Meeting the Prime Minister and the First Lady of Malaysia

Today, my parents and I met the Prime Minister (Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak) and the First Lady (Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor) of Malaysia.

This meeting came about after my mom passed my poetry book, Creative & Funny Poetry for Kids, to Datin Seri to read; my mother believes Datin Seri is not only our First Lady, but also our Mother of Love for the children of Malaysia.

A few weeks after passing the book to Datin Seri, my mother received a phone call on the appointment.

I think our Mother of Love wanted to give me some encouragement to keep up my spirit of excellence in whatever I do, especially after completing my first poetry book.

I am really, really touched by her kind gestures to lift up my spirit to the climax.

It was a very exciting event meeting with our Prime Minister and First Lady. I performed one of my poems to them. They brought along some reporters of the media to introduce me to the people of Malaysia to show the “Malaysia Boleh!” spirit.

The Prime Minister and the First Lady also read my poetry book. The Prime Minister read my poem, Autumn, in front of everybody and said it was very good.


Here are some of the photos my father took during the event.   PICT0556 That’s my mother, me, Datin Seri Rosmah, and our Prime Minister. They were looking at my blog.

That was me acting out my poem, “If I Did Write a Poem”.

That was me doing the ‘Mighty King’ pose in the poem. 😀

And that was Datin Seri Rosmah giving a present to me. Thank you! (Datin Seri told me to share it with my little brother)


Update (12:30 am 11 July 2009): I just noticed that posted the video of me performing the poem I mentioned above. Here it is:

Here is the words to the poem, as seen in the book.


(My voice did not sync very well with the audio in the laptop, because unfortunately, the sound from my laptop is too soft, so I couldn’t match it well. Fortunately, the audiences, the PM, and the First Lady enjoyed my performance and laughed aloud, nevertheless. I hope you will enjoy it too!)

Update: (11:30 pm 11th July 2009): Today, my blog was down due to low bandwidth limit and too many visitors. I’m sorry for all the trouble and have fixed it now. I hope you didn’t mind.Ohoh

I have now got more photos to show you. Thank you so much, reporters for snapping them.

By TheStar.

By UtusanMalaysia.

By SinChewDaily
(That’s the Prime Minister and the First Lady looking through my blog post, A Beginner Guide to Getting the Most out of Twitter!)

By SinChewDaily
(That’s me, performing “If I Did Write a Poem”. My parents are at the back.)
Update (18th July 2009): I finally scanned all the newspapers that featured me. Here they are.

Please click on the pictures to see their full resolutions (You can even read them at full resolution!).

New Straits Times, 11th of July 2009. Gloson Teh, 11.

The Star, 11th July 2009. Gloson Teh, 11.

Sin Chew Daily, 11th of July 2009. Gloson Teh, 11.

Berita Harian, 11th of July 2009. Gloson Teh, 11.

Utusan Malaysia, 11th of July 2009. Gloson Teh, 11.

Nan Yang, 11th of July 2009. Gloson Teh, 11.

Guang Ming Daily, 11th of July 2009. Gloson Teh, 11.


I am extremely grateful to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib and Datin Seri Rosmah for giving me this opportunity to meet them.

I am also very grateful to the reporters for taking interest in me and my poetry book, and for taking the time to interview me. Your confidence in me encouraged me very much too!

I would also like to thank you, readers, for supporting me. Each of you played a part in giving me this opportunity to meet the Prime Minister and First Lady of Malaysia.

Cheers! 🙂

By Gloson

Hello, my name is Gloson and I am an 11-year-old kid who lives in Malaysia. Here, I blog about anything interesting that I learn, including how-to's tips, and more.

Besides blogging, I am a funny poet who writes funny poetry that makes you giggle. Some of my funny poems can be found in this blog.

You can also find my cats series, a series of the funny and cute cat photos I took, here.

60 replies on “Meeting the Prime Minister and the First Lady of Malaysia”

I read about you in the NST today and could not help but checking it out(even though there is a slight mistake of the URL given there). Nice blog you have here. keep it up! 🙂

Woo… I really admire you, small ideals big success, and be getting notice from the prime minister really is not easy though…
.-= The Bad Blogger´s last blog ..The Bad Blogger Is Release From Army For A Day ! =-.

Hey Gloson!
Saw you on SinChew Daily (on 11th july edition), and you are on the first page!
and that picture showing you are jumping…hehe

Keep up the good work, and do blog more!^^V

and i did snap the pictures from the press too 🙂
(i’ll send you a message via facebook…and let me know how can i send it to you 🙂 )

btw, you did know how to read mandarin?
*err…since you are from SK did learn mandarin?*

ah~i see
you have a good command of both english and mandarin, i guess 🙂
i replied your message too ^^

hope that will be some little support to a little blogger and national’s pride 🙂

your poem is really great
although you are still young, but the idealism behind the poem is just amazing for a boy to craft it
hope you will become a good citizen of Malaysia
dont forget about Bahasa Malaysia

I am glad that the Prime Minister show interest in your talent & creativity. Keep up the great work that you are doing.

Alwin Chuah
.-= Alwin Chuah ´s last blog ..Check for Broken Link in your blog the Easy way =-.

I saw you at TV3 this morning and I told the people at my office about you and again we saw you in Berita Harian. Well done boy. You made our PM prouds of you and we found another asset to our beloved country Malaysia that’s you. I am from Sibu Sarawak.

We are so proud of you as a Malaysian for being so brilliant and knowledgeable at such a young and tender age. keep up your good work in writing and you are definitely going to make it big as a preputable and famous personality not only in Malaysia but globally.

You make your parents as proud as can be, lil’ bro!
I mean, look at their faces. I am so glad I found (and bookmarked at once) you and your incredible blog.

You’ve made my day man.


Hello there! Congratulations and they appreciate your cute poem..Very light one.Just continue your dreams and I know you can make it.You’re so cute.Godbless.

Hi Gloson, Congratulations. I have visited Malaysia a lot of times and simply like your country. I will be visiting again early next year.

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