Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is opening his Facebook up to questions this Saturday, from 11:45am-12:30pm.
PM Lee has invited the public to ask their questions on Saturday morning, but will only be answering questions during that short timeframe. He announced the Live Q&A session on Facebook and Instagram, with the following message: “Post your questions on this page on Saturday morning, and I will address as many as I can!”
With over 460K followers on Facebook, he is known for being an active social media user, even posting his own photos of places in Singapore from time to time.
With what he calls a “Live Q&A”, we can already imagine some of the questions that Singaporeans will ask, aside from the usual troll questions we can definitely expect for a few good laughs. I hope the Prime Minister’s social media team is all ready to mass-block Singaporeans from his Facebook page.
When will this year’s elections be?
After PM Lee said that, “When we call the elections, we always find the best moment,” people are anxious to find out when it will be. With speculations that it will be held at the later part of the year, after the SG50 celebrations at National Day, you can be sure that Singaporeans will be pestering the PM for answers — not that he will be replying.
What are your plans after stepping down as PM?
This year marks PM Lee’s 10th year in office, and after the next General Elections, he will be stepping down as Prime Minister. Will he follow in Goh Chok Tong’s footsteps and continue as Senior Minister? What happens to Mr Goh then?
What SG50 gifts are Singaporeans getting?
Newborn babies are getting something special this year, so I’m pretty sure Singaporeans will be asking for their share of the pie as well. It’s not like us to pass on a chance for a free gift, after all.
When will I be able to actually use my CPF?
This topic is still a sore spot for most Singaporeans, and it’s pretty likely that there will be questions about it cropping up. After all, the question was raised at last year’s Live Q&A on Channel NewsAsia, though not much was said by the Prime Minister on the topic.
Anything associated with Roy Ngerng.
Because the fiasco is already much bigger than it should be, and Singaporeans are still loving the catfight.
Can I be your Facebook friend?
Because we all want to PM the PM while the PM PMs you.
What kind of questions can we ask?
Because Singaporeans are good and obedient like that.