Warisan raised review of agreement between Govt and Felda first

Terrance Siambun
Terrance Siambun

KOTA KINABALU: A proposal to review the agreement signed between the Sabah government and Felda was actually first raised by Parti Warisan Sabah not long after the party was established.

Party president, Datuk Shafie Apdal, in January this year had announced that a Warisan government would direct the State Attorney-General to review the agreement in an effort to take back land that had not been utilised as settlements.

Its treasurer-general, Terrence Siambun, who is also the Moyog assemblyman said Shafie made the announcement when speaking at a Warisan Chinese New Year gathering in Likas.

The Semporna member of parliament and former Minister of Rural and Regional Development said Felda had been raking in millions of ringgit in profits annually at the expense of the people of Sabah.

Siambun said reviewing the agreement with Felda was therefore not new and PBS acting president, Maximus Ongkili was in fact echoing what Warisan had already raised much earlier.

“A Warisan Sabah state government will take back land that have not been turned into settlements and place them under an agency so that the profits stay in Sabah,” he said in a statement issued here today.

At a PBS Supreme Council meeting on Monday, the party’s Supreme Council urged the Sabah Government to review its agreement with Felda in Lahad Datu, after its members claimed the agency failed to deliver their agreement to provide settlement for landless Sabahans.-PR/BNN