Najib: Each Felda settler to get RM5,000 cash incentive

(The Star) – Felda will be paying 94,956 settlers a RM5,000 cash incentive each at the end of August as part of the celebrations commemorating its 61st anniversary, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Prime Minister said the Government will also award them with another RM5,000 each to help settle loans taken to replant oil palm trees.

In announcing the incentives, Najib said the  Government will also help the settlers to clear off loans taken to acquire Felda Global Ventures shares.

“Let us continue to work together. Just as much as the Government hopes for support from the Felda community, settlers too depend on the Government to ensure the survival of the programme,” he said at the Felda Settlers Day celebration on Sunday.

Some 25,000 settlers attended the celebration here which is usually held in Felda settlements.