After her resignation as PKR vice-president and PKR Penang chairman last December, Nurul Izzah experienced a dramatic decline in the mainstream media. The once vocal reformist leader went off the radar after announcing her departure from top positions in PKR.
Recently, the former PKR vice-president received attention from the media again. She was thrust into the limelight after resigning as a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Additionally, Nurul’s interview with The Straits Time, revealing her disappointment towards the current Mahathir-led administration enhanced the limelight. She labelled the Prime Minister as a “former dictator who wreaked so much damage”.
Her resignation from PAC also caused a tweet war among politicians. It was initiated when Azmin Ali called Nurul Izzah a ‘cry baby’. This led to Setiawangsa MP Nik Nazmi and former Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin to come to her defence.
When assessing Nurul Izzah’s position in PKR, her presence in the party is stronger in the past month compared to the past quarter. In the past month, she ranked behind PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, with 643 statements. Extending the period to past quarter, she gave 764 statements. This means she only gave 121 statements for the month of January and February.
Comparatively, Azmin Ali, who is one of strongest voices in PKR for the past quarter period, is seen to have fallen in ranking, placing at number 7 for the past month.
Yesterday, Nurul Izzah has made it clear that she will continue to speak her mind despite how distasteful it might sound. The Permatang Pauh MP also said that she expressed her view on Tun Mahathir as a former dictator long before GE-14, only this time it was overemphasized.