Perhaps politics can take back seat for KJ following successful deejaying debut

FORMER health minister Khairy Jamaluddin (KJ) has proven that he is still a hot property on social media with his first day as a Hot FM presenter from 6am to 10am yesterday (Feb 15) having enabled the radio station to record a 75% surge in listeners within an hour through the platform’s digital le broadcast.

According to Media Prima Audio (MPA) which operates Hot FM, the radio station’s website managed to achieve a 139% increase in unique page views from surfers who accessed the segment managed by the former Rembau MP.

“His friendly and approachable character attracted the attention of listeners with a video uploaded on social media about him working on Hot FM,” MPA pointed out in a statement.

“Khairy also asked the public to suggest interesting topics to discuss while on air which received positive feedback. Fans are happy because Khairy is open-minded.”

All-in-all, Khairy who was handling the Bekpes Hot slot with Johan and AG created a lively atmosphere at the radio station with his sporting and crazy-like attitude, reported Malay news portal Sinar Harian.

Amid the 5.78 million engagements garnered, the 47-year-old Kuwait-born politician who was once the UMNO Youth chief revealed on the live radio show that he accepted an offer to become a Hot FM DJ after losing in the 15th General Election (GE15).

Khairy’s spontaneous answer also created a hilarious environment with his quick and witty answers to Johan and AG’s ‘teasing’ him on the subject of politics.

“I remember winning because when I went to campaign, many people asked me to take selfies. Apparently, I lost. Win a ‘selfie’ but lost the vote,” he quipped. “After the defeat last November, I did not know what to do, I’m stuck thinking about the future.”

Khairy further shared that he thought he would receive a pension for his previous ministerial duties but it turned out he would have to wait until he was 50 years old.

This revelation made him feel heartbroken, prompting him to take on the job as a radio presenter.

Despite his temporary break from politics, Khairy assured listeners that he is not quitting the political field for good.

He also answered questions about his political interests, sharing that he enjoys helping people. Many Hot FM listeners expressed their support for Khairy’s new role as a radio presenter with some even proclaiming him to be the future Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Aside from his new job, Khairy was recently appointed as Johor Youth Advisor in addition to be admitted into the board of directors of the Johor Darul Ta’zim FC whereby his experience in various fields is expected to be valuable in both youth development and the progress of football in the state. – Feb 16, 2023

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