June 09, 2007 16:40 PM
PM Marries Datin Seri Jeanne In Private Ceremony At Seri Perdana
PUTRAJAYA, June 9 (Bernama) -- The marriage between Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah was solemnised at Prime Minister's official residence in "Seri Perdana" here Saturday.
The akad nikah ceremony was solemnised by the Imam of the Putrajaya Mosque, Haji Abd Manaf Mat, at 2.50pm. It was witnessed by the prime minister's son, Datuk Kamaluddin Abdullah, and son-in-law, Khairy Jamaluddin.
The ceremony was attended by close relatives, according to a statement issued by the prime minister's family to Bernama at 3.40pm.
"The prime minister and his wife would like to thank the people for their good wishes for a happy marriage," the statement added.
Born in Kuala Lumpur on July 29, 1953, Jeanne is the eldest among four siblings.
She received her education at Sekolah Menengah Assunta in Petaling Jaya and has vast experience in administration and hotel management.
She also worked as a supervisor of the official residence of the Deputy Prime Minister and was manager at the Seri Perdana complex.
Jeanne, 53, has two daughters, Nadiah, 29, and Nadene, 27.
Abdullah, 67, has two children, Kamaluddin and Nori, from his marriage to the late Datin Seri Endon Mahmood, who passed away on Oct 20, 2005 from breast cancer.
Jeanne and her entourage were seen entering Seri Perdana for the akad nikah ceremony at 2.20pm.
Taiko has some scoop here (read the last sentence).
Lah's Family Values...
Somehow I don't know why this quote kept playing in my head today. Hmmmm....