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PKR Wanita chief’s luxury cars spark controversy

Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

KUALA LUMPUR – June 23, 2016: PKR Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin became a centre of attention  over the past few days after alleged, “skeletons in her closet” were exposed into the cyberspace.

The furor ensued after the administrators of the ‘Captain M’ Facebook page accused Zurida of committing corruption which  they alleged was the real reason behind her rags to riches story.

According to them, Zuraida owned several imported and expensive cars including a Toyota Vellfire, Mercedes Benz C200, Toyota Fortuner, Honda Civic (Hybrid), two Toyota Hilux and a Volvo XC90.

“Before she became the parliamentary member for Ampang in 2008, Zuraida sells fruits and traditional medicines for a living. She only owns a Perodua Myvi.

“Now, she owns seven imported cars and was given a Mercedes Benz C200 as a gift from her cronies in Selangor,” the administrators of the Facebook page claimed. claimed.

Zuraida, however, did not respond to The Mole’s inquiry regarding the matter.

Be that as it may, many in the social media strongly believed that the accusations hurled against her were legitimate.

They argued that there was no way Zuraida could afford to own those cars given her RM16, 000 monthly allowances as a parliamentary member.

“In other words, this means that she is living beyond her means? Question is how and where does she gets her money from?” wrote Facebooker Sim Kiang Chiok.

“I do hope this revelation is a lie. PKR is god’s gift to Malaysia…the party can do no wrong,” was the sarcastic response from Rizuan MH.

“She’s so rich. Must have exported her fruits worldwide,” Leman Mat chided.

“Isn’t this the same PKR MP that challenged our ministers to live on a salary of RM900 per month? I guess, she’s not doing that bad either,” wrote Katibas Vibe.

“Wow, I think I would like to register for PKR and try to be one of its legislative members that way I can be rich like her,” wrote Fiqa Lee.

“I am hoping that she gets the same media treatment that DS Najib (Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak) and Shahrizat (Umno wanita chief Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil) had received,” wrote Farouk Khan.

So far, the only rebuttal against the matter came from PKR Ampang division’s Facebook page.

The administrators of the page pointed out that Zuraida is unable to drive a car due to her worsening knee condition and that the cars were used by other individuals.

“They were only registered under her name but the monthly payments were made by the respective drivers,” the administrators stated.

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Zaidi Azmi

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If Zaidi Azmi isn’t busy finding his way in the city, this 26-year-old northern kampung boy can be found struggling to make sense of the Malaysian political scene. Zaidi can be reached at zaidiazmi91@gmail.com.