Post GE-14: Khairy is the most active UMNO politician on Twitter

Since Pakatan Harapan took over Putrajaya on May 9, Malaysia Indicator has taken a closer look at UMNO politicians’ activities on Twitter.



The dependency chart above shows that former Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin has the most active presence on Twitter in 2018. Prior to GE-14, he seemed astray with a declining trend. On the polling month (May), he was almost invisible; barely hitting 50 tweets.


This trend is not exclusively applicable on Khairy as other prominent UMNO politicians like Najib Razak, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Hishamuddin Hussein also became less active on Twitter.


Among the top UMNO politicians, Khairy gradually recover from Barisan Nasional defeat in GE-14; surpassing Najib, Hishamuddin and Zahid, hitting its peak in September with 204 tweets. Looking at Khairy’s activities on Twitter, it is perceived that he will not be slowing down anytime soon.