"It's a free country," she added. <small> Cover image via Mkini </small>
Earlier today, 14 September, hours after Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah reactivated her Twitter account to express her disapproval over the police action taken against her critics, Permaisuri Agong has deleted her account
The Queen, who recently deactivated her Twitter account, reactivated it earlier on Saturday, 14 September to express disappointment over the arrest of several individuals for making critical comments against her.
She said that she is upset at the police crackdown on her critics and wants it to stop.
However, hours after her tweet was picked up several local news sites, Permaisuri Agong seems to have deleted her Twitter account. A check by SAYS of the Queen's Twitter handle @cheminahsayang shows that the account no longer exists.</p>
However, before she took down her account, the Queen posted a series of tweets, explaining that she had deactivated her Twitter account due to personal reasons. She advised others to “chill”.
<i>"Afzan alerted me: 'Mama, cops arrested two people'.</i>
“I was sad and angry and immediately activated my Twitter. I had no intention for them to be arrested. I have personally told the palace to inform the police not to take action.
“I repeat again (sic), I deactivated not because of them,” she said in her now-deleted tweets, screenshots of which have since gone viral.
“Chill people… Like my daughter always tell me, chill mama, whenever I’m upset.”
Prior to the Queen’s comments on Twitter, PDRM arrested a former Parti Socialis Malaysia youth chief late last night at his home in Klang under the Sedition Act 1948 over his Twitter postings
While PDRM was looking to seek remand for the former PSM youth chief Khalid Ismath, they have now abandoned their attempt to seek a remand to further detain him.
Khalid was released at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters at 12.15pm today.
According to Malaysiakini, the police let Khalid go after facing criticism by NGOs and government MPs who pointed out that there is a moratorium on the Sedition Act.
Previously, people had urged authorities to take serious action against the netizens who allegedly cyberbullied the Queen:
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