Locals not keen to work in plantations despite lucrative income - minister

We do not have enough workers for harvesting period, says Zuraida.

16/10/2021 12:44:00 PM

Locals not keen to work in plantations despite lucrative income - minister

We do not have enough workers for harvesting period, says Zuraida.

The relatively lucrative income offered for plantation workers, especially during the harvesting period, is still not able to attract locals, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.As a result, she said there was a shortage of workers and this affects the harvest, especially in oil palm plantations.

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zuraida_my bodoh punya menteri 1200 tu lumayan mende, gila? The pay , Kau jelah kerja plantation zuraida_my. Ajak semua Menteri sekali. Kata lumayan. Minister kurang bijak. Ask MIC, they will tell whether estate/ladang workers earn lucrative income! Any MIC members want to comment? 'Some pay a basic salary of RM1,200...' means, some companies are paying less that minimum wage, right? what the fuck is this! Still want to blame locals...Ensure all companies pay the minimum wage and provide incentives lah.....

Lucrative income Wtf. Gaji dieorg sehari rm42 je, sebulan rm1100 tu pun bukan gaji bersih. OT sejam baru rm7.2 mcm tu. Bagi gaji bnyk tu mana ada org nk keje dgn plantation. did u do ur survey? Bring technology to t farm, then we talk Waiting for minimum pay rm 2100. Then can see interest. Not with rm 700 per month.

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2k for 3d work and they say it lucrative enough..please quit minister job and move to estate Obviously not. Many are keen to work the farms in other countries where the pay is much, much higher. She should go talk to our Minister of Manpower and come up with a plan instead of making wrong assumptions.

Bring back Living Skills.Farming was 1 branch of it. Cultivate this skill, beginning in schools. They have a lot of land.. I remember planting vegetables, when in school myself.. Healthy, outdoors. Nowadays, poor kids have hardly any outdoor recreation; it's all about hp disease.

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