The draft national land policy, particularly the proposal to remove the 25 acre landholding ceiling, has already become controversial. That’s why Thinlay demanded “to hear OL’s views on this very important issue.” When I didn’t respond, Thinlay sent this reminder: “do you … have opinion on this, because this issue is to important to be ignored?”
Yes, the issue is important. And yes, I do have an opinion on this matter.
Removing the existing maximum landholding restriction of 25 acres will be the quickest way of stripping our farmers of their property.
But the policy has caught me by surprise. I never dreamt that the land ceiling would be lifted in the foreseeable future. So I’m scrambling to gather information and consult people before presenting our views to the public and to the Government.
Meanwhile, I request Thinlay to grant me a little more time.