Nurul Izzah Anwar has quit from the post of vice president of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR). PKR is the chief party within Malaysia’s ruling Pakatan Harapan alliance.


The town of Permatang Pauh, Member of Parliament, also renounced her appointment as the chair of Penang PKR.


On 17th December, during a statement, Nurul Izzah stated that she won’t be any longer assisting the federal government in any volume; however, she will stay as a member of the parliamentary backbench.


The 38-year-old, Nurul stated that her work as an appointed representative for the people of Permatang Pauh and as a legislator would be ongoing until her term comes to an end. She added that she would remain as an ordinary member of Keadilan.


Nurul Izzah, who is the daughter of PKR president Anwar Ibrahim didn’t state the reason behind her such decision of resigning from the post.  Only thing that she stated was she was doing the right thing. She even stated that she is resting the decision on her role in the Penang state level government associated companies to the party leadership.


During a statement, she stated that her only lament is that she should have made the announcement early; however, it hasn’t been an easy resolution for her to reach. Over the last nine months, the speed or swiftness of the political growth has been persistent, with party elections, after a backbreaking general election campaign.


She mentioned that she stays devoted to the reform agenda. She added that as now she holds the opportunity to review where she stands in relation to politics; now she would do her best to do the right thing. She further added that it is important for all shareholders continue urging for the fulfillment of the reforms, and carry on with the ongoing policies and programs of the previous governments, if it turns out to be profitable for the Rakyat.


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