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Malaysian PM to leave in March

Malaysian PM to leave in March

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, under political pressure since his ruling party's poor election showing, says he will step down next March.

Malaysian election setback for government

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 9 (UPI) -- The Malaysian National Front lost its two-thirds parliamentary majority and lost control of five states in national elections Saturday.

Malaysia observes freedom anniversary

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Multi-ethnic Malaysia observed its 50th year of freedom with much pomp Friday but the rise of conservative Islam in recent years is becoming a worry.

Malaysian police get human rights course

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 3 (UPI) -- Malaysia is sending the heads of 170 police districts for training in the basics of human rights, in an effort to correct abusive police practices.

Malaysia cracks down on illegal immigrants

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Malaysia's prime minister Monday set March 1 as the starting date for a government crackdown on illegal immigrants, the BBC reported.

Mahathir says peg should be reviewed

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Malaysia's currency peg against the weak U.S. dollar should be reviewed, former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday.

Anwar on tour to rekindle friendships

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Opposition Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim is on an international tour that's taking him across the region to rekindle old friendships.

Australia balks at non-aggression treaty

VIENTIANE, Laos, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Australia has refused to sign a non-aggression pact with southeast Asian nations, citing its right to launch pre-emptive strikes if threatened by terrorists.

Analysis: No pressure to unpeg Malay currency

SINGAPORE, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Ever since the Malaysian ringgit peg to the U.S. dollar was introduced in September 1998, speculation on when it would go has been rife. After 6 long years, con
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent

Analysis: Malaysia's outlook bright

SINGAPORE, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Recent economic data are indicating that strong GDP growth in Malaysia may have been sustained in the third quarter, outperforming most of its neighbors. Strong
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent

Shake-up time for Malaysian banks

SINGAPORE, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Last year, the Malaysian central bank had indicated it would leave the consolidation of the banking sector to market forces. Nothing happened. Now, Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi says he wants to "encourage" banks to merge, to prepare for increased compet
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent

Analysis:The return of Malaysia GLCs

SINGAPORE, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- While Malaysian government-linked companies were known for their politicization and inefficiencies under the previous administration, the new government's effor
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent

Abdullah pledges moderate Islamic rule

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Malaysia Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi promised Thursday to implement a moderate Islamic administration, undercutting fundamentalist opposition.

Malaysia tightens its belt

SINGAPORE, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The first budget presented by Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi Friday was a prudent one emphasizing the government's commitment to fiscal consolidation
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent

Abhullah says no deal for Anwar release

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Malaysia Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has laughed off speculation the government struck a deal with Anwar Ibrahim for his release from jail.
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Tun Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi (born 26 November 1939) is a Malaysian politician who served as Prime Minister 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'.

After Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad sacked Anwar Ibrahim, he appointed Abdullah as Deputy Prime Minister. Abdullah went on to succeed Mahathir as Prime Minister in 2003.

In the 2004 general election, Abdullah scored a significant victory. In the 2008 general election, the Barisan Nasional won a slim majority of seats, thus enabling Abdullah to remain in office as Prime Minister. He stepped down in favor of his successor, Najib Tun Razak, during the UMNO General Assembly held on 1 April 2009. On 3 April 2009, he was succeeded by Najib Tun Razak as Prime Minister. Abdullah was then conferred the title Tun by King Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin for his service to the nation.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Abdullah Badawi."
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