KUALA LUMPUR: Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Permatang Pauh, Nurul Izzah Anwar confirmed that she has been appointed as the Senior Economic Advisor and Finance to Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim effective 3rd Jan.2023.
Nurul Izzah who is also the daughter of Anwar Ibrahim has confirmed the appointment in an exclusive interview with the Star.
“I hope my past experiences as MP involving in various fields will be beneficial while leading the economic governance, accountability and national policies,” she said as quoted by the newspaper.
Nurul Izzah added, her main objective is to benefit the country via value added towards the efforts to recover the people’s economy.
“One of my objectives is to channel and utilise the talents and Malaysian bests in and out of the government for value added to the continuous efforts to improve the economic situation of the people,” she said.
Meanwhile, Nurul Izzah believes that the government leadership should listen to the people’s voices which she regards as in line with the Prime Minister’s directives.
“I also believe that listening directly to the people’s voices is part of the budget preparation and we do not only meet the business groups and interest groups but also get inputs from the people especially in the B40 group and M40.
“The instructions from the PM are clear, talking to the people and listening to their ideas, worries and expectations are more important than others.
“This is not a new philosophy, the Madani society concept had been discussed by Anwar 26 years ago.
“Societal, or empowerment and community inclusiveness will stay as the core. This is the philosophy that had been used when I was the MP. Projects must be sustainable and centralised to the community empowerment and not one time project.
“The Permatang Pauh Social Effects had focused on the society’s empowerment and that is why many projects include the cooperation with the local university and specialists to empower the society,” she added.
In the recent general election (GE-15), Nurul Izzah had lost to her challenger, Pulau Pinang Pas Youth Chief, Muhammad Fawwaz Mohamad Jan. Mohammad Fawwaz won with 5,272 majority after collecting 37,638 votes to supersede the incumbent Vice-President of PKR Nurul Izzah Anwar with 32,366 votes. – Malaysia World News