Nural Izzah Anwar eldest daughter of Anwar Ibrahim Malaysia's former Deputy Prime Minister is a remarkable woman who seems destined to lead Malaysia in the future.
A mother of two with a Masters degree in International Relations from John Hopkins in Washington and a background in human rights she was recently elected at the tender age of 30 to be a Vice President for the People's Justice Party in addition to being an MP for Lembah Pantai, a surbaban Kuala Lumpur constituency.
Despite her father facing trumped up political sodomy charges (and you thought sex was only used against Julian Assange) Nurul has brushed aside the appalling treatment and persecution of her father to be a significant politician in her own right with a passion for healing Malaysia's racial tensions. Nurul is crucially very popular with young Malaysians who call her "puteri reformasi" the princess of the reformation movement.
LM believes the time is right for Nural to take on the challenge of leading Malaysia's opposition given her evident leadership credentials and while I'm no fan of family dynasties she is nevertheless an outstanding talent who is also a role model being a proud Malaysian Muslim female wearing the hijab.
This article explains the role of Political Islam within Malaysia and Nural Anwar is the woman best placed to be its exponent not just in Malaysia but also for Muslims worldwide whose rage about injustice needs to be channelled effectively.