Date of publication: May 7, 2014
Section heading: Main Section
Page number: 002
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib yesterday expressed his appreciation to social media users for supporting the government's efforts.
In his Facebook posting, Najib said he had received encouraging feedback from five social media personalities in a hangout session, where he had a heart-to-heart chat with them.
"I was heartened to meet like-minded social media users who were willing to give their support to national reconciliation and nation-building," he said.
The casual get-together, organised by Najib, was held at Jibby & Co Restaurant, Empire Shopping Gallery, in Subang Jaya on Monday night.
The discussion revolved around topics such as the Goods and Services Tax (GST), national unity as well as the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
The personalities present were Saiful Nang, Asep Ahmad Sastrawidjaja, Siti Aishah Rahman, Dr G. Balamurugan and William Cheah, all popular figures on social networks with a strong following.
"They may provide me with a different perspective on issues that are close to the hearts of the people.
"As the prime minister, I am ready to hear what the public has to say about what we have done for the country."
A check on the personalities' Facebook pages revealed their respect for Najib's efforts in engaging the public and for showing his side as a humble person while helming the country.
Najib thanked the Facebook personalities for attending the meet-up session and shared a picture of the gathering.