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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Abdul Rahman Raof