Thursday, April 02, 2009

Malaysia's new prime minister

1. Najib Razak will be sworn in as the sixth prime minister before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin at 10am on Friday inheriting myriad challenges, including a flagging economy, a racially divided society and a moribund ruling party. Najib will take his oath of office, loyalty and confidentiality and be presented his letter of appointment by the king, despite massive opposition.
2. The 55-year-old, British educated Najib replaces Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as the country's sixth prime minister. Abdullah resigned on Thursday - part of a power transition dictated by the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) in the wake of massive losses in last year's general elections. A history of change.
3. International human rights organisation, Amnesty International today released its wish list to new Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak on the long disputed human rights issues in Malaysia.MCA and MIC, both BN component parties are quick to express confidence in the leadership of newly-minted PM Najib and praised his 'One Malaysia' concept.
4. Ex-PM Abdullah and his wife, Jeanne, were both conferred with 'Tun' title.

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