Nurul Izzah: Don’t let two ‘dictators’ chart Msia’s future

izzah-tun-najibPETALING JAYA: PKR Vice-President Nurul Izzah Anwar today labelled both former Premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad and current Prime Minister Najib Razak as dictators.

Nurul Izzah said the duo should not be allowed to decide who should be the next prime minister and called for more “people’s participation” in deciding the leader.

“We don’t want a former dictator (Mahathir) or the current dictator (Najib) to chart Malaysia’s future.

“I would like to urge the people to be more active, to ensure their voices are represented in various forms, including the Citizens’ Declaration to Save Malaysia,” she told a press conference here today.

The Lembah Pantai MP said attempts to replace Najib as the prime minister would go to waste if the existing political system, which she claimed was “broken”, was maintained.

Saying the system was inherited from Mahathir’s administration, Nurul Izzah said: “When the system is still the same, the replacement cannot repair the broken elements.

“What difference is it going to make if Ahmad Zahid Hamidi becomes the prime minister?”

She added that she was firm in the need to reform institutions and teaching Malaysians how to do it.