The road that circles the southern end of Phuket is being widened.
Naturally, that means the government is buying up land along the roadside, and paving it to make a new lane.
The lone holdout is a greedy landowner with a 20-by-5-meter stretch of property, for which he wants 5 million baht. (Divide by 30 to get that in US dollars)
The government has offered him 400,000 baht, which was enough for all the other people who sold land for this project.
At what point can we start calling this greedy bugger a "highwayman"?