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Wednesday May 28, 2014 MYT 11:53:13 AM
by ivan loh
TELUK INTAN: The mother of DAP’s Teluk Intan parliamentary by-election candidate Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud (pic) has resigned from Malay rights group Perkasa.
Yammy Samat revealed the fact after she was repeatedly questioned about her links with the group during a press conference here yesterday.
Yammy said she no longer supported Perkasa’s stance after it began to become involved in politics.
“I joined Perkasa as a non-governmental group to help Malays. But after it deviated from its objective, I left,” she said at the launching of Dyana Sofya’s manifesto at the party’s operations centre.
On Monday night, Yammy confirmed her membership in Perkasa and said it would not affect her daughter’s chances in the by-election.
Dyana, meanwhile, has pledged to voice out against the goods and service tax (GST) if she were elected.
“The GST is a real concern of the people. We need to voice out as it will not benefit the people,” she told journalists at the same function.
On her manifesto, Dyana Sofya said she wanted to see more development in Teluk Intan.
“Based on our survey, 58% of the people feel that development has been centralised in the Klang Valley.
“My aim is to fight for decentralisation so that smaller towns, including Teluk Intan, can also be developed,” she said.
Other items in her manifesto include empowerment of women and to have 30% women representatives in Parliament, including postings in public and private sectors, and also to introduce a new brand of politics for the future of the country.
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