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Zuraida hopes to keep Cabinet post ahead of meeting with PM

She says this would ensure continuity in the programmes planned by her ministry.

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Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin.
Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin.

Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin has expressed hope that she will keep her Cabinet position, ahead of a meeting with the prime minister after switching political parties.

She said this would ensure continuity in the programmes planned by the ministry.

“As we know, I am meeting the prime minister next week,” she told reporters after a programme in Sungai Siput last night.

“I hope there will be good news of being retained because that is easier to complete the programmes and plans laid out, apart from helping to stabilise the country and Cabinet.”

Last month, Zuraida quit Bersatu to join Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM). She said she would meet with Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob to discuss her position in the Cabinet.

On Thursday, Ismail said he would meet Zuraida this week to discuss her Cabinet post.

Meanwhile, Zuraida, who has been named PBM president-designate, said the party would be looking for suitable seats to contest in Perak in the 15th general election (GE15).

The Ampang MP said electoral contests in the country were getting increasingly open as no single party could dominate.

“We can see that now there are no dominant parties. New or old parties all have a chance. It depends on their approach,” she added.

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