Thursday 31 July 2008

Anwar Ibrahim Will Stand in Permatang Pauh, After Wife Azizah Tenders Resignation

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's wife, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, today resigned as Permatang Pauh MP to make way for him to contest in a by-election in his hometown.

Dr Wan Azizah, the parliamentary opposition leader who will keep her Parti Keadilan Rakyat president post, said she sent the resignation letter to Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin who is expected to notify the Election Commission immediately.

A by-election must be called within 60 days after the notification date.

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