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Germany does not believe Thai king breached state business ban | Europe

Thai protesters have accused King Maha Vajiralongkorn of conducting state business, including signing royal decrees, while he was on German soil.

Germany does not believe that Thailand’s king has so far breached its ban on conducting politics during his extended periods in the country, a parliamentary source told the Reuters news agency, after legislators were briefed on the issue by the government.

Following a meeting of the Bundestag’s Committee of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, the source said that the government had told MPs that it believed the king was permitted to make occasional decisions, as long as he did not continuously conduct business from German soil.

“The German government has taken the view that it is not yet of the opinion that the Thai king has continuously conducted business,” the source said.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 68, has spent much of his time in the…

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