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Thai royal agencies to be managed by King

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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn at an exhibition to honour late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. (Photo: EPA/VNA)
 
Bangkok (VNA) – The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) of Thailand has agreed to transfer the control of royal agencies to King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

 

Those agencies have been managed by the government until now.

The decision was approved in a confidential session on April 20, members of the NLA said on April 21. It is another step in giving greater say to the king, who ascended the throne late 2016, an NLA member, who declined to be named, said.

Royal agencies to be managed by the king include the Royal Aide de Camp Department, the Office of His Majesty's Principal Private Secretary, the Bureau of the Royal Household, the Royal Guard Command and the Royal Court Security Police.

However, NLA President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai and the government have yet to make any comment.

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn became Thailand’s King Rama X in December 2016, after King Bhumibol Adulyadej – Rama IX passed away last October at 88.-VNA 

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