Dyana Sofya

Dyana Sofya


Dyana Sofya is a lawyer-by-profession and self-proclaimed fussy foodie. Both an idealist and a realist, Dyana finds politics feeds her adrenaline needs. She tweets from @dyanasmd, shares bits of her personal life on instagram @dyanasmd and her political activities on facebook.com/dyanasof.

Recent Opinions

  • 8 months ago

    Should we play it long or short?

  • 1 year ago

    The Wonder Woman in us

  • 1 year ago

    Teenage dream and child marriage

  • 1 year ago

    My hopes and dreams for 2017

More from Dyana Sofya

  • 2 years ago

    Friendship, unity and strength

    MAY 24 ― The Europeans are quirky people. Although the continent accommodates dozens of countries, languages, religions and cultures, they have been able to stand together...

  • 2 years ago

    Winter in Bumi Kenyalang

    APRIL 19 ― It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen. Looking out the window of my London apartment, the sky promised warm sunshine and a fresh...

  • 2 years ago

    Making our voices heard

    MARCH 9 ― On March 4, 2016 we saw national leaders from both sides of the political divide, civil society and other influential figures sign the Citizens’ Declaration....

  • 2 years ago

    An afternoon with Ban Ki-moon ― Part 1

    FEBRUARY 16 ― Last Friday I was privileged to take part in an event hosted by the United Nations Association of the United Kingdom and Chatham House, the London-based...

  • 2 years ago

    Are we facing a crisis of confidence?

    JANUARY 30 — The issues of scandals and governance failures are sufficient to take the discussion on accountability and good governance back to basics. In small social...

  • 2 years ago

    So, who's to blame for our economic woes?

    NOVEMBER 17 ― During a lecture the other day, we revisited the role of money in the economy. Naturally, no such discussion can take place without considering the views of...

  • 2 years ago

    Political freedom and char kuey teow on a chilly London night

    OCTOBER 7 — The air was chilly but festive. Crowds of Londoners were streaming in, most of them in their work attire as it was a weekday...

  • 3 years ago

    Walking the walk

    AUGUST 7 ― "We are living in the most dangerous and interesting of times." ― Lim Kit Siang If there is one thing anyone can be certain of, it is that there is never a...

  • 3 years ago

    Weaving the perfect ketupat

    JULY 26 — It’s that time of the year again! Hari Raya was celebrated with so much joy and happiness that even the GST could not take it away from us. Although...

  • 3 years ago

    Reclaiming Malayness

    JUNE 17 ― Last weekend, Projek Dialog, a non-governmental social discourse project aimed at promoting healthy debate and understanding within multicultural Malaysia,...

  • 3 years ago

    Multi-religious society: Destructive or constructive?

    MAY 15 — Last month, I had the honour of being selected to participate in the Australia-Malaysia Institute (AMI) Muslim Exchange Programme Visit.  The purpose of...

  • 3 years ago

    Hudud in Malaysia

    MARCH 28 — The Kelantan State Assembly passed the Shariah Criminal Code (II) 1993 (Amendment 2015) on March 19, 2015. Since then, headlines and discussions all over the...

  • 3 years ago

    We will not be afraid

    MARCH 6 — Like many other Malaysians, I was shocked to learn of the recent arrest of a 14-year-old schoolgirl from Muar, Johor as she was about to depart KLIA for Egypt,...

  • 3 years ago

    On Jackie Chan and boycotting racism

    FEBRUARY 6 — Displaying form befitting a philistine Perkasa member rather than a Cabinet Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s recent open call for Malays to band...

  • 3 years ago

    Remembering the Tun

    JANUARY 16 — In commemoration of our country’s second prime minister Allahyarham Tun Razak’s 39th death anniversary, Roketkini.com organised a forum featuring...