MY TRIP BEGINS
I thought my flight to
KLIA is at 3 pm. When I rechecked the boarding pass it is
printed as 17:15. I had an ample time to go for my lunch and
rechecked every setting one by one. I unplugged the washing
machine, the supply to my radio shack, and packing the phone
accessories. And I have about 30 minutes more to linger,
typing the current nonsense. Just to past time.
As I walk out of my
house afterwards it signals the beginning of my trip to
Kazakhastan and Uzbekistan. The flight from KLIA by Astana
Air will be at 10.00 am tomorrow morning. In KLIA I
will be putting up at Barry Inn,a budget hotel of less then
RM90. It is just fine for a night transit. The hotel shuttle
will pick me up at KLIA2 but the next morning will be
sending me to KLIA. Hotel transportation is all inclusive in
the hotel charge.
My luggage weighed less
than 20Kg. I had taken to the airport to ensure that it
won't be more than allowed. And I have one small backpack
given by the travel agency. Whatever I want to don tomorrow
I must put in my backpack so that I will not have to open
the luggage again. In my mind everything is set and I am
ready to go.
My next trip probably
will be to Lombok during the Raya Haji for a few days,
followed by Bali excursion on the 22nd August. Wish me luck.
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I AM GETTING MARRIED
It was about 24 years
ago a girl scolded me for making a joke, "You old brut.
Don't you realize that you are old and senile, white hair
covering your head. Get ready to die." I was very shameful
with the harsh confrontation. Now that I am 72 I am sure a
slight mishap in a conversation would be met with a more
hostile attack. So at the jogging track I decide not to
greet or accost any girl anymore.
Thanks to the internet.
I am able to express my feelings through my blog and the FB.
I was trying to be cheeky by writing a little on a living
partner and a spouse, their necessities as a companion as
well as for accidence and illness. I threw the articles in
the Facebook. They fell on the deaf ears until last week.
I posted a topic
"Marrying A Poor Woman", "Needing A Spouse" and other topics
related to money matters. First a student proposed me of a
woman whose husband has just died. Then later a few other
students were recommending of their aunties. There was a
girl who sent me a message asking for my age and my kids.
Were all those dropped instantly by accident ?
But what surprised me
most was I was accosted by a young girl at the jogging
track. She asked me many questions trying to be very
If they were not a
coincidence then it could have been a special mysterious
I think I want to close
the topic on marriage and searching for a spouse. I think I
have found one who is willing to accept me despite of my age
and weaknesses. If God willing, I will be getting married by
the end of the year, before I die of course. She is 58 and I
am 72. Till now I have not met her in person. Is it not an
This is about faith and
it's philosophy, about the work of a miracle. And I think
about the Barakah.
But the future is
unknown. The hope and expectation may turn out to be a
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MY HALF DAY IS GONE
Tomorrow will be my
last day before I proceed for a week vacation in Kazakhastan
and Uzbekistan. I need to make sure I will not miss anything
that may be important to me; medicines and supplements,
universal wall plug, alarm clock and it's batteries. The
final check will be on the 10th July 2019.
I have a trouser to be
brought in the hot weather but there was hole in the pocket.
It has to be mended. It was at about 10am only, after finishing
my blog, I started my car. The seamstress saw it and worked
it out under as sowing machine for less than a minute and
handed it back to me. There was no charge for the service. "It
is a small job," she said.
Actually I am one of the
regular customers. Sometimes the job was free. At other time
they charged me RM2 or RM5 for a major repair. Because of
their kindness and friendliness I would bring them food at a
long regular interval, but not with any hope of getting free
repair jobs. I always insist on the payment.
It was almost at lunch
time. I had not taken my breakfast. It will be a brunch for
me. I went to Majeed restaurant and enjoyed the delicious
Mamak curry with fish. 15 minutes later I started to drive
home, taking the Jalan Stadium route hoping to see the
Goreng Pisang stall. It is a stall where a few elderly women
were trying to make a few pittance as a sustenance to their
families. I know that they are poor. This is the only
profession for them. It is unlike some teachers or office
workers with a steady high income yet making extra money with
the making and selling food goodies, not to let their
expertise unused. I treated these two categories of traders
differently. On the first group I would ask for 4 pr 5
pieces of goreng pisang and paid the two or three ringgit.
For the second category I paid as the quoted price.
But the goreng pisang
stall in front of the Thai Watt has not started their
Then I remembered a
Proton Outlet at Jalan Gangsa. I wanted to see the SAGA as
displayed in the internet document. I just have enough money
to buy one on cash term. It states the price is RM35K. So I wanted
to see how the car looked like. There were 5 types of SAGA with
different prices., differ in the accessories, with or without
by a few thousands. The salesman said for every car here was
a discount of RM2K, cash payment will be given RM100 of
further deduction. I used to buy SAGA before, given another
RM500 rebate. I was told that Chinese salesman deducted
his own commission and gave it to the customer. "Give me RM500
discount for paying cash," I said to the Malay salesman. He
shook his head left and right. And I walked away.
Wow I have RM35K with
me. I have another half day to think what to do with the
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Only God knows what's
coming, the future of the universe, and the future of
mankind. But I have a strong faith, deeply profound in my
heart, that even a mere prayer would be blessed without a
With women around
everywhere my heart is close and if there is anyone that I
like would ignore me. I know that the feeling and the
happenings were due to the will of the Creator.
In my whole life I have
never dream to meet and know a beautiful angel from heaven,
who could sooth me with sensuous and refine words. I do not
believe my eyes to see her in her picture, so beautiful at
the age of 58, prettier than a movie star. You too will be
wondering how lucky I am and would be enchanted by her look.
I have not meet her
personally. I would not be able to predict my emotion and
sentiment when I see the real person live. But beauty is not
the person I am looking for. It has been in me that I need a
companion who is simple and mediocre in her characteristic
setting, a little witty and active. Her husband has just
gone to meet God about 4 months ago after 7 years of agony
in ailment, Her two children are married and she is living
alone like me.
She appeared before my
eyes by a sudden unexpectation, not in my imagination nor my
dream. God works in a mysterious way, giving the task to one
of my students to bring her along when I awoke from my
As I have just said
that only God know what will happen in the future. May be a
promise is only a dream forever. The hope could be shattered
to pieces. Comparatively I am far behind almost all of the
people you see. People might have thought I am rich when I
hardly save for my travelling trips. When my purse went dry,
I strive to make myself afloat. I am also old tired and
losing mobility, sight and hearing. I forget names, events
and other things. The other day someone at the hospital
asked me, "Who drive you here ?" He figured out I could not
drive and manage myself as my age must have told him.
Even my grandchildren
were surprise when I opened up a bottle cap which their
mother couldn't. Young people always reminded me that and
this, as they viewed me as a senile person.
Above all I feel and
realize my deficiencies.
It is as good as
impossible for me to have an angel expressing the hope of
our 'jodoh', the destiny determined by God.
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It is like a joke when
an old man like me is thinking about a marriage. But I
seriously do, as friends are encouraging me to look for
someone as a friend and a companion especially when I live
alone. It is not for the joy of sex and sex and sex.
me one," was my usual response. They then asked me for the
criteria of a woman to be my spouse.
"Poor, a good Muslim, good cook and knows how to drive"
Almost everyone said that it
was almost impossible. How could a poor woman ever learn to
take a driving course. And it not easy to find a poor
person, pious and good in cooking. On the contrary I think
about it differently. If God wishes He will send me one.
Assume that I am
blessed with a woman of my wish, I am thinking hard of the
welfare at the time when she is as my wife and at time after
my death. Surely I do not want my wife to starve and to beg
when I am away. Yes, I saw at least two women suffering from
the bad fate. The husbands left nothing to them at their
I also do not know how
much should I give her for her pocket money for her own
expenditure. She has to buy things that she love to have,
like cosmetics. Would RM1K be enough monthly ? If I am a
wealthy man I would put RM1/2 millions in her account and
give her RM5K on every forth night.
For home cooking RM1K
is more than enough for two persons. Together with eating
out I figure RM2.5K. I figure a monthly expenditure of RM4K
is safe enough.
That will be the
minimum price of a non-working wife. A poor person who had
never hold a big cash before would be thankful to have a
pocket money of that much. A working woman would not find it
enough. Instead of getting happiness and peace in the
marriage the result would be otherwise. It is more peaceful
to be alone and live alone and die alone.
But then people will
ask again; is marrying a poor woman giving you a solution ?
Will staying alone a solution ? That is when You have to
rely on God, faith and fate.
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TINGAL JANJI HANYA MIMPI
REMAINS A DREAM
Promise is a horrid word
for me. The first you must not believe and trust is the
pledge to pay back your loan. There will be tons of
swearing, oath, promises and even the name of God will be
dragged in. "I will be strike by a lighting if I were to
break my promise." But men are behind hands. 99% won't
honour the loan made.
People take oaths in
courts to tell the truth. Almost 100% of them don't.
I handed a quite pricey
gift to a friend to convey to bridegroom in Kuala Lumpur as
he sasid he was going to the wedding. He promised to deliver
it. But weeks later he told me he lost the gift. This same
person had broken many promises made that had upset my plans
and schedules. He always cancelled them. But he finally got
immediate comeuppance as he suffered from stroke, and he is
literally rejected by his own family members. The road of
full recovery is quite murky.
Lovers made plenty of
promises but found them hard to fulfil. But they are not as
bad as the politicians. Politicians lie, deceive people,
fabricated documents, steal money, riding religion, incite
people and promised heaven to the people.
To me it is better to
avoid promises. Don't promise. The great hope would be
shattered and broken into small pieces beyond redemption. I
would erase the persons who made promises from my mind and
let them label me as cruel or by any debase name.
Generally, a promise
remains as a dream.
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the time my mind would be occupied with something when I am
on the walking or driving mode. It is never idle nor empty.
The most stupid I would do is counting from one to hundred
repeatedly at my evening walk. Past memories sometimes
rekindled, displaying vivid image of the old home and the
bushy environment. I tend to look down while walking,
ignoring the people and the surrounding. It is not a vanity in
me, not a sombong attitude.
usually born in people who thinks he is powerful. smart, and
wealthy. He commands and giving orders, praises himself and
belittling the rest. He boasts of his achievements and
abilities. He thinks he is the greatest and having no
respect towards people and institutions. He has no limit in
creating sins to himself.
I do not
possess anything special to be appreciated, nothing great to
show to people, no ingenuity, power nor money to parade to
the masses. I don't have a PHD or Tan Sri or Dato' Sri. So
are many other people who are like me. How could we be
sombong and to have vanity in ourselves.
all of us may have prides in ourselves, which we obtain from
the good jobs we do each day, being breadwinners to the
family and extending our services to the society. We earn
our pride in a wise way instead of thumping our chests to
blazon our prowess.
tends to make one to forget God. The boast is so high,
elevating one to the sky, that creates an impression of one
is as powerful as the Creator. It is very disgusting.
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It is five
days more before I leave my house to Kuala Lumpur for my
trip to Kazakhastan. It is time for me to get the Air Asia
boarding pass. That won't be a hassle. Just be at the
travel agent's office for 20 minutes to get the ticket done.
What will be a little burden is to drag my luggage to the
car to weigh it at the airport. The home weighing machine
and the airport machine always showed different reading; the
airport shows heavier reading. I used the luggage bag given
by Reliance Travel in the late 1970's for the trip to USA.
dragging it several times; at home, at the airport back and
forth, and at home again.
trip I decide to bring my cameras stand so that I don't have
to bother people in capturing my own picture on the
cell-phone and the video cam. It has always been very
uncomfortable requesting others to click for me. That is
quite a weigh. It is easier to squeeze it in my luggage
rather than to hand carry it. I hope everything would work
fine with me.
At home I
have to configure what to bring in my backpack. Small items
like tooth brush and it's paste, the toothpick, comb, hair
oil, electrical plugs and chargers, supplements and
medicine, all need to be set aside. These items combined are
quite bulky for the backpack.
have to start the morning with my usual breakfast at
somewhere 15 minutes away. It takes about 20 minutes to
complete. I figure it is best to start out at 9.30am for the
travel office operates at 10 am. You see I always compute
the hours and the minutes so that I can execute my work on
time, to be as price as I could. My estimate for the total
chores to be completed by noon.
my hospitalized friend requested me to buy a soup for him. I
only can do it after my short nap in the afternoon. With it
I have to drive to the hospital again which is about 20
minutes away. This guy is a very lucky person. He marries a
doctor who is a specialist who is now a Jusa when he was
jobless. But he has some bequest properties. He had had help
me a lot in his healthy times. It is my turn to do him a
At 5pm I
need to do my walking exercise for at least 30 minutes. That
will cover about 2.4km. But I will try to do a 60 minute
walk, my usual time and distance. This is almost the end of
my busy day.
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parents lamented that they had been ignorant and lazy in
schools and they do not want their children to be like them.
I am one of the parents who was indolent and disinterested
in learning. Maturity came late. That was after a series of
failures and frustrations.
If you are
below 30 your mind is still fresh and able to absorbs
limitless knowledge you acquire. You can remember a myriad
of information, languages and technology through a formal or
informal learning. But not a person like me. Rarely you can
find a genius among the elders.
is too late, some of us are still crawling to improve
ourselves. But it
is like walking on a slippery surface. We tend to fall down
and in fact many fell several times. As for me, I cannot do the soldering
job as my hand is shaky and the sight is getting poorer. My
physical strength declines a great deal. My memory is
You do not
wait till you are 40 or 50 plus to learn. Some of you can do
it on the slippery ground and arrive at the other end of the
field. Not all can. It is worth a try. Talk to your kids.
Encourage them to learn Mandarin, Tamil, Japanese, Korean,
English and French. There are language classes. Or use
computers for a start. Encourage them to take biology,
chemistry, advance mathematics and other sciences. The best
time to learn is at the young age. Let their doors be opened
wider, visions enhanced and survival capacity assured.
interviews with many poor people echoed identical form of
regret, "I don't want my children to be like me." It is
extremely hard for us to undo the past. It is not much
because of the age but it is due to the decayed physical
system. But there is nothing else that they can do if their
siblings have their ways of thinking and doing things. May
be it is just fated.
thing we can tell them is 'Don't be like me.'
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PHILOSOPHY ON MONEY
the philosophy on money different. Between a critically sick
person and a healthy person the thoughts diverse.
smart man said cash is King. Though people say that money
could not buy love but without it love will fade and break.
Without it one cannot survive and own things and properties.
A person can steal, rob, beg and kill to get cash for his
living. Money is very important. With it we can fix witness,
politicians, and judges in ways that it cannot be traced. We
can make criminals look like angels.
sick and hopeless man who had seen shamans and doctors and
was told his death would be coming was heard to lament that
money is nothing compared to the wealth he has in his
coffer. A millionaire, by the name of Chong, who frequented
himself to China hoping to get a kidney told me the same
thing. His beautiful wife who had been sending him for the
dialysis treatment was later not seen anymore. My multiple
stroke friend was telling everyone that his wife refuse to
take care o him and want him to be in the Old Folk's home.
He is wealthy and affluent but restricted by muscle
imperative to quantify the two as the degree will make the
opinion different. A sick man can be critically sick, or a
person with a mere small degree of cardio vascular block or
a person with an ankle sprain. There are millions of active
people with one or two minor ailments walking the streets.
And of how much income and saving is to consider a person is
wealthy ? 5K a month ? 500K ? A million ?
chronic diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure, Parkinson,
immobility, and bed ridden are among the ailments under the
serious category. And an income above RM5K and the savings
of a few hundred thousands would come under the category of
wealthy. So when I discuss the philosophy of money, it does
not include the mediocre group of the men and money.
obnoxious people like me would grin and tease "Why
Jamaluddin Jarji's 2 billion was not burried with him ? Not
enough to stuff in his coffin ? Couldn't he buy life with
the cash ? "
greedy and the corrupted get old and tired people want to
see how they will make use of their wealth. We want to see
how high the eagle will fly.
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friend who is about 56 had a stroke more than one year ago.
I think he had had a multiple stroke. He does not show much
improvement from the time I saw about 6 months ago. He is
now living in Kuala Lumpur to get some form of medication. I
do not ask him the reason why he is back home in Alor Setar.
He will return to KL in a few days time.
He has a
sharp memory and his conversation was very lively, not like
a sick man. I was amazed when the doctor mentioned a three
digit number and asked him to answer when 7 was deducted
from it. While my mind was computing, he came up with the
answer. "Minus 7 again," the doctor said. He answered it
doctor left he asked me about my ham activity. I told him
about the poor band condition and that I heard almost
nothing on VHF. "Even new hams are not heard on the band," I
said. I also informed him that by 2023 even two meter band
may be taken away from the radio hobbyists. Then we lamented
about the old days of hamming.
his name is, talked about people who have died; Chin,
Sanggat and other young ham from Muar. And at his state of
immobility he is joking about getting a new wife to take
care of him. His current wife is a doctor, a specialist, who
is extremely busy with her duty.
I have him
the youtube url about a few shaman in Indonesia asking him
to watch all their videos and to assess them. Probably one
day he might want to try this non-rational miracle cure. I
myself will try to make a trip to see Angga Praja Buana
somewhere in East Java near Bandung.
evening I excused myself for I had not eaten my lunch and I
need to do a little walking exercise.
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IS A CRUEL GOVERNMENT
"PH is a
cruel government", said Najib.
murdered Teoh Beng Hock, Hussein Najadi and Kevin Morais.
And even Altantuya Saribu. Do you know that one fine day
Ghani Patail went to his office and waiting for him were
Najib's officers who barred him from entering his office,
giving him a letter and escorted him home ? Officers were
ejected and transferred. Ministers an Najib's own Deputy
were sacked. So Najib was an angel. BN was an angel.
wants to know the truth he can appeal to PH to hand the
government to the people just for one week, then he will
learn about cruelty. He and the UMNO criminals will be taken
away to an unknown place, put in a cage full of hungry mice,
stripped naked and ignored for a week. That will be enough
to compare between his regime and the masses.
Beng Hock bee kicked, bitten and pushed to the ground ?
Without the show of morose BN's machinery said he committed
Zahid and Tajuddin are not worth a cent in this country and
the world. They should hara-kiri on themselves for being
savage and bitches, immoral and killers. Yet Najib has the
audacity in calling others cruel. What a debase human being,
who knows no shame, walking naked in front of the world
despite being labelled as kleptocrat and crook by the top
people of the world.
waiting for the United States to issue an arrest warrant on
Najib Razak. Not possible ? Nothing is impossible.
If PH is
cruel enough they would have sent someone to DOJ to discuss
the US warrant of arrest on the ex-bullshit Prime Minister.
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THE PEOPLE VOTE FOR IMMORAL LEADERS
It is my
view that these people are immoral and belonging to a specie
without shame. They are Najib Razak, Zahid Hamidi, Tajuddin
Pasir Salak, Shahidan Kassim and Ku Nan. Two of them would
have been long shot o death if they are to be in China and
North Korea. And would be in incarceration if in United
States. Another less conspicuous is Dr Wee Kah Seong who
seems to want to hide the 1 Mdb's money given to KOJADI.
Zahid had been trying to deceive the people especially the
UMNO members. To all of them stealing and corruption is a
norm. They tried to justify the crimes by using the
ill-gotten gain to send people to pilgrimage and to use part
of the money for charitable work. Others saw it as an act of
corruption to buy support and popularity.
of the last Friday prayer was about the commercial banks.
Muslims were urge to withdraw their saving from other
sources and to keep them in Islamic Bank. The interest is
haram. It must be given to the religious body. This is one
of the ways where people were duped and deceived. And it was
highly probable that the Malays vote these crooks like the
Colombians chose to love the drug Cartel Pablo Escobar.
The behaviors of Zahid and Najib were similar to this
at the ways how Ku Nan, Najib and Zahid waded their way
through to take the illegal money to avoid detection. You
can be sure that the death of Hussein Najadi and Kevin
Morais had something to do with Najib. Shafiee was at these
people's funeral for some purposes. The true devil has no
moral, conscience and shame.
people still vote for them ?
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CAN KILL ME
from cigarette can leave a long stain in cinemas, rooms and
cars. Just there mere stains would repel me as the odour
fill in the air around it. The inconsiderate smokers would
still continue the smoking ban at public places and food
stalls. I would always moved table when a person 6 feet away
puffed away the pungent smoke from his heart.
suffered a cough, hard breathing and followed by flu on
smelling the stain continuously for for an hour. It would be
painful and intense.
be bad just to chuck a friend off just because he is a chain
smoker. That is his personal life and habit. At the same
time I have to see to my own health. The only solution is
trying to avoid him as much as I can.
day a chain smoker friend told me about his car screen broke
to pieces. Forgetting everything I offered to lend him my
other car until he has done his repair. He agreed to borrow
it. But a while later I remember about his smoking habit. It
quickly haunted me with the cigarette stain when he returned
I have to
break my promise and had to be bold about it. It was no
doubt a sinful act on my part. But the health consequences
matter more. Cigarette can kill me.
It is not
a sin or a crime to smoke. I don't hate smokers. But I
can't smell and inhale the smelly air they puffed out.
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PAS And UMNO Bid To Concoct Rules And Religion To Suit
Themselves - COMMENT
The jaw-dropping behaviour and statements
by politicians from PAS and UMNO in recent days and
weeks provide a useful eye-opener
(for anyone who might still need it) as to the sort of
government Malaysians would be treated to with them back
The self-proclaimed religious party, PAS
which now admits it was secretly in cahoots with Najib
before the last election, whilst pretending otherwise,
has already astonished the world with a series of
outrageous self-justifications. This includes the claim
by president Hadi Awang that Islam permits party leaders
to lie (about a recording admitting they received money
from UMNO) if it benefitted the party’s political
Hadi then proceeded to lie again about
the terms of the settlement of its libel claim against
Sarawak Report (for telling the truth about those
payments) and denied PAS had agreed to pay the legal
costs of its aborted action.
PAS leaders went one better today and
made up another shocking and apparently bogus ‘Islamic’
claim when they pronounced that according to religion
MPs should not be expected to declare their assets:
Islam does not allow the declaration
of wealth as this would raise security concerns,
says PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan
As Malaysians were still choking over
that one a whole group of the party’s new UMNO buddies
also came out of the woodwork today resisting the same
requirement that they should declare their worth, which
is of course a
key measure under the new government to prevent
Why focus on the country’s leaders when
they could be bullying lowly civil servants about such
demanded one Sarawak flunky of Abdul Taib Mahmud?
This was a disgraceful ‘witchhunt’ he went on to claim.
Apparently, politicians should be allowed
to be massively corrupt and accumulate vast riches
without the electors who put them into office being made
aware of this tasty information. Other former BN
raced to join in on the complaints.
Don’t let them game the system – they want back in
It is a reminder of the sort of
government Malaysians would now be suffering under,
manned by multi-millionaire kleptocrats and supported by
phoney men of religion, making up bogus doctrine to
justify thefts from the people, were UMNO and PAS back
The defiance of norms of behaviour and
indeed the basic rules has continued apace with this
bunch. Perhaps, given the enormity of the charges and
evidence they are faced with, they see little choice,
apart from pleading guilty.
Yet the brass neck reveals an arrogance
born out of years of being able to get away with
anything. Former PM Najib, for example, is being tried
for dozens of gross crimes and yet the man has not even
had the decency to surrender up his seat to at least
spare parliament and his constituents their blushes.
Guilty or not, in any respectable democracy a man
formally charged with such crimes would step down from
parliament until the matter had been settled in court.
However, the UMNO tradition is to put the
man first and public interest second, it seems.
Not only has the ‘honourable’ member for
Pahang not stepped down, but he had the audacity to
petition the court to give him days out of his time
consuming and hugely expensive trial to go to parliament
to debate this very matter of whether wealth (his his
case alleged vast and illegally acquired wealth) should
Thankfully, the court denied such a
ludicrous request. However, time and again this filthy
rich fellow (who claimed he could not fund bail and yet
funds more than ten barristers on his team) has managed
to obstruct and delay the conduct of this trial as his
various lawyers cook up excuses day after day to slow
Najib does not want to ever go to jail,
of course. However, what is amazing at least to
international observers is how a man charged with such
obnoxious crimes has not been kept inside on remand in
the first place? The answer appears to be because of
his purportedly stolen riches, which have enabled him to
find that bail money after all.
It gets worse. Even if Najib were to be
eventually found guilty by the court (which would appear
inevitable given the power of the evidence so far) he
apparently expects to be allowed to wander around free
on bail, pending two more rounds of appeals.
That was the old way in UMNO Malaysia.
A poor mother stealing food for a child would
definitely have to appeal from behind bars. However,
the criminally rich expect to mark bail using what has
been judged to be stolen money.
If Guilty, Both Rich And Poor Should Be
Jailed Not Bailed
New Malaysia should make clear that
justice should be the same for all – people should be
remanded according to their alleged crimes and not
according to their pockets and if found guilty jailed
In no sensible democracy on earth could
such an outrageous concession be allowed for someone
convicted of monstrous thefts walk free. Yet, in
Malaysia ordinary folk can languish in jail for years
waiting for their trials to be completed, whilst those
found guilty of abusing the trust of the people and
stealing in public office are apparently expected to be
able to do just that.
The appeals process is there to pick up
on potential miscarriages of justice. However, if found
guilty that person ought appeal from jail and not abuse
the process (using stolen money) to continue to create
disruption, buy propaganda and cheerleaders, posture as
politicians and even make up religious doctrines to
justify themselves, instead of taking punishment
It’s exactly what these UMNO/PAS leaders
will do, if they can get away with it. It’s their last
chance saloon, so of course they will act like dangerous
bandits in a shoot out.
Look how Najib’s fellow operator,
ex-Deputy PM Zahid Hamidi, has reacted to the piling on
of further charges of corruption on his part. Far from
allowing the forces of law and order to do their part he
has grabbed back the leadership of the party, hoping to
blast his way out of the bunker he is in with whatever
amunition he can muster.
Malaysia has changed its leadership with
the foremost aim of restoring law and order, yet still
too much of the past remains and these political throw
backs and manufacturers of false doctrines of religion
are taking full advantage. Treat these dangerous and
desperate folk too lightly and they will only too
readily regain hope of evading the law and regaining
their status, by whatever means.
If they are allowed to get away with it,
Malaysia will be treated to worse even than before.
Government by crooks considered above the law, aided and
abetted by self-appointed prelates, making mockery of a
fine religion as they concoct doctrines on the spur of
the moment, as and when it suits them.
A kleptocracy and theocracy would be
rolled into a toxic compact for the benefit of
themselves and abuse of everyone else.
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SCARY MOMENTS IN USA
I do not
have all the glamorous and sparkling experience when I
ravelled in the United States. Briefly stated
1. I was robbed by homeless people in Los Angeles
2. Being conned by the Black Americans
3. Duped on the free entry to Disneyworld
4. Picking up hitch-hikers who refused to leave the car
the four that I can remember on reflection of my past visit
to the country. This is just to remind you that the
Europeans and Americans are not as civil and wealthy as some
of us are thinking.
first case, my fuzzy memory, recalled happened around 1979
when I went to visit a friend in Los Angeles. At about 9am
in the morning I took a bus to the Downtown LA. While
walking on a street a tall White man hugged me from the
back. Another took my purse. They ran away while examining
the content of my purse. I chased them and asked for my
purse. It was fortunate for me the purse was thrown back and
one shouted," All we want is your money." I had USD20 in my
purse. The rest were kept in my socks that I wore and the
hidden pockets of my shirt. Imagine if they had had stabbed
second case, it happened around 1982 during my schooling at
Indiana University. My home phone rang several time. The
voice said I need to answer only one question to get a
prize. The question was ,"In which hand the statue of
liberty holds the torch ?" I did not know really. I just
answered, "Right hand." The voice congratulate me and asked
me to wait for a price. A minute later my door bell rang. On
opening the door a black man asked me to pay him USD10 in
order to pick up the price as it was written in an envelope.
I smelt rat. Yet I paid him the amount and he gave me a
thick envelope. As he went away I opened up the enveloped
and saw several coupon books. They were sale coupons of
various items and the discount rates.
case was during the semester break when my family decided to
go to Disneyworld in Florida. Florida thousands of miles
away from our home. When we were on the highway in Florida
we saw big sign borads about several miles apart that reads
"FREE DISNEYWORLD TICKET". The entry was not cheap. Surely
we wouldn't want to miss the chance. So we followed the
guide by the sign board until we reach a place. There were
many people in groups with a guide each. My wife and I were
garlanded with flowers. It was actually the office for
property selling. We were asked to pay USD100 for the
booking fee. Somehow we managed to slip away.
case was around the year 2002 when I took my front house
neighbour to Lubbock Texas in December. It was very chilly
and the daytime was short. While on the route I saw two
hitch hikers, a pregnant woman and a man. They both thumbed
for a ride. We stopped and picked them up. After a few hours
travelling and it was almost dark we arrived at a town. I
asked the hikers to leave the car. The man refused. He said
that he was hungry and asked for money. I insisted saying
that that was the place of our final destination. Finally
the pregnant lady interfered and persuaded the man to leave
the car. That stubborn man followed her and they walked
away. We sped away.
bad people come from all races and colours.
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WHEN DAP WANTS UMNO TO COME BACK
plunderers of our national and other coffers are making a
comeback, not only attempting to show that they are victims
of political persecutions but also creating fears among the
Malays that the non-Malays are taking over. They showed
videos and pictures of DAP's demands on the Chinese right,
statements made by Ram Karpal, the Penang DAP law
representative who said that the Malays are not the natives,
the issues of Hindu temples to be erected in front of Malay
houses and all other news that some would regard as mere
UMNO criminals know that if PH continues to rule the courts
will find them guilty with the proofs laid on the table.
Najib, Zahid and others would yell as loud as possible that
PH is a cruel government and aiming at political
persecution. And the Malays believe them in the Chinese
language and the Chinese rights and other demands. Looking
at another angle we could conclude that the DAP wants UMNO
to return and to resume their plundering acts.
too hasty in wanting to set up The New Malaysia. Without the
treacherous designs of UMNO-PAS the ordinary Malays will not
make the non-Malays their foes, for they have been living
and working with the other ethnic groups even before
independent. The fire of hatred is being blown by the
desperate politicians who were stealing and receiving public
funds. This goes to PAS who is riding religion for their own
still having billions stacked under several individuals'
names. These are all stolen money.
they make a comeback, they will strengthen themselves to
ensure they will rule this country forever. They may even
kill democracy and will become worst than they were before.
DAP must be wise enough to notice it.
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PURSE IS EMPTY
have until 10th of July to spend my money in town before
starting my journey to Kazakhstan by Air Astama. The problem
is I only have RM200 to manipulate without having have to
draw from my bank. I already took out RM500 as my pocket
money for my trip. The travel agent informed me to bring
along about USD100 and change the money when we arrive at
our destination. There is no Uzbek and Kazak currencies in
figured out that I either cook my own curry or sambal tumis,
or I just buy the curry from my usual shop. I would only
spend less than RM5. I have 12 big prawns and about a kilo
of small ones. Excluding rice that I cook, I can prepare at
least two dishes. That will last me for the whole day. But
with RM20 I can buy enough eggs to boil for the whole week
and also fish crackers to accompany with each meal.
Starting from tomorrow the cooking chores will begin again.
So far I find home cooking is more delicious and dainty. It
doesn't take a long time to prepare the food. Only indolence
is the main barrier. But it save us from taking poison like
Ajinomoto and sugar. The Malay food stalls and restaurant
like to add those ingredients, which eventually cause
obesity and diabetes.
time house wife, currently known as domestic engineer, is
ideal to prepare food for the family. It is also helping the
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is the 1st of July 2019. Time flies too fast that the day
seems to be shorter. Life came into existence and gone. My
cousin in-law, my radio friends and other unknown people
have just gone to meet God.
is the era of a hand phone as the human social companion.
Young and old walk with the phone in their hands and stare
at the tiny rectangle object on busses, trains and even
while taking strides. It was a rare situation in the early
1980s I never had thought I would have seen the face of the
new lunar, crossing 1999 and now, like waking up from a
sleep, is already July 2019. It seldom made people realize
that ageing is catching up fast and quick, followed by
slowness and illness of various types; heart, kidney
failure, diabetes, Parkinson and senility. And on each day I
ask myself when will I die. I don't know how long I have
asking the same question.
waiting can be a long time, creates tension and mental
agony. To overcome the stress and to let the time flies
people use the hand phone, stare at them, play game and chit
chatting with their friends.
regret any of your past. Forget them and move forward with
the little time left to do something better and useful, both
for the recent and the next world. As for me I want to see
places, write blog and enjoy my hobbies.
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DIRTY WORK DONE BY SOME MALAYSIANS
Malaysians especially the Malays must wake up, and see the
world around them, to think and to analyze, to compare and
contrast, between nations and within this country. How far
the rest have move forward and the point where we were and
where we are today.
education failed us to be wise then let observation and
rationalization be our guidance. Let not our minds be
misguided and influenced by others. Let not the stupid and
evil people use us as their horses. Thanks to the modern
technology that could open our visions and see the progress
of the world. Then we can do the follow up by visiting those
places and talk to the people.
Yesterday at the jogging track a teacher told me about her
lady neighbour who just started the exercise get a good
scolding from another neighbour for gossiping. That was a
good lesson to stop the habit of knocking people door just
to tell out stories of what she saw on the jogging track.
course it is not in our position to stop the gossipers and
monger carriers. But we can always avoid them by walking
away, do not buy the newspapers and other publications and
even stop listening to TV and radio news. I watched TV just
to enjoy the soccer match. The rest is not in my flavour.
find Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia as the most creative
countries. Indonesia is spreading it's cultural tentacles
throughout the world, and very well received by the West.
They fought corruption with the utmost effort. Their TV
programs are of various types. The Vietnamese and Thai
economy is rising up. leaving Malaysia far behind. The
people do not beg for their livings from the governments.
Countries lke China, Korea and Japan are beyond our energy
and capability to discuss. China has become the economic
giant of the world.
Malaysians are not educating the Malays to progress but
vehemently inciting them to revolt. They create at
atmosphere of the state of war. They rob, steal,
corrupt and spread racial hatred.
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genius and a miracle healer is a rare blessing from God to
human being. And they can lose their ability when the time
come. I believe by commercializing their skills in a big
way, and deliberately broadcasting themselves to the world,
they will slowly find the special gifts will diminish.
are a few slip-disc shamans who never set a price for their
service and would reject any amount seen as big. In Alor
Setar there is a famous Chinese who treat patience during
the night, charging them between zero to RM25. Last time
there was an old man by the name of Tok Man who could work
miracle for a very low fee. He was a farmer and already
passed away. These two individuals did not publicize
themselves, and most people know them through words of
the four shamans in Indonesia the advertisements were put in
the Youtube. The treatments showed were very convincing and
I tend to believe in one young man named Angga Praja Buana
who claimed he could help in nerves ailments. His patients
were from all over including Europe, Middl East and
Australia, not to mention the Indonesians and the
Malaysians. However I believe his ability to cure will
evaporate one of these days.
lives is East Java. You need to Google to find out his
address and phone number.
three others are Jagat Satria, Ningsih Tinampi and Putu
Robinson in Bali. The last two deals with spirit, jins and
other invisible beings.
bone and slip disc expert is Chris Leong who moves from
place to place to treatment patience. Chris ability is not a
divine gisf with magical power. It is a skill he acquires
somewhere. But he too is a great person.
people can cure what the doctors won't be able to do.
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two rambutan trees planted by neighbour in front of my
house. They are now bearing fruits, attractively red seen
from far and plentiful of them. I rarely consume the fruit.
So far I only plucked a couple of them just for as taste.
this year there are a lot of Kerengga. It is a red ant as
shown in the picture. In Malay we called this insect as
Kerengga and it is and English world too. I never knew the
English term is similar. Really it is something I just know
today, 72 years later.
Yesterday Ah Hwa came to my house and I asked him to weed
out the grass at the rear end of my house. I mixed up the
chemical with water, put in the sprayer and handed to him.
Within a few minutes the work would be over. I instructed
him to take the rambutan home and also to give some to my
Ah Hwa a hook to pluck the fruits. His first attempt
repulsed him owing to the huge number of Kerenggas that
attacked him. I understood him. When I plucked just a single
fruit, there were more than 10 of the ants attacked me. Ah
Hwa almost gave up and decided to continue with cleaning my
I saw him cutting down the extended parts of the Rambutan
trees and burnt them. I didn't ask him how he did it with
the Kerenggas on the war alert. And he was able to take some
of the fruits home and divide the rest to my neighbours.
is a new English word that I learned today; KERENGGA.
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PRICE AND MINE
highly probable that the price of the same kind of good paid
by you will be different from that of mine. I will pay less
and you may pay more. What make it different is the method
of payment. I pay rm35K cash for a Saga. You may pay rm40K
in total for instalment.
always quote the tagged price rather than the amount they
actually depart with. Similarly they would tell RM400 for
RM499. It is a psychological mechanism.
hundred ringgit loan is not a hundred ringgit debt. A loan
shark (Ah Long) would give you only RM80 and the interest of
30% per month. The initial debt is already RM120, not
counting the monthly interest. For a loan of considerable
amount one has to struggle to pay the interest on end and we
must be surprise the debt would continue to grow.
need to understand this well in order to wisely manage your
domestic economy. Who knows one day you might become a
Finance Minister. You may be misled by your own stupidity
and live with debt your whole life.
poor man, I do not buy on instalment. I keep my pittance
piece by piece, accumulate them until enough to purchase my
desirable goods. In short I won't buy if I do not have cash
money to buy. It goes with my car and other luxury items as
asked me the criteria of a woman that I need as a spouse. I
did not say that one of them is my wife must not pester me to buy
items on instalments or on loan basis.
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IS YOUR ENGLISH ?
poor in English that you find it difficult to understand my
English is of a lower standard lingo using simple words and
broken grammar. It may be worst than yours. I always figure
out everyone could understand my messages through a hard and
slow reading. I do not have aptitude in any language as
indicated by my GRE test result. It was my worst score that
you I was a low achiever in school, faring no better than my
own students I taught. It is my determination to express
myself in something that people would be teasing and
laughing at my inability. Don't worry about conversing in
broken English, Chinese or Tamil. It won't kill you and
those will not convert us to their religion.
you need to do is to read and listen to these foreign
tongues. Try to pick up a few words, refer them in the
dictionaries. The younger you are the better you can
attainment of proficiency is for the younger generations. I
would recommend the formation of the language schools like
those in China and the United States. They are tools for the
enrichment of knowledge and the advancement in technology.
Rejecting English, Chinese and other foreign languages is a
darn fool, only love by the narrow minded individuals. To
enter foreign technical colleges and universities would be
advantages to the students mastering them. Instead we should
encourage or make it mandatory for all of our students to
pass in at least three languages, namely Malay, English and
help yourself and have faith in your own ability to learn
things even if you are already old enough.
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have visitors from Thailand to our school. I don't remember
the exact year. Prior to the visit we made a brief meeting
to ensure the visitors would feel happy and comfortable. We
looked for the sponsor and the state government was willing
to host the visitors. They provided meal and called in for
musicians for the entertainment. We had several students of
the Thai ethnicity.
welcome board was prepared by the Thai boys and girls,
written in the Thai language. We just want the visitors to
feel like home.
the visitors arrived we split them into groups and our tour
guides were our teachers and a Thai student. They were taken
to the classrooms, hostels, and workshops. Many of them went
to the toilets to ease themselves. The word that I heard
from their discussion among themselves was 'SAAD'. Saad
during the lunch tine the state exco member, Ahmad Bashah,
welcomeds the visitors. He was the host. The music played a
few Thai song. After lunched the guests took to the floor
and danced with joy and happiness.
there were no outsiders and reporters. Otherwise they would
make a big fuss over the Thai language and the songs being
used to welcome the guests from Thailand.
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MUSLIM COUNTRIES TO INFIDEL NATIONS
ran away from their own countries and settled in the
non-Islamic nations where the Presidents or the Prime
Ministers are of other faiths. Even people from Saudi Arabia
chose the United States as their home. I am in no position
to say why such an exodus from the Muslim to infidel's
countries happened.If I
were to put forward this question to the Malaysians I am
sure here will be some hostile and fiery responses from
different sectors. There will not be a debate to find the truth,
instead emotions will ride over reason.
would understand the cause if we were to these Muslims
immigrants, for what reason they chose the infidel countries
as their home.
least at this juncture we can take the task of pondering
over rhetoric and loud speeches of what will transpire if
our nation is run by a religious bigots. It leads us to
start thinking of the best Muslim country that we can be
proud of to use as a model and a bench marking nation to
survival of the Muslim nations is due to the oil as the main
resource. Sooner or later there will be a source of energy
for machines and vehicles. Cars and train are already on the
new energy system. Trains go so fast that one day the
intercontinental travel will be by this mode of
transportation. Abu Dhabi is diversifying it's economy yet
we have to wait it's fate after the alternative energy comes
into complete force.
at all who rejects liberalism and secularism will stay foot
at the starting point.
the sermon at the mosque is about Islamic banking. Muslims
are asked to throw their savings in the Islamic Bank and the
yearly interest to be given to Baitul Mal. The interest is
Haram for the owner of the money but not haram if it is
given to the state religious body. Why should I keep my
money in a bank that has lost millions that went missing in
the previous years ? Why should I trust in the rude and
incompetent officers whom I have encountered in Tabung Haji
been many a time that I found the Hajis beating the Red
traffic light. They are subjects to a different norm.
I am of
the opinion that the running of a state and a country cannot
be done by people with myopic vision and with a narrow
mentality. Only sentiments are deployed as their guardians.
view is not the answer as to the cause of the migrations.
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blood sugar reading this morning is 5.3. My BP is 150 which
is considered high. Even in the '80s the American doctor at
Ohio University advised me to stay away from salt. I don't
worry much for I am no longer a young man. I consider my
health is a blessing.
year I would fall sick, a flu of 8 to 10 days, especially
when I inhale smokes from cigarette at a long duration. I
lost my total appetite and I felt weak, sleeping all day
long. Sometimes without food and medication. When I regained
my strength and fully recuperating I would be active again.
been wondering whether marriage would be the solution. But
which woman would want to be my spouse and to be my slave
literally; taking care of an old man for the whole of her
life. She must be able to drive to buy medicine and food
when I fall sick. And most of all she has to be a patient
take a little time to ponder on this narration.
not merely talking about myself. It may be about all of
those who are still single and living alone in a home. When
a friend by the name of Kamal was still single at 80
everyone of his friend was worry about him. There was
someone who would phone him everyday to make sure he was
alive and kicking. He finally got himself a wife and we feel
be healthy at time. We may be sick at another. Our BP and
blood sugar may be erratic, up and down, and we may be
diagnosed of having a critical deadly disease. What may kill
you is invisible and you may not feel it. It is a heart
marriage is not solely for sex and companionship. It is also
about to facilitate events in case of sickness and death.
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WAITING TO FLY
When I was young my
purpose of travelling abroad was to see places and
appreciate the beauty of exotic scenes. I wanted to know
their culture and the way they live. My first solo trip was
to Bangkok in 1965. But today, I travel to kill my boredom and to
get away from the familiar sighting of the same environment.
I am locked in my house like a caterpillar in a cocoon.
not have any desire of stepping on every land on the earth
surface. Cold and ice are dreaded ideas for I had been the
cold and experience icing for more than 8 months in total before.
Enough is enough. I don't want to carry big bags with full of
thick dresses. My travelling priority today is the price. It has to be
affordable. Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Korea and Turkey are
among the cheap places around. In just over a week's time I
choose Uzbekistan for my visit. I will be in Kazakhastan for
two night, and four nights at Uzbekistan. I will not be
bringing along my drone, except for the handy cam and the
normal cell-phone for capturing the spectacular images.
people keep the money they have and they want to accumulate
till they become millionaires. I spend them all till I go
broke, and hide myself back in my closet.
What isn't enough for many others are enough for me. Some of
my loaded friends said that travelling is a waste of money,
no return and no benefit.
RM6K for the 6 nights trip because I stay alone. If I share
the rooms with someone else, it would only cost me RM5K.
luggage is packed and labelled. The electronic items will be
in my backpack.
waiting to fly.
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CONTROLLING MY BLOOD SUGAR
Individuals have different ways to control their blood
sugar. I have my own way, which may not be suitable to
others and I could maintain it to between 5.4 to 6.5 for
more than 20 years.
observe my food intake and the type of food taken. Basically
I have three meals a day. For breakfast I usually take a
small plate of rice with either fish, meat, egg or even
prawn. Fish is more frequent than the rest. For lunch I take
more fish than the others with a very small amount of rice.
And for dinner I just take anything that can fill my
stomach. I know that rice is a starch and it takes time to
turn into glucose. People say it is bad for the body. But it
provides energy. Further more with a little amount it won't
give a ton of sugar in my body.
have excess sugar in my blood. It has to be drained out
somehow. And exercise is the only answer. Imagine what a 5
km non-stop walking could do to my body and the blood sugar.
5 km is about an hour of slow walk. I used to jog when I was
younger. At 72 I prefer walking to running.
care of my own health does not mean I am not going to die. I
am as mortal as anyone else and I might even die tomorrow.
It is all in our fate. But at least I can enjoy the feeling
of fitness everyday after the exercise, and I feel free from
good to measure our BP and blood sugar after taking some
rare or excessive food like steak, and all the seafood
meals. We want to know what reading would beef or mutton
gives us, the squids and the lobsters. By several measures
we could conclude what are the safe and dangerous foods.
somewhere that Papaya is chosen as the KING OF THE FRUITS
for two years consecutively. One piece of papaya cost
between a ringgit to two and the nutritious value is high as
compared to durian which is too expensive. Moreover durians
can kill a person if taken excessively.
control your food intake and always do the daily exercise
and then measure your blood sugar.
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MALAYSIAN HAM RADIO-VIEWS I DISAGREE WITH
is a view that old hams should forget and quit the hobby and
give way to the new radio enthusiasts. Old hams should look
for other things to do. I never agree with this idea. Why
should an old ham must quit it and hand the activity to the
others ? How many old hams quit just to give way to the new
ones ? Of course it could be possible the withdrawal is due
to the policy of the MCMC on the newer hobbyists.
second view says that everyone can be a ham as this is a
democratic country. Criminals, drug edicts etc has the right
to be a ham. And one person even talked of suing the MCMC
for not allowing the license B to come on the HF band.
office leaves ham radio is not a RIGHT. It is a privilege.
An authority has the right not to issue a license even if
one pass the radio and Morse test. Like wise they can take
away your license without having have to give you the
ensure the dignity and the high standard of the ham radio
the members must not be a criminal, drug edits, rouge
individuals and the people without ethics and no respects of
the rules and regulations. One of the dark side of the hobby
is that it can be made a political tools; the members use
the equipments to tract the political enemies. In fact this
has happened in our country.
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MAS AND MONEY
written on the commercial airline before and I am writing
about it again with the hope someone else is thinking like
what I am thinking. If MAS is stubborn enough then let it be
sold away and I think the consequences will be as what I am
about to say.
1980s, the world airlines were facing problems, including
the United States. Airlines were closing down. In USA at
least one carrier was bought by the employees. They sacked
all highly paid officers and ran the plane by themselves. I
do not know how much they have cut down the running cost.
CEO is always highly paid. As a result many of the sacked
officers plead to get back into the job with much lesser
salaries even equal to the others.
MAS is sold, it is highly probable that workers with high
salary scales will be sacked and replaced.
normal employees can run the airline and many other business
ventures by themselves. In many instances there isn't any
need to have directors, CEOs and other top posts.
support for the sale of MAS. Let the new management deals
with how to ensure profit;; income exceeds the expenditure. They
would prefer to keep the workers and cast away the top guys
with high salaries.
true thre must be a certain in an organization. We don't a
one man boss answerable to his bigger boss. The whole group
in the main office could take the lead. On critical issues
they could debate and the views of other members. Clerks and
ticketing managers have ample experience to contribute.
all governments are horrible. They choose their friends and
relatives to be the top people in various offices and
provide them with power and made agreements in favour of
their friends. You can see the new owner of the airline will
disband all agreements and negotiation made by the previous
owners. I will do the same if I were a new government. All
liabilities must be bored by the previous owner.
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ISLAMIC AND INFIDEL
Caprio and Mirinda Kerr knew the merchandise given to them
were from 1 Mdb source, they quickly returned the goods
without questioning. These are what the Malays labelled as
infidels. When UMNO is told that the money given by Najib
belongs to 1Mdb, they demand for the proofs. They want to
fight in court. And it as announced that 1Mdb sent the
Muslims to Mecca for pilgrimage with 1 Mdb's profit
everybody said Najib was a good man.
reluctance to give back as what De Caprio and Mirinda
nothing to do with religion but has something to do with the
Malays who professed Islam ? To a third person they see the
two as the Muslims and the infidels. The Muslims do not
blame anybody for comparing the morality of UMNO and De
Caprio. They have to ask themselves the same and identical
is no BUTS and IFses. The infidels never seek for proofs.
They behave according to their high degree of moral values.
They do not wait for the court judgement. And the Penang
media that has been told of the type of money they were
given, has decided to return the cash to 1Mdb.
said before that the demeanours and behaviours of PAS, UMNO
and the UMNO's gangsters had made Islam very repulsive, it
was met with a very strong denials and rebuttals. They
blamed the International media for spreading false image of
been criticizing our government as not running the way it
should be run. It is a Muslim government. But they are are
so very ignorant that there are many Muslims from the Muslim
countries migrate to the infidel countries like Australia,
America and all parts of Europe. The two combine parties
will be worst than Communist if they were to run the
they have the audacity to claim that they have the highest
order of the moral value. They didn't even bother to ask
where Najib get the money from, and believe his lies
fabricated by his lawyer, to choose a name of a donator who
is dead, as if Kerr and Caprio did not know about it.
what we termed as Morality.
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GIVING FREE HOUSE
Indonesia there is a loom of generosity by some individual
to provide a free home for the very poor and the
unfortunate. I guess it is undertaken by GTV Indonesia. The
clip below is over one hour. You need to see it all until
story here is about Pak Jajang. But he is not the only one
who is very lucky. If you want to see other episodes you
need to go to the Youtube and search for Bedah Rumah. Bedah
means operation and Rumah is a house. While other stories
depicted the city area this one is in the Palm oil
plantation. I suggest you should see several of the Bedah
looked down upon Indonesia is an inferior and irresponsible
nation. I think in many ways they are better than us today.
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THEN THERE WERE COLOURS
God creates colours; white, black, blue, green, yellow,
purple, and red. Men studied them and categorized them,
mixed the combination of two, three and more, minus and add
black and white, till we see thousands of shades in the
main colours we always see are green and blue. While plants
are green, the sky and the sea water are blue. We identify
black with darkness and red with blood and danger. Some
monks selected yellow as their holly dress. Yellow cloth
were tied around big trees and stone structures to indicate
some natural power in those objects. Royalties in Malaysia
also choose yellow as the Royal colour.
Electrical engineers use the black wires as live and red as
neutral. In USA instead of red they use white as neutral. The social practice use black as an indicator of
death. At the Chinese funeral relatives wear black, though
some may wear white. At the
King's funeral visitors need to don in black too. It is hard to
point out the significant of black in the case of death. The
Johor King bar the citizen from wearing black trousers with
Malay costume. It is only worn by Johor Royalties in this
should not be used as a discriminating factor and the show
of status. It can be used as identification symbols like the
colour of the wires and the codes of the electronic
Sparkling and glittering colours that shines beautifully can
seize your hearts and emotions, capturing your soul and
could put you in a trance mode. People rushed to the North
pole area to witness the aurora from the sky.
choice of colours to use with your dress depend on your
colour complexion, the time of the day and the weather.
Green or blue may look striking on people with very fair
skin. On the gloomy and rainy day red and yellow may kill
the dark murk. White is not visible on the snowy places.
don't make law and regulation to forbid others to use a
certain colours and claim it belongs to a religion, a King
or a President. Or else we buried the Kings, Presidents and
Prime Ministers with yellow and black cloth and coffins, and
place around them with medals, money, gold and bodyguards.
made colours for all mankind.
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main advantage of travelling solo is you have the freedom of
where to go and decide the time duration you would like to
spend at your favourite spot. Other than the group package
trip, we collect a few friends to go with. Going with
friends required buddies of the same wavelength and the
willingness to give and take. We are willing to submit to
the majority's decision and interest. I met young girls
travelled in twos or threes beyond the Malaysian border.
Travelling solo may be a little expensive as one has to pay
more for a car rental and lodging. It may be a little quiet
and boring. There is no one to talk to. Yet I had been going
to have my siesta in Los Angeles many time alone at my
younger age, moving around using the public transport, the
local bus and the Greyhound. My next solo trip is to Bali on
August 22-26 to attend the Ham Radio festival.
alternative option is travelling in a group package. My next
trip of this nature is to Uzbekistan from 12-19 July 2019.
It will be a little hectic as the time is not ours. We have
to follow the time set, almost no rest. On arriving the
destination travellers do not go to the hotel straight away
and even do not have any breakfast. Hotel check in will be
at the end of the day. And the next day they will have to
get ready at about 4 or 5 am.
package tours will take you for shopping at the chosen
outlets. Sometimes to two or three outlets per day. This is
something that I hate most for I seldom bring along extra
money for shopping purposes. I would shy away from any
souvenir that costs RM20 per piece.
travel like this can be fun or boring, depending on the
people. Rather than singing or telling stories while the bus
is moving, they choose to sleep, not even wanting to snap
photos of the scenery. Some tour leader keep the trip alive
by telling stories and jokes, and even ask the group to sing
who do not like noise should not join any group tour. They
should take a solo trip for for peace and quietness. A
friend told me about a man who scolded the group members for
singing and enjoying themselves and calling them whores
while travelling on the Trans Siberian Railway. The group
confronted the tour leader and demanded that he be sent
might meet one or two persons in your group who are
gluttony. In a rotating table meal they might finish the
fish or prawns before it comes to you. I have been
encountering with such people before. Interestingly the same
persons seemed to be so religious and philosophical on the
Whatsapp group. What a hypocrite.
Travelling alone free a person from any nasty companions, no
argument, no disagreement and no unhappiness. If you need a
companion just get a driver when you rent a car. In Surabaya
I used a motorbike, riding pillion, called a Gojek. He took
me around and be my cameraman.
are many Malaysians who travelled alone to see places. They
wrote articles on their adventures and it can be accessed by
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remember people or the complicated locations I visited. Their
facial outlook change, different from 50 years ago. They
grow beards and moustaches, wrinkles all over and their
bodies either shrink or getting bigger. I would remember
back one or two persons a day later. And I do not remember
the house my wife bought and rented to people despite my
visiting it once more than 30 years ago.
would immediately point out that it is the phenomena of
ageing and senility. You may be right. But it is also a sign
of a brain disease, a memory loss on selective items. It is
the infrequent counter that will cause the rapid fading of
tend to suppress the unfavourable events in the lives. They
only want to remember the sweet experience that once was a
glamour and brightening the happy old days, the beautiful
romance and their various successes. They prefer to publish
their old pictures rather than the present ones.
amazingly my old friends could remember me. My students
could recognize me. How could they when I am so changed in
my face and countenance, with black spots and white hair ?
One person who accosted me was a primary school mate whom I
would have totally forgotten after more than 60 years. That
person must have a great photographic memory.
forgot the recent stuffs like the purse and the cell-phone
whenever I leave my home. It happened several times that I
had to rush home to get my purse to pay for my meals. On
many occasions I have to write down the list of items I want
to purchase when shopping. Only yesterday I had to go to ASB
office to check my balance or else I would not remember it.
Situations do not worry me as my daily chores completed as
usual, just like any normal guy.
realize forgetfulness even embrace persons of age 45 and
below. They forget to close the water taps, bringing their
purses and hand phones with them. Then they would lament
that they are getting old and senile.
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WHAT IS IT
LIKE TO BE OLD ?
It is a
question that needs thinking to answer, whether from the
external or internal perspective. External means how the
others perceive us, the old people, and internal perspective
is how do we look at ourselves. It is the internal
perspective that majority of the onlookers do not
understand. It may be very contrary to their perceptions.
know that I am old until someone called me uncle or grandpa,
offering their seats when I boarded the bus or the train,
and kissed my hands when I extended it for a mere
handshaking. I always cursed those drove at 30 or 40 km/h on
the road when I am behind the wheel. On a clear road to
Perlis I would go between 80 to 90 km/h at night. My driving
behaviour never seem to change as my mind does not feel the
change in the age.
find the younger women attractive as I was a young man
before. Only looking at the mirror I would realize I am not
fit for them and I felt scary watching at my own image. That
was the state of my mind.
reminds the age and growing old by the internal factor is
the relationship between the mind and the physical
mobility. Every time when I went for a walking exercise I
put a target of the distant that I would want to cover
within a certain time. That was what my mind said. But on
walking younger people were overtaking me with their fast
and wide strides. I tried to push myself to chase them but
to no avail.
feel fit and healthy. And living alone provides me with much
mental freedom, without any constraint to my movements and
thinking, all together made me forget about being old. There
is no one to bar me from doing things, and reminding me this
and that. It is my faith that made me feel secure and safe.
reserve the question and answer to yourself, and wait till
you become an old person. Time and again the same question
was raised in the social media, "How old is old ? How
old am I to qualify for a senior citizen ?"
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Rice restaurants seem to be very popular among the Malays
here in my town. There are always huge crowds seen to be
having their meals, many dressed in Arabic robs and the
Hajis. I really don't know how delicious is the Arabic
the Malays who flock to the Arab Rice stall is not because
of the taste but rather on the sentiment, the feeling of
being a Muslim. I could not assess how the Malays look upon
the Arabs as the people of a higher and superior status.
a different view on the Arabs, a race that I cannot trust,
embracing various religions of the world; the Christians,
the Jews, and the Hindus. probably 98% of the Malays think
all Arabs who dress in robs are Muslims and trustworthy. All
the Saudi has is the Mecca and Medina for the world Muslims
Malaysians are not aware that Saudi Arabia is a good friend
of Israel and many of the developmental projects were
constructed by the Jewish companies. A few of their own
citizens criticized the government of hypocrisy and
corrupting the American Presidents to be in the American
good book. Some of the Royal families are crooks and
Arab Rice is not as tasty as the reality of the Arab's
behaviours. No Arabic rob hung can attract me to the
restaurant as I see them as stupid and arrogant as many
other bad people. While he world is at peace the Arabs are
still fighting among themselves.
assess the Arabs' stupidity through watching their fishing
methods on the Youtube. You will understand me if you were
to watch how the Arabs go fishing.
not asking the Malays to hate the Arabs or the Arab Rice. I
just hope they must not use their blind sentiments to think
that what is Arabic must be holly and approves by God.
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WILL ON OTHERS
must think and do as what I think and do"
sometimes in a forceful or concealed way were trying to
force our will on the others. There is always a tendency
that we regard others are wrong and we want them to follow
the right way. While some may agree with us , there are many
may not in favour with our thought.
Authoritarian is one of the tools used to infuse our
beliefs. Communism use physical force in destroying
properties or arresting the dissenters. Religion might
excommunicate you as non-conformist or infidels for
disagreeing with the teaching. Your friends would label you
as abnormal. All just because you are not in line with them.
we are free to spread our beliefs and try to convince the
rest to follow the same course. It is just not right to
condemn anyone with their own philosophy and practices.
my own standard, belief and philosophy. I will not be happy
if someone is telling me not to get involve in the hobby of
flying drone, advising me what I should and should not do.
Your passion in woodworking and gardening may be something I
takes a wise man not to reveal his dislike with the
preachers and pretend to show an agreement, just to
avoid confrontation and discord. That's how religion can
survive in communism even after a long years of suppression.
have been using a subtle way to spread their ideas and
successfully pull a huge crowd to like them like exhibition,
advertisement, deliberate public exposure and the glittering
success of the idea.
can make their own choice of life. What we may say bad for
them, are construed otherwise. We claim that we are bringing
light to them and relieve them from the long darkness. We
said it to the aborigines and the natives who live in the
forest with their tradition. We told them we want to bring
them progress and better living conditions. The Communists
say religions hinder progress and some others say religions
are the cause of war and hatred.
God gives humans the choice to make. They can choose hell or
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hard to find aspirin in my locality these days. Panadol or
Paracetamol seems to dominate the fever and the head ache
drugs. There are all sorts of Panadol for various ailments.
It is good as it prevents blood clot. In the market Casparin
is sold for cardiovascular purpose like the aspirin. It is
available but the capsules are made in China. And China is
well known in producing fake and low quality stuffs.
pharmacies are selling a separate blood clot prevention
drugs at a high cost. Aspirin is darn cheap and affordable
by all. In Malaysia death isn't important as compared to
money making. You have to buy life with money. Your hundred
thousands saving can deplete to zero within a short time if
you are admitted to private hospitals. We are so obsessed
with money. Humanity is a matter of convenience for self
to buy aspirin at Mico pharmacy. It has been out of stock
for almost a year now. The order never came. The reason is
simple. It is cheap and the profit is little. The agent will
go for bigger commission and prefer to peddle the most
profitable drugs and supplements.
decide to order aspirin from the E-bay, the low dosage of
less than 300 milligrams. It has been more than a week since
the order it does not arrive yet. It is a little expensive
but cheaper than the anti-clot drugs.
cannot depend on the government to help the poor through the
smart engineering. Ministers would get the VIP treatments.
They may on the opposition side. Nione really know the
plight of the lower citizens.
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THE ART OF
want to negotiate a crime activity with a French, I do not
go to France to meet and talk to him in France. Neither
would I prefer Malaysia. I would meet him in a third country
under the pretext of doing a certain job in this place.
Taking him on boat ride in the middle of the sea would be
better and it will remain a secret.
such negotiations and planning of dubious stuffs as well as
planting fabricated evidences were done this way. It also
covert activity is beyond the comprehension of our leaders,
judges and other related organizations, then the situation
will be too bad for the nation. It weakens the integrity and
the capability of a sovereign. I am sorry to say that the PH
government does not realize this by giving leeway to Shafiee
to leave the country for Australia. Let the authority
analyze all the possibilities that Shafiee can do. Let not
my words be only understood after the nation realize it's
failure and be defeated by dirty skunks.
released Apandi Ali and now Shafiee out.
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IN LAW PASSED AWAY
Afterwards I will make my way to a place called Tunjang to
see my cousin i n law's funeral. It is about 30 minutes away
from my home. He passed away last night at a much younger
age probably in the fifties. I would guess it was due to a
contrary it was me who had been thinking of dying all weeks
long. All of a sudden I get very tired when doing my routine
evening walk. I hardly finished 3.7 kilo meters now which I
could do more than 5.6KM previously. This happened after a
two hour of continuous breathing of s strong smell of smoke
from a a friend who is a chain smoker. I got sick for about
10 days after that. I know my lung is no longer clean and
last time I met this demise cousin was when I went to visit
my wife's auntie who was sick and bed ridden in Sungai
Petani. It was the last day of this year's Ramadan. We chat
about cholesterol, medication and other diseases. I never
expected that he would go first before me.
is coming to everyone, young or old. My religious teacher
always say that 'work hard as if you are going to live
forever and think of God as if you are going to die
tomorrow." Instead we never think of our death but
spend our time in making enemies and trying to stab each
other, torching each other's abode and their lives.
God place his soul amongst the good men and in heaven.
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main parties in PH are either stupid or immature. DAP wants
the push the Chinese agenda too quickly demanding the UEC
and other educational rights. Keadilan wants to head the
coalition and rule the country because of the number of
seats they won. And Bersatu wants to ensure Najib is jailed
and the lost money is recovered. It was the demand of DAP
that made the Malays reject the new ruling party. Any
subsequent by-elections the Malays won't go for PH.
course there will be an inevitable split in Keadilan. The
members will either joined Bersatu or UMNO-PAS. The reason
for the split is the greed for power within almost two years
of PH in power. The leaders thought PH won because of its
strength, underestimating the will of the voters. It looks
like Keadilan is going to kick Bersatu and Amanah out. The
Chinese will put pressure on DAP not to accept PKR as a
a few months time PH will break apart. If a fresh election
is held PKR may be killed by the voters. DAP will stand
strong. The rest of the future is unknown. But we can be
sure Najib will escape and the national will surely ruined.
This is what the components coalition of PH fail to compute.
stupid or immature ?
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Arabia had said there was no Arab donation. Any documents
shown are surely fabricated and whoever shared in the
fabrication efforts should be incarcerated without pity.
Under the Money Laundering Law the persecution does not have
to show proof. It is UMNO that has to show the source of the
money. The DOJ court has allowed forfeiture as proofs have
been shown by the money trail and the court was satisfied
court does not need to see any new proofs.
mind you if MCA does not know the source of the money, the
party is equally guilty for not asking about it. It could
have been given by the foreign government or from the tax
payers money. In a Communist country the MCA and MIC chiefs
would be shot without question.
don't have to be a politician like Bung or a lawyer like
Shafiee to argue out to make the stolen money legal for BN.
People are in the know.
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I AND MY
is Friday, the day the Muslims would go to pray in the
mosque, a weekly congregation like the Christians to their
churches on Sunday. I believe that all humans has the same
Friday the sermon was about Muslims who criticise their own
religion. It was a bizarre sermon, that said Muslims who
reject the teaching of Islam must be killed. Any Muslim who
has been dispel and categorized as infidel must also be
killed. It is almost as similar to the Jewish teaching on
the status of the non-Jews.
teaching is no different from Amanat Hadi Awang that justify
the killing of Malay infidels.
however made Islam as a repulsive religion and create horror
in people's minds that Muslims are born terrorists.
formed a very negative perceptions on Muslim clerics and
religious leaders. I no longer see these people as someone I
can rely on except for death rituals and marriage
ceremonies. Many of their lectures contain lies and
fallacies yet were swallowed by the followers. They belittled
women in many ways to assert the superiority of the male
specie. They insulted and criticized those who are in
disagreement with them. They are the cleanest, the purest
and the people who never make any sin.
talked and talked and talked. But they do not know the
number of Malay youths who can't recite simple verses for
prayers and even to say out 'syahadah'.
my God. I don't have to blazon to the world that I am a good
Muslim and obey what God wishes of me. I do my best not to
lie, causing no pain on other people, do not steal nor
condoning stealing, and avoid cheating and deceiving other
human being. Those are my private life.
had many Godly men working under me. There were those who
always came late to work, losing expensive items under their
care, sleeping in class in front of the students, giving
free marks without any test and talking dirty words with
female students. Their thinking were shallow and some were
wanted to know anything about religion, I chose the
'non-ustaz'. Of course I chose those whom I knew to be good
in Islamic knowledge.
scary to meet somebody who is aggressive and militant like.
If he is for a Palestinian why not he enlisted himself in the
Hamas army and go to war with Israel. If you were to ask him
about the signs of the end of the world, he would provide
you with a long lecture, listing all of the signs which are most
of the present recurrences which he is condemning. Doesn't he
know that he is condemning the work of God for setting them
up as they are now ? Even many Arab Muslims say that Israel will
never be defeated until the day when Jesus return to the
least in the meantime the Muslims could show that they do
not enmity with the non-Muslims and with any deviants.
Beating the war drum does not make them any better human
being. preaching hatred is uncalled for.
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2000000 RUPIAHS MEAN ?
2000000rupiahs is about RM600.
been watching many clips depicting rewards given to the good
guys in Indonesia amounting to that amount. The receivers
were so shock, surprised and cried. Now I realize why the
Gojek boy who took me for a ride around Surabaya had wanted
to buy me Batik T-Shirts as a gift which I told him that I
would decline. I gave him 100000 for half a day's ride. That
amount meant something to them.
remember giving RM5K to the maid looking after my late wife
after I decided to send her home as a reward. Adding the
salaries and monetary gifts from my relatives she must have
about RM6K. When I went to Lombok to see her I further gave
her about 4 million rupiahs. She told my in law that she
paid all her loans and used the balance as a capital to run
a fish business.
only sad thing is that she never contact me again. If she
did she would have got another RM7K of my wife bequest.
Otherwise she would be better off and could do some other
job with her husband. She has a big family. But I figure the
RM6K would be about Rp18,000,000.
would have been better if the givers do not make any video
clips and send to the Youtube. Let the donation be sincere
and without the seeking of popularity. God knows the good
deeds. And I happen to know the givers who give quietly. I
am not honest and sincere for narrating how much I gave away
to my maid. I never hope nor advertise my blog. The writing
is merely for self-fulfilment. However I publish one
donation on the Facebook to Tabung Harapan Negara to
encourage the others to do so. I felt I have performed my
duty to my country.
Indonesia was once known as a poor and corrupt countries.
Things are different today. There are many wealthy people
and the numbers are rising. The people travel all over the
world. They are selling their culture worldwide. These rich
people are on the go to help the unfortunate people. Even
the poor are helping the other poor and the needy.
remember during my last trip to Jakarta 2 years ago and paid
extra to the taxi driver. To me it wasn't much but he
thanked me profusely. I knew it meant a lot to him. You are
happy when a person is grateful to receive a small donation
millions rewards will not last forever, not even 2 months.
The poor and hard life began again when the money is spent.
It however gives a few days of happiness.
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DESIGN TO BREAKUP PKR
Najib has to ditch out a few hundred millions in a covered
way to breakup PKR. This is his lifeline to escape court
indictment after he found it is hard for him to escape the
SRC criminal case. If PH is aware of this design then they
would resolve this in the most amicable and intelligent
ways. PKR need to tell the members that the party must not
be splitted under any account. Anwar Ibrahim will be the
next Prime Minister no matter what, good or bad. Azmin Ali
should understand that greed will ruin the PH government.
looks like the young members are not well educated and
myopic in outlook. Many are still hoping for the gravy train
and sustenance from the party, not on their vocations and
think my prediction is wrong. But that's the way I see
displayed in my mind, after having studied Najib in all his
dealings with foreign powers and consultants. He thinks it
is easier for him to escape jail in Malaysia than in the
not support Anwar but it is the best of the three devils;
Azmin and Najib. We have to stand firm and united to get
Naib into jail.
learn the technique of CIA in killing Russia's Soviet Union,
you will know how heavily they financed the Communist
propaganda's newspaper Pravda. I know the free Najib is
still using the Jewish consulktant and all payments are paid
through his family members who are lurking outside this
country. My strong suspicion is his own daughter by
his second wife Rosmah the janda.
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I COULD NOT FIND A TOILET
The first time I
visited the Disneyland California was in the late 1970s when
I went to visit my two friends, the Malaysian students at
UCLA. I did not go to the toilet yet, probably it was in a
hot summer day. It was in 1982 as I was on a transit to
Athens Ohio, I went to the theme park again. It was around
March, still cold and windy.
Though cold there were
crowds and for every ride people had to queue up in a long
line. I was queuing up for the Matterhorn ride when I felt
like going to a toilet. I asked an Indian man behind me it's
location. He pointed out to me the direction.
Following the path I
could not find any toilet. The place was like a garden, with
plants and flowers. I saw the word RESTROOM. Surely I
thought it was a room to rest. I went back to the Indian man
and told him that I could not find any toilet. "Do you see
the word Restroom somewhere ? "He asked me. "Yes," I said.
"That is the toilet. Go in further," he smiled.
Indeed it was the right
place as I followed his instruction by going ahead on. The
toilet was so clean and the fragrant odour was comfortable.
I was such a dork, like a caveman dropped in a city. It was
an amazing experience and left a deep impact in my mind.
I was glad I could
bring back the concept to my work place and applied it. Some
time later I found toilet's cleanliness in supermarkets and
other public places in Thailand. Then spreading to Malaysian
Highway rest area. The last I found was at Shell petrol
station along Jalan Sultanah Alor Setar. At all these places
there isn't any pungent smell. And clean too.
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OUR ECONOMIC HOPE
The economic welfare of
our nation is not merely the function of the government. It
is the function of all inhabitants and the non-human
resources. The labour of the people and the wisdom of the
government determined the state of the wealth of the nation.
However a treacherous leader of a nation alone could burn and
ruin the economic progress of the country. This was what
happen to Malaysia when we found from the court proceedings
how Najib manipulated the public funds and the national
coffer for his own and his party interests.
The most evil of Najib
Razak was his giving government guarantee to foreign loan
made by the non-government bodies, denied his doing but
farmed the fund from the citizens to pay the interest.
Despite the huge debt he could still send people for free
pilgrimage and distributed millions to his friends, lawyers
When Anwar Ibrahin was
put in jail, it was due to matters of his own personal
affair. But Najib's sins were on tearing people apart,
causing severe agony to the public economic well being. The
people work to pay for the loan Najib had made through his
various dubious scheme. This man is what the Chinese termed
as 'man is not a man, ghost is not a ghost', indescribable
character worst than a savage. So is his current second
God knows his crime and
God lets some others see what he is trying to hide, that he
is hiding the ill-gotten money by billions without shame and
guilt in Australian and New Zealand's banks under various
names, that his lawyers are helping him to make stealing
legal and corrupting people to free him.
We survive because we
still work; the farmers and fishermen. But we are saddened
by the great debt and the lost of our money. It will not
take a week, a month or a year to erect back the broken
pillar. We can only pray for the best.
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THE MISSING INDONESIAN MAID
Mila was my monthly
Indonesian maid who had serve me very well and I paid her
quite well too. She lived about 3 miles away among the
Indonesians immigrants, staying together with several men
whom she referred as her brother in-law. Her husband went
back to Samudra to remove the kidney stone.
She had a good income
and sent home a great deal each month to her family. In fact
she was the breadwinner. Occasionally I paid for her trip
home and provided her a few hundred ringgit as a supplement.
One day more than a
year ago she called me saying that she was in Kuala Lumpur
working in a massage parlour. It was her relative who
brought her to her new work place. She introduced a new
monthly maid to me, also her friend, living in the same
area. And from time to time she would rang me up telling me
that she was sick and informing me that her husband had a
problem coming into the country. I suspected he had
overstayed during his last visit here. But she promised to
return to Kedah once her husband arrived in Kuala Lumpur.
She said she would be coming back to Alor Setar to celebrate
the Hari Raya.
Before the Raya day I
called her. The automated reply said the number was not in
service. I kept on calling till yesterday. But to no avail.
My suspicion her phone
was confiscated by her relative and she is forced to be a
prostitute. She simply goes missing.
I could not get any
information about her. As for this new maid , I do not take
her anymore. She spoiled my cooking utensils, the stove
without informing me. She also spoiled my weed pump. She had
been lying to me on her personal status on various issues. I
just don't like dishonest and sneaky person to work in my
I remember Mila had
been telling me that her husband does not like her to work
in Kuala Lumpur.
Abdul Rahman Raof
AZMIN, YES IT IS AN
Politicians are lack of
knowledge, bountiful of them, because they are not wise.
They overlook many things they do not think about. They
never learn about international politics, the concept of
power and propaganda, the internal and external espionage,
the story of Watergate, the notion on False Flag, 911,
Internal Sabotage and how they are carried out. And how
Mafia plays the game to manipulate who to rule the country.
Yes, they are very complex and complicated.
Azmin should have have
known that he has enemies within and without. Even before
there was Bersatu and Tun Mahathir came into the limelight,
there were people who were not happy him and accusing Azmin
of snatching the Chief Minister's post from Wan Azizah. Some
said he is a snake, ambitious and crazy for power.
The recent video clip
was surely an inside job. The clip could have been true if a trap
was set up. That's how the operative proceeds to destroy. President
Sukarno was in Russia and the Russian sent a woman to his
room to have sex with him. They recorded the sex scene. Then they
blackmailed him. Sukarno being a brave man told the Russian
that he would not submit to the Communist demand and he would be
more proud if his clips were to be released to the
Indonesians. And what most Malaysians are not aware of is that even Tun Razak
was blackmailed in the same manner.
If the clip is false,
Azmin should know that he is not safe to be in politics for
his enemy will show themselves up and confront him openly as they know Anwar Ibrahim
will be the next Prime Minister soon. Anwar will not forget
how Umi Hafilda, Azmin's sister who made a road show to
narrate her story with Anwar. Azwan Ali has a bad character
too. Many regard Azmin's family is from a bad pool, pungent and filthy.
It is not a matter
whether the Economic Minister is right or wrong, it is
better for him to step down and leave everything to God. He
won't be worst of than 25 millions of the Malaysians. We the
pariahs have been long sufferings and becoming the victims of all the politicians
who are backed
by sinister police force and the sneaky lawyers.
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Nay, I won't lend any
money to anybody anymore, even to a good friend. Reports
gathered that whoever borrow from friends always run away
and those who borrow from banks are reluctant to pay back
until forfeiture took place. The desperate ones would seek
loan sharks which after some time did not pay on the due
dates. But Ah Long in Malaysia has it's own way of
frightening the borrowers. They begin by splashing paints on
the properties, and even made the borrower feel that the
siblings would be kidnapped.
One of the borrowers
who is lurking around is a school headmaster. His modus
operandi was calling the victims and telling them that they
must keep the secret and not to divulge them. In a school he
would borrow from many of the staffs and the canteen
operators by the thousands. He never paid back. Some
reported to the State Education Department but to o
avail. The director said that there was no proof for the
department to act.
Many of my friends
narrated their own stories about lending. In several cases
the borrowers verbally attacked them by hurling curses on
the Face Book. In amateur radio similar stories went around.
It did not happen in the old good days when there were
controls on the licensing conditions. A ham with the call
sign 9W2JL ran away with RM500. He is a class A contractor.
I also lend RM3K to a
businessman. It has been for 2 years. There is no news about
Oh one more thing; my
FT855 is with 9M2RB. Rusli on loan basis.
Kindness has a limit.
Buy food for a hungry person but not to give them money.
Now that I am retired I
have less money to spend. A student pleading for a RM650
loan to start a business of selling hamburger. She lives
about 100 km away. I told her that I would rather give her
rather than lending. I banked in the amount and she never
even thank me nor acknowledge receipt. I did not get any
poorer but her attitude saddened me.
That's the kind of
people we have around us. There are uncountable hypocrites
lurking around. I met a greedy tour member on the Taiwan
trip but she is depicting her angel behaviour on the
In my previous articles
I wrote about somebody was trying to elicit a loan between
RM50K to RM300K. Lucky I do not have such a big money.
Imagine that RM300K will take my lifelong span to
accumulate. And imagine if I were to depart with it for
giving a loan.
Abdul Rahman Raof
NAJIB AND JHO LO
Najib announced in
parliament that Jho Lo has nothing to do in 1Mdb. The Public
Prosecutor must not forget this. If by any mean the ex-Prime
Minister is trying to blame the young Chinese man on the
fiasco of 1Mdb, the court should know Najib is a man who no
one can trust and has been cunning enough to hoodwink the
world. His effort to deceive the American Presidents
nonetheless failed several times.
Najib had been denying
that he knew Jho Lo until proven by the picture captured on
the yacht. The DOJ says they are working hand in hand. Lo
did the joib for Najib. And Najib did not allow 1mdb and Jho
Lo to be discussed in parliament. Apandi confirmed that
there was nothing wrong in the management of 1 Mdb. Najib as
a chairman ran things perfectly well. UMNO warlords and
supporters claimed 1 Mdb was so profitable that the
opposition parties were jealous with the success.
Before the new
government Najib had been protecting his man well, the
source of his cash. Did Najib was trying to purchase some
land in Southern Thailand where Jho Lo was also purchasing a
property with the help of his Thai friend ?
It was through Jho Lo
that Najib was planning to hoodwink the world using the Arab
friends. At this moment we have to accept the DOJ report is
true and they are trying to get back more money stolen by
Jho Lo from 1Mdb. The Singapore government had taken action
and Abu Dhabi had sentenced two of Najib's friends for 15
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How is it a school boy
who kicked his teacher and showing a samseng behaviour
finally ended up being a member of parliament with an
unchanged demeanour ? This depicts the type of voters we
have in our country. We do not see one, two or three of such
kind of political people but a few hundreds of them. They
are still showing their savage like habits without any
shame. One boasted "I am voted by the people".
Some have the guts to
boast their professional and academic qualifications when
they can't even finished a college degree. I wonder whether
they wrote their own auto biography on themselves portraying
The Malays were known
to worship Al-Shaari the Arqam leader. They worshipped the
Sky Kingdom man. Then they were called to worship Najib
Razak as a divine man who is equal to Prophet Mohammad.
What has become of the
voters who choose hooligans to lead the nation ? Is NOT
KNOWING acceptable as an excuse ? Take a group of people
living in a distant land and religion has not reach them.
The Muslims say they will be in hell because they are
infidels. They too do not know about any revealed religion.
What say you ? And in our common law, not knowing the law is
not an excuse.
The day will come when
people will know who the samseng who kicked his teacher and
even failed to go for higher education.
Abdul Rahman Raof
THEY ARE NOT REALLY
I discovered the cats
that frequent my home for food are not actually stray cats.
They all have homes. Even cats from my next door neighbour
love to have the cat food which I catered.
With the Giant
Supermarket closed I have to spend an extra 50% more for the
cat food. At Giant I bought at RM16.00 per packet. At other
places the price is RM31. Four to five packets would be
enough for a month. Whenever I want to leave my home for a
few days I would lay down a packet on the floor. They seem
to know that I was away and would return after I returned
from my trips.
I noticed even birds
too would be looking for the extra cat food that were left
by those cats. It made me happy for I could serve them as
well. The sustenance of those animals comes from God. I do
not starve by sharing a small portion of my pittance with
The affair and welfare
of these animals are left to God to take care. I am sure
some other people will supply them with food when I pass
A boy working as a
parking attendance had been using part of his salaries to
feed the stray cats where he works. His good deeds were
observed. With the prayer of those cats he was surprise with
a gift of a motorbike by some VIP.
During the last Hari
Raya only a few boys visited my house for the Raya money.
About 5 years ago there were hundreds of them. The reduced
number saddened me. It made the Raya very gloomy. We would
like to see groups of kids and happily gave away with a new
paper cash. The Raya scenario glittered.
Similarly with the
coming of the cats, stray or not, it made me feel that the
animals still want and accept me as one of their friends and
someone they could rely on. It adds spice and pepper to my
life. I am still useful at least to the animals.
Abdul Rahman Raof
REUNION BADGE 1961-1965
SAHC, Sultan Abdul
Hamid College, was the secondary school I went to. The
1961-1965 badge had been making the annual reunion since
more than 30 years ago. But never once I attended. I was not
a bright student then and the rest were from the elite
classes and were holding glamorous vocations like medical
doctors, lawyers, university lecturer and high government
post. I would not be able to fit myself with the honourable
and respectable people. That made me shy away from the
If I were to meet any I
would not be able to remember them for I am sure many will
change. It was only last night someone accosted me,
introducing himself as Yusoff, one of the 1961-1965 badge
students. he could recognize me but not me for he looked
older and my memory is rapidly fading. Yusoff reminded me
about the reunion. He broke a news that one of of members
had just passed away, Dr Yin Tin Pee. I could remember Tin
Pee from form 5A, a fair, tall and bright student. He was
very friendly to all.
Yusoff pleaded that I
should attend the meeting on 26th June 2019. He said it may
be the last meeting for any of us. Tin Pee did not know he
could not make to the meeting though he has agreed to
How would I carry and
adjust myself being with people of higher echelon ? Tengku
Kamaruzzaman is one of them, at whose house the group is
will meet. He was one of the most humble Royal family that I
ever met in school. He was tall and lean. I don't know how
he looks like now.
I have been keeping
myself aloof for a very long time now. I didn't even know
many of my relatives have passed away. I don't know the
world. The modern gadgets are my windows of the world.
Communications are through Facebook and Whatsapp. Probably
being old is one of the reasons why I prefer a solitary
I have not given my
answer whether I would attend the gathering. I feel so small
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WHERE IS SHAME IN OUR
The court in Abu Dhabi
has already sentenced the individuals in the 1Mdb case for
15 years, much faster than the court in Malaysia dealing
with Najib and Rosmah. Our lawyers played a lot of twisted
games and our court entertained them. Even in USA the 1Mdb
offender is still under house arrest.
I am not talking only
of the current courts but also the courts in the past.
Comparatively we ought to be ashamed. No wonder our national
coffer was easily plundered, our jet engine stolen and the
murderers went off scot-free. Even the police stations where
evidence were stored were burned.
Though I no no law, I
laughed at the rule that the defence team can see all the
documents to be used by the prosecutors in court but the
witness are not given the list of questions before hand. Our
stipulated laws are absurdly a jest rather than fairness.
Malaysians should have
some moral values and shame. Najib Razak had no shame
whatsoever even 1Mdb lost billions under his chairmanship
and scrutiny. Despite of him being ridiculed by USA on his
visit to help America to revive American economy, he boasted
and bragged on his return to the country. And the shameless
UMNO supporters called him a hero.
In fact the whole
country has gone haywires. They even laugh at the idea of
There are too many
absurdities beyond imagination. It is hard to pick between
black and white. We know who killed TBH, Najadi and Kevin
Morais, and we know manipulations were made. And amazingly
the law could be cheated by display of fallacies. The world
will laugh to hear that stealing is not a crime until caught
and the court says it is guilty.
Simply we don't have
shame and morality.
Abdul Rahman Raof
ANWAR AND AZMIN
I just don't like both.
Azmin does not come from a good family. We remember Aswan
and the controversial Umi Hafilda. They seemed to be the
most important people in the country. Whether Azmin is
guilty or not in the current sex scandal, I would not like
him to take any political post. Like Anwar supporters,
Azmins has supporters of similar characters, which are not
for the welfare of the people at large and the nation but
for their own bellies.
Anwar too is not a
grateful person. The genes follow his daughters having the
same behaviours. He is a man who is hard to please. One of
his mothers was a Wanita UMNO strong woman. The other was
his step mother for his UMNO's father had married two wives.
In fact the better man
would be Khalid Ibrahim, the first man to take charge of PNB.
It is a pity that Malaysians politics always kill and
destroy the good men like Aziz who brought profit to
Malaysian Airline. They put in their own people. Whether
ther are UMNO, PAS or Harapan, they are all useless people.
As they declared their properties we heard millions in their
possession. Ask us to declare we hardly show a thousand
Whether DAP is a threat
to the Malays, it is at the moment seems to be the best to
the Malays. PAS condones crimes and theft and now making
lying Syariah's compliance. UMNO is the most corrupt.
Keadilan is just like UMNO and an very immature and short
sighted. DAP still stands against corruptions.
Anwar Ibrahim can talk
but will not meet the desire of the people. He will lick the
Royal boots and kiss their hands. He cannot handle to
corrupt Najib and his gangs. The moment he becomes a PM,
Najib will escape the jail sentence.
Abdul Rahman Raof
THE BATTLE WITHIN
I have read much about
Huawei and Trump's challenged, the capitalist versus
communist cell phones, that captured my interest to find out
more about Huawei. I frequented the phone stalls several
times, looking at the price of P30 and P20. They were not
cheap, double the price of my current Oppo7. If Trump chose
to ban this brand, it has to be something special.
There was a strong urge
to buy and play around with it. But RM2 or RM3 K+ is not a
toy to experiment with. I already have a good working OPP, a
Samsung Note2, an iPhone4 and an iPhone6. The last was
soaked in sea water in Maldives but could still be used to
fly my drone after repair. iPhon4 is laid idle. The Samsung
is brought about as a spare camera on the over sea trips.
I know that I should
not entertain my lust and stay on with my possession. I
should not waste any more money on the gadget that I hardly
used even 5% of the applications.
Besides the phone I
also have the desire to keep a backup drone aircraft beside
my Autel Evo. I was thinking of procuring either Parrot
Aanfi or Mavic Pro. What delayed my decision is the thought
of the amount of money I had spent on my drones. I first
purchased dJi Mavic Pro for RM5K. It dropped from the sky
without reason and broke to pieces. I bought another one,
imported from USA, about the same price. The total cost was
about RM10K. It was a huge amount, almost half or a third
the price of a good car. A Produa would be about RM20K+ and
a Saga for RM35K. If I were to buy another drone, the total
expenditure would be RM25K. It wouldn't be wise even if I
have a few million dollars.
Fortunately enough my
earnest in flying drone has subsides. The anxiety cools
down. And I could proclaimed that I have won the battle
within myself, overcoming my urge and lust.
Abdul Rahman Raof
WHAT DO I THINK OF ORANG
Immediately what came into
my mind was that the natives were murdered by poisoned
indirectly or directly by the Kelantan's government. The
indigenous small population were regarded the impediment to
the Kelantan's state government who is more interested in
making money for the state coffer. The Chief Minister had
repeatedly said the land belongs to the state not the Orang
I know that the Islamic
Party will never accept the responsibility of the death. PAS
rides religion for the worldly gain of money. They are
becoming liars and spinners wearing the hoods of Islam to
gather the support of the bigots.
How could they hide from
their philosophy of violence and murder ? At the last Friday
Prayer the sermons talked of those Islam who criticize the
religion must be murdered to death, identical to Hadi
Awang's call to eliminate the infidels using verses of the
Even if the contractors
poisoned the natives, PAS has to take the responsibility and
accountability. It is easy to use the words 'mysterious
death' which were not actually a mystery. UMNO and the
Malays cannot accept the death of Adib Adam, the fireman,
and blamed Tony Thomas and accusing the Indians for his
death. The situation of Orang Asli is of no co-incidence.
It is the greedy Chief
Minister of Kelantan who has to answer. Nobody else.
Abdul Rahman Raof