earn much but the amount is beyond my needs. A little
pittance that I have in my current account is ample enough
to share with my cats, the local mosque and a little
donations here and there. The most recent was sent to a
Japanese Muslim who was struggling to make a prayer house
for the Muslims and a Chinese mosque in Ipoh. The annual
donation to my local prayer house is only 2.5K.
Once in a
while I would buy KFC for the Chinese seamstress whom I paid
to mend my torn shirts and trousers. I would asked Ah Hwa to
do a small job for some bread for him and his wife. These
are the poor people, poorer than me.
Harapan Negara I sacrificed 6K, one shot, not because I love
Pakatan Harapan but because I wish it would help the much
ailing economy. I never expect anything in return.
a little help hurts me a little. It happened recently, a
former female student of mine living in Baling request a
loan of RM650 to start a business selling Ham Burger. I told
her that I would give her that much not on loan basis. I
banked in that amount hoping to relief her from her pain.
There wasn't a word from her then, not even thank you.
radio friend of mine by the name of Halim, a class A
contractor, came to my house at 10pm seeking a loan of
RM500, promising to honour the payment within a week. But
the wealthy man absconded with the cash and never to be seen
people are thinking that I have a million or probably
millions at my disposal because I travelled everywhere, the
last being to exotic islands of Semporna Sabah. What they
did not know that my saving would almost a zero balance for
every trip I made.
At my age
my body deteriorates, muscles contract and the food intake
is reduced a great deal. I do not spend much on food though
from time to time I enjoy the exotic plates of sea-food. I
don't need much money anymore. I don't buy dress, donning
old shirts I bought 19 or even 50 years ago. In case I
bought any new shirts and I did not find them attractive I
would give away to poorer workers like the garbage
The most I
helped were the Indonesian maids. The one from Lombok was
given about RM8K, RM5K when she was sent back home after my
wife death and RM3K when I went to visit her home. She never
sent me any letter or phoned me up until now. One worked for
a short while and ran away with my wife's jewelries. One
monthly maid that I paid more than she deserves and bought
her shoes and dresses spoiled my stove without informing me.
Now I stopped taking her o service my house. My simple
conclusion on the Indonesian is that they know no gratitude.
But I do not feel angry at them and always wish them to be
endowed with better lives.
Now I do
not watch the big screen TV that I have. I do not talk over
the ham radio placed in a special shack. I think a lot of my
death, about strange political happenings in the country and
about the scary future of the nation. Not long after I die
there is bound to be a bloodshed.
This is a
fasting month of Ramadzan. I live alone. None of my
neighbours send me anything to share for the breakfast which
used to be our tradition. But that is not a big deal. Today
is not the days of the yesteryears. Things change.
Perceptions take in a new form.
three kids. They have their own thinking. They do not listen
to my advice. Many a time they hurt me by showing their
temper and distrust towards me. I never ask them for a
single pittance. One of them sometimes handed me with quite
a huge sum but I rejected them at time. I prefer to stay
alone for I can avoid hearing harsh words from them. I never
like to be told what I could and could not do.
millions more unfortunate people in Malaysia compared to me
with no fixed income and jobless. They have God as their
companions. I do not see the boy who would stop at my house
and asked for a few cents everyday. I have not seen a young
woman who would rush to me once she saw me in my house
anymore. To the boy I gave one ringgit and to the woman RM20
because she would come about once in a forth night.
What do I
get ? The answer is happiness with the small good deeds I
did. God, gives me strength to help the needy.
Abdul Rahman Raof
TO STOP 'FITNAH' JOHOR PALACE
a call to stop 'memfitnah' the Johor Royal family. Let me
remind us thet the word 'fitnah' does not carry the same
meaning as the word 'Slander'. To slander is to
defame a person in public whether the substance is true or
not. A fitnah is to denote to spread false news, something
that is not true as the truth.
literatures written on Johor Royal family, probably, by
historians about Sultan Abu Bakar, Sultan Iskandar and
Tengku Ismail. These were not known by many people before
the quarrel between TMJ and Tun Dr Mahathir. Stories on
Johor Royal family are now within the knowledge of the
educated populace. The question is whether the events and
characters mentioned were false and untrue. If they were
lies and false then we can categorize them under FITNAH. If
they were true then they are NOT FITNAH. We can however
categorize it under EFFORT TO DEFAME.
under attacked has the right to sue if he feels he is being
defamed. Let there be no restriction in questions and
answers in the court of law. First the public got to know
whether what were written were true. No one can call anybody
to stop criticizing the wrong things done by a King. Unhappy
with it, bring the person who made fitnah to justice and
prove the story was a mere fabrication.
case of the explosion it was the young King who first
ignited the fire and he continued to spew words that the
people hated to hear. Try to read the public response, how
fiery they were. They exposed the barbaric behaviours of
hitting the people and pointing gun at people's head, the
killing of a caddy boy and other savage atrocities. In case
the stories were untrue, just prove they were not true. Why
just arrest to protect a bad prince.
stop criticizing Johor Royal Palace provided TMJ behaves
himself and knows his place. He must respect the people.
Remember that a respect is earned not demanded by any force
or coercion. Else let the population make a choice; a
Republic or Constitutional Monarchy.
Abdul Rahman Raof
WAS NOT BUILT IN ONE DAY
wife passed away she left some money as a bequest to my
kids. The kids asked me,
"How did mama had so much money ?"
them that their mother took more than 40 years to save the
money. So are the many other millionaires who took time and
shed their sweats to be one. And I took 20 years to build a
school, starting with turbulence in a few years before the
stable momentum took over until it reached the apex of
always dream of a magic wand and the work of a genie. By
chanting a magic spell gold, money, food and castle would
immediately appear before their eyes. Such a dream lingers
and may infuse indolence in a person.
not expect and hope for someone else to make you rich. You
have to start by yourself and believing in your ability. You
have to think and plan and compute the environment and the
situation around you. Your first try may fail. Your second
trial may also fail you. You are bound to realize that life
is not too easy. You don't have land to start and
agriculture. You don't have a place to start a business. You
don't have people to employ you. Even investing takes at
least a year for an ample return.
have a job, consider yourself lucky. To have a secured
future it may take you 30 to 40 years. Yet people are
complaining a lot for not seeing goodies within a few days.
world there are persons who cannot be pleased no matter what
you do. When rain they complain. When shine they complain.
They want free stuffs, quick and now.
Abdul Rahman Raof
is erroneous for a man to be loyal to another human being
for a human is not fallible. He can be a savage, a murderer
or a devil in disguise. Loyalty is loyal to one's country.
The nation has no mind and the greed, no emotion nor lust.
She gives you a space for your abode and land for you to
die for any King nor a Prime Minister but I am willing to
die for my country. Either a King, a Prime Minister or a
President can always sell the land to foreign sovereign at
the expense of the populace for their own wealth and
benefit. They sold our country to the British before in
exchanged for their freedom and monarchical status.
civilize, he shows respect to all the wise and good men
on earth. People give their money to mosques, churches,
temples and many other organizations without force nor any
form of co-ercian, but from
their good hearts. They know the bread on dignitaries' tables
are from their blood and sweats procured by force and
A King is
not a nation. So is a President or a Prime Minister. What
more if they made looting and grabbing land as their
professions. They could go back to the age of war and
conquest and join the army of Genghis Khan or Alexander the
Great or the 19th Century Western imperialists if they love
to be savages.
present savages in Malaysia know that they are saved by the
civility of angry inhabitants in this country. But there is
a limit and a ceiling to their patience. You can't scare the
people by threatening arrests and jail. We see this in
Syria. The oppressed seek help from outside the nation. Such
behaviour is a standard in the world today.
leaders however can appeal for support or make themselves
popular by creating an impressions that people come first
and at their hearts. This has been a common practice and
very effective. Escobar spent his drug money on building a
national soccer team. To many countries football is a
religion. In Malaysia some leaders follow the tactical move
of the Escobar. There are leaders who would dress in Arabic
robe and wearing the Muslim head dress, the ketayap, and
mingle themselves with the Malay crowds, going to mosques
and holding the holly book in their hands.
see why I should be loyal to anybody. To me everyone is
equal in status and in the eyes of God though I would
respect and support in a certain personality. I would not
cause inconvenience to a kind people who has been working
hard for the good of all. On the other hand I would not
respect a person who call himself a king if he is rude,
cruel, kicking anyone he likes and even commit a murder.
Even the person who condones his act should be burnt to
death. Yet you see these people are very vocal and demanded
As long as
there are true believers in a country there will still be a
divine unseen guidance to save the nation from a complete
disaster. Conscience and senses still prevail among the
people. They only penned their anger or appealed to God to
show the right path to the people with evil and satanic
our loyalty is always to our beloved country. Our respects
are to those who are good, honest and sincere.
Abdul Rahman Raof
TO DO WITH THE STUPID PEOPLE ?
the word stupid it is better for me to narrate it by giving
of mine was driving a car along a road. There was a lorry
behind him. As he arrived at a junction, there was a red
light. He stopped. But there was a yield sign on his left
and there wasn't any vehicle coming across him. Angry with
him the lorry driver pressed his horn. My friend came down
of his car and went to scold the driver. "Why press the horn
? Can't you see the red light ? "He asked. The lorry driver
pointed to him the yield sign.
arguing the light turned green. He went back to his car and
drove away. He told me the story and I said that he should
continue to turn left though the light was red. He argued
with me about the red light and said the Road Transport
Department was wrong to stick the yield sign.
while I was driving, I saw him stopping about 10 meters away
from the junction when the light was red. I continued ahead
as there was no car coming across.
boggled my mind about this person. Another one is a little
political in nature.
been reading people casting and yelling curses at the
Chinese DAP political party saying the party is anti Islam
and anti Hudud. They continue to do so till this very
moment. But they praise the MCA and MIC non-Malay parties
though both rejected Hudud and were very vocal about the
Islamic law. Some netizens had repeatedly pointed their
logic but fell on the deaf ears.
hundreds of similar stories on stupidity that fell short of
not think what to do with those kind of people. They won't
give you a space to explain or questioning their minds. They
would spewed illogical and nonsensical algorithm that would
inflict mental agony. Do we make them vanish and evaporated
? Go to war with them ?
we could do is to ignore them. In fact they are destructing
themselves for they would use their own methodology and
logic in managing their health, their families, their food
intake and their social intercourse. In the long run they
are ruining their race, creed and tranquility.
Abdul Rahman Raof
THE REAL SULTANS TO RULE
alarmed by names with long title. They are there just to make you
scared and to parade their greatness. I won't use a title
Tuan Haji, Dr. , Professor, Datuk even if I have one. Once
the Mamak from India loved to be associated with Syed and
later someone identified the different between Sayeed and
Syed. Name like Dato' Seri Dr. Tengku Adnan JHK ABX AMM RTS
Darjah Kebesaran Tokyo is long enough to elevate a person's
social status. There are so many Ku, Raja and Tengku now who
are just like you and me. We are not nobles nor lords. But
we are as great as anybody else in our own way.
first began the people were told that they were divine in
origin, the shadow of God, to guide the masses to the way of
light, to bring prosperity and tranquility to the
inhabitants of the land. There were legendary stories about
their roots which were different from all other people. Kings
were said to have sorcery
power or a Daulat.
Malaysians are not interested in Kings because we have our
own life to care for. We don't want to know their origin and
their legitimacy. But lately we come to know by their own
declaration that they are Bugis. Bugis tribes live in
Sulawesi area. And when Tengku Ismail of Johor challenged
our Prime Minister, people started to dig the royal lineage
Raja Celup dari Johor
Apabila bercakap mengenai Kesultanan Johor, umum menganggap Sultan-sultan Johor Moden adalah berketurunan Bugis, tambahan ada Sultan-sultannya yang kelihatan bengis. Jika dikaji salasilah Kesultanan Johor moden yang berketurunan Temenggong, sebenarnya mereka berketurunan Bendahara Tun Habib Abdul Majid dan bukannya berketurunan Bugis. Darah Bugis hanya di sebelah ibu kepada Daeng Kechil Abdul Hamid. Rujuk carta di bawah.
Tidak dapat dipastikan mengapa anak-anak Temenggong Tun Abdul Jamal yang berkahwin dengan Daeng Maimuna semuanya mahu dikenali dengan nama gelaran "Daeng" (mengikut di sebelah ibu) dan bukannya "Tun" (di sebelah bapa) yang merujuk kepada keturunan Bendahara.
|Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim atau Daeng Ronggek
Pertamanya, mungkin ingin menunjukkan beliau adalah keturunan raja iaitu berketurunan Opu Daeng Perani Ibni Opu Tendriburong Daeng Rilaka Ibni Opu La Maddusilla (La Madu Saleh) yang merupakan Raja Luwu. Hakikatnya, keturunan itu adalah di sebelah ibu. Nasab yang sepatutnya ialah di sebelah bapa yang merupakan keturunan Bendahara.
Keduanya, penggunakan nama gelaran "Daeng" mungkin menjadikan seseorang itu lebih berpengaruh. Pada zaman itu pengaruh Bugis adalah kuat di Johor terutamanya selepas Daeng Perani membantu Bendahara Abdul Jalil (dari Bendahara menjadi Sultan Abdul Jalil IV) merampas semula takhta dari Raja Kechil Siak yang mendakwa anak Sultan Mahmud Mangkat Dijulang. Anak Bendahara Abdul Jalil kemudiannya dilantik menjadi sultan dengan gelaran Sultan Sulaiman Badrul Alam Shah dan adik Daeng Perani iaitu Daeng Merewah menjadi Yang Di-Pertuan Muda dimana lebih berkuasa dari seorang Sultan Johor.
Bermula dengan Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim yang menjadi de-facto Sultan Johor selepas perjanjian pada tahun 10 Mac 1855 antara Sultan Ali dan British di Singapura, dapat dilihat anak-anaknya mula dikenali dengan panggilan "Ungku". Contohnya, adik Maharaja Abu Bakar iaitu Ungku Abdul Majid yang berkahwin dengan wanita Turki, Rugayyah Hanum membawa kepada lahirnya Ungku Abdul Hamid dan seterusnya Prof. Diraja Ungku Aziz dan Ungku Zeti Akhtar.
|Ungku Zeti Akhtar dan bapanya Ungku Aziz
Apabila Maharaja Abu Bakar menjadi Sultan Johor, anak-anaknya pula dikenali dengan panggilan "Tunku" hingga lah ke hari ini. Keturunan Sultan Ali yang merupakan keturunan Bendahara masih menggunakan nama gelar "Tengku".
Itulah kisahnya Kesultanan Johor dari keturunan Temenggong yang keliru - hakikatnya berketurunan Bendahara dengan gelaran "Tun" tapi lebih ingin dikenali berketurunan Bugis bergelar "Daeng". Dan seterusnya bergelar "Ungku" dan "Tunku" apabila merajakan diri sebagai Maharaja dan Sultan Johor.
Raja Celup dari Indonesia
Terdapat banyak Kesultanan-kesultanan Melayu di Indonesia yang ahli kerabatnya menggunakan gelar"Tengku" seperti Kesultanan Langkat Darul Aman, Kesultanan Deli Darul Maimon, Kesultanan Serdang Darul Arif, dan Kesultanan Asahan.
Selepas berlakunya Revolusi Sosial Sumatera Timur pada bulan Mac 1946 yang menghapuskan Kesultanan-kesultanan Melayu di Sumatera Timur pada ketika itu, membawa kepada gelombang pelarian Indonesia yang terdiri daripada kerabat-kerabat diraja ke Semenanjung Tanah Melayu.Mereka yang hidup sebagai pelarian ini membuang identiti sebagai kerabat diraja, tidak lagi menggunakan nama gelaran "Tengku" dan hidup sebagai orang biasa. Banyak pengajaran yang boleh diambil daripada tragedi berdarah Revolusi Sosial Sumatera Timur dan mungkin akan dibincangkan dalam satu post di masa hadapan.
Selain daripada kerabat diraja Kesultanan di Sumatera Timur yang melarikan diri selepas Revolusi Sosial, terdapat juga mereka dari Aceh dengan gelaran "Tengku" (keturunan kerabat diraja) dan"Teuku" (keturunan bangsawan dan hulubalang Aceh) datang ke Semenanjung Tanah Melayu.
|Glossary dari buku Rebellion and Reform in Indonesia karya Michelle Ann Mille
Akhbar Harakah Daily bertarikh 17 Julai 2006 (boleh baca salinan artikel disini) pernah mendedahkan siapa Tengku Adnan Bin Tengku Mansor yang dilahirkan dengan nama Adnan Bin Mansor dan meletakkan gelaran "Tengku" pada tahun 1972 selepas berkahwin dengan kerabat Pahang-Terengganu, Tengku Fatimah Yasmin iaitu anak kepada pasangan Tengku Ismail Ibni Tengku Muhammad Ibni Sultan Ahmad Muazzam Shah dan Tengku Mariah Binti Sultan Sulaiman Badrul Alam Shah.
|Bekas bapa mertua Tengku Adnan yang mati dibunuh anak sendiri
Beliau mendakwa berketurunan diraja Aceh dan dengan sebab itu menggunakan gelaran "Tengku". Bagi sesetengah pihak, walaupun berketurunan diraja Aceh masih dianggap sebagai raja celup!
Penulis yakin di luar sana terlalu ramai yang berketurunan diraja dari Indonesia. Jika masing-masing mengemukan salasilah keturunan, adakah Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) akan membenarkan menggunakan nama gelaran? Zaman ini anak cucu kerabat diraja Sumatera Timur yang lari dari Revolusi Sosial tidak perlu takut lagi, gunakan semula nama gelaran masing-masing dan kemukan bukti kepada JPN dan lihat adakah dibenarkan penggunaan nama gelaran bagi yang berketurunan diraja dari Indonesia?
|Perkahwinan Tengku Daud Shah iaitu anak kepada Tengku Adnan dan bekas isteri Tengku Fatimah Yasmin yang mengikut adat dan tradisi diraja Aceh
It is up
to us to decide whether we want to continue with Kings as a
symbol of unity or to do away with them. The decision to
have a King must take into consideration of the real
Sultans, not whoever the British chose to be one.
we collected is as follows
LUNACY- BARBARIANS AT THE GATE
As repositories of the
Malay culture, trust and religion of Islam, the Johor royals are
probably the worst examples of immorality, impiety and profanity to be
found anywhere on this planet. How and why they are tolerated to this
day beggars belief and borders on insanity.
Clipping the wings of
royalty was perhaps one of Dr. Mahathirís finest moments in office.
Unfortunately he did not go far enough. He should have abolished the
royal household of Johor and established an expanded federal territory
with the seizure of Johor. He did not.
The TMJ may just be
temping the federal government with his recent outburst on secession.
He fails to realize that the federal government is able to exercise its
powers by giving him exactly what he has asked for. Appropriating the
state of Johor (another way of letting Johor go as he requests from the
federation) thereby separating it from the federation by extinguishing
its existence as a separate state of the federation. What that will do
is to turn Johor into federal territory and disentitle and disinherit
the Johor royal family reducing it to a chapter in Malaysian history..
It appears nothing has
changed with that family since the day the British gifted Sultan Abu
Bakar Ibn Daing Ibrahim a pistol. The Sultan Abi Bakar then went out to
the street and liberally shot and killed ordinary people. It was his way
of testing the efficacy of his new toy a lethal weapon in that pistol.
The family is possessed of all the classic characteristics of
sociopaths, schizophrenics and narcissists as identified by the FBI in
one of their templates and in their working manuals.
The former Agung,
Sultan Iskandarís exploits was only different in style to that of his
ancestors and successors to the throne. They were not too dissimilar in
cruelty and criminality to that of his ancestor who ordered a pregnant
woman in his household to be carved up with a knife whilst she was still
alive. That rage was triggered by the poor woman allegedly having
admitted to eating a piece of a jackfruit from his kitchen.
The family continues
in that barbaric tradition of savage criminality with crimes against
innocent Malaysians ranging from the assault on the hockey coach Douglas
Gomez to assaults on members of the other royal households.
The assault on the
former daughter in law of the 4th Yang Di Pertuan Agung ,
Tuanku Ismail Nasiruddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Zainal Abidin III and
wife of Tunku Sulaiman his oldest son, was perhaps one of his most
audacious of Sultan Iskandarís assaults. In that particular case Sultan
Iskandar sexually molested the woman at the Causeway in 1968 under the
pretext of body searching her for contraband.
How could anyone
forget the brutal and senseless murder of Sultan Iskandarís caddie, a
young man beaten to death by the Sultan/ Agung in a fit of rage with a
golf club? In that matter he, Sultan Iskandar literally got away with
criminal and barbaric are not strong enough words to describe this
family of misfits. Afraid to incur the wrath of the Sultanís rage,
journalists in Malaysia do themselves a disservice by remaining silent
over the Johor royalís repetitive misconduct in private and in public
What the Johor
Sultans, their siblings and mistresses engage in in public and in
private is intolerable and un Islamic. It is an insult and an affront to
the Malay culture. It is an insult to the name of the Prophet (PBUH) and
to his teachings in Islam.
The Johor royals must
go and go now. This is the 21st century. If government does
not remove them, then their continued existence as a royal family may
well provide the impetus foreign NGOís require to destabilize the
nation. And that destabilization will spread like the flu into
Malaysiaís southern neighbour Singapore.
If we take the above story as true then we do now know
why Johor is against the Rome Statute. Simply they fear they would be
brought to justice. How could PAS and UMNO show their supports to
Abdul Rahman Raof
is a part and parcel of UMNO top echelons. It is in their
blood. I have seen too many of them, from my own students to
Zahid Hamidi. The way they carry themselves invited hatred
and disrespect. We the poor and lowly laymen too have prides
of our own. Morality is out of question. They have no shame
nor morality. We see this in MALU APA BOSSKU educating the
supporters to shade away the Islamic religious teaching of
shame. They lie through their teeth. One day they say this,
the next day they say something else.
the most arrogant is Zahid Hamidi, followed by Noh Omar,
Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, Anuar Musa, and Johor Crown Prince.
If this is China those are the people who are sure to be
shot to death. While waiting for the court case Zahid is now
donning the holy Muslim attire to show that he is a man of
is we are loyal to our nation. How many of the lowly people
donate their savings to the Tabung Harapan with the hope we
could mend our economy. PAS and UMNO continued to criticize
and couldn't care less as whatever happen to the country.
Why ? Because they are wealthy from their corrupted way of
It is sad
to say that among the living Kings, the most arrogant comes
from the Royal family of Johor. Literature written by Asia
Sentinel below depicts the nature and the character of the a
few persons in the Royal court. It was the TMJ who started
using his big mouth thinking he was just attacking Dr
Mahathir alone. Millions have lost total respect to the
Johor crown and yelled at the Royal palace with words that
were contemptuous and debase.
how powerful and wealthy no wise man will bow to them. When
they die they will be remembered as dirty bitch, pigs and
dogs. There will be people who will be urinating on pictures
of Zahid, Tajuddin and Noh Omar.
Abdul Rahman Raof
TO RAISE A REVOLT OR A CIVIL WAR ?
I see it UMNO is trying to raise a revolt against the new
government after losing to Harapan, capitalising the
weaknesses and loopholes created by the new government.
DAP's pressure for equal right in Chinese education and the
entry to matriculation and other areas were used by PAS and
UMNO to incite the Malays and the Sultans to overthrow the
there were many different agendas within the rebel groups.
People like Zahid and Najib hope they would escape jail.
Other corrupt leaders like Bung, Anuar Musa, Noh Omar and
others are scared that their turn would come after the end
of Najib's case. The royal family of Johor feared
punishments for the crimes they have done. PAS holds the
traditional gratitude towards UMNO for the great financial
support. The top cops are afraid their criminal activities
would be exposed.
raise a revolt by UMNO-PAS coalition will not work because
half of the population are non-Malays. What they are doing
is to incite a civil war between the Malays and the Chinese.
It is nothing more than trying to destroy the people and to
protect themselves. UMNO leaders are wealthy and they can
always escape to other countries. It is the poor followers
and the blind supporters who will suffer.
problem with the PH government is that they too are having a
variety of different agenda. And many are not well educated
and short sighted. They are not matured enough. We saw this
when a Deputy Minister announced that Rosmah did not buy the
pink diamonds just base on the custom's report, depicting he
did not read DOJ's report. He is either lazy, stupid or does
not understand English.
Mahathir said PH is walking within the tight rope of
religion and race, indeed he is right.
blame UMNO-PAS alone but also the DAP ministers and
supporters who are too fast in demanding full equality.
These are seen as a great threat by the Malays. This is
being spread like a wild fire. What more a video is being
circulated about a DAP leader saying the Malays are
Pendatang. The Malays always think they are originated from
the Malay archipelago, the island people that incluse
Malaya. That's the reason Rantau and other by-elections
areas were wrested by BN.
Mahathir's policy is 70% right but 30% wrong. These are the
matters of people's welfare. People are asked to find jobs
by themselves as the government can't afford to pay their
salaries. He still loves privatization that had brought
hardship. The toll is expensive and taxing. And he was
trying to be good by quickly imposing the Rule of Law on
cunning crooks who stole billions of ringgit. Voters wanted
to see Najb incarcerated the fastest.
hear Apandi and Zahid seek permission to go to Umrah. To me
it is the usual clandestine procedure of meeting with evil
and devious intent. Both
are crooks. Crooks always flock together and find ways to save themselves and
destroy the others. We do remember well when Pandi said that 1Mdb
was perfect, yet Millions of 1Mdb stolen money were returned
however struggling and wriggling to get the support of the
people, the Sultans and the army for the throwing of the
government. I don't believe it will happen.
1Mdb money which was said to be perfect and well
administered by BN and Pandi are coming back to Malaysia
from the sale of Djo Low's property and Reza Aziz Red
Granite. Singapore is returning some millions too as well as
sacking people and banks that were known to swindle the
UMNO-PAS followers are blind enough not to see the truth.
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END OF MONARCHY ?
destroy themselves. There are two men responsible for this
namely Najib Razak and TMJ. They are both Bugis from
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I am almost good
for nothing. I was lazy in school, low achievers and nearly
ended up like a stray dog. On thinking back the past events,
I realized that I did much to guide and teach myself. In
1962 I went to learn Mandarin at night class. Nobody coaxed
me to apply for a job but myself after perusing an
advertisement in the local newspaper.
It was in 1969 I
decided to study on my own for university education. I
believed God had bestowed me with the desire of my heart and
I graduated in 1972 from university Malaya, on my own
financial source, and applied for government scholarship.
From those days
till now like many others I worked hard for my Radio Amateur
Examination, learning Morse codes without any assistant nor
help, learning computer programming codes till I finally
developed sophisticated soft wares and marketed them.
Mind you at 72 I
started to do my own cooking and contemplating hard to
construct a man carrying drone. I realize the importance of
mathematics and formula in building an aircraft like the
heavy duty drone.
block is my age, for my mind is getting rusty and memory is
fading very rapidly.
Striving on your
own would give you better insight of life, in social
environment and technological progress. You may not be
powerful and wealthy but you are proud of your success. The
fulfilment resides deep in your heart, no matter how bad the
rest look upon you. I would just smile to myself if people
regarded me as senile and useless.
When I was doing
my Master program in the United States in 1982/83 I
frequented the mall to play around with the computer until I
mastered all the commands. In fact I bought Texas Instrument
and started to write codes. After all the exams done I had 8
weeks more before my scholarship expired. I took the
opportunity to go to a computer lab from 8 am to 10 pm
everyday. When people got stuck with their codes they
approached me and I corrected them. A few asked me to be
their tutors, which I did.
It was the self
taught and the thinking that enabled me to be able to help
And now I have a
clear picture on the design of a drone; the motor,
propellers, the ESC, the PCB, the FC and the RC. The rest is
up to one's ingenuity and creativity to be successful.
I am not the only
one who have been teaching myself in the pursuing of
knowledge. There are thousands more like me in this country.
Yet there are millions who are brain dead, lazy and
unproductive. There are those who are only good at talking
and inciting people. the lucky among them ended up as
politicians, and started to rob and steal. They still talk
aloud, spreading fear and hatred.
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WE NEED KING ?
I am not going
about Kings but about the Boss in the world of work.
When I worked I
had an immediate boss. He would tell us what and what not to
do, the policy to follow and the target to achieve. Call me
bad as you will because I do not follow a hundred percent of
his instruction if it was at a detrimental of my clients.
Being an amazing boss he understood my principle and
respected it. I always did better than what he had expected
and strived for excellence.
In our system
there were layers of bosses. The boss at Federal level only
knew his close subordinates. They never heard of us, never
knew our sufferings, the death of our family members or even
our own death. As far as I am concern they didn't mean a
thing to me. I was more concern about the welfare of my
students. I wanted them to be useful to the society and
their future were secured. That's I regarded as divine
You may not know
that when the big bosses on the top were going to retire we
were forced to donate approximately RM250 each for the
departure meal and prizes to be given. I did not always
depart with my money. I assessed him as to his job and
characters, honestly and kindness. I won't care if he was a
braggart and arrogant.
I believe that we
mankind are equal. Inequality emerged from luck and the
savage nature of forces of power and wealth. And power
arises from weapons and military arsenals. Laws and rules
were enacted to put on the head of the inhabitants. You
would be arrested for non-compliance. And they formulated
rules to protect the Kings in our country ?
In many countries
People do not see the reasons for awarding special
privileges to Kings. Many rejected the institutions
completely. Try to count the number of countries in the
world and the number of Kings still reigning.
In Thailand the
King is a symbol of unity. The King is to ensure peace and
prosperity. He is still regarded as divine and a King to
In Malaya Kings
used to be a symbol of unity and a King is a King to all
until recently when some Kings do not want to be a King to
all. There was one who killed his citizen and causing hurts
to people. Such behaviours must not be condoned by law or
individuals. Those Kings should be removed and sent out of
the country as had been done previously in our history.
What is the
relevancy of Kings to the people today ? Land grabbing ?
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You notice that
the inciters of hatred are lead by wealthy politicians. They
always claim that the welfare of the people were at
hearts. They were in the kampongs and on the streets during
the election campaigns and disappeared later. When they
declared their properties the figures were in millions.
Millions of us hardly saved even RM500 in a bank.
The flesh of the
politicians are as sweet as their talks. I almost concluded
that the people who choose to be reticent, commented no evil
about others, humble, extending their hands helping the poor
are truly honest and deserved to be chosen as leaders. Of
course there politicians of this category.
arrogant people should be thrown to dogs and wild animals so
that their flesh would be torn. There is an island inhabited
by huge monitor lizards in our region. Take these
scrupulous human specie to this place rather than to the
court and throw with bags of money and jewelries for them to
I have just read
about the rally held in Kuala Lumpur of people carry
placards saying the Voice of TMJ is the voice of the Rakyat.
This guy must be a moron talking on behalf of the rakyat.
Are they calling for a referendum ? LET US DO A REFERENDUM,
TO HAVE KINGS OR DO AWAY WITH THEM. Isn't it fair ? They do
not read on the numbers who have F**K the prince. The Malays
had been talking about the Johor Kings for more than two
decades inferring to the death of a caddy boy.
We would know who
are behind this. It is a pity the UMNO women pawned their
jewelries to give money to the billion dollar man. Najib
even paid a million of the hand shake payment though he is
not a government servant. You have to work day and night to
put bread on the table. Lokman Adam wore a few thousand
dollar watch and bought expensive motorbikes for his
The image of
Islam is being depicted by PAS and other religious clerics.
PAS has no consideration for the Orang Asli and chased them
out of their traditional land. Is this Islam ? PAS is
supportive of a person whom the world has proven as a thief
giving the impression stealing is okay. PAS is lying about
paying to Sarawak Report and started to spin facts like
Shafiee. PAS is as aggressive as the Talibans.
How many of PAS
members ever constructed drones and helicopters ? How many
of them ever invent microchips, computers and man flying
gadgets ? Their specialities are to incite and spread hatred
and to lie.
Bad people are
not only in the opposition parties. They are also in the
current ruling government. There are opportunists, liars and
people who can't understand English, keeping themselves
aloof from the world. They are easily cheated and trapped
and been bought.
If we are not
cannibals then let the animals eat these evil politicians.
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The pictures above were published in social
media showing Noh Omar giving money away just before GE14 to
the voters. Najib Razak would have sent people to make
pilgrimage. In fact there are many more Mr nice men around,
unluckily there were no pictures published in the social
Many of my
teacher friends love to follow BN's campaign trail helping
to carry bags full of money. They bought new houses and new
cars after each of the campaigning days. It puzzled me a lot
as these teachers showed their piousness and pray five times
a day. Probably they though those cash came from God.
When I see these
people I see horns on their heads.
I only knew Noh
Omar during his school days as told by his school mates.
They said he kicked his teacher and was transferred to
another school. I don't think this kind and saintly man who
loves the poor people, could be a Samseng. Do Malaysians
vote for gangsters and hooligans to lead them ?
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The Raja Permaisuri of Johor, Raja Zarith
Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah defended her son, TMJ against all
those who lambasted him. But I wonder whether Her Royal
Highness ever read the feedbacks and other comments on the
social media such as Malaysiakini, Malaysia-Chronicles and
many of all the others. It was not just one or two men who
passed despicable remarks on TMJ but thousands and probably
millions who are not accessible to penning down their views.
TMJ has what the
laymen called a laser mouth, very vicious and attitude of
arrogance. I doubt whether Raja Zarith is aware of this
particular son. And as a Queen and King she needs to know
how and what the modern people are thinking. Education has
gone far and beyond. People can develop the thinking machine
with fantastic memories beyond human brain. They see and
analyze. In fact it would be shocking to know that many
prefer to go a Republic.
It was because of
TMJ that people began to trace the Royal lineage and origin.
They dug out the history of Bugis, Temenggong and the
Sultans of their roots and origins. Johor, Selangor and
Kelantan declared that they are Bugis. The Bugis are from
Sulawesi area. And they questioned about the legitimacy of
the monarchs in this country.
Toh Puan Raha too
is working hard to free his son Najib Razak who is a sure
thief and plundered the government's coffer. The latest news
is about the custodians of Djo Lo's mother jewelries related
to 1Mdb is surrendering the loot to DOJ. Najib is a smart
thief too. And he was even involved in several murders.
Again Toh Puan Raha should also know what the masses are
I have been in
schools and I came across several parents who attacked me
for accusing their sons of taking and peddling drugs. The
attacks were fierce. I only told them that "There is nothing
that I gain from simply said about your sons. They are here
only two years. After this they will be with you and under
your care for many long years. If you choose not to believe
us, we have nothing to lose. It is you who will suffer...."
As for TMJ the
repercussion goes far and deadly, for people began to hate
the Royal institutions and seek to do away with monarchy.
There are bound to be lunatics who will hunt for the wealth
of the Royal family wherever they are. Life will be very
miserable. Just learn from history of the Kings of the
A mother should
advise the son to behave and not to be arrogant.
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A friend did not
believe that Najib stole public fund. "He is so rich, why
must he steal again ? It is a lie." My answer was, "Ask
him." I narrated to him following the time line the lies
from Najib and the time taken for him to cook up stories.
And I told him about the habit if thievery. It is a mental
disease. A form of sickness that inflicts severe pain upon
He is a graduate
and an educated teacher. His logic fell short of human
sentiment and behaviours; their greed, insatiable needs, the
evil nature that made them disregard morality, religion,
shame and sins. The Malays are bigots. If you still remember
the members of Arkam who all claimed they saw their leaders'
face on the moon. And now they believe in the absolute
holiness of their religious leader Haji Hadi whom they were
told had met the Holy prophet Mohamed in his dream. His
second man even told the followers that it was the prophet's
instruction to Hadi to go to Iran.
support to Najib made the followers believe that Najib is
innocent, never lie cheat or steal any money. And PAS is
saying the Rome Statute is an insult to Islam. Their minds
are either distorted or they are blind.
I put up a
question in the Facebook; how to make the Malays be
respected in this country. The answers poured was "Be close
to God". It created a conception that the Malays are not
bright, myopic, bigot, sentimental.
In the current
legal case the court was told on how billions found their
way into Najib's account. He was the Prime Minister, the
Finance Minister and the Chairman. He wrote asking for a
loan and he wrote approving it. When EPU could not provide
him with the amount he wanted he took it from the pension
fund. The witnesses had given the detail and his defence
lawyers were there in the court.
We don't have to
wait for the judge to say he is guilty or not. We don't care
whether he remember what he did or not. The money that went
into his account were long been hidden and in fact denied.
It was not a hundred ringgit but thousands of millions.
Where did the money go to ?
Apandi, an AG
appointed by Najib said that 1Mdb was perfect. There was
nothing wrong with it. DOJ said otherwise. Djo Lo whom Najib
said had nothing to do with 1Mdb bought jewelries that cost
more than 1 million USD for his mother and agreed to return
to DOJ. Reza had paid DOJ the amount asked that used 1 mdb's
money. Yet Apandi said it was perfect. The UMNO people said
1Mdb was perfect. The Pekan women UMNO denounced those who
do not support the ex-Prime Minister as stupid.
These people were
either blind, or humans with full of greed, having selfish
character and gullible in nature.
Though Najib has
corrupted all the top civil service people by the millions,
there are still thousands of them who get nothing. These
crooks must be isolated and dealt with one by one.
The blind people
could be awakened in time to come. UMNO is still trying hard
to lie to the Felda settlers. Once Bung and his wife were
brought in to court, the people will start to believe why
the government is having less money when taking over from
Najib. I am sure Noh Omar, Anwar Musa and a few others are
struggling hard to hide their ill gotten gains. How long can
they run ?
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question emerged on this blog since when the plane disaster
happened and Rosmah Mansor was perceived as a de-facto Prime
Minister. Her obnoxious behaviours were published and then
removed from the Youtube but it was ample for millions to
a series of bad events strike the countries. I related the
happenings to the bad aura of the lady, arguing between the
coincidences and mysteries of the universe. Then I stopped
never to expect UMNO to fall down and the couple to be
is unknown. If I were to make any predictions they are
merely base on causal effect, Karma or Comeuppance. Najib's
CASH IS KING was supposed to give him absolute and
unchallenged strength and power. He believed that he had
covered every stone found in the country. He created FLOM
for his wife, bought new jet for the use by his spouse,
demanded loyalty, promoted rank and files and introduced
BR1M. He boasted and bragged of his success, being a friend
and buddy of American Presidents and how well those
Presidents treated him.
forbid bragging and lying and spinning facts. Najib will
never believe in comeuppance or the Hindu Karma nor the
causal effect. It is simple for the believers to see and
understand. It is hard for the fools to comprehend.
efforts to incite the Malays to raise against the
government. PAS is helping Najib to do it. But God decides.
What's next is hard to say. However the citizens expect
Najib to repent and return the lost money which I suspect
billions are kept in his family's account in Australia, New
Zealand and even in Uzbekistan.
must also leave the woman whom some saw as a whore and 'sial'
that has put the ex-Prime Mnister in the present condition.
Her father disowned her. One of her daughters hated her. At
on time her countenance was more of a witch than a normal
woman. She was suspected to be at the scene where Altantuya
was murdered. If God were to ask me to forgive one, between
Rosmah and Najib, I would forgive the husband and happy to
see her crumpled. She brought bad luck to her husband.
lucky that we are not Arabs. We had seen the fate of Saddam
Hussein and Ghadafi in the hands of these tribes. Najib and
Rosmah will not be as bad as Saddam and Ghadafi.
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LAWYERS GO TO HELL ?
50% of the
lawyers will go to hell. Those who tried to defend the
criminals do not have to pretend that they do not know their
clients. God knows their hearts that full of greed, and
misbehaving themselves to manipulate facts, fabricate false
evidences and even involve in killing witnesses.
50% really fight for justice and corruptions and want to see
good things alive and prevail.
people will use crooked lawyers. They use these lawyers to
corrupt anyone they can hold of, even judges and witnesses
and even prosecutors. One of these lawyers that I perceive
as dishonest and dirty is Shafiee. When netizens accused him
of receiving millions from Najib to fix cases, he denied it.
"It is NONSENSE," he declared to the reporters. Public
suspected that he bribed judges in jailing Anwar Ibrahim.
They saw him at Najadi's funeral too earlier on.
BN fell, the new government traced the money trail. Yes the
money was paid by Najib. "It was my legal fee," he said.
From a denial of receiving the sum he changed to legal fee.
Then he changed to something else. The money was given by
Najib for the PM's friend to renovate a house. The reason
for the changed was that he did not declare the income to
nothing in his mind other than thinking how to cheat and
bluff and making arrangement with Najib's friends in Saudi
Arabia how to get Najib out of trouble. The donation story,
I am sure, is from him. He named a dead King as a donator
and Najib's 1Mdb friend, Prince Turki. On the surface it
looks clean but DOJ did traced the truth despite the
continuing afford to manipulate the truth.
loves this hot shot lawyer for the previous successes and
the foolproof advice on how and where to hide the ill gotten
and Shafiee forgot that God does exist and more powerful
than both of them. UMNO fellows too forget about the power
of the Almighty. Najib always thought that he was invincible
and can get away from all his doings. He is still using the
money he took from the people to buy his way out.
began figure out how Najadi and Kevin Morais were killed
using the 2.5 billion given to Habibullah for Black Op. I
believe God made it to be exposed. Slowly the truth will be
out. The people want to know every detail of how the 2.5
billions were used up. But wait.
should not take cases to defend the criminals if they do not
want to go to hell. They can't even pretend not to know
their clients' vices.
still remember the history of Pol Pot and Khew Samphan then
you will know that the kids took their guns to shoot lawyers
and school teachers. Those were regarded as parasites.
never want my kids to be lawyers for I know at least 50% of
them will go to hell.
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THE MUSLIMS BY CLERICS
may hurt. But when we are telling the truth of the pure
truth then it becomes a universal truth. If truth could
break turbulence and havoc, just hide it but don't lie about
it. News that we heard cannot always be certain. They may be
totally false, added or subtracted to make them more spicy.
I went to the local stadium one day to have a cup of soup
when the vendor broke the news saying, "Hadi won the Sarawak
Report case." He was very excited. I told him that it was
not over yet until next April (it was last year).
"No, it is the truth everything is over. It was in the TV,"
I had not
been watching TV or listening to the radio for more than 19
years. I did not know what was on the news and I did not want to
argue with him. At home I came across a Youtube footage
where an Islamic Party man announced that Hadi won the case
against Sarawak Report. It puzzled me and I said to myself
that this type of people deserve to be treated as
grace there was a recent announcement that Hadi withdrew his
challenged against the portal. Other news said Hadi paid
the settlement fee of 1.4 millions to Sarawak Report. There
was an immediate denial of the payment by the PAS members,
but not from Hadi. Weeks later there was a proof that the
payment was paid by Hadi's friend. It took more than a month
for the PAS people to say Hadi never knew about the
I knew it
was a lie base on the time frame. Hadi would have vehemently denied
himself the moment the news on the settlement was blazoned
but it took months for this religious man to reply.
that PAS made a road show spreading and inciting the
followers against the new government, and to call for Muslim and
Malay unity against the threats of non-Muslim and at the
same time covertly inserting fallacies about Hadi-Sarawak
PAS is an
Islamic party with it's leaders using phrases from the Holly
Book as if Hadi is a Holly man sent directly by God to guide
them. The followers by the thousands donned the head cover
called Ketayap over their heads, the sign of holiness and
the pure Muslim patriots.
clerics who lie. They say God permits them. They say a
Muslims crooks and criminals are better than an honest
infidels. Yet these are the people who sell their lands away
to non-Muslims, who support Najib's criminal activities.
What a sorry state of Islamic Party.
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claimed he didn't know Djo Lo, this picture was released. I
know 4 persons in the picture. From left is Djo Low, Prince
Turki, Najib Razak and Rosmah Mansor. They were on the
infamous yartch purportedly to discuss 1Mdb.
court was told the Prince Turki donated 1.9 billions to
is up to you to think.
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IN HAM RADIO
Malaysian ham radio had been a enjoyable hobby for centuries
until a few years back when politicians began to come in.
Coincidently in those days the band condition was superb
throughout a many long years. It would be a puzzle and a
mystery if nature seems to understand with the human events.
radio has a call sign and the name of the operator. By the
name we won't know the social status of a person, whether he
is a President, a King or a noble. There were always a
mutual respect among the fellow hams, and we enjoyed in
addressing each other as equal.
Hussein or Jordan would always give his name as Hussein and
King Ahmad Talal as Ahmad. Imagine of me addressing his
Royal Highness as Ahmad in the course of my several contacts
the years the people in the radio fraternity in this country
composed of all races and creeds. There were
Europeans, Australians, Malays, Indians and Chinese. But in
the 1980's color and race began to take it's shape when a
group of Malays formed a Malay radio society. There were
talks of efforts to get more Malays into the hobby.
Malay politicians and other influential Malays attached to
the ruling party were dragged in. The rank and file started
to show up. Clubs were formed lead by political leaders and
the political alliance individuals. Datuk becomes a
respectable title and they lead the Malay radio groups.
Listening to the contacts among them there were clear
difference in the social strata among the radio enthusiasts.
There was effort to drag the King in and to get the class A
licence without having to follow the existing procedure.
respects and sanctity of the hobby dwindled when the people
started to speak in radio pirate lingo and organize
themselves with a team of pirates and having a special call
sign. A license radio amateur thus have a pirate and an
amateur call signs. There were those who rent their call to
others. I accosted them for their misdemeanour and they
called me PIG on the band. Mind you these PIG people are
alive and kicking in the radio world today.
ham of the yesteryears detached themselves away. 98% quit
ham radio. A few escape to the band where the class B were
Among the old hams there was a real Datuk but nobody
addressed him as one except for one old man whom we called
Datuk Tan, not a title of his social or official standing
but as a radio name. Yet he always give his name as TAN in a
There were classes of people in ham radio before but they
were never visible on the radio.
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GANGSTER WHO THINKS HE IS INVINCIBLE
to imagine when a gangster becomes the head of a state. The
first thing they will do is to ensure there are laws that
would make them immune and untouchable. They can kill and
inflict pain on others as they like. And they will command
obedience. They will loot as much as they can from the
Rumours go viral that we have several of such personalities
in this country. They killed people whom they perceived as
threats to them and get the police to protect them. They use
their ill gotten wealth to corrupt and harness support. They
thought they are invincible.
least half of the citizens are aware of their designs
despite their effort to use race and religion to get the
support of the people. They banged hard on the bleak future
of the Malays and Islam for not supporting them. They lied
to the gullible Malays.
trying hard to recall any of the present prince in this very
universe who acts like a gangster. It is hard to find
because there aren't many Kings anymore. Even in Malaya I
hardly know who are real Kings and who are only Temenggung
wresting the King's titles. The remnants of the real kings
act and behave accordingly. Only a few of the Saudis royalty
who are living in sins.
Temenggung rally themselves behind the British made law.
Using this law they want to crash all those critics. So we
saw a caddy being hacked to death, and normal laymen being
beaten and hammered.
the Royal institution has lost it's sanctity and losing it's
respectability then it is a high time that we go for the
referendum, whether to go republic or to stay foot as it is
is sad that the criticism has evolved from advising a King
to observe himself to the immense hatred by the people who
are using the term parasites.
those people suffer when the local people are suffering from
the poor economy, from the losing of national coffer and
other public savings ? They don't. They simply thought they
Those who are still young will still have the chance to see
the coming events in 2035. These young princes will suffer
the fate of Saddam Hussein and Ghadafi in 25 years time. Tun
and me and many of us will not be around anymore.
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TOP COPS THINK THEY HAVE
The end power of the
police and the military and even the mafia are the weapons
in their hands. That's all what they have when the masses
rejected the rules and laws of the country and decide to
shove the police away.
Corruptions and the
misuse of power are all known and observed by the people
Though there are many good honest, loyal and sincere
officers but the top cops have paraded their arrogance and
show of their power. When a group of them took a holiday
recently and issued a statement that Najib is not involved
in the high profile murder after their returned, people
already sensed their high handed policies. They played a
judge. Hussein Najadi and Kevin Morais murder absolutely
something to do with Najib.
Najib still has
billions with him, enough to finance the movement to save
him. We are not talking of the visible proofs but of the
perceptions that cannot be wrong. I always say that people
did not see what your farther did to your mother. But they
knew he had done his deed because she gave birth to you.
This unseen proof is called obvious.
Only time will tell
when the crooks will be crushed.
At the moment we are
still asking as to what happen to the murderer of Kevin
Morais. Just 2 years in jail for killing a person ? Do they
think everyone is stupid and it will be forgotten ? Crooks
will be searched till their old age like what the Jews did
the the Nazis who murdered them. Mind you this will include
Shafiee and his gang of lawyers. I believe in 2035 the
sinners will have to face their doomsday.
People do keep
records of their whole activities.
Cops who have
retired are lucky because they are still accepted by the
society and are not hunted and family destroyed. Thanks God
the Malaysians can still contain their feelings of
vengeance. The Iraqis hung their Presidents. The Libyans
sodomized Muamar Ghadafi even after his death.
There is still time
for the bad top cops to repent including those retired ones.
People always remember them.
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One of the ,ost
beautiful places in the world where the Malaysians could
visit is Semporna Sabah. I made my visit on the 20th - 23rd
April 2019. I paid about RM897 to Addora Travel agency for
the fun trip. Since I live in Alor Setar I had to start my
trip on the 19th and put up a night in Kuala Lumpur's hotel
for the morning flight on the next day. The price I paid to
Tune Hotel was RM287.
Nobody waited for me
at the Tawau airport. Adora later contacted one of the many
transport agents there to transport me to Semporna where I
stated in a one or no star hotel called Pearl Hotel. I was
informed to go and wait at the public jetty tghe next
Drones are bannned
in all the islands except for the Timba Timba sandbank
island. You can see this sandbank on the first clip which I
mistakenly typed it as Tampa Tampa. Drones may be shot or
the owner could be fined for RM5K. I tried to cheat by
flying it from my boat. Unfortunately the drone failed to
operate saying there was magnetic interference or the gimbal
was not ready. Out of 100 times only one time it could start
without the use of a hand phone. At Mataking island where we
stopped to have our lunch I went to a police station nearby
and seek a permission to fly around the beach where we were
staying. The policeman said that I could fly for 3 feet high
and only around the area where we rest.
Semporna islands are
beautiful. To me they are more beautiful than those in
Maldives. For the ordinary Malaysians the siesta is very
affordable and withing reach.
What surprised me
most in Semporna was the cheap sea food. I didn't believe
when I was charged only RM20 for three big crabs and RM25
for a big delicious cooked fish. I will never forget it.
There were hundreds of Chinese who really enjoyed these sea
food, filling the whole table with all sorts of delicacies.
The trip to Mabul
needed some payment to enter the native village, RM10, and
another RM20 to enter the amazing Mabul Resort. The video
abouve also showed the sea Bajau people rushed to the boats
for food or whatever you have to offer. I would like to
remind you to keep your purse intact and tight. Bring
whatever food as much as you can carry. It is just fun to
see how they rush to get whatever you are giving them.
The trip includes at
least 5 snorkling events. I did it only once and stayed on
the bioat for the rest.
The whole trip was
gorgeous and fun.
I thank God that my
wish has been granted.
Abdul Rahman Raof
A few still remember
a writer and a historian who was banned from entering Malaya
when he wrote that the Malay Royalty were originally
pirates. It took about 60 years later for the Malays to
inform us that Kings were not from the local but from Bugis
land, the Makassar area. And the Johor present rulers are
not originally a King but the Temenggung. Selangor and
Kelantan and Johor themselves declared that they immigrants.
So Alex Josie was right.
We should all
realize that many immigrant enhanced themselves to gain
respects by naming themselves Tengku, Ku and Sayed. The
Indians chose Sayed. The title Syed is suppose to show
linkage with the Holly Prophet Mohammed.
In my blog, I have
advised the rulers not to show their partisanships and
politically bias. They should be a King to the citizens, all
citizens regardless of the race, creeds and political
beliefs. Surely the King does not have the time to read
every blog in the world. But as a King he must make sure
nothing could pass his knowledge.
A King's immunity is
not the right to hit or kill anyone he likes. And there
should not be any rule to protect anyone who commits crimes.
further convince people that Alex Josie was right. We could
not allow any hooligan or gangster to be a ruler or a
Minister. The civil war in the Middle East has it's origin
from the arrogance of the rulers. Saudi Arabia had to pour
billiuons to protect the institution from any uprising.
Personally I find
both TMJ and the Sultan are thinking they are invincible and
loved by the rakyat. I think it is a dangerous game to play.
They thought they are figjting Tun Mahathir only. To know
the truth let it be put to referendum. Let rakyat make the
choice, to have a king or to put away the monarchy.
Abdul Rahman Raof
I do not follow nor
read on Najib's trial but only grasped the the flashed
headlines that came cross my computer. I firmly believe that
Najib's fate depends on how close he is with Rosmah at the
present time. It is strange that I put away facts and logic
aside, rather depending strongly on the mystery and
astrology. Najib is in the dock because of Rosmah's bad aura
which the Malays termed as SIAL. I penned this long before
PH took over, trying to analyse the events to co-incidences
at the time when the public asked the question as to who was
the real Prime Minister, Najib or Rosmah.
But I read on
people's input that say Najib can save himself by admitting
his sins and return all the loots and repent. No one suggest
a divorce which I strongly urge for Najib to do. It is a
trade between Najib's freedom and Rosmah in incarceration.
As for the sins of
the probable murder of Hussein Najadi only God will decide.
If the top cop did not do it to protect Najib then they do
know who mastermind the murder of Hussein and Kevin Morais.
The picture of Najib
that I saw made me study it very closely. He is thinking all
the time yet he sees darkness before him. He tried to get
people's support and to revolt against the government. He
hopes for Royal's armour, which is very risky indeed. The
cost may be a new nation called a Republic of Malaysia.
People began to dig about the roots and origin of Malayan
Sultanate and who gave them the legitimacy.
The whole world is
focussing on Najib's trial. A few including me, just don't
If Hadi and PAS
think it is alright to steal as long as the loot is shared
with the party and to send people to Mecca then Islam will
be looked down as a bad religion. The world is observing it
and PAS to bear it.
Abdul Rahman Raof
It has been several
times the people 'upstairs' had rejected my offer. The first
was the offer to teach the finger biometric system program
to teachers, which received no reply from the state
education department. The second is my request to give a
talk on flying car and drone technology to the students of
Vocational College in my locality, which seemed to be
rejected by the head of the college.
They either regarded
me as unfit and unqualified or they were suffering from
inferiority complex, with envy or jealousy.
In my 72 years of
living I find that the Malays, generally, are susceptible to
the call of sentiment and emotion rather than logic and
reasoning. One can steal other people's idea and claim it is
of his own, without feeling guilty or having an atom of
shame. I remember when the state education department called
several of us to develop a school time table software; we
worked on it and ready to present to system to the Ministry
of Education. The officer insisted that it should be him to
bring the application and present. Surely we rejected for
people might want to know the algorithm and the inside of
the programming modules. Of course we decided not to hand
our work to them.
And what more, they
were sending me for a Visual Basic course, when I had
already won school national awards on application written in
And now with the
sudden surge of drones in the market that generate billions
of dollars in the world market, younger people in many parts
of the world are building their own aircrafts. A few
secretly build vehicles that can fly people using the same
Because of my ample
understanding of the working of the drones which I think not
every student understand the principle working of the
machine, I requested to talk about it for 2 1/2 hours to the
students. I believe the college has enough equipment to
construct and cut materials to make a flying vehicles.
Nobody showed any interest at all.
I put in the Face
Book about the flying car and about the possibility of
making one. Only two clicked the like button. Try to talk
about how to enhance the dignity and respect of the Malays,
and probably thousands will reply to say ' ...be close to
The Malays do not
seem to like something they see as difficult, like learning
and seeking knowledge. Yet they want people to say that they
are smart. They want big salaries and promotion in spite of
knowledgeable Malays do express their frustrations as well.
Some keep the feeling to themselves. Many of them retired as
a poor citizen until their skills rot.
Abdul Rahman Raof
I WANT TO BUILD A FLYING
When you talk about
the flying cars to the Malays they will turn their heads
away, not even the Head of College Vocational. I don't know
for what reason. Even the Malay politicians made a joke out
of it and made a fun in parliament and their election
I will explain the
basic of the flying car as shown in the clip above, to put
it in simple words and hope the readers could understand it.
Here is the explanation.
1. Do not imagine a
car as the ones you see on the road.
2. The flying car we
are going to talk is using the drone principle of a quad
copters or a hexa copters; quad is having four motors and
propellers, hexa is using 6 motors and propellers. The main
item in the project is the motor and the propellers. Without
them the car will not fly.
3. For the car to
fly the fan/propellers must rotate strong enough to lift the
body of the car plus whatever on the vehicle. The weight of
the car is in either pound or kilogram. Here we use Kilogram
(Kg). The principle is if the weigh of the car is 100 kg,
the propellers must push the air down at 200 kg. Double it.
The pushing of the air is called thrust. The rotor is sold
with the spec 50kg thrust, 75 kg thrust or 100 kg thrust. It
also specifies the fan size to use. To get 200 Kg thrust we
need to buy the 50Kg thrust motors, 4 of them which give the
total trust of 200kg. But it is advisable to buy the 60Kg or
higher thrust motor.
4. The 4 motors must
be in pair of two; 2 running clockwise and two running
counter clockwise. The diagram below show the positions of
Why the rotation
must be in opposite direction ? If all the propellers rotate
in the same direction, the body of the drone will rotate in
opposite direction. It is the law of nature which human call
it Newton's third law. A helicopter without the tail rotor
will rotate all the time in opposite direction of the fan.
5. The role of the
propellers are important; it provide lift by the thrust of
air, move forward when the hind propellers rotate faster
than the others, move backward when the front propellers are
faster then than back ones, move to the right when the
propellers 1 and 4 are faster. HOW TO GET THE SPEED OF THE
ROTATION CHANGE ?
need to attach the motor to a unit called Electronic Speed
Controller (ESC). Make sure the current rating of ESC equals
or more than the current rating of the motor. In the picture
here we don't see the wires on ESC. There are wires to the
motor and wires to the other part too. Because there are 4
motors to control therefore we need to buy 4 units of ESC.
The image here is
showing the ESC for small drones. Mind
it is easy to find the components that can handle a high
ampere and voltage. Even in China which is exporting drones
legal drone shops are difficult to find. And in many
countries big drones are not allowed and forbidden by law.
However they are
sold somehow and somewhere to individuals.
7. The ESC needs
current to be sent to the rotor. They are brought to a point
where they can get the electricity. The board is called the
Power Distribution Board (PDB).
It is at the
PDB that the main power is connected. This is a mere
connection. The drone has to be powered on and the propeller
must rotate at a certain speed before it can lift the weigh
as we have first described in the beginning. Again we have
to shop for the correct rating. Our drone is to carry a man
There are time that
we need a full throttle meaning all the propellers will
rotate with equal RPM. There are time when we only want to
have rotator 3 and 4 to rotate faster than the others.
8. The drone needs
what is called FLIGHT CONTROLLER ( FC ). The ESC being
connected to FC will reacted to the command of the FC.
Controller is attached to a radio receiver (RX) and the RX
is sold together with the the Remote Controller RC. We need
either to make or buy a set of transmitter and a receiver.
The common for drone is the 2.4Ghz remote control
transmitter and a receiver.
9. The RC transmits
several channels. Each channel has a function like the lift,
the forward movement, the left and right and the turning
left and right movement. You have to shop around and look
for the best. The image I put here is only to provide a
concept of a transmitter (RC) and the receiver (RX).
Top is TX and bottom is RX
Having fixed all the components the test must be thorough.
WHAT TO CONSIDER
1. Need to configure out all the components so that they are
suitable for the high current.
2. The body of the vehicle must be light. Weight all the
components and record them; the roor and the propellers, the
batteries, the PDB, the ESC, the FC, the screws and nuts,
the aluminium or similar light materials and the pilot
3. If there is a limitation to the FC current handling, then
add more rotors. Only imagination and creativity can help.
4. NAZA FC all in one does not require a PDB and simpler to
have done the rough estimation as the cost of the project.
It is about RM20K.
Abdul Rahman Raof
IF I WERE A PRIME
MINISTER FOR A WEEK
If I were given a
mandate to be a prime Minister for a week, the first day I
would do is to declare Johor without Sultan. After all
Sabah, Sarawak and Penang do not have Sultans. In my whole
life and I am about to die anytime now, I have never seen
any member of a Royal family who acted like a Samseng though
I heard about a Malayan King hacked someone to death. In
sciences we are talking about genes and chromosomes that
carry the traits of the ancestors.
No country in the
world should create the immunity of a King and the Head of
States. No King shall be a gangster, murderer and do
whatever he likes over his subjects. Johor forget about God,
humanity and civility. The Royalty's wealth and power given
by the man made law do not scare any poor man.
TMJ is a boy, lack
of discipline, braggart and thought he is Captain Malaya
with a confuse mind. He thinks he is smart in every aspects
of the games. Having own army does not mean Johor is
I would not make war
with Johor's army. I would just disband them and place under
The boy would be
sent to a special school where he could learn logic,
sciences, philosophy, history and religion with a small
allowance of a hundred ringgit a week. He can join politics,
going campaigning, form a party and be a Prime Minister,
just like anybody else.
There is no
restriction for the Royal family though Johor is without a
King. They can go anywhere in the world, doing any business
they like as long as they do not indulge themselves in
corruptions, stealing money as what Najib did.
As for any other
Kings in the country, they have the choice of remaining as
Kings, join politics or going back to their homelands in
Makassar and Sulawesi area as they themselves have declared.
Then, after the week
passes away, I can step down and ready to die.
Abdul Rahman Raof
HAS THE KING THE RIGHT
TO KILL AND KICK ANYONE HE LIKES ?
every citizen answer this question and don't beat about the
bush. And the Sultans must answer the same question. Those
who talk about absolute loyalty would not understand what it
means until a King hack his father or mother to death or
rape his wife in front of him.
am not talking of Mahathir nor Johore Royalty. It was like
that in the yesteryears before many of us were born. Kings
would beheaded anyone they want. People were made to believe
that bad omen would befell them if they disagree or
challenge the King. It was the Kings who brought prosperity
to the land and they were the shadow of God and divine in
sane man will give the right to the King to kill and
manhandle anyone he likes. No sane man would agree with any
law to allow the free killing. It is not in Islamic law or
in any other jurisprudence.
King might think he is popular among the rakyat and the
people still desire monarchy. He might be right. But he may
be wrong too. It would be best if he were to ask for a
referendum whether the people wants the Constitutional
Monarchy or a Republic. Many countries that used to have
Kings had had their referendum and the people had made the
Abdul Rahman Raof
THE ORIGIN OF MALAYAN
Historians do not live in the past. They gathered bits and
pieces together to see the shape of the mole. Stories and
traditions that passed from words of mouth came to a break
in the age of enlightenment and civility and science come to
the fore. People no longer believe in the divinity of a
King, the shadow of God, the guidance of the faith. The
Malay Anal documented on the origin of King from Alexander
Sultan of Selangor announced that His Highness is a Bugis,
meaning the ancestors were from Sulawesi area. I was in
Ternate and was informed by the locals that the Sultan of
Kelantan was from that area too. As for the rest I would not
make any remark because I do not get any first hand
this world where nations began with Kings only a few is
still having the Royalties; Brunei and Saudi Arabia were the
wealthiest. Saudi Arabia is having a big unseen problems.
Malaya I do not foresee the reign of Kings will be forever.
A misbehaviour of a member of Royal family has tarnished the
good name of the Kings and already there are voices calling
for the referendum, whether to make this country a Republic
or not. It will just be a natural process in the modern
environment that people will come to reject monarchy and
demand back all the lands that taken by the Kings. The 1Mdb
issue began in the Trengganu's palace. No matter how
monumental the effort put in to cover up the case, it is
time that will decide for the murky water to be replaced
with the cleaner one.
predicted 2035 will be the end of all, no matter what. With
the current situation Johor and Selangor are inviting the
Abdul Rahman Raof
A QUESTION TO THE MALAYS
is richer and wealthier, the Chinese or the Malays ? Who is
more advance and progressive, the Chinese or the Malays ?
my own personal view, generally the Malays are still
backwards in their pattern and methods of thinking, short
sighted and lazy. Many still believe the men are superior to
women, sciences and technology threaten religious beliefs,
and even reject the idea of flying cars and flying men as
nonsensical and absurd.
Generally too that the Chinese are richer and wealthier. For
many long years the Malays depend on the government for
jobs. The immigrants from India and Pakistan came to the
country to make businesses. There were a few trades and
business run by the Malays. The British pampered the Malays
and provide them on many things. The Chinese had to organize
themselves to provide schools and educations, sharing
trades, crafts and other skills. They strive to make a
living, plant whatever eatable plants where land were found.
And they had kids they wanted their kids to excel in schools
could the Malays be wealthy working as a government servants
compared to the tin miners and motor cycles importers ? And
the Malay parents in the kampongs were illiterate and
uneducated. Many did not see the value of education. Even if
the know, they could not add additional support.
When the Malays failed in education and failed to get a
proper job, they thought politics could help them, could
bring them wealth.
Today the competition is stiff. It is not easy even to run a
small business. It returns to the old law, the survival of
the fittest. The Malays kill each other for a job, for a
contract and demand even cash from the government.
Politicians have millions. As long as the people vote for
them the more money they can make.
Abdul Rahman Raof
Hassan laughed at the idea of flying car, trying to convince
the kampong folks that it is a nonsense. And I find at least
50% of the politicians are uninformed and lack of knowledge
about sciences and current progress.
anyone from government read this essay, I hope he can tell
our PM to encourage the youth in building their own flying
cars by lifting off all the taxes on things and components
for the making of the vehicles. Within a week of the
announcement by the custom I will make a trip to purchase
the rotors, propellers and a few other relevant components
and form a group of builders. Mind you I am now 72. If
I were younger by 40 years I would start despite the
Flying car as shown in the footing is not like building an
airplane. The government can always set rules and
regulations on where the test could be made. Once successful
the machine has to be registered and DCA will decide for
Right now at least 10% of the drone lovers can build a
vehicle as above with a little encouragement. Technical
schools and colleges have all the facilities. Yes aluminium
welding must be there. There are light materials sold in the
market, else we build factories to manufacture carbon fibre.
laugh and rejecting a progressive idea is very despicable.
And they are good in cheating the voters.
Abdul Rahman Raof
NAJIB SAYS HE WANT TO
CLEAR HIS NAME BUT SCARED OF GOING TO COURT
have heard Najib been telling lies, pretend stupid and
spinning things since the issue of 1Mdb cropped up. It began
with accusation from Tony Phua. Even Tun Mahathir and almost
all UMNO members and the rakyat did not know what it was all
about. Najib was very quiet and about, neither denying nor
confirm it. He let his UMNO men replied for him.
They did. They said that Najib won't be silly to keep money
in Malaysian bank, he would keep his wealth overseas. There
were consensus denials that he has any. Later the Wall
Street Journal mentioned about the 2.6 billion in the Am
Bank. Najib was still quiet and his lawyer threatened to sue
the Wall Street within a week. It was three months later
after several trips to Saudi Arabia he came up with the
donation story. In the meantime his team start to make false
documents to justify the donations and putting words in
Saudi's Prince mouth.
Time and again he says he wants to clear his name. Again
only recently he said that let it be a direct broadcast so
that the people would know the truth. That sounds good. He
can prove his innocence and he is not a thief. We the people
want to know the truth too.
he keeps on stalling the court case, appealing for the the
course of stay. How could he show that he is not guilty by
not wanting to prove himself innocent. If he is , he is.
People will judge whether the trial is fair or not as they
have seen in the case of Anuar Ibrahim. But Anuar have never
repeatedly said "Let's go to court to prove my innocence".
It was Najib who repeatedly mentioned that he wants to clear
has made another great mistake after making a mistake of
choosing him as a Prime Minister. Tun declared the rule of
law too early to deal with despicable people. He should have
discussed in detail with the PH and the cabinet members.
Najib should have not been allowed bail in the first place
like the South Korean leader before.
is given freedom to lie to the people again. to go against
the government, to work with the Johore monarchy against the
government. He wants chaos to happen so that an emergency
could be declared.
there is one thing that I should state now and truthfully.
If the rakyat starts to hate the rule of monarchy and the
Kings, Najib and UMNO who must bear the responsibility.
Remember, not all Malays will absolutely regard Kings as the
shadow of God. They now know that some Kings are immigrant
from Makassar and Sulawesi area, and will later ask the
legitimacy of the Kingship and the power they have over the
land. The Sultans themselves declare their fact of their
origin, which the people are not aware of before.
Najib has no choice but to prove that he is innocent
by the course of arguments and rebuttals in court. We the
rakyat will always be fair and make judgement. We will side
Najib if we believe that he is a victim.
Abdul Rahman Raof
GOOD PEOPLE WHO GIVE
AWAY MONEY ?
need money to survive. If without bequest we have to work,
beg or steal. Most of us are not wealthy even the people who
run businesses, though most of the wealthy citizens come
from the business community. try to work for 60 years
and accumulate your savings and see whether it will come to
RM300000. Millions don't even have a saving of RM1000.
Once there was a debate about the Haram and Halal money,
about the source where they originate. The notes in
circulation are from all sort of sources; theft and robbery,
the sale of drugs, prostitution, agricultural and
manufacturing sectors and from other institutional jobs.
Muslim clerics have justifications of these money. If a
lottery money is given to you and you know it, it is not
haram provided the money is used for public goods and
services. If you don't know the source then it is free to
use it without fear of any sin.
When someone gives you a thousand or a million ringgit, just
take it and don't ask of it's source. Certainly only a good
man would depart with his money for the welfare of the
far as I am concern, a good government won't give away money
to the rakyat freely. But it will create jobs and made them
earn their salaries through the jobs. In the village there
is always a commune job and let the people work in the
commune like fish rearing and animal husbandry. There are no
limit in projects creativity. I never agree with BR1M, for
it does NOT contribute to the GDP.
Some wealthy men became rich through their enterprise.
Others sell their lands to foreigners. Others rob from the
public in a big way and give away a little of their loots.
It is the later methods that we are to focus about. The
Muslims who ask others to steal and use the money to go to
pilgrimage will only realize that it is a big sin.
This is the perception of most Malay Muslims. It is the
money that counts, not the source.
morality has disappeared. The Muslims are inculcating that
criminals and sinners should not be ashamed. Their minds
have been corrupted. To them any man who gives them money is
a good man.
Abdul Rahman Raof
TOP COPS HOW POWERFUL ?
believe the top cops who went for vacation together were all
Najib's men. When they came back they played a judge saying
that Najib was not involved in the high profile murder. How
true is Karma ? Now there are groups who blamed the police
for missing Koh and Amri. Zahid Hamidi immediately denied
that it him who instructed the police to kidnap the two
When UMNO was talking about Jihad, it was talking about
saving and hiding the crimes that will be emerge in the
matter how they are trying to hide the truth sooner or later
they will be caught with the pant down. It was the police
who was trying to make Brown as a terrorist and put under
Interpol Red Alert list. Anuar Ibrahim experienced almost
People are observing the demeanour of these powerful
individuals, and very close too.
am sure Najib, during his freedom time, had called those
whom he had put to the high position and JUSA to be loyal to
him and to support him. I saw these people shaking hands
with him at the court and the MACC's office. You cannot be
courtesy to a person who had ruined our economy as you do
not shake hands with the drug pushers.
when the top cop said that the high profile murder has
nothing to do with Najib, they are making the judgment. It
was just the same as what Apandi Ali said that there was
nothing wrong with 1Mdb. It was nothing but a mere trying to
show their power. True powerful indeed they were, but we
must not forget that God is more powerful and will work in a
mysteriously to see the police receive the comeuppance.
have seen many retired top police officers, observing their
lives as a laymen. They are wealthy, having money to spend
but they are ignored by many. When they died those who knew
them said 'thank you God'.
not every top cops are bad and evil, not everyone agrees
with their superiors. The ones who were not involved in any
dirty job would not have any guilty conscience. The real
story of the missing Koh and Amri will surface. We will soon
witness the result.
Several people have written articles exposing a few top cops
on corruptions, leaving a permanent image on those who read
Remember people do observe. It is up to the top police to
show that they are nor bias, honest in carrying out their
duty and really serve the community.
Abdul Rahman Raof
ON MEN AND WOMEN
used to respect an influential cleric by the name of Azhar
Idrus known as Ustaz Azhar Idrus, but the respect waned when
he commented on the femininity of women that are always weak
in strength compared to men. He said that no women could
beat men in sports.
Last night I watched another footing where he claimed that
men always use their brain but women only want to fulfil
their desire. If men do not take care of their female
counterparts the later will go naked and expose their
Because he is a religious figures the followers will agree
and believe in him.
Arabs once regard the women are inferior and never use their
Azhar has been living in a cocoon, and never seem to know
what's going on in the world. He has not been even to a
jogging track where women overtook men in the walking and
running exercise. If he takes a hundred PAS men in the
sport's field I can be certain that all will be beaten flat.
Even a women soccer or hockey team could outwit a Malaysian
Recently I visited Taiwan. On the way home I followed the
women at the airport for I did not know what to do with the
e-ticket. Things went to smoothly and the checked-in was
very easy. I would have to make enquiries from several
persons, whether to go to the check-in kiosk or to the
When I worked my financial clerk who was a woman and those
others in charge of money were superb in bookkeeping. The
cashbooks were neat and well arranged. The male clerk and
store keeper had caused a hell of havoc, and many numerous
English teachers were all women and the school English
result in the public exam were very excellent. A few of
these teachers had been travelling the world over on their
own. What made them wise were their brains.
do not underestimate the will, the capability and the
intelligence of women in general. I can choose a woman as my
general and my security guard. They are in combat, flying
fighter jets and been to the outer space. Right here before
us they are judges and lawyers.
Azhar was wrong. PAS rejected a women as the head of a state
and the country showing how naive the clerics are. What a
men always seek their brains for doing things, they would
not condone thefts and lies and to support Najib who had
been traced for stealing a huge sum of money by DOJ and
other foreign countries. These religious people have sinned
themselves by disgracing Islam in the eyes of the rest.
Abdul Rahman Raof
GOD HAS FULFILLED MY
Like many other people I have dreams and wishes but they
were not as high as the sky and as big as a universe. They
came at various stages of my life. At one time I wish I
could see without a spectacle again. When I looked at the
view of Semporna in Sabah I had wished I could be there one
day. At this age I wish I could construct a drone that could
fly me to the sky. The dreams appeared at random sometimes
inspired by situations and events.
Most materialized with efforts, sweats and at time by chance
and opportunity. I wanted to be a ham radio operator, I
worked hard for it and my wished was granted. At 65 I had an
eye operation and now I am able to see without spectacle. It
will be within hours that my wish of going to Semporna will
happen. Tomorrow by God's will I will be in Tawau.
hope it will be a great trip. I will be bringing a drone, a
handy cam, a Nikon camera and a phone camera with their
accessories, with the hope to capture the scenic view of the
exotic island of Mabul. The hope is the wish, for there
might be obstacles on my expected journey.
What triggered the trip was a marriage invitation by a
member of a Jordanian trip group in Tawau. It was published
in the Whatsapp. I responded that I will attend the wedding
invitation with my mind set on drone flying over he area
capturing beautiful images. A couple of friends also agreed
to make a trip. I then bought a ticket and booked the
Promenade Hotel. All were done before the Taiwan trip which
was on the 14th to March 2019. Taiwan was not in my dream.
It was an on ad hoc decision.
dream of building a quad copter is swirling around my mind.
I have thinking on how to order the heavy weigh rotor
without barrier from the customs and other authorities, the
purchase of some carbon materials to make the vehicle light
and the design of the machine. Unfortunately I am not as
enegetic as before. I need a team to do it. But who knows,
when I reach 80 God might grant my wish in a certain
also wish to have a companion of my taste. I believe God
will see to it.
never wish to be a millionaire, a politician nor a noble
man. I love a simple life, a simple dress and a modest
living. I pray To God to see that I will not be greedy,
dishonest, cheaters and liars.
Abdul Rahman Raof
THE JONAH-SI LUNCAI
What I am penning down here is my mere imagination. I do not
force anyone to believe the contents of my mind. What is
true to me my be lies to all the other people. It is my
people are being disappointed by the myopic Malays in Malaya
today; the top cops, the judges, the politicians and the
voters. They legalize the crimes of murder and theft,
promote and protect them, and vote gangsters and the fools
to be leaders. The top cops went for a purported vacation in
a group and later made a statement that Najib was not
involve in the high profile murder when the million eyes saw
the several death were related to Najib.
They seemed to ignore of Najib's serial lies. And Tun again
made a big mistake in hurriedly call for the Rule of Law,
and Guan Eng honoured the folly of the past government. But
Guan Eng is not a Malay.
That is about politics.
the ground the Malays are selling their land away, approved
by the Malay politicians and administrations till only the
affluent afford the land and the properties but the rest are
hardly reached to own a home.
was in the hobby of Ham Radio. From my perspective it was
the Malays who killed and destroy the sanctity and the
glamour of the hobby and the philosophy.
Malays called themselves Muslim and don in Hijab, but
shockingly uploading pornographic materials by the thousands
depicting girls and women wearing Hijab in sex acts.
Malay guy was criticizing PH government, Tun Mahathir for
retracting subsidy for sugar. He wants sugar to be
subsidized. In short he wants sugar consumption to be
rampant. There are many low mentality and uninformed Malays
like him around.
dwindling of morality, the absence of ethics and courtesy,
rudeness in parliament, stupid decision of judges, the
dishonesty of top police, the selling of land and properties
to developers are all a sign of doomsday for the Malays.
the old days there were Western comic's character called
Jonah. Whatever done by Jonah were never right but he would
keep doing them, thinking they were the right things to do.
The current generations do not this character but a few
might know Luncai, who is quite similar to Jonah.
is indeed sad for the future generation and the present
young men. I won't live till 2035 to see the demise of the
Malays which were the result of their myopic vision and
stupid mind like Noh Omar and Maslan and Anwar Musa. And of
course many from Harapan too. The Harapan guys never realize
that having a post means having more work, more to think,
less sleep and have to struggle for finding time.
don't need to put forward your argument for it would not
alter my thinking whether they are right or wrong. Since
many of you will still live, you just have to wait and see.
So far most of my predictions have shown to be true.
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THE SULTAN AND THE
concept of the divine power of King has long gone. In the
yesteryears some tradition believes that Kings are heavenly
endowed to bring light and prosperity to the mankind in this
world. Others narrated them as the Shadow of God. In the
Malay mythology the origin of Kings were always related to
the myth of dragons and super powers, from Iskandar
Today people begin to ask where the kings come from and who
gave them the power over the people. What make them claim
that all land belong to them.
When I visited Sulawesi the locals told us that many of the
Sultans in Malaya were from those area. In fact we heard a
Sultan said that he is a Bugis.
People actually are not interested to know the origin of the
Sultans and the power vested in them. so long as the Sultans
do not make enemies with the inhabitants of the land. And
they should know that nobody agrees with the absolute power
of the King; to kill as he likes, to take people's wife, to
confiscate public property and to commit crimes.
be a patriot is not to obey a King but to be loyal to the
country and willing to die to safeguard the homeland. Giving
or selling the land to the foreign government is an act of
treason and a traitor. To be loyal to one's country is not
to be loyal to a leader.
one time the most beautiful in the country was a Princess,
the smartest was a Prince. Today there are many beautiful
ladies around the country and a sea of clever laymen
everywhere in our land. A wise man does not have to be a PHD
holder, a Prime Minister, a Religious leader. It could be
anyone on the street we see.
we have seen a hooligan in our parliament, let us not see it
among the noble and respectable family, nor a lawyer. A wise
man talkss less or just remain silent. Or else the public
response would be painful. Peole are watching. They have
brain. They have memories.
Sultans and the people should respect each other for peace,
prosperity, tranquility and happiness.
is sad that the statement has drawn some unfavourable
response from the public. Do we need referendum of any kind
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MORALITY AND SHAMELESSNESS
Lately we have seen women running naked in Kuala Lumpur and
other part of Southeast Asian countries without having any
feeling of shame. There have been mountains of Malay
pornographic clips posted on the internet and the Malay
women talked on sexual intercourse openly with pride.
Lawyers and religious people are lying to the general
public. Politicians stole millions and walked everywhere
without any shame. To justify their actions they campaign
'NOTHING TO BE SHAMEFUL'.
That's showing that morality is diminishing among the Malays
and the Muslims in this country. What is left is a mere
amount of lying and denials can erase the truth. Only those
who fear no retribution, comeuppance and God will continue
to propagate crimes, lying and cheating. When Barisan
Nasional stole the money they asked the present government
to pay for the stolen lost, clearly shown the type of people
with non existing morality.
greatest liars and spinners I have ever seen in my life are
Najib Razak and Shafiee. They changed their words by days
and weeks following the situation. They do not have any
guilt. And those who believe their changing lies are not
fools but more than the stupid morons.
we see gangsters being chosen by the people to lead them. A
person who kicks his teacher behaves the sane way in
parliament. They behave rowdily in court and parliament and
show no respect to rules and laws. They are proud of their
Some talked about the end of time as morality is fading
away. May be.
it is a sign that the Malays are going doom. They no longer
use their brain. I predict 2035 will be the year where they
will be buried by their own foolishness.
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is not easy to find a person who would think about the
welfare of others before him. People tend to hide their
hypocrisy behind their words and manners. I noticed their
Facebook and Whatsapp postings giving advice on how to be
good through religious quotations but in real life they are
Cutting queue, double dipping, blocking other cars while
parking are a few instances of the undesirable social
habits. I experience a bitter moment when travelling when
the tour leader ignored my telling him/her that I do not
take chicken and wanted to have it replaced with just an
egg, or a tour member would take half of a fish for a ten
members of the group, where the fifth person onwards were
left with nothing. The same person would post all sorts of
advice and religious teachings when he/she comes home.
Inconsiderate persons come from all walks of life. It would
be worst if they are politicians who never ever things of
the future and welfare of the people. Why ? Because they
have never been poor and facing hard life and joblessness.
But we can always avoid the normal men and women.
other day when I was at the airport waiting to board a
plane, I just stood up from my chair and a Chinese man who a
bag on my chair. giving me an impression of a Taiwanese man
whom others might termed as a man without any courtesy. Such
type of a person can be from any race or creed and i have
the most experience from the Muslim tour group. Tour leaders
from POTO travel so far were not doing very well. They do
not cater for individual but the majority, unlike the
non-Muslim tour I went before.
am a perfect person either. But by giving away to the
inconsiderate, I believe they will one day will be
confronted by the worst people than they have been.
reward for being responsible and considerate is the
happiness and fulfilment in oneself. Or it may come days,
weeks, months or years later when one may find a very
concerned person who will show his kindness.
do not lose anything by avoiding s selfish person.
Abdul Rahman Raof
A TRIP TO TAIWAN
Taiwan's economy and business is not as wonderful from my
observation. The country is helping the business community
by opening it to the tourist industry. Visiting the country
is easy. Visitors are taken to shops and markets where you
will not find the locals as customers but thousands of
foreigners spending on very expensive souvenirs and other
items. I think the idea works fine.
There were only 9 persons in my group. I think it is due to
the poor marketing of our tour agency, which I thought it
was a scam. The company only asking for the payment till the
brought with me only 4000 Taiwan dollar, spent 180 on a bag
as my backpack was broken. I spent on corns not on
souvenirs. Things are cheaper here.
There were only two males, me and Rusli. The other 6 were
housewives and one young girl. I didn't know their names
until before I wanted to make a video clip. I guessed the
most educated was Ruslina, graduated from Indiana University
Bloomington where I had had my study. She is in satellite
business. Two are working with Credit card companies,
Suriani and Lynn. I do not know much about the other two
elderly ladies, Salmah and Rokiah. I, Rusli and his wife
wife, Robetoh, are all retired guys.
daily programs were not hectic as our daily trips started at
9 am. Only on the last day we had to start at 5 am to go to
the airport. In my opinion it is interesting to view the
warm water valley, the craters, the flower valley and the
Lehliu Geopark. But Taiwan is not the shopping heaven.
for food, I only like two restaurants, the Alibaba and the
How's about the temperature ? It says the temperature in
March is between 14 to 25 Celsius. You can don even a
T-Shirt if there is a sunshine. It would be chilly with the
cool breeze. I carried a pullover with me in case of any
strong wind blows.
think China is a much better place.
Abdul Rahman Raof
Once we used to know what shame is. We were always aware
what were right and what were wrong. But animals don't.
Today we go all out to tell the people of the world that
there is nothing to be shameful of stealing, lying,
committing crimes, and in some progressive society some go
naked and do the sexual acts in public.
begin to see people are approaching the realm of savagery.
The Malays are losing their heads, now promoting
pornographic movies showing students and individuals in
sexual acts. They use religion and God's name to advance
the real believers and people of high civility, the
phenomena is a great human tragedy. But life has to go on.
You either ignore it, fight back or pray for the best. But I
still believe in the comeuppance, God's retribution will
come to punish the savage politicians and their lawyers.
Even the ones who claim to be the messengers of God lie, not
knowing that they have committed big sins by disgracing
Islam and the others lost respect towards the religion. I
see them as nothing more than hypocrites.
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savage is an animal like behaviour, brutal, barbaric,
demonic and sadistic. His master is the sentiment and
emotion. He wants what belong to people through the use of
force, steal, rob or lobby. He can't see the happiness in a
society of people, and seek ways and means to destroy them.
He chases others out of the boundary. Having control all the
gains he will leave the land empty. There is a Malay word
for it; 'KHIANAT'.
victims distant themselves from the ruined land and seek
happiness and pleasure somewhere else, finding sanctuary
somewhere hiding from the savages. But one or two of the
rouge demons were able to penetrate the new society having
spoiled the once beautiful land. The damage done is beyond
am one of the victims, being chased out of my boundary but
successfully find a new theme of sparkling pleasure. But I
will never forget nor forgive the beasts that ruin the
happiness of other people. They still move like marauders,
wanting to enter every house where others live in peace and
joy. Damn the barbarians.
When news came about the death of a barbarian, I do not feel
happy. Neither did I feel sad. Let them die and let them
fall sick. I don't care whether they go to heaven or hell.
Let them kill each other and destroy themselves. The land
destroyed will never go green again.
toiled the soil in a newly found land, and grow new plants
savage is a savage. The minds and habits remain.
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FAKE AND SNOBBISH
I am not going to spell
who are the fake and snobbish persons I know. You wouldn't
know who they are unless you peek them through their veils.
We still addressed them as friends and neighbours even at
the height of a mild confrontation. We still smile and talk
to them and behave as if everything is normal.
I never like hypocrites. I
never like people to are lazy and always want free things. I
never like people who use religion and race to parade
themselves as good and holly. And I never like a narrow
minded individuals. I just hate braggarts.
I have a friend whom I
know having little knowledge of everything but tried to
convince people of his prowess in everything in the world.
He could convince many people of his mental and social
status. Truly, he is fake, lazy and stupid. When people of
this category become politicians they will work their way
up, convincing everybody in the country, becoming Ministers
and stole in whatever way they could.
Fake and snobbish people
are everywhere in our society, including in the amateur
radio fraternity. In radio they ruined the hobby and then
vanished from the scene.
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MY CLASHED WITH POLY
It was a long time ago
when I challenged the Polytechnics to pursue Research and
Development as well and suggested the promotions must be
based on individuals inventions or to build modified near to
clone projects. I was only a manager of a small school. The
engineers argued that 'Polytechnics are to teach and not to
do the Research Work'. I don't know whether they are holding
to the same stand as it was before.
The engineers is the
education system I knew were always haughty and arrogant,
despising managers who are non-engineers. They fought for
special schools called the Centre of Excellence and only the
engineers could be the principals. In several meetings I
clashed with them on their thought and challenged them to
see the outcome at each end of the year's public examination
I was not wrong. They
performed badly. Today anybody can become the head of those
In those days I knew that
there were fellow hams who were doing experiments on laser
and other scientific research. They took the tasks merely as
hobbies. If they could do it, I expect those in the
technical education would do be able to do more.
It is sad that the Malays
do not think like the rest of the progressive people.
Those who are in politics
are the worst. They do not see that the new competitive
products to raise national income is to export technology
and the products. China made billions selling their
commercial drones. dJI sells cameras and other equipments.
The drone market is almost controlled by China.
It is better for the
politicians to understand the substance of technology, all
areas and aspects, than to think how to make stealing legal.
Politics is the environment of fights and quarrel today. It
is all over the cloud. The mentality of the people at the
roots are seen in the Facebook's expressions. I once asked
'How to make a Malay respectable ? " Answers that came was '
Be near to God...' And there are millions of them with such
Whoever is thinking of
finding alternative energies from nature ? Whoever is
thinking seriously of investing in
Research and Development, the
making of instruments and tools, hardware developments and
Ask the engineers in the
technical education division.
Now that many have
retired, what do they do ? What technical contributions have
they produce for the nation ? In the free time they could
prove that I am very wrong about them.
Abdul Rahman Raof
THE FEAR OF THE MALAYS
I had predicted the
outcome of Semenyeh. It was not about Najib but the Malays
saw the Chinese are taking over the country bit by bit and
DAP is moving ahead at destroying the Malays and in a strong
momentum towards the destroying the tradition.
The non Malays do
not see it that way. They see their ways and forever blaming
others as racists. The main issues shown as a tip of the
iceberg are the recognition of Chinese education. The
Chinese pushed it according to their own rules and
condition. And secondly, Moorthy who told the world that the
Indians do not have place in higher learning and government
posts unless they became Muslims. And there were many
Indians were attacking the Malays depicted by the Youtube.
non-Malays, the Malays kept what they do not like in their
hearts and only waiting for the right time to strike.
Malaysia Baru is something the Semenyeh Malays find as a
real threat. And UMNO is picking up the issues of Islam and
the Malays are being insulted.
There is no point to
argue and blame anybody for PH lost. PH does not have a very
strong machinery and strategists to plan out the future.
There were plenty of inexperience and immature people in the
Even a strong
supporter of PH like me feels that DAP only care of personal
interest, not the country and the people. Ram Karpal was
seen to side Najib. DAP youths thought the party is strong
enough to be defeated.
As long as the
Malays feel that PH has threatened their religion and their
culture, arrogant and weak, they will not vote for the party
anymore. Moorthy is seen as an ultra Indian ready to strike
against them. And Malaysia Baru is a finite doom of the
It is within this
atmosphere, Najib and UMNO capitalize the chance and the
opportunity. BN still has strategists, people of high
calibre, with PHDs and experience. They are attacking the
weak points of PH one by one. Lawyer Shafiee can play tricks
on the weak PH government.
I saw weaknesses in
TUN and the PH Ministers. I talked base on my experience as
an administrator and my observations.
Go to the ground and
read the Malay feelings. true or not, right or wrong, but
that is what they feel. They would not care about Najib or
about broken promises, but on the insults of the Malays and
Islam. If the non-Malays don't want to see it that way, the
Malays will change their votes against the new government.
Abdul Rahman Raof
ONLY IN MEMORY
Ham Radio was
something hard to get in the past. One has to know English
and there wasn't any guessing game possible because the exam
was in essay type. Either one had to be English educated or
one had to teach oneself the language. And secondly one had
to pass a Morse code test. To learn Morse itself was
difficult as there was no teaching aids nor readily
available that could be used. As such only the semi English
educated and the elite group managed to enter the ham
Before becoming a
full pledge Short Wave Listener, I accidently discovered
that putting two radios side by side could resolve signals
that we did not understand before. Then I heard people
talking among themselves whom I later knew as ham radio
operators. Their chats were very interesting, jokes and high
level sort of knowledge, on topics of travelling, sciences,
radio and new stuffs on electronics and on matters of
I started to buy
Electronic magazines. There were advertisements on ham radio
"Talk To The World", something almost unbelievable. I went
to Alor Setar city telecom and made an inquiry about it. The
officer told me about it, about MARTS and about Radio
Amateur Examination. Some time later I read in the newspaper
about a Jamboree On The Air. In Penang it would be held at
It was my first time
that I met hams like Eshee, Malcom, Chow, Chong and a few
others. I joined them on two consecutive days. A few week
later I applied to be a SWL and given my membership number
65126. Eshee and Malcom had been my elmers till I get my
I remember the late
Marzuki and Choo always came to see me and talked on how to
go about to earn a ham license. Both were working in
hospitals. Choo lived nearby and he already knew Morse codes
before sitting for RAE. Marzuki devised his own method after
hearing the tips from me.
Hariss, 9M2ALL, said
that he came to my house. I didn't remember him then. he
said he saw my large log book which I think was the biggest
ever. 9M2AU was still a SWL. 9M2ZA,Zainal was not heard of
Later Choo and
Marzuki had tickets on them. I don't remember well about
Bahar and Pak Dollah.
MARTS had their
meetings on the band. The rest listened. When the meetings
were over the band were open to all. All were held in
English. The daily conversations among fellow hams were held
in English. Our brainwaves were of the same type and
frequency. Daily conversations were cordial and fun. The
boys from the Philippines and Singapore joined us. The
Malaysians were using the roundtable format and the
intelligent used of the PTT. The Indonesians were different.
So whenever an Indonesian ham were to break in, it caused a
haywire and confusion.
There were several
groups on the frequency spectrum of 40 meters. When the
group became to big some would call their friends to move
somewhere else. There would be the average of 4 to 5 groups
The Perlis gang came
later. I remembered working Pawanteh 9M2PZ on Morse codes
each time we came on the band. I didn't remember whoever got
the license first, either Manan, Jamil or Pawanteh. Later
came Non, Che Mat, and Azlan.
Though we have
regular chatting, we do not see each other till we lost
them. I saw raja Iskandar and Rajamani and Ong but I have
not seen Lim Phang Choo and Ibrahim Oxford. The first and
the last time I met the late Raden Lokman and Mukti(9M2FT)
was in Port Dickson.
Now that we are all
old and some have gone to see God, we do not find pleasure
and glamour in ham radio anymore. But we are still
communicating among ourselves through the social media.
If you are saying in
Malaysia ham radio is the best ever over all the previous
years, then live with it and digest it. This year the SEANET
will be held in Johore, I hope the old and tired hams could
come together and talk about the glorious time of ham radio
while having a high tea somewhere, and laugh and recalling
the reminiscence of the past. These are the old class ticket
hams. It would just be fine for the less intelligent and
sophisticated waiting to die hams.
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THE JOY OF OWN COOKING
The single cooking,
sambal tumis, beats all the food I eat outside. It is very
delicious and tasty, just the kind of taste that I always
want to have. I have two teachers teaching me how to make
the sambal and both of them instructed me to put sugar while
cooking it. I defied both of them, refraining myself from
the use of sweetie things in food that are not suppose to be
sweet like curry and chilli stuffs. I also reject Ajinomoto
to enhance the taste.
I put a lot of
garlic to blend with onions. It is the big onions that
sweetened the mixtures.
No wonder foods from
the Malay shops would push up blood sugar and foods from the
Indian shops do not.
I am not trying to
brag, boasting of my cooking prowess. how could I when I
only know of only ONE dish. But this one dish taste better
then the various morsels outside. And I can be sure it does
not contain poison like Ajinomoto and sugar.
My former Indonesian
maids survived on a boil egg and the pounded chillies. There
weren't extra dishes like gravy or vegetables soups. And
when I ate the pounded chillies and a boiled egg, the taste
was so yummy. You don't have to a be a champion chef to
prepare a delicious meal.
It does not take a
long time to prepare for any meal, not even an hour.
My Sambal Tumis are
of different varieties with different type of chillies. No
matter what they taste great.
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Drone market is
commanded by China. The whole world spend billions for Mavic
Pro, Autel Evo, Xiami Fimi and other lesser aircrafts. Once
I thought Mavic was American as all the video clips I
watched depict American flyers. Vendors in different
countries behave differently, some selling low quality
batteries and clone drones.
Similarly I thought
Autel Evo was 100% American. But is is also a Chinese drone.
In less than a year
my Mavic simply dropped from the sky and broke to pieces.
Warranty is only a jargon. Autel dropped just 6' high and
the gimbal motor spoil.
Quality drones are
not cheap. 4 drones is equivalent to a small car in
Malaysia. I can afford to by a Mavic for a replacement but I
won't do it. I don't want to spend more money on something
that does not serve me, and I don't want to be trapped by
technological changes. Already I was told that dJI does not
support Mavic Pro anymore. They have Mavic Pro 2 in the
shelve and at a much higher price.
I have been in
amateur radio for more than 48 years. But I spend much less
than on my drones. I have to travel to take aerial pictures.
And when my Mavic crashed I threw RM5K down the drain. Ordering
Autel from United States cost me as much.
My strongest urge to
buy a drone was when I was about to visit the island of
Maldives. I saw plenty of footings taken in the area and I
was amaze with the beauty. I bought a Mavic Pro a week
before my trip. Three days later it crashed and the repair
took two weeks and I could not take it with me to Maldives.
Unlike the ham
radio, I can't fly the drone anytime I like and anywhere I
wish. In fact I have to think of a theme or to have
objectives for every flight. Panoramic scenes is one of the
themes. And they have to be at different places. There might
be more scenic beauties in Balkan than in Egypt.
Most videos I
noticed were on the various tests and capabilities of the
aircrafts. There were few efforts to capture fantastic
Like radio drone
movies can transmit understanding and culture to the other
communities. It depicts the vision and mentality of the town
and city planners, what people do and how they dress, the
current progress and achievements.
Like everything else
a drone pilot must have an ethic in himself to ensure the
privacy of the others, the safety of other commercial
aircrafts and to put a little effort to know the flight
paths of airplanes and the air force training flights.
China is making a
lot of cheap toy drones, easy to fly even by a 7 year old
kid, with the limitation of the height and distance. Kids
fly drones just like they fly kites. Adults are interested
in photography and aerial scenes.
I have a habit that
whenever I want to fly I would look for a place where there
is no people around. But at time there were observers who
would come around to ask a few questions; the price, the
range it can go, the height and the duration of the battery.
Kids usually asked about the distant and the height it can
To me I do not
believe in testing the prowess of the drone the maximum
distant it can go. Some people like to test the range. What
is important is how far it can fly forward in half of the
battery level. Autel Evo would show whether the flight time
will be 28, 27, 26 or 25. For 28 minutes it is better to fly
only 14 or 12 minutes. At times even after flying 10 minutes
there would be signal lost and the drone would return to the
home point. Other time it could still fly for the whole 28
minutes, depending on the antenna orientation and the band
condition. But if I fly the whole 28 or 26 minutes my drone
will not be able to come back to the starting point.
The radius of
between 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile would be ample for the
photographic session, almost enough to cover the complete
scenic view. Else you have to capture the location part by
As for the height it
is good enough to be between 100 to 300 feet. Wherever there
is no plane path and I need to ensure better antenna
reception I would push higher then 400 feet. This is vital
to fly and to capture the top of a small hill. It is safer
to fly low if your drone has all round obstacle avoidance
system. But you pay more for better technology.
I always told those
who asked about the price that
it was expensive go buy a good drone.
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1. I have not been
into my radio shack for quite some time. I do not know
what's going on the bands. At least I can say something when
old friends were to ask me about the current hams
activities. News about radio comes from the Facebook which I
rarely read them, except about the sickness and death of a
certain amateur operators I do not know of.
Outside the shack I
have a handy, a small Baofeng. It was yesterday and today I
tried to scan on the 2 meter band. I heard nothing. I
presume there was no activity on several repeaters either on
Kedah Peak (Gunung Jerai) or on the Elephant Hill (Gunung
Keriang). It could either be due to my insensitive Baofeng,
or simply people are not active.
Then I think of the
old hams. The living ones are Kamal Tan, Rajamani, Bahar,
Tan, Lim, Rusli, Au, Chow, Rashid and a few more others who
are missing from the band. If I were branded as a sombong
guy, how about the rest ?
As for me, I am just
scared of the 9Ws. Truly scared. And of a few rogue people
who used to disturb us when we were on the band. I guessed
these rogue people must have acquired the licence by now. It
was the 9Ws who had come on the band and told us what were
rights and what were wrongs on the SOP methods. Some even
giggles at us when we were talking among ourselves. I have
never come across such an insult since I became a ham in
1975. Till year 2002 things were still fine.
I heard that one or
two old hams were blaming and condemning me as well and
joined hands with the 9Ws. And these people are not heard
themselves at all. What happen ?
It is a pity.
2. Today is Friday.
I usually went to Majeed restaurant for a breakfast. The
price at Majeed is reasonable and the taste is good too.
Since I learn a little cooking, I tend to love my own for it
suits my taste. This morning I decided not to eat out but to
make a fried rice from the leftover Sambal Tumis and the
remaining rice I cooked last night.
Though it was
simple, the taste is suitable for me, better than many of
the food stalls.
Afterwards I may go
to Giant Supermarket to buy some fish and prawns for a week
3. Najib was trying
to explain the rm15 million given to hid lawyer. His
explanation was identical to what Shafiee gave us on his
RM9million fee. They are the same, fee over a period of
Whoever in the world
wants to work if monthly payment is not made. You can stand
a one month promise. Rakyat can't even wait for a year to
wait for PH's government promises. As soon as as PH won,
they immediately demanded for immediate prosperity.
As before Najib's
gang will start to forge documents.
He can explain but
it is up to us to believe. I won't believe a compulsive
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WHEN YOU DIE ALONE AND
It is a common
phenomena worldwide where people with family were living
alone by themselves and die alone without being known. Some
rot and some only discovered a few days later from the
pungent smell of the air by the passerby and the neighbours.
The young people
think they are strong and healthy but their parents always
know that they may fall sick and even die, and thus
encourage their siblings to get a spouse rather than leaving
alone. On the othet hand the young guys think that their
parents will die first.
Many single old
folks prefer to stay alone rather than living with their
kids. I don't. They have hurt me, not knowing their doings.
I talked to men and women of all races. We were of similar
views. Yesterday a friend told me about a Chinese mother who
fell and now hospitalized. She too live alone and does not
want to stay with her kids.
There is a price of
leading a solitary life. Freedom is traded with u known and
lonely death. If one is sick one can still struggle to call
for cab to seek medication. I would fall sick at least once
a year, the least it is flu and sometimes fever and
coughing. I would be horizontal for most of the days and
forced myself to go out for food at night.
But to me the trade
is worthwhile, for my mind is always free. Nobody forces me
do and think what I would not like and hate. And I am
willing to die alone and unknown.
I write about this
because I got a news that my school mate, a person I knew,
had just passed away and his death was discovered three days
later. I immediately messaged to my kids who are still
single and living alone. It is they themselves who can
decide on themselves.
Compared today to
yesteryears, there are more people die from stroke today,
aged between 40 to 80. In the old days death was at the old
age. When asked for the cause of the death, the old answers
were 'Sakit Tua'( aged disease ). Ageing was a form of
sickness that commonly took away life then.
My friend who died
was 72. I am also 72. At 40+ we thought we would be as
strong as ever and forever. Many of us do not want to figure
the future of ourselves.
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and professionals sometimes do not grow up with age and
qualifications. probably they think they are smart enough
and rich enough no matter what happen to the country. All
they care is for their own stomachs. And they think they are
PH party members are
the worst ever people I observed in my 72 years of my life,
as immature and myopic. They started to quarrel and show
their masteries soon after the people kicked BN out. They
are trying to show off and indirectly giving a strong
advantage to Najib and the opposition. It started with
Rafizi, followed by DAP Youth and later by Ram Karpal. Ram
Karpal blatantly showed that he was on the side of Najib
rather than the persecuting team. If he is matured enough,
he would have just stayed quiet. I noticed the DAP people
also fired at him in the social media.
Najib and BN saw
these conflicts and Najib even threw remarks on the
non-communication between Azmin and Lim Guan Eng. it was not
wrong for PAS to say that there is an effort to kick Tun
It is not wrong to
have differences but not at the time when dusts are not
underestimate BN's capability, did not realize that the
party has gain enough experience after 62 years in power.
They have strategists and thinkers and even private armies.
Putrajaya is not a
big place. It is imperative for the new government to meet
everyday for quick briefing and question and answers. It can
be 5, 10 or 20 minutes. Then these Ministers must dissipate
the outcome to the rest. And there must be a government's
When PH Ministers go
bonkers immediately he was blamed. That was not right. It
would be wise he should be called and his mistakes pointed
out and spell him the consequences of his action.
BN is using a lot of
tactical approaches unknown to PH like that of poking into
one's qualification. PH is dancing by BN's music till now.
PH could have sued anyone for accusing the PH members as a
liar. To whom did the person concern lie about his degree ?
Did he projected his qualification during his campaign ?
The Malays saw PH as
a party that will destroy them. The issue of UEC and Moorthy
were not a trivial matter. There was the issue of a
Christian cross on Penang's building that made them believe
that DAP is heading towards making Malaysia a Christian
The Malays were told
that Moorthy had told the United Nation that Indians are
being discriminated. To get access to universities and
government post they have to be Muslims. He does not
apologize for the lie and he is still a Minister. It was his
rhetoric that the Malays believe to cause Adib's death.
And the UEC is a
bold attempt to show that Chinese will follow Singapore's
Lee Kuan Yew's tactic in taking over the country. Social
media has been suggesting Lim Kit Siang as the Prime
Hence the support to
PH will dwindle. But the Malays being less stupid than the
other races do not foresee how Najib can escape from his
What is PH doing now
other than digging graves for themselves ?
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humans and non-humans, Satan and Angels. You never know that
there is a human that is worst than the most sinister in the
universe, a specie unknown to human. That this specie is
known as Najib Abdul Razak.
He ate beef from
Japan. The poor ate their planted tapioca. He went on his
special made Jet plane and the natives had to walk miles and
miles. He had millions and billions, the poor had nothing.
But on the recent election campaign he visited the Orang
Asli's house and ate with them. After winning he
disappeared, now donning coat and tie, moved to court on
luxurious car. Then he started rolling again in Semenyeh
doing the same act.
He impoverished the
people and the nation but pointing fingers at the newly
formed government. He is telling the people that he is a
victim of a bad and cruel government.
But we never forget
how he can lie and lie denying he knew Saiful and Djo Lo
until he was cornered. He said he did not have the money
kept. He wanted to sue the foreign media for telling lies
about the money in his bank. Again, when proven, he took him
several months to come up with a donation story. When the
Saudi finally said it wasn't a donation he changed to say 'I
THOUGHT IT WAS A DONATION'.
To him lying was
nothing, a habitual routine. To him boasting of his
successes and his popularity was a fun that provided him
with happiness and satisfaction.
He is still trying
to act innocent on many matters including the death of
Morais, Najadi, Bala and Altantuya. Circumstantial denied
him. And many say he still have stashes of cash in foreign
God knows Najib well
and let him made his own choice, leaving him alone without
any guidance. And many of us know who is Najib. I have no
words to describe him. But let me tell you that even if he
is going to die in one minute's time, he will continue to
lie and corrupt.
I have learned the
bad and the worst of the Satan. But God hides from many of
us that there is a creation that is extremely despicable.
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PREPARATION TO TAIWAN
Taiwan is only a few
hours away yet the March temperature will be between 14 to
18 degrees Celsius. I could don only a normal T-Shirt if
there is a sunshine without breeze. Coincidently the
supposed trip will be from 14th March to 18th March. It will
be three solid days of the tour. The company has not asked
for the full payment. But according to my friend it is a
At first I thought
of going to Kuala Lumpur on the 13th and put up a night
before the trip. The ETD, departure, will be at 2.25 pm. It
means I could fly on the same date from my home town by the
morning flight. Air Asia costs RM105. MAS might be RM250 for
the return ticket. Since I do put a night there, I can make
use of the money to choose MAS. It will be a little
convenience as far as the luggage is concern. I will be
bringing two bags with me, the backpacker and a medium sized
empty bag, just for 'in case' thing. I don't usually go
shopping during my trip.
The domestic ticket
will be purchased tomorrow.
And as usual, I
would buy a pair of new shoes. It has to be below RM80. The
sole must be rubber and thick with strong resistance to
slip. There are plenty at the night market but the sole is
too thin. I have to try at BATA shop, probably at Aman
Central. And in October I may be going to Africa. I might as
well look for for a couple of them and keep one for the
The long sleeve
shirts need to be ironed. I will do it when I am free and
put them aside till the departure date. There will be three
of them, 6 think T-Shirts and 3 T-Shirts with coillars, and
a pair of trousers. Those will fit one single bag.
There will be no
food, not even for super. During my last experience I did
not consume any and had to leave them in the hotel room.
But this time I will
quite a substantial sum for some electronic goods like the
ras-berry pie. I will think over about the FIMI S8SE drone,
a Xiomi drone priced at RM2K or USD500. I have ample time to
think about it.
From now till the
departure time, I can fantasize the fun and feel the joy. It
can make me forget all the sadness and misery.
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HAPPINESS AND SADNESS
In me, I have both.
I tried to avoid sadness by completely put them off my mind,
erasing from my memory, names, words and images. Let them be
blank, a total blank. Not every effort to forget them were a
success. A person who had hurt me deeply never thought that
he or she has left a permanent deep scar deep in my heart,
kept on coming back as if nothing has happened.
Memory of ham radio
is painful and sad. Memory of my mother forced my tears down
the cheeks. Memory of my wife has both the sadness and
The happiest moment
of my life is freedom and living alone. Nobody questions my
choice of eating, doing, and travelling. I keep my home
according to my own standard, even on how to keep out
mosquitoes, how not to waste electricity and where to place
things that I always want to use. I don't even want to share
bathroom and toilet.
I have a TV where I
can watch 3D movies. And from time to time I would enjoy
myself with the technology. I made movies, edited them and
posted to the Youtube. I released my feeling through my
I learned many new
things that I never knew before, about the type of good rice
to cook, about using gas in the kitchen, about blending
stuffs and cook them. I enjoy them.
I find happiness by
giving as well, pittance to help the needy, who a few turned
out to be cheaters and scammers. I didn't become poorer by
them nor feeling miserable.
I always feel that
God is providing me with abundance, giving me a chance to
play with my drone of sorts.
I have a strings of
happiness these few days. My friend Rusli came to visit me
and we went to Pedu dam where I could capture some panoramic
view of the area, And experience a punctured tire that I had
had wanted to change and being helped by the policemen. We
were in the middle of the juggle at a very isolated part of
Yesterday I was able
to capture a game of soccer match between my state and
another team, and I made several Youtube videos on the
match. My Sambal Tumis I made today tasted so good and I
enjoyed my meals very much.
I know I have the
balance between happiness and sadness. My age will decide
for my favour.
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THE MALAYS HAVE GONE
We booked a trip to
Taiwan. It is supposed to be from 14th to 18th of March. To
date we have no confirmation yet and the agent still does
not ask us to pay the full payment. It scared me a little as
there had been to many scams these days on the tour and
pilgrimage schemes. The last was less then a couple of weeks
ago where 120 people were stranded at KLIA airport as the
agent did not turn out and the plane booking did not happen.
The Malays have gone
bonkers and proudly and happily cheating and stealing around
in the open and walk freely around without shame and
conscience. My own student asked RM650 from me and didn't
even say a word once the money was cashed in her account.
I hope the trip
materialize. We paid RM600 for the booking fee.
I feel that the
authorities are sleeping. Some are waiting for public
reports instead of taking to investigate matters when
published in the media.
Today there are
hundreds of Malay travel agencies especially on the trips to
Mecca. On every other year we heard of the scam, people
stranded and their money went missing. We did not hear of
the arrest nor court hearings.
The Taiwan trip was
booked by my radio friend online. I do not know this company
at all unlike the POTO, SAFIRGOTRAVEL, ANDALUSIA or ARBA.
For many years I travelled with RELIANCE before. The
popularity of the Muslim travel is only the availability of
the Halal food.
You see the average
daily cost is about RM1K a day. To places like Africa and
USA it is about RM2K. That's a lot. You won't spend that
much if you were to go by yourselves. Try to configure the
profit. Hence the income is very lucrative. A RM10K trip
could bring in a million if they can haul in 100 people.
That will attract more people to be scammers.
But I still have
faith in the coming trip. The quick confirmation facilitate
my domestic flight booking from Alor Setar to KLIA and
return. Or the next time I will have to do seek the
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OUR CAR PUNCTURED AT
PEDU CATCHMENT AREA
It has been more
than 20 years that I did not visit the Pedu damn in Northern
Peninsular Malaysia. I waited for my ham radio buddy, Rusli
to make a trip to my home, to make a go to the area again.
The damn provide irrigation to the paddy land in the
Northern state of Malaya. In facts several hills were used
for several damns with different names.
Rusli arived my
hometown on February 12, 2019. I told him that we would be
going to Pedu, a place in the Northeast of Kedah state, on
the 13, a day after his arrival.
At about 9.00 am we
went for breakfast and pushed off to Kuala Nerang. I brought
my drone to capture the water catchment scenes. We followed
the signboard when we reached Kuala Nerang at about 11.30
am. It was really a hot day. The signboard said "PEDU
RESORT'. That's just the place we loved to see.
The car climbed the
hill as we were moving about 30 minutes later. We had to
cover more than 30 km more before arriving Pedu.
Somewhere on the
hilltop surrounded by thick forest, there was some funny
sound from the car as we climbed the hill. I thought it was
the road. Rusli thought it was an engine. At almost a flat
area we pulled off. I went out of the car and saw the right
tire was almost broken to pieces. We opened up the spare
tire which was much smaller than the main. I found
equipments were not in the box. There were only the wrench
and the jack. I had a strong suspicion that the Produa Dua
worker at the service centre must have been doing some hanky
panky stuff. I lost several things before this.
Somehow Rusli was
strong enough to force the four screws to rotate. We changed
the tire but to our frustration there was no air. The sun
was blazing on our heads. About 100 meters away we saw
somewhat like a house. Rusli rushed to get help. But there
wasn't anyone in it. Down below he saw two cars near the
lake and people were fishing. Rusli approached them asking
for a pump. There wasn't any. We decided to wait and stop
for the passing cars.
We tried to stop
several cars. Nobody stopped. There was a small lorry that
was going down to the lake but telling us that they do not
have the pump with them. About 10 minutes later I waved for
a car to stop. When it stopped we saw that it was a police
car, a Kancil, with two plain cloth police. We narrated our
problem. The police did not carry the pump too but decided
to try their spare tire. We found it was too big.
They said they would
take the tire back to the police station and where ever they
could fill in the air. Happily we thank the two policemen
for the deed and went down to the lake side to find some
shade. I took the opportunity to capture the scene while
45 minutes later we
went up to our car, expecting for the police to arrive.
It was about 1.30
pm they came back and fixed the tire. We thanked them
profusely and I gave them the pittance for the whole hard
work which they rejected. Rusli asked for their names. We
could remember Officer Fendi, a young policeman. The other
one was a Sergeant something that I have forgotten the name.
We decided to
quit the venture and heading for home with a spare tire on
the front right portion of the car. About 200 meters we
stopped for a photography and then slowly proceeded for
At 3 pm we arrived
town, went to change both of the front tires.
I will write a
letter to the area police HQ to thank the two officers for
their good deeds, service and positive attitudes.
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