Nurul Izzah's dark glasses a symbolic gesture against Opposition playing up racial issues

Rohaniza Idris

PETALING JAYA: PKR vice president Nurul Izzah Anwar stole the limelight tonight when she turned up for the final ceramah of Pakatan Harapan's Seri Setia campaign trail in dark glasses.

Taking to the stage in Kelana Jaya, here, Nurul Izzah was welcomed with cheers and applause from the audience as she explained that the dark glasses were symbolic of her hatred towards campaign methods that banked on racial issues.

Saying she regretted that the opposition was still playing up such issues, Nurul Izzah claimed it was merely an effort to divide the rakyat.

"I am wearing dark glasses to protect my eyes from the glare of the opposition that is trying to destroy the harmony and stability of the rakyat," the Permatang Pauh MP said.

PH's 'grand finalè' ceramah also saw the attendance of PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, vice president Tian Chua, Kuala Langat MP who is also Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Dr Xavier Jayakumar and Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

Narrowing in on Halimey Abu Bakar's opponent for the by-election tomorrow, Nurul Izzah remarked that PAS on the other hand opted to play down the fact that PH's candidate was a local to the constituency.

"I believe voters will pick Halimey because he is a local and he excelled while he was member of the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ)," she said.

Halimey previously remarked that he was in fact a local boy who now wanted to give back to his community.

His response came following PAS' candidate Dr Halimah Ali saying that it was old school thinking that only a local could serve well.

Folks in Seri Setia will head to the polls tomorrow to vote in a new state representative.

The by-election will see a straight fight between Halimey and Halimah. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd