Nurul Izzah was one of the prominent politicians in Pakatan Harapan (PH) who fights for the change of government prior to GE-14.
Comparing Nurul’s Twitter exposure with other prominent youth politicians in PKR – Nik Nazmi, Fahmi Fadzil and Afifi Bahardin (#Majubersama) – her number of tweets in May was the least, but the number of retweets and mentions she received was way higher than the others.
However, the number of feedbacks she received for her tweets declined on the following months. Regardless, Nurul still received the most retweets and mentions despite being less active than the others on Twitter.
After a few quiet months, Izzah experience a spike in the number of responses in December. Then, she resigned from her positions as PKR vice-president and Penang PKR chairman.
In 2019, Nurul continues to have the lowest number of tweets among the PKR youths. Besides, she started to tweet less since April, producing less than 100 tweets a month. Previously, she produced more than 100 tweets a month.
Earlier in March, she resigned as Public Accounts Committee (PAC) member to protest Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s decision of maintaining Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee as the committee chairman after the latter switched party from UMNO to Bersatu.
Nevertheless, she re-joined PAC after UMNO’s Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad becomes the committee chairman. Thus, she experienced a spike in her number of retweets and mentions in March. A similar trend can be witnessed in the Twitter accounts of Fahmi and Nik Nazmi who both supported her decision on the PAC issue.
On the other hand, Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil becomes the most active PKR youths in Twitter. Subsequently, Fahmi overtook Nurul in the number of responses in July.