Thailand king foils sister’s political bid
11 February 2019 | 9:04 am
Thailand's king has blocked an attempt by his sister to run for prime minister. Just one day after putting the princess forward as its candidate, the Thai Raksa Chart party says it will comply "with the royal command."
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