Data from Department of Agriculture stated that many of these smallholders had complained that they were just earning about RM350 per hectare from their yield. The planting of the Matag and Mawa varieties as well as another new variety, the sweet Pandan, the coconut planters can expect better yields within five years and better income. Tamil Nesan reported that schools were now equipped with basic facilities with a conducive environment to inspire students to excel in their studies and extra-curricular activities. This was why, in recent years, Tamil school students had shown better performance in both aspects, said the paper's executive director S. Velpari. He was speaking at a laying of the foundation stone for the Mentari Estate Tamil school in Triang, Pahang. In Klang, the comment from municipal councillor Alex Thiagarajan warned shopowners along Jalan Tengku Kelana not to block pathways with their goods. Sometime the local political leaders able urged to sterengtened the agriculture issue according to festival. Thank you!!.
|Cracking coconut at Thaipusam Festival in Penang.|
Taman Cendana, Bandar Melaka,
(31 August 2108).