Foreign Investment in Thailand Jumps 106%

by Admin on December 11, 2019

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The total amount of foreign investment has risen 106% in Thailand as a number of new changes have been implemented to make foreign investment less complicated in the country.

The statistics, released by the National News Bureau of Thailand, found that despite the massive increase in total foreign investment, the number of foreign businesses given the green light to operate in the Kingdom has dipped 23% from 2018.

Most of the foreign investment increases came from incentivizes for foreign companies to extract natural resources and invest in several metro and transportation projects.

In 2019, Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) approved over one thousand foreign investment projects worth more than 300 billion baht.

Tweaks to the foreign investment application process and regulations are largely responsible for the increase.

Fees can now be paid and processed online which greatly reduces the time spent trying to secure a foreign investment license in Thailand.

Companies who have received a Thailand BOI Promotion now only need to apply for a foreign business certification within 30 days. They no longer require a business operations permit.

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A Utah woman is being charged with “lewdness” for being topless in her own home.

Tilli Buchanan and her husband were installing drywall in their garage when her three stepchildren entered and saw her bare chest.

Buchanan’s stepchildren eventually told their natural mother of the incident. The state eventually charged Buchanan with three counts of lewdness involving a child.

Under Utah state law, “lewdness” is criminalized when it involves exposure of “the female breast below the top of the areola” in the presence of a minor in a private place “under circumstances the person should know will likely cause affront or alarm.”

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah argued that the state’s lewdness law is unconstitutional, urging the judge to drop the trial and state politicians to change the law.

“Simply because Miss Buchanan is a woman, she is facing this charge,” an ACLU of Utah attorney said. “Therefore, women throughout Utah are at higher risk of facing a criminal charge simply because of their gender.

Buchanan stated that she was in the privacy of her own home and with her husband who was similarly topless but wasn’t charged with a crime.

If convicted, Buchanan faces jail time as well as being registered as a sex offender.

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