Wednesday, June 06, 2007
PM To Wed Jeanne
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is to wed Jeanne Abdullah on Saturday, June 9 2007 at Seri Perdana, the PM's official residence in Putra Jaya.
Jeanne (the former Jeanne Danker) is 53.
Well, now that we've got all the rumours out of our way, here's my wish to the couple:
Congratulations, Mr Prime Minister and the soon-to-be Mrs PM.
Tahniah dan Selamat Pengantin Baru.
All of Malaysia are happy for you and your bride. I know I am. Because it was not a rumour, after all.
Here is the Bernama story:
The wedding will take place at the prime minister's official residence, Seri Perdana, here and will be attended by close relatives, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.
Jeanne was born in Kuala Lumpur on July 29 1953 and is the eldest of four siblings.
She was educated at Sekolah Menengah Assunta and has wide experience in administration and hotel management and has worked as supervisor of the official residence of the deputy prime minister and manager of the Seri Perdana Complex.
Jeanne has two daughters, Nadiah and Nadene.
Abdullah's wife, Datin Seri Endon Mahmood, died on Oct 20 2005 after a long battle with breast cancer.
Abdullah, 67, has two children, a son Kamaluddin and a daughter Nori, from his marriage of 40 years with Endon.
See the Bernama story with a photo of Jeanne here.
(Photo above, courtesy Malaysiakini.)