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I have always been interested in politics. I was in the student union before, very active.

Of course education becomes very very important and that's for our human resource development.

So I went to English school, secondary English school, so forget going to Mecca for my religious education.

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.

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.

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.

It must be a balance in everything we do, not too much of everything, keep it simple, not complicated.

Sometimes children do forget their filial responsibilities.

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.

As a child, the paddy field was my playground.

But I have always said that it's important we must make sure that justice is at all time be maintained.

I am quite a spendthrift but just being careful because my family was not rich, was not a rich family.

I just picked up golf, it was good, give me a chance to play golf.

I will be happy with certainly when the corruption index improve.

Very old fashioned to say that they will be well behaved but I think it's very important.

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.

We have now recently launched the national integrity plan.

Well, there are other aspects, I still command very good support in the party.

You can't have too much of everything, you must have a balance, that's very important.

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.