Zuraida to meet PM soon over ministerial post

SEPANG: Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin will meet with the Prime Minister soon for a decision on her position in Cabinet.

The Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister said a special press conference will also be held next week after her meeting with Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob although she does not know when she would meet him.

“I am still waiting for the date. God willing, it will be soon.

“(The meeting) will discuss my position in the Cabinet,” she said at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) yesterday upon arrival from her working visit to Turkey and Greece.

A group of purple-clad Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM) supporters were seen at the airport’s departure hall holding banners and posters showing their support for the Ampang MP.

Zuraida confirmed that her application to join PBM is now being processed and that she had left Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

On Bersatu’s claim about her ministerial post, Zuraida said the decision lies with Ismail Sabri.

“I have no comment (about the ministerial post). Let’s wait for the Prime Minister to decide,” she said, adding that her decision to quit Bersatu on May 26, just before leaving for her overseas trip, was done at the correct time.

On Wednesday, Ismail Sabri had said he would meet Zuraida once she is back in Malaysia.

“After that, I will decide (on her Cabinet position),” he said.

Zuraida was in Turkey to speak at the opening ceremony of the Seventh Pioneers Conference for the Global Women’s Coalition for Al-Quds and Palestine, and in Greece for the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) business mission.

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