|Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Dato’ Sri Haji
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Ø¹Ø¨Ø¯Ø§Ù„Ù„Ù‡ Ø¨Ù† ØØ§Ø¬ Ø¨Ø¯ÙˆÙŠ
S.M.N. D.K (Pahang, Johor)
|5th Prime Minister of Malaysia|
31 October 2003 â€“ 3 April 2009
Mizan Zainal Abidin
|Deputy||Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak|
|Preceded by||Mahathir Mohamad|
|Succeeded by||Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak|
|8th Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia|
29 January 1999 â€“ 31 October 2003
|Prime Minister||Mahathir Mohamad|
|Preceded by||Anwar Ibrahim|
|Succeeded by||Najib Razak|
|22nd Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement|
31 October 2003 â€“ 15 September 2006
|Preceded by||Mahathir Mohamad|
|Succeeded by||Fidel Castro|
|Born||Abdullah bin Ahmad
26 November 1939
Bayan Lepas, Penang, Straits Settlement (now Malaysia)
|Political party||United Malays National Organisation|
|Spouse(s)||Endon Mahmood (1965â€“2005)
Jeanne Abdullah (2007â€“present)
|Children||4 (2 stepchildren)|
|Alma mater||University of Malaya|
We have also set up the national institute for ethics. This institute and also the implementation of the national integrity plan, that will certainly do the follow up that is necessary for this.
It must be a balance in everything we do, not too much of everything, keep it simple, not complicated.
But I have always said that it's important we must make sure that justice is at all time be maintained.
I believe it is an important project, it makes the cost of doing business lower and they will make us more competitive at the same time, it will also provide some satisfaction to the people who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly.
I always said that you can use the same vehicle although the driver will change, or the same vehicle to go for the race. It's a different driver, this is exactly what's happening to the cabinet.
Of course education becomes very very important and that's for our human resource development.
Very old fashioned to say that they will be well behaved but I think it's very important.
I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life, they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want, I will not try to influence.
I am quite a spendthrift but just being careful because my family was not rich, was not a rich family.
When she was in United States, we maintained contact, we talked to each other on the phone, almost every night. And there was one occasion I tried to fix this video conferencing but somehow it did not come out very well enough so better to talk on the phone.
You can't have too much of everything, you must have a balance, that's very important.
We have been given a role to play. We have been asked to provide, to give lectures on the role of Islamic development and the way we do it here, so the people who are Muslims there would understand what the role of Islam is.
Well, there are other aspects, I still command very good support in the party.
We go fish, we also catch fighting fish, looking for birds and it was for kampong people, the paddy field was our the play field for the children.
So when I had to make a decision whether I would like to do honors degree course in Islamic studies and Malay studies too, so I thought Islamic studies would be good.
I have always been interested in politics. I was in the student union before, very active.
So I went to English school, secondary English school, so forget going to Mecca for my religious education.
The idea is that they wouldn't want to deal with militant Islam but an Islam and Muslims who are committed to progress, committed to development, who like peace and are moderate in their ways. So that's what we are doing here.
We have followed a path of moderation, development is our priority, national unity, good community relations, Muslims and non Muslims, this is what has given us the advantage.