Selangor Journal

Emulate Selangor in championing FELDA issues

SHAH ALAM, JAN 19: Federal Land Development Authority’s (FELDA) new management is advised to emulate the Selangor Government’s commitment in protecting the welfare of FELDA’s settlers.
KEADILAN Vice President Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin said the State Government’s commitment is evident in the setting-up of the Selangor Felda Taskforce Secretariat to help resolve Felda issues in the state.
“Among its main achievements are when Dato’ Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, as the Chairman of Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) announced a 136-unit single-storey semi-detached housing project to be built for the second generation of Felda Sungai Tengi, in the middle of 2016.
“The houses will be sold at RM97,000 for an 850-square feet house, as compared to its original price of RM160,000,” he said in a statement.
He added that the commitment has helped Felda settlers, especially the second generation, to claim their rights and protect their welfare in a fair and just way.
According to Shamsul, KEADILAN is concerned about the management crisis in Felda. Hence, it has agreed to conduct a seminar on the issue, through its Felda and Plantation Bureau.
“KEADILAN will also immediately called all relevant parties and held a comprehensive and strategic discussion, in order to take the necessary actions to relieve the settlers of their plight,” he said.
At this moment, Felda is burdened with various plans and schemes with no relevance to plantations, but based on the grounds of transformation and diversification.
Due to this, FGV, which was the pride of Felda at one time, is now facing problems as value of its shares continue to drop, ultimately affecting the settlers.

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