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.)


Daily Nibbler said...

Heartiest congratulations to AAB and Jeanne Abdullah. May God bless them.

bubur cha-cha said...

"...Jeanne (the former Jeanne Danker)..." missed the rare opportunity to use "nee" as in Jeanne Abdullah nee Jeanne Danker. It's even more fitting since nee, like Jeanne, is of French origins.

But you can still make pedants everywhere happy.

(Ben Stiller in Starsky & Hutch) "Do it...Go ahead, do it... do it..."

J.T. said...

Wishing bountiful love, happiness and God's blessings on the special couple. Congratulations to the PM and Mdm Jeanne Abdullah-Danker. :)

BigDogDotCom said...

Definitely this weeks' Horny Male DOg Award will go to Mr Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, although BigDog & Feline is the one planned for a doggie-do marathon :)

Nothing beats the ultra amazing sensation of newly weds.

Congratulations, Prime Minister.

nstman said...

I dont like it. His wife died barely two years ago. The whole nation moured with him. It is not appropriate. I believe right thinking Malaysians will object to the marriage on moral grounds.

Anonymous said...


wrote -
Congrats Pak Lah and the "to-be" Datin Seri "used to be" Jeanne Danker. She was married before to Pak Lah's late wife's brother but divorced recently although they separated a long time ago.

Technically, his nieces will now be his new step children.

Just want to know more info.

QueenB said...

every human being has a right to companionship and happiness; congratulations!