Jackson denies plan to quit Bahrain

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[b]Jackson denies plan to quit Bahrain[/b] By TARIQ KHONJI BAHRAIN: Pop star Michael Jackson yesterday dismissed reports that he plans to quit Bahrain for a country estate in Britain. He was reported in a British newspaper to have been making inquiries about buying a stately home in the countryside. Jackson and his three children have been staying on and off at Cliveden, in Berkshire, southern England, for the past month, said the Mail on Sunday. But a Bahrain source close to the star said yesterday that the report was untrue. He said Jackson was still living in Bahrain and had just returned from the UK, but had no plans to purchase any property there. “The place he had been staying at was a very exclusive rented premises, like a hotel and was never for sale anyway,” said the source. Mr Jackson first came to Bahrain on June 29 as a guest of Southern Governor Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa and has since made it his legal home. Cliveden, one of Britain’s grandest stately homes, has a colourful past that adds to its allure. A swimming pool in the grounds was where John Profumo, a former minister caught up in a Cold War sex and spy tangle, first met the call girl Christine Keeler, who ended his career. Profumo died last Friday, aged 91. Source: http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=137958&Sn=BNEW&IssueID=28358

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