Saturday, 17 May 2014

Dyana Sofya vs Mah Siew Keong in Teluk Intan

This afternoon, DAP Secretary General, Lim Guan Eng announced in Teluk Intan that Dyana Sofya, the gutsy 27 year old law graduate who is also Lim Kit Siang’s political secretary will be DAP’s candidate in the coming Teluk Intan by-election.
In her acceptance speech, Dyana spoke about breaking racial and religious barriers using the “teh tarik” analogy which is a favourite drink of fellow Malaysians regardless of race and religion. She explained that all Malaysians love teh tarik regardless of race or religion and similarly, Malaysians need to find a common identity that would appeal as much across the board as the tea drink does. Well spoken, Dyana, and I hope you will discharge your duty equally well if you are elected. It is so refreshing to hear this, rather than the boring and outdated "I will bring development to this place and solve the local issues" statement, which is the favourite line of expired politicians that still insists they are winnable candidates.  
The moment after the announcement, talk is now rift in town that Dyana’s candidacy will give BN a very hard job of reclaiming Teluk Intan. 
Meanwhile, my internet savvy friends are upset with the Facebook postings of Gerakan’s Youth Chief, Tan Keng Liang. It read: feel sorry for local DAP leaders in Teluk Intan & Perak. You ppl work so hard to climb the ladder but u forget decision maker is Lim family. Soon, what was posted by Tan spread to the aunties and uncles in town who chided Tan by saying that aren’t matters in Gerakan is worse than DAP? At least Lim Guan Eng doesn’t need Anwar Ibrahim’s nod or Hadi Awang’s blessings for a DAP’s candidate but Mah Siew Keong will still have to wait for approval for Prime Minister Najib even Gerakan is all out for him.
I too, do not agree with Tan’s posting because it is the BN candidates that always parrot the line that their candidacy will be up to the Prime Minister who is also BN chairman to decide regardless of they are from whichever component party but to borrow the famous quote from Voltaire, I will still defend Tan’s right to say it. However, I hope that Tan will learn to lesson from the 1997 by-election when Dr. Lim Keng Yaik said that BN do not need the Chinese votes to win the by-election.
Good luck to all the candidates that will contest in this by-election.

P/S: It is now a battle between Mah Siew Keong and Dyana Sofya in Teluk Intan. 


  1. I think you stand a better chance than... ;)

  2. Thank you sister, for having high regard for me compared to......hehe..