Sunday, May 20, 2007

Thailand govt quiet on Thaksin's move on Man City

Thailand's military-installed Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont said he is unworried about the English Premier League moves by ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra because "serious legal cases against him are about to be brought to trial." He said he was unperturbed by local media reports that Thaksin had already inked a deal to buy Manchester City, following negotiations with the football club's manager. "I think that Thaksin is worried about the court cases against his family which are about to start now," Surayud said, as quoted by Xinhua.

The Bank of Thailand said on Wednesday that it had not yet been asked by the ex-PM to transfer 6 billion Baht (about USA$171 million) in cash in his accounts from Thailand to buy Manchester City.

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