Nurul Izzah: It was not easy to work with a “former dictator”


In an interview with Singapore’s The Straits Times, Nurul Izzah Anwar, who had resigned from the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Friday (March 22), said that her “broken heart” was due to the difficulty she faced working with the Prime Minister Dr Mahathir whom she calls a “former dictator”.

Malaysiakini reported that the Straits Times executive editor Sumiko Tan asked Nurul Izzah what was the cause of her “broken heart”.

Nurul Izzah replied “having to work with a former dictator who wreaked so much damage, not just on our lives, but the system. It was not easy.”

She was referring to when her father Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was sent to prison in 1998.

In December last year Nurul Izzah announced she would quit all PKR party posts, and remain only as a parliamentary backbench committed to reforms.


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