Dr M’s In­sta­gram ac­count hits one mil­lion fol­low­ers

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KUALA LUMPUR: As of yes­ter­day, Prime Min­is­ter Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad has one mil­lion fol­low­ers on his In­sta­gram ac­count in the span of two months since he first reg­is­tered it.

He ex­pressed thanks to all his fol­low­ers and also up­loaded a pho­to­graph, to­gether with wife, Tun Dr Siti Has­mah Mohd Ali. “To­day (yes­ter­day), my in­sta­gram page has reached one mil­lion fol­low­ers. Thank you. So­cial me­dia is an im­por­tant plat­form for get­ting the right in­for­ma­tion as well as bring­ing us closer to­gether.

“Use it wisely. Happy ‘Ra­madan Al Mubarak’ from me and my wife,” he said through his In­sta­gram ac­count chedetof­fi­cial yes­ter­day. The photo re­ceived 247,000 likes and 5,340 com­ments from ne­ti­zens as at 6.50 pm yes­ter­day.

The Pakatan Hara­pan chair­man who cre­ated his­tory when he was sworn in as Malaysia’s prime min­is­ter for the sec­ond time at age 92, started the In­sta­gram ac­count on March 15. The num­ber of fol­low­ers in his of­fi­cial ac­count grew rapidly af­ter the an­nounce­ment of the re­sults of the 14th Gen­eral Elec­tion which wit­nessed Pakatan Hara­pan win­ning the elec­tion.

To date, Dr Ma­hathir only fol­lows seven In­sta­gram ac­counts in­clud­ing the In­sta­gram of pop­u­lar lo­cal artiste, Datuk Seri Siti Nurhal­iza Tarud­din, @ ctdk. — Ber­nama

— Ber­nama photo

Jour­nal­ists gather out­side Na­jib’s house at Jalan Lang­gak Duta, Ta­man Duta.

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