No notice from Bersatu, Zuraida says

The supreme council member is said to be sacked from the party due to her alleged ties with PBM

by ANIS HAZIM / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

PARTI Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Supreme Council member Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin (picture) said she has yet to receive any official notice from the party on her alleged sacking from the party.

The plantation industries and commodities minister said she has not responded to the situation since she was away to attend the Malaysia-Iran Palm Oil Trade Fair and Seminar in Iran.

“I just came back from Iran, so I know I’m still a minister here. I do not know what is going on, and I have not received any official notice or whatever from the party,” Zuraida told reporters after attending the Malaysia International Rubber Industry Convention and Expo 2022.

Responding to queries by The Malaysian Reserve on her direction in politics amid the rumours, she replied with a metaphor that there is nothing to worry about as it does not happen yet.

“We will cross that bridge when we come to it,” she said.

Meanwhile, Zuraida also welcomed the new parties that will be making their debut at the upcoming Johor state election namely, Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM) and Malaysian United Democratic Alliance.

“I think it is a very healthy democratic practice. I believe that anyone or any political parties in the country are ready to serve the nation.

“As long as the objective is to serve the people and to save the country. We should welcome them,” she added.

However, she said people should not follow the political parties that tend to divert their principles along the way.

Recently, Zuraida is said to be expelled from Bersatu as a majority of the Bersatu’s members have agreed to sack her due to her alleged ties with PBM.

Local news also reported that PBM have invited Zuraida to join the party, however, there is no official response from her.

Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said recently that the Ampang MP is still the party’s supreme council member until her allegiance is proven otherwise.