PEKAN: The Rubber Industries Smallholders Authority (Risda) is giving dividends totalling RM179.6mil to 42,206 participants of its replanting schemes.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Saturday the dividend payment was seen as a huge success in the country’s plantation sector.
“This is a form of success that comes from group effort and I hope the dividends received will be of help for expenditure for the upcoming Hari Raya celebration,” he said at a ceremony to announce Risda’s replanting scheme dividend payment for this year here Saturday.
The Prime Minister also said that to ensure that smallholders were not left out of the New Economic Model (NEM), Risda had been asked to study and formulate an action plan for their (smallholders) inclusion in the NEM. Bernama