On 4 December 2009, Sime Darby Bhd, through its plantation arm, Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd, bought the entire issued and paid-up capital (50,000 shares of RM1 each) of an obscure new company, Nature Ambience Sdn Bhd, for RM16.8...
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...
After attending a conference on climate change and the food crisis in Penang, I was supposed to write an article and that left me wondering how I should write the introduction. And then it struck me that even as...
Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu made some claims about the Penan while lashing out at NGOs. He said the NGOs were taking advantage of the plight of the less than three per cent of the Penan population...
More people are now talking about the need to reduce our carbon footprint. But the discussion is largely focused on improving public transport, avoiding plastic bags (a commendable move which the Penang government is now implementing) or recycling and...
http://www.youtube.com/v/6ax4isOuiCM&hl=en&fs=1 The public campaign for an organic farm on the grounds of the White House... ... bears fruit - Photo credit: White House blog The White House garden has gone organic. That's enough to get Big Agrobusiness - also known as the...
Making sure the message gets across in Batang Ai - Photos by a Sarawakian Scene from Lubok Antu In Batang Ai and Lubok Antu, oil palm plantations are mainly under Salcra (which is Sarawak's equivalent to Felcra, except that its record...
Source: Statistics Department, Malaysia Inflation may have dropped to 3.9 per cent in January 2009 in line with the fall in consumer demand and the end of the commodity price bubble. But even though the agriculture commodity bubble has burst,...
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...
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...

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