President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's ( SBY ) Facebook fan page has gained more than 206,000 likes, as of Sunday evening, since its official launch a day before.
On late Saturday, Yudhoyono updated his status to say happy birthday to First Lady Ani, who turned 61 on July 6. Yudhoyono posted a poem that he penned for his wife called Bunga Teratai ( Lily ) and a photo showing he and Ani preparing rujak ( Javanese fruit salad ) together.
Yudhoyono's social media team launched his fan page on Friday, which was soon verified by the social media giant with the signature blue check.
Yudhoyono's first Facebook status update read, "Today I joined Facebook, YouTube and Google Hangout. I want to be able to communicate more with my fellow Indonesians."
He also thanked all his followers who always provided him with input and criticism but added, "Although sometimes I am being bullied."