YOURSAY ‘Be courageous and stay strong and you will weather the storms of life.’
FellowMalaysian: Marriages are supposed to be made in heaven but they do often fail.
For this (filing for divorce) to happen to someone like Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, who all along has been the voice of justice and fairness, is just unbelievable and totally shocking.
Senior Citizen: Nurul, I must say this. You are an adorable creation of God the almighty. I don’t even have to elaborate. However, please be strong and remain steadfast in your beliefs.
Remember you are the daughter of wonderful and highly principled parents. That itself will take you a long way. It is my belief that you are predestined to become Malaysia's first woman prime minister.
Just remember this. Everything that happens in life happens with a purpose. God bless you my child, and my special prayers are for you.
Negarawan: I'm really sad to hear this but I am keeping Nurul and her husband, Raja Ahmad Shahrir Iskandar Raja Salim, and family in my prayers. May Allah bless them and guide them. We really need Nurul to keep on with the struggle for a better Malaysia.
Tiredofsuchnonsense: Nurul, we all respect you as a good and great politician. We need you to continue fighting for a better Malaysia. Be courageous and stay strong and you will weather the storms of life.
Proarte: Yes, this is strictly a private matter and let us not make any uncalled for comments. We need Nurul to help us fight for a civilised and decent Malaysia.
Toonarmy: Nurul, many, many Malaysians support you and will pray for your well-being. You are a beacon of hope to us and many of us hope to have you as our PM in the not-too-distant future.
Enlightened: It is a sad news indeed. I hope people in both sides of the political divide, respect her privacy. Nurul, you will always have the people’s support.
Dex: Nurul, I have weathered a storm for 35 years, so can you. All marriages are made in heaven and let no man put it asunder. Be strong, your family and the nation needs you.
Hang Tuah PJ: I hope both sides take it easy and do not wash dirty linen in public. As God warrants it, let go in a nice way if you cannot live together anymore. At least for the kids’ sake.
Ferdtan: It is sad when a family with children break up. It is the children who suffer more.
Devils in the Details: They may be getting a divorce but they have the same aim - to end BN. That is of the utmost importance.
We cannot have leaders who constantly hitting below the belt running this country. BN will end in 2018, whether they like it or not. We will finish them off this time.
CHKS: So what if she divorces? How does that change the politics of the country? As long as she's capable when it comes to politics, etc, we will elect her as wakil rakyat - that's what is important to us as Malaysians. Don't go for cheap publicity.
Heavenly King: Public figures do not enjoy the luxury of privacy. They have chosen to surrender privacy in pursuit of public life. This news report on Nurul and Raja Ahmad is unlike publishing their unsavoury photos.
Cantabrigian: Marriage life has its ups and downs and it is not uncommon for people, including public figures, to face such situation.
Let us not be a busybody trying to stick our nose into their private affairs or worse, politicising it.
Frogbuster: It's tough being a politician's wife. Tougher being a politician's husband, especially one as foremost as Nurul. Denis and Margaret Thatcher probably worked it out. I pray this young couple does too.
Fellow Human: We have to respect the institution of her family just as we ourselves would not want to be prodded when facing a difficult situation in the home. Do allow them the privacy you would want for yourself.
Botak Chin: To Raja Ahmad and Nurul, please do whatever is necessary to sort out your differences and stay together.
Nurul, you are such a wonderful person and Raja Ahmad, even though the public knows not much about you, you must have been a wonderful person for Nurul to have chosen you as her life partner.
May God guide you both and bless you both and your two wonderful children.
Fairplayer: Yes, I’m glad to know you are both making effort to keep your family intact. May God be with you and strengthen your resolve. Take care of each other and the children. Charity begins at home.
Rubystar_4037: Nurul, you must have thought over it long and hard. You must have talked over it with your dear mum and dad, again and again. You must have searched your heart whether to divorce or not. Hence, you file for divorce.
Don't try to repair something which is beyond redemption. Don't try to save something which is beyond hope. Walk away whether it is a 10 years or 20 years of marriage. If God willing both of you will be back together. If not, then remain your separate ways.
Close the door when it is not leading you anyway. A public life will always come under the microscope scrutiny of the masses, so be strong.
Coming to this stage where you have filed for divorce, don't have second thought. Just walk away and take care of your two kids.
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