2 April, 2009

A Time to Reflect. A Time to Focus on Tomorrow.


I have just bid farewell to the last of the guests who came for the tahlil and doa selamat at my private residence. It was a small ceremony to offer prayers for departed family and friends as well as to seek Allah’s blessings in our future undertakings. My prayers were focused on my wife and family, in particular my late father, who prepared the trail upon which we will all proceed.

In a matter of hours, before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, I will make the same commitment to Malaysia as my esteemed predecessors. I am fully committed to the responsibilities and challenges inherent in that oath. I will accept it with utmost humility and will meet them to the best of my abilities. Together, we will ensure that Malaysia emerges a stronger, more unified, and prosperous nation.

The tremendous support the 1Malaysia community has exhibited toward the message of unity and tolerance has been very instructive to me and will play an enormous role in developing the relationship between government and our citizens.

I will share this momentous occasion with all of you through my website with periodic updates on the day’s proceedings. These exclusive ‘behind-the-scenes’ photos and videos will include my morning preparations, the ceremony, and the official handover at the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya. Thank you for your words of encouragement. I hope you will join me on this historic journey.