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Malaysians tweet about Jacel Kiram

By: - Correspondent / @inqmindanao
/ 09:06 AM March 17, 2013

Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III and his daughter, Princess Jacel Kiram, blame the fresh violence in Sabah on the government’s refusal to talk to them about their claim to the Malaysian territory. FILE PHOTO

DIGOS CITY—The tension surrounding the Sabah invasion has hit social media, with Malaysian supporters and haters putting their thoughts on Princess Jacel Kiram on the microblogging service Twitter.

Jacel was the former spokesperson for her clan that is claiming Sabah.

Jacel’s Twitter account, which now has more than 5,000 followers since it went live on March 13, as well as other blog sites, found a number of Malaysian men saying she could be an actress if she wanted to.


Twitter user Malaysian Narimah Nahalan (@narimanahalan) said Jacel could even qualify to model for Jakel, a very popular chain of fabric stores in Malaysia.

One Malaysian guy, obviously smitten by Jacel, went even  further, offering himself to be her lover.

“As a princess who wants to claim Sabah, here’s a guy you need to know and love,” Public Rin (@ditapis) wrote on Jacel’s Twitter account, @jacelkiram.

Another Twitter user said that if Jacel was not married, he was ready to give her children.

m.a.i@NYoRK (@nyork118), who has been critical of the Kiram family, describing its members as “murderers,” turned starstruck: “I am tweeting with a Princess… wow…”

On Facebook, a Malaysian suggested he was ready to give anything to the Princess in return for love. “Even the sun and moon,” he wrote.

Another reposted a comment by Facebook user Leftie Le’l Stuart, which said, “She cooks very well,” adding that he would have no regrets if he was lucky enough to win the princess’ hand.

The Facebook user told the Inquirer that Jacel cooks beef rendang, a favorite dish among Malaysians that is normally served only on special occasions.


Jacel’s Twitter account also drew the interest of young Malaysian political leaders.

Khairy Jamaluddin, youth leader of the United Malays Nationalist Organization (Umno), asked Tan Keng Liang, youth leader of the Kedah-based Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia, to check on @jacelkiram.

“The invading faux princess @jacelkiram is now on Twitter. Unleash your unending tweets & end this conflict,” Tan said.

“Let me check out this Sulu ‘Princess’ @jacelkiram… ok. Good news. Easy meat,” Tan replied.

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