UPDATE: Man and wife already.
According to Bernama, 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, Kamaluddin, and son-in-law, Khairy Jamaluddin.
Bernama received the statement from the PM's family 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.
Read the rest of the story and see picture of the newly-wed "exchanging rings" after the ceremony here.
This was my earlier posting:
My Prime Minister is getting married today to 54* year-old Jeanne Abdullah. She is the former Jeanne Danker but has been Jeanne Abdullah for about 30 years now.
The Akad Nikah (marriage solemnisation ceremony) will be held at noon at Seri Perdana, the PM's official residence in Putra Jaya.
It will be a very modest affair as it should be.
My PM is getting married not because he has been an old bachelor and finally getting hitched but because he has been solo after he lost his wife, Endon Mahmood to breast cancer on Oct 20, 2005.
She had finally lost her long battle with the disease.
They have two (adult and married) children, Kamal and Nori.
Jeanne was married to Endon's brother but they separated some 15 year ago.
Everyone, including Jeanne's two children, Nadiah and Nadene, are pleased with the good news. So is 74 year-old Lim Swee Kim, a close friend of the PM's late wife, Endon Mahmood.
(Endon died on Oct 20, 2005 after a long battle with breast cancer.)
Bernama caught up with Swee Kim in London where she was participating in Malaysia Week 2007 at Covent Garden in London.
Read her story here.
And Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak has asked Jeanne to take good care of the PM.
We have no doubt that she will. No doubt at all.
Read what Najib said in Bernama here.
*Bernama stated her age as 53. I say she is 54 because her birthday is July (next month). She is as good as 54 already.