VP is best for me right now, says Nurul

By Stephanie Sta Maria, Free Malaysia Today

PETALING JAYA: Nurul Izzah Anwar today chose the vice-president card over that of deputy president, saying that it is the better race for her to run for now.

The Lembah Pantai MP unexpectedly found herself in the limelight last week when Zaid Ibrahim offered to withdraw from the deputy presidency race if she was keen on the same position.

The PKR election committee recently also confirmed that she had received the minimum number of nominations to contest for the number two spot. However, Nurul ultimately decided to stick to the original position for which she was vying.

“I believe that this is the best position for me right now,” she said. “But whether deputy or veep, at the end of the day it is the commitment towards reform that really matters.”

“I’m appreciative and mindful of the support shown towards me, but I also have to look at it objectively and be level-headed about it…”

Nurul promised a campaign of “simplicity and substance”, saying that she aimed to bring about a culture of hope and liberation through her candidacy.

When asked whether she would extend the same support to Zaid, Nurul firmly said that she would continue to maintain her neutral stance.