Real estate

Thailand to offer land ownership to lure wealthy foreigners

  By Reuters and published by The Straits Times  THAILAND will allow foreigners to fully own land for residential use, a government official said on Friday (July 15), seeking to boost its economy by attracting a million new big-spending residents from overseas. Thailand has for decades been a popular expatriate destination for investment, retirement and

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Deputy minister’s dad surrenders in land grab case, bailed out

  THE FATHER of Deputy Education Minister Kanokwan Wilawan Mr. Suntorn Wilawan was bailed out in the Khao Yai reserved forest land encroachment case after surrendering to police in Rayong province this morning (June 21), Naewna newspaper and INN News said. The prosecutor from the National Anti-Corruption Commission Region 2 office filed the lawsuit against

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Update: Deputy minister says Anutin letting her stay on despite land grab scandal

By Thai Newsroom Reporters KANOKWAN WILAWAN is not yet resigning as deputy education minister despite being officially accused of standing behind an illegal encroachment upon a major national park. Kanokwan quoted Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul who concurrently acts as top leader of Bhumjaithai Party to which the woman politician belongs as saying she need

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Land dept moving against Thanathorn’s mum over encroachment

DEPUTY Interior Minister Niphon Boonyamanee said this morning (Mar. 29) investigation into allegations that Mrs. Somphon Juangroongruangkit, the mother of Progressive Movement chairman Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, encroached on a reserved forest in Ratchaburi province will be concluded in a day or two, Matichon newspaper said. Information on these allegations gathered by the Land Development Department and

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Business

Government moves to allow ‘high potential’ foreigners buy land

THE CABINET last Tuesday (Sept. 14) approved measures to attract “high potential” foreigners to the country by offering them various benefits among which is the right to buy land, Thai Rath newspaper said today (Sept. 18). Ms. Ratchada Thanadirek, deputy spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Office, said these measures are aimed boosting the Thai economy

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Court orders MP to stop working in forest encroachment case

THE Supreme Court today (March 25) ordered Palang Pracharath Party MP Parina Kraikupt to stop performing her duties after accepting a case filed by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) alleging that her chicken farm had encroached on a reserved forest in Ratchaburi province, Siam Rath newspaper said. NACC said in its petition that the police

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