Monday, October 31, 2005

"Let Us Join Hands And Forge Together" (Deepavali 2005 Message)



Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's Deepavali Message to Malaysians and in particular, directed to ad hominem and jingoistic Politicians:

Abdullah said he wanted all Malaysians to come together and ensure that no group was left behind, and that all Malaysian have their share in the country’s success.

“Let us join hands, multiply our efforts and forge ahead with one objective irrespective of race and religion, to take our beloved country to ever greater heights of glory, distinction and excellence.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Abdullah 'very sad' over UM's slide in rankings

Abdullah 'very sad' over UM's slide in rankings

Sharanjit Singh; Audrey Dermawan
New Straits Times
10-30-2005
Abdullah 'very sad' over UM's slide in rankings
Byline: Sharanjit Singh; Audrey Dermawan
Edition: New Sunday Times

KEPALA BATAS, Sat. - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said

today he was "very sad" to hear that Universiti Malaya was now ranked in
the bottom half of the top 200 universities in the world.

Abdullah, a former UM graduate who obtained his Bachelor of Arts in

Islamic Studies in 1964, had in June congratulated UM for being ranked 89

last year.

Today, he expressed sadness and shock that UM had slipped to 169th

place this year.

"I am very sad to hear the news. It (UM) must look into this and find

Monday, October 3, 2005

Change lifestyle to spend less

PM: Change lifestyle to spend less

Zubaidah Abu Bakar
New Straits Times
10-03-2005
PM: Change lifestyle to spend less
Byline: Zubaidah Abu Bakar
Edition: Main/Lifestyle

KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today advised

Malaysians to be thrifty to cushion the impact of escalating oil prices
on prices of goods and services.

He said the people must learn to make adjustments in their budget and,

if necessary, change their lifestyle.

"We have to make adjustments in our spending and avoid wastage," he

said at the opening of the 52nd annual general assembly of the People's

Progressive Party at the Putra World Trade Centre.

The Prime Minister said Malaysians generally tend to overdo things,

leading to wastage ...