KUALA LUMPUR, 3 April 2009: Newly-installed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is also a blogger who keeps the nation updated on his daily programme via www.1malaysia.com.my, with the latest news on the historic handover at the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya today.
He has been using the new media, incorporating video messages and posting them on YouTube, the video-sharing portal since he became deputy prime minister.
Through the website, Najib has also used Twitter, the social networking service that allows users to send short messages to each other.
Viewers can catch his first official statement as the new prime minister on his blog today.
“The tremendous support the 1Malaysia community has exhibited toward the message of unity and tolerance has been very instructive to me and will play an enormous role in developing the relationship between government and our citizens,” says Najib on his weblog.
Today, he was sworn in as Malaysia’s sixth prime minister, in a carefully- planned power transition that has been one year in the making. He takes over from Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who steps down after five and a half years in office.
Najib has said the implementation of various programmes, in accordance with the ‘One Malaysia’ concept, could unite the people of various communities in the country in a more just manner.
The concept, he said, would be implemented in an organised and systematic manner to ensure that no community was isolated from development of any kind.
Since elected as Umno president on 28 March at the party’s general assembly, Najib made it a point to visit the nation’s largest Chinese newspaper, Sin Chew Daily. The visit was at the initiative of his office.
During the visit, Najib told Sin Chew Daily that he was hoping to make an official visit to China, in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of his late father Tun Abdul Razak’s visit to the country. The latter, the nation’s second prime minister, visited China in 1974 to establish diplomatic ties.
Najib’s blog is gaining popularity as he shares his thoughts and aspirations with the public via this website.
Today, congratulatory messages are pouring in and are posted on his website, with the latest message from the new PM on Twitter, the social networking service sent via SMS. — Bernama