PUTRAJAYA – The complementary nature of their two ministries has prompted some people to coin the name ‘Ismail Sabri Cheek’ when referring to Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek and Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
Ahmad Shabery, who took over the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry from Ismail Sabri who helms the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, said the main role of the two ministries are the same.
“Agriculture mostly involves the rural community while the strength of the rural community lies in agriculture,” he said when receiving duty from Ismail Sabri for the second time.
The first time such a thing happened was when Ahmad Shabery took over as Youth and Sports Minister from Ismail Sabri.
Ahmad Shabery said he still needed guidance from his predecessor in drivingthe development agenda of the rural community.
“Ismail Sabri has done many things during his more than two years in this ministry. As such, I do not see the need to change things. I will seek his advice if there is a need for improvement,” he added. – BERNAMA