Thailand’s king condemns bid by sister to become PM

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Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn has denounced as “inappropriate” his sister’s unprecedented bid to run for prime minister in March’s election.In a palace statement,

he said such an act would “defy the nation’s culture”.Princess Ubolratana Mahidol, 67, has been nominated as a candidate for a party allied to divisive former PM Thaksin Shinawatra.Such a move would break with the tradition of the Thai royal family publicly staying out of politics.

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