Shady land deal won’t rock Felda vote, but settlers’ debts will


Ikhwan Zulkaflee

Felda settlers attend a Pakatan Harapan ceramah in Felda Sungai Sayong in Kulai, Johor, yesterday. Long considered a Barisan Nasional vote bank, some believe issues of high debt and Felda’s poor management of the settlers’ smallholdings could push Felda voters over to the other side. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, January 6, 2018.

FELDA’S troubles may have made national headlines but for the majority of 1.2 million plantation settlers and their families, the latest RM270 million land scandal is but a sideshow.

More pressing for them are the huge debts they owe the agency and the poor upkeep of their smallholdings by Felda subsidiary, Felda Technoplant Sdn Bhd (FTP).


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  • Amazing the settlers do not see Felda turned from helping them be owner-worker to indebted customer of Ah Long Agency as nothing wrong, just the details.

    Posted 2 years ago by Bigjoe Lam