Fisherfolk of Sungai Batu boost food security

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Independent filmmaker Andrew has come up with another video, this time showcasing the fishing community of Sungai Batu and their role in promoting food security.

Their catch in this ‘golden area’ (kawasan mas) keeps the prices of fish and prawns within reach of many locals.

What will happen if the massive 4,500-acre reclamation project takes off off this coast? I dread to think.

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Sonic 111

https://youtu.be/51WQWA6VG2E

Penang commercial fish farming can be enhanced with technology to ensure everyone can have affordable daily protein supply on plates.

Rilakuma

Commercial fish farming can only satisfy the need for fish consumption. Our coastline fishermen cannot bring in good catch due to dwindling fish stock and the small cale fishing more suited for leisure fishing. But our fishermen are pretty content with monthly subsidies for simple day to day living, no aspiration to grow bigger.

Brocky

China has launched the world’s first giant floating fish farm that can produce 3,700 tonnes of fish every year – an output similar to Chagan, one of the country’s largest freshwater lakes.

shriek

CHINA orso build condos for rearing pigs. The animals will fatten themselve. Sink apor tried but not successful.

Rilakuma

Malaysia like to go big but come to food production it is opposite. Need economy of scale to drive cost down. Time to shift focus away from palm oil but other edible crops to feed the nation.

Tom Jerry

Can Andrew do a documentary on chicken farm and rising costs of raising chickens? Focus is now shifted from fish to chicken.

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

E1
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OPEN UP LAND FOR GRAIN CULTIVATION, DAP TELLS GOVT
May 23, 2022 9:08 AM

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/05/23/open-up-land-for-grain-cultivation-dap-tells-govt/

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Why only grains? Just because chicken feed has gone up? or is it for the sake of some Browne points? What about other forms of food products cultivated from the land? Have their prices not increased as well? Are they not just as important to be cultivated for food security and self sufficiency.

Cont. to E1i

shriek

Quoted = What other forms of food products? So what other forms? Chicken feed on durians? Rice ? or maize? The issue here is price of CHICKEN went up.

Alpha 888

The issue here is more than just chicken shortage and chicken price. You don’t live on just chicken meat 24/7, do you?

shriek

Good answer.Tell rakyat to eat ducks like in French revolution – no bread go and eat cakes instead. Go and tell government and allow the export of chicks to Sink apor. chance for malaysian exporter to earn more

shriek

Go and tell minister and rakyat. Eat ducks. Like the French revolution, peasants have no bread and queen tell the people to eat cake

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

E2
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“Furthermore, with the weakening of the ringgit, food imports from other countries will cost more,” he said.”

=== > Large tracts of land has been opened up for Palm Oil cultivation. Malaysia is World’s 2nd largest producers and yet the price of Palm Oil has been steadily increasing for the last 15 years from RM 7-8 to now 40 – 45 ringgit per 5kg bottle. Care to explain ? Any reasons for the huge increase? Any solutions to bring down the price? Is Palm oil an imported product?

End.

Esme

Cannot see the trend or pattern?

A day will come when your yellow oil (RON95) may not be subsidized just like palm oil. Government is working out new policy/strategy to provide subsidized yellow oil only to B40. The rest including Singaporeans can only pump green oil.

The good news is the present government can only talk, but clueless on how to implement any strategy, if any to begin with.

Omega 888 ( A Voter )

They have tried quite a few ideas before but non worked well enough to continue. The system of fuel usage by the Rakyat is quite complex. All this talk now is because the price of oil per barrel has gone up. It could be temporary. For now, the Govt will just have to wait it out. The business community may just be waiting and salivating for the price of fuel to increase. The current system works well and it should remain.

shriek

Fuel price goes up temporary? It is not Omega fishy oil. Many oil fields are depleting especially here.

Din

Use oil in plastic bags, subsidised and cheaper. But today hard to find!

shriek

Ministry of Agriculture (MCA BN) tells the nation what to plant like planting RUBBER trees. You as private orso do as you like on your private land. Penang does not many many land under TOLs. Why not ask Sliver State? You want Peang to plant rice on hills above 300ft like in Vietnam, China and cut hills?

Alpha 888

A1
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1. PAS not ready to ‘break up’ alliance with Umno, says spiritual leader – May 11, 2022 9:22 AM
https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/05/11/pas-not-ready-to-break-up-alliance-with-umno-says-spiritual-leader/

2. Umno seen as outdated, must be more contemporary, says Tok Mat – May 11, 2022 12:09 PM
https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/05/11/umno-seen-as-outdated-must-be-more-contemporary-says-tok-mat/

3. DAP to draw on expertise of Kit Siang, Ong for GE15 – By Danial Azhar -May 11, 2022 11:42 AM
https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/05/11/dap-to-draw-on-expertise-of-kit-siang-ong-for-ge15/

4. Umno is a party of the people, says Dr Wee – By R. Sekaran / Wednesday, 11 May 2022 1:01 PM https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/05/11/umno-is-a-party-of-the-people-says-dr-wee

Cont to A2

Esme

All 4 points got nothing to do with ‘food security’.

Can stray away from topic?

Free for all?

Mike

888 can start own blog to preach own ideologies. Anil should not let anilverse being piggybacked for unknown motives.

Omega 888

“preach own ideologies” ” for unknown motives “, what are these? You should explain further. 

Have noticed, not one political party which includes the party you support, presuming its DAP, has come forward to speak about it, or give any support or adopt any of the people’s agenda. Other than once or twice, no politicians or the blogging community or the media have so far spoken about it, neither have you. You should tell us why this so.

shriek

Here is not political website, here is activist website. Why dont you go to respective parties?

shriek

omega man. First whatare the people’s agenda? What you want will be what he wants. What 88 years old want will again different from18 years old. Tell US what is people’s agenda first?

Omega 888

NO CURBS ON COOKING OIL EXPORTS, SAYS ZURAIDA May 24, 2022 9:10 PM https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/05/24/no-curbs-on-cooking-oil-exports-says-zuraida/ ======== Madam Zuraida, for a while now, we have been asking, why has the price of palm cooking oil gone up to RM45 ringgit per 5 kg bottle. It is a local product, produced locally. So far, no answers forth coming. Please do not confuse the subject between chicken shortage and palm oil price increase. As for ” focus on targeting subsidies to ensure it benefits the most needy consumers “, why the need to give subsidies for a home grown product for local consumers? Is it because… Read more »

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

F1 == Losing a public treasure – the last fishing enclave of Tanjong Tokong / May 22, 2022 11:05 AM By Wazir Jahan Karim https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2022/05/22/losing-a-public-treasure-the-last-fishing-enclave-of-tanjong-tokong/ ======== So, SG of DAP, besides food product cultivation from land, What about food cultivation from the Sea? You must know that the State of Penang besides having land is also surrounded by water – Seawater. As asked earlier, what kind of program has been implemented in the State of Penang for food security and food self sufficiency from land and sea, for the last 15 years? What is the progress of the state support program… Read more »

shriek

Ask – MCA BN Ministry of Agrculure which looks after Fishery Department. Any state government has Agriculture or Fishy Exco?

Alpha 888

So, what you are saying is, the state should just sit and wait, its not within their purview, so it should do nothing. Have you mention this to the state?

shriek

of course wait. To implement the project dont need $$4. Then you can always volunteer FOC. Where Penang gets $$$? You expect $$$ for poor and housing to be directed to fishy department and for the chicken as prices go up?

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

F2 == This DAP lead PH State Govt for Penang mostly gloats about Concrete/Brick and Mortar Mega projects and Industrial Developments – factories and more factories equaling to increase in population, which then equals to increase in etc etc etc etc etc and finally ending up with a huge household and industrial waste materials and since there is no Green solution for it, increase in landfills. You must also know that the State of Penang anticipates water issues, have requested from other states for support but other states say that their water is sufficient enough for their states requirement only.… Read more »

shriek

Penang kias eat less cendols, drink less kopi o kau. Malaysia must kopy Sink apor- new water style and reduce their consumption per capital. Penang very lucky to be surrounded by sea. Use sea water for flushing like in HK

Omega 888

Promenade along revamped Esplanade seawall meant for low tide strolls: Think City By Ian McIntyre – 18 May 2022 8:52PM https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/61158/promenade-along-revamped-esplanade-seawall-meant-for-low-tide-strolls-think-city ======== “Someone made this a mountain-out-of-a-molehill situation. There never was an issue in the first place.” There is no need to be defensive about it. If the Rakyat / Penangites do not know the reason behind the build and the flooding by the seawater, naturally they will ask questions and some may criticize. The onus is on the concern party/ies to explain the situation clearly to the public. That is all there is to it. Professionalism, Maturity and Communication Skills… Read more »

Alpha 888

D1
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NEW ESPLANADE WALKWAY CLOSED BECAUSE OF HIGH TIDES /
May 16, 2022 10:57 PM

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/05/16/new-esplanade-walkway-closed-because-of-high-tides/

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1st, Bukit Kukuk highway got flooded due to rain, said to be caused by litter. Hopefully resolved. A new pedestrian walkway (lower) at Esplanade waterfront is flooded due to high tide. Did the planners factored this situation when planning for the lower walkway. Is this high tide going to be a regular thing ?

Cont. to D2

Alpha 888

ESPLANADE WALKWAY DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE TO ‘FEEL’ THE TIDE, SAYS COUNCIL / By Predeep Nambiar – May 18, 2022 11:06 AM

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/05/18/esplanade-walkway-designed-for-people-to-feel-the-tide-says-council/

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“The lower seawall was retained to preserve our heritage, which spans back to the 1780s,” 

Wonderful, thank you. Now we, Penangites understand why its designed, the way it is.

Omega 888

PENANG MAYOR : LOWER TERRACE OF ESPLANADE PROMENADE DESIGNED TO SHOWCASE HERITAGE SEAWALL – By Opalyn Mok / Wednesday, 18 May 2022 11:40 AM MYT

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/05/18/penang-mayor-lower-terrace-of-esplanade-promenade-designed-to-showcase-heri/2059540

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Its good to know, thanks.

shriek

MPPB is telling rakyat about warming around Penang, Tide have gone up today as compare when the wall was built. Dont use cars, cycle or walk.

Alpha 888

D2 == “Mayor YTS said, for protection against open sea, a network of subterranean drainage system, will help channel water from inland out to sea”. The question is, can the opposite happen?  Lets say due to an exceptional high tide and at the same time compounded by an exceptionally heavy rainfall, will the inland get heavily flooded with rain and seawater?  Will the Seawall withstand the pressure from sea, its strong waves? Was Climate Change taken into account? You have another waterfront project going on at Gurney. We will just have to wait and see if Mother Nature is going to take… Read more »

shriek

Bingo, Penang win the firsr prize. If that, this and those it is akin to striking a lottery. Want to be a drainage engineer, study statistics.

Alpha 888

A2 == 5. Cooking oil up RM10, trade group fears more increases – May 9, 2022 8:30 PM https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/05/09/cooking-oil-up-rm10-trade-group-fears-more-increases/ ======== Right now, the general population of Malaysians are not concern about who comes and goes or what strategic moves the politicians are planning for their political parties or which is a people’s party. It means nothing to the Rakyat if they are going to find it difficult to put a decent plate of food on the table.  Just look at the difference between Item 1 to 4 and item 5.  Palm-Oil is a local produce. Why the constant price increase… Read more »

glissantia

Govt. claims it pays 23 manufacturers subsidy RM1.05b/year for 85,000 tonne/month, but domestic consumption is only 45,000 tonne -SeaDaemon quoted by FMT 2016-11-17

Has anything changed?

Esme

Blended oil (knife, red eagle) not subsidised. ‘Buruh’ brand is subsidized.

T20 glissantia can afford imported olive oil.

Tom Jerry

Beware of underground syndication recycling used cooking oil for resale. Many hawkers could resort to such oil to cut costs and the authority must conduct random checks on hawkers and eating establishments to ensure no such practice.

Alpha 888

A3 == For example, lack of foreign workers ? A Russia-Ukraine war ? — For the past 10 years? The depreciation of the ringgit ? Increase of sea freight costs ? For what ? From local manufacturing to local retails shops ? This is how much, out of touch the politicians are in prioritizing their work, showing no concern for the nation and for the well-being of the Rakyat.  Nowadays, it has become a norm to simply call for a debate on just about anything and everything. In the end, there is no value to it, nothing debated about that can be converted… Read more »

Esme

Enjoy the new look of Esplanade Penang

Omega 888

Thanks Esme. The whole stretch of the new pedestrian walkway at the Esplanade waterfront looks very nice. The State Govt. has done a good job of upgrading the place while preserving the whole Esplanade and its space.

All it needs now is proper maintenance and cleanness.

Omega 888

PENANG IDENTIFIES POTENTIAL AREAS FOR CORN CULTIVATION FOR CHICKEN FEED By Sofia Nazir / 25 May 2022 5:03PM

https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/61629/penang-identifies-potential-areas-for-corn-cultivation-for-chicken-feed

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Misguided Priorities? One rarely finds local corns being sold in the supermarkets or at any roadside stalls these days. People still enjoy eating them. If and when fresh corns becomes available, consumers rush to buy it. Ah have seen it. It is usually sold at around RM1.30 per piece.

The state say’s, the ” Corn crop needs a large area and suitable land because we want quality results.”  Ah must say, them chickens are one lucky lot.

shriek

Chicken is for everyone. Finger licking good. Whereas not all can eat cow or porky. Goats and sheeps have very strong smell

shriek

Padi grows on small area? Malaysian Padi can grow on the same field? Must be extra special grade. No transplanting required? Must be omega rice??

Alpha 888

G1 == DAP SLAMS PUTRAJAYA’S ‘SHORT TERM’ SOLUTION TO FOOD CRISIS By Faiz Zainudin  May 24, 2022 4:56 PM https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/05/24/dap-slams-putrajayas-short-term-solution-to-food-crisis/ ======== The Federal Government, because they do not have a long term solution just yet, have come up with a temporary solution to tackle the problem of food shortage to ensure it does not get worse. The opposition steps in and twist it around to give the impression that the Federal Government do not know what it is doing.  Can the oppositions do better? Can they give any good, better reasons why there are food shortages, price increases etc etc, any… Read more »

shriek

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/05/28/cold-room-issue-shows-lack-of-planning-says-ex-lkim-chief/

Boomberang at you. You dont know the difference between state and Federal gomen?

Alpha 888

G2
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Meantime, in their own backyard in the state of Penang, their waste disposable system, which is the primitive landfill system at Pulau Burung, caught fire again for the 2nd time, covering almost an acre of an area. The 1st fire took place in January 12th, 2022 just 4 months ago, covering almost the entire landfill area of 11.33ha. Do they have any long term solutions to ensure no fire breaks out in future at their landfill.

End.

shriek

It burns as you say is primitive. Long term is you dont throw rubbish into the bins. Long term is you decompose in your house, pots to make your plants more healthy.

Alpha 888

How does one do this, shriek? Those living in landed properties may be able to do so but we now have a lot more people living in pigeon hole buildings. How will they be able to do what you propose? 

Yes, we are still in the primitive stage, when it comes to waste disposal system and not sure if we have even started anything on Harvesting Natural Energy and Water from Rainfall etc.

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

E1i
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“The federal government should act immediately by involving all state governments to prepare large-scale land for grain cultivation”

=== > DAP leads the PH State Government for the State of Penang and is also part of the PKR lead PH State Government for Selangor. What kind of programs have Pakatan Harapan come up for food security and food self sufficiency for the last 15 years in these 2 states. Care to explain? We, the Rakyat have been highlighting this issues for so so long, almost on a daily basis already.

Cont. to E2

shriek

State collects hasil dalam tanah negeri? Rice growers and coastal fishermen received subsides from state or Dr Wee and the rest of growrs received ais kosong. Instead of asking state, why dont you asked your tai Wee looking after the country? Food is not state security but COUNTRY’s security. Kedah sells rice to Sabah? Who can only direct import rice?

Alpha 888

C1
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ESPLANADE REOPENS TO PUBLIC AFTER RM13 MIL. UPGRADE – By Lo Tern Chern, Saturday, 14 May 2022

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/05/14/esplanade-reopens-to-public-after-rm13mil-upgrade

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Penangites gives the thumbs up and appreciates these upgrading projects which enhances the tourist island and Penangites way of life. These are also green and sustainable as long as regular maintenance are in place. Hopefully, there are ‘Recycle’ dustbins placed at required places for public use to avoid littering. It is said that there are an additional 14 more such upgrading projects. What are they?

Cont. to C2

glissantia

In “developed” countries, the health authorities have warned against certain fish, or suggested reducing the quantity eaten. Though we are in a very busy global sea lane, there is no such warning here. Does this mean we are magically safe? What about the mass deaths of fish a few years ago, and the findings of USM? Was anyone found responsible?

shriek

if fishes around penang are contaiminated, then fishermen in penang will be unlaku. MCA_BN Ministry of Ag prefers to be silence is golden??

Tom Jerry

Today fish you consume contains microplastics as the fish in the ocean feed on discarded plastic bags and plastic bottles by the public.

Alpha 888

shriek reply to Alpha 888 ( A Voter ) dd 26 May 2022 11.37pm ” Penang does not many many land under TOLs.” ======== Have you seen how land has been allocated to some industries in the State of Penang. A lot of these factories utilize just 1/3 of the land to build their factory. The rest 3/4 land is left empty, large acres of it, not utilized for anything, for so many years. What is the reason for this ?  Why sell to them a huge parcels of land when they intent to use only 1/3 of it. In the years to come… Read more »

shriek

Very smart? Industrial land used for agriculture? Agricultural land for Industries? You eat plants grow in Industrial Land? You want to be the IRON man when the dusty fallout containmate the soil and the plant itself?

Alpha 888

C2 == But Mega projects like undersea tunnel and land reclamation that cost Billions are not appreciated and Penangites gives a thumbs down. As for Gurney shore projects, it is already half way in progress. Penangites would not want a foolish ‘ crooked bridge’ fiasco to take place, so might as well complete it. The Opposition has criticize the state govt. but to date could not even set up something as simple as a service center. As the saying goes, ” Action Speaks Louder Than Words”. The Opposition should first focus on this and other things which are within their means to… Read more »

Alpha 888

(Esme reply to Alpha 888 dd 12 May 2022 11.53pm – All 4 points got nothing to do with ‘food security’.) Esme, Yes, that was the purpose of highlighting the 4 points against the fifth. They do not seem to be that much concern about food security or the continue rising of food prices. The political leaders from both side of the divide are more concern about the welfare of their parties and politics as the 4 points shows.  There is no urgency to look into food self sufficiency or solutions to bring down the prices of food stuff. Instead, they… Read more »

shriek

So smart? What can Anwar and LOke Siew Fong do? MOF gives them $$$? As opposition, gomen of the day will give them ais kosong. That is why central must give development to all parliament seats. The have to depend on PH state gomen for expenditure

Omega 888

B2 == Has our economy changed for the better or any significant changes have taken place from all these debates. The price of Palm Oil has not gone down. The price of all the daily requirements of the Rakyat has not gone down. Increased prices are still there and waiting to go up higher. Grateful to the Federal Govt for maintaining the current price of fuel. The fishing communities way of life is still under threat by the very state govt. they voted in who wishes to assert and persevere an unsustainable multibillion mega projects. Do all Penangites want such projects.… Read more »

shriek

omega, the tropic here is not about high prices but food SECURITY. you have a ot of paper/plastic $$$ but NO FOOD, eat paper/plastic?? Faham?

Alpha 888

You always seem to miss the point, much younger shriek. Food self sufficiency, Food security, Food shortage, price increase of Food, they are all related. The commonality here is Food. Faham!

shriek

Cannot read the Caption? It is Fisherfolk of Sungai Batu boost food security.
Australia and Canada grows a lot of food. Dock or transport strike or increase in oil price can cause increase in food prices even though food is in abundance

You funny 80 years old man – plenty of palm oil very secure and yet you grumble about price increases?

shriek

You said change for the BEST!. BN is very good in managing the country’s econ. When ROBIN has testify that