PETALING JAYA: Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM) has not received any application from federal minister Zuraida Kamaruddin to join the newly formed party.
Its secretary-general, Nor Hizwan Ahmad, also said the party will not interfere in the internal affairs of Bersatu, said to be mulling sacking the Ampang MP due to her alleged links to PBM.
“We have just concluded our Supreme Council meeting. So far, Zuraida’s name is not on the list of applicants who have signed up to be new members,” Hizwan said in a statement.
Last week, PBM Youth chief Na’im Brundage was reported to have confirmed that they had invited Zuraida to join the party but have yet “to receive any official response”.
Earlier today, The Malaysian Insight reported that a majority of Bersatu’s Supreme Council members had agreed to give her the boot over her alleged ties to PBM.
However, no decision was made due to a lack of proof that she had defected to PBM.
Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal was also reported by the news portal as saying that they were waiting for Zuraida’s response.
In December, Zuraida said she would consider “any offer” that came her way amid speculation that she was set to join PBM.
The Bersatu Supreme Council member, however, said she had not received any offers to date.
Previously, sources in the know told FMT that Zuraida would be trading Bersatu for PBM, a multiracial party that has declared it will fight for a “moderate Malaysia”.