Hadi makes ap­pear­ance at Shabery’s event

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MARANG: A break­through in Umno-Pas re­la­tions was achieved when Pas pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Ab­dul Hadi Awang at­tended a func­tion or­gan­ised by the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and Agrobased In­dus­try.

Greeted by Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Hadi, wear­ing a teren­dak, wit­nessed the sign­ing of a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing be­tween the Fish­eries Depart­ment and Petronas.

Un­der the MoU, Petronas would dis­pose of its old oil rigs by fab­ri­cat­ing them into ar­ti­fi­cial reefs and sink­ing them at strate­gic lo­ca­tions within Tereng­ganu wa­ters.

Shabery said Hadi’s pres­ence was nos­tal­gic and re­lived a mem­ory 30 years ago when he met the Pas leader for the first time in Pu­lau Ka­pas and learned a lot about coastal fish­ing.

“He is a true fish­er­man. He knows where the fish are at sea, the type of fish and the tech­nique to catch fish,” he added.

Shabery quipped that Hadi was among the first peo­ple to meet him when he as­sumed the post of Agri­cu­ture and Agro-based Min­is­ter.

“He (Hadi) had less in­ter­est in my port­fo­lio when I was the Mul­ti­me­dia and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Min­is­ter,” he joked.

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