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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

straight fight in galas: 0ct5 26 2010

Sustainable Living Institute (SAVE) said...

Even in the heydays of Kesedar, the Post Brooke Orang Aslis in a village adjacent to the Kesedar office were neglected. They were not part of the agricultural development in terms of training, farming and other opportunities.

In the early 90's Japanese volunteers were helping Kesedar to train selected youths in modern highland agriculture.

Below are excerpts of previous comments on OA in several blogs including that of Ku Li.

Living with Pak Belang:

Seeing the pitiful state of an Orang Asli household, I asked them,”Mengapa tak bela ayam?”

“Pak Belang datang nanti”, Dolah answered.

We have encroached into all Orang Asli reservations with logging, development, and modern agriculture. They are driven further into the jungle to gather food sources and materials to trade. Alas, the resources are so meagre that they have to resort to hunting tigers for much needed cash.

Don’t blame them but ourselves for destroying their ecosystem and not doing enough to provide means of livelihood.

If you really want to see how marginalised and ill-treated they are the perkampungan Orang Asli Lojing, Kelantan is such a pitiful state. Several years ago their kampong was surrounded by greeneries but now much bulldozed to their very doorsteps. The river where they used to bath, wash, and fish is murky with eroded soil.

Is this humanity in the land of Nik Aziz?

bajet 2011 - perlu malaysia buat bangunan 100 tingkat: oct 15 2010

Sustainable Living Institute (SAVE) said...

Rais got 1billion to spend on broadband, Permata 111M, bla, bla ... how much the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries got to strengthen our food security? Rice, our staple food production is till at 60%.

The severe flooding in many countries seems to be a global trend. The omen is that rice production in Thailand and Vietnam, our main suppliers, also in Malaysia may be ravaged by above normal flood during the coming monsoon.

My guesstimate is that the Ministry of Agriculture would require 1B+1B+1B+1B+1B 5billion to open up major rice bowls especially in Sarawak and Sabah, and to set up a national rice research institute/board to coordinate all development - land, water, crop, processing, by-products, marketing etc on rice industry. Indonesia and Japan can be self-sufficient why not us?

Food security is national security. Najib is going for fast returns and how to roll the money so that people are happy. But we are selfish if we don't think of food for generations to come. It seems that Noh Omar's ministry is not important.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

human development seminar, melbourne: oct 13 2010

By al-Din on October 14, 2010 3:41 PM

As an ordinary person I could easily mumble away if I am not sure what to say. Hardly anyone want to listen to me anyway. But as a leader, the content must be well thought of before making any pronouncement. The mark of statesmanship is not only what need to be said but also those best unsaid.

We have a penchant to use catch phrases to catch public attention and thus fashionable for politicians to quickly ape foreign statements (1Israel, We are One, ...) in a "desire to be linked with other countries" as Tun mentioned.

The PM is leading us into a fuzzy world of IMalaysia as he defined very loosely and let the politicians, communities and individual rakyat seek its meaning and direction. Rais started by conducting senamrobik. DPM said he is a Malay first. PM has to fire his political aide. My immediate reaction to 1M is a feeling of insecurity that dulled my brain how to make sense ot it.

Now many are getting into the bandwagon of 1 (ONE). Rais got 1B for broadband development.Then how much the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries got to strengthen food security? Our rice production is till at 60%. I suggest that he should be aiming for 1B+1B+1B+1B+1B.

The severe flooding in many countries seems to be a global trend. The omen is that rice production in Thailand and Vietnam, our main suppliers, also in Malaysia may be ravaged by above normal flood during the coming monsoon.

My guesstimate is that the Ministry of Agriculture would require 1B+1B+1B+1B+1B (5billion) to open up major rice bowls especially in Sarawak and Sabah, and to set up a national rice research institute/board to coordinate all development - land, water, crop, processing, by-products, marketing etc on rice industry. Indonesia and Japan can be self-sufficient why not us?

Food security is national security for 1Malaysia. Perhaps that is how I define 1Malaysia!

oct 18 - bloggers and felda: oct 16 2010

Sustainable Living Institute (SAVE) said...

It is without doubt that felda has done a lot and change a mindset of the Malays especially the earlier settlers and its management. A spirit of pioneering and innovation has been triggered for the people and nation.

With success come misgivings and if not rectified with time can be cancerous as any attitude of tidak apa will. People just need to be reminded of priorities and strive for efficient governance.

Felda Resorts has visibly overbuilt the number of wooden house-chalets in the middle of nowhere not known for its resort attractions (Sungkai area) and hardly being occupied!

Recycled leaders is the norm in Malaysia until they drop dead. They could retire in style though. Don't we plan of opportunities for others to take over?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

ujet 2011 - perlu Malaysia bangunan 100 tingkat: oct 16 2010

Sustainable Living Institute (SAVE) said...
Rais got 1billion to spend on broadband, Permata 111M, bla, bla ... how much the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries got to strengthen our food security? Rice, our staple food production is till at 60%.

The severe flooding in many countries seems to be a global trend. The omen is that rice production in Thailand and Vietnam, our main suppliers, also in Malaysia may be ravaged by above normal flood during the coming monsoon.

My guesstimate is that the Ministry of Agriculture would require 1B+1B+1B+1B+1B 5billion to open up major rice bowls especially in Sarawak and Sabah, and to set up a national rice research institute/board to coordinate all development - land, water, crop, processing, by-products, marketing etc on rice industry. Indonesia and Japan can be self-sufficient why not us?

Food security is national security. Najib is going for fast returns and how to roll the money so that people are happy. But we are selfish if we don't think of food for generations to come. It seems that Noh Omar's ministry is not important.