Friday, September 30

Dressed chicken shortage: Whose fault?

As reported by The Borneo Post on Wednesday (28 Sept), the government may be forced to allow the import of chicken into the state if local chicken breeders do not increase their production to meet the shortfall in demand, says Assistant Minister of Agriculture Mong Dagang.

At present the state bans the import of dressed chicken and chicken parts to protect the chicken farming industry.

Mong said the decision to import chicken would be the option to stabilise the price in the local market.

Whose fault is this?

Remember the state government closed all the 19 agricultural stations throughout the state decades ago.

Under the government extension programmes, agricultural officers and home demonstrators from all these stations would visit longhouses and villages to encourage and advise how to run cottage industry or home economics such as rearing chicken, goats, cows, ducks, and culturing fish as well as planting pepper, vegetables, sewing, cakes making and so on.

At that time, rural people were really involved in small time businesses such as selling chickens, eggs, cakes, vegetables as well handicraft products.

After all these agricultural stations were closed, the state suffered shortages of all these products. But what come in are new crony companies such as CCK.

I heard recently Alfred Jabu Anak Numpang, Deputy Chief Minister-cum-Agriculture and Rural Development minister wanted to reopen all these agricultural stations.

The government must have realised their folly.


Rasawah said...

Billions of $$$$$ spent on agriculture development programmes in the country.

Agriculture Infracture & buildings becomes white elephants

Ministers and ministry staffs come and go with many has already retired.

SEDC given money to be "squandered" through agriculture projects but without positive results = project chicken buy back lah.... projeck incubator chicken lah..... All to support SEDC's federal contract to supply fresh chicken to schools, army camp, hospital etc etc (you know who benefits from such project)

Some individuals in authority colloberate with cold storage and control fresh meat supply to schools (ali baba).

In the end, it is all imported chicken and meat that the rakyat are relying on. WAIT... WHO ARE THE LICENCEES??????

Apai Semalau said...

What does this assistant minister of agriculture know about agriculture? He was just a lowly bank worker when he joined politics. Making threats about importing dressed chicken is not a solution. He needs to address the problem instead of behaving like another typical arrogant illiterate minister of state paid for by the rakyat.

Anonymous said...

Apa sahaja projek tetap gagal e.g ternakan ikan empurau,ikan semah di Tarat.

Apai Saloi said...

An assistant minister is well known of distributing chicks to longhouse people and a minister who is popular to release fry to a river. Then how about "buah kepayang" project?

Anonymous said...

Apai Saloi,you mean 'the former' assistant minister who was also dubbed 'menteri anak manok'ka ?

pelacur politikus said...

whose fault?among others,its Jabu's fault lah. Now a lot of farmers ,including breeders turn to planting Kepayang and bamboo as Jabu has set up thousand of rural growth centers to buy and export Kepayang and bamboo.Am i correct mr.Fairview Betong?

FairviewBetong said...

My No. 1 admirer Mr. Pelacur Politikus boss.

Just read the borneo post today. Our beloved YAB Tan Sri Datuk Patinggi Alfred Jabu had just announced another "life support REPEAT another Life Support" project for us Dayak. ARE YOU NOT HAPPY WITH THAT?????

Look at SADIA, if they had followed the wise advice of our beloved YAB Tan Sri Datuk Patinggi Alfred Jabu the unnecessary trouble for "being involved in politic against BN" should not have surfaced at all.

During the nomination day of the Batang Ai by-election, SADIA and its members should have teamed up with the BN flag bearers specially "imported" from Bukit Saban National Service (Khidmat Negara).

Next time please consult our Hougansiau Our beloved YAB Tan Sri Datuk Patinggi Alfred Jabu or his assistants YB Tan Dr. Sri James Masing and YB Tan Sri William Mawan before making any move especially where it involve Iban.

FAHAM (Banting & Apai Irau) included.

Loves you all for listenting.

Apai irau said...

Pity Fairview Betong for what he wrote here.Heeem,looks like no man or NGOs should stand up for Dayak,even the intention and purpose is to help and protect the Dayaks.Indirectly Fairview ,either intentional or due to oversight,has revealed that SADIA got into trouble because of its involvement at Batang Ai election.So,its true that SADIA's weakness was manipulated by Fairview's Hogunsiau,Paramount Chief,priest,protector,second to none and whatnot.One more thing,please write in this blog once more that MASING AND MAWAN ARE JABU's ASSISTANTS.