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"Unity" boot camp-style courses created by Thai monarch

Thailand has thousands of civil servants, police and teachers being sent to a military camp for intensive community service training, as well as loyalty to the Thai monarchy, according to Reuters citing Royal Palace officials, trainees and organisers. Theerapat Prayurasiddhi, the permanent secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, coordinates the programme. These courses were initiated last…
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King of Thailand fires four more officials

In what seems to be a continuing purge, the King of Thailand, Rama X, has fired four more officials this time for “extremely evil misconduct” and “adultery,” as well as being “lax” in their duties. The Royal Palace announced their…
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BREAKING: Thailand’s King strips his consort of her titles for disloyalty

King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand has stripped his royal consort of her titles and military ranks for disloyalty. Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi has been rescinded of all her titles according to Thailand’s royal palace – just a few months after her high-profile appointment. The former consort allegedly opposed the King installing his wife, Suthida, as Queen, stating that it should have been…
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Thai King takes personal control of two key military units

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also called King Rama X, has taken personal control of two key military units via a royal decree which took effect on Tuesday. These two units (Bangkok-based 1st and 11th Infantry Regiments) are now under the direct command of the palace (Royal Security Command). They will now report directly to the King and his wife, Queen Suthida, the latter of whom…
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Queen Sirikit released from hospital

Queen Sirkit, The Queen Mother of Thailand, 86, has been released from the hospital where she has been since 21 July. She will turn 87 on Monday. Her Majesty was at Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok and has now been returned to her home, Chitralada Royal Villa. King Rama X’s mother had an infection of the respiratory tract and was treated by doctors with antibiotics and close medical…
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