Monthly Archives: May 2014

Open letter to the people of Teluk Intan

By Dyana Sofya To the good people of Teluk Intan, It has been an exhausting but exhilarating two weeks since I was nominated by my party to be the candidate for the Teluk Intan by-election. I have experienced more in … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, MoCS (Sarawak)

Oh, Bung, Bung, Bung. Your wife can but Teresa cannot!

Ace Emerson QUICK TAKE: There was a time when men attending formal events were required to put on suit jackets and ties whereas women must wear evening dresses. But determining what is deemed an appropriate dress code is becoming trickier … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO, Women's rights

‘Mukhriz, take your eyes off Dyana’s clothes’

Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir has been told to take his eyes off DAP Teluk Intan candidate Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud’s dressing. It is totally “unbefitting” of Mukhriz to take cheap shots at Dyana’s campaign posters, as if there is … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

‘Dyana Sofya’s win depends on PAS’

KUALA LUMPUR, May 27: The victory of DAP’s young gun, Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud, depends on Pakatan Rakyat’s coalition member PAS’ ability to attract Malay votes, says former Law Minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim. “I have no doubt that DAP’s Dyana … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, PAS

A critic returns to Malaysia

By John R. Malott 27 MAY 2014 After the long journey from Washington, DC, I approached the immigration officer at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It was Friday, May 16, 2014, and the moment of truth was at hand. Would they … Continue reading

Posted in Special Interest

Dyana braver than me for joining DAP, says PAS’s Hadi

By ANISAH SHUKRY PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang toda‎y praised DAP’s Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud as “brave” for contesting on behalf of DAP, saying that such bravery was needed in an opposition lawmaker. “We must vote in someone … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, PAS

Teluk Intan and the divine right of rulers

By John Mallot COMMENT In ancient days, kings claimed that they had a divine right to rule, and that they were accountable only to God. They thought that they and the country were one and the same, and that everything … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

Mah has behaved decently, but not Barisan, says Ambiga

By ANISAH SHUKRY Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for Teluk Intan Datuk Mah Siew Keong has behaved decently throughout the campaign, but the same cannot be said for his peers, said former Bersih co-chairperson Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan. Ambiga told more than … Continue reading

Posted in Ambiga Sreenevasan

No Rahman, Dyana’s more than a pretty face

MALAYSIKINI YOURSAY ‘Dyana’s appearance is irrelevant. What is important is what she represents.’ Rahman: Only the crass vote for a pretty face Gerard Lourdesamy: Better to vote for a “pretty face” than the ugly Umno gangsters, thugs, mobsters and rioters … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

Royal divorce case appeal judgement put off

The Johor Syariah Court of Appeal has deferred in delivering its judgment over the former sultanah of Johor, Tuanku Zanariah Tunku Ahmad’s application to nullify her divorce with the late Sultan Mahmud Iskandar which was scheduled yesterday. The court has … Continue reading

Posted in Royalty