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The Thai Shopping Center Association has appealed to the Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha for continued help after the latest round of closures of malls due to the continuing spike in cases during the pandemic. 

 

In an online conference call TSCA chief  and chairman of Siam Future Development Noppaporn Withoonchart thanked the government for help so far but said that it needed to continue.

 

Principally this meant support with staff wages, reduction in land tax and tax on buildings and the promotion of investment and investor confidence, reported Daily News yesterday.

 

Others in the call implored the government to grant 50% reductions in electricty bills and speed up its vaccine rollout. 

 

Many malls in Thailand especially in 13 "deep red zone" provinces including Bangkok are shut for all but essential services due to the devastating third wave of the pandemic sweeping the country. 

 

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The owners were greedy and built shopping malls on any bit of vacant space ( and are still doing so) thus driving all small family owned shops out of business.

Did anyone cry for help then?

 

Having said that, I do feel sorry for the small shop owners in these malls. They probably pay sky high rents and struggle to make a decent profit.

The owners are so rich that they could give discounts in the rental fees for a month or two and not really feel the pinch.

 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

The Thai Shopping Center Association has appealed to the Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha for continued help after the latest round of closures of malls due to the continuing spike in cases during the pandemic.

I wonder if the malls will be offering reductions on tenants rent during the shut-down?

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It will give the small Mom and pop stores a chance to make

a few Baht extra, tell the big boys to b#gger off and

give them nothing there are lots and lots of people

out of jobs, in debt, give it to them. They need  to eat.

regards worgeordie

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7 hours ago, SCOTT FITZGERSLD said:

they should open all shopping centres right now and accept the toll death. a country

like thailand cannot be locked down.

I hope you are being cynical/sarcastic... if you are I will remove my confused emoji... if not... I wish there were a harsher emoji...

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8 hours ago, SCOTT FITZGERSLD said:

they should open all shopping centres right now and accept the toll death. a country

like thailand cannot be locked down.

No one can prove with any degree of certainty that the death toll would be greater without lockdown...masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing works right ?

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7 hours ago, mtls2005 said:

 

Finally, someone who gets it.

 

Well, you, and Dr. Mengele of course.

 

 

How many people are you ok with dieing from lockdowns, how much poverty, depression, lost school years etc are you ok with? Missed cancer and heart issues? We must destroy the village to save it.

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They shouldn't appeal, they should refuse to close, as well as other business owners. Your income shouldn't depend on incompetent government. Everyone missing main problem here, government doesn't have right to force you close business or yourself.

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Off topic post removed.

Topic is not about UK or Phuket:

 

Malls' association appeals to Thai PM for help amid latest restrictions and closures

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