Labour Shortage In Cameron Highlands « lancalass

My Sister Pauline, called Home Too Soon.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane , I would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again.

The greatest gift our parents gave us..was each other.

If I had a flower for every memory I have with you, I could forever walk in my garden.

Rest In Peace knowing how much I love you!!

All I ask is that you remember me at the alter of God.

A sundown splendid and serene,
A sister’s kiss upon your cheek,
A timeless moment when you are thanked,
You smile but cannot speak.
Such gifts are rich beyond compare,
And compensate for grief and care.
We lost a very special sister and best friend the day you were called home so suddenly and without warning..
Loved with a love beyond all telling,
Missed with a grief beyond all tears.
Goodnight and God Bless Pauline I love you and miss you so much…xxx

Re-united with her loving parents and brothers Peter and John, sister Patrica. Missed by her loving husband Peter also daughter Susan and Ebony her granddaughter,  son Anthony, and Grandsons.. Not forgetting son – in – law Brian and Granddaughter Julie.

All of you Rest In Peace!

 

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Labour Shortage In Cameron Highlands

ACUTE labour shortage is threatening Cameron Highlands’ agricultural sector, which can lead to severe financial losses for farmers and rising vegetable prices.

Cameron Highlands Agricultural Cooperative Association representative Wong Seng Yee said the shortage was about 50 per cent, with at least a quarter of farmlands lying fallow.

*There you are Kris, employment in your favorite Highland, its cooler than Kuala Lumpur as well.

“The tight manpower situation has been ongoing for many years, but has never been this serious,” he told the New Sunday Times.

“Farmers are facing market failure and production problems, especially those who export their produce.

“The labour shortage delays harvest and replanting, thereby reducing yields, which means they are not able to meet their contractual obligations.”

He said the situation could lead to higher vegetable prices.

Cameron Highlands Malay Farmers Association president Datuk Syed Abdul Rahman said many farmers depended on manual labour due to geographical constraints.

Farmers were also unwilling to invest in technology as many of them, especially small-scale farmers, relied on temporary occupation leases (TOL) for the land they used.

The advancing age of some farmers left them with no choice but to depend on foreign workers because locals demanded higher wages, which farmers were unwilling to pay.

An unskilled foreign worker
is paid RM1,000 to RM1,100 a month to work in farms in Cameron Highlands, and if the worker was promoted to supervisory role, he could earn between RM2,000 and RM3,000.

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CREDIT: FERNANDO FONG and TASNIM LOKMAN, NEW STRAITS TIMES

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