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Miss Universe Thailand sacked from mental health role over political comments

Maya Taylor

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Miss Universe Thailand, 28 year old Amanda Chalisa Obdam, has been sacked by the Department of Mental Health over political comments posted on Facebook. The Thai-Canadian woman was appointed as mental health ambassador on February 25, having won the Miss Universe Thailand title in October.

Nation Thailand reports that her dismissal is due to comments she posted on Facebook in October, in which she criticised the use of violence against people. She was posting on the same day police had used water cannon laced with tear gas against unarmed anti-government protesters in Bangkok.

Panpimol Wipulakorn from the Department of Mental Health has explained Obdam’s dismissal by saying she was appointed to promote mental health work, to provide information, and to carry out voluntary work. She says the dismissal is to avoid confusing the public, adding that Obdam has not received any special privileges during her time in the role.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    Issan John

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    So she made the posts in Facebook on 16 October.

    Over four months later, on 25 February, she was made “ambassador”.

    … then a week later, having done nothing more, she was fired.

    Maybe the Department of Mental Health are the ones who are “confused”.

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    KS

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    Now I am confused, does this mean the Department of Mental Health is supporting violence agains people?

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    Alexandra

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    the Thai gov’t is far too fragile

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    Ian

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    This is Thailand say anything against the establishment and it’s goodbye what a horrible way to live

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    MARK GOODYEAR

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    You there in Thailand need a big bill-board poster with a cartoon of your PM with his head between his legs, shoved up his own fat arse!!

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    Issan John

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Yes … Donald and Bo-Jo would never take offence so easily …

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