Pol-sec: Zuraida is not joining Bersatu

KUALA LUMPUR: According to her political secretary Nor Rizwan Ahmad, the Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin, who is Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president, is not joining Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).

In a statement released yesterday, Nor Hizwan said that, to date, Zuraida was still focused on carrying out her responsibilities and duties as a PKR member and PKR Ampang branch chief.

This was made in reference to the spread of a letter addressed to Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, and a membership form, which was purportedly Zuraida’s application to join the party.

“I also take note of the letter which used the Ministry of Housing and Local Government’s (KPKT) letterhead. The action is also very irresponsible when it linked the ministry to political issues.

“The letter and form virally are fakes. It is an evil and amateurish act of certain parties trying to take advantage of the party’s internal political situation which is currently taking place,’’ he said in a statement today.

It was reported that PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said that a show-cause letter issued by the party’s Disciplinary Board on allegations of misconduct had been sent to Zuraida.

However, when Zuraida met the reporters at an event in Putrajaya today, she said she would respond to the show cause letter issued by the party within the specified time.

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