(Central News Agency reporter Huang Ziqiang, Kuala Lumpur, 10th) Selangor State Executive Councilor Huang Ruilin of Malaysia emphasized in an interview today that Taiwan’s agricultural technology is at least 20 to 30 years ahead of Malaysia. Whether in rice planting, aquaculture and other fields, we should learn from Taiwan and learn from Taiwan to improve agricultural technology. Scale of agricultural production in Malaysia.
Selangor state executive councilor and Sekinchan councilor Ng Suee Lim, who is responsible for local government and tourism, accepted an exclusive interview with Central News Agency today and said that Taiwan’s agricultural development is more developed and progressive than that of Malaysia, and it has a professional team with master’s and doctoral degrees to continuously Research on increasing rice production and in-depth research on agricultural technology are at least 20 to 30 years ahead of Malaysia. “Whether Malaysians like it or not, this is a fact that must be accepted.”
He pointed out that whether it is in agricultural fields such as rice planting or aquaculture, there is an absolute need for Malaysian government officials to learn Taiwan’s agricultural technology.
Huang Ruilin told the Central News Agency reporter that Taiwan and Malaysia can continue to exchange or transfer technology in agricultural technology to improve Malaysia’s agricultural production. “Malaysian government officials must also often go to foreign countries to learn from experience, especially to Taiwan,” so that they will not work behind closed doors.
He also said that Malaysians should not think that going abroad to learn from others is an act of self-dwarfing, otherwise they will never see the “big world”. Only by learning more and learning more can we create a win-win situation.
Regarding the recent shortage of locally produced rice in Malaysia, Huang Ruilin believes that Malaysia has a large demand for rice and its own supply is insufficient. At least 35% of rice must be imported from foreign countries every year. Only 65% of rice can be provided locally. Although Sekinchan is The land of plenty still cannot provide for all consumers. Another reason for the local rice shortage is the global rice shortage.
In addition, another reason for the local rice shortage is the issue of migrant workers. He said that there are about 4 million registered migrant workers in Malaysia, but there may be 2 million illegal migrant workers. These migrant workers may choose cheaper products for economic reasons. Regarding local rice, since Malaysia does not prohibit migrant workers from buying local rice, it has caused migrant workers and locals to snap up cheap local rice, resulting in insufficient rice on the market.
As the Sekinchan State Assemblyman responsible for local government and tourism, Huang Ruilin also proposed a “five-crop rice planting in two years” plan to the Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture.
He believes that the current rice harvest in Malaysia is two crops a year, which means farmers can only earn twice a year. If there are continuous natural disasters and other situations, all the farmers’ hard work will be wasted, and their income will be greatly reduced or they will be forced to borrow money to survive. , if agricultural technology is used to increase the number of harvests, I believe it will help increase farmers’ overall income.
Huang Ruilin said that while increasing the number of rice harvests in Malaysia, it must also provide a stable irrigation system.
In the interview, he emphasized that agriculture is the first line of defense to protect the country’s food security. Currently, global planting costs are rising. Malaysian agriculture can learn more from other countries such as Taiwan and encourage young people to return home to invest in rice farming and share the benefits. Only when agricultural science and technology drives and enhances food production can the overall income of farmers be increased. (Editor: Chen Chenggong) 1121110