By Alia Tenor
Redzuawan Ismail, the second generation of Felda who successfully brought pride to Malaysia worldwide through cuisine, was crowned Felda Icon 2019.
Redzuawan, or better known as Chef Wan, received the recognition from Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the National Level Felda Settlers Day Celebration at Felda Selancar 3 in Rompin.
Chef Wan hopes that the success will push the Felda generation to work as hard as possible to achieve success and realize their dreams to the highest level.
Personally, Chef Wan hopes that Felda’s management will be able to find ways to bring back the glory of Felda, including exploring new partnerships with involved agencies such as the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry.
In addition, Chef Wan said Felda still has a lot of vacant land that can be used for a variety of high value crops that indirectly reduce the country’s need to export food.