Not easy to work with Dr M, says ‘heartbroken’ Nurul Izzah

March 25 , 2029

Not easy to work with Dr M, says ‘heartbroken’ Nurul Izzah



t has been a difficult year for Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, as she revealed to Singapore’s Straits Times how she nursed a “broken heart” brought on by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s return to power.

“Oh, it’s been so turbulent and tumultuous.

“I’ve learned so much, but I think my heart’s been broken as well, somewhat,” said Nurul Izzah, who recounted Mahathir’s first stint in power when her father, Anwar Ibrahim, had served as the deputy prime minister.

Quizzed on the cause of her broken heart, Nurul Izzah told the Singapore daily it was not easy having to once again work with the man who brought down her father nearly two decades ago and sent him to prison.

“I mean having to work with a former dictator who wreaked so much damage, not just on our lives, but the system.

“It was not easy,” she admitted, although Anwar himself had openly made peace with Mahathir through a historic handshake three years ago, and is once again positioned as Harapan’s prime minister-in-waiting.

According to the Straits Times, Nurul Izzah still speaks with emotion about Anwar’s innocence and how imprisonment had taken him away from the family – including her mother, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail – and her five younger siblings.

Insya Allah,” she said, when reminded that Anwar would eventually assume the country’s top post.

12 thoughts on “Not easy to work with Dr M, says ‘heartbroken’ Nurul Izzah

  1. So, she bears a grudge against Mahathir and everytime Mahathir return to his old ways and ideas, it was hard on her. We, all Malaysian, are very lucky to have her as a check on Mahathir and those that ride on coat-tails.

    The problem with her is that the old Mahathirism tendencies are rearing its head and she chose to stay out to maintain her moral highground. What is she doing to maintain an upper hand to the and her eventual goal?

  2. Our local version of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

    Whiny, self-obsessed, lacking in substance – and ultimately, a liability to the political party she represents (the Dems in the USA look positively cohesive compared to the ramshackle, infighting rabble called PKR, however.)

    If (if?) Anwar becomes PM, is Izzah going to return to irritate us all?


    One hopes she’ll “perform” exactly as she did as MP for Lembah Pantai; permanently missing in action.

    • Hey, with the likes of MinED, Min Internal Affairs, Perak and Johor MB just to mention a few rotting wood,, we need some conscience of society to shock their brain from slumber.

  3. The Fairy Tale has ended.
    The Big Bad Octo has got in the Way.
    Not that any Princess could have stood up to him.
    So go your own Way, until your Dad finds a Way.

    Why izzit your own folks decry your recalcitrance and passive resistance?
    Perhaps you are more mature, and able to winnow the wheat from the chaff.

    Here’s to Princess:

  4. Whoever originated with the “Taliban Slur” must realise that the Talibans are freedom fighters who had stand against the military mights of USA and NATO and not a bunch of corrupt inept corrupt opportunists. Al Fatihah Mullah Omar.

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