Foreign land ownership proposal can be canceled if Thai people don’t agree says the Minister of the Interior

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The Minister of the Interior says a proposal for foreigner land sales is ready to be cancelled if the Thai people don’t agree.

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Political activist Srisuwan Janya is going to sue the Thai government over a proposal to allow foreign land ownership.

Today (November 3rd) a meeting on foreign land owning was held at the Parliament. Mr. Suthin Klangsang from the Puea Thai party asked the government about the foreign land onwership law.

Interior Minister General Anupong Paochinda responded that this issue is still in the Council of State process. Anupng said that the government might change some rules such as increasing investment to 100 million baht or the period to invest to be allowed to purchase land from three years to ten years. If people still do not agree, the law can be cancelled entirely.

“However we do not mean to sell our country to other countries as many people say. This is one of a number of economy boosting ideas. If we want more investors we have to find some ways to attract them.” Anupong stated.

Meanwhile, political activist Srisuwan Janya today (November 3rd) filed a document to the Supreme Administrative Court asking to cancel the Ministerial Regulation about foreign land ownership after the Thai cabinet suggestion on October 25th, 2022 as well as to slow down any process about this approval until the court has judged his case.

Mr. Srisuwan said that the cabinet approval on this issue is unconstitutional as they did not allow Thai people to take part in the decision.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.