By Predeep Nambiar10 September 2019
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25 July 2019
Jaafar Zakaria was named the Muda Agricultural Development Authority (Mada) Young Farmer Icon today. His most immediate thought was his hope that the younger generation would be given better opportunities to join the farming industry. The 46-year-old from Sanglang, Kedah, who has been involved mostly in farming padi for more than 30 years, said many youths were interested in farming but were… Read more
10 July 2019
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29 July 2019
As the Musang King continues to enjoy popularity in China, the Agriculture and Agro-based Ministry has taken another step to further boost durian exports by looking at the possibility of including durian kampung in the mix. If the growing durian exports to China — as well as its production — are anything to go by, there is room for more, as the ministry mulls introducing a different… Read more
17 July 2019
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29 June 2019
When Mila told me that rabbit breeding is a highly lucrative business, I was a bit skeptical. Mila, full name Norzaimila Zainudin, insisted that I visit a broiler rabbit breeder in Klang and she would prove that this is the way forward for big and quick profits in the agriculture industry. It took Mila less than two hours to convince me that broiler rabbit breeding and retailing is indeed a… Read more
1 July 2019
KUALA LUMPUR: The health ministry has ordered Starfresh and Water Funs brands of bottled drinking water to be taken off the shelves after they were found to be contaminated by Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria, commonly found in feces, water, soil, and sewage. The ministry has also temporarily suspended the license of the manufacturer’s plant effective June 28. Health director-general Dr Noor… Read more
13 June 2019
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25 March 2019
Malaysia has succeeded in reducing the incidence of poverty from 5.5% in 2000 to 0.4% in 2018 (Department of Statistics Malaysia 2018). While it has done remarkably well in reducing poverty, narrowing inequality and uplifting the standard of living of its citizens, there are emerging areas of concern that require urgent attention, particularly on the well-being of the children. Of concern is… Read more
24 January 2019
Malaysia is on its way to becoming an ageing nation as life expectancy increases and fertility rates fall. In a study published by Universiti Malaya’s Social Wellbeing Research Centre last year, our country will have 6.3 million people above the age of 60 by 2040, making up 20 percent of the population. The idea of ageing is a scary one for many Malaysians but more importantly, how do we… Read more
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