Zuraida: Switching parties is normal in politics


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  • Sunday, 09 Aug 2020

KOTA KINABALU: Zuraida Kamaruddin says politicians leaving a party to join another is now considered normal practice in politics.

The Housing and Local Government Minister who herself left PKR to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia in February this year, said what is important is the strength of the particular party.

“I do not see it as an issue – quitting a party or switching parties is something that happens in politics.

“Everything depends on the strength of a party and the ability of party members to lead and move the party forward.

“We ourselves are ex-PKR members who were with the party for up to 20 years and still left (to join Bersatu). We brought with us members of quality who are able to perform, ” the Ampang MP told reporters after a work visit to Gayang PPR housing project in Tuaran, on Sunday (Aug 9).

On Saturday, it was reported that several Bersatu leaders and division chiefs in Selangor have or are leaving the party to join Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's new party, said to be Malay-based.

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