Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Potshots at Dyana Sofya

I did say that UMNO are terrified. TOTALLY! And all because of a 27-year old lass named Dyana Sofya. Born into an UMNO family. An UiTM law graduate. Joined DAP in 2012.

Wanita UMNO chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (left) was quick on her feet in launching an attack on Dyana. She had expressed pity towards the political novice and labelling her a puppet that is being manipulated by the DAP to grab power. She had even called her "pengkhaniat" (traitor).

Shahrizat is an UMNO has-been. But she refuses to go away quietly. She already has a chip on her shoulder against bright, young, intelligent, good-looking Muslim women, especially as she was once defeated by one in Lembah Pantai.

Remember Nurul Izzah Anwar? She unseated the three-term incumbent in GE12 by winning 21,728 votes to Shahrizat's 18,833.

And lest we forget, Shahrizat is a stain that cannot be scrubbed off. Malaysians remember only too well that her money-grabbing family had emptied NFC and RM250 million is unaccounted for.

Anyway, Dyana, is not one to take these barbs lying down. She fired back at Shahrizat, saying that her belittling remarks are a testament to Wanita UMNO’s failure to promote women in politics.

Mustapha Yaakob of UMNO-linked NGO Veteran UMNO joined in by urging Dyana’s mother to resign from UMNO or be sacked. Yammny Samat has said that she supports her daughter despite her long-term membership in UMNO.

[Dyana’s mother is a member of the Kampung Tersusun Tawas Tambahan UMNO branch under the Ipoh Barat UMNO division and Dyana's uncle, Mohd Idris Samat, is the branch chief]. 
Even Mahathir Mohamad (left) cannot stomach Dyana – he is unable to digest the fact that DAP is fielding a Malay candidate who comes from a family of long-time UMNO supporters.

It became so unbearable that he decided to offer a parenting tip: “As parents, UMNO members should tell their children about UMNO, its history and what it has done (for country and people). Otherwise, when they grow up, they will do as they please,” he was quoted as saying by Bernama.

Shouldn’t Mahathir look at himself in the cracked mirror first? He should be reminded that his own daughter Marina wouldn't even try to pretend to like UMNO!

DAP’s action, according to Mahathir, is mere window-dressing to deceive the gullible Malays. Here we go again – Mahathir insulting the Malays. He emphasized that it is not impossible for many Malays to support DAP as history had proven that Malays were easily duped by this DAP move. In other words, he is saying that the Malays are easy marks, that Malays are stupid.

Yesterday, I was at the 3K Sports Complex in Jalan SS13/1, Persiaran Kewajipan in Subang Jaya where I attended the Summit Toastmasters meeting. I was both grammarian and speech evaluator. A decent meeting – there were eleven of us – and I would give it a 5 over 10 score. I wish the Toastmaster-of-the-Evening would take his role seriously and do his job properly though.

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