PUTRAJAYA: If there was any move to sack her from PKR, party vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin said it should be done by the book.

She said this in response to rumours that PKR Supreme Council was leaning towards removing her from the party.

Zuraida shrugged it off, saying they could do whatever they want.

"It is just that they have to do in proper process (though)," she told reporters after the flag-off of Pengerang Municipal Council electric vehicles today.

On the show-cause letter issued by the party to her on claims of disciplinary misconduct, Zuraida urged reporters to be patient because she had 14 days to respond to it.

"As I have said before, I have 14 days to reply to the show-cause letter. Just wait for it, I will call the media, insyaAllah (God willing)."

Party secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail was quoted as saying that the letter, issued by PKR's Disciplinary Board was delivered to Zuraida on Friday (Jan 17).

He said Zuraida had 14 days starting from Friday to provide an explanation, after which the board would decide on the next course of action.

Saifuddin added that it would be within the powers of the disciplinary board whether there would be a hearing to drop Zuraida from the party.

Yesterday, Zuraida had expressed her confidence that the party's disciplinary board would act fairly and would not be influenced by any quarters, including the party leaders.

She stood by her remarks of which she had described them as the truth.

Zuraida, a staunch ally of PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, had been accused of insulting party members and publicly disclosing details of a private conversation with party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

On her take regarding the prime minister's concern that Pakatan Harapan would be a one-term government if internal strife continues, Zuraida said any government in the world that keeps fighting among themselves would not last.

On another matter, Zuraida, who was also the Housing and Local Government Minister, said so far the ministry had not received any application from local councils for the RM1 million allocations to set smoking zones near eateries.

These zones have to be at least 3m from eateries.

The country’s 155 local councils would be allowed to build smoking zones in some public places, especially in food courts, within their jurisdiction.

If there was any move to sack her from PKR, party vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin said it should be done by the book. -NSTP/AHMAD IRHAM MOHD NOOR.