'Reform princess' Nurul Izzah serving her final term as Malaysian MP

Ms Nurul Izzah Anwar says that once the hype over PH's election victory dwindles, and the anger over 1MDB's corruption dissipates, then "people want some comfort and improvement in daily lives". She adds that the new government must be careful "to no
Ms Nurul Izzah Anwar says that once the hype over PH's election victory dwindles, and the anger over 1MDB's corruption dissipates, then "people want some comfort and improvement in daily lives". She adds that the new government must be careful "to not emulate mistakes of the past".ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Nurul Izzah disappointed by govt's slowness in setting policies

Malaysia's political darling, Ms Nurul Izzah Anwar, has said she is serving her final term as lawmaker, expressing her disappointment with the slow pace of changes from the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government in setting forth policies.

Three months after choosing to take a back seat in politics and focus on her constituency, the three-term MP and eldest child of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said she is also dismayed by Malaysia's increasing shift towards Islamic conservatism.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 23, 2019, with the headline ''Reform princess' serving her final term as Malaysian MP'. Print Edition | Subscribe