GE14 | Two hundred and sixty five settlers from Felda Palong Timur Dua and Felda Palong Timur Tiga in Johor will be receiving replanting incentive of RM4,000 each (totalling RM1,060,000) starting today.
This was announced by Segamat parliamentary seat incumbent Dr S Subramaniam who is also caretaker health minister last night.
According to him, the announcement was made after the payment of the incentive was approved by caretaker prime minister Najib Razak.
Dr Subramaniam said he contacted the caretaker prime minister himself on the approval of incentive payment for the Felda settlers who have been waiting for four years.
"The PM gave his approval to resolve the matter and payment will start from tomorrow (Monday)," he said yesterday when speaking at a Felda Carnival in Gugusan Palong Timur.
He said the payment would be completed before polling day on May 9.
Dr Subramaniam also hoped the incentive payment would help to lighten the burden of settlers.