Malaysia

‘Ah Jib Gor’, Najib’s Chinese Facebook page

January 17, 2012

A screenshot of the A screenshot of the KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s Chinese-language Facebook page went online yesterday.

His name in the social media network is “Ah Jib Gor”, meaning “Elder Brother Najib”.

The prime minister’s political secretary Wong Nai Chee told Bernama Online that the page will support his existing page.

The page is meant to be apolitical and discuss things like Najib’s hobbies. Wong said the prime minister already has other social media avenue talking about politics.

Presently, Najib’s Facebook and Twitter accounts under his name have been popular, with sizeable following.

Wong added that the name “Ah Jib Gor” was derived from what social media commentators and the Chinese population already refer to him as.

The aide said that the page will help the Chinese community know the prime minister as an ordinary man.

As of 4.30pm today, “Ah Jib Gor” already has 1,722 followers.