Thaksin Shinawatra and wife Khunying Potjaman during happier times.

Ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s spokesman Pongthep Thepkanjana on Saturday confirmed that Mr Thaksin had divorced his wife, Khunying Potjaman, at the Thai consulate in Hong Kong according to the Bangkok Post latest report.

However, Mr Pongthep avoided answering the reasons behind the divorce, citing that it was a personal matter.

Foreign media, meanwhile, speculated that the divorce was sealed because of legal issues. The media believed the Shinawatra family could be planning to transfer their frozen assets of about 76 billion baht in Thailand to Khunying Potjaman.