Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said he is looking to buy a house in Sydney's luxurious eastern suburbs, where he wants to relax and take a break from politics. In an interview scheduled to air Tuesday on Australian television, Thaksin said he was pondering an academic career focusing on alleviating poverty in his homeland. "It's time for me to compensate on what I've missed in the past," he said. "I have to live my life to allow me to have some kind of happiness, because I've been working hard, too much, for my family, for my country, for the people."
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