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The children of Felda settlers who have been accepted into institutions of higher learning in the country will be given a one-off payment of RM1,000 to get them prepared for entry into varsities.
After having explored the settlements set up at different stages of the country's development, this final part on Felda explores the business activities of the agency and its future in a discussion with its chairman Tan Sri Dr Mohd Yusof Noor. I>The Star/Iteam also caught up with two groups of settlers who are no longer under the management of Felda. Reports by DEVID RAJAH, HAH FOONG LIAN, HANIM ADNAN AND FLORENCE A. SAMY.
Felda LBJ settlers hit the headlines about eight years ago when they became instant millionaires after selling their land in Labu, Negri Sembilan.
Malaysia's top plantation group, Felda Holdings Bhd, has over the years successfully transformed into a highly diversified conglomerate with a sprawling business operation both in Malaysia and overseas.
GOLDEN HOPE Plantations Bhd (GHope) is gearing itself to be an integrated player in the plantation industry with equal focus on upstream and downstream activities, group chief executive Sabri Ahmad told I>StarBiz/Iin an interview.
In this second part on Felda, The Star team looks at the country#8217;s largest settlement. popularly called the Jengka Triangle, and how the 300,000 inhabitants there fare as well as the Palong schemes in Negri Sembilan which were set up in the late 1980s. The different experiences of settlers in the two settlements, including their aspirations and disappointments, highlights the problems and differences between the settlers and Felda. Reports by DEVID RAJAH, HAH FOONG LIAN, HANIM ADNAN AND FLORENCE A. SAMY.
Five people, including two teenagers, were jointly charged in a magistrate's court here yesterday with the murder of a teacher from Penang early last month.
With 48 years of history, the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) has touched the lives of some 500,000 Malaysians. DEVID RAJAH, HAH FOONG LIAN, HANIM ADNAN and FLORENCE A. SAMY report.
The pioneers recollect their stories of becoming a part of the Felda scheme.