Zuraida takes leave of absence from all party posts

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 5): PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin (pictured) has taken a leave of absence from all party posts, reported The Malay Mail today.

Zuraida’s political secretary Nor Hizwan Ahmad announced today that a letter was sent on Monday to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim concerning her relinquishing of duties as party vice-president and Ampang division chief “until disciplinary proceedings against her end”.

Nor Hizwan also stated that Zuraida’s “leave will commence immediately”.

“We also sent another letter to the disciplinary board in response to two letters of demand (LOD) initiated by Anwar’s political secretary Farhash Wafa Salvador and PKR secretary general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail,” Nor Hizwan revealed during a media conference today.

Zuraida is also the Minister of Housing and Local Government and lawmaker for Ampang.

It was reported last week that the minister responded to the show-cause notice issued to her by the party's disciplinary board on claims of disciplinary misconduct.

A PKR official told the Free Malaysia Today news portal last month that “pressure was mounting within the party for the Ampang MP to be sacked over her speech” at the Shared Prosperity Vision (SPV) 2030 dinner at the Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur on Dec 8.

The “fiery” speech was reported to be critical of Anwar.

It was also reported last month that Zuraida is not joining Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

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