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This website was launched on my 70th birthday, i.e. 18th April 2012.

I have decided to create this website in order to make all my speeches, lectures, papers, and articles and my important judgments available to members of the public who might be interested to read them and, hopefully, find them useful. This is my gift to mankind.

All my speeches, lectures, papers and articles to date have been uploaded. Most of my important judgments have so far been uploaded too.

Personally, this is one of the greatest satisfactions I have ever had. I remember distinctly that when I was lying on my back (that was the only position I was able to) on the hospital bed for about six months, beginning in October 2010, unable to eat, drink, move, speak or write, I thought that my days of giving speeches and lectures and presenting papers at conferences, seminars and workshops were over. I felt sad but if that was what Allah s.a.w. had pre-ordained for me, I was ready to accept it.

However, with the grace of Allah s.w.t., not only did I recover but I also regained my voice, enabling me to speak again publicly even though with only one side of my vocal cord functioning. It was even more meaningful because the first speech I delivered with my “second voice” was the speech at my daughter, Melati’s wedding reception on 2nd October 2011 followed, two weeks later by the reception speech at the UNITEN Convocation where I was conferred the Hon. Doctorate in Business Administration. What is important is that with the new voice I was able to add new speeches, lectures, papers and articles to the website.

Without naming them, I thank all those who have assisted me to create this website.

You are welcome to visit my other website, https://tunabdulhamid.me

Salam and best regards to all.

Tun Abdul Hamid Mohmad

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                        RECORD OF VISITORS

                               FIRST YEAR

          Month                 Visit       Total     P/Day    % Month

18.04.12 to 17.05.12    1,522      1,522      50             -

18.05.12 to 17.06.12    1,347      2,960      46          -5.6

18.06.12 to 17.07.12    2,349      5,309      78       +62.5

18.07.12 to 17.08.12    4,036      9,345     130      +71.8

18.08.12  to  17.9.12    3,705    13,050     119         -8.5

18.09.12  to  17.10.12  4,886    17,936     162       +36.1

18.10.12 to  17.11.12   4,782    22,718    156         -3.8

18.11.12 to  17.12.12   3,690    26,408    123        -21.2

18.12.12 to  17.01.13    4,078    30,486    131       +6.5

18.01.13 to  17.02.13    3,765     34251    121         -7.3

18.02.13 to  17.03.13    4,238    38,489    151      +24.7

18.03.13 to  17.04.13     5,399    43,888    174      +15.2

Total per year 43,888

Average per month 3,657

Average per day 120


                                 SECOND YEAR

18.04.13  to  17.05.13     4,700    48,588    161         -7.5

18.05.13  to  17.06.13     5,690    54,153    184      +14.2

18.06.13  to  17.07.13     4,893    59,046    163       -11.5

18.07.13  to  17.07.13     3,998    63,044    129       -20.9

18.08.13  to  17.09.13     3,888    66,932    125       -3.2

18.09.13  to  17.10.13     3,365    70,297    112       -10.4

18.10.13 to   17.11.13     3,757    74,054    121        +8.0

18.11.13 to   17.12.13     4,725    78,775    157         +30

18.12.13 to   17.01.14     7,355    86,130    237         +50

18.01.14 to   17.02.14     6,538    92,668    210          -11

18.02.14 to   17.03.14     5,623    98,291    181          -14

18.03.14 to   17.04.14     5,882    104,173  189          +4

Total per year 60,285

Average per month 5,023

Average per day 165


     

                                THIRD YEAR

18.04.14  to 17.05.14   10,274    114,447    342      +80

18.05.14  to 17.06.14    7,572     122,019    244      -29

18.06.14  to 17.07.14   10,792    132,811    359      +47

18.07.14  to 17.08.14     8,510    141,321    274      -25

18.08.14  to 17.09.14     8,553    149,874    275    +0.3

18.09.14  to  17.10.14     8,909    158,783    296    +7

18.10.14  to  17.11.14     9,750   168,533     314    +6

18.11.14  to  17.12.14   12,132   180,655     404    +31

18.12.14  to  17.01.15    7,311    187,976     235     -44

18.01.15  to  17.02.15    6,705    194,681     216       -9

18.02.15  to  17.03.15    6,338    201,019     226      +4

18.03.15 to   17.04.15    6,602    207,621     212       -7

Total per year 103,448

Average per month 8,620

Average per day 283


                                  FOURTH YEAR

18.04.15 to   17.05.15    6,669   213,300    222    +4

18.05.15 to   17.06.15    7,073   220,131    227    +2

18.06.15 to   17.07.15    5,414   225,565    169   -34

18.07.15 to   17.08.15   6,295    231,860    203  +20

18.08.15 to   17.09.15   5,721    237,581    190    -7

18.09.15 to   17.10.15   7,021    244,747    262   +37

18.10.15 to   17.11.15   6,254    251,001    201    -24

18.11.15 to   17.01.16  17,169   268,170    188     -7

18.01.15 to   17.02.16     4,030   272,200   130  -31

18.02.16 to   17.03.16     7,550   279,750    260  +70

18.03.16 to   17.04.16     8,105   287,855    261      0

 

Total per year 79,934

Average per month 6,661

Average per day 218


                                  FIFTH YEAR

18.04.16  to  17.05.16     7,200    295,068    240    -9

18.05.16  to  17.06.16     7,779    302,847    250   +4 

18.06.16  to  17.07.16     7,233    301,080    241     -4

18.07.16  to  17.08.16     6,943    317,023    223     -8

18 08 16  to  17 09 16     6,663    323,686    214     -5

18 09 16  to  17 10 16     9,412    333,098    313  +46

18 10 16  to  17 12 16   24,050    357,148    394  +25 (2 month's av)

18 12 16  to  17 01 17     9,227    366.375    297  -25

18 01 17  to  17 02 17     9,001    375,376    290   -3

18 02 17  to  17 03 17   11,307    386,755    407   +40

18 03 17  to  17 04 17    8,827     395,582   284    -42

 

Total per year 107,727

Average per month 8,977

Average per day 295

 

SIXTH YEAR

18 04 17  to   17 05 17    8,582       404,165     286       +1

18 05 17  to   17 06 17    9,216       413,381     307       +7

18 06 17  to   17 07 17     8,730       422,111     291        -5

18 07 17  to   17 08 17     8,364       430,475     269        -8

18 08 17  to   17 09 17     9,804       440,279     316      +17

18 09 17  to   17 10 17    21,725      462,004     724     +129

18 10 17  to   17 11 17    10,211      472,216     329       -55

18 11 17  to   18 12  17    7,950       480,166     265       -20

18 12 17  to   17 01 18     7,911       488,077     255        -4

18 01 18  to   17 02 18     8,549       496,626     275        +7

18 02 18  to   17 03 18     7,924       504,550     283        +2  

18 03 18  to   17 04 18     8,479       513,029     273         -4

Total per year 117,447

Average per month 9,787

Average per day 321

SEVENTH YEAR

18 04 18     17 05 18     23,792       536,821       793   +190 (2 months’ av.)

18 05 18      17 06 18     24,583      561,404       793         0

18 06 18      17 07 18     15,718      577.122       513       -46

18 07 18      17 08 18      9,635       686,757       310       -40

18 08 18      17 09 18     20,184      606,941        657     +111

18 09 18      17 10 18    13,063       620,004       435        -51

18  10 18     17 11 18     20,596      642,600         686        +57

18 11 18      17 12 18    17,372       659,962         578        -16

18 12 18      17 01 19    15,136       675,098         488        -16

18 01 19      17 02 19    10,398       685,496         334       -45

18 02 19      17 03 19    10,623       696,119          379     +13

18 03 19      17 04 19    14,632       710,751          472     +24

Total per year   173,930

Average per month 14,494

Average per day 476

WEB 2 April 2018 to March 2019

Total per year 49,695

Average per month 4,141

Average per day 136
 

Combined Web 1 and Web 2

Total per year   222,625

Average per month 18,635

Average per day 612


EIGHTH YEAR

18 04 19      17 05 19        15,782        726,533       526     +11

18 05 19      17 06 19        23,256        749,789       775     +52 

18 06 19      17 07 19       23,387         773,176       779     +0.5


FIRST YEAR

Today, 18th April 2013, on my 71st birthday, this website is exactly one year old. At 8.00 am it has received 43,805 visits (average 120 per day). I thank everyone for visiting my website. I hope they have benefited from it.

During the period I had added 24 papers in spite of the fact that I was again hospitalised for two months and without voice (for the second time) for about five months. Indeed the most number of papers uploaded during any period of two months is the period of two months I was in hospital, surviving on milk being fed through the nose and not knowing whether I would ever be able to eat and drink normally again (or speak again, for the second time). Of the six papers uploaded during that period, three were read on my behalf by someone at the respective conference or seminar while I was at the hospital. The other three were read by someone in my presence at the conference or seminar which, by then, I was already able to attend but was still unable to deliver or present the papers myself as I still had not recovered my voice.

Alhamdulliah, on 14th January 2013, I was again able to present a paper titled “Fifty Years of Independence: Revisiting the Federal Constitution – Legal Changes and Impact’’ at the Transformation of Security and Fundamental Rights Legislation Conference organised by the Attorney Generals Chambers. That was the first paper I presented with my "third voice" still with only one side of my vocal cord functioning.

What can I say except Alhamdulillah and thank you all?

Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad

 

THE SECOND YEAR

Today, 18 April 2014, the second year of this website, my 72nd birthday and I am in Cempaka Room, Ward 28, Kuala Lumpur Hospital for the past one month. However, I managed to make some calculations. The number of visitors has increase by 60,285 from 43,888 one year ago to 104,173 (137%). That makes me happy even though I am in hospital.

Once again I thank all those who have assisted me to set up this website as well as those who have supported it.

Thank you

Tun Abul Hamid Mohamad

18.04.2014

THE THIRD YEAR

Alhamdulillah, throughout the third year I was not hospitalised even though during the last quarter, I was already unable to stand and walk unassisted. However, the third year saw a marked increase in the number of speeches, papers and articles I delivered or wrote. They totalled 35 altogether. In terms of number of visitors, it was 103,448 giving an average of 283 a day, an increase of 71% from the previous year.

18 04 2015

THE FOURTH YEAR

The fourth year roughly comprised of the second half of 2015 and the first half of 2016. During that period, my health was going down again. My legs were becoming more and more numb culmination to my inability to stand even with the support of the walking frame. I have to be helped by two persons to make me sit on the wheelchair and then pushed me to my computer table. Even then, I could only sit for about an hour at a time as the numbness and the pain would become unbearable that I have to be helped back to the bed.

Under the circumstances, I only accepted a few very important invitations to speak around Putrajaya. Even then, for the last three invitations I had to be carried on a stretcher in an ambulance to the place and then transferred to the wheelchair when my time to speak arrived. Hence, I joked, “I have undergone six surgeries but all were below the neck. So, what is above the neck is still original.”

However, I still wrote when I had something to say. It was also during that that period when my two books were published. They are “I Will Never Beg” and “The Truth Shall Prevail”. Most important of all, it was during that period that I received the National Level Ma’al Hijrah Award (1437) making me the first former Chief Justice and Judge of the Civil Court to receive the award. Perhaps, even more important was the fact that my speech was televised live to the whole country. I delivered the speech sitting on a wheelchair. I consider that as a God-arranged “last sermon” for me. Indeed I felt that my life was complete after the speech.

In terms of number, the total number of visitors was 80,234 giving an average of 219 a day, down by 23% from the previous year. I am still very happy with it.

I have three more books under edition. I hope to be able to see them.

18 04 2016


 THE FIFTH YEAR

Throughout the whole of the 5th Year, I was lying on my back unable even to turn to the right or to the left or to move my leg even for an inch. Unless I am asleep, once in an hour or so, I would call my wife of my maid either to turn me or to lift and bend my legs. However, while lying on my back, I would use my mine Ipad to type the draft of whatever coves to my mind. Then, I email it to myself.

Two or three times a day, my wife and our maid would help me to stand up using the walking frame for support while they pressed my knees to prevent me from collapsing. I would turn bit by bit and sit on the wheelchair. Then, I am pushed to my computer table where I would continue the work and email to me again for continuation when I am lying on my back again.

Even then, I did deliver a few speeches. I travelled in an ambulance lying on a stretcher, transferred to the wheel chair and pushed to the hall just before my turn to speak. People say, without the wheel chair, no one would think I am ill.

Altogether, I wrote 37 speeches and articles during the year.

During this year too, three of my books were published, namely The Truth Shall Prevail, Saya Tidak Akan Melutut and Konflik dan Pengharmonian.

The number of visitors has also increased from an average of 204 a day in the fourth year to 275 a day, an increase of 34 per cent.

I thank Faizura Haneem for her continued assistance to maintain this website and all visitors who have made this website a success beyond my imagination.

18 04 2017


 THE SIXTH YEAR

 It is unbelievable that this is the eight year after my multiple surgeries. I remember praying to Allah, without much hope really, that He gives me five or six more years to see my grandchildren. Since then, he has given me eight years and four granddaughters. Alhamdulillah. 

It is also unbelievable that I have been lying on my back for three and a half years. But, time seems to fly though I am in pain all the time, the difference being more or less, acute. But, one thing has improved my condition i.e. the hospital bed which I bought during this period. It enables me to turn and lie on my sides, instead of lying on my back all the time.

During the sixth year I wrote 30 pieces, mostly articles. I only attended conferences to deliver keynote addresses three times, that too in an ambulance. However, the impact seems to get stronger. This can be seen from the increase in the number of visitors which is the highest compared to the previous years. The average per day during the year had reached 321. That is in spite of the fact that my other website is also catching up. For example, in the month of April 2018 it has touched 110 per day.

The other developments are, quite often the shorter articles became viral through WhatsApp. Reporters seem to check this website to see whether there is anything new for them to publish or write a report about. Most of the time, the whole article is published in their publication. 

I also received emails from readers, all very polite and almost all agreeing. I also receive requests for visitation which I have to be very selective because on my condition. 

To visitors, thank you for your support. You are free to share the articles with you friends. That is my amal jariah, Insya Allah.

18 04 2018

 
 

THE SEVENTH YEAR

 

Healthwise, my condition is similar to the previous year. However, that year I wrote 73 articles (including one speech), the most. The reason is because that period covers GE14 and the change of government.

 

My writings during that period appear to have had greater effects. My writings on ratification of ICERD had played an important part to influence the Malays to attend the 812 gathering, to quote Dato’ Seri Tuan Guru Haji Abdul Hadi Awang, President of PAS who came to thank me for it. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made a U-turn not to ratify it.

 

Two months later, Malaysia signed the Rome Treaty. At first, I did not want to get involved in the dispute whether Malaysia should ratify it or nor. But, when the Foreign Minister, I am sure on the advice of the Attorney General, wrongly stated that the Constitution need not be amended, the consent of the Conference of Rulers need not be obtained and the immunity of the Rulers is not affected, I had to and wrote an article to clarify it while leaving it to readers to decide for themselves whether to support or to object to the ratification. Subsequently, a video recording was made and distributed by the NGOs. Coincidentally, two days later, the Prime Minister mad yet another U-turn not to ratify it too.

 

My call for UMNO-PAS co-operation, which was earlier dismissed as “too idealistic” by a veteran UMNO Minister, began to show its effects, culminating in unimaginable co-operation and victory for BN in three consecutive by-elections of Cameron Highlands, Semenyih and Rantau.

 

On 10 April 2019, the Federal Court ruled by a majority of 5:4 that sections 56 and 57 of the Central Bank Act 2009 were constitutional. Those provisions were made on my suggestion in a paper written in 2002. Alone, I was defending it through my speeches and articles in order to avoid Syariah issues in Islamic banking being decided by non-shariah experts and non-Muslims binding on Muslims.

 

In terms of the number of visitors, the seventh year is the highest, so far with the total of 173,030 per year and 476 pe day. But, that is not the true reflection of the number of people actually reading them. First, Web 2 is catching up. Some articles receive many times more readers than in Web 1. It could be because it is in words. Secondly, the articles are also published by other bloggers. They are also distributed widely through Facebooks and WhatsApp. It does not matter to me so long as they are read.


However, for the first time I have the full year’s report for Web 2 that coincides with the same period for Web1. The total per year for Web2 is 49,696, average per month is 4,141 and average per day is 136. Than gives the combined total per year as 222,625, average per month as18,635 and average per day as 612.



Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad

18 04 2019 (77th birthday)