Monday, July 6, 2009

PM Najib In Sibu

I was lucky to be in a near enough position to capture these and at least 50 other pictures of the Prime Minister.

He is a very impressive and authoritative speaker and uses his hands to express convincingly.



Whenever he mentioned about 1Malaysia, he would also use his finger to stress the point and followed by speaking it in mandarin.

After the ceremony, the president of the Federation of Chinese Association Malaysia, Tan Sri Lim Gait Tong, presented a scroll containing Chinese wordings of 1Malaysia to the Prime Minister.


Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak made a whirlwind tour to Sibu yesterday, arriving at around 6.20 pm and left at about 10 pm after declaring open the 26th National Chinese Cultural Festival.Immediately after arrival he made an unexpected visit to the Pasar Malam (Night Market) where he mixed and mingled with hawkers and local people of various races and religions.
It was his 3rd time officiating at the National Chinese Cultural Festival, the first two times when he was Deputy Prime Minister. It is the first time for Sibu to host this annual national event.
At the opening address, the Prime Minister on several occassions spoke in Mandarin on 1Malaysia. He strongly stressed that the 1Malaysia concept can foster and enhance racial harmony among Malaysians and also between Malaysia and other countries. He was very happy to note that the people in Sibu, like those different races trading side by side at the Pasar Malam, are already practising 1Malaysia concept. ( These people have been there together for more than 3 decades)
Also presented at the ceremony were Sarawak's Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and several other state and federal Ministers and their deputies.

7 comments:

M-Knight said...

You guys are lucky able to capture the PM up close at the stage.

M-Knight said...

didn't stick around for his speech.

ur photos were excellent.

-eiling- said...

wah the pics so clear! should have invited you to take pictures of him at the exhibition! Haha...

Anonymous said...

Where is the well know picture that Raja Petra has mentioned? It never surfaced.

1Malaysia is not something new. I doubt if the direct translation as one Malaysia is correct. It seems to me 'a unified Malaysia' seems more reasonable.

Philip said...

M-Knight:Yes, we are fortunate to be with the press and photographers. Are you coming for the closing of BCF this weekend?

Philip said...

eiling: I feel so honoured.Thanks.
anon: You should ask RPK...haha.

M-Knight said...

cannot lah.. still have work to do, but it would be better if the closing BCF is on Sunday not on Saturday...