Nurul Izzah rebuts criticism of family’s use of private jet

Justin Ong
The private jet Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim used. — Picture courtesy of

KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar dispelled criticism of her family’s use of a private jet when visiting the Yang diPertuan Agong by saying the trip was an official visit.

She was answering a user on Twitter who asked if the new Pakatan Harapan government was already adopting the abuses frequently associated with the defeated Barisan Nasional.

“Official invitation, which was also extended to [Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s] family. Attitudes of old leaders will not be repeated, such as using jets for holidays and personal needs.

“Thank you for the reminded, we definitely cannot compromise,” she wrote.

A user earlier posted photographs of Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah along with her husband, PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, and two of their daughters against the backdrop of a government jet.

BN leaders were repeatedly accused of abusing government resources for their personal use.