KUALA LUMPUR – December 4, 2015: Sad it may be for some but many felt that Lembah Pantai Member of Parliament (MP) Nurul Izzah Anwar had what was coming to her after she decided to meet with the daughter of the man behind the armed intrusion in Lahad Datu in 2013.
Such sentiment was reverberated by Malaysians throughout the cyberspace after the majority of MPs voted to take disciplinary action over her meeting with self-proclaimed Sulu Princess Jacel Kiram in Manila two months ago.
During yesterday’s parliamentary sitting, Nurul Izzah who is also PKR vice-president, was claimed to have gone against her oath as an MP to protect the country and defend the Constitution when she attended the meeting with Jacel.
She was thus referred to the parliamentary rights and privileges committee for further questioning.
In light of the development, The Mole discovered that even though Nurul Izzah was reportedly reduced to tears when the motion pertaining to her disciplinary actions was passed, Malaysians in general felt that she truly deserved it.
A commenter Philip Loh wrote at a comment section of a news portal reporting Nurul Izzah’s fate that it was impossible for her to feign ignorance of Jacel’s identity as the meeting was arranged much earlier.
“With Nurul Izzah posing with Sulu Princess and both of them holding the posters of Release Anwar, and yet you telling the people you don’t know anything about it?
“Who would believe her (beside a bunch of her blind supporters here)? The intention was never clearer than the photo, she asked for it, and she has to face the consequences.
“The penalty of Treason in Malaysia is capital punishment. This will be the first case in Malaysia and our judicial system will have to set an example for future reference and therefore stern punishment shall be sentenced and no leniency shall be given to Nurul Izzah,” he wrote.
Another commenter Ezekiel Smith wrote: “This is sweet politics. Who asked her to naively grin together with Jacel the daughter of a terrorist chief who massacred Malaysians?
“This allowed BN to have a field day. Why PKR never failed to shoot themselves on the foot all the time.
“Why not next time have another photo ops with Abu Sayaf leaders. This ain’t a mole hill as many Sabahans and policemen were killed and their wives, kids and kin are still railing in pain,” he wrote.
BlueOcean wrote: “She needs to be more sensitive especially to the 9 souls who had given their life defending the state against the Kiram’s bandits.”
Facebook user Daniel Ibl wrote: “For colluding with a foreign enemy, Nurul Izzah qualifies to be detained under SOSMA. She now clearly poses as a threat to the country’s internal security.
“She’d be detained by now if she were a Singaporean. That’s already enough a ground to justify the detention,” he wrote.
However there are also those who took pity on Nurul Izzah and had deemed that the “punishment” against her was too harsh.
One even went as far as alleging that Barisan Nasional MPs (who are the majority in Parliament) had abused their parliamentary powers.
Syabas commented: “I don’t believe that taking a group photo with Jacel constitutes an offence against her oath as an MP.
“Please don’t make the Malaysian Parliament into an international laughing stock,” the commenter wrote.
Commenter Lee, viewed that such setback are one of the many challenges that Nurul Izzah has to endure in order to be a matured and strong politician.
“Take it as a learning curve Nurul. Whether it is morally right or wrong is not the issue. Remember that this is an Umno-BN government and country…for now.
“When the wheel of fortunes turns…I believe that Najib (Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak) will not be able to face the hardship due to being pampered with lavish lifestyle,” he commented.