Posted on April 20, 2012


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Malaysian PM, DS Mohd. Najib Tun razak has his own blog and already on twitter for quite some time now. Some of his cabinet ministers follow suit. Yet in Singapore, its prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong has just started taking advantage of this social media today, as reported by TR Emeritus, i.e.,  on 20 April 2012. Please read through the news story below and some may wonder why it takes so long for the Singapore PM to communicate with the people through this medium. What makes him opted for the media when advanced countries

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elsewhere have been using the social tool everyday without fail. In Malaysia the opposition is making advantage and posting has been a daily routine. Anyway congratulations, PM Lee! You are now in keeping abreast with time.

TR Emeritus 20 Apr 2012 PM Lee now on Facebook and Twitter

April 20th, 2012 | Author: Editorial

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong launched his official Facebook page and Twitter account today (20 Apr).

On his Facebook page, Mr Lee said many of his PAP colleagues have been using social media. They have encouraged him to start his own Facebook page. He said that he decided to join in the fun after watching them.

Together with his official Facebook page, he has also launched his official Twitter account.

Mr Lee said he would use social media to talk about some of the things he has been doing and thinking about. He also encourages all to share their views on his Facebook.

He said he would like to use social media to help shape ideas and understanding of what “we can do together to improve our lives”.

Mr Lee’s first posting on his Facebook page:

Hello Everybody,

Welcome to my Facebook page! )

The social media have changed the way we live, work and play, especially the way we connect with one another. Societies, communities and governments all over the world will not be the same again.

Many of my colleagues have been using social media, including Facebook. They have encouraged me to start my own Facebook page. Having watched them, I have decided to join the fun.

I hope you will find my Facebook page interesting. I will use it to talk about some of the things I am doing, and thinking about, but I would also like to hear from you. Let’s use this page to help shape ideas and understanding of what we can do together to improve our lives.

As a Facebook newbie, I would appreciate your advice, suggestions and, most of all, your patience. My staff will help me maintain this page, but I will try to post as often as I can myself. I will sign off my own posts with the initials “LHL”. If you wish to write in Malay, Chinese or Tamil, please feel free to do so.

I hope you like (and Like) what you read. Thank you very much for your support.



*** TR Emeritus would like to strongly advise readers who intend to post and comment on Prime Minister Lee’s Facebook to absolutely refrain from intentionally using language that are libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive and/or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc.

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6 Responses to “PM Lee now on Facebook and Twitter”

  • 花非花:

April 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm 花非花(Quote)



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  • BillyMa:

April 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm BillyMa(Quote)

Singapore paid him so much & yet he got time to do facebooking.
Is he doing this during office-hours? Or for that matter, are all the PAP ministers & whatnot doing facebooking all during paid hours?
Better check their date/time of their entries just to make sure.

And he told singaporeans that he got no time to call for a by-election becos he’s busy with ‘national’ issues. So now we know facebooking has now becos a national issue that keeps the PM busy.

Hey, how about doing something more tangibles, like helping improve the livelihood of us singaporeans????


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  • BardouilBardouil:

April 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm BardouilBardouil(Quote)

hahahahahahahahahahahah. Joke of the day. Is it Aprils fool? I am going to upload this on failbook. Bet he was thinking about Tin Pei Ling brohaha on facebook when he decided to get in the ‘fun’. That way, anything the ministers post wrongly on facebook, they can always use pinkies catchphrase “Let’s move on”, or either that, delete the whole post. kinda like what theyre doing in reality aint it?


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  • black_dot:

April 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm black_dot(Quote)

I wish I also have a full time staff to maintain my FB for me, but how can I afford one?


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  • ah lian:

April 20, 2012 at 6:33 pm ah lian(Quote)

Er… I wonder…

If I go complain:
“Mr Lee, your FT policy is killing true blue citizens!”

Is he (or more probably his kah-kia) gonna answer:
“Citizens lack skills and competencies. To grow, we must accept FTs.”

“We have the skills these so-called FTs have! But employers only want to hire them coz they are cheaper!”

“Competition is good. Citizens must be spurred on. We cannot give handouts and encourage ‘crutch mentality’.”

“We don’t want handouts! We only want Citizens’ First policies! That’s not unreasonable, right? Every government will give its own citizens priority!!! Otherwise, what’s the point of citizenship?”

“I feel your pain. We will look into it.”

Then, his kah-kia will really “look into” who are from the 40%…


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  • frankoold:

April 20, 2012 at 6:35 pm frankoold(Quote)

He said that he decided to join in the fun

WTF…Mee Siam Mai Hum thinks dat feedbacks on how to improve our lives is fun…

Blady shit tis subject is no laughing matter….

Dat blady evil sadist is a well known NATO and never sincere and so are all his wagging tails kena rabies dawgs…


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