KUCHING: Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek was supposed to board the helicopter carrying a deputy minister that went missing Thursday night.
As Shabery was about to board the helicopter to return to Kuching after attending a function in Spaoh town, Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu who was accompanying him, offered his official helicopter to him and his entourage.
Shabery’s police bodyguard, Fadhrul Azmar Remli told Bernama today that, “Shabery was about to board the helicopter when at the last minute, Jabu suggested that he switched to another helicopter”.
Fadhrul said Jabu told Shabery to board his official helicopter as he (Jabu) would not be flying to Sibu for another function.
Fadhrul who was in Shabery’s entourage, had earlier boarded the missing helicopter from Tanjung Bijat to Spaoh while Shabery took a different helicopter.