By S KISHO KUMARI
KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) -- Muar member of parliament Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman was surprised to see a dramatic increase in social media followers, especially on Instagram, during the recent 14th general election (GE14).
"The number of followers increased to over 700,000 compared to 150,000 previously ...which was quite phenomenal," the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) Youth chief told Bernama after appearing as guest on Bernama News Channel (BNC) Nine 11 programme, here today.
The 25-year-old International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) law graduate who won Asia's Best Speaker awards in debating championships, attracted netizens when he was nominated to stand as Pakatan Harapan candidate under the PKR banner, at the recent GE.
His victory over the Muar parliamentary seat with a majority of 6,953 votes after defeating Datuk Seri Razali Ibrahim (BN-UMNO) and PAS candidate Abdul Aziz Talib was a great achievement.
Syed Saddiq said that with the growing number of followers especially on social media, he now has to ensure that information uploaded are positive and beneficial to his followers.....