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Foreign businesses face checks for illegal nominees

Focus will be on tourism and property sectors, says Department of Business Development

Tourists crowd Yaowarat Road in Bangkok, where a local food vendor has complained that Chinese nationals with tourist visas were using Thai nominees to run shops and eateries in the area. (Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)

The Department of Business Development (DBD) is preparing to check the profiles of Thai nominees at 400 to 500 foreign-run businesses to see if they violate any laws.

Most of the businesses are in the tourism and property sectors and had Thai nominees as their shareholders, said Chitrakorn Wongkhetkorn, the department’s deputy director-general.

The department will question representatives of the…

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