Thai king revokes royal decorations of Thaksin | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 31, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:16 AM, March 31, 2019

Thai king revokes royal decorations of Thaksin

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has revoked royal decorations that had been awarded to ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a document published yesterday in the royal gazette showed. The king's order came less then a week after a disputed election in which a pro-Thaksin political party is seeking to form a "democratic front" against a party that wants to keep the leader of a 2014 military coup in power. The royal gazette document said the king's action was due to Thaksin's guilty sentence in a corruption case in 2008 and his fleeing the country, which was "a highly inappropriate behavior", the document said.

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