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A visit to Felda’s research centre
Mahbob Abdullah | 06 Oct 2017 00:30

Recently I gave a talk at Felda’s Tun Abdul Razak Agricultural Research near Temerloh, Pahang and I went beyond the script of my paper for my presentation due to the good response of the senior managers present. For some time I had not been in touch with Felda although I was once on the boards of its plantations, mills, and refineries just before the time of FGV (Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd), and of course it was nice to be invited back to give a speech.

It was also good to see again the centre where Felda started its oil palm research.

The road from Kuala Lumpur went to the Genting pass and down again along the smooth highway before turning after the bridge at Temerloh, and then through oil palm country. The road changed to a rural setting, with new towns growing at the junctions with coffee shops and little repair shops for cars and motorcycles.