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    Farmers losing battle with developers

    Published on 15/08/2012

    » PHUKET: The countryside in Srisoonthorn is becoming a battleground between traditional and modern, farmers and developers – and the farmers worry that the old ways, and their livelihood, may be pushed into extinction.

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    Myanmar locals slam Dawei contractor

    Published on 17/09/2013

    » A group of angry Myanmar villagers have accused Thai construction giant Italian-Thai Development PCL (ITD) of failing to keep its promise to compensate them for losses caused by the building of new roads for the Dawei deep-sea port and industrial project.

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    Top investigators plan Pattaya crime office

    Published on 21/08/2013

    » The Department of Special Investigation (DSI), having recently opened a branch at Phuket airport, has promised later to extend its presence to Pattaya.

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    New attack on nominee loopholes

    Published on 05/09/2013

    » The office of the Ombudsman is seeking new legislation to prevent foreigners illegally owning land via Thai nominees. Under the proposed legislation, foreigners would face long terms of imprisonment or fines up to two million baht for trying to hide their purchase of land. Those found holding Thai papers illegally might be allowed up to a year to transfer the plots to legitimate entities. The current loopholes are said to be mainly setting up registered companies with a 51:49 Thai-foreign ownership or by marrying a Thai. There is a suspicion that many plots of land are illegally owned by Thais in mainland Thailand and on the islands of Phuket and Koh Samui. At the moment land ownership deals are not public information, leading to suspicious transactions by Thais and foreigners alike. Critics say that there is no reason for new laws. What’s needed is strict enforcement of existing legislation including the anti-money laundering rules and the notoriously lax tax laws on property transactions.

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    WORKING TO SUPPORT PUBLIC SAFETY & TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS FOR HUA HIN CCTV and New Traffic Routes

    Published on 07/09/2013

    » The Hua Hin Municipality is launching a project to install CCTVs at a total of 160 points along Phetchakasem Road between Hua Hin Airport to Khao Tao. This 40 million THB budget project aims to boost the safety of Thai and foreign tourists to support the effort of Hua Hin Tourist Police Officers.

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    Bangkokians buy up Hua Hin condos

    Published on 07/09/2013

    » Published: 22 Aug 2013 at 14.31 Online news:

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    Chinese sign 2-billion baht investment deals with Pattaya

    Published on 09/05/2013

    » <p>Pattaya’s civic leaders and 100 Chinese entrepreneurs and managers signed a memorandum of understanding worth 2 billion baht for the hotel and real estate industries. The Chinese are examining new bases to produce goods to overcome rising production costs at home. It’s also expected that the number of Chinese visitors to Thailand will almost double by 2014 to five million per year.</p>

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    Phuket’s 'zero' road deaths record marred on last day

    Published on 18/04/2013

    » The island almost got through the Seven Days of Danger around Songkran with no road deaths.

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    New credit card scam hits Pattaya

    Published on 19/12/2012

    » Pattaya tourists and expats are being warned by police not to give out personal details on the phone after the latest credit card catastrophe hit town. Major credit card companies have acknowledged the widespread fraud being perpetrated and have advised potential victims to terminate the conversation and to hang up the moment they are even remotely suspicious.

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    Phuket yachtsman attacked by ‘samurai’ motorbike gang

    Published on 19/12/2012

    » Phuket yachting figure Neil Petford was attacked and robbed by a “samurai” motorbike gang on his way home from the final party of the recent King’s Cup Regatta.

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