‘Inappropriate’: Thai king sinks sister’s bid to become PM

Bangkok: Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn said on Friday his elder sister’s announcement she is running for prime minister in March elections is «inappropriate» and unconstitutional, likely sinking her candidacy for a populist opposition party.

Princess Ubolratana Mahidol, 67, shocked the nation when she announced on Friday she would be the sole prime ministerial candidate for the party, which is loyal to ousted ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

Princess Ubolratana Mahidol at a gala in 2010.

Princess Ubolratana Mahidol at a gala in 2010.Credit:AP

But the opposition from her younger brother, a constitutional monarch, is likely to lead to her disqualification by the Election Commission.

«Involvement of a high-ranking member of the royal family in politics, in whatever way, is an act that conflicts with the country’s traditions, customs, and culture, and therefore is considered extremely inappropriate,» the king said in a statement issued by the palace.

Источник: Theage.com.au

Источник: Corruptioner.life

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