Tuesday, February 27, 2007

New Malaysian First Lady?

Malaysian blogs have been agog with speculation that Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi or better known as Pak Lah has finally found a new wife although it's been in the grapevine for the last six months or so.

Susan Loone has quite an interesting synopsis of the rumour although it has yet to be established:

Malaysia-today has an interesting article on Pak Lah’s love life. It says: “Anyway, while on the subject of the Prime Minister’s wife, some say Pak Lah married Jean Danker on 22 January 2007 while others say he will be marrying her tomorrow, 22 February 2007."

Now, which one is true we do not quite know yet but she is already following Pak Lah on his overseas trips. In the trip he made to Perth to officiate his brother’s Nasi Kandar restaurant, it seems his daughter, Nori, went berserk when she found Jean in Pak Lah’s bedroom. Only after Pak Lah explained that there is nothing sinister about the whole thing because they are already married did Nori calm down and, like it or not, accept the fact that her father had remarried.

The word being spread through a whispering campaign is that, just before she died, Kak Endon had endorsed Pak Lah’s marriage to Jean.

Time will tell whether the rumour is indeed true, but we will probably never find out for sure if Badawi's late wife had indeed endorsed the union before her death from cancer last year. Did she ask Jean to take care of her husband or to marry him or both?

PS: kickdefella (who created the poster) has posted a letter to Jean Danker.


johan said...

Congrats Jean , now can you ask Bodowi to resign .please?..And NO..he cannot use the new jet plane for honeymoon..Sorry Jean

Anonymous said...

Jean dear, do tell KJ to mind his manners and stop getting Dad into trouble.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Pyongyang Times (aka New Straits Times)was right in reporting the wedding news. But the blogs got it right first. So there is little point in reading the Govt mouth-piece...it was late, is rather boring and totally unreadable anyway. (Kindest thing may be to outsource New Straits Times to North Korea as it has the same style evening treating the PM as "beloved leader" in the Pyongyang style).

Shopkeeper said...

Congratulations to "Datuk Seri Utama"! It is good to know there is s special title for marrying the PM. I say that is an example of real Malaysia Boleh!

PS: For lesser human beings, it might be a good idea for Govt to tender out titles such as "tun, tansri, datuk seri, dato, penghulu,towkay, samy", etc so that such awards are open and transparent and the money can go to the Treasury and not someone's pocket. That will also formalise the 'pasar' in such items. We could even add "Sir (for teachers only), Lord (for any ahmad,ahchai or samy) and head bottle washer to generate more money for our beloved country. Of course 30% must be sold to Bumiputras with 5% discount.