KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 — An on-air announcer job offer by Hot FM to former health minister Khairy Jamaluddin was meant to bring a breath of fresh air to the local radio station.
The Media Prima-owned station said in a statement today that the offer was to invite Khairy to "warm up" the morning segment "Bekpes Hot” alongside Johan, Fara Fauzana, and AG.
It said discussions with Khairy's team about the offer are still ongoing.
A soft copy of the offer letter went viral over the weekend after it was posted on various social media platforms by Hot FM.
The letter offered Khairy a position as a radio announcer for the morning segment from Monday to Friday.
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Speaking about the offer, Media Prima Audio chief executive officer Nazri Noran said the idea was to add more colours to the morning segment and bring fresher content to the listeners.
"Khairy is not only a great politician and leader but also an influencer who has a great impact on Malaysians.
"His presence [at Hot FM] along with other radio presenters will bring a new dimension to the country’s radio landscape.”
Network director Shah Hayatudin said the station is currently in discussion with Khairy’s team about the offer.
"So far his feedback has been positive about the offer and we will announce developments on the matter from time to time.”
Khairy was expelled from Umno last Friday for violating the party’s constitution in the 15th general election (GE15) that was held last November.
The former Rembau MP and Umno youth chief contested the Sungai Buloh seat in GE15 but was defeated by Pakatan Harapan’s Datuk R. Ramanan.