After living alone since the demise of his wife, Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will marry Jeanne Abdullah, 53, on this Saturday. My friend Udon text me a message from Warwick early in the morning at 0844 Uk time, informing me about this wonderful news. The original press release was announced by the Prime Minister’s Office.
This is the official announcement from the Prime Minister's Office.
KENYATAAN MEDIA MENGENAI PENGUMUMAN MAJLIS AKAD NIKAH YAB PERDANA MENTERI
Dengan sukacitanya dimaklumkan bahawa YAB Perdana Menteri Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi akan melangsungkan majlis akad nikah dengan Jeanne Abdullah pada hari Sabtu 9 Jun 2007 bersamaan dengan 23 Jamadilawwal 1428 Hijrah.
Jeanne Abdullah dilahirkan di Kuala Lumpur pada 29 Julai 1953 dan merupakan anak sulung daripada empat orang adik-beradik. Beliau menerima pendidikan di Sekolah Menengah Assunta dan mempunyai pengalaman yang luas dalam bidang pentadbiran dan penghotelan setelah terlibat dalam pengurusan beberapa hotel terkemuka di Malaysia, termasuk Hotel Hilton Kuala Lumpur dan Hotel Pan Pacific. Jeanne juga pernah bertugas sebagai Pengelola kediaman rasmi Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan Pengurus Kompleks Seri Perdana.
Jeanne mempunyai dua orang anak, Nadiah dan Nadene. Majlis berkenaan akan diadakan di Seri Perdana dan akan dihadiri oleh keluarga terdekat sahaja.
Indeed, we all believe that this is the strongest of bonds, in which Allah unites the two Muslim partners, who come together on the basis of love, understanding, co-operation and mutual advice. We know it was hard for Pak Lah (the name he is fondly known as) to live with the absence of a supporter and his greatest joy. Pak Lah had always needed a strong motivator and to a person who could renew his energy so that he may fulfill his mission of steering the country.
I've never met Jeanne before, but based from the widely circulated photo of her it seems that she doesn't wear hijab. This no good, but I hope that Pak Lah will ask her to do so after their solemnization of marriage. Hijab is a must in Islam and Muslims must obey God's word. Even I'm sure Jeanne will look more beautiful in a nice proper tudung!
Congratulation to both of them and I hope that Jeanne will be respectful towards Pak Lah and is always eager to please him and make him happy to lead the country.
And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your [hearts] . . .