Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kerdau: Where is the comfort zone?


Will BN retain Kerdau state seat in this by-election? The answer is YES and NO.

YES if Umno, notably the government is able to tackle issues hovering settlers in Jengka Felda scheme. During PM Najib's visit recently, a few issues (some call it too petty) were brought up by the settlers, among which is the minimal return they get from the privatisation of some work scopes.

NO if not much is done to address it.

The settlers will provide about 2,200 voters on March 6 polling, and by looking at Umno's track record in Kerdau in the last two general elections, it doesnt look like a comfort zone to me, and also to many.

The majority for BN was reduced significantly from 2,565 in 2004 to 1,615 in 2008 national poll or almost by 50 per cent. If the settlers' vote is taken into account, BN needs them all this time around.

But whether all of them will choose BN, is still in doubt. As their grievances are yet to be resolved, more questions left unanswered with regards to their local management and the manner in which their land and crop are being handled.

The issue of Felda 2nd and 3rd generations aside, Technoplant's method is under question as it reduces their income significantly. Doing it all by themselves ensures them more returns as the Felda subsidiary - appointed to manage replanting programmes at all schemes - so far fails to help them during the 'transition' period.

As oil palm is taking over rubber in many Felda schemes, the settlers monthly income has not been very satisfactory ever since Technoplant does the job for them.

In Jengka 22, for instance, about 200 settlers have grouped together under PLUS (Persatuan Ladang Urus Sendiri) as a protest to Technoplant. Refusing the Felda subsidiary to manage their estates does not only guarantees them higher monthly returns but cuts down unnecessary expenditure.

They have been there for more than 20 years, some more than that, and this people know what is best for their land and for their families. Felda should take a thorough look into this aspect of land administration and introduce a better one.

Many believe BN will win Kerdau again but another reduced in majority will definitely spell danger to the ruling party in the next national poll.

We should understand that not everything that looks good on paper is practically applicable. As settlers, they are more concern over their rice bowl rather than opening up to technology which will force them to opt for Grade C rice from Grade B!

27 comments:

kemenyan said...

that is why most of BN leaders go to kerdau instead of merlimau.

they have sensed some trouble there.

anak peneroka said...

for once, pls put any proposal on a long study before implementing it. as u said, all that looks good on papers is not practically applicable.

in felda case, the settlers are the masters of their own development. they know what is the best way to improve their earnings and living.

the govt should consult them first and get their feedback before coming up with disastrous plan.

some settlers have been there for more than 30 years. felda should learn from them, instead of forcing them into anything.

Anonymous said...

sdr jai,

apa yang sdr tulis mengenai felda dan technoplant ni memang benar.

kami tahu cara urus ladang kami dengan baik. takkanlah kami nak rosakkan masa depan anak isteri sendiri!

bayu said...

dengar khabr, ari tu najib sendiri jenuh menjawab soalan peneroka.

peneroka hari ni bukan peneroka zaman 60an, bro. semua dah ada pendidikan, anak2 mereka ada yang dah jadi pegawai kanan kerajaan. mereka makin kritikal dan mampu menilai buruk-baik sesatu pembaharuan yang dibawa oleh felda.

Anonymous said...

isa samad dah jadi pengerusi baru felda. takkan nak kekalkan dasar lama yang menyusahkan peneroka ni!

minyak sapi tulen said...

risda is also having a hand in felda's affairs. why cant they manage their own portfolio?

pokok getah tua said...

salam,

apa yang cuba diperkenalkan oleh felda adalah pendekatan baru bagi meringankan tugas peneroka.

ia memang baik tetapi hasil pulangan kepada peneroka merosot kerana potongan ke atas kerja yang sepatutnya boleh dibuat sendiri oleh peneroka.

apa ada pada RM650 sehingga menunggu pokok getah boleh ditoreh atau buah sawit boleh dipetik?

Anonymous said...

oi!

tetiba je ada kat kerdau. apsal tak jaga merlimau je?

firasat said...

call it settlers' revolt.

if they want to manage their own land, let them la. no big deal.

a new technology is not necessarily good.

if not, why do some manufacturers still maintain their own way of doing things.

u know why ferrari, lotus, lamborghini and audi are hand-made?

jibam said...

kalau 80 peratus peneroka undi pas, alamat majal la umno.

jangan sangka pas takda kekuatan di tanah rancangan, bro!

Anonymous said...

most felda schemes are faced with another big problems - DRUGS among its youth!

u dont believe me?

lee lap tiang said...

if the majority is reduce by the same margin, means bn will lose!

no worry lor... whoever wins and become state assemblyman, their people's standard of living will remain the same

Anonymous said...

jangan lagi perlekehkan orang felda.

kami tahu hak kami tapi kamu iktiraf atau tak hak kami?

kamu nak kami dengar cakap kamu tapi adakah kamu sudi dengar cakap kami?

sri ketumbit said...

benda lama dan banyak kali disuarakan kepada felda tapi diorang buat pekak je.

bila tiba pilihanraya kecil ni, mulalah sekor2 datang tanya dan janji nak selesaikan.

ni sikap apa namanya ni?

tok najib, kalau nak jaga felda, jagalah dengan betul, kami bukan anak tiri

EYES said...

we cant blame the settlers if they give away their votes to the opposition. many of them have been frustrated over several issues. only now that we realised the power is in their hands!

is it too late?

nasi dan kicap said...

jai,

siapa sponsor kau kat kerdau?

aku dengar rais yatim bagi rm3k sorang kat bloger kali ni. kau tak masuk dalam list, khabarnya.

kesian kawan aku ni. tapi kau terer beb!

jumpa di wangsa maju bila kau balik nanti. ada hal... macam masalah felda jugak ni.

heh heh!

ikan todak said...

maknanya kalau cuma separuh orang felda undi umno...


makkkk!!!! boleh hanyut bn di kerdau... wa cakap lu!

B747-400 said...

wadda F are u doin in kerdau bro?

come back to merlimau, we need u here.

kerdau will be a gone case but we got merlimau to defend.

LONG LIVE ANAK MELAKA!

Anonymous said...

looks like a stiff competition for kerdau seat.

i hope bn wins... unless god doesnt permit!

siti felda said...

bang bujai,

datanglah ke jengka ni, tengok sendiri masalah kami. banyak nak kami ceritakan, sekurang-kurangnya boleh kuar dalam blog. nak cerita pada kerajaan, dah banyak kali tapi dipendam je.

datanglah bang, nanti saya e-mel no fon saya jap lagi.

PS... peminat abang ramai kat sini, jengka 22

Anonymous said...

sometimes we tend to forget the significant of our settlers...

what a policy!

Anonymous said...

alaaa.... bagi can la diorang undi pas pulak. tengok macam mana pas uruskan masalah mereka plak. dengan umno ni dah berbuih mulut kami adukan masalah.

salah ke kalau kami undi pas kali ni?

cuba la pikir oiiii....

lokomotif said...

sir,

felda has to go back to basic in dealing with settlers' problems. we cannot just listen and listen and listen to their woos and to nothing. they are the main contributor to our commodity production and export. should we ignore them much further, the impact will be disastrous to barisan nasional

Anonymous said...

ya, saya setuju bahawa masalah felda perlu diatasi segera.

kalau tak, pru13 akan bawa bencana kepada bn

cocok said...

why must they chose by-election to attend to our problems?

u think we are kids?

fed up said...

mana ada comfort zone kalau orang felda berpaling tadah. kompot zon ada la.

dulu taknak jaga diorang baik2, bila nak mengundi baru la datang melawat dan janji macam2.

ni drama minggu ini ke apa?

Anonymous said...

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