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Tun Abdullah


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									The Right Honourable Tun Datuk Seri Utama Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi (born: 26 November
1939; also known as Pak Lah) is a former Prime Minister of Malaysia 5th, inherited the leadership of
Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad. He is also a former President of UMNO-6, the largest political party in
Malaysia. After releasing the post of Prime Minister of Malaysia, 1 September 2009, he became
chairman of the Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM) [1].

Before becoming Prime Minister, he was appointed to several positions in the government.
However, he was sacked as Minister for supporting the 'Team B' in the UMNO Supreme Council in
1987. He is a member of the cabinet until 1991. Anwar Ibrahim, who was then Deputy Prime
Minister, was sacked by Tun Dr. Mahathir in 1998. In 1999, Abdullah was appointed as deputy to Dr.
Mahathir, and in 2003, he eventually inherited the Dr. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir and
UMNO President.

Personal biodata

Born into a pious family in Kampung Perlis, Bayan Lepas, Penang, he received secondary education
at the High School Bukit Mertajam and Penang Methodist Boys School, Penang. Abdullah began his
career as a teacher. He initially wanted to study Economics at the University, but after failing in the
statistics paper, he can not extend credit courses in economics and choose to study Islamic Studies
[2]. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies from Universiti Malaya in 1964, he joined the
civil service as Assistant Secretary in the Department of Public Service. In 1969, he moved to the
National Operations Council (NOC), a body of executive authority to administer the country
established after the race riots of May 1969. Abdullah was later promoted to Director General of the
Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, before becoming Deputy Secretary in the same ministry in

Abdullah is married to the late Datin Seri Endon binti Dato 'Mahmood in 1965 and had two baby and
four grandchildren. On October 20, 2005, Endon Mahmood, died after struggling with breast cancer
since 2003.

In less than two years menduda, he was married to Jeanne Abdullah and hold the ceremony on June
9, 2007.

He said concerned have dinner with his family and loves Japanese food. As someone who grew up in
Penang, he loved to try different foods.

Every day, after prayers, he would study the Koran. It is usual that he wrote notes in Jawi.
Shakespeare essay his favorite is 'Julius Caesar'. Apart from his own family, a lot of figures affect it,
which she regards as a mentor is the Tun Abdul Razak.

Abdullah Badawi himself once wrote a poem 'My Search for Peace Eternal "which received good
response from the literary Malaysia and translated into more than 80 world languages (project of
the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Victor
Pogadaev). Dinsman in the preface to the translation of the book the poem is written: '... The poem
was a poem that is in good quality. In just a string of words, with phrases that sound, it works to
convey the message and meaning of a large, deep, wide clean. "[3]
Skin's book "My Search for Eternal Peace '

Among the world events which left a deep impression on him was the events 9 / 11, which
prompted him to pursue a moderate understanding of Islam. He is also a trigger Islam Hadhari [1].

He was also very interested in the car. Unfortunately, not much chance to drive his own car for
reasons of safety. To remove worn to work, he could play golf, exercise or spend time with her
grandchildren. He also enjoys musical performances - 'My Fair Lady' among the most interested - as
well as classic artists such as Nat King Cole. He also had a iPod Nano. He appreciated the work of art,
being a collector of art wood carvings, and woven rattan

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