Khairy Jamaluddin Is Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Bhd (PUNB) Chairman.
The Business Times reported yesterday that Putrajaya is to name Khairy Jamaluddin as Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Bhd (PUNB) chairman, which sources told The Malaysian Insider was a move to ensure the Umno Youth chief has a better standing ahead of the general election
“The decision was made as Khairy is good with the youths but has no official post except as Umno Youth chief. He needs a government post to reinforce his position ahead of the polls,” a government source told The Malaysian Insider, indicating the first-term Rembau MP is expected to defend his federal seat.
“Khairy deserves a higher post but it is not possible yet. So, this is the best that can be done for him to be on a stronger footing,” said another source, confirming the Umno leader’s appointment to PUNB.
Putrajaya routinely appoints MPs to lead government agencies, which are seen as a training ground for their eventual appointment to the Cabinet.