Zuraida binti Kamaruddin is the current Member of Parliament for Ampang, Selangor and serves in the Cabinet of Malaysia as the Minister of Housing and Local Government from 21 May 2018. She is the first woman in to serve in that position. She is also a Central Committee Member of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Malaysian United Indigeneous Party), a component party of Perikatan Nasional, the ruling coalition in Malaysia. Zuraida was elected to Parliament in the 2008 election, winning the seat of Ampang from the then ruling Barisan Nasional coalition. She was re-elected in the 2013 and in the 2018 elections.
On International Women’s Day this year, Zuraida launched the Council of Malaysian Women Political Leaders (COMWEL), comprising of women political leaders in the country. This initiative is meant to advance the socio-economic standing of women in the country by strengthening women’s position through the parliament.