Thai King sacks staff for allegedly committing adultery

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn has sacked a member of his staff for adultery .

According to a royal gazette announcement published , on Saturday , a male staff member of the royal chamberlain committed “an extremely evil act ’’ by having an affair with a married woman when he himself is married .

“ His action has caused family conflicts and bad reputation for his unit . His behaviour is unfit for his rank and position , ’’ the statement read.

Although the king ’ s dismissals of his staff and military personnel over “ extremely evil acts ’’ for a variety of wrongdoings is not unheard of , it is the first time the dismissal is solely based on an extra -marital affair .

Since ascending the throne in late 2016 following his late father , King Bhumibol Adulyadej’ s death, the 66 – year -old king has made several moves to consolidate control over the palace and in politics .

A three – time divorcee with seven children , the King ascended the throne unmarried .

His much – delayed coronation will take place on May 4 , just one day ahead of the anniversary of Bhumibol ’ s coronation, nearly 70 years ago .

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