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Palang Pracharath to review land policy

Jan 13. 2019
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By The Nation

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THE PALANG Pracharath Party would review its policy on agricultural reform land due to reservations expressed by Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Kobsak Pootrakool, the party’s spokesman and the Prime Minister’s Office Minister, said the PM was not happy with the policy of turning agricultural reform land supposed to be distributed to the poor into land title deeds.

The party would review the policy to ensure utmost benefit for the people from using such land.

Agricultural reform land has been distributed to poor farmers for 40 years with land-use rights that cannot be sold but only passed on to their descendants.

Kobsak said the issue would be made clear very soon.

With regard to the ministerial positions of four ministers leading the party, Kobsak said the four would continue to remain in office and would resign at the “appropriate time”.

The party’s deputy leader, Science and Technology Minister Suvit Maesincee, would accept any ruling in a case concerning his shareholdings under state concesssion being heard by the Constitutional Court. 

The spokesman said the ruling would not affect the party’s business and the party would accept that too.


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