Nurul Izzah denies rumour of contesting in Penang polls

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 31 May 2023

PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar has denied rumours that she is returning to contest in the upcoming Penang state elections.

"I remain committed to my current responsibility as co-head of the secretariat of the advisory committee headed by Tan Sri Hassan Marican,” said Nurul Izzah, who also denied that she would be appointed to a key position should Pakatan Harapan return to power.

"I urge the media to be responsible in their reporting and not give credence to unsubstantiated claims," she said in a post on her Twitter account on Wednesday (May 31).

In the 15th General Election last November, Nurul failed to retain the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat, which was won by PAS candidate Muhammad Fawwaz Muhammad Jan with a 5,272-vote majority in a four-cornered contest.

Nurul Izzah, the eldest daughter of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, is currently the co-chairman of the secretariat to the Advisory Committee to the Finance Ministry (Acfin).

It is tasked with conducting engagements and providing advice to the Finance Minister under the direction of Tan Sri Hassan Marican, who is the chair of the advisory committee, as well as other members.

Acfin was established by Anwar on Feb 7, 2023, to advise him as Finance Minister.

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Nurul Izzah , Penang , Rumour , State polls , Denial , Post


Next In Nation

16 areas in nine states record unhealthy API readings
Results of SPM repeat exam to be released on Oct 12
Two killed, 11 hurt in car-van collision in Gerik
Number of flood victims in Kedah drops to 67
Malaria makes a scary comeback
Pharmacies still have plenty of face masks
Southern states brace for haze from Sumatra
Why a roadmap for culture is needed
Eight passengers, driver escape burning bus
On track to dealing with 10,000 citizenship bids

Others Also Read