Telling herstory

Making herstory: Zuraida is currently the only woman to lead a political party in Malaysia. — THOMAS YONG/The Star

Yesterday, Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin began making her way towards the history books by becoming president of Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM). At a PBM national congress, delegates unanimously agreed to restructure party leadership with the Ampang MP taking over the presidency from Julau MP Datuk Larry Sng. Sng, who consented to the transition, will be PBM deputy president.

When it’s made official, Zuraida will become the only woman politician currently leading a political party.Yesterday, the 10-month-old party also increased its four MPs – representing Ampang, Julau, Tebrau and Lahad Datu – to six when it welcomed Segamat MP Datuk Seri Dr Edmund R. Santhara Kumar and Kuala Langat MP Datuk Dr Xavier Jayakumar into the fold.

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