Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar may be known for many things –– being a former Minister of Health, being Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s son-in-law, and even a national polo athlete. Now, Hot FM is asking KJ, as he is best known, to add the title of an on-air announcer to his resume.

In a shocking move recently, he was sacked from his party UMNO due to several offences such as contesting as an independent candidate and helping opposition candidates in the polls. He had previously held the post of UMNO Youth Chief and had been with the party for 23 years.

He then posted a Tweet saying that he was sacked from the party that he loved and that he had shown loyalty to, and hilariously changed his Twitter bio to read ‘president of the Negeri Sembilan Cycling Association’.

Back in November 2022, he also lost his bid to capture the Sungai Buloh parliamentary seat in GE15 despite being considered a Barisan Nasional heavyweight.

Hot FM then posted an official offer letter to their social media pages to invite KJ to be their new announcer together with their current trio Johan, Fara Fauzana, and AG Azmeer in their ‘Bekpest Hot’ segment. The segment runs from Mondays to Fridays, at 6.00am to 10.00am.

The letter read: “We at Hot FM are always open to the arrival of new announcers. We believe that this combination has the potential to be the best and hottest combination.”

The letter was posted along with the caption greeting KJ and the words, “How about trying a new industry as an announcer at Hot FM with Johan, Fara Fauzana, and AG Azmeer? On or not?” with the hashtag #KjJadiDj.

The Oxford graduate has also previously worked as a presenter for the TV talk show ‘Dateline Malaysia’. Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail also announced on 28 January on Instagram that KJ will act as the future CEO of the Johor Darul Ta'zim Football Club (JDTFC) and as Johor Youth adviser.

In an interview with BFM radio this morning, KJ said that he will not be appealing his sacking from the party and that he would be listening to the political, academic, and corporate offers that have already come his way before making any decisions.

Finally in an interview with CNA, he revealed that he is considering contesting a coming state election in Selangor. In the interview he revealed "I think this is the political epicentre for Malaysia, this is where the action is, I think I'd like to build my new political base here."

He did not comment on whether he would form a new political party or join an existing one.

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