Princess says sorry as Thai Raksa Chart faces disbandment

politics February 13, 2019 10:07

By The Nation

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Princess Ubolratana announced on Tuesday night that she was sorry her good intentions to work for the country had ended up causing a political difficulty.



Her nomination as candidate for prime minister by the Thai Raksa Chart Party was rejected by the Election Commission (EC) following a royal announcement from HM the King that the royal status she relinquished in 1972 remained de facto intact.

The EC is now pushing to have the party disbanded over its nomination of the princess.

“I am sorry since my sincere intention to work for the country and Thai people has caused a problem which should not happen in our time,” the princess posted on her Instagram account on Tuesday.

She went on to insist, however, that she did not want the royal status she relinquished several decades ago.

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