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Authorities cancel forum on 99-year leases for foreign investors
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BANGKOK: -- Authorities have ordered that an academic seminar scheduled for Sunday be postponed because it would feature criticism of the government’s policy to lease land to foreign investors for 99 years.

 

Kasetsart University lecturer and seminar panellist Decharut Sukkumnoed posted on Facebook that the seminar had been ordered to be cancelled, with the military, police and local authorities stating that the 99-year investment policy had not been officially implemented.

 

The Thai Lawyer for Human Rights Centre also reported on Twitter that soldiers visited the Seub Nakhasathien Foundation Office in Nonthaburi and asked the foundation to cancel the event, which had been scheduled to take place at its offices.

 

The centre also reported that the military had asked the foundation to hand over a list of its committee members.

 

Although the seminar has been cancelled, Decharut said he would still discuss the 99-year land lease policy on Sunday at another public venue.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30312688

 
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yeah, don't want to end up like Hong Kong; a 99 year lease to the British and then handed back to China. :laugh:

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I thought that it was a 50 year lease that was under consideration?

 

A 99 year lease would see a nassive property boom.

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26 minutes ago, steven100 said:

Who's gonna be around in 99 years   .....:shock1:

Exactly that's why there no doubt are thinking about it & will have the hidden clause of what is ours shall remain ours

& Thaichip got it right as all the government around the world (maybe England being the exception) couldn't work out why China was in massive construction frenzy. Maybe winning the lottery Hong Kong being first prize might have had something to do with it

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How about cancelling all work permits and the right to own  or buy condos for THEM BLOODY FOREIGNERS ?

Just compensate them and chuck the lot out of LOS. that will also reduce if not eliminate the high number of SUICIDE CASES?No more nutters come 2 Thailand to komit seawiside

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1 minute ago, Raymonddiaz said:

it's their right to be against this policy. I don't agree with them but let them speak out their opinion. That's democracy! Freedom of expression.

Not here or else!

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Uga buga foreign investors. It's little wonder that neighboring countries with more liberal foreign investment laws are either ahead of Thailand, or to the East about 5-10 years from surpassing it. Even a communist dictatorship such as Vietnam now has better foreign investment rules than Thailand, speaks volumes for the absurd xenophobia coming from Bangkok. 

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47 minutes ago, Raymonddiaz said:

it's their right to be against this policy. I don't agree with them but let them speak out their opinion.

 

 That's not how Thais, or North Koreans operate. 

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9 hours ago, lordblackader said:

Uga buga foreign investors. It's little wonder that neighboring countries with more liberal foreign investment laws are either ahead of Thailand, or to the East about 5-10 years from surpassing it. Even a communist dictatorship such as Vietnam now has better foreign investment rules than Thailand, speaks volumes for the absurd xenophobia coming from Bangkok. 

 

It's not about xenophobia, it's about conservation.

 

The foundation is understandably concerned about the damage that would undoubtedly be wrought upon what remains of Thailands natural heritage by foreign companies leasing vast tracts of land for long term exploitation.

That is their "business":

The Seub Nakhasathien Foundation - มูลนิธิสืบนาคะเสถียร

"Seub started his first assignment in Khaokhew-Khaochompoo Wildlife Sancturary in Chonburi province.  His duties had pushed him to enforce forestry law.  It was here that he arrested many forest intruders without fear of influential ones." 

Seub Nakhasathien - Wikipedia

 

Not a problem for the authorities of course, as their prime target market will be an ethnic group who are (for so many of the ruling caste) in effect, not so distant, "cousins".

 

No wonder the state is so keen to shut the foundation up.

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, HiSoLowSoNoSo said:

Does not really send out any good vibes for potential investors.

on two counts, one they dont really want it and two the army telling them to stop the seminar....clueless as usual

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