Nurul Izzah the ‘brightest, and future PM’

This is the face of Malaysia’s brightest young woman politician, and future prime minister, in the words of opposition senior statesman Lim Kit Siang last night.

Nurul Izzah Anwar


Speaking at a grand DAP fund-raising dinner and the launch of the Pakatan Rakyat’s election preparations, Kit Siang dramatically hailed PKR’s vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar as destined to be Malaysia’s first woman prime minister.

Nurul Izzah and PAS deputy president Mohamed Sabu were special guests at the dinner and rally as the coalition steps up their campaign to take power in the federal government at the next general election. DAP deputy secretary-general P Ramasamy said his guess was that it might be held in May or June.

Nurul Izzah was a centre of attention as DAP supporters and friends swarmed around to have themselves photographed with her.