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KUALA LUMPUR: Anwaruddin Izzuddin, 15, the 500,000th Twitter follower of Datuk Seri Najib Razak, and three other lucky followers today got the chance of a lifetime of having breakfast with the prime minister.
The other three were Lim Weng Marc, Shashi Muniandy and Mohd Azhar Hashim. They also brought along a guest each to the breakfast at Chawan Restaurant in Bangsar here.
Najib spent about an hour with his guests as all of them enjoyed the favourite Malaysian breakfast of 'nasi lemak', hard boiled eggs and 'teh tarik'.
The prime minister also chatted with his guests on a wide scope of topics, ranging from politics to elections and everyday life, and signed autographs.
Anwaruddin told reporters later he was thrilled when informed that he was the 500,000th follower of Najib's Twitter.
"But when I got a call from the 1Malaysia.com a week ago to inform me about the news and to attend the event, I thought it was a prank. I could not believe that I would have a chance to sit and have breakfast with the prime minister," he said.
He said he became a follower of @NajibRazak after being informed by his brother that the prime minister was holding a contest to meet the 500,000th follower.
The SMK Sri Hartamas student also described the prime minister as an "easy going and very cool person" for someone his age.
"We also talked about Manchester United. He told us that he had always wanted to go to Old Trafford to watch an MU match but has never got a chance to go," he said.
Lim Weng Marc, 24, said the breakfast opportunity allowed him to get to know the prime minister better and to learn more about his work.
"He talked to us about his efforts to improve the country and we can see that he is really passionate and sincere about his work.
He said they also asked Najib when the general election would be called, but added that the prime minister would not reveal anything.
Lim had brought along his mother, Juliana Oo, 60, who said it was the best Mother's Day gift she had ever received. Mother's Day is tomorrow. - Bernama