Move against Nurul Izzah may backfire
BN has just thrust her into the national and global limelight again, and she might end up as a martyr.
Shuman Vasu, Free Malaysia Today
Barisan Nasional had better think twice before rushing off to celebrate the Dewan Rakyat decision to refer Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar to the Rights and Privileges Committee over her photograph with Sulu princess Jacel Kiram.
The move to censure her has every chance of backfiring on BN.
Nurul, despite being among the most admired opposition politicians in the country, has pretty much been under the radar lately, concentrating her energy on ensuring proper medical treatment for her father and fighting for his release from prison. Other opposition figures such as Azmin Ali, Rafizi Ramli and Tony Pua have been more prominent in criticising government policies and actions.
In blowing up the matter to this ridiculous extent, BN has just thrust her into the national and global limelight again, and she might end up as a martyr.
There are still many supporters of Anwar Ibrahim out there in both rural and urban areas and among both Malays and non-Malays. One can expect them to be fuming over BN’s apparent determination to punish him and his family at all costs.