Nurul Izzah's role as senior adviser has very limited power, says Anwar


KUALA LUMPUR: Nurul Izzah Anwar's role as senior adviser to the Prime Minister on economics and finance has very limited power, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The Prime Minister said that his daughter's role would be very limited and she would not have any opportunities to enrich herself.

"Her job is to help me ensure new contracts and tenders are properly managed.

"She will not have the power to take on or directly manage any projects or tenders herself," he said.

Anwar, who is also Finance Minister, said Nurul Izzah had stated her eagerness to help and was appointed as senior adviser so she could work in an official capacity.

"My daughter (Nurul Izzah) was eager to help me in any way she could.

"If she came to help me without being given an official position, people would question her intentions even more severely than they do now," he said when speaking to the press after the National Sports Awards 2021 ceremony on Tuesday (Jan 31).

Anwar added that he would do everything in his power to improve Malaysia's Corruption Perception Index ranking which dipped from the 48th spot in 2021 to the 47th in 2022.

"I will personally guarantee that there will be no acts of corruption, bribery or misuse of power during my term as Prime Minister.

"I also pledge my administration's willingness to fully cooperate with any investigations launched by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)," he said.

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