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Thursday, April 30, 2009

World Leaders Congratulatory Messages Pouring In For Najib ?

Is my post title "World Leaders Congratulatory Messages Pouring In For Najib ?" misleading?. I do not think so, if we need to put up with a good impression we have to spin a little just like what our local medias used to do.

After one month of being sworn in as Malaysia 6th Prime Minister, who are the leaders from around the world that send congratulatory messages to najib. We expect the umno/bn control medias to splash the news across the front page of world leaders sending their congratulatory messages, but we did not see that happen.

I am surprised and so are many others but it seems that only najib, the foreign minister and umno/bn are not surprise at the lack of congratulatory messages from world leaders.

After hearing a PKR ceramah speech and I quote one critical question raised;

In his speech, Saifuddin, who is also PKR election director, asked the Umno-BN government to explain why there were so few congratulatory messages from other world leaders when Najib took over as Malaysia’s sixth prime minister on Apr 3.

This prompted me to make a search on the internet to find out which country send congratulatory messages by using the following key words: "malaysia new pm najib", "congratulatory messages malaysia new prime minister najib", "world leaders congratulatory messages pm najib", "congratulatory messages new prime minister najib", "congratulatory messages pm najib".

After searching for the whole night, (do not get excited or fall off your chair from laughing), these are my findings:

Pyongyang, April 4 (KCNA) -- Premier Kim Yong Il on Saturday sent a congratulatory message to Datuk Sri Mohammad Najib Bin Tun Haji Abudul Razak upon the assumption of his office as Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sent a telegram of greetings to Najib Razak, sworn in as Malaysia's new Prime Minister Friday

KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's new Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has received congratulatory messages from Singapore leaders who expressed confidence that ties between both countries would be further enhanced.

HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has sent a congratulatory message to Dato' Seri Hj Mohd Najib Tun Hj Abd Razak on the occasion of his appointment as the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Only four country leaders?? Shocking isn't it.

Read this from mca website and see how well they can spin on this news, the title is world leaders but the one who send the messages are just from the ambassadors level.

mca website title: "World leaders offer their best wishes and hopes"

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has received congratulatory messages from leaders of several countries, who expressed confidence of better ties under his administration.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he was confident that Malaysia would continue to prosper under Najib’s stewardship, saying that he looked forward to working closely with him to enhance “our warm relations and mutual cooperation.”

US ambassador to Malaysia James Keith said: “The United States and Malaysia enjoy a productive and cooperative relationship based on enduring shared national interests. As Malaysia proceeds with its political transition, we look forward to working with the new Malaysian leadership and with the people of Malaysia to realise the full potential of our strong and developing bilateral ties.”

Cuba’s ambassador to Malaysia Carlos A. Amores said he was confident that Havana-Kuala Lumpur relations would continue to develop and strengthen in various fields under Najib’s leadership.

Azerbaijan Ambassador to Malaysia Tahir Karimov also congratulated Najib, saying he hoped that the cooperation between the two countries would be further developed.

Palestine ambassador to Malaysia Abdul Elaziz Abu Ghoush said that he and the Palestinian people were confident that Malaysia would continue to support their cause.

Iranian ambassador to Malaysia Mahdi Khandaghabadi said that under the leadership of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Abdullah, Iran and Malaysia had made historical achievements in their bilateral relations.

There may be a few countries that I may have missed or google may not have pick up, but I am sure that there ain't many more.

So, what does these results meant to najib, not important? To me, if he is not recognized and accepted by world leaders, then this country is in deep shit.

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