I have always wanted to serve the rural folks since i hailed or was from there. While at the university, friends had from time to time joked that one day I would be the menteri of kelantan, not because they thought that I had the charisma or the cut, but the subjects that i always bragged made them bored. Poverty, education, fragmented land holdings, poor padi farmers, health , environment,agrarian reform, pajak gadai exploitation of poor folks,janda muda, cerai berai, …and blah blah. Not many friends then were interested in those subjects. Jobs…in the 70’s ,PTD,civil engineer…district surveyor, cars, marriage..were better subjects. For all I realised I was slowly moving into my own world of interests…getting entrenched into the funny and unique kelantan politics with a handful of friends. Shouldering odd struggles while mingling among mixed blend of educated and illiterate rural masses. I began to get interested in them. They were nice and simple and sometimes naive. I relialised that I have to be with them and thus I came back to my roots and planted myself, first by buliding a small house in Kampong Lemal. And I suddenly found that I was running after something which you wouldnt know when it’s going to end. Politics and Living.