In 2008, Malaysia achieved 73% self-sufficiency for rice. That was good.
What's even better is the 2010 target of 86% self-sufficiency.
To get to the target, the Ministry for Agriculture and Agro-based Industries has an allocation of RM3 billion. That's all lot of money.
It is estimated that there are 426,260 hectares of rice-growing areas in Malaysia.
When will the 100% target be met?
Apparently, Malaysia has a Food Security Policy. So far, all I can find out further about this policy is this link to the Ministry of Information.
Being a staple food, rice is, indeed, a security issue. The 100% self-sufficiency is certainly within the capabilities of this country.