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Thai king sacks six palace officials for ‘evil actions’

BANGKOK: Thailand's king has fired six senior palace officials for their "evil actions", the palace announced on Wednesday (Oct 23), days after the monarch stripped his consort of all her titles for "disloyalty".

In a week of palace intrigue which has gripped the Thai public, King Maha Vajiralongkorn has stripped his consort, 34-year-old former royal bodyguard Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, of her noble title and military ranks.

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Her public fall from grace comes just three months after he bestowed on her the title, the first in nearly a century by a Thai monarch.

Nicknamed "Koi", Sineenat was condemned Monday in a royal command aired on national television for "acting against the appointment of the queen".

On Wednesday six high-ranking palace officials were fired, including "a nurse at the bedroom guard service" and a veterinarian, according to two separate announcements released by palace mouthpiece the Royal Gazette.

"They have severely breached disciplinary conduct for their evil actions by exploiting their official positions for their own or other people's gain," said the gazette.Read More – Source

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