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Zuraida Quits Bersatu For PBM, To Meet PM To Resign From Her Cabinet Post

Zuraida Quits Bersatu For PBM, To Meet PM To Resign From Her Cabinet Post

Zuraida said that she will hold a meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob upon her return from her working trip in Turkey on 2 June.

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Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) supreme council member today announced her decision to leave the party and join Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM).

In a statement issued today, Zuraida said that she too would discuss her resignation from the Cabinet post with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Zuraida cited PBM’s strength as among the reason for her to leave Bersatu, while adding that PBM too were in support of Ismail’s leadership.

“After in-depth consideration, I have decided to join PBM. I see a lot of potential in PBM, especially at a time when Malaysians are tired of the old politics, which stifle the progress of the country.

“I believe in the struggles of this party and am very attracted to the party’s core principles namely multiracial engagement, women empowerment, youth empowerment, economic development, education and the advancement of science and technology as elements to make Malaysia a developed country,” said Zuraida.

Regarding her resignation, Zuraida, said that she will be meeting Ismail upon returning home from her working trip in Turkey.

“God willing, I will meet the prime minister soon to discuss my resignation as minister. I will also discuss with him the role and direction of PBM in strengthening the Keluarga Malaysia government,” she added.

With the inclusion of Zuraida, PBM will now have three MPs in the Dewan Rakyat including Steven Choong (Tebrau) and Larry Sng (Julau).

Zuraida, who is also the former PKR Women’s chief, is the third former prominent PKR women leader to join PBM after Haniza Talha and Dr Daroyah Alwi.

Both Haniza and Dr Daroyah were also former Selangor state excos.

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