It was a Monday like any other Monday. Boring, sleepy and uninspiring.
Then, a strange tweet popped up on the official Maxis customer service Twitter account (@MaxisListens) and things started to get fired up.
The now deleted tweet was claimed to have been from a supervisor of Maxisâ€™ social media team, “Larni” who had enough of her boss, “Alvin”, and wanted to go out with guns blazing.
â€œLarniâ€ also urged people to take screenshots because, naturally, we always need receipts.
Screenshots of the tweet soon spread across Twittersphere and people had questions. A LOT of questions.
â€” Salahuddin Salim (@wr0ngsalah) May 27, 2019
â€” Hadi Harun (@hadiharhar) May 27, 2019
â€” vainz (@xulhlmi) May 27, 2019
â€” Rosman Nizar (@RosmanPositivo) May 27, 2019
Even the hashtag #FreeLarni was trending for a couple of hours in the evening.
This didnâ€™t seem to be the only tweet as the account also got pretty spicy with a customer complaint.
A couple of hours later, â€œLarniâ€ responded via @MaxisListens to say that the previous tweets were untrue and the matter was being investigated.
Hi everyone, I’d like to clear the air, the tweet about me and Alvin is not true. We are investigating the matter. Btw, Alvin & I have a great working relationship! – Larni
â€” Maxis (@MaxisListens) May 27, 2019
She also tweeted from her personal account:
@MaxisListens Hi everyone, I’d like to clear the air, the tweet about me and Alvin is not true. We are investigating the matter. Btw, Alvin & I have a great working relationship! – Larni
â€” Larni Bharatan (@Larni08) May 27, 2019
People still werenâ€™t convinced though, and many entertaining tweets ensued:
EntahÂ² Alvin yang tweet ni..
â€” Encik Ã†bob 🌈 $DGB (@aebob) May 27, 2019
Picture it, or it is not true. Both of you holding today’s newspaper. 😆
â€” Bree (@SabrinaM2812) May 27, 2019
â€” Faizal (@Sky0ne_) May 27, 2019
Itâ€™s still unclear who the culprit behind the rogue tweets is. But we’re curious to find out how the saga will continue…
We’ve reached out to Maxis for further updates but were informed that the issue is still currently under investigation.
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