In other report 'Govt should have comprehensive action plan for rice issues, not adhoc action' was mentioned in nst.com.my recently. The government must come up with a comprehensive action plan to tackle the issue of local rice as adhoc actions are no longer suitable to ensure its adequacy. The comprehensive plan was to ensure Malaysians will always have food on their tables and it must include enforcement actions. There are reeports about the unresolved long standing and difficulty in getting local rice supplies in the market had led to people making long queues at the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority to make purchases. This has never happened before in the country in which worrying as rice is the staple food of the people. The report urged a stricter and holistic enforcement action is needed to ensure that there is no room for anyone to manipulate the local rice supply chain, aside from increasing the country's rice stockpile as well as expanding the nation's food material production. The current adhoc actions are insufficient to guarantee the food supply is always enough and can be bought at affordable prices by the citizen. This amid the country's high reliance on imported food materials and the lack of food production in countries affected by climate change which will affect the country's food supplies. As reported based on the Department of Statistics Supply and Utilisation Accounts Selected Agricultural Commodities 2018-2022 in which Malaysia needs 2.68 million tonnes of rice annually, of which 1.11 million tonnes are imported. It meant that the country was dependent on 40 per cent of imported rice from Thailand, Vietnam, India and Pakistan. The situation was compounded with the banning of rice exports, such as India, which is also facing a rice supply crisis. This makes Malaysia vulnerable to rice supply shortage risks and the instability of its prices due to global shortage or the constantly changing foreign exchange rates. Moreover, the country's rice production has been declining. In 2021 recorded that Malaysia able to produce 1.68 tonnes of rice but it declined to 1.57 million tonnes in 2022 in which the government must look into this seriously. This may be a start to a bigger crisis in the future. Many know that climate change has caused drought and flood in many countries that affected the food material production and that was including rice. Thanks...