Thursday, May 22, 2014

Dyana Sofya: A New Hope For The Malays?

Why is a political novice like her getting so much attention by the powers-that-be?

The entry of Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud onto the political scene has been met by an unprecedented and sustained attack by some of the biggest guns in Umno: an Umno Supreme Council member, the head of Wanita Umno and none other than Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad himself.

Is it because she represents everything that Umno does not want the Malays to be? – Capable, Confident and Unshackled?

Unshackled from the unhealthy culture of dependency that Umno has created and reinforced through a constant stream of propaganda and paranoia – all with the cynical aim of perpetuating Umno’s hegemony.

The unshackling of the Malay psyche spells the beginning of the end for the gravy train called Umno because it means that Umno can no longer take for granted that Malays will vote for them. This is why they are so desperate to kill off Dyana Sofya’s political career before it has even begun.

Dyana Sofya is an even bigger threat than more established and prominent Malay opposition figures for the simple reason that her motives cannot be so easily brought into question. Going by Umno’s narrative, Nurul Izzah Anwar is part of a political dynasty, Ariff Sabri is a disgruntled Umno man and Zairil Khir Johari is not a “real” Malay.

Yet it is not as easy to cast aspersions on an entrant like Dyana Sofya, particularly when in their own estimation, she stands more to lose than to gain. She is a middle class Malay who grew up in Malaysia and graduated from UiTM (surprise,surprise!) with a law degree. And to top it off - her mother is an Umno member!

This is something Umno’s leaders simply cannot fathom or accept because they remain stuck in their feudal mindset. And it panics them. It scares the shit out of them that - there may be more Dyana Sofyas out there!

Malays whose conscience cannot be bought and who will not be cowed. Malays who choose to live by the ideals of truth, equality and justice and who wish to build a better Malaysia hand in hand with their fellow countrymen.

It is time we showed Umno that they are right to be scared!

Above Article from Malaysia Today - Arise, the confident, capable and unshackled Malay!

Original Article from Malaysian Insider - Arise, the Malay that Umno fears

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