UK time is: 12:24:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Shinawatra Considers Political Asylum

Reports coming out of Thailand suggest Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife Khunying Potjaman are considering political asylum.

The couple are being tried at the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions for alleged wrongdoing in the Ratchadaphisek land deal.

Two other cases against Mr Thaksin - the lottery case and the Exim Bank loan to Burma are pending in the same court.

Five other cases against Mr Thaksin and his advisors are with the Office of the Attorney-General.

On July 31, the Criminal Court found Khunying Potjaman guilty of conspiring to evade tax totalling 546 million baht in the transfer of shares in the Shinawatra Computer and Communication company. She was sentenced to three years in jail and was later released on bail.

Finance Minister Surapong Suebwonglee, one of the couple's closest aides, said he talked with people in close contact with Mr Thaksin about rumours the couple would seek political asylum, but the truth has yet to be established.

'Some denied the rumour, others confirmed it,' Mr Surapong said.

Should the ex Thai Prime Minister go into exile, his estimated 800m fortune frozen in Thai bank accounts will more than likely return to the state.



Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 9 2008

Time: 5:27PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
In which case, he'll surely sell the club.
Johnny Baguette
Report Abuse
10/08/2008 10:45:00

Looks like Frank has done a bunk and gone into exile....http://www.bangkokpost.net/topstories/topstories.php?id=129499
Tudor
Report Abuse
10/08/2008 17:38:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Inter Play Down Yaya Rumours (Sunday January 25 2015)

Pellegrini - We Have No FA Cup Excuse (Saturday January 24 2015)

Stats: Manchester City v Middlesbrough (Saturday January 24 2015)

No Villa Move For Scott (Saturday January 24 2015)

Team News - City v Middlesbrough (Friday January 23 2015)

Containing Boro (Friday January 23 2015)

FA Cup Magic Not Lost On Fernando (Friday January 23 2015)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Buzz Lightyear 420
2. Johnny Baguette 354
3. Skoorb 298
4. fifthcolumnblue 253
5. Bluedub 235
6. kennyclementstache 212
7. citizhun 199
8. rojo2010 191
9. CITYBOY1000 110
10. Chippy_Tea 89

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 0 - 2 Arsenal
Everton 1 - 1 Man City
Man City 3 - 2 Sunderland
Man City 2 - 2 Burnley
WBA 1 - 3 Man City
Man City 3 - 0 Crystal Palace

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 22 16 4 2 +32 52
2. Man City 22 14 5 3 +23 47
3. Southampton 22 13 3 6 +21 42
4. Man Utd 22 11 7 4 +15 40
5. Arsenal 22 11 6 5 +14 39
6. Spurs 22 11 4 7 +2 37
7. West Ham 22 10 6 6 +10 36

Breaking League News

Delph's Future Skipper Material
Aston Villa : 26/01/2015 12:18:00
Unsworth delight with Galloway
Everton : 26/01/2015 12:00:00
West Ham Utd No 15 In FA Cup 5th Round Draw
West Ham : 26/01/2015 10:45:00
Sunderland No 14 In FA Cup 5th Round Draw
Sunderland : 26/01/2015 10:42:00
Come In No 13 - Stoke City In FA Cup 5th Round
Stoke : 26/01/2015 10:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Was it right to go to Abu Dhabi?
Suggested By:  
Yes 50%
No 0%
Can we say yet? 50%