Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Quotes
Tun Dato' Sri Haji Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi ( pronunciation /???bdu?l?? ???m?d b??d??wi?/ Arabic: ??? ???? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?Abdull?h ibn ?aajj A?mad Badaw?; born 26 November 1939) is a Malaysian politician who served as Prime Minister of Malaysia from 2003 to 2009. He was also the President of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the largest political party in Malaysia, and led the governing Barisan Nasional parliamentary coalition. He is informally known as Pak Lah, 'Pak' meaning 'Uncle' while 'Lah' is taken from his name 'Abdullah'. He is also referred to as the "Father of Human Capital Development" (Bapa Pembangunan Modal Insan)
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So I went to English school, secondary English school, so forget going to Mecca for my religious education.
We go fish, we also catch fighting fish, looking for birds and it was for kampong people, the paddy field was our the play field for the children.
Of course education becomes very very important and that's for our human resource development.
I am quite a spendthrift but just being careful because my family was not rich, was not a rich family.
We have followed a path of moderation, development is our priority, national unity, good community relations, Muslims and non Muslims, this is what has given us the advantage.
When she was in United States, we maintained contact, we talked to each other on the phone, almost every night. And there was one occasion I tried to fix this video conferencing but somehow it did not come out very well enough so better to talk on the phone.
I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life, they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want, I will not try to influence.
I always said that you can use the same vehicle although the driver will change, or the same vehicle to go for the race. It's a different driver, this is exactly what's happening to the cabinet.
I have always been interested in politics. I was in the student union before, very active.
So when I had to make a decision whether I would like to do honors degree course in Islamic studies and Malay studies too, so I thought Islamic studies would be good.
Very old fashioned to say that they will be well behaved but I think it's very important.
I believe it is an important project, it makes the cost of doing business lower and they will make us more competitive at the same time, it will also provide some satisfaction to the people who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly.