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Generals dominate new Thai king's Privy Council

A police officer riding his motorcycle past a picture of King Maha Vajiralongkorn installed at the Government House in Bangkok on Tuesday. Thailand's new monarch has trimmed the size of his Privy Council from 16 to 11, keeping eight members appointed by his father and elevating three new ones.


THAILAND'S new King Maha Vajiralongkorn appointed top army brass to his powerful advisory body on Tuesday, including three generals linked to the ruling junta.

The move illustrates the close military-royal alliance that has defined Thai politics for the last five decades,...

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