SINGAPORE – In his first post on TikTok last week, Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam said he joined the video sharing network to have more conversations with people.

“I hope this will be a good platform for me to chat with some friends on different subjects,” he said last Tuesday, adding that these subjects would include politics, history and book recommendations. Followers might also get a chance to see his two dogs – Millie, a labrador who is a retired police dog, and Samson, a golden retriever.