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Malaysia election: Anwar's daughter Nurul Izzah follows in her mum's footsteps

Her family's legacy is at stake as Nurul Izzah Anwar stands for election in Permatang Pauh, Penang, a seat held by her father Anwar Ibrahim and mother Wan Azizah since 1982.
Ms Nurul Izzah Anwar meeting residents at a night market in Permatang Pauh last Tuesday. She is the eldest daughter of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and PKR president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
Ms Nurul Izzah Anwar meeting residents at a night market in Permatang Pauh last Tuesday. She is the eldest daughter of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and PKR president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Malaysia's "Princess of Reform" and daughter of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is on a whirlwind electoral campaign to convince voters in her family's stronghold of Permatang Pauh that she will be their best caretaker.

After two terms as MP for Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur, Ms Nurul Izzah Anwar is now contesting her mother Wan Azizah Wan Ismail's former ward in mainland Penang. Datuk Seri Wan Azizah is moving to Pandan constituency in Selangor.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 07, 2018, with the headline 'Anwar's daughter follows in her mum's footsteps'. Print Edition | Subscribe