Manchester City - Shinawatra Considers Political Asylum
UK time is: 09:47:00
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

Deadline Day Tomorrow (Monday August 31 2015)

De Bruyne Confirmed (Sunday August 30 2015)

De Bruyne Almost Signed & Sealed (Sunday August 30 2015)

The Ped Report... City 2-0 Watford (Sunday August 30 2015)

Pellegrini Pleased With Watford Win (Saturday August 29 2015)

Audio - Performance Pleases Pellegrini (Saturday August 29 2015)

Stats: Manchester City v Watford (Saturday August 29 2015)

Man City v Watford - Team Line Ups (Saturday August 29 2015)

Vital Preview - Man City v Watford (Friday August 28 2015)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 418
2. Skoorb 236
3. Buzz Lightyear 202
4. Bluedub 172
5. citizhun 170
6. Colin Is The King 168
7. fifthcolumnblue 143
8. CITYBOY1000 106
9. kennyclementstache 69
10. johnkelv 58

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 2 - 0 Watford
Everton 0 - 2 Man City
Man City 3 - 0 Chelsea
WBA 0 - 3 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Man City 4 4 0 0 +10 12
2. Crystal Palace 4 3 0 1 +3 9
3. Leicester City 4 2 2 0 +3 8
4. Swansea 4 2 2 0 +3 8
5. Man Utd 4 2 1 1 +1 7
6. Arsenal 4 2 1 1 +0 7
7. Liverpool 4 2 1 1 -1 7

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Quartet Make Hodgson`s England Squad
Man Utd : 31/08/2015 09:42:00
Deadline Day Tomorrow - West Ham
West Ham : 31/08/2015 09:33:01
What No Mark Noble?
West Ham : 31/08/2015 09:23:00
Deadline Day Tomorrow
Norwich : 31/08/2015 08:08:00
Norwich Bid For Danish Defender
Norwich : 31/08/2015 07:49:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Your Favourite Goal From City's 10th Consecutive League Win?
Suggested By:  Shaun Gloater
Sterling 47′ 43%
Fernandinho 56′ 57%