Malaysia is the world’s second largest Producer of Palm Oil Production next to Indonesia, the Palm industry is vital for Malaysian economy. The Malaysian palm Oil Board(MPOB) is a government agency which is responsible for the promotion and development of the Palm Industry.
The country’s palm oil industry produces about 90 million tones of lignocellulosic biomass, including empty fruit bunches, oil palm trunks, and oil palm fronds, as well as palm oil mill effluent (POME).
Candidates are briefed about the nature of the job, condition of work site and hardships while they are on work, so they may prepare themselves mentally and physically. After comprehensive video briefing, workers are taken for physical tests.
Criteria for selection involves three areas of interest:
- Physical Fitness
- Weight and Height
- Willingness to work at the remote area
The Federal Land Development Authority (Lembaga Kemajuan Tanah Persekutuan), FELDA, is a Malaysian government agency that was founded to handle the resettlement of rural poor into newly developed areas and to organise smallholder farms growing cash crops.
Felda Global Ventures Holdings, a entity of FELDA is considered to be the world’s largest plantation operator, with 811,140 hectares (2,004,400 acres) of oil palms, mainly across Peninsular Malaysia, but also including other parts of Malaysia and the world.
Around 30,000 workers are employed by FELDA, it is the Biggest Plantation Projects in Malaysia.
Few photographs taken at the time of selection of plantation workers from Bangladesh for Felda Plantation are given below for the reference purpose.