KJ And Nurul Izzah's Tweets On Her Resignation Give Malaysians Hope For Bipartisanship

Netizens are praising them for their respectful exchange and relationship.

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Yesterday, 17 December, Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar made headlines by resigning from all positions she holds within Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)

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In a statement to The Star, Nurul announced that she has resigned as vice president of PKR and relinquished her appointment as chair of Penang PKR.

However, she clarified that she will continue her advocacy work as "an ordinary citizen and Member of Parliament for Permatang Pauh."

In response to her announcement, Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin posted a touching dedication to Nurul Izzah, whom he called "an exemplary MP and worthy opponent"

"I am sure once the country is finally ready for a generational change in politics, Nurul Izzah will be back," the former UMNO youth chief wrote.

"It would be a terrible waste if she doesn't return to frontline politics," he added.

Calling Khairy "an inspiration across the bench" since 2008, Nurul Izzah's complementary reply was equally heartwarming

"Can't imagine Malaysia without your towering political footprint. Rooting for you, albeit as a mere MP now - but rooting nonetheless," she responded in a tweet 20 minutes later. 

Netizens are praising Khairy and Nurul Izzah for their respectful exchange and relationship despite differing political opinions

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"All the older corrupt politicians have left, now Malaysians can participate in politics maturely, based on facts and tolerance," another Twitter user wrote.

Read the Permatang Pauh MP's full statement regarding her resignations from PKR here:

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