Nurul Izzah's appointment can undo the good under Anwar's administration, says Pasir Gudang MP

PASIR GUDANG: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should reconsider his decision to appoint his daughter as his senior economics and finance adviser as this could undo any good that the Prime Minister achieves, says Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Abdul Karim.

He said although Nurul Izzah was a credible leader, her appointment was contrary to the reform agenda that Anwar was trying to bring about.

"I am speaking as a friend, a PKR member, a Pakatan Harapan coalition member and a lawyer.

"In the past few months since Anwar became prime minister, he has done many things in line with good governance and changes to the current system. This has been his aim all this time.

"The rakyat love him for this and he is also free from any corruption cases – but this issue will be the bad apple that will rot all the good that he has done if he does not act on it immediately," he said when met by reporters after visiting flood victims in Kampung Seri Bahagia, Taman Molek here on Wednesday (Feb 1).

Hassan added that Nurul Izzah could have been placed at other ministries as Anwar already has two deputy ministers and capable civil servants in the Finance Ministry.

"She is a good future leader of the country – she has a double degree, three terms of experience as an MP, experience as a member of the Public Account Committee, and experience on the select committee of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) department.

"It's not that we don't acknowledge her capability, but she could have been placed as an advisor to Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli and people would not mind.

"We also do not want our citizens to work without being paid because that is forced labour, so appoint Nurul Izzah to another ministry and give her a salary," said Hassan.

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