Palang Pracharath to re­view land pol­icy

The Nation - - THAILAND -

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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