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Abdullah teased like any other to-be bridegroom

PUTRAJAYA: He may be the Prime Minister but Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi faced teasing like any other soon-to-be bridegroom. 

At excellence award presentation ceremont at the Internal Security Ministry, where Abdullah is also the Minister, the usually solemn event was full of laughter and applause at the mere mention of Abdullah and his impending marriage. 

The ministry staff made a beeline to the beaming Prime Minister to wish “Selamat Pengantin Baru”. 

The ministry’s secretary-general Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Yusoff “teased” his minister, saying that he had to ask Abdullah on the right pronunciation of his future wife’s name, saying the French way of pronunciating Jeanne was too difficult for the “Malay, Chinese, Indian tongues of Malaysians”. 

“Datuk Seri then told me that it is okay to pronounce it as Jean (Jeanne),” he said. 

Aziz said he had received a circular from the Chief Secretary to the Government to inform that after the akad nikah ceremony, the Prime Minister’s wife would be addressed as Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah. 

“On behalf of the ministry’s staff, I would like to congratulate the Prime Minister on his marriage. We wish he and his partner joy and happiness,” he said. 

Aziz also dedicated two pantuns to the Prime Minister: 

Mentari Menyinar Bulan Bercahaya 

Tanda Gembira Menerima Berita 

Pak Lah Bahagia Kami Pun Suka 

Selamat Sejahtera Sepanjang Masa 

Teman Berbicara Bergurau Senda 

Wanita Dicinta Puan Jeanne Abdullah 

Kepada Allah Kami Berdoa  

Bahagia Gembira Bersama Pak Lah 

The Prime Minister on Wednesday announced that he will marry Jeanne, 53, on Saturday at a private ceremony to be held in Seri Perdana, which will only be attended by close relatives. 

The akad nikah ceremony is expected to be held at about 2.30pm, after the Zohor prayers. 

Abdullah lost his wife, Datin Seri Paduka Endon Mahmood to breast cancer on October 20, 2005.  

The couple has two children, Datuk Kamaluddin and Nori. 

Jeanne was the sister-in-law of Endon and has two daughters, Nadiah and Nadene. 

In his speech, Abdullah hoped that he and his future wife would live happily and harmoniously, and thanked the ministry’s staff as well as the public, for their well wishes and congratulatory messages. 

“I will bring my wife along for future ministry functions and you all will be able to meet her then,” he said.  

This was followed by a resounding applause from the audience. 

On a more serious note, the Prime Minister said with the pay hike, civil servants no longer need to worry about “not making enough” for their family and should concentrate more in increasing the quality of their work. 

“I want civil servants to concentrate on giving high quality service where their work is in order and done in an efficient manner so that customers are satisfied. 

“Remember that our responsibility is to facilitate and not frustrate,” he said. 

The Prime Minister also reminded civil servants that customers must be entertained and their queries must be looked into, adding even if they were not front liners, they should help their colleagues to deal with customers, especially during peak periods and if there was insufficient staff. 

“Customers do not need to know that your colleagues are on leave or are sick. They want service and attention and that is what they should get,” he said. 

Jeanne’s daughters happy for her marriage to Pak Lah

KUALA LUMPUR: Nadiah and Nadene, the daughters of Jeanne Abdullah, are happy that their mother and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who is also their uncle, would be married on Saturday. 

“We are both very glad for our mum and uncle,” said Nadiah. 

Jeanne Abdullah with her daughters Nadiah (right) and Nadene. – Bernamapic

Nadiah, 29, said two good people have managed to find each other and the most important thing was they are happy and would be able to look after each other and keep each other company. 

The daughters, on behalf of their mother, also thanked family, friends and the public for their warm wishes and blessings. 

“We are very grateful for all the support,” said Nadiah who runs a visual communications company in Kuala Lumpur. 

Nadene, 27, is involved in the fashion industry, dealing with fashion-related and lifestyle projects. 

The Prime Minister’s Office announced on Wednesday the marriage which would take place at the prime minister’s official residence “Seri Perdana” and to be attended by close relatives. – Bernama

A Brunei debut for Jeanne

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s future wife Jeanne Abdullah may accompany him to the wedding of the Sultan of Brunei’s daughter this month. 

According to an officer at the Prime Minister’s office, if she attends the function, it will be the first time the new first couple appear in public together after their marriage. 

His new wife is also expected to accompany Abdullah on his official trip to Russia, Bosnia and Italy later this month. 

After the akad nikah (solemnisation of marriage vows), which will take place at the Prime Minister’s official residence, Seri Perdana in Putrajaya tomorrow, Jeanne shall be referred to as Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah. 

The Prime Minister, who announced his impending marriage on Wednesday, said only close family members would attend the event. 

Jeanne, 53, was the sister-in-law of Abdullah’s late wife Datin Seri Endon Mahmood. She has two daughters Nadiah and Nadene. 

Endon died on Oct 20, 2005 after a long battle with breast cancer.  

Abdullah, 67, has two children, son Kamaluddin and daughter Nori, from his marriage with Endon. 

In Kepala Batas, the general sentiment of people from Abdullah’s hometown was that every man needs a woman in his life. 

Magazine shop owner K.K. Abdul Muthaliff, 81, said it was high time Abdullah had a partner, after losing both his wife Datin Seri Paduka Endon Mahmood and mother Datuk Kailan Hassan. 

“As a teenager, when Abdullah used to buy magazines at my stall, I remember him as a handsome young man with several admirers,” he said. 

Clerk Lee Pai Ling, 34, said Jeanne had sweet features and was a suitable match for Abdullah. 

“I am glad the age difference between Abdullah and his bride is not that big. At least they will be able to share common interests and communicate much better,” she said. 

Student Noor Athirah Mansor, 18, hoped Pak Lah would introduce his bride to the people here.  

PM speaks to reporters about his weekend marriage and bride-to-be

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi chose Jeanne Abdullah to be his future wife because they are compatible and they love each other. 

“She can take care of me and she can be my companion. That is most important,” the jovial Prime Minister told a packed press conference after the official opening of SMIDEX 2007 and Small and Medium Enterprises Convention here yesterday. 

Abdullah, who will marry Jeanne in a private ceremony at Seri Perdana on Saturday, was also asked whether they had “chemistry”. He replied laughingly: “Dah… bincang itu pulak? (Sigh … why go into that?)” 

Abdullah, who was smiling and laughing throughout the press conference, described his future wife as down-to-earth, caring and friendly. 

Can’t stop smiling: A happy Abdullah at the launch of SMIDEX 2007 at KLCC yesterday.

“Kak Endon (the late Datin Seri Paduka Endon Mahmood) loved her. Otherwise she would not have asked her to manage our official residence,” he added. 

Asked when he first knew Jeanne and how long they had known each other, Abdullah said: “Maybe at least 20 years. She is actually part of the family. She is Kak Endon’s sister-in-law. She was married to her younger brother but they separated more than 15 years ago.” 

On when he started falling in love with Jeanne, he blushed and said: “Just recently.” 

Pressed further whether he had been in love for over a year, he replied: “Less than one year.” 

Asked to clarify whether the rumours that the late Endon had asked him to marry Jeanne before she passed away, he replied: “Kak Endon tak adalah kata wasiat. (The late Endon did not bequeath such as wish).”  

He said neither was there any message or recommendation.  

On when he proposed to Jeanne and whether it was on bended knee, he said: “I wish I can remember. I’m trying to remember when it was.” 

To a question whether his life would be more meaningful with Jeanne as his wife, he said: “How can it not be meaningful? That is God’s will. A woman completes a man.” 

Asked to comment about his love for his late wife as compared to his future wife, he said: “My love for Endon will remain as strong as ever. Then, I fell for this one. I believe God has created in your heart many spaces for different people that you can love as much as you want.  

“You can love your wife. You can love your mother. But you never compare. How can you compare your love for your mother and the love for your wife? God has created the capacity for us to love and to develop relations. That’s important. 

“Endon’s pictures will remain where they are. I will never forget her. Those are lasting memories. It’s all right if I want to add Jeanne to it,” he quipped, as the journalists roared with laughter. 

Asked why it took so long for him to announce the marriage and why he had brushed off the issue as rumours when asked by reporters earlier, he said the speculated dates of his marriage were wrong which was why he said it was rumours. 

“Anyway, it has to take some time. I have to consult my children and ask my siblings. Then, I have to find the time. I was also always busy running around here and there.” 

Love is in the air: The Prime Minister was all smiles yesterday after the announcement that he will marry Jeanne Abdullah (above) on Saturday.

Abdullah said he was happy and grateful to Allah that his children and siblings had approved of his choice. 

He said his daughter Nori’s relationship with his future wife was good and his siblings had no problems with Jeanne. 

“She (Nori) accepts it. Otherwise, it will not go on.” 

On why he chose Saturday for the akad nikah, he said: “Saturday is a holiday. It will be easy for people to come.” 

He said only close family members would attend the ceremony. 

“It will be very simple. No need for too many gifts. It will be far simpler than my first marriage.”  

Asked where he would go for the honeymoon, he chuckled and said: “I haven’t planned yet. I have to discuss with the person concerned .” 

On whether he would address Jeanne as “darling,” he said :”Why are you asking this? One day you will hear it. Next time when you hear me calling her you will know.” At the press conference though, he used the French pronuncation for her name.  

On whether he would hold a bersanding ceremony, he said: “There won’t be one. It’s an old couple marrying.” 

He said he had yet to plan for a wedding reception for friends. 

Abdullah said he had informed the Yang di-Pertuan Agong about his marriage yesterday morning and later announced it to the Cabinet ministers before issuing a statement to the media. 

“Let the people know. There is nothing to hide,” he said, adding that he hoped that the public would pray for the harmony of his marriage. 

“A happy Prime Minister can do a lot of good work. I’m not saying I’ve not been happy so far, but I’m happier with a companion now,” he added cheekily. 

Earlier, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz congratulated Abdullah on his upcoming marriage on behalf of the participants of SMIDEX and the convention. 

The bride-to-be, Jeanne, 53, was born in Kuala Lumpur and is the eldest of four siblings. 

She had worked at several major hotels in the city, including KL Hilton and Pan Pacific Hotel.  

Jeanne had served as a supervisor at the Deputy Prime Minister’s official residence and also as manager of the Seri Perdana complex. 

She has two daughters from her previous marriage – Nadiah and Nadene. 

The Prime Minister lost his wife Endon on Oct 20, 2005 after a two-year battle with breast cancer.  

The couple has two children, Datuk Kamaluddin and Nori.  

PM speaks to reporters about his weekend marriage and bride-to-be

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi chose Jeanne Abdullah to be his future wife because they are compatible and they love each other. 

“She can take care of me and she can be my companion. That is most important,” the jovial Prime Minister told a packed press conference after the official opening of SMIDEX 2007 and Small and Medium Enterprises Convention here yesterday. 

Abdullah, who will marry Jeanne in a private ceremony at Seri Perdana on Saturday, was also asked whether they had “chemistry”. He replied laughingly: “Dah… bincang itu pulak? (Sigh … why go into that?)” 

Abdullah, who was smiling and laughing throughout the press conference, described his future wife as down-to-earth, caring and friendly. 

Can’t stop smiling: A happy Abdullah at the launch of SMIDEX 2007 at KLCC yesterday.

“Kak Endon (the late Datin Seri Paduka Endon Mahmood) loved her. Otherwise she would not have asked her to manage our official residence,” he added. 

Asked when he first knew Jeanne and how long they had known each other, Abdullah said: “Maybe at least 20 years. She is actually part of the family. She is Kak Endon’s sister-in-law. She was married to her younger brother but they separated more than 15 years ago.” 

On when he started falling in love with Jeanne, he blushed and said: “Just recently.” 

Pressed further whether he had been in love for over a year, he replied: “Less than one year.” 

Asked to clarify whether the rumours that the late Endon had asked him to marry Jeanne before she passed away, he replied: “Kak Endon tak adalah kata wasiat. (The late Endon did not bequeath such as wish).”  

He said neither was there any message or recommendation.  

On when he proposed to Jeanne and whether it was on bended knee, he said: “I wish I can remember. I’m trying to remember when it was.” 

To a question whether his life would be more meaningful with Jeanne as his wife, he said: “How can it not be meaningful? That is God’s will. A woman completes a man.” 

Asked to comment about his love for his late wife as compared to his future wife, he said: “My love for Endon will remain as strong as ever. Then, I fell for this one. I believe God has created in your heart many spaces for different people that you can love as much as you want.  

“You can love your wife. You can love your mother. But you never compare. How can you compare your love for your mother and the love for your wife? God has created the capacity for us to love and to develop relations. That’s important. 

“Endon’s pictures will remain where they are. I will never forget her. Those are lasting memories. It’s all right if I want to add Jeanne to it,” he quipped, as the journalists roared with laughter. 

Asked why it took so long for him to announce the marriage and why he had brushed off the issue as rumours when asked by reporters earlier, he said the speculated dates of his marriage were wrong which was why he said it was rumours. 

“Anyway, it has to take some time. I have to consult my children and ask my siblings. Then, I have to find the time. I was also always busy running around here and there.” 

Love is in the air: The Prime Minister was all smiles yesterday after the announcement that he will marry Jeanne Abdullah (above) on Saturday.

Abdullah said he was happy and grateful to Allah that his children and siblings had approved of his choice. 

He said his daughter Nori’s relationship with his future wife was good and his siblings had no problems with Jeanne. 

“She (Nori) accepts it. Otherwise, it will not go on.” 

On why he chose Saturday for the akad nikah, he said: “Saturday is a holiday. It will be easy for people to come.” 

He said only close family members would attend the ceremony. 

“It will be very simple. No need for too many gifts. It will be far simpler than my first marriage.”  

Asked where he would go for the honeymoon, he chuckled and said: “I haven’t planned yet. I have to discuss with the person concerned .” 

On whether he would address Jeanne as “darling,” he said :”Why are you asking this? One day you will hear it. Next time when you hear me calling her you will know.” At the press conference though, he used the French pronuncation for her name.  

On whether he would hold a bersanding ceremony, he said: “There won’t be one. It’s an old couple marrying.” 

He said he had yet to plan for a wedding reception for friends. 

Abdullah said he had informed the Yang di-Pertuan Agong about his marriage yesterday morning and later announced it to the Cabinet ministers before issuing a statement to the media. 

“Let the people know. There is nothing to hide,” he said, adding that he hoped that the public would pray for the harmony of his marriage. 

“A happy Prime Minister can do a lot of good work. I’m not saying I’ve not been happy so far, but I’m happier with a companion now,” he added cheekily. 

Earlier, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz congratulated Abdullah on his upcoming marriage on behalf of the participants of SMIDEX and the convention. 

The bride-to-be, Jeanne, 53, was born in Kuala Lumpur and is the eldest of four siblings. 

She had worked at several major hotels in the city, including KL Hilton and Pan Pacific Hotel.  

Jeanne had served as a supervisor at the Deputy Prime Minister’s official residence and also as manager of the Seri Perdana complex. 

She has two daughters from her previous marriage – Nadiah and Nadene. 

The Prime Minister lost his wife Endon on Oct 20, 2005 after a two-year battle with breast cancer.  

The couple has two children, Datuk Kamaluddin and Nori.  

Dipetik Dari Star Online

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June 12, 2007 at 8:47 am Leave a comment

Akad Nikah Pak Lah

Pak Lah’s Akad Nikah Ceremony At Noon Tomorrow

From Bernama comes this update on the wedding ceremony of our Prime Minister.

The akad nikah (marriage solemnisation ceremony) between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Jeanne Abdullah at Seri Perdana here will be held at noon Saturday.

The matter came to light when Abdullah corrected Internal Security Ministry Secretary-General Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Yusof’s remarks on the time of the wedding at the ministry’s excellent service awards presentation here Friday.

“It’s at noon,” Abdullah said upon hearing Abdul Aziz mentioning in his speech that the ceremony would take place in the morning.

The Prime Minister’s Office had only announced the date of the wedding without specifying the time.

To be attended by close relatives, the wedding will be a modest affair.

Abdul Aziz congratulated Abdullah, who is also Internal Security Minister, on behalf of the ministry staff.

He then wished Abdullah and Jeanne a long-lasting life together by reciting a “pantun” (a popular form of Malay poetry).

In his speech, the prime minister said he would not reply to the pantun to prevent it from being misconstrued.

“I’ll reply later,” he said, drawing loud applause from the audience.

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June 12, 2007 at 8:40 am Leave a comment

Syabas, Pak Lah!

CONGRATS! PAK LAH & JEANNE: A solitaire diamond ring and a kiss on the cheek

By : Farrah Naz Karim

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Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, looking resplendent in an offwhite baju kurung and scarf, showing off her wedding ring
Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, looking resplendent in an offwhite baju kurung and scarf, showing off her wedding ring

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was married to Jeanne Abdullah yesterday in a private ceremony attended by their families.

The akad nikah, conducted by Putrajaya Mosque imam Abd Manaf Mat, at 2.50pm, was witnessed by Abdullah’s son, Datuk Kamaluddin Abdullah, and son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin, according to a statement issued by the prime minister’s family to Bernama.

Abdullah declared his marriage vows at the surau of his official residence, Seri Perdana.

Guests said that after having been formally pronounced as Jeanne’s husband, Abdullah slipped a solitaire diamond ring on his wife’s left ring finger before kissing her on the cheek.

Jeanne then slipped a wedding band on Abdullah’s finger before taking his hands together into hers and kissing them.

After asar prayers, the newly-weds and their entourage headed to Precinct 20 to visit the grave of Abdullah’s late wife, Datin Seri Endon Mahmood, who died on Oct 20, 2005 of breast cancer.

Abdullah, who had Jeanne seated next to him, led the family in prayers for Endon.

Family members took turns to sprinkle water and strew flower petals on her grave.

Earlier, Abdullah who cut a dashing figure in an off-white baju melayu with matching sampin, was all smiles when he greeted reporters who had been waiting since the morning to get a word from him and Jeanne.

As he was about to leave the Taman Selatan Muslim cemetery, Abdullah said: “Praise be to Allah that all went well and the nikah went smoothly.”

Asked if he managed to utter the lafaz akad nikah in the first attempt, Abdullah replied heartily that he did, to the laughter of those present.

Jeanne, who was by his side, was asked to show reporters her wedding ring, which she shyly obliged with a smile.

Among the wedding guests were Abdullah’s daughter, Nori, daughter-in-law Azrene Abdullah, his four grandchildren, Jeanne’s two daughters Nadiah, 29, and Nadene, 27, and Endon’s nine surviving brothers and sisters.

Born in Kuala Lumpur on July 29, 1953, Jeanne received her education at SM Assunta in Petaling Jaya and has vast experience in administration and hotel management.

She was supervisor of the official residence of the deputy prime minister and manager at the Seri Perdana complex.

Kamaluddin said he was thankful the ceremony yesterday went well.

Nadene, met as she was leaving the cemetery, said she wished the best for the new couple.

Asked if her mother was jittery during the akad nikah, Nadene said: “Yes and no. At first she was calm, until she got to the surau and realised what was happening. But it was all OK in the end.”

Nadene said she and her sister had always been close to Abdullah’s children as they were cousins of roughly the same age.

 dipetik dari NST Online

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June 12, 2007 at 8:37 am Leave a comment

PAK LAH KAHWIN DAN AKAD NIKAH

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will marry Jeanne Abdullah, 53, in a private ceremony at his official residence Sri Perdana in Putrajaya on Saturday.

Rumours escalated recently that Abdullah, whose first wife Endon Mahmood succumbed to cancer on October 2005, was to remarry. But he had refuted the claims as rumours on two occasions.

Only close relatives will attend the akad nikah ceremony, according to a statement from the Prime Minsiter’s office.

It also said Kuala Lumpur-born Jeanne is the eldest of four siblings. Born on 29 July, 1953, she was educated at the Assunta secondary school in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
She has two daughters – Nadiah and Nadene – from her first marriage. Jeanne is the ex-wife of Endon’s brother Osman Mahmud and has been a divorcee for the past 15 years.

Jeanne has extensive experience in administration and the management of several major hotels including the Hilton Kuala Lumpur and Pan Pacific Hotel.
She was formerly supervisor of the official deputy premier’s official residence and the manager of the Sri Perdana complex.
Two is enough
Abdullah’s Cabinet colleague Rafidah Aziz, at the start of a speech to about 1,000 people at an exhibition for small and medium industries, said, “We express our heartiest congratulations and best wishes”.
In his speech at the same event, Abdullah suggested that two marriages would be enough.

“Thank you for your best wishes,” he said.
“They say, for a Malay, when a man gets married people like to pull his legs, make fun and to tease him – especially so when he’s marrying for the second time, what’s more the third or fourth. But I will not go beyond this.”
A random survey among the members of the public today revealed that most Malaysians were happy for Abdullah.
Media briefing

Meanwhile, immediately after the wedding announcement was made, the Prime Minister’s Office called for a briefing for all media (malaysiakini not included) to issue guidelines on how the wedding should be covered.

According to sources who were at the 30-minute meeting, the media have been told to keep the affair low-key as this was a private affair, and to rely on official announcements that will be released regularly through state news agency Bernama.

Newspapers were also told not to place congratulatory advertorials on the wedding.

The media representative were also told not to “dig up anything” on Jeanne’s background or rely on what was being written in the Internet.

They were also told to clarify any information with the Prime Minister himself if they had any doubts.

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June 12, 2007 at 8:33 am Leave a comment

PAK LAH KAHWIN

Pak Lah Kahwin

Soory guys, today i have to post a very different posting, it a hot news from here Malaysia which our beloved Prime Minister is getting married soon, in other words Pak Lah Kahwin atau Pak Lah Nikah atau Pak Lah kawin atau Pak Lah Nak Kahwin atau bini Pak Lah, pak lah kahwin lagi..

PM speaks to reporters about his weekend marriage and bride-to-be

By IZATUN SHARI

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi chose Jeanne Abdullah to be his future wife because they are compatible and they love each other.

“She can take care of me and she can be my companion. That is most important,” the jovial Prime Minister told a packed press conference after the official opening of SMIDEX 2007 and Small and Medium Enterprises Convention here yesterday.

Can’t stop smiling: A happy Abdullah at the launch of SMIDEX 2007 at KLCC yesterday.
Abdullah, who will marry Jeanne in a private ceremony at Seri Perdana on Saturday, was also asked whether they had “chemistry”. He replied laughingly: “Dah… bincang itu pulak? (Sigh … why go into that?)”

Abdullah, who was smiling and laughing throughout the press conference, described his future wife as down-to-earth, caring and friendly.

“Kak Endon (the late Datin Seri Paduka Endon Mahmood) loved her. Otherwise she would not have asked her to manage our official residence,” he added.

Asked when he first knew Jeanne and how long they had known each other, Abdullah said: “Maybe at least 20 years. She is actually part of the family. She is Kak Endon’s sister-in-law. She was married to her younger brother but they separated more than 15 years ago.”

On when he started falling in love with Jeanne, he blushed and said: “Just recently.”

Pressed further whether he had been in love for over a year, he replied: “Less than one year.”

Love is in the air: The Prime Minister was all smiles yesterday after the announcement that he will marry Jeanne Abdullah (above) on Saturday.
Asked to clarify whether the rumours that the late Endon had asked him to marry Jeanne before she passed away, he replied: “Kak Endon tak adalah kata wasiat. (The late Endon did not bequeath such as wish).”

He said neither was there any message or recommendation.

On when he proposed to Jeanne and whether it was on bended knee, he said: “I wish I can remember. I’m trying to remember when it was.”

To a question whether his life would be more meaningful with Jeanne as his wife, he said: “How can it not be meaningful? That is God’s will. A woman completes a man.”

Asked to comment about his love for his late wife as compared to his future wife, he said: “My love for Endon will remain as strong as ever. Then, I fell for this one. I believe God has created in your heart many spaces for different people that you can love as much as you want.

“You can love your wife. You can love your mother. But you never compare. How can you compare your love for your mother and the love for your wife? God has created the capacity for us to love and to develop relations. That’s important.

“Endon’s pictures will remain where they are. I will never forget her. Those are lasting memories. It’s all right if I want to add Jeanne to it,” he quipped, as the journalists roared with laughter.

Asked why it took so long for him to announce the marriage and why he had brushed off the issue as rumours when asked by reporters earlier, he said the speculated dates of his marriage were wrong which was why he said it was rumours.

“Anyway, it has to take some time. I have to consult my children and ask my siblings. Then, I have to find the time. I was also always busy running around here and there.”

Abdullah said he was happy and grateful to Allah that his children and siblings had approved of his choice.

He said his daughter Nori’s relationship with his future wife was good and his siblings had no problems with Jeanne.

“She (Nori) accepts it. Otherwise, it will not go on.”

On why he chose Saturday for the akad nikah, he said: “Saturday is a holiday. It will be easy for people to come.”

He said only close family members would attend the ceremony.

“It will be very simple. No need for too many gifts. It will be far simpler than my first marriage.”

Asked where he would go for the honeymoon, he chuckled and said: “I haven’t planned yet. I have to discuss with the person concerned .”

On whether he would address Jeanne as “darling,” he said :”Why are you asking this? One day you will hear it. Next time when you hear me calling her you will know.” At the press conference though, he used the French pronuncation for her name.

On whether he would hold a bersanding ceremony, he said: “There won’t be one. It’s an old couple marrying.”

He said he had yet to plan for a wedding reception for friends.

Abdullah said he had informed the Yang di-Pertuan Agong about his marriage yesterday morning and later announced it to the Cabinet ministers before issuing a statement to the media.

“Let the people know. There is nothing to hide,” he said, adding that he hoped that the public would pray for the harmony of his marriage.

“A happy Prime Minister can do a lot of good work. I’m not saying I’ve not been happy so far, but I’m happier with a companion now,” he added cheekily.

Earlier, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz congratulated Abdullah on his upcoming marriage on behalf of the participants of SMIDEX and the convention.

The bride-to-be, Jeanne, 53, was born in Kuala Lumpur and is the eldest of four siblings.

She had worked at several major hotels in the city, including KL Hilton and Pan Pacific Hotel.

Jeanne had served as a supervisor at the Deputy Prime Minister’s official residence and also as manager of the Seri Perdana complex.

She has two daughters from her previous marriage – Nadiah and Nadene.

The Prime Minister lost his wife Endon on Oct 20, 2005 after a two-year battle with breast cancer.

The couple has two children, Datuk Kamaluddin and Nori.

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June 12, 2007 at 8:21 am Leave a comment

Pak Lah kahwin

PM to wed – Pak lah nak kawin

Can’t stop smiling: A happy Abdullah at the launch of SMIDEX 2007 at KLCC yesterday.

Putrajaya: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will marry Jeanne Abdullah, 45 on Saturday. Jeanne was born in Kuala Lumpur on July 29, 1953 and is the eldest of four siblings. And the Prime Minister says the two of them are compatible and love each other. -The Star-

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June 12, 2007 at 8:12 am Leave a comment

Perdana Menteri Malaysia (PM) Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Akan Berkahwin dengan Jeanne Abdullah

Published by fayz June 6th, 2007

It’s official. Our beloved Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will be marrying Jeanne Abdullah. Upacara perkahwinan tersebut akan dilangsungkan di Seri Perdana, Putrajaya, Sabtu (9 Jun 2007) ini. Jean adalah seorang rakyat berketurunan Perancis dan juga merupakan kakak ipar kepada Datin Seri Endon. Banyak ingin disampaikan di sini, tetapi tunggu dahulu ya. Jeanne, 53, mempunyai dua anak daripada perkahwinan sebelumnya, Nadiah dan Nadene. Jeanne was born in Kuala Lumpur on July 29 1953 and is the eldest of four siblings and was educated at Sekolah Menengah Assunta and has wide experience in administration and hotel management including Hilton Hotel and Pan Pacific Hotel, and has worked as supervisor of the official residence of the Deputy Prime Minister and Manager of the Seri Perdana Complex.

Jeanne Abdullah, wife of Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Gambar Jean Abdullah - Abdullah Badawi

Future First Lady of Malaysia, Jeanne Abdullah

Dipetik dari syokkahwin.com

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June 12, 2007 at 8:07 am Leave a comment

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