Raja Petra has confirmed in his reply to a reader in his blog that the Ms Jean Danker referred as the PM's "NEW" wife is NOT the same person as the Singapore DJ with the same name.
"...some say Pak Lah married Jean Danker on 22 January 2007 while others say he will be marrying her on 22 February 2007.....On the subject of the Prime Minister’s (new) wife, we do not quite know yet but Jean is already following Pak Lah on his overseas trips.
Ms Jean Danker used to be married to Osman Mahmud, Kak Endon’s brother, so this makes Jean her sister-in-law. (Kak Endon was the late wife of Pak Lah.)"
In the trip he made to Perth to officiate his brother’s Nasi Kandar restaurant, it seems his daughter, Nori, went berserk when she found Jean in Pak Lah’s bedroom.
Only after Pak Lah explained that there is nothing sinister about the whole thing because they are already married did Nori calm down and, like it or not, accept the fact that her father had remarried.
The word being spread through a whispering campaign is that, just before she died, Kak Endon had endorsed Pak Lah’s marriage to Jean.
It seems, according to the spin, Kak Endon told Pak Lah that if he ever gets lonely after she has gone then he should take Jean as his wife.
According to those close to the late Kak Endon, this is a spin meant to legitimise the marriage. They dispute this and argue Pak Lah had already been eyeing Jean even while Kak Endon was still alive.
Kak Endon was in fact very upset and that was why she stayed in the US and refused to come back to Malaysia.
To explain why she was in the US and not in Malaysia, they spun the story that Kak Endon was undergoing treatment which was NOT true.
In fact, the doctors had suggested that she return to Malaysia as there was nothing much they could do for her any longer.
Anyway, Najib went to the US to visit Kak Endon and when he returned to Malaysia he disputed the talk that there was no hope for Kak Endon and that she was only waiting for death to come claim her. She is responding well to treatment, argued Najib.
Very soon after that Kak Endon returned to Malaysia and died, so there goes Najib’s prognosis that she was responding well to treatment and that talk of her getting ready to die were all lies being spewed by the Internet. So who is lying now?
Make no mistake; Jean Danker is a wonderful human being and a decent lady. In fact, I feel she makes a wonderful ‘First Lady’ and if it is true that she is already married to Pak Lah then I would like to be the first to wish her ‘Selamat Pengantin Baru’.
I also hope that Nori and Kamal would leave her alone and allow their stepmother a blissful and happy marriage.
Maybe what Malaysia needs is a lady like Jean beside Pak Lah to help our Prime Minister see the error of his ways and maybe distract him a bit from his children and children-in-law...."
- Raja Petra Kamarudin