Zuraida: Nationwide SPV 2030 tour to kick off next month

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  • Tuesday, 07 Jan 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The nationwide tour on Shared Prosperity Vision (SPV) 2030 will begin the first week of February in Selangor, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

The roadshow, which will be undertaken by Zuraida, who is PKR vice-president and party deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, is meant to promote the policies of SPV 2030 to party grassroots.

"We wanted to do it on Jan 19 but decided to postpone it due to the Chinese New Year celebrations.

"So, we will now hold it on the first week of Feb in Selangor. Two weeks after that, we will take it to Sarawak as preparations for the state elections there," she told a press conference at her ministry on Tuesday (Jan 7).

On Dec 10 last year, Zuraida said the tour would be similar to the campaign to defeat Barisan Nasional, prior to the May 2018 General Election.

She also said that it would be handled by 70 non-governmental organisations and would capitalise on party machinery to promote government policies to the grassroots.

The tour was first announced at the PKR's SPV 2030 dinner on Dec 8 at the Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur, which saw the minister giving a fiery speech attacking party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

"We will concentrate on government initiatives on SPV 2030, because we want to move forward and give focus on building the government and not getting involved in party issues," said Zuraida.

In a separate issue, Zuraida said her lawyer would deal with the letter of demand sent by Anwar's political aide Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak, who threatened to sue her for defamation.

This was over the same speech she spoke during the SPV 2030 dinner, attended by thousands of supporters and leaders aligned to Azmin.

"I only received the letter last Thursday (Jan 2)," she said.

On former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak questioning why she opened a fire station in Kimanis this year when the building was completed in 2018, the minister said it was nothing extraordinary.

"It's normal. For example, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong officiated a mosque that was completed 10 years back.

"Najib pretends like he doesn't know. He also organised such events in the past," she said.

On Jan 4, Zuraida officiated the Kimanis fire station, which Najib said was built at a budget of RM7.73mil allocated by the previous Barisan government.

Polling for Kimanis is on Jan 18.

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