Sunday, 25 January 2009


Abdullah Returns Home.

PETALING JAYA, Jan 24 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi returned home today after a one-week official visit to Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

The visit was to strengthen cooperation in trade and investment and other sectors between Malaysia and the three Gulf states.The aircraft carrying the Prime Minister's entourage touched down at the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Subang, near here, at 8.55pm.Abdullah and his wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, were welcomed on arrival by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Senator T. Murugiah and Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam.

Among those who accompanied the prime minister on the visit were Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, Second Finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop and Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.-- BERNAMA.


Well, funny bit about this story was regarding one email going around in the local group here in Qatar.
It seems that a few (might be those hopefuls) have not been happy about the primer official visit which didn't include 'meet the Malaysians in Qatar', as what premiers of neighbouring countries such as Singapore and Indonesia did when they came for official visits here.

What the heck!

What do they expect? Lips service from the soon-to be-out premier?
Wanting so much to see him, like as if back in Malaysia they meet him frequently, or kiss his hands in show of respect and get 'blessing' perhaps...duuhhh.....

So, he got other things to do.
So he got no time to meet you overseas 'dwellers' although you 're contributing to the country in your smallest effort economically by bringing in your income and spend it back home.
So, he might have his own agenda travelling around the Gulf in order to secure businesses for his family and son and beloved son-in-law.

Why would he want to waste that two hours time (max they'd give you for small chit chat and tea) when he can spend it conducting business talk elsewhere?

Hopefuls!........................... get over it.
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