Muhyiddin to pick Zuraida's replacement in Cabinet, says Wan Saiful

PETALING JAYA: Perikatan Nasional chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will name a new Cabinet replacement following Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin's resignation from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).

Bersatu information chief Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan said the party had discussed Zuraida's position and issued a show-cause letter after reviewing her actions.

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"Regarding the Cabinet (position), Muhyiddin as president of Bersatu and chairman of Perikatan will nominate suitable candidates from among the leaders of Bersatu," he said in a statement on Thursday (May 26).

Earlier, the Ampang MP, who is Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister, announced that she had left Bersatu and would join Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM).

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"God-willing, I will meet Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob soonest to discuss my resignation as minister," she said in a press statement.

Wan Saiful added that Zuraida's move was not shocking and was in fact expected.

"In a situation where the whole country is talking about the importance of political stability, it seems that Zuraida is acting on her own judgment only," he said.

Zuraida is in Turkey to speak at the opening ceremony of the Seventh Pioneers Conference for the Global Women's Coalition for Al-Quds and Palestine.

Zuraida, who was also a Bersatu supreme council member, is expected to return to Malaysia on June 2 after participating in a Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) business mission.

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