The eldest daughter of Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been appointed as senior adviser to her father on economics and finance.
Nurul Izzah Anwar, 42, revealed this in an interview with The Star, adding that the appointment took effect on Jan 3.
Nurul, who lost her Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat in the recent general election, said her experience as an MP would come in handy when engaging with "experts in navigating economic governance, accountability and evidence-based policies".
She said she had been busy meeting with business groups and stakeholders as part of the preparations for the upcoming budget, to be tabled by Anwar who is also the finance minister.
"The instruction from the PM was clear: talk to the rakyat and listen to their ideas, concerns, and expectations. They are the most important stakeholders of all," she added.