|All ears when DAP's Lim Kit Siang took the rostrum.|
Last Friday I was at the Thean Hou Temple for the Lembah Pantai fund-raising dinner. The hall was packed with Pakatan Rakyat supporters. Aside from the proceeds from the 96 table reservations at RM100 per person, an extra RM27,000 was raised on the spot from donations.
Featured speakers were DAP's Lim Kit Siang, PAS's Mat Sabu, Bersih's Ambiga, Nurul Izzah and her father Anwar Ibrahim. The latter was a no-show as his flight from Penang was delayed at the last minute.
The night definitely belonged to Nurul, not only because she is MP for Lembah Pantai, but also because she wowed the audience with her oratorical skills. She is not afraid to speak out against injustice and against corruption. She is well-informed, articulate and humble. Her good looks is an added bonus. She is also a loving wife, a doting mother of two, and plays a mean guitar, so I was told. She is a fan of English rock band Radiohead, and supports Arsenal. It's easy to see why she has a huge following, especially among the young people. And she is only 31 years old!
If you have never heard Nurul speak, do watch the video.
As Ambiga said in her speech, Malaysia is ready for a woman PM, and guess who that would be? You know the answer.