I was waiting for the news on the big fire at Sharjah Industrial Zone this afternoon, but surprise, surprise, who was in the news? It looked like Pak Lah.
There was no report yet from Bernama but you can catch the brief news (1 minute) on Dubai One. This is a surprise visit indeed. Read my earlier entry on Pak Lah's wasteful visit to Doha here. Hey, did he read my blog? He he he.
Mohammad Bin Rashid receives Malaysian prime minister
Published: May 07, 2008, 18:17
Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday received Abdullah Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia, and accompanying delegation. The meeting, which was attended by Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, reviewed bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation in technology, knowledge and other fields. Badawi praised the rapid progress made by the UAE in the fields of economic development and infrastructure. He expressed hope that his visit would further contribute in strengthening ties between the two friendly countries and peoples.
Present during the meeting were Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and President of Emirates, Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Reem Al Hamshemi, Minister of State, Lieutenant General Musabah Rashid Al Fattan, Director of the Vice-President's office, Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director General of Dubai Protocol Department, and a number of officials.