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As a child, the paddy field was my playground.
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But I have always said that it's important we must make sure that justice is at all time be maintained.
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I always said that you can use the same vehicle although the driver will change, or the same vehicle to go for the race. It's a different driver, this is exactly what's happening to the cabinet.
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I am quite a spendthrift but just being careful because my family was not rich, was not a rich family.
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I believe it is an important project, it makes the cost of doing business lower and they will make us more competitive at the same time, it will also provide some satisfaction to the people who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly.
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I believe that if I treat my mother well, then my children will treat me well and will treat their mother well.
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I don't know whether I was studious or not, I did study but did play around too.
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I have always been interested in politics. I was in the student union before, very active.
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I have an office right in the city, I still receive many people who come to see me. If not for anything, just chit-chatting.
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I just picked up golf, it was good, give me a chance to play golf.
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I never thought what my philosophy is but it has to be balance in everything you do.
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I will be happy with certainly when the corruption index improve.
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I would rather do things in my own way.
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I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life, they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want, I will not try to influence.
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It must be a balance in everything we do, not too much of everything, keep it simple, not complicated.
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Let the experience rather be a lesson to us, and make sure it doesn't happen to us.
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Of course education becomes very very important and that's for our human resource development.
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Religion has always been very important in our family, so I want them to be god fearing, I think it's important.
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So I decided to choose Islamic Studies.
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So I went to English school, secondary English school, so forget going to Mecca for my religious education.
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So we have to act quickly, but we make sure we are not going to interfere with what is happening in Thailand, that's not right too.
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So we have to do what we think is good and at the same time the children will see you are doing something good.
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So when I had to make a decision whether I would like to do honors degree course in Islamic studies and Malay studies too, so I thought Islamic studies would be good.
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Somehow at the time I was thinking of my grandfather. Because he has always wanted me to go for religious education, he wanted me to go to Mecca.
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Sometimes children do forget their filial responsibilities.
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The idea is that they wouldn't want to deal with militant Islam but an Islam and Muslims who are committed to progress, committed to development, who like peace and are moderate in their ways. So that's what we are doing here.
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There are new faces too, they will see that the new faces are in the lower echelon, among the deputy ministers. That's important, we have to bring them early, we have to introduce them to the process of change because when we come to the year 2020, the new ones will be in the frontline already.
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Very old fashioned to say that they will be well behaved but I think it's very important.
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We are now giving attention to the improvement of the public service delivery system.
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We go fish, we also catch fighting fish, looking for birds and it was for kampong people, the paddy field was our the play field for the children.
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We have also set up the national institute for ethics. This institute and also the implementation of the national integrity plan, that will certainly do the follow up that is necessary for this.
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We have been given a role to play. We have been asked to provide, to give lectures on the role of Islamic development and the way we do it here, so the people who are Muslims there would understand what the role of Islam is.
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We have followed a path of moderation, development is our priority, national unity, good community relations, Muslims and non Muslims, this is what has given us the advantage.
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We have now recently launched the national integrity plan.
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We have very little to live on, I remember that, I cried because I wanted a new toy and my father couldn't afford it.
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Well, that's the impression they have, but as far as I am concern, I must appoint cabinet people that I know and I believe who can perform the job.
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Well, there are other aspects, I still command very good support in the party.
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When she was in United States, we maintained contact, we talked to each other on the phone, almost every night. And there was one occasion I tried to fix this video conferencing but somehow it did not come out very well enough so better to talk on the phone.
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You can't have too much of everything, you must have a balance, that's very important.
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