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  1. THAILAND LIVE

    Thailand studies leaseholds for foreigners, land windfall tax Thailand is studying a law to allow foreigners to buy property through 50-year leasehold contracts and also to sell them, which would help boost demand for the country's property sector, the finance minister said. Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975183-govt-floats-long-term-land-leases-for-foreigners/?page=5#comment-11739561
  2. Thailand studies leaseholds for foreigners, land windfall tax Thailand is studying a law to allow foreigners to buy property through 50-year leasehold contracts and also to sell them, which would help boost demand for the country's property sector, the finance minister said. Foreigners currently cannot sell leasehold property. "The finance ministry is looking at this idea, which is highly possible," Apisak Tantivorawong told a seminar late on Thursday. "If we can do it, the property industry will boom again because demand will come from all over the world," he said. The ministry is also looking at a "windfall" tax on landlords and property owners, who benefit from rising prices driven by government infrastructure developments, Apisak said. "We will tax on profits made from assets sold," he said. Thailand's military government has ramped up infrastructure projects across the country in a bid to lift growth in Southeast Asia's second-largest economy, which has lagged its regional peers. (Reporting by Kitiphong Thaichareon; Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore) -- © Copyright Reuters 2017-03-24
  3. THAILAND LIVE

    Govt floats long-term land leases for foreigners BANGKOK — Foreigners may be able to actually own land in Thailand – even if it’s just temporary. Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975183-govt-floats-long-term-land-leases-for-foreigners/
  4. Govt floats long-term land leases for foreigners BANGKOK — Foreigners may be able to actually own land in Thailand – even if it’s just temporary. Speaking on Friday at an estate trade event, finance minister Apisak Tantivorawong said his ministry is studying a way to grant foreigners 50-year leases to Thai land, though the actual plot owners would still need to be Thai nationals. Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2017/03/24/govt-floats-long-term-land-leases-foreigners/ -- © Copyright Khaosod English 2017-03-24
  5. THAILAND LIVE

    British police arrest seven in probe into attack on parliament By Costas Pitas and Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - Police arrested seven people in the investigation into a lone-wolf attacker who killed three people and injured 40 before being shot dead by police near parliament in London, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Thursday. Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975009-british-police-arrest-seven-in-probe-into-attack-on-parliament/
  6. British police arrest seven in probe into attack on parliament By Costas Pitas and Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - Police arrested seven people in the investigation into a lone-wolf attacker who killed three people and injured 40 before being shot dead by police near parliament in London, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Thursday. Mark Rowley said there were four dead including the attacker and 29 people still being treated in hospital, seven of whom were in a critical condition. Police had said on Wednesday that the death toll was five in the worst such attack in Britain since 2005. The attacker sped across Westminster Bridge in a car, mowing down pedestrians along the way, then ran through the gates of the nearby parliament building and stabbed a policeman before being shot dead. Authorities have said they are working on the assumption that the attack was Islamist-related. Britons have been shocked by the fact that the attacker was able to cause such mayhem in the heart of the capital equipped with nothing more sophisticated than a hired car and a knife. "The police and agencies that we rely on for our security have forestalled a large number of these attacks in recent years, over a dozen last year," said defence minister Michael Fallon. "This kind of attack, this lone-wolf attack, using things from daily life, a vehicle, a knife, are much more difficult to forestall," he told the BBC. Police believe they know the identity of the attacker but have not named him. "We're dealing with an enemy, a terrorist enemy, that is not making demands or taking people hostage, but simply wants to kill as many people as possible. This is a new element to international terrorism," Fallon said. Rowley said police had searched six addresses in London, Birmingham and other parts of the country in their investigation. "It is still our belief ... that this attacker acted alone and was inspired by international terrorism. At this stage we have no specific information about further threats to the public," Rowley said. He said there was a mix of nationalities among the dead but gave no details. The victims were the policeman, Keith Palmer, who was stabbed and two members of the public, a woman in her mid-40s and a man in his mid-50s. The fourth dead was the assailant. VIGIL Three French high-school students aged 15 or 16, who were on a school trip to London with fellow students from Brittany, were among the injured. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault was expected to arrive in London to visit them at hospital, French media reported. There were also five South Koreans among the injured, South Korea's foreign ministry said in Seoul. A minute of silence to honour the victims will be held at 0933 GMT in parliament, outside police headquarters at New Scotland Yard, and in the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh. Prime Minister Theresa May was due to make a statement to parliament on the attack at 1030 GMT. A vigil was planned in London's Trafalgar Square at 1800 GMT. Fallon said security arrangements at parliament would be reviewed. Westminster Bridge remained cordoned off with a strong police presence. The nearby Westminster underground rail station, normally a busy hub in the morning rush hour, was not accessible from the street as it was within the cordon. May said on Wednesday the location of the attack was not an accident. She said any assault on British values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech was doomed to failure and Britons would not be divided by such acts. But anti-immigration groups were quick to make links between immigration and the attack. Leave.EU, a group that has campaigned for immigration to be severely restrained as part of Britain's exit from the European Union, accused mainstream politicians of facilitating acts of terror by failing to secure borders. "We are sick, tired but perhaps even more so we are angry that recent governments across Europe have enabled these attacks through grossly negligible policies that have left us vulnerable," the group said in a statement. In France, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen also drew a link, saying that events in London highlighted the importance of protecting national borders and stepping up security measures. (Additional reporting by Kate Holton, William James and Elisabeth O'Leary, writing by Estelle Shirbon, editing by Guy Faulconbridge and Giles Elgood) -- © Copyright Reuters 2017-05-23
  7. I know this thread is Pattaya but speaking to a restaurant owners in Hua Hin yesterday he said it was the busiest March he had seen in 5 years. I was in town last night and it was fairly busy, lots of tourists around
  8. More info on the airport bus terminal here:
  9. Nice pics, thanks for sharing
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  12. Photos from the Singha Cha Am Bikini Beach Run 2017 held on Sunday More images: Sanook News - http://sport.sanook.com/469081/