Free politicians don’t come cheap

Kenneth Cheng Chee Kin

Nurul Izzah Anwar is financial adviser to her prime minister father, but she will not be charging for her services. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 5, 2023.

THERE is certainly a stench of nepotism surrounding the appointment of Nurul Izzah Anwar as senior adviser to her father, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.

The prime minister also heads the Finance Ministry, which makes the appointment even more bizarre; it is arguable that the father and daughter have enormous power over the nation’s economic policy.

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