Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud, a UiTM – Universiti Teknologi Mara trained lawyer is named DAP candidate for Teluk Intan.

Dyana Sofya

She’s being serving full time as Lim Kit Siang’s political secretary since the general election in May 2013.

Dyana first came to prominence in early 2012, when Lim held a press conference to announce her entry into DAP.

Her mother is an UMNO member, but why did Dyana choose to join DAP, a party touted by UMNO as Chinese chauvinist? She said one of the her reasons for joining DAP was her experience in UiTM, a Malay and Bumiputera university.

“While I managed to get into UiTM, some of my (non-bumiputera) friends who had similar results were not accepted into public universities. They couldn’t get any scholarship.

“So I think that’s not fair. What would happen to my friends? Do they have to spend a lot of money to get into the private university?” she said during an interview last month,” she said, according to Malaysiakini.

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