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Future Forward Party Decries EC’s Donations Ban

By Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer

 

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Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit sits for an interview in August at his southeastern Bangkok home.

 

BANGKOK — The Future Forward Party on Thursday demanded that the Election Commission issue a written order if it wants to ban them from accepting cash donations and said the move undermines the party’s ability to compete in elections.

 

The move came after the commission called the party Wednesday and said cash donations were forbidden, considering them a breach of junta order No. 57/2014 banning political activities.

 
 
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So one side isn’t alllwed to accept ‘donations’ for their campaigning, but another side can just ‘take’ public money for theirs. They don’t even have to ask. 

 

is there anyone out there who still thinks any of this is free and fair? 

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Exactly a phone call is not official legally. He is clever man as he boxing the Junta into corner to show their hypocrisy in writing. Hes not scared of them either

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14 minutes ago, rkidlad said:

So one side isn’t alllwed to accept ‘donations’ for their campaigning, but another side can just ‘take’ public money for theirs. They don’t even have to ask. 

 

is there anyone out there who still thinks any of this is free and fair? 

Did anyone ever think it was fair. 

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40 minutes ago, rkidlad said:

So one side isn’t alllwed to accept ‘donations’ for their campaigning, but another side can just ‘take’ public money for theirs. They don’t even have to ask. 

 

is there anyone out there who still thinks any of this is free and fair? 

 

I've "heard" that the Thais are quite good at not saying what they think.

 

So much so that many Westerners believe them to be unthinking.

 

I've also "heard" that they "bottle it up" until it all comes out in an explosion of violence.

 

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1 hour ago, rkidlad said:

So one side isn’t alllwed to accept ‘donations’ for their campaigning, but another side can just ‘take’ public money for theirs. They don’t even have to ask. 

 

is there anyone out there who still thinks any of this is free and fair? 

Too true. The Thai Niyom money that is thrown about by the PM during those mobile "cabinet/electioneering" meetings could be loosely described as campaign donations to the Junta Party.

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In theory, how is it possible for the Junta Boys to monitor and calculate any/every monetary donation to any one individual or respected campaign?

Be it documented or under the table or whatever. 

 

 

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19 hours ago, zzaa09 said:

In theory, how is it possible for the Junta Boys to monitor and calculate any/every monetary donation to any one individual or respected campaign?

Be it documented or under the table or whatever. 

 

 

What's to stop pro-military party or junta government members to make surreptitious donations to parties like Future Forward, then 'whistleblow' those donations to the EC as unanimous informants?

The Constitution allows the EC to ban any party candidate from campaign activities for any suspected campaign violation until the EC concludes its investigation. Such as after the election ends?

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6 hours ago, Srikcir said:

What's to stop pro-military party or junta government members to make surreptitious donations to parties like Future Forward, then 'whistleblow' those donations to the EC as unanimous informants?

The Constitution allows the EC to ban any party candidate from campaign activities for any suspected campaign violation until the EC concludes its investigation. Such as after the election ends?

Yet, one might question this latest version of the Thai Constitution sweepstakes.

It's written to largely incorporate the fashion of the elite and current Junta rulers. 

 

All moot.

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It appears the Future Party may have a lot to learn. No way the commission will put anything into writing and box themselves in, they can't make the rules up as they go if they write them down. And yes, cutting of the donations will hurt their ability to campaign...that is the plan.

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56 minutes ago, chama said:

It appears the Future Party may have a lot to learn. No way the commission will put anything into writing and box themselves in, they can't make the rules up as they go if they write them down. And yes, cutting of the donations will hurt their ability to campaign...that is the plan.

Of late, it appears that the ruling classes are desperate and reaching out towards most anything.

The dominant paradigm has cracks that leave them vulnerable - something that they're not comfortable with.

 

The slumber period is shifting.

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On 10/11/2018 at 3:03 PM, webfact said:

the commission called the party Wednesday

It is more expedient to call than write.   Everything about the junta is about expediency. 

 

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder.

Lao Tzu, 2600 BC

 

The junta has never shown benevolence, right conduct or anything that can be mistaken for virtue. 

 

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