The younger generations of high successful land transformation program Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) today are rising vocally and vehemently rejecting the negative and digressive politics brought forth by the Opposition to poison them against the Government.
They felt strongly against the poisons sowed by the Opposition and continuous demonisation against the Federal Government and leadership.
Instead, they are looking forward to how their issues as later generations of FELDA are being planned and sorted out.
FELDA have been very active in the planning and process of introduction and execution plans such as replanting for heirloom plots, building homes for second generation FELDA scheme dwellers and upskilling programs for the children and youth of FELDA.
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Felda to deliver 20,000 homes to settlers by 2018: Shahrir
By EMBUN MAJID – March 1, 2017 @ 8:16pm
PENDANG: Felda is confident they will be able to deliver 20,000 units of homes under the Second Generation Housing Programme for Felda settlers by 2018 with the support from the state governments where Felda settlements are located.
Its chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad said so far the Pahang, Johor, Negri Sembilan and Kedah state governments have agreed to help speed up the first phase of the programme, involving 8,470 units.
“We need the cooperation from the state governments on land matters, as the lands which are managed by Felda, belong to the respective state government.
“Besides building the houses, we also need to provide other basic amenities for the new housing areas,” he told newsmen after presenting offer letters to 80 recipients for the programme in Felda Sungai Tiang here today.
Shahrir said he would be meeting with officials from the state governments including Perak, Perlis, Kelantan and Terengganu, to discuss the matter soon.
The Felda Sungai Tiang settlers’ second generation housing project was the second project launched by the agency after Felda Padang Piol in Jengka, Pahang.
A total of 4,990 unit houses under the first phase of the programme at 38 settlements nationwide would be handed over to Felda settlers by the end of this year.
The second phase of the project involving 11,530 units will kick-off soon.
FELDA and investment arm FGV Bhd has been sponsoring students from FELDA schemes to study, including abroad. The past three years, more concentrations are given towards skills related training programs.
The 54 ‘FELDA Parliamentary constituencies’ is very import for Barisan National as it is part of UMNO’s mainstay of power base. Federal Government and relevant State Governments have been continuously developing and propping the FELDA schemes within the said areas the past forty years.
The 54 constituencies are under careful watch by the Government and the transformation program and urbanisation process is an ongoing as planned.
BN Wants To Win Back Six ‘Felda Parliamentary Seats’ – Zahid
KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 (Bernama) — Felda settlers have been urged to support the Barisan Nasional (BN) so that it can win back six ‘Felda parliamentary seats’ in the 14th general election (GE14).
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said to achieve this, BN needs a more systematic strategy to win over the voters in Felda schemes.
“We want to win back six seats lost to the opposition. We won 54 (parliamentary seats comprising Felda schemes) and lost six,” he said when opening the 7th annual general meeting of Felda Youth Council here, today.
Zahid said since Felda is an agency and a national asset, it is not spared from the lies of certain parties.
“Felda has constraints and is not perfect. With Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad as Felda chairman, I am very confident that he can transform Felda.”
Ahmad Zahid said Felda has been through the process of urbanisation and is among the best models in the world.
“We want a policy of urbanisation not only in terms of social mobility or migration to urban areas but also to urbanise Felda schemes.”
He urged Felda’s second and third generation to become major supporters of the urbanisation of Felda schemes.
As such, new townships in the likes of Maran, Jengka Bandar Muadzam Shah in Pahang and Bandar Tenggara, Ulu Tiram and Air Tawar in Johor have sprawled and boomed, which brought urbanisation to the FELDA folks.
Amenities such as MRSM and UiTM campuses have been erected and operational in some of these new FELDA satellite townships. The FELDA own Premier League team FELDA United has a gleaming new home Stadium Tun Razak in Jengka, Pahang.
FELDA schemes are homes for 1.6 million Malaysians, particularly the Malays.
Obviously, the younger FELDA generations have had enough of the Opposition continuous trait of spewing poison and demonisation as part of the politics to unseat BN in these 56 Malay hinterland Parliamentary constituencies. They fail to provide them any practical plan and development agenda, for the future of FELDA younger generations.