KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Kuala Lumpur has told Vietnam that individual ownership
of land is necessary if Malaysia is to help in developing land, the Star Daily newspaper
reported last month.
The newspaper quoted Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Ghafar as saying that Malaysia could
not open up palm oil rubber plantations in Vietnam without an allotment of land to
Vietnam had requested Malaysian help in land development because of the nation's
success in privatizing many government projects and supervising land developments
But when Malaysia submitted a plan to Vietnam to allot four hectares of land to individual
farmers, as in its native plan, Vietnam said it was not willing to allow individual
ownership of land, the report quoted Ghafar as saying.