Thai King lambasts 'highly inappropriate' move to make princess PM
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 Bangkok (AFP) Feb 8, 2019
Thailand's powerful King Maha Vajiralongkorn late Friday described an unprecedented move to make his older sister Princess Ubolratana prime minister as "highly inappropriate" and against "royal traditions". Ubolratana, 67, the older sister of Vajiralongkorn, was announced hours earlier as a candidate in the upcoming elections for the Thai Raksa Chart party, which is steered by the divisive S
Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn moves to block his elder sister's surprise bid to run for prime minister in March, calling her candidacy for a populist opposition party "inappropriate" and unconstitutional. Michelle Hennessy reports.