Malaysian P.M. tenders resignation

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 2 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi submitted his resignation to Maylaysia's king Thursday.
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Gunfire heard aboard hijacked ship

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Gunfire broke out Tuesday on a Ukrainian cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean, Kenyan officials said.

PM wants Malaysia to make hybrids

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has urged Proton, the country's automobile manufacturer, to begin producing hybrid cars.

Malaysian taxi drivers seek govt. subsidy

PENANG, Malaysia, June 7 (UPI) -- Fuel prices have gotten so high that some Malaysian taxi drivers say they need a government subsidy to keep from raising fares.

Malaysian Parliament dissolved

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Malaysians will be facing elections after the southeast Asian nation's prime minister dissolved Parliament Wednesday.

Badawi calls for greater police presence

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is calling for a greater police presence in urban areas.

East Asian Summit won't compete with APEC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The upcoming East Asian Summit is no threat to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Malaysia's prime minister said Sunday.

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Malaysia, Thailand to discuss security

PEKAN, Malaysia, April 2 (UPI) -- Malaysia's deputy premier says his country is ready to talk to Thailand about security in largely Muslim southern Thailand following recent bombings there.

Analysis: Malaysia spurring market in vain

SINGAPORE, March 12 (UPI) -- The Malaysian government has announced yet again new steps to spur its capital market. Given the current geopolitical uncertainties and the country's near-term economic outlook, the measures are unlikely to re-ingnate foreign investors' interest in the lo
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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.

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