Thailand’s King fires officials for “extremely evil” conduct

Couple of days after Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn stripped his royal consort, Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi from all titles, the Thai king fired six officials for “extremely evil” conduct on Wednesday.

The six include a woman, a senior police official and two royal guards.

They were accused of “exploiting their official positions for their own or other people’s gain”.

Police lieutenant general Sakolket Chantra of the Royal Household Bureau was named as one of the six people sacked.

“They have severely breached disciplinary conduct for their evil actions by exploiting their official positions for their own or other people’s gain,” announcements in the Royal Gazette said.

“They also didn’t comply with royal regulations, which has brought severe damage to the royal affairs.”

The dismissals come after many were stunned by the king’s stripping of Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi’s titles just months after she was granted the honours. Sineenat was punished for trying to elevate herself to “the same state as the queen”.

In Thailand, laws forbids any criticism of the monarchy and carries a hefty prison sentence.

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