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Thai King fires officials for 'extremely evil' conduct


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Bangkok:  Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn has fired six officials for "extremely evil" conduct, just days after stripping his royal consort for "misbehaviour and disloyalty against the monarch", it was reported.

The six include a woman, a senior police official and two royal guards, the BBC reported, adding that they were accused of "exploiting their official positions for their own or other people's gain".

Police lieutenant general Sakolket Chantra of the Royal Household Bureau was named as one of the six people sacked.

"They have severely breached disciplinary conduct for their evil actions by exploiting their official positions for their own or other people's gain," the BBC quoted announcements in the Royal Gazette as saying.

"They also didn't comply with royal regulations, which has brought severe damage to the royal affairs."

Wednesday's development comes after royal consort Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi was stripped of her rank and titles on Monday just months after she was granted the honours.

Sineenat, 34, was punished for trying to elevate herself to "the same state as the queen".

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