Raja Sara Petra, the social media commentator who called on DAP’s Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud yesterday to explain in what way Umno cheated Malays, has slammed her detractors for being hypocrites.
She said these people claimed that they were fighting for justice and fairness for all Malaysians when in truth they practised double standards in their application of such principles.
“For too long there has been too much hypocrisy.
“The opposition sets certain standards for others while they exempt themselves from these standards,” said Raja Sara, the daughter of the Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin, better known as RPK.
Raja Sara said she was whacked for her statement on Dyana Sofya, but not a single detractor had rebutted what she had said.
Instead, she said the detractors only made disparaging remarks about her vis-à-vis her father.
Ironically, she said these were the same people who defended DAP’s Sungai Pinang assemblyman Lim Siew Khim, whose father Lim Keat Seong was embroiled in a housing graft scandal.
“But they said she should not be blamed for what her father did.
“When it comes to one of their own, you do not carry the sins of your father.
“I, however, am guilty of the ‘sins’ of my father,” said Raja Sara, stressing she had always portrayed herself as what she was.
She said was never pretended to be what she was not, adding that she was honest enough to not wear a mask like what most hypocrite Malaysians do.
As Malay, she pointed out that she did not benefit from the New Economic Policy (NEP) and she had tertiary education in university without a single sen of government money.
But then, she said there were Malays, who went to ITM or who benefitted from the NEP, but who claimed they were fighting for justice and equality for all Malaysians
“That is the height of hypocrisy. And this is the reason I decided to speak out yesterday.
“If you want to debate me then focus on the issues, not attack my bloodline.
“Yes, I am the daughter of Raja Petra and am proud of it. So live with that,” said Raja Sara.