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Felda Lands Issue: Forensic Audit Will Proceed, Says PM

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Razak today confirmed that the forensic audit and police investigation into land worth RM200 million belonging to the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) in Jalan Semarak here would proceed even though the agency had reclaimed ownership of it. “Alhamdulillah, Felda’s land in Jalan Semarak has been returned without any…

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Felda Land Issue: Forensic Audit Will Proceed, Says PM

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Razak today confirmed that the forensic audit and police investigation into land worth RM200 million belonging to the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) in Jalan Semarak here would proceed even though the agency had reclaimed ownership of it. “Alhamdulillah, Felda’s land in Jalan Semarak has been returned without any…

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Investigation Papers On Felda Land Issue To Be Submitted Next Week

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KUALA LUMPUR – Investigation papers on the transfer of Felda land in Jalan Semarak are expected to be submitted to the Attorney-General’s Chamber next week, said Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. “I cannot go into details of the investigation but we expect to submit the investigation papers by end of next week,” the Inspector-General of…

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Terengganu Can Build Houses For Felda’s Second Generation

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KUALA NERUS – The Terengganu state government is willing to cooperate in whatever form with Felda to build houses for second generation Felda settlers at Felda Belara scheme here. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif said 79 housing units for 79 second-generation Felda Belara families would be developed such as the project at Chalok, Setiu…

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Najib Calls For Probe Into Ownership Of Jln Semarak Felda Land

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants the authorities to conduct a thorough probe into the issue of ownership of four parcels of Felda land in Jalan Semarak here that had been transferred to a private company in an alleged dubious deal. He said in a series of posts on his…

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Felda To Build 5,000 Units Of Houses For New Generation

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KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 5,000 units of Felda Next Generation Friendly Home (RMGBF) costing RM164 million will be built, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Razali Ibrahim said the housing project would be built by Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) through a strategic cooperation with…

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2018 Budget: Windfall For Felda Settlers

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KUALA LUMPUR – More than 112,000 Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) settlers received a windfall through six main incentives announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when tabling Budget 2018 at the Dewan Rakyat today. Najib, who is also Finance Minister, said the incentives included the Settlers Special Incentive of RM5,000 which was…

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Zakaria All Smiles In Face Of FGV’s Inquiry Findings

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KUALA LUMPUR: Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) group president and chief executive officer Datuk Zakaria Arshad arrived at the Menara Felda building here at around 10am today. As he entered the building’s lobby, he greeted the scrum of reporters on site with a smile. When asked if he will be involved in the senior…

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Azhar Clocks In As Felda Global Ventures Chairman

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KUALA LUMPUR: Newly appointed Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) Chairman Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid starts his day by attending a preliminary meeting with key management staff today. He was greeted by a group of staff and press members at the entrance of Menara Felda here upon his arrival at 8.15am. Felda director-general and FGV…

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No Regrets & It’s The Right Decision – Ustaz Hussin

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JELEBU – Hussin Jalani, 72, was a religious teacher when he quit the job in 1979 to be a settler in the Felda land scheme. It was a decision made with a heavy heart, he said, but on a strong believe that “working the land” would provide a better future for him and his family.…

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“I Agreed To Be Felda Chairman Because It Is Unique”

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JITRA – Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad said he agreed to be appointed to the post because Felda is unique and not found in other countries. He said Felda was also established by past leaders solely to develop the community, especially the Malays in improving their living standards. “I…

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No Need To Envy Incentives Given To Felda Settlers

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  TANJUNG MALIM – All of the rewards and incentives given to Felda settlers should not be envied by outsiders because they did not go through the hardship that the settlers have experienced. Felda Trolak Region head of settlers Sulong Jamil Mohd Shariff said one cannot deny that the ‘never ending gifts’ from the government…

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Living In Cramped Houses A Concern Among Second Generation Felda Settlers

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TANAH MERAH – Living in a cramped house with parents and other siblings is becoming a concern among the second generation Felda Kemahang settlers, especially those above 40 years-old, in not having their own house. Bernama went to the Felda settlement recently and from observation, found two or three families staying together in a house.…

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MACC Arrests Former Felda Investment Corporation CEO

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  PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested the former chief executive officer of Felda Investment Corporation (FIC) to assist in the investigations into the purchase of a hotel in Kensington, London. MACC Investigation Director Datuk Simi Abd Ghani confirmed the matter, saying that the man was arrested at the MACC headquarters at…

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Najib Announces Six Incentives For Felda Settlers

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today announced six incentives for the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) settlers. These incentives are in the form of debt disposal, incentive payment, setting up of a special fund and grant as well as housing incentive, among others. Sharing the good news with over 50,000 people,…

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Fic Case: 2 Senior Management Staff Remanded 6 Days

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PUTRAJAYA – Two senior management staff of two companies are remanded for six days from today to facilitate investigations into the purchase of a four-star hotel in Kingston, London by Felda Investment Corporation (FIC). Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman allowed both men to be remanded after hearing an application from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). The two…

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Felda’s Transformation An Example For The People

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KUALA LUMPUR – The journey of the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) from resettling the rural poor to owning various global ventures is not as easy as some might think. Established on July 1, 1956 for the development of land and relocation with the objective of poverty eradication through the cultivation of oil palm and…

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2nd, 3rd Felda Generations Must Have Strong Settlers’ Spirit

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PUTRAJAYA – The second and third generations of Felda settlers must have a strong pioneering spirit or resilience so that they will not easily give in when faced with challenges and tribulations, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.  He said the pioneering spirit,  blended with an open mind, knowledge and skills as well as…

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Felda Nominates Three Members To FGV Board

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) has nominated three individuals to the Board of Directors of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) as its representatives. The three individuals were from Felda’s Board of Directors and Senior Management, it said. “The FGV Board of Directors nominees will be announced later,” said Felda in…

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Upward Trend In Syabu Demand Among Felda Youths – Negeri Sembilan Police

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SEREMBAN – The demand for synthetic drugs or syabu among children of Felda settlers in the state shows an upward trend despite the higher price compared to the previously preferred heroin. Chronic addiction to expensive drugs is one of the contributing factors in various crime incidents including burglary, robbery and theft. Negeri Sembilan deputy police…

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Settlers’ Suit Against Felda Dismissed

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TEMERLOH – The High Court here today dismissed a suit filed by 492 settlers in FELDA Bera against the Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) and its subsidiary for fraud and breach of trust. Judge Hassan Abdul Ghani dismissed the suit on grounds that the plaintiffs failed to prove their claims and there was no evidence…

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Felda Sets Up RM100m Revolving Fund For Settlers To Receive Weekly Payment

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HULU TERENGGANU – The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) is setting up a revolving fund of RM100 million to ensure settlers can be paid weekly for their produce like before, its chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad said today. He said the revolving fund would be used to make weekly payments to the settlers pending…

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Court Dismisses Appeal By 372 Felda Settlers

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PUTRAJAYA – Three-hundred and seventy two Felda settlers not only lost their appeal over their civil suit on oil palm extraction grade today, but they would also have to pay a total of RM472,000 in costs to Felda and Felda Palm Industries Sdn Bhd. On June 27, 2015, the High Court in Seremban had ordered…

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2 Felda Former Senior Officers Face CBT Charges Involving RM48 Million

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KUALA LUMPUR – Two Felda former senior officers were charged in the Sessions Court here today, with criminal breach of trust (CBT) and abetting involving about RM48 million, three years ago. Felda former deputy director-general (Strategic Resource Management), Muhammad Sufi Mahbub,53, faces two counts of CBT while Felda former director-general, Datuk Faizoull Ahmad,57, faces two…

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Five Felda Officials Remanded In RM47.6mil Sturgeon Project Probe

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PUTRAJAYA: Five current and former Felda officials have been remanded as part of investigations into alleged corruption and power abuse. Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman on Wednesday allowed the five to be remanded for a week under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act. The five were brought to the magistrate’s…

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Felda In Final Stage Of Appointing Company To Build Phase Two PGBF

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KUALA LUMPUR – Felda is in final stage of appointing a company to build the second phase Felda New Generation Housing Project (PGBF). Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Razali Ibrahim said the project costing RM899 million is expected to begin early next year. “We are in discussion with Malaysia Building Society Bhd…

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Najib Opens Felda Settlers Day Celebtation

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  MARAN – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived here about 9.30 am to open the national-level 2016 Felda Settlers’ Day at the compound of Tun Razak Stadium here. He was greeted on arrival by Pahang Menteri Besar Pahang Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Razali Razali…

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Planter’s Son Turns Malaysia’s Worst Stock to Best In 120 Days

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In Zakaria Arshad’s first four months at the helm of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd, the world’s top crude palm oil producer has turned into Malaysia’s best stock from its worst. While the company’s 28 percent surge this quarter makes it the best performer on a gauge of Malaysia’s top 100 companies, Zakaria, who took…

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Malaysia’s Felda And Indonesia’s Rajawali Likely To Ink Stake Agreement Soon

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PETALING JAYA: An investment unit of the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) may sign an agreement for the acquisition of a significant stake in Indonesian planter Eagle High Plantations Tbk. According to sources, representatives from the Rajawali Group and Felda may be meeting in Jakarta next week for a signing ceremony to conclude the deal,…

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PKNS Upset Felda To Enter 2016 FA Cup Quarter Finals

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Premier League club side, PKNS FC shocked Super League team Felda United FC 3-2 in an FA Cup match at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka, last night. The match saw Felda United scoring first via their sensational striker Francis Forkey Doe in the 15th minute. Nonetheless PKNS FC coached by…

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