TELUK INTAN: Although DAP’s young and pretty Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud gets wolf whistles when she hits the ceramah trail, she is not slighted by this type of attention.
“I think voters are smart enough to know what I can deliver rather than to focus on my looks,” said the Teluk Intan parliamentary candidate.
The 26-year-old also said she was sticking to her earlier statement that she would not vote for hudud in Parliament.
She said this when pressed on the matter during a press conference here yesterday.
On her being photographed with Perkasa’s Datuk Ibrahim Ali, she said the picture with her mother, an Umno member, was taken at an event celebrating Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah’s honorary doctorate from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).
“Having the picture taken with him does not mean I agree with his ideology. I am against his extremist ideology,” she said.
On a separate occasion, her mother Yammy Samat responded with a biting remark to former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s criticism that she failed to raise Dyana to appreciate Umno’s history and contributions to the people and country.
“I tried my best to teach my daughter to be like Mukhriz, but when she grew up she became Marina,” Yammy was reported as saying.
She was referring to Dr Mahathir’s two children, Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz and social activist Datin Paduka Marina.
Several online portals reported that Yammy made the statement while accompanying Dyana on her campaign trail at the market in Jalan Woo Saik Hong here yesterday.
In Petaling Jaya, Perkasa’s Ibrahim said the photographs of him with Dyana were authentic, and that he had known Dyana since she was a baby.
Perkasa secretary-general Syed Hassan Syed Ali confirmed that Yammy was the first chief of Wanita Perkasa, now known as Wiranita.
“But she left before the first AGM,” he said.