She is entitled to her opinion, says Anwar

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019

Proud dad: Anwar says his children, like Nurul Izzah, would always face challenges and disappointments.

PETALING JAYA: The black and white photograph posted on Instagram showed the bond between father and daughter.

And the father, who is none other than Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, wrote that he was obligated to advise all his children that they would always face challenges and disappointments in any path they chose.

As for his eldest child Nurul Izzah, the PKR president said that as her father, her happiness and well-being came first but he was also obligated to advise his children on their paths.

“The hardships and hurt my family has been through for the past 20 years have left their mark. Izzah herself was thrust into the limelight and has spent most of her adult life fighting to help reform the nation,” he wrote on Instagram yesterday.

While Nurul Izzah was entitled to her personal point of view, he said that as a family, they would continue to focus on Malaysia’s future and serve together with Pakatan Harapan led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Nurul Izzah had been in the news of late following her interview with The Straits Times of Singapore in which she described the Prime Minister as a “former dictator”.

She also said she would be serving her final term as MP due to her disappointment with the Pakatan government’s performance.

On Saturday, Nurul Izzah confirmed she had quit Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee.

She had also announced in December last year that she would quit all PKR party posts, while remaining as a parliamentary backbencher committed to reforms.

At the Parliament lobby yesterday, Anwar said Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali needed “to cool down”, following a disparaging tweet by the Economics Affairs Minister.“Tak apa la (It’s okay). I think he needs to cool himself a bit. I think he should always focus on the central issues.

“There are people who want to protect principles and ideals and there are people who are just set to defend their position at all costs. So, you must take this into consideration,” he told reporters.


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