Lay of the land ‘murky’

Sor Por Kor land — the degraded forest tracts that the government gives to poor farmers — has always courted controversy.

A cautionary tale is the case involving Suthep Thaugsuban, a veteran politician and co-founder of the Action Coalition for Thailand (ACT), now one of the government coalition parties.

The Chuan Leekpai government in 1995 had to dissolve parliament and hold a new election after its government was heavily criticised over the “Sor Por Kor 4-01 scandal”.

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Bangkok Post Reporter