Raja Sara Petra is the daughter of Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK)
Raja Petra’s daughter leaves Gerakan
KUALA LUMPUR: Raja Sara Petra confirms her departure from Gerakan, having joined the party that was formerly part of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition in 2017.
Raja Sara is the daughter of controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin.
Responding to Bernama via WhatsApp, Raja Sara confirmed that she is no longer with Gerakan and she has also resigned from all party posts including as deputy chief of the party’s women’s wing.
“Yes, I resigned last Friday,” she said.
Her father had shared her resignation letter on Twitter on Friday.
Raja Sara, 30, was the only woman to contest the party’s vice presidency last November.
10 November 2018
Raja Sara Petra Kamaruddin wins Deputy Wanita post and will go for a Vice President post…
Saturday, 10 Nov 2018
The two top positions in the Wanita wing were won uncontested as only one candidate registered for each of the positions.
Janice Wong was the sole candidate for the Wanita chief position, while Raja Sara was the only one who filed nominations for the position of deputy Wanita chief.
Raja Sara, 30, incidentally is also one of eight candidates vying for the four elected vice-presidential positions in the main body of Gerakan.
“We failed to win any seat in the last general election, and if the Government goes ahead and lowers the voting age from 21 to 18, we will be in even worse trouble,” Raja Sara told reporters when met.
She said that she is contesting for the post of vice-president after securing the Wanita number two post because she wants to represent the voice of women as well as younger Malaysians in the party.
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/11/10/straight-fight-between-dominic-lau-and-andy-yong-for-gerakan-presidency/#QGKY42Ht62p8Rih1.99
4 September 2018
Gerakan dumped my daughter because of what I wrote about you and I was told I must not ‘touch’ you since you are considered a Tokong to the Chinese
In fact, I also received a call from Eric See-To who informed me that Gerakan is going to drop my daughter as the candidate for Segambut because of what I wrote about you. I was told if my daughter can announce she is distancing herself from what I wrote then maybe she will not need to be dropped.
This is because Gerakan needs the Chinese votes and they were worried that the Chinese may punish my daughter for what I wrote about you. It seems, from what I was told, the Chinese revere you and consider you as some sort of Tokong or God. Yes, when you have plenty of money or are the richest man in Malaysia, the Chinese revere you as a God. I suppose God and money are one and the same to the Chinese.
Raja Sara Petra, daughter of Raja Petra Kamarudin RPK holds a British passport. She is running as a candidate for Gerakan in Segambut elections 2018. In Malaysia dual citizenship is illegal. Her British citizenship can disqualify her. Spread the word!
8 July 2017
Raja Petra’s daughter joins Gerakan
PETALING JAYA: Raja Sara Petra, the daughter of blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, has joined Gerakan and will oversee the party’s plans to be part of the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) initiative.
Raja Sara, 29, announced her induction to the political party at a Hari Raya Aildilfitri open house organised by Gerakan at the Penyayang Bakti complex in Bandar Sri Damansara on Saturday.
She said she hoped to inspire youths to come out and do something for the country.
“Many youths have been complaining on social media like Facebook that they are unhappy with the situation in Malaysia. Yet, we have seven million people who are eligible to vote, but still don’t.
“You love your country, so this is the time (to show it). It only takes an hour to come out and vote,” Raja Sara said.
She explained that she had been with Gerakan for less than a year.
“It’s a multiracial party, and I believe in a multiracial Malaysia,” she said, when asked why she decided to join the party.
Gerakan president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said he has assigned Raja Sara to take charge of his party’s contribution to the TN50 initiative.
2 October 2016
Sara Petra gives prof a lecture on politics and English
PETALING JAYA: A university professor has been given a lecture on the constitutional process by which a prime minister is chosen, as well as an explanation of the meaning of the word ‘right’.
Political commentator Raja Sara Petra accused Associate Professor Awang Azman Awang Pawi of the University of Malaya of having twisted what she had earlier said, that Malaysians had no right to complain about the country if they did not bother to vote.
In an emailed letter to FMT, she also took issue with Prof Awang Azman’s remark that Umno decided who would be prime minister.
She pointed out that it was the MPs in the Dewan Rakyat who had the power to decide, and urged the professor to “stop teaching young people the wrong thing”.
Sara Petra, daughter of controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, said nothing in the constitution would prevent PKR president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail from being chosen as prime minister if MPs took a vote of no confidence in Najib Razak.
She also questioned Awang Azman’s grasp of English when he had stated that the right to complain was a basic human right protected under the constitution.
“Maybe the professor does not comprehend the various ways ‘right’ can be applied in the English language. ‘Right’ in the English language, depending on its application and in the context in which it is used, can also mean morally correct, just, or honourable.
“For example, if I were to say, “She has every right to be angry considering what her husband did,” that has nothing to do with ‘human rights’, ‘freedom of speech’ or ‘the right of expression’ as the professor argued.”
She pointedly added: “If I say you have no right to twist what I said, I am not talking about rights as in Article 10 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.”
30 September 2016
Universiti Malaya Associate Prof Awang Azman Awang Paw: No, they don’t have to shut up.
Everyone can complain, say political analysts
PETALING JAYA: Whether you vote or not shouldn’t determine your right to complain, according to political analysts.
They were referring to Raja Sara Petra’s recent claim that eligible voters who refused to cast their ballots did not care about Malaysia and had no right to complain about the country.
Speaking to FMT, Universiti Malaya Associate Prof Awang Azman Awang Pawi pointed out that freedom of expression was embedded in the Federal Constitution.
“Anyone can complain, that’s the right they have under the Federal Constitution as well as their basic human right,” he said.
Father a scumbag. Daughter? Second generation of crooks are coming up
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29 September 2016
Raja Sara : If you don’t vote, don’t complain
Daughter of blogger says “absentee voters” are responsible for outcome of elections.
PETALING JAYA: Eligible voters who refuse to cast their ballots do not care about Malaysia and have no right to complain about the country, Raja Sara Petra said.
In urging Malaysians to vote, the daughter of blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, claimed that 20 per cent of Malaysians have not registered as voters, while another 25 per cent registered voters do not come out on polling day.
This, she said in a statement, meant that almost half of eligible voters do not vote.
“Considering that governments come into power on a plus-minus 5% margin, those absentee voters are responsible for the outcome of the election.”
Raja Sara went on to state that Malaysians should not just look at voting as a right, but view it as an obligation.
She then urged every Malaysian to not only register as a voter but to come out to vote, adding that who people voted for was their “right and decision”.
“But just make sure you are an informed voter.”
The 14th General Election must be held by August 2018.
25 September 2016
Speak to Gerakan if MIC has failed you, Sara says
Sara Petra says that Gerakan is far more multiracial in makeup that DAP will ever be.
PETALING JAYA: If Indians in the country believe that MIC has failed them, they should throw their support behind Gerakan, instead of continuing to back the Opposition that has failed them as well since 2008.
The daughter of blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, gave this piece of advice when responding to a comment by Malaysian Suresh Mohan, who said Indians were a largely ignored race today.
Sara pointed out that prior to 2008, the majority of Indians voted for the government. She said the Hindraf movement however changed all that when they made “certain promises” to this community and worked with the Opposition to achieve it. “So the Indians also voted Opposition.”
While refusing to be drawn into the debate that the MIC had failed the Indians, Sara did point out that the Opposition too had failed the Indians and that they would likely fare better with Gerakan instead.
“If your concern is the future of the Indians, and if you really believe that MIC cannot guarantee the future of the Indians, you can always turn to other parties, for example Gerakan.
“You gave the Opposition eight years since 2008. Have the Indians fared better under the Opposition? If the answer is no, and if you are still uncertain about MIC, then speak to Gerakan.”
She said that by comparison, Gerakan was far more multiracial in makeup that DAP could ever be.
She also said that since Gerakan was already a component party of the ruling government, this would work in the favour of Indians.
“You say no one talks about the Indians. Well, today I talk about the Indians.
23 September 2016
Somebody just sent me a message in response to what I said yesterday. I have read many similar comments before this, all saying almost the same thing. Basically these people criticise what my father is supposed to have done, or not done, to or for Malaysia.
Most of these people who criticise others have themselves done nothing for Malaysia. They pass judgement on others while they themselves have not lifted a finger or sacrificed anything.
Don’t tell me what should or should not be done when you yourself have contributed nothing to the country. Many of you sit back and let others do all the work while you reap the benefits.
Are you Malays who talk so much prepared to sacrifice for Malaysia, and for the sake of racial equality will you give up your Bumiputera privileges? Many Malays actually consider these privileges as their rights and will scream ‘Article 153’ if you try to abolish them.
Are you Chinese who talk so much prepared to sacrifice for Malaysia and work towards racial harmony by doing what His Highness the Sultan of Johor suggests: which is to close down all Chinese schools and have a uniform or National Language education system?
Talk is cheap, which is what most of you do. Let’s see you translate that talk into action, which none of you will do.
You do not have to keep telling me what my father is supposed to have done. I know what he did because I was there. Tell me what YOU have done for Malaysia and what YOU have sacrificed for the country.
RAJA SARA PETRA
22 September 2016
Raja Sara Petra slams hypocrisy of M’sians
“Monkeys do not understand flowers just like Malaysians do not understand democracy and freedom of speech,” says blogger’s daughter.
PETALING JAYA: Are those who are anti-government the only ones allowed to comment on the country’s politics?
This was the question posed by Raja Sara Petra, the daughter of controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin.
She hit back at those slamming her father for talking about Malaysian politics.
Taking to Facebook, Raja Sara said the critics claimed her father had no right to speak on what was happening locally as he was no longer living in the country, although he is still a Malaysian citizen.
“If you are not an Opposition supporter, then you lose your right to speak.
“Malaysians still live in the dark ages when if you disagree with me you must be put to death.
“These people are what the Malays would say: like giving a flower to a monkey.
“Monkeys do not understand flowers just like Malaysians do not understand democracy and freedom of speech.”
8 September 2016
‘Mahathir-Anwar handshake a betrayal to supporters’
Raja Sara Petra says Mahathir and Anwar conflict had affected her personally as her father, blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, was detained by police for supporting Anwar.
PETALING JAYA: The handshake between former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his protege-turned-nemesis Anwar Ibrahim is a betrayal to their supporters, says Raja Sara Petra.
In a statement, Sara, who is the daughter of self-exiled blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, related the pain she and her family went through for her father’s support of Anwar after the then deputy prime minister was sacked by Mahathir.
“I was just 13 and in Form 1 when the police stopped our car to take my father away,” she said, adding at the time she was not fully aware as to what was going on.
She said she was only told that her father might be away for a long time, though she did not know for how long.
Sara said she was told her father had to be locked away because he supported Anwar and opposed Mahathir, and was led to believe that doing so was a serious crime.
“On Monday, Anwar and Mahathir met up and shook hands. So, 18 years’ of animosity is now water under the bridge. The past is the past. Forgive and forget.
“But what about people like me, who for many years suffered emotional stress that every knock on the door is, yet again, the police coming to take my father away?”
For the last seven years, Sara said her father lived in exile because he supported Anwar and questioned whether Anwar and Mahathir were going to apologise to her for the 18 years of suffering and the weekly trips she had to make to the Kamunting Detention Centre in Taiping.
She said the handshake between the two former Umno stalwarts was a betrayal to those who were dragged into their personal conflict and were now forgotten political pawns.
“It is just as well the truth is revealed now before it is too late.
“So the fight was not really about change after all as we were told. It was just about power.”
2 September 2016
Explain how Umno cheated Malays, blogger’s daughter says
Raja Sara Petra says Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud of the DAP cannot accuse someone of cheating without offering details.
PETALING JAYA: Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud of the DAP must explain in what way Umno cheated the Malays as her allegation is a serious one.
In making the call, Raja Sara Petra, daughter of blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin wrote on Facebook that one cannot accuse another of cheating without offering details and evidence to back the allegation.
“This would be like saying DAP is anti-Malay and then leaving the rest unsaid and to your imagination.”
Sara had earlier asked if Dyana, who had contested in the 2014 Teluk Intan by-election, based her claim on well-researched statistics or if it was merely a spin.
“Anyone can make such a claim when he or she does not need to prove it.”
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DAP Youth leader Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud tears up Federal Territories Umno Youth chief Razlan Rafii’s list of evidence of DAP disrespecting the Malays.
“I am called to respond to Razlan’s rebuttal statement dated Aug 31, 2016 in which he listed out ‘evidence’ of DAP disrespecting the Malays,” she said in a press statement today.
“To suggest that Malays are easily offended by what other people eat or drink would be to insult the intelligence of the majority of Malays. Just because Razlan himself may have such narrow-minded views, he should not assume everyone else to be as shallow,” she said.
Dyana also reminded Razlan about Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin referring the party members as lackeys (macai) and BN Langkawi MP Nawawi Ahmad stating that the ‘Malaysian Official 1’ mentioned in the US Department of Justice lawsuits was the Agong.
“I wonder if Razlan is aware that it is Umno which believes it is okay to refer to its members who are all Malays as macai. In DAP everyone is treated as equal, while Umno views people as lackeys.
“It is Umno which has consistently insulted the Malays by using fear to disempower the Malays for their own political gain.
“As an Umno Youth grassroots leader, I am not surprised that Razlan has a distorted idea of what constitutes an insult to Malays,” she said.
Razlan should understand that Malays crave to be free from a political party that deigns to represent them but in fact cheats them, Dyana added.
“Unfortunately, when any Malay dares to stand up against Umno, they are immediately warned that their entire race would be ‘destroyed’ if Umno loses power.”