Insidious Selfies: Should Leaders Act like the Rest of Us?

By Steven Sim

February 2016 FEATURE
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The age of selfie politics is upon us, and it is time to examine the message behind it.Last year in May, President Barack Obama came to Malaysia for the first time. When he was here, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a selfie with the most powerful man in the world. It made headlines. And then Najib posted another selfie with Obama, this time in the Beast, the presidential car.This was not the...

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Steven Sim

is the MP for Bukit Mertajam and Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports.