International Advisory Council (IAC)
DATUK HAJAH ZURAIDA BINTI KAMARUDDIN
Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities
The Hon. Zuraida Binti Kamaruddin is currently the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) of Malaysia, beginning in August 2021 under the new government led by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri. Already, she has made her intentions clear to align the agri-commodities sector of Malaysia with the circular economy. This is her third time holding a Cabinet position in the Malaysian government. In May 2018, she was the first woman Minister of Housing and Local Government (MHLG) of Malaysia, a position she notably held through two successive governments.
As the minister of MHLG, she made her mark by reforming housing policies to improve living conditions such as enlarging government-subsidised homes from 700 to 900-square feet and transforming the rent-to-own (RTO) government schemes to make home ownership more accessible, especially for first-time buyers and B40 groups to middle-income earners..... [View More]