Zuraida says on 'standby' to meet PM, expects it to happen this week

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  • Tuesday, 07 Jun 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: I am on standby to meet with the Prime Minister, says Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin.

The Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister said this when asked to comment about her position in the Cabinet after launching the Malaysian Rubber Council's (MRC) Global Funding for Rubber Innovation (GFRI) on Tuesday (June 7).

Zuraida said she was informed by Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob about a meeting this week

"I am on standby to meet him this week but I have yet to receive information as to when it will be. I am still a minister, so I am here to officiate at this event.

"The Prime Minister has the prerogative in this matter, so we wait for his decision.

"If I am asked to give up my ministerial post, I will do the needful," she said.

Zuraida reiterated that only Ismail Sabri could make the final decision on her Cabinet post in response to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) wanting to take the portfolio back.

On retaining her Ampang parliamentary seat, she was hopeful but it depended on the decision of her new party.

"My membership is also being processed, so I have not decided what post I will take in the new party," she said.

On May 26, Zuraida announced that she had quit Bersatu to join Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM).

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