PUTRAJAYA: Some desperate farmers from Perak are turning to the Prime Minister for help to save them from being evicted.
More than a dozen of farmers, representing the Save Perak Farmers and Breeders Affiliation, made their way to the Prime Minister’s Office here on Friday in their bid to hand over a memorandum to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The group’s spokesman K. Segar said about 850 farmers from 22 areas in Perak faced eviction from their farmlands despite bringing in about RM30mil income to the state every year.
“We are forced to turn to the Prime Minister after our calls to see Perak Mentri Besar (Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir) and the Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister (Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob) fell on deaf ears.
“We want the PM to intervene as he has spoken about the importance of food security.
“The livelihoods of hundreds of farmers are at stake. Their contributions to the economy should be appreciated,” Segar said to reporters outside the Prime Minister's Office.The Prime Minister’s private secretary Saiful Azhar received the memorandum.