on the concrete
evidence of the money trail. And PH team
must investigate thoroughly and not to
accept the lame excuse. If Najib had to
sell it for the reason he first
mentioned then he should not say "I
didn't sell it". He has to say he sold
it because Tun found it not feasible to
keep the railway land.
The tongue twisting stun is also used by
the Indian lawyer Shafiee from the
NONSENSE of the 9.5 million to HIS
LAWYER FEES to GIVEN TO NAJIB'S
Najib Oh Najib....what a strange specie
Abdul Rahman Raof
You may call me a snobbish person, too
proud of myself and selfish, for I loath
characters disagreeable to my taste. To
be in agreeable group, we do not need a
person who thinks he is smart enough to
ask the group to follow and obey his
command, who want to preach us what we
should and should not do. He has to go
out and get lost from the group or them
members have to leave him alone. As far
as I am concerned there is no
A friend told me that in a tour group of
his travelling from Vladivostok to
Moscow, there was one participant who
demanded quietness from the whole team,
no one should talk that can be
considered as noise maker. The whole
group challenged him of their right to
enjoy and be merry while the sight
seeing. They pay to enjoy, to be gay and
joke and laugh. I suggested to my friend
to throw him out of the train. In fact
the group asked him to get away from
I do not hesitate to dislodge myself
from a group where there is any
disagreeable character trying to show
his stature and act like a big boss. I
just did, cutting myself out from a
Whatsapp group when such a character
emerge in the newly formed group.
The best of the Whatsapp group is the
Senior Ham Radio where the old hams
meet, joke and create entertainment for
us to enjoy like we used to do during
the hamming days. Most of us are retired
though a few are making side income
earning a huge income from their special
skills. We have engineers, teachers and
scientist. No one impose his will on
others on any matters. Unlike the
previous one, the Zenior Ham Group
composes of multi ethnicity brainy
I meet people of disagreeable attitudes.
I still accosted and talked to them
except to the one who run away with my
money. I choose to break any friendship
with such people. Of course the brief
encounter is short and will cause no
I am not so gregarious like the others
in my late years. I prefer to be alone
most of the time. Only when going for my
meal at some distant away I would be
looking for a company. If I found no
one, I would go alone.
Somehow people of bad character have
come into our once distinguished hobby,
Amateur Radio. They broke rules and
regulations of the hobby and nobody can
stop them. They use foul language and
hid their identity. They bragged and
used the platform to parade their
prowess. Hence they drove the old hams
from the band.
But everyone would always right himself,
believing in his perfection, well bred
and useful to the society and the
Abdul Rahman Raof
BIG MAN AND HIS DEATH
When the man was in power,
haughtily and arrogantly, he acted as a
God, showing himself as the most
powerful person in the universe, using a
military might to cross the border to
kill thousands of innocent people just
to fulfil his lust and thirst for blood.
But he does not live forever. There was
no Lucifer to come and help him to
prolong his life for even a minute more.
He just died at the age of 94.
George Bush was not the only man we are
talking about. History has listed many
more great men in the past, feared by
many, commanding the world, but finally
disappeared from the face of the earth.
Sadly enough we see such of the arrogant
people before our naked eyes today in
our country. Zahid Hamidi and Noh Omar
are among the kind that we could termed
as beast through their behaviours. Just
download the many videos that
depicting them in public speeches.
Young people never compute the days when
they would die. They thumped their
chest, showing their greatness and
prowess. A couple were about to lose
their breath but still continue to show
their arrogance, haughtiness and
Many a time I surmised how Saddam
Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi met their
death, murdered by their own kind in a
miserable way. At least Bush died a
The story of Malaysian politics is comes
under the House of Fame. Najib has been
struggling and spending big money to
build an image of himself to fight the
world's perceptions of him as a crook, a
thief and a kleptocrat. He used millions
of dollars to corrupt the DOJ and the
President of the United States to drop
the issue of 1Mdb.
You can't find no one in the world who
tried to corrupt even God the Almighty.
But you can find this kind of specie in
Malaysia. They are so great with money
they thought they can appease God by
sending people to make pilgrimage.
When they do not think of death, they
also do not think of heaven and hell and
the judgement day. They do not think of
God retribution and comeuppance.
The news of the Big Man's death does not
bring sorrow and sadness. People might
celebrate with dance and crackers,
singing and enjoying the whole night.
Abdul Rahman Raof
While changes and progress are rapidly
moving and rushing we tend to forget
there are things in and within us that remain
static. In us we have love, greed, anger
and other emotional domains. Within us
we have God, religion, culture, ethics
and morality. Se have to address and
accommodate both the static and the
We still believe in the basic of 3R,
reading, writing and Arithmetic, the
foundation we always want to retain.
Else we just chuck them off and having
men without them all. We won't die even
if we dispel the 3R but the whole world
prefer to educate their siblings with
the basic skill.
The believers still want to hold to
their Holly Books and guard them from
any tempering and change, may be it be
the Koran, Torah or the Bible. They have
the house of worships and defend the
place with their lives. The sentiments
towards their religions and customs are
strong and intact.
But technology changes. First it started
out of necessities. Later, curiosities,
that led to research and experiments and
now for power and money. The quantum
leap if when men could squeeze an
elephant to a tiny unseen micron. There
were wafers and microprocessors. All
resulting in magical change in our daily
life from home utensils to
transportation, from giant computers to
a mobile smart phones.
Now it has become an enigma to mankind.
At which point where our young should
start learning and what to learn.
Curriculum is always lagging behind
technological progress. Chasing it is
almost impossible. And technology itself
is huge and widespread.
Somehow we have to make decisions. We
have to have a national philosophy on
what we are going to pursue. Our ideal
have been to pursue for happiness and
tranquility, which is full of hindrances
and obstacles to achieve.
We have our soul and spirit to look
into, our social environment that we
need to interact and respect. We have to
be concerned of our ageing life, economy
and politics. Education is part of our
requirement without which we still
As far as I am concerned I have made my
own decision. But I have decided whether
it is right or wrong. Let me give you a
scenario of my environment which might
be repulsive and unacceptable.
At home I have several PCs; one with
Windows 10, two old ones with Windows XP
and one Apple Mac. An Apple would be
considered the most advance. I used the
XP version to run my old program which I
wrote in Visual Basic which is a very
useful and powerful language that be
used to developed a very wide range of
applications. The applications can be
used forever as long as the old
operating system like the XP exist.
I do not see any reason why I should
abandon the software that can serve me
well. All that I wish my PCs will stay
to operate till I die. I don't see why
the children who had learned Visual
Basic , C++ programming should abandon
these languages for the new ones just to
follow the progress. What we need is the
supply of computers with the old system
to continue in years to come.
The PC with the newer Windows is to be
used to follow the new language and
system programming like Xamarin, writing
codes for the smart phones and even for
watches. So is the Apple. In other words
I maintain the old system together
following the progress that keep on
changing every two months.
The computer and phone industries will
close down if they were to make things
to last forever. To keep their business
on they keep on changing their products
and the soft ware. You are trapped by
them. They would not keep the old stock
or the spare parts. You have to buy the
They will add featured to the
cell-phones to attract you to buy.
I used the phones for the phone purposes
of communication which I seldom make a
call, the Facebook, the Whatsapp, and
the camera. They can come with the new
phone version with whatever new
facilities and features, those will not
influence me to own one.
Similarly with the car I own. As long as
the old car can serve me, I would not
want to buy a new one.
In other words the decision to maintain
the old should be well considered and
take into account rather than to
throw them away. The archaic philosophy
live; keep the old wife even if you have
a new one, keep your faith and tradition
even if there are free thinkers around.
Tradition, the sentiments of love,
jealousy and all the others keep us
together, to reject the unwanted and the
bad and to care of our kind.
We don't leave the old ones despite the
ongoing progress. We have to make
decision on what to follow and what to
Abdul Rahman Raof