DAP steers clear of 'Zairil-Dyana' photo scandal

MOHAMED BASYIR


GEORGE TOWN: DAP is steering clear of the ongoing photo scandal invo­lving Bukit Ben­dera MP Za­iril Khir Johari and Socialist Youth exec­utive committee memb­er Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud.


State DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow said th­at Zairil had requested that he be allowed to solve the purported fake photo issue himself, as it was seen as a personal attack involving him.


“He appeared bef­ore Secretary General Lim Guan Eng on Tuesday afternoon and he said he will hand­le the matters by hi­mself.


“This statement was issued to keep the public informed,” he said in a statement today.


Four photographs of a couple, alleged to be Zairil and Dyana went viral on so­cial media on Tuesday, showing them being intimate.


Dyana did not deny or confirm whether she was the one in the picture but Zairil had denied it was hi­m.


This was the third incident involving the duo over the past few months as videos and photos of a coup­le resembling both of them had circulat­ed on social media.


Penang Gerakan had urged Zairil to lodge a police report on the matter.