Thursday, June 14, 2007

MORE PICS & Video – PM Abdullah & Jeanne Abdullah Wedding Reception for Cabinet Ministers, Chief Ministers & their wives; Audience with King & Queen

Sunday STAR, June 17, 2007; Jeanne an Umno member now

ABOVE: With the membership Certificate, Jeanne is a confirmed member of UMNO Bertam branch and BELOW: Abdullah seems to be saying :"It's no joke",

KEPALA BATAS: Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, wife of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, has officially become an Umno member of the Bertam branch here. Abdullah himself presented her with the membership card at the Bertam Sports Complex yesterday. “Jeanne will register as a voter for the Kepala Batas constituency,” he told reporters after launching membership cards for Penang Umno members and the Semarak Merdeka, marked by Putra Umno's run from Butterworth to Kepala Batas from 7am to 9.45am.

Abdullah handing over an Umno membership card to Jeanne after launching the party membership and loyalty card at Bertam Sports Complex in Kepala Batas, Penang. Abdullah said all Umno division and branch chiefs should ensure that their members were registered voters. “Many Umno members have not registered as voters and I hope they will do so soonest and exercise their rights in the next election.” He said Barisan Nasional should still remain the ruling coalition when the country celebrates its 100th year of Independence in 2057.

He said Barisan had set a track record where the people live in peace and their income increase as a result of fair distribution of the country’s economic wealth. “We are with the rakyat and for the rakyat and I hope you will continue to support us for a better future,” he added. Abdullah gave awards to senior Umno veterans and presented membership cards to Penang Umno division heads. He also presented bicycles to families for recreational activities around the 3km route Bicycle Garden, which he had earlier launched at the sports complex.

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ABOVE: Abdullah scoping a spoonful of "pulut kuning" and look at Jeanne's Pearl studded diamond ring and BELOW: into her mouth

BELOW: Farewell to all...they waved

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ABOVE: PM Abdullah arriving with Jeanne at Kepala Batas UMNO division meeting and BELOW: Guests were given drinking water with labels showing pics of the wedded couple

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ABOVE & BELOW: PM Abdullah & Jeanne feeding each other with "pulut kuning" - yellow glutinous rice after the meeting with Kepala Batas Umno committee members

ABOVE: Thousands of people at Kepala Batas came to have a look at his "new wife"

Saturday June 16, 2007; Kepala Batas abuzz over PM and wife’s visit; STAR

KEPALA BATAS: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah made their first public appearance together in his hometown here yesterday. About 3,000 local leaders and residents had gathered early to get a glimpse of the two who stopped at Abdullah’s family house in Jalan Perak. The couple offered prayers at the grave of Abdullah’s parents next to the Jamiul Al-Badawi’s Mosque along the same road. Abdullah also attended Friday prayers at the mosque where the newlyweds were treated to a kenduri.

ABOVE: PM Abdullah performing Friday prayers with the people of Kepala batas (BELOW)

Abdullah thanked the well-wishers for their prayers and wishes. The couple spent about 30 minutes at the kenduri before Abdullah chaired the Kepala Batas Umno division meeting. Guests were given Malay traditional cakes and bunga telur in bags, which had the picture of the couple. The residents here were all smiles at having the chance to congratulate Abdullah and Jeanne. Apom balik seller Safrizal Rangkayobasa, 70, said he congratulated the premier after joining him for Friday prayers. “I am happy he found someone to take care of him. I wish them a happy marriage and May Allah bless them with long life,” he said. Car sales representative Ruzana Said, 32, from Bertam said she took half-day off from work to catch a glimpse of the couple.

Ruzana described Jeanne as pretty with a fair complexion. Azizah Yahaya, 50, from Kampung Permatang Tinggi said she was glad that Abdullah did not forget to introduce his wife to the people from his hometown. Healthcare centre consultant Steven Yeap, 23, said although he did not attend the kenduri, he managed to catch a glimpse of the couple when they got into their car. “It is nice of him to come back and introduce his wife to his friends and relatives here,” he said. Kepala Batas MIC division chairman Datuk M. Sivanathan, 60, said the Indians in Abdullah’s Kepala Batas constituency were happy for the prime minister. Members from various political parties and organisations presented gifts and took photographs with the couple.

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June 15, 2007 19:16 PM

Abdullah, Jeanne Attend Tahlil Prayers During Kepala Batas Visit

KEPALA BATAS, June 15 (Bernama) -- Thousands of people from all walks of life attended a feast here today to celebrate Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's marriage to Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah. Prior to that, the couple attended tahlil prayers organised by the committee members of the Al Jamiul Badawi and Kampung Baru Mosques here. Present were the Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas and his wife Toh Puan Majmor Shariff, Penang Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Rashid Abdullah and state executive councillors. In his speech, Abdullah thanked the people who organised the event as well as those who turned up. This was Abdullah and Jeanne's first visit to his Kepala Batas parliamentary constituency since their wedding in Putrajaya on Saturday.

UPDATE: June 15, 2007 12:22 PM

Abdullah, Jeanne Visit Parents' Graves
KEPALA BATAS, June 15 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah visited his parents' graves in the compound of the Al-Jamiul Badawi Mosque here Friday.The couple, who was accompanied by Penang Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon and wife, Puan Sri Chui Kah Peng, arrived at 9.20am and was greeted by close relatives and the mosque committee members.

ABOVE: PM Abdullah & Family at the grave site of his prayers and BELOW: performing prayers
This is Jeanne's first visit to Kepala Batas, which is Abdullah's parliamentary constituency, since her marriage to the prime minister in Putrajaya last Saturday.Abdullah and Jeanne were at the graveyard for 10 minutes, reciting prayers for his parents, Datuk Ahmad Badawi Abdullah and Datuk Kailan Hassan.Jeanne's daughters, Nadiah and Nadene, were also present.After a short rest at his late mother's house, Abdullah then left for Kulim for a closed-door function, leaving Jeanne and her daughters at the house, now occupied by Abdullah's younger brother, Tahir.

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ABOVE: The host arriving with the VIPs and BELOW: Greeting guests

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ABOVE & BELOW: More guests arriving and being welcomed
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ABOVE: PM Abdullah's daughter Nori and BELOW: the newly acquired step daughters

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ABOVE & BELOW: the main table

BELOW: the gift from the Ministers

..see MORE at the Video Clip... loaded

Wedding Reception for Cabinet & Chief Ministers & their Spouses

Kuala Lumpur, June 14 2007.
The wedding reception was held at the official residence at Seri Perdana, Putra Jaya last night four days after the
wedding of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah in a simple and private ceremony. The elaborate entertainment fete was attended by all cabinet ministers, Chief Ministers and their spouses. The two daughters of Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah were also there. The wedding couple was presented a gift by the Deputy Premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.

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UPDATE: Jun 13 2007

; 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.

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