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Karim Raslan shines in election night media appearance

News   •   Jun 20, 2018 16:40 +08

Each week until July 31, 2018, we are shortlisting local corporate figures from Singapore and Malaysia who demonstrate excellence in a media appearance, in the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.

GE14 resulted in a political upset for Barisan Nasional, but it also gave the opportunity for some Malaysians to shine in their election-night media performances.

Karim Raslan, CEO KRA Group spoke on BFM's Uncensored 2018 after his live appearance on Astro Awani caught Malaysians' attention during the General Elections May 9.

His candid comments on national television were described by BFM's Melissa Idris as 'refreshing' – and we couldn't agree more.

Mr Raslan is our shortlisted candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018 for these three reasons (read on below):


The Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018 resumes with our second round of nominations. At the same time, Hong Bao Media has launched the awards in Malaysia in the following categories:

  • Best Broadcast Interview
  • Best Online Interview
  • Best Conference Presentation
  • Best Live Webcast

We launched the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards to recognise senior local leaders for their communications skills, and to showcase authentic and credible home-grown communicators.

These are shining examples for other local business leaders, and to build a culture of excellence in communication, to maximise the potential of Asian companies in the Asian Century.

Each week until July 31, 2018, we are shortlisting a local corporate figure who has demonstrated excellence in a media appearance for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.

Click on the link below to enter yourself or another Senior Business Leader.


  1. Message – Mr Raslan is not just well informed. He is able to articulate his messages crisply and clearly.
  2. Candour – Mr Raslan pulled no punches in making his points. In this era of fake news, authenticity is critical to your credibility. Audiences respond well to speakers who display courage for their convictions. Besides, if you don't stand for something, you'll stand for anything.
  3. Humility – At the same time, Mr Raslan didn't take himself too seriously. His humour and spontaneity allows him to laugh at himself from time to time.

All these make him a humble candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards and, who knows, maybe Dewan Rakyat in the future?

Refreshing indeed!

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