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Published on Tuesday, 04 December 2012 17:57
A Myanmar forum revealed that the government wanted to review the 2012 Farmland Law as they found weak points in some of the provisions.
“We are planning to review the law during the workshop. Department of Settlements and Land Records is currently handling the plan,” Thein Shwe, Collaboration Team for Land Affairs Chairman, said during the national workshop on November 25.
The workshop was organised by the Collaboration Team for Land Affairs, the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, as well as the National Economic and Social Advisory Council in Nay Pyi Taw. Experts and officials from the government departments and other NGOs as well as UN agencies participated in the workshop.
“There are weak points in the law,” Thein Shwe added. “The existing foreign investment law allows investors to buy farmlands freely that may lead to land disputes. And currently, a court cannot settle such land disputes; Land Administration Committee settles it. That’s not fair enough.”
Thein Shwe’s team added that local residents should have their own rights to manage and use their farmlands.