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Published: Thursday July 31, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday July 31, 2014 MYT 8:11:24 AM

Pak Lah joins Malaysians in Australia to celebrate Raya

Warm welcome: Pak Lah and Jeanne arriving for the prayers and open house event at the office of the Consulate-General of Malaysia in Melbourne.

Warm welcome: Pak Lah and Jeanne arriving for the prayers and open house event at the office of the Consulate-General of Malaysia in Melbourne.

MELBOURNE: Former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and wife Tun Jeanne Abdullah joined more than 800 Malaysians, mostly students, here to celebrate Eid.

Following prayers to mark the end of Ramadan, Abdullah, who is here for a medical check-up, was delighted to meet students and other Malaysians on this festive occasion.

The Malaysian consul-general here, Datuk Dr Mohd Raneez Yahaya, told Bernama it was “a privilege and honour to have Pak Lah in our midst”.

He said the students were delighted when told the former prime minister would be celebrating Eid with them.

SP Setia chief executive in Melbourne, Choong Kai Wai, held an open house at the Setia premises in the afternoon. — Bernama

Tags / Keywords: Religion, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Jeanne Abdullah, Melbourne

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