Felda task force to study White Paper shortcomings — Idris Jusoh

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KUALA LUMPUR: A special task force set up by the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) is conducting a study on the best possible ways to consolidate the authority’s finances and sustainability for the benefit of its settlers. 

Felda chairman Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the study is also aimed at working on weaknesses revealed in the White Paper that was tabled in Parliament in April last year. 

“Many parties were of the view that the White Paper is still not good enough to resolve Felda’s issues, and that is why we need a study to get fresh views,” he said when coming on as a guest on Bernama TV’s "Ruang Bicara" programme on Tuesday (July 7) night. 

The study is expected to be completed within two months, after which its findings will be tabled in Parliament, he said. 

“We obtained feedback from all stakeholders, including settlers, the next generation of settlers, banks and investors, all to ensure we create a new and better Felda model,” he said. 

Idris said it was Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s hope that Felda continued to be sustainable and more independent in the future. 

He said Felda is also planning to set up smart schools in its land schemes, as part of efforts to offer more quality agriculture training for its new generation of settlers. 

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