Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced a “durian runtuh” (surprise) of RM1.689 billion for the listing of Felda settlers Felda Global Ventures Holdings (FGVH) on Bursa Malaysia next month. It means that there will be a payment of RM15, 000 per family of Felda settlers.
This surprise to meet the government’s promise during the Budget 2012 and in conjunction with the listing of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGVH) on Bursa Malaysia next month.
it is not only beneficial to the settlers, but his wife, children and grandchildren, even including the second generation, third and fourth Felda settlers and workers in oil palm plantation sector was estimated at two million people.
“It will be paid more than twice as large as the amount. It is up to the settlers, how they want to use it for family and future, ” said Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Meanwhile, FGVH president and chief executive Datuk Sabri Ahmad said it was the government’s recognition of FELDA settlers perseverance through many trialsand challenges, especially the lack of basic amenities in the plan of land at one time.
“I am sure the money will be received later will stimulate the economic activities in the interior of the settlers,” he added.
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