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Toppled Thai PM plans to buy English football club, web site says

Toppled Thai PM plans to buy English football club, web site says

Toppled Thai leader Thaksin Shinawatra, who earlier made an unsuccessful bid for Liverpool, is planning to buy another English soccer club, according to a Web site close to Thaksin.
http://www.hi-thaksin.net
Nopadol Pattama, Thaksin's lawyer, said he had read about the bid on the Web site but had not yet had time to ask Thaksin about it.
Thaksin, one of Thailand's richest people, was toppled in a bloodless military coup last September following months of mass street protests accusing him of massive corruption and abuse of power. He has since been spending time at his home in London and traveling in Europe and Asia.
In 2004, the then-prime minister made an unsuccessful attempt to buy Liverpool and had also reportedly expressed interest in acquiring other English soccer clubs.
The Web site said that Mohamed al Fayed, the billionaire owner of London's Harrods department store and the Fulham Football Club, was involved in the negotiations on behalf of Thaksin.
The Web site was started by associates of Thaksin and frequently counters criticism against him by the current, military-backed government.


Updated : 2021-10-20 11:11 GMT+08:00