Nurul Izzah Anwar announced her resignation as the Vice-President of PKR, Chairman of Penang PKR Communications and all other positions in the government, including as the member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
FILE PIX: The Vice-President of PKR, Nurul Izzah Anwar speaks during the 10th PKR National Congress at the Melawati Stadium in Shah Alam. PIX: FAREEZ FADZIL / Malaysia Gazette / 24 AUGUST 2018

By Manzaidi Mohd Amin

KUALA LUMPUR – Nurul Izzah Anwar announced her resignation as the Vice-President of PKR, Chairman of Penang PKR and all other positions in the government, including as the member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

However, she will remain as the Member of Parliament of Permatang Pauh which she won during the 14th General Election (GE14), she said in a shocking announcement today.

According to Nurul Izzah, although she is very sad to make such decision, she should have done it earlier. Nevertheless, the circumstances did not allow her to do so at that time.

Elaborating further in a statement today, she disclosed that she was not satisfied with the recent political development, especially the winning of the quarter which she did not favour during the party election.

“I will remain as the Member of Parliament until my term is over and as a common member of PKR.

“From now on, I will no longer serve the Federal Government under any capacity.

“The same goes with my role in the Penang state government companies, I will leave it to the leadership of the party,” she said.

Nurul Izzah, the eldest daughter of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail entered the politics in 1998 to ignite the spirit after her father was dismissed from UMNO and imprisoned for various offences.

Her involvement however, did not stop there. On the contrary, she was chosen by the party leadership as the candidate for the Permatang Pauh Parliament, taking turns with her parents throughout the period before she contested there again during the previous GE14.

Nurul Izzah said that she did not regret her decision as it would be the best for her and the party. -MalaysiaGazette

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