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Monday, November 25, 2013

Selangor Swiftlet Farming: The Good News And The Bad News !!!

Selangor became the first state to legalize swiftlet farming.

That is the good news.

The bad news is the license fee is RM720 per year for the first 130 sq meters or 1300 square feet or below and plus RM100 for additional 25 square meters.

This will increase income for every local council by at least 7.2 million ringgit a year.

The bad new also is the duration of the license.  You need to move out, for shop house, after 3- 7 years.

More bad news is that you are given less then two months to submit your application.

Read this article:


Selangor became the first state to approve the granting of licence for the farming and operating industry of swiftlet nests through an intensive package offer that is fair to existing farmers and operators, with effect from 1 January 2014.

Executive Councillor for Local Government, Studies and Research, Datuk Teng Chang Khim, said that implementation of the policy was decided by the State Government Council Meeting (MMKN) after holding a dialogue session with associations and operators of the industry on 25 September.

He said that the implementation will be done through the enforcement of Rearing of Swiftlet and Manufacturing of Swiftlets’ Nest By-laws 2013 in all Local Authorities in the state of Selangor.

“In the consideration process, the state government took into account several factors including the interests and problems of operators, in addition to the interest of the public in terms of hygiene, disease control, sound pollution, negative impact on property prices as well and building a comfortable city,” he said in a press statement at his office here today.

At the same time, Teng explained several key points of the implementation of the licencing policy which needs to be observed by swiftlet farmers and operators as decided at the MMKN.

“All breeders and operators on agricultural land will be granted licence starting 1 January, 2014. Breeders and operators of existing business premises will receive licences starting form 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2016, while breeders and operators on paddy fields will be given licences from 1 January 2014 to 1 December 2020.

“For breeders and operators in business premises as well as paddy fields, they will be given incentives which includes licensing fees, free quite rent and assessment for five years at the new site if they move their premises to existing farming sites within the period the licence is granted,” he said.

Chang Kim said that the granting of licence is subject to conditions provided for under the by-laws and all operators and breeders have to submit licence application no lter than 31 December this year.

“Licence application for operation in business premises and paddy fields, whether existing or new, will not be considered after 31 December this year and all applications will be submitted to the relevant local authorities.

“We hope that with the granting of this licence, breeders and operators of the swiftlet nest industry in Selangor will grow in an orderly manner, thus benefiting the economic development of the state,” he said.

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This is what happened when a new Councillor who have little knowledge about swiftlet farming make his own decision.

He don't even know how many birdhouses are there in Selangor state and how many of them will be affected.

Many are not doing well and no one from the local council or the Veterinary Department are able to help them.

Those with no nest will suffer and only a few can survive with this new ruling.

They are not keen to help the BH owners but they are good in finding ways to kill the industry.

A sad case and I hope other state will not follow the same direction.


I was with someone who owned a BH in Sekinchan.

He said that some representative went to see the Councillor Chang recently.

Before they could open their mouth he said that he already know what they wanted to say and he is not interesting to listen to their views.

For as long as the those around your BH vote for my party in the next election we don't want to want hear your problems.

Such an arrogant elected representative who wanted to show how powerful he is.

He did not realized that there are more than 7,000 BH owners in Selangor, mainly Chinese, voted for the current Selangor Government.

Don't you think you should at least listen to their plights and problems?

The majority are not doing well and the license fee is just too high.

Imagine if your BH is 3 stories with 25 feet by 80 feet.

You have a total of 6000 square feet of taxable areas.

If the first 1300 cost you RM 720 you have a balance of 4700 sq feet to cover.

The total additional fee for the 4700 will be 4700/250 X 100 = 1880.

So the total you have to pay per year will be 720+1880 = RM 2600.

This is equivalent to about 2.5 kg of nests based on current raw nests price of RM1000 per kg.

Your BH must at least have 25 nests to be given to the local council per month.

If you can only harvest 1/3 of the total per month, your nests total must be at least 75 active nests.

If you have below this number you are in a very deep trouble.

The very bad new is that once your license expired on the 3rd year you need to move out (BH above shop houses).

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