Nurul Izzah is not a paid Laksana advisor, says Finance Ministry


PETALING JAYA: The Finance Ministry has denied that Nurul Izzah Anwar was being paid for her advisory role at one of the ministry's agencies.

In a statement on Wednesday (Feb 14), the ministry described the accusation as "complete slander", adding that Nurul Izzah, a PKR vice-president and former Permatang Pauh MP, was performing the role pro bono and not receiving any benefits.

The allegations came from a Facebook user who, in a post, claimed that Nurul Izzah was appointed as an advisor to the National Economic Action Council (Laksana) and had received a monthly salary of RM35,000 and had two staffers, who were paid between RM5,000 and RM20,000.

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Nurul Izzah, the daughter of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, had previously said her lawyers would lodge a police report regarding the matter after the Chinese New Year celebrations.

"The audit by ProKhas on Laksana, will be the end to the story.

"Also, spreading false information and slander violates Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998," she wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday (Feb 11).

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