I met YB Nurul recently when she was back at her parents' house in Cerok Tok Kun, in Permatang Pauh, on the sideline of the recent Permatang Pasir by-election. She had just completed her confinement after delivering her second child - a baby boy - and she was still breastfeeding the first baby.
I asked her about the issues surrounding Rohaizad, the UMNO candidate for Permatang Pasir, who was a disbarred lawyer with tainted personal life. "YB, what is your take on this Rohaizad controversy?"
"You know that UMNO can actually win a moral battle here, a victory for themselves of sort. If they are magnanimous enough and withdraw this candidate and apologize to the electorate and say they have made an error, they do not support such tainted candidates, they would have won a huge victory, people's perception of UMNO would take a 180 degree turnaround... but they choose to flog a dead horse... what a pity".
It was unfortunate she had to excuse herself to breastfeed her kids otherwise I would have learnt a great deal more from this young talent... very incisive mind like her Dad... She even makes better cucur udang than her mum Dr Kak Wan Azizah...
Man's greatest weapon is the mind, you can defeat a nation with it - Mahatma Gandhi