PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar has revealed that she has been appointed as a senior adviser to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on economics and finance.
The former Permatang Pauh MP told The Star in an interview that her appointment took effect on Jan 3.
The prime minister’s daughter hoped that her past experience as an MP, where she worked on poverty and technical and vocational education (TVET) issues, as well as her service on the Public Accounts Committee would serve her well.
“These can be leveraged in my engagement with experts in navigating economic governance, accountability and evidence-based policies,” she told the daily.
Nurul Izzah also said that one of her goals is to channel and leverage the talents of Malaysia’s best and brightest, both within and outside the government, and to add value to the ongoing efforts to improve the rakyat’s economic situation.
“My new roles will allow me to take on new responsibilities that are no doubt challenging, given the economic headwinds we are facing,” she said.
“However, I am confident of being able to contribute to the evolution of a Malaysia that not only seeks growth for growth’s sake but one that elevates all strata of society and provides equity in opportunities.”
Nurul Izzah previously served as the MP for Lembah Pantai for two terms from 2008 and later in Permatang Pauh, but she lost in the last general election (GE15).