BRIEF – NLD member says farmland is not being returned to rightful owners

A Irrawaddy Division parliamentarian from the opposition NLD party – who is a member of the Land Grab Investigation Commission – said that the majority of farmland that has been returned went to tenant farmers working with officials, and not to original owners. Sein Win, who represents Maubin Township, also told DVB that the Settlement and Land Records Department is favouring awarding settlements to private companies, instead of to the original farmland owners.