Traditional institutions and media organisations must also adapt to such
changes in how they communicated and accessed information, or else they would
become irrelevant, he said.
Najib, who had been using blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other online
platforms throughout his time as prime minister, said he had also informed all
ministries to intensify engaging the rakyat using social media.
"In two weeks'' time, I am scheduled to meet some of my online friends,
including my 500,000th Twitter follower as I had mentioned through Twitter," he
said, adding that it was an important part of his job because he was able to
feel the rakyat''s sentiment directly, although there was always room to do more
by constantly looking for new ways to use technology to strengthen that precious
relationship between the government and the people.
He said there were already more than 12 million Facebook accounts in the
country and it was his wish to see all the social media practitioners,
especially in Sarawak, to intensify and amplify what the government was doing.
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