Not everything should be shared or posted on the internet. Sometimes it’s best we keep to ourselves. If you do wish to share something, then maybe limit to only those in your Close Friends list on Instagram but even then you’ll have to be careful.
One TikTok user that goes by the username @syafeqyahya got themselves into trouble with the royals for sharing royal gifts that were identified to be from the Johor Palace on social media.
TikTok user @syafeqyahya apparently posted several videos of them displaying exclusive gifts that were identified to be from the Johor royal family’s official residence in Istana Bukit Serene. It is currently unknown how exactly the TikTok user got a hold of them. The gifts displayed included chains, pendants, gold coins, a set of pens, Islamic prayer beads and traditional Malay costumes.
The now deleted video went viral and caught the attention of the Permaisuri of Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Idris Shah. Her Highness will be lodging a police report against the TikTok user for sharing the exclusive royal palace gifts online.
“I know the gifts and it is actually given to some Johor state government senior officials as a sincere appreciation for their services. I don’t know who this ‘shafeqyahya’ is and I suspect the gifts were misused to gain followers and popularity on social media, as if the user has a close relationship with the Johor royal family,” the Queen Consort to Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar told the Royal Press Office.
The Royal Johor official Facebook page posted screenshots of the TikTok video yesterday (19th April) where Raja Zarith Sofia explained in the captions that any gifts from the Johor royal palace should not be misused to gain popularity on social media.
Not long after, TikTok user @syafeqyahya has set their account to private, probably as a way to dispose all evidence against them. So far there has been no updates by the Johor Royals or by the authorities investigating the case.