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Jagdev Singh Sidhu

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11 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Police may summon VIPs for Felda probe

PUTRAJAYA: Several very important persons (VIPs) may be called up to assist police investigations regar­ding Felda, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

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11 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Action will be taken against Najib for breaking embargo, says Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR: Action will be taken against Datuk Seri Najib Razak for breaking Parliament embargo on the Federal Land Deve­lopment Authority (Felda) White Paper, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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11 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

‘Irresponsible and criminal’

KUALA LUMPUR: The Felda White Paper was tabled in Parliament, during which the government accused the previous administration of, among others, shady transactions and conflict of interest.





In black and white: Azmin with (from left) Felda chairman Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor, his deputy Senator Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin and Othman showing the Felda White Paper at Parliament.
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11 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Weak management team caused Felda’s downfall

PETALING JAYA: The downfall of Felda, which is currently saddled with huge debts and in a critical financial situation, is attributable to its former weak management team and its non-profitable investments.

11 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Planting seeds to a new Felda

THE scale of malfeasance was staggering. The White Paper on the goings-on in Felda and its subsidiaries read like a litany of wrongdoings that breached proper governance standards that most companies have to prescribe to.

New beginnings: The new Felda aims to be run as a well-functioning corporation with better internal controls.
11 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Taking Felda forward the smart way

PETALING JAYA: Felda will formulate a new business model whereby the government manages the settlers’ land through a long-term rental arrangement. And cash crops would be planted, all aimed at generating higher incomes for the settlers.

11 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

69% of settlers are aged 61 to 79 years

KUALA LUMPUR: Most of Felda’s 317 land schemes are now facing the problem of a significant change in demography with 69% of the settlers aged 61 to 79 years.The white paper on Felda tabled in Parliament by Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali highlights this challenge, with most elderly settlers still dependent on Felda for a living.

11 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

PM makes rare interjection in Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR: Debate on the Felda White Paper saw rigorous participation from MPs on both sides, including a rare interjection from the Prime Minister himself.

11 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Govt to pump in RM6bil in stages to fix Felda

KUALA LUMPUR: Felda is to receive slightly more than RM6bil in stages from the government as it restructures its operations and strengthens governance in order to improve the fortunes of the agency and settlers.

1 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Capital markets in need of a lift

PETALING JAYA: What Tun Daim Zainuddin (pic) has to say about the stock market certainly perks up the ears of investors, traders and regulators, and he is now suggesting a combination of short-term and medium-term measures that can lift the interest and vibrancy of Malaysia’s capital markets.

The former finance minister and chairman of the Council of Eminent Persons said new GLC listings, more velocity of trading and structural enhancements and leveraging on technological advancements are needed to lift the performance of the capital markets. (Picture shows Daim(left) during the interview with The Star.)