Malacca padi farmers affected by lack of good irrigation system

MORE than 30 padi farmers cultivating their crop in an area of more than 145ha (hectares) in Kampung Pinang, Batang Tiga in Malacca have been affected as they are unable to carry out planting activities due to the lack of good irrigation system as well as the hot spell for the past few months.

The head of the Kampung Pinang rice farmers group Mohd Shakirin Mohd Zan, 37, said the padi fields lack water and the ploughing and sowing process which should have been done in April was disrupted.