Just as the drama surrounding the debate about holding a debate subsides, I received news of an event that I am sure will interest many political observers from both sides of the divide.

Come 20th of December, Deputy UMNO Youth Head Khairy Jamaluddin will share a platform and face off against YB Datuk Paduka Haji Husam Musa, PAS Vice President and the State Assemblyman for Salor, Kubang Kerian in charge of Economic, Finance and Development.


Datuk Husam is certainly no pushover as apart from being a seasoned Assemblyman, he was also the former Political Secretary of Tok Guru Nik Aziz and won Malaysiakini’s Newsmaker of the Year 2003.

What makes it more interesting is that the forum will be held in Kota Bharu, or in BN language, the belly of the beast. One can imagine the sea of red, white and green lending their support to these two party leaders. (Somehow I expect the red and white being overshadowed by the green in Kota Bharu…)

This event is organised by Urus Setia Penerangan Kerajaan Negeri Kelantan, so kudos to them for initiating such a forum. For Khairy Jamaluddin, it must be a great honour to be chosen to represent BN/UMNO.

The other speaker is renowned legal academician UIA’s Prof. Dr Abdul Aziz Bari.

Observers will cross their fingers for a quality session like the one seen in the well received forumfeaturing Tony Pua of DAP and Nik Nazmi of PKR. Here is a sample of the quality on show that day.

Recently, Khairy also shared the screen with Yusmadi Yusoff, MP for Balik Pulau.

Personally, these forums have provided the hope for a better tomorrow,  leaders with first class political mindset – analytical, courageous and flexible. Traits required for the demands of contemporary politics.

See you in Kota Bharu….


Taken from Zuhriaziz.com