Monday, February 16, 2009


With the opening of the new session of Parliament, our Yang DiPertuan Agong's address had focused upon outgoing Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who is believed to be stepping down from office next month. During the Royal Address, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin took note of Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s achievements during his six-year tenure as Prime Minister since November 2003.

“I would like to express my appreciation to Abdullah on his leadership and all his contributions to the country especially on its democracy, accountability, integrity, fight against corruption, the independence of judiciary and also Islam Hadhari,” said our Yang DiPertuan Agong.

It was noted that Datuk Seri Abdullah remained expressionless when the close-circuit television camera focused on him, and even when Barisan Nasional backbenchers thumped their tables loudly to show support.

Tuanku Mizan futher stated that he was confident that the country would be successfully helmed by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak, the current deputy premier, when the transition of power takes place.

Tuanku Mizan further complimented Datuk Seri Abdullah on his success in establishing the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and Judicial Appointments Commission, saying this is “clear evidence that my government has kept its word to fight against corruption and abuse of power”. “I am convinced these two commissions will increase the confidence of the public and strengthen the nation’s integrity.”

news courtesy of tunku n picture courtesy of Agendadaily