SIK, July 30 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's presence among Felda settlers statewide at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar Baru Beris Jaya, here, yesterday, was much awaited by them.
Sweeter still, at the opening of the National Level Ramadan Programme, the Prime Minister announced the payment of raya money for them.
During the ceremony, Najib announced Hari Raya money amounting to RM43.2 million would be paid to settlers nationwide.
Halijah Abdullah, 62, from Felda Batu 8, Changlun said she was happy to meet the Prime Minister in person as, prior to this, she only saw him on television.
She said the RM400 Raya money meant a lot to her and helped her to cope with daily expenditure, adding that it also proved the government kept its promise.