Defence Minister arrives on military plane to break fast with personnel


Mohamad (left) chatting with RMAF personnel during the break fast meal at the RMAF base in Butterworth. — MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star

WHILE Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim returned to Penang on an AirAsia flight recently, the Defence Minister came back on a much more macho ride.

Mohamad Sabu -- also a Penang boy -- flew in a military aircraft, the four-engine Airbus A400M.

His hometown is Tasek Gelugor.

“I lived not far away from this air base and I grew up listening to jet planes flying in and out.

“My flight on the military plane was so smooth even though the clouds were quite thick,” he told reporters after landing at the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Butterworth on Saturday.

“The military plane can match a commercial aircraft but the seating arrangements are different.

“It has jump seats because we need to be ready to jump anytime,” he quipped.

Mohamad, also known as Mat Sabu, broke fast with the base personnel after a meeting with the officers.

He was accompanied by his wife Normah Alwi and joined by Armed Forces chief Jen Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor, Defence Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Abdul Rahim Mohamad Radzi and RMAF chief Jen Tan Sri Affendi Buang.

Also present were Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar and Permatang Pasir assemblyman Faiz Fadzil.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Metro News

Beautyexpo and Cosmobeaute Malaysia trade shows return with style
Stop polluting or get hauled to court, Sepang pig farmers warned
Devotees observe vegetarian diet
New app for Kuala Lumpur folk to access detailed maps
Concessionaires in talks to ease traffic on ramp to Jalan Cheras
Uphold transparency, local councillors urged
State taking steps to keep zapin alive
Sirim seeks RM15mil federal grant to further assist SMEs
Councillor: Providing financial aid not Kluang council’s standard practice
Free year-long access to epaper for undergrads

Others Also Read