BATU PAHAT: Some 43,000 rubber tappers who do not own their own plantations will be given a one off payment of RM500 in conjunction with Ramadan.
The announcement was made by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who said this is to help them lessen their burden following the fall in the price of the commodity.
This payment is similar to the one that will be given to rubber smallholders as announced by Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal earlier this month.
“The payment will be made by the ministry during the fasting month,” said Najib.
The prime minister said this in his speech presentation ceremony for the ‘Anugerah Desa Cemerlang’ in Kampung Parit Haji Ali here.
Also present were Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khalid Nordin and Shafie.