The train has left without Mazlan Aliman, the politically-ambitious son of a Felda settler and he is now even more desperate. Most of the 112,000 settlers did not support Mazlan and have reason to be happy with their decision to go with the Felda IPO, which turned out to be a success. Just read the article by the WSJ, which is not known to be supportive of the Malaysian IPO. Yes, even the Wall Street Journal had to admit that Felda's looking good.
Mazlan Aliman and his political sponsors will continue to spew their blatant lies right up to PRU13. Mazlan Aliman will no doubt be fielded by Pakatan Rakyat in one of the Felda constituencies and he will undoubtedly lose. The Felda settlers aren't stupid. They need not read the Wall Street Journal to know Felda shares are doing well, the prospects are good, and a lot of it has got to do with - as the WSJ article underscores - government support. Why would they throw all that away for the sake of some politicians?
Personally, I hope the PM does not have to defend Felda from Malik Aliman ever again. That task should be left to the reps elected by the people in the Felda constituencies. So far, they have not done much at all. Now that Felda is a public listed company, these MPs and Aduns should be more involved. They should be the ones to put politicians like Mazlan Aliman in their place. Leave the management of Sabri Ahmad, the group's president, to focus on taking the Felda train places [read Felda Global venturing into Africa next year.]