KUALA LUMPUR: Anwaruddin Izzuddin, 15, the 500,000th Twitter follower of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, and three other lucky followers had the honour of having breakfast with the Prime Minister yesterday.
The other three were Lim Weng Marc, Shashi Muniandy and Mohd Azhar Hashim.
They also brought along a guest each.
Najib spent about an hour with his guests as all of them enjoyed nasi lemak, hard boiled eggs and teh tarik.
The Prime Minister also talked on a wide scope of topics, ranging from politics to elections and everyday life, and signed autographs.
Anwaruddin told reporters later he was thrilled when told that he was the 500,000th follower.
He described the prime minister as an “easy-going and very cool person” for someone his age.
“We also talked about Manchester United. He told us that he had always wanted to go to Old Trafford to watch an MU match but never got the chance,” he said.
Lim Weng Marc, 24, said the opportunity allowed him to get to know the Prime Minister better and to learn more about his work.
“He talked to us about his efforts to improve the country and we can see that he is really passionate and sincere about his work.
Sashi, a 26-year-old teacher, said they had asked Najib when the general election would be called and he indicated that it would be very soon.
“Najib said he would sleep less than five hours but lately has been sleeping less,” he said, adding that he had been following him on Twitter since Sept 22, 2008.
Najib has a current following of 576,717 Twitter followers. His Facebook page has hit over a million “likes” already.
Meanwhile, Najib also wished all mothers a happy Mothers Day and gave special recognition to working mothers, especially the young ones.
Najib, who is also acting Women, Family and Community Development Minister, posted on Facebook that young working mothers should be given due recognition.
Source : The Star