Cabinet denies caving in over farmland amendment

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 05, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

The Executive Yuan yesterday denied that pressure from vested interests forced it to “suspend” a planned amendment to the Regulations Governing the Building of Agricultural Houses on Agricultural Land (農業用地興建農舍辦法) that would prohibit non-farmers from purchasing or selling farmland.

“The Executive Yuan has not deviated from its principles of ‘agricultural land solely for agricultural use,’” Executive Yuan spokesperson Sun Lih-chyun said (孫立群).

Sun made the remarks in response to rumors that the government has suspended the planned amendment — that the Council of Agriculture had said would be completed by this month — with an eye on the upcoming elections.    [FULL  STORY]

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