Malaysia: Muhyiddin to meet PM soon, says Zuraida must go

  • Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin is awaiting his meeting with Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob to discuss Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin’s position in the cabinet following her departure from the party.
  • This is as he views that the plantation industries and commodities minister should be replaced as she had acted in Bersatu’s capacity during her tenure.
  • “It is the prime minister’s right to choose a different candidate, and when that happens we will name a suitable candidate to replace Zuraida,” Muhyiddin told reporters after the 6th National Recovery Council (NRC) meeting on 14 Jun 22.
  • When asked whether Bersatu would appoint a new face, the former prime minister coyly suggested waiting until the announcement of the candidate.
  • Muhyiddin added that a date for the meeting has not been set yet.
  • In another development, Muhyiddin denied rumours that Senior Minister Azmin Ali and Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Mohd Rashid Hasnon will also defect from Bersatu.
  • The Pagoh MP later added that as far as he is aware, Azmin and Rashid had no intentions to leave the party.
  • Muhyiddin said he had met Rashid during a Hari Raya celebration and the Batu Pahat MP did not express intention to leave the party.

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