Photo: Hot FM instagram screengrab/ Khairy Jamaluddin Facebook

MALAYSIA —  Former health minister Khairy Jamaluddin, who was expelled by his own party UMNO (The United Malays National Organisation) last month, will begin his new career as a radio at local ratio station, Hot FM, starting from next week(15 February).

This morning, Mr Khairy confirmed that he will join Hot FM in a telephone interview on Bekpes Hot with radio announcers Johan, AG and Datuk AC Mizal.

In the interview, AG asked: “Now we want to hear, Khairy Jamaluddin, KJ to become Hot FM DJ, on or not?”

Mr Khairy simply replied: “On, let’s go!”


Local media Berita Harian reported that Media Prima Audio (MPA), the parent company of Hot FM has confirmed Mr Khairy’s appointment.

A statement issued by MPA said the offer to Mr Khairy was made in an open letter on Instagram @hotfm976. He will be on duty as a radio announcer from 6 am to 10 am, Mondays to Fridays.

“Having him join Hot FM is in line with the radio station’s tagline ‘Yang Hangat Dan Terbaik’ (‘The Hottest And Best’).”

Media Prima Audio chief executive officer Nazri Noran expressed his gratitude to the former Rembau member of parliament as he is delighted to have Mr Khairy on board to provide fresher content to the listeners.

“A million thanks and appreciation to KJ for his willingness to join us as a Bekpes Hot presenter.”

Khairy sacked by his own party

Malaysia media had reported earlier that Mr Khairy may be interested in contesting in the coming  Selangor state elections, and he has received “several offers” from different political parties, including being offered the Selangor Chief Minister post.

However, he said he had no plans of forming a new party at the moment.

Mr Khairy was expelled by his own party UMNO last month. His party’s membership was terminated for breaching party discipline during the Malaysia 15th General Election (GE15).

He was one of the UMNO leaders who called on UMNO chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to resign after the party suffered a catastrophic loss in GE 15.

Following Barisan Nasional’s tragic loss in GE15, its chairman, Zahid has been embattled with criticism and calls to step down.

With only 30 seats secured out of the contested 177 seats, BN is seeing its worst result in the coalition’s history.

UMNO won 26 seats out of 120 seats contested, while another BN component party, the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) gained only two seats out of 44 contested seats.


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