Apart from Facebook and Instagram, do you know that Twitter is one of the most used social media platform in Malaysia?
With more than 2.2 millions active Twitter users in Malaysia, it has been estimated that it would grow to 2.4 million users in 2019.
If your target audience is primarily Malay, you have all the reason to have your brand appear on Twitter as well.
Number of Twitter users in Malaysia from 2014 to 2019 (in millions)
While Facebook is still the most popular social media in Malaysia, you should not miss trying out the others as well.
Remember, your online user will find everywhere looking for you. So in order to capture all their attention, you must try to diversity your online presence too!
Now let’s reveal the top 10 most popular Twitter accounts in Malaysia!
No. 1 → Mohd Najib Tun Razak
Profile name: @NajibRazak
As the former prime minister of Malaysia, he always gains a lot of attention. Everyone loves to keep receiving the latest news about him.
Not to forget, the previous president of United States of America, Barack Obama, also has 104 million Twitter followers – ranking as one of the highest in the world too.
No. 2 → Lisa Surihani
Profile name: @LisaSurihani
Believe it or not, Lisa Surihani has already appeared in feature films, television and TV commercials since 11 years old. She is a Malaysian actress, model, television host and commercial model.
She received various awards for films as well. For example, the Best Comedy Actress For Film Category of Anugerah Lawak Warna. The same movie, Istanbul Aku Datang, also won the Best Actress in 2014 for Festival filem Malaysia awards.
She won the Best Actress for Dendam Orang Mati movie in Anugerah Skrin 3 years ago too.
No. 3 → Air Asia
Profile name: @AirAsia
Why is this account third? Simple: everyone wants to book cheap flights, receive exclusive updates, and participate in its contests.
Being a budget airline, consumers always want the most updated flight promotions.
Not to forget Air Asia is constantly announcing new flight routes and limited promotions on their Twitter account to keep their fans excited.
No. 4 → Zizan Razak
Profile name: @zizanrajalawak
Zizan has become popular after various reality shows he appeared at. He was the runner-up in the first season of Raja Lawak, a competition for comedians. After that, he participated in the Maharaja Lawak comedy competition, gaining even more popularity.
His career is more towards comedy films, reality shows and various television series.
No. 5 → Yuna Zarai
Profile name: @yunamusic
Yunalis binti Mat Zara’ai, or professionally known as Yuna, is a Malaysian singer-songwriter and businesswoman.
She is the first Malaysian singer to receive nomination in the US for “Crush”, her duet single with Usher.
Currently embarking on a Europe Fall Tour this year, she is very active in music performance both nationally and internationally.
No. 6 → Siti Nurhaliza
Profile name: @CTNurhaliza11
Siti Nurhaliza is one of the most successful singers in Malaysia. Currently, she has been listed as one of Malaysia’s richest, most-influential, most award-winning, and most single-produced artist.
Apart from singing in Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and English, she has also recorded songs in Mandarin Chinese and Arabic.
Siti was awarded with many awards in Malaysia and on international level.
No. 7 → Khairy Jamaluddin
Profile name: @Khairykj
As the previous Youth and Sport Minister in Malaysia, Khairy portrays a young and energetic personality – his active presence can be felt in sport events as he assists our Malaysian teams to make it to international competitions.
Currently, he is the MP for Rembau and actively contributing to UMNO, a major political party in Malaysia.
No. 8 → Shaheizy Sam Samad
Profile name: @Shaheizy_Sam
Shaheizy Sam is a versatile actor in Malaysia. He gained much fame after starring in “Bohsia: Jangan Pilih Jalan Hitam” in 2009 and the “Adnan Sempit” box office in the following year.
Featured in over 30 films, he is a very successful actor in Malaysia, receiving many awards and nominations.
No. 9 → Neelofa
Profile name: @Neelofa
Even if you didn’t know about her, you have probably heard about her Naelofar Hijab online store.
Her online hijab store is one of the premium branded stores in Malaysia. Apart from her successful entrepreneurship in the hijab business, she is also an actress, television presenter and ambassador.
Due to her business success, Neelofa was named amongst ‘Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia’ in 2017.
No. 10 → Aaron Aziz
Profile name: @AaronDwiAziz
Although Aaron Aziz is a Singaporean actor, he is famous in Malaysia.
Some of the key movies that made him famous are Evolusi KL Drift 2, KL Gangster 2, Adam and Hawa, Ombak Rindu. He will be starring in three more upcoming movies: Sayu Yang Syukur, I Love You,Stupid! And Tyickoouns.