Tagged crop

Where’s my water? Water rationing and water shortages in Selangor

Update (Jun 28, 2012): This blog entry was published today in the┬áNew Straits Times newspaper. There may be talks about water rationing soon in this country, but for my family and I, our neighborhood in Selangor has already been experiencing water rationing as early as February this year. The water to our home would often…

Water consumption and crop water use in Malaysia

I live in Selangor state, where people here enjoy free water for the first 20 cubic meters. My monthly water bills have been reading negative (yes, negative) RM21 because I had continued to pay about RM7 every month for three months, without realizing that when the opposition parties gained control of Selangor, they had proclaimed…

What are the reasons (causes) for high world food prices?

Recent newspaper articles from New Straits Times (4 Feb. 2011) and The Star (Feb. 7, 2011) highlighted that world food prices in January this year have risen to levels even higher than that in mid 2008. Recent food riots on the streets of Tunisia have recently brought down the Tunisian government. And similar food protests…

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