‘Emergency Order’ Transfers Army Units to King’s Command

02.10.2019 - 05:02

BANGKOK — The government on Monday issued an order placing key military units under the direct command of His Majesty the King. The royal decree was enacted without going through the usual parliament channel due to unspecified “emergency” circumstances. It effectively separated the 1st and 11th Infantry Regiments from the military chain of command and handed them over to King Vajiralongkorn’s control.

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