KJ denies ever being in a relationship with Nurul Izzah

Umno Youth leader and member of Parliament for Rembau Khairy Jamaluddin today denied that he was once supposed to marry Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar.

Khairy was posed the question during Yahoo! Malaysia's Question Time segment by a reader named Didi.

He answered with a laugh.

"Hahaha. Never. I don't even know her apart from seeing her in Parliament," he said, adding that this was just another lie and urban legend.

"People believe in any crap they hear," he added.


Khairy is the second Malaysian leader to appear on Yahoo! Malaysia's newly-launched interactive ‘Question Time’ segment this Thursday, June 2.

The live Q&A session began at 11.30 am. You can join it by clicking here.

Yahoo! Malaysia's Country Editor S Vicknesan said it was another great opportunity for members of the public to interact directly with Khairy, one of the country's most prominent politicians and son-in-law of former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

"Questions to Khairy can be in English and Bahasa Malaysia but should be short, to the point and relevant to the discussion," said Vicknesan, adding that a large number of participants was expected for the chat session.

"Once again, we would like to remind Yahoo! users to respect the dignity of the forum and help raise the level of political discourse in Malaysia.

Khairy Jamaluddin (Malaysian Insider Photo)
Khairy Jamaluddin (Malaysian Insider Photo)

"And while we will try our best to accommodate all questions, time and volume may not allow this.

"We do hope the participants will understand these constraints,” he said, adding the aim of the 'Question Time' segment was to enable more direct communication between Malaysians and their leaders.

'Unique opportunity'

In a pre-event release, Khairy said he was looking forward to taking part in the live chat session with Yahoo! users.

“I look forward to participating in Yahoo!'s ‘Question Time’ segment and to exchange views on a wide range of topics that are of interest to Malaysians.

"The Internet delivers true empowerment for voices and this is indeed a unique opportunity for me to interact openly and directly with the public,” he said.

Khairy, 34, popularly known as KJ, is also chairperson of Barisan Nasional Youth. In Rembau, he also holds the post of leader of the Umno branch in Gadong, birthplace of his father.

Khairy, who is also deputy president of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), graduated from the University of Oxford with an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and subsequently earned a postgraduate degree at University College, London.

He has recently been in the news for speaking out against the proposed petrol price hike by the government and for stating that Public Service Department (JPA) scholarships for studies overseas should be awarded on the basis of merit and rigorous psychometric tests, somewhat similar to the way in which Singapore awarded its Public Service Commission scholarships.

He is the second personality to agree to take part in Yahoo! Malaysia's ‘Question Time’ segment, the first being former deputy prime minister and the current Parliamentary Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Anwar's 'Question Time" live chat forum on May 19 saw over 26,000 online viewers and participants who left more than 7,000 comments.

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