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14:15  30 october  2019
14:15  30 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Thai king sacks six palace officials for 'evil actions'

  Thai king sacks six palace officials for 'evil actions' Thailand's king has fired six senior palace officials for their "evil actions", the palace announced Wednesday, 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.

Thailand ’s king has sacked four royal guards , two of them for “ adultery ”, in a fresh wave of palace purges a week after his royal consort was stripped of all titles for “disloyalty”. Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 67, ordered the dismissal of two male guards from the “ bedroom section”, the Royal

Thailand 's King Maha Vajiralongkorn attends an event at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok on October 23. Two military officers also axed for being ‘lax’ in duty as palace guards and ‘behaving unbecomingly of ranks and titles’. News follows dismissal of six palace officials last week, who were

Thailand's King has fired four more palace officials, the latest in a series of high profile public dismissals that include his own royal consort.

a person sitting at a table with a cake: Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn (R) presides the annual royal ploughing ceremony near the Grand Palace in Bangkok on May 9, 2019. (Photo by Krit Phromsakla Na SAKOLNAKORN / THAI NEWS PIX / AFP)        (Photo credit should read KRIT PHROMSAKLA NA SAKOLNAKORN/AFP/Getty Images)© KRIT PHROMSAKLA NA SAKOLNAKORN/AFP/Getty Images Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn (R) presides the annual royal ploughing ceremony near the Grand Palace in Bangkok on May 9, 2019. (Photo by Krit Phromsakla Na SAKOLNAKORN / THAI NEWS PIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read KRIT PHROMSAKLA NA SAKOLNAKORN/AFP/Getty Images)

According to an official notice from the Thai Royal Household on Tuesday, King Maha Vajiralongkorn dismissed two palace officials for committing adultery and unspecified "violent conduct."

Thai king dismisses 6 palace officials for misconduct

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Thailand ’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has fired two bedroom guards for adultery a week after stripping his royal Related video: Thailand 's King Maha Vajiralongkorn marries Queen Suthida in May 2019. Latest purge sees palace officers sacked a week after royal consort fired for disloyalty.

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn fired two male guards from the ' bedroom section'. In total he sacked four royal guards , two for ' adultery ', in a Consort Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi previously stripped of titles for 'disloyalty'. Last week six palace officials were dismissed for 'extremely evil' conduct.

No details were given of their alleged misconduct, but the statement said the two had been tasked with overseeing the royal palace bedrooms.

They were both stripped of their military ranks of Lieutenant Colonel and royal decorations.

In another palace announcement, two military officers were fired for "lacking awareness of being a royal guard officer" and for behavior "not being up to the standard of rank and position."

The dismissals follow a turbulent few weeks at the palace. On October 22, the King stripped his royal consort of her titles, status, and military ranks for being "disloyal," only three months after she was anointed.

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Thailand 's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has fired four more officials, two palace announcements said on Tuesday, the latest shake up after In one announcement, two palace officials, identified as bedroom guards , were fired for "extremely evil misconduct" and " adultery ," which it said was a violation of a

Thailand 's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has dismissed six palace officials for "extremely evil" conduct, a palace announcement said The six included a woman, a senior police official and two royal guards , all "The king has ordered their dismissal from royal service because of their severe disciplinary

Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, 34, had been bestowed the title of Royal Noble Consort on July 28, the first woman to be given the rank in nearly a century -- but the palace announcement accused her of trying to obstruct the King's wife from being crowned queen.

The notice said the King had anointed Sineenat the title of Royal Noble Consort in the hopes she would "change her behavior and acts," but she continued to act "disloyal, ungrateful, and ungracious of His Majesty's kindness" and sought to become "equivalent with the queen."

Just days later, the palace announced the dismissal of six palace officials for "severe disciplinary misconduct." They ranged from officials in the police and army, to a "khun ying," or a lady in the Royal Household, and a high-ranking police lieutenant general of the Royal Household Bureau.

"His Majesty the King's order accused them of severe disciplinary misconduct and exploiting their bureaucratic position for personal gains," the palace statement read.

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Thailand ’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has fired four more officials, two palace announcements said on Tuesday, the latest shake up after the sacking In one announcement, two palace officials, identified as bedroom guards , were fired for “extremely evil misconduct” and “ adultery ”, which it said was a

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The palace statements on Tuesday made no link between the firing of the 10 officials and the stripping of Sineenat's titles.

The series of dismissals and the palace statements give a rare insight into the inner workings of the royal household and the new King, who was crowned in May.

"This royal purge of aides, military officers and the royal consort in a very public way tell us that Thailand's new monarch aims to practice highly centralized control over the palace, and perhaps, by extension, the entire kingdom of Thailand," said Paul Chambers, a lecturer at the College of Asean community studies at Thailand's Naresuan University.

Strict lese majeste laws prohibit insulting or defaming the monarchy and carry a prison term of up to 15 years for each count. Because of these restrictions, the media -- including CNN -- can only report certain details about senior members of the royal family.

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BANGKOK — The denunciations have swirled through Thailand’s gilded palaces with the rhetorical extravagance of a Shakespearean history. The official consort to the king was accused of trying to upstage the queen and “undermining the nation,” leading to the stripping of her royal titles after less than three months on the job. A grand chamberlain was removed for “severely immoral acts” that allegedly included forcing a paramour to undergo an abortion.Sign Up For the Morning Briefing NewsletterAnd last week, four more courtiers, two of whom were described as bedchamber pages, were removed for “extremely evil misconduct.

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