Half-a-billion ringgit suits await Felda

(Harakah Daily) – More suits are coming in the way of embattled Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) as settlers now seek redress over the body’s alleged manipulation in the grading of palm oil.

Today, some 345 settlers from Jengka Pahang have joined the movement against Felda, bringing the total of those seeking legal redress to a whopping 1,056 to date.

They signed up the lawyers appointment form to sue Felda Jengka of some RM510 million in compensation, claiming Felda had manipulated in the grading of palm oil.

Felda is currently facing a string of lawsuits from settlers in Kelantan, Johor and Negeri Sembilan.

Writing in his blog, PKR’s Felda community and native bureau chairman Suhaimi Said said the amount was the biggest filed by Felda settlers.

Suhaimi said settlers were demanding the return of oil palm rejected by Felda factories after lab results showed they were of 20 percent extraction grade quality.