10 May '11, 1am

Yam Ah Mee: GE's new Internet star #SGelections

Yam Ah Mee: GE's new Internet star #SGelections

UNTIL around midnight on Saturday, Mr Yam Ah Mee was the quintessential faceless civil servant. As Singapore's Returning Officer (RO), he does his work in ensuring a smooth and impartial general election out of the public eye. But since his live television announcement of the election results, Mr Yam has become an overnight sensation. Netizens have elevated him to folk hero status, after watching him make his delivery in a monotone and with a poker face. A Facebook fan page called 'Yah Ah Mee, Returning Officer Extra-ordinaire' has drawn more than 37,600 'likes' since it was set up on Sunday. A fake Facebook account meant as a tribute to Mr Yam has also been set up, while on his real Facebook account, his friends count has doubled to 2,380. Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Straits Times.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/GeneralElection/News/Story/ST...

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