KL turns to livestock and crops to ease Felda woes as part of $2b rescue package

Felda is a politically sensitive agency due to the role it plays in the lives of Malaysia's largely rural dominant Malay community. PHOTO: NEW STRAITS TIMES
Felda is a politically sensitive agency due to the role it plays in the lives of Malaysia's largely rural dominant Malay community. PHOTO: NEW STRAITS TIMES

Plan part of $2b rescue package aimed at reviving fortunes of over 100k Malay families

The 112,635 families under the Malaysian government's ailing Felda scheme will be offered a new deal tomorrow.

It will involve the introduction of fast-yielding crops and livestock to safeguard their livelihoods against volatility in the palm oil sector, the main crop on more than 800,000ha of land controlled by the land development agency.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2019, with the headline 'KL turns to livestock and crops to ease Felda woes'. Print Edition | Subscribe