Panel to consider changing laws to aid Kachin farmers

A committee will be set up comprising farmers and civil society organisations to resolve farmland problems in Kachin State, U M Kawn La of the Kachin National Congress said.

The committee, to initially include political party officials, law experts, civil society groups and literature associations, will discuss important farmland issues in the state.

“Some of the committee’s suggestions will be followed up by MPs, and for others, we will cooperate with government agencies,” he said.

Resolving land issues in Kachin will require amending the law or applying for the land to be designated as natural land under the biodiversity law, he said.

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