Toothless Izzah?

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Nurul Izzah Anwar marry King Sultan Muhammad V Agong Dr Ahmad Martadha PKR
Nurul Izzah Anwar, the Member of Parliament of Permatang Pauh. PIX: IQBAL BASRI /MalaysiaGazette / 09 MAY 2018

By Shawaliah Hadir

KUALA LUMPUR – The decision of Nurul Izzah Anwar in letting go all her posts in PKR will make her lose her credibility and platform to voice-up in the future.

“We know that Nurul Izzah is the leader of the future, is charismatic and she could be given better opportunities, not only in the party but also the cabinet.

“When she no longer has a platform in the party and also not the PKR Chairman for Penang, she has lost her credibility to talk. She could only be an outspoken leader, rational but without a suitable platform,” Associate Professor Dr Ahmad Martadha told MalaysiaGazette.

Although her withdrawal has cleansed PKR from the image and allegations of cronyism in the party, it was also seen as a loss for the party.

“It is good from a side as not only the PKR members but the people outside see alleged cronyism happened in PKR despite Anwar was strongly against it.

“Her voice could no longer be heard and that is a loss to PKR and the country indirectly,” said the lecturer from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).

On 17 December, Izzah tendered her resignation as the Vice-President and Penang Chairman of PKR, relinquished all her posts in the government, including as the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) member and the Chairman of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Empowerment Committee.

Izzah was dissatisfied with the recent political development, especially the victory of the quarters she did not support in the party election.

She is currently the Member of Parliament of Permatang Pauh which she won during the 14th General Election on 9 May. -MalaysiaGazette

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