FORMER Ampang MP Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin has denied allegations that she tried to rejoin Bersatu after the 15th General Election (GE15).
Zuraida asserted that the news is not true and that she has already mentioned that she will support Perikatan Nasional (PN) in the coming state elections.
“This boy better watch his mouth,” Zuraida told Malaysiakini in an exclusive interview.
This was in response to a Free Malaysia Today (FMT) report that quoted Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal as saying that Bersatu rejected an application by Zuraida to rejoin the party after GE15.
The Machang MP claimed this is because Zuraida previously refused to step down from her ministerial post, to which she had been appointed on Bersatu quota, after quitting the party. He said that the decision to deny Zuraida’s application was made unanimously.
Moreover, Zuraida stated that she would contact Wan Fayhsal to clarify the situation.
After being fired from PKR in the wake of the Sheraton Move in 2020, Zuraida joined Bersatu.
Furthermore, she left Bersatu to join the newly established Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM), but was fired after a power dispute with its president Datuk Larry Sng Wei Shien.
At the moment, the former PKR member serves as the vice president of Muafakat Nasional, an organisation established by former UMNO leader Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
In the GE15 election, the former minister lost her deposit as well as her Ampang seat, which she had held for three terms.
Last month, Zuraida announced that she would support PN in the forthcoming elections in six states. — April 5, 2023
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