Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today announced a Hari Raya incentive of RM500 for Felda settlers but said those who had taken Felda to court or refused to sell their produce to the agency would not be receiving it.
“I would like to clarify the incentive, we will only be paying it to those who have done business with Felda.
“Those who have not done business with Felda, or those who have sued Felda – I’m sorry, they are not on the list,” he told the audience at a breaking of fast event at Felda Sungai Sayong in Kulai, Johor this evening.
Najib said the Hari Raya incentive will cost the government RM47.2 million.
On top of that, Najib said Felda settlers will each receive RM280 as a dividend from Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV), bringing the total payout to RM780 per person.
“You help me with your vote, I help you with public money'”, Najib Razak earlier told voters in Sarawak. He was on a stage and being recorded and clearly he simply saw nothing wrong in the blatant bribe.
Later, Parliament let him off. After all, this Prime Minister has handed round public money without restraint to anyone who helps him keep power, including UMNO leaders. Not only is it public money, but it is stolen public money that has cost in many cases double, because it was borrowed in the first place.
And if he is willing to bribe, who is surprised that he is also willing to blackmail with the same stolen public money? Those who have protested at the abuse and theft from their public funds, such as FELDA, are now to be ‘punished’ by the removal of their allocated crumbs from the loot.
They should be proud to hold their heads high and say no to the stolen booty. After all, it is just a fraction of their own money that has been stolen from them and by making their stand against this corruption they are starting to stop the rot.
Things can be better and more prosperous if crooked politicians become a thing of the past. The FELDA abstainers should be praised for showing up Najib and their reward will be in better governance.