Thai king fires officers for ‘extraordinarily evil’ conduct

King Maha Vajiralongkorn attends an event commemorating the death of King Chulalongkorn in Bangkok on WednesdayPicture copyright
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King Vajiralongkorn has exercised his powers in a extra direct manner than his father


Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn has fired six officers for “extraordinarily evil” conduct, simply days after eradicating his royal consort for “misbehaviour and disloyalty towards the monarch”.

The six embody a girl, a senior police official and two royal guards.


They had been accused of “exploiting their official positions for their very own or different individuals’s achieve”.

On Monday, royal consort Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi was stripped of her rank and titles.

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Police lieutenant normal Sakolket Chantra of the Royal Family Bureau was named as one of many six individuals sacked.

“They’ve severely breached disciplinary conduct for his or her evil actions by exploiting their official positions for their very own or different individuals’s achieve,” bulletins within the Royal Gazette stated.

“Additionally they did not adjust to royal rules, which has introduced extreme harm to the royal affairs.”

The dismissals come after many had been shocked by the king’s stripping of his consort’s titles simply months after she was granted the honours.

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Media captionIn July Sineenat knelt in entrance of the Thai king and was anointed as his royal consort

Sineenat, 34, was punished for attempting to raise herself to “the identical state because the queen”.

King Vajiralongkorn has exercised his powers in a extra direct manner than his father.

Thailand’s lese-majeste regulation forbids any criticism of the monarchy and carries a hefty jail sentence.

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