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Nurul Izzah insisted on divorcing husband, says reconciliation report

Published on Jun 26, 2014 5:39 PM
 
Raja Ahmad Shahrir Iskandar Raja Salim and Ms Nurul Izzah Anwar were married in 2003 and have two children. Attempts at a reconciliation between Ms Nurul Izzah and her husband failed as she insisted on pressing ahead with the divorce, according to a reconciliation committee report.

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Attempts at a reconciliation between Ms Nurul Izzah Anwar and her husband Raja Ahmad Shahrir Iskandar Raja Salim failed as she insisted on pressing ahead with the divorce, according to a reconciliation committee report.

Ms Nurul Izzah, an MP for the constituency of Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur, is the eldest daughter of Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. She is hugely popular among middle class liberals for her strong multiracial image, and is seen as a potential national leader.

The couple were married on May 9, 2003 and have two children, a seven-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy. In late December last year, the PKR vice-president filed a divorce petition against her husband at the lower Syariah Court.

In the report, read out in the Court  by Judge Ab Malek Awang on Thursday, Ms Nurul Izzah's representative Rosli Ibrahim said efforts to reconcile the couple turned futile as she wanted to proceed with the divorce.

 
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