From Malysiakini: Tribute to Wan Azizah, ‘rock of PKR’
It has been quite a while since Anwar Ibrahim has publicly praised his wife, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, for being the ‘rock’ of PKR. He did so today.
Anwar revealed that it was his wife who has held the party together by taking a deep interest in its affairs, updating herself on political developments and showing genuine concern for the welfare of members.
“Although I may be the one formulating policies, Azizah is the one working tirelessly behind the scenes. She has worked harder than me at times,” Anwar told a press conference at PKR headquarters in Petaling Jaya.
The opposition leader was replying to a question as to when he would officially take over as PKR president from his wife, who has often been described as a “reluctant politician”.
Although he did not give a definite answer, his reply indicated that PKR is doing just fine with Azizah as PKR president and himself as the undisputed leader of Pakatan Rakyat.
Anwar said his wife had proven herself as an active campaigner in the just-concluded Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau by-elections.
“She was campaigning throughout the two constituencies. She worked very hard in mobilising support for Pakatan candidates,” he said proudly, adding in jest “and you know, Azizah has certain capabilities which I don’t have”.