One cannot forget the many funny quotes uttered by the late Tun Samy Vellu who was the minister under Dr M’s cabinet handling 2 main portfolios covering public works, energy, telecommunication and post and who was also the long-serving president of the Malaysian India Congress (MIC). Image source: Wikipedia
The fact is there has been an attempt by the Philippines to use the Sulu Sultanate’s claim that it always owned the state of Sabah to lay its claim on the state. Whilst it is a fact that the Sulu Sultanate owned Sabah at one point in history, the same cannot be said now. The Sulu Sultanate’s issue now left to be resolved is the outstanding annual payment of RM5,300. Image source: Sabah Kini.
We use palm cooking oil as the mainstream cooking oil as it is the obvious option and can easily get it as Malaysia is one of the largest exporters of palm oil in the world after neighbouring Indonesia. Of course, if one has the money, they can opt for the more expensive imported vegetable oils like canola or olive oil. Chart source: Forbes / Statista
When one is looking at farming land in the country, there is a substantial increase in agricultural land in Malaysia since the 1960s. In 2018, the farmland area for Malaysia was 85,710 sq. km. The farmland area of Malaysia increased from 37,559 sq. km in 1969 to 85,710 sq. km in 2018 growing at an average annual rate of 1.72%. Data & chart source: World Bank
As China and other countries in the region keep upgrading their military defence and offence assets such as this Sukhoi-30-based dedicated electronic warfare fighter (known as Shenyang J-16D), Malaysia needs to ensure that its existing defence assets are upgraded in par to keep up its effectiveness and also work with other countries like India who are facing the same threats. Image source: Defense News