Questions for Khairy Jamaluddin
Those of you who read R.AGE, the youth platform of The Star which I work with, might have noticed our little announcement about Khairy Jamaluddin in the papers last week. The R.AGE team will be meeting with KJ, as he is fondly known, later this week to ask him questions (set by you!).
Yup, on that day, we journalist are going to play transcribers and we’re basically going to ask him questions that young people out there – since R.AGE is a youth section – want to know. It can be anything about him: how he got into politics, what his ambitions are, why does he support Manchester United. It’s your call.
Here’s a brief into to him that we printed:
At 34, Khairy Jamaluddin (or KJ as he is more poupularly known) is part of the younger generation of politicians.
Those who follow him in Twitterverse know that he responds quickly to current issues, does not shy away from discussions and gloats whenever Manchester United wins. With almost 6,000 followers on Twitter, he has been jokingly dubbed the de facto Member of Parliament for â€œTwitterJayaâ€.
In the real world, KJ is the MP for Rembau in Negri Sembilan. He heads Umno Youth, and also Barisan Nasional Youth.
One of the reasons we are running this story is to, I guess, introduce you to the person who will be soon presenting the voice of young Malaysian youths to the Prime Minister under a project called the Pemuda Barisan Nasional Youth Lab.
Pemuda Barisan Nasional Youth Lab is an initiative that seeks to find out what issues are important to young people in Malaysia, and to work on â€œtouch pointsâ€ in the form of Government policies, programmes and announcements that will be tailor-made specifically for youths
So how do you go about sending your questions in? There are a few ways:
- Email your questions in to email@example.com
- Be a fan of R.AGE on Facebook, and leave your question there.
- Twitter it to us at @thestar_rage
Make sure you leave your name, age and contact details in your email as well.
p/s The picture above curi-ed from The Star archives btw. But I guess since this is a work-related post. *ahem*
11.07pm Malaysian time (+8 GMT)