10 June, 2007


(Video clip taken from YouTube posted by travelling84)

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was married to Jeanne Abdullah yesterday in a private ceremony attended by their families.

The akad nikah, conducted by Putrajaya Mosque imam Abd Manaf Mat, at 2.50pm, was witnessed by Abdullah’s son, Datuk Kamaluddin Abdullah, and son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin, according to a statement issued by the prime minister’s family to Bernama.

Abdullah declared his marriage vows at the surau of his official residence, Seri Perdana.

Guests said that after having been formally pronounced as Jeanne’s husband, Abdullah slipped a solitaire diamond ring on his wife’s left ring finger before kissing her on the cheek.

Jeanne then slipped a wedding band on Abdullah’s finger before taking his hands together into hers and kissing them.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah will attend the royal wedding reception of Sultan Brunei's daughter Anak Puteri Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bulqiah with Pengiran Khairul Khalil Pengiran Syed Haji Jaafar on Monday.

An official source here said Abdullah and his wife are expected to arrive here at about 5.15pm on a government executive jet to attend the reception of the couple who were married on Thursday.

Abdullah and his wife would be attending the reception of Anak Puteri Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bulqiah, the fourth daughter of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, at Istana Nurul Iman on the invitation of the Brunei government.

It will be the first official function to be attended by Abdullah and Jeanne Abdullah after their marriage today.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi - has his wish of having a low-key wedding granted. But his decision to keep the ceremony low-key was also, understandably, baffling to some.



Blogger J.T. said...

Marriage is between two people. If they choose to include others in the celebration, then it is their prerogative.

Why can't some people just let it go? There is nothing baffling about having a low-key affair. Just because he is the PM, it does not mean he has to throw a parade.

Congratulations, once again, to the happy couple.

June 10, 2007 6:19 PM  
Blogger mr.ular said...


I am so happy for both of them. Thank you for giving us the chance to view the video clip of the recorded ceremony. Such a memorable day.


June 11, 2007 12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lousy Tv7 news video clip - 30s of clowning advert at the end! and it cannot be removed out?

June 12, 2007 9:12 AM  

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