Malaysian politicians have been early adopters of Twitter. The Prime Minister’s @NajibRazak account was created on 23 September 2008 and his office started to tweet as @PMOMalaysia at the end of September 2010.

Tweets from Malaysia leaders

Prime Minister of Malaysia Mohd Najib Tun Razak

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, is among the 25 most followed world leaders and is known for taking selfies with his foreign guests including @BarackObama, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Turkish President @RT_Erdogan and France’s @FHOllande. He now uses a selfie stick to capture and engage his audiences. @NajibRazak is fairly active with five tweets per day, a third of which are retweets, mainly from the Transport Department @H2OComms in relation with the missing Malaysia Air flight MH370. His most retweeted tweet, retweeted more than 34,000 times is the announcement that the airliner has crashed in the southern Indian Ocean. @NajibRazak is not yet well connected to his peers, mutually following only seven other world leaders.

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Mohd Najib Tun Razak


Prime Minister of Malaysia, working towards a #BetterNation

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 09/21/2008
Language: Malay/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 5.56
Retweets: 32%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.12
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 68%
Most mentioned @NajibRazak (26), @bernamadotcom (15), @HishammuddinH2O (13), @MuhyiddinYassin (13), @barisanasional (12), @jokowi_do2 (11), @BarackObama (11), @TonyAbbottMHR (9), @PDRMsia (9), @NicolDavid (9).
Average of retweets 342

First tweet

Government of Malaysia Msia PM Press Office

The press office of the prime minister of Malaysia started tweeting two years after the prime minister and has a much smaller following. The @PMOMalaysia account tweets in Malay and in English on average one 1.6 times per day. The institutional account mentions Prime Minister @NajibRazak in most of its tweets and over the past years its most used hashtag has been #Bajet (#Budget). The account has started to use more pictures of the prime minister’s meetings and activities. @PMOMalaysia unilaterally follows 17 other world leaders but is mutually only connected to South Korea’s presidency @BlueHouseKorea.

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Msia PM Press Office


Official Press Office Twitter account for the Prime Minister of Malaysia

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 09/29/2010
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.61
Retweets: 10%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.46
Replies/Tweet: 0.12
Tweets retweeted: 76%
Most mentioned @NajibRazak (802), @etp_roadmap (22), @PDRMsia (15), @tv1_rtm (13), @gtp_roadmap (11), @ericyong77 (10), @MAS (9), @tv3malaysia (7), @UN (7), @BarackObama (7).
Average of retweets 23

First tweet