KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia � Nurul Izzah Anwar today dismissed a news portal report that she would resign as the MP for Permatang Pauh to enable her father Anwar Ibrahim to contest the by-election and become an MP.
Nurul Izzah, who is a PKR vice-president, said the report was fake news.
A very clear and obvious fake news. Do not entertain this fake news. If my father returns to the world of politics, he will definitely hold a press conference and announce the matter.
“I have a duty to fulfill for my constituents in Permatang Pauh.
Today, I discussed the programme to combat drug abuse. Tomorrow and Sunday, I will be there for a post-flood programme and with regard to a pumphouse, she said when approached by Bernama after she had appeared as a guest on ‘The Nation’ programme of the Bernama News Channel TV station.
A portal, quoting a source in PKR, claimed that Nurul Izzah would resign as MP to enable Anwar to contest the by-election to be held after Aidilfitri.
In the general election on May 9, Nurul Izzah retained the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat for PKR by polling 35,534 votes to win by a majority of 15,668 votes.
She beat Mohd Zaidi Mohd Said of the Barisan Nasional (who secured 19,866 votes) and Afnan Hamimi Taib Azamudden of PAS (14,428 votes).
Anwar was given a full pardon and released from prison on May 16. He said afterward that his charges had been expunged following the pardon.
Source: NAM News Network