Friend of mine bought a tomato for RM1.20 at the Tanjung Bunga market. Now you would think a RM1.20 tomato would have to be pretty special. No, this was just a little tomato, not even big and juicy. Unlike ordinary tomatoes that...
Have you been to the market recently and scratched your heads at the rising prices of vegetables and fruit. What do you do? Vegetable and fruit prices have almost doubled over the last six months or so. And there is...
Another township coming up. How about also allocating space for organic vegetable farms and orchards? With food prices soaring and the not impossible prospect of global food shortages, we need to be self-sufficient in food. Does Penang have...
Blog reader Sam Gopal has this to say: Anil, You have been advocating strongly for a STRONG and WORLD CLASS public transport system. At this very time you are asking the Government to lower petrol prices. Lowering petrol prices will only...
At first, it was just the whisperings of a few who could easily be dismissed as crazies, but now it has become too big to ignore. The United Nations has confirmed that honey-bee colonies are mysteriously disappearing across the...
Crude palm oil prices are falling amidst growing concern about the state of the global economy - and this may have electoral significance in Malaysia. http://www.palmoilhq.com/widget/widget.phpCrude palm oil price requires Javascript enabled It has reached new lows for 2011. You...
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Ahmad Maslan revealed that Felda’s cash reserves had dwindled from RM4.1 billion in 2004 to RM1.4 billion last year. Photo credit: Utusan/Felda.net [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=jalan+stonor&sll=3.1553,101.718314&sspn=0.009491,0.01929&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Jalan+Stonor,+Kuala+Lumpur,+Federal+Territory+of+Kuala+Lumpur&ll=3.155342,101.718292&spn=0.032138,0.04283&z=14&iwloc=A&output=embed&w=500&h=375] The agreement to buy Menara Felda at the Platinum Park Site,...
The UK has unveiled a 20-year food strategy that would include making land  available for people to grow their own food. See, it's not as far fetched as some people might think. Part of the plan entails facilitating cooperation between local...
On 30 July, the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) master-plan was launched with much fanfare. Among other goals, the blueprint aims to transform agriculture in the rice-bowl region of Malaysia.The masterplan was designed by Sime Darby although the project...
Here's something that an analyst sent to me. The Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Salcra) is a government statutory body charged with developing native customary rights (NCR) land in a bid to improve the lot of rural communities...

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