According to Mohd Yusof Abdul Rahman who is FOMCA communications director, Malaysians should now review their budget, lifestyle and spending habit in accordance with the latest development (price hike).
Malaysians need to be thrifty in their life.
"If they have some spare land near their house, they can start planting vegetables. For those staying in high-rise like apartments, they can use the pots or the hydroponics method," he said.
He also suggested car pooling or change to a lower cc vehicles which consume less petrol.
And obviously, he advised us to try to cut down the expenses on utilities like telephone, water and electricity.
And etc etc etc...
Of course, in other words, we all have to change our lifestyle. Everything must be less, less and less.
But what I'd like to suggest, besides, growing your own vegetables, is -- rear your own poultry for the eggs and meat! Why don't you?
So, why don't we have our local councils amend their by-laws to allow residents (whose homes have got reasonablly-sized backyards) to "bela ayam dan itik".
If price hikes are going to be the main menu in the next five years...I'm all game to rear my own livestock!
But are the government and fellow residents up to it?
Yeah, yeah, I hear you -- so leceh, right?