Sunday September 23, 2012
Online Q&A with Najib
By RAZAK AHMAD
PETALING JAYA: Netizens will have an opportunity to ask the Prime Minister about the country’s spending plans for next year during a #TanyaNajib online Q&A session on Oct 3.
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, in a posting on his blog, invited Malaysians as well as foreigners in the country to submit questions to him on measures in Budget 2013 which he will table on Sept 28.
“The Budget has a big impact, not just on our economy but on our society, so I want to continue the conversation after it has been announced.
“That’s why I will host another #TanyaNajib session which will give you the chance to ask me questions about the measures that have been announced,” he said on http://1malaysia.com.my/category/blog/.
The Q&A session will be hosted on the Google+ social media website (https://plus.google.com/) at 9pm on Oct 3.
It will also be shown live on the Prime Minister’s YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/MohdNajibRazak?feature=CBAQwRs%3D).
Najib noted that his earlier #TanyaNajib session in January last year received an overwhelming number of questions posed to him on Twitter “ranging from private to serious questions like our economy”.
“As the Budget is a huge initiative, I thought a second #TanyaNajib would benefit all of us,” he said.
A recently published report on social media use by communications firm Burson-Marsteller ranked Najib, who has more than 887,000 Twitter followers, as the second most popular leader in Asia and 17th in the world out of the 264 heads of government and states.
Najib also thanked Malaysians for their many Budget proposals and expressed his hope that Budget 2013 would be seen as an effort that “truly represents something made by the people, for the people”.
The Prime Minister said that more information on how to participate in the session would soon be provided in his online social media accounts on Twitter (https://twitter.com/najibrazak) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ahjibgor, http://www.facebook.com/#!/najibrazak).