An October 2017 photo of Thai Princess Ubolratana waving to people outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: AP

Thailand’s Princess Ubolratana’s bid to become prime minister doomed after party complies with king’s decree

  • King Vajiralongkorn chastised Ubolratana, describing her move as ‘inappropriate’ and against the constitution and royal norms
Topic |   Thai elections

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An October 2017 photo of Thai Princess Ubolratana waving to people outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: AP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.