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  1. Good article. In terms of the probable election delay, it will make little difference. Thailand never has had a system anywhere near resembling democracy and even with an election it won`t be any nearer. Enshrined in The Constitution is that at least 50% of the NLA will be from the military, thus blocking anything they don`t like. The power has always been with powerful families, the military and another institution and will be for the foreseeable future. The irony is that the majority who elect a government will have no real say in that government least of all help. There are no independent bodies to assist in a democratic process like civil service, judiciary, police. And last of all whoever has, is or will run Thailand will be corrupt, as it is endemic in Thai society.
  2. Could you quantify this?
  3. PM Prayut floats idea of raising VAT to 8%

    Increase VAT.....why not? Since you`ve depleted the treasury reserves. Need the money for those subs to prevent attack from....err....err And all those huge projects. But if you do get all that extra revenue could you spare a bit for all the bloody potholes on the roads to my village?
  4. The restaurant business is notoriously difficult to predict accurate monthly figures. Especially in Thailand where it`s seasonal and tourism has been down for the last 2 years. I look for a 20% net monthly profit.....but don`t always get it! Lol.
  5. Images Of Isaan

  6. longer lease?

    I need advice on any strategies to get a longer business lease than my current one for 12 months. My business, a restaurant, is for sale but prospective buyers won`t take the risk with the short lease. The restaurant has been established for 8 years, originally on a renewable 3 year lease. However, the landlord made all his tenants switch to a 1 year lease 18 months ago. Because there were plans to knock several businesses down and build a plaza (which we could then rent again after completion). So far this hasn`t happened and management say `there are no now plans`. I don`t believe that 100% We are a good tenant paying rent, electric & water every month and on time & maintaining the premises. I`ve never met the billionaire landlord, who rarely visits the area. All communication is through lower management. I have asked several times and even written a letter in Thai to be passed on to the owner requesting a longer lease. All requests met with a "No". It maybe nothing will make the landlord give a longer lease, but to sell my business, I have to try. I think the key is the landlord but can`t think of how to get a win:win agreement. Or even how to make a better approach. So any serious suggestions on how I could approach this would be most welcome.
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