PETALING JAYA: Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah says she deactivated her Twitter account out of personal reasons and not because of cyberbullying.
The social media-friendly Queen posted on her Instagram account that she had neither read nor was aware of such insults and advised her followers not to lodge a police report on the matter.
"Please, I deactivated my account not because I was upset, hurt or angry with their comments. I didn't even read nor was aware of it. It had nothing to do with those postings. I have my personal reasons. Please do not make a police report (sic)," she said Friday (Sept 13).
Her daughter, Tengku Puteri Afzan Aminah Hafizatullah Al-Sultan Abdullah, later posted a screenshot of the Queen's Instagram post on her own Twitter account, @tengkuafzan1, urging the public to heed the Queen's advice.
"Her Majesty hopes everyone will respect her advice and she also hopes that people will not be quick to judge things that they do not understand," she tweeted.
Her followers were touched by the Queen's Instagram post and showed their support.
Many Malaysians are rallying for the Queen to reactivate her account after she left Twitter on Sept 11.
Checks on her profile, @cheminahsayang, showed that the Queen had yet to do so.
On Thursday (Sept 12), police said they have started an investigation into a case where the King and Queen were allegedly insulted on social media after receiving a report.
A Twitter user, whose tweets were screenshot and circulated on the Internet, has issued a public apology, seeking forgiveness from Tunku Azizah for earlier remarks he made about her.
In a string of tweets, which have since been deleted, Twitter user Firdaus Asraf commented on the popularity of Tunku Azizah and the following that she has gained on social media.
He later posted a formal apology on his account, saying that he regrets his actions and he hopes that Tunku Azizah will accept his apology.