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Investigation on Foreigners Using Thai Nominees to Run Businesses Continues in Phuket

In Phuket, the Thai police are investigating vehicle rental businesses in the Thalang district for potential illegal practices. The inquiry, led by Region 8 Police Commander Lieutenant Colonel Suraphong Thanomjit, focuses on the suspicion that foreign business owners might be using Thai citizens as stand-ins to meet legal requirements.

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On March 19th, officials examined several vehicle rental operations in Thalang’s Sri Soonthorn sub-district, where it’s believed that foreigners, posing as tourists, have established businesses with Thai nationals as nominal shareholders. These businesses are thought to have later transferred shares to foreign owners and employed non-Thai workers illegally.

Full story: thephuketexpress.com

By Goongnang Suksawat
The Phuket Express

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