Government-controlled websites and mainstream media are waxing lyrical on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s trip to California where he met CEOs of tech companies like Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk.

For mainstream media like ChannelNewsAsia and Straits Times, it is expected of them to brush up on the Prime Minister’s image.

Two other government-sponsored websites that masquerade as “independent” media also chip their effort helping Lee Hsien Loong, with one covering a dedicated column featuring comments praising the Prime Minister and the other calling him “cool”.

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