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Thai king takes back the Shinawatras medals of honor

Between the years 1974 and 2002 were ten orders and medals of honor out to Thaksin Shinawatra, who was Thailand's prime minister from 2001 until he was deposed in a military coup in 2006. Among the awards which is now being drawn back to some of the crown's most precious decorations.

”King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has issued a royal order to withdraw the royal adornments, as Thaksin Shinawatra was sentenced to prison by the supreme court, in addition to many other accusations, and he fled from the kingdom, which is a very inappropriate behavior ”, it says in a statement from the royal court published by the Royal Gazette.

Shinawatra fled Thailand after being sentenced to two years in prison for corruption, and has, according to Reuters't set foot in the country since 2008. He himself has defended itself with that corruption charges have been politically motivated.

less than a week after the controversial thai elections held on 24 march.

Preliminary results show that the Thaksin-friendly Pheu Thai party gained a majority in the elections on 24 march, after nearly five years of militärstyrning in the country, writes Bloomberg.

In the election tried to Pheu Thai, Thailand's largest opposition, forming an alliance described as a ”democratic front” against the Palang Pracharat who want to secure power for the ruling military junta. Shinawatra should according to Reuters, have also made the move which could be seen as challenging for the monarchy.

A week after the thai elections, the result is still uncertain and will not be known until the official figures are to be presented on 9 may. The contested elections have been accused of being rigged and surrounded by a lack of administration.

Both the Pheu Thai and militärvänliga party Palang Pracharat consider themselves to have enough support to form a government, according to Reuters.

supreme power and stands above politics. But that tradition was challenged last month, when the king's sister accepted a nomination to be a candidate for another Thaksin party. The king quickly explained her candidacy as ”inappropriate” and both the princess and the party was.

Shinawatra has even before this been of with several awards because of his korruptionsdom and exile. The title as a lieutenant colonel in the police, he was of the with the already in 2015. And on Wednesday, the board also decided for the armed forces preparatory school to withdraw several prestationsutmärkelser, writes the Bangkok Post.

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