They all were perplexed when I addressed him as 'Sahabat saya YB Dato' Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Menteri Penerangan Malaysia.'
The Minister himself stopped me and asked: "Kawan di mana?"
I answered that he was both my schoolmate and townmate.
He then laughed and said: "No wonder you look familiar."
So there he was, the Minister of Information, visiting our small but popular Deer Farm in Sg. Jin, Sg. Lembing.
He was on his nostalgic visit to Sg Lembing, where he grew up as a kid, besides his official visit to gather information concerning the floods in Sg Lembing.