Princess Ubolratana disqualified to run for PM / Bahraini footballer Hakeem free to return to Australia

It's a busy day today in Thailand. First the Election Comission has disqualified Princess Ubolratana's bid for PM. And: Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi is coming home after months of Thai dentention and a diplomatic tussle between Bahrain and Australia.

#ThaiElection19: Thai Raksachart Party's fate in limbo after Princess' PM bid

Following Friday's political earthquake, the fate of the Thaksin-aligned Thai Raksachart Party is in limbo after the Election Commission is urged to investigate against the party for nominating Princess Ubolratana as their PM candidate, which was followed by a rebuke of her brother, the King, called her bid "inappropriate" and "unconstitutional".

#ThaiElection19: Sister of Thai King to run for PM against current PM Prayut Chan-ocha

Two bombshell announcements have shaken Thai politics in the run up to the March 24, as Princess Ubolratana, the elder sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn is running as Thai Raksachart Party's PM candidate against current PM Prayut Chan-ocha, who's running for the military-aligned Palang Pracharat Party. Here I explain the significance of today's developments for Thai politics.