In 2015, another Minister ‘Tokok’: Plant vegetables, not flowers or trees! Perlis MB says the same 2 years later…

19 December 2017

Practice gardening to reduce daily expenses: Perlis MB

KANGAR: Perlis Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man urged the people of Perlis to cultivate commercial plants at their homes to reduce daily expenditure.

He said among commercial plants that took a short duration to produce and were easy to manage were chillies, sawi, cabbages, kangkung and lemongrass.

“Gardening has yet to become a customary practice for the people of the state, although the government frequently talks of its importance.

“The products of this effort indirectly reduces daily expenditure while increasing one’s income,” Azlan told reporters after launching the Urban Agriculture Campaign here today.

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2017/12/19/practice-gardening-reduce-daily-expenses-perlis-mb

23 November 2015

Where shall we plant our vegetables when the only land we have is the front porch where we park our car?

Ah ha, in all our flower pots!

Plant #kangkong. The PM will be pleased!

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Don’t bother about large onions from China, dry chillies from India, and sawi from Indonesia as these vegetables cannot be grown locally due to soil condition and climate.

Save money; plant vegetables not flowers, urges deputy minister

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PARLIAMENT Deputy Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Tajuddin Abdul Rahman has urged the public to plant vegetables for their own consumption instead of flowers and trees.

With this, he said, the people would not have to pay for imported vegetables, which have become much more costly due to unfavourable exchange rates and the depreciation of ringgit against the US dollar.

“If we ‘jom bertani’ (let’s farm), plant we need, then there’s no need to buy. There would be no issue on the exchange rate. So this is an effective measure,” Tajuddin told Dewan Rakyat during the question-and-answer session today.

“The only thing is for everyone to work hard to plant what they need, be it vegetables, chillies or peanuts.

“The ‘Let’s farm’ programme is not only meant for rural people. Rather than trees and flowers, urbanites can plant vegetables at the front and back of their houses” urged Tajuddin, who is also BN Pasir Salak parliamentarian.

“We can even plant vegetables in the balcony, by the bedroom,” he quipped.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/320625

Star

November 23, 2015 MYT 4:08:10 PM

Malaysians consume almost RM3.2bil worth of imported vegetables

by martin carvalho
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians consume almost RM3.2bil worth of imported vegetables and fruits a year even though homegrown supplies are at a self-sufficient level.

“We imported RM884mil worth of tropical vegetables and fruits and RM2.34bil worth of vegetables and fruits from countries with temperate climates,” said Deputy agriculture and agro-based industry minister Datuk Tajudin Abdul Rahman in Dewan Rakyat on Monday.

He said this was done despite the nation being at a safe and secure level with regard to homegrown agriculture produce.

“Although we continue to import vegetables and fruits, we are 89.9% self sufficient,” he added.

Tajudin ackowledged that the country is forced to import certain vegetables such as large onions from China, dry chillies from India and sawi from Indonesia.

“These vegetables cannot be grown locally due to soil condition and climate,” he said.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/11/23/Parliament-Vegetable-Malaysia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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