Nation's first woman DPM a reluctant politician no more

Gan Pei Ling

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is an ophthalmologist by training, says she has not had to work so hard since she was a houseman. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, June 14, 2018.

DURING her early years in politics, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was often portrayed as a reluctant politician. At other times, she was painted as the genial and long-suffering wife of the jailed Anwar Ibrahim.

Throw those descriptions away.

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  • Better her than her husband who with the Selangor's MB are both manipulative, devious, untrustworthy, etc.

    Posted 5 years ago by Malaysian First

  • The Anwar women can be a shining pillar in our country..IF much can be done with women and family issues in this country, it does not matter what the men's politics are. The Anwar women can always shut them down - Pakatan or UMNO. That would be historical and remarkable to everyone everywhere.

    Posted 5 years ago by Bigjoe Lam