KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Pig farms that do not comply with modern pig farming standards by 2018 will be shut down, warned Deputy Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman.
He said he hoped pig farmers would cooperate with the Government as sufficient notice has been given for them to take measures to adhere to the standards which required farms to be enclosed and are prohibited from polluting the environment.
"I hope politicians from both sides of the divide will not give excuses for pig farmers who still do not comply by three years from now," he said during question time at Parliament on Tuesday.
Tajuddin (BN - Pasir Salak) said the ministry was aware of public concerns and have put in place action plans to make pig farms environment and public friendly.
- He said the ministry encouraged pig farmers to pull their resources together to invest in building facilities for modern pig farming.
- "It is good business and we encourage pig farmers to carry on with it. In Malaysia, we respect each other despite our different beliefs," he said.
Source: The Star