KUALA LUMPUR — Dec. 17, 2018: Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar has announced her resignation as PKR vice-president and also most other appointments, leaving her to remain as an ordinary parliamentarian and party member.
“The leadership has been informed of my decision,” she said in a statement today.
“I will also no longer serve the federal government in any capacity. I leave the decision as to my role in the Penang government-linked companies to the party leadership.
“I remain a member of the parliamentary backbench committed to reforms. I also leave to the leadership the decision as to my status as a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). I had earlier relinquished my post as chair of the Bills Committee in favour of the PAC,” she said.
She described last May 9 as a watershed for many reasons, among others a peaceful transition at federal power and Malaysians seeing the enlargement of their democratic space for reforms to be initiated.
However, the successful completion of the promised reform agenda by Pakatan Harapan remains to be seen.
Hence she considers it crucial for all stakeholders to continue to press for the fulfilment of the reforms, as well as the continuation of policies and programmes of the previous government, if proven to be beneficial for the people.
Nurul Izzah wrote that her journey in politics began in 1998 more as a political awakening and eventually as part of the central leadership of PKR.
Her only regret was not making the announcement sooner.
“It has not been an easy decision to arrive at. The pace of political developments has been relentless for the last nine months, with party elections following a gruelling general election campaign.
“Now that I have had the chance to take stock of where I stand in relations to politics, I am resolved to doing the right thing. I wish the leadership and the party the very best,” she said. — Bernama