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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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.

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