Just a “Liberal” “Girl”?: The Framing of Nurul Izzah Anwar over “Freedom of Religion” Remarks

Nurul Izzah Anwar comes from a political family. She is the current Vice-President of the Malaysian political party PKR (People's Justice Party), and is also the daughter of Anwar Ibrahim, a former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister who was jailed in 1999 and banned from politics until 2008 for charges of corruption and sodomy (but arguably because he was a prominent critic of the then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad). Her mother Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is the President of PKR.Nurul Izzah is also … [Read more...]

Beyond M & M: Moving Past the Muslimness and Motherhood of Nurul Izzah Anwar

With the recent high-profile acquittal (on charges of sodomy) of Malaysia's former Deputy Prime Minister and current opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, there has been increased international interest in Malaysian politics. Along with Ibrahim, the spotlight has also fallen on his People's Justice Party and one of its leading lights, Nurul Izzah Anwar, daughter of Ibrahim and party President Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. While her entrance into politics was triggered by her father's legal … [Read more...]