I wonder whether BERNAMA reported this news in order to counter these photos.
Abdullah Stays Up Until Wee Hours To Consider BN Candidates
PUTRAJAYA, Feb 21 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had to practically stay up until the wee hours to consider the list of Barisan Nasional (BN) candidates for the March 8 general election.
He said that he considered the list of candidates proposed for the parliamentary and state seats submitted by state BN chairmen apart from meeting leaders of the BN component parties.
"It took a long time. It is not completed," he said at the Malay Chamber of Commerce, Malaysia (DPMM) gathering with the Prime Minister, at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre, here.
Before attending the function at about 5.30pm, Abdullah and his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak were still meeting the leaders at the Prime Minister's Office, here.
"I told Najib that I have to go because those waiting for me are Malay businessmen wanting to support me. Najib said if that is the case you have to go," the prime minister said.