A Malaysian celebrity trolled on social media for his antics and his attacks against the Malay community at large, who is also the brother of the powerful Minister of Trade and Industry Azmin Ali decided not to contest in the 15th General Elections because of a message from the grave. So he quits the poll.
A sobbing Mohamed Azwan Ali, aka Diva AA, managed to create the chaos he is known for in an emotional video full of drama and tears that caught the attention of the media, and of social media.
During the nomination day for GE15 (Saturday 5 Nov), the celebrity Diva AA, gathered the media and explained why he was not running against his brother, Gombak’s incumbent MP Mohamed Azmin Ali.
Azmin who jumped ship from the Pakatan Harapan in 2020 after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad resigned as Prime Minister causing the collapse of the government is contesting under the Perikatan Nasional banner. The PN is headed by ex-Premier Muhyiddin Yassin.
“It’s because of the whispers of my late Mak Tok (mother)…” Azwan said between sobs.
“She comes to me in my dream, advising me not to contest,” he said in a video posted on Twitter by a local media outlet. He adds, “and there were other reasons why I didn’t contest.”
“The diva does not care about who the other candidates,” he said, giving an interview to reporters while still seated on a motorcycle.
Azwan had already declared his intention to challenge his brother at Gombak where he contested against Azmin (then in Pakatan). In the last GE he garnered less than 100 votes while Azmin won the contest.
However, following his mother’s advice from the grave, he changed his mind and has opted not to run, he says.
Nevertheless, he has since said he would support Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the election.
Nevertheless, Anwar has said he plans to introduce a programme that will include targeted subsidies…