Khairy may run in Selangor polls, offers include being menteri besar

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Khairy Jamaluddin was mulling offers to run for public office in Selangor, including that of menteri besar, according to The Star.

“There are discussions with several parties and there are also discussions taking place on what that role would be,” said Khairy in a meeting with the Concorde Club – an informal group of editors and senior journalists led by Wong Chun Wai.

However, Khairy has yet to decide if he wants to participate in the Selangor state election – which has to be held this year.

“If I do decide to sit out the state polls, then I would have more time to decide which political platform I choose as the next chapter in my political journey.


“If I want to participate in the state polls, I have to decide in the next few months on which way I will go,” he said.

Khairy described the upcoming state elections as a “good opportunity” but made it clear that he has not decided whether he was ready for another election.

During the Nov 19 general election, Khairy failed in his bid to be re-elected to Parliament.

Previously, he was a three-term MP for Rembau. He was also a cabinet member under three prime ministers.

Khairy was sacked from Umno on Jan 28 without any official reasons. It is understood that he was sacked due to disparaging remarks he made against the party leadership during the GE15 campaign.

Meanwhile, Khairy said he does not intend to form a new party because Malaysia was currently “a bit saturated” with political parties.

“Though it is an option, it is unlikely,” he said. – Malaysiakini