Thursday, June 07, 2007
Jeanne Abdullah -Malaysia's First Lady to be
Introducing Malaysia's new First Lady to be, Jeanne Abdullah.
I would like to express my sincere congratulations to her and to her beau to be, Malaysia's Prime Minister Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on their proposed wedding this Saturday.
I had hoped that the wife to be of Malaysia's Prime Minister would emulate the example of Her Majesty, the Raja Permaisuri Agong in donning the tudung but I guess that her darling has yet to advice her on that.
Anyway, he answers to Allah, God Almighty for his wards and I as a fellow Muslim and a citizen can only express so much within this space of mine here.
My prayers and sincere wishes are for the couple to be able to live in peace , harmony and full of love and life as they obviously can afford to.
I hope that this marriage improves Abdullah Badawi's vigor and drive to propel the nation further and that he will be able to deliver on all of his promises to us, the Malaysian people!
Everyone needs a mate and it is only fitting that our Prime Minister has a wife to see to his needs and give him the emotional support and encouragement for being the leader of this multi ethnic, multi faithed country is no walk in the park, so to speak.
It's so easy for anyone of us to criticize the man or any other person who becomes the Prime Minister. Only when one is burdened with the tremendous challenges of running the nation, will any of us realize that it's not all that easy being the one held responsible for any thing that goes on during his watch.
Sure, there's so much wealth, power and prestige being the PM and his family are assured of a lifetime of not having to worry about paying bills and debts as most of us have to. The burden of responsibility will actually come to be realized when he stands before God on Judgment Day!
Then will he be taken to task by Allah if he has screwed up or rewarded accordingly if he does a good job leading this nation. No one's perfect and we have to give him some allowances as he is just another ordinary human being, bound to slip up every now and then, just like any of us.
May Allah the Most Merciful grant Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi the wisdom and strength to lead the nation better and practice what he is preaching being the Chairman of the OIC and the conjurer of Islam Hadhari ala Malaysia. Ameen.
Once again, I wish them both a very 'Selamat Pengantin Baru'.
No more lonely nights...no more lonely nights...as the song goes eh? Enjoy yourself Pak Lah!
* Jeanne's picture courtesy of the Sun2Surf online newspaper. The report is here. Pak Lah's photo is courtesy of Utusan Online.