Thursday, April 23, 2009
Thaksin surfaces in Liberia...looking for telecom license
Thaksin Shinawatra has landed in Liberia, western Africa, from Dubai. What's he after? Surprise, surprise. He told Vice President Joseph Baokai that he would like to invest in mining, and a concession in telecommunications as well as Lottery.
Of course, if he reads history, he would realize that Liberia went through a civil war during 1989 and 2003 which had a devastating effect on that country's economy and is only now recovering. Thaksin would do well to read about how Charles Taylor, the former president, had to flee the country when he was charged with serious corruption offences.