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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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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Thai government defends foreign land ownership plan

The government’s plan to allow foreigners to own a limited amount of land in Thailand is intended to benefit the Thai people and the government is not “selling off” the…

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Pheu Thai Party opposes land ownership by foreigners

The opposition Pheu Thai Party voiced its strong opposition today (Saturday) to the government’s plan to allow certain foreigners to buy up to 0.16 hectares (one rai) of land for…

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Select foreigners can own 0.16 hectares (1 rai) for residential use in Thailand from September

Effective from September, foreigners will be able to buy up to 0.16 hectares of land in Thailand for residential purposes if they meet certain requirements, said Government Spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana…

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Panel to probe suspicious land ownership on Krabi’s Nui Nok islet

The Thai Land Department has set up a committee to investigate the alleged illegal issuance of a land title deed for a small plot of land on the uninhabited islet…

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