Q&A: My husband, my soul mate

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In the final of a two-part exclusive interview, Nurul Izzah Anwar shares her feelings about becoming a mother and how she found love with husband Raja Ahmad Shahrir Iskandar. She also recollects her life as a student in Kuala Lumpur's Assunta Secondary School and a young Muslim woman in the United States.

Malaysiakini: We understand you're expecting - when's the baby due?

Nurul Izzah: God willing, at end of the year. I can't tell you more, because then the other 'party' will make preparations (laughs).

You will be a mother, how do you feel about that?

It's really a new experience of course (laughs), stating the obvious. I feel that I am accountable in some way. I don't want to disappoint my child, I do want to make sure I do something that will make him or her proud (of me). It gives me a lot of pressure in the sense (of deciding) what I will leave behind.

Will I provide him or her hope in life? You just can't sit back and watch, there is no such thing as that. I hope as a mother, I will be able to make him or her proud. I don't want to leave behind a legacy of regret or disappointment.

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