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Blair Polishing Kazakh Image

Tony Blair has added Kazakhstan to his roster of clients, advising it on economic reforms and how to present a better face to the West, Financial Times reported Friday.

The former British prime minister is working with his former adviser Alastair Campbell and one-time chief of staff Jonathan Powell, the newspaper reported.

An official in Kazakhstan said a deal existed between the government and Blair, but did not confirm how much he was being paid. One person familiar with the setup said the deal could be worth as much as $13 million a year. That figure was denied by Blair's aides.

(MT)

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