Commercial property and residential condo buildings are pictured in Bangkok. (Photo by Alex OGLE / AFP)

Thailand’s interior minister seeks to withdraw foreign land ownership edict for reconsideration

The government appears ready to do a U-turn on its plan to allow foreign land ownership in Thailand for residential purposes, following widespread opposition to the policy, Deputy Prime Minister…

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Will the government’s land ownership scheme for wealthy foreigners get off the ground?

Thai people are mostly opposed to a controversial government move that would allow high net worth foreigners to own land in the country. A Cabinet resolution last month allows foreigners…

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Real estate sector to propose alternative to foreigners buying land in Thailand

Thai real estate business operators will propose that the government allow foreigners to buy houses on up to 0.16 hectares (one rai) of land, as an alternative to the right…

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DPM Supattanapong defends government’s foreign land-ownership policy

Deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow defended the government’s plan to allow land-ownership in Thailand for residential purpose by four groups of foreigners, in his response to criticism of the plan…

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Foreign actors to be exempt from paying income tax in Thailand

The Thai government has decided to waive personal income tax collection from foreign actors when working on films shot in Thailand in the next five years, in a fresh bid…

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Thai cabinet approves tax incentives for foreigners with LTR visa

The cabinet approved in principle today (Tuesday) a draft royal decree to exempt from personal income tax foreigners on long-term resident visas (LTR visa) who stay in Thailand or who…

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O-A non-immigrant visa applicants required to have ฿3m health insurance

Foreigners applying for non-immigrant (O-A) visas for stays in Thailand of up to one year are now required to have a health insurance policy with minimum coverage of three million…

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Government makes bold move to woo wealthy, highly skilled foreigners

Labor experts and investors are throwing their support behind the government’s move to lure one million wealthy expats and highly skilled professionals on long-stay visas, but netizens are worried about…

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Thais first then foreigners will be vaccinated, possibly from August

The Thai government has promised to vaccinate all residents of Thailand, including non-Thai citizens, but priority will be given to citizens first and non-citizens will possibly have to wait until…

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Five new COVID-19 infections reported today among Thais back from Kuwait

Thailand recorded five new COVID-19 cases today, all among Thais in state quarantine after returning from Kuwait, but no new fatalities. CCSA spokesman, Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, told a news briefing…

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Thanathorn admits Thais cannot rely on foreigners to fight for democracy

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has admitted that Thai people must themselves fight for democracy and change and not rely on the support of foreigners “because no foreigners will…

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