Zuraida Kamarudin, Malaysia Plantations, Oil Paln

Zuraida Kamarudin, Malaysia Plantations

Zuraida: Locals not keen to work in plantations despite lucrative income | Malay Mail

Zuraida: Locals not keen to work in plantations despite lucrative income

16/10/2021 1:03:00 PM

Zuraida: Locals not keen to work in plantations despite lucrative income

JITRA, Oct 16 —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 Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin. As a result, she said, there was shortage of workers  and...

channel for the latest updates.JITRA, Oct 16 —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 Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin.

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As a result, she said, there was shortage of workers  and this affect the harvest, especially in oil palm plantations.“We do not have enough workers for the harvesting period, locals can do the job if they want to, but they say it is a heavy and difficult task.

“The salary of these farm workers is lucrative and actually depends on the company, some pay a basic salary of RM1,200 and plus the incentives and overtime allowance, they can get more than RM2,000 a month,” she told reporters after visiting the Kenaf Seed Processing Center in Bandar Darul Aman near here today. headtopics.com

To address the shortage of workers, she said, the government had recently decided to bring in 32,000 foreigners to work in the plantation sector.Meanwhile, Zuraida said the entry of foreign workers needed to be expedited to increase the country’s exports as the price of the commodity was now increasing despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

“If we do not bring foreign workers to harvest the oil palm, the fruits will be left to waste and we will lose. Given the high price of the commodity,  we have to ‘catch up’ and the smallholders will get more income.“The price of palm oil is expected to increase by about 40 per cent and it can give a return of about RM20 billion to the country before the end of this year,” she said. — Bernama

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How true is that statement? 🤔🤔 Locals prefer to work in Australia. Come out with academy of pemanen. 3D jobs. Malaysia need to innovate to have these job less labour intensive 🙃 Since she is a local and getting lucrative income, she should work there Hmm, will the plantation companies agree to pay 'minimum wage' that is indexed to cost of living & inflation? Plus provide benefits like free health care etc? ybz99 Saravanan_myg IsmailSabri60

Zuraida, please ask your children want to work there or not? ybz99 It’s now yr job to improve on this & push forward the exports. IsmailSabri60 Kita kena terima hakikat kebenaran perkara ini. Lol RM 1,200 is lucrative.. work as promoter also get more and no need the hard labour... Hard labour workers should be provided with more financial benefits but no... The one sitting at the top shaking balls like her gets the lucrative salary

Is that what your children say to you? How's Arsemeen lately?

Locals not keen to work in plantations despite lucrative income - ministerWe do not have enough workers for harvesting period, says Zuraida. 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. 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. 2k for 3d work and they say it lucrative enough..please quit minister job and move to estate

Locals all want to be MP Define lucrative. Ask Zuraida to work in plantation for a month or two with that 'lucrative' income and see if she still say the same That was and is obvious. She just realised this ? Locals have choice to work in more lucrative jobs than in plantations 😀🤑 zuraida_my mpic_my mpob_tweets lgm_mrb lkm_gov

zuraida_my feel free to work for 1.2k a month under the hot sun, lead by example Who will break it to her? RM 1,200 - RM 2,000+/mth for long hours of physical labour is NOT LUCRATIVE. “The salary of these farm workers is lucrative... some pay a basic salary of RM1,200 and plus the incentives and overtime allowance, they can get more than RM2,000 a month”.

zuraida_my yes yb, obviously Can this Minister justify her statement with any latest research data? If you can't dont talk nonsense to the rakyat's and please step down if you don't has any good ideas IsmailSabri60

Locals not keen to work in plantations despite lucrative income - ministerWe do not have enough workers for harvesting period, says Zuraida. 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. 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. 2k for 3d work and they say it lucrative enough..please quit minister job and move to estate

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