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57 minutes ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

Happened next door in 1975 but most round eyes that were still there were executed, not deported.

From Cambodia all the round eyes were  trucked out from the French Embassy , where they had been gathered, through to Aranyapathet.. It was slow moving because of  the number of massacred locals blocking the roads.   

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One day Thailand will enter the 21st century - or even the 20th  !

Optimist!

Lets face it most Ex pat owned small businesses in Thailand use nominees. It's relatively easy (even if expensive and time consuming) to comply with all other administrative and legal requirements, bu

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59 minutes ago, VBF said:

I was offered a 30+30+30 lease in Phuket in the nineties.

I was told similar to that about the registration and couldn't seem to get a straight answer. 🙄

I was also unable to get even an estimate of how much the first, let alone the second renewal might cost when it became due or what the exact mechanism would be.

 

The concept of investing a sizable chunk of my savings in a retirement home that may or may not be there for me as I aged, somehow didn't appeal to me.

I must be a coward...... 😧

not a coward ..smart

the reason they wouldn't tell u is because its dodgy 

also lawyers here often get the client referral from a developer of real estate agent = immediate conflict of interest

and many doing consider the possibility that the owner of the land dies and  the land passes to his estate or sells the land to someone who may not wish to honor the dodgy lease extension

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49 minutes ago, NeoDinosaw said:

STOP blaming Dinosaurs for everything that goes wrong !!

Yes, the dinosaurs are extinct, either now in museum bone exhibits, excavation locations, tar pits or buried in the oil rich plateus under the earths surface.

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4 hours ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

I have the company named but I don't have an address or a 'place of work' defined on my work permit as I have multiple offices and facilities that I must regularly visit. I attend conferences and meetings on behalf of my company all the time and have never given it a second thought. 

 

I think you are thinking too much about the vehicle situation too mate, I can see issues developing if you are driving about in a Toyota Commuter van with a bunch of tourists in the back and the local transport mafia have grassed you up but other than that I am sure you would be fine.  

Well, was arrested once in 93, they tried again in 97, different company. Started my own business in 2000 and was a pioneer in my field, have been copied by many companies since then, even by those I trained myself. I keep low profile and try to follow the rules so they don't have a reason nor anything else against me. 

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4 hours ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

 

Foreigners have to do business in areas where Thais are not able in Thailand, that is one of the keys to success. Look at the Chinese, they are selling them subs and high speed trains, both of which are far beyond the expertise of local companies. There will be an influx of skilled foreign (in this case Chinese) labour to supervise the Thais, just as there is on every mega project in Thailand. 

 

Opening bars, restaurants and laundry services are low hanging fruit and just asking for local competitors to destroy you.

 

You have to think what is beyond the ability of the local Somchai. 

 

Granted, those businesses and opportunities are continually diminishing, as Thailand continues to develop, but if one is so motivated they are still available. 

I'm one of these Somchai's 🙂 so don't make it to personal 🙂 

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5 hours ago, SomchaiCNX said:

Well it is simple.

1. Let's make laws that makes it impossible for foreigners to do anything legally.

2. Then complain that foreigners are doing illegal things.

3. Go after those that found the loopholes.

you missed something between 1 and 2 ....allow loopholes and then accept bribes to bypass the law

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It's totally shocking that foreigners are trying to invest in Thailand on the same basis that Thais invest in most other countries.  They all should all be put in prison including the foreigners who control large companies like AIS and DTAC using fancy schemes dreamed up by lawyers to disguise their ownership, even though everyone knows.  In fact it would safest to prohibit all inflows into Thailand completely to ensure no illegal investment. Make Thailand a land of outward remittances only and the problem will be solved. 

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11 hours ago, SomchaiCNX said:

So change the law similar to other countries in the world and the problem is solved overnight. Or.........we should treat all Thai the same once they leave their country. No house, no property no car no phone no job no insurance. Confiscate all Thai property and companies in the west and lets see how they react 🙂  To many stupid anti foreigner rules over here and it is not getting better.

it's about time it was on a "like for like" footing - just look at the import duty if you move here and want to bring your car !! I'm not sure I want to remain a " 1 year tourist" after deciding to up-sticks and retire here , invest and live here long term ( Guess I didn't read between the lines before taking the plunge here ).  Unfortunately things are going "the wrong way " and becoming more like China and how they treat Hong Kong .  Indonesia is actually the most democratic country in Asia . Others like Thailand are currently labelled as FD's (fake democracies )  

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14 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

Nationalities and names of the supposed companies would be nice.  Names of the new Hotels being built or that have been purchased, which Tour Package operations, which Zero Dollar Tour Bus companies?  The news report leaves so many unanswered questions that could have been answered instead of just saying 5 Juristic entities.  If they are Juristic entities, who are the Thai's that set these companies in motion, how much was the bribe paid, are the Thai individuals connected, and better yet will there be more reporting on this or will it just fade away due to connections and money paid to make it go away.

When they've been confirmed as acting illegally presumably they will be identified publicly, until then there's no reason to make details public... 

 

"A probe by the Department of Business Development has turned up five juristic entities suspected of using local nominees to illegally help foreigners invest in Thailand this year ... The department has forwarded its findings for further investigation by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI)".

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7 hours ago, BigStar said:

 

 

Our naive noob members, babes in the wood, seem never to have learned the classic, shrewd, street-smart TVF Poster Three Primal Laws Of Survival In Thailand:

 

1. Never invest in anything you aren't ready to lose;

2. Never own more than you can carry with you or freely leave behind;

3. Keep your suitcase packed at all times.

 

Experienced, knowledgeable members follow these religiously. Why are you still here, anyway?

 

Now quoting one or more of the Laws entitles you to an extra ten (+10) instant points of TVF posting cred from our peanut gallery, but you blew it. Still, you have time to RUN! NOW! You've been warned!!! Meanwhile I'll continue to enjoy the good life in Pattaya. 🙂

 

 

 

4. Never trust a fart .

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14 hours ago, BigStar said:

Exactly. All farang bank accounts will be confiscated, safety boxes broken open, houses searched by Thai SWAT teams and looted, farang rounded up, detained, extorted, and then summarily deported. Could happen tomorrow.

 

Our naive noob members, babes in the wood, seem never to have learned the classic, shrewd, street-smart TVF Poster Three Primal Laws Of Survival In Thailand:

 

1. Never invest in anything you aren't ready to lose;

2. Never own more than you can carry with you or freely leave behind;

3. Keep your suitcase packed at all times.

 

Experienced, knowledgeable members follow these religiously. Why are you still here, anyway?

 

Now quoting one or more of the Laws entitles you to an extra ten (+10) instant points of TVF posting cred from our peanut gallery, but you blew it. Still, you have time to RUN! NOW! You've been warned!!! Meanwhile I'll continue to enjoy the good life in Pattaya. 🙂

 

 

Pattaya ?    Well, i truly feel sorry for you.......   Shooting any lower you'll have no toes left.....   Kao jai mei ?  

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14 hours ago, BigStar said:

And that could happen here!!! Have achieved maximum hysteria now? We've had SUCH a good time playing our fave sport.

It's funny last year many "Expats" in Thailand felt nice and secure jumping through all the hoops and congratulating themselves on how wonderful and righteous they where and how everyone else should just go home and leave Thailand to the righteous hoop jumpers........  Strangely you don't hear much from them now......... I wonder why, do you think it's because they're too busy emptying their duds ?      

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