Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong got on the Facebook bandwagon with his own Facebook page, which has so far attracted almost 12,000 “Likes”. Those who wish to “Like” and learn more about PM Loong can visit his page at http://www.facebook.com/leehsienloong
The Prime Minister provided a welcoming address to his supporters and fans, noting that many of his colleagues are now using social media and that this phenomenon has so affected the way we work and live: “Societies, communities, and governments will never be the same again.” PM Loong expressed the hope that people will enjoy his page, which he will use to talk about what is on his mind and to communicate with people. “Let’s use this page to help shape ideas and understanding of what we can do together to improve our lives.”
PM Loong said his staff will manage the page but he will make personal updates or posts which will be signed with the initials “LHL”. The prime minister included photographs in his timeline marking important milestones in his life, such as one picture taken in July 1973 showing him as the Platoon commander at the school of artillery, another in 1984 in which he is being introduced as a member of parliament, and one in 2004 when he was sworn in as the third Prime Minister of Singapore.
PM Loong’s about page shows that he likes to read, walk, listen to classical music and tinker with computers.