Ambiga takes a dig at Anwar with ‘A green light for all Ministers to bring in family’ tweet

PETALING JAYA: Former Bar Council president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan (pic) has joined in the backlash against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim over the appointment of his daughter, Nurul Izzah, as senior economic and financial advisor.

Ambiga took a jab over Nurul Izzah's appointment, sarcastically hinting that Anwar's government would be open to nepotism in a tweet on Tuesday (Feb 7).

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"A green light for all Ministers to bring in family!" she tweeted.

The quote has since received over 50,000 views and shared over a hundred times.

Anwar had previously stressed that Nurul Izzah's appointment was not a form of nepotism as she would not have any authority over issues nor would she receive a salary from the government.

He added that Nurul Izzah's role was purely an advisory one and he had appointed her out of her eagerness to help him.

Anwar also personally reassured that there would be no misuse of power or corruption during his administration.

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