PAPAR: It is not surprising if the daughter of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Nurul Nuha will be contesting on the next by-election (PRK) for Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat.
Regarding on the matter, Papar Member of Parliament, Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin, said that she is not surprised if the rumour is true and it will clearly proves that PKR is not democratic as the party claimed.
Rosnah commented, the candidacy of Anwar’s second daughter will confirm that nepotism is the nature of PKR to begin with; to continue with the family’s legacy in the constituency (Permatang Pauh).
“If it is true (Nurul Nuha candidacy in Permatang Pauh), it is not unusual to me because in this matter if it is not him (Anwar), it will be his wife or children that are brought to this kind of political game for sympathy.
“Even before this, the opposition accused Barisan Nasional (BN) for nepotism, but to put a family member to contest the Permatang Pauh seat is also revealing PKR as an undemocratic party.
“PKR is a family (Anwar) party, forever owned by a family and its priority is the struggle for Anwar Ibrahim,” she said when met at the ‘Walkabout’ Programme in Papar Town, in celebration of Chinese New Year here, today.
She commented in response of the political analysts’ opinion which predicted the nomination of Nurul Nuha, 31, to contest as PKR candidate for Permatang Pauh seat.
It is following the Federal Court’s verdict on Anwar who failed in his appeal against the charge of sodomising his former personal assistant, Mohd. Saiful Bukhari Azlan at 2008, with the punishment of five years imprisonment remains unchanged.
The verdict automatically removes Anwar from the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat which he held since 2008, in accordance with Article 48(1)(e) Federal Constitution, where a Parliament Member will be disqualified from his seat if punished with imprisonment more than a year or fined over RM2,000. – SayangSabah