Khairy Jamaluddin, former Rembau MP, has stated that he is prepared to serve as prime minister. The health minister declared during a speech in Taman Saujana Utama that the timing was perfect to announce his intention to lead the government.
“I hope to become your prime minister someday and help our nation grow. However, I must first succeed in Sungai Buloh. I’m ready, but I need to demonstrate it in Sungai Buloh first,” he said, adding that if the crowd here supports him, he will then “enter the dragon’s den.”
He continued by saying that this was the first occasion where he had publicly expressed his intentions and that the party’s leadership would “cut him off” for doing so.
As reported by Sinar Harian, Khairy said “I came to Sungai Buloh not to ‘kill’ myself, this is not a ‘kamikaze’ mission. I took on this challenge because if the people of Sungai Buloh vote for me in the P107 Parliamentary constituency, I know Sungai Buloh is not the limit.”
The BN candidate, however, emphasised that caretaker Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob is BN’s pick for prime minister and that he would not seek his goal immediately following this general election.
“I believe the time is right; nonetheless, it may not be the best time to speak,” the politician noted.
Khairy also discussed how he persuaded the Singaporean authorities to reopen Malaysia’s borders during the general election ceremony. According to him, the health minister of Singapore was persuaded and expressed his opinions to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
“Singapore declared that it would open the borders that evening. I’m telling you this to demonstrate my abilities. I’ll be your loudest voice,” he vowed, promising to draw attention to regional problems on his social media channels, which boast more than five million followers.
He also remarked, amid loud applause from the audience, “If there are floods, I will utilise my digital platforms and say, ‘Menteri besar, come and solve this now.'”
This year, for the Sungai Buloh seat, Khairy is competing against R Ramanan of Pakatan Harapan, Ghazali Hamin of Perikatan Nasional, and Akmal Yusoff of Pejuang.