Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has divorced his wife Potjaman in Hong Kong. Some experts say that the move may have been motivated by a desire to protect his assets rather than any marital problems. Thaksin's UK visa was cancelled earlier this month after he was convicted in absentia on corruption charges by a Thai court. Phongthep Thepkanjana, Thaksin's personal spokesman, denied the divorce would make any difference to whether the couple could avoid forfeiting their assets in Thailand.
The Times