Welcome to Facebook and Twitter, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong


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I’m not into politics but I know social media has played a huge part in Singapore’s last election. It looks like Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, has joined the Facebook party — just an hour ago. The move to Facebook and Twitter is refreshing, but not quite a surprise, given that a number of key national leaders across the world have already put themselves on social media, including Taiwan’s president, Japan’s Prime Minister Office, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, and uh… Yam Ah Mee. Lee Hsien Loong’s page is quite empty so far, with just a lighthearted welcome post that reads:

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.


Nice move with the emoticons and short name, PM LHL. We welcome you to Facebook and Twitter. Oh and if you can, give us a like on our Facebook page, LHL, here. I will follow you on Twitter too.

Hat tip and thanks: Gerald Ho

(And yes, we're serious about ethics and transparency. More information here.)

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