When I mentioned this idea the media went to town to harass what was considered as my weird thought. Cartoons were drawn and I appeared like a clown. Quietly I requested the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) to build a structure in Butterworth for padi growing on the roof top. I was told that it was viable. But the press was not supportive.
Later on as Menteri Besar of Kedah and Chairman of MADA I requested that a house be built for a library in the vicinity of Paya Pahlawan in the district of Kubang Pasu. We could grow padi three times a year on the roof-top of the library without water and fertilizer shortage and wastage. It was very viable. But no one was listening. Short of calling me mad, they said that it was a crazy idea
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