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Thai king reinstates ‘flawless’ consort – Sydney Morning Herald

Less than a year ago, the former bodyguard and pilot was purged from the king’s inner circle for disloyalty and misbehaviour.

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The dramatic shift in the royal court comes as Thailand has been rocked by political protests and the role of the monarchy is being debated openly for the first time in decades.
The protests have been directed at the government, economic mismanagement, corruption, and handling of the pandemic, but have also featured open discussion of the role of the monarchy in a country where insulting the king can bring a jail term of up to 15 years. Demonstrators have called for 10 reforms to the monarchy, …

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