Thanks for sharing my social media journey, says PM

Mr Lee hopes Singaporeans will keep reading his posts and join him on his voyage of discovery.

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a video post yesterday thanked people who follow him on social media for their support.

In the 31/2-minute-long video uploaded earlier, Mr Lee noted that it had been two years since he joined Facebook and Twitter, and a year since he began using Instagram.

"It's been a fun journey sharing with you things I have been doing, people I've met, places I've been, and, once in awhile, pictures I've taken," he said.

"Thank you very much for reading my posts, commenting on them, liking them, sharing them with your friends. I appreciate it a lot. We hope you will continue to read and go on a journey with us together."

Highlights of Mr Lee's posts include a selfie he took with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Apart from trying out self-portraits taken with his iPhone, Mr Lee noted that he had used social media to post "important messages", such as one that urged Singaporeans to stay calm after the riot in Little India in December last year.

He also expressed his condolences over the missing Malaysian airliner MH370 via Facebook.

His posts feature photos of "many special moments", including one when he witnessed his father, former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, receive an honorary degree from the National University of Singapore.

Mr Lee has about 322,000 "likes" on Facebook and 68,000 followers on Twitter. He has also garnered about 31,000 followers on Instagram, where he has 250 posts to date.

This article by The Straits Times was published in MyPaper, a free, bilingual newspaper published by Singapore Press Holdings.

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