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Date: 23 Nov 1999
Wan Azizah promises to tackle local woes
BUTTERWORTH: Parti Keadilan Nasional president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail, who is contesting in the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat, kicked off her campaign with a vow to address local problems if she won. She said the people of Permatang Pauh were still suffering from floods despite mitigation measures.
She also vowed to continue with the work carried out by her husband Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim during his 17-year tenure as MP there.
"All this while, I have only been a wife to Anwar and a mother to my children, but now I will try to do my best as MP for the sake of the party and the people of Permatang Pauh," she told a crowd in Mengkuang Titi on Monday night.
Although still in bereavement over the recent demise of her brother-in-law (Anwar's brother, Rani), Dr Wan Azizah completed her tight schedule, visiting constituents in Tanah Liat, Kampung Tok Sardon, Kubang Semang, Belah Dua and Kampung Rawa in Permatang Pauh.
She was accompanied by Keadilan's candidate for the Penanti state seat, Abdul Rahman Kadir and daughter Nurul Nuha.