It was just mere hours ago that national heartthrob Syed Saddiq was sworn in by the Agong as Malaysia’s Sports and Youth Minister.
Just two months ago, this Johorian went up against UMNO’s Razali Ibrahim and PAS’ Abdul Aziz Talib and won the Muar Parliamentary seat. Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman then became quite the popular bloke as his fan base grew and everyone was wondering who he is.
According to Star, Syed Saddiq was among 13 other ministers to have been sworn in today at the Istana Negara before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V.
Besides his political fire and charming personality, here are 5 things to know about Syqed Saddiq:
He Learned How To Debate From YouTube
Syed Saddiq started debating at the age of 17. He had gone on to win Asia’s Best Speaker Award at the Asian British Parliamentary Debating Championship three times. After his third win in 2015, he told Star online:
Debating is not about arguing in a debate room. It’s actually about coming up with solutions to make the world a better place.