Nurul Izzah says younger sister right to ask Dr M to apologise

Nurul Izzah

(The Star) – Nurul Nuha Anwar has the right to ask Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to apologise for his past transgressions on her father Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said elder sister Nurul Izzah Anwar.

Nurul Izzah, who is PKR vice-president, however said the party’s priority now should be to focus on the nation.

She said Nurul Nuha had the right to voice out as she was “victimised by the system”.

“She was privy to when our house was broken into and she was privy when our father was beaten by the then Inspector General of Police in 1998.

“I think that’s her right as a person who has been victimised by the system and on behalf of PKR, our focus is to ensure that no one else becomes victim to political prosecution,” she told reporters on Sunday.

Nurul Nuha reportedly said that Dr Mahathir should apologise and own up to the “trumped-up” sodomy and corruption charges against Anwar, then his deputy in 1998, before even thinking about forging any cooperation with Anwar.

Dr Mahathir has said he had no knowledge of Nurul Nuha asking him to apologise for what had happened.