Zuraida Kamaruddin

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Zuraida Kamaruddin

ذوريدة بنت قمرالدين
Minister of Housing and Local Government
Assumed office
21 May 2018
MonarchMuhammad V
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputyRaja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad
Preceded byNoh Omar
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Ampang, Selangor
Assumed office
8 March 2008
Preceded byRozaidah Talib (UMNO-BN)
Majority41,956 (2018)
13,278 (2013)
3,676 (2008)
Women's Chief for People's Justice Party (Malaysia)
Succeeded byHaniza Talha
Personal details
Zuraida binti Kamaruddin

(1958-03-14) 14 March 1958 (age 61)
Political partyPKR
Spouse(s)Faridi Yaakob

Hajjah Zuraida binti Kamaruddin (Jawi: ذورايدا بنت كامروددين; born 14 March 1958) is a Malaysian politician. She is the current Member of Parliament for Ampang and serves in the Cabinet of Malaysia as Minister of Housing and Local Government from 21 May 2018. She is also the Women Chief of People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) ruling coalition in Malaysia.[1]

Zuraida was elected to Parliament in the 2008 election, winning the seat of Ampang from the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.[2] She was reelected in the 2013 and in the .[3]


It is still unclear on her education background as Zuraida did not claim to be part of any university. She also claimed that Bernama did not verify her education background before coming up with an infographic


She started working in the private sector in 1980 at Frank Small & Associates, Australia. She holds the position of Qualitative Study Manager before to Chuo Senko Advertising (Japan) as Marketing Research and Account Planning Manager. In addition, she has worked with American International Assurance (AIA), Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, AVON (M) Berhad and Flaireborne (M) Sdn Bhd.

In 1998, she became a training and motivational consultant to advise organizations such as Petronas, Municipal Council, Oriflame, Nutrimetics, Shinetsu, Texas and marketing, advertising and merchandise research companies.

Other posts include being a member of the Board of Directors of Maahad Tahfiz Az-Zahra, Adviser of ALQAS Education & Charity Home, GEMMA Humanitarian Relief Advisor and Malaysian Student Association in Yemen. She is also a founder and chairwoman of WIRDA having members locally and overseas. WIRDA is a Community Service Center that handles counseling and protection to the needy groups including single mothers, travelers, converts and teens.

Participation in politics and administration[edit]

In addition to holding three-term posts as Ampang MP, Selangor, YB Zuraida is also the Women Chief of Pakatan Harapan.

She is also the Chairwoman of the Selangor Women's Institute of IWB (IWB). IWB is a Selangor State Government think tank acting as a policy framework to ensure women's development will take priority in the state.

International politics[edit]

As Member of the Parliament and Women Chief of Pakatan Harapan, she is also frequently invited to a symposium and a set of international politicians representing Malaysia. She is also honored to attend and speak at the Women Political Leaders Summit (WPL) in Iceland. WPL is an independent, international and non-profit organization headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland. Its members are international women leaders such as ministers, members of parliament and community leaders. This organizational activity is more focused on showing the impact of women in global political leadership.

This organization is not only political but also defines the role of women in communication, networks and communities. WPL's main goal is to gather powerful political leaders of women and have the influence to bring positive changes on a global scale.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P99 Ampang, Selangor[2][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 Zuraida Kamaruddin (PKR) 26,995 53.50% Azman Wahid (UMNO) 23,319 46.21% 51,097 3,676 73.91%
2013 Zuraida Kamaruddin (PKR) 41,969 59.25% Rozaidah Talib (UMNO) 28,691 40.50% 71,575 13,278 86.09%
2018 Zuraida Kamaruddin (PKR) 54,307 70.94% Leong Kim Soon (MCA) 12,351 16.13% 76,550 41,956 84.50%
Nurul Islam Yusoff (PAS) 9,598 12.54%
Tan Hua Meng (PRM) 294 0.38%

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ a b "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 9 April 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Zuraida kekal Parlimen Ampang untuk PAKATAN". Selangor Kini. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  5. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  6. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  7. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". www.myundi.com.my. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  9. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  10. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.