There are cattle breeders crying out for suitable land, and have to resort to encroaching on oil palm estates. Would it not be better if such projects were given to those with the necessary experience and interest than those with political connections?
Selling cattle to own restaurants at a discount seems a bigger version of using cattle meant for breeding, for occasional kenduris instead. The objective was to breed more cattle, not fulfill the needs of own restaurant or family occasions.
I am also wary of 1Malaysia Shops which seem to go against market forces, with unfair competition propped up by public funds. I am just guessing, but I cannot imagine shops could just come on with cheap prices, especially without track record, if not for government sponsorship. Unless well managed like Tesco, the initial setup costs and high overheads will likely to kill them off, unless propped up later.
Just what I guessed! : Rm40 million subsidy and yet prices higher at 1Malaysia shop