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Anwar wants us to step out of his shadow, says Nurul Izzah

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INTERVIEW | For almost two decades, Anwar Ibrahim has been the opposition's bedrock, a political titan who had cast a long shadow over those opposed to BN.

It is a shadow that his party PKR has struggled to step out of, even in his long absence due to imprisonment over sodomy charges.

Reverence for Anwar had even stymied Pakatan Harapan at one point, with PKR's insistence on giving him a top position, delaying the formation of the coalition's leadership lineup for weeks.

Still, he remains highly regarded, with many still deferring to his judgement or invoking his name in their struggles.

But as the 14th general election (GE14) looms, Anwar's daughter Nurul Izzah feels that it is time for the opposition to step into the light.

"At the end of the day I think even Anwar himself wants us to move beyond his shadow," the PKR vice-president told Malaysiakini in an interview on Thursday...

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