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THAI TELECOMS TYCOON THAKSIN SHINAWATRA ARRIVES TO TESTIFY AT A GRAFT PROBE IN BANGKOK.
Thai telecoms tycoon Thaksin Shinawatra arrives at the country's National Counter Corruption Commission to testify at a probe into alleged graft December 8, 2000 in Bangkok. The commission is investigating whether Thaksin, a leading contender for the premiership ahead of January 6 general elections, concealed stakes in 17 companies. Thaksin insisted on Friday that he was innocent and said he remained determined to be the country's next leader.