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Ousted Thai leader says he's short on money

Ousted Thai leader says he's short on money

Exiled former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says he's short on money after the government froze most of his vast fortune.
Thaksin shed light on his life in exile Thursday while speaking in Dubai to news media in Hong Kong via video conference.
The ousted leader says he has just enough money to support his travels and lifestyle.
He's interested in returning to the telecom industry, but he doesn't have enough to invest because most of his assets are frozen.
Thaksin says, "I don't have much money outside Thailand ... I just have enough to finance my traveling and living standard."
Thaksin was ousted in a September 2006 military coup for alleged corruption. He's since been spotted in far-flung locales from Hong Kong to Nicaragua.