Govt rapped for appointing ‘corrrupt’ Isa to lead Felda

By Harakah Daily

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28: The government’s decision to appoint the former menteri besar of Negeri Sembilan Isa Samad (left) as the new chairman of Felda has come under fire from Felda’s Settlers’ Children’s Association (ANAK).

Describing Isa, who was suspended from UMNO in 2005 over money politics, as an “expired leader who is unfit to lead Felda”, the group urged the prime minister Najib Razak to immediately cancel the appointment.

“Based on the previous wrong doings of him, it is clear that he is not a trustworthy leader.

“I urge the Prime Minister to withdraw the appointment,” ANAK chairman Mazlan Aliman told Harakahdaily.

Earlier, the Prime Minister’s Department announced Isa as the successor to Mohd Yusof Noor, who is now appointed as advisor to the minister in charge of Felda.

Isa, who won the UMNO vice presidency in 2004, was suspended by the party’s disciplinary board for six years for breach of the party’s code of ethics.
Last year, he made a political comeback after beating Zulkefly Mohamad Omar of PAS by a majority of 5,435 votes in the Bagan Pinang state by-election.