The battle for ownership of Sabah has gone from unnecessary bloodshed to cyberspace as the daughter of the self-proclaimed Sultan of Sulu, Princess Jacel Kiram, opened up a Twitter account on March 13.
Using the handle @jacelkiram, she kickstarted her account with calls of ‘Long Live the Sultanate of Sulu’.
In less than 24 hours, she has gained 2,218 followers, is following 5 people (JLo is one of them), and has tweeted 9 times.
She then took to retweeting some of her supportive fans, but chose to reply only a couple of disgruntled tweets by angry Malaysians.
It remains unclear as to how many of her followers are actually supporters of the Sulu Sultanate, but one thing’s for sure – Malaysians are taking to the keyboard to express and vent out their frustrations to the horrific events that have unfolded over the past month.
Perhaps this incident – as unwanted as it is, is what we need to feel united again as a nation. We strongly pray for the bloodshed to stop and hope that it’s not too late for things to end peacefully.