Saturday, June 09, 2007

MORE PICS & Video – Malaysia PM Abdullah & Jeanne Abdullah Wedding - Private & No Fanfare at Seri Perdana; Jeanne Abdullah 1st Officil Brunei Outing

coming next post u Wedding reception feted by Cabinet Ministers & Chief Ministers & their Spouces; Go H E R E

MORE Exclusive PICS & Video – PM Abdullah & Jeanne Abdullah Wedding Reception at Seri Perdana, Wednesday Night for Cabinet Ministers, Chief Ministers & their wives; Morning Audience with King & Queen

UPDATE: Jun 13 2007

June 13, 2007 11:36 AM ; King Receives Abdullah, Jeanne

BELOW: PM Abdullah & Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah were summoned by the King for an audience congrstulate them on their wedding

KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 (Bernama) -- The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah Wednesday granted an audience to Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his wife, Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, at the Istana Negara here.

ABOVE: The Queen & Jeanne at the photo session and BELOW: PM Abdullah & the King

The prime minister and Jeanne arrived at the palace at 8am and spent nearly an hour with the royal couple. They marked the occasion with a group photo session. Abdullah married Jeanne in a simple ceremony in Putrajaya on Saturday.


UPDATE: June 12 07

ABOVE: Joyous occasion: Abdullah and Jeanne entering the wedding dinner hall with Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (left) and Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha at the Istana Nurul Iman yesterday.
Jeanne takes First Lady role in her stride


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Malaysia’s newly-married Prime Minister and his wife began their first official assignment together and first overseas visit, looking radiant and elegant. Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah looked graceful in her white floral baju kurung as she confidently shook hands with waiting dignitaries upon arriving here at 5pm yesterday. With Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi by her side, Jeanne fitted in naturally, smiling broadly as her proud husband looked on.

They are here to attend a banquet hosted by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei in conjunction with the wedding of the Sultan’s fourth daughter. This is Jeanne's first official duty and public appearance after her marriage to Pak Lah on Saturday. The Prime Minister and wife are among a host of dignitaries who are here for the ceremony to celebrate the marriage of Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bulqiah and Pengiran Khairul Khalil Pengiran Syed Haji Jaafari. Pak Lah was in a jovial mood as the couple alighted from their aircraft after touching down at the Brunei International Airport.

Kelvin Loh, a technical assistant from Kuala Lumpur who is working at a engineering firm here, said he would love to be able to meet and congratulate the couple if he had a chance. “She looks very natural despite having to take on such a high-profile public role. She radiates a lot of qualities found in the late Datin Seri Endon, very friendly looking,” he said. The couple will leave for Kuala Lumpur today.

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Malaysian PM's popularity soars after wedding

June 10, 2007 : Last updated 03:53 pm

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is enjoying a wave of popularity after re-marrying, with analysts Sunday predicting the move will boost his leadership. Abdullah, 67, exchanged rings with 53-year-old Jeanne Abdullah, his petite former sister-in-law, in a private ceremony on Saturday. Shamsul Amri Baharuddin, a political analyst from the National University of Malaysia, said Abdullah's second marriage was a positive boost to his image.

"Marriage in any culture is always a positive thing, even among friends and foes. Malaysians are cheering for him," Shamsul told AFP. Abdullah stunned the country last Wednesday when he announced he was getting married again. His first marriage to Endon was widely seen as a model relationship in Malaysia, as they were regularly seen holding hands and exchanging affectionate kisses at public functions. She died from breast cancer in October 2005. Almost immediately after Saturday's wedding, the couple paid respects to Endon at her grave "This was an admirable thing for Abdullah to do ... he will be admired for his display of sincerity," Shamsul said. Abdullah also received congratulatory messages from the country's opposition group, the Democratic Action Party, DAP. "There has been great public admiration for the prime minister soldiering on in handling his onerous task alone," DAP secretary-general, Lim Guan Eng said. "Now ... Malaysians are happy for his new-found bliss," Lim said. New wife Jeanne is the former manager of his residential complex. Her previous marriage to Endon's younger brother ended in divorce 15 years ago. "I can't help feeling so happy for him and Jeanne," said Louisa Ng, a 53-year-old housewife. "He deserves a partner."

Works Minister S. Samy Vellu even took time to pen a short poem to Abdullah."From this day forward, you shall not walk alone. Her heart will be your shelter, and her arms will be your home," the poem read, according to state
Bernama news agency. Abdullah succeeded former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad in 2003 and won a landslide victory during the 2004 election, but has been criticised for his lacklustre leadership and for failing to live up to his pledge to fight corruption. "Perhaps now he will be more focused in running the country and deliver all his promises to the people," Shamsul said. Abdullah and Jeanne will make their first joint public appearance at the wedding reception of the Sultan of Brunei's daughter on Monday. Agence France-Presse


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

By : Farrah Naz Karim 2007/06/10
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.____= = == = === ==

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All the Google & web search (on 9 Jun 07) points to this site:
The wedding photos & pictures of the Marriage of Prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his radiant bride at 53, Jeanne Abdullah
ABOVE: Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah at the “akad nikah” ceremony exchanging rings and BELOW: Jean kissing the hand of Abdullah

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Abdullah Thankful Wedding Went Smoothly

PUTRAJAYA, June 9 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he was thankful to God that his marriage to Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah today went smoothly. "I am thankful to Allah (God) for the marriage ceremony to have gone smoothly," he told reporters in his first response to questions following the wedding. The marriage was conducted by the imam of Putrajaya Mosque, Abd Manaf Mat, at 2.50 pm in the presence of close relatives at the prime minister's official residence, Seri Perdana, here.

The wedding was not attended by the media at the request of the prime minister's family. Soon after the wedding ceremony, Abdullah brought Jeanne and his family to the grave of his late wife, Datin Seri Endon Mahmood, at the Muslim cemetery in Precinct 20, here. Abdullah and Jeanne were seen to be cheerful, with Abdullah attired in a cream-coloured "Baju Melayu" with a "songket sampin" and a "songkok" while Jeanne was dressed in a "baju kurung" with a "selendang". Touching on the wedding ceremony, Abdullah said the close relatives who attended were
his children, his siblings and family members of the late Endon and those of Jeanne. Asked how many times he pronounced his marriage vows, Abdullah said in jest: "Once ... I pronounced once." Acceding to a request from reporters and photographers, the prime minister showed the diamond solitaire wedding ring on Jeanne's ring finger as she put on a smile
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June 09, 2007 16:40 PM

PM Marries Jeanne Abdullah In Private Ceremony At "Seri Perdana"

PUTRAJAYA, June 9 (Bernama) -- The marriage between Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah was solemnised at the Prime Minister's official residence in "Seri Perdana" here Saturday.

ABOVE: Abdullah being congratulated by the Iman immediately after the ceremony.

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ABOVE: Newly weds, walking hand-in-hand

The akad nikah ceremony was solemnised by the Imam of the Putrajaya Mosque, Haji Abd Manaf Mat, at 2.50pm. It was witnessed by the prime minister's son, Datuk Kamaluddin Abdullah, and son-in-law, Khairy Jamaluddin.

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ABOVE & BELOW: Abdullah mindful of his "eternal love" for Endon, visited her grave (with closed relatives) in the nearby Muslim Cemetery in Precinct 20 Putra Jaya. To ask for "permission" & "forgiveness"?

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ABOVE & BELOW: Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, closed up view seen pouring scented water at the grave of Endon.
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ABOVE: scented flowers for Endon and BELOW: Scented water from Abdullah watched by son & son-in-law & daughter Nori

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The ceremony was attended by close relatives, according to a statement issued by the prime minister's family to Bernama at 3.40pm.

"The prime minister and his wife would like to thank the people for their good wishes for a happy marriage," the statement added. Born in Kuala Lumpur on July 29, 1953, Jeanne is the eldest among four siblings. She received her education at Sekolah Menengah Assunta in Petaling Jaya and has vast experience in administration and hotel management. She also worked as a supervisor of the official residence of the Deputy Prime Minister and was manager at the Seri Perdana complex. Jeanne, 53, has two daughters, Nadiah, 29, and Nadene, 27. Abdullah, 67, has two children, Kamaluddin and Nori, from his marriage to the late Datin Seri Endon Mahmood, who passed away on Oct 20, 2005 from breast cancer. Jeanne and her entourage were seen entering Seri Perdana for the akad nikah ceremony at 2.20pm.

ABOVE & BELOW: More Flowers arriving before ceremony; the Florist in KL & surrounding areas wear flooded with orders

and a wedding cake BELOW

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June 09, 2007 19:14 PM
PM, Jeanne Abdullah To Attend Brunei Sultan Daughter's Wedding

From Nashir Mansor

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, June 9 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah will attend the royal wedding reception of Sultan Brunei's daughter Anak Puteri Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bulqiah with Pengiran Khairul Khalil Pengiran Syed Haji Jaafar on Monday. An official source here said Abdullah and his wife are expected to arrive here at about 5.15pm on a government executive jet to attend the reception of the couple who were married on Thursday. Abdullah and his wife would be attending the reception of Anak Puteri Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bulqiah, the fourth daughter of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, at Istana Nurul Iman on the invitation of the Brunei government.

It will be the first official function to be attended by Abdullah and Jeanne Abdullah after their marriage today. The marriage between Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah was solemnised in a private ceremony at the prime minister's official residence in "Seri Perdana" in Putrajaya today. The akad nikah ceremony was solemnised by the Putrajaya Mosque imam, Haji Abd Manaf Mat, at 2.50pm. It was witnessed by the prime minister's son, Datuk Kamaluddin Abdullah, and son-in-law, Khairy Jamaluddin.

ABOVE: PM Abdullah the family album; the Son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin & Nori at the back and with son, Datuk Kamaluddin Abdullah & daughter in law; BELOW: Blessing from son

The ceremony was attended by family members and close relatives. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor are scheduled to arrive here tonight. Najib and Rosmah would attend the "bersanding ceremony" (sitting-in-state) of the royal couple at the Nurul Iman Palace at 9am tomorrow before departing for Sabah later in the day. The deputy prime minister would return here on Monday to attend the royal reception with the prime minister. Meanwhile, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman arrived here this afternoon while his Sarawak counterpart Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud is expected here on Monday afternoon.

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