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PM Lee has tea with netizens at the Istana

Published on May 28, 2013 7:43 AM
PM Lee with (from left) Ms Faridah Isnin, a real estate agent, and Ms Catherine Leck, who gave up her engineering degree to pursue her passion in design. Looking on is Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah. -- PHOTO: MCI

A veteran jazz musician and a young woman engineer who became a heroine in an oil rig accident last year had tea with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday.

They were among the 15 guests at the Istana that also included an art teacher and a counsellor behind a National Day-themed video which went viral.

All were linked by their presence on social media: Some had been featured by PM Lee on Facebook and Twitter, while others had followed or commented on his posts on these platforms.

In a Facebook post last night, Mr Lee wrote: "Everyone agreed that the social media was an integral part of our lives." He also launched a new platform, his Instagram account, to reach more Singaporeans, especially younger ones.

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